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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.

Summer Term

LM 452 Management as Ministry: Learnings from Faith-Based Health and Human Services: Bryan Sickbert and Timothy Rhodes

  • Brinckerhoff, Peter C.  Faith-Based Management…Leading Organizations that are Based on More than Just Mission.  John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • Heyman, Darian Rodriquez.  Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals.  Jossey-Bass, 2011.  (The entire book will not be required to be read, different sections will be assigned corresponding to the syllabus.)

RH 460 Ancient Goddesses and the Feminine Divine: Annalisa Azzoni

  • Required: Ancient Goddesses : the myths and the evidence" edited by Lucy Goodison and Christine Morris (Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 1998)
  • Recommended (selected chapters will be required):
    • Barbara S. Lesko "The Great Goddesses of Egypt" (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1999)
    • Neal H. Walls "The Goddess Anat in Ugaritic myth" (Atlanta, Ga. : Scholars Press, 1992)
  • Additional readings will be provided via Moodle.

LM 408 Ministries in Context: A Mapping Approach: Michael Montgomery

  • Nancy Ammerman, Jackson Carroll, Carl Dudley and William McKinney, Studying Congregations,  Abingdon Press, 1998.
  • Anthony E. Healy, The Postindustrial Promise,  Alban Institute, 2005.
  • Michael H. Montgomery, Strategic Congregational Leadership (.pdf’s to be distributed), 2013.
  • R. Brian Stanfield, The Courage to Lead,  New Society Publishers, 2000.

LM 464 Child Advocate Ministry: The Proctor Institute: Janet L. Wolf

  • Required Texts:
    • Carcanos, Minerva. I Believe in Jesus with study guide by Glory Dhamaraj. New York: United Methodist Women, 2008.
    • Children’s Defense Fund. America’s Cradle to Prison Pipeline. Washington, D.C.: Children’s Defense Fund, 2007; available online at www.childrensdefense.org ; see also updates.
    • Cone, James. The Cross and the Lynching Tree. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2011.
    • Forbes, James. Whose Gospel? A Concise Guide to Progressive Protestantism (Whose Religion?). New York: The New Press, 2010.
    • Moses, Robert and Charles Cobb, Jr. Radical Equations: Civil Rights from Mississippi to the Algebra Project. Boston: Beacon Press, 2001.
    • Myers, Ched and Elaine Enns. Ambassadors of Reconciliation, Volumes I and II. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2009.
    • Townes, Emilie. Breaking the Fine Rain of Death: African American Health Issues and a Womanist Ethic of Care.   New York: Continuum, 2001.
    • Tune, Romal. God’s Graffiti: Inspiring Stories for Teens. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 2013.
  • Recommended Texts:
    • Ackerman, Peter and Jack DuVall. A Force More Powerful: A Century of Non-Violent Conflict. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.
    • Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: The New Press, 2010.
    • Edelman, Marian Wright. The Sea is So Wide and My Boat is So Small: Charting a Course for the Next Generation. New York: Hyperion, 2008.
    • Emery, Kathy. Linda Reid Gold and Sylvia Braselmann. Lessons from Freedom Summer: Ordinary People Building Extraordinary Movements. Monroe, Maine: Common Courage Press, 2008.
    • Helvey, Robert. On Strategic Nonviolent Conflict: Thinking about the Fundamentals. East Boston: The Albert Einstein Institution, 2004.
    • Holt, Len. The Summer That Didn’t End: The Story of the Mississippi Civil Rights Project of 1964. New York: Da Capo Press, 1965.
    • Kozol, Jonathan. Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America. New York: Crown Publishers, 2012. The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America. New York: Crown Publishers, 2005. Amazing Grace. New York: Crown, 1995.
    • Lindner, Eileen. Thus Far on the Way: Toward a Theology of Child Advocacy. Louisville: Witherspoon Press, 2006.
    • Lewis, John with Michael D’Orso. Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement. New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1998.
    • Moss, Otis Jr. and Otis Moss, III.   Preach! The Power and Purpose Behind Our Praise. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2012.
    • Muhammad, Khalil Gibran. The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010.
    • Polakow, Valerie, editor. The Public Assault on America’s Children: Poverty, Violence and Juvenile Injustice. New York: Teacher’s College Press, 2000.
    • Reiman, Jeffrey and Paul Leighton, editors. The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison: Ideology, Class and Criminal Justice – A Reader. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2010.
    • Rios, Victor. Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys. New York: New York University Press, 2011.
    • Robbins, Christopher. Expelling Hope: The Assault on Youth and the Militarization of Schooling. New York: SUNY Press, 2008.
    • Sharp, Gene. The Politics of Nonviolent Action. Boston: Extending Horizons Books, 1973.
    • Taylor, Mark Lewis. The Executed God: The Way of the Cross in Lockdown America. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001.
    • Townes, Emilie, editor. Embracing the Spirit: Womanist Perspectives on Hope, Salvation and Transformation. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1997. A Troubling in My Soul: Womanist Perspectives on Evil and Suffering. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1993.
    • Thurman, Howard. Jesus and the Disinherited. Boston: Beacon Press, 1976.
    • West, Traci. Disruptive Christian Ethics: When Racism and Women’s Lives Matter. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006. pages xiii-35 and 112-140.
    • Wrinkle, Margaret. Wash: A Novel. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2013.

