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Resource Guide:
Early Christian History

Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Christianity—Origin
  • Christian Literature—History and criticism
  • Church history—Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
  • Theology, Doctrinal—History—Early church, ca. 30-600
  • Episcopacy
  • Judaism—Relations—Christianity

Research Databases

Online Journals

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. You can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • Christian Studies
  • Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture
  • Church history and religious culture
  • Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism
  • Religious Studies and Theology
  • Renewing Minds: A Journal of Christian Thought
  • Studies in World Christianity
  • Studies in World Christianity and Interreligious Relations

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Early Christian spiritualityBR 195 .C5 E37
The Early Christian Church: volume 1: The first Christian century.BR 165 .C33 v.1
The first urban Christians: the social world of the Apostle Paul.BR 166 .M44
Three Christian capitals: topography and politics.DG 63 .K7
Early Christian ArtN 7832 .M4313 1967
Christianity in the Roman Empire: Key figures, and beliefs, and practices of the early church, AD 100-300.eBook 2019
The Early Christian CenturieseBook 2014
Episcopal Networks in Late Antiquity: Connection and communication across boundaries.eBook 2019
A Handbook on the Jewish Roots of the Christian FaitheBook 2019