Peter and the Primacy

Ignatius Press has released my new book Upon this Rock: St. Peter and the Primacy of Rome in the Scriptures and Early Church. See the book, read reviews and excerpts or purchase it by clicking on the title above or call Ignatius Press at 1-800-651-1531 or on their website www.ignatius.com. This is a list of the books that I used in my research. I hope the bibliography is helpful for those embarking on a thorough study of Peter and the Primacy of Rome, both from the Scriptures and the history of the Church. The books are listed in alphabetical order by author. The books can be placed in four categories:

  1. General reference works, not specifically addressing the Petrine Primacy, such as Bible dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.
  2. Books specifically about Peter among which there are many excellent books. Many are out of print yet through searching they are now in my library.
  3. Books that are blatantly anti-Catholic. I have noted them with the words “Anti-Catholic”. These books set out with the unabashed goal of discrediting or disproving the Catholic Church and they tend to show a marked hostility.
  4. Many others books are Protestant, Eastern Orthodox or generally non-Catholic though they are not necessarily hostile to the Catholic Church and therefore not considered “anti-Catholic”. There is helpful material in most of these books.

Achtemeier, Paul J., editor, Harper’s Bible Dictionary, San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1985.

Albright, W. F. and Mann, C. S., The Anchor Bible: Matthew Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1971.

Alexander, Anthony, A. Upon this Rock. Cleveland, OH: Catholic Book Store, 1950.

Alexander, David and Alexander, Pat, editors, Eerdman’s Handbook to the Bible Icknield Way, Tring, Herts, England: Lion Publ., 1973.

Allies, Thomas W. The Throne of the Fisherman London: Burns & Oates, Limited, 1887.

Allies, Thomas, W. St. Peter, His Name and His Office. London: Catholic Truth Society, 1895.

Allnatt, Charles, Cathedra Petri-The Titles and Prerogatives of St. Peter London: Burns & Oates, 1879.

Anderson, G. W., The History and Religion of Israel Oxford, England: Oxford Univ. Press, 1989.

Anderson, J. N. D., A Commentary on the Epistles of Peter and Jude. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book, 1969.

Ankerberg, John and John Weldon. Protestants and Catholics: Do They Now Agree? Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1995. (Anti-Catholic)

Aquinas, St. Thomas. Commentary on Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians, trans. by F. R. Larcher. Albany, NY: Magi Books, 1966.

Armstrong, Dave, “Forty-five New Testament Proofs” in Hands On Apologetics, September/October 1995, ed. by Fred Des Chenes and Gary Michuta Farmington Hills, MI: Thy Faith Inc.

Armstrong, John. ed. Roman Catholicism: Evangelical Protestants Analyze What Divides and Unites Us. Chicago: Moody Press, 1995. (Anti-Catholic)

Arndt, William F. and Gingrich, F. Wilbur, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and other Early Christian Literature Chicago, IL: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1969.

Auer, Johann. The Church: The Universal Sacrament of Salvation. trans. M. Waldstein. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1993

Ayer, Joseph Cullen, A Source Book for Ancient Church History New York, NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1948.

Baines, John and Málek, Jaromír, Atlas of Ancient Egypt Cairo, Egypt: Les Livres de France, 1980.

Balthasar, Hans Urs von, The Office of Peter and the Structure of the Church San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 1986.

Barclay, William, The Gospel of Matthew in two volumes Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press, 1975.

Barclay, William, The Revelation of John in two volumes Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press, 1976.

Barnes, Arthur Stapylton. St. Peter in Rome and His Tomb on the Vatican Hill. London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1900.

Basso, Michele, Guide to the Vatican Necropolis Fabbrica di S. Pietro in Vaticano, 1968.

Boettner, Loraine, Roman Catholicism Phillipsburg, NJ: The Presbyterian and Reformed Publ. Co., 1962. (Anti-Catholic)

Bogan, Sister Mary Inez, trans., Saint Augustine, The Retractations Washington D.C.: Catholic Univ. of America Press, 1968.

Bottalla, Paul, The Pope and the Church. 2 vols. London: Burns, Oates and Co., 1868.

Brown, R. E., K. P. Donfried, and J. Reumann, eds. Peter in the New Testament. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1973.

