Little Bibliography in 8 Categories a Little Annotated

See Character Counts—Freemasonry in Christianity &
in Our Founding Fathers’ Original Intent Slays the Anti-Mason Frankenstein

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Intro to Little Bibliography = Intro & TOP Shelf

1. TOP Shelf Freemasonry References & Couple of Others


2. List of Bibliography Compilations


3. Main Freemasonry Bibliography


3.a. Books on Freemasonry — 463 Authors of 931 Books


3.b. Ph.D. Dissertations on Freemasonry — 58 Authors


3.c. Pro Articles on Freemasonry — 137 Articles, w 50 Bk Rws


3.d. Foreign Books on Freemasonry — 226 Authors of 265 Books


3.e. News Articles 1985-2005 in Chrono Order — 226 Articles


4. Historical-General References — 374 Authors in 720 Books


5. Baptist References

6. Character Counts Bibliography — 251 Authors in 295 Books


7. Great Hoax—Léo Taxil’s Luciferian Doctrine

a. General Info, Web Sties, and One Excellent Refutation

b. Publications Still Duped by Taxil’s Hoax

c. Publications Exposing Taxil’s Hoax


8. Anti-Mason Bibliography — 100 Authors


6. Character Counts Bibliography — 251 Authors in 295 Books

We tried to distinguish just a few psychology texts, for in the main, psychology and psychiatry are all related to character too. One difference is that by general accolade character is about the sum of good virtues and psychology strengths—and their development—whereas psychology is about development and control and the theories behind human drives.

We give you below a selection of ten in order of relevance to character alone, but all top-of-the-line contributions, unique, and representative of character’s diversity: 1-Peterson-Seligman on avant–garde character studies itself, 2-Josephson on practice, 3-Kouzes-Posner on leadership genre, 4-Frankl on psychology, 5- Eisenberg on human empathy avant–garde, 6-Toch on character survival in the most hostile environs, 7-Viorst on character in loss, 8-Kent in a biography of Elizabeth Fry and her titanic efforts to change the character of perception of the elite toward an entire institution (prison), 9-Bennett on the story-parable, and 10-Chesterson in fiction character description.


1. Peterson, Christopher, and Martin E. P. Seligman. Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2004; 816p. This massive and significant contribution shall become a classic in positive-preventative psychology, gathering together most of the secular psychological studies having a bearing upon the meaning and development of character. Moreover, for Christian theologians (and those of other religions), herein psychology has proven the value of values and of noble behavior as good for the soul and society. The bibliography has more technical journals relating to character than another work to date (that I am aware of). They left no psychological nook or cranny out.

2. Josephson, Michael S., and Wes Hanson, eds. The Power of Character: Prominent Americans Talk about Life, Family, Work, Values, and More. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1998. 387p. — The and its, the top at from over 29,200,000 hits on character

3. Frankl, Viktor E. Man’s Search for Meaning: An Introduction to Logotherapy. NY: Clarion, 1970.

4. Kouzes, James M., and Barry Z. Posner. The Leadership Challenge: How to Get Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1987. Kouzes was president of Tom Peters Group Learning Systems. — Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1993.

5. Eisenberg, Nancy, ed. Empathy and Related Emotional Responses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1989.

6. Toch, Hans. Mosaic of Despair: Human Breakdowns in Prison. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 1975; revised 1992. One of a kind.

7. Viorst, Judith. Necessary Losses: The Loves, Illusions, Dependencies and Impossible Expectations That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Grow. NY: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1986. Unique.

8. Kent, John. Elizabeth Fry. London: B. T. Batford, 1962.

9. Bennett, William J. The Book of Virtues. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1993. This is important because of the multitude of stories and illustrations it contains, making a tome of classical pieces handed down for generations on Character Counts.

10. Chesterton, Gilbert Keith (1874-1936). The Man Who Was Thursday: a Nightmare. NY: Dodd, Mead and company, 1908; 281p. The Annotated Thursday: G.K. Chesterton’s Masterpiece, The Man Who Was Thursday by Martin Gardner; San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1999; 289p. Edition with intro. Stephen Medcalf; NY: Oxford University Press, 1996. Edition with intro. Garry Wills; NY: Sheed and Ward, 1975. Edition with intro. Jonathan Lethem; NY: Modern Library, 2001. The tension and drama all center around the honor and honorable character of two men at the opposite philosophical spectrums of life—between an anarchist and a Scotland yard detective.

Character Bibliography

Allers, Rudolf (1883-1963). Character Education in Adolescence. NY: Wagner, 1940. 188p. — Practical Psychology in Character Development (abridged and re-arranged version of the author’s Psychology of character, made by Vera Barclay). NY: Sheed & Ward, 1934. 190p. — The Psychology of Character. Trans. by E. B. Strauss. London: Sheed & Ward, 1931. 383p. Trans. Das Werden der Sittlichen Person.

Arkes, Hadley. First Things: An Inquiry Into the First Principles of Morals and Justice. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ., 1986.

Auhagen, Ann Elisabeth and Hans-Werner Bierhoff, eds. Responsibility: the Many Faces of a Social Phenomenon. NY: Routledge, 2001.

