The History Of Christianity: The Essential Resources

While The Bible contains the tenets of Christianity and all of the important teachings of the faith, it is impossible for a student of theology to truly understand Christianity without studying it in historical context. There are many important events in the history of Christianity that are not reflected in The Bible, and studying the cultures that first embraced Christ, as well as the historic transformations and conflicts that came long after The Bible was written, are crucial for anyone hoping to grasp the current state of Christianity These sites offer historical perspectives on many of the major events in the development of Christianity, from the Ancient Near East to the crusades, schisms, and religious conflicts, as well as different interpretations of the historic significance of certain bible passages. This isn’t a ranking of these sites, but an attempt to recommend resources on a broad swath of important historic happenings in Christianity.

Christian History Perspectives

There are as many stories about the history of Christianity as there are historians, and only by looking at the intersection of multiple historic records can a theology student hope to piece together an accurate picture of events from hundreds of years ago that influenced how Christianity looks today.

  1. Christian History Institute

    ChristianHistoryInstitute

    The Christian History Institute is a vast resource for the study of the history of Christianity. Their aim is to make Christian history a delight to the widest possible audience, using modern media such as films produced by their sister company, Vision Video.

    – Deep History: Educational Resources

  2. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library

    The Dumbarton Oaks research library specializes in Byzantine history and offers a wide array of written and visual resources on the topic, including many that are relevant to Christian history.

    – Deep History: The Byzantine Collection

  3. Cambridge History of Christianity

    CambridgeHistoryofChristianity

    The Cambridge History of Christianity has many different volumes with some of the most extensive information relating to Christianity. For academics, these books are integral reads.

    – Deep History: Cambridge History of Christianity Volume 1: Origins to Constantine

  4. National Geographic Society: The Lost Gospel of Judas

    NationalGeographicSocietyTheLostGospelofJudas

    National Geographic Society: The Last Gospel of Judas is a great movie that documents the international effort to restore and translate a 66-page codex. It’s profoundly interesting because of the relationship between Jesus and Judas.

    – Deep History: Document

  5. Bible Gateway

    BibleGateway

    Bible Gateway is a resource that provides researchers with various bibles, devotionals, passage lookups, keyword searches, and an app that can keep that research going when you’re on the go. Additionally, this tool allows you to read and research scripture online all in the language or translation of your choice.

    – Deep History: Reading Plans

  6. Medievalists.net

    Medievalistsnet

    Medievalists.net is “where the Middle Ages begin,” offering articles, videos, interviews, and many more features that describe the environment that fostered Christianity’s growth during that time period. This is a well-rounded history site that provides background for just about any research during the Middle Ages.

    – Deep History: The Sermon of Urban II in Clermont and the Tradition of Papal Oratory

  7. On Behalf of All: Church History Archives

    OnBehalfofAllChurchHistoryArchives

    This blog archive is dedicated to articles about church history, providing readers with writing from a Christian perspective as well as some shining examples of Christian art. Many articles focus on biblical environments as well as theories.

    – Deep History: A Day to Remember Our Fathers

  8. Centre for the Study of Christian Origins

    CentrefortheStudyofChristianOrigins

    CSCO is under the umbrella of the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh. This collection of scholars is committed to studying early Christianity, with specialists who focus on the New Testament, Patristics, and the Late Antique World.

    – Deep History: Resources

  9. Brice C. Jones

    BriceCJones

    Brice C. Jones, a PhD candidate in religion, shares his papyrological resources for works that he’s written, including his current dissertation. His research articles about ancient Greek and Coptic manuscripts have been published in major scholarly journals.

    – Deep History: Papyrological Resources

  10. Christian History for Everyman

    ChristianHistoryforEveryman

    Paul Pavao, the author of this website, became a Christian in 1982. Since that time, he focused on the Book of Acts, growing churches, and finally planting one in East Tennessee. His battle with Leukemia also serves as part of his testimony in a site filled with ancient writings, doctrines, teachings, and Christian church history.

    – Deep History: Early Christianity

  11. Earliest Christianity

    EarliestChristianity

    Tim Henderson received his PhD in the Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity program at Marquette University, with a special focus on the first two centuries of Christianity. His blog reflects that interest, which has been deepened by his numerous publications and his adjunct professorship.

