Short Bibliography for the Study of Church History

Items marked with an asterisk (*) are in the Graham Library.

Dictionaries, Historiography, and Research Tools

  • *Anderson, Charles S. Augsburg historical atlas of Christianity in the Middle Ages and Reformation. Minneapolis: Augsburg , 1967.
  • Bauman, Michael and Martin I. Klauber (ed.) Historians of the Christian tradition : their methodology and influence on Western thought. Nashville, Tenn.: Broadman & Holman, 1995.
  • Bebbington. David. Patterns in history: a Christian perspective on historical thought. Leicester : InterVarsity Press, 1990.
  • *Benedetto, Robert.  The new Westminster dictionary of church history.  Louisville, Ky. ; London, UK : Westminster John Knox Press, 2008.
  • *Berardino, Angelo Di, ed. Encyclopedia of the Early Church. Trans. Adrian Walford.New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
  • Breisach, Ernst. Historiography: ancient, medieval, and modern. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 3rd. ed. 2007.
  • *Bradley, James E.; Muller, Richard A. Church History: an introduction to research, reference works, and methods. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.
  • *Brady, Thomas, et al. Handbook of European History: 1400-1600. 2 vols. Leiden: Brill, 1994-.
  • *Cameron, Euan. Interpreting Christian history : the challenge of the churches' past. Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2005.
  • *Cameron, Nigel M. de S., ed. Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology. Downers Grove: IVP, 1994.
  • *Cross, F. L, ed. The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. 3rd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • *Feldmeth, Nathan P.  Pocket dictionary of church history.  Downers Grove, Ill. : InterVarsity Press, 2008.
  • *Ferguson, Everett, ed. Encyclopedia of Early Christianity. 2nd ed. New York: Garland, 1990.
  • *Heath, Gordon L. Doing church history : a user-friendly introduction to researching the history of Christianity. Toronto: Clements Pub., 2008.
  • *Hillerbrand, Hans J., ed. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation. 4 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
  • *Koschorke, Klaus et. al. A History of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 1450-1990: a documentary sourcebook. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.
  • *Lewis, Donald M., ed. The Blackwell Dictionary of Evangelical Biography: 1730-1860. 2 vols. Oxford: Blackwell, 1995.
  • *Robinson, Thomas A. The Early Church: an annotated bibliography of literature in English. Metuchen: Scarecrow, 1993.
  • Strayer, Joseph R., ed. Dictionary of the Middle Ages. 13 vols. New York: Charles Scribner's, 1982-1989.

Comprehensive Surveys

  • *Aland, Kurt. A History of Christianity. 2 vols. Translated James L. Schaff. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1985.
  • *Kee, Howard Clark, et al. Christianity: a social and cultural history. New York: Macmillan, 1991.
  • *Gonzalez, Justo. The Story of Christianity. 2 vols. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1984.
  • *González, Justo L. The changing shape of church history. St. Louis, Mo.: Chalice Press, 2002.
  •  McGrath, Alister E. Christianity: an introduction. 2nd ed. Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
  • Nystrom, Bradley P.  and David P. Nystrom. The history of Christianity: an introduction. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2004.
  • *Pelikan, Jaroslav. The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine. 5 vols. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971-1989.

Early Church and Medieval

For primary sources in translation, a good place to start is The Ante-Nicene Fathers and The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, even though the translations lack fluidity at times. Other texts can be found in the series The Fathers of the Church published by The Catholic University of America Press. Translations of medieval texts are more scattered, though some useful texts may be found in the series The Library of Christian Classics.

