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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.

 

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
  • New: Larry L. McSwain, The Calling of Congregational Leadership: Being, Knowing, Doing Ministry (St. Louis, Chalice Press, 2013). 

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 

  • Margaret Miles, The Word Made Flesh: a history of Christian Thought. Isbn 978-1-4051-0846-1.  
  • All other readings are posted on Moodle.

TEC 390 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
    • Bailey, Julius. Down in the Valley: An Introduction to African American Religious History.  Fortress Press (2016). ISBN:  978-1-4514-9703-8.
    • Drake, St. Clair. The Redemption of Africa and Black Religion. Third World Press (1970). ISBN: 0-88378-017-8.
    • Fauset, Arthur. Black Gods of the Metropolis. University of Pennsylvania Press (December 1970). ISBN-10: 0812210018. ISBN-13: 978-0812210019
    • Hurston, Zora Neale. Moses, Man of the Mountain. Harper Perennial (December 1990). ISBN: 978-0060919948.
    • Jones, William R. Is God a White Racist? Beacon Press (November 1997). ISBN: 978-0807010334.
    • Mitchell, Beverly. Black Abolitionism. Orbis Books (January 2005). ISBN: 978-1570755910.
    • Roberts, J. Deotis. Africentric Christianity. Judson Press (April 2000). ISBN: 978-0817013219.
    • Townes, Emilie. Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil. Palgrave Macmillan (November 2006). ISBN: 978-1403972736.
    • Wilmore, Gayraud. Black Religion and Black Radicalism, 3rd edition. Orbis Books (February 4, 1998). ISBN: 978-1570751820.
  • Recommended
    • Diop, Cheikh Anta. Pre-Colonial Black Africa. Lawrence Hill Books (August 1, 1988). ISBN: 978-1556520884.
    • Hinks, Peter, ed. David Walker’s Appeal. Pennsylvania State Univ. Press (March 1, 2000). ISBN: 978-0271019949.
    • DuBois, W. E. B. The Souls of Black Folk. Kindle Edition–free.

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.
  • R. S. Sugirtharajah, ed., Voices from the Margin: Interpreting the Bible in the Third World, Revised and Expanded Third Edition (Maryknoll: New Yorkis, 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 

  • Required Texts
    • Butler, Lee H., Jr. Listen My Son: Wisdom to Help African American Fathers. Abingdon Press (March 2010). ISBN-13: 978-0-687-46749-5. Kindle Edition.
    • Doehring, Carrie. The Practice of Pastoral Care, Revised and Expanded Edition. Westminster John Knox Press (December 2014). ISBN-13: 978-0664238407. Kindle Edition available.
    • Gorsuch, Nancy. Pastoral Visitation, Fortress Press (November 1999). ISBN-10: 9780800631901. ISBN-13: 978-0800631901
    • Kelcourse, Felicity. Human Development and Faith. Christian Board of Publication (October 2004). ISBN-10: 0827214421. ISBN-13: 978-0827214422.
    • Lartey, Emmanuel. Pastoral Theology in an Intercultural World. Wipf and Stock (March 2013). ISBN 13: 978-1-62032-973-3.
    • McGarrah Sharp, Melinda. Misunderstanding Stories. Pickwick Publications (2013). ISBN-978-1-61097-226-0.
  • Recommended Texts
    • Fowler, Gene. Caring Through the Funeral. Chalice Press (February 1, 2004). ISBN-10: 9780827204935. ISBN-13: 978-0827204935.
    • Graham, Larry Kent. Discovering Images of God: Narratives of Care Among Lesbians and Gays. Westminster John Knox Press; 1st edition (March 1997). ISBN-10: 0664256260. ISBN-13: 978-0664256265

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: Joo

  • Diana Eck, Encountering God, 2003. Beacon Press .
  • Shusaku Endo, Silence (Trans. By William Johnston), 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.
  • Enrique Dussel, “Eurocentrism and Modernity,” Boundary 2, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Autumn, 1993).
  • Gustavo Gutierrez, A Theology of Liberation.  1998. Orbis Books.
  • Andrew Sung Park, The Wounded Heart of God. 1993. Abingdon Press.
  • John Mbiti, Introduction to African Religion. 1991. Heinemann.
  • Chung Hyun Kyung, Struggle to Be the Sun Again: Introducing Asian Women's Theology. 1990. Orbis Books.

