Bibliography on Early Christian Ethics

Compiled by Charles Bellinger


Blasi, Anthony J., Paul-André Turcotte, and Jean Duhaime. Handbook of Early Christianity : Social Science Approaches. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 2002.

Bockmuehl, Markus N. A. Jewish Law in Gentile Churches : Halakhah and the Beginning of Christian Public Ethics. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2000.

Bondi, Roberta C. To Love as God Loves : Conversations with the Early Church. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1987.

Cadoux, Cecil John. The Early Christian Attitude to War : A Contribution to the History of Christian Ethics. New York: Seabury Press, 1982.

Clark, Elizabeth A. Women in the Early Church. Wilmington, Del.: M. Glazier, 1983.

Driver, John. How Christians Made Peace with War : Early Christian Understandings of War. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 1988.

Ferguson, Everett. Christian Life : Ethics, Morality, and Discipline in the Early Church. New York: Garland, 1993.

———. Christianity and Society : The Social World of Early Christianity. New York: Garland Pub., 1999.

Forell, George Wolfgang. History of Christian Ethics. Minneapolis: Augsburg Pub. House, 1979.

Gaca, Kathy L. The Making of Fornication: Eros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianity. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.

Gager, John G. Kingdom and Community : The Social World of Early Christianity. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1975.

Grant, Robert McQueen. Early Christianity and Society : Seven Studies. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1977.

Harakas, Stanley S. Wholeness of Faith and Life: Orthodox Christian Ethics: Part One: Patristic Ethics. Brookline, MA: Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 1999.

Harnack, Adolf von. Militia Christi : The Christian Religion and the Military in the First Three Centuries. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1981.

Hengel, Martin. Property and Riches in the Early Church : Aspects of a Social History of Early Christianity. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1974.

Hornus, Jean Michel. It Is Not Lawful for Me to Fight : Early Christian Attitudes toward War, Violence, and the State. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 1980.

Kee, Howard Clark. Christian Origins in Sociological Perspective : Methods and Resources. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1980.

Kelly, Joseph F. The World of the Early Christians. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 1997.

Knust, Jennifer Wright. Abandoned to Lust: Sexual Slander and Ancient Christianity. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006.

Malherbe, Abraham J. Social Aspects of Early Christianity. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1983.

Markschies, Christoph. Between Two Worlds : Structures of Early Christianity. London: SCM Press, 1999.

McDonald, James I. H. The Crucible of Christian Morality. London: New York, 1998.

Meeks, Wayne A. The Moral World of the First Christians. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1986.

———. The Origins of Christian Morality : The First Two Centuries. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993.

Murphy, Francis Xavier. The Christian Way of Life. Wilmington, Del.: M. Glazier, 1986.

Novak, Ralph Martin. Christianity and the Roman Empire : Background Texts. Harrisburg, Pa.: Trinity Press International, 2001.

Osborn, Eric Francis. Ethical Patterns in Early Christian Thought. Cambridge: New York, 1976.

Phan, Peter C. Social Thought. Wilmington, Del.: M. Glazier, 1984.

Salisbury, Joyce E. The Blood of the Martyrs: Unintended Consequences of Ancient Violence. New York: Routledge, 2004.

Salzman, Michele Renee. The Making of a Christian Aristocracy : Social and Religious Change in the Western Roman Empire. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2002.

Stark, Rodney. The Rise of Christianity : A Sociologist Reconsiders History. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1996.

Swift, Louis J. The Early Fathers on War and Military Service. Wilmington, Del.: M. Glazier, 1983.

Theissen, Gerd. Sociology of Early Palestinian Christianity. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1978.

Walsh, Michael J. The Triumph of the Meek : Why Early Christianity Succeeded. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986.

Wilken, Robert Louis. The Spirit of Early Christian Thought : Seeking the Face of God. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2003.

Womer, Jan L. Morality and Ethics in Early Christianity. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1987.