The History of Christianity

by David A. Dewitt


This study book is an overview of the history of Christianity after the first century, that is, starting with the year A.D. 100. The history of the first 100 years is covered in our study book, An Overview of the Bible, in the sections “The Life of Jesus Christ” and “The New Testament after Resurrection.” As Christianity grew, it became more complex. In general, this historical overview is presented in an objective way. But I will also include my own subjective evaluation in the form of lessons I believe we should learn from history. You should consider these as the author’s opinion and feel free to agree or disagree, discuss and evaluate. The hope is that you will not only learn the facts of Christian history but be able to apply the wisdom of our past.