Babbitt, Irving (1865-1933). Character & Culture: Essays on East and West. Intro. Claes G. Ryn. New Brunswick: Transaction Pub., 1995. 360p.

Bahnsen, Julius Friedrich August (1830-1881). Beiträge zur Charakterologie. Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung pädagogischer Fragen. Leipzig, J. A. Brockhaus, 1867. 2 vols.

Bell, Mark. ABC Character.

Berger, Gaston. Traité Pratique D’analyse du Caractère. 9th. éd. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1974 (1st 1950). 251p.

Berkeley, George (1685-1753). Essay, Principles, Dialogues, with Selections from Other Writings. Edited by Mary Whiton Calkins. NY: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1929. 480p. — A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge. Prolegomena and with annotations, select, translated, and original, by Charles P. Krauth. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1881. 424p. — Principles of Human Knowledge; and, Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous. Edited by Roger Woolhouse. NY: Penguin Books, 1988. 217p. With intro. Howard Robinson. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1996. 236p.

Betts, George Herbert (1868-1934), et al, eds. Foundations of Character and Personality; an Introduction to the Psychology of Social Adjustment. NY: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1937. 371p.

Biggs, J. The Guilty Mind: Psychiatry and the Law of Homicide. NY: Harcourt, Brace, 1955.

Blackford, Katherine Melvina Huntsinger (b. 1875), and Arthur Newcomb, eds. et al. Character Analysis by the Observational Method. 3d ed. 10 vols. N.p., 19??.

Bligh, Stanley Morgan. The Desire for Qualities. NY: H. Frowde, 1911. 322p.

Boisen, Anton T. The Exploration of the Inner World. Willett and Clark, 1936.

Bok, Hilary. Freedom and Responsibility. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press, 1998. 220p.

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Ethics. Edited by Eberhard Bethge. NY: The Macmillan Company, 1955.

Bos, Jacques. Reading the Soul: the Transformation of the Classical Discourse on Character, 1550-1750. Leiden: University of Leiden, 2003. 288p. Doctoral, Leiden, 2003.

Bowker, Lee H. Corrections. NY: MacMillan, 1982. Prison Victimization. NY: Elsevier, 1980.

Boy Scouts of America (BSA),

Braden, Samuel Ray. The Psychology of Character: Some Psychological Aspects of Moral Training. Columbia, MO: n.p., 1926. 135p. Ph. D., University of Missouri, 1924.

Braithwaite, J. Crime, Shame and Reintegration. NY: Cambridge, 1989.

Branagan, Thomas. The Excellency of Virtue. Philadelphia: J. Rakestraw, 1808. 228p.

Branden, Nathaniel. Taking Responsibility: Self-Reliance and the Accountable Life. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1996. 255p.

Brewer, Talbot. The Bounds of Choice: Unchosen Virtues, Unchosen Commitments. NY: Garland, 2000. 237p.

Bryant, Sophie Willock (1850-1922). Educational Ends; or, The Ideal of Personal Development. London, New York: Longmans, Green, 1887. 292p. — Short Studies in Character. London: S. Sonnenschein. 247p.

Buber, Martin. Between Man and Man. NY: MacMillan, 1965.

Bucke, Charles (1781-1846). The Book of Human Character. London: Knight, 1837. 2 vol.

Buscaglia, Leo. Love. His classic. — Living, Loving, and Learning. Edited by Steven Short, from Bascalia’s lectures worldwide between 1970 and 1981. NY: Ballantine, 1982.

Bush, David Van. Character Analysis. St. Louis: D. V. Bush, 1923. 428p.

Bush, Jeb, and Brian Yablonski. Profiles in Character. Foreword by William J. Bennett. Miami, FL: Foundation for Florida’s Future, 1995. 284p.

California Dept. of Ed. on character development in youth,, by California Partnership for Character Education (CPCE). —

Carlisle, Janice. John Stuart Mill and the Writing of Character. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1991. 333p.

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Character Education in Norfolk Elementary Schools. By Division of Research and Experimentation in Elementary Education, Norfolk, Virginia. Norfolk, VA: Norfolk City School Board, 1928. 207p. – –

Charater –, the top at over 29,200,000 hits on character.

Choiniere, Ray, and David Keirsey. Presidential Temperament: the Unfolding of Character in the Forty Presidents of the United States. Del Mar, CA: Prometheus Nemesis Book, 1992; 609p.

Cohen, Elie A. Human Behavior in the Concentration Camp. Trans. by M. H. Braaksma. London: Free Association Books, 1988.

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Cooper, Clara Chassell. The Relation Between Morality and Intellect: a Compendium of Evidence Contributed by Psychology, Criminology, and Sociology. NY: Bureau of Publications, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1935. 556p.

Copeland, Kenneth. Honor: Walking in Honesty, Truth and Integrity. Fort Worth: Eagle Mountain International Church, 1992. 139p.

Copi, Irving M. Introduction to Logic. NY: Macmillan, 1953, 472p.; 11th ed. 2002, 647p. Informal Logic. NY: Macmillan; London: Collier Macmillan, 1986. 354p. (2nd NY: Macmillan, 1992; 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1996.)Symbolic Logic. NY: Macmillan, 1954; 355p.; 5th ed. 1979, 398p. The Theory of Logical Types. London: Routledge and K. Paul, 1971. 129p.

