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Note: The courses listed may also include additional readings that will be provided to students on reserve, in print, or electronically. In addition, some professors may add additional textbooks to their syllabi after the registration period. As you select a textbook vendor, you should keep in mind that textbook lists are subject to change, courses are occasionally canceled, and that students sometimes need to drop courses in the first two weeks of the term. Therefore, it is advisable to purchase books from vendors that will allow you to return books if necessary.

 

Spring 2016

Monday

RH 302 Interpreting the Hebrew Bible II: Laurence Edwards

  • The Jewish Study Bible, Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. (Oxford University Press).  [Either 2004 or 2014 edition, but BUY HARD COPY, not ebook. You need easy access to annotation, etc.] 
  • Walter Brueggemann, An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian  Imagination (Westminster John Knox Press, 2003).
  • Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Prophets. (Available in 1 or 2 volumes; be careful not to purchase a single volume of 2-volume set; you need access to all 28 chapters.)
  • Recommended:  Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman, The Bible Unearthed (Touchstone, 2002).
  • Recommended: David deSilva, Introducing the Apocrypha (Baker Academic, 2002).

TEC 595B Master's Writing Seminar: Seo

Tuesday

TEC 395 Introduction to the Study of Black Faith and Life: Butler

  • Required Texts
    • Akbar, Na’im, Know Thy Self. Publisher: Mind Productions & Associates (1998). ISBN: 978-0935257069
    • Drake, St. Clair. The Redemption of Africa and Black Religion. Publisher: Third World Press (1970). ISBN: 0-88378-017-8
    • Fauset, Arthur. Black Gods of the Metropolis. Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (December 15, 1970). ISBN-10: 0812210018; ISBN-13: 978-0812210019
    • Hurston, Zora Neale, Moses, Man of the Mountain. Publisher: Harper Perennial (December 7, 1990). ISBN: 978-0060919948
    • Jones, William R. Is God a White Racist? Publisher: Beacon Press (November 1997). ISBN: 978-0807010334
    • Mitchell, Beverly. Black Abolitionism. Publisher: Orbis Books (January 30, 2005). ISBN: 978-1570755910
    • Roberts, J. Deotis. Africentric Christianity. Publisher: Judson Press (April 2000). ISBN: 978-0817013219
    • Townes, Emilie. Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil. Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (November 2006). ISBN: 978-1403972736
    • Wilmore, Gayraud. Black Religion and Black Radicalism, 3rd edition. Publisher: Orbis Books (February 4, 1998). ISBN: 978-1570751820
  • Recommended Texts
    • Diop, Cheikh Anta. Pre-Colonial Black Africa. Publisher: Lawrence Hill Books (August 1, 1988). ISBN: 978-1556520884
    • Hinks, Peter, ed. David Walker’s Appeal. Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ. Press (March 1, 2000). ISBN: 978-0271019949
    • DuBois, W. E. B. The Souls of Black Folk. Kindle Edition–free

RH 533 Feminist Theory and Biblical Interpretation: Yang

  • Rosemarie P. Tong, Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction 4th ed. Westview Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780813348414. Important: Buy only the 4th edition!
  • Carole R. McCann and Seung-Kyung Kim, eds., Feminist Theory Reader: Local and Global Perspectives. 3rd edition. Routledge, 2013. Important: Buy only the 3rd edition!
  • Nyasha Junior, An Introduction to Womanist Biblical Interpretation. Westminster John Knox, 2015.
  • Elizabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Searching the Scriptures: A Feminist Introduction. Crossroad, 1993.
  • Gale Yee, Poor Banished Children of Eve: Woman as Evil in the Hebrew Bible. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2003

TEC 605 Twentieth Century Theology: Seo

  • Livingston, ed., Modern Christian Thought: The Twentieth Century (Fortress, 2006) ISBN:0800637968
  • Musser and Price, A New Handbook of Christian Theology (Abingdon, any edition) ISBN-10: 0687278023
  • Musser and Price,  A New Handbook: Handbook of Christian Theologians (Abingdon, any edition) ISBN-10: 0687278031

LM 302 Preaching: Edgerton

  • Thomas Long The Witness of Preaching, ISBN 978-0804215718 - $15
  • Frank Thomas, They Like to Never Quit Praisin’ God, ISBN 978-0829811810 - $15
  • Barbara Brown Taylor, The Preaching Life, ISBN 978-1561010745- $15
  • Olive Elaine Hinnant, God Comes Out: A Queer Homiletic, ISBN 978-0-8928-1730-0 - $24
  • Jana Childers, Performing the Word: Preaching as Theater, ISBN 978-0687074235 - $15
  • Ella Pearson Mitchell and Jacqueline Glass, editors, Those Preaching Women, Volume 4, ISBN 978-0817014643 - $14

TEC 509 Proto-womanist Thought: Terrell

  • Bambara, Toni Cade. The Black Woman: An Anthology (Washington Square Press, 1970, 2005, Kindle). ISBN:978-0743476973
  • Bradford, Sarah. Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People (Unabridged, Kindle). ISBN: 978-0486438580
  • Brent, Linda (Harriet Brent Jacobs), Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, “Introduction,” “Notes,” by Nell Irvin Painter (Penguin, 2000). ISBN: 978-0140437959
  • Gates, Henry Louis, ed. Spiritual Narratives (Maria Stewart, Jarena Lee, Julia A.J. Foote, Virginia W. Broughton, authors), “Introduction” by Sue E. Houchins (Oxford, 1988). ISBN: 978-0195052664
  • Larson, Kate Clifford. Bound For the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of An American Hero (Random House, 2004, Kindle). ISBN: 978-0345456281
  • Lorde, Audre. Zami: A New Spelling of My Name (Crossing, 1982, Kindle). ISBN: 978-0895941220
  • Painter, Nell Irvin. Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol (W.W. Norton, 1997). ISBN: 978-0393317084
  • Truth, Sojourner. Narrative of Sojourner Truth (Penguin, 1850); “Introduction,” and “Notes” by Nell Irvin Painter (1998). ISBN: 978-0140436785
  • Wells, Ida B. The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader, “Introduction,” “Notes,” and Selection Copyright by Mia Bey (Penguin, 2014, Kindle). ISBN: 978-0143106821

TEC 321 Christian Ethics: Ringer

  • Charles Matthewes, Republic of Grace   ISBN-10: 0802865089
  • Susanne DeCranne, Aquinas, Feminism and the Common Good ISBN-10: 0878403493
  • Nicholas Wolterstoff, Justine in Love ISBN-10: 0802872948
  • bell hooks, Salvation: Black People and Love ISBN-10: 0060959495
  • Traci West, Disruptive Christian Ethics ISBN-10: 066422959X

