Saturday, January 13, 2007

Recommended Catholic Apologetic and Historical Books


[from 21 January 2002]

TABLE OF CONTENTS

      I. CATHOLIC DOCTRINE AND BELIEFS
      II. CATHOLIC CATECHISMS
      III. CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS (DEFENSES OF CATHOLICISM)
      IV. BOOKS BY OR ABOUT CATHOLIC CONVERTS
      V. CATHOLIC HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS AND WRITINGS
      VI. HISTORY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH - OVERVIEWS
      VII. EARLY CHURCH HISTORY
      VIII. CHURCH HISTORY IN THE MIDDLE AGES
      IX. CHURCH HISTORY: 1600 TO THE PRESENT
      X. PROTESTANTISM AND THE REFORMATION
      XI. EASTERN ORTHODOXY
      XII. THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
      XIII. THE PAPACY
      XIV. MARRIAGE, GENDER, AND THE FAMILY
      XV. CATHOLIC PHILOSOPHY AND MORAL THEOLOGY
Everything we read stimulates our mind to think, and what we think determines what we desire, and desires are the seedbed of our actions. Given this iron law of human nature -- from reading to thinking, to desiring, to acting -- we are shaping our destiny by the ideas we choose to have enter our minds through print . . . Common sense, not to say enlightened prudence, tells us we must be selective. The secret is to know what to read.- - John A. Hardon, S.J., The Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan

