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Bibliographic Resources



This annotated bibliography was provided courtesy of John Thompson, Librarian at Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania.  It contains resources that were originally as a resource of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. It is used here with permission of the CCCU.  Modifications have been made.  For the original document, visit www.cccu.org.

Annotations in this bibliography have been taken from the website for Hearts and Minds Books, a supplier of fine books for Christians and other readers. You are encouraged to visit their website: heartsandmindsbooks.com.

Communication, Speech & Journalism Resources

Ellul, Jacques. Propaganda: The formation of men’s attitudes. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971.
        Library has 1965 ed. 

Fore, W. F. Television and religion: The shaping of faith, values and culture. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1987.

Higgins, Gareth. How Movies Helped Save My Soul: Finding Spiritual Fingerprints in Culturally Significant Films. Foreword by Tony Campolo. Lake Mary, FL: Relevant Books, c2003.

Horsfield, P. Religious television. New York: Longmann, 1984.

Johnston, Robert K Reel Spirituality: Theology & Film in Dialogue.  Baker.

Kilbourne, Jean. Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel (Touchstone) Although not from an intentional Christian perspective, this expose of sexism in advertising is both pioneering and crucial.  

Olasky, Marvin. Prodigal press: The anti-Christian bias of the American news media. Wheaton: Crossway, 1988.

Olasky, Marvin. Telling the truth: How to revitalize Christian journalism. Wheaton: Crossway,  1996.

Postman, N. Amusing ourselves to death. New York: Penguin, 1985.  Also on audiotape.

Schmalzbauer, John A. People of Faith : Religious Conviction in American Journalism and Higher Education. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2003.

Schultze, Q. J. Communicating for life: Christian Stewardship in Community and Media. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000

Schultze, Q. J. Redeeming television. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1993.

Schultze, Q. J., Anker, R. M., Bratt, J. D., Romanowski, W. D., Worst, J. W. & Zuidervaart, L. Dancing in the dark: Youth, popular culture and the electronic media. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1991. 

Shane, Ed. 2001 Disconnected America: The Consequences of Mass Media in a Narcissistic World. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2001.

Sommerville, C.J. How the News Makes Us Dumb. Inter Varsity Press. 

University of Illinois Press, 2002.

Warren, Michael. Seeing Through the Media: A Religious View of Communications and Cultural Analysis. Trinity Press International,  1997. A profound and serious critique of contemporary culture and how to evaluate mass media.

Education Resources

Brueggemann, W. . The creative word: Canon as a model for Biblical education. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1982.

Colby, Kimberly.  Teachers and Religion in the Public Schools.

Coles, R. . The spiritual life of children. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990. 

Freire, P. . Pedagogy of the oppressed. New York: Continuum, 1970.

Healy, J. M. . Endangered minds: Why children don’t think and what we can do about it. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990.

Hirsch, E. D., Jr. . The schools we need and why we don’t have them. New York: Doubleday, 1996.

Issler, K. & Habermas, R. . How we learn. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994.

Kilpatrick, W. . Why Johnny can’t tell right from wrong: What we can do about it. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.

Loder, J. E. . The transforming moment. Colorado Springs: Helmers & Howard, 1989. Library has 1981 ed. 

Nord, W. A. . Religion and American education: Rethinking a national dilemma. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994.

Nord, Warren A.  Taking Religion seriously across the curriculum / Warren A. Nord and Charles C. Haynes. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1998.

Palmer, P.J., To Know as We Are Knoown: Educationn as a Spiritual Journey.I San Francisco: Harper. 

Pazmiño, R. . Foundational issues in Christian education. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1988. 

Peterson, M. L. . Philosophy of education: Issues and options. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1986.

Pierson, Jim. No Disabled Souls: How to welcome people with disabilities  into your life and church (Standard) Absolutely the  most basic book on the subject, it is chock-full of practical ideas  and Biblical wisdom illustrated with inspiring stories.  Cincinnati, OH: Standard Pub. Co, 1998.  

