Church History and Historical Theology

Church History and Historical Theology

*Allison, Gregg R. Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011.

Berkhof, Louis. The History of Christian Doctrines. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1975.

Bingham, D. Jeffrey. Pocket History of the Church. Downers Grove: Baker, 1975.

*Bromiley, Geoffrey. Historical Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1978.

*Cairns, Earle E. Christianity Through the Centuries: A History of the Christian Church. rev. ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1981.

*Douglas, J. D., ed. The New International Dictionary of the Christian Church. rev. ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1978.

Gonzalez, Justo L. The Story of Christianity. 2 vols. San Francisco: Harper, 1984.

———. A History of Christian Thought. 3 vols. Nashville: Abingdon, 1970.

Green, Bradley G., ed. Shapers of Christian Orthodoxy: Engaging with Early and Medieval Theologians. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2010.

Hannah, John D. Charts of Ancient and Medieval Church History. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001.

*———. Our Legacy: The History of Christian Doctrine. Colorado Springs, CO: Navpress, 2001.

*———. Kregel Pictorial Guide to the History of the Church. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2000.

*Haykin, Michael A. G. Rediscovering the Church Fathers: Who They Were and How They Shaped the Church. Wheaton: Crossway, 2011.

Kelly, J.N.D. Early Christian Doctrines. rev. ed. New York: Harper, 1978.

Langin, Timothy, David Bebbington, and Mark Noll, eds. Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals. Downers Grove: IVP, 2003.

Levering, Matthew. The Theology of Augustine: An Introductory Guide to His Most Important Works. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013.

Lucas, Sean Michael. God’s Grand Design: The Theological Vision of Jonathan Edwards. Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway, 2011.

McGrath, Alister E. Historical Theology: An Introduction to the History of Christian Thought. 2nd ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2012.

Olson, Roger E. The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition & Reform. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 1999.

Packer, J. I. Puritan Portraits: J. I. Packer on Selected Classic Pastors and Pastoral Classics. Fearn, Ross-Shire: Christian Focus, 2012.

Schaff, Philip. The Creeds of Christendom. 3 vols. 6th ed. rev. and en. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1877.

———. History of the Christian Church. 8 vols. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1962 (1910).

Severance, Diana Lyn. Feminine Threads: Women in the Tapestry of Christian History. Ross-shire: Christian Focus, 2011.

Whitefield, George. The Sermons of George Whitefield (2 Volumes). Edited by Lee Gatiss. Wheaton: Crossway, 2012.

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

———. The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005.

American Christianity

Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1972 .

Bradley, Anthony B., ed. Aliens in the Promised Land: Why Minority Leadership Is Overlooked in White Christian Churches and Institutions. Phillipsburg, NJ: P & R Publishing, 2013.

———, ed. Keep Your Head Up: America’s New Black Christian Leaders, Social Consciousness, and the Cosby Conversation. Wheaton: Crossway, 2012.

Carden, Allen. Puritan Christianity in America. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1990.

Douthat, Ross. Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics. New York: Free Press, 2012.

*Hansen, Collin, and John D. Woodbridge. A God-Sized Vision: Revival Stories That Stretch and Stir. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010.

Marsden, George. Fundamentalism and American Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.

McClymond, Michael J., and Gerald R. McDermott. The Theology of Jonathan Edwards. New York: Oxford University Press, USA, 2012.

Murray, Iain. Revival and Revivalism. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1994.

*Noll, Mark. A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1992.

Rah, Soong-Chan. The Next Evangelicalism: Releasing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity. Downers Grove: IVP, 2009.

Sweeney, Douglas A. The American Evangelical Story: A History of the Movement. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.

Baptist History

Bebbington, D. W. Baptists Through the Centuries: A History of a Global People. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2010.

Brackney, William H. A Genetic History of Baptist Thought: With Special Reference to Baptists in Britain and North America. Macon: Mercer University Press, 2004.

Brewster, Paul L. Andrew Fuller: Model Pastor-Theologian. Nashville: B&H, 2010.

*Bush, L. Russ, and Tom Nettles, eds. Baptists and the Bible. Nashville: B&H, 1999.

Cathcart, William. The Baptist Encyclopedia. repr. Paris, AK: The Baptist Standard, 1988.

