Since its publication in 1918, A History of the Christian Church has enjoyed outstanding success, being recognized as a classic in the field. Written by the eminent theologian Williston Walker, it combines clarity, unity, and balance in its narrative.
The author Williston Walker (1860 - 1922) was an American Church historian from Portland, ME. He graduated from Amherst in 1883, from the Hartford Theological Seminary in 1886, and finally studied at Leipzig, earning his PhD in 1888. Walker then took a position at the Hartford Seminary from 1889 to 1901 and later accepted a position at Yale University.