HIS2202/3 The Church: Pentecost to the Reformation

Reference Works

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LCSH Keyword
ORTHODOX Christianity orthodoxy
CHRISTIAN heresies--History--Middle Ages, ca. 600-1500 Roman Catholic church
CHRISTIAN heretics theological movements
GNOSTICISM "early church" growth
IGNATIUS, Saint, Bp of Antioch  
POLYCARP, Saint, Bp of Smyrna  
JUSTIN, Martyr, Saint  
ARISTIDES, 2d cent  
APOLOGISTS (Christians)  
ATHENAGORAS, 2d cent  
TATIAN, ca 120-173  
IRENAEUS, Saint, Bp of Lyons  
TERTULLIAN, ca 160-ca230  
CYPRIAN, Saint, Bp of Carthage  
EUSEBIUS, Bp of Caesarea  
AMBROSE, Saint, Bp of Milan  
JOHN Chrysostom, Saint, d 407  
THEODORE, Bp of Mopsuestia, ca 350-428 or 9  
JEROME, Saint, d 419 or 20  
AUGUSTINE, Saint, Bp of Hippo  
CHURCH history--Primitive & early church, ca. 30-600  
CHURCH history--Middle Ages, 600-1500  
THEOLOGY--History--Early church, ca. 30-600  
THEOLOGY--History--Middle Ages, 600-1500  
PERSECUTION of Christians--History--Early church, ca. 30-600  
PERSECUTION--History--Middle Ages, 600-1500  
CHRISTIAN martyrs  
ROME--History--BC 30-AD 284 (Empire)  
ROMAN roads  
ANCIENT philosophy  
PHILOSOPHY and Christianity--Greek philosophy  
JEWISH messianic movements  
JEWISH ethics  
JEWISH philosophy--Early works to 1800  
JESUS Christ--Historicity  
MONASTICISM & religious orders--History--Middle Ages, 600-1500  
CRUSADES--First, 1096-1099  
CISTERCIAN monasteries  
CISTERCIAN convents  
ALBIGENSIAN Crusade, 1209-1229  
ORTHODOX (Orthodox Eastern Church)  
HOLY Spirit--Procession          [used for filioque]  
NICENE Creed  
ABELARD, Peter, 1079-1142  
THOMAS, Aquinas, Saint, 1225c-1274  
WILLIAM of Ockham, ca 1285-ca1349  
BACON, Roger, 1214c-1294  
FATHERS of the church  
LITURGIES, Early Christian  
CHRISTIANITY & other religions--Islam  

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