The Pilgrim Church
This classic work demonstrates that the true heart of Christianity is not recorded in secular history or even in church history books. Who were the Waldensians? The Lollards? The Stundists? The Anabaptists? These names were given by their enemies to those who claimed only the name of Christ and who were prepared to suffer for His cause rather than submit to man's traditions, which contradicted the Word of God. Ruth Hunt says, "Many years ago, this book was my introduction to those faithful companies of believers who, from the first centuries, have existed apart from the Church of Rome. In peril of their lives, these persecuted Christians dared to believe and to preach the true gospel of Jesus Christ and often sealed their testimony with their blood. We're overjoyed to see this book available again after being out of print for some years. The Pilgrim Church is a classic. It has moved me as no other similar book has."
From the back cover:
"...It would be difficult to suggest a more helpful course of study..." —Evangelical Quarterly
It ought to be obvious to even the casual observer of history that the real story of the church is not the one recorded in secular history. But E. H. Broadbent's classic work, The Pilgrim Church, demonstrates that the true heart of this amazing drama is not even recorded in church history books.
This is the saga of those intrepid believers, "of whom the world was not worthy," who not only were persecuted by civil authorities, but were denounced, defamed, and decimated by the professing church.
Writing in an engaging style, the author will thrill your heart with the stories of unknown heroes of the faith. It will spur you on to greater devotion to the Lord Jesus and a deeper concern for His suffering people in many countries today.
Table of Contents:
- Christianity in Christendom (AD 313-476, 300-850, 350-385)
- Paulicians and Bogomils (AD 50-1473)
- The Gospel Reaches the East (BC 4-AD 1400)
- Waldenses and Albigenses (AD 1100-1230, 70-1700, 1160-1318, 1100-1500)
- Churches at the Close of the Middle Ages (AD 1300-1500)
- Lollards, Hussites, the United Brethren (AD 1350-1670)
- The Reformation (AD 1500-1550)
- The Anabaptists (AD 1516-1566)
- France and Switzerland (AD 1500-1800)
- English Nonconformists (AD 1525-1689)
- Labadie, the Pietists, Zinzendorf, Philadelphia (AD 1635-1750)
- Methodist and Missionary Movements (AD 1638-1820)
- The West (AD 1790-1890)
- Russia (1788-1914, 850-1650, 1812-1930, 1823-1930, 1828-1930)
- Groves, Muller, Chapman (1825-1902)
- Questions of Fellowship and Inspiration (1830-1930)