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HIST 304 History of Christianity

This course guide will help you with your research paper dealing with the history of Christianity before 1600 CE.

The following subject headings in the library catalogue may be useful for beginning your research.

  • Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
  • Women in Christianity--History--Early church, ca. 30-600
  • Christianity/Church History
  • Fathers of the church
  • Christian literature, Early
  • Christianity--Origin
  • Christian art and symbolism--To 500
  • Art, Early Christian
  • Christian Pilgrims and Pilgrimages
  • Christian Saints
  • Christian Sects, Medieval
  • Church history -- 16th century
  • Christianity and other religions -- Islam
  • Islam -- Relations -- Christianity
  • Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity -- History -- To 1500
  • Judaism--Relations--Christianity--History

eBook Collections


Journal Articles

Primary Sources

To locate primary source materials in the library catalogue, add sources, documents, diaries, or personal narratives or correspondence to other relevant search terms.

Many libraries and archives have digitized their primary document collections. You can find primary documents on the Web using a search engine like Google to find primary document collections.

Use the terms "primary documents" or "primary sources" or "digital exhibition" or "digital collection" with your search terms. For example, "primary documents" medieval Islam.

Remember to critically evaluate your primary documents before you use them for your history paper.


Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Christian Origins - Fordham University, New York

Internet Medieval Sourcebook - Fordham University, New York

Fourth Century Christianity - Wisconsin Lutheran

Biblical Texts - Zondervan, a member of HarperCollins Christian Publishing



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