A History of the Christian Movement: An Essay on the Development of Christian Institutions. Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1978, 329pp.
--"of those [scholars] who have attempted to do what Dr. Frankforter has undertaken, none has produced, within the compass of a single volume, a more readable and scholarly study. . . . He writes with unusual perceptivity, his style is lucid, at times brilliant; above all, the interpretations he offers of the controversial issues which periodically confronted the Christian church are eminently constructive." -Joseph Dahmus--
Civilization and Survival. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1988, 560 pp.
--An account of the birth and growth of western civilization that postulates that civilization is the human survival strategy, an elaborate form of cultural behavior designed to handle a variety of environmental challenges and opportunities.--
The Equality of the Two Sexes: Poullain de la Barre's L'Égalité des Deux Sexes.
With Paul Morman.
Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1989, 189pp.
--Edited French text with English translation on facing pages. "Historical artifact of limited importance appropriate for graduate libraries" -Choice--
The Shakespeare Name Dictionary (American edition)
The Shakespeare Name and Place Dictionary (European edition)
with James Madison Davis
New York: Garland, 1995, 533 pp.
--A reference work providing historical and literary background on all the proper names found in the works of Shakespeare.--
The Western Heritage Brief Edition with Donald Kagan, Steven Ozment, and Frank Turner. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1996; 2nd edition, 1999; 3rd edition, 2001; 4th edition, 2003.
--A condensed version of one of the nation's most successful textbooks for the study of the history of western civilization.--
The Medieval Millennium: An Introduction. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999; 2nd edition, 2002.
--A core or supplementary text for introductory courses in history, art history, and literature surveying the development of European and Mediterranean societies from the end of the Roman empire to the beginning of the era of global exploration.--
Stones for Bread: A Critique of Contemporary Worship (Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2001).
--provocative and engaging explanation of the consequences of the tendency by many Protestant congregations to adopt contemporary styles of worship, leading often to a vapid reflection of popular culture.--
The West: Culture and Ideas (William Spellman), (2003).
--clearly and compactly written narrative history of Western civilization that does an admirable job of addressing issues such as race and feminist concerns.--
ARTICLES AND SHORTER PIECES
"The Episcopal Registers of Medieval England: An Inventory," The British Studies Monitor 6, 2 (Spring, 1976): 3-22.
"The Familiares of Hugh of Wells, Bishop of Lincoln: A Glimpse at Invisible Men," The American Benedictine Review 27, 2 (June, 1976): 199-211.
"The Reformation and the Register: Episcopal Administration in Late Medieval England," The Catholic Historical Review 63, 2 (April, 1977)" 204-224.
"Hroswitha of Gandersheim and the Destiny of Women," The Historian 41, 2 (February, 1979): 295-314; reprinted in: Classical and Medieval Literature and Criticism, Farmington Hills, MI, Gale Research Inc., 1999.
"Sexism and the Search for the Thematic Structure of the Plays of Hroswitha of Gandersheim," International Journal of Women's Studies 2, 3 (May/June, 1979): 221-232; reprinted in Classical and Medieval Literature and Criticism, Farmington Hills, MI, Gale Research Inc, 1999.
"Was There a Woman's Moment in History?" International Journal of Women's Studies 5, 2 (March/April, 1982) 114-127.
"Blending Western Civilization and Women's History," Teaching History, 7, 1 (Spring, 1982): 23-29.
"The Origin of the Episcopal Registration Procedures in Medieval England," Manuscripta 26, 2 (July, 1982): 67-89.
"Correspondence with Women: The Case of John Knox," Journal of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association 6 (1985): 159-172.
"John Knox and the Sisters of Affliction," Proceedings of the American Historical Association, 1985, University Microfilms, Reference #10485.
"The Chronology of the Knox-Bowes Letters," Manuscripta 31, 1 (March, 1987): 28-41.
"Teaching in the Professional Context: Case Study and Modest Proposal," Teaching History, 14, 1 (March, 1987): 28-41.
"Elizabeth Bowes and John Knox: A Woman and Reformation Theology," Church History 56, 3 (September, 1987): 333-347.
"Conversations in Clio's Classroom," Perspectives, 32, 9 (December, 1994): 25-28.
"Amalasuntha, Procopius, and a Woman's Place," The Journal of Women's History 8, 2 (Summer, 1996): 41-57.