Books on Church History (incl. Post Apostolic)

A list of the best books on Church History (incl. Post Apostolic) ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users.

Score Cover Author Title Series Year Tags
1000 Justification in the Second Century (Studies of the Bible and Its Reception) Justification in the Second Century (Studies of the Bible and Its Reception)
1000 The Great Athanasius: An Introduction to His Life and Work The Great Athanasius: An Introduction to His Life and Work
1000 Construing the Cross: Type, Sign, Symbol, Word, Action Construing the Cross: Type, Sign, Symbol, Word, Action DLS
1000 Martin Luther: Catholic Dissident Martin Luther: Catholic Dissident
1000 A Brief History of Sunday: From the New Testament to the New Creation A Brief History of Sunday: From the New Testament to the New Creation
1000 The Apostolic Fathers: A Narrative Introduction The Apostolic Fathers: A Narrative Introduction
1000 Understandings of the Church Understandings of the Church AF
1000 Wealth and Poverty in Early Christianity Wealth and Poverty in Early Christianity AF
1000 Divided We Fall: Overcoming a History of Christian Disunity Divided We Fall: Overcoming a History of Christian Disunity
1000 Martin Luther as Prophet, Teacher, and Hero: Images of the Reformer, 1520–1620 Martin Luther as Prophet, Teacher, and Hero: Images of the Reformer, 1520–1620 TSRPRT
1000 Building a Firm Foundation Building a Firm Foundation
1000 Martin Luther and the Enduring Word of God: The Wittenberg School and Its Scripture-Centered Proclamation Martin Luther and the Enduring Word of God: The Wittenberg School and Its Scripture-Centered Proclamation
1000 Jews and Christians: The Parting of the Ways, A.D. 70 to 135 Jews and Christians: The Parting of the Ways, A.D. 70 to 135
1000 The Partings of the Ways: Between Christianity and Judaism and Their Significance for the Character of Christianity The Partings of the Ways: Between Christianity and Judaism and Their Significance for the Character of Christianity
1000 God's Joust, God's Justice: Law and Religion in Western Tradition (Emory University Studies in Law and Religion) God's Joust, God's Justice: Law and Religion in Western Tradition (Emory University Studies in Law and Religion)
1000 Christian Beginnings: From Nazareth to Nicaea Christian Beginnings: From Nazareth to Nicaea
1000 A History of Christianity: Volume 1: Beginnings to 1500 A History of Christianity: Volume 1: Beginnings to 1500
1000 A History of Christianity: Volume 2: Reformation to the Present A History of Christianity: Volume 2: Reformation to the Present
1000 Fathers and Heretics (S.P.C.K. Large Paperbacks 2) Fathers and Heretics (S.P.C.K. Large Paperbacks 2)
1000 History of Christian Doctrines History of Christian Doctrines
1000 "Behind" the Text: History and Biblical Interpretation (Scripture and Hermeneutics Series - Vol. 4) "Behind" the Text: History and Biblical Interpretation (Scripture and Hermeneutics Series - Vol. 4) SHS
1000 History And Hermeneutics History And Hermeneutics
1000 The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition & Reform The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition & Reform
1000 Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities
1000 Mission in the Early Church: Themes and Reflections Mission in the Early Church: Themes and Reflections
1000 The Mosaic of Christian Belief: Twenty Centuries of Unity & Diversity The Mosaic of Christian Belief: Twenty Centuries of Unity & Diversity
1000 The Journey of Modern Theology: From Reconstruction to Deconstruction The Journey of Modern Theology: From Reconstruction to Deconstruction
1000 The Pentecostals The Pentecostals
1000 Carmen Christi: Philippians ii. 5-11 in recent interpretation and in the setting of early Christian worship Carmen Christi: Philippians ii. 5-11 in recent interpretation and in the setting of early Christian worship SNTSMS
1000  Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature: Volume 2: Jewish Historiography and Iconography in Early and Medieval Christianity  Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature: Volume 2: Jewish Historiography and Iconography in Early and Medieval Christianity CRINT
1000  Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature: Volume 3: Philo in Early Christian Literature Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature: Volume 3: Philo in Early Christian Literature CRINT
1000 Early Christian Martyr Stories: An Evangelical Introduction with New Translations Early Christian Martyr Stories: An Evangelical Introduction with New Translations
