Modern Collections 

Particular strengths of the Cathedral's own 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 is a modern theology lending library of about 10,000 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 to 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:
Alistair McIntosh & Matt Carmichael; Spiritual Activism: Leadership as Service (2016) Sharp 201.77 McI
Richard B. Hays; Reading Backwards: Figural Christology and the Fourfold Gospel Witness (2015) Sharp 220.2 HAY
Chris Green; Cutting to the Heart: Applying the Bible in Teaching and Preaching (2015) Sharp 220.6 GRE
Simon Loveday; The Bible for Grown-Ups: A New Look at the Good Book (2016) Sharp 220.6 LOV
Stephen Westerholm & Martin Westerholm; Reading Sacred Scripture: Voices from the History of Biblical Interpretation (2016) Sharp 220.6 WES
David G. Firth and Philip S. Johnston; Interpreting Deuteronomy: Issues and Approaches (2012)
Sharp 221.1506 INT
John Goldingay; An Introduction to the Old Testament: Exploring Text, Approaches and Issues (2015) Sharp 221.61 GOL

Rolf A. Jacobson and Karl N. Jacobson; Invitation to the Psalms: A Reader’s Guide for Discovery and Engagement (2013) Sharp 223.2 JAC

Derek Tidball; The Voices of the New Testament: A Conversational Approach to the Message of Good News (2016) Sharp 225.6 TID
Tom Bissell; Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve (2016) Sharp 225.922 BIS
Christopher J. Insole; The Intolerable God: Kant’s Theological Journey (2016) Sharp 230.092 INS
Stephen J. Shoemaker; Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion (2016) Sharp 232.9109 SHO
Adrian Thatcher; Redeeming Gender (2016) Sharp 233.5 THA
Anthony Bash; Forgiveness: A Theology (2015) Sharp 234.5 BAS
Mark Tanner; The PCC Member’s Essential Guide (2015) Sharp 237.3 TAN
Jamie Harrison & Robert Innes (ed.); Clergy in a Complex Age: Responses to the Guidelines for the Professional Conduct of Clergy (2016) Sharp 238 HAR
Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller; My Rock My Refuge: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms (2015) Sharp 242 KEL
Rowan Williams; Being Disciples: Essentials of Christian Life (2016) Sharp 242 WIL
Justin Welby; Dethroning Mammon: Making Money Serve Grace (2016) Sharp 242.34 WEL
Timothy Keller; Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Scepticism (2015) Sharp 251 KEL
Michael Counsell; The Canterbury Preacher’s Companion 2017 Year A: Lectionary based sermons for Sundays, Festivals and Special Occasions (2016) Sharp 252 COU
Loveday Alexander and Mike Higton (ed.); Faithful Improvisation? Theological Reflections on Church Leadership (2016) Sharp 253.0942 ALE
Marcus K. Paul; The Evil That Men Do: Faith, Injustice and the Church (2016) Sharp 261.8331317 PAU
Francis Young; Inferior Office? A History of Deacons in the Church of England (2015) Sharp 262.14342 YOU
David Smith; Liberating the Gospel: Translating the Message of Jesus in a Globalised World (2016) Sharp 269.2 SMI
Robin Lane Fox; Augustine: Conversions and Confessions (2015) Sharp 270.2092 FOX
Derek Wilson; Mrs Luther and Her Sisters: Women in the Reformation (2016) Sharp 270.60922 WIL
Roderick Strange (ed.); John Henry Newman: A Portrait in Letters (2015) Sharp 282.092 NEW/S
Andrew Brown and Linda Woodhead; That Was the Church That Was (2016) Sharp 283.42 BRO
Robert Beaken; Cosmo Lang: Archbishop in War and Crisis (2012) Sharp 283.42092 LAN/BEA
Ziauddin Sardar; Reading the Qur’an: The Contemporary Relevance of the Sacred Text of Islam (2011) Sharp 297.1226 SAR