Bibliographies

  for

  Theology

 
 
BIBLIOGRAPHIES
 - New Testament
 - Early Christianity
 - Medieval Christianity
 - The Reformation
 - Spirituality & Mysticism
 - Sacraments
 - 20th-Century Theology

compiled by William Harmless, S.J.          

  Creighton University           

For many years, I've tried to help my students make use of the best and the most current scholarly texts in theology.  To aid research, I've posted here an extensive set of bibliographies in the areas of biblical, historical, sacramental, and systematic theology. 

Each bibliography contains various subheadings, and under each subheading, I single out one or two books that I recommend starting with.  I give a brief review of these selected books, highlighting their strengths (and, on occasion, weaknesses or biases).

To access them, tap on the links below:

BIBLIOGRAPHIES


 - New Testament

    1. Surveys & Introductory Works
    2. The Gospels
    3. Paul & N.T. Letters
    4. The Historical Jesus
    5. Christology

 - Early Christianity

    1. Surveys & Introductory Works
    2. Ignatius of Antioch & the Church of the Martyrs
    3. Origen & the Rise of Systematic Theology
    4. Athanasius & the Trinitarian Controversy
    5. Cyril of Alexandria & the Christological Controversy
   
6. Jerome, Ambrose & the Latin West
    7. Augustine
    8. Antony & Early Monasticism
    9. Cyril of Jerusalem & Early Christian Worship
    10. Melania the Elder & Women in the Early Church

 

 - Medieval Christianity

    1. Surveys & Introductory Works
     2. Benedict & Medieval Monasticism
     3. Gregory VII & the Medieval Papacy
     4. Anselm & 12th-Century Renaissance
     5. Francis of Assisi & the Mendicants
     6. Thomas Aquinas & Scholastic Theology
     7. Meister Eckhart & Medieval Mysticism
 

 - The Reformation
 
    1. Surveys & Introductory Works
     2. Erasmus & Renaissance Humanism
     3. Martin Luther & the Reformation in Germany
     4. Martin Bucer & the Reformation in the Cities
     5. Ulrich Zwingli & the Reformation in Switzerland
     6. John Calvin & the International Reformation
     7. Ignatius of Loyola & the Catholic Reform
 

 - Spirituality & Mysticism

 
    1. Surveys & Introductory Works
     2. Spirituality of the Early Church
     3. Spirituality of the Middle Ages
     4. Reformation & Early Modern Spirituality
     5. Spirituality in the Modern World
     6. Spirituality & the World Religions

 - Sacraments & Liturgy 
    
1. Surveys & Introductory Works
     2. Sacraments of Christian Initiation
     3. History of the Eucharist
     4. Theology of the Eucharist
     5. Other Sacraments
     6. Liturgy, Art & Architecture
 


 - 20th Century Theology 
    
1. Introductions & Historical Background

     2. Karl Rahner & Catholic Theology Before Vatican II

     3. Karl Barth & 20th Protestant Theology

     4. Josef Jungmann & Liturgical Theology

     5. Raymond Brown & Biblical Studies

     6. Avery Dulles & Ecclesiology

     7. Social Thought

     8. Richard McCormick & Moral Theology

     9. Gustavo Gutierrez & Liberation Theology

   10. John Paul II & the Papacy Since Vatican II
  

I try to update these bibliographies on a regular basis.  If you have any suggestions or discover any errors, please let me know.

2014 William Harmless, SJ

Last Update: 1/18/14