LM 416 Leading Christian Worship: Haldeman

  • Required (we will read these in their entirety, or close to that; please buy these):
    • Duck, Ruth. Worship for the Whole People of God (WJK, 2013).
    • Long, Kimberly Bracken. The Worshiping Body: The Art of Leading Worship (WJK, 2009).
    • Procter-Smith, Marjorie. A Church in Her House (Pilgrim, 2008).
    • Saliers, Don. Worship Come to Its Senses (Abingdon, 1996).
    • Saliers, Don. Music and Theology (Abingdon, 2007).
    • Stookey, Larry. Let the Whole Church Say Amen (Abingdon, 2001).
    • White, James. A Brief History of Christian Worship (Abingdon, 1993).
  • Recommended (we will read selections from these; or use them as basic reference works; usually selected chapters are available for you on Moodle already):
    • Book of Worship, UCC (United Church of Christ, 1986; loose leaf edition);
    • The New Century Hymnbook (Pilgrim, 1995); or the hymnal of your tradition/denomination.
    • Bradshaw, Paul (ed.). The New Westminster Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship (WJK, 2002).
    • Grimes, Ronald. Beginnings in Ritual Studies (CreateSpace 2010; chapters on Moodle).
    • Hickman, Saliers, Stookey and White (eds.). The New Handbook of the Christian Year (Abingdon, 1992).
    • Hoffman, Larry. The Art of Public Prayer, 2nd edition (Sky Light Paths Publishing, 1999; not this year).
    • McFarlane, Doreen. Weddings with Today’s Families in Mind: A Handbook for Pastors (Pilgrim, 2007; chapters on Moodle).
    • Webber, Robert. Planning Blended Worship (Abingdon, 1998).
    • White, James F. The Sacraments in Protestant Practice and Faith (Abingdon, 1999; chapters on Moodle).
    • White, James F. Protestant Worship: Traditions in Transition (WJK, 1989; chapters on Moodle).

Wednesday

RH 485 Religion in North America: Speller

  • Albanese, Catherine L., America: Religions and Religion, 4th edition, Wadsworth Publishing Company, Belmont, CA, 2007.
  • Baldwin, James, Go Tell It On the Mountain, Dial Press Trade Paperback, New York, 1981.
  • Covington, Dennis, Salvation on Sand Mountain: Redemption and Salvation, Penguin Books, New York, 1995.
  • Ehrlich, Elizabeth, Miriam’s Kitchen: A Memoir, Penguin Books, New York, 1997.

TEC 472 Religion, Terror, and America: Butler

  • Douglas, Kelly Brown, Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God, Kindle $9.99
  • Hermann, Judith, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence, Kindle $9.71
  • Jordan, Winthrop, The White Man’s Burden: Historical Origins of Racism in the United States, Kindle $9.99
  • Pahl, Jon, Empire of Sacrifice: Religious Origins of American Violence, Kindle $10.12
  • Long, Charles, Significations: Signs, Symbols, and Images in the Interpretation of Religion, 978-1888570519, $24.00
  • Painter, Nell, The History of White People,  Kindle $11.60

TEC 468 All Praise Due: Muslims, Islam, and Hip-Hop: Nashashibi

  • Miller, Monica and Anthony B. Pinn. The Hip Hop & Religion Reader: Routledge, 2015.
  • Daulatzai, Sohail. Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip Hop: Rasor Step Media, LLC, 2014.
  • Additional readings will be available on Moodle.

TEC 307 Systematic Theology: Terrell

  • Cone, James H. A Black Theology of Liberation (Orbis, 1986, 1990, Kindle). ISBN: 978-1-57075-895-9
  • De La Torre, Miguel, ed. A Handbook of U.S. Theologies of Liberation (Chalice, 2004). ISBN: 978-0-827214-48-0
  • Harvey, Van A. A Handbook of Theological Terms (Touchstone, 1997). ISBN: 0-684-84644-6 (For Reference Use)
  • Hidayatullah, Aysha. Feminist Edges of the Qur’an (Oxford, 2014, Kindle). ISBN: 978-0-19-935956
  • Kwok, Pui-lan, ed. Hope Abundant: Third World and Indigenous Women’s Theology (Orbis, 2010, Kindle). ISBN: 978-1-57075-880-5
  • McGrath, Alistair. Christian Theology: An Introduction (Blackwell, 2011). ISBN: 978-1-4443-3514-9
  • Plaskow, Judith. Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism From a Feminist Perspective (Harper Collins, 1991). ISBN: 0-06-66684-6
  • Terrell, JoAnne Marie. Power in the Blood? The Cross in the African American Experience (Orbis, 1998; Wipf and Stock, 2005). ISBN: 1-57075-216-8

RH 325 Interpreting the Epistles: Yang

  • The New Oxford Annotated Bible New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) with the Apocrypha. An Ecumenical Study Bible. (* Other ecumenical Study Bible would be fine - e.g., The Jewish Annotated New Testament; The HarperCollins Study Bible)
  • Elsa Tamez, Struggles for Power in Early Christianity: A Study of the First Letter to Timothy. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2007
  • Pamela Eisenbaum, Paul Was Not a Christian: The Original Message of a Misunderstood Apostle. HarperOne, 2009. 978-0061349911
  • Walter F. Taylor Jr. Paul: Apostle to the Nations: An Introduction. Fortress, 2012

Thursday

LM 485 Community Organizing: Nashashibi

  • Baker, Kendall Clark. When Faith Storms The Public Square, Circle Books, 2011.
  • Chambers, Edward T. Roots for Radicals: Organizing for Power, Action, and Justice. Continuum.
  • Day, Katie & McIntosh, Esther. Yours The Power: Faith-Based Organizing In The USA. Brill, 2013.
  • Minkler, Meredith. Community Organizing and Community Building for Health and Welfare. Rutgers University Press, 2012.
  • Salvatierra, Alexia & Heltzel, Peter. Faith-Rooted Organizing. IVP Books, 2014.
  • Shannahan, Chris. A Theology Of Community Organizing. Routledge, 2014.
  • Staples, Lee. Roots to Power: A Manual for Grassroots Organizing. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004.
  • Wood, Richard. Faith In Action. The University of Chicago Press, 2002.

TEC/LM 564 Forgiveness: Edgerton

  • Elazar Barkan and Alexander Karn, editors, Taking Wrongs Seriously, Stanford University Press, (2006). ISBN 13: 978-0804752251 (available in paperback and digital through Amazon for $10-$24)
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship. Touchstone (1995). ISBN 13: 978-0684815008
  • Avis Clendendon and Troy Martin, Forgiveness: Finding Freedom Through Reconciliation, Crossroad (2002). ISBN: 0-8245-1964-7
  • Marie Fortune and Joretta Marshall, Forgiveness and Abuse: Jewish and Christian Reflections, Haworth Pastoral Press (2002). ISBN: 0-7890-2252-4 This book is available in both new and used print and ebook formats through Amazon.
  • Charles Griswold, Forgiveness: A Philosophical Exploration, Cambridge (2007). ISBN: 978-0-70351-2 (paperback)
  • Donald E. Gowan, The Bible on Forgiveness, Pickwick (2010). ISBN 13: 978-I-60608-856-2.
  • Theodore W. Jennings, Liturgy of Liberation: The Confession and Forgiveness of Sins. Abingdon (1988). Available through CTS for students registered for the class.
  • Andrew Sung Park, From Hurt to Healing: A Theology of the Wounded Heart, Abingdon (2004). ISBN 13: 978-0687038817 
  • Simon Wiesenthal, The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness, Schocken (1998, Revised and Expanded Edition). ISBN: 0805210601
  • Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu, The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healng Ourselves and Our World, HarperOne (2015). ISBN: 0062203576
  • Toni Morrison, Beloved, Vintage (2004), ISBN: 1400033411 or whichever edition you own.
  • A range of additional class materials, including digital media, will also be used in the course.

