The Church: An Organic Picture of Its Life

by Robert Brow


The following books are listed for further study. The titles marked with an asterisk most influenced my thinking. For the rest, together with large numbers of periodical articles, conference talks, and discussions with friends, I can only say that I am indebted to many more than I can remember.

*Allen, Roland. Missionary Methods: St. Paul's or Ours? Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1962 (first publ. 1912).

*---. The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church and the Causes Which Hinder lt. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1962.

*---. The Ministry of the Spirit: Selected Writings of Roland Allen (ed. David M. Paton). Grand Rapids; Eerdmans, 1962.

Andersen, Wilhelm. Towards a Theology of Mission. London: SCM, 1955.

Anderson, G. H. (ed.). The Theology of Christian Mission. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1961.

Berton, Pierre. The Comfortable Pew. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1963; Philadelphia; J. B. Lippincott, 1965

Blauw, J. The Missionary Nature of the Church: A Survey of the Biblical Theology of Mission. London: Lutterworth, 1962.

Boer, Harry R. Pentecost and Mission. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1961.

Bromiley, Geoffrey. The Christian Ministry. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1959.

Brown, J. A. C. Techniques of Persuasion. London: Penguin-Pelican, 1963.

*Bruce, F. F. The Spreading Flame. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1953.

*Calvin, John. Institutes of the Christian Religion. 2 vols., tr. Ford Lewis Battles; ed. John T McNeill. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1960.

Catherwood H. F. R. The Christian in Industrial Society. London: Tyndale Press, 1966; Chicago: Inter-Varsity, 1966.

Congar, Yves. Lay People in the Church. Rev. ed. Westminster, Md.: Newman, 1965.

*Cox, Harvey. The Secular City: Secularization and Urbanization in Theological Perspective. New York: Macmillan, 1965.

*Cross, F. L. (ed.). The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church. London: Oxford, 1958.

*Daube, David. The New Testament and Rabbinic Judaism. London: Athlone, 1956.

*Davis, Merle J. New Buildings on Old Foundations. New York: International Missionary Council, 1947.

*Dix, Gregory. The Shape of the Liturgy. Naperville, Ill.: Allenson, 1964.

The Documents of Vatican II (ed. W. M. Abbott). New York: Association, 1966.

*Dodd, C. H. The Apostolic Preaching and Its Development. New York: Harper, 1936.

*Eusebius. Ecclesiastical History.

Foster, J. Beginning From Jerusalem. London: World Christian Books, 1956.

*Gibbs, Mark and Ralph Morton. God's Frozen People. London: Collins-Fontana, 1964; Philadelphia: Westminster, 1965.

Glover, R. H. and J. H. Kane. The Progress of World-wide Missions. Rev. ed. New York: Harper, 1960.

Grassi, Joseph A. A World to Win: The Missionary Methods of Paul the Apostle. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Maryknoll Publications, 1965.

Gwatkin, H. M. Early Church History to A.D. 313. London: Macmillan, 1909.

Hanson, Anthony T. The Pioneer Ministry: The Relation of Church and Ministry. London: SCM, 1961; Philadelphia: Westminster, 1961.

Harris, Paul T. (ed.). Brief to the Bishops: Canadian Catholic Laymen Speak Their Minds. Toronto: Longmans Canada, 1965.

*Hastings, James (ed,). Dictionary of the Apostolic Church. 2 vols. New York: Scribner, 1916-1918.

---. Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics. 13 vols. New York: Scribner, 1951.

Hatch, E. The Growth of Church Institutions. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1881.

*Hay, A. R. New Testament Order for Church and Missionary. Audubon, N. J.: New Testament Missionary Union, 1947.

Henderson, Ian. Power Without Glory: A Study in Ecumenical Politics. London: Hutchinson, 1967.

Hogg, W. R. Ecumenical Foundations: A History of the International Missionary Council. New York: Harper, 1952.

*Hooker, R. Treatise on the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity. 2 vols. New York: Dutton (Everyman's Library 201, 202).

*Hort, F. J. A. The Christian Ecclesia. London: Macmillan, 1900.

Hudson, Winthrop S. Religion in America. New York: Scribner, 1965.

James, Walter. The Christian in Politics. London: Oxford, 1962.

Jenkins, C. and K. D. Mackenzie (eds.). Episcopacy, Ancient and Modern. London: S.P.C.K., 1930.

*Judge, E. A. The Social Pattern of Christian Groups in the First Century. London: Tyndale, 1960.

Kilbourn, William (ed.). The Restless Church: A Response to The Comfortable Pew. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1966; Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1966.

*Kirk, K. E, (ed.). The Apostolic Ministry. New York: Morehouse, 1946.

Kraemer, Hendrik. A Theology of the Laity. London: Lutterworth, 1958; Philadelphia: Westminster, 1959.

*Kung, Hans (tr. Cecily Hastings). The Council, Reform and Reunion. New York: Sheed and Ward, 1961.

---. Structures of the Church. New York: Nelson, 1963.

Lacey, T. A. The One Body and the One Spirit. London: J. Clarke, 1925.

Latourette, K. S. A History of the Expansion of Christianity. New York: Harper, 1937-1945.

Levy, Isaac. The Synagogue: Its History and Function. London: Valentine-Mitchell, 1963.

