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Recommended Resources: Christian Theology

McFarland, Ian A. The Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology. Cambridge University Press, 2011.

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. 

McGrath. Alister E. Christian Theology: An Introduction. 6th ed. Newark: Wiley-Blackwell, 2017.

Alister McGrath's Christian Theology offers a basic, but comprehensive, introduction to the concepts and key developments of 2,000 years of Christian thought.

Kurian, George Thomas. The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. John Wiley & Sons., 2011.

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.

Encyclopedia of Christian Theology

Provides a critical overview of the significant concepts, events, councils, theologians, philosophers, and movements in Christian theology.

Migliore, Daniel L.. Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology. 3rd. ed. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014.

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.

The Routledge Companion to the Christian Church

Introduces the fundamental historical, systematic, moral and ecclesiological aspects of the study of the church.

McKim, Donald K. The Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms. 2nd ed. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2014.

This comprehensive guide provides succinct definitions to thousands of theological terms, covering a broad range of theological studies and related disciplines.


Databases, Dictionaries, and Handbooks

Historical Theology (by period)

Select Works by and about Individual Theologians

Theological Approaches and Traditions