Bookshelf

Books that lead me to Rome:

The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society, Brad Gregory

The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, 1400-1580, Eamon Duffy

The Cult of the Saints: Its Rise and Function in Latin Christianity, Peter Brown

The Early Church (Vol. 1), Henry Chadwick

Catholic Matters: Confusion, Controversy and the Splendor of Truth, Richard John Newhouse

Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe, Brad Gregory

Looking at the Liturgy, Aidan Nichols

Gothic Architecture and Scholasticism: An Inquiry into Analogy, Arts Philosophy and Religion in the Middle Ages, Erwin Panofsky

In Procession Before the World: Martyrdom as Public Liturgy in Early Christianity, Robin Darling Young

The One and the Many: A Contemporary Thomistic Metaphysics, Norris Clarke

How to Read Churches: A Crash Course in Ecclesiastical Architecture, Denis R. McNamara

Aquinas: A Beginner’s Guide, Edward Feser

Twentieth Century Catholic Theologians, Fergus Kerr

The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism, Edward Feser

Philosophy of Mind: A Beginner’s Guide, Edward Feser

Architecture in Communion: Implementing the Second Vatican Council Through Liturgy and Architecture, Steven J. Schloeder

What Went Wrong with Vatican II: The Catholic Crisis Explained, Ralph MacInerney

The Medieval Voyage, William F. Lawhead

On the Meaning of Sex, J. Budziszewski

An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Age and the Spirit of America, Joseph Bottom

What is Marriage?: Man and Woman, A Defense, Robert George, Sherif Girgis and Ryan Anderson

The Abolition of Marriage: How We Destroy Lasting Love, Maggie Gallagher

Luther, Heiko Oberman

Edmund Campion: A Life, Evelyn Waugh

The Word, Church and Sacrament: In Protestantism and Catholicism, Louis Bouyer

Why Matter Matters: Philosophical and Scriptural Reflections on the Sacraments, David P. Lang

Thank You Saint Jude: Women’s Devotion to the Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes, Robert Orsi

The Madonna of 115th Street: Faith and Community in Italian Harlem, 1880-1850, Robert Orsi

Written on the Heart: The Case for Natural Law, J. Budziszewski

Why Catholics Can’t Sing: The Culture of Catholicism and the Triumph of Bad Taste, Thomas Day

Catholic Church Architecture and the Spirit of the Liturgy, Denis R. McNamara

The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution, Christopher Hill

Beyond Smells and Bells: The Power of Christian Liturgy, Mark Galli

Getting the Reformation Wrong: Correcting Some Misunderstandings, James R. Payton

How to Go From Being a Good Evangelical to a Committed Catholic in 95 Difficult Steps, Christian Smith

Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, Ross Douthat

Is the Reformation Over? An Evangelical Assessment of Contemporary Roman Catholicism, Mark Noll

Person and Being (Aquinas Lecture), Clarke W. Norris

What is a Person?: Rethinking Humanity, Social Life, and the Moral Good from the Person Up, Christian Smith

Salvation is From the Jews, Roy H. Schoeman

Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview and Cultural Liturgies, James K.A. Smith

Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works, James K.A. Smith

Other books:

Between Heaven and Earth: The Religious Worlds People Make and the Scholars Who Study Them, Robert Orsi

The Second Vatican Council: The Untold Story, Roberto de Mattei

How (Not) to be Secular, James K.A. Smith

Sacrilege: Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church, Leon Podles

Goodbye Good Men: How Catholic Seminaries Turned Away Two Generations of Vocations, Michael S. Rose

The Seer of Bayside: Veronica Leuken and the Struggle to Define Catholicism, Joseph Laycock

Being Right: Conservative Catholics in America, Weaver and Appleby

A Secular Age, Charles Taylor

Pope Paul’s New Mass, Michael Davies

The Fourth Secret of Fatima, Antonio Socci

Parish Boundaries: The Catholic Encounter with Race in the Urban North, John McGreevy

Fundamentalisms Observed (Catholic sections), edited by Martin Marty

Lost in Wonder: Essays on Liturgy and the Arts, Aidan Nichols

Roger Scruton: The Philosopher on Dover Beach, Mark Dooley

The Altar and the Altarpiece: Sacramental Themes in Early Netherlandish Painting, Barbara G. Lane

