Christianity Bibliography

Ahlstrom, Sydney E. Religious History of the American People, 2nd ed. (New Haven: Yale University Press), 2004.

Albanese, Catherine L. America, Religions and Religion, 4th ed. (Independence, KY: Cengage Learning), 2006.

Ariarajah, Wesley. The BibleThe Greek term biblia means the “books.” Bible is used in both the Jewish and Christian traditions to refer to the book which gathers together their sacred writings. The Hebrew Bible includes the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings—a collection re... and People of Other Faiths (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers), 2009.

Arinze, CardinalA cardinal is a high-ranking office in the Roman Catholic Church, conferred by the Pope and involving both ecclesiastical and administrative duties on behalf of the church. The College of Cardinals is charged with the responsibility of electing a new pope... Francis. “The Urgency of Dialogue with Non-Christians.” Origins 14:39, 14 March, 1985.

Arrington, Leonard J. and Davis Bitton. The MormonThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also called the Mormon Church, was launched by Joseph Smith (1805-44) who discovered a new revelation, the Book of Mormon, which became, along with the Bible, the “latter day” scripture of the new commu... Experience: A History of the Latter-day SaintsSaints are human beings whose lives have displayed extraordinary holiness and devotion. As such they become examples for others. Indeed some of the faithful may understand them to be intermediaries and seek their help in time of need. Roman Catholics and ... (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.), 1992.

Balmer, Randall.  Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 2006.

BaptismBaptism is the Christian sacrament of initiation in which new birth into the Christian community is conferred by sprinkling of or immersion in water.,” in Encyclopedia of Religion, vol. 2. Mircea Eliade (ed.) (New York: Macmillan Publishing Company), 1993.

Burr, Nelson Rollin. A Critical Bibliography of Religion in America, 2 vols. (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press), 1961.

Castelli, Jim. “VaticanThe Vatican is the residence and administrative headquarters of the Pope. Located in the area around St. Peter’s basilica in Rome, it is the official headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. Vatican City is the name of the independent state headed by ... II: 30 Years on the Road From Road.” U.S. Catholic, September 1995.

Cox, Harvey. Fire From Heaven: The Rise of PentecostalPentecostalism is a term used to describe a twentieth-century Christian movement that emphasizes Spirit-filled worship, including glossolalia or “speaking in tongues,” as is said to have happened on the first day of Pentecost nearly 2000 years ago in ... Spirituality and the Reshaping of Religion in the Twenty-first Century (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press), 2001.

CrossThe cross is the central symbol of the Christian faith, pointing to the significance for the church of the whole Christ event: the life and teachings, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ., F.L. and E.A. Livingstone (eds.). Oxford Dictionary of the Christian ChurchThe term church has come to wide use to refer to the organized and gathered religious community. In the Christian tradition, church refers to the organic, interdependent “body” of Christ’s followers, the community of Christians. Secondarily, church ..., 3rd ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 2005.

Dawe, Nancy Anne. “‘Mysterious Pilgrimage’ in Atlanta.” PresbyterianPresbyterian is the general name for churches governed by elected presbyters or elders and refers especially to Reformed churches in Scotland and England that shaped Presbyterian churches worldwide. The church is distinguished both from those in which aut... Survey, October 1993.  

Dolan, Jay P. The American Catholic Experience: A History from Colonial Times to the Present (Garden City, NY: Doubleday), 1985.

Ellis, John Tracy (ed.). Documents of American Catholic History (Milwaukee: Bruce Publishing Co.), 1956. Now being published by Forgotten Books.

Floyd, Samuel A. Jr. The Power of Black Music (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 1996.

Gaustad, Edwin S and Mark A. Noll (eds.). A Documentary History of Religion in America, 2 vols. (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.), 2003.

Geisendorfer, James V. A Directory of Religious and Parareligious Bodies and Organizations in the United States (Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press), 1990.

George, Timothy. “What We Mean When We Say, It’s True.” ChristianityChristianity is the religious tradition of Christians: those who confesses faith in Jesus Christ, follow the path Christ taught, and gather together in the community of the church. Today, October 23, 1995.

Gioia, Francesco. Interreligious Dialogue: The Official Teaching of the Catholic Church (1963-1995) (Boston: Pauline Books), 1997.

Goldberger, Paul. “The GospelGospel means “Good News” and refers to the central message of the Christian tradition: the good news of Christ’s life and message of redemption. Gospel refers more specifically to the four books that tell the story of the Christ event and became par... of Church Architecture, Revised.” New York Times, April 20, 1995.

