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This short bibliogrpaphy gives a sample of writing pertinent to the issues of the course. Please suggest other works you find useful.

Bainton, Roland H. Christendom: A Short History of Christianity and Its Impact on Western Civilization, 2 Vols. (Harper & Row, 1964)

Bainton, Roland H., Erasmus of Christendom (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1969)

Barrett, C.K. The New Testament Background:Selected Documents (Harper & Row, 1961)

Beasley-Murray, G.R. Jesus and the Kingdom of God (Eerdmans Pub Co, 1986)

Bender, Harold S., "The Pacifism of the Sixteenth-Century Anabaptists", Church History,, 24 (1955), 119-131

Bettenson, Henry, ed., Documents of the Christian Church (Oxford University Press, 1980)

Boers, Hendriks Who Was Jesus:The Historical Jesus and the Synoptic Gospels (Harper & Row, 1985?)

Bonaventure, The Soul's Journey to God

Borg, Marcus J., Jesus, A New Vision (Harper & Row, 1987)

Bornkamm, Gunther, Jesus of Nazareth (Harper & Row, 198?)

Bowker, J. Jesus and the Pharisees (Cambridge University Press, 1973)

Boyle, Marjorie O'Rourke, Christening Pagan Mysteries: Erasmus in Pursuit of Wisdom (University of Toronto Press, 1981)

Brandon, S.G.F., Jesus and the Zealots (Scribner's, 1967)

Brown, Peter, Augustine of Hippo (University of California Press, 1969)

Brown, Raymond E. , The Churches the Apostles Left Behind (Paulist Press, 1984)

Butlin, Martin ed., The Paintings and Drawings of William Blake, 2 vols. (Yale University Press, 1981)

Case, Shirley Jackson, The Origins of Christian Supernaturlism (University of Chicago PRess, 1946)

Case, S.J. ed., A Bibliographical Guide to the History of Christianity (University of Chicago Press, 1931)

Charlesworth, James H. ed., The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, 2 vols. (Doubleday, 1983, 1985)

Colledge, Edmund & James Walsh, Julian of Norwich, Showings (Paulist Press, 1978)

Cross, F.L. and E.A. Livingstone, eds., The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Faith (2nd. ed., Oxford University Press, 1974)

Daly, Lowrie J. Benedictine Monasticism (Sheed and Ward, 1965)

Danby, H., trans., The Mishnah (Oxford Press, 1933)

Dante, The Divine Comedy

Dodd, C.H., The Founder of Christianity (Macmillan, 1970)

Dolan, John Patrick, ed., The Essential Erasmus (New American Library, 1964)

Dostoevsky, Fyodor, The Brothers Karamazov

Ehrman, Bart D., The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings (Oxford University Press, 1997)

Eliade, Mircea, A History of Religious Ideas, vols. 2 & 3 (University of Chicago Press, 1982, 1985)

Elsner, Jas Imperial Rome and Christian Triumph: The Art of the Roman Empire AD 100-450 (Oxford University Press, 1998)

Fletcher, Richard, The Barbarian Conversion: From Paganism to Christianity (Henry Holt & Co., 1997)

Florovsky, Georges, "Origen, Eusebius, and the Iconoclastic Controversy," Church History, 19 (1950), 77-96

Fox, Robin Lane, Pagans and Christians (Harper & Row, 1986)

Gerrish, Brian, The Old Protestantism and the New: Essays on theReformation Heritage (University of Chicago Press, 1982)

Gilson, Etienne, Dante and Philosophy (Sheed and Ward, 1949)

Gilson. Etienne, The Mystical Theology of St Bernard (Sheed and Ward, 1940)

Goergen, Donald, The Mission and Ministry of Jesus (Glazier, 1986)

Grabar, Andre, Early Christian Art: From the Rise of Christianity to the Death of Theodosius (Odyssey Press, 1968)

Grant, Michael, Jesus: An Historian's Review of the Gospels (Scribner's, 1977)

