Augustine: A Very Short Introduction
By his writings, the surviving bulk of which exceeds that of any other ancient author, Augustine came to influence not only his contemporaries, but also the West since his time. This work traces the development of his thought, discussing his...
Penguin History of the Church
The Early Church
Examines the beginning of the Christian movement during the first centuries AD, and the explosive force of its expansion throughout the Roman world. The author paints a portrait of the early Christians, constructed out of a mosaic of ancient sources.