I will add to this list as I work my way through the various books I encounter in my studies.

Abbott, John S. C., The History of Christianity.  Portland, ME:  G. Stinson, 1883.

Bainton, Roland H., The Church of Our Fathers.  Philadelphia, PA: The Westminster Press, 1941 and 1950.

Bass, Diana Butler, A People’s History of Christianity.  New York, NY. Harper Collins Publishers, 2010.

Guericke, Heinrich E. F., translated from the German by William G.T. Shedd, A Manual of Church History.  Boston : Draper and Halliday ; New York : Hurd & Houghton, 1867, 1857

Grun, Bernard; The Timetables of History.  New York, NY.  Simon and Schuster/Touchstone, 1946, …1991.

Hennecke, Edgar and Schneemelcher, Wilhelm;  New Testament Apocrypha.  Volume One: Gospels and Related Writings.  The Westminster Press, Philadelphia, 1963.

Nouwen, Henri J. M; Spiritual Formation: Following the Movements of the Spirit. Harper Collins, 2010.

Smith, Huston; The Soul of Christianity:  Restoring the Great Tradition.  Harper Collins, New York, 2005.

Staniforth, Maxwell (translator); Early Christian Writings.  Penguin Books, London, 1968.

The Church, A Trilogy.  This is a reprinting of three books by the Christian Restoration Association, 2000.

–  Shannon, Robert C., The New Testament Church.  Originally published by Standard Publishing, 1964, and College Press, 1984.

–  Wade, John W., The Church Through the Centuries.  Originally published by Standard Publishing, 1964.

–  Dowling, Enos E., The Restoration Movement.  Originally published by Standard Publishing, 1964.

Twitchell, James B., Shopping for God.  Simon and Schuster, New York, 2007.

Viola, Frank and Barna, George; Pagan Christianity? Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices. Tyndale House Publishers, 2002 and 2008.

Wegner, Paul D;  The Journey from Texts to Translations.  Baker Academic, Grand Rapids, MI, 2000.


For more about Gnosticism and the Gnostic writings:

Bock, Darrell L., PhD, Breaking the Da Vinci Code.  Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2004

Hoeller, Stephan A., Gnosticism, New Light on the Ancient Tradition of Inner Knowing. Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, Theosophical Publishing House, 2002.

Pagels, Elaine, Beyond Belief, The Secret Gospel of Thomas.  New York, NY.  Random House, 2005.

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