A History of the
Churches from a
Baptist Perspective

By David Cloud

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CONTENTS

Introductory Matters .. 5
The Apostolic Churches 30-100 A.D. .. 13
The Budding of Apostasy 100-700 A.D. .. 21
    Development of the Apostate Church .. 22
    The Church Fathers .. 34
    The Progress of True Churches .. 46
    The Scriptures Were Translated into Many Languages 45
    Persecutions by Pagan Emperors .. 61
The Roman Catholic Church 700-1500 .. 74
The Waldenses [1000-1600 A.D.] .. 106
The Waldenses and the Scriptures 117
The Roman Catholic Inquisition [A.D. 1000-1700] .. 158
The Bible in the Middle Ages [1100-1500 A.D.] .. 183
The Believers Distributed the Bible 173
John Wycliffe and the Lollards [1400-1500] .. 187
The Protestant Reformation [1500-1700 A.D.] .. 228
The Catholic Counter-Reformation [1550-1675] .. 292
The Bibles of the Reformation [1500-1600 A.D.] .. 317

    The Greek Received Text 297
    The French Bible 304
    The Spanish Bible 308
    The German Bible 313
    The English Bible 315
The Anabaptists of the Reformation [1500 - 1700 A.D.] .. 404
Revival and Missions 1700s .. 455

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