Authors from Liverpool

Harald E. Braun. Juan de Mariana and Early Modern Spanish Political Thought. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007.

Marios Costambeys, Power and Patronage in Early Medieval Italy: Local Society, Italian Politics and the Abbey of Farfa, c.700-900. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Anna French. Children of Wrath: Possession, Prophecy and the Young in Early Modern England. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015.

Martin Heale, The Dependent Priories of Medieval English Monasteries. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press, 2004.

Jinty Nelson and Damien Kempf eds. Reading the Bible in the Middle Ages. London: Bloomsbury, 2015.

Andrew Redden. Diabolism in Colonial Peru, 1560-1750. London: Pickering an Chatto, 2008.



Christian Picture Books

Andy Andrews. Henry Hodges Needs a Friend. Nashville, TN: Tommy Nelson, 2015.

Sally Lloyd-Jones. Tiny Bear’s Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Zonderkidz, 2012.

Donald Ratcliff ed., Children’s Spirituality: Christian Perspectives, Research, and Application. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2004.


Christian Living

Ruth Haley Barton, Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2006.

Christopher Brown, Nick Burdette, Michael McKee, Shea Cole, and Lauren Burdette, House of the Archangel Michael

Walter Brueggemann, Sabbath as Resistance: Saying NO to the CULTURE OF NOW. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2014.

Joan Chittister, In God’s Holy Light: Wisdom from the Desert Monastics. Cincinnati, OH: Franciscan Media, 2015.

C. Christopher Smith and John Pattison, Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2014.

Alexander Schmemann, Great Lent. New York: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1974.



Raymond E. Brown, The Birth of the Messiah. New York: Doubleday, 1979.

Tom Gledhill. The Message of the Song of Songs: The Lyrics of Love. Nottingham: Inter-Varsity Press, 1994.

Francis Martin and William M. Wright IV. The Gospel of John. Grand Rapids, MI: BakerAcademic, 2015.


Environmental Theology

John Chryssavgis and Bruce V. Foltz eds. Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration: Orthodox Christian Perspectives on Environment, Nature, and Creation. New York: Fordham University Press, 2013.

John Hart. What Are They Saying About Environmental Theology? New York: Paulist Press, 2004.

Tarik M. Quadir. Traditional Islamic Environmentalism: The Vision of Seyyed Hossein Nasr. Lanham: University of America Press, 2013.

Larry L. Rasmussen. Earth-Honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.



Robert Farrar Capon. The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection. New York: The Modern Library, 2002.

Kristen Feola. The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast. Grand Rapids: Michigan, 2010.

Douglas E. Neel and Joel A. Pugh, The Food and Feasts and Jesus: Inside the World of First-Century Fare. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.

Benjamin E. Zeller, Marie W. Dallam, Reid L. Nielson, and Nora L. Rubel eds. Religion, Food, and Eating in North America. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.



Gender and Sexuality

Dyan Elliott, Proving Woman : Female Spirituality and Inquisitional Culture in the Later Middle Ages. Princeton N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2009.

William Stacey Johnson, A Time to Embrace: Same-Gender Relationships in Religion, Law, and Politics. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2006.

Alice P. Mathews and M. Gay Hubbard, Marriage Made in Eden: A Pre-Modern Perspective for a Post-Christian World. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2010.

Margaret R. Miles, A Complex Delight: The Secularization of the Breast1350-1750. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008.

Philip B. Payne, Man and Woman, One in Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Paul’s Letters. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009.

Richard A. Spinello. Understanding Love and Responsibility: A Companion to Karol Wojtyla’s Classic Work. Boston: Pauline Press, 2014.

Jessica Thompson. Everyday Grace: Infusing All Your Relationships with the Love of Jesus. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers, 2015.



Candy Gunther Brown, Testing Prayer: Science and Healing. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012.

Morton T. Kelsey. Psychology, Medicine and Christian Healing. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988.

Paul Meyendorff, The Anointing of the Sick. Crestwood, NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2009.

Amanda Porterfield. Healing in the History of Christianity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.


Heaven and Hell

Hans Urs Von Balthasar, Dare we Hope “That All Men be Saved”? Trans. David Kipp and Lothar Krauth. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1988.

Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent, Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Journey of His Trip to Heaven and Back. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2010.

Edward William Fudge, The Fire That Consumes: A Biblical and Historical Study of the Doctrine of Final Punishment, Third Edition. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2011.

John-Paul Himka, Last Judgment Iconography in the Carpathians. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009.

Alister E. McGrath, A Brief History of Heaven. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2003.

Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson eds. Hell Under Fire. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2004.

Randall Wallace and Chris Parker, Heaven is for Real. Directed by Randall Wallace. Culver City, CA: Sony Pictures, 2014.