Grant, Robert M., Early Christianity and Society (Harper & Row, 1977)

Guttierez, Gustavo, A Theology of Liberation:History, Politics, and Salvation (Orbis Books, 1973)

Habig, Marion Alphonse, ed., St. Francis of Assisi: Writings and Early Biographies (Franciscan Herald Press, 1972)

Hanson, R.P.C., Allegory and Event

Harbison, E. Harris, The Christian Scholar in the Age of the Reformation (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1956)

Harvey, A.E., Jesus and the Constraints of History (Westminister, 1982)

Hayes, John, Son of God to Superstar (Abingdon, 1976)

Hennecke E., and W. Schneemelcher, New Testament Apocrypha, 2 vols. (Westminister, 1963, 19650

Herschel, Abraham, The Prophets (Harper & Row, 1963)

Hillerbrand, Hans J.,ed., The Protestant Reformation (Harper & Row, 1969)

Horsely, Richard A., Jesus and the Spiral of Violence:Popular Jewish Resistance in Roman Palestine (Harper & Row, 1987)

Horsley, Richard A. with John S. Hanson Bandits, Prophets, & Messiahs: Popular Movements at the Time of Jesus (Harper & Row, 1985)

Johnson, Paul, A History of Christianity (Simon & Schuster, 1976)

Kantorowicz, Ernst H., The King's Two Bodies: A Study in Medieval Political Theology (Princeton University Press, 1957)

Kempis, Thomas, Imitation of Christ

Knowles, David,, The English Mystical Tradition (Harper & Brothers, 1961)

Kraeling, Carl H. The Synogogue, 2d ed. (KTAV Publishing House, 1979)

Kristeller, Paul Oskar, Renaissance Thought: The Classic, Scholastic, and Humanistic Strains (Harper Torchbooks, 1961)

Kung, Hans, On Being a Christian (Doubleday, 1984)

Lapide, Pinchas and Ulrich Luz, Jesus in Two Perspectives:A Jewish-Christian Dialog (Augsburg, 1989?)

Latourette, Kenneth Scott, A History of the Expansion of Christianity, 7 vols. (Harper & Brothers, 1938-45)

Lehmann, Arno, Christian Art in Africa and Asia (St. Louis, Condordia, 1969)

Leon-Dufour, Xavier The Gospels and the Jesus of History (Image, 1970)

Lindars, Barnabas, Jesus Son of Man: A Fresh Examination of the Son of Man Sayings in the Gospels in the Light of Recent Research (Eerdmans, 1989?)

MacMullen, Ramsay, Christianizing the Roman Empire, A.D. 100-400 (Yale University Press, 1984)

Markus, Robert, The End of Ancient Christianity (Cambridge University Press, 1990)

Martin, John Rupert, Baroque (Harper & Row, 1977)

Marty, Martin E., A Short History of Christianity (New American Library, 1974)

Maxwell,John Francis, Slavery and the Catholic Church (London: Barry Rose, 1975)

Mbiti, John, New Testament Eschatology in an African Background (Oxford, 1971)

Meeks, Wayne A., The First Urban Christians: The Social World of the Apostle Paul Yale University Press, 1983)

Meeks, Wayne, A., The Origins of Christian Morality: The First Two Centuries (Yale University Press, 1993)

Meisel, Anthony, & M.L. del Mastro, trans., The Rule of St. Benedict (Image, 1975)

Meyendorff, John, Christ in Eastern Christian Thought (Corpus Books, 1969)

Musa, Mark, Dante's "Vita Nouva": A Translation and an Essay (Indiana University Press, 1973)

Neill, Stephen, A History of Christian Missions (Penguin Books, 1964)

Neusner, Jacob, Judaism in the Beginning of Christianity (Fortress Press, 1984)

Neusner, Jacob, The Rabbinic Traditions about the Pharisees before 70, 3 vols., (E.J.Briss, 1971)