I. CATHOLIC DOCTRINE AND BELIEFS

Adam, Karl, The Spirit of Catholicism (perhaps the best book written about the Catholic Church in the 20th century. Must reading for Catholic and non-Catholic alike), tr. Justin McCann, rev. ed., Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1954 (orig. 1924), 260p.
Denzinger, Henry, Enchiridion Symbolorum, 13th ed., tr. Roy J. Deferrari, St. Louis: B. Herder Books, 1957.
Fournier, Keith A., Evangelical Catholics, Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1990, 223p.
Gibbons, James Cardinal, The Faith of Our Fathers, NY: P. J. Kenedy & Sons, rev. ed., 1917, 352p.
Guardini, Romano, The Faith and Modern Man, tr. Charlotte E. Forsyth, NY: Pantheon Books, 1952, 166p.
Howard, Thomas, Hallowed be This House, Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1976, 128p.
Howard, Thomas, On Being Catholic, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1997, 263p.
Keating, Karl, Catholicism and Fundamentalism, San Francisco: Ignatius, 1988, 360p.
Knox, Ronald, The Belief of Catholics, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1927, 198p.
Kreeft, Peter, Fundamentals of the Faith, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1988, 300p.
Kreeft, Peter, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Heaven, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1990, 269p.
Kreeft, Peter, Angels (and Demons), San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1995, 157p.
O'Brien, John A., The Faith of Millions, Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., rev. 1974, 438p.
Ott, Ludwig, Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma, tr. Patrick Lynch, Rockford, IL: TAN Books, 1974 (orig. 1952 in German), 544p.
Premm, Matthias, Dogmatic Theology for the Laity, tr. David Heimann, Rockford, IL: TAN Books and Pub., 1977 (orig. 1967), 456p.
Ryan, Kenneth & J.D. Conway, eds., What Would You Like to Know About the Catholic Church?, St. Paul, MN: Carillon Books, 1976, 320p.
Ryan, Kenneth, What More Would You Like to Know About the Church?, St. Paul, MN: Carillon Books, 1978, 261p.
Schreck, Alan, Catholic and Christian, Ann Arbor, MI: Servant Books, 1984, 232p.
Scott, Martin J., Things Catholic Are Asked About, NY: P.J. Kenedy & Sons, 1927, 268p.
Sheed, Frank J., Theology For Beginners, NY: Sheed & Ward, 1957, 241p.
Stravinskas, Peter M.J., ed., Catholic Encyclopedia, Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 1991.
Trese, Leo J., The Faith Explained, Chicago: Fides Pub. Assoc., 1959, 564p.
II. CATHOLIC CATECHISMS
Catechism of the Catholic Church, Liguori, MO: Liguori Publications, 1994, 803 pp.
Catechism of the Council of Trent, tr. John A. McHugh & Charles J. Callan, NY: Joseph F. Wagner, 2nd rev. ed., 1936 (orig. 1566), 603p. See on the Internet: The Nazareth Master Catechism (side-by-side comparisons including Baltimore, Trent, Pius X, and Aquinas).
German Bishops Conference, The Church's Confession of Faith: A Catholic Catechism for Adults, tr. Stephen Wentworth Arndt, ed. Mark Jordan, San Francisco: Ignatius, 1987, 378p.
Hardon, John A., The Catholic Catechism, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1975, 623p.
Hardon, John A., Pocket Catholic Catechism, NY: Doubleday Image, 1989, 336p.
Hardon, John A., Pocket Catholic Dictionary, NY: Doubleday Image, 1980, 510p.
Hardon, John A., The Question and Answer Catechism, NY: Doubleday Image, 1981, 334p.
Lawler, Ronald, Donald W. Wuerl, Thomas C. Lawler, eds., The Teaching of Christ: A Catholic Catechism for Adults, Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 1976, 640p.
Schreck, Alan, Basics of the Faith: A Catholic Catechism, Ann Arbor, MI: Servant Books, 1987, 348p.
III. CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS (DEFENSES OF CATHOLICISM)