  • Atiya, Aziz Suryal. A History of Eastern Christianity. Rev. ed. Kraus Reprint Co., 1980.(Graham Library has the 1968 ed.)
  • *Bettenson, Henry, ed. Documents of the Christian Church. 2nd ed. London: Oxford University Press, 1963.
  • *Blasi, Anthony J. , Jean Duhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (ed.) Handbook of early Christianity: social science approaches. Walnut Creek, Calif. : AltaMira Press, 2002.
  • Bornstein, Daniel E. (ed.) Medieval Christianity. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2009.
  • *Brown, Peter. The World of Late Antiquity, A. D. 150-750. London: Thames and London,1971.
  • *Brown. Peter. The rise of Western Christendom: triumph and diversity, A.D. 200-1000. 2nd ed. Oxford, UK : Blackwell Publishers, 2003.
  • *Burrus, Virginia (ed.) Late ancient Christianity (People's History of Christianity, vol.2) Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2005.
  • *Cantor, Norman F. Medieval History: the life and death of a civilization. 2nd ed. London: Collier-Macmillan Limited, 1969.
  • *Cook, William R. The Medieval World View: an introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 1983.
  •  *Drobner Hubertus R.  The fathers of the church: a comprehensive introduction.  Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2007.
  •   Evans. G.R. Faith in the medieval world. Downers Grove, Ill. : InterVarsity Press, 2002.
  •   Evans. G.R. The church in the early Middle Ages. London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.
  •   Freeman, Charles. A new history of early Christianity. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.
  • *Frend, W. H. C. The Rise of Christianity. London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 1984.
  •   Hamilton , Bernard.  The Christian world of the Middle Ages. Stroud, Gloucestershire: Sutton Pub., 2003.
  •   Jenkins, Philip. The lost history of Christianity: the thousand-year golden age of the church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia- and how it died. New York: HarperOne, 2008.
  • *Keen, Maurice. The Pelican History of Medieval Europe. New York: Viking Penguin, 1968.
  • *Lenski.Noel (ed.) The Cambridge companion to the Age of Constantine. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  •   *Logan F. Donald. A history of the church in the Middle Ages. London : Routledge, 2002.
  • *Mango, Cyril. Byzantium: the empire of New Rome. New York: Scribner's, 1980.
  •  MacCulloch., Diarmaid. A history of Christianity: the first three thousand years. London; New York: Allen Lane/Penguin Books, 2009.
  • *Mullen. Roderic L. The expansion of Christianity: a gazetteer of its first three centuries. Leiden ; Boston, Mass. : Brill, 2004.
  • *Noble, Thomas F. X. and Julia M. H. Smith (ed.) Early medieval Christianities, c.600--c.1100. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • *Oakley, F. The Western Church in the Later Middle Ages. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1979.
  • *Robinson, Thomas A. The Early Church: an annotated bibliography of literature in English. Metuchen: ATLA & The Scarecrow Press, 1993.
  • *Rousseau. Philip. The early Christian centuries. London ; New York : Longman, 2002.
  • *Rubin,Miri and Walter Simons (ed.). Christianity in Western Europe, c.1100-c.1500. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • *Southern, R. W. Western Society and the Church in the Middle Ages. New York: Penguin, 1970.
  • *Thompson, Bard. Humanists and Reformers: a history of the Renaissance and Reformation. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996.
  • *Wedderburn Alexander J. M. A history of the first Christians. London : T&T Clark International, 2004.
  • *Young, Frances M. From Nicaea to Chalcedon: a guide to the literature and its background.London: SCM, 1983.
  • See also Sources in Patristic Studies

Reformation

Primary texts of the Reformers are usually found in collections devoted to specific writers,e.g. Luther's Works or Calvin's Commentaries and Tracts and Treatises. Some sources are also available in The Library of Christian Classics.

