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.



All Books on Church History (incl. Post Apostolic)

Score Cover Author Title Pages Series Year Tags Links
The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition & Reform Olson, Roger E. 652 1999
Christianity in the Making: Volume 3: Neither Jew nor Greek: A Contested Identity Dunn, James D. G. 816 2016
History of Christian Doctrines Berkhof, Louis 285 1969
The Mosaic of Christian Belief: Twenty Centuries of Unity & Diversity Olson, Roger E. 367 2002
The Pentecostals Hollenweger, Walter J. 594 2012
The Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 1: From the Beginnings to Jerome eds. Ackroyd, Peter R.; Evans, C. Stephen 688 1975
The Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 2: The West from the Fathers to the Reformation eds. Lampe, G. W. H. 628 1975
The Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 3: The West from the Reformation to the Present Day eds. Greenslade, S. L. 652 1975
A History of Christianity: Volume 1: Beginnings to 1500 Latourette, Kenneth S. 768 1975
A History of Christianity: Volume 2: Reformation to the Present Latourette, Kenneth S. 928 1976
A New Eusebius: Documents Illustrative of the History of the Church to AD 337 (S.P.C.K. Large Paperbacks 1) Stephenson, J. 448 1957
Fathers and Heretics (S.P.C.K. Large Paperbacks 2) Prestige, G. L. 240 1970
For Zion's Sake: Christian Zionism and the Role of John Nelson Darby Wilkinson, Paul R. 308 SEHT 2007
Creeds, Councils and Controversies: Documents Illustrative of the History of the Church AD 337-461 (S.P.C.K. Large Paperbacks 22) Stephenson, J. 1978
Under the Influence: How Christianity Transformed Civilization Schmidt, Alvin J. 423 2001
God's Joust, God's Justice: Law and Religion in Western Tradition (Emory University Studies in Law and Religion) Witte Jr., John 498 2006
History And Hermeneutics Rae, Murray 176 2006
Worship Theology and Ministry in the Early Church Marshall, I. Howard; Losie, Lynn A.; Allen, Leslie C.; Morris, Leon; Best, Ernest; Guthrie, Donald; Stanton, Graham N.; Hagner, Donald A.; Brown, Colin; Dunn, James D. G.; Lincoln, Andrew T.; Paige, Terence; Ellis, E. Earle; Thompson, Marianne Meye; Hawthorne, Gerald F.; Kruse, Colin G.; O'Brien, Peter T.; Schweizer, Eduard; Wilkins, Michael J. 391 LNTS 1993
The Partings of the Ways: Between Christianity and Judaism and Their Significance for the Character of Christianity Dunn, James D. G. 368 1992
Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities Olson, Roger E. 250 2006
The Journey of Modern Theology: From Reconstruction to Deconstruction Olson, Roger E. 720 2013
Mission in the Early Church: Themes and Reflections Smither, Edward L. 188 2014
Christian Beginnings: From Nazareth to Nicaea Vermes, Geza 288 2014
Jews and Christians: The Parting of the Ways, A.D. 70 to 135 Dunn, James D. G. 414 1999
 Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature: Volume 2: Jewish Historiography and Iconography in Early and Medieval Christianity  Schreckenberg, Heinz; Schubert, Kurt 328 CRINT 1992
 Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature: Volume 3: Philo in Early Christian Literature Runia, David T. 438 CRINT 1993
Early Christian Martyr Stories: An Evangelical Introduction with New Translations Litfin, Bryan M. 192 2014
The Dispensational-Covenantal Rift: The Fissuring of American Evangelical Theology from 1936 to 1944 Mangum, R. Todd 319 SEHT 2007
Apostolic Networks in Britain: New Ways of Being Church Kay, William K. 377 SEHT 2007
Evangelicals Embattled: Responses of Evangelicals in the Church of England to Ritualism, Darwinism and Theological Liberalism 1890-1930 Wellings, Martin 372 SEHT 2003
Evangelical Experiences: A Study in the Spirituality of English Evangelicalism, 1918-1939 Randall, Ian 320 SEHT 1999
When The Lord Walked The Land: The 1858-62 Revival in the North East of Scotland Jeffrey, Kenneth 316 SEHT 2002
Constrained By Zeal: Female Spirituality Amongst Non-conformists 1824-1875 Wilson, Linda 260 SEHT 2000
Martyn Lloyd-Jones and Twentieth-century Evangelicalism, 1899-1981 Brencher, John 283 SEHT 2003
Dark Satanic Mills: Religion and Irreligion in Birmingham and the Black Country Robson, Geoff 310 SEHT 2003
