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Church History Bundle, ver. 2, M (16 vols.)
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Delve into the history of Christianity! With this add-on, you’ll get a good look at history of the early church and the Reformation, as well as a history of Christian doctrines. Take advantage of this one-time deal and expand your library with content relevant to you.

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A Short History of the Early Church        
The Religious Context of Early Christianity: A Guide to Graeco-Roman Religions        
Saints and Non-Saints: Some Saintly and Not-So-Saintly Figures from Church History        
History of Dogma (7 vols.)        
Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries, vol. 1        
Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries, vol. 2        
The Constitution and Law of the Church in the First Two Centuries        
Sources of the Apostolic Canons        
The Apostles' Creed        
The Waldensian Church: Her Work, Her Difficulties, Her Hopes        
A Short History of the Waldensian Church in the Valleys of Piedmont        
The Waldenses: Sketches of the Evangelical Christians of the Valleys of Piedmont        
History of the Waldenses        
The History of the Christian Church, From the Birth of Christ to the Eighteenth Century, Including the Very Interesting Account of the Waldenses and Albigenses, vol. 1        
The History of the Christian Church, From the Birth of Christ to the Eighteenth Century, Including the Very Interesting Account of the Waldenses and Albigenses, vol. 2        
The History of the Ancient Christians Inhabiting the Valleys of the Alps        
The Israel of the Alps: A Complete History of the Waldenses and Their Colonies, vol. 1        
The Israel of the Alps: A Complete History of the Waldenses and Their Colonies, vol. 2        
A History of the Vaudois Church        
Some Remarks upon the Ecclesiastical History of the Ancient Churches of Piedmont        
An Inquiry into the History and Theology of the Ancient Vallenses and Albigenses        
An Historical Defence of the Waldenses or Vaudois        
War With the Saints: Persecutions of the Vaudois under Pope Innocent III        
Bible Doctrine        
Christ’s Headship of the Church: According to Anabaptist Leaders Whose Followers Became Mennonites        
The Dutch Anabaptists        
Fallacies of Evolution: A Series of Three Lectures        
Helps for Ministers and Other Christian Workers        
History of the Mennonites        
Balthasar Hübmaier: The Leader of the Anabaptists        
Manual of Bible Doctrines        
The Mennonites of America        
Mennonite Church History        
Mennonite Handbook of Information        
Menno Simons: His Life, Labors, and Teachings        
Mennonites in the World War or Nonresistance under Test        
The Message and the Message-Bearer        
The Peaceful Kingdom of Christ or An Exposition of the 20th Chapter of the Book of Revelations        
Rise and Fall of the Anabaptists        
Spiritual and Anabaptist Writers: Documents Illustrative of the Radical Reformation        
The Complete Works of Menno Simon, vol. 1        
The Complete Works of Menno Simon, vol. 2        
The Growth of Church Institutions        
The Influence of Greek Ideas and Usages upon the Christian Church        
The Organization of the Early Christian Churches        
Christian Origins: An Account of the Setting and Character of the Most Important Messianic Sect of Judaism        
Did the First Christians Worship Jesus? The New Testament Evidence        
How Did Christianity Begin?        
Landmarks in the History of Early Christianity        
Also Included
A New Eusebius: Documents Illustrating the History of the Church to AD 337, 2nd ed.        
Promise Unfulfilled: The Failed Strategy of Modern Evangelicalism        
The History of Christian Doctrines        
A History of the Church from Pentecost to Present        
The English Puritans        
History of the Reformation in Europe in the Time of Calvin (8 vols.)        
Patristic Study        
A General View of the History of the English Bible        
The Life of the Blessed Emperor Constantine        
An Ecclesiastical History to the 20th Year of the Reign of Constantine        
A History of the Church in Seven Books        
A History of the Church in Nine Books        
A History of the Church in Five Books        
A History of the Church in Six Books        
Historical Theology (2 vols.)        