Corbett, Sarah. An Essay on Evolution of Character. London: Theosophical Pub. Society, 1902. 104p.

Corlett, J. Angelo. Responsibility and Punishment. Dordrecht; Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001. 168p.

Covey, Stephen R. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989. 340p. —

Cowles, Ben Thomson. Free to be Responsible: How to Assume Response-Ability. Foreword by Roger Shinn. Pasadena, CA: Hope Pub. House, 1990. 397p.

Crenshaw, James L. Old Testament Wisdom: An Introduction. Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1981.

Davidson, A. B. The Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament. London: Charles Kelly, 1894.

De Long, Russell Victor, and Mendell Taylor. The Game of Life: Specifications for Character Engineering. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1954. 89p.

De Motte, John B. The Secret of Character Building. Chicago: S. C. Griggs, 1893. 130p.

Delattre, Edwin J. Character and Cops: Ethics in Policing. 2nd ed. Washington, D.C.: AEI Press, 1994. 307p.

Devine, Tony, Joon Ho Seuk, and Andrew Wilson, eds. Cultivating Heart and Character: Educating for Life’s Most Essential Goals. Chapel Hill, NC: Character Development Pub., 2000. 486p.

Doherty, William Joseph. Soul Searching: Why Psychotherapy Must Promote Moral Responsibility. NY, NY: Basic Books, 1995. 212p.

Doris, John Michael. Lack of Character: Personality and Moral Behavior. NY: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2002. 272p.

Drakeford, John William. Psychology in Search of a Soul. Nashville: Broadman, 1964.

Duck, Steve, D. F. Hay, S. E. Hobfoll, W. Ickes, and B. M. Montgomery, eds. Handbook of Personal Relationships. Chichester: Wiley, 1988. — Human Relationships: An Introduction to Social Psychology. London: Sage, 1986. — Relating to Others. Chicago: Dorsey Press, 1988.

Eberly, Don E., ed.; foreword by George Gallup, Jr. The Content of America’s Character: Recovering Civic Virtue. Lanham: Madison Books, 1995. 352p.

Eddy, Edward Danforth. The College Influence on Student Character; an Exploratory Study in Selected Colleges and Universities Made for the Committee for the Study of Character Development in Education. Washington: American Council on Education, 1959. American Council on Education. Committee for the Study of Character Development in Education. 185p.

Egan, Gerard. Interpersonal Living: A Skills/Contract Approach to Human-Relations Training in Groups. Monterey, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing, 1976. — The Skilled Helper: A Problem-Management Approach to Helping. 5th ed. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing, 1994.

Eisenberg, Nancy, ed. Empathy and Related Emotional Responses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1989. — and Janet Strayer, eds. Empathy and Its Development. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1987.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882). Character. Philadelphia: H. Altemus, 1896. 27p.

Erickson, Millard J. Relativism in Contemporary Christian Ethics. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1974. 

Erikson, Eric H. Childhood and Society. 2nd Ed.; NY: Norton, 1963. — Insight and Responsibility. NY: Norton, 1964. — Identity: Youth and Crisis. NY: Norton, 1968. — The Life Cycle Completed. NY: Norton, 1982. Erikson’s influence cannot be overestimated to all facets of psychology, and his insights have such a clarity that much of his material on development has been transported into in theology and pastoral care.

Esprit, Jacques (1611-1678). Discourses on the Deceitfulness of Humane Virtues. London: n.p., 1706. 432p. — La Fausseté des Vertus Humaines. Paris: Chez G. Desprez, 1678. 2 vols.

Etzioni, Amitai, ed. Rights and the Common Good: the Communitarian Perspective. NY: St. Martin’s Press, 1995. 293p.

Ewald, Gottfried. Temperament und Charakter. Berlin by J. Sprinter in 1924. 156p.

Farley, Frank H., and Neal J. Gordon, eds. Psychology and Education: the State of the Union. Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1981; 405p.

Ferdinand Schoeman, ed. Responsibility, Character, and the Emotions: New Essays in Moral Psychology. NY: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1987. 358p.

Ficarrotta, J. Carl, ed. The Leader’s Imperative: Ethics, Integrity, and Responsibility. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue Univ. Press, 2001. 313p.

Fischer, John Martin. The Metaphysics of Free Will: an Essay on Control. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1994. 273p. —and Mark Ravizza. Responsibility and Control: a Theory of Moral Responsibility. Cambridge; NY: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998. 277p.

Fishback, Elvin Holt. Character Education in the Junior High School. Intro. Philip W. L. Cox. NY: Heath and company, 1928. 190p. — Character Building for Junior-High-School Grades. Boston, New York: Heath and company, 1930. 232p.

Fiske, Lewis Ransom (1825-1901). Man-Building: a Treatise on Human Life and Its Forces. Chicago: The Science Press, 1907. 324p.

Florensky, Pavel. The Pillar and Ground of the Truth. Trans. & Annotated by Boris Jakim. Introduction by Richard F. Gustafson. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ., 1997.

Foerster, Friedrich Wilhelm (1869-1966). Religion und Charakterbildung; Psychologische Untersuchungen und Pädagogische Vorschläge. Zürich; Leipzig: Rotapfel-verlag, 1925. 463p.

