Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

History of Christianity Guide: Faculty Publications

2. Articles and Essays

The following is a selection of recent (last 10 years) articles and essays written in the area of Christian history by Yale Divinity School faculty members:

Attridge, Harold W. "Heracleon and John: Reassessment of an Early Christian Hermeneutical Debate." In Biblical Interpretation, 57-72. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2005.

———. "Philo and John: Two Riffs on One Logos." Studia Philonica Annual 17, (2005): 103-117.

———. "Valentinian and Sethian Apocalyptic Traditions." Journal of Early Christian Studies 8, no. 2 (Sum, 2000): 173-211.

———. "Christianity from the Destruction of Jerusalem to Constantine's Adoption of the New Religion : 70-312 CE." In Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism, 151. Washington, DC: Bibl Arch Soc, 1992.

———. "Liberating Death's Captives : Reconsideration of an Early Christian Myth." In Gnosticism & the Early Christian World, 103-115. Sonoma, Calif: Polebridge Pr, 1990.

———. "New Covenant Christology in an Early Christian Homily." Quarterly Review 8, no. 3 (Fall, 1988): 89-108.

———. "Gnosticism and Eschatology." Perkins Journal 33, no. 3 (Spr, 1980): 9-22.

Collins, Adela Yarbro. "Christian Messianism and the First Jewish War with Rome." In Biblical Traditions in Transmission, 333-343. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2006.

———. "The Worship of Jesus and the Imperial Cult." In Jewish Roots of Christological Monotheism, 234-257. Leiden: E J Brill, 1999.

Fassler, Margot Elsbeth. "Psalms and Prayers in Daily Devotion: A Fifteenth-Century Devotional Anthology from the Diocese of Rheims: Beinecke 757." In Worship in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, 15-40. Notre Dame, IN: Univ of Notre Dame Pr, 2004.

———. "Mary's Nativity, Fulbert of Chartres, and the Stirps Jesse : Liturgical Innovation Circa 1000 and its Afterlife." Speculum 75, no. 2 (04, 2000): 389-434.

———. "Sermons, Sacramentaries, and Early Sources for the Office in the Latin West: The Example of Advent." In Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages, 15-47. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Friede, Eric and Paul F. Stuehrenberg. "Researching World Christianity: Doctoral Dissertations on Missions since 1900." International Bulletin of Missionary Research 29, no. 4 (10, 2005): 188-189.

Hare, John E. "Kant on Recognizing our Duties as God's Commands." Faith and Philosophy 17, no. 4 (10, 2000): 459-478.

———. "Kant's Divine Command Theory and its Reception within Analytic Philosophy." In Kant and Kierkegaard on Religion, 263-277. New York; Houndmills, Basingstoke: St. Martin's Press; Macmillan Pr, 2000.

———. "Augustine, Kant, and the Moral Gap." In Augustinian Tradition, 251-262. Berkeley: Univ of California Pr, 1999.

Lara, Jaime. "A Vulcanological Joachim of Fiore and an Aerodynamic Francis of Assisi in Colonial Latin America." In Signs, Wonders, Miracles, 249-272. Woodbridge, UK; Rochester, NY: Boydell Pr, 2005.

———. "God's Good Taste: The Jesuit Aesthetics of Juan Bautista Villalpando in the Sixth and Tenth Centuries B.C.E." In Jesuits, 505-521. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999.

Outka, Gene H. "Theocentric Love and the Augustinian Legacy: Honoring Differences and Likenesses between God and Ourselves." Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 22, (Fall, 2002): 97-114.

Promey, Sally M. "Mirror Images: Framing the Self in Early New England Material Piety." In Figures in the Carpet, 71-128. Grand Rapids, Mich: William B Eerdmans, 2007.

———. "Taste Cultures: The Visual Practice of Liberal Protestantism, 1940-1965." In Practicing Protestants, 250. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, 2006.

Sanneh, Lamin O. "A Resurgent Church in a Troubled Continent: Review Essay of Bengt Sundkler's History of the Church in Africa." International Bulletin of Missionary Research 25, no. 3 (07, 2001): 113-118.

———. "The CMS and the African Transformation: Samuel Ajayi Crowther and the Opening of Nigeria." In Church Mission Society and World Christianity, 1799-1999, 173-197. Grand Rapids, Mich.: W.B. Eerdmans Pub, 2000.

———. "The First Black Liberation Movement : The Untold Story of the Freed Slaves Who Brought Christ--and Liberty--to West Africa." Christianity Today 44, no. 8 (07/10, 2000): 42-43.

Spinks, Bryan D. "Trinitarian Belief and Worship: A Historical Case." In God's Life in Trinity, 211-222. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2006.

———. "Renaissance Liturgical Reforms: Reflections on Intentions and Methods." Reformation & Renaissance Review 7, no. 2-3 (2005): 268-282.

———. "Conservation and Innovation in Sixteenth-Century Marriage Rites." In Worship in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, 243-278. Notre Dame, IN: Univ of Notre Dame Pr, 2004.

———. "The Origins of the Antipathy of Set Liturgical Forms in the English-Speaking Reformed Tradition." In Christian Worship in Reformed Churches Past and Present, 66-82. Grand Rapids; Cambridge, U.K.: Eerdmans, 2003.

———. "Cranmer, Baptism, and Christian Nurture; Or, Toronto Revisited." Studia Liturgica 32, no. 1 (2002): 98-110.

———. "Johannes Grabe's Response to William Whiston: Some Reflections on a Lutheran Convert's Contribution to 18th-Century Anglican Orthodoxy and Liturgy." In Lord Jesus Christ, Will You Not Stay, 91-104. Houston: The Feuerhahn Festschrift Committee, 2002.

———. "Evaluating Liturgies of the Reformation: The Limitations of the Comparative Methods of Baumstark." In Comparative Liturgy Fifty Years After Anton Baumstark (1872-1948), 283-303. Roma: Pontificio Istituto Orientale, 2001.

———. "What was Wrong with Mr Cosin's Couzening Devotions? Deconstructing an Episode in Seventeenth-Century Anglican "Liturgical Hagiography"." Worship 74, no. 4 (07, 2000): 308-329.

———. "Evaluating Liturgical Continuity and Change at the Reformation : A Case Study of Thomas Müntzer, Martin Luther, and Thomas Cranmer." In Continuity and Change in Christian Worship, 151-171. Woodbridge, Eng: Boydell Pr, 1999.

———. "On Writing a History of Liturgy." Lutheran Quarterly 13, no. 3 (Aut, 1999): 337-350.

Stout, Harry S. "Robert P. Swierenga, Historian and Teacher: An Appreciation." In Dutch-American Experience, 19-31. Amsterdam: VU Uitgeverij, 2000.

Turner, Denys. "Wisdom within Or without : Denys the Carthusian and the Predicament of Late Medieval Mysticism." In Where Shall Wisdom be found, 139-153. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1999.

Volf, Miroslav. "Changing and Changeless: Benedict's Challenge." Christian Century 122, no. 10 (05/17, 2005): 8.