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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 2015

Face-to-Face Intensives

RH 424 Mary Magdalene Debates: Yang

  • Required: Karen L. King, The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman Apostle. Polebridge Press: Santa Rosa, California, 2003.
  • Required: Ingrid Maisch, Mary Magdalene: The Image of a Woman through the Centuries. Translated by Linda M. Maloney. The Liturgical Press: Collegeville, Minnesota, 1998.
  • Recommended: Jane Schaberg, The Resurrection of Mary Magdalene: Legends, Apocrypha, and the Christian Testament. Continuum: New York/London, 2002.
  • Recommended: Ann Graham Brock, Mary Magdalene, The First Apostle: The Struggle for Authority. Harvard University Press, 2003.

TEC 403 Theologies of the Atonement: Terrell

  • Abelard, Peter. The Doctrine of Atonement According to Peter Abelard (Kindle Edition).
  • Anselm of Bec and Canterbury. Cur Deus Homo. (Kindle Edition)
  • Aulen, Gustaf. Christus Victor: An Historical Study of the Three Main Types of the Idea of Atonement.
  • Luther, Martin, and Dillenberger, John. Martin Luther: Selections From His Writings (Kindle Edition).
  • Origen Adamantius. De Principiis (On First Principles). (Kindle Edition)
  • ________________. Commentary on Matthew 6.
  • Terrell, JoAnne Marie. “Blood/Menstruation” in Feminist Dictionary of Theology (Guterslog Verlaghaus) (handout).
  • __________________. Power in the Blood? The Cross in the African American Experience (Wipf and Stock, 2005)
  • __________________. “What Manner of Love?” in James Noel and Matthew V. Williams, eds. The Passion of the Lord.

LM 438 Pastoral Care with Veterans and Their Families: Zachary Moon

  • Armstrong, K. et al. (2006). Courage after fire.
  • Moon, Z. (2015). Coming home: Ministry that matters with veterans and military families. Note: To get this book in time, order directly from the publisher at http://www.chalicepress.com/Coming-Home-P1493.aspx
  • Herman, J. (1997). Trauma and recovery.

TEC 478 Living Islam: An Introduction to Islam as a Lived Tradition: Su'ad Khabeer - Updated May 13

  • Required: Amina Wadud, Qu’ran and Woman: Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman's Perspective. Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • Required: Carl Ernst, Following Muhammad. University of North Carolina Press: 2004.
  • All other required texts will be provided via Moodle.

