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Why Church History Matters, An Invitation to Love and Learn from Our Past

Biographical Sketch of the Author Robert F. Rea, PhD, is professor of church history at Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, Illinois. He is a member of the North American Patristics Society and the American Society of Church History. Prior to teaching he was in pastoral ministry from 1974-1987. He received a PhD from Saint Louis University. He received a MDiv from Emmanuel School of Religion and a BA/B.Th. from Kentucky Christian University. 1 Summary of the Contents When Dr. Rea began to teach, he knew that he needed a text book that would inspire students to study what he calls “the Christian tradition.” The book is broken down into three sections following an introduction. Each section is further broken down into 2-4 subsections. The main three sections are: 1.       How We Understand the Tradition. 2.       Expanding Circles of Inquiry. 3.       Tradition Serving the Church. In the introduction, Dr. Rea explains in brief the question that he intends to answer i