Friday, September 09, 2005

Appreciating Christian History with Dr. Mark Noll

In our weekly radio interview for First Things today (Friday) I interviewed Dr. Mark A. Noll-- the McManis Professor of Christian Thought, and co-founder and Director of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals, at Wheaton College, Illinois. He is a widely recognized expert in American religious history, and the author of numerous books and studies on the history of Christianity. I asked him (among other things), what would he recommend to parents trying to cultivate in their children an interest in Christian history. He mentioned two things: First, the quarterly magazine Christian History (published by Christianity Today)

and, second, the series of books published by Inter-Varsity Press (IVP Histories series) such as, Francis of Assissi and his World, or Augustine and His World:

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