Books on NT Church History / Apostolic Period

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1000 The New Testament Church: The Challenge of Developing Ecclesiologies The New Testament Church: The Challenge of Developing Ecclesiologies McMBSS
1000 First Christian Century in Judaism and Christianity: Certainties and Uncertainties First Christian Century in Judaism and Christianity: Certainties and Uncertainties
1000 Time of Troubles: A New Economic Framework for Early Christianity Time of Troubles: A New Economic Framework for Early Christianity
1000 Retrieving History: Memory and Identity Formation in the Early Church Retrieving History: Memory and Identity Formation in the Early Church ER
1000 Evangelicals and Tradition: The Formative Influence of the Early Church Evangelicals and Tradition: The Formative Influence of the Early Church ER
1000 Church and Empire Church and Empire AF
1000 Wealth and Poverty in Early Christianity Wealth and Poverty in Early Christianity AF
1000 Revealed Histories: Techniques for Ancient Jewish and Christian Historiography Revealed Histories: Techniques for Ancient Jewish and Christian Historiography LSTS
1000 The Apostolic Tradition: A Commentary The Apostolic Tradition: A Commentary HERM
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 Kerygma and Didache: The Articulation and Structure of the Earliest Christian Message Kerygma and Didache: The Articulation and Structure of the Earliest Christian Message SNTSMS
1000 Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity AYBRL
1000 No Ordinary Angel: Celestial Spirits and Christian Claims about Jesus No Ordinary Angel: Celestial Spirits and Christian Claims about Jesus AYBRL
1000 Christian Beginnings: From Nazareth to Nicaea Christian Beginnings: From Nazareth to Nicaea
1000 Christianity in the Making: Volume 2: Beginning From Jerusalem Christianity in the Making: Volume 2: Beginning From Jerusalem
1000 Women in the Earliest Churches Women in the Earliest Churches SNTSMS
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 The Many Faces of Herod the Great The Many Faces of Herod the Great
1000 Judaism and Christianity in First-Century Rome Judaism and Christianity in First-Century Rome SHJ
1000 The Patient Ferment of the Early Church The Improbable Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire The Patient Ferment of the Early Church The Improbable Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire
1000 New Testament History New Testament History
1000 Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
1000 Jesus & the Rise of Early Christianity: A History of New Testament Times Jesus & the Rise of Early Christianity: A History of New Testament Times
1000 The Jesus Movement and Its Expansion: Meaning and Mission The Jesus Movement and Its Expansion: Meaning and Mission
1000 Ancient Christian Martyrdom: Diverse Practices, Theologies, and Traditions Ancient Christian Martyrdom: Diverse Practices, Theologies, and Traditions AYBRL
1000 The Inspiration and Interpretation of Scripture: What the Early Church Can Teach Us The Inspiration and Interpretation of Scripture: What the Early Church Can Teach Us
1000 Ancient Christian Worship: Early Church Practices in Social, Historical, and Theological Perspective Ancient Christian Worship: Early Church Practices in Social, Historical, and Theological Perspective
1000 Israel in the Apostolic Church Israel in the Apostolic Church SNTSMS
1000 Jews and Christians in the First and Second Centuries: How to Write Their History Jews and Christians in the First and Second Centuries: How to Write Their History CRINT
1000  Paul, the Pastoral Epistles, and the Early Church Paul, the Pastoral Epistles, and the Early Church LPS
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 The Pauline Churches: A Socio-Historical Study of Institutionalization in the Pauline and Deutrero-Pauline Writings The Pauline Churches: A Socio-Historical Study of Institutionalization in the Pauline and Deutrero-Pauline Writings 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  Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature: Volume 4: Jewish Apocalyptic Heritage in Early Christianity Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature: Volume 4: Jewish Apocalyptic Heritage in Early Christianity 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 Christian Beginnings and the Dead Sea Scrolls Christian Beginnings and the Dead Sea Scrolls ASBT
1000 The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus
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 A History of the First Christians A History of the First Christians UBW
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 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 Torah Ethics and Early Christian Identity Torah Ethics and Early Christian Identity
1000 A History of Christianity: An Introductory Survey A History of Christianity: An Introductory Survey
1000 Jewish Believers in Jesus: The Early Centuries Jewish Believers in Jesus: The Early Centuries Technical
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