Additional Course:

LM 470 Proctor Conference: Carruthers

Hybrid Course

LM 400 Leadership & Ministry in Context: Crowder and Haldeman

  • Chittester, Joan. Welcome to the Wisdom of the World and Its Meaning for You. Eerdmanns, 2010 (ISBN 978-0-8028-6646-2)
  • Daniel, Lillian, and Martin Copenhaver. This Odd and Wondrous Calling. Eerdmanns, 2009 (ISBN 978-0-8028-6475-8)
  • Detweiler, Craig. iGods: How Technology shapes our spiritual and social lives. Brazos, 2013 (ISBN 978-1-5874-3344-3)
  • Flunder, Yvette. Where the Edge Gathers. Pilgrim Press, 2005 (ISBN 978-0-8298-1638-9)
  • Gunderson, Gary. Deeply Woven Roots. Augsburg Fortress, 1997 (ISBN 978-0-8006-3095-9)
  • Lathrop, Gordon. Pastor: A Spirituality. Fortress, 2011 (ISBN 978-0-8006-98355)
  • Lipsky, Laura Van Dernoot, and Connie Burk. Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009 (ISBN 978-1576759448)
  • Miles, Sara. Take This Bread. Ballantine, 2008 (ISBN 978-0345495792)
  • Rah, Soong-Chan. The New Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity. IVP, 2009 (ISBN 978-0-8308-3360-3)
  • Thurman, Howard. Meditations of the Heart. Beacon Press, 1999 (ISBN 978-0807010235)

Online Courses

LM 332O Introduction to Pastoral Theology – Lee Butler

  • Butler, Lee H., Jr., Listen My Son: Wisdom to Help African American Fathers. Publisher: Abingdon Press (March 2010). ISBN-13: 978-0-687-46749-5; Kindle Edition.
  • Doehring, Carrie, The Practice of Pastoral Care, Revised and Expanded Edition. Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press (2015). ISBN: 0664238408; ISBN-13: 9780664238407
  • Graham, Larry Kent, Discovering Images of God: Narratives of Care Among Lesbians and Gays. Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press; 1st edition (March 1, 1997). ISBN-10: 0664256260; ISBN-13: 978-0664256265
  • Lartey, Emmanuel. Pastoral Theology in an Intercultural World. Publisher: Wipf and Stock (March 13, 2013). ISBN 13: 978-1-62032-973-3
  • McGarrah Sharp, Melinda, Misunderstanding Stories. Publisher: Pickwick Publications (2013). ISBN-978-1-61097-226-0
  • Miller-McLemore, Bonnie and Brita Gill-Austern. Feminist & Womanist Pastoral Theology. Publisher: Abingdon Press (August 1, 1999); ISBN-10: 0687089107; ISBN-13: 978-0687089109
  • Smith, Archie Jr. and Ursula Riedel-Pfaefflin, Siblings by Choice: Race, Gender, and Violence. Publisher: Chalice Press (2004); ISBN-978-0-827234-56-2
  • Townsend, Loren, Introduction to Pastoral Counseling. Publisher: Abingdon Press (June 2009); ISBN-10: 0687658357; ISBN-13: 978-0687658350
  • Recommended: Capps, Donald, Giving Counsel: A Minister’s Guidebook. Publisher: Chalice Press (November 1, 2001); ISBN-10: 082721247X; ISBN-13: 978-0827212473

LM 400O Leadership & Ministry in Context – Scott Haldeman and Stephanie Crowder

  • Chittester, Joan. Welcome to the Wisdom of the World and Its Meaning for You. Eerdmanns, 2010 (ISBN 978-0-8028-6646-2)
  • Daniel, Lillian, and Martin Copenhaver. This Odd and Wondrous Calling. Eerdmanns, 2009 (ISBN 978-0-8028-6475-8)
  • Detweiler, Craig. iGods: How Technology shapes our spiritual and social lives. Brazos, 2013 (ISBN 978-1-5874-3344-3)
  • Flunder, Yvette. Where the Edge Gathers. Pilgrim Press, 2005 (ISBN 978-0-8298-1638-9)
  • Gunderson, Gary. Deeply Woven Roots. Augsburg Fortress, 1997 (ISBN 978-0-8006-3095-9)
  • Lathrop, Gordon. Pastor: A Spirituality. Fortress, 2011 (ISBN 978-0-8006-98355)
  • Lipsky, Laura Van Dernoot, and Connie Burk. Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009 (ISBN 978-1576759448)
  • Miles, Sara. Take This Bread. Ballantine, 2008 (ISBN 978-0345495792)
  • Rah, Soong-Chan. The New Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity. IVP, 2009 (ISBN 978-0-8308-3360-3)
  • Thurman, Howard. Meditations of the Heart. Beacon Press, 1999 (ISBN 978-0807010235)

LM 412O Introduction to Christian Worship – Scott Haldeman

  • Required (we will read these in their entirety, or close to that; please buy these):
    • Driver, Tom. Liberating Rites (BookSurge, 2006).
    • Duck, Ruth. Worship for the Whole People of God (WJK, 2013).
    • Long, Kimberly Bracken. The Worshiping Body: The Art of Leading Worship (WJK, 2009).
    • Procter-Smith, Marjorie. A Church in Her House (Pilgrim, 2008).
    • Saliers, Don. Worship Come to Its Senses (Abingdon, 1996).
    • Saliers, Don. Music and Theology (Abingdon, 2007).
    • Stookey, Larry. Let the Whole Church Say Amen (Abingdon, 2001).
    • White, James. A Brief History of Christian Worship (Abingdon, 1993).
  • Recommended (we will read selections from these; or use them as basic reference works; usually selected chapters are available on Moodle for you already):
    • Book of Worship, UCC (United Church of Christ, 1986; loose leaf edition); and/or the service book of your tradition/denomination.
    • The New Century Hymnbook (Pilgrim, 1995); or the hymnal of your tradition/denomination.
    • Bradshaw, Paul (ed.). The New Westminster Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship (WJK, 2002).
    • Grimes, Ronald. Beginnings in Ritual Studies (CreateSpace 2010; chapters on Moodle).
    • Hickman, Saliers, Stookey and White (eds.). The New Handbook of the Christian Year (Abingdon, 1992).
    • Hoffman, Larry. The Art of Public Prayer, 2nd edition (Sky Light Paths Publishing, 1999).
    • McFarlane, Doreen. Weddings with Today’s Families in Mind: A Handbook for Pastors (Pilgrim, 2007; chapters on Moodle).
    • Webber, Robert. Planning Blended Worship (Abingdon, 1998).
    • White, James F. The Sacraments in Protestant Practice and Faith (Abingdon, 1999; chapters on Moodle).
    • White, James F. Protestant Worship: Traditions in Transition (WJK, 1989; chapters on Moodle).