Resurgent in the Midst of Crisis: Sacred Liturgy, the Traditional Latin Mass, and Renewal in the Church, Peter Kwasniewski

Swimming with Scapulars, Matthew Lickona

Ugly as Sin, Michael S. Rose

What Happened to Notre Dame? Charles E. Rice

Natural Symbols: Explorations in Cosmology, Mary Douglas

Material Christianity, Colleen McDannell

The English Reformation, A.G. Dickens

The Domestication of Transcendence: How Modern Thinking About God Went Wrong, William C. Placher

The Angels and Us, Mortimer Adler

The Sacred Project of American Sociology, Christian Smith

The Sixth Grandfather: Black Elk’s Teachings Given to John Niehardt, Raymond G. DeMallie

Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1570-1648, Mark Greengrass

Morality and Architecture, David Watkins

The Devil’s Cloth, Michael Pastoureau

Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism, Chris Jennings

German Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction, Andrew Bowie

Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel, Kate Bowler

Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism, Molly Worthen

Evangelicalism in Modern Britain: A History from the 1730s to the 1980s, D.W. Bebbington

Moral Theory: A Non-Consequentialist Approach, David Oderberg

Applied Ethics: A Non-Consequentialist Approach, David Oderberg

The Ethics of Authenticity, Charles Taylor

Sources of the Self: The Making of Modernity, Charles Taylor

War Against Idols, Carlos M.N. Eire

The Emergence of a Nation State: The Commonwealth of England, Alan G.R. Smith

Freud: The Mind of the Moralist, Philip Rieff

Reformation and the Visual Arts, Sergiusz Michalski

Performance Theory, Richard Schechner

Voracious Idols and Violent Hands: Iconoclasm in Reformation Zurich, Strassburg and Basel, Lee Palmer Wandell

Death of Christian Britain: Understanding Secularization, 1800-2000, Callum G. Brown

The Eucharist in the Reformation, Lee Palmer Wandell

The Anthropology of Protestantism: Faith and Crisis Among Scottish Fisherman, J. Webster

History and Presence, Robert Orsi

How the Bible Works: An Anthropological Study of Evangelical Biblicism, Brian Malley

Fires of Faith: Catholic England under Mary Tudor, Eamon Duffy

The Old Way of Seeing, Jonathan Hale

The Radical Reformation, George Williams

The Four Loves, C.S. Lewis

The Righteous Mind, Jonathan Haidt

Modern Social Imaginaries, Charles Taylor

Saints, Sacrilege and Sedition: Religion and Conflict in the Tudor Reformations, Eamon Duffy

Rituals of Spontaneity: Sentiment and Secularism from Free Prayer to Wordsworth, Lori Branch

The Protestant Awakening, W.R. Ward

Reformations, Carlos Eire

Vision of the Disinherited: The Making of American Pentecostalism, Robert Mapes Anderson

Guaranteed Pure: The Moody Bible Institute, Business, and the Making of Modern Evangelicalism, Timothy Gloege

Books by Roger Scruton

Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

The Soul of the World

Modern Philosophy: An Introduction and Survey

The Uses of Pessimism and the Dangers of False Hope

The Aesthetics of Architecture

An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Philosophy

An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Modern Culture

Modern Philosophy: An Introduction and Survey

Our Church: A Personal History of the Church of England

Gentle Regrets: Thoughts from a Life

The West and the Rest: Globalization and the Terrorist Threat

News from Somewhere: On Settling

Sexual Desire: A Moral Philosophy of the Erotic

Kant: A Very Short Introduction

A Short History of Modern Philosophy: From Descarts to Wittgenstein

Modern Culture

Animal Rights and Wrongs

The Classical Vernacular: Architectural Principles in the Age of Nihilism

A Philosopher on Dover Beach

WHO, What and Why: Trans-National Government, Legitimacy and the World Health Organization

Notes from Underground

The Disappeared 

Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde

Culture Counts: Faith and Feeling in a World Besieged 

England and the Need for Nations

Green Philosophy: How to Think About the Planet

How to Be a Conservative

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