LM 464 Child Advocacy Ministry: Proctor Institute: Janet L. Wolf

Suggested Readings and Resources – for updates, see www.childrensdefense.org

  • Video: Civil Rights | Watch Makers: Women who Make America on Women in the Civil Rights
  • Eyes on the Prize documentary series.
  • Allen, Ronald, Dale P. Andrews, Dawn Ottoni Wilhelm. (2011, 2012, 2013). Preaching God’s Transforming Justice, Lectionary Year[s] A, B, and C. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press.
  • Anderson, Victor. (1999). Beyond Ontological Blackness. Continuum Publishing.
  • Anderson, Victor. (2008). Creative Exchange. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press.
  • Andrews, Dale P. (2002). Practical Theology for Black Churches. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press.
  • Andrews, Dale P. and Robert London Smith Jr., editors. (2015). Black Practical Theology. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press.
  • Barber II, William J. (2014) Forward Together: A Moral Message for the Nation. Chalice Press.
  • Brueggeman, Walter. (2001, 2nd ed.)Prophetic Imagination. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress Press.
  • Edelman, Marion Wright. (1993). The Measure of Success. New York: HarpersCollins Publishers.
  • Ellison, Gregory. (2013). Cut Dead but Still Alive. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press.
  • Harding, Vincent. (2010). Hope and History. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books.
  • Harding, Vincent. (2008). Martin Luther King Jr.: The Inconvenient Hero. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books.
  • Heschel, Abraham. (1962, 2001). The Prophets. New York: Harper & Row, HarperCollins Publishers.
  • Marbury, Herbert. (2015). Pillars of Cloud and Fire: The Politics of Exodus in the African American Quest for Freedom. New York: New York University Press.
  • Hicks, Derek S. (2012). Reclaiming Spirit in the Black Faith Tradition. Bansinstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave MacMillan Press.
  • Lartey, Emmanuel Y.(2011). “Postcolonial African practical theology: rituals of remembrance, cleansing, healing and re-connection.“ Journal of Pastoral Theology. 21, (2), 1-27.
  • McMickle, Marvin. (2006). Where Have All the Prophets Gone. Pilgrim Press.
  • Medina, Lara. (2001). “Transformative Struggle: The Spirituality of Las Hermanas.” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, 17, (2), 107-126.
  • Otfinoski, Stephen. (1991). Marian Wright Edelman: Defender of Children Rights. Blackbirch Press.
  • Parker, Evelyn. (2010). The Sacred Selves of Adolescent Girls: Hard Stories of Race, Class, and Gender. Wipf and Stock Press.
  • Pearse, Angie. (2010). Doing Contextual Theology. Routledge.
  • Rivera-Pagán, Luis. (2007) “Doing Pastoral Theology in a Post-Colonial Context: Some Reflections from the Caribbean.” The Journal of Pastoral Theology, 17, No. 2:1-27.
  • Ross, Rosetta E. (2003). Witnessing & Testifying. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press.
  • Sheppard, Phillis. (2011). Self, Culture, and Others in Womanist Practical Theology. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave MacMillan Press.
  • Smith, Linda T. (2012, Revised 2nd ed.). Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples (Zed Books.
  • Stevenson, Bryan. (2014). Just Mercy. New York: Spiegel & Grau.
  • Tubbs Tisdale. (2010). Prophetic Preaching: A Pastoral Approach. Louisville, KY:Westminster John Knox Press.
  • Washington, James M. (2001 ed.). A Testament of Hope. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.
  • Wimberly, Anne. (2005). Soul Stories: African American Christian Education. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press.

Online

LM 458 Youth Ministry for Modern Families: Nicole Havelka

  • Almost Christian: What the Faith of our Teenagers is Teaching the American Church by Kenda Creasy Dean (Oxford University Press. 2010)
  • Faith Forward ed. Melvin Bray and David Csinos (Copperhouse: Wood Lake Publishing, Inc. 2013)
  • Faith Formation 2020 by John Roberto (Lifelong Faith Associates. 2010)
  • Families and Faith: How Religion is Passed Down across Generations by Vern L. Bengtson with Norella M. Putney and Susan Harris (Oxford University Press. 2013)
  • Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath (Crown Business. 2010)
  • Tweet If You [Heart] Jesus: Practicing Church in the Digital Reformation by Elizabeth Drescher (Morehouse Publishing. 2011)
  • Reimagining Faith Formation for the 21st Century by John Roberto (Lifelong Faith Associates. 2015) (can be purchased at http://www.lifelongfaith.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html)
  • The Barefoot Way by Dori Baker (Westminster John Knox Press. 2013; optional)

TEC 474 Religion and Hip Hop Culture: Monica Miller

  • Miller, Monica R., and Anthony B. Pinn, eds. The Hip Hop and Religion Reader. 1 edition. New York: Routledge, 2014. Paperback.
  • The CERCL Writing Collective. Breaking Bread, Breaking Beats: Churches and Hip-Hop A Basic Guide to Key Issues. Baltimore, Maryland: Fortress Press, 2014.

