It takes a lot of work to create a proper bibliography. It is not like creating a phone book, which is an uninspired alphabetization of simple facts that are non-selective.
A proper bibliography is selective. Where theology is involved, some bibliographies might need to, in effect, take sides or hold to a position. Others might need to do that, but also include references to some material with which the bibliography creator significantly disagrees, in order to show issues and error, the better to bring clarity to the truth.
Factors like those, and many more, make creating a proper bibliography for catechetics a creative and labor intensive enterprise. That’s why it is no small thing that Professor John T. Pless has donated his Bibliography for Catechetics to the readers and visitors of this blog. This donation is an act of real generosity. You can download it here.
We also have added 73 references from Dr. Pless’ bibliography that we did not already have to Lutheran Catechism’s Bibliography. Our bibliography links to copies of a number of the listed sources, either in our Document Library, or on external websites. Over the course of this year, we hope to keep linking from the Bibliography and adding to the Document Library to make it handy for you to access this body of literature.