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

 

Spring 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).
  • James D. G. Dunn, Cambridge companion to Paul (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Available electronically via CTS Learning Commons.
  • Matthew V. Johnson, James A. Noel, and Demetrius K. Williams (editors), Onesimus, Our Brother. Reading Religion, Race, And Culture in Philemon. Available electronically via CTS Learning Commons.
  • 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

 

Summer 2017

TEC 421 Liberation Theology in Reactionary Times: Susan Thistlethwaite and Cheryl Townsend-Gilkes

Required:

  • Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite and Mary Potter Engel, eds. Lift Every Voice: Constructing Christian Theologies from the Underside (Orbis, 1998 or later edition)
  • Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, “Jesus Must Needs Go Through Samaria,” in Christology and Whiteness: What Would Jesus Do? George Yancy, ed. (Routledge, 2012).
  • Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, If It Wasn’t For the Women (Orbis 2001)
  • Kelly Brown Douglas, Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God (Orbis, 2015)
  • The Hope of Liberation in World Religions, edited by Miguel A. De La Torre (Baylor Univ., 2008).
  • William Barber with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement (Beacon Press, 2016).

Required to read ONE of the following:

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison (all editions acceptable)
  • Gutiérrez, Gustavo 1971 A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics, and Salvation (revised edition, 1988). Orbis.
  • Rosemary Radford Ruether, Sexism and Godtalk: Toward a Feminist Theology (all editions acceptable)
  • James Cone, God of the Oppressed (revised edition 1997) Orbis.
  • Dolores Williams, Sisters in the Wilderness 1995, Orbis (all editions acceptable)

Strongly Recommended:

  • Emilie Townes, Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil(Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)
  • Carter Heyward, Saving Jesus from Those who are Right: Rethinking what it Means to be Christian (1999)
  • Kwok, Pui-lan. “Liberation Theology in the Twenty-First Century,” in Opting for the Margins: Postmodernity and Liberation in Christian Theology. (Oxford University Press, 2003).
  • Rita Nakashima Brock and Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, Casting Stones: Prostitution and Liberation in Asia and the United States (Part II only—Christian and Buddhist approaches to liberation analysis of prostitution)

LM 464 Mobilizing for Justice: Advocacy Ministry with Children and Youth: Christophe Ringer with Janet Wolf and others (Offered through the Children’s Defense Fund, at the Alex Haley Farm in Clinton, Tennessee. Course meets online May 22-August 18, plus conference July 17-21.)

  • Campbell, Simone.  (2015)  A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change and Community. ISBN-10: 0062273558
  • Daley-Harris, Shannon.  (2016) Hope for the Future: Answering God’s Call to Justice for Our Children. ISBN-10: 0664261639
  • Emdin, Chris.  (2016) For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Ya’ll Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education. ISBN-10: 0807028029
  • Fluker, Walter. (2016) The Ground Has Shifted: The Future of the Black Church in Post Racial America. ISBN-10: 147981038X
  • Francis, Leah Gunning. (2015) Ferguson & Faith: Sparking Leadership & Awakening CommunityISBN-10: 0827211058
  • Powery, Luke. (2012)  Dem Dry Bones: Preaching, Death and HopeISBN-10: 0800698223
  • Reyes, Patrick. (2016) Nobody Cries When We Die: God, Community, and Surviving to Adulthood. ISBN-10: 0827225318
  • See Proctor Institute website at http://www.childrensdefense.org/programs/faithbased/faith-based-action-programs-pages/Samuel-DeWitt-Proctor-Institute.html for more information about this course.

LM 460O Pastoring Your First Church: Mark Winters

  • Open Secrets, by Richard Lischer, Harmony, 2002 OR This Odd and Wondrous Calling, Daniel and Copenhaver, Eerdmans, 2009
  • A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix, by Edwin H. Friedman, Seabury, 2007
  • Church Administration in the Black Perspective, Massey and McKinney, Judson 2003
  • One Family’s Story: A Primer on Bowen Theory, Michael Kerr, Bowen Center, 2008
  • Beyond the White Noise: Mission in a Multi Cultural World by Tom Montgomery-Fate, Chalice, 1997
  • Faith Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World, Alexia Salbatierra & Peter Heltzel, InterVarsity, 2014
  • Speak To Me That I May Speak, Dow Edgerton, Pilgrim, 2006 OR They Like To Never Quit Praisin’ God, Frank Thomas, Pilgrim 1997

RH 497O Women and Christian Mysticism: History and Experience: Cynthia Stewart 

  • Mystics, visionaries, and prophets : a historical anthology of women's spiritual writings, ed. Shawn Madigan. Minneapolis : Fortress Press, c1998. ISBN0800631455
  • Christian mysticism : an introduction to contemporary theoretical approaches. Nelstrop, Louise. Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2009. ISBN0754686957; ISBN9780754686958.

