The History of the Church of Christ: Century IV

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It is certain, that from our Saviour's time to the present, there have ever been persons whose dispositions and lives have been formed by the rules of the New Testament; men who have been real, not merely nominal Christians, who believed the doctrines of the gospel, loved them because of their divine excellency, and suffered gladly the loss of all things, that they might win Christ, and be found in him. It is the history of these men which I propose to write. It is of no consequence with respect to my plan, nor of much importance I believe in its own nature, to what external church they belonged. I intend not to enter with any nicety into an account of their rites and ceremonies, or forms of church government, much less into their secular history. Even religious controversies shall be omitted, except those which seem to bear a relation to the essence of Christ's religion, and of which the history of his real church seems to require some account. Let not the reader expect, that the actions of great men (great in a secular view I mean) will be exhibited to his notice. Nothing but what belongs to Christ's kingdom shall be admitted, and genuine piety is that alone which I intend to celebrate. - Summary by Introduction (8 hr 20 min)


The Persecution of Dioclesian 1:10:35 Read by InTheDesert
A View of the State of the Christian Religion on its Establishment under Consta… 16:26 Read by InTheDesert
The Progress of the Arian Controversy, till the Death of Constantine 47:28 Read by InTheDesert
The Progress of the Arian Controversy during the reign of Constantius 36:14 Read by InTheDesert
A View of Monasticism and other Miscellaneous Circumstances, from the Establish… 13:31 Read by InTheDesert
The Extension of the Gospel, from the beginning of the Fourth Century to the De… 8:15 Read by InTheDesert
The Decline of Idolatry in this Century, to the Death of Constantius 10:19 Read by InTheDesert
Julian's Attempts to restore Idolatry 23:16 Read by InTheDesert
The Church under Julian 31:17 Read by InTheDesert
The Church under Jovian 19:48 Read by InTheDesert
The Church under Valens. - The Death, Character, and Writings of Athanasius 23:09 Read by InTheDesert
The Church under Valentinian. - The beginnings of Ambrose 18:09 Read by InTheDesert
The Church of Christ under Gratian and Theodosius, till the Death of the former 16:03 Read by InTheDesert
The Heresy of Priscillian - The Conduct of Martin of Tours - The Progress of Su… 12:08 Read by InTheDesert
The Conduct of Ambrose under the Emperor Valentinian the Second, and the Persec… 12:36 Read by InTheDesert
The Church under Theodosius 15:52 Read by InTheDesert
Reflections on Ecclesiastical Establishments 37:04 Read by InTheDesert
The Private Life and the Works of Ambrose 18:02 Read by InTheDesert
The Propagation of the Gospel among Barbarians; the Progress of Novatianism, an… 10:00 Read by InTheDesert
Christian Authors in this Century 13:08 Read by InTheDesert
Ephraim the Syrian 18:00 Read by InTheDesert
Hilary of Poictiers 6:45 Read by InTheDesert
Basil of Caesarea 11:18 Read by InTheDesert
Gregory Nazianzen 11:23 Read by InTheDesert