TEC 479 Religious Environmentalism: Liberations and Limitations: Jacob Erickson

  • Abdul-Matin, Ibrahim. GreenDeen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet.  San Francisco:  Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2010.
  • Bauman, Whitney, Richard Bohannon and Kevin J. O’Brien. Grounding Religion: Field Guide to the Study of Religion and Ecology. New York: Routledge, 2011.
  • Bouma-Prediger, Steven. For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision for Creation Care, second edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2010.
  • Johnson, Elizabeth. Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014.
  • Kaza, Stephanie and Kenneth Kraft, eds. Dharma Rain: Sources of Buddhist Environmentalism. Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications, 2000.
  • McDaniel, Jay. With Roots and Wings: Christianity in an Age of Ecology and Dialogue. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2009.
  • Pope Francis, forthcoming encyclical on climate change, due out in June or July

Fall 2015

 

Monday

 

TEC 411 Howard Thurman and the Search for Common Ground: Ringer

  • The Luminous Darkness, Howard Thurman; ISBN-10: 0944350070; ISBN-13: 978-0944350072
  • Jesus and the Disinherited, Howard Thurman; ISBN-10: 0807010294;ISBN-13: 978-0807010297
  • Deep in the Hunger, Howard Thurman; ISBN-10: 0913408107; ISBN-13: 978-0913408100
  • The Creative Encounter, Howard Thurman; ISBN-10: 0913408077; ISBN-13: 978-0913408070
  • The Search for Common Ground, Howard Thurman; ISBN-10: 0913408948; ISBN-13: 978-0913408940
  • Footprints of a Dream, Howard Thurman; ISBN-10: 1606084518; ISBN-13: 978-1606084519

RH 301 Interpreting the Hebrew Bible: Jared Beverly

  • Berlin, Adele, and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. Jewish Study Bible. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University 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. 

TEC 595A Master's Writing Seminar: Seo

 

Tuesday

 

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

 

TEC 395 Introduction to Interfaith Engagement: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Mikva and Nashashibi

  • Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki, Divinity and Diversity (Abingdon, 2003).
  • Michael Strassfeld, A Book of Life: Embracing Judaism as a Spiritual Practice (Schocken, 2002).
  • Reza Aslan, No God But God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam (Random House, 2011).
  • Edward Chambers, Roots for Radicals (Bloomsbury Academic, 2003).
  • Bud Heckman and Rori Picker Neiss, eds., Interactive Faith (Skylight Paths, 2010).
  • Kate McCarthy, Interfaith Encounters in America (Rutgers, 2007).
  • Jonathan Sacks, The Dignity of Difference (Continuum, 2003).

RH 492 Reading Between the Testaments: Yang

  • David A. deSilva, Introducing the Apocrypha: Message, Context, and Significance. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2003.
  • George W. E. Nickelsburg, Jewish Literature between the Bible and Mishnah. 2nd ed. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2005
  • Shaye J. D. Cohen, From the Maccabees to the Mishnah. 3rd edition. Westminster John Knox Press. 2014 ISBN: 978-0664239046

RH 344 History of Christian Thought: Speller

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

TEC 603 Philosophical Thought: Seo

Any edition of each of the following texts is fine.

  • Giovanna Borradori, Philosophy in a Time of Terror
  • Rene Descartes, Discourse on Method
  • John Dewey, Reconstruction in Philosophy
  • Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
  • Plato, Apology
  • Pierre Hadot, What is Ancient Philosophy

LM 331 Introduction to Pastoral Care: 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.
  • Gorsuch, Nancy, Pastoral Visitation. Publisher: Fortress Press (November 1, 1999). ISBN-10: 9780800631901; ISBN-13: 978-0800631901
  • Kelcourse, Felicity, Human Development and Faith. Publisher: Christian Board of Publication (October 1, 2004). ISBN-10: 0827214421; ISBN-13: 978-0827214422
  • 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
  • Recommended: Fowler, Gene, Caring Through the Funeral. Publisher: Chalice Press (February 1, 2004). ISBN-10: 9780827204935; ISBN-13: 978-0827204935
  • Recommended: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.

