Ecumenical book list
Suggestions for your ecumenical & interreligious library
Liste de livres œcuméniques
Suggestions pour votre bibliothèque œcuménique et interreligieux
One is the Body
Songs of Unity and Diversity
Bell, John L. and the Wild Goose Worship Group, Wild Goose Publications, 2002. ISBN: 978-1-9015-5735-0
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Publishers and distributors
- Abingdon Press
ph.tél. (800) 251-3320; faxtélécopieur (800) 836-7802
An imprint of The United Methodist Publishing House, in operation since 1789.
- American Bible Society (ABS)
- Anglican Book Centre (ABC)
80 Hayden Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 3G2; ph.tél. (800) 268-1168 orou (416) 924-1332; faxtélécopieur (416) 924-2760; emailcourriel abc [at] national [dot] anglican [dot] ca.
The official publishing house of the Anglican Church of Canada. Distributors of liturgical and religious education material, ecumenical documents and theological books and journals. Excellent selection of material from various Christian traditions. Also publishes distinctive Anglican material from Canadian authors.
[The Anglican Book Centre has been purchased by Augsburg Fortress. It will continue to operate its store on Hayden Street in Toronto. The publishing operations of ABC will also continue.]
- Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia
P.O. 70317, Atelias, Lebanon; faxtélécopieur 00961-4-410002; emailcourriel cathcil [at] inco [dot] com [dot] lb
- Augsburg Fortress
The official publishing house of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC); Canadian stores in Waterloo and Calgary.
- Baker Book House
P.O. 6287 Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49516-6287; ph.tél. (616) 676-9185; faxtélécopieur (616) 676-9573.
- Blackwell Publishing
A comprehensive publisher of academic books and journals.
- Brazos Press
P.O. Box 6287, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49516-628; ph.tél. (616) 676-9185; faxtélécopieur (616) 676-9673.
- Broadview Press
An independent, international publisher in the Arts and Social Sciences. They publish a wide range of titles for academics, students and the general public.
- B. Broughton
2105 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON M4C 1K1; ph.tél. (416) 690-4777 orou (800) 268-4449 (in Canada); faxtélécopieur (416) 690-5357. Supplier of church goods, church supplies, religious books, and gifts for 35 years.
- CCCB Publication Service
Concacan Inc.; ph.tél. (800) 769-1147
The official publishing arm of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. Publishes liturgical and religious education materials for use in Canadian parishes and dioceses. Also publishes and distributes official documents and ecumenical statements.
- Catholic Truth Society (CTS)
A Catholic publisher in the United Kingdom since 1868. Specialises in church documents, pamphlets, and a London bookshop and information centre.
- Church House Publishing
Church House Bookshop online, the official bookshop of the Church of England.
- Clements Publishing
6021 Yonge Street, Box 213, Toronto, Ont., M2M 3W2
- Continuum International Publishing Group
370 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017
- Cornerstone Press
ph.tél. (888) 40-PRESS
ph.tél. (800) 462-6420; faxtélécopieur (800) 338-4550
Publishers of Catholic theology. Carries many Herder publications in its catalog, which are sometimes published in the Crossroad Herder series.
- Daughters of St. Paul
A Roman Catholic religious order of women whose charism includes the publication and distribution of Christian literature. Their stores are known as Pauline Books and Media or Éditiones Pauline.
- Éditions Médiaspaul
3965, boul. Henri-Bourassa Est, Montréal-Nord, Qc, H1H 1L1 (Canada); ph.tél. (514) 322-7341; faxtélécopieur (514) 322-4281, mediaspaul [at] mediaspaul [dot] qc [dot] ca.
The french language publishing house of the Daughters of St. Paul. For distribution, see Pauline Books & Media.
- Wm. B. Eerdmans
255 Jefferson Ave. S.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503; ph (800) 253-7521; faxtélécopieur (616) 459-6540; emailcourriel sales [at] eerdmans [dot] com
Publishers of ecumenical theology and philosophy theology. Also publishes World Council of Churches material for North American distribution. Canadian customers see: R.G. Mitchell Family Books
- Fortress Press; see Augsburg Fortress Press
- Geneva Press
ph.tél. (800) 227-2872; faxtélécopieur (800) 541-5113
An imprint of the official publishing house of the Presbyterian Church USA. See also Westminster John Knox Press.
- GIA Publications
Sacred choral music, hymnals, sacred music recordings, music education materials, and other fine products.
An international publishing house formed from the merger of Harper & Row and William Collins. A broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children’s books, cookbooks, mystery, romance, religious and spiritual books.
ph.tél. 0761-2717-440; faxtélécopieur 0761-2717-360; emailcourriel kundenservice [at] herder [dot] de
A German Catholic publishing house. Well known for their publications in theology and philosophy. North American distribution is normally through Crossroad. Postal address: Verlag Herder GmbH & Co.KG, Hermann-Herder-Straße 4, 79104 Freiburg.