  • Edward Said, Orientalism.  Introduction only

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 – Karl Villarmea

Reading Materials/Required Texts: Most of our discussion and reflection time in this course will be spent working and thinking with these books. Additional reading materials will be on Moodle.

  • Diana Eck, Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras. 2nd ed. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2003.
  • Shusaku Endo, Silence. Trans. by William Johnston. New York, NY: Taplinger Publishing Company, 1980.
  • John Parratt, ed., An Introduction to Third World Theologies. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  • Joerg Rieger, No Rising Tide: Theology, Economics, and the Future. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2009.
  • Tzvetan Todorov, The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other. New York, NY: Harper and Row, 1984.
  • Gustavo Gutierrez, A Theology of Liberation. 15th Anniversary ed. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1998.
  • John Mbiti, Introduction to African Religion. 2nd ed. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 2015.
  • Chung Hyun Kyung, Struggle to Be the Sun Again: Introducing Asian Women's Theology. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1990.

  • Edward Said, Orientalism. 25th Anniversary ed. New York, NY: Random House, 1994. (We will only read the Introduction of this book.)

Must Watch, Films: They need to be seen in advance of the week when the movies are to be discussed.  They are available on such venues as Netflix):

  • Mission (1986) by Roland Joffe.
  • Last Supper (1976) by Tomas Gutierrez Alea.

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
  • New: Larry L. McSwain, The Calling of Congregational Leadership: Being, Knowing, Doing Ministry (St. Louis, Chalice Press, 2013). 

LM 426O Preaching the Headlines – Zach Mills - Updated 8-22-16

  • 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.
  • Thomas Long, The Witness of Preaching (Westminster John Knox, 2005)
  • Paul Scott Wilson, The Practice of Preaching (Abingdon Press, 1995)
  • Eugene L. Lowry, The Sermon: Dancing the Edge of Mystery (Abington, 1997)
  • Walter Brueggemann, Finally Comes The Poet (Fortress Press, 1989)
  • H. Grady Davis, design for preaching (Fortress Press, 1958)

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.
  • R. S. Sugirtharajah, ed., Voices from the Margin: Interpreting the Bible in the Third World, Revised and Expanded Third Edition (Maryknoll: New Yorkis, 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

  • Armstrong, Karen. (2006). Muhammad: A Prophet For Our Time. HarperOne.
  • Ramadan, Tariq. (2007) In The Footsteps of the Prophet Oxford University Press.
  • Safi, Omid. (2009) Memories of Muhammad HarperOne
  • Additional readings to be made available via Moodle.

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

 

J-Term 2017

 

TEC 431 Bonhoeffer's Theology - Giseok Joo

  • Required Texts
    • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Christ the Center (Harper’s Ministers Paperback Library, 2009)
    • _________. Creation and Fall & Temptation (The Macmillan Company, 1965)
    • _________. The Cost of Discipleship (Touchstone, 1995)
  • Recommended Texts
    • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Ethics (Macmillan Publishing Co., 1979)
    • _________. Letters and Papers from Prison (Touchstone, 1997)
    • _________. Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian in Community (HarperCollins, 1954)
    • _________. The Communion of Saints (Harper & Row Publishers, 1963)

LM 430 Short-Term Pastoral Counseling - Lee Butler

  • Dittes, James E., Pastoral Counseling: The Basics (Westminster John Knox Press, 1999),
  • Smith, Archie Jr. and Ursula Riedel-Pfaefflin, Siblings by Choice: Race, Gender, and Violence (Chalice Press, 2004). ISBN-978-0-827234-56-2.
  • Stone, Howard, Strategies for Brief Pastoral Counseling (Fortress Press, 2001). ISBN-10: 0800632990, Kindle Edition
  • Tan, Siang-Yang, Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective (Baker Academic, 2011). ISBN-10: 080102966X, Kindle Edition
  • Weaver, Andrew, Counseling on Sexual Issues (Pilgrim Press, 2005). ISBN-10: 0829816186

TEC 500 DMin Theological Reflection - Sharon Ellis Davis

  • Graham, Elaine, Heather Walton, and Frances Ward.Theological Reflection: Method, SCM Press, 2005.

LM 585 DMin Thesis Seminar - Michael Montgomery

  • No assigned readings.