Key Features

  • Historical account of the development of New Evangelicalism
  • Insight into the growth and expansion of theological ideas during the twentieth century
  • Detailed overview of the Puritan tradition
  • Comprehensive and detailed history of the Reformation during the sixteenth century
  • Theological reflections on the development of church doctrine

Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries, vol. 1

A highly significant set of volumes, Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries (2 Vols.) is the first attempt ever to chronicle the history of missions from the first three centuries, although church history and dogma have previously been charted. Topics covered in volume one include a discussion of the diffusion and limits of Judaism, external conditions assisting with the expansion of Christianity, and an analysis of missions in light of the Gospel. Examples of missionaries from that era are also included, as are their methods of evangelism.

Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries, vol. 2

His vast knowledge shining through, Harnack details the spread of Christianity from the time of Christ to the third century. The first chapter of this volume outlines the significant main events that led to its expansion, and following chapters detail the rise of Christianity among aristocrats, in the courts, in the army, and among women. An appendix on church-building is contained, as are maps. This resource provides a great overview to the growth of the Church all over the world for the first three centuries after Christ's birth.

The Constitution and Law of the Church in the First Two Centuries

Five essays are contained in this fascinating look at ecclesiastical dogmatics in the first two centuries: The Primitive Community. Jewish Christianity; The Gentile-Christian Communities. Early History, Officials, Documents; Ignatius and the Episcopate. Local Communities; Clergy and Laity. The Ecclesiastical Orders; Church Law. Constitution of Heretical Societies. Synods. Two appendixes, covering the subjects of the Gospel and the fundamental confession of the Church follow the essays, and the volume ends with a supplementary note on the terms "Word," Word of God," and "Word (Words) of Christ," in the New Testament.

Sources of the Apostolic Canons

The Reverend John Owen introduces Sources of the Apostolic Canons with an essay entitled "The Organization of the Early Church and the Evolution of the Reader." A thorough analysis of the sources of the apostolic canons follows, including historical contents, a discussion of dates, and a section labeled "Supplement on the Origin of the Readership and of the Other Lower Orders."

The Apostles' Creed

In this volume, Harnack takes on the task of interpreting the Apostles' Creed historically. Rich with detailed research and extensive in notes, The Apostles' Creed looks closely at these three creeds: the Apostolic, the Nicene-Constantinopolitan, and the Athanasian.

The Waldensian Church: Her Work, Her Difficulties, Her Hopes

Giovanni Luzzi delivered this lecture on the Waldensian Church and its missionary work at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1914.

A Short History of the Waldensian Church in the Valleys of Piedmont

A Short History of the Waldensian Church in the Valleys of Piedmont begins with a brief account of the origin of the sect, continues with its rise into being, and ends with an account of its missionary work at the turn of the 19th century. Includes a prefatory essay by W. S. Gilly.

The Waldenses: Sketches of the Evangelical Christians of the Valleys of Piedmont

This history of the Waldensians includes an in-depth account of their beginnings, beautiful illustrations, and a detailed appendix which contains "A Confession of Faith of the Waldenses," which bears the date of A. D. 1120, as well as extracts from other writings that also date back to the twelfth century.

History of the Waldenses

History of the Waldenses succinctly describes the conflicts the Waldensians were engaged in and the martyrdoms they endured in defense of their faith and liberty. Wylie's fast-paced work shows how a large measure of constitutional liberty and freedom of conscience now enjoyed by Italy was due in large part to the efforts of the Waldensians.

The History of the Christian Church, From the Birth of Christ to the Eighteenth Century, Including the Very Interesting Account of the Waldenses and Albigenses, vol. 1

Volume one of The History of the Christian Church traces the history of the Christian Church from the time of the apostles to the twelfth century. Jones includes helpful chronological tables illustrating the succession of Popes, emperors, kings, and princes by century.

The History of the Christian Church, From the Birth of Christ to the Eighteenth Century, Including the Very Interesting Account of the Waldenses and Albigenses, vol. 2

Volume two of The History of the Christian Church focuses on the history of the Waldenses and Albigenses, from the time of Peter Waldo, A. D. 1160, through the days of Wycliffe in the fourteenth century, and up to the end of the seventeenth century. Volume two also contains an 80 page appendix of letters from Waldensian clergy members.

