modern collections 

Particular strengths of the Cathedral's modern collections include publications on the Cathedral itself, classics of Anglican theology, British history, especially major historical records series, (PRO calendars, Rolls series, Surtees Society etc.), 19th-century works on antiquities and archaeology and works about North East England.

THE ARCHDEACON SHARP LIBRARY 

The Archdeacon Sharp Library is a modern theology lending Library of approximately 10,000 written titles in English. It is owned by the Lord Crewe Trustees and housed in Durham Cathedral Library. This modern theological library supports clergy who are either serving or retired from service within the dioceses of Durham and Newcastle; those studying for Ordination, Reader ministry and other theological courses; the teaching and research needs of the members of Durham University; and local residents with a general interest in academic theology.

The Cathedral Library works closely with other theological libraries in Durham to coordinate their purchasing policies in order to provide, between them, a comprehensive theological library resource for Durham. If the Cathedral Library does not hold a particular book, the staff may be able to locate it in one of the other Durham theological libraries.

All titles held by the Sharp Library can be accessed through the Durham University Library Catalogue.

Over the past three months, the following titles have been purchased for the Sharp Library:
 

  • Ian Bradley (2015) Argyll: The Making of a Spiritual Landscape, Saint Andrew Press.
 
  • Thomas Kaufmann (2017) Luther’s Jews: A Journey into Anti-Semitism, Oxford University Press.
 
  • John Wyatt (2015) Right To Die: Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide and End-of-Life Care, Inter-Varsity Press.
 
  • Rowan Williams (2017) God With Us: The Meaning of the Cross and Resurrection – Then and Now, SPCK.
 
  • Ken Stone (2018) Reading the Hebrew Bible With Animal Studies, Stanford University Press.
 
  • Karen Murphy and Bob Whorton (eds.) (2017) Chaplaincy in Hospice and Palliative Care, Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
 
  • Michael Green and Rosemary Green (2017) In Touch With God: Advent Meditations on Biblical Prayers, SPCK.
 
  • Trevor Dennis (2017) The Gospel Beyond the Gospels, SPCK.
 
  • Tim Chester (2017) Bible Matters: Meeting God In His Word, Inter-Varsity Press.
 
  • Justin Brierley (2017) Unbelievable? Why, After Ten Years of Talking With Atheists, I’m Still A Christian, SPCK.
 
  • Dale B. Martin (2017) Biblical Truths: The Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-First Century, Yale University Press.
 
  • Penelope Wilcock (2013) 100 Stand Alone Bible Studies: To Grow Healthy Home Groups, Lion Hudson.
 
  • Sue Pickering (2017) Listening and Spiritual Conversation: Singing God-Songs in a Noisy World, Canterbury Press Norwich.
 
  • Nell Goddard (2017) Musings of a Clergy Child: Growing into a Faith of my Own, Bible Reading Fellowship.
 
  • The Church of Scotland, with Paul T. Nimmo (ed.) (2017) Learn: Understanding Our Faith, Saint Andrew Press.
 
  • Karen Armstrong (2015) St Paul: The Misunderstood Apostle, Atlantic Books.
 
  • Meg Warner (2015) Abraham: A Journey Through Lent, SPCK.
 
  • Kate Bruce (2015) Igniting the Heart: Preaching and Imagination, SCM Press.
 
  • James Woodward, Paula Gooder and Mark Pryce (2012) Journeying with Luke: Lectionary Year C, SPCK.
 
  • Stan Goff (2015) Borderline: Reflections on War, Sex and Church, Lutterworth Press.
 
  • John Goldingay (2015) Do We Need The New Testament? Letting the Old Testament Speak For Itself, InterVarsity Press.
 
  • Tim Stead (2016) Mindfulness and Christian Spirituality: Making Space for God, SPCK.
 
  • Robert Reiss (2016) Sceptical Christianity: Exploring Credible Belief, Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
 
  • Daniel Lynwood Smith (2015) Into the World of the New Testament: Greco-Roman and Jewish Texts and Contexts, Bloomsbury.
 
