Originally published in 1841, The History of the Christian Religion and Church is the most famous work written by German church historian DR. AUGUSTUS NEANDER (1789-1850). Neander finds that the introduction of Christianity caused a stir in morality and thinking in those first few hundred years that propelled civilization forward. And precisely because of the lack of institutions, early Christians had a greater freedom to explore the impact of Revelation on their souls. He discusses different Christian sects, diverging doctrines and the controversies that followed, the role of Jews in Christianity, the Gnostics, and eventually the establishment of the Church.
Neander also talks separately about the great doctrines of Christianity, dealing with the nature of God, the name of God, Creation, the Trinity, and numerous other issues that have been of great concern to Christian thinkers throughout history. Anyone interested in the history of the Christianity will find a wealth of information in this well-researched book.