Armstrong, Dave, A Biblical Defense of Catholicism, Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 2003 (completed in 1996), 297p.
Armstrong, Dave, More Biblical Evidence for Catholicism, AuthorHouse, 2002, 173p.
Armstrong, Dave, The Catholic Verses, Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 2003, 235p.
Armstrong, Dave, The One-Minute Apologist,
Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 2007.
Armstrong, Dave & Paul Thigpen, The New Catholic Answer Bible, Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 2005, 1394p [with 88 apologetic inserts on as many topics].
Chesterton, G.K., Orthodoxy, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1959 (orig. 1908), 160p.
Chesterton, G.K., The Everlasting Man, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1955 (orig. 1925), 274p.
Conway, Bertrand L., The Question Box, NY: Paulist Press, 1929, 467p.
Conway, Bertrand L., The Question Box, NY: All Saints Press, rev. ed., 1962, 463p.
St. Francis de Sales, The Catholic Controversy, tr. Henry B. Mackey, Rockford, IL: TAN Books, 1989 (orig. 1596), 413p.
Gibbons, James Cardinal, Our Christian Heritage, Baltimore: John Murphy Co., 1889, 523p.
Graham, Henry G., Where We Got the Bible, St. Louis: B. Herder, 2nd ed., 1924, 153p.
Hahn, Scott, The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth, NY: Doubleday, 1999, 174p.
Keating, Karl, What Catholics Really Believe, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1992, 155p.
Kreeft, Peter & Ronald K. Tacelli, Handbook of Christian Apologetics, Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1994.
Madrid, Patrick, Any Friend of God's is a Friend of Mine, San Diego: Basilica Press, 1996, 123p.
Mirus, Jeffrey A., ed., Reasons For Hope, Front Royal, VA: Christendom Press, rev. ed., 1982, 254p.
Most, William G., Catholic Apologetics Today, Rockford, IL: TAN Books, 1986, 272p.
Novak, Michael, Confession of a Catholic, San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1983, 221p.
Ray, Steve, Crossing the Tiber, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1997, 285p.
Shea, Mark P., By What Authority?: An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition, Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 1996, 192p.
Shea, Mark P., This is My Body: An Evangelical Discovers the Real Presence, Front Royal, VA: Christendom Press, 1993, 64p.
Shea, Mark P., Making Senses Out of Scripture, San Diego: Basilica Press, 1999, 262p.
Sheed, Frank J., Theology and Sanity, NY: Sheed & Ward, 1946, 407p.
Sheed, Frank J. & Maisie Ward, Catholic Evidence Training Outlines, Ann Arbor, MI: Catholic Evidence Guild, 1992 (orig. 1939), 362p.
Stravinskas, Peter M.J., The Bible and the Mass, Ann Arbor, MI: Servant Pub., 1989, 166p.
Stravinskas, Peter M.J., The Catholic Answer Book, Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 1990, 192p.
Stravinskas, Peter M.J., The Catholic Answer Book 2, Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 1994, 238p.
IV. BOOKS BY OR ABOUT CATHOLIC CONVERTS
St. Augustine, Confessions, tr. R.S. Pine-Coffin, NY: Penguin, 1961 (orig. 398 A.D.), 347p. Confessions (tr. E.B. Pusey) available online.
Baram, Robert, ed., Spiritual Journeys, Boston: St. Paul Books & Media, rev. ed., 1988, 436p. [27 conversion stories].
Bouyer, Louis, Newman: His Life and Spirituality, tr. J. Lewis May, NY: Meridian, 1958, 391p.
Chervin, Ronda, ed., Bread From Heaven: Stories of Jews Who Found the Messiah, New Hope, KY: Remnant of Israel, 1994, 189p.
Chesterton, G.K., The Catholic Church and Conversion, NY: Macmillan, 1926, 115p.
Currie, David B., Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1995, 215p.
