Selected Supplementary Bibliography

This very limited bibliography is intended to direct students to several reference works useful for the completion of the class project as well as to suggest further, more in-depth investigation into the various areas of theology surveyed in this course. Inclusion in this bibliography does not imply my endorsement. Call numbers are those of the Univ. of Dallas's Blakley Library. Many of the following books are in print and are available by mail-order from the Univ. of Dallas bookstore (call toll-free 888-226-8632). For out-of-print titles (abbreviated opt.) try Loome's Theological Booksellers (612-430-1092), Preserving Christian Publications (315-942-6338),, or American Book Exchange Many patristic writings and church documents can be viewed or downloaded free from a variety of world-wide-web sites including;

Reference and General

Beeck, Frans Jozef van, S.J. God Encountered: A Contemporary Catholic Systematic Theology. Vol. 1,Understanding the Christian Faith. Collegeville: Liturgical, 1989. BQT 508.4 B43 G63 v.1. Intro to systematic theology and a look at the Christian faith as a coherent system of worship, conduct, and teaching.

Broderick, Robert C., ed. The Catholic Encyclopedia. Revised & updated. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1987. 613 pp. Its unsigned articles, over 4,000 in number, are short, some being no more than a paragraph. More a dictionary or glossary than an encyclopedia. Doctrinally orthodox. This is not the New Catholic Encyclopedia that is required for the glossary assignment! Blakley Ref. BX 841 .C355 1987. ISBN 0840755449.

Brown, Raymond E. et al., eds. The New Jerome Biblical Commentary. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1990. Commentaries on every book of the Bible plus various topical articles from a Catholic perspective (e.g. on inspiration) complete with bibliographies. Not the best tool to facilitate direct application of Scripture to one's life, but nevertheless helpful for study of the historical background and the literal sense of Scripture. Braniff Ref BS 491.2 .N485 1990.

Carlen, Claudia, ed. The Papal Encyclicals. 4 vols. McGrath Publishing Co., 1981. Papal encyclicals in English from 1740 to 1981. Contains encyclicals by Pius IX, Leo XIII, and Pius XII that are important background and sources for conciliar texts. UD Ref. BQV 3 C3C3. Download some from

Cross, F. J. and E. A. Livingstone, eds. The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, 2d ed. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1974. Buy the new 3rd ed if you can! Ecumenical & particularly good on historical matters. The abridged paperback version, entitled The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, is more affordable, but the unabridged version is better. Braniff Ref. BR95 .O8 1983.

Denzinger, H. and A. Schonmetzer, eds. Enchiridion Symbolorum. Barcelona, 1973. Often abbreviated. as Denz. or DS, this is a classic collection, albeit partial, of Church documents in Latin arranged historically. BQT 145 .D3 1965. For an English translation of Denzinger, (imperfect, I'm told) see Sources of Catholic Dogma, trans. Roy Deferrari (St. Louis: B. Herder, 1955), BQT 145 .D3D.

Di Berardino, Angelo, ed. Encyclopedia of the Early Church. Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum. Trans. by Adrian Walford. 2 vols. New York: Oxford, 1992. Entrees listed alphabetically under heresies, persons, places, etc. maps & photos. Blakley ref. BQ 31 D58E5 1991.

Ferguson, Everett, ed. Encyclopedia of Early Christianity. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, vol 846. NY: Garland Publishing, 1990. Liturgy, doctrine, personalities, liturgies of the churches up till about 600 AD are described by an international all-star team of patristic scholars. Braniff Ref. BQX 232 E53F3 1990.

Foy, Felican A., OFM, ed. Catholic Almanac. Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor Press, 2002. Published yearly. Has a helpful glossary which offers brief definitions of theological terms. Also contains a chronology of church history. AY 81 .R6 N2.

Glazier, Michael & Monica Hellwig, eds. The Modern Catholic Encyclopedia. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1994. 933 p., oversized with 1,300+ cross-referenced, signed entries, many by professors or alumni of the Catholic University of America. Not all articles fully support magisterial teaching (e.g. contraception). Illustrations but no bibliographies. Emphasizes current personalities and issues over historical ones. Braniff Ref. BX 841 .M63 1994.

Komonchak, Joseph A and Mary Collins, eds. The New Dictionary of Theology. Wilmington, DE: Michael Glazier, 1987. Braniff Ref. BR 95 .N38 1987.

Lewis, C. S. Mere Christianity. NY: Macmillan, 1960. Brief and non-academic exposition of central doctrines of Christianity. A masterful book that you can recommend to almost anyone. BQT 241 .L48.

