MHT: Select Bibliography

Below is a select bibliography for the series I’ve been running for the past month on Method and Historical Theology. Any additional readings and resources that you have found useful would be appreciated.

Select Bibliography

Acton, John. “Inaugural Lecture on the Study of History.” In Essays on Freedom and Power. Edited by Gertrude Himmelfarb. New York: Meridian, 1956.

Berkofer, Robert. “The Challenge of Poetics to (Normal) Historical Practice.” Pages 139-157 in The Postmodern History Reader. Edited by Keith Jenkins. New York: Routledge, 1997.

Bloch, Marc. The Historian’s Craft. New York: Vintage, 1964.

Blondel, Maurice. The Letter of Apologetics and History and Dogma. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994.

Butterfield, Herbert. Whig Interpretation of History. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1965.

Chadwick, Owen. From Bossuet to Newman. Second Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Clark, Elizabeth. History, Theory, and Text: Historians and the Linguistic Turn. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004.

Collingwood, R. G. The Idea of History. Revised Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994).

Davaney, Sheila Greeve. Pragmatic Historicism: A Theology for the Twenty-First Century. New York: State University of New York Press, 2000.

Foucault, Michel. “Nietzsche, Genealogy, History.” Pages 139-164 in Language, Counter-Memory, Practice. Translated and edited by Donald Bouchard. Cornell: Cornell University Press, 1977.

Gerrish, B. A. “Theology and Historical Consciousness,” in Revisioning the Past. Edited by M. P. Engel and W. E. Wyman. Minneapolis: Fortress Pres, 1992.

Gonzalez, Justo. Changing Shape of Church History. Saint Louis: Chalice Press, 2002.

Hall, Stuart. “Introduction.” Pages 1-12 in Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices. Edited by Stuart Hall. London: Sage, 1997.

–. “The Work of Representation.” Pages 13-76 in Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices. Edited by Stuart Hall. London: Sage, 1997.

Hennesey, James. “The Role of History in the Theological Enterprise.” In Telling the Churches’ Stories. Edited by Timothy Wengert and Charles Brockwell, Jr. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.

Howard, Thomas Albert. Religion and the Rise of Historicism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Kemp, Anthony. The Estrangement of the Past: A Study of the Origins of Modern Historical Consciousness. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Kuhn, Thomas. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Third Edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

Lonergan, Bernard. Method in Theology. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1971.

Lukacs, John. Historical Consciousness: Or the Remembered Past. Piscataway, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 1968.

Newman, John Henry. Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine. South Bend: University of Notre Dame Press, 1989.

Parker, Kenneth L. “Book Proposal: Truth is the Daughter of Time.” Saint Louis University, 2014.

–. “The Rise of Historical Consciousness among the Christian Churches: An Introduction.” Pages 1-16 in The Rise of Historical Consciousness among the Christian Churches. Edited by Kenneth L. Parker and Erick Moser. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2012.

Pelikan, Jaroslav. Historical Theology: Continuity and Change in Christian Doctrine. New York: Corpus, 1971.

Schaff, Philip. What is Church History?: A Vindication of the Idea of Historical Development. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1846.

Schüssler-Fiorenza, Elisabeth. In Memory of Her: A Feminist Theological Reconstruction of Christian Origins. New York: Crossroad Publishing, 1983.

Sensus Fidei In the Life of the Church. International Theological Commission. Vatican City, 2014.

Smith, Christian. Moral, Believing Animals: Human Personhood and Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Tilley, Terence. “Introduction: Practicing History, Practicing Theology.” In Theology and the New Histories. Edited by Gary Macy. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis, 1999.

Troeltsch, Ernst. “Historical and Dogmatic Method in Theology.” In Religion in History. Translated by J. L. Adams. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1991.


Published by Jacob J. Prahlow

Husband of Hayley. Dad of Bree and Judah. Lead pastor at Arise Church. MATS from Saint Louis University, MA from Wake Forest University, BA from Valparaiso University. Theologian and writer here and at Conciliar Post. Find me on social at @pastorjakestl

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