LM 596O Leadership for Transformation – Alice Hunt (course continues from Fall 2015)

  • Bhatt, Alpesh M., The Triple-Soy Decaf-Latte Era: How Business and Organization are Fundamentally Transforming, Center for Leadership Studies
  • Carse, James P., Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility, The Free Press, 1986.
  • Hahn, Thich Nhat, The Art of Mindfulness, 2007.
  • Hochschild, Adam, Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves, Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

RH 301O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible – Brandon Grafius

  • John J. Collins, A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, 2nd edition.
  • Douglas Knight and Amy-Jill Levine, The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us (2011).
  • Victor H. Matthews and Don C. Benjamin, eds., Old Testament Parallels (Fully Revised and Expanded Third Edition, 2007).
  • A Bible - recommended choices include:
    • The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version (Oxford University Press, 2010).
    • The HarperCollins Study Bible: New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha (HarperCollins, 2006).
    • The Jewish Study Bible: Jewish Publication Society Tanakh Translation (Oxford University Press, 2003).
    • The People's Bible: New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha (Fortress Press, 2008.

RH 302O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible II – Laurence Edwards

  • The Jewish Study Bible, Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. (Oxford University Press).  [Either 2004 or 2014 edition, but BUY HARD COPY, not ebook. You need easy access to annotation, etc.] 
  • Walter Brueggemann, An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian  Imagination (Westminster John Knox Press, 2003).
  • Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Prophets. (Available in 1 or 2 volumes; be careful not to purchase a single volume of 2-volume set; you need access to all 28 chapters.)
  • Recommended:  Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman, The Bible Unearthed (Touchstone, 2002).
  • Recommended: David deSilva, Introducing the Apocrypha (Baker Academic, 2002).

RH 344O History of Christian Thought – Cynthia Stewart

  • Margaret R. Miles, The Word Made Flesh: A History of Christian Thought. Blackwell Publishing, MA, 2005. ISBN 1-4051-0846-0.

RH 367O UCC History and Polity – John Thomas

  • Louis Gunnemann, The Shaping of the United Church of Christ, United Church Press, Cleveland, 1999
  • Randi Jones Walker, Evolution of a UCC Style, United Church Press, Cleveland, 2005
  • Barbara Brown Zikmund and Frederick Trost, eds., The Living Theological Heritage, Vol. 7, Pilgrim Press, Cleveland, 2005
  • United Church of Christ Book of Worship. Office for Church Life and Leadership, New York, 1986
  • Roger Shinn, Confessing our Faith, Pilgrim Press, 1990

RH 426O Abject Bodies in the New Testament – Manuel Villalobos Mendoza

  • Manuel Villalobos Mendoza, Abject Bodies in the Gospel of Mark (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012)
  • Manuel Villalobos Mendoza, When Men Were Not Men: Masculinity and Otherness in the Pastoral Epistles (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 20114)
  • Sean D. Burke, Queering the Ethiopian Eunuch: Strategies of Ambiguity in Acts (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013) (Available as an ebook from the CTS Learning Commons)
  • God's People on the Move: Biblical and Global Perspectives on Migration and Mission (vanThanh Nguyen and John M. Prior, editors; Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2014)
  • Halvor Moxnes, Putting Jesus in His Place: A Radical Vision of Household and Kingdom (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2003)
  • Jin Young Choi, Postcolonial discipleship of Embodiment: An Asian and Asian American Feminist Reading of the Gospel of Mark (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)
  • Engaging Economics: New Testament Scenarios and Early Christian Reception
  • (Longenecker, Bruce W. and Kelly D. Liebengood, editors; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009)
  • Jennifer A. Glancy, Slavery in Early Christianity (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2006)
  • Ecological Hermeneutics: Biblical, Historical and Theological Perspectives (Edited by David G. Horrell , Cherryl Hunt , Christopher Southgate and Francesca Stavrakopoulou (London: T & T Clark, 2010) (Available as an ebook from the CTS Learning Commons)

RH 485O Religion in North America – Julia Speller

  • Albanese, Catherine L., America: Religions and Religion, 4th edition, Wadsworth Publishing Company, Belmont, CA, 2007.
  • Baldwin, James, Go Tell It On the Mountain, Dial Press Trade Paperback, New York, 1981.
  • Covington, Dennis, Salvation on Sand Mountain: Redemption and Salvation, Penguin Books, New York, 1995.
  • Ehrlich, Elizabeth, Miriam’s Kitchen: A Memoir, Penguin Books, New York, 1997.

RH/TEC 498O Bible and Homosexuality – Ken Stone

  • Heather R. White, Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights (2015)
  • Jennifer Wright Knust, Unprotected Texts: The Bible’s Surprising Contradictions About Sex and Desire (2012)
  • Marti Nissinen, Homoeroticism in the Biblical World (1998)
  • Dawne Moon, God, Sex, and Politics: Homosexuality and Everyday Theologies (2004)
  • Jay Michaelson, God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality (2011)
  • Theodore Jennings, The Man Jesus Loved (2009)
  • Jennifer Bird, Permission Granted - Take the Bible Into Your Own Hands (2015)

TEC 426O Violence and Nonviolence – Susan Thistlethwaite

  • Jennifer Harvey, Karin A. Case, and Robin Hawley Gorsline, eds., Disrupting White Supremacy from Within (Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press, 2004).
  • Kairos Documents: https://kairossouthernafrica.wordpress.com/2011/05/08/the-south-africa-kairos-document-1985/
  • Allan Aubrey Boesak, Kairos, Crisis, and Global Apartheid: The Challenge to Prophetic Resistance, Palgrave, 2014.
  • Charles Villa-Vincencio and John W. DeGruchy, eds., Apartheid Is a Heresy, William B. Eerdmans, 1983.
  • Kelly Brown Douglas, Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God, Orbis Press, 2015
  • Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, Women’s Bodies as Battlefield: Christian Theology and the Global War on Women, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me, Spiegel & Grau, 2015.
  • Gene Sharp, Waging Nonviolent Struggle, The Albert Einstein Institution, 2005.
  • Glen Stassen, ed., Just Peacemaking: The New Paradigm for the Ethics of Peace and War, Pilgrim, 2008

TEC 307O Systematic Theology – JoAnne Terrell

  • Cone, James H. A Black Theology of Liberation (Orbis, 1986, 1990, Kindle). ISBN: 978-1-57075-895-9
  • De La Torre, Miguel, ed. A Handbook of U.S. Theologies of Liberation (Chalice, 2004). ISBN: 978-0-827214-48-0
  • Harvey, Van A. A Handbook of Theological Terms (Touchstone, 1997). ISBN: 0-684-84644-6 (For Reference Use)
  • Hidayatullah, Aysha. Feminist Edges of the Qur’an (Oxford, 2014, Kindle). ISBN: 978-0-19-935956
  • Kwok, Pui-lan, ed. Hope Abundant: Third World and Indigenous Women’s Theology (Orbis, 2010, Kindle). ISBN: 978-1-57075-880-5
  • McGrath, Alistair. Christian Theology: An Introduction (Blackwell, 2011). ISBN: 978-1-4443-3514-9
  • Plaskow, Judith. Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism From a Feminist Perspective (Harper Collins, 1991). ISBN: 0-06-66684-6
  • Terrell, JoAnne Marie. Power in the Blood? The Cross in the African American Experience (Orbis, 1998; Wipf and Stock, 2005). ISBN: 1-57075-216-8