McBrien, Richard P. Catholicism. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1994. BQT 508. M111 1986. Read McBrien with caution; he is not famous for his conformity to the teaching of the Magisterium.

McBrien, Richard P, ed. The HarperCollins Encyclopedia of Catholicism. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1995. BX 841 .H37 1995.

McGrath, Alister E. The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Thought. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1995. BR 95 .B58 1993. A prominent Anglican theologian.

McGrath, Alister E. Christian Theology: An Introduction. 2d ed. Cambridge: Blackwell, 1997.

McGrath, Alister E., ed. Christian Theology Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1995. Anthology of brief readings from the history of Christian Theology arranged topically. Particularly interesting section on soteriology. Chapters 5-11 deal with the material covered in Fundamental Theology. BT 77 .C47 1995.

Neuner, Josef, SJ and Dupuis, Jacques, SJ, eds. The Christian Faith: Doctrinal Documents of the Catholic Church. 6th ed. New York: Alba, 1996. Most complete English collection of Catholic doctrinal pronouncements arranged topically. Blakley Ref. BQT 217.4 .N42 1975.

New Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: McGraw Hill, 1967 (supplementary volumes by different publishers, various dates). Best starting point on just about everything ecclesiastical: Church history, biography, philosophy, theology, Catholic trivia, etc.! You can find it in the reference sections of many public libraries and state college libraries as well as Catholic ones. Braniff Ref. BQT 6 .C385.

O'Carroll, Michael. Verbum Caro: A Theological Encyclopedia of Jesus the Christ. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 1992. 201pp. Blakley Ref. BT 199 .O23 1992. .

O'Carroll, Michael. Trinitas: A Theological Encyclopedia of the Holy Trinity. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 1987. 220 pp. Especially helpful for the glossary assignment. Blakley Ref. .

O'Carroll, Michael. Veni Creator Spiritus: A Theological Encyclopedia of the Holy Spirit. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 1990. 232 pp. Helpful for glossary. Blakley Ref. BT 121.2 .O335 1990.

O'Collins, Gerald & Edward Farrugia, eds. A Concise Dictionary of Theology. New York: Paulist, 1991. UD Ref. BQT 7 O34C6 1991.

Rahner, Karl, ed. Encyclopedia of Theology: The Concise Sacramentum Mundi. New York: Crossroad, 1986. One volume of the more important articles from the multivolume Sacramentum Mundi arranged alphabetically. Beware: Not very clear style. Blakley Ref. BQT6 .S2 C.

Rahner, Karl and Herbert Vorgrimler, eds. Dictionary of Theology. 2nd ed. New York: Crossroad, 1988. Alphabetical arrangement. UD Ref. BQ 7469 A5L52 1981.

Richardson, Alan and John Bowden, eds. The Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theology. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1983. By an ecumenical team of theologians such as Raymond Brown, Walter Kasper, and Gerald O'Collins on the Catholic side and James Barr, John Macquarrie and J. Moltmann on the Protestant side. 614 p. IRPS library and Blakley Ref. BR 95 .W94 1983.

Schreck, Alan. Catholic and Christian: An Explanation of Commonly Misunderstood Catholic Beliefs. Ann Arbor: Servant, 1984. Excellent at demonstrating basis for Catholic doctrine in scripture and ancient tradition in a way that everyone can clearly understand. Great to give to parishioners. BX 1752 .S4 1984.

Stravinskas, Peter M. J., ed. Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Encyclopedia. Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 1991. 1007 pp, isbn 0879734574. Braniff Ref. BX 841 .O97 1991. Written by various contributors, this work is orthodox and affordable. Written on a popular level, the entries are two to three paragraphs long and fail to provide any bibliography. Not a substitute for Oxford Dictionary or the New Catholic Encyclopedia. Available on CD-ROM.

Stravinskas, Peter M. J., ed. Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Dictionary. Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 1993. 496pp. Braniff Ref. BX 841 .O87 1993. isbn 0879735074. Available on CD-ROM. Covers the same territory of the longer OSV Catholic Encyclopedia with shorter entries, usually about one paragraph.

Tanner, Norman P., ed. Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils. 2 vols. London and Washington DC: Sheed and Ward and Georgetown Univ Press, 1990. Complete acts of all 21 ecumenical councils in the original language and in English translation with brief introductions. BQX 175 .D4 T3 1990.

Urmson, J. O. and Jonathan Rée, eds. The Concise Encyclopedia of Western philosophy and Philosophers. London & NY: Routledge, 1991. 0-415-07883-0.

