Anglican History Bibliography


"How to" Materials

Boyd, Sandra Hughes, ed. Cultivating Our Roots: A Guide to Gathering Church Women's History. Cincinnati OH: Forward Movement Publications, 412 Sycamore Street, 45202-4195.

Glusman, Melynn.  Oral History Guidelines: Everything You Need to Know About Conducting Effective Interviews. Durham NC: The Southern Episcopal Women's History Project   2600 Croasdaile Farm Parkway, Durham NC 27705 Lucy Germany, P.O. Box 343 Hawkins TX 75765 , $7.00 plus postage (2002).

Catherine Gordon, "Archives and Internet: A Search for Church History in the Lives of Laywomen," The Historiographer of the National Episcopal Historians and Archivists and the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church, XLV (Late Pentecost 2007), 12-16.

Basic oral history techniques that can be applied to any group.

Piatkowski, Nancy A. Collecting Family Stories.

—–. Saving Family Papers.

Basic archiving for the non-archivist.

Southern Episcopal Church Women's History Project. Catalog of Materials Recording the History of Southern Episcopal Church Women. Durham, NC: Southern Episcopal Church Women's History Project, 1998.


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Books and Articles


General Overviews

Cavert, Inez M. Women in American Church Life. New York: Friendship Press for the National Churches of Christ in America , 1949.

Donovan, Mary Sudman. A Different Call: Women's Ministries in the Episcopal Church 1850-1920. Wilton CT: Morehouse-Barlow, 1986.

Kujawa-Holbrook, Sheryl. Freedom is a Dream: A Documentary History of Women in the Episcopal Church. NY: Church Publishing Inc., 2002.

Kujawa-Holbrook, Sheryl and Thompsett, Fredrica Harris. Deeper Joy: Lay Women and Vocation in the 20th Century Episcopal Church. NY: Church Publishing, Inc. 2005.

Lindley, Susan Hill. "You have Stept out of your Place": A History of Women and Religion in America. Westminster John Knox Press, 1996.

Prelinger, Catherine, ed. Episcopal Women: Gender, Spirituality and Commitment in an American Mainline Denomination. (Religion in America). New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Prichard, Robert. A History of the Episcopal Church. Harrisburg PA: Morehouse Publishing, 1999.

Timelines, the Episcopal Women's History Project's award-winning quarterly newsletter. Single and complete sets (from 1981) available.

A Calendar of American Churchwomen: Notable Episcopal Women – an EWHP brochure available for viewing and downloading on this site.

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Memoirs, Diaries and Letters

Bloomer, Amelia Jenks. Hear Me Patiently: The Reform Speeches of Amelia Jenks Bloomer. ed. Anne C. Coon, ed. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1994.

Bottom, Gloria Thames.  "My Saga as a Woman in the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Mississippi for the Past Forty Years, " Mississippi Episcopalian, 1992.

Boyle, Sarah Patton, The Desegregated Heart: A Virginian's Stand in Time of Transition.  Ed. with introduction by Jennifer Rittenhouse, Charlottesville, University Press of Virginia, 2001 .

Bozarth-Campbell, Alla. Womanpriest: A Personal Odyssey. NY: Paulist Press, 1978.

Clough, Anne Jemima. "Recollections of a Charleston Childhood, 1822-1836," ed. Mary Gallant, South Carolina Historical Magazine,  98 (January 1997), 56-74.

Lewis, Eleanor Parke Custis.  George Washington's Beautiful Nelly: The Letters of Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Elizabeth Bordley Gibson, 1794-1851. Columbia: The University of South Carolina Press, 1991.

Breckinridge, Lucy. Lucy Breckinridge of Grove Hill: The Journal of a Virginia Girl, 1862-1864. ed. Mary D. Robertson. Kent: Kent State University Press, 1979.

Cary, Lorene. Black Ice.  New York: Vintage Books, 1991.

Cooper, Anna Julia.  A Voice from the South. ed. introduction by Mary Helen Washington. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988 (reprint of 1892 edition).

Delany, Sarah L. and A. Elizabeth with Hearth, Amy Hill. Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years. Dell Publishing, 1993.

—– and Amy Hill Hearth. On My Own at 107: Relections on Life Without Bessie.  San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1997.

Emery, Julia.  A Century of Endeavor 1821-1921: A Record of the First Hundred Years of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. New York: The Department of Missions, 1922.

Fisher, Linda. The Muffin Lady: Muffins, Cupcakes and Quick Breads for the Happy Soul. Harper-Collins, 1997.

Heyward, Carter. A Priest Forever. The Formation of a Woman and a Priest. NY: Harper & Row, (1976). Hosmer, Rachel. My Life Remembered: Nun, Priest, Feminist. Cambridge, MA: Cowley, 1991.

Larcom, Lucy. Lucy Larcom: Life, Letters, and Diary.  ed. Daniel Dulany Addison. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984.

Lee, Agnes. Growing Up in the 1850s: The Journal of Agnes Lee. ed. and forward by Mary Custis Lee deButts.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press for the Robert E. Lee Memorial Association, Inc., 1984.

Mason, Lucy Randolph. To Win These Rights: A Personal Story of the CIO in the South.  New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952.