The History of the Ancient Christians Inhabiting the Valleys of the Alps

First published in the early 1600's, Jean Paul Perrin's The History of the Ancient Christians Inhabiting the Valleys of the Alps is considered a classic in Waldensian study. Perrin divides his account of the Waldenses into two parts:

  • Origin of the Waldenses, and the Testimony Given of Their Faith and Probity
  • History of the Waldenses, and of Their Various Dispersions

The Israel of the Alps: A Complete History of the Waldenses and Their Colonies, vol. 1

The Israel of the Alps gives a complete and in-depth history of the Waldenses, including their origin, manners, customs, religious organization, and sufferings. Volume one is divided into two parts:

  • History of the Vaudois from Their Origin to the Time When They were Circumscribed within the Valleys of Piedmont Alone
  • From the Time When the Vaudois were Restricted within the Limits of Their Valleys to the Date of Their Total Banishment

The Israel of the Alps: A Complete History of the Waldenses and Their Colonies, vol. 2

The Israel of the Alps gives a complete and in-depth history of the Waldenses, including their origin, manners, customs, religious organization, and sufferings. Volume two is divided into two parts:

  • From the Return of the Vaudois into Their Own Country, to their Civil and Political Emancipation in Piedmont
  • Appendices

A History of the Vaudois Church

In A History of the Vaudois Church, Antoine Monastier posits that the Vaudois church is the link that unites Protestant churches directly to the primitive churches born from the apostles. Beginning with the state of the Christian church at the accession of the emperor Constantine, Monastier provides a succinct history of the Christian church in general before focusing on the origin of the Vaudois church and its history up to the nineteenth century. Includes dozens of illustrations and maps.

Some Remarks upon the Ecclesiastical History of the Ancient Churches of Piedmont

First published at the end of the 17th century, Peter Allix's Remarks upon the Ecclesiastical History of the Ancient Churches of Piedmont was written in defense of the Albigensian and Waldensian churches against charges of heresy by the Bishop of Meaux, Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, in his History of the Variations of the Protestant Churches.

An Inquiry into the History and Theology of the Ancient Vallenses and Albigenses

A refutation of Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet's History of the Variations of the Protestant Churches, George Stanley Faber's Inquiry into the History and Theology of the Ancient Vallenses and Albigenses is a thorough account of the history and theology of these two churches. Faber argues that the Waldensians had always held a system of doctrine and practice that was fundamentally the same as that of the Reformed Churches of the sixteenth century.

An Historical Defence of the Waldenses or Vaudois

The writer of the following treatises, Jean Rodolphe Peyran, was a native of the valleys of Piedmont, where both his father and grandfather had been raised in the office of Moderator of the Waldensian church. Like them, he served as a pastor and in the office of the Moderator. This collection of his treatises, translated into English, covers Waldensian church history, provides biographical sketches of some of the Waldensian church's most important leaders, connects the principles of the Waldensian church with those of the Reformation in the sixteenth century, documents that the ancient Waldenses perpetuated an episcopal form of church government, and more.

War With the Saints: Persecutions of the Vaudois under Pope Innocent III

War with the Saints focuses on the twelfth century and the Fourth Lateran Council when Pope Innocent III declared the Waldensians heretics. Around this time, more than 80 Waldensians were burned as heretics, and several centuries of persecution followed. Charlotte Elizabeth traces the horror and heroism of the Waldensian peoples as they struggled to survive the crusades threatening to destroy them.

Bible Doctrine

At the Mennonite General Conference of 1911, a committee of ten was appointed to prepare a work on Christian doctrine. The design of the work was not to serve as a confession of faith, but rather as an exposition of the doctrines which a confession of faith ought to contain. A table of contents was formed and writers were chosen to prepare each chapter. They divided the contents into eight distinct sections:

  • God and Man
  • Satan and His Works
  • The Plan of Salvation
  • The Church
  • Christian Ordinances
  • Christian Principles
  • Christian Graces
  • Future Destiny of Man

Christ’s Headship of the Church: According to Anabaptist Leaders Whose Followers Became Mennonites

The movement, known as Anabaptism, affords a rich field for speculation because of the fact that it came into such prominence during the Reformation period; because so many divisions, sects, and denominations either grew out of it or came through it; and because of the nature of the sources upon which we are dependent for our information. Culling a mass of historical material, Langenwalter maintains that only through the lives and writings of its early leaders can a true understanding of Anabaptism be formed.