1000 The Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 1: From the Beginnings to Jerome The Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 1: From the Beginnings to Jerome
1000 The Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 2: The West from the Fathers to the Reformation The Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 2: The West from the Fathers to the Reformation
1000 The Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 3: The West from the Reformation to the Present Day The Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 3: The West from the Reformation to the Present Day
1000 A New Eusebius: Documents Illustrative of the History of the Church to AD 337 (S.P.C.K. Large Paperbacks 1) A New Eusebius: Documents Illustrative of the History of the Church to AD 337 (S.P.C.K. Large Paperbacks 1)
1000 For Zion's Sake: Christian Zionism and the Role of John Nelson Darby For Zion's Sake: Christian Zionism and the Role of John Nelson Darby SEHT
1000 Apostolic Networks in Britain: New Ways of Being Church Apostolic Networks in Britain: New Ways of Being Church SEHT
1000 Evangelicals Embattled: Responses of Evangelicals in the Church of England to Ritualism, Darwinism and Theological Liberalism 1890-1930 Evangelicals Embattled: Responses of Evangelicals in the Church of England to Ritualism, Darwinism and Theological Liberalism 1890-1930 SEHT
1000 Evangelical Experiences: A Study in the Spirituality of English Evangelicalism, 1918-1939 Evangelical Experiences: A Study in the Spirituality of English Evangelicalism, 1918-1939 SEHT
1000 Constrained By Zeal: Female Spirituality Amongst Non-conformists 1824-1875 Constrained By Zeal: Female Spirituality Amongst Non-conformists 1824-1875 SEHT
1000 Martyn Lloyd-Jones and Twentieth-century Evangelicalism, 1899-1981 Martyn Lloyd-Jones and Twentieth-century Evangelicalism, 1899-1981 SEHT
1000 Dark Satanic Mills: Religion and Irreligion in Birmingham and the Black Country Dark Satanic Mills: Religion and Irreligion in Birmingham and the Black Country SEHT
1000 Brethren in Scotland 1838-2000: A Social Study of an Evangelical Movement Brethren in Scotland 1838-2000: A Social Study of an Evangelical Movement SEHT
1000 A Story of Conflict: The Controversial Relationship Between Benjamin Wills Newton and John Nelson Darby (Studies in Evangelical History & Thought S.): ... Benjamin Wills Newton and John Nelson Derby A Story of Conflict: The Controversial Relationship Between Benjamin Wills Newton and John Nelson Darby (Studies in Evangelical History & Thought S.): ... Benjamin Wills Newton and John Nelson Derby SEHT
1000 A Victorian Christian Feminist:: Josephine Butler, the Prostitutes and God A Victorian Christian Feminist:: Josephine Butler, the Prostitutes and God SEHT
1000 Pentecostal Origins: Early Pentecostalism in Ireland in the Context of the British Isles Pentecostal Origins: Early Pentecostalism in Ireland in the Context of the British Isles SEHT
1000 W. E. Sangster: Herald of Holiness: A Critical Analysis of the Doctrines of Sanctification and Perfection in the Thought of W. E. Sangster W. E. Sangster: Herald of Holiness: A Critical Analysis of the Doctrines of Sanctification and Perfection in the Thought of W. E. Sangster SEHT
1000 Conscience and Compromise: Forgotten Evangelicals of Nineteenth-Century Scotland Conscience and Compromise: Forgotten Evangelicals of Nineteenth-Century Scotland SEHT
1000 The Theology of the Christian Life in J.I. Packer's Thought: Theological Anthropology, Theological Method, and the Doctrine of Sanctification The Theology of the Christian Life in J.I. Packer's Thought: Theological Anthropology, Theological Method, and the Doctrine of Sanctification SEHT
1000 James Denney ( 1856-1917): An Intellectual and Contextual Biography James Denney ( 1856-1917): An Intellectual and Contextual Biography SEHT
1000 Transatlantic Revivalism: Popular Evangelicalism in Britain and America 1790 - 1865 Transatlantic Revivalism: Popular Evangelicalism in Britain and America 1790 - 1865 SEHT
1000 Joseph Smale: God's "Moses" for Pentecostalism Joseph Smale: God's "Moses" for Pentecostalism SEHT
1000 British Evangelical Identities Past and Present: Volume 1: Aspects of the History and Sociology of Evangelicalism in Britain and Ireland British Evangelical Identities Past and Present: Volume 1: Aspects of the History and Sociology of Evangelicalism in Britain and Ireland SEHT
1000 Communion in the Spirit: The Holy Spirit as the Bond of Union in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards Communion in the Spirit: The Holy Spirit as the Bond of Union in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards SEHT