RH 475O Queer Feminist Biblical Interpretations: Stephanie Powell

  • Butler, Judith.Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. New York: Routledge, 1990.
  • Guest, Deryn.When Deborah Met Jael: Lesbian Biblical Hermeneutics. London: SCM Press, 2005.
  • Martin, Dale B.Sex and the Single Savior: Gender and Sexuality in Biblical Interpretation. Louisville, Ky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006.
  • Winterson, Jeanette. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. New York: Grove, 1985.
  • Additional readings to be posted on Moodle. 

 

Fall 2017

Monday

LM 422 Religious Education in a Multicultural World: Speller

Note: Subject to change

  • Flunder, Yvette A., Where the Edge Gathers:  Building a Community of Radical Inclusion, The Pilgrim Press, Cleveland, 2005. ISBN 978-0829816389 ($23.00)
  • Law, Eric H. F., The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb: A Spirituality for Leadership in a Multicultural Community, Chalice Press, St. Louis, MO 1993. ISBN 0-8272-4231-X ($13.91)
  • Pak, Su Yon, Lee, Unzu, Kim, Jung Ha and Cho, Myung Ji, eds., Singing the Lord’s Song in a New Land: Korean American Practices of Faith, Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville KY, 2005. ISBN 978-0664228781 ($18.00)
  • Robert W. Pazmino. Latin American Journey: Insights for Christian Education in North America, Wipf and Stock Publishers, Eugene OH, 2002. ISBN 9-781592-440344. ($25.00)
  • Robinson, Anthony B. Transforming Congregational Culture, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, MI 2003. 0-8028-0518-3 ($4.90)
  • Tigert, Leanne McCall, Coming Out While Staying In:  Struggles and Celebrations of Lesbian, Gays, and Bisexuals in the Church, United Church Press, Cleveland OH, 1996. ISBN 0-8298-1150-8 ($2.00)
  • Wilkersons, Barbara, ed., Multicultural Religious Education, Religious Education Press, Birmingham, AL 1997. 0-89135-101-9 ($5.99)
  • Wimberly, Anne. Soul Stories: African American Christian Education, Abingdon Press, Nashville TN, 2005. ISBN 0-687-49432X ($13.50)

TEC 595A Master's Writing Seminar: Seo

  • No course texts.

 

Tuesday

LM 395 Introduction to Chaplaincy Studies: Moon

  • All readings will be provided to students.

RH 301 Interpreting the Hebrew Bible: Stone

Please be sure to buy the specific editions that are listed, as content has changed from earlier editions.

  • 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.
  • Students should choose one of the following study Bibles:
    • Berlin, Adele, and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. Jewish Study Bible. 2nd ed. Oxford: OxfordUniversity Press, 2014.
    • The Harper Collins Study Bible, Including Apocryphal Deuterocanonical Books: Student Edition New Revised Standard Version.  HarperOne, 2006.

  • Additional reading will be provided to students.

TEC 400 Constructive Theology: Ringer

  • Jones, Serene, and Paul Lakeland, eds. Constructive Theology: A Contemporary Approach to Classical Themes, (Fortress Press, 2005). ISBN 978-0-800-63683-8

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 (You can buy Synopsis of the Four Gospels, United Bible Societies; 1st Revised edition, 1985 or earlier.  These could be cheaper.)
  • Sugirtharajah, R. S. ed., Voices from the Margin: Interpreting the Bible in the Third World. 25th Adversary Edition.  November, 2016.  Orbis Books. ISBN-13: 978-1626982055
  • Levine, Amy-Jill. The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of
    the Jewish Jesus
    . San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 2006.
  • Carter, Warren. The Roman Empire and the New Testament: An Essential
    Guide.
    Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2006.