Muḥammad ʻAbduh, The Theology of Unity. Translated by Ishaq Musa’ad and Kenneth Cragg. New York: Islamic Book Trust, 2013.

Kamel Daoud. The Mersault Investigation. Translated by John Cullen. New York: Other Press, 2015.

Al-Ghazālī, The Duties of Brotherhood in Islam, trans. Muhtar Holland. London: The Islamic Foundation, 1975.

Nicholas Doumanis, Before the Nation: Muslim-Christian Coexistence and its Destruction in Late Ottoman Anatolia. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Mahomood Jamal, trans. and ed., Islamic Mystical Poetry: Sufi Verse from the Early Mystics to Rumi. London: Penguin Classics, 2009.

Tarik M. Quadir. Traditional Islamic Environmentalism: The Vision of Seyyed Hossein Nasr. Lanham: University of America Press, 2013.

 Quintan Wiktorowicz, Radical Islam Rising: Muslim Extremism in the West. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.



Mental Illness

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from the Underground. Trans. Ronald Wilks. London: Penguin Classics, 2009.

Miguel Farias and Catherine Wikholm, The Buddha Pill: Can Meditation Change You? (London: Watkins, 2015). 

Henri J. M. Nouwen. The Inner Voice of Love: A Journey through Anguish to Freedom. New York: Doubleday, 1998.

Lev Shestov, Penultimate Words and Other Essays. 1916.

Vincent Van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh. Translated by Arnold Pomerans. London: Penguin, 1997.


Lived Religion

Juliet du Boulay, Cosmos, Life, and Liturgy in a Greek Orthodox Village. Limni: Denise Harvey, 2009.

Andrew Brown and Linda Woodhead. That Was the Church, That Was: How the Church of England Lost the English People. London: Bloomsbury, 2016.

Heather J. Coleman ed., Orthodox Christianity in Imperial Russia: A Source Book on Lived Religion. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2014.

Philip Jenkins. The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade. New York: Harper Collins, 2014.

Laurie Kain Hart.  Time, Religion, and Social Experience in Rural Greece. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 1992.

 James Alexander Kapaló. Text, Context and Performance: Gagauz Folk Religion in Discourse and Practice. Leiden: Brill, 2011.

Robert A. Orsi, Between Heaven and Earth: The Religious Worlds People Make and the Scholars Who Study Them. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005.


Racial Justice

John Harris. One Blood: 200 Years of Aboriginal Encounter with Christianity. Sutherland: Albatross, 1990.

Jennifer Harvey, Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2014.

J. Russell Hawkins and Phillip Luke Sinitiere eds. Christians and the Color Line: Race and Religion After Divided By Faith. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Kevin P. Spicer ed. Antisemitism, Christian Ambivalence, and the Holocaust. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2007.

Adam Taylor. Mobilizing Hope: Faith-Inspired Activism for a Post-Civil Rights Generation. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2010.

 Miroslav Volf. Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996.




Social Justice

Lydia Cacho, Slavery Inc. The Untold Story of International Sex Trafficking. Berkeley: Soft Skull Press, 2014.

William T. Cavanaugh, The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed. London: Bloomsbury, 2000.

Gustavo Gutiérrez, A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics, Salvation, trans. Caridad Inda and John Eagleson. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1988.

Gustavo Gutiérrez, Sharing the Word through the Liturgical Year, trans. Colette Joly Dees. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1997.

Paul Marshall, Lela Gilbert, and Nina Shea, Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2013.

Carolyn Marvin and David W. Ingle, Blood Sacrifice and the Nation: Totem Rituals and the American Flag. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

James W. Russell, Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis. Boston: Beacon Press, 2014.



Robert Alter. The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2010.

Emanuel Contac (trans. & ed.) Cornilescu: Din culisele publicãrii celei mai citite traduceri a Sfintei Scripturi. Cluj-Napoca: Editura Logos, 2014.

Martin Palmer, The Jesus Sutras: Rediscovering the Lost Religion of Taoist Christianity. London: Piatkus, 2001.

Dumitru Stãniloae, The Holy Trinity: In the Beginning there was Love, trans. Roland Clark (Brookline, MA: Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 2012).


Virgin Mary

David Blackbourn, Marpingen: Apparitions of the Virgin Mary in a Nineteenth Century German Village. New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1993.

William A. Christian Jr., Visionaries: The Spanish Republic and the Reign of Christ. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.

Ruth Harris, Lourdes: Body and Spirit in the Secular Age. New York: Penguin, 1999.

Robert Anthony Orsi. The Madonna of 115th Street: Faith and Community in Italian Harlem, 1880-1950. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985.

Jaroslav Pelikan. Mary Through the Centuries: Her Place in the History of Culture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996.

Miri Rubin. Mother of God: A History of the Virgin Mary. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.









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