John A. Sanford Collection of Books

Finding aid prepared by Archives Staff
Opus Archives and Research Center
801 Ladera Lane
Santa Barbara, CA, 93108
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Descriptive Summary

Title: John A. Sanford Collection of Books
Date: 1911-1988
Physical Description: 10 linear feet
Opus Archives and Research Center
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Language of Material: English

Biography/Organization History

John A. Sanford (1929-2005), also known by the nickname Jack, was a parish priest for 19 years before starting his private practice as a psychoanalyst. He focused his work on the intersections between inner growth as offered in depth psychology and Christianity. He studied with Fritz Kunkel and completed his training in Jungian analysis at the C.G. Jung Institute in Los Angeles. Books he authored include The Invisible Partners, Healing and Wholeness , Fritz Kunkel, The Strange Trial of Mr. Hyde, and Mystical Christianity: A Psychological Commentary on the Gospel of St. John . See the Opus Archives and Research Center website for John Sanford's bibliography  .

Scope and Content Note

The Sanford collection includes his own works as well as volumes from A Select Library of The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of The Christian Church , The Ante-Nicene Fathers Translations of The Writings of The Fathers Down To A.D. 325 , books by Fritz Kunkel, and other religious and Jungian publications.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Self-help techniques
Catholic Church
Identity (Psychology)


Fathers of the English Dominican Province (Trans.). (1948). The Summa Theologica Of St. Thomas Aquinas: First Complete American Edition in Three Volumes (Vols. 2-3). New York, NY: Benziger Brothers.


Volume II: IIa-Iiae QQ. 1-189; IIIa QQ. 1-90


Volume III: Supplement QQ. 1-99; Appendices; Articles; Indexes


Harnack, A. History Of Dogma. Complete in Seven Volume, Bound as Four (Vols. 1-7). (N. Buchanan, Trans.). 1961


1961 unabridged republication of the English translation of the third German edition (circa 1900)

Volume I


Volume II and III


Volume IV and V


Volume VI and VII


Hastings, J. (Ed.). (1911). Dictionary of the Bible. New York, NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons.


Extra Volume with Indexes


Volume I: A-Feasts


Volume II: Feign-Kinsman


Volume III: Kir-Plieades


Volume IV: Pleroma-Zuzim


Jung, E., & von Franz, M.L. (1960). Die Graalslegende . Zurich: Rascher & Cie, AG.

Language of Material: Material is in German

Kunkel, Fritz


Kunkel, F. (1931). God Helps Those…: Psychology and the Development of Character . New York, NY: Ives Washburn, Inc.


Kunkel, F. (1936). Conquer Yourself. New York, NY: Ives Washburn Inc.


Kunkel, F. (1938). Character Growth Education. (B. Keppel-Compton & B. Druitt, Trans.) New York, NY: J.B. Lippincott Company.


Kunkel, F. (1944). What It Means To Grow Up. New York, NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons. (Original work published 1936)


Kunkel, F. (1946). Let’s Be Normal: The Psychologist Comes to his Senses (7th ed.). (E. Jensen, Trans.). New York, NY: Ives Washburn, Inc. (Original work published 1929)


Kunkel, F. (1952). Creation Continues: A Psychological Interpretation of the First Gospel . New York, NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons. (Original work published 1947)


Kunkel, F. (1958). My Dear Ego: A Look in the Mirror (4th ed.). Boston, MA: The Pilgrim Press. (Original work published 1947)


Kunkel, F. (1973). Creation Continues (Paperback ed.). Waco, TX: Word Books Incorporated.


Kunkel, F., and Dickerson, R.E. (1946). How Character Develops . Charles Scribner’s Sons. (Original work published 1940)


Mead, G.R.S. (1963). Translation, Annotation and Introduction, PISTIS SOPHIA, A Gnostic Miscellany; Being for the most part Extracts from the Books of The Saviour To which are added Excerpts From a Cognate Literature . London: John M. Watkins.


Roberts, A., & Donaldson, J. (Eds.). The Ante-Nicene Fathers Translations of The Writings of The Fathers Down To A.D. 325 (Vols. 1-10). Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdman’s Publishing Company.


Volume I (no date): The Apolistic Fathers With Justin Martyr and Renaeus


Volume II (1962): Fathers of the Second Century: Hermas, Tatian, Athenagoras Theophilus and Clement of Alexandria (Entire)


Volume III (1957): Latin Christianity: It’s Founder, Tertullian Part I-Apologetic, Part II-Anti-Marcion, Part III Ethical


Volume IV (1956): Tertullian, Part Fourth; Minucius Felix; Commodian; Origen; Parts First and Second


Volume IX (no date): I-Biographical Synopsis, II-General Index


Volume V (1957): Hippolytus, Cyprian, Caius, Novatian, Appedix


Volume VI (no date): Gregory Thaumaturgus, Dionysius the Greatm Julius Africanus, Anatolius and Minor Writers, Methodius, Arnobius


