Re: Looking for a timeline of Christain thought...
The best thing that you could read related to this is the 5 volume set of books by Jaroslav Pelikan called The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine. He is recognized as one of the greatest Christian scholars of recent times and this series sets out to do exactly what you are asking for starting from early church times up to modern times. Given your interest in reformation to the present period I would suggest you get volumes 4 and 5 which deal with reformation doctrine and modern doctrine and culture. All the volumes use an interesting method of footnoting which makes it quite easy to use the books as a method for going straight to the various sources he is using.
Originally posted by stech1
Amazon links for Volume 4 and Volume 5. The paperback editions are quite cheap and an awesome reference.
"Thou hast learnt the way, how in the judgment thou mayest be found among those on the right hand; guard that which is committed to thee concerning Christ, and be conspicuous in good works, that thou mayest stand with a good confidence before the Judge, and inherit the kingdom of heaven:—Through whom, and with whom, be glory to God with the Holy Ghost, for ever and ever. Amen" -St Cyril of Jerusalem, Catechetical Lecture XV
"All those who find rest within the material world and are not troubled about the salvation of their soul resemble the foolish young birds that don't make commotion inside their egg, so as to break the shell and come out to enjoy the sun (to soar inot the Heavens of the paradisiacal life). Rather, they remain motionless and die within their eggshell." -Elder Paisos