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General Introductions to Church History

On-line Resource H.N. Bate [1871-1941], History Of The Church to A.D. 325, 2nd edn. London: Rivingtons, 1924. Hbk. pp.140. [This material is in the Public Domain]
Book or monograph Hermann Bengtson, Introduction to Ancient History. Translated from the 6th edn. by R.I. Frank & Frank D. Gilliard. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1970. ISBN: 0520017234. pp.213. {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource J.J. Blunt, On The Right Use of the Fathers, 3rd Edition. London: John Murray, 1869. Hbk. pp.542 .[This material is in the Public Domain]
Book or monograph Bovon: Studies in Early ChristianityFrancois Bovon, Studies in Early Christianity. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2006. ISBN: 080102935X. pp.336. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Brown: The Rise of Western ChristendomPeter Brown, The Rise of Western Christendom. Blackwell Publishers, 1997. Pbk. ISBN: 1577180925. pp.368. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Brox: A Concise History of the Early ChurchNorbert Brox, A Concise History of the Early Church, John Bowden, Translator. Continuum International Publishing Group - Academic and Professional, 1997. Hbk. ISBN: 0826407927. pp.184. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource F.F. Bruce, "Church History and Its Lessons," J.B. Watson, ed., The Church: A Symposium. London: Pickering & Inglis, Ltd., 1949. pp.178-95.View in PDF format pdf
Book or monograph F.F. Bruce, The Spreading Flame: The Rise and Progress of Christianity from Its First Beginnings to the Conversion of the English Exeter: Paternoster Press, 1964. / Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1980. Pbk. ISBN: 0802818056. pp.432. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Campenhausen: Spiritual Authority and PowerHans von Campenhausen, Ecclesiastical Authority and Spiritual Power in the Church of the First Three Centuries. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers, 1997. Hbk. ISBN: 1565632729. pp.316. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Fulbert Cayré, Manual of Patrology and History of Theology, 3 Vols. Paris: Society of St. John the Evangelist, Desclée & Co.,1936-1940.
Book or monograph Henry Chadwick, The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great. Oxford History of the Christian Church. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. Pbk. ISBN: 0199265771. pp.740. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Chadwick: The Penguin History of the Church, Vol 1Henry Chadwick, The Penguin History of the Church, Vol 1: The Story of Emergent Christianity from the Apostolic Age to the Dividing of the Ways Between the Greek East and the Latin West, revised edn. Penguin History of the Church, Vol. 1. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1993. Pbk. ISBN: 0140231994. pp.320. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Audio Resource - usually mp3 format Samuel Cheetham, A History of the Christian Church During the First Six Centuries. London: MacMillan & Co., Ltd., 1905. Hbk. pp.442. [This material is in the Public Domain]
On-line Resource Samuel Cheetham, A History of the Christian Church During the First Six Centuries. London: MacMillan & Co., Ltd., 1905. Hbk. pp.442. View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
Book or monograph Panagoiis C. Chréstou, Greek Patrology II: The Literature of the Period of the Persecutions. History of Christian Literature, 2. Thessaloniki: Patriarchal Institute for Patristic Studies, 1978.
Book or monograph How To Read Church History, Vol. 1Jean Comby, How To Read Church History, Vol. 1: From the beginnings to the fifteenth century. London: SCM Press Ltd., 1985. Pbk. ISBN: 0334020506. pp.195. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph F.L. Cross, Early Christian Fathers. London: Duckworth, 1960.
Book or monograph The Oxford Dictionary Of The Christian Church F.L. Cross, & Livingstone, eds. The Oxford Dictionary Of The Christian Church, revised. Oxford: OUP, 1997. Hbk. ISBN: 019211655X. pp.1824. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Crossan: The Birth of ChristianityJ.D. Crossan, The Birth of Christianity: Discovering What Happened in the Years Immediately After the Execution of Jesus. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1999. Pbk. ISBN: 0567086682. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph History of Theology, Vol. 1: The Patristic PeriodA. DeBernardino & B. Studer, eds. History of Theology, Vol. 1: The Patristic Period. Liturgical Press, 1998. Hbk. ISBN: 0814659152. pp.656. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Jean Daniélou, Gospel Message And Hellenistic Culture. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1980.
