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Early Church

Dr. Rosell's Recommended Books

Bruce, F.F. The Spreading Flame. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1970.

Evans, G.R., ed. The First Christian Theologians. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2004.

Ferguson, Everett, ed. Encyclopedia of Early Christianity. New York, NY: Garland, 1990.

Kelly, J.N.D. Early Christian Creeds. New York: Harper and Row, 1960.

McGuckin, John Anthony. The Westminster Handbook to Patristic Theology. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2004.

Meredith, Anthony. The Cappadocians. Crestwood: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1997.

________. Gregory of Nyssa. New York: Routledge, 1999.

Pelikan, Jaroslav. Christianity and Classical Culture: the Metamorphosis of Natural Theology in the Christian Encounter with Hellenism. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.

________. Credo: Historical and Theological Guide to Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003.

Stark, Rodney. The Rise of Christianity. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996.

Wilson, Marvin. Our Father Abraham: Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1989.

 

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Teaching Fellow Recommended Books

Altaner, B. Patrology. Nelson: Herder, 1960.

Chitty, D.J. The Desert a City: an Introduction to the Study of Egyptian and Palestinian Monasticism under the Christian Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1966.

_________. Encyclopedia of the Early Church. 2 Volumes. Translated by A. Wolford. Cambridge: James Clarke & Co., 1992.

Cross, F.L., ed. The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1958.

Di Bernadino, Angelo, ed.  Patrology: Vol. 4: The Golden Age of Latin Patristic Literature from the Council of Nicaea to the Council of Chalcedon.  Translated by Placid Solari.  Westminster: Christian Classics, Inc., 1968.

Ferguson, Everett, ed. Encyclopedia of Early Christianity. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1990.

Hamell, Patrick J. Handbook of Patrology. New York: Alba House, 1968.

Nash, Ronald H. Christianity and the Hellenistic World. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1985.

Pelikan, Jaroslav. The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971.

Quasten, Johannes. Patrology, vol. 1-3. Utrecht: Spectrum, 1966.

Von Campenhausen, H. The Fathers of the Greek Church. London: A&B Black, 1963.

_________. The Fathers of the Latin Church. London: A&B Black, 1964.

 

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Teaching Fellow Recommended Web Links

Early Christian Writings http://www.earlychristianwritings.com

Church Fathers http://www.newadvent.org/fathers

Christian Classics Ethereal Library http://www.ccel.org

The Gnosis Archive http://www.gnosis.org

Hall of Church History http://www.gty.org/~phil/hall.htm

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Medieval

Dr. Rosell's Recommended Books

Barth, Karl. Anselm: Fides Quaerens Intellectum. Allison Park: Pickwick Publications, 2004.

Bougerol, J. Guy. Introduction to the Works of Bonaventure. Translated by Jose de Vinck. St. Paterson, NJ: St. Anthony Guild Press, 1964.

Coleman, T.W. English Mystics of the Fourteenth Century. London: The Epworth Press, 1938.

Brown, Peter. Augustine of Hippo. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2000.

Copleston, F.C. Aquinas. New York, NY: Pelican Books, 1979.

Davies, Brian. The Thought of Thomas Aquinas. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993.

De Lubac, Henri. Medieval Exegesis. Translated by Mark Sebanc. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans, 1998.

Evans, G.R. The Thought of Gregory the Great. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988.

________. Anselm. New York: Continuum International Publishing, 2002.

________. Bernard of Clairvaux. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

________. Faith in the Medieval World. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2002.

Foster, Richard. Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth. San Francisco, CA: Harper and Row, 1978.

Gilson, Etienne. Wisdom and Love in Saint Thomas Aquinas. Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press, 1951.

________. The Christian Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas. Translated by L.K. Shook. London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., 1957

________. The Philosophy of St. Bonaventure. Translated by Illtyd Trethowan and Frank Sheed. Paterson, NJ: St. Anthony Guild Press, 1965.

________. The Spirit of Medieval Philosophy. South Bend: University of Notre Dame, 1991.

Hirsh, John. The Boundaries of Faith: the Development and Transmission of Medieval Spirituality. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1996.

Inge, William. Studies of English Mystics. London: John Murray, 1907.

Knowles, David. The English Mystical Tradition. New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1961.

Lonergan, Bernard. Grace and Freedom: Operative Grace in the Thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. Edited by J. Patout Burns. New York, NY: Herder and Herder, 1971.

McGinn, Bernard. The Foundations of Mysticism. New York: Crossroad, 1991.

________. The Growth of Mysticism. New York: Crossroad, 1994.

________. The Flowering of Mysticism: Men and Women in the New Mysticism (1200- 1350). New York: Crossroad, 1998.

Meyendorff, John. The Orthodox Church. Crestwood, NJ: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1996.

Pelikan, Jaroslav. The Growth of Medieval Theology (600-1300). Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1978.

Riley-Smith, Jonathan. The Crusades. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1987.

