My Posts about The Salvation Army
- Comparing William Booth and Isaac Hecker: My Paper at WTS
- Conflict with the Conference: Parallels between William Booth and Ralph Horner
- A “greater effusion of the Holy Spirit”: Isaac Hecker’s hopes for renewal
- Albert Orsborn on the Salvation Army and the World Council of Churches
- A brief follow-up on The Salvation Army as “a church”
- When did The Salvation Army Become “a church”?
- Book Review – Boundless Salvation: The Shorter Writings of William Booth
- Catherine Booth at Chatsworth
- The Salvation Army and the Paulist Fathers: Two Interesting Cases of Missional Diversity in the church
- Great Series on The Salvation Army and the Sacraments
- Excellent video on Bramwell Booth’s removal from office
- Salvationists should read this
- Doctrine in The Salvation Army tradition
- Ongoing discussion of SA and sacraments
- Improving Salvation Army Worship
- Three quotes from William Booth on the Sacraments
- A Comparison of Salvation Story and the 2010 Handbook of Doctrine
- Typology of views of charismatic movements, part 5 continued: charismatic enlivens institutional
- The Salvation Army as an Order? An early Catholic comment
- Typology of views on charismatic movements, part 3: charismatic in legitimate tension with institutional
- Eight Theses on Authority in the Church
Salvation Army History Websites and Academic Resources
The SA Historical and Philatetic Association has an interesting website, which includes Kindle books and other resources. If you are interested in SA history you should also consider joining the facebook group.
Although the Rubicon is no longer an active website, the archives are still up, and under the “education” category are several academic papers and theses available for download.
Word and Deed: A Journal of Salvation Army Theology and Ministry is an academic journal which has been published since 1998. You can get back issues here.
Though it is just getting off the ground, Booth University College in Winnipeg has established a Centre for Salvation Army Studies. They have started a lecture series, and have published their first book – Boundless Salvation: The Shorter Writings of William Booth, with Peter Lang (see my review here).
Early Salvationist Books available on Internet Archive
Note: I have included books mostly from Internet Archive, because this site provides scanned-image books, which are ideal for research, since they are images of the hard-copies, and therefore include the original page numbers. You can also access some of them through Princeton Theological Seminary’s Theological Commons, which has a nicer search interface. There other sites, like Project Gutenberg and the Wesley Center Online, that have Salvationist books available in a typed-out formats. Sometimes these files include original pagination, and sometimes they do not. Internet Archive also provides options for downloading files in several formats, including plain text, epub, and Kindle. See also Jon’s comment below about a site where you can get some of these for Kindle for a low price.
Railton, George Scott. Heathen England. 3rd Edition. London: S. W. Partridge & Co., 1879.
Booth, Catherine Mumford. Godliness: Being Reports of a Series of Addresses, Delivered at St. James’ Hall, London W., 1881. Boston: McDonald & Gill, 1883.
Booth, Catherine Mumford. The Salvation Army in Relation to The Church and State, and Other Addresses. London: Book Depot of The Salvation Army, 1883.
Machar, Agnes Maule, a.k.a. “Fidelis.” Red-Cross Knights of The Salvation Army. Toronto: Williamson & Co., 1884.
Booth, Catherine. The Holy Ghost: An Addresss by Mrs. Booth. Toronto: Salvation Temple, 1885.
Railton, George Scott. Twenty-One Years’ Salvation Army. London: Salvation Army Publishing Offices, 1886.
Booth, Catherine Mumford. Life and Death: Being Reports of Addresses Delivered in London, 1890. London: The Salvation Army, 1890.
Booth, Maud Ballington. Beneath Two Flags. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1890.
Booth, William. In Darkest England and The Way Out. London: Funk & Wagnalls, 1890.
Booth, Catherine Mumford. Papers on Aggressive Christianity. London: The Salvation Army, 1891.
Booth, Catherine Mumford. Papers on Practical Religion. London: The Salvation Army, 1891.
Booth, Ballington, and Maud Booth. New York’s Inferno Explored: Scenes Full of Pathos Powerfully Portrayed – Siberian Desolation Caused by Vice and Drink – Tenements Packed with Misery and Crime. New York: The Salvation Army, 1891.
Booth, William. The Doctrines of The Salvation Army, Prepared for the Training Homes by the General. Toronto: Territorial Headquarters [The Salvation Army], 1892.
Booth, Maude Ballington. The Curse of Septic Soul-Treatment. New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1892.
Booth-Tucker, Frederick St. George de Latour. Gems from the Life of Catherine Booth, the Mother of The Salvation Army. Toronto: Trade Headquarters [The Salvation Army], 1893.
