Amid the ferment of dissent and the protests of heretics, the church developed most significantly. This guide introduces that history by looking at those periods, all with the trademark Homebrewed Christianity wit. Questions have preoccupied Christian communities throughout history, "Who is Jesus? How should we organize ourselves?" and they've been debated at councils and fought on battlefields. Focusing on some of the most and least savory characters in church history, this guide provides an overview of Christian responses to those and other formative questions. Plus, it's a hoot!