NT Church History / Apostolic Period

A list of the best books on NT Church History / Apostolic Period ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users.



All Books on NT Church History / Apostolic Period

Score Cover Author Title Pages Series Year Tags Links
The Apostolic Tradition Bradshaw, Paul F.; Johnson, Maxwell; Phillips, L. Edward 288 Herm 2002
Christianity in the Making: Volume 2: Beginning From Jerusalem Dunn, James D. G. 1392 2009
Jewish Believers in Jesus: The Early Centuries Skarsaune, Oskar; Hvalvik, Reidar 930 2007
Jesus & the Rise of Early Christianity: A History of New Testament Times Barnett, Paul W. 448 2002
Christianity in the Making: Volume 3: Neither Jew nor Greek: A Contested Identity Dunn, James D. G. 816 2016
Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity Johnson, Luke Timothy 480 AYBRL 2010
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
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
Torah Ethics and Early Christian Identity Miller, David M.; Wendel, Susan J. 285 2016
First Christian Century in Judaism and Christianity: Certainties and Uncertainties Sandmel, Samuel 256 1969
Women in the Earliest Churches Witherington III, Ben 316 SNTSMS 1991
Kerygma and Didache: The Articulation and Structure of the Earliest Christian Message McDonald, James I. H. 264 SNTSMS 2004
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
Apostolic history and the Gospel: Biblical and historical essays presented to F. F. Bruce on his 60th birthday; Marshall, I. Howard; Blaiklock, E. M.; Ellis, E. Earle; Filson, Floyd V.; Higgins, A. J. B.; Mattill Jr., A. J.; Metzger, Bruce M.; Payne, D. F.; Elderen, Bastiaan Van; Barcley, William B.; Dupont, Jacques; Ellison, H. L.; Gundry, Robert H.; Ladd, George Eldon; Martin, William; Millard, Alan R.; Morris, Leon; Moule, C. F. D.; Reicke, Bo; Schnackenburg, Rudolf; Thrall, Margaret E.; Black, Matthew; Guthrie, Donald; Walls, A. F. 378 1970
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity: Volume 1 (A-E) eds. Berardino, Angelo Di; Oden, Thomas C.; Elowsky, Joel C.; Hoover, James 1000 2014
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity eds. Berardino, Angelo Di 3200 2014
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity: Volume 2 (F-O) eds. Berardino, Angelo Di; Oden, Thomas C.; Elowsky, Joel C.; Hoover, James 1000 2014
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity: Volume 3 (P-Z) eds. Berardino, Angelo Di; Oden, Thomas C.; Elowsky, Joel C.; Hoover, James 1200 2014
The Inspiration and Interpretation of Scripture: What the Early Church Can Teach Us Graves, Michael 242 2014
Vincent of Lérins and the Development of Christian Doctrine (Foundations of Theological Exegesis and Christian Spirituality) Guarino, Thomas G. 192 2013
The Jesus Movement and Its Expansion: Meaning and Mission Freyne, Sean 495 2014
Ancient Christian Worship: Early Church Practices in Social, Historical, and Theological Perspective McGowan, Andrew B. 320 2014
Ancient Christian Martyrdom: Diverse Practices, Theologies, and Traditions Moss, Candida R. 272 AYBRL 2012
No Ordinary Angel: Celestial Spirits and Christian Claims about Jesus Garrett, Susan R. 352 AYBRL 2008
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
Israel in the Apostolic Church Richardson, Peter 272 SNTSMS 2005
The Pauline Churches: A Socio-Historical Study of Institutionalization in the Pauline and Deutrero-Pauline Writings MacDonald, Margaret Y. 304 SNTSMS 2004
Jews and Christians in the First and Second Centuries: How to Write Their History eds. Tomson, Peter J.; Schwartz, Joshua CRINT 2014
 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
 Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature: Volume 4: Jewish Apocalyptic Heritage in Early Christianity eds. VanderKam, James C.; Adler, William 300 CRINT 1996
Early Christian Martyr Stories: An Evangelical Introduction with New Translations Litfin, Bryan M. 192 2014
Christian Beginnings and the Dead Sea Scrolls Abegg, Jr., Martin G.; Wooden, R. Glenn; Smith, Barry D.; Wilson, Jonathan R. 144 ASBT 2006