RH 367 History and Polity of the United Church of Christ - John Thomas

  • Louis H. Gunnemann, The Shaping of the United Church of Christ, An Essay in the History of American Christianity, United Church Press, 1977.
  • Randi Jones Walker, The Evolution of a UCC Style: Essays in the History, Ecclesiology, and Culture of the United Church of Christ, United Church Press, 2005.
  • Barbara Brown Zikmund and Frederick Trost, eds., The Living Theological Heritage of the United Church of Christ, Vol. 7:  United and Uniting, 2005.  United Church Press (Available in paper or hard cover.  The entire LTH seven volumes are also available in an electronic version for a reasonable price.)
  • United Church of Christ Book of Worship, Office for Church Life and Leadership, 1986 (Available in loose-leaf, bound, or CD editions)

All books can be ordered through United Church Resources, 1-800-537-3394.

 

TEC 443 Haiti Study Tour - JoAnne Terrell and Emily Vogt

  • Allende, Isabel. Island Beneath the Sea (New York: Harper, 2010). ISBN: 978-0-06-198825-7
  • Brown, Karen McCarthy. Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991, 2001). ISBN: 978-0520224759
  • Corbett, Steve and Fikkert, Brian. When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself (Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2009, 2012). ISBN: 978—0-8024-0998-0 (Kindle edition available)
  • Lutz, Mark. UnPoverty: Rich Lessons From the Working Poor (Glen Ellyn: UnPoverty Communications, 2010). ISBN: 978-0982908914 (Kindle edition available)
  • Robinson, Randall. An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, From Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President (New York: BasicCivitas, 2007). ISBN: 978-0-465-07053-4 (Kindle edition available)
  • Thistlethwaite, Susan B. and Cairns, George F. Beyond Theological Tourism: Mentoring as a Grassroots Approach to Theological Education (Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2003). ISBN: 978-1592444151

Spring 2017

Monday

LM 438 Pastoral Care with Veterans: Zachary Moon 

  • Armstrong, K. et al. Courage After Fire (Ulysses Press, 2006)
  • Moon, Z. Coming Home: Ministry That Matters with Veterans and Military Families (Chalice Press, 2015)


TEC 520 Theology and Anthropology: Bo Myung Seo and Emily Vogt

  • Douglas Davis, Anthropology and Theology, Berg, 2002
  • Max Weber, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (Available online for free).

TEC 595A Master's Writing Seminar: Pope

  • No course texts.

TEC 699 Ph.D. Professional Development Workshops: Vogt

  • No course texts.

 

Tuesday

TEC 321 Christian Ethics: Christophe Ringer

  • Charles Mathewes, Republic of Grace: Augustinian Thoughts for Dark Times (Eardmens, 2010).
  • Susanne DeCranne, Aquinas, Feminism and the Common Good (Georgetown University Press, 2004).
  • Nicholas Wolterstoff, Justice in Love (Emory University Studies, 2015).
  • Traci C. West, Disruptive Christian Ethics (Westminster John Knox Press, 2006).
  • bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions (William Morrow Paperbacks, 2001).

TEC 509 Proto-Womanist Thought: JoAnne 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

LM 440 Psychodynamics of Biblical Narrative: Lee Butler

  • Kille, D. Andrew, Psychological Biblical Criticism (Fortress Press, 2000). ISBN-10: 080063246X; Kindle $15.15
  • Rollins, Wayne and D. Andrew Kille, Psychological Insight into the Bible (Eerdmans, 2007). ISBN-10: 0802841554, Kindle $2.99
  • Sanford, John, Healing Body and Soul (Westminster John Knox Press, 1992). ISBN-10: 0664253512

TEC 355 Living Into Our Commitments: Rachel Mikva

  • You must have this book before the first day of class: Maurianne Adams, Warren Blumenfeld, Carmelita Castañeda, Heather Hackman, Madeline Peters, Ximena Zúñiga, eds., Readings for Diversity and Social Justice (3rd edition, 2013)
  • The other readings will be posted on Moodle.