Dulles, Avery, A Testimonial to Grace, NY: Sheed & Ward, 1946, 121p.
Ffinch, Michael, G.K. Chesterton: A Biography, San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986, 369p.
Grodi, Marcus, editor, Journeys Home, Santa Barbara, CA: Queenship Publishing, 1997, 316p.
Hahn, Scott and Kimberly, Rome Sweet Home, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1993, 210p.
Howard, Thomas, Evangelical is Not Enough, Nashville: Nelson, 1984, 160p.
Howard, Thomas, Lead, Kindly Light, Steubenville, OH: Franciscan University Press, 1994, 88p.
Ker, Ian, John Henry Newman: A Biography, Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1988, 764p.
Knox, Ronald, A Spiritual Aeneid, NY: Sheed & Ward, 1950 ed., 232p.
Knox, Ronald, The Quotable Knox, ed. George J. Marlin, Richard P. Rabatin, & John L. Swan, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1996, 227p.
Madrid, Patrick, ed., Surprised by Truth, San Diego: Basilica Press, 1994, 269p. [11 conversion stories, including my own].
Muggeridge, Malcolm, Confessions of A Twentieth-Century Pilgrim, San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988, 150p.
Newman, John Henry Cardinal, Apologia Pro Vita Sua, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1956 (orig. 1864), 440p.
O'Brien, John A., ed., Giants of the Faith, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1957, 358p.
O'Brien, John A., ed., The Road to Damascus, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1949, 230p. [15 conversion stories].
O'Neill, Dan, ed., The New Catholics, NY: Crossroad, 1989, 187p. [17 conversion stories].
Pearce, Joseph, Wisdom & Innocence: A Biography of G.K. Chesterton, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1997, 542p.
Stoddard, John L., Rebuilding a Lost Faith, NY: P.J. Kenedy & Sons, 1922, 234p.
Talbot, John Michael, Changes: A Spiritual Journal, NY: Crossroad, 1984, 138p.
Vanauken, Sheldon, Under the Mercy, Nashville: Thomas Nelson Pub., 1985, 263p.
V. CATHOLIC HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS AND WRITINGS
St. Thomas Aquinas, Basic Writings, ed. Anton C. Pegis, tr. Laurence Shapcote (1911), 2 vols., NY: Random House, 1945 (orig. 1272), 2276p.
St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae (orig. 1272).
St. Augustine, The City of God, tr. Gerald G. Walsh et al., abridged ed., Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1958 (orig. 413 A.D.), 551p. The City of God also available online.
Bettenson, Henry, ed., Documents of the Christian Church, London: Oxford Univ. Press, 1947, 457p.
Dogmatic Canons and Decrees, Rockford, IL: TAN Books, 1977 (orig. NY: 1912), 257p., [Documents of Councils of Trent and Vatican I, plus Decree on the Immaculate Conception and the Syllabus of Errors of Pope Pius IX].
Flannery, Austin, ed., Vatican Council II: The Conciliar and Post Conciliar Documents, Northport, NY: Costello, rev. ed., 1988, 1062p.
Fremantle, Anne, ed., A Treasury of Early Christianity, NY: Mentor, 1953, 511p.
Fremantle, Anne, ed., The Papal Encyclicals, NY: Mentor, 1956, 317p.
Jurgens, William A., ed. and tr., The Faith of the Early Fathers, 3 vols., Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1970, 1979, 1178p.
Lightfoot, Joseph B. & J.R. Harmer, tr., The Apostolic Fathers, 2nd Ed., ed. & rev. by Michael W. Holmes, Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1989 (lst ed. 1891), 347p. Complete, larger set available online.
Neuner, Josef & Jacques Dupuis, eds., The Christian Faith ln the Doctrinal Documents of the Catholic Church, NY: Alba House, 5th rev. ed., 1990, 828p.
Quasten, Johannes, Patrology, 4 vols., Allen, Texas: Christian Classics, 1977, 2071p.
Staniforth, Maxwell, tr., Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers, NY: Penguin, 1968, 237p.