Folsom, Joseph Kirk (1893-1960). A Statistical Study of Character. Worcester, MA: n.p., 1917. 47p.

French, Peter A., Theodore E. Uehling, Jr., Howard K. Wettstein, eds. Ethical Theory: Character and Virtue. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1988. 442p.

Gaebelein, Thad A., and Ron P. Simmons. A Question of Character: Life Lessons to Learn from Military History. NY: Red Brick Press, 1998.

Garnett, James Clerk Maxwell. Knowledge & Character. Cambridge: University Press, 1939. 358p.

George, Marian M. Character Building. Chicago: A. Flanagan, 1909. 2 vols.

Gerkin, Charles V. The Living Human Document: Re-Visioning Counseling in a Hermeneutical Mode. Nashville: Abingdon, 1984. — Crisis Experience in Modern Life: Theory and Theology in Pastoral Care. Nashville: Abingdon, 1979.

Gessler, Jean, ed. L’éducation du Caractère. Rapports Généraux Présentés au Congrès, Publiés sous la Direction de. Louvain: De Vlaamsche drukkerij, 1935. 242p.

Goodwin, J. C. Insanity and the Criminal. NY: George H. Doran Co., 1924.

Häberlin, Paul (1878-1960). Der Charakter. Basel: Kober, 1925. 341p.

Haddock, Laura. Steps Upward in Personality: What Kind of Person do I Want to Be? A Source Book of Material for Administrative Officers, Teachers, Sponsors and Pupils in Elementary and Secondary Schools and Civic Organizations, Coöperating with the Schools in Citizenship and Character Development. NY: Professional & technical Press, 1931. 357p.

Hall, Joseph (1574-1656). Caracteres de Vertvs et de Vices. Paris: n.p., 1590. 139p.

Hartshorne, Hugh (1885-1967). Character in Human Relations. NY: C. Scribner’s sons, 1932. 367p.

Hauerwas, Stanley. Character and the Christian Life: a Study in Theological Ethics. San Antonio: Trinity Univ. Press, 1975; Notre Dame: Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 1994. 238p.

Helwig, Paul. Charakterologie. Stuttgart: E. Klett, 1936. 311p.

Henriot, Jacques. Existence et Obligation. Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 1967. 428p.

Hillman, James. The Force of Character: and the Lasting Life. NY: Random House, 1999. 236p.

Hiltner, Seward. Pastoral Counseling: How Every Pastor Can Help People To Help Themselves. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1981.

Holmes, Arthur. Principles of Character Making. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1913. 336p.

Hutcheon, Pat Duffy. Building Character and Culture. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999. 286p. Annotated bibliography of research on the effects of media portrayals of violence and pornography on human development.

Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. NY: Vanguard, 1952. Island. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1961.

Huxley, Julian, ed. The Humanist Frame. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1961.

Ingarden, Roman. Man and Value. Translation by Arthur Szylewicz. Washington, D.C.: Catholic Univ. of America Press; München: Philosophia Verlag, 1983. 184p.

James, William. Varieties of Religious Experience. NY: Mentor, 1958.

Jameson, Anna (1794-1860). Sketches of Art, Literature, and Character. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1857. 502p.

Jankélévitch, Vladimir. Traité des Vertus. Paris: Bordas, 1949. 807p.

Janoski, Thomas. Citizenship and Civil Society: a Framework of Rights and Obligations in Liberal, Traditional, and Social Democratic Regimes. Cambridge, U.K.; NY: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998. 316p.

Jones, Harold B. Personal Character and National Destiny. St. Paul, MN: Paragon House, 2002. 259p.

Jones, Lewis Henry (1844-1917). Education as Growth; or, The Culture of Character; a Book for Teachers’ Reading Circles, Normal Classes, and Individual Teachers. NY: Ginn and Company, 1911. 275p.

Jones, W. H., and D. Perlman, eds. Advances in Personal Relationships. Greenwich: JAI Press, 1987.

Jourard, S. M. Disclosing Man to Himself. NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1968. — The Transparent Self. NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1971.

Jung, Carl. Modern Man in Search of a Soul. NY: Routledge, 1933.

Kamler, Howard. Identification and Character: a Book on Psychological Development. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1994. 350p.

Kane, Robert. The Significance of Free Will. NY: Oxford Univ. Press, 1996. 268p.

Kant, Immanuel (1724-1804). Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals. Yale Univ. Press, 2002. — The Doctrine of Virtue. Translated by Mary Gregor. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1991.

Kaplan, Morton A., ed. Character and Identity. St. Paul, MN: PWPA, 1998-2000. Professors World Peace Academy, Conference on Character and Identity, 1997. 2vol.

Kassler, Jamie Croy. Inner Music: Hobbes, Hooke, and North on Internal Character. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1995. 299p.

Keirsey, David. Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, Intelligence Del Mar, CA: Prometheus Nemesis, 1998; 350p.; 3rd ed with Marilyn Bates, 1978. See

Kempis, Thomas à (1380-1471). De Imitatione Christi—The Imitation of Christ. Trans. Richard Whitford in about 1530. Edited with intro by Edward J. Klein. NY: Harper Brothers, 1941. — The Valley of Lilies, and On Conformity to the Will of God. Dublin: J. Duffy & co., c189-?