Booth-Tucker, Frederick St. George de Latour. The Short Life of Catherine Booth, Mother of The Salvation Army: Abridged from the Original Edition. London: The Salvation Army, 1893.
Booth-Tucker, Frederick St. George de Latour. William Booth, The General of The Salvation Army. New York: The Salvation Army Printing and Publishing House, 1898.
Read, Blanche J. The Life of John Read. Toronto: Salvation Army Printing and Publishing House, n.d. [1899?]
Booth, William. The Salvation Army Music: Compiled by General Booth. London: The Salvation Army Book Department, 1900.
Booth-Tucker, Frederick St. George de Latour. Muktifauj, Or Forty Years with The Salvation Army in India and Ceylon. London, Marshall Brothers, n.d. 
Brengle, Samuel Logan. Heart Talks on Holiness. 7th Edition. New York: The Salvation Army Printing and Publishing House, 1918 [originally published 1900].
Brengle, Samuel Logan. The Soul-Winner’s Secret. New York: The Salvation Army Printing and Publishing House, n.d. [1900?]
Duff, Mildred. Catherine Booth: A Sketch. London: Salvationist Publishing and Supplies, Ltd., n.d. [1901?]
Booth-Tucker, Frederick St. George de Latour. Light in Darkness: Being an Account of The Salvation Army in the United States. New York: The Salvation Army Printing and Engraving Department, 1902.
Haggard, H. Rider. The Poor and the Land: Being a Report on The Salvation Army Colonies in the United States and at Hadleigh England. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1905.
Booth, William. Sargeant-Major Do-your-best of Darkington no. 1: Sketches of the Inner Life of a Salvation Army Corps. London: The Salvation Army Book Department, 1906.
Coates, Thomas F. G. The Prophet of the Poor: The Life-Story of William Booth. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1906.
Swan, Annie S. The Outsiders: Being Brief Sketches of the Social Work of The Salvation Army. London: The Salvation Army, 1906.
Booth-Tucker, Frederick St. George de Latour. The Consul: A Sketch of Emma Booth-Tucker. Fourth Edition. London: The Salvation Army Publishing Department, 1907.
Begbie, Harold. Twice-Born Men: A Clinic in Regeneration. A footnote in narrative to Professor William James’s “The Varieties of Religious Experience.” London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909.
Howard, T. H. Standards of Life and Service. London: Salvation Army Book Department, 1909.
Haggard, H. Rider. Regeneration: Being an Account of the Social Work of The Salvation Army in Great Britain. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1910.
Booth, William. The Salvation Army Songs: Compiled by General Booth. London: The Salvation Army Book Department, 1911.
Railton, George Scott. The Authoritative Life of General William Booth, Founder of The Salvation Army. New York: Hodder & Stoughton, 1912.
Booth, Mary. With the B.E.F. in France. London: The Salvation Army, 1916.
Wallis, Humphrey. Practical Visionaries: Brief Sketches, Illustrating the Power and Spirit of Salvation Army Work Amongst the Common People. London: The Salvation Army, 1918.
Booth, Evangeline, and Grace Livingston Hill. The War Romance of The Salvation Army. London: J. B. Lipincott Company, 1919.
Dean, Mary Morgan. The Lady with the Other Lamp: The Story of Blanche Read Johnson. Toronto: McLelland and Stewart, 1919.
Books which are critical of The Salvation Army, available Internet Archive [ordered chronologically]
Whitworth, William Allen. Home Mission Preaching in Relation to the Sacramental System of the Church: Does Defectiveness of Doctrine Conduce to the Success of Missions. A Third Address on Home Mission Work. London: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., 1882. [see pages 13-21]
Wilson, Andrew. The Salvation Army, Its Government, Principles, and Practices. Toronto: James Bain & Son, 1884.
Cudmore, John T. The Doctrines of the Bible and The Salvation Army Compared, Or, Why I Left The Salvation Army. Charlottetown, P.E. Island: n.p., 1889.
An Ex-Staff Officer. The New Papacy: Behind the Scenes in The Salvation Army. Toronto: Albert Brittnell, 1889.
Huxley, Thomas H. Social Diseases and Worse Remedies: Letters to the “Times” on Mr. Booth’s Scheme, with a Preface and (reprtinted) Introductory Essay. London: Macmillan & Co., 1891.
Shaw, George Bernard. Major Barbara, with an Essay as First Aid to Critics. New York: Brentano’s, 1917 .
Manson, John. The Salvation Army and the Public: A Religious, Social, and Financial Study. New York, George Rutledge and Sons, 1906.
Lamb, Edwin Gifford. The Social Work of The Salvation Army. Ph.D. Dissertation, Columbia University, 1909.
Nicol, A. M. General Booth and The Salvation Army. London: Herbert & Daniel., n.d. [1911?]