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Religious works - related to the mediaeval and renaissance periods

Books listed here are readily available and of general interest. Please use the search engine below to find many other titles.

The Tudor Era

Richard Rex - not an entertaining read, but interesting for its Catholic perspective on the era.
Henry VIII and the English Reformation

J. J. Scarisbrick  - the classic life, revised and updated.
Henry VIII

Julian of Norwich:

The Cloud of Unknowing, and Other Works (Penguin Classics)
Clifton Wolters (original author Anonymous)
Definitive work on mysticism from the Middle Ages - incredibly beautiful

Praying With the Saints : Julian of Norwich & Francis of Assisi (Reclaiming the Sacred)
Jerry Moye
Two great mystics - one an enclosed anchoress, the other a mendicant friar - introduce one to the transformation one experiences from intense love for God.

Angels and Angelology in the Middle Ages
David Keck

Alone of All Her Sex: Myth and Cult of the Virgin Mary
Marina Warner

Birth of Purgatory
Jacques Le Goff

St. Francis of Assisi
G. K. Chesterton

Revelations of Divine Love (Penguin Classics)
Julian of Norwich, Clifton Wolters

The Age of Reform 1250-1550 :
An Intellectual and Religious History of Late Medieval and Reformation Europe
Steven Ozment

Thomas Cranmer : A Life
Diarmaid MacCulloch

From Cranmer to Sancroft : English Religion in the Age of Reformation

Walter Hilton : The Scale of Perfection
John P. H. Clark, Rosemary Dorward

The Apocryphal Jesus : Legends of the Early Church
J. K. Elliott

Three Studies in Medieval Religious and Social Thought
Giles Constable

Bonaventure :
The Soul's Journey into God, the Tree of Life, the Life of St. Francis
Bonaventure, Ewert Cousins

St Augustine of Canterbury
Michael Green

The Cistercian World : Monastic Writings of the Twelfth Century
Pauline Matarasso

Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden
Rutherford Hayes Platt, J. Alden Brett

The Angelic Doctor : The Life and World of St. Thomas Aquinas
Matthew Bunson

St Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica

Passage Through Hell : Modernist Descents, Medieval Underworlds
David L. Pike

Forbidden Mysteries of Enoch : Fallen Angels and the Origins of Evil
Elizabeth C. Prophet, Gustave Dore

Grail : From Celtic Myth to Christian Symbol
Roger Sherman Loomis

An Aquinas Reader
Mary T. Clark

Gunpowder Plot : Faith in Rebellion
Alan Haynes

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