LM 432 Womanist and Feminist Approaches to Pastoral Care: Stephanie Crumpton

  • Christie Cozad Neuger, Counseling Women: A Narrative Counseling Approach. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001.
  • Phyllis Y. Sheppard, Self, Culture and Others in Womanist Practical Theology. New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2011.
  • Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner & Teresa Snorton, eds. Women Out of Order: Risking Change and Creating Care in a Multicultural World. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010.
  • Additional required readings for the course will be made available via Moodle.

LM 460 Pastoring Your First Church: Mark Winters

  • Friedman’s Fables, by Edwin Friedman, Guilford Press, 1990.
  • Open Secrets, by Richard Lischer, Harmony, 2002.
  • This Odd and Wondrous Calling, Daniel and Copenhaver, Eerdmans, 2009.
  • Church Administration in the Black Perspective, Massey and McKinney, Judson, 2003.
  • Beyond the White Noise: Mission in a Multi Cultural World by Tom Montgomery-Fate, Chalice, 1997.
  • Speak To Me That I May Speak: A Spirituality of Preaching, Dow Edgerton, Pilgrim, 2006.
  • One Family's Story: A Primer on Bowen Theory, Michael Kerr, Bowen Center for the Study of the Family, 2008. (Originally published 2003 - any edition should work.)
  • Additional required readings will be made available via Moodle.

Fall 2014

Monday

RH 434 Luke-Acts and the Kingdom of God: Bridgett Green

  • Required:
    • Luke: A Commentary (New Testament Library), John T. Carroll. Westminster John Knox Press, 2012. 
    • Methods for Luke (Methods in Biblical Interpretation), Joel Green. Cambridge University Press, 2010.
    • The Acts of the Apostles, Beverly Roberts Gaventa. Abingdon Press, 2003. (Tentative – may be replaced.)
    • A New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Suggestion:  Harper Collins Study Bible (NRSV). HarperOne, 2006. 
  • Recommended:
    • Hearing the New Testament: Strategies for Interpretation (2nd edition), Joel B. Green. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2010.
    • Sacra Pagina:  The Acts of the Apostles, Luke Timothy Johnson.Michael Glazier Press, 2006.

TEC 595 Master's Writing Seminar: Staff

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

Tuesday

RH 321 Interpreting the Gospels: Yang

  • Study Bible (e.g., The New Oxford Annotated Bible New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) with the Apocrypha; Harper Collins Study Bible)
  • American Bible Society. Synopsis of the Four Gospels. American Bible Society, 2010.
  • Sugirtharajah, R. S. ed. Voices from the Margin: Interpreting the Bible in the Third World. Revised and expanded third edition. Orbis Books, 2006.
  • Levine, Amy-Jill. The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus. [San Francisco]: Harper San Francisco, 2006.
  • Carter, Warren. The Roman Empire and the New Testament: An Essential Guide. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2006.