TEC 321O Christian Ethics – Christophe Ringer

  • Charles Matthewes, Republic of Grace   ISBN-10: 0802865089
  • Susanne DeCranne, Aquinas, Feminism and the Common Good ISBN-10: 0878403493
  • Nicholas Wolterstoff, Justine in Love ISBN-10: 0802872948
  • bell hooks, Salvation: Black People and Love ISBN-10: 0060959495
  • Traci West, Disruptive Christian Ethics ISBN-10: 066422959X

TEC 423O Frontiers in Feminist Family Ethics – Natalie Williams

  • Lisa Sowle Cahill, Family: A Christian Social Perspective, Fortress Press, 2000.
  • Melanie Heath, One Marriage Under God: The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America, NYU Press, 2012
  • Mark Jordan, Blessing Same-Sex Unions: The Perils of Queer Romance and the Confusions of Christian Marriage, University of Chicago Press, 2005
  • Mignon R. Moore, Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships, and Motherhood among Black Women, University of California Press, 2011
  • John Witte, Jr. From Sacrament to Contract: Marriage, Religion, and Law in the Western Tradition, 2nd ed. Westminster John Knox Press, 2012

TEC 458O Religious Liberty, Civil Rights, and Public Policy – Jay Michaelson

  • No course textbooks – all readings will be available via Moodle.

TEC 595O Master’s Writing Seminar – Bo Myung Seo

 

Summer 2016

RH 437 – Who Is Jesus? - Teresa Hornsby

  • Mark Allan Powell. Jesus as a Figure in History. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1998.
    • Reza Aslan, Zealot  - any edition
    • Moore, Christopher. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal (any edition)

TEC 447 - Mike Check: The Public Witness of Michael Eric Dyson - Christophe Ringer

  • The Michael Eric Dyson Reader, ISBN-10: 0465017711, ISBN-13: 978-0465017713
  • The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America, ISBN-10: 054438766X, ISBN-13: 978-0544387669
  • Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster, ISBN-10: 046501772X, ISBN-13: 978-0465017720
  • Is Bill Cosby Right? Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost its Mind?, ISBN-10: 0465017207, ISBN-13: 978-0465017201

LM 464 - Mobilizing for Justice: Advocacy Ministry with Children and Youth - Janet Wolf 
(Offered through the Children’s Defense Fund, at the Alex Haley Farm in Clinton, Tennessee)

TEC 315 – Process Philosophy and Theology: Creativity, Relationality, Freedom - Brock Perry

  • Cobb, Jr., John B. and David Ray Griffin. Process Theology: An Introductory Exposition. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1976.
  • Cobb, Jr., John B., ed. Religions in the Making: Whitehead and the Wisdom Traditions of the World. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2012.
  • Coleman, Monica. Making a Way Out of No Way: A Womanist Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2008.
  • Faber, Roland. God as Poet of the World: Exploring Process Theologies. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2004.
  • Griffin, David Ray. Two Great Truths: A New Synthesis of Scientific Naturalism and Christian Faith. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2004.
  • Keller, Catherine. On the Mystery: Discerning Divinity in Process. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2008.
  • Suchocki, Majorie Hewitt. The Fall to Violence: Original Sin in Relational Theology. New York: Bloomsbury, 1995.
  • Whitehead, Alfred North. Religion in the Making. New York: Fordham University Press, 1996.
  • Whitehead, Alfred North. Science and the Modern World. New York: The Free Press, 1925.

 TEC 422 – Womanist Literature and Theological Imagination - Melanie Jones

  • REQUIRED TEXT(S) - Many of the novels and self-accounts may be purchased at local bookstores or retrieved from local libraries. Students may choose to read the first edition that you find.
    • Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York: Random House, 1970.
    • Butler, Octavia E. Parable of The Sower. New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1993.
    • Chin, Staceyann. The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir. New York: Scribner, 2009.
    • Due, Tananarive. My Soul to Keep. New York: HarperPrism, 1997.
    • Floyd-Thomas, Stacey. Mining the Motherlode: Methods in Womanist Ethics. Cleveland, Ohio: The Pilgrim Press, 2006.
    • Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Viewing God. New York: Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2006.
    • Lorde, Audre. Zami, A New Spelling of My Name. Trumansburg, N.Y.: Crossing Press, 1982.
    • Mock, Janet. Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. New York, NY: Atria Books, 2014.
    • Naylor, Gloria. Bailey's Cafe. New York: Vintage Books, 1993.
    • Petry, Ann. The Street. Forum Books ed. Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1947.
    • Shange, Ntozake. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide, When the Rainbow Is Enuf: A Choreopoem. New York: MacMillan, 1977. Print.
    • Souljah, Sister. The Coldest Winter Ever: A Novel. New York: Pocket, 1999. Print.
    • Walker, Alice. The Color Purple: A Novel. 1992 ed. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982.
  • SUPPLEMENTAL TEXTS
    • Jones, Melanie C., and Liz S. Alexander. "When Caged Bodies Testify: Continental and African Descended Women's Memoirs as Sacred Text." In Unraveling and Reweaving Sacred Canon in Africana Womanhood, edited by Rosetta Ross and Rose Mary Amenga-Etego. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015. Available on course Moodle site.
    • Walker, Alice. In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose. San Francisco: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983.

TEC 488 – The Queer Ecology of Creation - Jacob Erickson

  • Mortimer-Sandilands, Catriona and Bruce Erickson. Queer Ecologies: Sex, Nature, Politics, Desire. Indiana University Press, 2010.
  • Rivera, Mayra. Poetics of the Flesh. Duke University Press, 2016.
  • Roughgarden, Joan. Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People. 10th Anniversary Edition. University of California Press, 2013.
  • Schaefer, Donovan O. Religious Affects: Animality, Evolution, and Power. Duke University Press, 2015.
  • Sturgeon, Noel. Environmentalism in Popular Culture: Gender, Race, Sexuality, and the Politics of the Natural. University of Arizona Press, 2009.
  • Other texts will be available in electronic format.

RH 487 – Teaching Biblical Basics to Congregations: Step from Learning to Teaching - Jennifer Bird

  • Jennifer Bird, Permission Granted: Take the Bible into Your Own Hands978-0664260408
  • A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: 978-1451472943  (Collins)
  • A Brief Introduction to the New Testament: 978-0199862306  (Ehrman)
  • Additional readings will be provided via Moodle.