Walsh, Michael J. Commentary on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 1994. 440 pp. BX 1959.5 .C657 1994.

Fundamental Theology: Faith, Revelation, Apologetics

Alonso Schokel, Luis, S.J. The Inspired Word: Scripture in the Light of Language and Literature. Trans. by Francis Martin. NY: Herder and Herder, 1965. BS 540 .A58E 1966.

Beeck, Frans Jozef van, S.J. God Encountered: A Contemporary Catholic Systematic Theology. Vol. 2/1, The Revelation of the Glory--Introduction and Part 1: Fundamental Theology. Collegeville: Liturgical, 1993. BX 1751.2 B36 1993 v.2 pt.1.

Berger, Peter L. The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion. NY: AnchorDoubleday, 1967. Useful for apologetics. Drawing illustrations from primitive, ancient, and contemporary societies, this Christian sociologist argues that religion is a "sacred canopy" that every society builds to give its world meaning. BQT 3483 .B47s.

Bouillard, Henri. The Knowledge of God. Trans. Samuel Femiano. NY: Herder and Herder, 1968. Natural theology/apologetics. Proofs for God's existence, analogy. BQT 516 .B6. . 127p.

Broglie, Guy de, SJ. Revelation and Reason. Trans. Mark Pontifex. Twentieth Century Encyclopedia of Catholicism, 9. NY: Hawthorn, 1965. 188p. . BT 50 .B6813.

Congar, Yves, OP. The Meaning of Tradition. Trans. A.N. Woodrow. Twentieth Century Encyclopedia of Catholicism, 3. NY: Hawthorn, 1964. 157p. . BT 90 .C593.

Congar, Yves, OP. Tradition and Traditions. NY: Macmillan, 1966 French 1963. Greatest existing work on the theology of tradition; had a decisive influence on Dei Verbum's treatment of the topic. BQT 253 .C74 tE 1967.

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Instruction on the Ecclesial Vocation of the Theologian (Donum Veritatis). Washington, DC: USCC, 1973. On the various degrees of authority of different kinds of magisterial teaching and the proper response due. The limits of loyal dissent.

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Mysterium Ecclesiae (Declaration in Defense of the Catholic Doctrine on the Church Against Certain Errors of the Present Day). Washington, DC: USCC, 1973. Deals principally with the infallibility of the Church and its Magisterium. Occasioned by the case of Fr. Hans Kung and his denial of the doctrine of infallibility. Opt.

DiNoia, J. A., OP. "Communion and Magisterium: Teaching Authority and the Culture of Grace." Modern Theology 9 (1993): 403-418.

Dulles, Avery, SJ. The Assurance of Things Hoped For. NY: Oxford 1994. History of Christian thought about faith with Dulles own systematic examination in later chapters. Very complete. BT 771.2 .D76 1994. . Dulles is a particularly clear, understandable, and reliable author.

Dulles, Avery, SJ. "Criteria of Catholic Theology." Communio 22/2 (1995): 303-315. BQT 3.C63

Dulles, Avery, SJ. A History of Apologetics. Theological Resources Series. Washington, DC: Corpus, 1970. Contains good bibliography & index. BQT 4.2 .T47 D86.

Dulles, Avery, SJ. The Survival of Dogma. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1971. Contains important articles on faith, Magisterium, and the `irreformability' of dogma. BQT 248 .D8.

Dulles, Avery, SJ. "The Symbolic Structure of Revelation." Theological Studies (March, 1980): 51-73. Periodicals BQT 3 .T458.

Dulles, Avery, SJ. "Vatican II and the Recovery of Tradition." In The Reshaping of Catholicism, 75-92. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988. . BQT 129.2 .D9R4

Empie, Paul C and T. Austin Murphy, eds. Teaching Authority and Infallibility in the Church. Lutherans and Catholics in Dialogue VI. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1980. US Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue Consensus Statement with background papers by Avery Dulles, Joseph Fitzmyer, et al. BQT 249 T38.

Eno, Robert, ed. Teaching Authority in the Early Church. Message of the Fathers of the Church, 14. Willmington, DE: Michael Glazier. Anthology of patristics texts on the subject. BQT 324 E5.

Farmer, William R. and Denis Farkasfalvy, O.Cist. The Formation of the New Testament Canon: An Ecumenical Approach. NY: Paulist, 1983. By two University of Dallas scholars. BS 2320 F3.

Fitzmyer, Joseph A. Scripture, the Soul of Theology. NY: Paulist, 1994. 4 essays on the interpretation and use of Scripture. BS 476 F58 1994.

