A New History of Early Christianity by Charles FreemanAgainst the conventional narrative of the inevitable "triumph" of a single distinct Christianity, Freeman shows that there was a host of competing Christianities, many of which had as much claim to authenticity as those that eventually dominated. Online available.
Writing the History of Early Christianity by Markus Vinzentposes radically new questions on the famous 'Abercius' inscription, on the first extant apologist Aristides of Athens, on the prolific Hippolytus of Rome, and on Ignatius and the first non-canonical collection of letters. methodology of a retrospective writing. Online available.