Around the twelfth century, a fresh wind blew across Medieval Europe, bringing the Scripture to ordinary lay people through traveling preachers and new translations. Many were inspired to commit their whole selves to seek and to serve God while remaining in the world rather than join religious orders. Let the prayers and devotion of Margery, Thomas, Catherine, Lawrence and many others inspire you toward a deeper faith in this issue of Christian History.
Discover the faithful, prayerful life of George Müller, his impact on hundreds of thousands of orphans, and the “Brethren” whose theological ideas have reverberated through evangelicalism for almost two centuries in this issue of Christian History.
Christian History magazine featuring the Apostle Paul and His Times. The gods vied for glory and rulers for power, but the tireless work of this man is what endured.
Meet the Christian leaders of the late twentieth century who sought to recover from “modern amnesia” by rediscovering the ancient Christian faith. Renew your acquaintance with the early church’s devotional practices, doctrinal commitments, and ways of worship and see how the movements of the past led to spiritual renewal today in this issue of Christian History.
Christian History magazine #51 covers Heresy in the Early Church.
Discover how the Bible shaped the American church, caused conflict, and informed worship and personal devotion in the hearts of American believers. This issue is the second of a two-part series on the Bible in America. Find the first in issue #138: America’s Book: How the Bible helped shape a nation.
How much do you know about Erasmus? You might know that he disagreed with Luther, but there is more to this sixteenth century thinker than that! Discover the church reformer, Renaissance humanist, and faithful Catholic who desired to follow the “philosophy of Christ.”
In this issue of Christian History, discover the role of the Bible in American history and its influence on the nation’s citizens, from preachers to politicians, reformers to artists, and more.
Whether, and how, Christians should go about higher education of young adults for the common good has been a question for centuries. In this issue of Christian History we survey the schools wrestling with timeless questions: How important are the liberal arts? What place does religion have in the university curriculum? What courses and activities best equip young people to be good Christians and good citizens? Discover the Christian story of the university in this latest issue of CH. Available for pre-order now! Will ship by May 31, 2021.
Discover C. S. Lewis in a new light. Meet the friends, family, and relationships that shaped him in this latest issue of Christian History.
How do Christians live as citizens of a fallen world? Meet the believers who sought to live faithfully in the world without being consumed by it; sometimes by working hand-in-hand with the state; sometimes enduring its persecution. Discover how they did all these things as a way to follow Jesus—helping to bring Augustine’s “City of Man” just a little bit closer to the “City of God”—in this issue of Christian History.
It didn’t take long for the ideas of Luther, Zwingli, and many others to ignite a sea change in society at large: peasants revolting, priests and nuns marrying, church art destroyed, heretics on both sides persecuted by church and state, and a philandering king whose search for a male heir would birth the Church of England. Read about one of the most turbulent eras of all of history in issue #118, The People’s Reformation, the second in our Reformation series.
Christian History Magazine featuring Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
From the monks and mystics who found in nature divine inspiration for moving poetry and art to the hermits and activists who felt the call to live in harmony with the same, you’ll meet a variety of inspiring saints. So head outside to your favorite reading spot to enjoy this uniquely beautiful issue of Christian History magazine.
REPRINTED! Christian History Magazine #28 features the 100 Most Important Events in Church History.
Christian History #50 covers Christianity's overlooked role in the bold venture to gain independence.
As the reform movement spread and splintered across Europe in the mid-sixteenth century, each offshoot searched for and strengthened its identity through various confessions and creeds. On this scene stepped John Calvin, the hopeful priest turned reluctant lawyer who became one of the world's most influential reformers. Read his story along with the story of the divisions, martyrdoms, victories, and disappointments that marked the last half of the sixteenth century in this third Reformation issue of Christian History.
They were the wars of our grandparents and great-grandparents. Bloody, nightmarish wars that transformed the face of the globe, claimed entire families, and ushered in the nuclear age. As the world fought to save Western civilization, Christians fought too, in battles both physical and spiritual. Their stories are heart-wrenching, challenging, and touching, and there are some stories we’d rather forget. Read them all in this expanded issue of Christian History on World Wars I and II.
Christian History Magazine # 16, 1987, featuring William Tyndale.
Christian History Magazine featuring Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation.
The Catholic Reformation is a story often overlooked by Protestants. In this issue of Christian History magazine, read how some Catholics embraced "evangelical" ideas and helped usher in a new era.
Christian History Magazine #3 featuring John Wycliffe.
Christian History Magazine #17 featuring Women in the Early Church.
This issue of Christian History magazine discusses Christians and the prison experience. Why, when, and where have Christians been imprisoned? How has faith been revealed behind bars and how have Christians sought to minister to those who are incarcerated? Christian History magazine #123 Captive Faith features the voices of prisoners through the ages, including some who are currently serving sentences.