Resources for Learning More

There are many good texts on Christian history - these happen to be my favorite authors and texts for the first few centuries.

Recommended Texts
Rise of Christianity, by W.H.C. Frend. This is the text I recommend most - around 1,000 pages covering the first 600 years of Christian history. It is not a text that you expect to sit and read completely through - rather, it will serve as an outstanding reference book when you want/need to learn about a particular the Council of Nicea!

The Early Church, by Henry Chadwick. This is an excellent, yet less intimidating text on early church history. Chadwick was a premier British scholar and a great writer.

Men and Movements in the Primitive Church: Studies in Early Non-Pauline Christianity, by F.F. Bruce. One of my favorite scholars, this little text (a mere 159 pages) is simply power-packed with scholarship and significant implications in the study of early christianity and the New Testament.

Retrieving the Tradition and Renewing Evangelicalism by D.H. Williams
(Read my review of this excellent Williams text)

Pagans and Christians, by Robin Lane Fox.

A History of the Early Church, Vol.1-4 by Hans Lietzmann (English translation by Bertram Woolf).
(Read my review of Lietzmann)

Two Radio Interviews on Constantine
Listen to a pair of interviews I did with Keith Giles, a home church pastor.
Find links to these Radio Interviews on Constantine and click on the "Play" button at the top of the page.

Other Articles
The Virtue of Simplicity in The Shepherd of Hermas by John S. Gibson, III
Decoding The Da Vinci Code, by N.T. Wright
Why the 'Lost Gospels' Lost Out, by Ben Witherington III