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"Unfortunately many are still wandering far from the Catholic truth, being unwilling to follow the inspirations of divine grace, because neither they nor the faithful pray to God with sufficient fervor for this intention."
- Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corpus Christi 104.

Theology Resources

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Here is a list of recommended works of theology arranged by topic. Most authors are Catholic. 

General

  • Catechism of the Catholic Church

  • The Sources of Catholic Dogma by Denzinger, 1952 edition

  • Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain, and Defend the Catholic Faith by Scott Hahn

  • The Nature and Mission of Theology by Joseph Ratzinger

  • Theology and Sanity by Frank Sheed

Carmelite Spirituality

Christology

  • Jesus of Nazareth series by Pope Benedict XVI

  • The First Seven Ecumenical Councils: Their History and Theology by Leo Donald Davis

Liturgy

  • The Bible and the Liturgy by Jean Daniélou

  • The Eucharist: Essence, Form, Celebration by Johannes H. Emminghaus

  • Scott Hahn

    • Covenant and Communion: The Biblical Theology of Pope Benedict XVI 

    • Letter and Spirit: Form Written Text to Living Word in the Liturgy

Mariology

  • Immaculate Conception and the Holy Spirit by Fr. H.M. Bonamy, OP

  • A Handbook on Guadalupe by Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate

  • 33 Days to Morning Glory: A Do-It Yourself Retreat in Preparation for Marian Consecration by Michael E. Gaitley, MIC

  • Luigi Gambero

    • Mary and the Fathers of the Church​

    • Mary in the Middle Ages

  • Mark Miravalle​

    • Introduction to Mary​: The Heart of Marian Doctrine and Devotion

    • Mary: Coredemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocate

    • Mariology: A Guide for Priests, Deacons, Seminarians, and Consecrated Persons

  • Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary by Brant Pitre

  • Fatima: A Message More Urgent Than Ever by Luiz Sergio Solimeo

Moral Theology

Other Religions

  • The Great Religions, ed. Jean Daniélou

Sacraments

  • Brant Pitre

    • Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist

    • Jesus and the Last Supper

Scripture

  • Verbum Domini by Pope Benedict XVI

  • Where We Got the Bible: Our Debt to the Catholic Church by Henry Graham

  • Scott Hahn

    • The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: New Testament 

    • Kinship by Covenant: A Canonical Approach to the Fulfillment of God's Saving Promises

    • The Lamb's Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth

  • Ca​tholic Introduction to the Bible: The Old Testament by Brant Pitre, John Bergsma, Ignatius Press 2018.

  • What Saint Paul Really Said by N.T. Wright

Tradition

  • Scripture and Tradition by Henri de Lubac

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