Collie, John. The Story of the Otago Free Church Settlement, 1848 to 1948 : a Century's Growth by a Southern Sea. Christchurch: Presbyterian Bookroom, 1948.

Davidson, Allan K. Aotearoa New Zealand : Defining Moments in the Gospel-Culture Encounter. Geneva: WCC Publications, 1996.

Davidson, Allan K. Christianity in Aotearoa a History of Church and Society in New Zealand. 2nd ed. Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Education for Ministry, 1991.

Davidson, Allan K. Pious Energy. Presbyterian Personalities and Perspectives, Presbyterian Church of New Zealand, 1989.

Davidson, Allan K. Pioneers, Protesters and Pluralism. Exploring Presbyterian Identity. Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Dickson, John. History of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand. Dunedin: J. Wilkie & Co., 1899.

Elder John, Rawson. The History of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand, 1840-1940. Christchurch: Presbyterian Bookroom, 1940.

Evans, Robert and Roy McKenzie, Evangelical Revivals in New Zealand, Colcom Press, 1999.

Knight, Hardwicke. Church Building in Otago. [Otago]: H. Knight, 1993.

Matheson, Peter. From Scotland with Aroha. Exploring our Presbyterian Heritage, Presbyterian Church of New Zealand, 1988.

Matheson, Peter. The Finger of God in the Disruption : Scottish Principles and New Zealand Realities. Alexandra, N.Z.: Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, 1993.

McEldowney, Dennis. Presbyterians in Aotearoa, 1840 -1990. Wellington: Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, 1990.

McKean, John. The Church in a Special Colony : a History of the Presbyterian Synod of Otago & Southland, 1866-1991. Dunedin: Synod of Otago and Southland, 1994.

Merrington Ernest, Northcroft. A Great Coloniser : the Rev. Dr. Thomas Burns, Pioneer Minister of Otago and Nephew of the Poet. Dunedin, N.Z.: Otago Daily Times and Witness Newspapers, 1929.

Miller, R. S. Blue Banner : the Life Story of the Rev. Thomas Dickson Nicholson, Presbyterian Minister of Nelson and Marlborough. Christchurch, NZ: Presbyterian Bookroom, 1960.

Presbyterian Church of New Zealand Maori, Synod. Future Policy of the Maori Synod. Christchurch: Presbyterian Bookroom, 1960.

Ross, C. Stuart. Life and Times of D. M. Stuart, D.D. A Unique Colonial Pastorate. Dunedin, N.Z.: J. Wilkie, 1894.

Ross, Charles Stuart. The Story of the Otago Church and Settlement. Dunedin, Wise Caffin & Co., 1887.


Aird, Andrew. The Eldership and Its Responsibilities : an Address Delivered at the Annual Breakfast of Elders of the United Presbyterian Church, May, 1884. Edinburgh: Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier, 1884.

Breward, Ian. "The Presbyterian Eldership Yesterday and Today." Colloquium. The Australian and New Zealand Theological Review 2, no. 2 (1967): 127-43.

Dickson, David. The Elder and His Work. Edinburgh: Andrew Elliot & John Maclaren, 1871.

King, David. The Ruling Eldership of the Christian Church. Edinburgh ; London: William Oliphant & Sons : Hamilton Adams and Co., 1844.

Mallory, Sue. The Equipping Church. Serving Together to Transform Lives, Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2001.

Presbyterian Church in, Ireland. The Elder in the Church. Presbyterian Church in Ireland: Presbyterian Church in Ireland.

Roxborogh, John. Persistent Presbyterians

Rutherford, House. The Eldership : a Training Manual. Edinburgh: Rutherford House, 1997.

Scott Kenneth, B., and Stewart Matthew. Leading God's People : a Handbook for Elders and Ministers. Edinburgh: Saint Andrew Press, 1995.

Summerton, Neil. A Noble Task : Eldership and Ministry in the Local Church. Exeter: Paternoster.


Theological and other writings


Andrew, M. E. The Old Testament and New Zealand Theology. Dunedin, N. Z.: Faculty of Theology University of Otago, 1982.

. Responding in Community : Reforming Religion in Aotearoa New Zealand. Dunedin, N.Z.: University of Otago, 1991.

