Below are some significant works that have been published on the integration of faith with specific disciplines.[1] You may note some disciplines are scant or absent, and this should be seen as an invitation for you to publish in an area where little faith integration has been done (e.g., faith and kinesiology, or faith and speech therapy). There is much room to hear from more diverse voices in each of these fields, as well. Some of the works are older, and while they may be considered “seminal,” it would be best if you could rise to the occasion and address more contemporary issues from a faith integration lens. Despite shortcomings in the bibliography below, these resources should help get you thinking about how integration can be done in your discipline.

Also note that subjects related to Christian ministries are absent in this subject bibliography, because the number of resources that integrate faith and Christian ministries is far too great to include here.


[1] List compiled by Ken Nehrbass. Contact TLC to make suggestions. Note two earlier bibliographies of faith integration include  Dockery (2008) and Walsh & Middleton (1984).

Begbie, Jeremy. (2000). Beholding the Glory: Incarnation through the Arts. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.

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Brand, H and Chaplin, A. (2001). Art and soul: signposts for Christians in the arts. Carlisle, CA: Piguant.

Bustard, N. (ed). (2007). It was good: Making art to the glory of God. Baltimore, MD: Square Halo.

Dillenberger, J. (1986). Style and content in Christian art. London: Books on Demand.

Dyrness, W. (2001). A Visual faith: Art, theology and worship in dialogue. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.

Gaebelein, F. (1985). The Christian, the arts and truth: regaining the vison of greatness. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

King, J. (2016) The beauty of the Lord: Theology as aesthetics. Bellingham, WA: Lexham.

L’Engle, M. (1980). Walking on Water: Reflections on faith and art. Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw.

Munson, Drake. (2014). Art and music: A student guide. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

Rookmaaker, H. (1970). Modern art and the death of a culture. Wheaton, IL: Crossway.

_____. (1981). The creative gift: Essays on art and Christian life. Westchester, IL: Good News.

Ryken, Philip Graham. (2006). Art for God’s Sake: A Call to Recover the Arts. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R.

Ryken, Leland. (ed.) (1981). The Christian Imagination: Essays on Literature and the Arts. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.

Schaeffer, Francis. Art and the Bible. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1973.

Seerveld, C. (1976).  A Christian critique of art and literature. Toronto: Wedge.

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Veith, Gene Edward, Jr. 1983 The Gift of Art: The Place of Art in Scripture. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity.

Viladesau, Richard. (1999). Theological Aesthetics. New York: Oxford University Press.

Wolterstorff, Nicholas. (1980). Art in Action: Toward a Christian Aesthetic. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans,


Benett, Y. (2011). How Social Science Research Methods Might Provide Scientific Evidence for The Existence of God, Christian Higher Education, 10:2, 132-139, DOI: 10.1080/15363751003715775

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Rynkiewich, Michael. (2011). Soul, Self and Society: A Postmodern Anthropology for Mission in a Postcolonial World. Eugene, OR: Cascade.

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_____. (1990). Business through the Eyes of faith. San Francisco: HarperOne.

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