Book or monograph The Birth of the Church: From Jesus to Constantine, A.D. 30-312Ivor J. Davidson, John D. Woodbridge & David Wright, eds., The Birth of the Church: From Jesus to Constantine, A.D. 30-312. Baker History of the Church. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2004. Hbk.ISBN: 0801012708. pp.400. {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Martin Davie, "A Survey of Church History Articles 1986-9," Themelios 15.2 (Jan/Feb 1990): 63-66.View in PDF format pdf
On-line Resource Martin Davie, "A Survey of Church History Articles 1990-92," Themelios 18.3 (April 1993): 19-21.View in PDF format pdf
Book or monograph Dictionary of Early Christian LiteratureSiegmar Doepp & Wilhelm Geerlings, Dictionary of Early Christian Literature. Herder & Herder, 2001. Hbk. ISBN: 0824518055. pp.632. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Drobner: The Fathers of the ChurchHubertus R. Drobner, The Fathers of the Church: A Comprehensive Introduction, 2nd edn. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers Inc., 2006. Hbk. ISBN: 1565633318. pp.460. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Elliott: The Apocryphal JesusJ.K. Elliott, editor. The Apocryphal Jesus: Legends of the Early Church. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996. Pbk. ISBN: 0198263848. pp.220. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Ehrman: After the New TestamentBart Ehrman, After the New Testament: A Reader in Early Christianity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. ISBN: 0195114450. pp.464. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Angelo Di Bernardino, ed., Encyclopedia of the Early Church. Translated by Adrian Walford with bibliographical amendments by W.H.C. Frend. James Clarke Company, 2000. Hbk. ISBN: 0227678958. pp.1200. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Eckman: Exploring Church HistoryJames P. Eckman, Exploring Church History. Crossway Books, 2002. Pbk. ISBN: 158134368X. pp.107. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Ferguson< ed: Encyclopedia of Early ChristianityEverett Ferguson, ed. Encyclopedia of Early Christianity, 2nd edn. New York: Garland, 1990. Pbk. ISBN: 0815333196. pp.1212. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Everett Ferguson, ed., Recent Studies in Early Christianity: A Collection of Scholarly Essays, 6 Vols. New York: Garland Science, 1999. Hbk. ISBN: 0815334907. pp.2328. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Ferguson: Church History Volume One: From Christ to the Pre-Reformation: The Rise and Growth of the Church in Its Cultural, Intellectual, and Political ContextEverett Ferguson, Church History Volume One: From Christ to the Pre-Reformation: The Rise and Growth of the Church in Its Cultural, Intellectual, and Political Context. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005. Hbk. ISBN: 0310205808. pp.544. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Frend: The Early ChurchW.H.C. Frend, The Early Church: From Beginnings to 461, 3rd edn. London: SCM Press Ltd., 1991. Pbk. ISBN: 0334003504. pp.273. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Frend: The Rise of ChristianityW.H.C. Frend, The Rise of Christianity. Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 1984. Pbk. ISBN: 0800619315. pp.1022. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Karl Galinsky, ed., The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus. Cambridge Companions to the Ancient World Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. Hbk. ISBN: 0521807964. pp.432. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph González: Church HistoryJusto L. González, Church History: An Essential Guide, Vol. 1. HarperCollins Publishers, 1984. ISBN: 0060633158. pp.429. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Edgar Johnson Goodspeed, A History of Early Christian Literature, revised & expanded by Robert M. Grant. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983. Pbk. ISBN: 0226303861. pp.ix + 214. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book D.E. Groh, "Changing Points of View in Patristic Scholarship," Anglican Theological Review 60 (1978): 447-65.
Book or monograph Guy: Introducing Early ChristianityLaurence D. Guy, Introducing Early Christianity: A Topical Survey of Its Life, Beliefs and Practicies. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2004. Hbk. ISBN: 083082698X. pp.280. {Amazon.com}
Article in Book R.T. Halliday, "The Teaching of Church History," Scottish Journal of Theology 13 (1960): 60-
Book or monograph Hall: Learning Theology with the Church FathersChristopher A. Hall, Learning Theology with the Church Fathers. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002. Pbk. ISBN: 0830826866. pp.296. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Adolf von Harnack, The Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries. New York: Putman, 1905. A translation of Die Mission und Ausbreitung des Christentums in der ersten drei Jahrhunderten. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs, 1902. Reprinted: 2 Vols., Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, Ltd., 1997. Pbk. ISBN: 1579100023. pp.982. {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Marvyn H. Harper, "The Study of Church History," Indian Journal of Theology 6.2 (April-June 1957): 39-52. View in PDF format pdf [Reproduced by permission of the current copyright holder]
Book or monograph W.V. Harris, ed., The Spread of Christianity in the First Four Centuries. Columbia Studies in the Classical Tradition. Leiden: Brill, 2005. Hbk. ISBN: 9004147179. pp.192. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Christian Thought: A Brief HistoryAdrian Hastings, Alistair Mason & Hugh Pyper, eds., Christian Thought: A Brief History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Pbk. ISBN: 0192802801. pp.188. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Ian Hazlett, ed. Early Christianity: Origins and Evolution to A.D. 600. In Honour of W.H.C. Frend. Nashville: Abingdon, 1991. Pbk. ISBN: 0687114446. pp.325. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Hillard: Ancient History in a Modern UniversityT.W. Hillard, Ancient History in a Modern University, Vol. 2: Early Christianity, Late Antiquity, and Beyond. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1998. Hbk. ISBN: 0802838413. pp.502. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Holmes: The Apostolic FathersMichael Holmes, ed. The Apostolic Fathers: Greek Texts and English Translations, revised. Baker / Revell, 1999. Pbk. ISBN: 0801022258. pp.611. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Humphries: Early ChristianityMark Humphries, Early Christianity. Classical Foundations Series. London: Routledge, 2006. Pbk. ISBN: 0415205395. pp.288. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Jefford: Reading the Apostolic FathersClayton Jefford, Reading the Apostolic Fathers: An Introduction. Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 1996. Pbk. ISBN: 1565631544. pp.160. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Krueger: Byzantine ChristianityDerek Krueger, Byzantine Christianity. People's History of Christianity Series. Augsburg Fortress, 2006. Hbk. ISBN: 0800634136. pp.256. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Josephine Laffin, The Duffer's Guide to the Early Church: The Tutorial Notes of Michael Alexander. London: Marshall Pickering / Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995. Pbk. ISBN: 0551029145. pp.128. {Amazon.com} A light-hearted but helpful introduction for the church history novice.