Andrew, Maurice, Peter Matheson, and Simon Rae, editors. Religious Studies in Dialogue : Essays in Honor of Albert C. Moore. Dunedin, NZ: Faculty of Theology University of Otago, 1991.

Bates, John M. A Manual of Doctrine. Christchurch: Presbyterian Bookroom, 1951.

Emilsen, Susan E., and William W. Emilsen. Mapping the Landscape : Essays in Australian and New Zealand Christianity ; Festschrift in Honour of Professor Ian Breward. American University Studies. Series IX, History ; Vol. 193. New York: P. Lang, 2000.

England, John C., and Archie C. C. Lee. Doing Theology With Asian Resources : Ten Years in the Formation of Living Theology in Asia. Auckland, New Zealand: Published for the Programme for Theology & Cultures in Asia by Pace Publishing, 1993.

Fraser, P. B., and Presbyterian Church of New Zealand. A Brief Statement of the Reformed Faith According to the System of Doctrine Set Forth in the Standards of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand
for a Better Understanding of Our Doctrinal Beliefs. Dunedin, N.Z.: J. Wilkie, 1909.

Gilling, Bryan. Be Ye Separate : Fundamentalism and the New Zealand Experience. Waikato Studies in Religion ; V.3. Hamilton, N.Z.: University of Waikato Press, 1992.

Perkins, William, and Ian Breward. The Work of William Perkins. Abingdon (Berks.): Sutton Courtenay Press, 1970.

Rae, Murray, Hilary D. Regan, and John Stenhouse. Science and Theology : Questions at the Interface. Edinburgh, Scotland: T&T Clark, 1994.

Regan, Hilary D., Alan J. Torrance, and Antony Wood. Christ and Context : the Confrontation Between Gospel and Culture. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1993.

Rex, Helmut Herbert. Did Jesus Rise From the Dead? Auckland: B. & J. Paul, 1967.

Salmond, William. The Reign of Grace. Dunedin: 1888.

Smith, J. Gibson. The Christ of the Cross : or, the Death of Jesus Christ in Its Relation to Forgiveness and Judgment. 2d ed. Wellington, N.Z. London: Gordon & Gotch, 1908.


Worship and Spirituality

The Church Hymnary : Revised Edition, Authorized for Use in Public Worship by the Church of Scotland, the United Free Church of Scotland, the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, the Presbyterian Church of England, the Presbyterian Church of Wales, the Presbyterian Church of Australia, the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand, the Presbyterian Church of South Africa; With Music. London ; New York [etc.]: Oxford University Press G. Cumberlege, 1927.

Hart, D. G. Recovering Mother Kirk : The Case for Liturgy in the Reformed Tradition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2003.

Lang, John Dunmore. Specimens of an Improved Metrical Translation of the Psalms of David : Intended for the Use of the Presbyterian Church in Australia and New Zealand ; With a Preliminary Dissertation, and Notes, Critical and Explanatory. Philadelphia: Printed by Adam Waldie, 1840.

Maxwell William D. A History of Worship in the Church of Scotland, The Baird Lectures, 1953, London ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1955.

Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, Directory for Worship (online), 1996.

Rice, Howard L., Reformed Spirituality. An introduction for Believers, Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox.

Rice, Howard L., and James C. Huffstutler, Reformed Worship, Louisville, KY: Geneva Press, 2001.

Ross J M. Four Centuries of Scottish Worship. Presbyterian Historical Society of England,  Edinburgh : Saint Andrew Press, 1972.

Westminster Assembly (1643-1652). The Westminster Directory : Being a Directory for the Publique Worship of God in the Three Kingdomes. Grove Liturgical Study ; No. 21. Bramcote: Grove Books, 1980.


Drummond Andrew, Landale. The Church Architecture of Protestantism : an Historical and Constructive Study. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1934.

Hay, George. The Architecture of Scottish Post-Reformation Churches, 1560-1843. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957.

Knight, Hardwicke. Church Building in Otago. [Otago]: H. Knight, 1993.

Takenaka, Masao. The Place Where God Dwells : an Introduction to Church Architecture in Asia. Hong Kong Kyoto, Japan Auckland, N.Z.: Christian Conference of Asia ; Asian Christian Art Association ; in association with Pace Publishing, 1995.

