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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 2016

RH 370 MCC Polity and Theologies - Bryce Rich

  • Baptism, Eucharist, and Ministry.  Geneva: World Council of Churches, 1982.
  • Perry, Troy D. Don't Be Afraid Anymore: The Story of the Reverend Troy Perry and the Metropolitan Community Churches.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1990.
  • Wilson, Nancy. Outing the Church: 40 Years in the Queer Christian Movement. Indianapolis: LifeJourney Press, 2013.
  • Other materials will be provided electronically.

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

  • Louis Gunnemann, The Shaping of the United Church of Christ, United Church Press, Cleveland, 1999
  • Randi Jones Walker, Evolution of a UCC Style, United Church Press, Cleveland, 2005
  • Barbara Brown Zikmund and Frederick Trost, eds., The Living Theological Heritage, Vol. 7, Pilgrim Press, Cleveland, 2005
  • United Church of Christ Book of Worship. Office for Church Life and Leadership, New York, 1986
  • Roger Shinn, Confessing our Faith, Pilgrim Press, 1990

TEC 506 Existentialism: Theology, Literature, and Cinema - Bo Myung Seo

  • Marino, ed., Basic Writings of Existentialism(Modern Library Classic) ISBN-10:0375759891
  • Beckett, Waiting for Godot (Grove Press) ISBN-10:0802130348
  • Miller, Death of a Salesman (Penguin Plays) ISBN-10:0140481346

TEC 500 D.Min. Theological Reflection - Sharon Ellis Davis

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

LM 585 D.Min. Thesis Seminar - Michael Montgomery

  • No assigned readings.

Spring 2016

Monday

RH 302 Interpreting the Hebrew Bible II: Laurence Edwards

  • The Jewish Study Bible, Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. (Oxford University Press).  [Either 2004 or 2014 edition, but BUY HARD COPY, not ebook. You need easy access to annotation, etc.] 
  • 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).
  • Recommended: David deSilva, Introducing the Apocrypha (Baker Academic, 2002).

TEC 595B Master's Writing Seminar: Seo

Tuesday

TEC 395 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
    • Drake, St. Clair. The Redemption of Africa and Black Religion. Publisher: Third World Press (1970). ISBN: 0-88378-017-8
    • Fauset, Arthur. Black Gods of the Metropolis. Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (December 15, 1970). ISBN-10: 0812210018; ISBN-13: 978-0812210019
    • Hurston, Zora Neale, Moses, Man of the Mountain. Publisher: Harper Perennial (December 7, 1990). ISBN: 978-0060919948
    • Jones, William R. Is God a White Racist? Publisher: Beacon Press (November 1997). ISBN: 978-0807010334
    • Mitchell, Beverly. Black Abolitionism. Publisher: Orbis Books (January 30, 2005). ISBN: 978-1570755910
    • Roberts, J. Deotis. Africentric Christianity. Publisher: Judson Press (April 2000). ISBN: 978-0817013219
    • Townes, Emilie. Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil. Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (November 2006). ISBN: 978-1403972736
    • Wilmore, Gayraud. Black Religion and Black Radicalism, 3rd edition. Publisher: Orbis Books (February 4, 1998). ISBN: 978-1570751820
  • Recommended Texts
    • Diop, Cheikh Anta. Pre-Colonial Black Africa. Publisher: Lawrence Hill Books (August 1, 1988). ISBN: 978-1556520884
    • Hinks, Peter, ed. David Walker’s Appeal. Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ. Press (March 1, 2000). ISBN: 978-0271019949
    • DuBois, W. E. B. The Souls of Black Folk. Kindle Edition–free

RH 533 Feminist Theory and Biblical Interpretation: Yang

  • Rosemarie P. Tong, Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction 4th ed. Westview Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780813348414. Important: Buy only the 4th edition!
  • Carole R. McCann and Seung-Kyung Kim, eds., Feminist Theory Reader: Local and Global Perspectives. 3rd edition. Routledge, 2013. Important: Buy only the 3rd edition!
  • Nyasha Junior, An Introduction to Womanist Biblical Interpretation. Westminster John Knox, 2015.
  • Elizabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Searching the Scriptures: A Feminist Introduction. Crossroad, 1993.
  • Gale Yee, Poor Banished Children of Eve: Woman as Evil in the Hebrew Bible. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2003

