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American Society of Church History

The American Society of Church History (ASCH) was founded in 1888 with the disciplines of Christian denominational and ecclesiastical history as its focus. Today the society's interests include the broad range of the critical scholarly perspectives, as applied to the history of Christianity and its relationship to surrounding cultures in all periods, locations and contexts. The society was founded by the classic church historian Philip Schaff.

The ASCH records are housed at the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia.

Church HistoryEdit

ASCH publishes the quarterly academic journal Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture, which was established in 1932.[1][2]


  1. ^ Hein, David; Shattuck, Gardiner H. (2004). The Episcopalians. Greenwood. pp. 333–34. ISBN 9780313229589.
  2. ^ "Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture". Homepage. American Society of Church History. Archived from the original on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2015-03-10.

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