    – Deep History: Did Paul Believe That Jesus Was Married?

  12. Eisenbrauns

    Eisenbrauns

    Eisenbrauns, a family-owned business, is a special prepress and typesetting service dedicated to preparing books that sell to the academic markets in biblical and ancient Near Eastern studies. They also are in the business of disseminating ideas that can help shape the world through their book sales.

    – Deep History: Eisenbraun’s History

  13. Public Domain Maps

    PublicDomainMaps

    This site contains two public domain maps of the Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity, and some resources that can help anyone who is interested in ancient cartography. The maps are excellent resources for presentations on the ancient Mediterranean world.

  14. Glossary for the Study of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

    GlossaryfortheStudyofJudaismChristianityandIslam

    Robert A. Kraft from the University of Pennsylvania initially prepared this useful glossary and updates it to reflect any new material. This site is an excellent resource for scholarly Christian studies.

    – Deep History: Glossary Coding

  15. Index of Christian Art

    IndexofChristianArt

    This important archive of medieval art was founded by Charles Rufus Morey in 1917, and continues today as an online resource for researchers and lovers of Christian art. The goal for the archive is to be ichnographically analyzed — a task may never be completed with the constant addition of continual research.

    – Deep History: Studies in Iconography

  16. Electronic New Testament Educational Resources

    ElectronicNewTestamentEducationalResources

    Electronic New Testament Educational Resources has all the resources you could ask for when it comes to the New Testament. From Audio walkthroughs to glossaries and help with different translations.

    – Deep History: Glossary

  17. The Gnostic Society Library

    TheGnosticSocietyLibrary

    The Gnostic Society Library is a collection of documents primarily relating to the Gnostic tradition and even includes audio lectures and archive notes to supplement the wide array of content they have.

    – Deep History: Classist Gnostic Scriptures

  18. Electronic Tools and Ancient Near East Archives (ETANA)

    ElectronicToolsandAncientNearEastArchivesETANA

    Electronic Tools and Ancient Near East Archives is a collaboration between a number of educational institutions with a goal of digitizing a vast amount of documents from many different universities and research facilities.

    – Deep History: Core Texts

  19. Interpreting Ancient Manuscripts

    InterpretingAncientManuscripts

    Interpreting Ancient Manuscripts is a tool designed by Timothy W. Seid from the Earlham School of Religion. The content on the site is designed to help others get various manuscripts translated to have all the information at their disposal relating to research.

    – Deep History: Scholarly Technology Group

  20. Religion Facts: History of Christianity

    ReligionFactsHistoryofChristianity

    Religion Facts offers the History of Christianity through articles that provide an overview of some of the most important events and periods in Christian history. This site also offers facts about world religions, including comparisons, symbols, glossaries, and charts.

    – Deep History: The Big Religion Chart

  21. Monergism’s Directory of Theology: History of Christianity

    MonergismsDirectoryofTheologyHistoryofChristianity

    Monergism’s Directory of Theology: History of Christianity is a resource with ample documents relating to various parts of Christian scripture. With nearly 20 topics to choose from, it’s a great place to get started when exploring Christian history.

    – Deep History: Old Testament History

  22. Ancient Jewish Accounts of Jesus

    AncientJewishAccountsofJesus

    This site offers ancient Jewish accounts of Jesus in documents that are not included in the bible. The writings of Josephus, an anti-Christian polemic, and an account of a heresy trial, among other writings, are included for reference and study.

    – Deep History: Yeshu and Joshua b. Perachiah

  23. History of the Early Church

    HistoryoftheEarlyChurch

    This all-encompassing site focuses on early church history and the dynamic faith of the early Christians. The site is dedicated to a simple Gospel message that early Christians received from the Apostles, including books, teachings, doctrines, and translation projects.

    – Deep History: 100 Key Documents In Christian History

  24. Early Church History – CH101

    EarlyChurchHistoryCH101

    This site covers the basics of early church history, including insights into the Greek and Roman world during the first three centuries of Christianity. As an added bonus, this site offers information on how the New Testament Canon was formed.