RH 485 Religion in North America: Rachelle Brown

  • Albanese, Catherine L. America: Religions and Religion, 5th ed., Wadsworth: Boston. 2013.
  • Bellah, Robert, “Civil Religion in America” Daedalus, Vol. 96, No. 1, Religion in America (Winter), 1967. pp. 1-21
  • Drake, St. Clair and Horace R. Cayton, “The Churches of Bronzeville”, in African American Religious History: Documentary Witness, 2nd ed., Milton C. Sernett, ed., Duke University Press: Durham, NC. 1999. pp. 435-452.
  • Eck, Diana. Encountering God. Beacon Press: Boston, MA. 2003. pp. 166-201.
  • Finke, Roger and Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-2005: Winners and Losers in Our Religious Economy. 2nd ed., Rutgers University Press: NJ. 2005.
  • Lee, Jarena, “A Female Preacher among the African Methodists”, in African American Religious History: Documentary Witness, 2nd ed., Milton C. Sernett, ed. Duke University Press: Durham, NC. 1999. pp. 164-184.
  • Meacham, Jon. American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation. Random House, 2007.
  • Metcalf, Barbara D., Making Muslim Space in North America and Europe. Univeristy of California Press: Berkely, CA., 1996. pp. 1-29.  
  • Sarna, Jonathan D., American Judaism: A New History. Yale University: New Haven, NJ. 2003. (select chapters)
  • Video: God in America PBS 6-part online series (segments to be assigned)
  • Video: We Shall Remain PBS series on Native American history (segments to be assigned)

TEC 505 God and Philosophy: Bo Myung Seo

  • Emmanuel Levinas, God, Death, and Time. Stanford University Press
  • Jean-Luc Marion, God Without Being ( 2nd edition). University of Chicago Press
  • Leonardo Messinese, The Problem of God in Modern Philosophy.  The Davies Group, Publisher (Recommended)
  • Additional readings provided by the instructor.

 

Wednesday

TEC 575 Religion, Biopolitics, and the Black Public Sphere: Christophe Ringer

  • Thomas Lemke, Biopolitics: An Advanced Introduction. (New York University Press, 2011).
  • Aimee Meredith Cox, Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship, (Duke University Press, 2015).
  • Jordan T. Camp, Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State. (University of California Press, 2016).
  • Roderick Ferguson, Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique (University of Minnesota Press, 2003).
  • Alondra Nelson, The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations and Reconciliation after the Genome (Beacon Press, 2016)
  • Douglass Hartmann, Midnight Basketball: Race, Sports, and Neoliberal Social Policy (University of Chicago, 2016).
  • Janice Peck, Age of Oprah: Cultural Icon for the Neoliberal Era (Routledge, 2008).

LM 402 Preaching and Pastoral Care: Lee Butler

  • Teresa Fry Brown, Delivering the Sermon (Fortress Press, 2008). ISBN-10: 0800604474.
  • Donald Chinula, Building King's Beloved Community (Wipf & Stock Pub, 2009). ISBN-10: 1608991431
  • Joseph Jeter, Crisis Preaching (Abingdon Press, 1998). ISBN-10: 0687073928
  • Marvin McMickle, Shaping the Claim (Fortress Press, 2008). ISBN-10: 0800604296
  • Otis Moss, III, Blue Note Preaching in a Post-Soul World (Westminster John Knox Press, 2015). ISBN-10: 0664261604, Kindle: $9.99
  • G. Lee Ramsey, Jr., Care-Full Preaching (Wipf & Stock Pub, 2012). ISBN-10: 1620320363
  • Samuel Proctor, The Certain Sound of the Trumpet (Judson Press, 1994). ISBN-10: 0817012028. Kindle: $11.12
  • Frank Thomas, They Like to Never Quit Praisin’ God (Pilgrim Press; Revised, 2013). ISBN-10: 0829819789. Kindle: $9.99

RH 325 Interpreting the Epistles: Stephanie Crowder

  • Blount, Brian, ed. True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary. ISBN: 978-0800634216
  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me. ISBN: 978-0812993547
  • Levine, Amy-Jill. Feminist Introduction to Deutero-Pauline Epistles. ISBN: 978-082646-3364
  • Roncace, Mark. And Joseph Weaver. Global Perspectives on the Bible. ISBN: 978-0205933952
  • Segovia, Fernando, and R. S. Sugirtharajah,, eds.  A Postcolonial Commentary on New Testament Writings. ISBN: 978-0567637079