Morgan, Emily Malbone. Letters to Her Companions,  Adelynrood: the society of the Companions of the Holy Cross, 1944.

Murray, Pauli.  The Autobiography of a Black Activist, Feminist, Lawyer, Priest, and Poet. University of Tennessee press, 1989 (originally published as Song in a Weary Throat, 1987).

—–. Proud Shoes: The Story of an American Family. New York: Harper & Row, 1987 (originally published 1956.

Neal, Emily Gardiner. The Reluctant Healer: One Woman's Journey of Faith.  Colorado Springs: Shaw, 1992.

Ovington, Mary White. Black and White Sat Down Together: The Reminiscences of an NCCAP Founder.  New York: Feminist Press, 1995.

Eliza Lucas Pinckney.  The Letterbook of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, 1739-1762. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1997.

Roosevelt, Eleanor. The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt,  New York: Da Capo Press, 2000.

Scudder, Vida, On Journey. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1957.

Simkhovitch, Mary Kingsbury. Here is God's Plenty: Reflections on American Social Advance,  New York: Harper, 1949.—–. Neighborhood: My Story of Greenwhich House,  New York: Norton, 1938.

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. Completing the Circle. Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 1995.

Spencer, Dorothy. A Missionary's Journey: The Gentle Teacher's Letters from Kyoto, 1917 to 1921, ed. Rhoda Letton Allen. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, Inc., 2006.

Stark, Phyllis Anderson. I Chose a Parson. New York: Oxford University Press, 1956.

Stewart, Maria W. America's First Black Woman Political Writer: Essays and Speeches, ed. and introduced by Marily Richardson. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1987.Wallis, Joy Caroll.  The Woman Behind the Collar: the Pioneering Journey of an Episcopal Priest. New York: Crossroads Publications, 2004.

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Women in Orders

Azaransky, Sarah. The Dream is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Carter, Norene. "The Episcopalian Story," Women of Spirit: Female Leadership in the Jewish and Christian Traditions. ed. Rosemary Radford Ruether and Eleanor McLaughlin. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1979.

Crew, Louie. "Faith of Our Mothers, Holy Faith," paper presented at EWHP Conference, Dallas, September 2005.

Donovan, Mary Sudman. Women Priests in the Episcopal Church, the Experience of the First Decade.

—–. "Paving the Way: Deaconess Susan Trevor Knapp," Anglican and Episcopal History,  LXIII (1994), 491-502.

—–, "Women Missionaries in Utah," Anglican and Episcopal History 66(1997),154-174.

—–. "Women as Foreign Missionaries in the Episcopal Church, 1830-1920," Anglican and Episcopal History 62(1992), 16-39. [Note there is a volume publication error – this is volume 61].

Geissler, Suzanne; Gerdau, Carlson; and Lantzer, Jason S., "Historians Debate: Women's Ordination in Indianapolis," Anglican and Episcopal History, 72 (2003), 506-510.

Hartley, William and Ellen. A Woman Set Apart: The Remarkable Life of Harriet Bedell. NY: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1963.

Hilary, Sister C.S.M., Ten Decades of Praise: The History of the Community of St. Mary. DeKoven Foundation, 1965.

Huycek, Heather. "Indelible Change: Women Priests in the Episcopal Church," Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church,  LI (December 1982), 385-398.

Lantzer, Jason S., "Hoosier Episcopalians, the Coming of Women's Ordination, and the 1979 Book of Common Prayer," The Historiographer of the National Episcopal Historiians and Archivists and the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church, XLI (Pentecost 2003), 10-11, 22.


Neslund, Bob. "Native American Lace: An Experiment in Mission and Self-Help," The Historiographer of the National Episcopal Historiians and Archivists and the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church, XLI (Pentecost 2003), 18-21.

Platt, Nancy Van Dyke, "A Question of Conscience: Women's Ordination in the Diocese of Chicago," The Historiographer of the National Episcopal Historians and Archivists and the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church, XLV, (Christmas 2007), 1, 5-7.

Purvis, Sally B. The Stained Glass Ceiling: Churches and Their Women Pastors. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster/John Knox, 1995.

Schnorrenberg, Barbara Brandon. "Set Apart: Alabama Deaconesses, 1864-1915," Anglican and Episcopal History,  LXIII (1994), 469-490.

Schultz, Rima Lunin. "'To Realize the Joy of Dedication and Vocation in the Grace Conferred on Our Order,': Deaconesses in Twentieth-Century Chicago," Anglican and Episcopal History, LXXIII (2004), 335-362.

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Lay Women's Biographies

Anonymous, "Profile of Actress June Hansen, Anglican and Episcopal History, LXXIV (June 2005), 238-251.

Anonymous, "Charlotte Louise Berry Winters: A Trailblazer for Women,"  The Historiographer of the National Episcopal Historians and Archivists and the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church, XLV (Pentecost 2007), 1, 21.

Barron, Helen, "Visionary Teacher: Dora Phyllis Chaplin," The Living Church, June 20, 1999, 10.

Boswell, Angela, "The Meaning of Participation: White Protestant Women in Antebellum Houston Churches," Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 95 (1999), 26-47

Blackford, L Minor.  Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: The Story of a Virginia Lady, Mary Berkley Minor Blackford, 1802-1896, Who Taught Her Sons to Hate Slavery and Love the Union,  Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1954.

