History of the Christian Church: Third Period: Nicene and post-Nicene Christianity: From Constantine the Great to Gregory the Great A.D. 311-600
T.&T. Clark, 1884 - 538 pages
This third volume covers the eventful period of Christian emperors, patriarchs, and oecumenical councils, from Constantine the Great to Gregory the Great. It completes the history of Ancient Christianity, which is the common inheritance of Greek, Latin, and Evangelical Christendom. It will be followed at no distant time by the History of Mediaeval Christianity to the Reformation. -The Author, New York, January, 1884
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