Gomes, Peter. The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart. (New York: HarperOne), 2002.

Guerrero, Andres G. A Chicano Theology (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books), 1987.

Guillermo, Artemio R. ChurchesThe term church has come to wide use to refer to the organized and gathered religious community. In the Christian tradition, church refers to the organic, interdependent “body” of Christ’s followers, the community of Christians. Secondarily, church ... Aflame: Asian Americans and United Methodism (Nashville: Abingdon Press), 1991.

Hackett, DavidDavid was the King of Israel (c. 1000 BCE) credited with uniting the many tribes of Israel into a centralized kingdom with Jerusalem as its capital. David is said to have planned for the Temple in Jerusalem, which was subsequently built by his son Solomon... G. Religion and American Culture, A Reader (New York: Routledge), 2003.

Hackett, David R. “Living Out a Vision. A Vietnamese Congregation Demonstrates Risk and Sacrifice.”  PresbyteriansPresbyterian is the general name for churches governed by elected presbyters or elders and refers especially to Reformed churches in Scotland and England that shaped Presbyterian churches worldwide. The church is distinguished both from those in which aut... Today, July/August 1995.

Handlin, Oscar. Boston’s Immigrants: A Study in Acculturation (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press), 1991.

Handy, Robert. A Christian America: ProtestantProtestant is a term used for the range of reform movements that broke with the Roman Catholic Church during the period called the Reformation. There are many branches of Protestantism, including the Lutherans, Anabaptists, Anglicans, Methodists, Baptists... Hopes and Historical Realities, 2nd ed (New York: Oxford University Press), 1984.

Hutchison, William R. The Modernist Impulse in American ProtestantismProtestant is a term used for the range of reform movements that broke with the Roman Catholic Church during the period called the Reformation. There are many branches of Protestantism, including the Lutherans, Anabaptists, Anglicans, Methodists, Baptists... (Durham, NC: Duke University Press Books), 1992.

Hutchison, William R. (ed.). Between the Times: the Travail of the Protestant Establishment in America 1900-1960 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 1989.

Jones, Lindsay (ed.). The Encyclopedia of Religion, 15 vols. (New York: Macmillan Publishing Company), 2004.

Keener, Craig S. “Kisses and Veils: Finding what the Bible means by knowing what it meant.” Christianity Today, October 23, 1995.

Kim, David Kyuman. “Becoming: Korean Americans, Faith and Identity.” M.Div. Thesis, Harvard Divinity School 1993.

Kim, Illsoo. New Urban Immigrants: The Korean Community in New York (Princeton: Princeton University Press), 1981.

Kim, Min-Young. “The Great Awakening: The Korean-American Christian Church.” Religion 11 Term Paper, Harvard University, 1994.

King, Martin Luther Jr. Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community (Boston: Beacon Press), 2010.

Leone, Mark P. Roots of Modern MormonismThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also called the Mormon Church, was launched by Joseph Smith (1805-44) who discovered a new revelation, the Book of Mormon, which became, along with the Bible, the “latter day” scripture of the new commu... (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press), 1979.

Limouris, Gennadios (ed.). IconsAn icon is a painted or mosaic image of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, the Trinity, or the saints which is used in the liturgy, prayer, and theology of the Eastern Orthodox churches. The icon is understood to be a window opening upon the divine reality.: Windows on Eternity (Geneva: World Council of Churches), 1990.

Lippy, Charles H. And Peter W. Williams (eds.). Encyclopedia of the American Religious Experience: Studies of Traditions and Movements, 3 vols. (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons), 1988.

Lossky, Nicholas et. al. (eds.). Dictionary of the Ecumenical Movement (Geneva: World Council of Churches), 2002.

Marty, Martin E. Pilgrims in Their Own Land: 500 Years of Religion in America (New York: Penguin Books), 1985.

Matsuoka, Fumitaka. Out of Silence: Emerging Themes in Asian American Churches (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers), 2009.

Maxwell, Joe. “Black Southern BaptistsThe Baptist tradition includes a variety of Christian churches which trace their beginnings to the Anabaptist reform movement that rejected infant baptism insisting on the importance of baptizing only those who are able to profess the faith as believers..” Christianity Today, May 15, 1995.

Melton, J. Gordon. Encyclopedia of American Religions, 4th ed. (Detroit: Gale Research, Inc.), 1993.