What I have called . . . "chronological snobbery" [is] the uncritical acceptance of the intellectual climate common to our age and the assumption that whatever has gone out of date is on that account discredited. You must find out why it went out of date; was it ever refuted (and if so by whom, where and how conclusively) or did it merely die away as fashions do? If the latter, this tells us nothing about its truth or falsehood. From seeing this one passes to the realization that our age is also "a period," and certainly has, like all periods, its own characteristic illusions. They are likeliest to lurk in those widespread assumptions which are so ingrained in the age that no one dares to attack or feels it necessary to defend them. - - C.S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy

VI. HISTORY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH - OVERVIEWS
Belloc, Hilaire, Europe and the Faith, Rockford, IL: TAN Books & Pub., 1992 (orig. 1920), 191p.
Belloc, Hilaire, The Catholic Church and History, NY: Macmillan, 1927, 109p.
Chapman, John, Bishop Gore and the Catholic Claims, London: Longmans, Green, & Co., 1905, 124p.
Civardi, Luigi, How Christ Changed the World, tr. Sylvester Andriano, Rockford, IL: TAN Books & Pub., 1991 (orig. 1961), 111p.
Farrow, John, Pageant of the Popes, NY: Sheed & Ward, rev. 1950, 396p.
Grandi, Domenico & Antonio Galli, The Story of the Church, tr. John Chapin, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1960, 358p.
Hughes, Philip, A Popular History of the Catholic Church, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1949, 309p. Related book A History of the Church to the Eve of the Reformation available online.
Hughes, Philip, The Church in Crisis: History of the General Councils, 325-1870, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1961, 438p.
Laux, John, Church History, NY: Benziger Bros., 1930, 621p.
Lortz, Joseph, History of the Church, tr. Edwin G. Kaiser, Milwaukee: Bruce Pub. Co., 1939, 578p.
Luce, Clare Boothe, ed., Saints For Now, NY: Sheed & Ward, 1952, 312p.
Newman, John Henry Cardinal, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, 1845; rev. 1878, Notre Dame, IN: Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 1989, 445p.
Schreck, Alan, The Compact History of the Catholic Church, Ann Arbor, MI: Servant Books, 1987, 189p.
Sheed, Frank J., ed., Saints Are Not Sad, NY: Sheed & Ward, 1949, 441p.
VII. EARLY CHURCH HISTORY
Adam, Karl, The Son of God, tr. Philip Hereford, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1934, 235p.
Barbet, Pierre, A Doctor at Calvary, tr. Earl of Wicklow, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1950, 213p.
Bruce, F.F., The Canon of Scripture, Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1988, 349p. [Protestant].
Carroll, Warren H., The Founding of Christendom, (A History of Christendom, vol.1), Front Royal, VA: Christendom Press, 1985, 605p.
Carroll, Warren H., The Building of Christendom, (vol.2), Front Royal, VA: Christendom Press, 1987, 618p.
Daniel-Rops, Henri, Jesus and His Times, tr. Ruby Millar, NY: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1954, 615p.
Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History, tr. G.A. Williamson, Baltimore: Penguin, 1965 (orig. c.325 A.D.), 429p.
Guardini, Romano, The Lord, tr. Elinor C. Briefs, Chicago: Henry Regnery Co., 1954, 535p.
Pelikan, Jaroslav, The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine: Vol. 1 of 5: The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition, Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1971, 394p., [Lutheran].
Pope, Hugh, St. Augustine of Hippo, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1937, 439p.
Prat, Fernand, The Theology of St. Paul, 2 vols., tr. John L. Stoddard, Westminster, MD: The Newman Bookshop, 1926, 1039p.
Ricciotti, Giuseppe, Paul the Apostle, tr. Alba I. Zizzamia, Milwaukee: Bruce Pub. Co., 1946, 534p.
Sheen, Fulton, Life of Christ, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1958, 476p.
Walsh, William Thomas, Saints in Action, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1961, 359p.
Ward, Maisie, Saints Who Made History, NY: Sheed & Ward, 1959, 377p.
Wilson, Ian, The Shroud of Turin, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, rev. 1979, 320p.
VIII. CHURCH HISTORY IN THE MIDDLE AGES
Carroll, Warren H., The Glory of Christendom (A History of Christendom, vol. 3), Front Royal, VA: Christendom Press, 1993, 774p.
Chesterton, G.K., St. Francis of Assisi, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1924, 158p.
Chesterton, G.K., Saint Thomas Aquinas: "The Dumb Ox", Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1933, 198p.
Daniel-Rops, Henri, Cathedral and Crusade, vol.1, tr. John Warrington, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1956, 381p.
Dawson, Christopher, Religion and the Rise of Western Culture, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1950, 242p.
Dawson, Christopher, The Historic Reality of Christian Culture, NY: Harper & Row, 1960, 131p.
DeWulf, Maurice, Philosophy and Civilization ln the Middle Ages, NY: Dover, 1922, 312p.
Duggan, Alfred, The Story of the Crusades, Garden city, NY: Doubleday Image, 1963, 240p.
Jorgensen, Johannes, St. Francis of Assisi, tr. T. O'Conor Sloane, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1907, 354p.
Leclercq, Jean, The Love of Learning and the Desire for God, tr. Catharine Misrahi, NY: Mentor Omega, 1961, 336p.
Peters, Edward, Inquisition, Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1989, 362p.
Rand, Edward K., Founders of the Middle Ages, NY: Dover, 1928, 365p.
Walsh, William Thomas, Isabella of Spain, NY: Robert M. McBride & Co., 1930, 515p.
Walsh, William Thomas, Characters of the Inquisition, Rockford, IL: TAN Books, 1987 (orig. NY: 1940), 301p.
IX. CHURCH HISTORY: 1600 TO THE PRESENT
Ball, Ann, Modern Saints, Rockford, IL: TAN Books & Pub., 1983, 457p.
Belloc, Hilaire, Survivals and New Arrivals, NY: Sheed & Ward, 1929, 288p.
Brodrick, James, Galileo, NY: Harper & Row, 1964, 152p.
Daniel-Rops, Henri, The Church in an Age of Revolution (1789-1879), tr. John Warrington, NY: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1960, 509p.
Janelle, Pierre, The Catholic Reformation, Milwaukee: Bruce Pub. Co., 1963, 311p.
Pope John XXIII, Journal of a Soul, tr. Dorothy White, NY: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1965, 453p.
Hitchcock, James, The Decline and Fall of Radical Catholicism, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1971, 198p.
Kelly, George A., The Crisis of Authority, Chicago: Regnery Gateway, 1982, 115p.
Lapide, Pinchas, Three Popes and the Jews, NY: Hawthorn Books, 1967, 384p. [Jewish].
Martin, Ralph, A Crisis of Truth, Ann Arbor, MI: Servant Books, 1982, 245p.
Martin, Ralph, The Catholic Church at the End of an Age, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1994, 309p.
Maynard, Theodore, The Story of American Catholicism, 2 vols., Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1941, 593p.
Muggeridge, Malcolm, Something Beautiful for God, [Mother Teresa], NY: Harper & Row, 1971, 156p.
Neuhaus, Richard John, The Catholic Moment, San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987, 292p.

