Preserving Religious Buildings

The Massachusetts Preservation Coalition and National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preserving Religious Properties Toolkit. National Trust for Historic Preservation, June 2005.


Partners for Sacred Places, Numerous Free Articles Related to Building Preservation for Houses of Worship.

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Religious History in History Organizations

Paine, Crispin. Godly Things: Museums, Objects, and Religion. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 2000.

Paine, Crispin. Religious Objects in Museums: Private Lives and Public Duties. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2012.

Lenz, Darin D. “History, Theology, and Interpretation: The Ephrata Cloister, A Case Study in Public History.” Concept 28 (2003).

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How to Write a Church History

Maser, Dr. Frederick E. “How to Write a Local Church History.” United Methodist Church, General Commission on Archives and History, 1989.

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PCA Historical Center. “Writing Church History: A Guideline for Local Historians.” Continuing Presbyterian Church.

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“Preserving and Writing Church History.” Special issue, The Alabama Historian (April 1987).

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Useful Websites on Religious History

Church History Department, LDS Church
Council of American Jewish Museums
History of Islam, University of Georgia
Partners for Sacred Places
Shaker Historic Trail, National Park Service
Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives