This site began as lesson notes that I prepared for classes that I thought at Church. Because they were never intended to be academic work, in many places there are only sporadic and incomplete references although I am working to remidy that. In the newer material and the material developed specifically for this site I have taken better care reference things.

There is a balance between the rigorous citation practice of an academic work and the informal work that is represented by the bulk of this site. In many cases quotations from other works are still not identified but in most cases the sources are given at the bottom of the page. Hopefully these are complete enough to help those who want to delve further into matters of faith.

 American Heritage a Reader. The Hillsdale College History Faculty eds. Hillsdale, MI: Hillsdale College Press, 2010

 Armstrong, Karen. A History of God: The 4,000-year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. New York: Ballantine Books, 1993

 Begg, Alistair. Pathway to Freedom: How God's Laws Guide Our Lives. Chicago: Moody Publishers 2003

 Easton, Berton S. The Apostolic Tradition of Hippolytus Translated Into English With Introduction and Notes. Cambridge University Press 1934, 1962 from  

 Beck, Glenn. It Is About Islam: New York: Threshold Editions/Mercury Radio Arts, 2015

 Bock, Darrell L. The Missing Gospels: Understanding the Truth Behind Alternative Christianities. Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, 2006

 Book of Common Prayer. London: Oxford at the University Press. An online version is at

 Clifton, Chas S. Encyclopedia of Heresies and Heretics. New York: Barns & Noble, 1998

 Cohen, Abraham. Everyman's Talmud. New York: Schocken Books, 1949

 Cohen, Mortimer J. Pathways Through the Bible, Classic Selections from the TANAKH / Updated and revised by David E Stein. Philadelphia, PA: The Jewish Publication Society, 2002

 Cohen, Shaye J. D. From Maccabees to the Mishnah. Philidelphia, PA: The Westminster Press,1989

 Copan, Paul. How do You Know You're not Wrong? Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2005

 Corduan, Winfried. Neighboring Faiths. Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press, 1998

 Corduan, Winfried. A Tapestry of Faiths, The Common Threads Between Christianity & World Religions. Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press, 2002

 Corduan, Winfried. In the Beginning God, A Fresh Look at the Case for Original Monotheism. Nashville, TN: B & H Academic, 2013

 Eisbrenner, Chris. The Quartodeciman Controversy. Ariel Ministries: San Antonia, TX Vol 1. Number 14. PP 20-25

 The Nag Hammadi Library in English: James S. Robertson General Editor: New York: HarperSanFrancisco1988

 Geisler, Norman L. & Frank Turek. I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist. Wheaton Il: Crossway, 2004

 Gonzalez, Justo L. The Story of Christianity Volume 1. The Early Church to The Reformation. New York: HarperOne, 2010

 Guillen, Michael. Can a Smart Person Believe on God? Nashville, TN: Nelson Books, 2004

 Hocking, David. What is Christianity? Tustin, CA: Hope for Today

 Hone, Willliam, et al. The Lost Books of the Bible. New York: Bell Publishing Company. 1979

 Jeffrey, Grant. The Signature of God. Toronto: Frontier Research Publications. 1996

 Juster, Dan. Jewish Roots: A foundation of Biblical Theology. Shippensburg, PA: Destiny Image Publishers, 1995

 Kelly, J. N. D. Early Christian Doctrines: Revised Edition. New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 1978

 The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. King, Martin Luther (Corretta Scott King ed). New York: New Market Press, 1958-67

 Lapin, Daniel. Thou Shall Prosper Second Edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2010

 Latourette, Kenneth Scott. Christianity Through The Ages. New York: Harper ChapelBooks 1965

 Lennox, John C. God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? Oxford, England: Lion Hudson 2009

 Lewis, C. S. Mere Christianity. New York: Touchstone Books 1996

 Luckock, Herbert Mortimer. Studies in the History of the Book of Common Prayer: The Anglican Reform, the Puritan Innovations, the Elizabethan Reaction, the Caroline Settlement. Waterloo Place, London: Rivingtons 1882 (Bibliolife reproduction)

 Lutzer, Erwin W. 10 Lies About God and the Truths that Shatter Deception. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications 2009

 Lutzer, Erwin W. Christ Among Other Gods. Chicago, IL: Moody 1994

 Mann, Charles C. The Birth of Religion. in National Geographic, June 2011

 Maimonides, Moses. The Guide for the Perplexed.  Translated from the Origional Arabic Text By M. Frielander , PhD. New York: Dover Publications, Inc 1956

 Murray, Abdu H. Grand Central Question. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsite Press 2014

 Packer, J. I. Concise Theology. Wheaton IL: Tyndale 1993

 Paul, Michael. The Penumbra. Hayden, ID: Salvation for Muslims Ministry 2014

 Pearcey, Nancy. Total Truth Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2005

 Philips, W. Gary, William E. Brown, John Stonestreet. Making Sense of your worls; A Biblical Worldview, Second Edition. Salem, WI: Sheffield 2008

 Tao Te Ching, A New English Version, with forward and Notes by Stephen Mitchell. New York: HarperCollins, 1988

 The Koran. Translated from the Arabic by J. M. Rodwell. London: Everyman 1994

 Menken, Yaakov. The Everything Torah Book. Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2005

 Nicholi, Jr., Armand M. The Question of God: C. S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex and the Meaning of Life. New York: Free Press, 2002 

  Philaret. Will the Heterodox be Saved?. Liberty, TN: Leaflet #L213, The St. John of Kronstadt Press.