There was, in fact, in England and America a type of Catholic whom I always considered to be a "Sheed and Ward" Catholic, because their view of Catholicism was in line with and often influenced by the kind of books Sheed and Ward published . . . The chief characteristics of Sheed and Ward Catholicism were a deep love of the church, which did not preclude a keen awareness of the church's failings, a keen intellectual interest in the teachings of the church, and a great ability to enjoy the life of faith and the life of reason.- - Richard L. Purtill (Catholic philosophy professor), "Chesterton, the Wards, the Sheeds, and the Catholic Revival"

X. PROTESTANTISM AND THE REFORMATION
Adam, Karl, The Roots of the Reformation, tr. Cecily Hastings, NY: Sheed & Ward, 1951 [portion of One and Holy, 1948], 95p.
Belloc, Hilaire, Characters of the Reformation, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1958, 200p.
Belloc, Hilaire, How the Reformation Happened, NY: Robert M. McBride & Co., 1928, 290p.
Bouyer, Louis, The Spirit and Forms of Protestantism, tr. A.V. Littledale, London: Harvill Press, 1956, 284p.
Daniel-Rops, Henri, The Protestant Reformation, vol. 2, tr. Audrey Butler, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1961, 359p.
Dawson, Christopher, The Dividing of Christendom, NY: Sheed & Ward, 1965, 304p.
Grisar, Hartmann, Luther, tr. E.M. Lamond, ed. Luigi Cappadelta, 6 vols., London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1917, 2936p.
Grisar, Hartmann, Martin Luther: His Life and Work, tr. Frank J. Eble, Westminster, MD: The Newman Press, 1950 (orig. 1930), 609p.
Hughes, Philip, A Popular History of the Reformation, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1957, 313p.
Hughes, Philip, The Reformation in England, NY: Macmillan, 1951, 404p.
Janssen, Johannes, History of the German People From the Close of the Middle Ages, 16 vols., tr. A.M. Christie, St. Louis: B. Herder, 1910 (orig. 1891).
Knox, Ronald, Enthusiasm, Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1950, 622p.
Lortz, Joseph, How the Reformation Came, NY: Herder and Herder, 1964, 115p.
Tavard, Georges, Understanding Protestantism, tr. Rachel Attwater, Glen Rock, NJ: Deus/Century Books, 1963, 120p.
XI. EASTERN ORTHODOXY
Attwater, Donald, The Christian Churches of the East, vol.2, Milwaukee: Bruce Pub. Co., 1962.
Congar, Yves, After Nine Hundred Years, NY: Fordham Univ. Press, 1959, 150p.
Daniel-Rops, Henri, The Protestant Reformation, v.1, tr. Audrey Butler, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1963; pt.2: "A Crisis of Unity: Christendom Disintegrates and Loses the East," pp.80-150.
Dvornik, Francis, The Photian Schism, Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1938.
Englert, Clement C., Catholics and Orthodox: Can They Unite?, NY: Paulist Press, 1961, 127p.
Fortescue, Adrian, The Orthodox Eastern Church, London: Catholic Truth Society, 3rd ed., 1911.
Hardon, John A., Religions of the World, vol.2, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1968, ch.15: "Eastern Orthodoxy," pp.112-159.
Le Guillou, M.J., The Spirit of Eastern Orthodoxy, tr. Donald Attwater, Glen Rock, NJ: Paulist Press, 1964, 121p.
Soloviev, Vladimir, Russia & the Universal Church, London: Geoffrey Bles, 1948.

