This bibliography is intended to become as comprehensive a collection as possible of all written materials that explore the intersection of, or conversation between, sociology and Christianity. It does not include other sociological theory, research, or analysis produced by Christians, which is a much larger body of work that would be unidentifiable and therefore uncollectable.
The bibliography was begun by Jim Mathisen of Wheaton College and expanded by Dennis Hiebert of Providence College (Canada). Further citations, corrections, comments, or suggestions are solicited from anyone interested, and should be sent to Dennis Hiebert at firstname.lastname@example.org, who will administer the bibliography and update it periodically. Hopefully, there will be an initial flood of additions and responses that will then settle into a stable pattern of long-term growth. Together, we can make this the most valuable resource possible.
The bibliography is divided into the following sections:
B. Chapters from Authored or Edited Volumes
C. Journal Articles
D. Unpublished Materials
An additional section is devoted to unpublished papers presented at ACTS conferences, and is therefore not limited to works of integration, but is representative of the range of scholarship presented at the annual meetings. Copies can be obtained by contacting the authors directly.
E. Papers Presented at ACTS Conferences (by year)
Baum, Gregory. 2007. Religion and Alienation: A Theological Reading of Sociology 2nd ed. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books.
Craig, William Lane, and Paul M. Gould, eds. 2007. The Two Tasks of the Christian Scholar: Redeeming the Soul, Redeeming the Mind. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.
De Santo, Charles P., Zondra G. Lindblade, and Margaret M. Poloma. (1992). Christian Perspectives on Social Problems. Indianapolis, IN: Wesley.
De Santo, Charles P., Calvin Redekop, and William L. Smith-Hinds, eds. 1980. A Reader in Sociology: Christian Perspectives. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press.
Ellul, Jacques. 1986. The Subversion of Christianity. Translated by Geoffrey W. Bromiley. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
Fraser, David A. and Tony Campolo. 1992. Sociology Through the Eyes of Faith. New York: HarperCollins.
Gaede, Stan D. 1985. Where Gods May Dwell: On Understanding the Human Condition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.
Gill, Robin, ed. 1996. Theology and Sociology: A Reader. London and New York.
Grunlan, Steven and Milton Reimer, eds. 1982. Christian Perspectives in Sociology. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
Heddendorf, Russell. 1990. Hidden Threads: Social Thought for Christians. Dallas: Word.
Knudsen, Robert D. 1981. Sociology: The Encounter of Christianity with Secular Science. Memphis, TN: Christian Studies Center.
Leming, M. R., R. G. DeVries, and B. F. J. Furnish, eds. 1989. The Sociological Perspective: A Value-committed Introduction. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
Lyon, David. 1975. Christians and Sociology: To the Challenge of Sociology…a Christian Response. Leicester, UK: Inter-Varsity.
Lyon, David. 1983. Sociology and the Human Image. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
Marshall, Paul and Robert VanderVennen, eds. 1988. Social Science in Christian Perspective. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
Martin, David. 1997. Reflections on Sociology and Theology. New York: Oxford University Press.
Martin, D., J. M. Mills, and W. S. F. Pickering, eds. 2003. Sociology and Theology. Brill Academic Publishers.
Milbank, John. 2006. Theology and Social Theory: Beyond Secular Reason 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
Perkins, Richard. 1987. Looking Both Ways: Exploring the Interface between Christianity and Sociology. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.
Smith, Christian. 2003. Moral, Believing Animals: Human Personhood and Culture. New York: Oxford University Press.
Storkey, Alan. 1979. A Christian Social Perspective. Leicester, UK: Inter-Varsity Press.
Swatos, William H., ed. 1987. Religious Sociology: Interfaces and Boundaries. New York: Greenwood.
Tweedell, Cynthia Benn, ed. 2003. Sociology: A Christian Approach for Changing the World. Marion, IN: Triangle Press.
Vidich, Arthur, J. and Stanford M. Lyman. 1985. American Sociology: Worldly Rejections of Religion and Their Directions. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Wolfe, Alan. 2002. Whose Keeper? Social Science and Moral Obligation. University of California Press.
B. Chapters from Authored or Edited Volumes
Balswick, Jack O. 1987. "The Psychological Captivity of Evangelicalism." Pp. 141-152 in Religious Sociology: Interfaces and Boundaries. edited by William Swatos. New York: Greenwood.