LM 485 Community Organizing Practicum: Nashashibi

  • Meredith Minkler, Community Organizing and Community Building for Health and Welfare. Rutgers University Press, 2012.
  • Lee Staples, Roots to Power: A Manual for Grassroots Organizing. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004.
  • Ed Chambers, Roots for Radicals: Organizing for Power, Action, and Justice. Continuum, 2003.

LM 405 Leading Congregations: Thomas

  • Leadership Without Easy Answers, Ronald Heifetz. Belknap Press: 1994.
  • Church Conflict:  From Contention to Collaboration, Norma Cook Everist. Abington Press: 2004.
  • What Church Leaders Really Need to Know, Robert H. Naylor. Pilgrim Press: 2013.
  • Leadership for Vital Congregations, Anthony B. Robinson. Pilgrim Press: 2006.
  • Ethical Leadership:  The Quest for Character, Civility and Community, Walter Earl Fluker. Fortress Press: 2009.
  • Thinking About Leadership, Nannerl O. Keohane. Princeton University Press: 2010.
  • Nonprofit Management 101, Darian Rodriquez Heyman, ed. Jossey-Bass: 2011.

LM 365 Global Sensitivity in Ministry: Seo

  • Diana Eck, Encountering God. Beacon Press: 2003.
  • Shusaku Endo, Silence (Trans. By William Johnston), Taplinger Publishing.
  • John Parratt, ed., An Introduction to Third World Theologies. Cambridge University Press: 2004. 
  • Joerg Rieger, No Rising Tide: Theology, Economics, and the Future. Fortress Press: 2009.
  • Tzvetan Todorov, The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other. University of Oklahoma Press: 1999.

RH 416/TEC 441 Dangerous Religious Ideas: Mikva

  • A copy of each tradition’s scripture.
    • Holy Bible with Apocrypha
    • Jewish Publication Society (JPS) Tanakh . The Jewish Study Bible (Oxford) uses the JPS translation and is excellent. Or, if you have studied Hebrew and want to keep it up, you can get the JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh.
    • The Noble Qur’an by Abdalhaqq and Aisha Bewley is one of the best translations; an edition with an index, however, may be helpful. Any edition you already own is fine.
  • ONE of the following:
    • Sikivu Hutchinson, Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics and the Culture Wars
    • Hector Avalos, Fighting Words
    • Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
    • Christopher Hitchens, God is Not Great
  • Atonement and Violence, John Sanders, ed. (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2006).

RH 438 Paul in Corinth: Jennings (book list is subject to revision)

  • Required
    • 2 of 3 of the following philosophers:
      • Alain Badiou, Saint Paul. Stanford, 2003.
      • Jacob Taubes, The Political Theology of Paul, Stanford. 2003.
      • Stanislas Breton, A Radical Philosophy of Saint Paul (Columbia, 1989 (or The Word and the Cross, Fordham, 2002).
    • NT Wright, 1 Corinthians (Paul for Everyone Series) SPCK 2012 (also available as Kindle)
    • NT Wright, 2 Corinthians (Paul for Everyone Series (SPCK 2012 (also available as Kindle)
    • A standard commentary of the student’s choosing from the library.
  • Recommended
    • T. Jennings, Outlaw Justice: The Messianic Politics of Paul
    • Dale Martin, The Corinthian Body (Yale, 1995).
    • Jorunn Okland, Women in Their Place. (E-book available from Library)
    • Margaret Mitchell, Paul, the Corinthians and the Birth of Christian Hermeneutics (Cambridge, 2010)
  • A number of other resources will be available on the Moodle site for the course.

RH 301 Interpreting the Hebrew Bible: Stone

  • John Collins, A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (Fortress, 2007)
  • Douglas Knight and Amy-Jill Levine, The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us (HarperCollins, 2011)
  • Victor Matthews and Don Benjamin, eds., Old Testament Parallels: Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East, Fully Revised and Expanded Third Edition (Paulist Press, 2006). *Students should be certain that they purchase the third edition of this book*
  • Carol Newsom, Sharon Ringe, and Jacqueline Lapsley, eds., Women's Bible Commentary, 3rd Revised and Updated Edition (Westminster John Knox, 2012). *Students should be certain that they purchase the third edition of this book*
  • Students are encouraged to purchase any one of the following Study Bibles:
    • The People's Bible: New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha (Fortress Press, 2009)
    • The HarperCollins Study Bible, Fully Revised and Updated: New Revised Standard Version Including Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books  (HarperCollins, 2006)
    • The Jewish Study Bible: Tanakh Translation  (Oxford University Press, 2004)