One of the surprising features of modern Catholic publication is the role of the laity: their productivity has been phenomenal. There is no comparison on this score with any previous two centuries of the Church's history. Men of the stature of Maritain, Chesterton, Belloc, and Dawson and women of the rank of Sigrid Undset, Katherine Burton, and Alice Meynell have no counterpart in any two hundred years since the time of Christ.- - John A. Hardon, S.J., The Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan

XII. THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Daniel-Rops, Henri, The Book of Mary, tr. Alastair Guinan, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1960 (orig. 1948), 189p.
Delaney, John J., ed., A Woman Clothed With the Sun, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1961, 274p.
Fox, Robert J., Fatima Today, Front Royal, VA: Christendom Publications, 1983, 258p.
Gambero, Luigi, tr. Thomas Buffer, Mary and the Fathers of the Church, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1999, 439p.
Graef, Hilda, Mary: A History of Doctrine and Devotion, vol. 1 [to the Reformation], NY: Sheed and Ward, 1963, 371p.
Howell, Kenneth, Mary of Nazareth, Santa Barbara, CA: Queenship Publishing, 1998, 126p.
Miravelle, Mark I., editor, Mary: Coredemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocate: Theological Foundations, Santa Barbara, CA: Queenship Publishing, 1995, 325p.
Most, William G., Mary in Our Life, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1963, 358p.
Sheen, Fulton J., The World's First Love, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1956, 237p.
Smith, Jody Brant, The Image of Guadalupe, Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1983, 173p.
Walsh, William Thomas, Our Lady of Fatima, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1947, 223p.
XIII. THE PAPACY
von Balthasar, Hans Urs, The Office of Peter and the Structure of the Church, tr. Andree Emery, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1986 (orig. 1974), 358p.
Butler, B.C., The Church and Infallibility, NY: Sheed & Ward, 1954, 229p.
Butler, Scott, Norman Dahlgren, & David Hess, Jesus, Peter & the Keys, Santa Barbara, CA: Queenship Publishing Co., 1996, 431p.
Chapman, John, Studies on the Early Papacy, London: Sheed & Ward, 1928, 238p.
D'Ormesson, Wladimir, The Papacy, tr. Michael Derrick, NY: Hawthorn Books, 1959.
Jaki, Stanley, And On This Rock, Manassas, VA: Trinity Communications, 2nd ed., 1987, 128p.
Jaki, Stanley, The Keys of the Kingdom, Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, 1986, 226p.
Madrid, Patrick, Pope Fiction, San Diego: Basilica Press, 1999, 338p.
Ray, Stephen K., Upon This Rock, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1999, 331p.
Ripley, Francis J., The Pope: Vicar of Jesus Christ, Dublin: Catholic Truth Society, 1965.
Rivington, Luke, The Primitive Church & the See of Peter, London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1894.
Walsh, John Evangelist, The Bones of St. Peter, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1985, 195p.
XIV. MARRIAGE, GENDER, AND THE FAMILY
Bouyer, Louis, Women in the Church, tr. Marilyn Teichert, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1979.
Boyle, John F., ed., Creative Love: The Ethics of Human Reproduction, Front Royal, VA: Christendom Press, 1989, 251p.
Chervin, Ronda, Feminine, Free, & Faithful, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1986, 143p.
Ford, John C., Germain Grisez, Joseph Boyle, John Finnis, & William E. May, The Teaching of Humanae Vitae: A Defense, San Francisco: Ignatius, 1988, 219p.
von Hildebrand, Dietrich, Man and Woman, Chicago: Franciscan herald Press, 1965.
von Hildebrand, Dietrich, Marriage, Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 1984 (orig. 1942), 68p.
Pope John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio (On the Family), Apostolic Exhortation, Washington, D.C.: United States Catholic Conference, December 15, 1981, 93p.
Pope John Paul II, Mulieris Dignitatem (On the Dignity and Vocation of Women), Apostolic Letter, Boston: St. Paul Books and Media, August 1988, 111p.
Kippley, John F. & Sheila K., The Art of Natural Family Planning, Cincinnati: Couple to Couple League, Int., 3rd ed., 1987, 253p.
Suenens, Leon-Joseph Cardinal, Love and Control, tr. George J. Robinson, Westminster, MD: The Newman Press, rev. 1962, 200p.
XV. CATHOLIC PHILOSOPHY AND MORAL THEOLOGY
Copleston, Frederick C., Aquinas, Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1955, 263p.
Copleston, Frederick C., Medieval Philosophy, NY: Harper & Bros., 1952, 194p.
Fremantle, Anne, ed., The Social Teachings of the Church, NY: Mentor-Omega, 1963, 320p.
Gilson, Etienne, Reason and Revelation in the Middle Ages, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938, 114p.
Gilson, Etienne, Elements of Christian Philosophy, NY: Mentor-Omega, 1960, 380p.
Gilson, Etienne, The Spirit of Thomism, NY: Harper & Row, 1964, 125p.
Howard, Thomas, Chance or the Dance?, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1969, 150p.
Johnson, Paul, Intellectuals, NY: Harper & Row, 1988, 384p.
Kreeft, Peter, Back to Virtue, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1995, 200p.
Kreeft, Peter, Christianity for Modern Pagans, [commentary on Pascal's Pensees], San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1993, 341p.
Kreeft, Peter, Making Sense Out of Suffering, Ann Arbor, MI: Servant Books, 1986, 184p.
Laux, John, Catholic Morality, Rockford, IL: TAN Books & Pub., 1990 (orig. 1934), 164p.
Pope Leo XIII, The Church Speaks to the Modern World, ed. Etienne Gilson, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1954, 348p.
Maritain, Jacques, The Range of Reason, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942, 227p.
Maritain, Jacques, Moral Philosophy, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1960, 468p.
Murray, John Courtney, We Hold These Truths, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1960, 317p.
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AMAZON.COM LISTMANIA FAVORITE BOOKS: MY 21 LISTS