International Theological Commission. "On the Interpretation of Dogmas." Origins vol. 20, no. 1 (May 17, 1990). Periodicals BQT 3 .U57

International Theological Commission. "Theological Pluralism" (89-92) and "Catholic Teaching on Apostolic Succession" (93-104). In International Theological Commission: Texts and Documents 1969-1985. San Francisco: Ignatius, 1989. BX 1751 .2 .A1 T44 1989

Jolivet, Régis. The God of Reason. Trans. M. Pontifex. 20th Century Encyclopedia of Catholicism, 15. NY: Hawthorn, 1958. 126p. Proofs for God's existence & the divine attributes. , BT 101 .J613.

Journet, Charles. What is Dogma? Trans. Mark Pontifex. Twentieth Century Encyclopedia of Catholicism, 4. NY: Hawthorn, 1964. 111p. BT 90 .C593.

Keating, Karl. Catholicism and Fundamentalism. San Francisco: Ignatius, 1988. Has a great chapter refuting Protestant sola scriptura and defending Tradition as authoritative witness to revelation. BQT 217.4 K25.

Keegan, Terence J., OP. Interpreting the Bible: A Popular Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics. NY: Paulist, 1985. Opt.

Kreeft, Peter and Ronald K. Tacelli, SJ. Handbook of Christian Apologetics. InterVarsity, 1994. Presents all the major arguments for all the major Christian doctrines that are attacked today. 380p. . ISBN: 0830817743. Braniff: BT 1102.K724 1994.

Latourelle, René, SJ. Theology of Revelation. NY: Alba House, 1966. Comprehensive: proceeds historically first, then systematically. Includes commentary on Dei Verbum. 518pp. BQT 264 .L313

Latourelle, René, SJ and Rino Fisichella, eds. Dictionary of Fundamental Theology. New York: Crossroads, 1994. 1222 pp. isbn 0824513959. Braniff Ref. BT 1102 .D5813 1994.

Levie, Jean. The Bible: Word of God in Words of Men. New York: P.J. Kenedy & sons, 1961 French 1958. Surveys the development of historical-critical exegesis from 1850 to 1958 as well as the teaching of the Magisterium on the bible. Examines relationship between the human & divine character of Scripture. BS 482.L3

Lienhard, Joseph T., SJ. The Bible, the Church, and Authority: The Canon of he Christian Bible in History and Theology. Collegeville: Liturgical, 1995. BS 465 .L54 1995. 120 p.

Lubac, Henri de. Sources of Revelation. NY: Herder and Herder, 1968. Best thing around on the spiritual senses of Scripture. BS 476 .L8

Martinetti, John. Reasons to Believe Today. Marquette Studies in Theology no. 11. NY: Fordham Univ. Press, 1997. Apologetics. 216pp. BT 1102.M34613 1996.

McKenzie, John L. Dictionary of the Bible. NY: Macmillan Collier, 1965. Helpful articles on inspiration, canon and many other topics. Blakley Ref. BS 440 .M36.

Metzger, Bruce M. The Canon of the New Testament: Its Origin, Development, and Significance. NY: Oxford, 1987. BS 2320 .M47 1987. 336p.

Meyendorff, John. Living Tradition: Orthodox Witness in the Contemporary World. Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir's, 1978. A collection of essays in fundamental theology from an Orthodox perspective. 202p.

Meynell, Hugo A. Is Christianity True? Washington: Catholic University Press, 1994. Chapters on other religions, the Incarnation and Atonement, the problem of historical criticism, etc. BT 60 .M45 1994.

Morrisey, Francis G. Papal and Curial Pronouncements: Their Canonical Significance in Light of the 1983 Code of Canon Law. Ottawa: Saint Paul University Canon Law Faculty, 1992. Opt.

Nichols, Aidan. From Newman to Congar: The Idea of Doctrinal Development from the Victorians to the Second Vatican Council. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1990. BQT 128 N52 F7 1990.

Nichols, Aidan, OP. The Shape of Catholic Theology: An Introduction to its Sources, Principles and History. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1991. BQT 508.4 N48 S4

Nichols, Aidan, OP. The Splendour of Doctrine: The Catechism of the Catholic Church on Christian Believing. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1995. 166 pp. BX 1959.5 .N53 1995.

O'Connor, James T., ed. The Gift of Infallibility: Official Relatio on Infallibility of Bishop Vincent Gasser at Vatican Council I. Boston: St. Paul Editions, 1986. . Opt.

O'Collins, Gerald, SJ. Fundamental Theology. NY: Paulist, 1981. 283pp. BQT 508.4 O29.