Balswick, Jack O. 1987. "Sociology, Christianity, and Humanity." Pp. 15-24 in Religious Sociology: Interfaces and Boundaries. edited by William H. Swatos. New York: Greenwood.
Bellah, Robert N. 2006. "Sociology and Theology." Pp. 451-521 in The Robert Bellah Reader. edited by Robert N. Bellah and Steven M. Tipton. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Berger, Peter L. 1992. "Prologue: Amid Different Follies." Pp. 3-24 in A Far Glory: The Quest for Faith in an Age of Credulity. New York: Free Press.
Burwell, Ronald J. 1987. "Epistemic Justification, Cultural Universals, and Revelation: Further Reflections on the Sociology of Knowledge." Pp. 87-100 in The Reality of Christian Learning. edited by Harold Heie and David L. Wolfe. Grand Rapids, MI: Christian University.
Clark, Robert A. 2002. "Sociology and Faith: Inviting Students into the Conversation." Pp. 70-92 in Teaching as an Act of Faith: Theory and Practice in Church-related Higher Education. edited by Arlin C. Migliazzo. New York: Fordham University Press.
Clark, Robert A. and Stan D. Gaede. 1987. "Knowing Together: Reflections on a Wholistic Sociology of Knowledge." Pp. 55-86 in The Reality of Christian Learning. edited by Harold Heie and David L. Wolfe. Grand Rapids, MI: Christian University.
Ellul, Jacques. 1972. "The Sociological Examination of Conscience." Pp. 72-86 in The False Presence of the Kingdom. New York: Seabury.
Moberg, David O. 1968. "Social Science." Pp. 261-303 in The Encounter between Christianity and Science. edited by Richard H. Bube. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
Moberg, David O. 1968. "Sociology." Pp. 215-232 in Christianity and the World of Thought. edited by Hudson T. Armerding. Chicago, IL: Moody.
Moberg, David O. 1972. "The Social Sciences." Pp. 109-122 in Christ and the Modern Mind. edited by Robert W. Smith. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity.
Postman, Neil. 1988. "Social Science as Moral Theology." Pp. 3-19 in Conscientious Objections: Stirring Up Trouble about Language, Technology, and Education. New York: Vintage Books.
Scanzoni, John. 1972. "Sociology." Pp. 123-133 in Christ and the Modern Mind. edited by Robert W. Smith. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity.
Smith, Christian. 2003. "Secularizing American Higher Education: The Case of Early American Sociology." Pp. 97-159 in The Secular Revolution: Power, Interests, and Conflict in the Secularization of American Public Life. edited by Christian Smith. Berkeley, CA: University of California.
Wuthnow, Robert. 1989. "The Costs of Marginality." Pp. 158-176 in The Struggle for America’s Soul: Evangelicals, Liberals, and Secularism. edited by Robert Wuthnow. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
C. Journal Articles
Ammerman, Nancy T. (2000). "Christian Scholarship in Sociology: Twentieth Century Trends and Twenty-first Century Opportunities." Christian Scholars Review 29, 4:685-694.
Barger, George W. 1984. "Sociology and Ethical Seriousness." Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation 36:67-73.
Barger, George W. 1982. "A Christian Sociology?" Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation 34:100-104.
Bullock, Jeffery L. 2000. "A Conversation with Robert Wuthnow and John Milbank." Theology Today 57, 2:239-252.
Burwell, Ronald J. 1981. "Sleeping with an Elephant: The Uneasy Alliance between Christian Faith and Sociology [with responses]." Christian Scholar’s Review 10, 3:195-218.
DeVries, Raymond K. 1994. "The Practice of Sociology at Christian Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities. The American Sociologist 25:21-39.
Evans, C. Stephen. 1986. "Verstehen as Requiring Value-commitment: A Response to Perkins." Christian Scholar’s Review 16:163-166.
Flynn, Charles P. 1983. "Christianity, Sociology, and the Moral Order." Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation 35:152-156.
Gaede, Stan D. 1981. "Review Symposium: Peter L. Berger‟s „The Heretical Iimperative.‟" Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 20:181-185.
Hammond, Philip E. and James Davison Hunter. 1984. "On Maintaining Plausibility: The Worldview of Evangelical College Students." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. 23:221-239.
Heddendorf, Russell. 1986. "Religion, Science, and the Problem of Modernity." Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation 38:226-231.
Heddendorf, Russell. 1983. "The Idea of a Biblical Sociology." Encounter 44:185-196.
Heddendorf, Russell. 1972. "Some Presuppositions of a Christian Sociology." Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation 24:110-117.