TEC 414 Theology of Art: Seo 

  • Brown, Frank Burch. Good Taste, Bad Taste and Christian Taste: Aesthetics in Religious Life. Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 9780195158724  $23.33
  • Scruton, Roger, Beauty: A Very Short Introdution. Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • Thiessen, Gesa Elsbeth. Theological Aesthetics: A Reader. Eerdmans, 2004.

 

Wednesday

TEC 447 Public Witness of Michael Eric Dyson: Ringer

  • Dyson, Michael Eric. The Michael Eric Dyson Reader ISBN-10: 0465017711
  • Dyson, Michael Eric. The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America  (ISBN-10: 0544811801)
  • Dyson, Michael Eric. Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster (ISBN-10: 046501772X)
  • Dyson, Michael Eric. Is Bill Cosby Right? Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost its Mind? (ISBN-10: 0465017207)
  • Dyson, Michael Eric. Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America (ISBN-10: 1250135990)

RH 344 History of Christian Thought: Speller

  • Miles, Margaret R.,The Word Made Flesh:  A History of Christian Thought. Blackwell Publishing: Malden, MA, 2005. ISBN 1-4051-0845-2 $27.00
  • Carr, Hugh T., ed., Readings in Christian Thought, 2nd edition, Abingdon Press, 1990. ISBN 13-978-0-687-35547-1 $17.55

LM 365 Global Sensitivity in Ministry: Seo

  • 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.

TEC 395 Interreligious Engagement: Mikva

  • Eboo Patel, Interfaith Leadership (Beacon, 2016).
  • Paul F. Knitter, ed., The Myth of Religious Superiority (Orbis, 2005).
  • Kate McCarthy, Interfaith Encounters in America (Rutgers, 2007).     
  • Jonathan Sacks, The Dignity of Difference (Continuum, 2003).
  • If you do not participate in all of the face-to-face sessions, then you should also purchase Bud Heckman and Rori Picker Neiss, eds., Interactive Faith (Skylight Paths, 2010).
  • You will also need to access/acquire several books for your theology of religions and developing religious literacy projects (dependent on your religious identity and choice of tradition to study).

LM 331 Introduction to Pastoral Care: Butler

Required Texts:

  • 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. Westminster John Knox Press (December 2014). ISBN-13: 978-0664238407. Kindle Edition available
  • 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 Texts

  • Fowler, Gene, Caring Through the Funeral. Publisher: 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. Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press; 1st edition (March 1, 1997). ISBN-10: 0664256260; ISBN-13: 978-0664256265.

 

Online Courses

LM 332O Introduction to Pastoral Theology – Zachary Moon 

  • Doehring, Carrie. The Practice of Pastoral Care, Revised and Expanded Edition. Westminster John Knox Press (December 2014). ISBN-13: 978-0664238407. Kindle Edition available
  • Lartey, Emmanuel. Pastoral Theology in an Intercultural World. Publisher: Wipf and Stock (March 13, 2013). ISBN 13: 978-1-62032-973-3

LM 365O Global Sensitivity in Ministry – Bo Myung Seo 

  • 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.

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).
  • Floding, Matthew. Engage: A Theological Field Education Toolkit, 2017 (ISBN 978-1-442-7350-4)
  • 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).
  • 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: Principles and Practices – 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 415O Ritual Studies – Scott Haldeman 

Required:

  • 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.
  • Berger, Teresa. Women’s Ways of Worship (Pueblo, 1999). ISBN 978-0-814-66173-4.
  • 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.
  • _____. Marrying and Burying. (CreateSpace, 2010). ISBN 978-1-453-77897-5.
  • _____. Ritual Criticism. (CreateSpace, 2010). ISBN 978-1-453-75262-3.
  • _____. Reading, Writing and Ritualization (Pastoral Press, 1995) ISBN 978-1-569-29007-1.
  • Lathrop, Gordon. Holy Things (Fortress, 1993). ISBN 978-0-800-63131-4.
  • Moore, Robert. The Archetype of Initiation. Ex Libris, 2001. ISBN 978-0-738-84764-1.
  • Northrup, Lesley A. ritualizing women (Pilgrim Press, 1997). ISBN 978-0-829-81213-8.
  • Turner, Victor. The Ritual Process (reprint, Aldine, 1995). ISBN 978-0-202-01190-5.
  • van Gennep, Arnold. Rites of Passage (reprint; University of Chicago, 1961). ISBN 978-0-226-84849-5.