Poe, Harry L. Christianity in the Academy : Teaching at the Intersection of Faith and Learning. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2004.

Purpel, D. E. . The moral and spiritual crisis in education. Granby, MA: Bergin & Garvey, 1989.

Sutton, Joe. Special Education: A Biblical Approach: special education resources for Christian schools.  Greenville SC:  Hidden Treasure Ministries, 1993. The only book  which actually looks at the process of schooling those with special needs and developing Christian special ed. programs  Covers quite a lot of material and is a good place to start. 

Sowell, T. . Inside American education: The decline, the deception, the dogmas. New York: Free Press, 1993. 

Staver, Matthew.. Faith and Freedom: a complete handbook for defending your religious rights. Orlando Fla.: Liberty Counsel, 1998. 

Stronks, Julia & Stronks, Gloria.  Christian Teachers in Public Schools. Baker. 

Van Brummelen, H. W. . Walking with God in the classroom: Christian approaches to learning and teaching. Seattle, WA:  Alta Vista College Press, 1998. 

The  definitive, serious book on developing a truly Christian  framework on thinking Christianly about schooling. Essential.  (Please know: although this is written mostly for alternative  Christian schools, the insights and wisdom are transferable to  public school settings!)

Van Dyk, John. The Craft of Christian teaching: A Classroom Journey. Sioux Center, IA: Dordt Press, c2000.

Van Dykn John. Letters to Lisa: Conversations with a Christian Teacher. Iowa: Dordt College Press, 1997.

A gem of a book, written as a  series of letters between a daughter (first time elementary  teacher) and her father (a professor of education) Each letter is  about how to apply the Christian worldview and being faithful in  the daily details of the classroom, so it is a perfect example of  relating theory and practice. (Note: Although the story unfolds in  an alternative Christian school, the wisdom and insights are  clearly transferable to public school settings!)

Veith, G. E. . Classical education: Towards the revival of American schooling. Washington, DC: Capital Research Center, 1998.

Webb, Stephen H.  Taking Religion to School: Christian Theology and Secular Education. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2000.

Webb-Mitchell, Brett.  God Plays Piano, Too: The Spiritual Lives of Disabled Children. New York: Crossroad, 1993.

Absolutely remarkable  stories of care and wisdom. Will help anyone in the field gain an  appreciation for the kids with whom they work!

Whitehead, John W. The Rights of Religious Persons in Public Education.

Wolterstorff, N.  Educating for Life: Reflections of christian Teaching and LearningI Grand Rapids, Mich.:Baker books, 2002.  

Wolterstorff, N. (). Educating for responsible action. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982. 

English & Literature Resources

Barratt, D., Pooley, R. & Ryken, L. (Eds.). . The discerning reader: Christian perspectives on literature and theory. Leicester: Apollos, 1995.

Berry, W. . Standing by words. St. Louis: North Point Press, 1983.

Brown, W. Dale. . Of fiction and faith. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997. 

Buechner, F. . The clown in the bellfry: Writings on faith and fiction. San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1992.

Dale, A. S. . Maker and craftsman: The story of Dorothy L. Sayers. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1978.

Dillard, A. . Living by fiction. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1982. 

Edwards, B. L., Klein, T. & Wymer, T. . Searching for great ideas: Conversations between past and present. New York: Harcourt, 1997.

Eliot, T. S. . Christianity and culture. New York: Harcourt Brace World, 1990.

Ericson, E. E., Jr. & Tennyson, G. B. . Religion and modern literature: Essays in theory and criticism. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1975. 

Ficken, C. . God’s story and modern literature: Reading fiction in community. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1985.

Gallagher, S. V. & Lundin, R. . Literature through the eyes of faith. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1989.

Grifffiths, Paul J.  . Religoius Reading: The Place of Reading in the Practice of Religion. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Hirsch, E. D. . Validity in interpretation. New Haven: Yale, 1967.

Hirsch, E. D. . Aims of interpretation. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1976.

Jeffrey, D. L. . A dictionary of Biblical tradition in English literature. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1993.

