Further reading


For a fuller treatment of themes touched on in this book, see:

Linda Woodhead, An Introduction to Christianity (Cambridge, 2004)

Paul Heelas and Linda Woodhead, The Spiritual Revolution: Why Religion is Giving Way to Spirituality (Oxford, 2005)

Chapter 1

The historical Jesus

E. P. Sanders, The Historical Figure of Jesus (London, 1993)

Dominic Crossan, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography (San Francisco, 1995)

New Testament images of Jesus

Paula Friedrikson, From Jesus to Christ: The Origins of the New Testament Images of Jesus (Yale, 1988)

Earliest Christianity

Walter Bauer, Orthodoxy and Heresy in Earliest Christianity (Philadelphia, 1971)

Chapter 2


Peter Brown, Augustine of Hippo: A Biography (London, 1967)

Jesus in art and history

Gabriele Finaldi (ed.), The Image of Christ (Yale, 2000)

Jaroslav Pelikan, Jesus Through the Centuries: His Place in the History of Culture (Yale, 1999)

The culture of Christianity

Geoffrey Barraclough (ed.), The Christian World: A Social and Cultural History (London, 2003)

Christian worship

James F. White, A Brief History of Christian Worship (Abingdon, 1993)

Chapter 3

Christianity and empire

Ramsey MacMullen, Christianizing the Roman Empire (Yale, 1984) t r

The rise of Christendom ad

Judith Herrin, The Formation of Christendom (Princeton, 1989) g

Peter Brown, The Rise ofWestern Christendom: Triumph and Diversity AD 200-1000 (Malden, 1996)

Medieval Christianity

R. W. Southern, Western Society and the Church in the Middle Ages (Penguin History of the Church) (Harmondsworth, 1990)

Jacques Le Goff, Medieval Civilization 400-1500 (Oxford, 1988)

Medieval theology

Jaroslav Pelikan, The Growth of Medieval Theology (600-1300) (Chicago, 1978)

Protestant Reformation

Patrick Collinson, The Reformation (London, 2003)

Diarmaid MacCulloch, Reformation: Europe's House Divided 1490-1700 (London, 2003)

Catholic Reformation

Michael Mullett, The Catholic Reformation (London, 1999)

Early asceticism and monasticism

Peter Brown, The Body and Society: Men, Women and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity (London, 1990)

Western monasticism

C. H. Lawrence, Medieval Monasticism: Forms of Religious Life in Western Europe in the Middle Ages (London, 2000)

Mysticism: East and West

Bernard McGinn and John Meyendorff (eds) Christian Spirituality, two volumes (London, 1985; 1987)

Protestant radicalism yGeorge H. Williams, The Radical Reformation (Philadelphia,

J 1962)

Chapter 5

Confessional Christianity

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto and Derek Wilson, Reformation: Christianity and the World, 1500-2000 (London, 1996)

Christianity and the French Revolution

John McManners, The French Revolution and the Church (London, 1969)

Christianity in America

Sydney E. Ahlstrom, A Religious History of the American People (Yale, 1972)

Fundamentalism and evangelicalism

George Marsden, Understanding Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism (Grand Rapids, 1991)

Christianity in the modern West

Hugh McLeod, Religion and the People of Western Europe 1789-1990 (Oxford, 1997)

Modern theology

David Ford (ed.), The Modern Theologians (Oxford, 1997)

Chapter 6

The global history of Christianity

Adrian Hastings (ed.), A World History of Christianity (London, 2000)

The Orthodox Church

J. M. Hussey, The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire (Oxford, 1990)

Stephen Runciman, The Orthodox Churches and the Secular State

(London, 1971) urt

Jane Ellis, The Russian Orthodox Church: A Contemporary History 5 (London, 1986) d

Orthodox theology

Jaroslav Pelikan, The Spirit of Eastern Christendom (600-1700) (Chicago, 1974)


Andrew Walls, The Missionary Movement in Christian History: Studies in the Transmission of Faith (Edinburgh, 1996)

Charismatic upsurge

David Martin, Pentecostalism: The World their Parish (Oxford, 2001)

Chapter 7

Women in Christian thought

Elizabeth A. Clark, Women and Religion: The Original Sourcebook of Women in Christian Thought (San Francisco, 1997)

Women in medieval Christianity

Eileen Power, Medieval Women (Cambridge, 1975)

Caroline Walker Bynum, Jesus as Mother: Studies in the Spirituality of the High Middle Ages (Berkeley, 1982)

Women in post-Reformation Christianity

Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, Christianity and Sexuality in the Early Modern World (London, 2000)

Men and Christianity

Andrew Bradstock et al, Masculinity and Spirituality in Victorian Culture (MacMillan, 2000)

Richard A. Schoenherr and David Yamane, Goodbye Father: The Celibate Male Priesthood and the Future of the Catholic Church (Oxford, 2002)

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