TEC 605 Twentieth Century Theology: Seo

  • Livingston, ed., Modern Christian Thought: The Twentieth Century (Fortress, 2006) ISBN:0800637968
  • Musser and Price, A New Handbook of Christian Theology (Abingdon, any edition) ISBN-10: 0687278023
  • Musser and Price,  A New Handbook: Handbook of Christian Theologians (Abingdon, any edition) ISBN-10: 0687278031

LM 302 Preaching: Edgerton

  • Thomas Long The Witness of Preaching, ISBN 978-0804215718 - $15
  • Frank Thomas, They Like to Never Quit Praisin’ God, ISBN 978-0829811810 - $15
  • Barbara Brown Taylor, The Preaching Life, ISBN 978-1561010745- $15
  • Olive Elaine Hinnant, God Comes Out: A Queer Homiletic, ISBN 978-0-8928-1730-0 - $24
  • Jana Childers, Performing the Word: Preaching as Theater, ISBN 978-0687074235 - $15
  • Ella Pearson Mitchell and Jacqueline Glass, editors, Those Preaching Women, Volume 4, ISBN 978-0817014643 - $14

TEC 509 Proto-womanist Thought: 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

TEC 321 Christian Ethics: Ringer

  • Charles Matthewes, Republic of Grace   ISBN-10: 0802865089
  • Susanne DeCranne, Aquinas, Feminism and the Common Good ISBN-10: 0878403493
  • Nicholas Wolterstoff, Justine in Love ISBN-10: 0802872948
  • bell hooks, Salvation: Black People and Love ISBN-10: 0060959495
  • Traci West, Disruptive Christian Ethics ISBN-10: 066422959X

LM 416 Leading Christian Worship: Haldeman

  • Required (we will read these in their entirety, or close to that; please buy these):
    • 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).
    • 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 (we will read selections from these; or use them as basic reference works; usually selected chapters are available for you on Moodle already):
    • Book of Worship, UCC (United Church of Christ, 1986; loose leaf edition);
    • 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).
    • Grimes, Ronald. Beginnings in Ritual Studies (CreateSpace 2010; chapters on Moodle).
    • 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; not this year).
    • McFarlane, Doreen. Weddings with Today’s Families in Mind: A Handbook for Pastors (Pilgrim, 2007; chapters on Moodle).
    • Webber, Robert. Planning Blended Worship (Abingdon, 1998).
    • White, James F. The Sacraments in Protestant Practice and Faith (Abingdon, 1999; chapters on Moodle).
    • White, James F. Protestant Worship: Traditions in Transition (WJK, 1989; chapters on Moodle).

Wednesday

RH 485 Religion in North America: Speller

  • Albanese, Catherine L., America: Religions and Religion, 4th edition, Wadsworth Publishing Company, Belmont, CA, 2007.
  • 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.

TEC 472 Religion, Terror, and America: Butler

  • Douglas, Kelly Brown, Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God, Kindle $9.99
  • Hermann, Judith, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence, Kindle $9.71
  • Jordan, Winthrop, The White Man’s Burden: Historical Origins of Racism in the United States, Kindle $9.99
  • Pahl, Jon, Empire of Sacrifice: Religious Origins of American Violence, Kindle $10.12
  • Long, Charles, Significations: Signs, Symbols, and Images in the Interpretation of Religion, 978-1888570519, $24.00
  • Painter, Nell, The History of White People,  Kindle $11.60

TEC 468 All Praise Due: Muslims, Islam, and Hip-Hop: Nashashibi

  • Miller, Monica and Anthony B. Pinn. The Hip Hop & Religion Reader: Routledge, 2015.
  • Daulatzai, Sohail. Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip Hop: Rasor Step Media, LLC, 2014.
  • Additional readings will be available on Moodle.