Book or monograph Latourette: A History Of ChristianityKenneth S. Latourette, A History Of Christianity, revised. HarperCollins Australia, 1976. Pbk. ISBN: 0060649534. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph The Cambridge Companion to the Age of ConstantineNoel Lenski, ed., The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Constantine. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Pbk. 2005. ISBN: 0521521572. pp.488. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Littell: The Illustrated History of ChristianityFranklin H. Littell, The Illustrated History of Christianity. Continuum International Publishing Group, 2003. Pbk. ISBN: 0826415288. pp.456. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph McKechnie: The First Christian CenturiesPaul McKechnie, The First Christian Centuries: Perspectives on the Early Church. Leicester: Apollos, 2001. Pbk. ISBN: 0851114792. pp.270. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph MacMullen: Christianity and Paganism in the Fourth to Eighth CenturiesRobert MacMullen, Christianity and Paganism in the Fourth to Eighth Centuries. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997. Pbk. ISBN: 0300080778. pp.288. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph The Early Church in Its Context: Essays in Honour of Everett FergusonAbraham J. Malherbe, ed., The Early Church in Its Context: Essays in Honour of Everett Ferguson. Novum Testamentum Supplements Series, Vol. 90. Leiden: Brill, 1998. Hbk. ISBN: 9004108327. pp.380. {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Then and Now: The Recovery of Patristic Wisdom (Thomas C. Oden)
Book or monograph Olson: The Mosiac of Christian BeliefRoger E. Olson, The Mosiac of Christian Belief. Twenty Centuries of Unity and Diversity. Leicester: IVP, 2002. Hbk. ISBN: 0830826955. pp.500. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph The Oxford Classical DictionaryThe Oxford Classical Dictionary. Simon Hornblower & Antony Spawforth, eds. 3rd edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996. Hbk. ISBN: 019866172X. pp.1696. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Pelikan: The Emergence of the Catholic TraditionJaroslav Pelikan, "The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition (100-600)," The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, Vol. 1. London & Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971. Pbk. ISBN: 0226653714. pp.394. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Alfred Plummer [1841-1926], The Church of the Early Fathers, 6th edn. London: Longman, Green & Co., 1892. Hbk. pp.210. [This material is in the Public Domain]
Book or monograph G.L. Prestige, Fathers and Heretics. London: SPCK, 1940.
Book or monograph Quaesten: Patrology, 4 Vols.Johannes Quasten, Patrology. 4 Vols. Utrecht / Westminster: Spectrum / Christian Classics, 1950-1986. ISBN: 0870611410. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Ramsey: Beginning to Read the Fathers Boniface Ramsey, Beginning to Read the Fathers. New York/Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1994. Pbk. ISBN: 0809126915. pp. iii + 280. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Rousseau: The Early Christian CenturiesPhilip Rousseau, The Early Christian Centuries. Longman, 2002. Pbk. ISBN: 0582256534. pp.339. {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Prof. Philip Schaff, "The Progress of Church History as a Science," Bibliotheca Sacra 7 No. 25 (1850): 54-91.View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
On-line Resource Prof. H.B. Smith, "The Nature and the Worth of the Science of Church History," Bibliotheca Sacra 8 No. 30 (1851): 412-441.View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
Book or monograph Stark: The Rise of ChristianityRodney Stark, The Rise of Christianity: How the Obscure, Marginal Jesus Movement Became the Dominant Religious Force in the Western World in a Few Centuries. Harper San Francisco, 1997. Pbk. ISBN: 0060677015. pp.272. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph The Jesus MovementE.W. Steggemann & W. Stegemann, The Jesus Movement: A Social History of its First Century. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Fortress, 1999. Pbk. ISBN: 080063425X. pp.544. {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Henry Barclay Swete [1835-1917], Patristic Study. London: Longmans Green, 1902. Hbk. pp.198.
Book or monograph Joseph Tixeront, A Handbook of Patrology: Translated from 4th French edn. St. Louis: Herder, 1951.
Book or monograph H..E.W. Turner, The Pattern of Christian Truth. London: MacMillan, 1954.
Book or monograph Maurice Wiles, The Christian Fathers. London SCM Press, 1977. Pbk. ISBN: 0334019303. pp.192.
Book or monograph Rowan Williams, Why Study the Past? London: Darton,Longman & Todd Ltd., 2005. Pbk. ISBN: 0232525498. pp.112. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Frances M. Young, From Nicaea to Chalcedon: A Guide tot he Literature and Its Background. Philadelphia / London: Westminster / SCM Press, 1983. Hbk. ISBN: 0800607112. {Amazon.com}

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