Text Listings

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

Summer 2022 Courses

LM395F Introduction to Chaplaincy: Zachary Moon

  • Buhuro, Danielle, Is There a Heaven for a “G”?, Resource Publications, 2016. ISBN 978-1-5326-0851-3
  • Stephen Roberts (ed.) (2012) Professional Spiritual and Pastoral Care. ISBN-10:1683362446; ISBN-13:978-1683362449

**All additional materials are found linked on the Canvas course site.

LM 419 -Black Sacred Music: Leo H. Davis

Required Materials

Texts:

  • Abbington, James. Let Mt. Zion Rejoice!: Music in the African American Church. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 2001.
  • Abbington, James. Readings in African American Church Music and Worship. Vol I & II. GIA Publications, 2015.
  • Cone, James H. The Spirituals and the Blues: An Interpretation. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2000.
  • Costen, Melva W. African American Christian Worship. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1993.
  • Harris, Michael W. The Rise of Gospel Blues: The Music of Thomas Andrew Dorsey in the Urban Church. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.
  • Davis, Leo H. Jr. No Gimmicks 2.0: Relevancy, Commitment, and Excellence in Worship Ministry. Newark: Godzchild Publications, 2016.
  • Davis, Leo H. Jr. No Gimmicks 2.0: A Devotional Workbook and Small Resource Guide. Newark: Godzchild Publications, 2018.
  • Pollard, Deborah S. When the Church Becomes Your Party. Wayne State University Press, 2008.

Optional Materials

  • James Abbington and Linda H. Hollies “Going to Wait! (African American Church Worship Resources) Between Pentecost through Advent. Volumes I and II  (2003)
  • Ruth Duck. Worship for the Whole People of God (2003)

 

LMB477H – Facilitating Islamic Life Cycle Rituals:  Fouad Elgohari

  • Tarsin, Asad. Being Muslim: A Practical Guide. Sandala, 2015. ISBN: 978-0985565923.

LMB 484H – Theories and Practices of Spiritual Care: Tahara Akmal

  • Ali, M. A., Bajwa, O., Kholaki, S., Starr, J., eds. Mantle of Mercy: Islamic Chaplaincy in North America. Templeton Press, 2022. Hardcover. ISBN: 978-1-59947-593-6. Kindle version available.

  • Dykstra, Robert C. Images of Pastoral Care: Classic Readings. St Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2005. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0827216242. Kindle version available.

  • Fitchett, George. Assessing Spiritual Needs: A Guide for Caregivers. Lima, OH: Academic Renewal Press, 2002. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0788099403. No Kindle version.

LMB 479H – Counseling Muslims: Hamada Altalib

  • Ahmed, Sameera and Mona Amer, eds. Counseling Muslims: Handbook of Mental Health Issues and Interventions. Routledge, 2011. Hardcover. ISBN: 978-0415988605. Ebook version available.

LMB 458H – Islam, Medical Ethics, and Spiritual Care: Aasim Padela

  • Padela, Aasim, ed. Medicine and Shariah: A Dialogue in Islamic Bioethics. Notre Dame Press, 2021. Hardcover. ISBN: 978-0268108373. Ebook version available.

LMB451H – Race, Culture and Identity Among Muslim Americans: Zareena Grewal

  • Bowen, John. A New Anthropology of Islam. Cambridge University Press, 2012. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0521529785. Kindle version available.

  • Grewal, Zareena. Islam is a Foreign Country: American Muslims and the Global Crisis of Authority. New York University Press, 2014. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1479800568. Kindle version available.

RH 301O Hebrew Bible – Aaron Higashi

  • Berlin, Adele, and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. Jewish Study Bible. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-0199978465 (hardback) or 978- 0199393879 (ebook).
  • Collins, John J. A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. 2nd or 3rd ed. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014/2018. ISBN: 978-1451472943 (2nd ed. paperback), 978- 1451484359 (2nd ed. ebook), 978-1506445991 (3rd ed. paperback), or 978- 1506446066 (3rd ed. ebook).
  • Gafney, Wilda C. Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2017. ISBN: 978-0664239039 (paperback) or 978-1611648126 (ebook).
  • 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. ISBN: 978-0062067739 (paperback) or 978-0062098597 (ebook).
  • Matthews, Victor H., and Don C. Benjamin. Old Testament Parallels: Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East. 4th ed. New York: Paulist, 2016. ISBN: 978- 0809149896 (paperback), or 978-1587686160 (ebook).

