Bede | England | Gregory I

Early English Church History

The following public domain book is now available on-line in PDF: William Bright [1824-1901], Chapters of Early English Church History, 2nd Edition. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1888. Hbk. pp.476.  Click here to download [10.36 MB] View in PDF format Early English Church History Contents Chapter I (Introductory) The beginning of British Christianity unknown; No proof of…

Cathars | Waldenses

New Book on the Cathars and Waldenses

Caterina Bruschi, The Wandering Heretics of Languedoc. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Hbk. ISBN-13: 9780521182270. pp.232. The publishers blurb reads: How should historians read sources which record inquisitorial trials in the Middle Ages? How can we understand the fears felt by those on trial? By analysing six volumes of depositions in the trial of Cathar…

Adamites | Hussites | Orebites | Pichards | Taborites | Wycliffe

Review: Warrior of God. Jan Zizka and the Hussite Revolution

Victor Verney, Warrior of God. Jan Zizka and the Hussite Revolution. London: Frontline Books, 2009. Hbk. ISBN: 978-1-84832-516-6. pp.240. When I was first offered a review copy of this book I was somewhat surprised, because the publisher specialises in military rather than religious history. Having read the book I would have to say that it…

Islam

Book Review: Islam. The Challenge to the Church

Patrick Sookhdeo, Islam. The Challenge to the Church. Pewsey: Isaac Publishing, 2006. Pbk. ISBN: 0954783549. pp.125. Available from the Barnabas Fund, Old Rectory, River Street, PEWSEY, Wiltshire, SN9 5DB. Tel: +44 1672 564938. Fax: +44 1672 565030 Contents and Summary: 1) Understanding Islam Discusses the basic teachings of Islam, its sects, morality (including the issues…