This book explores the theological lessons to be learnt from 2000 years of Christian Church history. It presents an exploration of the theological lessons to be learnt from the difficult history of the Christian churches over the past 2,000 years. It opens with an introductory essay on the whole of Church history, making the book suitable for lay readers as well as students. It combines historical, historiographical and theological analysis. It reunites the disciplines of theology and Church history. It concludes that we can only ever perceive a facet of Christianity given our historical and cultural conditioning. It was written by a distinguished Church historian.