1000 A Man of One Book?: John Wesley's Interpretation and Use of the Bible A Man of One Book?: John Wesley's Interpretation and Use of the Bible SEHT
1000 Revival, Renewal And The Holy Spirit Revival, Renewal And The Holy Spirit SEHT
1000 The Lords Watchman: Edward Irving The Lords Watchman: Edward Irving SEHT
1000 John Wesley's Preachers John Wesley's Preachers SEHT
1000 To Meet And Satisfy A Very Hungry People: The Origins and Fortunes of English Pentecostalism, 1907-1925 To Meet And Satisfy A Very Hungry People: The Origins and Fortunes of English Pentecostalism, 1907-1925 SEHT
1000 Inside Alpha: Explorations in Evangelism Inside Alpha: Explorations in Evangelism SEHT
1000 Beyond Religious Discourse: Sermons, Preaching, and Evangelical Protestants in Nineteenth-Century Irish Society Beyond Religious Discourse: Sermons, Preaching, and Evangelical Protestants in Nineteenth-Century Irish Society SEHT
1000 Oxford's Protestant Spy: The Controversial Career of Charles Golightly Oxford's Protestant Spy: The Controversial Career of Charles Golightly SEHT
1000 When Streams Diverge: John Murdoch MacInnis and the Origins of Protestant Fundamentalism in Los Angeles When Streams Diverge: John Murdoch MacInnis and the Origins of Protestant Fundamentalism in Los Angeles SEHT
1000 Wesley As A Pastoral Theologian Wesley As A Pastoral Theologian SEHT
1000 Spirituality in Adversity: English Nonconformity in a Period of Repression, 1660-1689 Spirituality in Adversity: English Nonconformity in a Period of Repression, 1660-1689 SEHT
1000 Anglican Evangelicals Anglican Evangelicals SEHT
1000 Reinventing English Evangelism, 1965-2000 Reinventing English Evangelism, 1965-2000 SEHT
1000 The Dispensational-Covenantal Rift: The Fissuring of American Evangelical Theology from 1936 to 1944 The Dispensational-Covenantal Rift: The Fissuring of American Evangelical Theology from 1936 to 1944 SEHT
1000 When The Lord Walked The Land: The 1858-62 Revival in the North East of Scotland When The Lord Walked The Land: The 1858-62 Revival in the North East of Scotland SEHT
1000 A Fragile Unity: Anti-ritualism and the Division of Anglican Evangelicalism in the Nineteenth Century A Fragile Unity: Anti-ritualism and the Division of Anglican Evangelicalism in the Nineteenth Century SEHT
1000 Nonconformity's Romantic Generation: Evangelical and Liberal Theologies in Victorian England Nonconformity's Romantic Generation: Evangelical and Liberal Theologies in Victorian England SEHT
1000 Itinerant Temples: Tent Methodism, 1814-1832 Itinerant Temples: Tent Methodism, 1814-1832 SEHT
1000 Laws of the Spiritual Order: Innovation & Reconstruction in the Soteriology of Thomas Erskine of Linlathen Laws of the Spiritual Order: Innovation & Reconstruction in the Soteriology of Thomas Erskine of Linlathen SEHT
1000 Spirituality And Social Change: The contribution of F.B. Meyer (1847-1929) Spirituality And Social Change: The contribution of F.B. Meyer (1847-1929) SEHT
1000 God in Our Nature: The Incarnational Theology of John McLeod Campbell God in Our Nature: The Incarnational Theology of John McLeod Campbell SEHT
1000 Evangelists and Education: Evangelical Anglicans and Middle-Class Education in Nineteenth-Century England Evangelists and Education: Evangelical Anglicans and Middle-Class Education in Nineteenth-Century England SEHT
1000 Restoring the Reformation: British Evangelicals and the Francophone 'R'veil' 1816-1849 Restoring the Reformation: British Evangelicals and the Francophone 'R'veil' 1816-1849 SEHT
1000 Andrew Fuller (1754-1815) Andrew Fuller (1754-1815) SEHT
1000 Renewed by the Word: The Bible and Christian Revival since the Reformation Renewed by the Word: The Bible and Christian Revival since the Reformation
1000 Creeds, Councils and Controversies: Documents Illustrative of the History of the Church AD 337-461 (S.P.C.K. Large Paperbacks 22) Creeds, Councils and Controversies: Documents Illustrative of the History of the Church AD 337-461 (S.P.C.K. Large Paperbacks 22)
1000 The Unexpected Christian Century: The Reversal and Transformation of Global Christianity, 1900-2000 The Unexpected Christian Century: The Reversal and Transformation of Global Christianity, 1900-2000
1000 The Earliest Christian Meeting Places: Almost Exclusively Houses? The Earliest Christian Meeting Places: Almost Exclusively Houses? LNTS
1000 Christianity in the Making: Volume 3: Neither Jew nor Greek: A Contested Identity Christianity in the Making: Volume 3: Neither Jew nor Greek: A Contested Identity
1000 Gregory of Nazianzus Gregory of Nazianzus FTECS
1000 A History of Christianity: An Introductory Survey A History of Christianity: An Introductory Survey

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