TEC 307 Systematic Theology: Terrell

  • Cone, James H. A Black Theology of Liberation (Orbis, 1986, 1990, Kindle). ISBN: 978-1-57075-895-9
  • 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
  • Plaskow, Judith. Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism From a Feminist Perspective (Harper Collins, 1991). ISBN: 0-06-66684-6
  • 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

RH 325 Interpreting the Epistles: Yang

  • The New Oxford Annotated Bible New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) with the Apocrypha. An Ecumenical Study Bible. (* Other ecumenical Study Bible would be fine - e.g., The Jewish Annotated New Testament; The HarperCollins Study Bible)
  • Elsa Tamez, Struggles for Power in Early Christianity: A Study of the First Letter to Timothy. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2007
  • Pamela Eisenbaum, Paul Was Not a Christian: The Original Message of a Misunderstood Apostle. HarperOne, 2009. 978-0061349911
  • Walter F. Taylor Jr. Paul: Apostle to the Nations: An Introduction. Fortress, 2012

Thursday

LM 485 Community Organizing: Nashashibi

  • Baker, Kendall Clark. When Faith Storms The Public Square, Circle Books, 2011.
  • Chambers, Edward T. Roots for Radicals: Organizing for Power, Action, and Justice. Continuum.
  • Day, Katie & McIntosh, Esther. Yours The Power: Faith-Based Organizing In The USA. Brill, 2013.
  • Minkler, Meredith. Community Organizing and Community Building for Health and Welfare. Rutgers University Press, 2012.
  • Salvatierra, Alexia & Heltzel, Peter. Faith-Rooted Organizing. IVP Books, 2014.
  • Shannahan, Chris. A Theology Of Community Organizing. Routledge, 2014.
  • Staples, Lee. Roots to Power: A Manual for Grassroots Organizing. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004.
  • Wood, Richard. Faith In Action. The University of Chicago Press, 2002.

TEC/LM 564 Forgiveness: Edgerton

  • Elazar Barkan and Alexander Karn, editors, Taking Wrongs Seriously, Stanford University Press, (2006). ISBN 13: 978-0804752251 (available in paperback and digital through Amazon for $10-$24)
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship. Touchstone (1995). ISBN 13: 978-0684815008
  • Avis Clendendon and Troy Martin, Forgiveness: Finding Freedom Through Reconciliation, Crossroad (2002). ISBN: 0-8245-1964-7
  • Marie Fortune and Joretta Marshall, Forgiveness and Abuse: Jewish and Christian Reflections, Haworth Pastoral Press (2002). ISBN: 0-7890-2252-4 This book is available in both new and used print and ebook formats through Amazon.
  • Charles Griswold, Forgiveness: A Philosophical Exploration, Cambridge (2007). ISBN: 978-0-70351-2 (paperback)
  • Donald E. Gowan, The Bible on Forgiveness, Pickwick (2010). ISBN 13: 978-I-60608-856-2.
  • Theodore W. Jennings, Liturgy of Liberation: The Confession and Forgiveness of Sins. Abingdon (1988). Available through CTS for students registered for the class.
  • Andrew Sung Park, From Hurt to Healing: A Theology of the Wounded Heart, Abingdon (2004). ISBN 13: 978-0687038817 
  • Simon Wiesenthal, The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness, Schocken (1998, Revised and Expanded Edition). ISBN: 0805210601
  • Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu, The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healng Ourselves and Our World, HarperOne (2015). ISBN: 0062203576
  • Toni Morrison, Beloved, Vintage (2004), ISBN: 1400033411 or whichever edition you own.
  • A range of additional class materials, including digital media, will also be used in the course.

