Tim Parker

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Church History...

As part of my studies at Wycliffe I am going to be doing some church history. Much of this will be new ground to me. Like I suspect many evanjelicals, my working knowlage of church history stutters to a halt around 100AD and dosn't really recover till the reformation.

Hence I find my reading list filles wuth rather thick books with titles like "Patristics", "Early christian centures" and so on and so forth.

Just as my heart was sinking I can across this remark made by MacCulloch which rather made me smile.

The ancient Greeks created a goddedd called Clio to look after historians, who ort to remember that she started the career as a goddess of song. Wo betide them if they forget that they are supposed to entertain and delight as well as to instruct

I think I am going to enjoy reading his book


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