325 The First Council of Nicea At stake in the church's first general council was the simplest, yet most profound, question: Who is Jesus Christ? Dr. Bruce L. Shelley is professor of church history at Denver Seminary and a member of the advisory board of Christian History
461 The Council of Chalcedon If Jesus was truly God, how could he be truly human as well? Leo the Great helped guide a critical council to a clear answer. Tony Lane is lecturer in historical theology at London Bible College and a member of the advisory board of Christian History
Luther's Will and Testaments He bequeathed statements of belief that guide millions of Christians today. Dr. Eugemne F.A. Klug is professor of systematic theology and Luther studies at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and author of Getting into the Formula of Concord (Concordia, 1977).
Disciples of Reason What did the founding fathers really believe? Edwin Gaustad is professor emeritus, history and religious studies, University of California, Riverside. He is author of Sworn on the Altar of God: A Religious Biography of Thomas Jefferson (Eerdmans, 1996).
Heresy in the Early Church: Did You Know? Remarkable or little-known facts about heresy in the early church Tony Lane is director of research and senior lecturer in Christian doctrine at London Bible College. He is author of "Exploring Christian Thought" (Nelson, 1996) and a CHRISTIAN HISTORY adviser.
A Hammer Struck at Heresy What exactly happened at the famous Council of Nicea, when the Roman emperor convened some 250 quarreling Christian bishops? ROBERT PAYNE