Wednesday

LM 405 Leading Congregations: Thomas

  • Nancy Tatom Ammerman, Sacred Stories, Spiritual Lives. New York: Oxford, 2014
  • Anthony B. Robinson, Leadership for Vital Congregations. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2006.
  • Walter Earl Fluker, Ethical Leadership: The Quest for Character, Civility and Community. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2009.
  • Nannerl O. Keohane, Thinking About Leadership. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010
  • Ann M. Garrido, Redeeming Administration. Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2013.
  • Anita L. Bradshaw, Change and Conflict in Your Congregation. Woodstock, VT: Skylight Paths, 2015.
  • Robert H. Naylor, What Church Leaders Really Need to Know. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2013.

RH 493 Women and Religion: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Speller (hybrid course)

  • Ahmed, Leila, Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1992. ISBN 978-0-300-05583-2
  • Baskin, Judith R., Jewish Women in Historical Perspective, 2nd edition, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 1998. ISBN 13:978-0-8143-27135
  • Brekus, Catherine A., ed., The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past, University of North Carolina Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-8078-5800-4
  • Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck, and Esposito, John L., eds., Daughters of Abraham: Feminist Thought in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 2001.ISBN 0-8130-2594-X

TEC 400 Constructive Theology: Haldeman and Ringer

  • Required: Jones, Serene, and Paul Lakeland, eds. Constructive Theology: A Contemporary Approach to Classical Themes, (Fortress Press, 2005). ISBN 978-0-800-63683-8.
  • Required: Four volumes of systematic theology by the authors you choose as conversation partners (which may or may not include the some of the recommended titles below, books from previous courses and/or your personal library—but final list is subject to instructor approval).
  • Recommended: Cheng, Patrick. Radical Love: Introduction to Queer Theology (Seabury, 2011). ISBN 978-1-596-27132-6.
  • Recommended: Evans, James, and Stephen Ray. We Have Been Believers: An African-American Systematic Theology (Fortress, 2012). ISBN 978-0-800-69878-2.
  • Recommended: Gonzalez, Justo. Mañana: Christian Theology From a Hispanic Perspective (Abingdon, 1990). ISBN 978-0-687-23067-9.
  • Recommended: Inbody, Tyron. The Many Faces of Christology (Abingdon, 2002). ISBN 978-0-687-03003-3.
  • Recommended: Musser, Donald, and Joseph Price, A New and Enlarged Handbook in Christian Theology (Abingdon, 2003). ISBN 978-0-687-09112-6.
  • Recommended: Soelle, Dorothee. Thinking About God: An Introduction to Theology (T&T Clark, 1987). ISBN 978-0-334-02476-7. 
  • Recommended: Thistlethwaite, Susan. Sex, Race and God: Christian Feminism in Black and White (Crossroad, 1989). ISBN 978-0-824-51969-9.
  • Recommended: Thistlethwaite, Susan, and Mary Potter Engel, Lift Every Voice: Constructing Christian Theologies from the Underside (Orbis, 1998). ISBN 978-1-570-75163-9

TEC 504 Augustine, Niebuhr, and Malcolm X: Terrell

 

TEC 355 Living Our Commitments: Mikva

 

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 365 Global Sensitivity in Ministry: Seo

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

Thursday

TEC 513 Post-Christian Theology: Jennings

  • Altizer, Thomas J.J. The New Gospel of Christian Atheism (Davies, 2003) ISBN 10: 1888570656
  • Derrida, Jacques The Gift of Death (2nd edition) (Chicago, 2008) ISBN 10: 0-226-14277-9
  • Gianni Vattimo After Christianity (Columbia, 2002) ISBN 0-231-10628-9
  • Agamben, Giorgio Nudities (Stanford, 2011) ISBN-10: 0-8047-6950-8
  • Zizek, Slovoj The Fragile Absolute (Verso: 2000) ISBN 1-85984-326-3
  • Nancy, Jean-Luc Corpus (Fordham, 2008) ISBN 978-0-8232-2962-8
  • Nancy, Jean-Luc Dis-Enclosure: The Deconstruction of Christianity I (Fordham, 2008) ISBN 978-0-8232-2836-2
  • Nancy, Jean-Luc Adoration: The Deconstruction of Christianity II (Fordham, 2012) ISBN 10: 823242951
  • Kristeva, Julia, This Incredible Need to Believe (Columbia Univ Press, 2009) ISBN 978-0-231-51995 (e-book)