Brown, Larry K. "Lillian Heath Nelson, Pioneer Woman Doctor," Wyoming History Journal, 67 (1995), 46-47

Chitty, Arthur B. "Women and Black Education: Three Profiles," Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church,  LII (March, 1983), 153-165.

Cook, Blance Weisen. Eleanor Roosevelt. 2 vols. New York: Penguin, 1998, 2000.

Coulling, Mary P. The Lee Girls.  Winston-Salem, NC: John F. Blair, Publisher, 1987.

Dierenfield, Kathleen Murphy. "One 'Desegregated Heart': Sarah Patton Boyle and the Crusade for Civil Rights in Virginia," Virginia Magazine of History and Biography,  CIV (Spring 1996), 251-284.

Gillespie, Joanna, Emily  M. Morgan's "Religious Order": The Society of The Companions of The Holy Cross, 1884," Journal of the Canadian Church Historical Society [Canada], 44 (2002),  83-105.

—–. The Life and Times of Martha Laurens Ramsay, 1759-1811. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2001.

—–. "Very Much My Own Mistress," Anglican and Episcopal History, LVII, March, 1988), 63-92.

—–. "Sarah Patton Boyle's Desegregated Heart" in Beyond Conventions: Southern Women Series, Vol. III, ed. Janet Coyrell, Sandra Treadway, Martha Swain and Elizabeth Turner, Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1997.

Gillespie, Michelle, "The Sexual Politics of Race and Gender: Mary Musgrove and the Georgia Trustees," in The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South, ed. Catherine Clinton and Michele Gillespie.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Gordon, Catherine, "Dr. Julia Moss McGowan's Letters from Monterey," Noticias de Monterey, LV (Winter 2006), 25-49, (see also the Introduction pp. 2-12).

Graebner, N. Brooks, "Pauli Murray Remembered,"  The Historiographer of the National Episcopal Historians and Archivists and the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church, XLV (Lent 2007), 1, 15

Gribbon, Emmet. "They Held Up Four Fingers: An Episcopal Church for the Deaf in Alabama," Anglican and Episcopal History,  LXVI (June 1997), 256-261.

Little, Karen Berner. Maria Love: The Life and Legacy of a Social Work Pioneer. Buffalo NY: Western New York Heritage Press, 1994.

Marcus, Leonard S. Listening for Madeleine: A Portrait of Madeleline L'Engle in Many Voices.  New York: Farrar, Straus and Girous, 2012.

Marple, Mildred. "Miss Sarah F. Darlington: 'A Scholar possessing rare wisdom and deep piety,'" Shattuck-St. Mary's Magazine, XIV (Summer, 1990), 7-12.

Metraux, Rhoda. Margaret Mead: Some Personal Views. New York: Walker and Company, 1979.

Morris, J. Kenneth. Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, 1872-1986: Founder of Voorhees College.  Sewanee, TN: The University Press, 1983.

Salmond, John A. Miss Lucy of the CIO: the Life and Times of Lucy Randolph Mason. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1988.

Smith, Gary Scott. "Creating a Cooperative Commonwealth: Vida Scudder's Quest to Reconcile Christianity and Socialism, 1880-1920," Anglican and Episcopal History 62(1993), 397-428.

Summer, Sheryl Spradlin. "Alive to the Cause of Justice: Juliette Hampton Morgan and the Montgomery Bus Boycott," in Stepping Out of the Shadows: Alabama Women, 1819-1990. ed. by Mary Martha Thomas. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1995.

Thomas, Arthur Dicken, Jr. "'O That Slavery's Curse Might Cease'. Ann Randolph Meade Page: The Struggle of a Plantation Mistress to Become and Emancipator," Virginia Seminary Journal, 45( December 1993), 56-61.

Thompsett, Fredrica Harris, "The Genuine Vocations of Windham House Women: An Overlooked Chapter in Episcopal Women's Leadership," Journal of the Canadian Church Historical Society [Canada] 44( 2002), 139-161

Tomes, Margaret A. Julia Chester Emery: Being the Story of Her Life and Work.  New York: The Women's Auxiliary to the Protestant Episcopal Church, 1924.

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Women's Involvement and Outreach

Alexander, Ruth A. Patches in a History Quilt: Episcopal Women in the Diocese of South Dakota, 1868-2000. Sioux Falls, SD: Pine Hills Press, 2003.

—–. "Women in South Dakota Missions," Anglican and Episcopal History, 94 (1963), 334-362.

—–. "Gentle Evangelists: Women in Dakota Episcopal Missions, 1867-1900," South Dakota History, 24 (1994), 174-193.

Chrisman, Miriam U. "To Bind Together": A Brief History of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross. Byfield, MA: The Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross, 1984.

Christy, Marge.  The Story of the Episcopal Women's Caucus, 1971-2003. Episcopal Women's Caucus, 2003.  Available on-line at

Cohen, Patricia Cline, "Ministerial Misdeeds: The Onderdonk Trial and Sexual Harassment in the 1840s," Journal of Women's History, 7(1995), 34-57.