Brown, Raymond E., Fitzmyer, Joseph A. and Murphy, Roland E., editors, Jerome Biblical Commentary Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1968.

Bruce, F. F. The Hard Sayings of Jesus Downers Grove, Ill.: Intervarsity, 1983.

Bruce, F. F., Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free, Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publ. Co.: 1977.

Bruce, F. F., Peter, Stephen, James & John Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1979.

Bruce, F. F., The Epistle of Paul to the Romans in the Tyndale New Testament Commentaries, R. V. G. Tasker, editor Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1975.

Butler, Alban, Butler’s Lives of the Saints in four volumes, rev. by Herbert Thurston and Donald Attwater Allen, TX: Christian Classics, 1995.

Butler, B. C., The Church and Infallibility: A Reply to the Abridged “Salmon.” New York: Sheed and Ward, 1954.

Butler, Scott, Dahlgren, Norman, and Hess, David, Jesus, Peter & the Keys: A Scriptural Handbook on the Papacy. Santa Barbara, CA: Queenship Publ., 1996.

Buttrick, George, and others, editors, The Interpreter’s Bible in twelve volumes Nashville, Tenn.: Abingdon, 1980.

Cairns, Earle E., Christianity Through the Centuries Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publ. House, 1970.

Cairns, Earle, Christianity Through the Centuries, revised edition Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1954, 1981.

Calvin, John, Calvin’s New Testament Commentaries in twelve volumes, tran. by T. H. L. Parker Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans; 1965. (Anti-Catholic)

Capel, T. J., The Faith of Catholics. 3 vols.. New York: Fr. Pustet & Co., 1885.

Carroll, J. M., The Trail of Blood Lexington KY: Ashland Ave. Baptist Church, 1931. (Anti-Catholic)

Carroll, Warren H. The Building of Christendom. Front Royal, VA: Christendom Press, 1987.

Carroll, Warren H. The Triumph of Christendom. Front Royal, VA: Christendom Press, 1993.

Carroll, Warren H., The Founding of Christendom. Front Royal, VA: Christendom Press, 1985.

Carson, D. A., The Gospel According to John Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publ., 1991.

Casciaro, José María and others, editors Navarre Bible: The Acts of the Apostles Dublin, Ireland: Four Courts Press, 1992.

Catechism of the Catholic Church, Città del Vaticano: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1994.

Catechism of the Council of Trent. 2nd rev. ed. trans. J. A. McHugh and C. J. Cullan. London: Herder, 1923; reprint Rockford, IL: TAN Books, 1982.

Chapman, Dom John, Studies in the Early Papacy Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1971.

Chapman, Dom John. The First Eight General Councils and Papal Infallibility. 3rd ed. London: Catholic Truth Society, 1928.

Chapman, John. Bishop Gore and the Catholic Claim. New York: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1905.

Cheetham, Nicolas. Keepers of the Keys: A History of the Popes from St. Peter to John Paul II. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1982.

Chesterton, G. K. Heretics and Orthodoxy in G. K. Chesterton: Collected Works, Volume I. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1990.

Chesterton, G. K. The Catholic Church and Conversion and The Thing: Why I Am a Catholic in G. K. Chesterton: Collected Works, Volume 3. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1990.

Chevrot, Georges. Simon Peter. Manila: Sinag-tala, 1984.

Cole, R. Alan, Exodus in the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries, ed. by D. J. Wiseman Downers Grove, Ill.: Inter-Varsity Press, 1973.

Cross, F. L. and E. A. Livingston, eds.Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church.2nd rev. ed. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1983.

Cullmann, Oscar. Peter: Disciple, Apostle, Martyr, trans. by Floyd Filson Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press, 1953.

d’Aubigné. J. H. Merle. History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, one volume edition, trans. by H. White. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Book House, 1846, 1987.

Daley, Brian and Wiles, M., “Current Theology: St. Irenaeus and the Roman Primacy” in The Journal of Theological Studies, Vol. 44, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993.

Daniel-Rops, Henri, The Church of Apostles and Martyrs New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1960.

Davids, Peter, The First Epistle of Peter in The New International Commentary on the New Testament, ed. by F. F. Bruce Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1990.