TEC 307 Systematic Theology: JoAnne Terrell

  • Cone, James H.  A Black Theology of Liberation (Orbis, 1986, 1990, Kindle). ISBN: 978-1-57075-895-9
  • ____________. God of the Oppressed (Harper, 1975, Kindle).
    • ISBN: 1-57075-158-7
  • 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
  • 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

LM 302 Preaching: Dow Edgerton

  • Thomas Long The Witness of Preaching,  ISBN  978-0804215718 - $15
  • Lee Ramsey, Ronald Allen, Dale Andrews, et al, Listening to Listeners: Homiletical Case Studies, ISBN:  978-0827205000  - $22
  • Frank Thomas, They Like to Never Quit Praisin’ God, ISBN 978-0829811810 - $15
  • Otis Moss, III, Blue Note Preaching in  Post-Soul World:  Finding Hope in and Age of Despair, ISBN:   978-0664261603 - $15
  • Barbara Brown Taylor, The Preaching Life, ISBN 978-1561010745-  $15
  • Jana Childers, Performing the Word: Preaching as Theater, ISBN 978-0687074235 - $15
  • O. Wesley Allen, Jr., Determining the Form, ISBN 978-0800604448 - $15
  • Ella Pearson Mitchell and Jacqueline Glass, editors, Those Preaching Women, Volume 4, ISBN 978-0817014643 - $14

 

RH 302 Interpreting the Hebrew Bible II: Rachel Mikva

  • The Jewish Study Bible, Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. (Oxford University Press).  [Either 2004 or 2014 edition, but BUY HARD COPY, not E-book. You need easy access to annotation, etc.]  Noted in the syllabus as JSB.
  • 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).

LM 416 Leading Christian Worship: Scott Haldeman

  • Required:    
    • 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). [This title went out-of-print; Dr. Procter-Smith has given me personal permission to share it with you, however; you will find it on Moodle.]
    • 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:
    • Book of Worship, UCC (United Church of Christ, 1986; loose leaf edition); 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).
    • 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).
    • Saliers, Don. Music and Theology (Abingdon, 2007).

Thursday

LM 542 Poetics of Grief: Dow Edgerton

  • W. Dow Edgerton, Listening to Grief  (Exploration Press) ebook, available for free download at https://www.ctschicago.edu/listening-to-grief
  • Sandra Gilbert, Death's Door:  Modern Dying and the Ways We Grieve (Norton). ISBN: 0393329690 - $18.00
  • Froma Walsh & Monica McGoldrick, Living Beyond Loss: Death in the Family (2nd edition, Norton, 2004) ISBN: 0-393-70438-6 (pbk.) - $25.00
  • Karla F.C. Holloway, Passed On: African American Mourning Stories (Duke University Press). ISBN: 0822328607 - $18.00
  • Colin Murray Parkes, et al, Death And Bereavement Across Cultures (2nd edition, Routledge, 2015) ISBN: 978-0-415-52236-6 (pbk.) - $36.00
  • C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed(Harper) ISBN: 0060652381 - $12.00
  • Suzanne Redfern & Susan K. Gilbert, The Grieving Garden: Living With the Death of a Child(Hampton Roads), ISBN: 1571745815 - $12.00
  • Kevin Young, The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing(Bloomsbury) ISBN: 1608194663 - $15.00
  • Melissa M Kelly Grief:  Contemporary Theory and the Practice of Ministry (Fortress), ISBN: 0800696611 - $13.00

Additional Courses

LM 470 Proctor Conference: Staff 

  • Obery Hendricks, The Universe Bends Toward Justice: Radical Reflections on the Bible, the Church, and the Body Politic. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2011.
  • Obery Hendricks, The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering the True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus’ Teachings and How They Have Been Corrupted. New York: Three Leaves Press, 2006.
  • Keri Day, Unfinished Business: Black Women, The Black Church, and the Struggle to Thrive in America. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012.
  • Bell hooks, Salvation: Black People and Love. New York: Harper Perennial, 2001.
  • Marla Frederick, Between Sundays: Black Women and Everyday Struggles of Faith. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2003.