Darling, Pamela W. New Wine: The Story of Women Transforming Leadership and Power in the Episcopal Church. Boston Massachusetts: Cowley Publications, 1994.

——. "Zealous Evangelists: The Woman's Auxiliary to the Board of Missions," Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church,  LI (December 1982), 371-384.

Gillespie, Joanna B. "Carrie, or The Child in the Rectory: 19th Century Episcopal Sunday School Prototype,"  Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church,  LI (December 1982), 359-370.

—–. Women Speak of God: Congregations and Change. Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1995.

Goodbody, Harriet Linen, A Goodly Heritage: A History of Episcopal Churchwomen in the Diocese of South Carolina. Charleston, SC: The Episcopal churchwomen, 1984.

Gundersen, Joan R. "Building an Episcopal Church in a Lutheran Town: Women and the Founding of St. john's Episcopal Church, Mt. Prospect," Anglican and Episcopal History, LXXIV (2005), 60-78.

—–. "The Local Parish as a Female Institution: The Experience of All Saints Episcopal Church in Frontier Minnesota,"  Church History,  LV (September, 1986), 307-322.

—–. "Parallel Churches?: Women and the Episcopal Church, 1850-1980," Mid-America: An Historical Review, 69 (April-July, 1987), 87-97.

—–. "The Non-Institutional Church: The Religious Role of Women in Eighteenth-Century Virginia," Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church,  LI (December 1982), 347-358.

Jenkins, Al Warren.  The History of the Episcopal Churchwomen in the Diocese of Tennessee.   Bradenton, FL: Manatee County Advertising and Press, 1981.

Johnson, Joan Marie, "Shape of the Movement to Come: Women, Religion, Episcopalians, and the Interracial Movement in 1920s South Carolina," in Warm Ashes: Issues in Southern History at the dawn of the Twenty-First Century, ed. Winfred B. Moore Jr., Kyle S. Sinisi, and David H. White Jr. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2003.

Lee, Susan Hagood, ed. Remembering Our Sisters: The Rhode Island Herstory Project.  Privately Printed, 1987.

Lindley, Susan H. "'Neglected Voices': and Praxis in the Social Gospel," Journal of Religious Ethics, 18 (Spring 1990), 75-102.

Lynn, Gilmore Bicknell. History of St. Mary's Episcopal School. Memphis: TN, 1966.

Piatkowski, Nancy. If These Books Could Talk: Episcopal Church Women and Charity in the Diocese of Western New York.

Pollard, Margaret Clarkson. "Women's Work of the Episcopal Church in Rhappahannock Convocation, 1866-1966," Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Magazine,XXI (December 1971), 2226-2232

Prichard, Robert W. "Rearranging the Hierarchy of the Episcopal Church in the Second Decade of the Twentieth Century,"  One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: Studies in Christian Ecclesiality and Ecumenism in Honor of J. Robert Wright, Eds/ Marsha L. Dutton and  Patrick Terrell Gray. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2006.

Porter, Boone, Jr. Sister Anne: Pioneer in Women's Work. New York: National Council, 1960.

Scallon, Jaonne M. ed.  More than 100 Years of Ministry: The Episcopal Church in Western Washington.  Diocese of Olympia, 1988.

Stoops, Martha. The Heritage: The Education of Women at Saint Mary's College, Raleigh, 1842-1982. Raleigh, NC: St. Mary's School, c. 1983.

Thompsett, Fredrica Harris. "Women Inclined to Holiness: Our Reformation Ancestry," Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church,  LI (December 1982), 337-346.

Turner, Elizabeth Hayes.  Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880-1920.   Oxford University Press, 1997.

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Studies with Considerable Material on Episcopal Women

Anderson, Owanah. 400 Years: Anglican/Episcopal Mission Among American Indians. Cincinnati: Forward Movement, 1997.

Andujo, Patricia Lynn. Gendering the pulpit: Religious discourse and the African-American female experience. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 2002. 

Bell, Malcolm, Jr. Major Butler's Legacy: Five Generations of a Slaveholding Family.  Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1987.

Brown, Katherine L. Hills of the Lord: Background of the Episcopal Church in Southwestern Virginia, 1738-1938. Roanoke, VA: Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, 1979.

Davies-Rodgers, Ellen. The Great Book: Calavary Protestant Episcopal Church, 1832-72. Memphis: Plantation Press, 1973.

DeWolfe, Thomas Norman. Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave Trading Family in U.S. History. Boston: The Beacon Press, 2008.

Friedland, Michael B. "Giving a Shout for Freedom: The Rev. Malcolm Boyd, the Right Rev. Paul Moore, Jr., and the civil Rights and Anti-War Movements of the 1960s and 1970s," Vietnam Generation 5 (1994), 94-107.

Gundersen, Joan R. "To Be Useful to the World: Women in Revolutionary America, 1740-1790. New York: Twayne, 1996.

—–. "Before the World Confessed":All Saints Parish, Northfield, and the Community, 1858-1985. Northfield, MN: Northfield Historical Society, 1987.

Hamilton, Eleanor Meyer. The Flair and the Fire: The Story of the Episcopal Church in West Virginia, 1877-1977. Chesapeake, WV: Diocese of West Virginia, Protestant Episcopal Church, 1977.