Volume VII (no date): Lactantius, Venantius, Asterius Victorinusx Dionysius, Apostolic Teaching and Constitutions, Homily and Liturgies


Volume VIII (no date): The Twelve Patriarchs, Excerpts and Epistles, The Clementina, Apocrypha, Decretals, Memoirs of Edessa and Syriac Documents, Remains of the First Ages


Volume X (no date): The Gospel of Peter, The Diatessaron of Tatian, The Apocalypse of Peter, The Visio Pauli, The Apocalypses of the Virgin and Sedach, The Testament of Abraham, The Acts of Xanthippe and Polyxena, The Narrative of Zosimus, The Apology of Aristides, The Epistles of Clement (complete text), Origen’s Commentary on John, Books I-X, And Commentary on Matthew Books I, II and X-XIV


Sanford, J.A., and Lough, G. (1988). What Men Are Like: The Psychology of Men, For Men and the Women Who Live With Them . New York, NY: The Paulist Press.


Sanford, John A.


Sanford, J.A. (1986). Song of the Meadowlark: a Novel. New York, NY: Harper & Row.


Sanford, J.A. (1987). The Man Who Wrestled With God: Light from the Old Testament on the Psychology of Individuation . New York, NY: Paulist Press.


Sanford, J.A. (1991). Soul Journey: A Jungian Analyst Looks at Reincarnation . New York, NY: The Crossroad Publishing Company.


Sanford, J.A. (1992). Healing Body and Soul: The Meaning of Illness in the New Testament and in Psychotherapy . Louisville, KY: John Knox Press.


Sanford, J.A. (1995). Hate, Love, and Ecstasy: Wisdom from the Lesser Known Goddesses of the Greeks . Wilmette, IL: Chiron Publications.


Sanford, J.A. (1996). Evil: The Shadow Side of Reality. New York, NY: Crossroad Publishing Company. (Original work published 1981)


Schaff, P. (Ed.). A Select Library of The Nicene And Post-Nicene Fathers of The Christian Church: First Series (Vols. 1-14). Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdman’s Publishing Company.


Volume I (1956): The Confessions & Letters of St. Augustin With a Sketch of His Life and Work


Volume II (1956): St. Augustine: The City of God; Christian Doctrine


Volume III (1956): St. Augustine: On the Holy Trinity, Doctrinal Treatises, Moral Treatises


Volume IV (1956): St. Augustine: Writings against the Manichaeans and against the Donatists


Volume IX (1956): St. Chrysostom: On the Priesthood; Ascetic Treatises; Homilies and Letters; Homilies on the Statues


Volume V (1956): St. Augustine: Writings Against the Pelagians


Volume VI (1956): St. Augustine: Sermon on the Mount; Harmony on the Gospels; Homilies on the Gospels


Volume VII (1956): St. Augustine: Homilies on the Gospel of John; Homilies on the First Epistle of John; Soliloquies


Volume VIII (1956): St. Augustine: Expositions on the Book of Psalms


Volume X (1956): St. Chrysostom: Homilies on St. Matthew


Volume XI (1956): St. Chrysostom: Homilies on the Acts of the Apostles and the Epistle to the Romans


Volume XII (1956): St. Chrysostom: Homilies on the Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians (Homilies on First and Second Corinthians)


Volume XIII (1956): St. Chrysostom: Homilies on Galations, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Thessalonians, Timothy, Titus and Philemon


Volume XIV (1956): St. Chrysostom: Homilies on the Gospel of St. John, and Hebrews


Schaff, P., & Wace, H. (Eds.). A Select Library Of The Nicene And Post-Nicene Fathers Of The Christian Church: Second Series (Translated into English with Prolegomena and Explanatory notes) (Vols. 1-14). Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdman’s Publishing Company.


Volume I (no date): Eusebius of Caesarea: Church History; Life of Constantine the Great; Oration of Constantine


Volume II (1952): Socrates: Church History; Sozomenus: Church History


Volume III (no date): Theodoret, Jerome, Gennadius, Refinus: Historical Writings, Letters


Volume IV (1957): Athanasius: Select Works, Letters


Volume IX (1955): St. Hilary of Poitiers; John of Damascus


Volume V (no date): Gregory of Nyssa: Dogmatic Treatises, Etc.


Volume VI (no date): St. Jerome: Select Works, Letters


Volume VII (no date): St. Cyril of Jerusalem; St. Gregory of Nazianzen; Orations, Sermons, Letters


Volume VIII (no date): Basil: On the Holy Spirit, Letters


Volume X (1955): St. Ambrose, Select Works and Letters


Volume XI (1955): Sulpitas Severus; Vincent of Lerins; John Cassain


Volume XII (1956): Leo the Great; Gregory the Great, Part I


Volume XIII (1956): Part II Gregory the Great; Ephraim Syrus; Aphrahat


Volume XIV (no date): Decrees and Canons of the Seven Ecumenical Councils