Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity is a popular level introduction to church history in a broad scope by one of this generations most admired historians, Mark Noll.
Now in its third edition, Turning Points isolates key events that provide a framework for understanding the history of the church. The book presents Christianity as a worldwide phenomenon rather than just a Western experience, and is organized around fourteen key moments in church history.
This well-received text provides contemporary Christians with a fuller understanding of God as he has revealed his purpose through the centuries. This new edition includes a new preface; updates throughout the book; revised "further readings" for each chapter; and two new chapters, including one spotlighting Vatican II and Lausanne as turning points of the recent past. Students in academic settings and church adult education contexts will benefit from this one-semester survey of Christian history.