Roman Catholic Theology Bibliography – From Johann Sebastian Drey to Vatican II

(This list does not include Catholic theologians whose major works appeared after Vatican II, such as Karl Rahner, Bernard Lonergan, Hans Kung, Edward Schilleebeecxs, Johann Metz, Avery Dulles, and many of the Latin American liberation theologians.)


Johann Sebastian Drey (1777-1853)

Brief Introduction to the Study of Theology With Reference to the Scientific Standpoint and the Catholic System (1819)

Johann Adam Mohler (1796-1838)

Unity in the Church or the Principle of Catholicism Presented in the Spirit of the Church Fathers of the First Three Centuries (1825)

Symbolism (1832)

John Henry Newman (1801-1890)

     The Arians of the Fourth Century (1832)

     Parochial and Plain Sermons

     An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine (1845)

     The Idea of a University

     “On Consulting the Faithful in Matters of Doctrine” (1859)

     Apologia  pro Vita Sua (1864)

     An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent (1870)

     Via Media (1877), retitling of Lectures on the Prophetical Office viewed relatively to Romanism and Popular Protestantism

      Matthias Scheeben (1835-1888)

     Mysteries of Christianity (1865)

Friedrich von Hugel (1852-1925)

     The Mystical Element of Religion (1908)

     Essays and Addresses on the Philosophy of Religion (1921, 1926)

     The Reality of God (undelivered Gifford Lecture, 1931)

Alfred Loisy (1857-1940)

     Gospel and the Church (1904), response to Harnack, The Essence of Christianity

Maurice Blondel (1861-1949)


     The Letter on Apologetics; and History and Dogma

George Tyrrell (1861-1909)

     Letters from a Modernist The Letters of George Tyrrell to Wilfrid Ward, 1893-1908

A. D. Sertillanges (1863-1948)

     Saint Thomas Aquinas and His Work (1932)

     The Intellectual Life Its Spirit, Condition, and Methods (1959)

Karl Adam (1876-1966)

     The Spirit of Catholicism (1924)

     Christ Our Brother (1926)

     The Son of God (1933)

     One and Holy (1948)

     The Christ of Faith (1954)

Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955)

     The Phenomenon of Man

     The Divine Milieu

Romano Guardini (1885-1968)

     The Spirit of the Liturgy (1918)

     The Lord (1937)

     The End of the Modern Age (1950)

Dietrich von Hildebrand (1889-1977)

     Transformation in Christ (1940)

     Liturgy and Personality (1943)

Erich Przywara (1889-1972)

     On Newman, Augustine, analogy of being (his major work on analogy is now in the process of being translated;  this is the book at issue between Barth and Catholicism)

Emile Mersch (1890-1940)

     The Whole Christ (1933)

     The Theology of the Mystical Body (1946)

Charles Journet (1891-1975)

     Theology of the Church (1957)

     The Meaning of Grace (1957)

     The Church of the Word Incarnate

Marie-Dominique Chenu (1895-1990)

     Aquinas and His Role in Theology

     Is Theology a Science?

     Towards Understanding St. Thomas Aquinas

     Theology of Work

Henri de Lubac (1896-1991)

     Catholicism (1950)

      The Mystery of the Supernatural (1967)

      The Splendor of the Church

      The Drama of Atheist Humanism

      Corpus Mysticum  The Eucharist and the Church in the Middle Ages

      Medieval Exegesis  The Four Senses of Scripture

      Paradoxes of Faith

Jean Mouroux (1901-1973)

     The Meaning of Man (1948)

     I Believe The Personal Structure of Faith (1959)

     The Mystery of Time (1964)

Yves Congar (1904-1995)

     True and False Reform in the Church (1950)

     Lay People in the Church (1957)

     Mystery of the Church (1960)

     Tradition and Traditions (1966)

     I Believe in the Holy Spirit (1979)

John Courtney Murray (1904-1967)

     We Hold These Truths (1960)

Jean Danielou (1905-1974)

     God and the Ways of Knowing

      The Lord of History


      Myth and Mystery

      The Bible and the Liturgy

      Christ and Us

Josef Fuchs (1912-2005)

     Christian Morality The Word Becomes Flesh

     Natural Law A Theological Investigation

     Human Values and Christian Morality

Bernard Haring (1912-1998)

     The Law of Christ

     Free and Faithful in Christ

Louis Bouyer (1913-2004)

      Spirit and Forms of Protestantism


      The Word, Church, and Sacrament  in Protestantism and Catholicism

      The Christian Mystery

      Mystery and Mysticism

      The Spirituality of the New Testament and the Fathers


    Catholic Philosophers

   Joseph Marechal (1878-1944)

Jacques Maritain (1882-1973)

Louis Lavelle (1883-1951)

Etienne Gilson (1884-1978)

Gabriel Marcel (1888-1973)

Martin D’Arcy (1888-1976)

Edith Stein, St. Teresia Benedicta of the Cross (1891-1942)

Jean Lacroix (1900-1986)

Albert Dondeyne (1901-1985)

Mortimer J. Adler (1902-2001)

Josef Pieper (1904-1997)    Emmanuel Mounier (1905-1950)

Frederick Copleston (1907-1994)

Emerich Coreth (1919- )

Peter Geach (1916- ) and G. E. M. Anscombe (1919-2001)

Michel Henry (1922-2002)

Alasdair MacIntyre (1929- )

Charles Taylor (1931- )

Jean-Luc Marion (1946)

Jean-Louis Chretien (1952)

Jean-Yves Lacoste


Catholic Theologians after Vatican II

Karl Rahner (1904-1984)

Bernard Lonergan (1904-1984)

Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988)

Edward Schilleebeckx (1914- )

Avery Dulles (1918- )

Juan Luis Segundo (1925- )

Joseph Ratzinger (1927- )

Hans Kung (1928- )

Gustavo Gutierrez (1928- )

Leonardo Boff (1938- )

Jon Sobrino (1938- )

David Tracy (1939- )


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