Recommended Resources: Christian Theology
With over 550 entries ranging from Abba to Zwingli composed by leading contemporary theologians from around the world, The Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology provides an ecumenical introduction to the defining topics in Christian thought.
Alister McGrath's Christian Theology offers a basic, but comprehensive, introduction to the concepts and key developments of 2,000 years of Christian thought.
A comprehensive reference work on the history and impact of Christianity. Over 1,400 entries provide an in-depth and dynamic look at Christianity both through its history and the way it has shaped societies around the world.
A superb, standard Christian theology text for nearly a quarter century, Daniel Migliore's Faith Seeking Understanding explores all of the major Christian doctrines in freshly contemporary ways.
This comprehensive guide provides succinct definitions to thousands of theological terms, covering a broad range of theological studies and related disciplines.
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Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials PLUS (off campus access requires login)
Atla Historical Monographs Collection: Series 1 (off campus access requires login)
Atla Historical Monographs Collection: Series 2 (off campus access requires login)
Credo Reference: Christian History and Theology (off campus access requires login)
eBook Religion Collection (EBSCOhost) (off campus access requires login)
JSTOR: Religion and Theology archive collection (off campus access requires login)
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Cohick, Lynn H., and Amy Brown Hughes. Christian Women in the Patristic World : Their Influence, Authority, and Legacy in the Second Through Fifth Centuries. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2017.
Daley, Brian, Timothy J. Gaden, L. G. Patterson, and Andrew Brian McGowan. God in Early Christian Thought: Essays in Memory of Lloyd G. Patterson. Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae. Leiden: Brill, 2009.
Holman, Susan R. Wealth and Poverty in Early Church and Society. Holy Cross Studies in Patristic Theology and History. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008. [access limited to one simultaneous reader]
Hughes, Kyle R. How the Spirit Became God : The Mosaic of Early Christian Pneumatology. EUGENE: Cascade Books, 2020. [access limited to three simultaneous readers]
Placher, William C. and Derek R. Nelson, eds. Readings in the History of Christian Theology, vol. 1: From Its Beginnings to the Eve of the Reformation. Rev. ed. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2015.
Biller, Peter and A.J. Minnis. Medieval Theology and the Natural Body. York Studies in Medieval Theology. Rochester, NY: York Medieval Press, 1997. [access limited to one simultaneous reader]
Mauriege, Maxime, Stephen F. Brown, Andreas Speer, Kent Emery, and Russell L. Friedman. Philosophy and Theology in the Long Middle Ages : A Tribute to Stephen F. Brown. Studien Und Texte Zur Geistesgeschichte Des Mittelalters. Leiden: Brill, 2011.
Bierma, Lyle D., Gunnoe, Charles D. Jr., Maag, Karin, and Fields, Paul W. An Introduction to the Heidelberg Catechism: Sources, History, and Theology. Texts and Studies in Reformation and Post-Reformation Thought. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005. [access limited to one simultaneous reader]
Hamm, Berndt, and Robert James Bast. The Reformation of Faith in the Context of Late Medieval Theology and Piety : Essays by Berndt Hamm. Studies in the History of Christian Thought. Leiden: Brill, 2004.
Hinlicky, Paul R. Lutheran Theology: A Critical Introduction. Cascade Companions. EUGENE: Cascade Books, 2020. [access limited to one simultaneous reader]
McGrath, Alister E. Reformation Thought: An Introduction. 3rd ed. Oxford, UK: John Wiley and Sons, Inc, 2000. [access limited to one simultaneous reader]
Placher, William C., and Nelson, Derek R. Readings in the History of Christian Theology, vol 2: From the Reformation to the Present. Rev. ed. Louisville, KY: Presbyterian Publishing Corporation, 2017.
