Introduction

Gwatkin’s History of the Church to 313AD

Today’s free book is Henry Gwatkin’s History of the Church up to the time of Constantine the Great. This public domain work was digitised using the copy held in Spurgeon’s College library.

Henry Melvill Gwatkin [1844-1916], Early Church History to A.D. 313, 2 Vols., 2nd edn. London: MacMillan & Co., Ltd., 1912. Hbk. pp.311+382. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  1. Church History in General
  2. The Deacy of Ancient Religion
  3. The Roman Empire
  4. The Apostolic Age
  5. The Neronian Persecution
  6. The Flavian Period
  7. Trajan
  8. Hadrian and Antoninus Pius
  9. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
  10. Commodus
  11. The Apologists
  12. Christian Life
  13. The Churches and the Church
  14. Jewish Influences
  15. Gnosticism
  16. Montanism
  17. Irenaeus
  18. The Eastern Emperors
  19. The School of Alexandria
  20. Origen
  21. The Roman Church
  22. Africa—Tertullian
  23. Decius and Valerian
  24. The Discipline Questions
  25. The Long Peace
  26. The Great Persecution
  • Table of Emperors
  • Index

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