Divinity & Religion Websites: Church History


General History    Early Christian    Reformation    Pre-Christian    Middle Ages    United States

The Wabash Center's Internet Guide to Religion  has great links including syllabi and teaching resources, e-texts, and websites.  The site divides church history into Early Church, Middle Ages, and Reformation as well as the general topic of Christianity - History

For Pentecostal history see Pentecostal-Charismatic Research a separate section of this Religion Resources web site.


General History:                                                 

Daily Catholic Sacred Deposit of the Faith  -- Full-text Church, Council, & Papal Documents.

Internet History Sourcebooks Project -- An Expanding Collection of Public Domain & Copy-permitted Historical Texts, Ancient, Medieval, & Modern, Presented Cleanly (Without Advertising or Excessive Layout) for Educational Use by Dr. Paul Halsall.

New Advent Catholic Website -- Full-text Catholic Encyclopedia, Summa Theologica, much more....


ETANA/Ancient Near East Archives -- An Amazing Selection of Digital Primary Texts & Excavation Site Data Pertaining to Ancient Near East Studies.

Electronic Resources for Classicists -- Annotated Listings, Bibliographies, Links to Hundreds of Sites; Maintained by Maria Pantelia, UC Irvine.                                   Excellent

Exploring Ancient World Cultures -- Covers the Near East, India, Egypt, China, Greece, Rome, Islam, Europe; Includes Full-text Documents, Chronologies, Links & More; Maintained by Anthony F. Beavers.           Recommended!

James J. O'Donnell Homepage -- Provost of Georgetown University & Former Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jewish History Resource Center -- An Awesome Collection of Maps, Atlases, & Links Covering All Time Periods of Jewish History; From the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Perseus Project -- Digital Resources for Study of Classical Greek & Latin Culture; Tufts University.

Early Christian:                                                             

Early Church Fathers -- Full-text Ante-Nicene, Nicene & Post-Nicene Collected Works; From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library.

Ecole Initiative -- Extensive Full-Text Encyclopedia of Early Church History by Karen Rae Keck and Norman Hugh Redington, Copyright 1996. Includes Chronology, Documents, Glossary, & More...

Middle Ages:       

Byzantium: Byzantine Studies on the Internet -- Serves as a WWW Gathering Point for Byzantine Studies, Maintained by Dr. Paul Halsall and Fordham University.                                           

Digital Scriptorium -- Browse This  Image Database of Dated & Datable Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts, Intended as an International Tool for Teaching & Scholarly Research; From the Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE.

ORB: The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies -- Search by Keyword; All Articles Peer-reviewed.


Martin Luther/A Mighty Fortress is our God -- Has a Timeline, Legends About Luther,  Background Material, & Linked Resources; Martin Ebert, Project Manager, KDG Wittenberg.                                                  Recommended

Project Wittenberg -- Everything by & About Martin Luther; A Cooperative Effort Between Project Wittenberg and ICLnet; Reverend Bob Smith, Project Coordinator.

Reformation -- Here is a Great Overview, With Many Links to Full-Text Writings; By Dr. Hans Rollmann, Dept. of Religious Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Wesley Center Online -- Sponsored by the Wesley Center for Applied Theology at Northwest Nazarene University. Includes Hymns, Sermons, & Much Full-Text Material in the Wesleyan/Arminian/Holiness Tradition.

United States:                                                                          

The American Religious Experience -- A Unique, Course-Oriented, Clearinghouse for Papers & Information Related to Aspects of American Religions & Religious History; Hosted by the University of West Virginia. 

The Journal of Southern Religion -- Published Annually in Its Entirety on the World-Wide-Web; Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Southern Religion; Briane Turley, Managing Editor. 

The North Star; a Journal of African American Religious History -- Published Exclusively on the World-Wide-Web, This Journal Provides Information on Events, New Publications, Research Collections, & Other Resources in the Field of African-American Religious History; Judith Weisenfeld, Associate Professor of Religion at Vassar College, serves as Editor.

Religion and the Founding of the American Republic -- Explores the Role Religion Played in the Founding of the American Colonies, in the Shaping of Early American Life & Politics, & in Forming the American Republic; From the Library of Congress.

Resources for American Christianity -- Essays, Interviews, Study Guides & Databases on Selected Projects Funded by Lily Endowment, Inc. for a "Better Understanding of the Impact, Trends & Trajectories of Christianity in American Society; Owned & Managed by Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Sunday School Books -- Presents 163 Sunday School Books published in America between 1815 and 1865, documenting the culture of religious instruction of youth in America during the Antebellum era.  Among the topics featured are history, holidays, slavery, African Americans, Native Americans, travel and missionary accounts, death and dying, poverty, temperance, immigrants, and advice; From the Library of Congress.

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revised 01/2010