Doctor of Ministry Intensive Courses - August 24-28, 9 AM-5 PM

 

TEC 455A D.Min. Orientation Seminar: Speller

  • Kathleen A. Cahalan and Gordon S. Mikoski, eds., Opening the Field of Practical Theology: An Introduction. Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD, 2014. ISB 978-0-7425-6126-7

TEC 455B D.Min. Research Methods Seminar: Michael Montgomery

  • Required: Mary Clark Moschella, Ethnography as a Pastoral Practice: An Introduction., Cleveland: The Pilgrim Press, 2008
  • Required: William Myers, Reseach in Ministry, Chicago: Exploration Press, 2000.
  • Recommended - one of the following.
    • Nancy Amerman, et al, Studying Congregations, Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1998.
    • Charles Wheelan, Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data; New York:W.W. Norton & Co, 2013.

Hybrid Courses

 

LM 400 Leadership & Ministry in Context: Crowder and Haldeman
Meets both online and in-person.  In-person meetings to be scheduled.

  • 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)

RH 493 Women and Religion: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Speller

  • Ahmed, Leila, Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1992. ISBN 978-0-300-05583-2
  • Baskin, Judith R., Jewish Women in Historical Perspective, 2nd edition, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 1998. ISBN 13:978-0-8143-27135
  • Brekus, Catherine A., ed., The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past, University of North Carolina Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-8078-5800-4
  • Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck, and Esposito, John L., eds., Daughters of Abraham: Feminist Thought in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 2001.ISBN 0-8130-2594-X

Online Courses

 

LM 332O Introduction to Pastoral Theology: 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 365O Global Sensitivity – Bo Myung Seo

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

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 403O Preaching that Grows a Church . . . and a PreacherMichael Piazza

  • Barbara Brown Taylor, The Preaching Life: Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication.
  • David Buttrick, Homiletic Moves and Structures: Fortress Press.
  • Cleophus LaRue, The Heart of Black Preaching: Westminster John Knox.
  • Optional: Leonora Tubbs Tisdale, Preaching as Local Theology and Folk Art: Fortress Press.
  • Optional: Fred Craddock, (Eds. Lee Sparks and Kathryn Hayes Sparks),Craddock on the Craft of Preaching: Chalice Press, 2011.
  • OptionalPaul Scott Wilson, Ed., The New Interpreter’s Handbook of Preaching: Abingdon Press.

LM 405O Leading Congregations – John Thomas

  • Nancy Tatom Ammerman, Sacred Stories, Spiritual Lives. New York: Oxford, 2014
  • Anthony B. Robinson, Leadership for Vital Congregations. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2006.
  • Walter Earl Fluker, Ethical Leadership: The Quest for Character, Civility and Community. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2009.
  • Nannerl O. Keohane, Thinking About Leadership. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010
  • Ann M. Garrido, Redeeming Administration. Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2013.
  • Anita L. Bradshaw, Change and Conflict in Your Congregation. Woodstock, VT: Skylight Paths, 2015.
  • Robert H. Naylor, What Church Leaders Really Need to Know. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2013.

