Church History I and II
Articles and Databases
Religion Database with ATLASerials combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA’s online collection of major religion and theology journals. Articles can be searched for by keyword or by Scripture verse.
Academic Search Premier
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or beyond are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
Oxford Scholarship Online – Religion
Click on the Religion link on the left side of the screen, then click on Biblical Studies. The login is the same as ATLA or Academic Search Premier.
This is a collection of Ebooks published by OUP in all areas of religion and theology. The books included cover a wide variety of topics including the Bible and History. In addition to recent major titles, the list also includes classic works of enduring influence.
Hundreds more journals are available through the above databases
There are also a variety of denominationally specific journals of theology that may be useful for denominational history located in the library, for those click “here”
Archive for Reformation History
Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture
Church History and Religious Culture
International Review of the History of Religions
Journal of Early Christian Studies
Journal of Ecclesiastical History
Sixteenth Century Journal
Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and other Reference
Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church – Online (Password Required)
In paper: LC REFERENCE REF BR95 .O8 2005
The Encyclopedia of Christianity / editors, Erwin Fahlbusch … [et al.] ; translator and English-language editor, Geoffrey W. Bromiley ; statistical editor, David B. Barrett ; foreword, Jaroslav Pelikan.
LC REFERENCE REF BR95 .E8913 1999 v.1-4
The Oxford history of Christian worship / Geoffrey Wainwright, Karen B. Westerfield Tucker, editors.
LC REFERENCE REF BV15 .O95 2006
Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages / edited by André Vauchez in conjunction with Barrie Dobson and Michael Lapidge ; English translation by Adrian Walford.
LC REFERENCE REF D114 .E53 2000
The Oxford encyclopedia of the Reformation / Hans J. Hillerbrand, editor in chief Author: Hillerbrand, Hans J.
LC REFERENCE REF BR302.8 .O93 1996
Dictionary of mission : theology, history, perspectives / edited by Karl Müller … [et al.].
LC REFERENCE REF BV2040 .L4813 1997
The encyclopedia of American religious history / Edward L. Queen II, Stephen R. Prothero, and Gardiner H. Shattuck, Jr. ; foreword by Martin E. Marty, editorial advisor.
LC REFERENCE REF BL2525 .Q44 1996
Encyclopedia of the American Religious Experience: studies of traditions and movements / Charles H. Lippy and Peter W. Williams, editors.
LC REFERENCE REF BL2525 .E53 1988 v.1-3
Melton’s encyclopedia of American religions / J. Gordon Melton ; James Beverley, associate editor ; Constance Jones, assistant editor ; Pamela S. Nadell, assistant editor ; foreword by Rodney Stark. LC
REFERENCE REF BL2525 .M449 2009
A dictionary of women in church history / by Mary L. Hammack.
LC REFERENCE REF BR1713 .H33 1984
The encyclopedia of women and religion in North America / edited by Rosemary Skinner Keller and Rosemary Radford Ruether ; associate editor Marie Cantlon.
LC REFERENCE REF BL458 .E52 2006
Encyclopedia of women and world religion / edited by Serinity Young.
LC REFERENCE REF BL458 .E53 1999
To find books in our library, feel free to search our library catalog, found here.
The following is a list of major Library of Congress subject headings for Church History. The terms are only examples as periods and locations can be changed as relevant. Searching in our catalog using these or similar terms or a combination of these or similar terms can yield better results.
Church history–17th Century
Church history–Primitive and early church
Church history–Middle Ages, 600-1500
Church history–Modern period
Church–History of doctrines–18th century
Korea–Church History–19th century
Fathers of the church
Christian literature, Early
Christian art and symbolism–To 500
Art, Early Christian
Other Guides and References
Duke Divinity School – Historical Studies
Regent College – Electronic Resources: History
Wabash Center – Christianity — Age of enlightenment
Wabash Center – Christianity– Early church
Wabash Center – Christianity — History
Wabash Center – Christianity — Middle ages
Wabash Center – Christianity — Reformation
Yale Divinity School – Websites for the History of Christianity
Websites (many more found in Reference Guides)
Art in Christian Tradition – Visual images which represent the continuum of the practice of Christianity from the 1st century A.D. to the present.
ATLA Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative – a repository of digital resources contributed by ATLA member libraries
Christian Classics Ethereal Library – dedicated to to building up the church by making classic Christian writings available and promoting their use.
Early Christian Writings – Early Christian Writings is a large collection of documents from the first two centuries with translations and commentary
Digital Scriptorium – a growing image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts from a variety of institutions
Internet Ancient History Source book – A no longer updated but still useful guide to early church documents
Internet Mission Photography Archive offers historical images from Protestant and Catholic missionary collections in Europe and the United States.
Joint Archives of Holland – Search history and genealogy collections including resources on Dutch American history and the Reformed Church in America
Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale – information about the life, writings, and legacy of Jonathan Edwards
Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies – a collection of resources that covers a variety of topics in Medieval life and times
Religion in American History – Provides simple overviews of aspects of Religion in American History
Virtual Religion Index – Christian Tradition – a collection of guides and resources
For specific Denominational history, click here.