TEC 400 Constructive Theology: Carolyn Roncolato

  • Constructive Theology: A Contemporary Approach to Constructive Theology,  Edited by Serene Jones and Paul Lakeland (Fortress Press, 2005). ISBN 9780800636838

Wednesday

RH 421 Living, Breathing Judaisms: Mikva

  • Required:
    • Marla Brettschneider, The Family Flamboyant: Race Politics, Queer Families, Jewish Lives (SUNY Press 2006)
    • Elise Goldstein, New Jewish Feminism: Probing the Past, Forging the Future (Jewish Lights, 2008)
    • Harold Schulweis, Finding Each Other in Judaism: Meditations on the Rites of Passage from Birth to Immortality (URJ Press, 2001)
    • Ari Shavit, My Promised Land (Spiegel and Grau, 2013)
    • Michael Strassfeld, Jewish Holidays (William Morrow Paperbacks, or Kindle Edition)
  • Recommended:
    • Harvey Cox, Common Prayers (Houghton Mifflin, 2001).
    • Elyse Frishman, Mishkan T’filah for Travelers (URJ, 2009).
    • Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2005).
    • David A. Teutsch, A Guide to Jewish Practice, Volume 1 – Everyday Living (Reconstructionist Rabbinical College Press, 2011)

RH 601 Contemporary Hermeneutical Strategies: Yang

  • Raquel A. St. Clair. Call and Consequences: A Womanist Reading of Mark. Fortress Press: 2008.
  • Brian K. Blount. Can I Get a Witness?: Reading Revelation through African American Culture. Westminster John Knox Press: 2005.
  • 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.
  • Jonathan Culler. Literary Theory: A very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press; 2nd edition: 2011.
  • Stanley Porter and Jason Robinson. Hermeneutics: An Introduction to Interpretive Theory. Eerdmans, 2011.
  • 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 BecomingRoutledge, 2003.
  • Rachel Havrelock. River Jordan: The Mythology of a Dividing Line. University Of Chicago Press, 2011.
  • Theodore Jennings, Jr. Reading Derrida/Thinking Paul: On Justice. Stanford University Press, 2005. The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Modern Library Classics).
  • Teresa Hornsby and Ken Stone, eds. Bible Trouble: Queer Reading at the Boundaries of Biblical Scholarship. Society of Biblical Literature, 2011.

TEC 504 Augustine, Niebuhr, Malcolm X: Terrell

TEC 507 Theology in America: Emerson and Beyond: Seo

  • The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Modern Library Classics).

TEC 408 Islamic Theology and the Muslim Worldview: Umar Abd-Allah (book list is subject to revision)

  • Imam Abu Hanifa's Al-Fiqh al-Akbar Explained. Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf, translator and compiler. White Thread Press (Santa Barbara, California): 2007.
  • William C. Chittick. Faith and Practice of Islam. SUNY Press (Albany): 1992.
  • Sherman A. Jackson. On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam. Oxford University Press: 2002.
  • William C. Chittick. Imaginal Worlds: Ibn al-'Arabi and the Problem of Religious Diversity. SUNY Press (Albany): 1994.
  • Mohammad Hassan Khalil, editor. Between Heaven and Hell: Islam, Salvation, and the Fate of Others. Oxford University Press: 2013.

RH 344 History of Christian Thought: Speller

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

TEC 475 Exploring the American Muslim Experience: Nashashibi

  • Edward E Curtis, Islam in Black America. State University of New York Press, 2002.
  • Robert Dannin, Black pilgrimage to Islam. Oxford University Press.
  • Sylvian A. Diouf, Servants of Allah.New York University Press, 1998.
  • Aminah Beverly McCloud, Transnational Muslims in American Society.University Press of Florida, 2011.
  • Sherman A. Jackson, Islam & the Blackamerican: Towards the Third Resurrection. Oxford University Press, 2005.

