Challenges to the Gregorian Line of the Church

Allies, Mary H. On Holy Images. Trans. of John of Damascus. Philadelphia: J. M. McVey, 1898.

Aston, M. England’s Iconoclasts. Volume 1: Laws against Images. Oxford: University Press, 1988.

Brooke, Rosalind and Christopher. Popular Religion in the Middle Ages. London: Thames and Hudson, 1984.

Brown, Peter. “A Dark-Age Crisis: Aspects of the Iconoclastic Controversy,” in The English Historical Review (January 1973): 1-34.

Browne, L. E. The Eclipse of Christianity in Asia from the Time of Mohammed Till the Fourteenth Century. Cambridge: University Press, 1933.

Frend, William H. Clifford. The Rise of the Monophysite Movement: Chapters in the History of the Church in the Fifth and Sixth Centuries. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1972.

Gough, Michael. The Origins of Christian Art. London: Thames & Hudson, 1973.

Haines, C. R. Christianity and Islam in Spain, 756-1030. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1889.

Martin, Edward J. A History of the Iconoclastic Controversy. London: SPCK, 1930.

Millikan, David. Theology News & Notes. Pasadena, Cal.: Fuller, October 1974.

Ugolnik, Anthony. The Illuminating Icon. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989.


Medieval Missions and Evangelism

Addison, J. T. The Medieval Missionary, A Study of the Conversion of Northern Europe, 500-1300. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1938.

Bede, Venerable. Ecclesiastical History of the English People. New York: Oxford, 1969.

Cavadini, J. C., ed. Gregory the Great: A Symposium. Notre Dame, Ind.: University Press, 1995.

Dudden, F. H. Gregory the Great: His Place in History and Thought. New York, 1967.

Latourette, Kenneth Scott. A History of the Expansion of Christianity, 7 vols. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1970.

Markus, R. A. Gregory the Great and His World. Cambridge: University Press, 1997.

________. “Gregory the Great and Papal Missionary Strategy,” in Studies in Church History, Vol. VI. Oxford: Blackwell & Mott, 1970.

Mayr-Harting, H. The Coming of Christianity to Anglo-Saxon England. London: Batsford, 1972.

Mingana, A. The Early Spread of Christianity in India. Manchester: University Press, 1926.

________. “The Early Spread of Christianity in Central Asia and the Far East,” Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester (July 1925): 1-80.

Moule, A. C. Christians in China before the Year 1550. London: SPCK, 1930.

Neill, Stephen. A History of Christian Missions. New York: Penguin Books, 1964.

Spearing, E. The Patrimony of the Roman Church in the Time of Gregory the Great. New York: Macmillan, 1918.

Walroud, F. F. Christian Missions before the Reformation. London: SPCK, n.d.


The Monastic Movement Bibliography

Athanasius. “Life of St. Antony,” in Schaff and Wace, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series, Vol. IV. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1980.

Bolton, Brenda. The Medieval Reformation. New York: Holmes and Meier, 1983.

Brooke, Christopher. The Monastic World. New York: Random House, 1974.

Brooke, Odo. Studies in Monastic Theology. Kalamazoo, Mich.: Cistercian Publications, 1980.

Budge, Wallis. The Wit and Wisdom of the Christian Fathers of Egypt. Oxford: Clarendon Press,


Chadwick, Owen, ed. Western Asceticism. Vol. XII in Library of Christian Classics. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1954.

Chapman, J. Saint Benedict and the Sixth Century. New York: Sheed and Ward, 1929.

Chitty, D. J. The Desert a City: An Introduction to the Study of Egyptian and Palestinian Monasticism under the Christian Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1966.

Clarke, W.K. Lowther, trans. The Ascetical Works of Saint Basil. New York: Macmillan, 1925.

Constable, Giles. Medieval Monasticism: A Select Bibliography. Toronto: University of Toronto

            Press, 1976.

Décarreaux, Jean. Monks and Civilization. Trans. Charlotte Haldane. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1964.

Dunn, Marilyn. The Emergence of Monasticism. Oxford: Blackwell, 2002.