Jeffrey, D. L. . People of the book: Christian identity and literary culture. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans with the Institute for Advanced Christian Studies, 1996.

Lundin, R. . The culture of interpretation: Christian faith and the postmodern world. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994.

Ricoeur, Paul  Figuring the Sacred: Religion, Narrative, and Imagination. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1995.

Ritchie, D. E. . Reconstructing literature in an ideological age. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996.

Ryken, L. (Ed.). . The Christian imagination: the practice of faith in literature and writing. Colorado Springs: Shaw Books, 2002. 

Sire, J. W. . How to read slowly: Reading with comprehension (2nd ed.). Wheaton: Harold Shaw, 1994.

TeSelle, S. F. . Literature and the Christian life. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1966. 

Timmerman, J. & Hettinga, D. . In the world: Reading and writing as a Christian. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1987.

Tischler, N. . A voice of her own: Women, literature and transformation. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1987.

Veith, Gene Edward,  Reading between the lines: a christian guide to literature.  Wheaton, Ill:  Crossway Books, 1990. 

Walhout, C. & Ryken, L. . Contemporary literary theory: A Christian appraisal. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1991.

Ward, P. A. . Worldly readers and writerly texts. Christian Scholar’s Review, 17 (4), 425-435, 1988.

Willimon, William H.  Reading with deeper eyes: the love of literature and the life of faith.  Nashville:  Upper Room Books, 1998. 

Fine Arts: Music & Humanities Resources

Alexander, J. F. . The secular squeeze: Reclaiming Christian depth in a shallow world. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1993.

Best, H. M. . Music through the eyes of faith. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1993.

Brand, Hilary, and Adrienne Chaplin. (2001) Art and Soul: Signposts for Christians in the Arts. Downers Grove: InterVarsity.

Briner, B. . Roaring lambs: a gentle plan to radically change your world. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1993.

Bustard, Ned.. It was good: making art to the glory of God.  Baltimore, MD :Square Halo, 2000.

Dyrness, William..  Visual faith: art, theology and worship in dialogue.  Grand Rapids, MI:  Baker, 2001.

Forbes, C. . Imagination: Embracing a theology of wonder. Portland: Multnomah Press, 1986.

Gaebelein, F. E. . The Christian, the arts, and truth: Regaining the vision of greatness. Grand Rapids: Zondervan1985.

Johansson, Calvin M.  Music and Ministry: A Biblical Counterpoint. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1988.

L’Engle, M. . Walking on water: Reflections on faith and art. Wheaton: Harold Shaw, 1980.

Lockerbie, D. B. . The timeless moment: Creativity and the Christian faith. Westchester, IL: Cornerstone, 1981.

Rookmaaker, H. . The creative gift: Essays on art and Christian life. Westchester, IL: Good News, 1981.

Routley, E. . Our lives be praise. Carol Steam, IL: Hope, 1990.

Ryken, L. . The Christian imagination. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1981.

Ryken, L. . Culture in Christian perspective: a door to understanding and enjoying the arts. Portland: Multnomah Press1986.

Schaeffer, F. . Art and the Bible. Downers Grove: InterVarsity1973.

Seerveld, C. . Rainbows for the fallen world. Toronto: Toronto Tuppence Press, 1980. 

Turner, Steve. Imagine : a vision for Christians in the arts / Steve Turner. Downers Grove, Ill. : InterVarsity Press, c2001 

Veith, Jr. & Edward, G. . State of the arts: from Bezalel to Mapplethorpe, 1991. Wheaton: Crossway.

Philosophy  and Ethics Resources

Barbour, I. G. . Ethics in an age of technology. The Gifford Lectures (Vol. 2). San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1992.

Beckwith, F. J. . Do the right thing. Boston: Jones and Bartlett, 1996.

Bloesch, D. G. . Freedom for obedience: Evangelical ethics for contemporary times. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987.

Brunner, H. E. . The divine imperative. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1947. 

Clark, D. & Rakestraw, R. . Readings in Christian ethics (Vols. 1 & 2). Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994.