The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus Bird, Michael F. 408 2014
A History of the First Christians Wedderburn, Alexander J. M. 312 UBW 2004
A History of Christianity: An Introductory Survey Early, Joseph 520 2015
The Many Faces of Herod the Great Marshak, Adam Kolman 2015
Judaism and Christianity in First-Century Rome Donfried, Karl P.; Richardson, Peter 343 1998
The Earliest Christian Meeting Places: Almost Exclusively Houses? Adams, Edward 280 LNTS 2015
Ancient Education and Early Christianity Hauge, Matthew Ryan; Pitts, Andrew W.; Hezser, Catherine; Atkin, James; Harrison, James R.; Hock, Ronald F.; Strawbridge, Jennifer; McDonald, Dennis R.; Adams, Sean A.; Porter, Stanley E.; Watson, Duane F.; Varner, William 240 LNTS 2016
The Patient Ferment of the Early Church The Improbable Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire Kreider, Alan 272 2016
Illiterate Apostles: Uneducated Early Christians and the Literates Who Loved Them Hilton, Allen 224 LNTS 2018
Time of Troubles: A New Economic Framework for Early Christianity Boer, Roland; Petterson, Christina 252 2017
Retrieving History: Memory and Identity Formation in the Early Church (Evangelical Ressourcement) Laing, Stefana Dan 240 2017
Evangelicals and Tradition: The Formative Influence of the Early Church (Evangelical Ressourcement) Williams, D. H. 192 2015
The Birth of Christian History: Memory and Time from Mark to Luke-Acts Becker, Eve-Marie 264 AYBRL 2017
Texts and Artefacts: Collected Essays on Early Christian Manuscripts Hurtado, Larry W. 240 LNTS 2017
Church and Empire eds. Doerfler, Maria E. 162 AF 2016
Wealth and Poverty in Early Christianity eds. Rhee, Helen; Kalantzis, George 184 AF 2017
Marriage and Sexuality in Early Christianity eds. Hunter, David G. 272 AF 2018
Revealed Histories: Techniques for Ancient Jewish and Christian Historiography Hall, Robert G. 288 LSTS 2015
One True Life: The Stoics and Early Christians as Rival Traditions Rowe, C. Kavin 344 2016
Ancient Jewish Monotheism and Early Christian Jesus-Devotion: The Context and Character of Christological Faith Hurtado, Larry W. 750 2017
Quest for the Historical Apostles: Tracing Their Lives and Legacies Shelton, W. Brian 336 2018
Paul, Antioch and Jerusalem: A Study in Relationships and Authority in Earliest Christianity Taylor, Nicholas 271 LNTS 1992
Redemptive Almsgiving in Early Christianity Garrison, Roman 175 LNTS 1993
Jesus Monotheism: Volume 1: Christological Origins: The Emerging Consensus and Beyond Fletcher-Louis, Crispin H. T. 388 2015
Making Sense in (and of) the First Christian Century Downing, F. Gerald 270 LNTS 2000
Doing Things with Words in the First Christian Century Downing, F. Gerald 272 LNTS 2000
Christians as a Religious Minority in a Multicultural City: Modes of Interaction and Identity Formation in Early Imperial Rome Kunst, Christiane; Lampe, Peter; Williams, Margaret H.; Noy, David; Labahn, Michael; Hodge, Caroline Johnson; Pitta, Antonio; O'Neill, J. C.; Zangenberg, Jürgen K.; Meiser, Martin; Dunderberg, Ismo; Wehnert, Jürgen 216 LNTS 2004
The Church in Antioch in the First Century CE: Communion and Conflict Slee, Michelle 224 LNTS 2004
Radical Martyrdom and Cosmic Conflict in Early Christianity Middleton, Paul 224 LNTS 2006
Knowledge and the Coming Kingdom: The Didache's Meal Ritual and its Place in Early Christianity Schwiebert, Jonathan 304 LNTS 2008
Jesus, Matthew's Gospel and Early Christianity: Studies in Memory of Graham N. Stanton Stanton, Graham N.; Burridge, Richard A.; Gurtner, Daniel M.; Dunn, James D. G.; McKnight, Scot; Hagner, Donald A.; Head, Peter M.; Evans, Craig A.; Olmstead, Wesley; Runesson, Anders; Tuckett, Christopher M.; Willitts, Joel; Catchpole, David R. 240 LNTS 2011
Paul's Idea of Community: Spirit and Culture in Early House Churches Banks, Robert J. 240 2020
In Stone and Story: Early Christianity in the Roman World Longenecker, Bruce W. 304 2020
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