Davis, Leo Donald, The First Seven Ecumenical Councils, 325-787 Minneapolis, MN: The Liturgical Press; 1990.

de Satge, John. Peter and the Single Church. London: SPCK, 1981.

Delitzsch, F., Commentary on the Old Testament: Isaiah Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1978.

Denzinger, Henry, The Source of Catholic Dogma, trans. By Roy Deferrari St. Louis, MO: B. Herder, 1957.

Dolan, Thomas S., The See of Peter and the Voice of Antiquity St. Louis, MO: B. Herder, 1908.

D’Ormesson, Wladimir. The Papacy. vol. 81 in The Twentieth Century Encyclopedia of Catholicism. trans. M. Derrick. New York: Hawthorne Books, 1959.

Douglas, J. D, editor, The Illustrated Bible Dictionary in three volumes Wheaton, IL: Inter-Varsity Press and Tyndale House Publ., 1980.

Douglas, J. D. and Comfort, Philip W., editors, Who’s Who in Christian History Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1992 on Logos Systems Library 2.1 CD Rom Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, 1997.

Dowley, Tim, editor, Eerdman’s Handbook to the History of Christianity Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdman, 1977.

Dunn, James, Romans 1-8 in the Word Biblical Commentary edited by David A. Hubbard and others Waco, TX: Word Books, 1988.

Eberhardt, Newman C., A Summary of Catholic History in two vols. St. Louis, MO: B. Herder, 1961.

Edersheim, Alfred, The Life and Times of Jesus the MessiahGrand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1972.

Ellicott, Charles John. The Epistles to Galatians, Ephesians, and Philippians. London: Cassel & Co., no date.

el-Meskin, Matta, Coptic Monasticism and the Monastery of St. Macarius Cairo, Egypt: Monastery of St. Macarius, 1984.

Elwell, Walter A. editor, Encyclopedia of the Bible in two volumes Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1988.

Empie, Paul C. and T. Austin Murphy eds. Papal Primacy and the Universal Church. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Publishing, 1974.

Encyclopedia Britannica,The New,in thirty volumes Chicago, IL: Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc., 1981.

Eno, Brian, The Rise of the Papacy. Wilmington, Delaware: Michael Glazier, 1990.

Eno, R. B. Teaching Authority in the Early Church. in Message of the Fathers of the Church. T. Halton ed. vol. 14. Wilmington, DL: Michael Glazier, 1984.

Eno, Robert, Teaching Authority & Infallibility in the Church: Lutherans and Catholics in Dialogue VI, ed. Paul C. Empie, T. Austin Murphy, and Joseph Burgess Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Publ. House, 1980.

Eusebius, The History of the Church, trans. by G. A. Williamson Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1965.

Eusebius, The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, 2nd series trans. by Philip Schaff and Henry Wallace Grand Rapids, Mich.: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1982.

Farmer, William R. and Roch Kereszty. Peter & Paul in the Church of Rome: The Ecumenical Potential of a Forgotten Perspective. New York: Paulist Press, 1990.

Farrow, John, Pageant of the Popes St. Paul, MN: Catechetical Guild Educational Society, 1955.

Fenton, John C., Saint Matthew New York, NY; Penguin Books, 1963.

Ferguson, Everett, editor, Encyclopedia of Early Christianity New York: Garland Publ., 1990.

Flannery, Austin, ed., Vatican Council II, vol. 1, new rev. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 1992.

Fouard, Abbe Constant, Simon Peter and the First Years of Christianity NY and London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1893.

Fox, Robin Lane, Pagans and Christians New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987.

France, R. T., Matthew: Evangelist and Teacher Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1989.

Fremantle, Anne. The Papal Encyclicals in Their Historical Context. New York: G. P.Putnam’s Sons, 1956.

Frend, W. H. C., The Rise of Christianity Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press, 1984.

Gaebelein, Frank, editor, The Expositor’s Bible Commentary in twelve volumes Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1986.

Geisler, Norman L. and MacKenzie, Ralph E. Roman Catholics and Evangelicals: Agreements and Differences. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books, 1995. (Anti-Catholic)

Giles, E. Documents Illustrating Papal Authority: A.D. 96-454. Westport, CN: HyperionPress, 1979.