Additional Course:

LM 470 Proctor Conference: Carruthers

Hybrid Course

LM 400 Leadership & Ministry in Context: Crowder and Haldeman

  • Chittester, Joan. Welcome to the Wisdom of the World and Its Meaning for You. Eerdmanns, 2010 (ISBN 978-0-8028-6646-2)
  • Daniel, Lillian, and Martin Copenhaver. This Odd and Wondrous Calling. Eerdmanns, 2009 (ISBN 978-0-8028-6475-8)
  • Detweiler, Craig. iGods: How Technology shapes our spiritual and social lives. Brazos, 2013 (ISBN 978-1-5874-3344-3)
  • Flunder, Yvette. Where the Edge Gathers. Pilgrim Press, 2005 (ISBN 978-0-8298-1638-9)
  • Gunderson, Gary. Deeply Woven Roots. Augsburg Fortress, 1997 (ISBN 978-0-8006-3095-9)
  • Lathrop, Gordon. Pastor: A Spirituality. Fortress, 2011 (ISBN 978-0-8006-98355)
  • Lipsky, Laura Van Dernoot, and Connie Burk. Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009 (ISBN 978-1576759448)
  • Miles, Sara. Take This Bread. Ballantine, 2008 (ISBN 978-0345495792)
  • Rah, Soong-Chan. The New Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity. IVP, 2009 (ISBN 978-0-8308-3360-3)
  • Thurman, Howard. Meditations of the Heart. Beacon Press, 1999 (ISBN 978-0807010235)

Online Courses

LM 332O Introduction to Pastoral Theology – Lee Butler

  • Butler, Lee H., Jr., Listen My Son: Wisdom to Help African American Fathers. Publisher: Abingdon Press (March 2010). ISBN-13: 978-0-687-46749-5; Kindle Edition.
  • Doehring, Carrie, The Practice of Pastoral Care, Revised and Expanded Edition. Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press (2015). ISBN: 0664238408; ISBN-13: 9780664238407
  • Graham, Larry Kent, Discovering Images of God: Narratives of Care Among Lesbians and Gays. Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press; 1st edition (March 1, 1997). ISBN-10: 0664256260; ISBN-13: 978-0664256265
  • Lartey, Emmanuel. Pastoral Theology in an Intercultural World. Publisher: Wipf and Stock (March 13, 2013). ISBN 13: 978-1-62032-973-3
  • McGarrah Sharp, Melinda, Misunderstanding Stories. Publisher: Pickwick Publications (2013). ISBN-978-1-61097-226-0
  • Miller-McLemore, Bonnie and Brita Gill-Austern. Feminist & Womanist Pastoral Theology. Publisher: Abingdon Press (August 1, 1999); ISBN-10: 0687089107; ISBN-13: 978-0687089109
  • Smith, Archie Jr. and Ursula Riedel-Pfaefflin, Siblings by Choice: Race, Gender, and Violence. Publisher: Chalice Press (2004); ISBN-978-0-827234-56-2
  • Townsend, Loren, Introduction to Pastoral Counseling. Publisher: Abingdon Press (June 2009); ISBN-10: 0687658357; ISBN-13: 978-0687658350
  • Recommended: Capps, Donald, Giving Counsel: A Minister’s Guidebook. Publisher: Chalice Press (November 1, 2001); ISBN-10: 082721247X; ISBN-13: 978-0827212473

LM 400O Leadership & Ministry in Context – Scott Haldeman and Stephanie Crowder

  • Chittester, Joan. Welcome to the Wisdom of the World and Its Meaning for You. Eerdmanns, 2010 (ISBN 978-0-8028-6646-2)
  • Daniel, Lillian, and Martin Copenhaver. This Odd and Wondrous Calling. Eerdmanns, 2009 (ISBN 978-0-8028-6475-8)
  • Detweiler, Craig. iGods: How Technology shapes our spiritual and social lives. Brazos, 2013 (ISBN 978-1-5874-3344-3)
  • Flunder, Yvette. Where the Edge Gathers. Pilgrim Press, 2005 (ISBN 978-0-8298-1638-9)
  • Gunderson, Gary. Deeply Woven Roots. Augsburg Fortress, 1997 (ISBN 978-0-8006-3095-9)
  • Lathrop, Gordon. Pastor: A Spirituality. Fortress, 2011 (ISBN 978-0-8006-98355)
  • Lipsky, Laura Van Dernoot, and Connie Burk. Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009 (ISBN 978-1576759448)
  • Miles, Sara. Take This Bread. Ballantine, 2008 (ISBN 978-0345495792)
  • Rah, Soong-Chan. The New Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity. IVP, 2009 (ISBN 978-0-8308-3360-3)
  • Thurman, Howard. Meditations of the Heart. Beacon Press, 1999 (ISBN 978-0807010235)