Dorrien, G. J. . Reconstructing the common good: Theology and the social order. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 1990.

Ellul, J. . The ethics of freedom. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1976.

Ellul, J. . Money and power. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1984.

Feinberg, J. & Feinberg, P. . Ethics for a brave new world. Wheaton: Crossway, 1996.

Foster, R. . Money sex and power: The challenge of the disciplined life. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1985.

Geisler, N. L. Christian ethics: Options and issues. Grand Rapids: Baker.

Grenz, S. . The moral quest. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1998. 

Gushee, D. P. . The righteous Gentiles of the holocaust. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1993.

Gustafson, J. M. . Ethics from a theocentric perspective: Theology and ethics. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1981.

Gustafson, J. M. . Ethics from a theocentric perspective: Ethics and theology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984.

Hauerwas, S. . Character and the Christian life: A study in theological ethics. San Antonio: Trinity University Press, 1975.

Hauerwas, S. . The peaceable kingdom: A primer in Christian ethics. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame, 1983.

Henry, C. F. H. . Christian personal ethics. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1957.

Holmes, A. E. . Ethics: Approaching moral decisions. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1984.

Jones, D. G. . Brave new people: Ethical issues at the commencement of life (2nd ed.). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1985.

Kaiser, W. . Toward Old Testament ethics. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1983.

Kirk, J. A. . God’s word for a complex world: Discovering how the Bible speaks today. London: Marshall Pickering, 1987.

Kreeft, P. . Between heaven and hell. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1988.

Lebacqz, K. . Six theories of justice: Perspectives from philosophical and theological ethics. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1986.

Lehmann, P. L. . Ethics in a Christian context. New York: Harper & Row, 1963.

Lewis, C. S. . The Pilgrim’s regress. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1979. 

Long, E. R., Jr. . A survey of recent Christian ethics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982.

Long, E. R., Jr. . A survey of Christian ethics. London: Oxford University Press, 1967. 

Longenecker, R. N. . New Testament social ethics for today. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1984.

MacIntyre, A. . A short history of ethics. New York: Macmillan, 1968.

MacIntyre, A. . After virtue: A study in moral theory. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1984.

McCarthy, G. E. & Rhodes, R. W. . Eclipse of justice: Ethics, economics, & the lost traditions of American Catholicism. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 1992.

Meilaender, G. . Faith and faithfulness: Basic themes in Christian ethics. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1991.

Meilaender, G. (1978). The taste for the other: The social and ethical thought of C. S. Lewis. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Meilaender, G. . The theory and practice of virtue. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1981.

Mott, S. C. . Biblical ethics and social change. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982.

Nelson, J. R. . Science and our troubled conscience. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1980.

Neuhaus, R. J. . The naked public square: Religion and democracy in America. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1984. 

Niebuhr, R. . Moral man and immoral society: A study in ethics and politics. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1932. 

Niebuhr, R. . The nature and destiny of man. Human nature (Vol. 1). New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1941, 1964.

Olthuis, J. H. . I pledge you my troth (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1989.

O’Donovan, O. . Resurrection and moral order: An outline for evangelical ethics. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1986.

Paris, P. J. . The social teachings of the Black churches. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1985.

Pojman, L. P. . Ethics: Discovering right and wrong. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1995.

Rae, S. . Moral choices. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995.

Ramsey, P. . Basic Christian ethics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1950, 1977.  R183

Sider, R. J. . Completely pro-life. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1987.

Smedes, L. B. . Sex for Christians. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1976.

Smedes, L. B. . Choices: Making right decisions in a complex world. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986.

Smedes, L. B. . Mere morality: What God expects from ordinary people. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1987.

Stackhouse, M. L. . Creeds, society and human rights: A study in three cultures. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1984.

Stott, J. R. W. . Involvement: Being a responsible Christian in a non-Christian society. Old Tappen: Fleming H. Revell, 1984.

Stott, J. R. W. . Involvement: Social and sexual relationships in the modern world. Old Tappen: Fleming H. Revell, 1984.

