Bibliography for A Cloud of Witnesses

The works which are listed here are not intended to be a bibliography for the book. Although I have consulted these works from time to time, the preparation of the book led me to consult many more sources than one can list here. Many of these sources, for obvious reasons, were in the Dutch language to which our readers have no access. The reason for including these books is the suggestion of the publisher that a list of books be provided for the reader who wishes to read more extensively on any given subject. The list, therefore, is intended for the general reader whose interest may have been whetted by various chapters in the book. It is my hope and prayer that this may indeed be true. To read in Church History is edifying and one who turns to the fountain of the past will surely find refreshing and renewing waters from which to drink. Although I have not included additional reading suggestions for all those whose lives are described in this book, a general work on church history will give the reader additional biographies and works to consult if such is desired.

General Works

Daniel-Rops, Henri, The Church of Apostles and Martyrs. Two volumes. (Tr. from the French). New York: Image Books, 1962.

Hoeksema, Herman, History of Dogma. Unpublished notes: Theological School of the Protestant Reformed Churches.

Kurtz, Joh., Church History. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1888.

Schaff, Philip. The History of the Christian Church. Eight volumes. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1950.

__________, Creeds of Christendom. Three volumes. New York: Harper & Brothers, no date. (Used for information about and quotations from the creeds.)

__________, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, ed. by Philip Schaff. Fourteen volumes. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1988

Steinmetz, David C., Reformers In The Wings. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1971.

Woodbridge, John D., ed. Great Leaders of the Christian Church. Moody Press, 1988.

----------, Lives of the British Reformers. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publications. (A Collection of Tracts put out by the London Tract Society)

McLintock & Strong, Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature. Baker Book House, 1968.

Wylie, J. A., The History of Protestantism. 3 Vols. London: Cassell, Petter, & Galpin.

Church Fathers (100 - 350 A.D.)

Eusebius, The History of the Church From Christ to Constantine. Penguin Classics, 1967.


Augustine, The Confessions. Tr. Dr. E. B. Pusey. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1950.

Bonner, Edgar. The Life and Teachings of Augustine. Cantebury Press, 1996.

Patrick & Columba

Cahill, Thomas, How The Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe. New York: Doubleday, 1995

McNiell, John T. The Celtic Churches. University of Chicago Press, 1974.

Stokes, George T., Ireland and the Celtic Church: A History of Ireland From St. Patrick to the English Conquest in 1172. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1907.


Gotteschalk, Confessions. Tr. by R. Hanko. Protestant Reformed Theological Journal, Vol. XII, No. 1. (Contains also a summary of the life and teachings of Gotteschalk.)


Anselm, The Prayers And Meditations of St. Anselm. Tr. by Benedicta Ward. Penguin Classics,1984.

John Wycliffe

Fountain, David, John Wycliffe: The Dawn of the Reformation. Southampton: Mayflower Christian Books, 1984.

Wood, Douglas C., The Evangelical Doctor. Welwyn: Evangelical Press, 1984.

John Huss

Budgen, Victor, On Fire For God. Welwyn: Evangelical Press, 1984.

Martin Luther

Bainton, Roland, Here I Stand: The Life of Martin Luther. New York: Abingdon Press, 1950.

Brecht, Martin, Martin Luther. tr. by James L. Schaaf. 3 vols. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.

John Calvin

McGrath, Alister E., A Life of John Calvin. Cambridge, MS: Basil Blackwell, Inc., 1990.

Parker, T.H.L., John Calvin: A Biography. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1975.

Penning, L., Genius Of Geneva: The Life & Times of John Calvin. Grand Rapids: Wm Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1954.

John Knox

Reid, W. Stanford, Trumpeter of God. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1982.


Wylie, J. A., History of the Waldensians. Pacific Press Publishing Assn, 1977.

Hugh Latimer

Demaus, Robert, Hugh Latimer: A Biography. London: Religious Tract Society, 1903.

Wood, Douglas C., Such A Candle: The Story of Hugh Latimer. Welwyn: Evangelical Press, 1980.

William Tyndale

Demaus, Robert, William Tyndale: A Biography. London: Religious Tract Society, 1871.

Edwards, Brian H., God's Outlaw. Welwyn: Evangelical Press, 1988

Thomas Cranmer

Webb, Charles, The Life of Archbishop Cranmer. 2 Vols. London: Printed for J. G. & F. Rivington, 1833.

Peter Martyr Vermigli

Simler, Josiah, Peter Martyr. ed., by J. C. McLelland & G. E. Duffield. Sutton Courtenay Press, 1989.

William Farel

Bevan, Francis, The Life of William Farel. Edinburgh: Pickering & Inglis.

Blackburn, Wm. M., William Farel and the Story of the Swiss Reform. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publications, 1865.

Zacharias Ursinus

Van Halsema, Thea, Three Men Came To Heidelberg. Grand Rapids, Baker Book House, 1982. (Includes material on Caspar Olevianus and Frederick the Pious)

Guido de Brès

Van Halsema, Thea, Glorious Heretic: The Story of Guido de Brès. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1982.

Scots Presbyterians

__________, The Scots Worthies, ed. by Andrew A. Bonar. Glasgow: John M'Gready.

William III of Orange

Bouwen, Marjorie, A three volume biolgraphy with three different titles. Toronto: Inheritance Publications, 1996.

Abraham Kuyper

Vanden Berg, Frank, Abraham Kuyper. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1960.

Herman Hoeksema

Hoeksema, Gertrude, Therefore Have I Spoken. Grand Rapids: Reformed Free Publishing Association, 1969.