The Major Works of Theology & Philosophy - An Interactive Timeline

The Major Works of Theology & Philosophy -  An Interactive Timeline

Often when I am reading a book, I am thinking "who else was writing around the same time?", "what other works would the author be aware of?", "what ideas might they have been building on?".

It takes a lot of time and a lot of googling to find this information out.

I started to think about how to make this kind of information more easily available and hit upon the idea of a timeline. Lots of google searching and experiments later I came across

From here I have created an interactive timeline of the major works of western theology and philosophy over the last 2500 years - From Plato to N.T. Wright

I decided not to include works of eastern theology / philosophy:
a. due to my lack of knowledge and
b. it would be more difficult to see the aforementioned links due to the inaccessibility to original authors of works from far away)

With regards to the works, I have chosen only one work from each author (usually the work they are most well know for) to ensure that the time line is not too cluttered.

Works in green are works of theology, orange is philosophy, red are works that are more devotional in nature and blue represents other important works that do not fall into the other 3 categories. Finally black represents relevant events within history.

Timeline generator

Here is a direct link to the timeline.

If you find this timeline useful please share it, and ensure that you bookmark it for future reference.

It is still a work in progress, so if you have any recommendations for things that I have missed off. Or corrections that I need to make then please leave a comment below.
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  1. Very nice Simon... would love to get my hands on a copy... but I'm not really sure I'll use the software for anything else at this stage. Great effort!


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