- Ignatius Press
A conservative Catholic publishing house with an online book service.
- InterVarsity Press (IVP)
ph.tél. (630) 734-4321 (9am-5pm CST, Mon-Fri); faxtélécopieur (630) 734-4200; emailcourriel academic [at] ivpress [dot] com
IVP focusses on scholarly books relating to contemporary Christian life, theology, Scripture, Christian philosophy and missions. IVP is an Evangelical publishing house with an excellent reputation for quality. IVP is a division of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, a campus ministry. Canadian orders should be placed through R. G. Mitchell Family Books.
- The Liturgical Press
P.O. Box 7500, Collegeville, MN 56321-7500, U.S.; ph.tél. (800) 858-5450 or (320) 363-2220; faxtélécopieur (800) 445-5899 orou (320) 363-3278; emailcourriel sales [at] litpress [dot] org
Publishing arm of St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota. Publishers of liturgical, sacramental, and religious education resource material, as well as general theology. Well known for their Michael Glazier series. They describe themselves as a Catholic and ecumenical publisher.
- Liturgy Training Publications (LTP)
ph.tél. (800) 933-1800; faxtélécopieur (773) 486-7094
Liturgical publishing office of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. Closely associated with the liturgical reforms following Vatican II. Publishers of numerous liturgical and religious education materials that assist parishes, institutions and households in the preparation, celebration and expression of liturgy in Christian life. LTP has particular concern in the areas of catechesis, Christian initiation, ministries, the arts, the household and ritual books.
- NCCB Publishing Service; see USCCB Publishing Service.
49 Front Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5E 1B3; ph (800) 387-7164 orou (416) 363-3303; faxtélécopieur (800) 204-4140 orou (416) 363-9409
4475, rue Frontenac, Montréal, Québec, H2H 2S2; ph.tél. (514) 278-3020; faxtélécopieur (514) 278-0072; emailcourriel novalis [at] interlog [dot] com
A joint venture with l’Université St-Paul, Novalis is a privately owned and operated Catholic publisher. Novalis publishes material for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and Gregory Baum’s The Ecumenist.
- Orbis Books
Box 308, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0308; ph.tél. (800) 258-5838 orou (914) 941-7636; faxtélécopieur (914) 945-0670; emailcourriel orbisbooks [at] maryknoll [dot] org
The publishing house operated by the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America (Maryknoll). Specialists in liberation theologies, Latin American theology, and other contextual theologies.
- Palgrave Global Publishing
St. Martin’s Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010-7848; ph (212) 982-3900; faxtélécopieur (212) 777-6359.
- Paraclete Press
P.O. Box 1568, Orleans, MA 02653; ph.tél. (508) 255-4685; faxtélécopieur (508) 255-5705; emailcourriel mail [at] paracletepress [dot] com.
- Paulist Press
997 Macarthur Blvd., Mahwah, N.J. 07430. ph.tél. (800) 218-1903 or (210) 825-7300; faxtélécopieur (800) 836-3161
Operated by the Paulists, a Roman Catholic community of priests. Publishers of ecumenical theology, Roman Catholic studies and books on Scripture, liturgy, spirituality, church history and philosophy as well as works on faith and culture. Available through your local Catholic book store, by phone or online. Canadian customers see Novalis or B. Broughton, other countries see Paulist Press distributors list.
- Pauline Books and Media
Distributor for the Daughters of St. Paul‘s publishing houses: Éditiones Pauline, and Pauline Books and Media.
- Productions G.G.C. ltée
53, rue Belvédère Sud, Sherbrooke, Québec, J1H 4B3; ph.tél. (819) 821-4109; faxtélécopieur (819) 821-9975
Distributeur exclusif: Agence du Livre, 2205, rue Parthenais, Montréal, Québec, H2K 3T3, ph.tél. (514) 525-4442; faxtélécopieur (514) 525-4443.
- Random House of Canada
2775 Matheson Blvd. E., Mississauga, ON L4W 4P7; ph.tél. (800) 668-4247.
- SCM Press
emailcourriel admin [at] scm-canterburypress [dot] co [dot] uk
The publishing arm of the Student Christian Movement (SCM). “After more than 100 years, SCM Press is still the UK’s best-known publisher of academic theology at affordable prices. Many 20th Century bestsellers – including Glover’s The Jesus of History and John A. T. Robinson’s Honest to God – carried the SCM name, as did the first English translations of pioneering continental theologians such as Barth, Bonhoeffer, Bultmann, Moltmann and Schillebeeck.”
