In the Year of Our Lord: Reflections on Twenty Centuries of Church History

In the Year of Our Lord: Reflections on Twenty Centuries of Church History

by Sinclair B. Ferguson


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The story of the church is important for Christians to know, for it contains rich and uplifting stories of God’s dealings with His people. Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson takes the reader on a tour of the Christian history, featuring stories and songs to give believers a sense of their place in God’s kingdom and to encourage them in their walk.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781567699708
Publisher: Reformation Trust Publishing
Publication date: 09/12/2018
Pages: 229
Sales rank: 546,389
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson is a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow and Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He previously served as senior minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, S.C., and he has written numerous books, including The Whole Christ, In Christ Alone, Devoted to God, Some Pastors and Teachers, In the Year of Our Lord, and Maturity.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 The First Century: The Early Growth of the Church 11

2 The Second Century: Troubles Inside and Outside 21

3 The Third Century: The Apologists 31

4 The Fourth Century: A Momentous Time 39

5 The Fifth Century: God's Sovereignty over All 49

6 The Sixth Century: Christianity in Scotland 59

7 The Seventh Century: Gregory and Muhammad 71

8 The Eighth Century: Disputes over Images 83

9 The Ninth Century: Conflict and Sacrifice 93

10 The Tenth Century: A Dark Time 105

11 The Eleventh Century: Schism, Anselm, and the Crusades 113

12 The Twelfth Century: Theological Developments 127

13 The Thirteenth Century: Francis and Thomas 135

14 The Fourteenth Century: Forerunners of the Reformation 145

15 The Fifteenth Century: Setting the Stage 153

16 The Sixteenth Century: Luther's Discovery 161

17 The Seventeenth Century: The Puritans 171

18 The Eighteenth Century: Revolutions and Revival 183

19 The Nineteenth Century: A Time of Contrasts 193

20 The Twentieth Century: Hope 203

Notes 213

Index 221

About the Author 229

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