Kennedy, Dennis James, with James Nelson Black. Character & Destiny: a Nation in Search of Its Soul. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1994. 304p.

Kerschensteiner, Georg (1854-1932). Charakterbegriff und Charaktererziehung. Leipzig: B. G. Teubner, 1912. 207p.

Kessler, Ronald. A Matter of Character. NY: Penguin, 2004.

Kidder, Rushworth M. How Good People Make Tough Choices: Resolving the Dilemmas of Ethical Living. NY: William Morrow & Company, 1995.

Kierkegaard, Soren (1813-1855). Works of Love. NJ: Princeton Univ. press, 1946. 317p.

Kilpatrick, William, Gregory and Suzanne M. Wolfe; foreword by Robert Coles. Books that Build Character: a Guide to Teaching Your Child Moral Values through Stories. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1994. 332p.

Kindlon, Daniel James. Too Much of a Good Thing: Raising Children of Character in an Indulgent Age. NY: Hyperion, 2001. 267p.

King, Basil (1859-1928). The Seven Torches of Character. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1929. 260p.

Klages, Ludwig (1872-1956). Die Grundlagen der Charakterkunde. Leipzig, J. A. Barth, 1936; 232p. — The Science of Character. London: G. Allen & Unwin, 1929. 308p.

Koehler, Mike. Coaching Character at Home: Strategies for Raising Responsible Teens. Foreword by Tom Osborne. Notre Dame, IN: Sorin Books, 2003. 222p.

Koestenbaum, Peter. Freedom and Accountability at Work: Applying Philosophical Insight to the Real World. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, 2001. 439p.

Kronfeld, Arthur (1886-1941). Lehrbuch der Charakterkunde. Berlin: J. Springer, 1932. 451p.

Krueger, Felix (1874-1948), ed. Charakter und Persönlichkeit. München, C. H. Beck, 1939. 2 vols.

Künkel, Fritz (1889-1956). Charakter, Leiden und Heilung. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchges, 1970 (1st Leipzig: S. Hirzel, 1934; 235p.). — Character, Growth, Education. Translated by Barbara Keppel-Compton and Basil Druitt. NY: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1938. 348p. — What it Means to Grow Up: a Guide in Understanding the Development of Character. Translated by Barbara Keppel-Compton and Hulda Niebuhr. NY: Charles Scribner’s sons, 1936. 180p.

Lake, Christopher. Equality and Responsibility. Oxford; NY: Oxford Univ. Press, 2001. 172p.

Lersch, Philipp. Der Aufbau des Charakters. Leipzig: J.A. Barth, 1942. 339p.

Levitov, Nikolai Dmitrievich. Voprosy Psikhologii Kharaktera. Moskva: Gos, Uchebno-Pedagog, Iizd-vo, 1956. 365p.

Ligon, Ernest Mayfield. Dimensions of Character. NY: Macmillan, 1956. 497p.

Lillyquist, M. J. Understanding and Changing Criminal Behavior. Englewhood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1980.

Lofton, George Augustus (1839-1914). Character Sketches; or, The Blackboard Mirror. A series of illustrated discussions, depicting those peculiarities of character which contribute to the ridicule and failure, or to the dignity and success of mankind. Nashville, TN: Southwestern Publishing House, 1890. 454p.

Logan, Jessie E., ed. Goodly Company, a Book of Quotations and Proverbs for Character Development. Intro. Carrie E. Scott and Clara W. Nieman. Chicago: Beckley-Cardy Company, 1930. 221p.

Lucas, John Randolph. Responsibility. Oxford: Clarendon Press; NY: Oxford Univ. Press, 1993. 298p.

MacArthur, John. The Pillars of Christian Character: the Basic Essentials of a Living Faith. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1998. 208p.

MacCunn, John (1846-1929). The Making of Character; Some Educational Aspects of Ethics. NY: Macmillan Company, 1900. 226p.

Malerstein, Abraham J., and Mary Ahern. A Piagetian Model of Character Structure. NY: Human Sciences Press, 1982. 252p.

Malinda Teel, ed. Fortitude: True Stories of True Grit. NY: Red Rock Press, 2000. 227p.

Martin, Ralph. A Crisis of Truth. Ann Arbor, MI: Servant, 1982.

Martin, Roger L. The Responsibility Virus: How Control Freaks, Shrinking Violets—and the Rest of Us—Can Harness the Power of True Partnership. NY: Basic Books, 2002. 286p.

Maslow, Abraham. Religions, Values, and Peak Experiences. NY: Penquin, 1964. — Motivation and Personality. 2nd ed. NY: Harper & Row, 1970.

Mason, Charlotte Maria (1842-1923). Ourselves: Improving Character and Conscience. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1989. 252p. Originally published: London: K. Paul, Trench, Trübner and Co., 1905.

McCracken, C. J., and I. C. Tipton, eds. Berkeley’s Principles and Dialogues: Background Source Materials. Cambridge, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2000. 300p.

McDonough, Mary Rosa. The Empirical Study of Character. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1929. 2 vols.