Duesing, Jason G., ed. Adoniram Judson: A Bicentennial Appreciation of the Pioneer American Missionary. Nashville: B&H Academic, 2012.

Fletcher, Jesse C. The Southern Baptist Convention: A Sesquicentennial History. Nashville: B&H, 1994.

*George, Timothy, and David Dockery, eds. Theologians of the Baptist Tradition. rev. ed. Nashville: B&H, 2001.

*Hankins, Barry. Uneasy In Babylon. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2002.

Harper, Keith, ed. Through a Glass Darkly: Contested Notions of Baptist Identity. Tuscaloosa, AL: University Alabama Press, 2012.

———. Rescue the Perishing: Selected Correspondence of Annie W. Armstrong. Macon: Mercer, 2004.

*———. Send the Light: Lottie Moon’s Letters and Other Writings. Macon: Mercer, 2002.

Holmes, Stephen R. Baptist Theology. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2012.

Leonard, Bill. Dictionary of Baptists in America. Downers Grove: IVP, 1994.

*Lumpkin, W.L. Baptist Confessions of Faith. Philadelphia: Judson, 1959.

McBeth Leon. A Sourcebook for Baptist Heritage. Nashville: B&H, 1990.

———. The Baptist Heritage: Four Centuries of Baptist Witness. Nashville: B&H, 1987.

Nettles, Tom. Teaching Truth and Training Hearts. Amityville, NY: Calvary Press, 1998.

———. By His Grace and for His Glory. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1986.

*Sutton, Jerry. The Baptist Reformation. Nashville: B&H, 2000.


*Bainton, Roland H. The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century. Boston: Beacon, 1952.

*Estep, William. The Anabaptist Story. Nashville: Broadman, 1963.

George, Timothy. Reading Scripture with the Reformers. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2011.

*———. The Theology of the Reformers. 25th Anniversary ed. Nashville: B&H, 2013.

*McGrath, Alister. Reformation Thought. rev. ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 1993.

Muller, Richard A. Calvin and the Reformed Tradition: On the Work of Christ and the Order of Salvation. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012.

Noll, Mark. Confessions and Catechisms of the Reformation. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1991.

Payton, James R. Getting the Reformation Wrong: Correcting Some Misunderstandings. Downers Grove: IVP, 2010.

*Reeves, Michael, and Mark Dever. The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation. Nashville: B&H, 2010.

Williams, George H. The Radical Reformation. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1962.


*Anderson, Courtney. To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 1987.

*Augustine. Confessions. Translated by F. J. Sheed. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Co., 2007.

*Bainton, Roland H. Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther. New York: Plume, 1995.

Brainerd, David, and Jonathan Edwards. The Life of David Brainerd: Chiefly Extracted from His Diary. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1978.

Bratt, James D. Abraham Kuyper: Modern Calvinist, Christian Democrat. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2013.

*Brown, Peter. Augustine of Hippo: A Biography. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.

Chapman, Alister. Godly Ambition: John Stott and the Evangelical Movement. New York: Oxford University Press, USA, 2012.

Chesterton, G. K. St. Thomas Aquinas: The Dumb Ox. Garden City, NY: Image, 1974.

Dallimore, Arnold A. George Whitefield: The Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the Eighteenth-Century Revival (2 Volumes). Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1970, 1980.

Daniell, David. William Tyndale: A Biography. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.

Elliot, Elisabeth. Through Gates of Splendor. Wheaton: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 1981.

*George, Timothy. Faithful Witness: The Life and Mission of William Carey. Birmingham, AL: New Hope, 1991.

Gordon, Bruce. Calvin. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.

Hoffecker, W. Andrew. Charles Hodge: The Pride of Princeton. Phillipsburg, NJ: P & R Publishing, 2011.

Marsden, George M. Jonathan Edwards: A Life. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.

McGrath, Alister. C. S. Lewis: A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2013.

*Metaxas, Eric. Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2010.

Murray, Iain H. The Life of Martyn Lloyd-Jones – 1899-1981. Edinburgh, U.K.: Banner of Truth, 2013.

Nettles, Tom. Living by Revealed Truth: The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon. Fearn, Ross-Shire: Mentor, 2013.

Parker, T. H. L. John Calvin: A Biography. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007.

Ten Boom, Corrie, with Elizabeth and John Sherrill. The Hiding Place. Grand Rapids: Chosen Books, 2006.