Fall 2016

Monday

LM 405 Leading Congregations: Thomas 

  • Anita L. Bradshaw, Change and Conflict in Your Congregation (Skylight Paths Publishing, 2015)
  • Walter Earl Fluker, Ethical Leadership: The Quest for Character, Civility, and Community (Fortress, 2009)
  • Ann M. Garrido, Redeeming Administration (Ave Maria Press, 2013)
  • Nannerl Keohane, Thinking About Leadership (Princeton, 2010)
  • Margaret J. Marcuson, Money and Your Ministry (Marcuson Leadership Circle, 2014)
  • Jaco J. Hamman, Becoming a Pastor:  Forming Self and Soul for Ministry (Pilgrim Press, 2014)
  • Henri J. M. Nouwen, The Living Reminder:  Service and Prayer in Memory of Jesus Christ, Harper Collins,1977/2009

TEC 429 Mass Incarceration, Politics and Public Theology: Ringer

  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander, The New Press, 2010
  • Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence and America’s Prison Nation, Beth E. Richie, New York University Press, 2012
  • Queer (In) Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States, Joey L. Mogul, Andrea J. Ritchie, Kay Whitlock, Beacon Press, 2011
  • Good Punishment: Christian Moral Practice and U.S. Imprisonment, James Samuel Logan, William B. Eerdman’s Publishing Company, 2008
  • The Executed God: The Way of the Cross in Lockdown America, Mark Lewis Taylor, Fortress Press 2001.
  • The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America, Naomi Murakawa, Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • Redeeming a Prison Society: A Liturgical and Sacramental Response to Mass Incarceration, Amy Levad, Fortress Press, 2014.
  • A Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel and Grau, 2015.

TEC 595A Master's Writing Seminar: Pope 

  • No course texts.

TEC 699 Ph.D. Professional Development Workshops (meets 12 times over the academic year, non-credit course): Vogt

  • No course texts.

Tuesday

RH 601 Contemporary Hermeneutical Strategies: Yang 

  • Stanley Porter and Jason Robinson.  Hermeneutics: An Introduction to Interpretive Theory Eerdmans, 2011
  • Judith E. McKinlay, Reframing Her: Biblical Women in Postcolonial Focus.  Sheffield Pheonix Press, 2006
  • Daniel Boyarin, The Jewish Gospels: The Story of the Jewish Christ.  The New Press, 2013.
  • Herbert Robinson Marbury, Pillars of Cloud and Fire: The Politics of Exodus in African American Biblical Interpretation. New York: New York University Press, 2015
  • Alison Kafer, Feminist Queer Crip. Indiana University Press,
  • Tat-siong Benny Liew. What Is Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics?: Reading the New Testament.  Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2008
  • Lois Tyson. Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide. Routledge; 2nd edition. 2006
  • Stephen D. Moore and Yvonne Sherwood, The Invention of the Biblical Scholar: A Critical Manifesto.  Fortress Press, 2011
  • Karen King. What is Gnosticism?  Belknap Press. 2005
  • Catherine Keller.  Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming Routledge, 2003
  • Anantanand Rambachan, A Hindu Theology of Liberation: Not-Two is Not One. State University of New York Press
  • Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, When Momma Speaks: The Bible and Motherhood from a Womanist Perspective.  Westminster John Knox Press, September 2016.
  •  Aysha A. Hidayatullah, Feminist Edges of the Qur'an.  Oxford University Press, 2014.

RH 344 History of Christian Thought: Speller 

TEC 390 Introduction to the Study of Black Faith and Life: Butler

TEC 504 Augustine, Niebuhr, and Malcolm X: Terrell

  • Cone, James H.  Martin and Malcolm and America: A Dream or a Nightmare (Maryknoll, NY:  Orbis Books, 1993).  ISBN:  978-0-88-344824-3
  • DeCaro, Louis.  On The Side of My People:  A Religious Life of Malcolm
  • X (New York: New York University Press, 1997).  ISBN:  978-0-81-471864-3
  • Marable, Manning.  Malcolm X:  A Life of Reinvention (New York: Viking, 2011). ISBN:  978-0-67-002220-5
  • Miles, Margaret. Augustine On the Body (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock,2009). ISBN: 13: 978-1-60899-195-2
  • Rasmussen, Larry.  Reinhold Niebuhr: Theologian of Public Life (Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 1991). ISBN:  0-8006-3407-1
  • X, Malcolm (with Alex Haley).  The Autobiography of Malcolm X (New York: Ballantine Books, 1966, 1987). ISBN:  978-0-34-535068-8

RH 301 Interpreting the Hebrew Bible: Stone 

Required texts - please be sure to buy the specific editions that are listed, as content has changed from earlier editions.

  • Berlin, Adele, and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. Jewish Study Bible. 2nd ed. Oxford: OxfordUniversity Press, 2014.
  • Collins, John J. A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. 2nd ed. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014.
  • Matthews, Victor H., and Don C. Benjamin. Old Testament Parallels (New Revised and
  • Expanded Third Edition): Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist, 2007.
  • Knight, Douglas, and Amy-Jill Levine. The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us. New York: HarperOne, 2011.
  • Additional reading will be provided to students.

TEC 533 Women's Voices: Ruether, Lorde, Plaskow, Waddud: Mikva

  • Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Crossing Press, 1984 or 2007 edition)
  • Judith Plaskow, Standing Again at Sinai (HarperOne reprint, 1991)
  • Rosemary Radford Ruether, Sexism and God-talk: Toward a Feminist Theology (Beacon Press, 1983 or 1993 edition)
  • Amina Wadud, Inside the Gender Jihad: Women’s Reform in Islam (OneWorld, 2006)
  • In order to relate the work these women are doing inside their religious traditions, you will also need some broader context. Of the 3 books below, please purchase the two that address the traditions you know least well. If you have already taken a college or graduate-level course devoted specifically to one of those traditions, do not buy the book.  We’ll figure out a different assignment for you.
    • Reza Aslan, No God But God (Random House, 2011)
    • Rifat Sonsino, Modern Judaism (Cognella, 2013 – buy it used, new is too expensive!)
    • Mary Jo Weaver and David Brakke, Introduction to Christianity (Wadsworth 4th edition, 2008)

Wednesday

RH 321 Interpreting the Gospels: Yang 

  • The New Oxford Annotated Bible New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) with the Apocrypha. An Ecumenical Study Bible.  (*Other Study Bible would be fine - e.g., The Harper Collins Study Bible) 
  • American Bible Society, Synopsis of the Four Gospels.  American Bible Society, 2010.
  • Amy-Jill Levine, The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 2006.
  • Warren Carter, The Roman Empire and the New Testament: An Essential Guide. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2006.