Thursday

LM 331 Introduction to Pastoral Care: Danjuma Gibson

TEC 409 Theology and Politics of the Devil: Adam Kotsko

  • Carl Schmitt, Political Theology: Four Chapters on the Theory of Sovereignty, trans. George Schwab (University of Chicago Press). ISBN: 0226738892
  • Giorgio Agamben, The Kingdom and the Glory: For a Theological Genealogy of Economy and Government, trans. Lorenzo Chiesa and Matteo Mandarini (Stanford University Press). ISBN: 0804760160
  • Catherine Keller, Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming (Routledge). ISBN: 0415256496
  • Athanasius, The Life of St. Anthony and Letter to Marcellinus,ed. Gregg (Paulist, Classics of Western Spirituality Series). ISBN: 0809122952
  • Augustine, On Genesis (New City Press, 2004). ISBN: 1565482018
  • Anselm of Canterbury, The Major Works, ed. Davies and Evans (Oxford, World Classics Series). ISBN: 1565482018
  • Mechthild of Magdeberg, The Flowing Light of the Godhead (Paulist, Classics of Western Spirituality Series). ISBN: 0809137763
  • Dante, The Divine Comedy, Part 1: Hell, trans. Sayers (Penguin). ISBN: 0140440062
  • Milton, Paradise Lost: Norton Critical Edition (Norton). ISBN: 0393924289
  • The Malleus Maleficarum of Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger, trans. Summers (Dover Occult). ISBN: 0486228029
  • Other materials will be made available via Moodle.

J-Term Course (Reading to be Completed in the Fall Term)

RH 409 Study Tour in Israel and Palestine: Mikva and Thistlethwaite

  • Alan Dowty, Israel/Palestine (Polity, 2008)
  • Sari Nusseibeh, Once Upon a Country (Picador, 2008)
  • Ari Shavit, My Promised Land (Spiegel and Grau, 2013)
  • Susan Thistlethwaite, ed., Interfaith Just Peacemaking (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).
  • Recommended: David Weiss Halivni, At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden (Harper, 2002)

Hybrid Course

CM 400 Leadership & Ministry in Context: Thomas

  • Daniel, Lillian, and Martin Copenhaver, This Odd and Wondrous Calling. Eerdmanns, 2009 (ISBN 978-0-8028-6475-8)
  • Flunder, Yvette, Where the Edge Gathers. Pilgrim Press, 2005 (ISBN 978-0829816389)
  • Gunderson, Gary, Deeply Woven Roots. Augsburg Fortress, 1997 (ISBN 0-8006-3095-5)
  • 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)
  • Morrison, Toni, Beloved. Vintage, 2004 (ISBN 978-1400033416)
  • Neumark, Heidi, Breathing Space. Beacon Press, 2004 (ISBN 0-8070-7257-5)
  • Rah, Soong-Chan, Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church. Moody, 2010 (ISBN 978-0-8024-5048-7)
  • Thurman, Howard, Meditations of the Heart. Beacon Press, 1999 (ISBN 978-0807010235)

Online Courses

LM 332 Introduction to Pastoral Theology: Joseph Kramp

  • Erik H. Erikson, Childhood and Society (WW Norton, 1950).
  • Rollo May, Love and Will (WW Norton, 1969).
  • Donald Capps, Life Cycle Theory and Pastoral Care. (Wipf and Stock, 1983).
  • Donald Capps, Giving Counsel (Chalice Press, 2001).
  • Donald Capps, Agents of Hope: A Pastoral Psychology (Fortress Press, 1995).
  • Additional readings may be provided on Moodle.

LM 365 Global Sensitivity: Seo

  • Diana Eck, Encountering God. Beacon Press: 2003.
  • Shusaku Endo, Silence (Trans. By William Johnston), Taplinger Publishing.
  • John Parratt, ed., An Introduction to Third World Theologies. Cambridge University Press: 2004. 
  • Joerg Rieger, No Rising Tide: Theology, Economics, and the Future. Fortress Press: 2009.
  • Tzvetan Todorov, The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other. University of Oklahoma Press: 1999.