  • Avis, Paul D. L. The Church in the theology of the reformers. Eugene, Or. : Wipf and Stock, 2002.
  • Bossy, John. Christianity in the West, 1400-1700. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.
  • *Bouwsma, William James. John Calvin: a sixteenth-century portrait. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
  • *Dillenberger, John, ed. Martin Luther: selections from his writings. New York: Anchor, 1961.
  • Duffy, Eamon. The stripping of the altars: traditional religion in England, c.1400-c.1580. New Haven, Conn.; London: Yale University Press, 2005.
  • *Estep, William R. The Anabaptist Story. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1975.
  • George, Timothy. Theology of the Reformers. Nashville: Broadman, 1988.
  • Gordon.,Bruce. The Swiss Reformation. Manchester, UK; New York: Manchester University Press, 2002.
  • Helm, Paul. John Calvin's ideas. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Hillerbrand, Hans J. The Reformation: a narrative history related by contemporary observers and participants. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1978.
  • *Hillerbrand, Hans J. ed. The Oxford encyclopedia of the Reformation. 4 vols. New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
  • Hirzel, Martin Ernst and Martin Sallmann. John Calvin's impact on church and society, 1509-2009. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009.
  • *Lindberg, Carter. The European Reformations. 2nd. ed. Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell,  2010.
  • *Luther, Martin. Luther's Works. American ed. 55 vols. Saint Louis: Concordia, 1958-. [Also available on CD-ROM in the Graham Library.]
  • *Matheson, Peter (ed.). Reformation Christianity (People's History of Christianity, vol.5) Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007.
  • *McGinn, Bernard. The Presence of God: a history of Western Christian mysticism. 4 vols. New York: Crossroad, 1992-.
  • *McGrath, Alister. The Intellectual Origins of the European Reformation. 2nd. ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.
  • *_________. Reformation thought: an introduction. 3rd ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 1999.
  • *McKim, Donald K. The Cambridge companion to Martin Luther. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • *McKim, Donald K. The Cambridge companion to John Calvin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.  
  • Manschreck, Clyde L. The Church from the Reformation to the Present. A History of Christianity: readings in the history of the Church, volume 2. Grand Rapids:Baker, 1981.
  • Nohl, Frederick. Luther: biography of a reformer. St. Louis, MO : Concordia, 2003.
  • *Noll, Mark A. Confessions and Catechisms of the Reformation. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1991.
  • *Oberman, Heiko A. Luther: man between God and the Devil. Translated Eileen Walliser-Schwarzbart. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989.
  • *Ozment, Steven. The Age of Reform, 1250-1550: an intellectual and religious history of late medieval and reformation Europe. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1980.
  • Parker T.H.L. John Calvin: a biography. Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, 2006.
  • *Po-chia Hsia, R. A companion to the reformation world.  Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
  • Racaut, L. Moderate voices in the European Reformation. Aldershot, England; Burlington,VT: Ashgate, 2005.
  • Rublack, Ulinka. Reformation Europe. Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • Scribner, R.W. and C. Scott Dixon. The German Reformation. 2nd ed. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
  • Selderhuis, Herman J. The Calvin handbook. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009.
  • Spijker, Willem van 't. Calvin : a brief guide to his life and thought. Louisville, KY : Westminster John Knox Press, 2009.
  • Steinmetz.,David C. Luther in context. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Academic, 2002.
  • Stephens, W. P. Zwingli: an introduction to his thought. Oxford: Clarendon, 1994.
  • Stjerna, Kirsi. Women and the Reformation. Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2009.
  • Sunshine, Glenn S. The reformation for armchair theologians. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2005.
  • Wendel, Francois. Calvin: origins and development of his religious thought. New York: Harper & Row, 1963; Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books, 1997.

Modern

  • *Aston, Nigel.Christianity and revolutionary Europe, 1750-1830.  Cambridge, U.K.; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • Breunig, Charles. The Age of Revolution and Reaction, 1789-1850. 2nd ed. New York: Norton, 1977.
  • *Brown, Stewart J. and Timothy Tackett (ed.) Enlightenment, reawakening and revolution, 1660-1815. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • *Gauvreau, Michael and Ollivier Huber (ed.) The Churches and social order in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Canada. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2006.
  • *Gauvreau, Michael. The Catholic origins of Quebec's Quiet Revolution, 1931-1970. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005.
  • *Gilbert, Felix. The End of the European Era, 1890 to the Present. 3rd ed. New York: Norton, 1984.
  • *Gilley, Sheridan; Sheils, W. J., ed. A History of Religion in Britain: practice and belief from pre-Roman times to the present. Oxford: Blackwell, 1994.
  • *Haykin, Michael A.G. and Kenneth J. Stewart. The emergence of evangelicalism: exploring historical continuities.  Nottingham, England : Apollos, 2008.
  • *Kay, William K. and Anne E. Dyer (ed.)  Pentecostal and charismatic studies: a reader. London: SCM Press, 2004.
  • *Knight.,Frances. The church in the nineteenth century. London : I.B. Tauris, 2008.
  • *Murphy, Terrence; Perin, Roberto, ed. A Concise History of Christianity in Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996.
  • *Noll, Mark A. A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1992.
  •   Porterfield, A. (ed). Modern Christianity to 1900 (People's History of Christianity, vol. 6). Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007.
  • *Stackhouse, John G., Jr. Canadian Evangelicalism in the Twentieth Century: an introduction to its character. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993.
  • *Vinson, Synan. The Holiness-Pentecostal Tradition: charismatic movements in the twentieth century. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997.
  • *Welch, Claude. Protestant Thought in the Nineteenth Century. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1972-1985.

