Catholic History Resources


#1

Last night at my RCIA group they taught us “A short church history”. Well, that only brought up more questions for me. They made Luther sound like a hero, the great schism was totally skipped (until I asked because I am currently having problems understanding it), made it sound like women should be priests (“in the early church women helped run the house churches; it was the Greek influence that pushed them out”), and a bunch of other stuff that made me go "uhm…right.:shrug: " So! I was wondering if you had any good resources of church history. I love internet resources, but I can check out my library if you know any good titles.

I usually have problems finding good catholic resources for anything, I have more than once started reading a book to find out it is geared towards a protestant audience. That’s why I’m asking you!

Thanks very much!:smiley:


#2

Hello,

Here is a link to the Church History by Eusebius. It is an excellent guide for the first 300 years of the Church.


#3

Books by Dr. Warren Carroll, Hillaire Belloc, and Regine Pernoud are great starts.


#4

Amen. Carroll has five thick books that starts with the Foundation from Abraham to Constantine and Ends with the Reformation. A Sixth volume is planned. They good, are orthodox, and require a lot of reading time. Belloc has a number of books on Amazon.com for about $15 bucks each. Three of them that I have cover Herisies , the reformation, and in a third short Sections covering the main personalities of the reformation.


#5

Also if you want a more condensed version made as a text book for a Catholic highschool check out Christ the King Lord of History by his wife Ann Carrol. I can tell from experiance that they borrow material over from one another.


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