Hans Lietzmann’s four volume history of Christianity from its founding through the early Church Fathers and the origins of monasticism.
Volume I: The Beginnings of the Christian Church covers the period from the ministry of John the Baptist to the Marcionite and Gnostic heresies of the second century.
Volume II: The Founding of the Church Universal continues Lietzmann’s narrative down to the death of Origen. It contains, in in addition to brilliant character studies of such figures as Tertullian and Origen, notable chapters on the principal problems confronting the early Church.
Volume III: From Constantine to Julian recounts the period in which the Church, emerging from the persecution under Diocletian, found comparative security under Constantine. It encompasses as well the stormy years of Arian controversy and the short-lived attempt at a pagan revival under Julian the Apostate.
IV: The Era of the Church Fathers includes treatment of the dramatic encounters between Ambrose and the Emperor Theodosius 1; the account of Gregory of Nyssa, Gregory of Nazianzus, Basil of Caesarea, and their formative influence in Eastern Orthodoxy; and a long concluding chapter on the origins of monasticism.
History of the Christian Church
Volume I: Apostolic Christianity. A.D. 1-100.
A. D. 100-325.
Nicene and post-Nicene Christianity
FROM CONSTANTINE THE GREAT TO GREGORY THE GREAT
A. D. 311-600
From Gregory I to Gregory VII
VOLUME V. PART I THE MIDDLE AGES
FROM GREGORY VII., 1019, TO BONIFACE VIII., 1294
VOLUME V. PART II THE MIDDLE AGES
FROM BONIFACE VIIL, 1294, TO THE PROTESTANT
VOLUME VI. Modern CHRISTIANITY
THE GERMAN REFORMATION
VOLUME VII MODERN CHRISTIANITY
THE SWISS REFORMATION