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Historical Writings

Church and Denominational History

Writings of James Craigie Robertson

Sketches of Church History

A two volume work, by Reverend J.C. Robertson, giving an overview of the history of the Church from the death of Christ to the Reformation.

 

Book 1 — Church History: A.D. 33 - 604

Chapter 1 — The Age of the Apostles (AD 33 - 100)

Chapter 2 — St. Ignatius (AD 116)

Chapter 3 — St. Justin, Martyr (AD 166)

Chapter 4 — St. Polycarp (AD 166)

Chapter 5 — The Martyrs of Lyons and Vienne (AD 177)

Chapter 6 — Tertullian--Perpetua and her Companions (AD 181 - 206)

Chapter 7 — Origen (AD 185 - 254)

Chapter 8 — St Cyprian (AD 200 - 253)

Chapter 9 — The Last Persecution

Chapter 10 — Constantine the Great (AD 313 - 337)

Chapter 11 — The Council of Nicaea (AD 325)

Chapter 12 — St. Athanasius AD 325 - 337)

Chapter 13 — The Monks

Chapter 14 — St. Basil and St. Gregory of Nazianzum

Chapter 15 — St. Ambrose (AD 374 - 397)

Chapter 16 — The Temple of Serapis (AD 391)

Chapter 17 — Church Government

Chapter 18 — Christian Worship

Chapter 19 — Arcadius and Honorius (AD 395 - 423)

Chapter 20 — St. John Chrysostom (AD 347 - 407)

Chapter 21 — St. Augustine (AD 354 - 430)

Chapter 22 — Councils of Ephesus and Chalcedon (AD 431 - 451)

Chapter 23 — Fall of the Western Empire (AD 451 - 476)

Chapter 24 — Conversion of the Barbarians--Christianity in Britain

Chapter 25 — Scotland and Ireland

Chapter 26 — Clovis (AD 496)

Chapter 27 — Justinian (AD 527 - 565)

Chapter 28 — Nestorians and Monophysites

Chapter 29 — St. Benedict (AD 480 - 529)

Chapter 30 — End of the Sixth Century

Chapter 31 — St. Gregory the Great (AD 540 - 604)

 

Book 2 — Church History: A.D. 589 - 1517

Chapter 1 — Mahometanism; Image worship (AD 612 - 794)

Chapter 2 — The Church in England

Chapter 3 — St. Boniface (AD 680 - 755)

Chapter 4 — Pipin and Charles the Great(AD 741 - 814)

Chapter 5 — Decay of Charles the Great's Empire (AD 814 - 887)

Chapter 6 — State of the Papacy (AD 891 - 1046)

Chapter 7 — Missions of the Ninth and Tenth Centuries

Chapter 8 — Pope Gregory VII

Chapter 9 — The First Crusade (AD 1095 - 1099)

Chapter 10 — New Orders of Monks--Military Orders

Chapter 11 — St. Bernard (AD 1091 - 1153)

Chapter 12 — Adrian IV

Chapter 13 — Innocent The Third (AD 1198 - 1216)

Chapter 14 — Frederick II--St. Lewis of France

Chapter 15 — Peter of Murrone (AD 1294)

Chapter 16 — Boniface VIII

Chapter 17 — The Popes at Avignon--Ruin of the Templars

Chapter 18 — The Popes at Avignon (continued) (AD 1314 - 1352)

Chapter 19 — Religious Sects and Parties

Chapter 20 — John Wyclif (AD 1324 - 1384)

Chapter 21 — The Popes return to Rome

Chapter 22 — The Great Schism (AD 1378 - 1410)

Chapter 23 — John Huss (AD 1369 - 1414)

Chapter 24 — The Council of Constance (AD 1414 - 1418)

Chapter 25 — The Hussites (AD 1418 - 1431)

Chapter 26 — Councils of Basel and Florence (AD 1431 - 1439)

Chapter 27 — Nicolas V and Pius II (AD 1447 - 1464)

Chapter 28 — Jerome Savonarola (AD 1452 - 1498)

Chapter 29 — Julius II and Leo X AD 1503 - 1521)

Chapter 30 — Missions--The Inquisition