Catholic History Bibliography

SOURCES – Updated 11 June 2015

General

Atamian, Antranik. Middle East Christians at the Crossroads: A History of the Christian Churches of the Middle East. Fairfax: Eastern Christian Publications. 2002.

Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. New York: Image. 2005.

Brown, Peter. The Rise of Western Christendom. Malden: Blackwell Publishing. 2003.

Cannuyer, Christian. Coptic Egypt: The Christians of the Nile. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 2001.

Chadwick, Henry. The Early Church. New York: Penguin. 1993.

Charbonnier, Jean-Pierre. Christians in China A.D. 600-2000. San Francisco: Ignatius Press. 2007.

Davis, Leo Donald. The First Seven Ecumenical Councils (327-787): Their History and Theology. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press. 1990.

Duffy, Eamon. Saints & Sinners: A History of the Popes. New Haven: Yale University Press. 2006.

Gonzalez, Justo L. The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation. New York: Harper One. 2010.

Hitchcock, James. History of the Catholic Church: From the Apostolic Age to the Third Millennium. San Francisco: Ignatius Press. 2012.

Jenkins, Philip. The Lost History of Christianity. New York: Harper One. 2008.

Klauser, Theodor. A Short History of the Western Liturgy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979.

L’Huillier, Peter. The Church of the Ancient Councils: The Disciplinary Work of the First Four Ecumenical Councils. Crestwood: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press. 1996.

MacCulloch, Diarmaid. Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years. New York: Penguin. 2009.

Moffett, Samuel Hugh. A History of Christianity in Asia: Beginnings to 1500. Maryknoll: Orbis. 1998.

Neill, Stephen. A History of Christian Missions. New York: Penguin. 1990.

Nichols, O.P., Aidan. Rome and the Eastern Churches. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1992.

Pelikan, Jaroslav. Mary Through the Centuries: Her Place in the History of Culture. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1996.

Percival, Henry R. The Seven Ecumenical Councils of the Undivided Church: Their Canons and Dogmatic Decrees. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. 1997.

Schmemann, Alexander. The Historical Road of Eastern Orthodoxy. Crestwood: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press. 1992.

Southern, R. W. Western Society and the Church in the Middle Ages. New York: Penguin. 1976.

Thomson, John A. The Western Church in the Middle Ages. New York: Arnold. 1998.

Volz, Carl A. The Medieval Church: From the Dawn of the Middle Ages to the Eve of the Reformation. Nashville: Abingdon Press. 1997.

Ware, Timothy. The Orthodox Church. New York: Penguin. 1993.

Wilken, Robert Louis. The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity. New Haven: Yale University Press. 2012.

Woods, Jr. Thomas E. How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc. 2001.

Beginnings to 500s

Behr, John. The Way to Nicea. Crestwood: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press. 2001.

Brakke, David. Athanasius and Asceticism. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. 1995.

Brown, Peter. Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 2012.

Danielou, Jean and Henri Marrou. The First Six Hundred Years. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc. 1964.

Early Christian Writings. New York: Penguin. 1987.

Eusebius. The History of the Church. New York: Penguin. 1989.

Kesich, Veselin. Formations and Struggles: The Birth of the Church AD 33-200. Crestwood: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press. 2007.

Pekar, OSBM. Athanasius. The Perfect Christian: Religious Ideal of St. Basil the Great. Warren: Basilian Fathers Publications. 1993.

Pelikan, Jaroslav. Christianity and Classical Culture: The Metamorphosis of Natural Theology in the Christian Encounter with Hellenism. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1993.

Sommer, Carl J. We Look for a Kingdom: The Everyday Lives of the Early Christians. San Francisco: Ignatius Press. 2007.

Wilken, Robert Louis. The Spirit of Early Christian Thought. New Haven: Yale University Press. 2003.

Young, Frances M. and Andrew Teal. From Nicaea to Chalcedon. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic. 2010.

500s – 1000s

Herrin, Judith. The Formation of Christendom. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 1989.

Louth, Andrew. Greek East and Latin West: The Church AD 681-1071. Crestwood: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press. 2007.

Meyendorff, John. Imperial Unity and Christian Divisions: The Church 450-680 A. D. Crestwood: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press. 1989.

1000s – 1500s

Blumenthal, Uta-Renate. The Investiture Controversy: Church and Monarchy from the Ninth to the Twelfth Century. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 1995.

Gilson, Etienne. The Spirit of Medieval Philosophy. Notre Dame: Notre Dame University Press. 1991.

James. The Genesis of Science: How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific Revolution. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc. 2011.

Papadakis, Aristeides. The Christian East and the Rise of the Papacy: The Church 1071-1453 A.D. Crestwood: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press. 1994.

The Oxford History of the Crusades. Jonathan Riley-Smith, ed. New York: Oxford University Press. 2002

Thompson, O.P., Augustine. Cities of God: The Religion of the Italian Communes 1125-1325. University Park: The Penn State University Press. 2005.

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