Church History

The history of the Christian Church.

Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation
Tell Her Story: How Women Led, Taught, and Ministered in the Early Church
The Fisherman's Tomb: The True Story of the Vatican's Secret Search
The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth
The War of the Poor
Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents
Paul: A Biography
Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World
Letter to a Suffering Church: A Bishop Speaks on the Sexual Abuse Crisis
No Unhallowed Hand: 1846-1893 (Saints, #2)
5 Puritan Women: Portraits of Faith and Love
The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities
In the Hands of the Lord: The Life of Dallin H. Oaks
Survival and Resistance in Evangelical America: Christian Reconstruction in the Pacific Northwest
Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary: Unveiling the Mother of the Messiah
The Story of Christianity: Volume 1: The Early Church to the Reformation (Story of Christianity)
Church History in Plain Language
The History of the Church: From Christ to Constantine
The Story of Christianity: Volume 2: The Reformation to the Present Day
Foxe's Book of Martyrs
Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity
2,000 Years of Christ's Power, Part One: The Age of the Early Church Fathers
Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther
The Early Church (The Pelican History of the Church, #1)
The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation
The Reformation: A History
The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia—and How It Died
2,000 Years of Christ's Power, Part Two: The Middle Ages
A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years
The Hiding Place by Corrie ten BoomThe Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Sojourner TruthRadiant by Richard M. HannulaSeven Women by Eric MetaxasEight Women of Faith by Michael A.G. Haykin
Women in Church History
33 books — 2 voters
The Mass by Guy OuryGothic Pride by Brian ReganGreat Siege by Ernle BradfordMother of God by Miri RubinLinking Your Beads by Patricia Kasten
Catholic Microhistories (nonfiction)
37 books — 3 voters

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à KempisCatechism of the Catholic Church by Catholic ChurchStory of a Soul by Thérèse of LisieuxThe Screwtape Letters by C.S. LewisMere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
Books for Catholics
652 books — 214 voters

St. Ephrem the Syrian by Ephrem the SyrianThe Etymologies of Isidore of Seville by Isidore of SevilleOn Marriage and Family Life by John ChrysostomOn Wealth and Poverty by John ChrysostomHomilies on Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Th... by John Chrysostom
Doctors of the Church
58 books — 3 voters

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Maybe you go to mass every day. But if you live for your own selfish benefit, and have no concern for the difficulties of your neighbour, as if they did not touch you at all, then all you have done is take part in the sacrament in a merely outward way. The sacrifice of the mass, in a spiritual sense, means that we become one body with the Body of Christ, living members of His Church. If your love for things is guided by Christ, if you think all your possessions to be things you hold in trust for ...more
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Robert E. Webber
The church has unfolded in many forms, and no one single external form stands alone as the CORRECT visible expression. As the church settled in various geographical areas and as it penetrated through a variety of cultures, it found expression in multifaceted forms. Thus, the insistence that the church must exist in a single form is a denial not only of the richness of creation, but also of the complexities of the human response.
Robert Webber, Common Roots: A Call To Evangelical Maturity

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