    – Deep History: How the New Testament Canon was Formed

  25. Early Christianity and the Church

    EarlyChristianityandtheChurch

    This article on early Christianity and the Church is offered as part of a course on the history of Western civilization at Utah State University. The history, which includes Christian controversies, concludes with hints at how the Muslims took Near East theological traditions to create a novel response to classical Christian paradoxes.

    – Deep History: Tacitus (Roman Historian)

  26. Early Accounts of the Temple of Jerusalem

    EarlyAccountsoftheTempleofJerusalem

    Early Accounts of the Temple of Jerusalem is for any practicing scholar and Christian who wishes to learn more about the creation of the Temple of Jerusalem, as well as other significant historical facts pertaining to the time.

    – Deep History: Sources

  27. The History of Christianity in 25 Objects: Introduction

    TheHistoryofChristianityin25ObjectsIntroduction

    The History of Christianity in 25 Objects is a great series that breaks down the religion of Christianity and many smaller sections that makes it much easier to retain new information relating to some of the most important pieces of its history. This Introduction section is a great primer for this very interesting series of posts.

    – Deep History: The Blogs, The Battles, and The Gospel

  28. Patheos Library: Christianity

    PatheosLibraryChristianity

    Patheos.com is a site that promotes a forum for discussing Faith and their Christianity section explains origins, history, beliefs, rituals and worship routines, ethics, and more.

    – Deep History: Beginnings

  29. Fordham University’s Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Christian Origins

    FordhamUniversitysInternetAncientHistorySourcebookChristianOrigins

    Fordham University’s Ancient History Sourcebook breaks down an extensive amount of information relating to Christian history and the Jesuit perspective on issues.

    – Deep History: Christian Origins

  30. Orthodox Research Institute: Church History

    Founded in 2001, Orthodox Research Institute serves the needs of the English-speaking Orthodox Christian population, as well as those who just want to learn more about the Orthodox faith. The site’s in-depth section on Church History has enough detail to satisfy even the most ardent Christian historian.

    – Deep History: A Brief History of the Orthodox Church in Ghana

  31. The New Testament Gateway

    TheNewTestamentGateway

    The New Testament Gateway is an internet directory of resources relating to the New Testament. It has been awarded numerous accolades since its inception and is fantastic for research.

    – Deep History: General Resources

  32. History of Christianity

    HistoryofChristianity

    History of Christianity is an overview of some of the most integral milestones in within the religion and supplements it with articles on that examine different aspects within the religion.

    – Deep History: Church History Channel

  33. Evangelical Textual Criticism

    EvangelicalTextualCriticism

    Evangelical Textual Criticism is a forum for individuals to get information relating to the Bible and the original manuscripts. They convey very factual information through the perspective of historic evangelical theology.

    – Deep History: New Images Online from BL Manuscripts

  34. Bible Notes

    BibleNotes

    Bible Notes is a site that summarizes different parts of the Bible and has compiled great sources of information for those who work in research and need to quickly work through the content.

    – Deep History: Genesis

  35. The Christian Catacombs of Rome

    TheChristianCatacombsofRome

    The Christian Catacombs of Rome is a historical site that is well-known for having many different relics relating to Christian history. The site details what to expect when visiting the site, along with interesting supplementary information.

    – Deep History: The Catacombs of St. Callixtus

  36. Early Christianity and World Cultures: Texts and Resources

    EarlyChristianityandWorldCulturesTextsandResources

    Early Christianity and World Cultures: Texts and Resources underlines the most integral historical reference pieces as relevant to the beginning of Christianity. The content is very insightful and managed by Christopher Haas of the Classical Studies Program at Villanova University.

    – Deep History: The Apostolic Tradition of Hippolytus

  37. Early Church History Book List: Fresno Pacific

    EarlyChurchHistoryBookListFresnoPacific

    Fresno Pacific University provides users with a thorough book list of Early Church History, making it easier for those interested in Christianity and history to find useful reference tools.