The Dutch Anabaptists

Henry Elias Dosker delivered the Stone Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1918, and The Dutch Anabaptists includes the original content of those lectures, revised and expanded. Dosker traces the history and development of the Anabaptists, gives biographical accounts of their leaders, and outlines their theology. Lectures include:

  • Origin and Early Development
  • The Radical Anabaptists
  • The Conservatives
  • The Theology of the Dutch Anabaptists
  • Internal Conditions and Views of Life
  • Later History

Fallacies of Evolution: A Series of Three Lectures

This short pamphlet contains three lectures given to the student body of Hesston Academy and Bible School in 1916. Its mission is to establish and confirm the student in the faith of the truth of the Bible along the line that it is most frequently attacked by scholars and ripened intellectuality, and at the same time give correct information on questions of science relative to life and its development.

Helps for Ministers and Other Christian Workers

This guidebook on and for the ministry is helpful to new and experienced ministers of the Word. Defining the mission of Church leaders, providing a list of helpful texts in different areas of concern, and providing sample sermon outlines are just a few of the helpful areas covered in Helps for Ministers and Other Christian Workers.

History of the Mennonites

History of the Mennonites contains brief sketches of the Mennonites in America, beginning with the first settlement and organization at Germantown, PA. From there, Cassel documents the settlements in Virginia, West Virginia, Missouri, Indiana, Nebraska, and more. History of the Mennonites is packed with historical documents, biographical information on some of the more prominent ministers, and dozens of illustrations.

Balthasar Hübmaier: The Leader of the Anabaptists

A popular pulpiter in his day, Balthasar Hübmaier is an important figure of the Reformation that has been largely forgotten. Henry C. Vedder provides a history of Balthasar Hübmaier and analyzes his works. An extensive bibliography and over twenty illustrations are included.

Manual of Bible Doctrines

Manual of Bible Doctrines was written for those new to the Christian faith, particularly those interested in the Mennonite faith. Arranged by topic, Kauffman walks the reader through the most important doctrines of the faith, including conversion, justification, sin, repentance, baptism, and more.

The Mennonites of America

Beginning with the Anabaptists and the Mennonites of Europe, C. Henry Smith traces the history of the Mennonite church and its founding of Mennonite colonies in America. Having founded the first German colony in America and being among the pioneers in many of the frontier settlements in the westward expansion of the American people, the American Mennonite story proves to be an important part of American history.

Mennonite Church History

Hartzler and Kauffman provide an in-depth history of the Mennonite Church. Tracing their roots to the Church of the first century, the authors then outline the various precursors to Menno Simons teachings—the Novatians, Catharists, Paulicians, Henricans, Albigenses, Waldenses, and the Anabaptists. Kauffman and Hartzler then move to the European Mennonites and the new European settlements in America. Packed with interesting historical documents, such as the "Mennonite Confession of Faith" and letters dating from the seventeenth century from Mennonite leaders protesting slavery, this volume is indispensible for understanding the roots of Mennonite history and doctrine.

Mennonite Handbook of Information

This handbook serves as a quick reference guide for brief accounts of events that happened along the historical thread of more than two hundred years relating to the development of the Mennonite church in the United States of America.

Menno Simons: His Life, Labors, and Teachings

John Horsch's biography of Menno Simons provides an important history of the Anabaptists and early Mennonites, focusing on Menno Simons' life and works. Menno Simons: His Life, Labors, and Teachings is full of biographical information about many of Simons' contemporaries and gives a unique perspective of the Reformation. Horsch also provides an Anabaptist dictionary of key people, places, and doctrines as well as an abbreviated time-line of Menno Simons' various points of doctrine and practice.

Mennonites in the World War or Nonresistance under Test

As one who was actively engaged in looking after the welfare of young male Mennonites, who for conscience sake, could take no part in the First World War, J. S. Hartzler was selected by the Mennonite General Conference to undertake a careful writing of the events, to make a clear statement of issues involved, and to create a record of what nonresistant people did to meet the problems arising from the war. In the introduction provided by Albert J. Steiner, he writes: "The principles of peace and opposition to war have been deeply implanted into the very lifeblood of every true Mennonite through four centuries, and to violate this now would rob them of a sacred religious principle, giving them a guilty conscience before God." This volume provides an important history of the Mennonite church during one of the most trying times in American history.

