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A History of the Christian Church


Charles Scribner’s Sons 1919

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The vast history of the church is expounded in this textbook volume, with a special focus on the development of Christian doctrine and philosophical thought through the ages. Williston Walker tells the story of the church, including the circumstances of its birth and early years, the changes which led to the Reformation, and the developments in doctrine once the church spread across the Atlantic. He provides a wide bibliography of historical, theological, and encyclopaedic texts that have gone into the making of A History of the Christian Church, giving readers access to a bigger view of research on Christian history.

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Key Features

  • Extensive study on historical events and Christian thought
  • References to the early church fathers, medieval writers, and other history books
  • Multiple full-color maps and charts


  • Period I: From the Beginnings to the Gnostic Crisis
  • Period II: From the Gnostic Crisis to Constantine
  • Period III: The Imperial State Church
  • Period IV: The Middle Ages to the Close of the Investiture Controversy
  • Period V: The Later Middle Ages
  • Period VI: The Reformation
  • Period VII: The Transition to the Modern Religious Situation

Product Details

  • Title: A History of the Christian Church
  • Author: Williston Walker
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
  • Publication Date: 1919
  • Pages: 625

About Williston Walker

Williston Walker (1860–1922) was the Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Yale University. Born in Portland, Maine, he graduated from Amherst in 1883 and studied further at Hartford Theological Seminary and then Leipzig, where he received his PhD. His other publications include The Reformation, Great Men of the Christian Church, and The Creeds and Platforms of Congregationalism.

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