    – Deep History: Living with Differences of Theological Opinion

  38. The Tertullian Project

    TheTertullianProject

    The Tertullian Project is a site that chronicles some of the most relevant information from the man Tertullian who lived in the ancient city of Carthage in 200AD.

    – Deep History: Manuscripts

  39. Jewish Roots of Eastern Christian Mysticism

    JewishRootsofEasternChristianMysticism

    Jewish Roots of Eastern Christian Mysticism is a seminar that explains ongoing research from graduate students in the department of theology at Marquette University.

    – Deep History: Andrei A. Orlov

  40. Beginning

    Conflicts & Crusades

    Though peace is a core tenet of the Christian faith, there have been conflicts throughout history, some violent and some merely political, that have influenced the current practices and values of Christianity.

  41. Crisis Magazine’s Crash Course on the Crusades

    CrisisMagazinesCrashCourseontheCrusades

    This article about the Crusades argues that pop culture has tainted the Crusades and Crusaders, reinforcing the message that the Crusades were “bad and obviously so.” The idea that the Crusades were far more complicated and interesting is tackled here.

  42. The Great Schism Between East and West in 1054

    TheGreatSchismBetweenEastandWestin1054

    The Great Schism between East and West in 1054 is a paper written by Elke Speliopoulos for a course requirement at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Liberty University. The 14-page paper goes into great detail about the causes and results of this schism, along with detailed notes and citations.

  43. Ancient Jewish History: The Great Revolt

    AncientJewishHistoryTheGreatRevolt

    The Jewish Virtual Library provides a perspective on The Great Revolt of 66-70 CE, when suppressed Jews revolted against Rome. The argument of this article is that this attack might well have been a terrible mistake, with an estimated one million Jews dying in the ordeal and the total loss of Jewish political authority in Israel until 1948.

    – Deep History: The Two Kingdoms

  44. Focus on Jerusalem – The Fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.

    FocusonJerusalemTheFallofJerusalemin70AD

    This interesting article focuses on the fall of Jerusalem in 70AD, but also incorporates biblical references. The last part of the article focuses on the rise of Jerusalem based upon various books and scriptures to point to the religious focus Jerusalem’s environment when the Messiah returns.

    – Deep History: Articles

  45. Warfare during the Crusades

    WarfareduringtheCrusades

    The De Re Militari, initiated in 1992, is the Society for the Study of Medieval Military History. The page linked here specifically addresses warfare during the Crusades. The scholarly articles listed here offer citations for further reading and research.

    – Deep History: The First Crusade. A short narrative from contemporary sources

  46. The Sack of Constantinople, 1204

    TheSackofConstantinople1204

    The 1204 sack of Constantinople committed by Italian, German, French, English, Irish and Scottish Crusaders has long been burned into Greek memory. Learn more about this Crusade event, offered in a site that also includes information about Greek Orthodoxy.

    – Deep History: Liturgical Texts

  47. Constantinople – the Sack of 1204

    ConstantinopletheSackof1204

    The History of Islam site focuses here on the sack of Constantinople in 1204 AM. Written by Professor Dr. Nazeer Ahmed, this article offers an insight into how this event gave birth to the Renaissance.

    – Deep History: History

  48. The Gordon Collection and the French Wars of Religion

    TheGordonCollectionandtheFrenchWarsofReligion

    This University of Virginia Library collection is filled with beautifully bound and preserved pamphlets, polemical writings, royal and parliamentary edicts from the French Wars of Religion (1562-98). The works include Penitential Psalms, the Ronsard polemic, and a number of pamphlets describing and reacting to the violence of the French wars of religion from both the Catholic and the Calvinist points of view.

    – Deep History: The Penitential Psalms

  49. The National Huguenot Society

    TheNationalHuguenotSociety

    The National Huguenot Society honors the history and ancestry of the French Protestant exiles who were cast from France throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. They were Calvinists who suffered under persecution. The Promulgation of the Edict of Toleration in November, 1787, partially restored the Huguenots’ civil and religious rights in France.

    – Deep History: Who Were the Huguenots?

  50. The German Huguenot Museum

    TheGermanHuguenotMuseum

    The German Huguenot Museum in Bad Karlshafen was founded in 1980 in a former tobacco factory. Exhibits relating to Huguenot history are displayed on three floors, including the settlement and integration of Huguenots (French Protestants) who fled France and religious persecution to the safety of German territories.