LM 400 Leadership & Ministry in Context: Thomas

  • Daniel, Lillian, and Martin Copenhaver, This Odd and Wondrous Calling. Eerdmanns, 2009 (ISBN 978-0-8028-6475-8)
  • Flunder, Yvette, Where the Edge Gathers. Pilgrim Press, 2005 (ISBN 978-0829816389)
  • Gunderson, Gary, Deeply Woven Roots. Augsburg Fortress, 1997 (ISBN 0-8006-3095-5)
  • 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)
  • Morrison, Toni, Beloved. Vintage, 2004 (ISBN 978-1400033416)
  • Neumark, Heidi, Breathing Space. Beacon Press, 2004 (ISBN 0-8070-7257-5)
  • Rah, Soong-Chan, Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church. Moody, 2010 (ISBN 978-0-8024-5048-7)
  • Thurman, Howard, Meditations of the Heart. Beacon Press, 1999 (ISBN 978-0807010235)

LM 596 Leadership and Transformation: Hunt

  • Peter Norton, Leadership: Theory and Practice. Sage Publications, 2012.
  • Joseph Jaworski, Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2011.
  • Alpesh Bhatt, The Triple-Soy Decaf-Latte Era: How Business and Organization are Fundamentally Transforming. The Center for Leadership Studies, 2011.
  • Additional readings will be provided via Moodle.

RH 301 Interpreting the Hebrew Bible: Stone

  • John Collins, A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (Fortress, 2007)
  • Douglas Knight and Amy-Jill Levine, The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us (HarperCollins, 2011)
  • Victor Matthews and Don Benjamin, eds., Old Testament Parallels: Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East, Fully Revised and Expanded Third Edition (Paulist Press, 2006). *Students should be certain that they purchase the third edition of this book*
  • Carol Newsom, Sharon Ringe, and Jacqueline Lapsley, eds., Women's Bible Commentary, 3rd Revised and Updated Edition (Westminster John Knox, 2012). *Students should be certain that they purchase the third edition of this book*
  • Students are encouraged to purchase any one of the following Study Bibles:
    • The People's Bible: New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha  (Fortress Press, 2009)
    • The HarperCollins Study Bible, Fully Revised and Updated: New Revised Standard Version Including Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books  (HarperCollins, 2006)
    • The Jewish Study Bible: Tanakh Translation  (Oxford University Press, 2004)

RH 416 Dangerous Religious Ideas: Mikva

  • A copy of each tradition’s scripture.
    • Holy Bible with Apocrypha
    • Jewish Publication Society (JPS) Tanakh . The Jewish Study Bible (Oxford) uses the JPS translation and is excellent. Or, if you have studied Hebrew and want to keep it up, you can get the JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh.
    • The Noble Qur’an by Abdalhaqq and Aisha Bewley is one of the best translations; an edition with an index, however, may be helpful. Any edition you already own is fine.
  • ONE of the following:
    • Sikivu Hutchinson, Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics
    • and the Culture Wars
    • Hector Avalos, Fighting Words
    • Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
    • Christopher Hitchens, God is Not Great
  • Atonement and Violence, John Sanders, ed. (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2006).

RH 421 Living, Breathing Judaisms: Staff

RH 321 Interpreting the Gospels: Jennings

  • R.J. Miller, The Complete Gospels. ISBN: 0-06-065587-9
  • Cartlidge & Dungan,  Documents for the Study of the Gospels  ISBN 0-8006-2809-8
  • K. Aland, A Synopsis of the Four Gospels. (Or any other Gospel parallels.)

RH 325 Interpreting the Epistles: Jennings

  • Alain Badiou, Saint Paul: The Foundation  of Universalism(Stanford, 2003) ISBN: 0-8047-4471-8
  • Krister Stendahl,  Paul Between Jews and Gentiles (Fortress, 1976) ISBN: 0-8006-1224-8
  • J. Christian Beker, Heirs of Paul (Fortress, Minneapolis, 1991) ISBN:0-8028-4256-9
  • Elsa Tamez, The Scandalous Message of James (New York 1990 Crossroad) ISBN: 0-8245-1941-8
  • Theodore Jennings, Outlaw Justice (on Moodle)
  • Choose one of the following two books: (also available in the CTS Library)
    • Newsome and Ringe The Women’s Bible Commentary(Westminster, 1992) ISBN: 0-281-04581-x
    • Guest, Goss and Bohache, The Queer Bible Commentary(SCM, 2006)

RH 344 History of Christian Thought: Speller

  • Margaret R. Miles, The Word Made Flesh:  A History of Christian Thought. 1-4051-0846-0.
  • Additional texts to be added - watch this space.