Harper, Jeffrey M. "A Pedagogy Encouraged and Repressed: Episcopal Schools in Mexico, 1876-1940," Anglican and Episcopal History, LXX (2001), 190-218.

Hewitt, Nancy A. Women's Activism and Sociial Change: Rochester, New York, 1822-1872. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1984.

Keller, Roger R. "Episcopalian Bishop Franklin S. Spalding and the Mormons," Utah Historical Quarterly, 69 (2001), 232-246.

Nesbitt, Paula D. Feminization of the Clergy in America: Occupational and Organizational Perspectives. Oxford University Press, 1997.

—–, "Gender, Tokenism, and the Construction of Elite Clergy Careers," Review of Religious Research, 38 (1997), 193-210.

Purvis, Sally B. The Stained Glass Ceiling: Churches and Their Women Pastors. Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press,  1995.

Quinn, Frederick. Building the "Goodly Fellowship of Faith": A History of the Episcopal Church in Utah, 1867-1996, Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 2004.

Rankin, Richard. Ambivalent Churchmen and Evangelical Churchwomen:The Religion of the Episcopal Elite in North      Carolina, 1800-1860. Columbia: U. of South Carolina Pr., 1993.

Reeves, Thomas C. "The Light That Failed: Reflections on Anglo-Catholicism in The Episcopal Church," Anglican and Episcopal History, 68 (1999), 215-230.

Schultz, Rima Lunin and Adele Hast, eds. Women Building Chicago, 1790-1990.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001.

Sicilia, Mary.  Building Honestly: The Foundations of the Cathedral Church of St. Mark. Cathedral Church of St. Mark, Minneapolis, MN, 1991.

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. That They May Have Life:  The Episcopal Church in South Dakota, 1850-1976. New York: Seabury Press, 1977.

Speilmann, Richard M. "Later Episcopal Church Congresses: Enthusiastic Revival and Quiet Ending," Anglican and Episcopal History, 62(1993), 59-105.

Wedell, Marsha. Elite Women and the Reform Impulse in Memphis, 1875-1915. Memphis, TN: Marshal W. Wedell Press, 1991.

Zikmund, Barbara Brown.  "Winning Ordination for Women in Mainstream Protestant Churches," Women and Religion in America: Volume 3: 1900-1968. ed. by Rosemary Radford Ruether and Rosemary Skinner Keller.  New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1986.

Media Resources

Videotapes: Set of two tapes (1987 and 1992) Conversations with the Philadelphia Ordinands of 1974.

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Web Links

Episcopal Church Archives —

Episcopal Church Women —

Women's Ministries —

Episcopal Women's Caucus —

Diocese of Western New York, Taskforce on the Status of Women —

Primary Sources on the History of Anglican Women — 

Inventory of the New York Training School for Deaconesses  —

The New York Anglicans: Twenty Who Shaped the Twentieth Century —

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Brigid's Place at Christ Church Cathedral

Items marked with an asterisk (*) are in the Graham Library.

Dictionaries, Historiography, and Research Tools

  • *Anderson, Charles S. Augsburg historical atlas of Christianity in the Middle Ages and Reformation. Minneapolis: Augsburg , 1967.
  • Bauman, Michael and Martin I. Klauber (ed.) Historians of the Christian tradition : their methodology and influence on Western thought. Nashville, Tenn.: Broadman & Holman, 1995.
  • Bebbington. David. Patterns in history: a Christian perspective on historical thought. Leicester : InterVarsity Press, 1990.
  • *Benedetto, Robert.  The new Westminster dictionary of church history.  Louisville, Ky. ; London, UK : Westminster John Knox Press, 2008.
  • *Berardino, Angelo Di, ed. Encyclopedia of the Early Church. Trans. Adrian Walford.New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
  • Breisach, Ernst. Historiography: ancient, medieval, and modern. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 3rd. ed. 2007.
  • *Bradley, James E.; Muller, Richard A. Church History: an introduction to research, reference works, and methods. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.
  • *Brady, Thomas, et al. Handbook of European History: 1400-1600. 2 vols. Leiden: Brill, 1994-.
  • *Cameron, Euan. Interpreting Christian history : the challenge of the churches' past. Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2005.
  • *Cameron, Nigel M. de S., ed. Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology. Downers Grove: IVP, 1994.
  • *Cross, F. L, ed. The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. 3rd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • *Feldmeth, Nathan P.  Pocket dictionary of church history.  Downers Grove, Ill. : InterVarsity Press, 2008.
  • *Ferguson, Everett, ed. Encyclopedia of Early Christianity. 2nd ed. New York: Garland, 1990.
  • *Heath, Gordon L. Doing church history : a user-friendly introduction to researching the history of Christianity. Toronto: Clements Pub., 2008.
  • *Hillerbrand, Hans J., ed. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation. 4 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

  • *Koschorke, Klaus et. al. A History of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 1450-1990: a documentary sourcebook. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.

  • *Lewis, Donald M., ed. The Blackwell Dictionary of Evangelical Biography: 1730-1860. 2 vols. Oxford: Blackwell, 1995.