LM 414 Worship and/as Art: Haldeman 

  • Required titles:
    • Begbie, Jeremy (ed). Beholding the Glory (Baker Books, 2000; 978-0801022449).
    • Brown, Frank Burch. Good Taste, Bad Taste, Christian Taste (Oxford, 2003; 978-0195158724).
    • Cameron, Julia. The Complete Artist’s Way (Tarcher/Penquin, 2007; 978-1585426300).
    • Esquivel, Laura. Like Water for Chocolate (Doubleday, 1989; 978-0385420167).
    • Jensen, Robin, Understanding Early Christian Art (Routledge, 2000; 978-0415204552)
    • Johnson, Todd, and Dale Savidge (eds), Performing the Sacred (Baker, 2009; 978-0801029523)
    • Kandinsky, Wassily. Concerning the Spiritual in Art (CreateSpace, 2015; 978-1516996179).
    • Saliers, Don. Music and Theology (Abingdon, 2007; 978-0687341948).
    • Vrudny, Kimberly, and Wilson Yates (eds). Arts, Theology, and the Church: New Intersections (Pilgrim, 2005; 978-0829816518).
    • Walton, Janet. Art and Worship: A Vital Connection (Glazier, 1988; 978-0814657362; distributed with author’s permission; will be available on Moodle).
  • Recommended titles:
    • Begbie, Jeremy. Voicing Creation’s Praise (T and T Clark, 1991).
    • DeGruchy, John. Christianity, Art and Transformation (Cambridge, 2001).
    • Dillard, Annie. Teaching a Stone to Talk (HarperCollins, 1982).
    • Dillard, Annie. Holy the Firm (HarperCollins, 1982).
    • Driver, Tom. Liberating Rites (BookSurge, 2006).
    • Lawrence, et al (eds). Imaging the Word Vol. 3 [for lectionary year C], (United Church Press, 1998).
    • Markova, Dawna. No Enemies Within: A Creative Process for Discovering What’s Right about What’s Wrong (Berkeley: Conari, 1996).
    • Moon, Bruce. The Canvas Mirror: Existential Art Therapy, second edition (Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas Publisher, 1995).
    • Ray, Paul, and Sherry Ruth Anderson. The Cultural Creatives: How 50 million people are changing the world (NY: Three Rivers Press, 2000).


RH 481 The Many Voices of Black Islam: Speller (subject to change)

  • Islam in Black America: Identity, Liberation and Difference in African American Islamic Thought, Edward Curtis IV, State University of New York Press, Albany, 2002, ISBN 0-7914-5369-3
  • Islam in the African American Experience, 2nd edition, Richard Brent Turner, Indiana University Press Bloomington and Indianapolis, 2003, ISBN 0-253-21630-3
  • Engaged Surrender: AA Women and Islam, Carolyn Rouse, University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 2004, 0-520-23794-3
  • Qur’an  and Woman: Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman’s Perspective, [Amina Wadud] PDF/ebook [CTS]
  • African American Islam Aminah Beverly McCloud, ebook [CTS]

LM 331 Introduction to Pastoral Care: Butler 


TEC 607 Pedagogies: Moon 

  • Adams et al., Readings for Diversity and Social Justice, Second Edition. Routledge (2010)
  • Rebecca Chopp, Saving Work. Westminster John Knox (1995)
  • bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress. Routledge (1994)
  • Parker Palmer, To Know as We are Known. Harper Collins (1993)


RH 402 History of Jewish Thought: Mikva

  • Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds., The Jewish Study Bible (Oxford University Press, 2004 or 2014).  If you have studied Hebrew and want to keep it up, you may acquire the JPS Hebrew-English Bible instead.
  • Martin Buber, I and Thou – trans. by Walter Kaufman (Free Press, 1971)
  • Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath (any edition)
  • Barry W. Holtz, Back to the Sources (Simon and Schuster, 1984)
  • Judith Plaskow, Standing Again at Sinai (HarperOne reprint, 1991)
  • Jonathan Sacks, To Heal a Fractured World (Schocken, 2007)

TEC 400 Constructive Theology: Ringer 

  • Constructive Theology: A Contemporary Approach to Classical Themes, Serene Jones and Paul Lakeland, Fortress Press, 2005.


TEC 484 Theological and Ethical Perspectives on AIDS and Violence: Terrell

  • Anderson, Cheryl.  Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies:  The Need for Inclusive Biblical Interpretation (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009).  ISBN:  978-0-19-530550-0

Thursday

LM 365 Global Sensitivity in Ministry: Sudhakar

Additional Courses

TEC 455A D.Min. Orientation Seminar, August 29-September 2, Staff

  • Cahalan, Kathleen A., and Gordon S. Mikoski (eds), Opening the Field of Practical Theology: An introduction (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014; 978-0742561267)
  • Granber-Michaelson, Wesley, From Times Square to Timbuktu: The Post-Christian West Meets the Non-Western Church (Eerdmans 2013; 978-0802869685)

TEC 455B D.Min. Research Methods Seminar, August 29-September 2, Montgomery

Online Courses

LM 332O Introduction to Pastoral Theology – Zachary Moon 

  • Carrie Doehring, The practice of pastoral care: A postmodern approach. WJK (2015)
  • Kujawa-Holbrook and Montagno, Eds., Injustice and the care of souls. Fortress (2009)
  • Emanuel Lartey, Pastoral theology in an intercultural world. Wipf & Stock Publishing (2013)
  • Andrew Lester, The angry Christian: A theology for care and counseling. WJK (2003)
  • Smith and Riedel-Pfaefflin, Siblings by choice. Race, gender, and violence. Chalice Press (2004)

LM 365O Global Sensitivity in Ministry – Solomon Sudhakar

LM 400O Leadership & Ministry in Context – Stephanie Crowder

  • Chittister, Joan. Welcome to the Wisdom of the World and Its Meaning for You. Eerdmans Publishing, 2010 (ISBN 978-0-8028-6646-2).
  • Detweiler, Craig. iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives. Brazos Press, 2013 (ISBN 978-1-5874-3344-3).
  • Flunder, Yvette. Where the Edge Gathers. Pilgrim Press, 2005 (ISBN 978-0829816389).
  • Frances, Leah Gunning. Faith and Ferguson: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community. Chalice Press, 2015 (ISBN: 978-0827211056).
  • Lipsky, Laura Van Dernoot, and Connie Burk. Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009 (ISBN 978-1576759448).
  • Proctor, Samuel and  Gardner Taylor. We Have This Ministry. Judson Press, 1996 (ISBN: 978-0817012489).
  • Prothero, Stephen. God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World. HarperOne Publishing, 2011 (ISBN: 978-0061571282).
  • Rah, Soong-Chan. Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church. Moody Press, 2010 (ISBN: 978-0-8024-5048).
  • Taylor, Barbara Brown. An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith. HarperOne Publishing, 2010 (ISBN: 978-0061370472).

