Handbook of Dutch Church History

In clear language and organized for use in classrooms as well as for reference, this new Handbook has been long waited for since such a work has been available in English before. The book offers a complete overview of persons, events, developments that have shaped the Christian church in the Netherlands through the ages up until today. Church history is described in the context of political and social developments. The contributes collected by H.J. Selderhuis not attempt to give a recitation of facts, but rather to tell the story of the Christian church as an integral part of the fullness of life. Each section begins with a brief historiographical overwiew. At the same time, ecclesiastical events are always set within a greater framework of political, social, and cultural developments for which reason each author has taken the liberty to describe its own method.