  • *Robinson, Thomas A. The Early Church: an annotated bibliography of literature in English. Metuchen: Scarecrow, 1993.

  • Strayer, Joseph R., ed. Dictionary of the Middle Ages. 13 vols. New York: Charles Scribner's, 1982-1989.

Comprehensive Surveys

  • *Aland, Kurt. A History of Christianity. 2 vols. Translated James L. Schaff. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1985.
  • *Kee, Howard Clark, et al. Christianity: a social and cultural history. New York: Macmillan, 1991.
  • *Gonzalez, Justo. The Story of Christianity. 2 vols. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1984.
  • *González, Justo L. The changing shape of church history. St. Louis, Mo.: Chalice Press, 2002.
  •  McGrath, Alister E. Christianity: an introduction. 2nd ed. Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
  • Nystrom, Bradley P.  and David P. Nystrom. The history of Christianity: an introduction. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2004.
  • *Pelikan, Jaroslav. The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine. 5 vols. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971-1989.

Early Church and Medieval

For primary sources in translation, a good place to start is The Ante-Nicene Fathers and The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, even though the translations lack fluidity at times. Other texts can be found in the series The Fathers of the Church published by The Catholic University of America Press. Translations of medieval texts are more scattered, though some useful texts may be found in the series The Library of Christian Classics.

  • Atiya, Aziz Suryal. A History of Eastern Christianity. Rev. ed. Kraus Reprint Co., 1980.(Graham Library has the 1968 ed.)
  • *Bettenson, Henry, ed. Documents of the Christian Church. 2nd ed. London: Oxford University Press, 1963.
  • *Blasi, Anthony J. , Jean Duhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (ed.) Handbook of early Christianity: social science approaches. Walnut Creek, Calif. : AltaMira Press, 2002.
  • Bornstein, Daniel E. (ed.) Medieval Christianity. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2009.
  • *Brown, Peter. The World of Late Antiquity, A. D. 150-750. London: Thames and London,1971.
  • *Brown. Peter. The rise of Western Christendom: triumph and diversity, A.D. 200-1000. 2nd ed. Oxford, UK : Blackwell Publishers, 2003.
  • *Burrus, Virginia (ed.) Late ancient Christianity (People's History of Christianity, vol.2) Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2005.
  • *Cantor, Norman F. Medieval History: the life and death of a civilization. 2nd ed. London: Collier-Macmillan Limited, 1969.
  • *Cook, William R. The Medieval World View: an introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 1983.
  •  *Drobner Hubertus R.  The fathers of the church: a comprehensive introduction.  Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2007.
  •   Evans. G.R. Faith in the medieval world. Downers Grove, Ill. : InterVarsity Press, 2002.
  •   Evans. G.R. The church in the early Middle Ages. London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.
  •   Freeman, Charles. A new history of early Christianity. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.
  • *Frend, W. H. C. The Rise of Christianity. London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 1984.
  •   Hamilton , Bernard.  The Christian world of the Middle Ages. Stroud, Gloucestershire: Sutton Pub., 2003.
  •   Jenkins, Philip. The lost history of Christianity: the thousand-year golden age of the church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia- and how it died. New York: HarperOne, 2008.
  • *Keen, Maurice. The Pelican History of Medieval Europe. New York: Viking Penguin, 1968.
  • *Lenski.Noel (ed.) The Cambridge companion to the Age of Constantine. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  •   *Logan F. Donald. A history of the church in the Middle Ages. London : Routledge, 2002.
  • *Mango, Cyril. Byzantium: the empire of New Rome. New York: Scribner's, 1980.
  •  MacCulloch., Diarmaid. A history of Christianity: the first three thousand years. London; New York: Allen Lane/Penguin Books, 2009.
  • *Mullen. Roderic L. The expansion of Christianity: a gazetteer of its first three centuries. Leiden ; Boston, Mass. : Brill, 2004.
  • *Noble, Thomas F. X. and Julia M. H. Smith (ed.) Early medieval Christianities, c.600--c.1100. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • *Oakley, F. The Western Church in the Later Middle Ages. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1979.
  • *Robinson, Thomas A. The Early Church: an annotated bibliography of literature in English. Metuchen: ATLA & The Scarecrow Press, 1993.
  • *Rousseau. Philip. The early Christian centuries. London ; New York : Longman, 2002.
  • *Rubin,Miri and Walter Simons (ed.). Christianity in Western Europe, c.1100-c.1500. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • *Southern, R. W. Western Society and the Church in the Middle Ages. New York: Penguin, 1970.
  • *Thompson, Bard. Humanists and Reformers: a history of the Renaissance and Reformation. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996.
  • *Wedderburn Alexander J. M. A history of the first Christians. London : T&T Clark International, 2004.
  • *Young, Frances M. From Nicaea to Chalcedon: a guide to the literature and its background.London: SCM, 1983.
  • See also Sources in Patristic Studies


Primary texts of the Reformers are usually found in collections devoted to specific writers,e.g. Luther's Works or Calvin's Commentaries and Tracts and Treatises. Some sources are also available in The Library of Christian Classics.

  • Avis, Paul D. L. The Church in the theology of the reformers. Eugene, Or. : Wipf and Stock, 2002.