Global Christianity

  • *Agbeti, J. Kofi. West African Church History. 2 vols. Leiden: Brill, 1986-1991.
  • *Bednarowski, Mary Farrell (ed.) Twentieth-century global Christianity (People's History of Christianity, vol.7) Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008.
  • Cleary, Edward L, ed. Born of the poor: the Latin American Church since Medellin. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1990.
  • *Dussel, Enrique. A History of the Church in Latin America: colonialism to liberation. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1981.
  • Dussel, Enrique, ed. The Church in Latin America, 1492-1992. Maryknoll: Orbis, 1992.
  • Frykenberg, Robert E. History of Christianity in India: from beginnings to the present. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • *Gilley, S. and Brian Stanley (ed.)  World Christianities, c.1815-c.1914. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • *Goodpasture, H. McKennie, ed. Cross and Sword: an eyewitness history of Christianity in Latin America. Maryknoll: Orbis, 1989.
  • *Groves, C. P. The Planting of Christianity in Africa. 4 vols. London: Lutterworth, 1948-1958.
  • *Hastings, Adrian. The Church in Africa 1450-1950. Oxford: Clarendon, 1994.
  • *Isichei, Elizabeth. A History of Christianity in Africa: from antiquity to the present. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.
  • *McLeod, Hugh (ed.) World Christianities, c.1914-c.2000. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • *Moffett, Samuel Hugh. A History of Christianity in Asia. San Francisco: Harper, 1992.
  • *Sanneh,Lamin. Disciples of all nations: pillars of world Christianity. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

British Church History and Anglicanism

Many primary sources can be found in the collected works of significant writers (e.g. Hooker, Law, Temple, etc) which are held by the Graham Library.

  • *Brown, Callum G. Religion and society in twentieth-century Britain. Harlow, England; New York: Longman, 2006.
  • *Brown, Callum G. The death of Christian Britain: understanding secularisation, 1800-2000. 2nd ed. New York : Routledge, 2009.
  • *Blewett, Timoty, Adrian Hyde-Price & Wyn Rees (ed.) British foreign policy and the Anglican Church: Christian engagement with the contemporary world. Aldershot, Hants, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2008.
  • Carrington, Philip. The Anglican Church in Canada: a history. Toronto: Collins, 1963.
  • *Chadwick, H., Not angels but Anglicans: a history of Christianity in the British Isles. Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2000.
  • *Clarke, Bob. Anglicans against apartheid, 1936-1996.  Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications, 2008.
  • *Cowan, lan B. The Scottish Reformation: church and society in sixteenth-century Scotland. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1982.
  • *Crumb, Lawrence N. The Oxford movement and its leaders: a bibliography of secondary and lesser primary sources. 2nd ed. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, Inc.: American Theological Library Association, 2009.
  • *Davies, Horton. Worship and Theology in England. 5 vols. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1961-1975.
  • *Dickens, A. G. The English Reformation. Pa: Pennsylvania State UP, 1991.
  • *Duffy,Eamon. The Stripping of the Altars: traditional religion in England c. 1400-c. 1580. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992.
  • *Doran, Susan and Christopher Durston. Princes, pastors, and people: the Church and religion in England, 1500-1700. 2nd ed. London ; New York: Routledge, 2003.
  • *Edwards, David L. Christian England. 3 vols. London: Collins, 1981-.
  • *Gilley, Sheridan; Sheils, W. J., ed. A History of Religion in Britain. Oxford: Blackwell, 1994.
  • *Hastings, Adrian. A History of English Christianity 1920-1990. 3rd ed. London: SCM Press, 1991.
  • *Hayes, Alan L.,Anglicans in Canada: controversies and identity in historical perspective. Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2004.
  • *Hazlett, W. Ian P. The reformation in Britain and Ireland: an introduction. London; New York: T & T Clark, 2003.
  • *Heal, Felicity. Reformation in Britain and Ireland. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • *Ingram.,Robert G.  Religion, reform and modernity in the eighteenth century: Thomas Secker and the Church of England. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2007.
  • *King, John N. English Reformation Literature: the Tudor origins of Protestant tradition.Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982.
  • *Neill, Stephen. Anglicanism. London: Mowbrays, 1977.
  • *Parsons, Gerald, ed. Religion in Victorian Britain. 5 vols. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1988-.
  • *Robbins, Keith.  England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales: the Christian Church, 1900-2000. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • *Rupp, Ernst Gordon. Religion in England, 1688-1791. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986.
  • *The Dictionary of National Biography. 60 vols. Oxford: OUP, 2004.
  • *Wellings, Martin. Evangelicals embattled : responses of evangelicals in the Church of England to ritualism, Darwinism, and theological liberalism 1890-1930. Carlisle, UK : Paternoster Press, 2003.
  • *Worrall, B.G. The making of the modern church: Christianity in England since 1800. London: SPCK, 2004. [3rd ed.]