Rublack, Ulinka. The Oxford Handbook of the Protestant Reformations. Oxford, United Kingdom: OUP Oxford, 2017. [access limited to one simultaneous reader]
Wengert, Timothy J. Human Freedom, Christian Righteousness: Philip Melanchthon’s Exegetical Dispute with Erasmus of Rotterdam. Oxford Studies in Historical Theology. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Schleiermacher, Friedrich, and Andrew Bowie. Schleiermacher: Hermeneutics and Criticism : And Other Writings. Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Barth, Karl, Thomas F. Torrance, and Geoffrey William Bromiley. Church Dogmatics The Doctrine of the Word of God, Volume 1, Part 2 : The Revelation of God; Holy Scripture: The Proclamation of the Church. London: T&T Clark, 2004.
Barth, Karl, Geoffrey William Bromiley, and T. F. Torrance. Church Dogmatics : Volume 4 - The Doctrine of Reconciliation Part 2 - Jesus Christ, the Servant As Lord. Church Dogmatics. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1958.
Grebe, Matthias. Election, Atonement, and the Holy Spirit : Through and Beyond Barth’s Theological Interpretation of Scripture. Princeton Theological Monograph Series. Cambridge: James Clarke & Co, 2015.
Guretzki, David. An Explorer’s Guide to Karl Barth. IVP Academic, 2016. [access limited to one simultaneous reader]
Calvin, Jean, and Donald K. McKim. Calvin’s Institutes. Abridged Edition. Westminster John Knox Press, 2001. [access limited to one simultaneous reader]
Gordon, Bruce.. John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion : A Biography. Lives of Great Religious Books. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2016. [access limited to one simultaneous reader]
Hesselink, I. John, and Jean Calvin. Calvin’s First Catechism : A Commentary: Featuring Ford Lewis Battles’ Translation of the 1538 Catechism. Columbia Series in Reformed Theology. Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press, 1997.
Piper, John. John Calvin and His Passion for the Majesty of God. Wheaton: Crossway, 2008. [access limited to one simultaneous reader]
Brewer, Brian C. Martin Luther and the Seven Sacraments : A Contemporary Protestant Reappraisal. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2017. [access limited to one simultaneous reader]
Kolb, Robert. Martin Luther and the Enduring Word of God : The Wittenberg School and Its Scripture-Centered Proclamation. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2016. [access limited to one simultaneous reader]
Luther, Martin, Desiderius Erasmus, Ernest Gordon Rupp, and Philip S. Watson. Luther and Erasmus: Free Will and Salvation. The Library of Christian Classics. Philadelphia: Westminster John Knox Press, 1969. [access limited to one simultaneous reader]
Andrews, Dale P., and Robert London Smith. Black Practical Theology. Baylor University Press, 2015. [access limited to one simultaneous reader]
Jones, William R. Is God a White Racist? : A Preamble to Black Theology. Boston: Beacon Press, 1998. [access limited to one simultaneous reader]
Reddie, Anthony G. SCM Core Text Black Theology. SCM Core Text. London: SCM Press, 2012. [access limited to one simultaneous reader]
Coakley, Sarah . Powers and Submissions : Spirituality, Philosophy and Gender. Challenges in Contemporary Theology. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. [access limited to one simultaneous reader]
Russell, Letty M., and J. Shannon Clarkson. Dictionary of Feminist Theologies. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1996. [access limited to one simultaneous reader]
Schüssler Fiorenza, Elisabeth, and Society of Biblical Literature. Feminist Biblical Studies in the Twentieth Century : Scholarship and Movement. The 20th Century and the Present. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2014.
Edman, Elizabeth M. Queer Virtue : What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity. Boston: Beacon Press, 2016. [access limited to one simultaneous reader]
Loughlin, Gerard. Queer Theology: Rethinking the Western Body. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2007. [access limited to three simultaneous readers]
Nolasco, Rolf R., Jr. God’s Beloved Queer: Identity, Spirituality, and Practice. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2019. [access limited to one simultaneous reader]
Willert, Trine Stauning and Lina Molokotos-Liederman. Innovation in the Orthodox Christian Tradition? : The Question of Change in Greek Orthodox Thought and Practice. Farnham, Surrey, England: Routledge, 2012.
Smith, Mitzi J. I Found God in Me : A Womanist Biblical Hermeneutics Reader. Cascade Books, 2015. [access limited to one simultaneous reader]