- Scholarly Reprints, a division of Good Books
These are reprints of rare out-of-print books “selected because of their recognized importance to scholarly research.”
- Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge (SPCK)
“SPCK was founded in 1698 and works with Christians all over the world, helping people grow in the Christian faith.”
- Society of Biblical Literature
ph.tél. (888) 747-2354 orou (404) 727-2354; faxtélécopieur (404) 727-2348
SBL is the primary academic society for Biblical scholars and those who study Judaism and Christianity to the end of the first century C.E. SBL issues scholarly monographs related to these themes. Recently, SBL announced a publishing arrangement with E.J. Brill which will assist in the distribution of North American material in Europe and vice versa.
- St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press (SVS)
Foremost publisher of Orthodox and Eastern Church theology.
- Thomas Nelson
Publishers of Bibles and Scriptural resource materials.
- Twenty-Third Publications (XXIII)
Box 180, Mystic, CT 06355; ph.tél. (800) 321-0411; faxtélécopieur (800) 572-0788; emailcourriel ttpubs [at] aol [dot] com.
“The publishing company for all your catechetical and pastoral needs… Twenty-Third Publications has been serving the people of God for over 35 years in the spirit of our namesake, Pope John XXIII.”
- United Bible Societies
- United Church Resource Distribution
3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 300, Etobicoke (Toronto), Ontario, M8X 2Y4; ph.tél. (416) 253-5456 orou (800) 288-7365; faxtélécopieur (416) 253-1630; emailcourriel ucrd [at] united-church [dot] ca
A service of the United Church of Canada, the successor to the old United Church Publishing House.
- United Methodist Publishing House; see Abingdon Press.
- USCCB Publishing Service
The official publishing service of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, publishes official liturgical and catechetical materials, papal and conference documents, and statements from ecumenical dialogues.
- WCC Publications
150 route de Ferney, PO Box 2100, 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland; ph +41-22-791-6111; faxtélécopieur +41-22-798-1346
Official publishing arm of the World Council of Churches. Publishes reports and minutes of WCC commissions and agencies, as well as a number of journals, the Risk Book series, and numerous other monographs. US distribution is normally through International Specialized Book Services. Canadian distribution is through the United Church Resource Distribution centre.
- Westminster John Knox Press (WJK)
100 Witherspoon Street, Louisville, KY 40212; ph.tél. (888) 728-7228; faxtélécopieur (800) 541-5113
An imprint of the official publishing house of the Presbyterian Church USA. See also Geneva Press.
- Wood Lake Books
9025 Jim Bailey Road, Kelowna BC, V4V 1R2; ph.tél. (800) 663-2775.
Publishers of church material with an ecumenical flavour. Strong interest in religious education, lectionary studies, and spirituality. Canadian distributors of the Whole People of God curriculum and its replacement Seasons of the Spirit.
Publishers of Biblical texts and study resources. Holds copyright for the New International Version (NIV).
Most of these booksellers sell new and used books. Many of them have an online order system. However, telephone enquiries are also accepted at some of the specialty stores. In a few instances, stores will accept a wish list from a customer, in case an out-of-print book is found. Do not forget to consider the publishers and university presses listed further down this page.
- ABE Books
An online used book web site. Search for books by author, title, publisher or vendor. Buy direct from vendor, or through ABE. Sign up to sell your used books. Web access only.
- Alba House
ph.tél. (800) 343-ALBA (2522); faxtélécopieur (718) 698-8390
The U.S. bookstores of the Society of St. Paul, a Roman Catholic community of priests and brothers.
An online book store. Amazon has specialized sites for various countries, and a general site for U.S. and all other countries. Excellent selection of North American material in stock, and reasonably quick special ordering. Canadian customers should be careful to use the Canadian site to ensure that Amazon collects GST, avoiding additional Canada Customs levies.
- Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble has book stores across the U.S., and runs an online site as well. Excellent selection of North American material in stock, and reasonably quick special ordering. Ask about customs duties and taxes on Canadian shipments.
- Baker Book House
P.O. 6287 Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49516-6287; ph.tél. (616) 676-9185; faxtélécopieur (616) 676-9573.
- Blackwell Publishing
A comprehensive publisher of academic books and journals.
- Blessings Christian Marketplace
ph.tél. (866) 253-7739
“Canada’s place for Christian Books, music and videos.” Locations across Canada.
- Calvary Press and Discount Book Service
P.O. Box 805, Amityville, NY 11701; ph.tél. (613) 789-8175.
The online home of Christian Book Distributors.
