Church History Resources Guide

Print Resources

Encyclopedias

  • Catholic Encyclopedia Ref. BX841 .C19
  • New Catholic Encyclopedia Ref. BX841 .N44 1967
  • Encyclopedia of Christianity Ref. BR95 .E8913 1999
  • Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church Ref. BR95 .O83 2005
  • Papacy: An Encyclopedia Ref. BX955.2 .D53 2002
  • Dictionary of the Popes and the Papacy Ref. BX955.3 .L4913 2001
  • Oxford Dictionary of Saints Ref. BX4655.8 .F37 1997
  • Oxford Classical Dictionary Ref. DE5 .O9 1996
  • Encyclopedia of the Early Church Ref. BR66.5 .D5813 1992
  • Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Ref. BR162.2 .E53 1997
  • Early Christian World Ref. BR165 .E17 2000
  • Dictionary of Early Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century Ref. BR95 .D472 1999
  • Dictionary of Early Christian Literature Ref. BR66.5 .L4813 2000
  • Late Antiquity: A Guide to the Postclassical World Ref. DE5 .L29 1999
  • Dictionary of the Middle Ages Ref. D114 .D5 1982
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation Ref. BR302.8 .O93 1996
  • Encyclopedia of American Catholic History Ref. BX1406.2 .E53 1997
  • New Encyclopedia of Christian Martyrs Ref. BR1601.2 .N48 2001

Standard Histories

  • Handbook of Church History (AKA History of the Church) Ref. BR145.2 .J413
  • Oxford Illustrated History of Christianity Ref. BR145.2 .O86 1990
  • A History of Christianity Main BR145.2 .C42 1995
  • The Christian Centuries Main BR145.2 .C46
  • A History of the Catholic Church Main BX945 .M72
  • A History of the Catholic Church Main BX945 .H472
  • A Summary of Catholic History Main BX948 .E23
  • Lives of the Popes in the Early Middle Ages Main BX1070 .M3 1979
  • History of the Popes from the Close of the Middle Ages Main BX 955 P35 1978
  • The Christian Tradition Main BT 21.2 P43

Selected Primary Sources

  • Acta Sanctorum Ref. BX4655 .A2 1965
  • Sacrorum Conciliorum Nova et Amplissima Collectio Ref. BX820 .M41
  • Corpus Christianorum: Series Latina Ref. BR 60 C49
  • Corpus Christianorum: Series Graeca Ref. BR 60 C48
  • Patrologiae Latinae Ref. BR60 .M5
  • Patrologiae Graecae Ref. BR 60 A6 M5
  • Documents of the Christian Church Ref. BR141 .B4 1963
  • A New Eusebius: Documents Illustrating the History of the Church to AD 337 Ref. BR160 .A2 N49 1987
  • Creeds, Councils and Controversies: Documents Illustrating the History of the Church AD 337-461 Ref. BR 160 A2 C74 1989
  • Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition Ref. BT990 .C64 2003
  • Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils Ref. BX 825 .A1990
  • Documents of American Catholic History Ref. BX1405 .E42
  • Pastoral Letters of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Ref. BX874 .A2 N632

Other Sources

  • Patrology (Quasten) Ref. BR67 .Q3
  • U.S. Documents in the Propaganda Fide Archives Ref. BX1405 .A63
  • Hierarchia Catholica Ref. BX4651 .H46
  • Papal Pronouncements: A Guide, 1740-1978 Ref. BX850 .C28 1990
  • Atlas zur Kirchengeschichte Ref. G1046 .E4 A8 1970

Periodicals

  • American Benedictine Review
  • American Catholic Studies
  • Catholic Historical Review
  • Christian History
  • Church History
  • Downside Review
  • Eastern Churches Journal
  • Estudios Ecclesiasticos
  • Heythrop Journal
  • Journal of Church and State
  • Journal of Early Christian Studies
  • Journal of Ecclesiastical History
  • Journal of the History of Ideas
  • Journal of the History of Philosophy
  • Journal of Religious History
  • Louvain Studies
  • Mediaeval Studies
  • Medieval Philosophy and Theology
  • Patristic and Byzantine Review
  • Recherches de Theologie et Philosophie medievales
  • Revue d’Histoire Ecclesiastique
  • Speculum
  • U.S. Catholic Historian
  • Vigiliae Christianae

Online Sources