Elm, Susanna. “Virgins of God”: The Making of Asceticism in Late Antiquity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Foster, Richard J. Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth. New York: Harper and Row, 1978.

Harnack, Adolf. Monasticism: Its Ideals and History. London: Williams and Norgate, 1901.

Johnson, Penelope D. Equal in Monastic Profession: Religious Women in Medieval France. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 1991.

Lawrence, C. H. Medieval Monasticism. New York: Longmans, 1984.

Leyser, Henrietta. Hermits and the New Monasticism. New York: St. Martin’s, 1984.

Little, Lester K. Religious Poverty and the Profit Economoy in Medieval Europe. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1978.

Mackean, W. H. Christian Monasticism in Egypt to the Close of the Fourth Century. London: SPCK, 1920.

McCann, Justin, trans. The Rule of Saint Benedict. London: Sheed and Ward, 1972.

Meisel, Anthony C. and M. L. del Mastro, trans. The Rule of St. Benedict. Garden City, N.Y.: Image Books, 1975.

Nichols, John, and Lillian Thomas Shank. Medieval Religious Women, 3 vols. Cistercian Studies Series, 71, 72, 113. Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications, 1984-95.

Nouwen, Henri J. The Way of the Heart: Desert Spirituality and Contemporary Ministry. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1981.

Ranft, Patricia. Women and the Religious Life in Premodern Europe. New York: St. Martin’s, 1996.

Rousseau, Philip. Ascetics, Authority, and the Church in the Age of Jerome and Cassian. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978.

Ryan, J. Irish Monasticism: Its Origins and Early Development. Dublin: Talbot, 1931.

Smith, I. G. Christian Monasticism from the Fourth to the Ninth Centuries of the Christian Era. London: A. D. Innes and Co., 1892.

Waddell, Helen. The Desert Fathers. London: Constable, 1936.

Ward, Benedicta. The Sayings of the Desert Fathers. London: Mowbray, 1984.

________. The Lives of the Desert Fathers. London: Mowbray, 1980.

Workman, H. B. The Evolution of the Monastic Ideal from the Earliest Times to the Coming of the Friars. London: Epworth Press, 1913.

The Emergence and Overview of Medieval Christianity Bibliography

Looking for a Medieval Bibliography? I got a few… I’ll post them over the next few days. 

Baldwin, Marshall. Christianity Through the Thirteenth Century. San Francisco: Harper & Row, n.d.

________. The Medieval Church. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1960.

Cannon, William R. History of Christianity in the Middle Ages. New York: Abingdon Press, 1960.

Coredon, Christopher.  A Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2004.

Coulton, G. C. Life in the Middle Ages. 4 vols. Cambridge: University Press, 1928-1930.

Deanesley, Margaret. A History of Early Medieval Europe, 476 to 911. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1956.

Ganshof, F. L. Feudalism. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1961.

Henderson, Ernest. Select Historical Documents of the Middle Ages. London: Bell and Sons, n.d.

Le Goff, Jacques. Medieval Civilisation, 400-1500. Oxford: Blackwell, 1988.

McEvedy, Colin. The Penguin Atlas of Medieval History. Baltimore: Penguin Books, n.d.

Price, Betsy B. Medieval Thought: An Introduction. Cambridge: Blackwell, 1992.

Principe, Walter. Introduction to Patristic and Medieval Theology. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 1982.

Southern, R. W. Western Society and the Church in the Middle Ages. Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1970.

Strayer, Joseph R. Western Europe in the Middle Ages. 3rd ed. New York: Harper Collins, 1982.

________, ed. Dictionary of the Middle Ages. 12 vols. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1982-89.

Thompson, James W. and Edgar N. Johnson. An Introduction to Medieval Europe, 300-1500. New York: Norton, 1937.

Tierney, Brian, and Sidney Painter. Western Europe in the Middle Ages, 300-1475. 5th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1992.

Tierney, Brian, ed. Sources of Medieval History. 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1983.

Vauchez, Andre, ed. Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. 2 vols. Trans. Adrian Walford. Cambridge: James Clarke, 2000.