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All reviews are by Daniel B. Clendenin except as noted.

Church History

Gary A. Anderson Charity: The Place of the Poor in the Biblical Tradition
Diana Butler Bass A People's History of Christianity; The Other Side of the Story
Douglas Boin Coming Out Christian; How the Followers of Jesus Made a Place in Caesar's Empire
Peter Brown The Ransom of the Soul; Afterlife and Wealth in Early Western Christianity
Through the Eye of a Needle; Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350–550 AD
Carmen Acevedo Butcher, translator and editor Hildegard of Bingen; A Spiritual Reader
John Cassian (tr. by Boniface Ramsey) The Conferences
The Institutes
G.W. Clarke, translation and introduction The Octavius of Minucius Felix, no. 39, Ancient Christian Writers
John Climacus The Ladder of Divine Ascent
John J. Collins The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Biography
Michael Coogan God's Favorites: Judaism, Christianity, and the Myth of Divine Chosenness
The Ten Commandments; A Short History of an Ancient Text
Kate Cooper Band of Angels; The Forgotten World of Early Christian Women
Stephen Cox American Christianity
Bart D. Ehrman and Zlatko Plese The Apocryphal Gospels; Texts and Translations
John Dougill In Search of Japan's Hidden Christians; A Story of Suppression, Secrecy and Survival
Eamon Duffy Marking the Hours; English People and Their Prayers, 1240–1570
Ten Popes Who Shook the World
Paula Fredriksen Sin: The Early History of an Idea
Charles Freeman Holy Bones, Holy Dust; How Relics Shaped the History of Medieval Europe
Bruce Gordon John Calvin's "Institutes of the Christian Religion": A Biography
Robert C. Gregg Shared Stories
Paul C. Gutjahr The Book of Mormon, A Biography
Thomas D. Hamm Quaker Writings; An Anthology, 1650-1920
Jonathan Hill What Has Christianity Ever Done For Us?
Matthew D. Hockenos Then They Came for Me; Martin Niemöller, The Pastor Who Defied the Nazis
Richard Holloway A Little History of Religion
Alan Jacobs The Book of Common Prayer, A Biography
Philip Jenkins Laying Down the Sword; Why We Can't Ignore The Bible's Violent Verses
The Lost History of Christianity; The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia — and How It Died
James Reston, Jr Luther's Fortress; Martin Luther and His Reformation Under Siege
Robert Knapp The Dawn of Christianity: People and Gods in a Time of Magic and Miracles
Brent Landau, translation and introduction Revelation of the Magi
John Loughery and Blythe Randolph Dorothy Day: Dissenting Voice of the American Century
Diarmaid MacCulloch Christianity, The First Three Thousand Years
Silence, A Christian History
The Reformation
George Marsden A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards
Martin Marty Martin Luther
The Christian World; A Global History
Alister McGrath Christianity's Dangerous Idea; The Protestant Revolution—A History from the Sixteenth Century to the Twenty-First
Cullen Murphy God's Jury; The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World
Gregory of Nyssa The Life of Moses
Elaine Pagels Revelations; Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation
Palladius The Lausiac History
Jaroslav Pelikan Credo: Historical and Theological Guide to the Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition
Greg Peters The Story of Monasticism: Retrieving an Ancient Tradition for Contemporary Spirituality
Evagrius of Ponticus The Praktikos and Chapters on Prayer
Alec Ryrie Protestants: The Faith That Made the Modern World
Aldo Schiavone Pontius Pilate; Deciphering a Memory
Norman Russell, tr The Lives of the Desert Fathers (Historia Monachorum in Aegypto)
Christopher Tyerman God's War; A New History of the Crusades
Grant Wacker Heaven Below; Early Pentecostals and American Culture
Benedicta Ward (translator) The Sayings of the Desert Fathers; The Alphabetical Collection
Robert Louis Wilken The Christians as the Romans Saw Them
The Spirit of Early Christian Thought; Seeking the Face of God
Garry Wills Font of Life; Ambrose, Augustine, and the Mystery of Baptism
Jonathan Wright Heretics; The Creation of Christianity from the Gnostics to the Modern Church

[ 59 Book Reviews, from 50 Authors ]

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