Rubin, Miri. Corpus Christi: the Eucharist in Late Medieval Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Ware, Timothy. The Orthodox Church. New York, NY: Penguin Books, 1964.

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Teaching Fellow Recommended Books

Coulton, G.C. Life in the Middle Ages. 4 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1928- 1930.

Cannon, William R. History of Christianity in the Middle Ages. New York: Abingdon Press, 1960.

Fairweather, Eugene, ed. A Scholastic Miscellany: Anselm to Ockham. The Library of Christian Classics, vol. 10. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1954.

Tuberville, Arthur S. Medieval Heresy and the Inquisition. London: Archon, 1964.

Archer, T.A. and C.L. Kingford. The Crusades. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1894.

Evans, G.R., ed. The Medieval Theologians. Cambridge: Blackwell Publishers, 2001.

Heer, Friedrich. The Medieval World. New York: New American Library, 1961.

Leff, Gordon. Medieval Thought: St. Augustine to Ockham. Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1958.

_________. Heresy in the Later Middle Ages. 2 vols. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1967.

Moss, H. St. L.B. The Birth of the Middle Ages: 395-814. Oxford University Press, 1935.

Oberman, Heiko. The Harvest of Medieval Theology: Gabriel Biel and Late Medieval Nominalism. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1967.

Paetow, Louis J. A Guide to the Study of Medieval History. New York: F.S. Crofts, 1931.

Powell, James M., ed. Medieval Studies: An Introduction. 2nd ed. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1992.

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Teaching Fellow Recommended Web Links

Hall of Church History http://www.gty.org/~phil/hall.htm

Internet Medieval Sourcebook http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/Sbook.html

Christian History Institute http://www.gospelcom.net/chi

Theology Website: Church History Study Helps http://www.theologywebsite.com/history

Christian Classics Ethereal Library http://www.ccel.org

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Reformation

Dr. Rosell's Recommended Books

Bainton, Roland H. Here I Stand! A Life of Martin Luther. New York: Abingdon Press, 1950.

_________. The Reformation of the Sixteenth Century. Boston: Beacon Press, 1953.

Barth, Karl. The Theology of John Calvin. Translated by Richard Mueller. Grand Rapids: Wm.B.Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1995.

Duffy, Eamon. The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, c. 1400 - c. 1580. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1994.

Eire, Carlos. War Against the Idols: The Reformation of Worship from Erasmus to Calvin. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

Evans, G.R. Problems of Authority in the Reformation Debate. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Forde, Gerhard. On Being a Theologian of the Cross. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1997.

George, Timothy. Theology of the Reformers. Nashville, TN: Broadman, 1988.

Lindberg, Carter. The European Reformations. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1996.

Lindberg, Carter, ed. The Reformation Theologians. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2002.

Marty, Martin. Martin Luther. New York: Penguin, 2004.

McGrath, Alister. Luther’s Theology of the Cross. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1990.

________. Reformation Thought: An Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1989.

McKim, Donald, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Martin Luther. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

________. The Cambridge Companion to John Calvin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Steinmetz, David. Reformers in the Wings. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1971.

Williams, George Hunston. The Radical Reformation. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1962.

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Teaching Fellow Recommended Books

Althaus, Paul. The Theology of Martin Luther. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1966.

Dickens, A.G. The English Reformation. Philadelphia: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1991.

Kittelson, James. Luther the Reformer: The Story of the Man and His Career. Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1986.

Lohse, Bernhard. Martin Luther: an Introduction to His Life and Work. Translated by Robert Schultz. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1986.

Oberman, Heiko. Luther: Man Between God and the Devil. New York: Image Books, 1992.

Olin, John C. The Catholic Reformation: Savonarola to Ignatius Loyola. New York: Harper and Row, 1969.

Ozment, Steven. Protestants: the Birth of a Revolution. New York: Doubleday, 1992.

________.The Reformation and the Cities. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1975.

Parker, T. H. L. Portrait of Calvin. London: SCM Press, n.d.

Pauck, Wilhelm. The Heritage of the Reformation. Boston: Beacon Press, 1950.

Potter. G. R.  Zwingli. London: Cambridge University Press, 1977.

Reid, W. Stanford, ed. John Calvin: His Influence in the Western World. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1982.

Spitz, Lewis. The Protestant Reformation, 1517-1559. New York: Harper and Row, 1985.

Steinmetz, David. Calvin in Context. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

_________. Luther in Context. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1995.

Wendel, Francois. Calvin: the Origins and Development of His Religious Thought. New York: Harper and Row, 1963.

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Teaching Fellow Recommended Web Links

Hall of Church History http://www.spurgeon.org/~phil//hall.htm

Christian History Institute www.gospelcom.net/chi

Theology Website: Church History Study Helps www.theologywebsite.com/history

Christian Classics Ethereal Library www.ccel.org/

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Modern

Dr. Rosell's Recommended Books

Dorsett, Lyle. A Passion for Souls. Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1997.