  • Martyn Payne (2016) Messy Togetherness: Being Intergenerational in Messy Church, Bible Reading Fellowship.
 
  • John Cottingham (2015) How To Believe, Bloomsbury.
 
  • Andrew Davison (2014) Blessing, Canterbury Press Norwich.
 
  • Maggie Ross (2014) Silence: A User’s Guide. Volume 1: Process, Darton, Longman and Todd.
 
  • Paul Tyson (2015) Returning to Reality: Christian Platonism for our Times, Lutterworth Press.
 
  • David Frenette (2017) The Path of Centering Prayer: Deepening Your Experience of God, Sounds True.
 
  • Michael J. Kruger (2017) Christianity at the Crossroads: How The Second Century Shaped the Future of the Church, SPCK.
 
  • Anselm Grun (2017) Sacred Rituals for Every Day, 2017.
 
  • Robin Meyers (2015) Spiritual Defiance: Building a Beloved Community of Resistance, Yale University Press.
 
  • Olivier Roy (2017) Holy Ignorance: When Religion and Culture Part Ways, Hurst and Company.
 
  • David Martin (2016) Ruin and Restoration: On Violence, Liturgy and Reconciliation, Routledge.
 
  • Derek Tidball (2017) Called by God: Exploring our Identity in Christ, Bible Reading Fellowship.
 
  • Robin Daniels (2017) Listening: Hearing the Heart, Instant Apostle.
 
  • Guy Brandon (2016) Digitally Remastered: A Biblical Guide to Reclaiming Your Virtual Self, Muddy Pearl.
 
  • Gerald O’Collins (2017) Saint Augustine on the Resurrection of Christ: Teaching, Rhetoric and Reception, Oxford University Press.
 
  • Jeff Astley (2014) Studying God: Doing Theology, SCM Press.
 
  • James Goodman (2013) Abraham and his Son: The Story of a Story, Sandstone Press.
 
  • Alister McGrath (2017) The Great Mystery: Science, God and the Human Quest for Meaning, Hodder and Stougton.
 
  • Dave Tomlinson (2017) Black Sheep and Prodigals: An Antidote to Black and White Religion, Hodder and Stougton.
 
  • Adam Kotsko (2017) The Prince of This World, Stanford University Press.
 
  • Alec Ryrie (2017) Protestants: The Radicals Who Made the Modern World, William Collins.
 
  • Peter Marshall (2017) 1517: Martin Luther and the Invention of the Reformation, Oxford University Press.
 
  • Dominic Johnson (2016) God is Watching You: How The Fear of God Makes Us Human, Oxford University Press.
 
  • John Holdsworth (2014) Conversations with the New Testament, SCM Press.
 
  • William MacAskill (2015) Doing Good Better: Effective Altruism and a Radical New Way to Make a Difference, Guardian Books.
 
  • Christopher Swift, Mark Cobb and Andrew Todd (eds.) (2015) A Handbook of Chaplaincy Studies: Understanding Spiritual Care in Public Places, Ashgate.
 
  • David Zaslow (2017) Reimagining Exodus: A Story of Freedom, Paraclete Press.
 
  • Keith Ward (2015) Christ and the Cosmos: A Reformulation of Trinitarian Doctrine, Cambridge University Press.
 
  • Daniel Migliore (ed.) (2017) Reading the Gospels with Karl Barth, William B. Eerdmans.
 
  • Ken Lewis and Trevor Dennis (2015) The Circle of Peace: An Antidote to Distress, SPCK.
 
  • Anthony C. Thiselton (2017) Approaching Philosophy of Religion: An Introduction to Key Thinkers, Concepts, Methods and Debates, SPCK.
 
  • Church of Scotland (2015) Exploring Faith, Saint Andrew Press.
 
  • Donna Lazenby (2017) Divine Sparks: Everyday Encounters with God’s Incoming Kingdom, SPCK.
 
  • Hugo Slim (2015) Humanitarian Ethics: A Guide to the Morality of Aid in War and Disaster, Hurst and Company.
 