- Christian Pages
“We are an online bookstore specializing in used, out-of-print and rare books for readers and collectors of Christian and theology books. While our store has a decided Roman Catholic slant, our collection encompasses all Christian Faith traditions. We carry thousands of titles in over 35 categories—from scholarly theology to daily devotionals—as well as many items of interest that will delight collectors.” [from the website]
- Dove Booksellers
ph.tél. (313) 381-1000
A used book store in Allen Park, Michigan. Excellent collection and swift service.
- Eighth Day Books
ph.tél. (800) 841-2541
Self-described as “books, culture, learning, spirituality, athletes of prayer, theology, patristics, church history, biblical studies, liturgy, eastern christendom, philosophy, religion, science, modernity, ways of seeing, luminous lives, books of timeless interest, an eccentric community of books, eclectice but orthodox, reality doesn’t divide itself into literary or religious or secular spheres, neither do we.”
- A Family Moment Christian Bookstore
“Online Christian bookstore offering over 100,000 Christian book titles. We also have printing services for your wedding invitation, business card, letterhead and other printing needs. Churches, ministries, and non-profits, have your own bookstore for free and earn money for missions, ministry or other special projects.”
- Good Books
2456 Devonshire Rd, Springfield IL, 62703
Postal orders only – no orders by phone, fax, or email; an international bookseller specializing in quality secondhand religious books. They describe their theology as “conservative, evangelical and Reformed.” Their catalogue covers a broader spectrum than that however.
- International Specialized Book Services
5824 NE Hassalo Street, Portland, OR, 97213-3644; ph.tél. (800) 944-6190; faxtélécopieur (503) 280-8832; emailcourriel orders [at] isbs [dot] com.
- Loome Theological Booksellers
ph.tél. (651) 430-1092; faxtélécopieur (651) 439-8504; emailcourriel books [at] loomebooks [dot] com
A used booksellers in Stillwater, Minnesota (near Minneapolis). Approximately 250,000 “second hand” books in stock. They are willing to receive wish lists by fax or email.
- Lund Theological Books
ph.tél. +44-1223-565-206; faxtélécopieur +44-870-056-7276; emailcourriel philip [at] lundbooks [dot] co [dot] uk
Mail order bookseller, worldwide service. “ALL our stock (99% of which is a second-hand) is listed on our site. You can browse our current listings and order online.”
- Metanoia Books
For those interested in radical Christian theology, spirituality, social justice, peacemaking, radical living and campaigning. A book service based at the London Mennonite Centre, to bring you what we believe is the largest radical collection of books on theology, Christian ethics, lifestyle and ecclesiology available anywhere in the UK.
Online bookseller for a number of Roman Catholic publishers based in Rome, including the Libreria Editrice Vaticana (The Vatican publishing house).
- Pendleburys Bookshop
Goetre Hall, Meifod, SY22 6DH, United Kingdom; ph.tél. 01938 500 378
“One of the largest dealers in secondhand theological books in the United Kingdom. We stock some 25,000 secondhand and out of print titles in our North London premises, all of which are available for sale on our website. Our books are already fully described and visual images are being constantly updated. Our collection covers all aspects of the Christian faith and beyond to include books on philosophy and comparative religions. New stock is being added on a daily basis.”
- R.G. Mitchell Family Books
ph.tél. (416) 499-2029; faxtélécopieur (416) 499-3966; emailcourriel message [at] rgm [dot] ca
Canadian distributors for Eerdmans and InterVarsity Press, they also run a book store in Willowdale (near Toronto).
- Samovar Used Theological Books
3,000+ ecumenical used & out-of-print theology books for sale, free weekly newsletter.
- Scholarly Book Services
orders [at] sbookscan [dot] com
- St. Joseph’s Workshop
259 Traders Blvd. E., Unit # 12, Mississauga, ON L4Z 2E5; ph.tél. (905) 568-8777; faxtélécopieur (905) 568-2676; emailcourriel stjowksp [at] symaptico [dot] ca.
St. Joseph’s Workshop is an apostolic initiative that aims to promote materials of Christian content & message. Canadian distributor for Sophia Institute Press. Sells books of major publishers. Can ship anywhere.
- TomFolio: Used and Out of Print Books
“Tomfolio has a unique used book category system that allows you to click on a subject like Religions: Christianity, and be presented with over 40 subcategories, such as Church Growth, Sermons, Prayer and Fasting, Ecumenical Movement, Shakers, Church History, and Youth Ministry. Browsing through the subcategories leads to books in your area of interest even if you don’t have an author or title to search for. Stock from over 200 independent used book stores is available on this site.”
- Unity Arts
A Canadian based online web store and information resource specializing in books and materials on Multifaith and Comparative Religions, World Religions, Family and Virtues. They also distribute the Multifaith Calendar, produced by the Multifaith Action Society in Port Moody, British Columbia.