  • Bossy, John. Christianity in the West, 1400-1700. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.
  • *Bouwsma, William James. John Calvin: a sixteenth-century portrait. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
  • *Dillenberger, John, ed. Martin Luther: selections from his writings. New York: Anchor, 1961.
  • Duffy, Eamon. The stripping of the altars: traditional religion in England, c.1400-c.1580. New Haven, Conn.; London: Yale University Press, 2005.
  • *Estep, William R. The Anabaptist Story. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1975.
  • George, Timothy. Theology of the Reformers. Nashville: Broadman, 1988.
  • Gordon.,Bruce. The Swiss Reformation. Manchester, UK; New York: Manchester University Press, 2002.
  • Helm, Paul. John Calvin's ideas. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Hillerbrand, Hans J. The Reformation: a narrative history related by contemporary observers and participants. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1978.
  • *Hillerbrand, Hans J. ed. The Oxford encyclopedia of the Reformation. 4 vols. New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
  • Hirzel, Martin Ernst and Martin Sallmann. John Calvin's impact on church and society, 1509-2009. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009.
  • *Lindberg, Carter. The European Reformations. 2nd. ed. Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell,  2010.
  • *Luther, Martin. Luther's Works. American ed. 55 vols. Saint Louis: Concordia, 1958-. [Also available on CD-ROM in the Graham Library.]
  • *Matheson, Peter (ed.). Reformation Christianity (People's History of Christianity, vol.5) Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007.
  • *McGinn, Bernard. The Presence of God: a history of Western Christian mysticism. 4 vols. New York: Crossroad, 1992-.
  • *McGrath, Alister. The Intellectual Origins of the European Reformation. 2nd. ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.
  • *_________. Reformation thought: an introduction. 3rd ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 1999.
  • *McKim, Donald K. The Cambridge companion to Martin Luther. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • *McKim, Donald K. The Cambridge companion to John Calvin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.  
  • Manschreck, Clyde L. The Church from the Reformation to the Present. A History of Christianity: readings in the history of the Church, volume 2. Grand Rapids:Baker, 1981.
  • Nohl, Frederick. Luther: biography of a reformer. St. Louis, MO : Concordia, 2003.
  • *Noll, Mark A. Confessions and Catechisms of the Reformation. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1991.
  • *Oberman, Heiko A. Luther: man between God and the Devil. Translated Eileen Walliser-Schwarzbart. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989.
  • *Ozment, Steven. The Age of Reform, 1250-1550: an intellectual and religious history of late medieval and reformation Europe. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1980.
  • Parker T.H.L. John Calvin: a biography. Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, 2006.
  • *Po-chia Hsia, R. A companion to the reformation world.  Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
  • Racaut, L. Moderate voices in the European Reformation. Aldershot, England; Burlington,VT: Ashgate, 2005.
  • Rublack, Ulinka. Reformation Europe. Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • Scribner, R.W. and C. Scott Dixon. The German Reformation. 2nd ed. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
  • Selderhuis, Herman J. The Calvin handbook. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009.
  • Spijker, Willem van 't. Calvin : a brief guide to his life and thought. Louisville, KY : Westminster John Knox Press, 2009.
  • Steinmetz.,David C. Luther in context. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Academic, 2002.
  • Stephens, W. P. Zwingli: an introduction to his thought. Oxford: Clarendon, 1994.
  • Stjerna, Kirsi. Women and the Reformation. Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2009.
  • Sunshine, Glenn S. The reformation for armchair theologians. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2005.
  • Wendel, Francois. Calvin: origins and development of his religious thought. New York: Harper & Row, 1963; Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books, 1997.


  • *Aston, Nigel.Christianity and revolutionary Europe, 1750-1830.  Cambridge, U.K.; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • Breunig, Charles. The Age of Revolution and Reaction, 1789-1850. 2nd ed. New York: Norton, 1977.
  • *Brown, Stewart J. and Timothy Tackett (ed.) Enlightenment, reawakening and revolution, 1660-1815. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • *Gauvreau, Michael and Ollivier Huber (ed.) The Churches and social order in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Canada. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2006.
  • *Gauvreau, Michael. The Catholic origins of Quebec's Quiet Revolution, 1931-1970. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005.
  • *Gilbert, Felix. The End of the European Era, 1890 to the Present. 3rd ed. New York: Norton, 1984.
  • *Gilley, Sheridan; Sheils, W. J., ed. A History of Religion in Britain: practice and belief from pre-Roman times to the present. Oxford: Blackwell, 1994.
  • *Haykin, Michael A.G. and Kenneth J. Stewart. The emergence of evangelicalism: exploring historical continuities.  Nottingham, England : Apollos, 2008.
  • *Kay, William K. and Anne E. Dyer (ed.)  Pentecostal and charismatic studies: a reader. London: SCM Press, 2004.
  • *Knight.,Frances. The church in the nineteenth century. London : I.B. Tauris, 2008.
  • *Murphy, Terrence; Perin, Roberto, ed. A Concise History of Christianity in Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996.
  • *Noll, Mark A. A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1992.
  •   Porterfield, A. (ed). Modern Christianity to 1900 (People's History of Christianity, vol. 6). Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007.
  • *Stackhouse, John G., Jr. Canadian Evangelicalism in the Twentieth Century: an introduction to its character. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993.
  • *Vinson, Synan. The Holiness-Pentecostal Tradition: charismatic movements in the twentieth century. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997.
  • *Welch, Claude. Protestant Thought in the Nineteenth Century. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1972-1985.