    – Deep History: Huguenot Edicts

  51. Wars of Religion

    WarsofReligion

    This “Wars of Religion” site provides information about religious wars specifically in France from 1562-1579. Topics covered include the Saint Bartholomew’s Day Massacre in 1572, when 50,000 French Protestants were slaughtered for their religious beliefs through an eradication program allowed by Charles IX.

    – Deep History: Restoration, 1814-1830

  52. The Massacre of St. Bartholomew’s Day

    TheMassacreofStBartholomewsDay

    The Massacre of St. Bartholomew’s is a very notable moment in Christian history and this page from Hanover College details a very specific part.

    – Deep History: Hanover Historical Texts Projects

  53. Unam Sanctam Catholicam

    UnamSanctamCatholicam

    Unam Sanctam Catholicism is a regularly updated blog that supports the purity and sanctity of Catholicism through discussion of current and historical events.

    – Deep History: Bartholomew Day Massacre

  54. History.net: First Jewish-Roman War

    HistorynetFirstJewishRomanWar

    The first Jewish-Roman War in 64 AD is chronicled in this account from History Net. This is the war that pushed a priest named Joseph ben Mattathias (Flavius Josephus) to the forefront of history as the principal historian of the Jewish War.

    – Deep History: Major differences between Roman and Greek culture?

  55. Padfield.com: The Destruction Of Jerusalem

    PadfieldcomTheDestructionOfJerusalem

    This article by David Padfield addresses the 24th Chapter of Matthew, examining the context of the chapter and its application to Jerusalem’s destruction in 70 AD. This is part one of a two-part article filled with references and suggested reading for further studies.

    – Deep History: The Destruction Of Jerusalem (Part 2)

  56. Boise State University: The Crusades

    BoiseStateUniversityTheCrusades

    Boise State University offers a fully virtual course on The Crusades. The complete course materials are open to the general public, and the course provides a syllabus, a discussion forum, a study guide, study units, and supplemental resources.

    – Deep History: Study Guide

  57. Cornell HISTORY 2590: The Crusades

    CornellHISTORY2590TheCrusades

    The Crusades were an incredibly interesting time in Christian history and this guide from two professors at Cornell underline this. The page has some of the most valuable resources to help educate one on this particular time.

    – Deep History: How to Write a History Paper

  58. Timeline for the Crusades and Christian Holy War to c.1350

    TimelinefortheCrusadesandChristianHolyWartoc1350

    Timeline for the Crusades and Christian Holy War to c.1350 is particularly useful for anyone looking for information from c.950 to c.1350 relating to The Crusades.

    – Deep History: A Chronology of the Central Middle Ages

  59. Catholic Education Resource Center: The Crusades

    CatholicEducationResourceCenterTheCrusades

    The Catholic Education Center is an insightful tool that allows people to get information relating to the Crusades, primarily aimed at junior or seniors in high school. While incredibly factual, it also presents everything in an apologetic light that does not aim to justify the brutal implications of the Crusades.

    – Deep History: Why The Center

  60. Agape Bible Study: The Great Eastern Schism

    AgapeBibleStudyTheGreatEasternSchism

    The unity of the church through the 11th century was legend. By the middle of the eleventh century, however, the Greek or Eastern Schism broke the unity of the Church, cutting off a large portion of churches founded by the Apostles and their successors. Learn more about that church history at this site.

    – Deep History: Documents and Resources for Agape Bible Study

  61. Great Schism – Causes and Effects

    GreatSchismCausesandEffects

    The “Great Schism” refers either to the split between the Byzantine Church and the Roman Church that occurred in 1054, or to the Great Western Schism that occurred between 1378 and 1417. Learn about both schism in the Christian church at this site, including causes and effects.

    – Deep History: Great Eastern Schism

  62. The Finer Times: The Great Schism

    TheFinerTimesTheGreatSchism

    This article addresses the Great Schism in Western Christendom that divided the church beginning in 1378 and ending in 1417. The causes and results are detailed here, and a list of related articles, such as the Middle Ages Battles, is included at the bottom of the page.