LM 405O Leading Congregations – John Thomas

  • Anita L. Bradshaw, Change and Conflict in Your Congregation (Skylight Paths Publishing, 2015)
  • Walter Earl Fluker, Ethical Leadership: The Quest for Character, Civility, and Community (Fortress, 2009)
  • Ann M. Garrido, Redeeming Administration (Ave Maria Press, 2013)
  • Nannerl Keohane, Thinking About Leadership (Princeton, 2010)
  • Margaret J. Marcuson, Money and Your Ministry (Marcuson Leadership Circle, 2014)
  • Jaco J. Hamman, Becoming a Pastor:  Forming Self and Soul for Ministry (Pilgrim Press, 2014)
  • Henri J. M. Nouwen, The Living Reminder:  Service and Prayer in Memory of Jesus Christ, Harper Collins,1977/2009

LM 426O Preaching the Headlines – Zach Mills

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,
  • Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, Marshall McLuhan (any edition)
  • The Essential Guide to Rhetoric. William M. Keith and Christian O. Lundberg, Bedford/St Martin’s, 2008.
  • A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking 4th ed. Dan O’Hair, Hannah Rubenstein and Rob Stewart, New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2012.
  • The Black Public Sphere: A Public Culture Book
  • Media, Religion, and Gender: Key Issues and New Challenges,
  • Media, Religion, and Culture: A Reader,
  • Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, Henry Jenkins, New York University Press, 2006.

LM 481O Marriage Rites and Wrongs – Scott Haldeman

  • Cott, Nancy, F. Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation, revised edition. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2000; 978-0674008755.
  • Ellison, Marvin. Same-sex marriage? a Christian ethical analysis. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2004; 978-0829816594.
  • Ingraham, Chrys. White weddings: romancing heterosexuality in popular culture, second edition. New York: Routledge, 2008; 978-0415951333.
  • Jordan, Mark D. Blessing same-sex unions: the peril of queer romance and the confusions of Christian marriage. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005; 978-0226410333.
  • Long, Kimberly Bracken, and David Maxwell (eds.), Inclusive Marriage Services: A Wedding Sourcebook. Louisville: WJK, 2015; 978-0664260316.
  • Long, Kimberly Bracken, From This Day Forward: Rethinking the Christian Wedding. Louisville: WJK, 2015; 978-0664239305.
  • Nussbaum, Martha. From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law. New York: Oxford, 2010; 978-0195305319.
  • Witte, John, Jr., From Sacrament to Contract: marriage, religion and law in the western tradition, second edition. Louisville: WJK, 2012; 978-0664234324.
  • Recommeneded: McFarlane, Doreen M. Weddings with Today's Families in Mind: A Handbook for Pastors. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2007.

LM 492O Personal, Interpersonal, and Social Leadership Development: An Interreligious Inquiry – Alpesh Bhatt

  • Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation Stephen Mitchell, Harmony, 2002.
  • Tao Te Ching, Stephen Mitchell, Harper Perennial, 1994

RH 301O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible –  Ken Stone

For required texts: please be sure to buy the specific editions that are listed, as content has changed from earlier editions.

  • Berlin, Adele, and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. Jewish Study Bible. 2nd ed. Oxford: OxfordUniversity Press, 2014.
  • Collins, John J. A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. 2nd ed. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014.
  • Matthews, Victor H., and Don C. Benjamin. Old Testament Parallels (New Revised and
  • Expanded Third Edition): Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist, 2007.
  • Knight, Douglas, and Amy-Jill Levine. The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us. New York: HarperOne, 2011.
  • Additional reading will be provided to students.

RH 321O Interpreting the Gospels – Seung Ai Yang

  • The New Oxford Annotated Bible New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) with the Apocrypha. An Ecumenical Study Bible.  (* Other Study Bible would be fine - e.g., The Harper Collins Study Bible) 
  • American Bible Society, Synopsis of the Four Gospels.  American Bible Society.  2010
  • Amy-Jill Levine, The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 2006.
  • Warren Carter, The Roman Empire and the New Testament: An Essential Guide. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2006.

RH 344O History of Christian Thought – Cynthia Stewart

  • Margaret R. Miles, The Word Made Flesh: A History of Christian Thought. Blackwell Publishing, MA, 2005. ISBN 1-4051-0846-0.

RH 455O Writings About Muhammed: The Sociology of Seerah – Rami Nashashibi

TEC 300O Public Theology – Susan Thistlethwaite

  • Chris Hedges, American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America, Free Press, 2006.
  • Susan Thistlethwaite, Dreaming of Eden: American Religion and Politics in a Wired World. Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011.
  • Susan Thistlethwaite, #OccupytheBible: What Jesus Really Said (and Did) About Money and Power. Wipf and Stock.

TEC 400O Constructive Theology – Christophe Ringer

  • Constructive Theology: A Contemporary Approach to Classical Themes, Serene Jones and Paul Lakeland, Fortress Press, 2005.

TEC 406O Eating and Drinking with Jesus – Theodore Jennings

  • No textbooks, all readings will be made available via Moodle course site.

TEC 410O Queer Theologies – Patrick Cheng

  • Patrick S. Cheng, From Sin to Amazing Grace: Discovering the Queer Christ (New York: Seabury Books, 2012).
  • Patrick S. Cheng, Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology (New York: Seabury Books, 2011).
  • Patrick S. Cheng, Rainbow Theology: Bridge Race, Sexuality, and Spirit (New York: Seabury Books, 2013).
  • Susannah Cornwall, Controversies in Queer Theology (London: SCM Press, 2011).
  • Pamela R. Lightsey, Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2015).
  • Kathleen T. Talvacchia, Michael F. Pettinger, and Mark Larrimore, Queer Christianities: Lived Religion in Transgressive Forms (New York: New York University Press, 2015).
  • Adrian Thatcher, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2015).

TEC 493O Theology, Ethics, and World Religions – Eugene Muhammad

TEC 526O New Horizons in Queer Sexual Ethics – Theodore Jennings

  • Jessica Spector (ed) Prostitution and Pornography: Philosophical Debate about the Sex Industry. (Stanford 2006) ISBN-13: 978-0-8047-4938-1
  • Raja Halwani Virtuous Liaisons (Chicago, Open Court, 2003). ISBN 0-8126-9543-7
  • Pat(rick) Califia Public Sex: The Culture of Radical Sex. (Cleis Press. 2000) ISBN 13-978-1573440967

TEC 533O Women’s Voices: Ruether, Lorde, Plaskow, Waddud – Rachel Mikva

  • Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Crossing Press, 1984 or 2007 edition)
  • Judith Plaskow, Standing Again at Sinai (HarperOne reprint, 1991)
  • Rosemary Radford Ruether, Sexism and God-talk: Toward a Feminist Theology (Beacon Press, 1983 or 1993 edition)
  • Amina Wadud, Inside the Gender Jihad: Women’s Reform in Islam (OneWorld, 2006)
  • In order to relate the work these women are doing inside their religious traditions, you will also need some broader context. Of the 3 books below, please purchase the two that address the traditions you know least well. If you have already taken a college or graduate-level course devoted specifically to one of those traditions, do not buy the book.  We’ll figure out a different assignment for you.
    • Reza Aslan, No God But God (Random House, 2011)
    • Rifat Sonsino, Modern Judaism (Cognella, 2013 – buy it used, new is too expensive!)
    • Mary Jo Weaver and David Brakke, Introduction to Christianity (Wadsworth 4th edition, 2008)

TEC 595O MA/STM Thesis Seminar – Wil Brant

  • The Craft of Research (3rd edition). Wayne C. Booth, et al. University of Chicago Press, 2008
  • A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (8th edition). Kate Turabian, University of Chicago Press, 2013