Thielicke, H. . The ethics of sex. Theological ethics (Vol. 3). London: James Clarke & Company, 1964.

Thielicke, H. . Foundations. Theological ethics (Vol. 1). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1966.
        Library has ed. 1979 

Thielicke, H. . Politics. Theological ethics (Vol. 2). Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1969.

Verhey, A. . The great reversal: Ethics and the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1984. 

Verhey, A. D. & Cox, J. D. . Theme issue: Christianity and bioethics. Christian Scholar’s Review, 23 (3), 227-373, 1994.

Wallis, J. . The call to conversion. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1981.

Whitehead, E. & Whitehead, J. . Christian life patterns. Garden City: Doubleday, 1979.

Wright, C. J. H. . An eye for an eye: The place of Old Testament ethics today. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1983.

Wright, C. J. H. . God’s people in God’s land: Family, land, and property in the Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990.


Abraham, W. . An introduction to the philosophy of religion. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1985. 

Brown, C. . From the ancient world to the age of Enlightenment. Christian and western thought (Vol. 1). Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1990.

Brown, C. . Philosophy and the Christian faith: A historical sketch from the Middle Ages to the present day. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1969.

Clark, K. J. . Philosophers who believe: The spiritual journeys of eleven leading thinkers. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1993.

Dooyeweerd, H. . In the twilight of Western thought. Nutley, NJ: Craig Press, 1968.

Dooyeweerd, H. . Roots of western culture: Pagan, secular, and Christian options. Toronto: Wedge, 1979. 

Evans, C. S. . Philosophy of religion: Thinking about faith. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1982.

Evans, C. S. . The quest for faith: Reason & mystery as pointers to God. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1986.

Evans, C. S. & Westphal, M. . Christian perspectives on religious knowledge. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994.

Flew, A. & Vesey, G. . Agency and necessity. New York: Basil Blackwell, 1987.

Geivett, R. D. & Sweetman, B. (Eds.). . Contemporary perspectives on religious epistemology. New York: Oxford, 1992.

Hart, H. . Understanding our world: An integral ontology. Lanham: University Press of America, 1984.

Holmes, A. E. Faith seeks understanding. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

Holmes, A. E. . Philosophy: A Christian perspective. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1975.

Lewis, C. S. . The problem of pain. New York: Macmillan, 1994. 

MacIntyre, A. . Whose justice? Which rationality? Notre Dame: Notre Dame Press, 1988.   

McIntire, C. T. . The legacy of Herman Dooyeweerd. Lanham: University Press of America, 1985.

Morris, T. V. . God and the philosophers: The reconciliation of faith and reason. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Morris, T. V. . Making sense of it all: Pascal and the meaning of life. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1992.

Morris, T. V. . Our idea of God: An introduction to philosophical theology. Notre Dame: Notre Dame Press, 1991.

Plantinga, A. . The nature of necessity. Oxford: Clarendon, 1974. 

Polanyi, M. . The tacit dimension. Garden City: Doubleday, 1967.

Schouls, P. A. . Descartes and the Enlightenment. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 1989.

Schouls, P. A. . The imposition of method: A study of Descartes and Locke. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1980.

Wolfe, D. L. . Epistemology: The justification of belief. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1982.

Wolters, A. . Our place in the philosophical tradition. Toronto: Institute for Christian Studies, 1975.

Wolterstorff, N. . Reason within the bounds of religion (2nd ed.). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1984.

Wolterstorff, N. . Until justice and peace embrace. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1983.

Yandell, K. E. . Christianity and philosophy. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1984.

Yandell, K. E.   God, Man and Religion: Readings in the Philosophy of Religion.  McGraw-Hill, 1973.

Zagzebski, L. . Rational faith: Catholic responses to reformed epistemology. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1994.

 Resources for Christian Higher Education

 Hart, Jeffrey.  Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe: Toward the Revival of Higher Education. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.

 Mannoia, V. James.   Christian Liberal Arts: An Education that Goes Beyond. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000.

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