LM 415O Ritual Studies – Scott Haldeman

  • Bell, Catherine. Ritual: Perspectives and Dimensions, revised edition (reprint; Oxford, 2010). ISBN 978-0-199-73510-5.
  • Driver, Tom. Liberating Rites (BookSurge, 2006). ISBN 978-1-419-64210-4.
  • Grimes, Ronald. The Craft of Ritual Studies (Oxford, 2013). ISBN 978-0-195-30143-4.
  • Grimes, Ronald (editor). Readings in Ritual Studies (Pearson, 1995). ISBN 978-0-023-47253-4.
  • Recommended: Bell, Catherine. Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice (reprint; Oxford, 2009). ISBN 978-0-199-73362-0.
  • Recommended: Berger, Teresa. Women’s Ways of Worship (Pueblo, 1999). ISBN 978-0-814-66173-4.
  • Recommended: Grimes, Ronald. Beginnings in Ritual Studies, revised edition (CreateSpace, 2010). ISBN 978-1-453-75262-3.
  • Deeply into the Bone: Re-inventing Rites of Passage (University of California, 2002). ISBN 978-0-520-23675-2
  • Recommended: Lathrop, Gordon. Holy Things (Fortress, 1993). ISBN 978-0-800-63131-4.
  • Recommended: Moore, Robert. The Archetype of Initiation. Ex Libris, 2001. ISBN 978-0-738-84764-1.
  • Recommended: Northrup, Lesley A. ritualizing women (Pilgrim Press, 1997). ISBN 978-0-829-81213-8.
  • Recommended: Turner, Victor. The Ritual Process (reprint, Aldine, 1995). ISBN 978-0-202-01190-5.
  • Recommended: van Gennep, Arnold. Rites of Passage (reprint; University of Chicago, 1961). ISBN 978-0-226-84849-5.

LM 444O Theology, Ministry, and Disability – Craig Modahl

  • Carter, Erik W. Including People with Disabilities in Faith Communities. Baltimore: Brookes Publishing. 2007.
  • Eiesland, Nancy L. The Disabled God. Nashville: Abingdon Press. 1994.
  • Yong, Amos. The Bible, Disability, and the Church: A New Vision of the People of God. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans Publishing Co. 2011

LM 596O Leadership for Transformation – Alice Hunt (fall and spring)

  • 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.
  • Jaworski, Joseph, Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, second edition, 2011.
  • Scharmer, C. Otto, Theory U: Leading From the Future as it Emerges: The Social Technology of Presencing, Berrett-Koehler, 2009.

RH 301O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible – Staff

 

RH 321O Interpreting the Gospels – Ted Jennings

  • Cartlidge & Dungan  Documents for the Study of the Gospels  ISBN 0-8006-2809-8

RH 325O Interpreting the Epistles – Ted Jennings

  • 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
  • Jacob Taubes, The Political Theology of Paul (Stanford, 2004) ISBN 0-8047-3345-7
  • 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 344O History of Christian Thought – Staff

 

TEC 355O Living Into Our Commitments – Alice Hunt and Lisa Seiwert

 

TEC 395O Interfaith Engagement: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – Rachel Mikva

  • Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki, Divinity and Diversity (Abingdon, 2003).
  • Michael Strassfeld, A Book of Life: Embracing Judaism as a Spiritual Practice (Schocken, 2002).
  • Reza Aslan, No God But God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam (Random House, 2011).
  • Edward Chambers, Roots for Radicals (Bloomsbury Academic, 2003).
  • Bud Heckman and Rori Picker Neiss, eds., Interactive Faith (Skylight Paths, 2010).
  • Kate McCarthy, Interfaith Encounters in America (Rutgers, 2007).
  • Jonathan Sacks, The Dignity of Difference (Continuum, 2003).             
  • Omid Safi, ed., Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender and Pluralism (OneWorld, 2003).   