Heddendorf, Russell. 1962. "Sociology: A Defense." Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation 14:26-27, 53-55, 91-92, 118-119.
Hiebert, Dennis. 2008. "Can We Talk? Achieving Dialogue between Sociology and Theology." Christian Scholar’s Review 37, 2:199-214.
Hiebert, Dennis. 1999. "The McDonaldization of Protestant Organizations." Christian Scholar's Review. 29:261-279.
Lyon, David. 1983. "The Idea of a Christian Sociology: Some Historical Precedents and Current Concerns." Sociological Analysis 44:227-242.
Lyon, David. 1982. "Valuing in Social Sciences: Post-empiricism and Christian Responses." Christian Scholar’s Review 12:324-338.
Mathisen, James. 2003. "Integrating Worldviews with Social Roles: Supplying a Missing Piece of the Discussion on Faith-learning Integration. Journal of Psychology and Christianity 22:230-240.
Mathisen, James. 1989. "The Origins of Sociology: Why no Christian Influence?" Christian Scholar’s Review 19, 1:49-65.
Moberg, David O. 1993-94. "Overcoming the Intellectual Inferiority Complex and False Guilt of Evangelical Educators." Faculty Dialogue 20:45-58.
Moberg, David O. 1989. "Is There a Christian Sociology?" Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 1:5-23.
Moberg, David O. 1964. "Empirical Social Science and the Christian Faith." Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation 16:20-26.
Moberg, David O. 1962. "Cultural Relativity and Christian Faith." Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation 14:34-38.
Perkins, Richard. 1985. "Values, Alienation, and Christian Sociology." Christian Scholar’s Review 15,1.
Perkins, Richard and Brian Sayers. 1987. "Between Alienation and Anomie: The Integration of Sociology and Christianity." Christian Scholar’s Review 17, 2:122-142.
Poloma, Margaret M. 1982. "Toward a Christian Sociological Perspective: Religious Values, Theory and Methodology." Sociological Analysis 43:95-108.
Sherratt, Timothy. 1982. "By what Authority: Verification of Theories in the Social Sciences: A Christian Perspective." Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation, 34:77-83.
Swatos, William. 1983. "Faith of the Fathers: On the Christianity of Early American Sociology." Sociological Analysis 44, 1:33-52.
Van Leeuwen, Mary Stewart. 1989. "Evangelicals and the Social Sciences." Evangelical Review of Theology 13:246-263.
Wuthnow, Robert. 1990. "Living the Question: Evangelical Christianity and Critical Thought." Cross Currents 40:160-175.
D. Unpublished Material
E. Papers Presented at ACTS Conferences (by year)
2008, St. Olaf College, Minnesota
Russell Heddendorf, Covenant College, "The Power of Paradox: Problems and Possibilities." email@example.com
2007, Campbellsville University, Kentucky
Dennis Hiebert, Providence College, "Purity and the Marriage Bed: Disembedding Christian Concepts of Marriage from Culture." firstname.lastname@example.org
Val Hiebert, Providence College, "Female Genital Removal in Africa: The Semantic Tug of War." email@example.com
2006, Covenant College, Georgia
Russell Heddendorf, Covenant College, "Sociology as a Calling for the Christian." firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Yoder, Northwestern College, "Value-Free vs. Value-Full Teaching: Musings on an Old Dilemma." email@example.com
2005, Wheaton College, Illinois
Scott Monsma, Northwestern College, "Critical Integration: Christianity and Sociology." firstname.lastname@example.org
2004, Union University, Tennessee
Russell Heddendorf, Covenant College, "The Hidden Threads Model: A Paradigm for the Integration of Faith and Sociology." email@example.com
2003, Summer Institute of Linguistics, Texas
Russell Heddendorf, Covenant College, "Middle-Range Theory and the Idea of Christian Education." firstname.lastname@example.org
Dennis Hiebert, Providence College, "Integration Revisited and Renewed: What Christian Psychologists Are Saying." email@example.com
2002, Asbury College, Kentucky
Michael Yoder, Northwestern College, "The Protestant Ethic vs. Limitations of Climate and Tropical Disease: A Macro-Level Analysis of Economic Prosperity." firstname.lastname@example.org
2001, Indiana Wesleyan University, Indiana
Michael Yoder, Northwestern College, "Gender and Attitudes Toward Violence: A Preliminary Assessment." email@example.com
2000, Lee University, Tennessee