RH 405O Very Different Visions: Jewish and Christian Biblical Interpretation: Nicholas Schaser

  • Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler, The Bible With and Without JesusHow Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently (San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2020)
  • Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds., The Jewish Annotated New Testament (2nd edition; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017)

RH 451O/RH 651O Paths of Liberation in the Bhagavad Gita: Cynthia Stewart

  • Bhagavad Gita, Barbara Stoler Miller

The Bhagavad-Gita : Krishna’s Counsel in Time of War (Bantam Classics): Barbara Stoler Miller: 9780553213652: Amazon.com: Books

  • Mahabharata, R.K. Narayan

The Mahabharata: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic: Narayan, R. K., Doniger, Wendy: 9780226051659: Amazon.com: Books

  • The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi, M. Gandhi

The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi: Gandhi, Mahatma: 9781556438004: Amazon.com: Books

RHB451 – The Qur’an: Composition, Collection and Teachings: Maria Dakake

  • Sells, Michael. Approaching the Qur’an: The Early Revelations. White Cloud Press, 2007. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1883991692. Kindle version available.

RHB456 – Arabic 2A / RHB457 – Arabic 2B: Mahbuba Hammad

  • Brustad, Kristen. Al-Kitaab fii Ta`allum al- `Arabiyya, Part 1 (3rd edition, with DVD). Georgetown University Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-1589017368.

  • Wehr, Hans. Arabic-English Dictionary. Spoken Language Services, 4th ed., 1993. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0879500030.

TEC 307O Systematic Theology: Joanne Terrell

  • James H. Cone.  A Black Theology of Liberation (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 1986, 1990).ISBN: 978-1570758959 (Kindle available) BTL
  • ____________. God of the Oppressed (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1975). ISBN: 1-570751587 (Kindle available) GOD
  • Miguel De La Torre, ed.  A Handbook of U.S. Theologies of Liberation (Atlanta: Chalice Press, 2004).ISBN: 978-0827214480 – HTL
  • Van A. Harvey.  A Handbook of Theological Terms (New York: Touchstone Press, 1997). ISBN: 0-684846446 – HTT (For Reference Use)
  • Aysha Hidayatullah.  Feminist Edges of the Qur’an (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014). ISBN: 978-019935956 (Kindle available) FEQ
  • Kwok, Pui-lan, ed. Hope Abundant:  Third World and Indigenous Women’s Theology (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2010).ISBN: 978-1570758805 – (Kindle available) HAI
  • Alister McGrath.  Christian Theology:  An Introduction (Lynchburg: Blackwell Publishing, 2011).ISBN: 978-1444335149 – (Kindle available) CTI
  • Judith Plaskow. Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism From a Feminist Perspective (New York: Harper Collins, 1991). ISBN: 006666846 – SAS
  • JoAnne Marie Terrell. Power in the Blood? The Cross in the African American Experience (Maryknoll: Orbis, 1998; Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2005).ISBN: 1-570752168 – PIB

Fall 2022 Courses

LM 365S Global Sensitivity in Ministry: José Morales

(Note to students–As a way to keep costs now, the Lapp Learning Commons has made most of these texts available in e-book format.)

  • Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart. Penguin Books, 2018. ISBN-13: 978-0141023380
  • Arjana, Sophia Rose. Muslims in the Western Imagination. Oxford University Press, 2015. ISBN-10: 0199324921
  • De La Torre, Miguel A. Embracing Hopelessness. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2017. ISBN-10: 1506433413
  • Gebara, Ivone. Out of the Depths: Women’s Experience of Evil and Salvation. Fortress Press, 2002. ISBN-10: 0800634756
  • Henderson-Espinoza, Robyn. Activist Theology. Fortress Press, 2019. ISBN-10: 1506424643
  • Jennings, Willie James. The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race. Yale University Press, 2010. ISBN-10: 0300171366
  • Jin, Ha. The Writer As Migrant. The Rice University Campbell Lectures. University of Chicago Press, 2008. ISBN-10: 0226399885
  • Thatamanil, John. Circling the Elephant: A Comparative Theology of Religious Diversity. Comparative Theology: Thinking Across Traditions. Fordham University Press, 2020. ISBN-10: 0823287734

LM 3320 Pastoral Theology: Zachary Moon

Required Materials:

  • Carrie Doehring, The Practice of Pastoral Care: A Postmodern Approach. WJK (2015),
    ISBN: 978-0664226848
  • Emanuel Lartey, Pastoral Theology in an Intercultural World. Wipf & Stock Publishing (2013),
    ISBN: 978-1620329733

LM 412O Introduction to Christian Education: Heesung Hwang

Required:

