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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.

 

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