 

Online Courses

LM 332O Introduction to Pastoral Theology – Zachary Moon

  • Doehring, C. The Practice of Pastoral Care (WJK, 2015)
  • Lartey, E. Pastoral Theology in an Intercultural World (Wipf and Stock, 2006)
  • Thorton, S. Broken Yet Beloved (Chalice Press, 2002)

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 412O Introduction to Christian Worship – Scott Haldeman

  • Required:
    • 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) [This title went out-of-print; Dr. Procter-Smith has given me personal permission to share it with you, however; you will find it on Moodle.]
    • Saliers, Don. Worship Come to Its Senses (Abingdon, 1996).
    • Stookey, Larry. Let the Whole Church Say Amen (Abingdon, 2001).
    • White, James. A Brief History of Christian Worship (Abingdon, 1993).
  • Recommended:
    • Book of Worship, UCC (United Church of Christ, 1986; loose leaf edition); 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).
    • 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).

LM 457O Greening the Church: Theological and Practical Foundations – Robert Shore-Goss

  • Required
    • Robert E. Shore-Goss, God is Green: An Eco-Spirituality of Incarnate Spirituality, Cascade Books, 2016 (paperback & kindle format)
    • Leonardo Boff, Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor, Orbis Books, 1997 (paperback & kindle format)
    • Sallie McFague, Blessed are the Consumers: Climate Change and Restraint, Fortress Press, 2013 (paperback & Kindle)
    • Anne Benevenuti, Spirit Unleashed: Re-Imaging Human Animal Relations, Cascade Books, 2014 (paperback & kindle)
    • Norman Wirzba, From Nature to Creation, Baker Academic, 2015 (paperback & kindle)
    • Recommended
      • Denis Edwards, Ecology at the Heart of Faith: The Change of Heart that Leads to a New Way of Living on Earth, Orbis, 2007 (paperback & kindle)
      • Marc Bekoff, Rewilding our Hearts: Building Pathways of Compassion and Co-existence, New World Library, 2014 (paperback & kindle format)
      • Kathleen Fischer, Loving Creation: Christian Spirituality, Earth-Centered and Just, Paulist Press, 2009. (paperback)
      • Jay McDaniel, Of God and Pelicans: A Theology of Reverence for Life, Westminister/John Knox, 1989.
      • Norman Wirzba, The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age, Oxford University of Press, 2003.

LM 465O Trauma and Theology – Zachary Moon

  • Douglas, K.B. Stand Your Ground (Orbis, 2015)
  • Herman, J. Trauma and Recovery (Basic Books, 2015)
  • Leslie, K. When Violence Is No Stranger (Fortress Press, 2003)
  • Rambo, S. Spirit and Trauma (WJK, 2010)

RH 301O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible – Ken 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 via Moodle.

RH 302O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible II – Rachel Mikva

  • The Jewish Study Bible, Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. (Oxford University Press).  [Either 2004 or 2014 edition, but BUY HARD COPY, not E-book. You need easy access to annotation, etc.]  Noted in the syllabus as JSB.
  • 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).

RH 325O Interpreting the Epistles – Manuel Villalobos Mendoza

  • Arthur J. Dewey, Roy W. Hoover, et al., translators and editors, The Authentic Letters of Paul: A New Reading of Paul’s Rhetoric and Meaning (Salem, OR: Polebridge Press, 2010;)
  • Pamela Eisenbaum, Paul Was Not a Christian: The Original Message of a Misunderstood Apostle. (New York: HarperOne, 2009).
  • Gennadi A. Sergienko, Our Politeuma is in Heaven!: Paul's Polemical Engagement with the "Enemies of the Cross of Christ" in Philippians 3:18-20 (Carlise, Langham, 20013).
  • Manuel Villalobos Mendoza, When Men Were Not Men: Masculinity and Otherness in the Pastoral Epistles (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2014). Buy this book from the Sheffield’s web page at scholarly price ($40): http://www.sheffieldphoenix.com/orderbook.asp?bkid=275&curr=USD&country=US
  • James D. G. Dunn, Cambridge companion to Paul (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). CTS Learning Commons link: http://dx.doi.org.cts.idm.oclc.org/10.1017/CCOL0521781558
  • Matthew V. Johnson, James A. Noel, and Demetrius K. Williams (editors), Onesimus, Our Brother. Reading Religion, Race, And Culture in Philemon. CTS Learning Commons link: http://muse.jhu.edu.cts.idm.oclc.org/book/25138.
  • Ben Witherington, A Week in the Life of Corinth, IVP Academic, 2012.