McDougall, William (1871-1938). Character and the Conduct of Life. NY: G. P. Putnam’s sons, 1927; 394p.; 8th ed. London: Methuen & co., 1945. 287p.

McElhinney, Robert Stewart, and Henry Lester Smith. Personality and Character Building. Winona Lake, IN: Light and Life Press, 1942. 345p.

McKinnon, Christine. Character, Virtue Theories, and the Vices. Orchard Park, NY: Broadview Press, 1999. 261p.

McKown, Harry Charles (1892-1963). Character Education. NY: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1935. 472p.

Mercier, C. Criminal Responsibility. NY: Physicians and Surgeons Book Co., 1926.

Messick, John D. Personality and Character Development. NY: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1939. 192p.

Meyer, Susan Sauvé. Aristotle on Moral Responsibility: Character and Cause. Oxford, UK; Cambridge, USA: Blackwell, 1993. 210p.

Mill, John Stuart. Utilitarianism. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1957.

Miller, James Russell (1840-1912). The Building of Character. NY: T. Y. Crowell, 1894. 273p. — A Life of Character. Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 1998. 291p.

Moltmann, Jürgen, with Harvey Cox. The Future of Hope: Theology as Eschatology. NY: Herder, 1970. 166p.

Moltmann, Jürgen. The Crucified God: the Cross of Christ as the Foundation and Criticism of Christian Theology. NY: Harper & Row. 346p. — On Human Dignity: Political Theology and Ethics. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1984. 225p. — Theology of Hope: on the Ground and the Implications of a Christian Eschatology. NY: Harper & Row, 1967; Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1993. 342p.

Montgomery, Stephen. The Pygmalion Project: Love and Coercion Among the Types. Del Mar, CA: Prometheus Nemesis Book, 1990.

Mounier, Emmanuel (1905-1950). The Character of Man. Trans. into English by Cynthia Rowland. NY: Harper, 1956. 341p. Abridgment of author’s Traité du Caractére. Paris: Éditions du seuil, 1946. 795p.

Myers, Gustavus (1872-1942). The History of American Idealism. NY: Boni and Liveright, 1925. 349p.

Myers, Isabel Briggs, et al. MBTI Manual: a Guide to the Development and Use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. 3rd ed. Palo Alto, CA: Consulting Psychologists Press, 1998; 420p.

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Neuman, Henry. Lives in the Making: Aims and Ways of Character Education. NY: D. Appleton, 1932. 369p.

Neustatter, W. L. Psychological Disorder and Crime. London: C. Johnson, 1953.

New Zealand Foundation for Character Education., note that Weston Primary School in North Otago, New Zealand, has classified the picture book section of its library under the eight cornerstone values.

Niebuhr, Reinhold. Moral Man and Immoral Society. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1932. — The Nature and Destiny of Man. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1941-43. 2 vols.

Nietzshe, Friedrich Wilhelm. The Portable Nietzsche. NY: Viking, 1954.

Nix, William. Character Works. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 1999. 167p.

Oglesby, William B., Jr. Biblical Themes for Pastoral Care. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1980.

Paul, Ellen Frankel, Fred D. Miller, Jr., and Jeffrey Paul, eds. Responsibility. NY: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1999.

Pearson – tests/tjta.htm. The T-JTA asks 180 questions measuring nine continuums. Other tests include the 16PF, Bender-Gestalt II, BHI (Battery for Health Improvement), CAARS (Conner’s Adult ADHD Rating Scale), GZTS (Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey), MCMI-III (Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III), MIPS (Millon Index of Personality Styles), MMPI-2 (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2), Rorschach, TAT (Thematic Apperception Test), VMI (Beery VMI or the Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration).

Peters, Tom, and Robert H. Waterman. In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-run Companies. NY: Harper & Row, 1982; 360p.; HarperBusiness Essentials, 2004. Popular.

Pierce, Edgar. The Philosophy of Character. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 1924. 435p.

Pierson, Arthur Tappan (1837-1911). Life-Power: or, Character, Culture and Conduct. NY: F. H. Revell, 1895. 214p.

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Character Above All: an Exploration of Presidential Leadership. Alexandria, VA: PBS: Online Newshour, 1996; sound recording;

Puryear, Edgar F. American Generalship: Character Is Everything: the Art of Command. Novata, CA: Presidio, 2000. 374p.

Reich, Wilhelm (1897-1957). Character-Analysis. Tran. Charakteranalyse by Theodore P. Wolfe. 3d, enl. ed.. NY: Orgone Institute Press, 1949. 516p.

Riach, Steve. Heart of a Champion: Profiles in Character, Including the Stories of Kurt Warner, David Robinson, Michelle Akers, Jeff Gordon, Alex Rodriguez, and Many More. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2001. 226p.

Rice, Ada. Literature and Character. Chicago: The Howard-Severance Co., 1917. 338p.

Roback, Abraham Aaron (1890-1965). The Psychology of Character. NY: Harcourt, Brace, 1927. 595p.

Robinson, John A. T. Christian Freedom in a Permissive Society. London: SCM Press, 1970. — Honest to God. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1963.

Roche, P. Q. The Criminal Mind: A Study of Communication Between the Criminal Law and Psychiatry. NY: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1958.