The Message and the Message-Bearer

This handbook for Mennonite missionaries illuminates the core principles of the faith and the spirit of the message-bearers "devoted to the great cause of carrying the Gospel of Christ into all the world."

The Peaceful Kingdom of Christ

The Peaceful Kingdom of Christ is early Anabaptist writer Peter Jan Twisk's commentary on the twentieth chapter of the book of Revelations. Written around 1600 AD, this valuable commentary was first translated from the Dutch into German in 1875 before this English edition was translated in 1913.

Rise and Fall of the Anabaptists

This scholarly review of German Anabaptists during the Reformation details the split in the Anabaptist community during the Münster Rebellion of 1534–1535. Interpreting this episode is where Bax contends previous historians are at fault in their blanket assessment of Anabaptism and its historical leaders.

Spiritual and Anabaptist Writers: Documents Illustrative of the Radical Reformation

This volume comprises of a group of sixteenth-century writings once cherished and influential in fairly wide circles and intrinsically of no slight importance, but little known to modern readers. This anthology of Anabaptist writings includes sermons, addresses, letters, essays, and more, and editor George Williams supplies notes and annotations on all of them.

The Complete Works of Menno Simon, vol. 1

First ordained as a Roman Catholic priest, Menno Simons later rejected the Catholic Church and joined with the Anabaptists in 1536. For the next twenty-five years, Menno's writings and sermons on adult baptism, piety, and nonviolence would become so influential, other leaders began referring to the Dutch Anabaptists as Mennonites. Volume one of The Complete Works of Menno Simons contains the following:

  • Conversion of Menno Simon, and His Renunciation of the Church of Rome
  • A Foundation and Plain Instruction of the Saving Doctrine of Our Lord Jesus Christ
  • The True Christian Faith, Which Converts, Changes, Makes Pious, Sincere, New, Peaceful, Joyful, and Blessed the Human Heart
  • A Fundamental Doctrine from the Word of God
  • A Consoling Admonition Concerning the Sufferings, Oppressions, and Persecutions of the Saints
  • A Pleasing Meditation and Devout Contemplation on the Twenty-Fifth Psalm
  • A Plain Instruction from the Word of God, Concerning the Spiritual Resurrection, and New or Heavenly Birth
  • A Fundamental Doctrine, or An Account of Excommunication, Ban, Exclusion or Separation from the Church of Christ
  • A Pleasing Instruction and Doctrine How All Pious Parents, According to the Scriptures, are Required to Govern, Correct, and Educate Their Children
  • Letters Written by Menno Simon

The Complete Works of Menno Simon, vol. 2

First ordained as a Roman Catholic priest, Menno Simons later rejected the Catholic Church and joined with the Anabaptists in 1536. For the next twenty-five years, Menno's writings and sermons on adult baptism, piety, and nonviolence would become so influential, other leaders began referring to the Dutch Anabaptists as Mennonites. Volume two of The Complete Works of Menno Simons contains the following:

  • A Reply to a Publication of Gellius Faber
  • A Very Humble Supplication of the Poor, Despised Christians
  • A Brief Complaint or Apology of the Despised Christians and Exiled Christians
  • A Treatise on, and Scriptural Explanation of Excommunication
  • A Clear, Incontrovertible Confession and Demonstration, Founded on the Power of the Holy Scriptures—A Reply to John A'lasco
  • A Confession of the Triune, Eternal and True God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
  • An Explanation of Christian Baptism in the Water from the Word of God
  • The Reason Menno Simon Does Not Cease Teaching and Writing
  • A Fundamental and Clear Confession of the Poor and Distressed Christians
  • A Thorough Answer to the Slander, Defamation, Backbiting, Unseasoned and Bitter Words of Zylis and Lemmekes Concerning the Ban, Separation, or Shunning
  • A Humble and Christian Justification and Replication
  • A Brief and Clear Confession and Scriptural Demonstration
  • A Very Plain and Pointed Reply to the Anti-Christian Doctrine
  • A Very Sincere Epistle to Martin Micron
  • A Plain and Convincing Proof, from the Scriptures, That Jesus Christ Is the True, Promised, Spiritual David, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords
  • A Kind Admonition or Instruction from the Word of God, How a Christian Should Be Disposed