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Series: Abingdon's History of the Church

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The Early Church: Origins to the Dawn of the Middle Ages by E. Glenn Hinson
The Medieval Church: From the Dawn of the Middle Ages to the Eve of the Reformation by Carl A. Volz
The Modern Church: From the Dawn of the Reformation to the Eve of the Third Millennium by Glenn T. Miller

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  1. A World History of Christianity by Adrian Hastings (1999)
  2. The Early Church by Henry Chadwick (1967)
  3. The European Reformations by Carter Lindberg (1996)
  4. The Medieval Church: A Brief History by Joseph H. Lynch (1992)
  5. A History of the Christian Church by Williston Walker (1918)
  6. A History of the Church in the Middle Ages by F Donald Logan (2002)
  7. The rise of Christianity by W. H. C. Frend (1984)
  8. A History of Christian Thought: From the Beginnings to the Council of Chalcedon by Justo L. González (1983)
  9. The Reformation by Owen Chadwick (1964)
  10. A History of Medieval Christianity: Prophecy and Order by Jeffrey Burton Russell (1968)
  11. Christianity's Dangerous Idea: The Protestant Revolution--A History from the Sixteenth Century to the Twenty-First by Alister McGrath (2007)
  12. The Medieval Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the Medieval Period by G. R. Evans (2001)
  13. The First Seven Ecumenical Councils (325-787): Their History and Theology by Leo Donald Davis (1987)
  14. The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, Vol. 4: Reformation of Church and Dogma (1300-1700) by Jaroslav Pelikan (1984)
  15. Documents of the Christian Church by Henry Bettenson (1947)

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