TEC 300 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, 2013)
  • Joerg Rieger, Religion, Theology and Class: Fresh Engagements After Long Silence (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)
  • All other required readings are provide free of charge on the Moodle website for this class.

TEC 400 Constructive Theology: Carolyn Roncolato

  • Constructive Theology: A Contemporary Approach to Constructive Theology,  Edited by Serene Jones and Paul Lakeland (Fortress Press, 2005). ISBN 9780800636838

TEC 412 Evolving Dharma: Contemporary Meditation and Buddhist Modernism: Jay Michaelson

  • Beside Still Waters: Jews, Christians, and the Way of the Buddha. Ed. by Harold Kasimow, John P. Keegan, and Linda Klepinger Keenan. Wisdom Publications, 2003.
  • Evolving Dharma: Meditation, Buddhism, and the Next Generation of Enlightenment, Jay Michaelson. Evolver Editions/North Atlantic Books, 2013.
  • The Making of Buddhist Modernism, David L. McMahan. Oxford, 2008

TEC 416 Feminist and Womanist Theologies for Ministry: Julie Kilmer

  • Cannon, K.G., Townes, E.M., and Sims, A.D., eds, Womanist Theological Ethics: A Reader, Westminster John Knox Press, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-664-23537-6, $21.
  • Clifford, Anne M. Introducing Feminist Theology. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2001, ISBN: 978-1570752384, $15.
  • Hunt, M.E., and Neu, D.L., eds. New Feminist Christianity: Many Voices, Many Views, Skylight Paths Publishing, 2012, ISBN: 978-1594734359. $17.
  • Jones, S. Feminist Theory and Christian Theology: Guides to Theological Inquiry, Fortress Press, 2000, ISBN: 978-0800626945, $15.
  • Mitchem, Stephanie, Introducing Womanist Theology, Maryknoll, New York:
  • Orbis Books, 2002, ISBN 1-57075-421-7. $18.
  • Additional readings will be posted on Moodle.

TEC 432 Christian Narrative, Christian Ministry, Science and Sustainability: Ronald Rude

  • Angier, Natalie. The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007.
  • Campbell, Charles L. The Word Before the Powers: An Ethic of Preaching. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002.
  • McDonough, William, and Michael Braungart. The Upscale: Beyond Sustainability―Designing for Abundance. New York: North Point Press, 2013.
  • Rude, Ron. (Re)considering Christianity: An Expedition of Faith Joining Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Sustainability. Edina, MN: Beaver’s Pond Press, 2012. Available in print and e-book at: www.authorronrude.com
  • Additional required readings provided via Moodle.
  • Recommended: The New Interpreter’s Study Bible: New Revised Standard Version with the Apocrypha. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2003. Or similar study Bible.

TEC 526 New Horizons in Queer Sexual Ethics: 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 595 Master’ Writing Seminar: Staff

TEC 609 Derrida: Jennings

  • Derrida and Roudinescu, For What tomorrow (Stanford, 2004) 0-8047-4627-3
  • Derrida, Acts of Religion (Chicago, 2001)  ISBN 0-415-92401-4
  • Derrida, Rogues (Stanford, 2005) ISBN 0-8047-4951-5
  • Derrida, Gift of Death 2nd edition (Chicago, 2007) ISBN -10: 0-226-14277-9
  • Derrida, On Hospitality (Stanford, 2000) ISBN 0-8047-3406-2
  • Derrida, Specters of Marx (Routledge, 1994) ISBN 0-415-91045-5
  • Coward (Ed), Derrida and Negative theology. (SUNY, 1992) ISBN 0-7914-0964-3
  • Recommended:
    • Jennings, Reading Derrida/Thinking Paul (Stanford, 2006)
    • Caputo, Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida (Indiana, 1997)