Selected Links

Christianity Bibliography and Selected Links (2013)

(Christianity, On Common Ground)


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 Bible and People of Other Faiths (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers), 2009.

Arinze, Cardinal Francis. "The Urgency of Dialogue with Non-Christians." Origins 14:39, 14 March, 1985. 

Arrington, Leonard J. and Davis Bitton. The Mormon Experience: A History of the Latter-day Saints (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.), 1992. 

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

"Baptism," 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. "Vatican II: 30 Years on the Road From Road." U.S. Catholic, September 1995. 

Cox, Harvey. Fire From Heaven: The Rise of Pentecostal Spirituality and the Reshaping of Religion in the Twenty-first Century (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press), 2001.

Cross, F.L. and E.A. Livingstone (eds.). Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, 3rd ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 2005.

Dawe, Nancy Anne. "'Mysterious Pilgrimage' in Atlanta." Presbyterian 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." Christianity Today, October 23, 1995. 

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

Goldberger, Paul. "The Gospel 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. Churches Aflame: Asian Americans and United Methodism (Nashville: Abingdon Press), 1991.

Hackett, David 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."  Presbyterians 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: Protestant Hopes and Historical Realities, 2nd ed (New York: Oxford University Press), 1984.

Hutchison, William R. The Modernist Impulse in American Protestantism (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 Mormonism (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press), 1979.

Limouris, Gennadios (ed.). Icons: 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 Baptists." 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 Americans 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. Orthodox 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 Grove, 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 God: Two Centuries of Prayers 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. 


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Additional Resources

African Methodist Episcopal Church
The oldest African-American Christian denomination in the United States.

The Alliance of Baptists
An alliance of individuals and churches that works to preserve Baptist traditions and principles through relationships with Baptists bodies and the larger Christian community.

American Baptist Churches USA
History, ministry, and mission of the American Baptist Churches.

Assemblies of God
The world's largest Pentecostal denomination; emphasizes baptism in the Holy Spirit, salvation, divine healing, and the second coming of Christ.

Catholic News Agency
 A news site which gives “particular emphasis to the words of the Holy Father and happenings of the Holy See.” 

The Christian Century
An ecumenical weekly focusing on Christian faith, theology, and practice in response to the challenges of our time.

Christian Churches, Churches of Christ
The fastest growing Protestant denomination in the US; an undenominational church with no central headquarters.

Christianity Today
A monthly evangelical Christian magazine covering contemporary events, opinions, theology, and practice.

Church of God in Christ
The oldest Pentecostal denomination in the United States.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The history, beliefs, and resources of the community commonly known as Mormons.

A bi-weekly lay Catholic review of public affairs, religion, literature, and the arts.

Coptic Orthodox Church Network
An online collection of videos, sermons, and other theological and historical resources maintained by St. Mark's Coptic Church in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Ecumenical Women 2000+
An ecumenical coalition of organizations at the United Nations that focus on religion, human rights, and gender in order to raise the status of women and human rights.

Episcopal Church, USA
Beliefs, programs, and commitments of the Episcopal Church USA, part of the worldwide Anglican communion.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
History, organizational structure, beliefs and social commitments of the ELCA.

The Lutheran
The monthly magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

National Association of Evangelicals
Values, mission, and manifesto of the 43,000 member churches of the NAE.

National Baptist Convention, USA
The largest African American Christian denomination and the nation's largest African American organization.

National Council of Churches of Christ
A broad ecumenical coalition of Christian churches, engaging 36 Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, historic African-American and Living Peace denominations, and speaking to the critical issues of the world.

NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
A progressive lobby that works to influence Congress on issues of peace and justice based on Catholic Social Teaching.

Orthodox Church in America
An English-speaking Orthodox Church with roots in Russian Orthodoxy which seeks to include a wide range of American Orthodox Christians.

Presbyterian Church, USA
Beliefs and programs of America's largest Presbyterian denomination; addresses the political, social, and ethical issues of today.

A bi-monthly publication by United Methodist Women on issues of mission work.

Sojourners: Faith, Politics, and Culture
A monthly magazine of the socially committed Evangelical movement.

Southern Baptist Convention
America's largest Protestant denomination, a largely conservative Baptist consortium with over 42,000 member churches.

United Methodist Church
The mission, beliefs, history, policies, and social creed of the United Methodist Church, America's third largest Christian denomination.

United Methodist Women
One of the largest Protestant women’s organizations in the United States; offers programs, advocacy, mission work, and outreach.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
A professional organization for Catholic bishops addressing issues of Catholic doctrine and education.

Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
A women’s organization of 500,000 plus members; provides resources, programs, publications, events, and outreach.

Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER)
A feminist educational center which offers programs, publications, and workshops in order to promote social change.

World Council of Churches
A Geneva-based fellowship of over 340 member churches in 120 countries, representing the entire spectrum of Protestant and Orthodox churches.