    – Deep History: Middle Age Battles

  63. History.com: The Crusades

    HistorycomTheCrusades

    The History Channel has long stood as an incredible source of information on just about any historical subject and their guide on the Crusades is no exceptions. With over 15 videos and a photo gallery, they’ve quickly established themselves as one of the foremost sources on this period.

    – Deep History: Crusades Videos

  64. Catholic Answers: The Inquisition

    CatholicAnswersTheInquisition

    Catholic Answers: The Inquisition explains with great detail the Medieval Inquisition and some of the less-known facts that are very relevant to properly painting a picture of the events involved.

    – Deep History: Secrets of the Spanish Inquisition Revealed

  65. History of England: The Inquisition

    HistoryofEnglandTheInquisition

    The History of England is an incredible source, highlighting some of the most relevant details that have contributed to England in its form today. Their page on The Inquisition is particularly useful for understanding the implications of those events.

    – Deep History: Christianity

  66. Heritage History: Jewish-Roman Wars

    HeritageHistoryJewishRomanWars

    Heritage History is a great tool for getting information about different wars and social developments for different cultures historically. The section on Jewish-Roman Wars is particularly insightful to the struggles faced in the early A.D. days.

    – Deep History: Historical Images

  67. Medievality: The Crusades

    MedievalityTheCrusades

    Medievality is an impressive source for information relating to all medieval life and has multiple links pertaining to each section of the Crusades. Because their content isn’t exclusively relevant to the Crusades, they’re able to provide great supplementary information relating to the period.

    – Deep History: Introduction to the Crusades

  68. The Great Schism

    TheGreatSchism

    The Great Schism is one of the most significant events during the Medieval era and there are many different facts that are incredibly important. The site goes into significant detail on these events and how they’ve contributed to the world today.

    – Deep History: Middle Ages Religion

  69. Beginning

    Protestant Reformation & Calvinism

    The Protestant Reformation is one of the major splits in Christian history, in which groups that disliked the dogmatic and ritualistic practices of the Catholic Church split off to form their own sects of the faith. While still Christian, they espoused different ways of practicing and celebrating their faith.

  70. The Calvinist International

    TheCalvinistInternational

    The Calvinist International is a website that aims to foster conversations which can attain a mean between academic precision and popular exposition. The authors of this site have embraced the name of “Reformed Irenicism,” which reflects the name of a school of individuals who, against fanaticism and indifferentism, worked for the reformation, unity, and peace of Christendom.

    – Deep History: What Is the Best Method for Studying Theology? (Part 1)

  71. Center for Reformed Theology and Apologetics

    CenterforReformedTheologyandApologetics

    The Center for Reformed Theology and Apologetics (CRTA) focuses on providing biblically sound resources for its readers. Calvinism is the foundation, with a strict subscriptionist view of the Westminster Standards.

    – Deep History: Bible Study Tools

  72. The Story of Calvinism in the New World: A Synopsis

    TheStoryofCalvinismintheNewWorldASynopsis

    Leonard Pine, Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology at Western Reformed Seminary, offers a synopsis about the story of Calvinism in the New World. This synopsis leads to the “spirit of Calvinism in the world today,” which Pine states empowers the church at large.

    – Deep History: Western Reformed Seminary

  73. Genuine Historical Calvinism

    GenuineHistoricalCalvinism

    This site offers the “doctrines of true Calvinism” by focusing on historical Calvinist figures and their beliefs and actions. This site is managed by Chris Duncan, a member of the Sovereign Redeemer Assembly.

    – Deep History: The Popular Calvinism of J.C. Ryle

  74. A History of Hypo-Calvinism

    AHistoryofHypoCalvinism

    Marc D. Carpenter offers his perspectives on the history of Hypo-Calvinism, or Christians who think that God suffers from conflicted feelings. Carpenter argues that this type of thinking is illogical and an “unstable form of Calvinism that revels in logical inconsistency.”