  • Margaret Bendroth (2013) The Spiritual Practice of Remembering, William B. Eerdmans.
 
  • John Woolmer (2017) The Devil Goes Missing? Deliverance: Theology, Practice, History, Monarch Books.
 
  • Paul Nash, Kathryn Darby and Sally Nash (2015) Spiritual Care with Sick Children and Young People: A Handbook for Chaplains, Paediatric Health Professionals, Arts Therapists and Youth Workers, Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
 
  • Paula Fredriksen (2017) Paul: The Pagans’ Apostle, Yale University Press.
 
  • Kyle Harper (2013) From Shame to Sin: The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity, Harvard University Press.
 
  • Rowan Williams (2017) Holy Living: The Christian Tradition for Today, Bloomsbury.
 
  • Graham Tomlin (2017) Luther’s Gospel: Reimagining the World, Bloomsbury.
 
  • Simon Reed (2017) Followers of the Way: Ancient Discipleship for Modern Christians, Bible Reading Fellowship.
 
  • Stephen Platten (2017) Animating Liturgy: The Dynamics of Worship and the Human Community, Sacristy Press.
 
  • Neil Pembroke (2017) Foundations of Pastoral Counselling: Integrating Philosophy, Theology and Psychotherapy, SCM Press.
 
  • Thomas Keating, OCSO, and Joseph Boyle OCSO with Lucette Verboven (2017) World Without End, Bloomsbury.
 
  • Phil Potter and Ian Mobsby (eds.) (2017) Doorways to the Sacred: Developing Sacramentality in Fresh Expressions of Church, Canterbury Press Norwich.
 
  • Paul Thomas (2017) Marriage Ministry: The Essential Guide, Canterbury Press Norwich.
 
  • Stephen Spencer (ed.) (2017) Theology Reforming Society: Revisiting Anglican Social Theology, SCM Press.
 
  • Averil Cameron (2017) Byzantine Christianity: A Very Brief History, SPCK.
 
  • Justin S. Holcomb (ed.) (2017) Christian Theologies of Salvation: A Comparative Introduction, New York University Press.
 
  • Peter Tyler (2017) Confession: The Healing of the Soul, Bloomsbury.
 
  • Christopher Cocksworth, et al. (2017) Reflections for Daily Prayer: Advent 2017 to Eve of Advent 2018, Church House Publishing.
 
  • Michael De-La-Noy (2016) A Liberal and Godly Dean: The Life of Edward Carpenter, Gloriette Publications.
 
  • Lyndal Roper (2017) Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet, Vintage.
 
  • Kathryn Greene-McCreight (2015) Darkness Is My Only Companion (second edition), Brazos Press.
 
  • Martin Charlesworth and Natalie Williams (2017) A Church for the Poor: Transforming the Church to Reach the Poor in Britain Today, David C. Cook.
 
  • Martin Shaw (2017) Matthew in Your Pocket: A Pilgrimage with a Gospel, Saunton Press.
 
  • Timothy Keller (2017) Ministries of Mercy: Learning to Care Like Jesus, SPCK.
 
  • Michael J. Gorman (2017) Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul and his Letters (second edition), William B. Eerdmans.
 
  • David Walker (2017) God’s Belongers: How People Engage with God Today and How The Church Can Help, Bible Reading Fellowship.
 
  • Susan H. Jones (2014) Listening for God’s Call: Discipleship and Ministry, SCM Press.
 
  • Magdalen Smith (2017) Unearthly Beauty: Through Advent With the Saints, SPCK.
 
  • R. Scott Hurd (2016) Around the Table: Retelling the Story of the Eucharist Through the Eyes of Jesus’ First Followers, Ave Maria Press.
 
  • John Cox (2017) The Challenge of the Lord’s Prayer: A Phrase-by-Phrase Reflection on the Prayer Jesus Taught Us, Kevin Mayhew.
 
  • Jo Swinney (2017) Home: The Quest to Belong, Hoddern and Stoughton.