This is a fun feature on amazon.com which allows one to pick their favorite books on a certain topic, to share with others. The program then creates photos and hyper-links. I decided to make a bunch of these lists (21, with 305 total books!) in order to promote good books and create more name exposure in order to help sell my own book. To access these lists, go to my Amazon.com: About Dave Armstrong page.

1. Top 10 Christian Fantasy Alternatives to Harry Potter
2. Top 10 Biographical Books on C.S. Lewis
3. Top 10 Books on the Thought of C.S. Lewis
4. Ten Christian Books Which Most Influenced My Life & Thinking
5. Top 10 Books on Scientific Arguments for God's Existence
6. Top 25 Christian Apologetics Books: Philosophical Arguments
7. Top 15 Christian Apologetics Books: Historical Arguments
8. Top 20 Biographies of Famous Christians
9. Top 10 Books About G.K. Chesterton
10. Top 10 Books on The Thought of John Henry Newman
11. Top 10 Biographical Books About John Henry Newman
12. Top 10 Books on the Papacy and the Authority of the Church
13. Top 15 Catholic Books About Mary, Mother of Our Lord Jesus
14. Top 15 Books on Post-Vatican II Catholic Confusion
15. Top 20 Books: Christian Culture vs. Secularism & Agnosticism
16. Top 20 Catholic Apologetics Books on Specific Doctrines
17. Top 15 Books on Catholic Church History
18. Top 10 Catholic Books on Protestantism
19. Top 25 Books on Catholic Converts and Conversion
20. Top 10 Bible-Based Catholic Apologetics Books
21. Top 25 General Books on Catholicism & Catholic Apologetics

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