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Reference Sources in Bailey Library

Augustine through the Ages: An Encyclopedia. 1999. Edited by Allan Fitzgerald and John Cavadini. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans.  Ref 270.2092 Au45a

Catholic University of America. 1989. New Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: McGraw Hill.  Ref 282.03 N42

A Companion to Philosophy of Religion. 1997. Edited by Philip L. Quinn and Charles Taliaferro. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell.  Ref 210 C738q

The Dictionary of Historical Theology. 2000. Edited by Trevor A. Hart and Richard Bauckham. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans.  Ref 230.09 D561h

Eliade, Mircea. 1987. The Encyclopedia of Religion. New York: Macmillan. Ref 200.3 En19e

Ferguson, Everett. 1997. Encyclopedia of Early Christianity. New York: Garland.  Ref 270.103 EN19f2

The Westminster Dictionary of Christian Ethics. 1986. Edited by James F. Childress and John Macquarrie. Philadelphia: Westminster Press.  Ref 241.03 M242d2

The Westminster Dictionary of Christian Spirituality. 1983. Edited by Gordon S. Wakefield. Philadelphia: Westminster.  Ref 248.03 W528w

Library Research Databases to Locate Periodical Articles 

A complete listing of Bailey Library’s databases is available from Bailey Library’s home page.  The selected databases below will be particularly useful when researching topics relating to the “Christian Journey.”

Academic Search Premier (1975-present)

A multidisciplinary database containing full text articles and abstracts of articles from over 8,000 journals and magazines, about half of which are peer-reviewed. Full text is provided for nearly 4,700 publications.


Online version of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Includes articles, multimedia, videos, and Internet links. Research tools include:

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary & Thesaurus
Notable Quotations
Gateway to the Classics
World Atlas & Data
Year in Review

Oxford Reference Online (current)

Oxford Reference Online contains over 150 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press, including key titles from the Oxford Companions Series and the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. It is a fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of reference books.

Readers' Guide Full Text (1983-present)

Readers' Guide indexes and abstracts the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada. Full text begins in January 1994 for most titles. Readers' Guide is a good place to start if you have a general, news-related topic.

Art Abstracts (1984-present)

Art Abstracts indexes and abstracts articles from international art periodicals, yearbooks, museum bulletins, and reproductions of artworks that appear in indexed periodicals. No full text is available, so be sure to check our Journals List to see if we have the journal.

ATLA Religion Database (1949-present)

The American Theological Library Association produces this database, which is a collection of religion and theology journals selected by some of the foremost religion scholars in the United States. Journals representing all major religious faiths, denominations, and language groups are included. Some full text is available.

Humanities Full Text (1983-present)

The Humanities database cites articles from English-language periodicals, and has full text of selected periodicals beginning in January 1995. This database covers archaeology, classical studies, art, dance, film, gender studies, folklore, history, journalism and communications, linguistics, literary criticism, music and performing arts, philosophy, and religion and theology.

Literature Online (700s-present)

Literature Online is a fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, 7,000 works of drama and prose, 192 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources.

Literature Resource Center (current)

Access biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses on authors from every age and literary discipline. The Literature Resource Center covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers. Twayne World, U.S., and English Authors each contains the full text of 200 frequently used Twayne Literary Masters books on individual World, U.S., or English authors.

Philosopher's Index (1940-present)

The Philosopher's Index provides citations and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields. It covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language.

Project Muse (1990s-current)

Full text of nearly 200 scholarly journals published by university presses in the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, mathematics, political science, gender studies, and others.


For those articles not in Bailey, check UCA's catalog, BearCat.  Do a title search on your journal name.  For articles not at Bailey or UCA, it is  possible to order the article via Bailey’s interlibrary loan service.


Recommended Internet Sites 

Calvin College. Christian Classics Ethereal Library. St. Augustine – Bishop of Hippo and ‘Doctor of the Church’ 

Includes the text of Confessions; The City of God; Against Faustus, the Manichean; On Baptism; Against the Donatists; On the Trinity; On Faith, Hope, and Love; On Christian Doctrine, and various other writings.

Doxology Press. The Works of Augstine

Great for the auditory learners among us, this site contains audio readings of Confessions, The City of God, Christian Doctrine and On Faith, Hope and Love.

Institute for Christian Leadership. Internet Christian Library. Guide to Early Church Documents 

Contains canonical documents, creeds, the writings of the Apostolic Fathers, and other historical texts related to early church history.

Mendelson, Michael. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. “Saint Augustine”

This substantial and well-written encyclopedia article explores Augustine’s life, legacy, and theology.

Journeys Library Collection: Books Relating to the Christian Journey

Bailey Library Catalog 
            To locate books in the Bailey Library collection, search by subject, author, title, or keyword.

WorldCat (1200-present)
            Catalog to books in libraries worldwide.


Arendt, Hannah. Love and Saint Augustine. Edited and with an interpretive essay by Joanna Vecchiarelli Scott and Judith Chelius Stark. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.
177.7092 Au45a

Augustine and his critics. Edited by Robert Dodaro and George Lawless. London: Routledge, 2000.
270.2092 Au45a

Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo. Confessions. Latin text with English commentary by James J. O’Donnell. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

The Augustinian tradition. Edited by Gareth B. Matthews. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.
189.2 Au46m

Burt, Donald X. Augustine’s world: An introduction to his speculative philosophy. Lanham: University Press of America, 1996.
189.2 B95a

The Cambridge companion to Augustine. Edited by Eleonore Stump and Norman Kretzmann. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
189.2 C144s

Cary, Phillip. Augustine’s invention of the inner self: The legacy of a Christian Platonist. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. 
189.2 C259a

Mallard, William. Language and love: Introducing Augustine’s religious thought through the Confessions story. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1994. 
270.2092 Au45m

Miles, Margaret. Desire and delight: A new reading of Augustine’s Confessions. New York: Crossroad, 1992. 
242 M595d

O’Donnell, James Joseph. Augustine: A new biography. New York: HarperCollins Publisher, 2005.
270.2092 Au45o

Scott, Kermit. Augustine: His thought and context. New York: Paulist, 1995.
270.2092 Au45s

Stock, Brian. Augustine the reader: Meditation, self-knowledge, and the ethics of interpretation. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1996. 
270.20924 Au45s

Last Modified 8/15/2007
By Amanda Moore