TEC 400O Constructive Theology – Scott Haldeman & Christophe Ringer

  • Jones, Serene, and Paul Lakeland, eds. Constructive Theology: A Contemporary Approach to Classical Themes, (Fortress Press, 2005). ISBN 978-0-800-63683-8.
  • Four volumes of systematic theology by the authors you choose as conversation partners (which may or may not include the some of the recommended titles below, books from previous courses and/or your personal library—but final list is subject to instructor approval).
  • Recommended: Cheng, Patrick. Radical Love: Introduction to Queer Theology (Seabury, 2011). ISBN 978-1-596-27132-6.
  • Recommended: Evans, James, and Stephen Ray. We Have Been Believers: An African-American Systematic Theology (Fortress, 2012). ISBN 978-0-800-69878-2.
  • Recommended: Gonzalez, Justo. Mañana: Christian Theology From a Hispanic Perspective (Abingdon, 1990). ISBN 978-0-687-23067-9.
  • Recommended: Inbody, Tyron. The Many Faces of Christology (Abingdon, 2002). ISBN 978-0-687-03003-3.
  • Recommended: Musser, Donald, and Joseph Price, A New and Enlarged Handbook in Christian Theology (Abingdon, 2003). ISBN 978-0-687-09112-6.
  • Recommended: Soelle, Dorothee. Thinking About God: An Introduction to Theology (T&T Clark, 1987). ISBN 978-0-334-02476-7. 
  • Recommended: Thistlethwaite, Susan. Sex, Race and God: Christian Feminism in Black and White (Crossroad, 1989). ISBN 978-0-824-51969-9.
  • Recommended: Thistlethwaite, Susan, and Mary Potter Engel, Lift Every Voice: Constructing Christian Theologies from the Underside (Orbis, 1998). ISBN 978-1-570-75163-9.

TEC 401O Creation and Fall: The Foundations of Theological Anthropology – Ted Jennings

TEC 410O Queer Theologies – Patrick Cheng

  • Cheng, Patrick S.  From Sin to Amazing Grace: Discovering the Queer Christ.  New York: Seabury Books, 2012.
  • Cheng, Patrick S.  Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology.  New York: Seabury Books, 2011.
  • Cheng, Patrick S.  Rainbow Theology: Bridging Race, Sexuality, and Spirit.  New York: Seabury Books, 2013.
  • Cornwall, Susannah.  Controversies in Queer Theology.  London: SCM Press, 2011.
  • Thatcher, Adrian, ed.  The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender.  Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2015.

TEC 442O Theory & Theology of the Church: Feminist, Queer, & Ethnographic Approaches – Sara Rosenau

  • Church, World and the Christian Life: Practical-Prophetic Ecclesiology by Nicolas M. Healy, Cambridge University Press, 2000
  • Perspectives on Ecclesiology and Ethnography edited by Pete Ward, Eerdmans 2012
  • Ecclesiology and Exclusion: Boundaries of Being and Belonging in Postmodern Times. Edited by Dennis Doyle, Pascal D. Bazzell, Timothy J. Furry, 2012, Orbis Books, 2012
  • Additional readings provided on Moodle

TEC 475O Exploring the American Muslim Experience – Rami Nashashibi

  • Aidi, Hisham D. (2014). Rebel Music: Race, Empire & the New Muslim Youth Culture. Pantheon
  • Curtis, Edward E (2002). Islam in Black America. State University of New York Press.
  • Dannin, R. (2002). Black pilgrimage to Islam. Oxford University Press.
  • Diouf, Sylvian A.(1998) Servants of Allah. New York University Press.
  • Grewal, Zareena. (2014) Islam is a Foreign Country. New York University Press.
  • Karim, Jamillah   (2009) Exploring American Muslim Women. New York University Press.
  • Marable, Manning &Aidi, Hishaam (2009) Black Routes to Islam. Palgrave MacMillan
  • McCloud, Aminah Beverly. (2011) Transnational Muslims in American Society. University Press of Florida
  • Rana, Junaid. (2011) Terrifying Muslims. Duke University Press
  • Jackson, S. A. (2005). Islam and the Blackamerican.. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Turner, Brent (1997) Islam in the African-American Experience: Indiana University Press

TEC 595O Master’ Writing Seminar – Staff