 Phillips, Gary W., William E Brown and John Stonestreet. Making Sense of Your Wold A Biblical Worldview. Salem, WI: Sheffield Publishing Company 2008

 Ramm, Bernard M. The Evangelical Heritage. Waco, TX: Word Books 1973

 Richardson, Don. Eternity in Their Hearts, Revised Edition. Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 1984

 Rosen, Jonathan. The Talmud and the Internet. New York:Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000

 Spencer, Robert. Religion of Peace? Washington, D.C.: Regenry, 2007

 Sproul, R. C. Essential Truths of the Christian Faith. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1992

 Sproul, R. C. The Holiness of God. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1998

 Sproul, R. C. and Abdul Saleeb The Cross and the Crescent. Audio CD Series Ligonier Ministries, 2002

 Strobel, Lee. The Case for Christ. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1998

 Strobel, Lee. The Case for Faith: a Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2000

 Svigel, Michael J. Heroes and Heretics: Solving the Mystery of the Ancient Church. Plano, TX: IFL Publishing House, 2006

 Swinbourne, Richard. The Resurrection of God Incarnate. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003

 Tozer, A. W. The Knowledge of the Holy. New York: HarperCollins, 1961

 Tozer, A. W. The Pursuit of God. Radford, VA: Wilder Publications, 2008

 Western Heritage a Reader. The Hillsdale College History Faculty eds. Hillsdale, MI: Hillsdale College Press, 2010

 Wilkens, Steve. Good Ideas from Questionable Christians and Outright Pagans; An Introduction to Key Thinkers and Philosophies. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2004

Key to Bibles used and Bible Translations:

Most Bible citations are linked or copied from The New International Version (NIV) is generally used for Biblical citations in older parts of the site with ESV being more prevelant in the newer material.  Other translations are identified as follows:

CEV Contemporary English Version. First published American Bible Society's in 1995. The text is easily read by grade schoolers, second language readers, and those who prefer the more contemporized form. The CEV is not a paraphrase. It is an accurate and faithful translation of the original manuscripts. A searchable version is at 

ESV The English Standard Version is an evangelical revision of the Revised Standard Version that corrects the non-Christian interpretations of the RSV in the Old Testament and improves the accuracy throughout with more literal renderings. It also updates the language somewhat. The makers of this version undertook the work with the idea that there was a need for an evangelical version that was more literal than the New International Version but more idiomatic than the New American Standard Bible. (

 JPS Jewish Publication Society, Tanakh Translation. 1985, 1999. from The Jewish Study Bible. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

KJV The Authorizedor King James Version is an English translation of the Christian Bible by the Church of England begun in 1604 and first published in 1611. The New Testament was translated from the Textus Receptus (Received Text) series of the Greek texts. The Old Testament was translated from the Masoretic Hebrew text, while the Apocrypha was translated from the Greek Septuagint (LXX).   (

NAB New American Bible. This is Roman Catholic translation. Citations are from the web version that appears on  

NCB New Catholic Bible  2019 Catholic Book Publishing Corp. A translation of literal or formal equivalence.

NCE New Catholic Edition of the Holy Bible New York: Catholic Book Publishing Company OT: Confraternity - Douay Verson, With the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Translation of the First Eight Books, and a New Translation of the Book of Psalms from the New Latin Version Approved by Pope Pius XII. NT: Confraternity Edition, A revision of the Challoner-Rheims version edited by Catholic Scholars under the patronage of the Episcopal Committee of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine.

NEB New English Bible with the Apocrypha, Oxford Study Edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.

NIV New International Version. As noted above. I Generally use the 1984 edition.

NOG The Names of God Bible 2011 by Baker Publishing Group.While most translations obscure the names and titles of God by replacing them with just a few English words such as God, Lord, or LORD, The Names of God Bible uses transliterations of ancient names—such as Yahweh, El Shadday, El Elyon, and Adonay—to help the reader better understand the rich meaning of God's names that are found in the original Hebrew and Aramaic text.

 OSB The Orthodox Study Bible. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2008. Old Testament text: St. Athanasius Academy Septuagint, St. Athanasius Academy of Orthodox Theology (SAAS). New Testament Text: New King James Version, Thomas Nelson (NKJV).

PES Peshitta. from Holy Bible from the ancient Eastern Text. George M Lamsa's Translation from the Aramaic of the Peshitta. New York: Harper Collins, 1967.

RSV Revised Standard Version is a revision of the American Standard Version (ASV) authorized by the copyright holder, the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA.  It was intended to be a readable and literally accurate modern English translation, not only to create a clearer version of the Bible for the English-speaking church but also to "preserve all that is best in the English Bible as it has been known and used through the centuries" and "to put the message of the Bible in simple, enduring words that are worthy to stand in the great Tyndale-King James tradition. (wikipedia)