Glimm, Francis X., Walsh, Gerald G., and Marique, Joseph M.-F., trans., The Fathers of the Church: The Apostolic Fathers Washington D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1981.

Gonen, Rivka, Biblical Holy Places Herzlia, Israel: Palphot, LTD, 1994.

Gontard, Friedrich. The Chair of Peter: A History of the Papacy. trans. by A. J. and E. F. Peeler. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1964.

Grant, Michael, Saint Peter New York, NY: Scribner, 1995.

Grimal, Pierre, The Dictionary of Classical Mythology New York, NY: Basil Blackwell, 1985.

Guarducci, Margherita. The Tomb of St. Peter, The New Discoveries in the Sacred Grottoes of the Vatican. trans. by Joseph McLellan. New York: Hawthorn Books, 1960.

Guettée, Abbé, The Papacy. Blanco, TX: New Sarov Press, 1866. (Anti-Catholic)

Gundry, Robert, Matthew A Commentary on His Literary and Theological Art Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1982.

Guthrie, D. and others, The New Bible Commentary Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1953.

Guthrie, Donald, The Pastoral Epistles in the Tyndale New Testament Commentaries in twenty volumes Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1980.

Hagner, Donald A., Matthew 14B28 in Word Biblical Commentary Waco, TX: Word Books, 1995.

Hamell, Patrick, Handbook of Patrology Staten Island, NY: Alba House, 1968.

Hardon, John. The Catholic Catechism. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1975.

Harrington, Daniel J., The Gospel of Matthew Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1991.

Hefele, C . I. A History of the Councils of the Church. 5 vols. trans. H. N. Nutcombe. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1896.

Henry, Matthew, Matthew Henry’s Commentary in six volumes McLean, Virginia: MacDonald Publ., no date, originally publ. in 1721.

Herbermann, Charles G., and others editors, Catholic Encyclopedia in fifteen volumes New York: Robert Appleton Co.; 1909.

Hergenröther. Anti-Janus: An Historical-Theological Criticism of the Work, “The Pope and the Council,” by Janus. trans. J. B. Robertson. Dublin: W. B. Kelly, 1870..

Hertling, Ludwig, trans. Jared Wicks, Communio: Church and Papacy in Early Christianity Chicago: Loyola Univ. Press, 1972.

Hill, David, The Gospel of Matthew in New Century Bible Commentary Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans; 1972.

Hiscox, Edward T., Principles and Practices for Baptist Churches Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publ., 1980. (Anti-Catholic)

Hislop, Alexander. The Two Babylons. 2nd ed. Neptune, N]: Loizeaux Brothers, 1959. (Anti-Catholic)

Hoade, Eugene, Guide to the Holy Land Jerusalem: Franciscan Printing Press, 1976.

Hobson, Christine, Exploring the World of the Pharaohs London, England: Thames and Hudson, Ltd., 1987.

Howard, Thomas, Evangelical is not Enough San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1984.

Hughes, John Jay, Pontiffs, Popes Who Shaped History Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 1994.

Hughes, Philip, A History of the Church in three volumes New York, NY: Sheed & Ward, 1947.

Ironside, Harry A., Expository Notes on the Prophet Isaiah Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1952.

Ironside, Harry H., James and Peter Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Bros. 1947.

Jaki, Stanley L., The Keys of the Kingdom Chicago, IL: Franciscan Herald Press, 1986.

Jaki, Stanley, And On this Rock Front Royal, VA: Christendom Press, 1997.

James T. Shotwell and Louise Ropes Loomis, The See of Peter [New York, NY: Columbia House Publ., 1991

Joers, Lawrence E. C. Thou Art Peter. New York: Vantage Press, 1952.

John Paul II, Crossing the Threshold of Hope New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.

John Paul II, The Splendor of Truth, Boston, MA: St. Paul Books & Media, 1993.

John, E. The Popes: A Concise Biographical History. London: Burnes & Oates, 1964.

Johnson, Paul, A History of the Jews New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1987.

Josephus, Flavius, Josephus, Complete Works, trans. by William Whiston Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publ., 1980.

Journet, Charles. The Primacy of Peter. trans. J. S. Chapin. Westminster, MD: Newman Press, 1954.