A Fragile Unity: Anti-ritualism and the Division of Anglican Evangelicalism in the Nineteenth Century Whisenant, James C. 530 SEHT 2004
Brethren in Scotland 1838-2000: A Social Study of an Evangelical Movement Dickson, Neil 510 SEHT 2003
Nonconformity's Romantic Generation: Evangelical and Liberal Theologies in Victorian England Hopkins, Mark 284 SEHT 2005
Itinerant Temples: Tent Methodism, 1814-1832 Lander, John 268 SEHT 2004
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 Burnham, Jonathan D. 268 SEHT 2005
Laws of the Spiritual Order: Innovation & Reconstruction in the Soteriology of Thomas Erskine of Linlathen Horrocks, Don 348 SEHT 2004
Spirituality And Social Change: The contribution of F.B. Meyer (1847-1929) Randall, Ian 321 SEHT 2005
Beyond Religious Discourse: Sermons, Preaching, and Evangelical Protestants in Nineteenth-Century Irish Society Dickson, J. N. Ian 324 SEHT 2007
God in Our Nature: The Incarnational Theology of John McLeod Campbell Stevenson, Peter K. 460 SEHT 2005
A Victorian Christian Feminist:: Josephine Butler, the Prostitutes and God Nolland, Lisa 336 SEHT 2005
Evangelists and Education: Evangelical Anglicans and Middle-Class Education in Nineteenth-Century England Khim, Harris 440 SEHT 2004
Pentecostal Origins: Early Pentecostalism in Ireland in the Context of the British Isles Robinson, James M. 388 SEHT 2005
W. E. Sangster: Herald of Holiness: A Critical Analysis of the Doctrines of Sanctification and Perfection in the Thought of W. E. Sangster Cheatle, Andrew J. 242 SEHT 2010
Conscience and Compromise: Forgotten Evangelicals of Nineteenth-Century Scotland Meldrum, Patricia 415 SEHT 2006
Restoring the Reformation: British Evangelicals and the Francophone 'R'veil' 1816-1849 Stewart, Kenneth J. 281 SEHT 2007
The Theology of the Christian Life in J.I. Packer's Thought: Theological Anthropology, Theological Method, and the Doctrine of Sanctification Payne, Don J. 321 SEHT 2006
James Denney ( 1856-1917): An Intellectual and Contextual Biography Gordon, James M. 305 SEHT 2006
Transatlantic Revivalism: Popular Evangelicalism in Britain and America 1790 - 1865 Carwardine, Richard 249 SEHT 2006
Joseph Smale: God's "Moses" for Pentecostalism Welch, Tim 298 SEHT 2013
Oxford's Protestant Spy: The Controversial Career of Charles Golightly Atherstone, Andrew 333 SEHT 2007
British Evangelical Identities Past and Present: Volume 1: Aspects of the History and Sociology of Evangelicalism in Britain and Ireland eds. Smith, Mark S. 350 SEHT 2008
Communion in the Spirit: The Holy Spirit as the Bond of Union in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards Caldwell, Robert W. 228 SEHT 2007
A Man of One Book?: John Wesley's Interpretation and Use of the Bible Bullen, Donald A. 260 SEHT 2007
When Streams Diverge: John Murdoch MacInnis and the Origins of Protestant Fundamentalism in Los Angeles Draney, Daniel W. 282 SEHT 2008
Revival, Renewal And The Holy Spirit eds. Roberts, Dyfed Wyn 302 SEHT 2008
The Lords Watchman: Edward Irving Grass, Timothy 380 SEHT 2009
John Wesley's Preachers Lenton, John 506 SEHT 2009
To Meet And Satisfy A Very Hungry People: The Origins and Fortunes of English Pentecostalism, 1907-1925 Walsh, Timothy B. 264 SEHT 2012
Wesley As A Pastoral Theologian Mcewan, David B. 230 SEHT 2011
Spirituality in Adversity: English Nonconformity in a Period of Repression, 1660-1689 Brown, Raymond E. 398 SEHT 2012
Anglican Evangelicals Carter, Grayson 350 SEHT 2007
Reinventing English Evangelism, 1965-2000 Warner, Rob 305 SEHT 2007
Inside Alpha: Explorations in Evangelism Heard, James Barrie 268 SEHT 2009
Andrew Fuller (1754-1815) Morden, Peter 200 SEHT 2015
A History of Christianity: An Introductory Survey Early, Joseph 520 2015
Renewed by the Word: The Bible and Christian Revival since the Reformation Morris, Jeremy N. 160 2005
The Unexpected Christian Century: The Reversal and Transformation of Global Christianity, 1900-2000 Sunquist, Scott W. 240 2015
The Earliest Christian Meeting Places: Almost Exclusively Houses? Adams, Edward 280 LNTS 2015
2,000 Years of Christ's Power: Part One: The Age of the Early Church Fathers Needham, Nicholas R. 400 1998
2,000 Years of Christ's Power: Part Two: The Middle Ages Needham, Nicholas R. 462 2000