McGrath, Alister. Evangelicalism and the Future of Christianity. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1995.

Marsden, George. The Soul of the American University. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Murray, Iain. Wesley. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 2003.

Walls, Andrew F. The Missionary Movement in Christian History. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1996.

Ford, David. Modern Theologians. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1996.

Grenz, Stanley and Roger Olson. 20th Century Theology: God and the World in a Transitional Age. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1997.

Vanhoozer, Kevin, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Postmodern Religion. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

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Teaching Fellow Recommended Books

Berkouwer, G.C. The Second Vatican Council and the New Catholicism. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1965.

Cragg, Gerald R. From Puritanism to the Age of Reason. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1950.

Fey, Harold E. A History of the Ecumenical Movement. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1970.

Bellah, Robert, ed. Habits of the Heart. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.

Brown, Robert McAfee. The Ecumenical Revolution. Garden City: Doubleday, 1969.

Haller, William. The Rise of Puritanism. New York: Columbia University Press, 1938.

Isichei, Elizabeth. A History of Christianity in Africa. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1995.

Lewis, Arthur James. Zinzendorf the Ecumenical Pioneer. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1962.

Miller, Perry. Errand Into the Wilderness. New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1956.

Moffett, Samuel Hugh. A History of Christianity in Asia. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1992.

Neil, Stephen. Christian Missions. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1965.

Noll, Mark. The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1994.

Outler, Albert C., ed. John Wesley. New York: Oxford University Press, 1964.

Prall. Stuart, ed. The Puritan Revolution. Garden City: Doubleday, 1968.

Trinetrud, Leonard J., ed. Elizabethan Puritanism. New York: Oxford University Press, 1971.

Wells, David F. Revolution in Rome. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1972.

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Teaching Fellow Recommended Web Links

Hall of Church History http://www.gty.org/~phil/hall.htm

Christian History Institute http://www.gospelcom.net/chi

Theology Website: Church History Study Helps http://www.theologywebsite.com/history

Christian Classics Ethereal Library http://www.ccel.org

Fire and Ice: Puritan and Reformed Writings http://www.puritansermons.com

Pilgrim’s Page: a John Bunyan Archive http://www.johnbunyan.org

Scottish Preachers’ Hall of Fame http://www.newble.co.uk/hall/

The Spurgeon Archive http://www.spurgeon.org

The Shelter: Featuring the Works of Francis Schaeffer http://www.rationalpi.com/theshelter/index.html

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American

Dr. Rosell's Recommended Books

Ahlstrom, Sydney. A Religious History of the American People. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1972.

Hatch, Nathan. The Democratization of American Christianity. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1989.

Marsden, George M. Fundamentalism and American Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.

_______. Jonathan Edwards: A Life. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003.

Noll, Mark. America’s God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1989.

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Teaching Fellow Recommended Books

Carpenter, Joel A. Revive Us Again: the Reawakening of American Fundamentalism. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Stone, Jon R. On the Boundaries of American Evangelicalism: the Postwar Evangelical Coalition. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997.

Hatch, Nathan. The Sacred Cause of Liberty: Republican Thought and the Millennium in Revolutionary New England. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977.

Hatch, Nathan and Harry Stout, eds. Jonathan Edwards and the American Experience. New York: Oxford, 1988.

Henry, Carl F.H. The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism. New York: Garland Publishing, 1988.

Hutchison, William R., ed. American Protestant Thought: The Liberal Era. New York: Harper and Row, 1968.

Martin, Marty. Modern American Religion. 3 vols. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986-96.

McCullough, David. John Adams. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2002.

Miller, Perry and Thomas Johnson, eds. The Puritans: A Sourcebook of Their Writings. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2001.

Murray, Iain. Jonathan Edwards. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1987.

_________. Revival and Revivalism. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1994.

Noll, Mark. Christians in the American Revolution. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1977.

_________. A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1992.

_________. Scandal of the Evangelical Mind. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1994.

Rosell, Garth, ed. Commending the Faith: The Preaching of D.L. Moody. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1999.

Smith, Christian. American Evangelicalism: Embattled and Thriving. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.

Smith, Timothy. Revivalism and Social Reform. New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1965.

Stout, Harry. The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1991.

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Teaching Fellow Recommended Web Links

The Major Works of C.G. Finney http://www.concentric.net/~fires/sermons.shtml

The Cotton Mather Home Page http://www.gty.org/~phil/mather.htm

Revival Theology Resources http://www.revivaltheology.net

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Guidelines for Choosing a Paper Topic

 By Dr. Rosell:

1. Find a topic you want to explore and are interested in.
2. Make sure that it is historical in nature.
3. It needs to be manageable so that you can finish within the time limits.
4. You must draw upon primary and secondary sources.

For a Short Guide to Church History Research and Writing click here (pdf).

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