Jowett, George F., The Drama of the Lost Disciples London: Covenant Publ., 1970.

Jurgens, William A., The Faith of the Early Fathers in three volumes Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1970.

Kalberer, Augustine, Lives of the Saints Chicago, IL: Franciscan Herald Press, 1975.

Karrer, O., Peter and the Church: An examination of Cullmann's Thesis. trans. R. Walls. New York: Herder and Herder, 1963.

Keating, Karl, Catholicism and Fundamentalism: The Attack on "Romanism" by Bible Christians. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1988.

Keener, Craig, The IVP Bible Background Commentary Downer's Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1993.

Keil, C. F. and Delitzsch, F., Isaiah in Commentary on the Old Testamentin ten volumes Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1978.

Keil, C. F. and Delitzsch, F., The Pentateuch in Commentary on the Old Testament in ten volumes Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1978.

Kelly, J. N. D., Early Christian Doctrines San Francisco, CA: Harper & Row, Publ. 1978.

Kelly, J. N. D., The Oxford Dictionary of the Popes New York, NY: Oxford Univ. Press, 1986.

Kenrick, Francis P. The Primacy of the Apostolic See Vindicated. Baltimore: ]. Murphy, 1855.

Kirschbaum, Engelbert. The Tombs of St. Peter & St. Paul. London: Secker & Warburg, 1959.

Kistemaker, Simon Acts in the New Testament Commentary series Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1990.

Kittel, Gerhard and Friedrich, Gerhard, editors, Theological Dictionary of the New Testament in ten volumes Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1968.

Kittel, Gerhard and Friedrich, Gerhard, Theological Dictionary of the New Testament trans. by Geoffrey W. Bromiley; abridged in one volume by Geoffrey W. Bromiley Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 1985.

Kleist,James A., trans., Ancient Christian Writers: The Epistles of St. Clement of Rome and St. Ignatius of Antioch New York, NY: Newman Press, 1946.

Knecht, Frederick Justus, A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture St. Louis, MO: B. Herder Book Co., 1930.

Knox, Ronald, It Is Paul Who Writes, arr. by Ronald Cox New York, NY: Sheed and Ward, 1944.

Krger, Gustav, The Papacy trans. by F. M. S. Batchelor and C. A. Miles London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1909.

Kreeft, Peter, Fundamentals of the FaithSan Francisco: Ignatius Press; 1988.

Lackmann, Max, The Unfinished Reformation, ed. by Hans Asmussen IN: Fides Publ., 1961.

Lamsa, George, Old Testament Light. New York, NY: Harper & Row; 1964.

Lattey, C. ed. The Church. Cambridge: W. Heffer and Sons, Ltd., 1928.

Lattey, C. ed. The Papacy. London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1923.

Liddell, H.G. An Intermediate Greek Lexicon, Abrid. from Liddell and Scott’s Greek-English lexicon.-electronic ed.-Oxford : Oxford University Press., Published in electronic form by Logos Research Systems, 1996.

Lightfoot, J. B. St. Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians. Lynn, MA: Hendrickson Publ. 1982.

Lightfoot, J. B. The Apostolic Fathers Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book, 1984.

Lightfoot, J. B. The Apostolic Fathers. 5 vols. 2nd ed. London: Macmillan, 1889; reprint Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1989.

Lightfoot, John, Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Hebraica in four volumes Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1995.

Likoudis, James. Ending the Byzantine Greek Schism. 2nd ed. New Rochell, NY: Catholics United for the Faith, 1992.

Lindsay, Colin, The Evidence for the Papacy London: Longman’s, 1870.

Livius, T., St. Peter, Bishop of Rome London: Burns & Oates, 1888.

Loffreda, Stanislao, Recovering Capharnaum Jerusalem: Franciscan Printing Press, 1993.

Longnecker, Richard N., Galatians in the Word Biblical Commentary series Waco, TX: Word Books, 1990.

Lopes, Antonino, trans. by Charles Nopar. The Popes: The Lives of the Pontiffs through 2000 Years of History. Rome: Futura Edizioni, 1997.

Lowe, John. Saint Peter. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1956.

Lowrie, Walter. SS. Peter and Paul in Rome: An Archaeological Rhapsody. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1940.

