RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Christianity
and history

Church History in Plain Language

Bruce L. Shelly

Christianity Throughout the Centuries: A History of the Christian Church

Carl E. Cairns

A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

Diarmaid MacCulloch

How Christianity Changed the World

Alvin J. Schmidt

The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle-East, Africa, and Asia - and how it Died

Phillip Jenkins

Christianity at the Crossroads: How the Second Century Shaped the Future of the Church

Michael J. Kruger

The Rebirth of African Orthodoxy: Return to Foundations

Thomas C. Oden

Jesus Through the Centuries: His Place in the History of Culture

Jaroslav Pelikan

Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity

Mark A. Knoll

Credo: Historical and Theological Guide to Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition

Jaroslav Pelikan

The Rise of Christianity: How the Obscure, Marginal Jesus Movement Became the Dominant Religious Force in the Western World in a Few Centuries

Rodney Stark

The Triumph of Christianity: How the Jesus Movement Became the World's Largest Religion

Rodney Stark

How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind: Rediscovering the African Seedbed of Western Christianity

Thomas C. Oden

Cities of God: The Real Story of How Christianity Became an Urban Movement and Conquered Rome

Rodney Stark

The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success

Rodney Stark

For the Glory of God: How Monotheism Led to Reformations, Science, Witch-Hunts, and the End of Slavery

Rodney Stark

Historical Theology: An Introduction to the History of Christian Thought

Allister E. McGrath

The Future of Christianity

Alister E. McGrath