2,000 Years of Christ's Power: Part Three: Renaissance and Reformation Needham, Nicholas R. 624 2003
Gregory of Nazianzus (Foundations of Theological Exegesis and Christian Spirituality) Matz, Brian 208 2016
Building a Firm Foundation Brannan, Rick 82 2016
Martin Luther and the Enduring Word of God: The Wittenberg School and Its Scripture-Centered Proclamation Kolb, Robert 528 2016
Justification in the Second Century (Studies of the Bible and Its Reception) Arnold, Brian J. 300 2017
A Brief History of Sunday: From the New Testament to the New Creation González, Justo L. 176 2017
The Great Athanasius: An Introduction to His Life and Work Tyson, John R. 206 2017
The Apostolic Fathers: A Narrative Introduction Berding, Kenneth 154 2017
Divided We Fall: Overcoming a History of Christian Disunity Whitlock Jr., Luder G. 248 2017
Martin Luther: Catholic Dissident Stanford, Peter 448 2017
Understandings of the Church eds. Ferguson, Everett 192 AF 2016
Wealth and Poverty in Early Christianity eds. Rhee, Helen; Kalantzis, George 184 AF 2017
Luther and the Jews: Putting Right the Lies Harvey, Richard S. 152 2017
The Protestant Reformation and World Christianity: Global Perspectives Ali, Charles Amjad-; Cruz, Joel Morales; Giselbrecht, Rebecca A.; Phan, Peter C.; Latinovic, Vladimir 203 2017
Retrieving Nicaea: The Development and Meaning of Trinitarian Doctrine Anatolios, Khaled 352 2011
Reformation Sketches: Insights into Luther, Calvin, and the Confession Godfrey, W. Robert
Origins and Method: Towards a New Understanding of Judaism and Christianity  Essays in Honour of John C. Hurd Guenther, Heinz O.; Reumann, John H. P.; Cotter, Wendy; Krentz, Edgar M.; Donfried, Karl P.; White, John L.; Segal, Alan F.; Donaldson, Terence L.; Neumann, Kenneth J.; Kloppenborg, John S.; McLean, Bradley H.; Gaston, Lloyd; Aufrecht, Walter E.; McCarty, Willard; Richardson, G. Peter; McCready, Wayne O.; Clarke, Ernest G. 409 LNTS 1993
Luther for Evangelicals: A Reintroduction Hinlicky, Paul R. 208 2018
The Bible, the Reformation and the Church: Essays in Honour of James Atkinson Thiselton, Anthony C.; Barrett, Charles K.; Clines, David J. A.; Coggan, Donald; Collinson, Patrick; Drewery, Benjamin; Hall, Basil; McGrath, Alister E.; Packer, J. I.; Rogerson, John William; Stephens, W. P.; Stupperich, Robert; Trueman, Carl R.; Walton, Robert C. 340 LNTS 1995
Reading Paul with the Reformers: Reconciling Old and New Perspectives Chester, Stephen J. 500 2017
The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitefield and the Wesleys (History of Evangelicalism Series) (Volume 1) Noll, Mark A. 330 2010
The Global Diffusion of Evangelicalism: The Age of Billy Graham and John Stott (History of Evangelicalism Series) (Volume 5) Stanley, Brian 283 2018
Criticism and Confession: The Bible in the Seventeenth-Century Republic of Letters (Oxford-Warburg Studies) Hardy, Nicholas 480 2017
Christian-Jewish Relations: Through the Centuries Porter, Stanley E.; Pearson, Brook W. R. ; Evans, Craig A.; Fletcher-Louis, Crispin H. T.; Harley, Felicity; VanBeek, Lawrence; de Roo, Jacqueline C. R. ; Westfall, Cynthia Long; Porter, Wendy J.; van der Horst, Pieter W.; Handley, Mark; Sherwood, Yvonne; McCarron, Kevin; Gearon, Liam; Pinsent, Pat; Wise, Irene; Gibson, Arthur; Blond, Louis P.; Wright, Melanie J.; Hayes, Michael A.; Jackson, Sue; Veglio, Armida; Clark, Anne 512 LNTS 2004
The Coming Crisis: The Impact of Eschatology on Theology in Edwardian England Chapman, Mark 194 LNTS 2001
The Challenge of Homer: School, Pagan Poets and Early Christianity Sandnes, Karl Olav 336 LNTS 2009
Paul and the Second Century Porter, Stanley E.; Smith, Carl; Holmes, Michael W.; Bird, Michael F.; Still, Todd D.; Foster, Paul; Perrin, Nicholas; Willitts, Joel; Gregory, Andrew; Blackwell, Ben C.; Bain, Andrew M.; Hogan, Pauline Nigh; Elliot, Mark W. 288 LNTS 2011
Border Lines: the partition of Judaeo-Christianity (Divinations) Boyarin, Daniel 392 2004
Jewish Christianity: The Making of the Christianity-Judaism Divide Jackson-McCabe, Matt 320 AYBRL 2020
Invitation to Church History: World Hannah, John D. 592 ITS 2019
Invitation to Church History: American Hannah, John D. 464 ITS 2019
Invitation to Church History: The Story of Christianity Hannah, John D. 1056 ITS 2019