Luther, Martin, Lectures on Galatians in the Works of Luther in fifty-four volumes St. Louis, MI: Concordia Publ., 1963.

Luther, Martin, The Catholic Epistles in Luther’s Works in fifty four volumes, ed. by Jaroslav Pelikan St. Louis, MS: Concordia Publ., 1967.

MacGregor-Hastie, Roy. The Throne of Peter. London: Catholic Book Club, 1966.

Maier, Harry O., The Social Setting of the Ministry as Reflected in the Writings of Hermas, Clement and Ignatius The Social Setting of the Ministry as Reflected in the Writings of Hermas, Clement and Ignatius Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press, 1991].

Manning, Henry E. Petri Privilegium: Three Pastoral Letters to the Clergy of the Diocese. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1871.

Manning, Henry E. The Oecumenical Council and the Infallibility of the Roman Pontiff. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1869.

Manning, Henry E. The True Story of the Vatican Council. London: Henry S. King, 1877; reprint Fraser, Mich.: American Council on Economics and Society, 1996.

Martin, Daniel W., The Church of the Scriptures St. Louis, MS: Confraternity Home Study Service, 1959.

McBirnie, William Steuart, The Search of the Twelve Apostles Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, Living Books, 1973.

McBrien, Richard P., Lives of the Popes. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1997.

McCarthy, James G., The Gospel according to Rome Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1995. (Anti-Catholic)

McCord, Peter J., ed. A Pope For All Christians? New York: Paulist Press, 1976.

McCue, James F., Papal Primacy and the Universal Church: Lutherans and Catholics in Dialogue V Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Publ., 1974.

McGoldrick, James Edward, Baptist Successionism Metuchen, NJ and London: American Theological Library Assoc. and Scarecrow Press, 1994.

McKenzie, John L. Dictionary of the Bible. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, Inc., 1993 on the Logos Library System 2.1 CD Rom WA: Logos Research Systems, 1997.

Meyendorff, John, ed., The Primacy of Peter Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1992. (Anti-Catholic)

Miller, J. Michael. The Shepherd and the Rock: Origins, Development, and Mission of the Papacy. Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 1995.

Miller, Michael J. What Are They Saying About Papal Primacy? New York: Paulist Press, 1983.

Mish, Frederick, editor, Webster’s Ninth Collegiate DictionaryM Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster Inc., 1983.

Morgan, G. Campbell, The Acts of the Apostles Westwood, NJ: Fleming H. Revell, 1924.

Most, William G. Catholic Apologetics Today: Answers to Modern Critics. Rockford, IL TAN Books, 1986.

Most, William G. Free From An Error. 2nd rev. ed. Libertyville, IL: Prow Books, 1985.

Mounce, Robert, The New International Commentary on the New Testament: The Book of Revelation Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans, 1977.

Mourret, F. The Papacy vol. 8 in Catholic Library of Religious Knowledge trans. by Robert Eaton. London: Sands & Co., 1931.

Murphy, J., The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, Volume IX, January to June, 1901-Volume XI, January to June 1902 Dublin: Browne & Nolan, 1901.

Nee, Watchman, The King and the Kingdom of Heaven New York, NY: Christian Fellowship Publ., 1978.

Neuner, J. and J. Dupuis eds. The Christian Faith in the Doctrinal Documents of the CatholicChurch. 6th rev. and enlarged ed. New York: Alba House, 1996.

Newman, John Henry Cardinal, “An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine” in Conscience, Consensus, and the Development of Doctrine New York: Image Books, Doubleday, 1992.

Nichols, Aidan, Rome and the Eastern Churches Edinburgh, Scotland: T & T Limited, 1992.

Nichols, James H., Primer For Protestants New York: Association Press, 1947. (Anti-Catholic)

O’Hare, Patrick F., The Facts About Luther Rockford, IL: TAN Books, 1987.

Onions, C. T., ed., The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology, New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1983.

Ott, Ludwig. Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma. 4th ed. Rockford, IL: TAN Books, 1974.

Otten, Bernard J., A Manual of the History of Dogmas St. Louis, MO: B. Herder, 1917.

Pelikan, Jaroslav, Christian Doctrine and Modern Culture since 1700in five volumes Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1989.