Neyrey, Jerome H., Christ is Community: The Christologies of the New Testament (Michael Glazier, Inc., 1989)

Nichols, James Hastings, Romanticism in American Theology (Chicago University Press, 1961)

Noll, Mark A. , Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity (Baker Books & Inter-Varsity Press, 1997)

Olin, John C. ed, Christian Humanism and the Reformation: Selected Writings of Erasmus (Fordham University Press, 1975)

Pagels, Elaine, Adam, Eve, and the Serepent

Pagels, Elaine, The Gnostic Gospels (Random House, 1979)

Parrinder, Geoffrey, Jesus in the Qur'an (Oxford University Press, 1977)

Pelikan, Jaroslav, The Christian Tradition: Growth of Medieval Theology (University of Chicago Press, 1978)

Pelikan, Jaroslav, The Christian Tradition: Reformation of Church and Dogma, 1300-1700 (University of Chicago Press, 1984)

Pelikan, Jaroslav, The Christian Tradition: Spirit of Eastern Christendom, 600-1700 (University of Chicago Press, 1974)

Pelikan, Jaroslav, The Christian Tradition:Christian Doctrine and Modern Culture (University of Chicato Press, 1987)

Pelikan, Jaroslav, The Christian Tradition: Emergence of the Catholic Tradition, 100-600 (University of Chicago Press, 1971)

Pelikan, Jaroslav, Jesus Through the Centuries (Yale University Press, 1985)

Peters, Frank E., The Harvest of Hellenism Simon and Shuster, 1970)

Raby, Frederic James Edward ed., The Oxford Book of Medieval Latin Verse (Oxford University Press, 1959)

Reynolds, Stephen, The Christian Religious Tradition (Dickenson Publishing Co., 1977)

Rice, David Talbot, Byzantine Art (rev. ed.; Penguin, 1962)

Robinson, James, The Nag Hammadi Library in English (Harper & Row, 1977)

Sanders, E.P. Jesus and Judaism (Fortress, 1985)

Schillebeekx, Edward, Jesus: An Experiment in Christology (Crossroad, 1979)

Scholem, Gershom Gerhard, Major Trends of Jewish Mysticism (Shocken Publishing House, 1941)

Segundo, Juan Luis, The Historical Jesus of the Synoptics (Orbis, 1985)

Southern, Richard W., Western Society and the Church in the Middle Ages (Penguin Books, 1970)

Stambaugh, John E. & David L. Balch, The New Testament in Its Social Environment (Westminister Press, 1986)

Steinberg, Leo, The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion (Pantheon, 1983)

Strauss, David F., The Christ of Faith and the Christ of History, trans, ed., Leander E.Keck (Fortress, Press, 1977)

Tatum, W. Barnes, In Quest of the Historical Jesus: A Guidbook (Atlanta: John Knox, 1982)

Thurman, Howard, Jesus and the Disinherited (Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, 1949)

Trinkaus, Charles, In Our Image and Likeness: Humanity and Divinity in Italian Humanist Thought (University of Chicago Press, 1970)

Trubetskoi, Evgenii Nikolaevich, Icons: Theology in Color (St Vladimir's Semimary Press, 1973)

Vermes, G., Jesus the Jew (William Collins pb., 1977)

Vermes, Geza, The Dead Sea Scrolls in English (Penguin, 1968)

von Campenhausen, Hans, "The Theological Problem of Images in the Early Church, in Tradition and Life in the Church (Fortress Press, 1968)

Wiles, Maurice & Mark Santer, Documents in Early Christian Thought (Cambridge University Press, 1975)

Wilken, Robert L. The Christians as the Romans Saw Them (Yale University Press, 1984)

Williams,George Huntston, The Radical Reformation (Westminister Press, 1962)

Yoder, John, The Politics of Jesus (Eerdmans, 1972)

Young, Karl, The Drama of the Medieval Church, 2 vols. (Oxford:Clarendon Press, 1933)