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.

LM 487O Leadership for Public Engagement – Staff (full-year course) 

RH 301O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible – Ken Stone

Please be sure to buy the specific editions that are listed, as content has changed from earlier editions.

  • 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.
  • Students should choose one of the following study Bibles:
    • Berlin, Adele, and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. Jewish Study Bible. 2nd ed. Oxford: OxfordUniversity Press, 2014.
    • The Harper Collins Study Bible, Including Apocryphal Deuterocanonical Books: Student Edition New Revised Standard Version.  HarperOne, 2006.

  • 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 (You can buy Synopsis of the Four Gospels, United Bible Societies; 1st Revised edition, 1985 or earlier.  These could be cheaper.)
  • Sugirtharajah, R. S. ed., Voices from the Margin: Interpreting the Bible in the Third World. 25th Adversary Edition.  November, 2016.  Orbis Books. ISBN-13: 978-1626982055
  • Levine, Amy-Jill. The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of
    the Jewish Jesus
    . San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 2006.
  • Carter, Warren. The Roman Empire and the New Testament: An Essential
    Guide.
    Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2006.

RH 344O History of Christian Thought – Cynthia Stewart 

  • Miles, Margaret R.,The Word Made Flesh:  A History of Christian Thought. Blackwell Publishing: Malden, MA, 2005. ISBN 1-4051-0845-2 $27.00

RH 402O Jewish Thought: Traditionally Rooted, Radically Engaged – Rachel Mikva 

  • Barry Holtz, ed.  Back to the Sources (Simon and Schuster, 1984)
  • Judith Plaskow, Standing Again at Sinai (HarperOne reprint, 1991)
  • Martin Buber, I and Thou, trans. by Walter Kaufmann (Free Press, 1971)
  • Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath (any edition)
  • Jonathan Sacks, To Heal a Fractured World (Schocken, 2007)
  • I prefer that you work with The Jewish Study Bible (Oxford University Press, either edition) as your reference text for biblical citations.

RH 586 The Myths Told to Make America Great – Lee Butler 

  • Aimé Césaire. Discourse on Colonialism. Monthly Review Press (2001). ISBN-10: 1583670254. ISBN-13: 978-1583670255.
  • Karen E. and Barbara J. Fields. Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life. Verso; Reprint edition (March 4, 2014). ISBN-10: 1781683131. ISBN-13: 978-1781683132.
  • Eric Foner. A Short History of Reconstruction. Harper Perennial Modern Classics; Updated edition (January 6, 2015). ISBN-10: 0062370863. ISBN-13: 978-0062370860.
  • Richard T. Hughes. Myths America Lives By. University of Illinois Press (June 15, 2004). ISBN-10: 0252072200. ISBN-13: 978-0252072208.
  • Gary Nash. Red, White & Black: Peoples of Early North America, 6TH EDITION. Prentice Hall (2010). ASIN: B0042NIXPA.
  • James Treat. Native and Christian: Indigenous Voices on Religious Identity in the United States and Canada. Routledge; 1 edition (November 12, 2012). ASIN: B00ABL6AEIby.

TEC 395O Interreligious Engagement – Rachel Mikva 

  • Eboo Patel, Interfaith Leadership (Beacon, 2016).
  • Paul F. Knitter, ed., The Myth of Religious Superiority (Orbis, 2005).
  • Kate McCarthy, Interfaith Encounters in America (Rutgers, 2007).     
  • Jonathan Sacks, The Dignity of Difference (Continuum, 2003).
  • If you do not participate in all of the face-to-face sessions, then you should also purchase Bud Heckman and Rori Picker Neiss, eds., Interactive Faith (Skylight Paths, 2010).
  • You will also need to access/acquire several books for your theology of religions and developing religious literacy projects (dependent on your religious identity and choice of tradition to study).

TEC 400O Constructive Theology – 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

TEC 595O MA/STM Thesis Seminar – Staff