Rogers, Carl R. A Way of Being. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980. — Client-Centered Therapy. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1951. — “Empathic: An Unappreciated Way of Being.” Journal of Counseling Psychology 5 (1975): 2-10. The classic statement on empathy.

Roshau, Terry. HR-2: Human Rights, Human Responsibility: Politics for the Twenty-First Century! Salem, OR: Human Rights, Human Responsibility Coalition, 2000. 120p.

Ross, R. R., and P. Gendreau. Effective Correctional Treatment. Toronto: Butterworths, 1980.

Ross, Stephen David. The Nature of Moral Responsibility. Detroit: Wayne State Univ. Press, 1973. 270p.

Rotman’s Edgardo. Beyond Punishment: A New View on the Rehabilitation of Criminal Offenders. Westport, CT: Yale Univ., 1990.

Ryan, Kevin, and George F. McLean, eds. Character Development in Schools and Beyond. NY: Praeger, 1987. 409p. — and Thomas Lickona, eds. Character Development in Schools and Beyond. 2nd ed. expanded. Washington, D.C.: Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 1992. 382p.

Sabini, John, and Maury Silver. Emotion, Character, and Responsibility. NY: Oxford Univ. Press, 1998. 175p.

Samenow, Stanton E. Inside the Criminal Mind. NY: Times Books, 1984.

Sartre, Jean Paul. Being and Nothingness. Trans. Hazel E. Barnes. London: Methuen, 1957.

Schaeffer, Francis A. Back to Freedom and Dignity. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity, 1972.

Schlessinger, Laura. How Could You Do That?: the Abdication of Character, Courage, and Conscience. NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 1996. 269p.

Schlossberger, Eugene. Moral Responsibility and Persons. Philadelphia: Temple Univ. Press, 1992. 255p.

Schoeman, Ferdinand David, ed. Responsibility, Character, and the Emotions: New Essays in Moral Psychology. Cambridge; NY: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1987. 358p.

Schofield, Alfred Taylor (1846-1929). The Springs of Character. NY: Funk & Wagnalls Co., 1901. 248p.

School for Champions –

Sellars, Wilfrid, and John Hospers, eds. Readings in Ethical Theory. NY: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1952. 707p.

Sewall, Joseph (1688-1769). The Character and Blessedness of the Upright. Boston: Printed by T. Crump, 1717. 48p.

Shand, Alexander Faulkner (1858-1936). The Foundations of Character: Being a Study of the Tendencies of the Emotions and Sentiments. London: Macmillan, 1920. 578p.

Shapiro, David. Dynamics of Character: Self-Regulation in Psychopathology. NY: Basic Books, 2000. 172p.

Sheehy, Gail. Character: America’s Search for Leadership. 1st ed. NY: Morrow, 1988. 303p.

Sichel, Betty A. Moral Education: Character, Community, and Ideals. Philadelphia: Temple Univ. Press, 1988. 333p.

Sigma Assessment Systems –, on personality measures include: the BPI (Basic Personality Inventory), CAB (Coolidge Assessment Battery), CPS (Carlson Psychological Survey), JPI-R (Jackson Personality Inventory-Revised), LDR (Leadership Development Report), NEO-FFI (NEO Five Factor), NEO-PI-R (NEO Personality Inventory-Revised), OSI-R (Occupational Stress Inventory-Revised), PAI (Personality Assessment Inventory), PRF (Personality Research Form), PSI (Personality Screening Inventory), PT (Psicologico Texto), RADS-2 (Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale-2), SRES (Sex-Role Egalitarianism Scale), STAXI-2 (State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2), SIQ (Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire), and SWS (Survey of Work Styles).

Silberman, Charles E. Criminal Violence, Criminal Justice. NY: Random House, 1978.

Simonov, Pavel Vasil´evich, and Petr Mikhailovich Ershov. Temperament, Character, and Personality: Biobehavioral Concepts in Science, Art, and Social Psychology. Trans. from Russian by Anthony Bastow. Philadelphia: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 1991. 166p.

Singletary, Mike. Singletary on Singletary. With Jerry Jenkins. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1991.

Sisson, Edward Octavius (1869-1949). The Essentials of Character: a Practical Study of the Aim of Moral Education. NY: Macmillan Company, 1910. 214p.

Smith, Arthur Maxson. On to Alaska with Buchanan: Building Citizenship. Los Angeles: The Ward Ritchie Press, 1937. 124p.

Stanley, Andy. Like a Rock: Becoming a Person of Character. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1997. 237p.

Steele, George McKendree (1823-1902). Character and Conduct: Talks to Young People. Cincinnati: Curts & Jennings; NY: Eaton & Mains, 1899. 256p.

Studies in the Nature of Character. The Character education inquiry, Teachers college, Columbia university in coöperation with the institute of social and religious research. NY: Macmillan, 1928-30. 3 vols.

Sukharev, Vladimir Aleksandrovich. Kharakter, Zdorov´e, Sud´ba. Minsk: Belarus´, 1993. 413p.

Swindoll, Charles R. The Quest for Character: Inspirational Thoughts for Becoming More Like Christ. Portland, OR: Multnomah Press, 1987; 216p. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1993; 214p.).

