Addenda

Since the third revision of this volume in 1889, the following works deserving notice have appeared till September, 1893. (P. S.) Page 2. After Nirschl add E. Bernheim Lehrbuch der historischen Methode. Mit Nachweis der wichtigsten Quellen und Hilfsmittel zum Studium der Geschichte. Leipzig, 1889. Edward Bratke Wegweiser zur Quellen- und Literaturkunde der Kirchengeschichte. Gotha, 1890 (282 pp.). Of the Church History of Kurtz (who died at Marburg, 1890), an 11th revised edition appeared in...

From The Preface To The First Edition

Encouraged by the favorable reception of my History of the Apostolic Church, I now offer to the public a History of the Primitive Church from the birth of Christ to the reign of Constantine, as an independent and complete work in itself, and at the same time as the first volume of a general history of Christianity, which I hope, with the help of God, to bring down to the present age. The church of the first three centuries, or the ante-Nicene age, possesses a peculiar interest for Christians of...