See J. Lebreton and J. Zeiller, A History of the Early Church (4 vol., 1944–46; repr. 1962); H. Lietzmann, The History of the Early Church (4 vol., tr. 1961; repr. 1967); A. Finkel, The Pharisees and the Teacher of Nazareth (1964); H. Marrou et al., The Christian Centuries (1964); J. G. Davies, The Early Christian Church (1965); H. Chadwick, The Early Church (1967); R. M. Grant, Augustus to Constantine (1970); R. W. Southern, Western Society and the Church in the Middle Ages (1970); O. and H. Chadwick, ed., The Oxford History of the Christian Church (16 vol., 1981–2010); O. Chadwick, A History of Christianity (1995); R. Fletcher, The Barbarian Conversion (1998); D. MacCulloch, Christianity (2010); G. Vermes, Christian Beginnings (2012); R. L. Wilken, The First Thousand Years (2012); J. J. O'Donnell, Pagans (2015); B. D. Ehrman, The Triumph of Christianity (2018).
Sections in this article:
- Central Beliefs
- Divisions within the Religion
- Early Christianity
- Controversy and Growth
- Schism between East and West
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