O'Collins, Gerald, SJ. Retrieving Fundamental Theology: The Three Styles of Contemporary Theology. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist, 1993. 225pp. BX 1751.2 O29 1993.

O'Collins, Gerald, SJ and Daniel Kendall, SJ. The Bible for Theology: Ten Principles for the Theological Use of Scripture. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist, 1997. 224p. BS 476.038 1997. ISBN: 0809137437

Orsy, Ladislas. The Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity: A Theological and Canonical Analysis. Wilmington, DE: Michael Glazier, 1990. Discusses degrees of authority of Church Authority and the appropriate response demanded from the faithful. BX 1968 .O77 1990.

Paul VI, Pope. Faith: Response to the Dialogue of God. Boston: St. Paul's Editions, 1967. Insights into the nature of faith taken from the talks and audiences of Pope Paul VI. Opt. .

Ratzinger, Joseph Cardinal. Principles of Catholic Theology: Building Stones for a Fundamental Theology. San Francisco: Ignatius, 1987. Essays on the fundamental structure of Christianity & proper relationship between theologians & Magisterium. 298pp. BQT 508.4 .R35 1987.

Rahner, Karl. "The Concept of Mystery in Catholic Theology." In Theological Investigations, vol. 4, 36-76. Baltimore: Helicon, 1966. BQT 508 R2.

Rahner, Karl. "Considerations on the Development of Dogma." In Theological Investigations, vol. 4, 3-35. Baltimore: Helicon, 1966. BQT 508 R2.

Rahner, Karl. "The Development of Dogma." In Theological Investigations, vol. 4: 39-78. Baltimore: Helicon, 1961. BQT 508 R2.

Rahner, Karl. "On Heresy." Questiones Disputae Series. NY: Herder and Herder, 1964. BQT 330 R3

Rahner, Karl. "Scripture and Theology" and "Scripture and Tradition." In Theological Investigations, vol. 6, 89-112. Baltimore: Helicon, 1969. BQT 508 R2.

Rahner, Karl. "Theology of the Symbol." In Theological Investigations, vol. 4, 221-252. Baltimore: Helicon, 1966. BQT 508 R2.

Rahner, Karl and Joseph Ratzinger. Revelation and Tradition. London: Burns & Oates, 1966. A brief collection of essays. Ratzinger's piece on what Trent taught about tradition is important. BQT 264.5 .R3E

Rousselot, Pierre, SJ. The Eyes of Faith and Answers to Two Attacks. Translated by J. Doncel and Avery Dulles. NY: Fordham Univ. Press, 1990. Contains "The Eyes of Faith" I & II plus "Answer to Two Attacks". Intros by Avery Dulles et al. BT 771. R6813 1990. ISBN: 0823212882.

Rondet, Henri, S.J. Do Dogmas Change? Trans. Mark Pontifex. Twentieth Century Encyclopedia of Catholicism, 5. NY: Hawthorn, 1961. A very reputable author. BX 1747 .R643. 125p.

Schmaus, Michael. God in Revelation. Dogma Series, no. 1. Kansas City: Sheed and Ward, 1968. BQT 264.5 .R3E

Schroeder, Gerald L. Genesis and the Big Bang: The Discovery of Harmony Between Modern Science and the Bible. NY: Bantam, 1992. BS 651 S36 1990; 224pp.

Sokolowski, Robert. The God of Faith and Reason: Foundations of Christian Theology. Washington: Catholic University Press, 1995. On the relationship between faith & reason. 172 pp. BQT 234 S57.

Sullivan, Francis A. Creative Fidelity: Weighing and Interpreting Documents of the Magisterium. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist, 1996. 209 pp. BX 1746 .S798 1996.

Sullivan, Francis A. Magisterium: Teaching Authority in the Catholic Church. NY: Paulist, 1983. 234pp. isbn 0809125773. BQT 302 S83.

Trigg, Joseph, ed. Biblical Interpretation. Message of the Fathers of the Church, 9. Wilmington, DE: Michael Glazier. Anthology of most important patristic texts addressing this issue. BS 500 .T86. 301 pp.

Vawter, Bruce. Biblical Inspiration. Theological Resources Series. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1972. 194pp. with index & bibliography. Historical survey of the doctrine & theology of inspiration. BQT 4 .2.T47 V28.

Ward, Keith. God, Chance, and Necessity. London: Oxford (One World Publications), 1996. A refutation of scientific atheism by a professor of Oxford University. 1-85168-116-7.


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