  75. The Reformation and Counter-Reformation

    TheReformationandCounterReformation

    The Protestant Reformation, and the Catholic response — or, the Counter-Reformation — is detailed in this article by James Jackson. This event prompted Luther to nail his theses on the doors of the Wittenberg castle church for discussion and debate.

  76. The Reformation

    TheReformation

    Bruce Satterfield of Brigham Young University’s Department of Religious Education offers a condensed version of the Reformation, along with the outcomes that greatly influenced the world. Of these, it led to the developed of Christian sects such as Protestantism…a development that led to a portion of America’s colonization.

    – Deep History: Professional Writings

  77. Calvinism

    Calvinism

    Calvinism explains the origins of Calvinism and its relevance to Orthodox Christianity, along with an impressive amount of knowledge relating to the place Calvinism holds within the religion.

    – Deep History: The Church

  78. Flow of History: The Reformation

    FlowofHistoryTheReformation

    The Flow of History presents an innovative approach to teaching history and this particular page looks at The Reformation and Calvinism’s role. It’s dense with information, so make sure to read up on it.

    – Deep History: Units

  79. TULIP

    TULIP

    TULIP is an acronym that summarizes the five points of Calvinism. The site details each aspect, along with a large seminar from The Bethlehem Institute.

    – Deep History: Seminar Introduction

  80. Beginning

    Related Material

    Christian history is a deep and broad topic, and even the history of a single book of the bible could fill volumes. These sites offer a glimpse of several important points of discussion for theology students to know about.

  81. Orthodox Church in America: Monasticism

    OrthodoxChurchinAmericaMonasticism

    The Orthodox Church in America offers their historical perspective on Christian monasticism, providing an explanation of the three formal types of monastic organization as well as praise for the genuine call to a monastic life.

    – Deep History: The Orthodox Faith

  82. Hecht Museum, University of Haifa

    HechtMuseumUniversityofHaifa

    The Hecht Museum, inaugurated in 1984, holds the permanent archaeological exhibition of the founder’s work. Dr. Reuben Hecht, found of the Dagon Silos in the port of Haifa, provided artifacts that highlight the Israelite period in a thematic and chronological manner. Two of the most important exhibits are the Jewish coin collection and the inscribed seals from the Biblical period.

    – Deep History: Permanent Exhibitions

  83. The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

    TheOrientalInstituteoftheUniversityofChicago

    The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago is an amazing collecting of studies about the ancient Near East, James Henry Breasted founded this research organization and museum in 1919, and it is recognized internationally today as a pioneer in the archaeology, philology, and history of early Near Eastern civilizations.

    – Deep History: Research at the Oriental Institute

  84. Near East Archaeological Society

    NearEastArchaeologicalSociety

    The NEAS, founded in 1957, focuses on research in the lands of the Bible, the modern Middle East, from an evangelical perspective. The Bible is considered by this group as an ancient document that provides useful data that is complimentary to the archaeological data.

    – Deep History: Pubs/News/Events

  85. Overview of Medieval Monasticism

    OverviewofMedievalMonasticism

    This history comes from the Director of the University Honors Program at Dallas Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Philip Mitchell shares his knowledge about early Christian Monasticism through to reform movements and includes a helpful timeline.

  86. Historyworld: History of Monasticism

    HistoryworldHistoryofMonasticism

    This history of monasticism covers Christian hermits from the third and fourth century AD to Benedictine nuns in the seventh century AD. This is a secular article that offers a historic perspective on lifestyles and on belief systems.

    – Deep History: The Rule of St Benedict: AD c.535

  87. Network for the Study of Late Antique and Early Medieval Monasticism

    NetworkfortheStudyofLateAntiqueandEarlyMedievalMonasticism

    This site incorporates a research network for scholars who work primarily on the history of monasticism in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. The works gathered here mainly consist of doctoral projects or research conducted at the beginning of a PhD career.

    – Deep History: Bibliography on the History of Monasticism in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

  88. State Church Of The Roman Empire

    StateChurchOfTheRomanEmpire

    Ben H. Swett offers a summary chronology of the state church of the Roman Empire, based upon a list of various sources listed at the end of the article. Swett argues that Theodosius’s Edict of 380 AD was the watershed between what Christianity was, and what it became after that edict.

