Sites and Texts for Church History (48)

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Association des Publications de la Faculté de Théologie Protestante de Strasbourg. Publishing articles on Christianity and the religions with which Christianity has frequent interaction, including Judaism and Islam.

Archivium Hibernicum. A refereed history journal and the organ of the Catholic Historical Society of Ireland.

Bibliotheque de l’Universite Laval. Informations en patristique. A documentary system specializing in patristics.

Canon Law and Society in the Middle Ages. Making medieval canon law more accessible to historians and creating an environment of research and instruction.

Canterbury and York Society. Publishing editions of English medieval ecclesiastical records.

Centre for Early Christian Studies. New Testament and Late Antique studies, representing the largest concentration of Patristic scholars within Australia.

Christians in the Middle East. An international network of scholars working on issues related to Christians in the Middle East from the late 18th century to the contemporary era.

Church of England Record Society. Promoting interest in and knowledge of the Church of England from the 16th century onwards.

Center for Early African Christianity. Educating African leadership in the depth of African intellectual literary achievements, especially those from the Christian tradition of the first millennium.

Ecclesiastical History Society Links Page. A wealth of links from a British church history society, which provides many links to European sites.

European Forum on the History of Religious Institutes in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Fostering international comparative research on religious institutes in (Western) Europe.

European Network on the Instruments of Devotion. An international research network focusing on Christian piety and devotional practices, from 14th century ‘Devotio Moderna’ to Vatican II in the 20th century.

Fordam University. Byzantium Studies. Prepared as a gathering point for Byzantine studies.

Gesellschaft fuer die Geschichte des Reformierten Protestantismus. Research on the history of Reformed Protestantism in German-speaking countries in its European and international context.

History of Christianity Blog, American Society of Church History. The official blog for the American Society of Church History, which comments on the society’s news and other topics.

History of Women Religious in Britain and Ireland. Covering the history of women religious from medieval to modern times.

Institut fuer Schweizerische Reformationsgeschichte. Research on the Reformation of Switzerland with priority on Huldrych Zwingli, Heinrich Bullinger, and Anabaptists.

Manchester Wesley Research Center. Research on John and Charles Wesley, contemporaries, their historical and theological antecedents, and contemporary scholarship in the Wesleyan and Evangelical tradition.

North American Patristic Society. Promoting the study of late antiquity and early Christianity primarily through its journal and annual meeting.

Reti Medievali. A scientific initiative by scholars from the University of Florence, Naples, Palermo, Venice and Verona.

Society for Pentecostal Studies. Stimulating, encouraging, recognizing, and publicizing the work of Pentecostal and Charismatic scholars and scholars of Pentecostalism.

Society for Reformation Research. A North American scholarly organization promoting research, writing, and dialogue on Protestant and Catholic Reformations.


Brethren Archives and Historians Network. Supporting the development of Christian Brethren history.

Catacombs of Rome. Christian Catacombs and their symbolism.

Catholic Community Forum. A broad collection of resources about Roman Catholicism.

Chapels Society. Fostering public interest in the architectural and historical importance of all places of worship that might loosely be described as Nonconformist.

Christian History Institute. The official site of Christian History magazine.

Digital Librarian. Religion and Philosophy Page. Margaret Vail Anderson, a librarian in Cortland, New York, maintains this collection of best links to religion and philosophy.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections. Byzantine Studies. Supports residential fellows and academic events to enable historical, philological, art historical, archaeological and theological research.

Scottish Church History Society. For academics, students, and church members who share an interest in Scottish church history.

Voice of the Martyrs. A non-profit, inter-denominational Christian organization dedicated to assisting persecuted Christians worldwide, founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand.

Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion. Supporting teachers of religion and theology in higher education through meetings and workshops, grants, consultants, a journal and other resources.

World Council of Churches. The broadest and most inclusive among the many organized expressions of the modern ecumenical movement, a movement whose goal is Christian unity.

TEXT COLLECTIONS A general resource collection of public domain texts that includes many books on church history topics. If you know the author name or title, you can search the collection and read the book online. (E.g., a search for “post-Nicene” gets you access to early Church Father series.)

Christian Classics Ethereal Library. Building up the church by making classic Christian literature widely available and promoting its use for edification and study by interested Christians, seekers and scholars.

Documenta Catholica Omnia. Documents of the popes, councils, holy fathers, teachers of Scripture, and of the Church who flourished from the apostolic age until Benedict XVI.

Free Will Baptist Historical Library Collection. Online resources and information about 15,000 documents housed at the University of Mount Olive.

Gallica Bibliotheque Numerique. An encyclopedic, representative library of great French authors, current research and reflection across the centuries.

Gospel of Judas. Site prepared by the National Geographic Society.

Internet Medieval Sourcebook. Fordam University. Making available public domain and copy-permitted texts.

Internet Modern History Sourcebook. Fordam University. Serving the needs of teachers and students in college survey courses in modern European history, American history, modern Western Civilization, and World Cultures.

Internet Theology Resources. Church History and Historical Theology. A collection of links to patristic texts, and church history resources (New Testament to 1200 and 1200 to 1600).

Labyrinth Medieval Collection. A resource page sponsored by Georgetown University.

Mundus. Gateway to Missionary Collections in the United Kingdom. Guide to more than 400 collections of overseas missionary materials held in the United Kingdom.

Papal Encyclicals Online. The effort of a Roman Catholic layman who is trying to keep Church documents widely available. A French site for patristic study.

Post-Reformation Digital Library. A select database of digital books relating to the development of theology and philosophy during the Reformation and Post-Reformation/Early Modern Era (late 15th-18th c.).

Project Wittenberg. Building an international electronic library of Lutheranism, with works by and about Martin Luther and other Lutherans.

Saint Pachomius Library. Orthodox Christianity. A first draft for a living encyclopedia of Orthodox Christianity.

Tertullian Project. A collection of material ancient and modern about the ancient Christian Latin writer Tertullian and his writings.


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