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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 2016

RH 437 – Who Is Jesus? - Teresa Hornsby

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

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

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

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

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

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

 TEC 422 – Womanist Literature and Theological Imagination - Melanie Jones

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

TEC 488 – The Queer Ecology of Creation - Jacob Erickson

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

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

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

Fall 2016

Monday

LM 405 Leading Congregations: Thomas 

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

TEC 429 Mass Incarceration, Politics and Public Theology: Ringer

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

TEC 595A Master's Writing Seminar: Pope 

  • No course texts.

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

  • No course texts.

Tuesday

RH 601 Contemporary Hermeneutical Strategies: Yang 

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

RH 344 History of Christian Thought: Speller 

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

  • 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.


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: Sudhakar

Additional Courses

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

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

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

Online Courses

LM 332O Introduction to Pastoral Theology – Zachary Moon 

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

LM 365O Global Sensitivity in Ministry – Solomon Sudhakar

LM 400O Leadership & Ministry in Context – Stephanie Crowder

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

LM 405O Leading Congregations – John Thomas

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

LM 426O Preaching the Headlines – Zach Mills

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

LM 481O Marriage Rites and Wrongs – Scott Haldeman

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

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

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

RH 301O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible –  Ken Stone

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

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

RH 321O Interpreting the Gospels – Seung Ai Yang

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

RH 344O History of Christian Thought – Cynthia Stewart

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

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

TEC 300O Public Theology – Susan Thistlethwaite

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

TEC 400O Constructive Theology – Christophe Ringer

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

TEC 406O Eating and Drinking with Jesus – Theodore Jennings

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

TEC 410O Queer Theologies – Patrick Cheng

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

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

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

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

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

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

TEC 595O MA/STM Thesis Seminar – Wil Brant

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