Global Christianity

  • *Agbeti, J. Kofi. West African Church History. 2 vols. Leiden: Brill, 1986-1991.
  • *Bednarowski, Mary Farrell (ed.) Twentieth-century global Christianity (People's History of Christianity, vol.7) Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008.
  • Cleary, Edward L, ed. Born of the poor: the Latin American Church since Medellin. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1990.
  • *Dussel, Enrique. A History of the Church in Latin America: colonialism to liberation. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1981.
  • Dussel, Enrique, ed. The Church in Latin America, 1492-1992. Maryknoll: Orbis, 1992.
  • Frykenberg, Robert E. History of Christianity in India: from beginnings to the present. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • *Gilley, S. and Brian Stanley (ed.)  World Christianities, c.1815-c.1914. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • *Goodpasture, H. McKennie, ed. Cross and Sword: an eyewitness history of Christianity in Latin America. Maryknoll: Orbis, 1989.
  • *Groves, C. P. The Planting of Christianity in Africa. 4 vols. London: Lutterworth, 1948-1958.
  • *Hastings, Adrian. The Church in Africa 1450-1950. Oxford: Clarendon, 1994.
  • *Isichei, Elizabeth. A History of Christianity in Africa: from antiquity to the present. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.
  • *McLeod, Hugh (ed.) World Christianities, c.1914-c.2000. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • *Moffett, Samuel Hugh. A History of Christianity in Asia. San Francisco: Harper, 1992.
  • *Sanneh,Lamin. Disciples of all nations: pillars of world Christianity. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

British Church History and Anglicanism

Many primary sources can be found in the collected works of significant writers (e.g. Hooker, Law, Temple, etc) which are held by the Graham Library.

  • *Brown, Callum G. Religion and society in twentieth-century Britain. Harlow, England; New York: Longman, 2006.
  • *Brown, Callum G. The death of Christian Britain: understanding secularisation, 1800-2000. 2nd ed. New York : Routledge, 2009.
  • *Blewett, Timoty, Adrian Hyde-Price & Wyn Rees (ed.) British foreign policy and the Anglican Church: Christian engagement with the contemporary world. Aldershot, Hants, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2008.
  • Carrington, Philip. The Anglican Church in Canada: a history. Toronto: Collins, 1963.
  • *Chadwick, H., Not angels but Anglicans: a history of Christianity in the British Isles. Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2000.
  • *Clarke, Bob. Anglicans against apartheid, 1936-1996.  Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications, 2008.
  • *Cowan, lan B. The Scottish Reformation: church and society in sixteenth-century Scotland. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1982.
  • *Crumb, Lawrence N. The Oxford movement and its leaders: a bibliography of secondary and lesser primary sources. 2nd ed. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, Inc.: American Theological Library Association, 2009.
  • *Davies, Horton. Worship and Theology in England. 5 vols. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1961-1975.
  • *Dickens, A. G. The English Reformation. Pa: Pennsylvania State UP, 1991.
  • *Duffy,Eamon. The Stripping of the Altars: traditional religion in England c. 1400-c. 1580. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992.
  • *Doran, Susan and Christopher Durston. Princes, pastors, and people: the Church and religion in England, 1500-1700. 2nd ed. London ; New York: Routledge, 2003.
  • *Edwards, David L. Christian England. 3 vols. London: Collins, 1981-.
  • *Gilley, Sheridan; Sheils, W. J., ed. A History of Religion in Britain. Oxford: Blackwell, 1994.
  • *Hastings, Adrian. A History of English Christianity 1920-1990. 3rd ed. London: SCM Press, 1991.
  • *Hayes, Alan L.,Anglicans in Canada: controversies and identity in historical perspective. Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2004.
  • *Hazlett, W. Ian P. The reformation in Britain and Ireland: an introduction. London; New York: T & T Clark, 2003.
  • *Heal, Felicity. Reformation in Britain and Ireland. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • *Ingram.,Robert G.  Religion, reform and modernity in the eighteenth century: Thomas Secker and the Church of England. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2007.
  • *King, John N. English Reformation Literature: the Tudor origins of Protestant tradition.Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982.
  • *Neill, Stephen. Anglicanism. London: Mowbrays, 1977.
  • *Parsons, Gerald, ed. Religion in Victorian Britain. 5 vols. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1988-.
  • *Robbins, Keith.  England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales: the Christian Church, 1900-2000. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • *Rupp, Ernst Gordon. Religion in England, 1688-1791. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986.
  • *The Dictionary of National Biography. 60 vols. Oxford: OUP, 2004.
  • *Wellings, Martin. Evangelicals embattled : responses of evangelicals in the Church of England to ritualism, Darwinism, and theological liberalism 1890-1930. Carlisle, UK : Paternoster Press, 2003.
  • *Worrall, B.G. The making of the modern church: Christianity in England since 1800. London: SPCK, 2004. [3rd ed.]

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