Teaching –

Thielicke, Helmut. Theological Ethics. Edited by William H. Lazareth. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1966.

Thomas Aquinas, Saint (1225?-1274). Treatise on the Virtues. NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1966. John Oesterle, tr.. 171p.

Thomas, C. W., and D. M. Petersen. Prison Organization and Inmate Subcultures. IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1977.

Thompson, Jim. Positive Coaching: Building Character and Self-Esteem through Sports. Portola Valley, CA: Warde Publishers, 1993, 1995. 400p.

Toch, Hans. Mosaic of Despair: Human Breakdowns in Prison. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 1975; revised 1992. One of a kind. and John Klofas. Performing Human Services: Change Through Participation. Beverly Hills: Sage, 1982.

Tonry, Michael, ed. The Handbook of Crime and Punishment. Oxford, NJ: Oxford Univ., 1998.

Totton, Nick, and Michael Jacobs. Character and Personality Types. Buckingham, U.K.: Open Univ., 2001. 137p.

Toulemonde, Jean. La Caractérologie: Tempéraments, Caractères, Typologie. Paris: Payot, 1951. 351p.

Tournier, Paul. The Meaning of Persons. NY: Harper & Row, 1957.

Trakman, Leon E., and Sean Gatien. Rights and Responsibilities. Buffalo: Univ. of Toronto Press, 1999. 286p.

Trent, John T. Seeking Solid Ground: Anchoring Your Life in Godly Character. Colorado Springs, CO: Focus on the Family, 1995. 202p.

Trimiew, Darryl M. Voices of the Silenced: the Responsible Self in a Marginalized Community. Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press, 1993. 139p.

Troth, Dennis Clayton, ed. Selected Readings in Character Education. Boston, MA: The Beacon Press, 1930. 387p.

Trumbull, Henry Clay (1830-1903). Aspirations and Influences. Philadelphia: John D. Wattles, 1889. 188p. — Character-Shaping and Character-Showing. Philadelphia, J. D. Wattles, 1889. 200p.

Vance, James Isaac (1862-1939). Royal Manhood. NY: Fleming H. Revell, 1899. 251p.

Varnum, Henry. Character: a Text-Book on Principles of Moral Conduct. OH: Standard Publishing, 1926. 408p.

Veyra, Sofía Reyes de, and Carmen Aguinaldo Melencio. Character and Conduct. Edited by Samuel Berman. Philadelphia, Manila: The John C. Winston Company, 1932. 3 vols.

Viscott, David. Risking. NY: Pocket Books, 1977.

Voice of the Martyrs, The. Extreme Devotion: Daily Devotional Stories of Ancient to Modern Day Believers Who Sacrificed Everything for Christ. Nashville: W Publishing, 2001.

Wademan, Daisy, comp. Remember Who You Are: Life Stories that Inspire the Heart and Mind. Professors of Harvard Business School. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2004. 185p.

Wagner, Günter P., ed. The Character Concept in Evolutionary Biology. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 2001. 622p.

Wallace, Chris. Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage. Rugged Land LLC: 2004.

Wallace, R. Jay. Responsibility and the Moral Sentiments. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press, 1994. 275p.

Ware, Mary Greene. The Elements of Character. 3d ed. Boston: Crosby, Nichols, 1855. 234p.

Washington, Booker T. (1856-1915). Character Building, Being Addresses Delivered on Sunday Evenings to the Students of Tuskegee Institute. NY: Haskell House Publishers, 1972 (1st 1902). 291p.

Watkinson, William Lonsdale (1838-1925). Studies in Christian Character, Work, and Experience. NY: Fleming H. Revell, 1903. 2 vol.

Webb, Charles Thomas. The Kingdom Within: the Relation of Personal Character to the Problems of the World Without. NY: Macmillan, 1934. 230p.

Wheatley, William Alonzo, and Royce R. Mallory. Building Character and Personality; a Discussion Text in Orientation and Guidance for High-School Students. NY: Ginn and Company, 1936. 361p.

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White, James Terry (1845-1920). Character Lessons in American Biography for Public Schools and Home Instruction. Prepared in response to the general demand for a better moral instruction in the public schools for the Character Development League. NY: The Character Development League, 1909. 102p.

Williams, William R. (1804-1885). Religious Progress: Discourses on the Development of the Christian Character. Boston: Gould and Lincoln, 1850. 258p.

Wolfe, Alan. Moral Freedom: The Impossible Idea that Defines the Way We Live Now. NY: W.W. Norton, 2001.

Wolfe, John Marcus. Introduction to the Study of Human Conduct and Character: a Dicussion of the Elements and Agencies that Factor in Character Education. NY: Benziger Brothers, 1930. 213p.

Wurmbrand, Richard. Tortured for Christ. 30th Anniversary Ed. Bartlesville, OK: Living Sacrifice, 1998 (1st 1967).

Yu, Tianlong. In the Name of Morality: Character Education and Political Control. NY: P. Lang, 2004. 168p.

Ziglar, Zig. See You at the Top. Greta, LA: Pelican, 1977 (1st 1974).

Zimmerman, Michael J. The Concept of Moral Obligation. Cambridge; NY: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1996. 301p.




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