LM 412O Introduction to Christian Worship – Scott Haldeman

  • Required (we will read these in their entirety, or close to that; please buy these):
    • 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).
    • 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 (we will read selections from these; or use them as basic reference works; usually selected chapters are available on Moodle for you already):
    • Book of Worship, UCC (United Church of Christ, 1986; loose leaf edition); and/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).
    • Grimes, Ronald. Beginnings in Ritual Studies (CreateSpace 2010; chapters on Moodle).
    • 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).
    • McFarlane, Doreen. Weddings with Today’s Families in Mind: A Handbook for Pastors (Pilgrim, 2007; chapters on Moodle).
    • Webber, Robert. Planning Blended Worship (Abingdon, 1998).
    • White, James F. The Sacraments in Protestant Practice and Faith (Abingdon, 1999; chapters on Moodle).
    • White, James F. Protestant Worship: Traditions in Transition (WJK, 1989; chapters on Moodle).

LM 596O Leadership for Transformation – Alice Hunt (course continues from Fall 2015)

  • Bhatt, Alpesh M., The Triple-Soy Decaf-Latte Era: How Business and Organization are Fundamentally Transforming, Center for Leadership Studies
  • Carse, James P., Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility, The Free Press, 1986.
  • Hahn, Thich Nhat, The Art of Mindfulness, 2007.
  • Hochschild, Adam, Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves, Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

RH 301O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible – Brandon Grafius

  • John J. Collins, A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, 2nd edition.
  • Douglas Knight and Amy-Jill Levine, The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us (2011).
  • Victor H. Matthews and Don C. Benjamin, eds., Old Testament Parallels (Fully Revised and Expanded Third Edition, 2007).
  • A Bible - recommended choices include:
    • The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version (Oxford University Press, 2010).
    • The HarperCollins Study Bible: New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha (HarperCollins, 2006).
    • The Jewish Study Bible: Jewish Publication Society Tanakh Translation (Oxford University Press, 2003).
    • The People's Bible: New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha (Fortress Press, 2008.

RH 302O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible II – Laurence Edwards

  • The Jewish Study Bible, Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. (Oxford University Press).  [Either 2004 or 2014 edition, but BUY HARD COPY, not ebook. You need easy access to annotation, etc.] 
  • 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).
  • Recommended: David deSilva, Introducing the Apocrypha (Baker Academic, 2002).

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 367O UCC History and Polity – John Thomas

  • Louis Gunnemann, The Shaping of the United Church of Christ, United Church Press, Cleveland, 1999
  • Randi Jones Walker, Evolution of a UCC Style, United Church Press, Cleveland, 2005
  • Barbara Brown Zikmund and Frederick Trost, eds., The Living Theological Heritage, Vol. 7, Pilgrim Press, Cleveland, 2005
  • United Church of Christ Book of Worship. Office for Church Life and Leadership, New York, 1986
  • Roger Shinn, Confessing our Faith, Pilgrim Press, 1990

RH 426O Abject Bodies in the New Testament – Manuel Villalobos Mendoza

  • Manuel Villalobos Mendoza, Abject Bodies in the Gospel of Mark (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012)
  • Manuel Villalobos Mendoza, When Men Were Not Men: Masculinity and Otherness in the Pastoral Epistles (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 20114)
  • Sean D. Burke, Queering the Ethiopian Eunuch: Strategies of Ambiguity in Acts (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013) (Available as an ebook from the CTS Learning Commons)
  • God's People on the Move: Biblical and Global Perspectives on Migration and Mission (vanThanh Nguyen and John M. Prior, editors; Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2014)
  • Halvor Moxnes, Putting Jesus in His Place: A Radical Vision of Household and Kingdom (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2003)
  • Jin Young Choi, Postcolonial discipleship of Embodiment: An Asian and Asian American Feminist Reading of the Gospel of Mark (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)
  • Engaging Economics: New Testament Scenarios and Early Christian Reception
  • (Longenecker, Bruce W. and Kelly D. Liebengood, editors; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009)
  • Jennifer A. Glancy, Slavery in Early Christianity (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2006)
  • Ecological Hermeneutics: Biblical, Historical and Theological Perspectives (Edited by David G. Horrell , Cherryl Hunt , Christopher Southgate and Francesca Stavrakopoulou (London: T & T Clark, 2010) (Available as an ebook from the CTS Learning Commons)