Theological Education

Breward, Ian. Grace and Truth : a History of Theological Hall, Knox College, Dunedin, 1876-1975. Dunedin: Theological Education Committee Presbyterian Church of New Zealand, 1975.

Davidson, Allan K. Selwyn's Legacy : the College of St John the Evangelist, Te Waimate and Auckland, 1843-1992 : a History. Auckland: The College, 1993.

Wright, David F., and Gary D. Badcock, Editor(s). Disruption to Diversity. Edinburgh Divinity 1846 - 1966 . Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1996.


Church and Society


Boston, Jonathan, and Alan Cameron. Voices for Justice : Church, Law, and State in New Zealand. Academic Monograph ; No. 17. Palmerston North, N.Z.: Dunmore Press, 1994.

Breward, Ian. Godless Schools?: a Study in Protestant Reactions to the [New Zealand] Education Act of 1877 . Christchurch (N.Z.): Presbyterian Bookroom, 1967.

Coalter, Milton J., John M. Mulder, and Louis Weeks. The Diversity of Discipleship : Presbyterians and Twentieth-Century Christian Witness. 1st ed. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1991.

Drummond Andrew, Landale. The Churches in English Fiction : a Literary and Historical Study From the Regency to the Present Time, of British and American Fiction. Leicester [Eng.]: E. Backus, 1950.

Hoffman, Patricia L. AIDS and the Sleeping Church. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 1995.

National Council of Churches in New Zealand Women's, Committee. Maori and Pakeha : Studies in Christian Responsibility. Christchurch: Presbyterian Bookroom, 1964.

Presbyterian Church of New Zealand Maori, Synod. A Maori View of the "Hunn Report". Christchurch [N.Z.]: Published for the Maori Synod of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand by the Presbyterian Bookroom, 1961.

Salmond James, David. The Cult of the Golden Kiwi : a Plea for Concern for Our Young New Zealanders, Pakehas and Maoris. Christchurch, [N.Z.]: Presbyterian Bookroom, 1962.

Wuthnow, Robert and John H. Evans, The Quiet Hand of God. Faith-based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism, University of California Press, 2002.


International Affairs and Mission Overseas 


Brash Alan, A. How Did the Church Get There? : A Study of the Missionary Activity of the Churches and Missionary Societies Belonging to the National Missionary Council of New Zealand. Christchurch: Presbyterian Bookroom, 1948.

Jansen, E. G. Jade Engraved : New Zealand Missionaries and Their Chinese Colleagues in Japan's "China Incident". Christchurch: Presbyterian Bookroom, 1947.

Murray, J. S. A Century of Growth : Presbyterian Overseas Mission Work 1869-1969. Christchurch: Presbyterian Bookroom, 1969.




Boyd, Lois A., and R. Douglas Brackenridge.  Presbyterian Women in America : Two Centuries of a Quest for Status. Contributions to the Study of Religion ; No. 9. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1983.

Brouwer Ruth, Compton. New Women for God : Canadian Presbyterian Women and India Missions, 1876-1914. Social History of Canada ; 44. Toronto ; London: University of Toronto Press, 1990.

Douglass, E., Jane Dempsey, and Paraic Reamonn. Partnership in God's Mission in the Middle East : the Papers and Report of the Consultation on Women and Men of Reformed Tradition in the Middle East, Ayia Napa, Cyprus, 2-8 June 1996. Studies From the World Alliance of Reformed Churches ; 36. Geneva: World Alliance of Reformed Churches, 1998.

Eubulus, and Onesimus. Ought Females to Have a Voice in the Election or Call of Ministers? : Answered From Scripture. Glasgow: John Burnet ... [etc.], 1844.

Hendry, Kathleen. Don't Ask Me Why : 60 Years a Woman Minister. London: United Reformed Church in the United Kingdom, 1991.

Knox, John. The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women. Akros Pocket Classics Series ; No. 10. Edinburgh: Akros Publications, 1995.

Levison, Mary. Wrestling With the Church : One Woman's Experience. A. James, 1992.: Arthur James, 1992.

