Biblical and Patristic Catechesis

Aasgaard, Reidar. “Ambrose and Augustine: Two Bishops on Baptism and Christian Identity.” In Ablution, Initiation, and Baptism: Late Antiquity, Early Judaism, and Early Christianity, vol. 2, edited by David Hellholm, et al., 1253–1282. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2011.

Arnold, Clinton E. “Early Christian Catechesis and New Christians’ Classes in Contemporary Evangelicalism.” JETS 47, no. 1 (March 2004): 39–54.

Bradshaw, Paul F. “The Gospel and the Catechumenate in the Third Century.” Journal of Theological Studies 50 (1999).

Danielou, Jean. The Bible and the Liturgy. Notre Dame, IN: Notre Dame, 1956.

Daniélou, Jean. La catéchèse aux premiers siècles. Paris: Fayard-Mame, 1968.

Dujarier, Michel. A History of the Catechumenate: The First Six Centuries. New York: William H. Sadlier Inc., 1979.

Dunning, James. “The Period of Mystagogy.” In Christian Initiation Reader. Vol. 4. Mystagogy and Ministries, 7–18. New York: William H. Sadlier, Inc., 1984.

Edsall, Benjamin. The Reception of Paul and Early Christian Initiation: History and Hermeneutics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.

Ferguson, Everett. “Psalm-Singing at the Eucharist: A Liturgical Controversy in the Fourth Century.” Austin Seminary Bulletin 98 (1983): 52–77.

Ferguson, Everett. “Conversion and Initiation.” In The Origins of Christendom in the West, edited by Alan Kreider, 229–268. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 2001.

Ferguson, Everett. “Irenaeus of Lyon's Proof of the Apostolic Preaching.” In The Early Church at Work and Worship, 1–17. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2014.

Finn, Thomas. M. Early Christian Baptism and the Catechumenate: Italy, North Africa, and Egypt. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1992.

Finn, Thomas. Early Christian Baptism and the Catechumenate: West and East Syria. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1992.

Finn, Thomas. From Death to Rebirth: Ritual and Conversion in Antiquity. New York: Paulist Press, 1997.

Finn, Thomas. “It Happened One Saturday Night: Ritual and Conversion in Augustine’s North Africa.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 58 (1990): 589–616.

Folkemer, Lawrence D. “A Study of the Catechumenate.” In Studies in Early Christianity: A Collection of Scholarly Essays, vol. 11: Conversion, Catechumenate, and Baptism in the Early Church, edited by E. F. Ferguson. New York: Garland, 1993.

Gavrilyuk, Paul L. Histoire du catéchuménat dans l’église ancienne. Translated by F. Lhoest, N. Mojaisky, A.-M. Gueit. Initiations aux Pères de l’Église. Paris: Cerf, 2007.

Grant, Robert. “The Development of the Christian Catechumenate.” In Made, Not Born: New Perspectives on Christian Initiation and the Catechumenate, 32–50. Notre Dame, IN: Liturgical Studies, 1976.

Grundeken, Mark. “Baptism and Μετάνοια in the Shepherd of Hermas.” In Early Christian Communities between Ideal and Reality, ed. Mark Grundeken and Joseph Verheyden, WUNT I/342 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015).

Harmless, William. Augustine and the Catechumenate. 1995. Revised Edition. Collegeville, MD: Liturgical Press, 2014.

Jackson, Pamela. “Ambrose of Milan as Mystagogue.” Augustinian Studies 20 (1989): 96–107.

Jackson, Pamela. “Cyril of Jerusalem’s Use of Scripture in Catechesis.” Theological Studies 52 (1991): 431–50.

Johnson, Maxwell E. “Christian Initiation.” In The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Johnson, Maxwell E. ed. Living Water, Sealing Spirit. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1995.

Johnson, Maxwell E. The Rites of Christian Initiation: Their Evolution and Interpretation. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2007.

Jones, L. Gregory. “Baptism: A Dramatic Journey into God’s Dazzling Light: Baptismal Catechesis and the Shaping of Christian Practical Wisdom.” In Knowing the Triune God, ed. by J. J. Buckley and D. S. Yeago, 147–77. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001.

Kreider, Alan. “Baptism, Catechism and the Eclipse of Jesus’ Teaching in Early Christianity.” Tyndale Bulletin 47, no. 2 (1996): 315–348.

Kreider, Alan. The Change of Conversion and the Origin of Christendom. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2007.

Lupi, J. “Catechetical Instruction in the Church of the First Two Centuries.” Melita Theologica (1956).

Lyman, Rebecca. “Lex Orandi: Heresy, Orthodoxy, and Popular Religion.” In The Making and Remaking of Christian Doctrine: Essays in Honor of Maurice Wiles, edited by Sarah Coakley and David A Pailin, 131–141. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993.

Mazza, Enrico. Mystagogy: A Theology of Liturgy in the Patristic Age. Translated by Matthew J. O’Connell. New York: Pueblo Publishing Company, 1989.

Meconi, David Vincent. “Becoming Gods by becoming God’s: Augustine’s Mystagogy of Identification.” Augustinian Studies 39, no. 1 (2008).

Paliard, Charles. “The Place of Catechesis in the Catechumenate.” In Adult Baptism and the Catechumenate, ed. Johannes Wagner. New York: Paulist, 1967.

Quodvultdeus of Carthage. The Creedal Homilies: Conversion in Fifth Century North Africa. Translated by Thomas M. Finn. Ancient Christian Writers, 60. New York: The Newman Press, 2004.

Riley, Hugh M. Christian Initiation: A Comparative Study of the Interpretation of the Baptismal Liturgy in the Mystagogical Writings of Cyril of Jerusalem, John Chrysostom, Theodore of Mopsuestia, and Ambrose of Milan. Washington, D.C.: Consortium Press, 1974.

Satterlee, Craig Alan. Ambrose of Milan’s Method of Mystagogical Preaching. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2002.

Shippee, Arthur B. “Antioch's Separate Catechetical Classes and Curricula.” Unpublished paper read at the annual meeting of the North American Patristic Society, Chicago, 31 May 1996.

Sittser, Gerald. “The Catechumenate and the Rise of Christianity.” The Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care 6, no. 2 (Fall 2013): 179–203.

Spinks, Bryan D. Early and Medieval Rituals and Theologies of Baptism: From the New Testament to the Council of Trent. Liturgy, Worship and Society Series. New edition. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2006.

Stewart-Sykes, Alistair. “Catechumenate and Contra-Culture: The Social Process of Catechumenate in Third-Century Africa and Its Development.” St. Vladimir’s Quarterly 47 (2003): 129–40.

Taft, Robert F. Through Their Own Eyes: Liturgy as the Byzantines Saw It. Berkeley, CA: InterOrthodox Press, 2006.

Van Geest, Paul, ed. Seeing through the Eyes of Faith: New Approaches to the Mystagogy of the Church Fathers. Leuven: Peeters, 2016.

*Yarnold, Edward. The Awe-Inspiring Rites of Initiation: The Origin of the R.C.I.A. 2nd ed. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1994.

Yarnold, Edward. The Awe-Inspiring Rites of Initiation: Baptismal Homilies of the Fourth Century. Slough, Great Britain: St. Paul Publications. 1971.

Williams, D. H. "Considering Catechism for Suspicious Protestants." In Catechism, a volume of Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics (2007).