This text presents the story of God’s intervention into human history from the earthly life of Christ to the present day. It details how God sent the Holy Spirit to act through the Church and her members with special emphasis given to the role of saints and Popes to further the mission of the Church into all the world. It presents a narrative of Church history along with stories of other important historical figures as they became interwoven with the events they helped to shape.
This book, The History of the Church, corresponds to Elective B: History of the Catholic Church in the curriculum framework.
The Didache Semester Series is a series of high school textbooks, teacher’s manuals, and student workbooks published by Midwest Theological Forum. Each title spans one academic semester. These titles have been developed according to the 2007 curriculum framework from the USCCB Subcommittee on the Catechism to assist in the publication of religious education textbooks for Catholic high schools.
This textbook is an abridged edition of the same title in the Didache Complete Course Series. That edition has been granted ecclesiastical approval from the Archdiocese of Chicago, and it has been granted conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church by the USCCB Subcommittee on the Catechism.