Church History

The history of the Christian Church.

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
Jerusalem: The Biography
The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation
A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years
10 People Every Christian Should Know
Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics
The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity
Daughters in My Kingdom: The History and Work of Relief Society
The Cross and the Lynching Tree
The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography
The Triumph of Christianity: How the Jesus Movement Became the World's Largest Religion
Journeys of Faith: Evangelicalism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and Anglicanism
The Liturgical Year: The Spiraling Adventure of the Spiritual Life - The Ancient Practices Series
God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science
Rediscovering the Church Fathers: Who They Were and How They Shaped the Church
Church History in Plain Language
The History of the Church: From Christ to Constantine
The Story of Christianity: Volume 1: The Early Church to the Reformation (Story of Christianity)
Confessions (Oxford World's Classics)
The Early Church (The Pelican History of the Church, #1)
Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther
Foxe's Book of Martyrs
The Story of Christianity: Volume 2: The Reformation to the Present Day
Early Christian Doctrines
The Orthodox Church
Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity
The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation
The Reformation
The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia--and How It Died
The Christian Tradition 1: The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition 100-600
Confessions by Augustine of HippoThe Pilgrim's Progress by John BunyanThe Reformed Pastor by Richard BaxterThe Latter Rain Covenant by D. Wesley MylandA Grammar of Christian Faith by Joe R. Jones
Canon of Theologians
31 books — 8 voters
The History of Christian Thought by Jonathan HillTurning Points by Mark A. NollHow Should We Then Live? The Rise and Decline of Western Thou... by Francis August SchaefferBiblical Theology by Geerhardus VosThe Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther
Top 100 Christian Library
140 books — 22 voters

A History of Christianity by Diarmaid MacCullochA History of Christianity in the United States and Canada by Mark A. NollThe Lost History of Christianity by Philip JenkinsThe Triumph of Christianity by Rodney StarkA History of Christianity by Owen Chadwick
History of Christianity
91 books — 13 voters



Charles Williams
The Church expected the Second Coming of Christ immediately, and no doubt this was so in the ordinary literal sense. But it was certainly expected also in another sense. The converts in all the cities of Asia and (soon) of Europe where the small groups were founded had known, in their conversion, one way or another, a first coming of their Redeemer. And then? And then! That was the consequent task and trouble — the then. He had come, and they adored and believed, they communicated and practiced,...more
Charles Williams, The Descent of the Dove

Hughes Oliphant Old
Whatever the reason, the fact is that there was no widespread catechetical teaching for Christian children. Things were going to change. The growing awareness of the need for Christian education was one of the chief forces behind the desire in the sixteenth century to reform the rite of baptism.
Hughes Oliphant Old, The Shaping of the Reformed Baptismal Rite in the Sixteenth Century

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