RH 344O History of Christian Thought – Cynthia Stewart

  • Margaret Miles, The Word Made Flesh: a history of Christian Thought. Isbn 978-1-4051-0846-1.
  • All other readings are posted on Moodle.

RH 367O UCC History and Polity – John Thomas

  • Louis H. Gunnemann, The Shaping of the United Church of Christ, An Essay in the History of American Christianity, United Church Press, 1977.
  • Randi Jones Walker, The Evolution of a UCC Style: Essays in the History, Ecclesiology, and Culture of the United Church of Christ, United Church Press, 2005.
  • Barbara Brown Zikmund and Frederick Trost, eds., The Living Theological Heritage of the United Church of Christ, Vol. 7:  United and Uniting, 2005.  United Church Press (Available in paper or hard cover.  The entire LTH seven volumes are also available in an electronic version for a reasonable price.)
  • United Church of Christ Book of Worship, Office for Church Life and Leadership, 1986 (Available in loose-leaf, bound, or CD editions)

All books can be ordered through United Church Resources, 1-800-537-3394.

RH 450O Giving Voice to Biblical Women – Fran Snyder

  • Jewish Study Bible, Berlin, Adele and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, 2014).
  • A copy of the New Testament (New International Version translation preferred), or access to biblegateway.com There’s a drop-down menu of translations.
  • All other course materials are available in Moodle.

RH 485O Religion in North America – Teresa Smallwood

  • Required Reading
    • Albanese, Catherine L., America: Religion and Religions, 5th edition, Australia: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2013
    • 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
    • Meacham, Jon, American Gospel: The Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation, Random House, 2007.
  • Recommended Reading
    • Zinn, Howard, A People's History of the United States, Harper Perennial Classics, 2015

TEC 307O Systematic Theology – JoAnne Terrell

  • Cone, James H.  A Black Theology of Liberation (Orbis, 1986, 1990, Kindle). ISBN: 978-1-57075-895-9
  • ____________. God of the Oppressed (Harper, 1975, Kindle).  ISBN: 1-57075-158-7
  • 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
  • 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 Mathewes, Republic of Grace: Augustinian Thoughts for Dark Times (Eardmens, 2010).
  • Susanne DeCranne, Aquinas, Feminism and the Common Good (Georgetown University Press, 2004).
  • Nicholas Wolterstoff, Justice in Love (Emory University Studies, 2015).
  • Traci C. West, Disruptive Christian Ethics (Westminster John Knox Press, 2006).
  • bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions (William Morrow Paperbacks, 2001).

TEC 355O Living Into Our Commitments – Jason Frey and Melanie Jones

  • Cavanaugh, William T. Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2008.
  • Clare, Eli. Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation. Cambridge, MA: SouthEnd, 1999.
  • Francis, Leah Gunning. Ferguson & Faith: Sparking Leadership & Awakening Community. Chalice, 2015.
  • Mock, Janet. Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & so Much More. Atria, 2014.
  • Taylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta. From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation. Haymarket, 2016.

TEC 407O The New Social Gospel – Susan Thistlethwaite

  • Susan Thistlethwaite, #OccupytheBible: What Jesus Really Said (and Did) About Money and Power, Wipf and Stock, 2015
  • Reinhold Niebuhr, Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics, ‪Westminster John Knox Press, 2001, orig. pubished 1932
  • Walter Rauschenbusch, Christianity and the Social Crisis in the 21 st Century: the Classic That Woke up the Church, ed by Paul Raushenbush. HarperOne, 2007
  • Gender and the Social Gospel, Wendy Deichmann Edwards and Carolyn De Swarte Gifford, Univ. of Illinois Press, 2003.
  • Theology in the Americas, Sergio Torres and John Eagleson, Orbis 1975. Link to pdf file below.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? Beacon Press, 1967.
  • Susan Thistlethwaite and Mary Potter Engel, Lift Every Voice: Constructing Christian Theology from the Underside Orbis Press, 1998.
  • Joerg Rieger, Religion, Theology, and Class: Fresh Engagements after Long Silence (New Approaches to Religion and Power) Palgrave, 2013,
  • Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism Henry Holt and Co., 2010.

TEC 458O Religious Liberty and LGBTQ Equality – Jay Michaelson

  • All readings will be provided via Moodle.

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