This bibliography consists of books by members of The Conference on Faith and History who wrote about historiographical issues of faith and history. The bibliography was compiled by Rick Kennedy, who can be contacted with recommendations for titles that should be added to this resource.


Montgomery, John Warwick. History and Christianity. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1964.

Marsden, George and Frank Roberts, eds.  A Christian View of History.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1975.

Cairns, Earle E. God and Man in Time: A Christian Approach to Historiography. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1979.


Ringenberg, William C. The Christian College: A History of Protestant Higher Education in America. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1984, 2nd ed. 2006.

Wacker, Grant. Augustus H. Strong and the Dilemma of Historical Consciousness. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1985).

Noll, Mark. Between Faith and Criticism: Evangelicals, Scholarship, and the Bible in America. New York: Harper & Row, 1986.

Smith, Gary Scott, ed. Building a Christian Worldview, Vol. 1: God, Man and Knowledge. Presbyterian and Reformed, 1986.

Smith, Gary Scott, ed. Building a Christian Worldview, Vol. 2: Cosmology, Society and Ethics. Presbyterian and Reformed, 1988.

Wells, Ronald A. History Through the Eyes of Faith. Christian College Coalition, New York: Harper & Row, 1989.


Yamauchi, Edwin M. Persia and the Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1990.

Marsden, George. The Soul of the American University: From Protestant Establishment to Established Nonbelief. New York: Oxford, 1994

Noll, Mark. The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1994.

Frykenberg, Robert Eric. History and Belief: The Foundations of Historical Understanding. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1996.

Kuklick, Bruce and D. G. Hart, eds.  Religious Advocacy and American History.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997.

Marsden, George. The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship. New York: Oxford, 1997

Wells, Ronald, ed. History and the Christian Historian. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1998.

Howard, Thomas Albert. Religion and the Rise of Historicism: W. M. L. de Wette, Jacob Burckhardt, and the Theological Origins of Nineteenth-Century Historical Consciousness. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1999.


Kennedy, Rick. A History of Reasonableness: Testimony and Authority in the Art of Thinking. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester, 2004.

Sommerville, C. John. The Decline of the Secular University. New York: Oxford, 2006.

Yamauchi, Edwin N. Africa and the Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2006.

Kennedy, Rick. Jesus, History, and Mount Darwin: An Academic Excursion. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2008.

Chapman, Alister, John Coffey, and Brad S. Gregory. Seeing Things Their Way: Intellectual History and the Return of Religion. Southbend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2009.

Ostrander, Rick. Why College Matters to God: Academic Faithfulness and Christian Higher Education. Abilene Christian University Press, 2009.


Fea, John, Jay Green, and Eric Miller, eds. Confessing History: Explorations in Christian Faith and the Historian’s Vocation. Notre Dame, IN: Notre Dame, 2010.

Fea, John. Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? A Historical Introduction. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2011

Gehrz, Christopher. The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education: Forming Whole and Holy Persons. Downers Grover, IL: InterVarsity Academic, 2014.

Noll, Mark. From Every Tribe and Nation: A Historian’s Discovery of the Global Christian Story.  Grand Rapids, MI: Backer Academic, 2014.

Noll, Mark. Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011.

Green, Jay. An Invitation to Academic Studies. P & R Publishing, 2014.

Bebbington, Eileen. A Patterned Life: Faith, History, and David Bebbington. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2014.

Dochuk, Darren, Thomas S. Kidd, and Kurt W. Peterson. American Evangelicalism: George Marsden and the State of American Religious History. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame, 2014.

Green, Jay, Christian Historiography: Five Rival Versions.  Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2015.