History of Christianity: Primary Sources

Aelred of Rievaulx. Spiritual Friendship. Cistercian Fathers Series 5. Cistercian Publications, 1974.

Anselm, St. St. Anselm: Basic Writings: Proslogium, Monologium, Cur Deus Homo, Gaunilo’s In Behalf of the Fool. Trans. S. N. Deane. 2nd ed. Open Court Classics. Open Court Publishing, 1962.

Augustine of Hippo. On Christian Doctrine. MacMillan, 1958.

Bacovcin, Helen, trans. The Way of a Pilgrim and The Pilgrim Continues His Way. Image Books, 1978.

Barrois, Georges A., trans. and ed. The Fathers Speak: St Basil the Great, St Gregory Nazianzus, St Gregory of Nyssa. SVS Press, 1986.

Bettenson, Henry. Documents of the Christian Church. 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 1963.

Bettenson, Henry. The Later Christian Fathers (A Selection from the writings of the Fathers from St. Cyril of Jerusalem to St. Leo the Great). Oxford University Press, 1970.

Bliss, Jane. An Anglo-Norman Reader. Open Book Publishers, 2018.

Blowers, Paul M. & Robert Louis Wilken, trans. & eds. On the Cosmic Mystery of Christ: Selected Writings from St Maximus the Confessor. Popular Patristics Series. St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2003.

Brock, Sebastian, trans. and ed. The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life. Cistercian Publications, 1987.

Brock, Sebastian P. and Susan Ashbrook Harvey, trans. Holy Women of the Syrian Orient. With an Introduction by Sebastian P. Brock and Susan Ashbrook Harvey. Transformation of the Classical Heritage 13. University of California Press, 1987.
note: A revised second edition was released in 1998.

Cabasilas, Nicholas. The Life in Christ. St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1998.

Chariton, Igumen, ed. The Art of Prayer: An Orthodox Anthology. Faber & Faber, 1997.

Collier-Thomas, Bettye. Daughters of Thunder: Black Women Preachers and Their Sermons, 1850-1979. Jossey-Bass, 1997.

Culbertson, Philip Leroy, and Arthur Bradford Shippee, eds. The Pastor: Readings from the Patristic Period. Fortress Press, 1990.

Driver, G. R. and Leonard Hodgson, trans. and ed. Nestorius: The Bazaar of Heracleides. Translated from the Syriac and edited with an Introduction, Notes and Appendices. Oxford University Press, 1925. Reprint: Wipf and Stock, 2002.

Egan, Harvey D., ed. An Anthology of Christian Mysticism. 2nd ed. Liturgical Press, 1996.

Erb, Peter C., ed. and Intro. Pietists: Selected Writings. Preface by F. Ernest Stoeffler. Classics of Western Spirituality. Paulist Press, 1983.
chapters include:
• Philipp Jakob Spener (1635–1705)
• August Hermann Francke (1663–1727) & the Halle School
• Radical Pietism: Gottfried Arnold (1666–1714) & Gerhard Tersteegen (1697–1769)
• Württemberg Pietism: Johann Albrecht Bengel (1687–1752) & Friedrich Christoph Oetinger (1702–1782)
• Nicolas Ludwig, Count von Zinzendorf (1700–1760)

Ferguson, Everett. Early Christians Speak: Faith and Life in the First Three Centuries. Revised ed. ACU Press, 1987.

Gregory of Nazianzus. On God and Christ: The Five Theological Orations and Two Letters to Cledonius. Trans. Frederick Williams. Intro. and Notes by Lionel Wickham. Popular Patristics Series 23. Ed. John Behr. St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2002.

Gregory of Nazianzus. On God and Man: The Theological Poetry of St Gregory of Nazianzus. Trans. and Introduced by Peter Gilbert. Popular Patristics Series. Ed. John Behr. St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2001.

Gregory of Nyssa. From Glory to Glory: Texts from Gregory of Nyssa’s Mystical Writings. Trans. and ed. Herbert Musurillo. Intro. Jean Daniélou. St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2001.

Gaustad, Edwin S., ed. A Documentary History of Religion in America to the Civil War. 2nd ed. Eerdmans, 1993.

Hofmeyr, J. W. et al., eds. The History of the Church in South Africa: A document & source book. UNISA Press, 1991.

Julian of Norwich. Revelation of Divine Love. Image Books, 1996.

Kempis, Thomas À. The Imitation of Christ. The Christian Library, 1984.

Kitchen, Robert A., trans. The Discourses of Philoxenos of Mabbug: A New Translation and Introduction. Liturgical Press, 2014.

