In their widely praised, long popular Church History, James Bradley and Richard Muller lay out the guidelines, methods, and basic reference tools for research and writing in the fields of church history and historical theology. Over the years, this book has helped countless students define their topics, locate relevant source materials, and write quality papers.
This revised, expanded, and updated second edition includes discussion of internet-based research, digitized texts, and the electronic forms of research tools and their use. The bibliography of study aids has also been greatly expanded to account for many important new resources made available since the first edition was published (1995). Accessible and clear, this handy introduction will continue to be useful for both students and experienced scholars in the field.
Praise for the First Edition:
“This is the most comprehensive and most lucidly written introduction to the methods of historical research and writing in the field of church history that I have seen. The authors are to be commended for engaging issues of faith and critical scholarship in ways that detract neither from personal commitment nor from historical rigor. . . . All in all, a magnificent achievement.” — Harry S. Stout
“While Bradley and Muller show how hard it is to learn the craft, they help the apprentice considerably.” — Christian Century
“A reliable roadmap for all who would enter the scholarly labyrinth known as ‘church history.’ . . . All new practitioners of the discipline, not to mention old ones, could benefit from this books' -- Religious Studies Review