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:
Larissa MacFaquhar; Strangers Drowning: Voyages to the Brink of Moral Extremity (2015) SharpLib 158.3 MAC 

Richard Holloway; A Little History of Religion (2016) SharpLib 200.9 HOL 

Eric Priest (ed.); Reason and Wonder: Why Science and Faith Need Each Other (2016) Sharp 201.65 PRI 

Robert Wagner & Andrew Briggs; The Penultimate Curiosity (2016) SharpLib 201.65 WAG 

G.R. Evans; First Light: A History of Creation Myths from Gilgamesh to the God Practice (2014) SharpLib 202.4 EVA 

Brian Draper; Soulfulness: Deepening the Mindful Life (2016) SharpLib 204.4 DRA
John Dominic Crossan; Jesus and the Violence of Scripture: How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian (2015) SharpLib 220.2 CRO 

Andrew Village; Encountering the Bible (2016) SharpLib 220.6 VIL 

John Drane; Introducing the New Testament (2010, Third Edition) SharpLib 225.1 DRA 

Karl Barth; The Epistle to the Romans (1968) SharpLib 227.107 BAR 

Alister E. McGrath; Re-Imagining Nature: The Promise of a Christian Natural Theology (2017) Sharp 231.7 McG 

David Winter; Heaven’s Morning: Rethinking the Destination (2016) SharpLib 236 WIN 

Miranda Threlfall-Holmes; The Little Book of Prayer Experiments (2016) Sharp 242 THR 

Laurence Freeman; Sensing God: Learning to Meditate During Lent (2015) SharpLib 242.34 FRE 

John Pritchard; Something More: Encountering the Beyond in the Everyday (2016) SharpLib 248 PRI 

Janina Ramirez; Julian of Norwich: A Very Brief History (2016) SharpLib 248.22092 RAM 

Samuel Wells; How Then Shall We Live? Christian Engagement with Contemporary Issues (2016) SharpLib 248.4 WEL 

John Swinton; Dementia: Living in the Memories of God (Second edition, 2017) SharpLib 253 SWI 

Mary Jackson & Juno Hollyhock; Creative Ideas for Wild Church: Taking All-Age Worship and Learning Outdoors (2016) SharpLib 254.5 JAC 

Charles Mynors; Changing Churches: A Practical Guide to the Faculty System (2016) SharpLib 254.7 MYN 

Roy McCloughry; The Enabled Life: Christianity in a Disabling World (2013) SharpLib 259.4 MCC 

Philip Tovey; Of Water and the Spirit: Mission and the Baptismal Liturgy (2015) SharpLib 264.03081 TOV 

David Sinclair; To Nativity and Beyond: Worship Resources for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany (2016) SharpLib 263.91 SIN 

Greg Peters; The Story of Monasticism: Retrieving an Ancient Tradition for Contemporary Spirituality (2015) SharpLib 271 PET 

Andrew Wingate and Pernilla Myrelid (ed.) Why Interfaith? Stories, Reflections and Challenges from Recent Engagements in Northern Europe (2016) Sharp 280.042 WIN 

Jane Dawson: John Knox (2015) SharpLib 285.2092 DAW 

Nicholas Ostler; Passwords to Paradise: How Languages Have Re-Invented World Religions (2016) SharpLib 428.6 OST 

Kevin Durrant; The Earth Will Teach You (2014) SharpLib 215.7 DUR 

Christopher Deacy; Christmas as Religion: Rethinking Santa, the Secular and the Sacred (2016) SharpLib 242.335 DEA 

Symon Hill; The Upside Down Bible: What Jesus Really Said About Money, Sex and Violence (2015) SharpLib 220.77 HIL 

Barbara E. Reid; Wisdom’s Feast: An Invitation to Feminist Interpretation of the Scriptures (2016) SharpLib 220.6082 REI 

Aidan Nichols; What is the Religious Life? From the Gospels to Aquinas (2015) SharpLib 282 NIC 

Marilyn McEntyre; Word by Word: A Daily Spiritual Practice (2016) SharpLib 242 MCE 

Zoe Bennett; Using the Bible in Practical Theology: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (2013) SharpLib 250 BEN 

Ehtnicity: The Inclusive Church Resource (2015) SharpLib 230.046 INC 

Jayne Ozanne (ed.); Journeys in Grace and Truth: Revisiting Scripture and Sexuality (2016) SharpLib 241.1 OZA 

Malcolm Torry; Citizen’s Basic Income: A Christian Social Policy (2016) SharpLib 339.220941 TOR 

Andrew Davison (ed.); Amazing Love: Theology for Understanding Discipleship, Sexuality and Mission (2016) SharpLib 261.8 DAV 

Andy Milne, with Michael Moynagh; The DNA of Pioneer Ministry (2016) SharpLib 255 MIL 

Stephen Spencer; Creative Ideas for Seasonal Retreats: Experiencing the Seasons of Faith (2015) SharpLib 269.6 SPE 

Nick Harding; The Church and Boys: Making the Connection (2016) SharpLib 259.208341 HAR 

Robert Fruehwirth; The Drawing of This Love: Growing in Faith with Julian of Norwich (2016) SharpLib 234.23 FRU 

Marion Ann Taylor and Heather E. Weir (eds.); Women in the Story of Jesus: The Gospels Through the Eyes of Nineteenth-Century Biblical Interpreters (2016) SharpLib 226.06082 TAY 

J.R. Daniel Kirk; A Man Attested by God: The Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels (2016) SharpLib 232.8 KIR 

Nick Spencer; The Evolution of the West: How Christianity Has Shaped Our Values (2016) SharpLib 261 SPE 

John M.G. Barclay; Paul and the Gift (2015) SharpLib 227.06 BAR 

Stefan Paas; Church Planting in the Secular West: Learning from the European Experience (2016) SharpLib 254.1094 PAA 

Rebecca Kirkpatrick; 100 Things for Your Child to Know Before Confirmation: Growing Faith Together (2015) SharpLib 268.433 KIR 

Nadia Marzouki, Duncan McDonnell and Olivier Roy (eds.); Saving the People: How Populists Hijack Religion (2016) SharpLib 320.56 SAV 

Jacqui Hyde; We Welcome You: Baptism Preparation with Families (2016) SharpLib 265.12 HYD 

James Boyce; Born Bad: Original Sin and the Making of the Western Mind (2016) SharpLib 233.1 BOY 

Paula Gooder; Journey to the Manger: Exploring the Birth of Jesus (2015) SharpLib 232.92 GOO