RH 485O Religion in North America – Julia Speller

  • Albanese, Catherine L., America: Religions and Religion, 4th edition, Wadsworth Publishing Company, Belmont, CA, 2007.
  • 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.

RH/TEC 498O Bible and Homosexuality – Ken Stone

  • Heather R. White, Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights (2015)
  • Jennifer Wright Knust, Unprotected Texts: The Bible’s Surprising Contradictions About Sex and Desire (2012)
  • Marti Nissinen, Homoeroticism in the Biblical World (1998)
  • Dawne Moon, God, Sex, and Politics: Homosexuality and Everyday Theologies (2004)
  • Jay Michaelson, God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality (2011)
  • Theodore Jennings, The Man Jesus Loved (2009)
  • Jennifer Bird, Permission Granted - Take the Bible Into Your Own Hands (2015)

TEC 426O Violence and Nonviolence – Susan Thistlethwaite

  • Jennifer Harvey, Karin A. Case, and Robin Hawley Gorsline, eds., Disrupting White Supremacy from Within (Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press, 2004).
  • Kairos Documents: https://kairossouthernafrica.wordpress.com/2011/05/08/the-south-africa-kairos-document-1985/
  • Allan Aubrey Boesak, Kairos, Crisis, and Global Apartheid: The Challenge to Prophetic Resistance, Palgrave, 2014.
  • Charles Villa-Vincencio and John W. DeGruchy, eds., Apartheid Is a Heresy, William B. Eerdmans, 1983.
  • Kelly Brown Douglas, Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God, Orbis Press, 2015
  • Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, Women’s Bodies as Battlefield: Christian Theology and the Global War on Women, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me, Spiegel & Grau, 2015.
  • Gene Sharp, Waging Nonviolent Struggle, The Albert Einstein Institution, 2005.
  • Glen Stassen, ed., Just Peacemaking: The New Paradigm for the Ethics of Peace and War, Pilgrim, 2008

TEC 307O Systematic Theology – JoAnne Terrell

  • Cone, James H. A Black Theology of Liberation (Orbis, 1986, 1990, Kindle). ISBN: 978-1-57075-895-9
  • 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
  • Plaskow, Judith. Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism From a Feminist Perspective (Harper Collins, 1991). ISBN: 0-06-66684-6
  • 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 Matthewes, Republic of Grace   ISBN-10: 0802865089
  • Susanne DeCranne, Aquinas, Feminism and the Common Good ISBN-10: 0878403493
  • Nicholas Wolterstoff, Justine in Love ISBN-10: 0802872948
  • bell hooks, Salvation: Black People and Love ISBN-10: 0060959495
  • Traci West, Disruptive Christian Ethics ISBN-10: 066422959X

TEC 423O Frontiers in Feminist Family Ethics – Natalie Williams

  • Lisa Sowle Cahill, Family: A Christian Social Perspective, Fortress Press, 2000.
  • Melanie Heath, One Marriage Under God: The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America, NYU Press, 2012
  • Mark Jordan, Blessing Same-Sex Unions: The Perils of Queer Romance and the Confusions of Christian Marriage, University of Chicago Press, 2005
  • Mignon R. Moore, Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships, and Motherhood among Black Women, University of California Press, 2011
  • John Witte, Jr. From Sacrament to Contract: Marriage, Religion, and Law in the Western Tradition, 2nd ed. Westminster John Knox Press, 2012

TEC 458O Religious Liberty, Civil Rights, and Public Policy – Jay Michaelson

  • No course textbooks – all readings will be available via Moodle.

TEC 595O Master’s Writing Seminar – Bo Myung Seo