Klaniczay, Gábor, ed. Saints of the Christianization Age of Central Europe: Tenth to Twelfth Centuries. Trans. Cristian Gașpar and Marina Miladinov. Intro. Ian Wood. Central European Medieval Texts 6. Central European University Press, 2012.

Koschorke, Klaus, Adrian Hermann, E. Phuti Mogase, and Ciprian Burlacioiu, eds.  Discourses of Indigenous-Christian Elites in Colonial Societies in Asia and Africa around 1900:  A Documentary Sourcebook from Selected Journals.  Dokumente zur Außereuropäischen Christentumsgeschichte / Studies in the History of Christianity in the Non-Western World 4.  Harrassowitz Verlag, 2016.

Koschorke, Klaus, Frieder Ludwig, and Mariano Delgado, eds. A History of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 1450-1990: A Documentary Sourcebook. Eerdmans, 2007.

Luibheid, Colm, trans., et al., eds. Pseudo-Dionysius – The Complete Works. The Classics of Western Spirituality. Paulist Press, 1987.

Maximus the Confessor. On the Cosmic Mystery of Christ: Selected Writings from St Maximus the Confessor. Trans. Paul M. Blowers and Robert Louis Wilken. Popular Patristics Series. Ed. John Behr. St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2003.

McGinn, Bernard, John Meyendorff, & Jean Leclercq, eds. Christian Spirituality: Origins to the Twelfth Century. World Spirituality 16. Crossroad, 1993.

McNary-Zak, Bernadette, et alUseful Servanthood: A Study of Spiritual Formation in the Writings of Abba Ammonas. Liturgical Press, 2010.

Nazarius, Abbot of Valaam. The Little Russian Philokalia. Vol. 2. St Herman of Alaska Brotherhood, 1996.

Nicolas of Cusa. The Vision of God. Trans. Emma Gurney Salta. Intro. by Evelyn Underhill. Frederick Ungar Publishing, 1928, 1960.

Origen. An Exhortation to Martyrdom, Prayer, and Selected Works. Classics of Western Spirituality. Paulist Press, 1979.

Palmer, G.E.H. et al., trans. and eds. The Philokalia: The Complete Text Compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain and St. Markarios of Corinth. 4 vol.
[A fifth volume has been “forthcoming for a long while.]
• Vol. 1. Faber & Faber, 1979.
• vol. 2. Faber & Faber, 1981.
• vol. 3. Faber & Faber, 1984.
• vol. 4. Faber & Faber, 1995.

Rolle, Richard. Richard Rolle: The English Writings. Classics of Western Spirituality. Paulist Press, 1988.

Saint-Laurent, Jeanne-Nichole Mellon. Missionary Stories and the Formation of the Syriac Churches. Transformation of the Classical Heritage 55. University of California Press, 2015.

Schaff,Phillip, ed. The Ante-Nicene, Nicene & Post-Nicene Fathers. 38 vol. T. & T. Clark; Eerdmans.
• Ante-Nicene Fathers: The Writings of the Fathers Down to A.D. 325. 9 vol. (ANF)
• Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: Series 1. 14 vol. (NPNF-1)
• Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: Series 2. 14 vol. (NPNF-2)
• ANF-NPNF Indices. 1 vol.

Sherwin-White, A. N., ed. Fifty Letters of Pliny. 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, 1969.
[in Latin]

Swan, Laura. The Forgotten Desert Mothers: sayings, lives, and stories of early christian women. Paulist Press, 2001.

Symeon the New Theologian. Symeon the New Theologian: The Discourses. The Classics of Western Spirituality. Paulist Press, 1980.

Thomas, Norman E., ed. Classic Texts in Mission & World Christianity. Orbis Books, 1995.

Walsh, James, ed. The Cloud of Unknowing. Classics of Western Spirituality. Paulist Press, 1981.

Ward, Benedicta. The Sayings of the Desert Fathers. Cistercian Publications, 1975.

West, Cornel and Eddie S. Glaude Jr., eds. African American Religious Thought: An Anthology. Westminster John Knox Press, 2003.

Williams, D. H., ed. Tradition, Scripture, and Interpretation: A Source Book of the Ancient Church. Evangelical Ressourcement: Ancient Sources for the Church’s Future. Baker Academic, 2006.

Wilmshurst, David, trans. and ed. Wilmshurst, David, trans. and ed. Bar Hebraeus The Ecclesiastical Chronicle: An English Translation. Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 40. Gorgias Press, 2016.

Wortley, John, trans. The Book of the Elders: Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Systematic Collection. Liturgical Press, 2012.