Pelikan, Jaroslav, The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition 100-600 in The Christian Tradition in five volumes Chicago, IL: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1971.

Poulet, Charles. A History of the Catholic Church in two volumes, trans. Sidney, A. Raemers. St Louis, MO: B. Herder Book Co., 1941.

Quasten, Johannes, Patrology in four volumes Westminster, MD: Christian Classics, 1993.

Ray, Stephen, Crossing the Tiber San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1997.

Rhodes, M. J. The Visible Unity of the Catholic Church. 2 vols. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1870.

Ricciotti, Giuseppe, The Life of Christ, trans. by Alba Zizzamia Milwaukee, WI: The Bruce Publ. Co., 1947.

Richards, Lawrence O., editor, The Revell Bible Dictionary, Old Tappan, NJ: Fleming H. Revell, 1990.

Ripley, Francis J. The Pope: Vicar of Jesus Christ. Dublin: Catholic Truth Society, 1965.

Rivington, Luke, The Primitive Church and the See of Peter London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1894.

Rivington, Luke, The Roman Primacy, A.D. 430-451. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1899.

Robert, Alexander and Donaldson, James, The Ante-Nicene Fathers, ed. by and arr. by A. Cleveland Coxe, DD. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, Pub., 1985.

Ruffin, C. Bernard, The Twelve Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor, 1984.

Rumble, Leslie and Carty, Charles, Radio Replies in three volumes Radio Replies Press Society, 1938; Rockford, IL: TAN Books, 1979.

Ryland, Ray “Papal Primacy and the Council of Nicaea” in This Rock magazine, June 1997 [San Diego, CA: Catholic Answers.

Salmon, George, The Infallibility of the Church London: John Murray, 1914. (Anti-Catholic)

Schaff, Philip, editor, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, first and second series, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1983.

Schaff, Philip, History of the Christian Church in eight volumes Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1980.

Schatz, Klaus, Papal Primacy Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1996.

Schimmelpfennig, The Papacy. trans. James Sievert. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1992.

Schmaus, Michael, Dogma 4: The Church its Origin and Structure London: Sheed and Ward, 1972.

Scott, S. Herbert, The Eastern Churches and the Papacy London: Sheed & Ward, 1928.

Scroggie, W. Graham, Know Your Bible Old Tappan, NJ: Fleming H. Revell, 1974.

Shelley, Bruce L., Church History in Plain Language Waco, TX: Word Books, 1982.

Shotwell, James T. and Loomis, Louise, The See of Peter New York, NY: Columbia Univ. Press, 1927, 1991.

Simons, Francis. Infallibility and the Evidence. Springfield, IL: Templegate Publishers, 1968.

Soloviev, Vladimir, Russia and the Universal Church. trans. H. Rees London: Geoffrey Bles, 1948.

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

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Paul Boxer July 2, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Mr. Ray,
First off, thank you for all of your work and scholarship in defense of the Catholic faith. Your talks and books have been immeasurably helpful in my intellectual formation and spiritual growth.
I was hoping you could answer a few questions about a couple of books.
Have you read or heard of the following books regarding Peter and the primacy of Rome:
The History of the Council of FLorence by Ivan N. Ostroumov Aleksandr Vasil?evich Gorski?
Orestes Brownson’s work, essays, articles? I heard he was an ardent defender of the papacy, but I’m having a hard time finding anything from him.
Ivan “Jean” Gagarin (He was a convert from Russian Orthodoxy, and is supposed to be an ardent defender of the papacy. I think a lot of his work hasn’t been translated into English, yet. But I was hoping you had access to his works and could direct me.

Thank you,
Paul Boxer

STEVE RAY HERE: Sorry I am not aware of these authors.

Paul Boxer July 3, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Thanks for replying, Steve. Your time and feedback are greatly appreciated.
A friend of mine suggested I read Orestes Brownson. He was supposed to by like “America’s John Henry Newman,” or something of that nature. My friend also told me that Brownson was an ardent defender of the papacy, but most of his apologetics on the papacy and primacy of Rome were in article/essay format in periodicals of his day, so perhaps there isn’t much in the form of books :(
Also, I’m told than Brownson was a champion of early conservative American political thought . . .

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