    – Deep History: TESTIMONY

  89. The Church of Antioch

    TheChurchofAntioch

    The Church of Antioch is a page from the New Advent that details one of the most notable cities in Christian history and some very interesting information pertaining to its place in history.

    – Deep History: Catholic Encyclopedia

  90. The Seven Churches of Asia Minor (Part I)

    TheSevenChurchesofAsiaMinorPartI

    This article contemplates the “church” as mentioned in the Book of Revelation, specifically the letters to the seven churches in early Christian history. Links are included with notes and audio to help readers understand the information on this page.

    – Deep History: New Testament Prophecy

  91. An Overview of the Seven Churches of Asia

    AnOverviewoftheSevenChurchesofAsia

    An Overview of the Seven Churches of Asia is an immense resource from Baptist Bible Believers and is a thorough walkthrough of all the information pertaining to Christianity in Asia.

    – Deep History: Authors A-H

  92. Biblical Archaeology Society: Bible History Daily

    BiblicalArchaeologySocietyBibleHistoryDaily

    The Biblical Archaeology Society: Bible History Daily is a source for getting up-to-date information delivered daily in the form of various eBooks and articles on Biblical archaeology topics.

    – Deep History: Biblical Archaeology Review

  93. Scrolls from the Dead Sea

    ScrollsfromtheDeadSea

    Scrolls from the Dead Sea is an exhibit at the Library of Congress that presents the controversial scrolls that are supposedly over 2000 years old. The exhibition is divided into 5 parts, each presenting a large amount of perspective regarding these scrolls.

    – Deep History: The Qumran Library

  94. Near East Archaeology

    NearEastArchaeology

    Near East Archaeology is a source for those involved in archaeology, history, biblical studies, and more. It has many different tools for those in relevant fields to attain the highest quality information relating to research.

  95. Papyri.info

    Papyriinfo

    Papyri.info is a fascinating resource for studying papyrological documents and various papyrological resources. Additionally, there’s a customizable search engine for quickly going through various collections.

    – Deep History: DDbDP

  96. Monasticism in Western Medieval Europe

    MonasticisminWesternMedievalEurope

    Monasticism in Western Medieval Europe details those in Western Europe during the medieval times who renounced worldly pursuits in order to commit a stronger focus to religious endeavors.

    – Deep History: Initial V from a Bible

  97. Eyewitness to History: Life in a Christian Monastery, ca. 585

    EyewitnesstoHistoryLifeinaChristianMonasteryca585

    Eyewitness to History: Life in a Christian Monastery, ca. 585 chronicles Pope Gregory I and his tenure at the top of the Catholic Church during medieval times.

    – Deep History: The Crusaders Capture Jerusalem, 1099

  98. A History of Christian Monasticism

    AHistoryofChristianMonasticism

    A history of Christian Monasticism spends a large amount of time showcasing monasticism and its history throughout time. Since this website has so many publications, it’s worthwhile to look through other sections to see what’s offered.

    – Deep History: The Joy of Forgiving and Being Forgiven

  99. Papyrology Collection – University of Michigan

    The University of Michigan’s Papyrology Collection is one of the most well-known sets of ancient manuscripts in the world. The page is great preparation material for exploring the exhibit and should not be missed.

    – Deep History: Featured Exhibits & Events

  100. The Maxwell Institute: The Church and the Roman Empire

    TheMaxwellInstituteTheChurchandtheRomanEmpire

    The Maxwell Institute: The Church and the Roman Empire is a historical page that details the difficulties that existed between Christians and the Jews of the Roman Empire.

    – Deep History: The Bible and the Book of Mormon

  101. Timeline of Patriarchal History

    TimelineofPatriarchalHistory

    The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople has a Timeline of Patriarchal History. Its depth is surprising, starting from the beginning of Christian Faith and extending to present day.

    – Deep History: The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople

  102. Seven Churches of Revelation

    SevenChurchesofRevelation

    Seven Churches of Revelation are located in present-day Turkey. The site explains how to visit these ruins and the historical significance of them.

    – Deep History: Sacred Places in Turkey and Greece

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