Lietzmann, Hans. The Beginnings of the Christian Church. London: Lutterworth, 1955.

*Lightfoot, J. B. The Apostolic Fathers. Grand Rapids: Baker, n.d.

*---. Dissertations on the Apostolic Age. London: Macmillan, 1892.

---. Dissertation on "The Christian Ministry," in St. Paul's Epistle to the Philippians, pp. 181-269, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1957 (first publ. London: Macmillan, 1900).

*Lindsay, Thomas M. The Church and the Ministry in the Early Centuries. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1902.

*McGavran, Donald A. The Bridges of God: A Study in the Strategy of Missions. New York: Friendship, 1955.

*---. How Churches Grow: The New Frontiers of Mission. New

York: Friendship, 1959.

*---. (ed.). Church Growth and Christian Mission. New York: Harper, 1965.

McLuhan, Marshall. The Gutenberg Galaxy. Toronto: University of Toronto, 1962.

*---. Understanding Media. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964.

*Marcel, Pierre. The Biblical Doctrine of Infant Baptism. Naperville, Ill.: Allenson, 1953.

Marty, Martin. Church Unity and Church Mission. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1964.

*Nee, Watchman. Concerning Our Missions. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1939.

*Neill, Stephen. A History of Christian Missions. London: Penguin, 1964; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1965.

---. and Hans-Ruedi Weber (eds.). The Layman in Christian History. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1963.

*Nevius, John L. The Planting and Development of Missionary Churches. Philadelphia: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1958 (first publ. 1885).

Nichol, John Thomas. Pentecostalism: A History of a Religious Movement. New York: Harper, 1966.

Niebuhr, H. Richard. The Social Sources of Denominationalism. New York: Meridian, 1957 (first publ. 1929).

Oesterley, W. 0. E. The Jewish Background of the Christian Liturgy. Repr. Magnolia, Mass.: Peter Smith (first publ. 1925).

*Paton, David M. New Forms of Ministry. London: Edinburgh House, 1965; New York: Friendship, 1965.

Philips, G. The Role of the Laity in the Church. Notre Dame, Ind.: Fides, 1955.

*Phillips, J. B. Letters to Young Churches. New York: Macmillan, 1947.

*Pickett, J. W. Christian Mass Movements in India. Nashville: Abingdon, 1953.

*---. Christ's Way to India's Heart. Narberth, Pa.: Livingston, 1938.

Pittenger, W. N. His Body the Church. New York: Morehouse-Gorham, 1945.

---. The Church, the Ministry and Reunion. Greenwich, Ct.: Seabury, 1957.

Ranson, C. W. (ed.). Renewal and Advance: Christian Witness in a Revolutionary World. London: Edinburgh House, 1948.

*Renwick, A. M. The Story of the Church. London: Inter-Varsity, 1958; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1959.

Richardson, William J. (ed.). The Modern Mission Apostolate: A Symposium. Maryknoll, N. Y.: Maryknoll Publications, 1965.

---. Revolution in Missionary Thinking. Maryknoll, N. Y.: Maryknoll Publications, 1966.

Robinson, J. A. T. (ed.). Layman's Church. Naperville, Ill.: Allenson, 1963.

Robinson, William. The Biblical Doctrine of the Church. St. Louis: Bethany, 1948, repr. 1963.

Ryrie, C. C. Tile Place of Women in the Church. New York: Macmillan, 1958.

Sanford, Agnes. The Healing Gifts of the Spirit. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1966.

---. The Healing Light. St. Paul, Minn.: Macalester Park, 1957.

Shearer, Roy E. Wildfire: Church Growth in Korea. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1966.

Shedd, Russell P. Man in Community: A Study of St. Paul's Application of the Old Testament and Early Jewish Conceptions of Human Solidarity. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1964.

*Soltau, T. Stanley. Missions at the Crossroads. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1955.

*Stewart, John. Nestorian Missionary Enterprise: The Story of a Church on Fire. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1928.

*Stibbs, A. M. God's Church: A Study of the Biblical Doctrine of the People of God. London: Inter-Varsity, 1959.

Streeter, Burnet H. The Primitive Church. London: Macmillan, 1929.

*Swete, H. B. (ed.). Essays on the Early History of the Church and Ministry. London: Macmillan, 1918.

Tawney, R. H. Religion and the Rise of Capitalism. London: Penguin-Pelican, 1938 (first publ. 1926).

Telfer, William. The Office of a Bishop. London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 1962.

Thornton, L. S. The Common Life in the Body of Christ. 4th ed. Naperville, Ill.: Allenson, 1963.

Troeltsch, Ernst. The Social Teaching of the Christian Churches (tr. Olive Wyon). 2 vols. New York: Macmillan, 1956.

Vidler, Alec R. The Church in an Age of Revolution. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1964.

Visser 't Hooft, W. A. (ed.). The New Delhi Report: The Third Assembly of the World Council of Churches. New York: Association, 1962.

*Warren, M. A. C. The Christian Imperative. London: SCM, 1955.

Webster, D. Patterns of Part-Time Ministry in Some Churches in South America. London: World Dominion, 1964.

Why the Sea Is Boiling Hot: A Symposium on the Church and the World. Toronto: United Church of Canada, 1965.

World Christian Handbook. New York: Friendship, 1962.