Lodwick Kathleen, L. Educating the Women of Hainan : the Career of Margaret Moninger in China, 1915-1942. Lexington, Ky.: University Press of Kentucky, 1995.

Macdonald Lesley, Orr. A Unique and Glorious Mission : Women and Presbyterianism in Scotland 1830-1930. Edinburgh: John Donald, 2000.

Phiri Isabel, Apawo. Women, Presbyterianism and Patriarchy : Religious Experience of Chewa Women in Central Malawi. Kachere Monograph ; No.4. Blantyre, Malawi: Claim, 1997.

Thomson, D. P., ed. Women As Elders : the Verdict of Experience : 200 Ministers, Session Clerks and Women Elders of the Presbyterian Church of England and the United Free Church of Scotland Discuss This Vital Topic. Crieff (Perthshire): St Ninian's Training Centre (Book Department), 1965.

Van Wijk-Bos Johanna, W. H. Reformed and Feminist : a Challenge to the Church. Louisville, Ky: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1991.




Chalmers, Thomas. Essays on Christian Union. 3rd thousand. ed. London, Hamilton Adams & co.; <etc. etc.>, 1845.

Coalter, Milton J., John M. Mulder, and Louis Weeks. The Diversity of Discipleship : Presbyterians and Twentieth-Century Christian Witness. 1st ed. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1991.

O'Grady, Alison. Alan Brash : Voice for Unity. Auckland, N.Z.: Pace Pub., 1991.

Sjolinder, Rolf. Presbyterian Reunion in Scotland, 1907-1921; Its Background and Development. Stockholm, Almqvist & Wiksell, 1962.

Watson, Nigel, and National Council of Churches in New Zealand. Massey 1964 : A Report on the Third New Zealand Faith and Order Conference, Held at Massey University College of the Manawatu February 4-11, 1964. Christchurch, New Zealand: National Council of Churches in New Zealand : Distributed by the Presbyterian Bookroom, 1964.




Becker, Penny Edgell. Congregations in Conflict: Cultural Models of Local Religious Life, Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Bradshaw, Timothy. The Way Forward? : Christian Voices on Homosexuality and the Church. London ; Sydney ; Auckland: Hodder & Stoughton, 1997.

Coalter, Milton J., John M. Mulder, and Louis Weeks. The Pluralistic Vision : Presbyterians and Mainstream Protestant Education and Leadership. 1st ed. The Presbyterian Presence. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1992.

Elsmore, Bronwyn. Creedism : Religious Prejudice in New Zealand. Palmerston North
Auckland: Nagare Press ; Distributed by Brick Row Pub. Co., 1995.

Fraser, P. B. The National Evangelical Church of New Zealand : an Inquiry into the Origin and Sanction of Reverend Dr. Gibb's Articles of Faith Alleged to Have Been Unanimously Adopted by the Union Committee of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand. Dunedin: Otago Daily Times and Witness co., 1904.

Geering, Lloyd. "Resurrection : A Symbol of Hope."1971.

Geering, Lloyd. "God in the New World." London : Hodder & Stoughton, 1968.

Glaser, Chris. Uncommon Calling : a Gay Christian's Struggle to Serve the Church. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 1996.

Brian Hathaway Living below with the Saints We Know! N-Joy publishers, Box 45-004, Auckland 8, New Zealand.

Hoffman, Patricia L. AIDS and the Sleeping Church. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 1995.

Presbyterian Church of New Zealand. General Assembly. A Trial for Heresy : Charges Against Principal L.G. Geering Brought Before the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand, November, 1967. Christchurch: Presbyterian Bookroom, 1968.

Presbyterians in Times of Controversy, Journal of Presbyterian History Volume 78, Number 1 - Spring 2000

Presbyterians, Polity, and Confessional Identity Journal of Presbyterian History Volume 79, Number 1 - Spring 2001

Rutishauser-James, Sigrid. Acts of Faith and Love : the Evangelical Fellowship for Lesbian and Gay Christians 1979 to 1999. Leeds: EFLGC, 2000.

Vasey, Michael. Evangelical Christians and Gay Rights. Grove Ethical Studies ; No. 80. Bramcote: Grove, 1991.