Melton, J. Gordon. Religious Bodies in the United States: A Directory (New York: Garland Publishing), 1992.

Murphy, Larry G., J. Gordon Melton, and Gary L. Ward, eds. Encyclopedia of African American Religions (New York: Garland Publishing, Inc.), 1993.

Noley, Homer. First White Frost: Native AmericansEach of the many Native American nations has its own distinctive life-ways, although there are some widely-shared characteristics. most Native life-ways are primarily transmitted through oral traditions; they are oriented toward living in relation to a sp... and United Methodism (Nashville: Abingdon Press), 1991.

Noll, Mark A.  Eerdmans’ Handbook to Christianity in America (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company), 1983.

Noll, Mark A. A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing), 1992.

Noll, Mark A. et. al. The Search for Christian America (Colorado Springs: Helmers & Howard), 1989.

Oleksa, Michael. OrthodoxIn general, orthodox means having a “correct opinion or outlook” and is a term used by people in many religions who claim authority for traditional views and forms of their religion. Alaska (Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press), 1992.

Orsi, Robert Anthony. The Madonna of 115th Street: Faith and Community in Italian Harlem, 1880-1950, 3rd ed. (New York: Yale University Press), 2010.

Pai, Young, Delores Pemberton and John Worley. Findings on Korean-American Early Adolescents and Adolescents (Kansas City, MO: University of Missouri, Kansas City), 1987.

Queen, Edward L., Stephen R. Prothero and Gardiner H. Shattuck, Jr. The Encyclopedia of American Religious History, 3 vols. (New York: Facts on File), 2009.

Reagon, Bernice Johnson (ed.). We’ll Understand It Better, By and By: Pioneering African American Gospel Composers (Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press), 1992.

Reid, Daniel G. (ed.). Dictionary of Christianity in America (Downers GroveSacred groves have historically been among the most important sites for Pagan worship. In Druidism, trees are thought to have specific attributes that contribute meaning to the site where they grow. Contemporary Druid groups are often called “groves.”..., Illinois: Intervarsity Press), 1990.

Ribadeneira, Diego. “US Catholics Seek Key Church Changes.” Boston Globe, May 31, 1996.

Scanzoni, Letha D. and Virginia R. Mollenkott. Is the Homosexual My Neighbor? A Positive Christian Response (New York: HarperOne), 1994.

Shipps, Jan. Mormonism: The Story of a New Religious Tradition (Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press), 1984.

Shulman, Albert M. The Religious Heritage of America (San Diego: A.S. Barnes & Co., Inc.), 1981.

Stimson, Eva. “Disaster Response: A New Mission Frontier.” Presbyterians Today, July/August 1995.

Thernstrom, Stephan (ed.). Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups (Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press), 1980.

Villafane, Eldin. The Liberating Spirit: Toward an Hispanic American Pentecostal Social Ethic (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing), 1993.

Walker, Wyatt Tee. Somebody’s Calling My Name: Black Sacred Music and Social Change (Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press), 1979.

Ware, Timothy. The Orthodox Church (New York: Penguin Books), 1993.

Washington, James Melvin. Conversations with GodGod is a term used to refer to the Divine, the Supreme being, Transcendent deity, or Ultimate reality.: Two Centuries of PrayersPrayer is the vocal or silent address to the Divine. It may consist of fixed words, spontaneous words, or rest in silence with no words at all. Some forms of prayer are accompanied with specific postures or gestures, while others are not. by African Americans (New York: HarperCollins), 1995.

Weyr, Thomas. Hispanics U.S.A.: Breaking the Melting Pot (New York: HarperCollins), 1988.

Williams, Peter W. America’s Religions From Their Origins to the Twenty-First Century (Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press), 2008.

Williams, Peter W. Popular Religion in America: Symbolic Change and the Modernization Process in Historical Perspective (Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press), 1989.

Williamson, William B. (ed.). An Encyclopedia of Religions in the United States: One Hundred Religious Groups Speak for Themselves (New York: Crossroads), 1992.

Wilson, John F. (ed.). Church and State in America: A Bibliographical Guide (New York: Greenwood Press), 1987.

Wilson, John F. and Donald L. Drakeman (eds.). Church and State in American History: The Burden of Religious Pluralism (Boston: Beacon Press), 1987.

Wilson-Dickson, Andrew. The Story of Christian Music from Gregorian Chant to Black Gospel (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Publishers), 2003.

Wind, James P. and James W. Lewis. American Congregations, 2 vols. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press), 1998.