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    Why the Past Matters

    Earlier this week, in what is called a "Google hangout," Ligonier’s newest Teaching Fellow and church historian, Dr. Stephen J. Nichols, talked about why the past matters today and tomorrow. From the early church, to the Reformation, and recent centuries, these are necessary discussions to avoid what C.S. Lewis called, “chronological snobbery.”

    Posted by John Samson on July 11, 2013 10:01 PM

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    I very much enjoyed this interview with Dr. Nichols. I have talked to other Christians about how important church history is, only to be told how much history doesn't matter. I have tried finding some good books on church history, can you recommend some good books on church history?

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