Church History Apologetics

Would you like to learn about the interesting people (e.g., Irenaeus, Polycarp, William Tyndale, Martin Luther) and events (e.g., the Council of Nicea, the Reformation) that have helped to shape what Christianity has looked like over the past 2000 years? Check out the following:

 

CHART & TIMELINE:

Timeline of Biblical History by Charlie Campbell


BOOKS:

"Ecclesiastical History" by Eusebius

"The 100 Most Important Dates in Church History"

"How Christianity Changed the World"

"Church History in Plain Language" by Bruce L. Shelley

"A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs" by David Bercot

"What if Jesus Had Never Been Born?" by Dr. D. James Kennedy


FREE ONLINE BOOKS:

"History of the Christian Church" by Phillip Schaff

"Sketches of Jewish Social Life" by Alfed Edersheim

The Didache (a concise first century compilation of Christian doctrines)

The Writings of the Early Church Fathers

Fox's Book of Martyrs by John Fox

The Writings of Josephus (first century Jewish historian)


HELPFUL WEBSITES:

"Internet Modern History Sourcebook"

Christian History Institute

Today in Church History

The Creeds


AUDIO:

History of the Christian Church
Excellent 15-20 minute podcasts covering key events in church history by Lance Ralston, pastor of Calvary Chapel of Oxnard, in California (Subscribe here on iTunes)

"It Begins" (Episode 1) by Lance Ralston

"Transitions" (Episode 2) by Lance Ralston

"Strategic" (Episode 3) by Lance Ralston

"Martrys" (Episode 4) by Lance Ralston

Subscribe here on iTunes to listen to episodes 5 and following!


ARTICLES:

"The Real Murderers: Atheism or Christianity?" by Greg Koukl

"The Crusades: Were they Justified?" by Norman Geisler

"How The Da Vinci Code Distorted Church History" by Charlie Campbell

"What Really Happened at the Nicea?" by James White

“The NT Canon Was Not Decided at Nicea—Nor Any Other Church Council” by Michael Kruger

"How Critics of Christianity Often Distort the Story of Galileo" by Charlie Campbell

Roman Catholicism: A Look Into the Teachings of the Catholic Church by Charlie Campbell


BRIEF OVERVIEWS OF SOME IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES:

70 Titus Destroys Jerusalem

313 The Edict of Milan

325 The First Council of Nicea

367 Athanasius Defines the New Testament

386 Augustine Converts to Christianity

405 Jerome Completes the Vulgate

461 The Council of Chalcedon

540 Benedict Writes His Monastic Rule

988 Vladimir Adopts Christianity

1054 The East-West Schism

1095 Pope Urban II Launches the First Crusade

1272 Thomas Aquinas Concludes His Word on Summa Theologiae

1378 The Great Papal Schism

1456 Gutenberg Produces the First Printed Bible

1517 Luther Posts the 95 Theses

1521 The Diet of Worms

1525 The Anabaptist Movement Begins

1534 The Act of Supremacy

1536 John Calvin Publishes Institutes of the Christian Religion

1545 The Council of Trent Begins

1611 Publication of the King James Bible

1738 John & Charles Wesley Experience Conversions

1740 The Great Awakening Peaks

1962 The Second Vatican Council 

 

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