  • Karen B. Tye, Basics of Christian Education. Chalice Press (2000), ISBN: 978-0827202290.
  • Boyung Lee, Transforming Congregations through Community: Faith Formation from the Seminary to the Church. Westminster John Knox (2013), ISBN: 9780664233303.
  • Denise Janssen, ed., Educating for Redemptive Community. Wipf & Stock (2015), ISBN: 9781498208161.
  • Anne E Streaty Wimberly, Annie Lockhart-Gilroy, et al. From Lament to Advocacy: Black Religious Education and Public Ministry. Wesley’s Foundry Books (2020), ISBN: 978-1945935749.
  • Anne E. Streaty and Sarah F. Farmer, Raising Hope: Four Paths to Courageous Living for Black Youth, United Methodist General Board of Higher Education (2017), ISBN: 0938162349.
  • Patrick Reyes, The Purpose Gap: Empowering Communities of Color to Find Meaning and Thrive. Westminster John Knox (2021) ISBN: 9781646981915

Recommended:

  • Elizabeth F. Caldwell, I Wonder: Engaging a Child’s Curiosity about the Bible. Abingdon (2016), ISBN: 9781426799921.
  • John H. Westerhoff, III. Will Our Children Have Faith? 3rd rev. ed., Morehouse (2012), ISBN: 9780819228000.
  • Yolanda Y. Smith, Reclaiming the Spirituals: New Possibilities for African American Christian Education, Reprint edition. Wipf & Stock (2010) ISBN: 978-1608995912.
  • Jack L. Seymour, Teaching Biblical Faith. Abingdon (2015), ISBN: 1630884308.
  • Jack L. Seymour, Teaching the Way of Jesus: Educating Christians for Faithful Living. Abingdon (2014), ISBN: 9781426765056.

RH 301O Hebrew Bible I: Aaron Higashi

  • Berlin, Adele, and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. Jewish Study Bible. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-0199978465 (hardback) or 978- 0199393879 (ebook).
  • Collins, John J. A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. 2nd or 3rd ed. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014/2018. ISBN: 978-1451472943 (2nd ed. paperback), 978- 1451484359 (2nd ed. ebook), 978-1506445991 (3rd ed. paperback), or 978- 1506446066 (3rd ed. ebook).
  • Gafney, Wilda C. Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2017. ISBN: 978-0664239039 (paperback) or 978-1611648126 (ebook).
  • 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. ISBN: 978-0062067739 (paperback) or 978-0062098597 (ebook).
  • Matthews, Victor H., and Don C. Benjamin. Old Testament Parallels: Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East. 4th ed. New York: Paulist, 2016. ISBN: 978- 0809149896 (paperback), or 978-1587686160 (ebook).

RH 321O Interpreting the Gospels: Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

  • Blount, Brian, ed. True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary. Minneapolis: Fortress, Press, 2007. [ISBN: 978-0800634216]
  • Burridge, Richard A. Four Gospels, One Jesus: A Symbolic Reading. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 2014. [ISBN: 978-0802871015]
  • Crowder, Stephanie Buckhanon. When Momma Speaks: The Bible and Motherhood From A Womanist Perspective. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2016. [ISBN: 978-0664239251]
  • Harrington, SJ, Daniel J. The Synoptic Gospels Set Free: Preaching Without Anti-Judaism. New York: Paulist Press, 2009. [ISBN: 970809145836]
  • Newsom, Carol A., Sharon H. Ringe, and Jacqueline E. Lapsley, eds. Women’s Bible Commentary: Revised and Updated. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2012. [ISBN: 978-0664237073]
  • The New Interpreter’s Study Bible- New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2003. [ISBN-13: 978-0687278329] (or any NRSV).
  • Additional course material will be uploaded to course Canvas site.

RH 321O Interpreting the Gospels: Teresa Hornby

  • Aslan, Resa. Zealot. New York: Random House, 2013.
  • Sievers, Joseph and Levine, Amy-Jill. The Pharisees. Eerdmans, 2021.
  • Carter, Warren and Amy-Jill Levine. The New Testament: Methods and Meanings. Nashville, Abingdon Press, 2013.
  • Levine, Amy-Jill. Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables by a Controversial Rabbi. HarperOne, 2014.

TEC 355O Living into Our Commitments: Heesung Hwang

  • Texts: all materials will be made available on Canvas

TEC 307O Systematic Theology: Joanne Terrell

  • James H. Cone.  A Black Theology of Liberation (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 1986, 1990).ISBN: 978-1570758959 (Kindle available) BTL
  • ____________. God of the Oppressed (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1975). ISBN: 1-570751587 (Kindle available) GOD
  • Miguel De La Torre, ed.  A Handbook of U.S. Theologies of Liberation (Atlanta: Chalice Press, 2004).ISBN: 978-0827214480 – HTL
  • Van A. Harvey.  A Handbook of Theological Terms (New York: Touchstone Press, 1997). ISBN: 0-684846446 – HTT (For Reference Use)
  • Aysha Hidayatullah.  Feminist Edges of the Qur’an (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014). ISBN: 978-019935956 (Kindle available) FEQ
  • Kwok, Pui-lan, ed. Hope Abundant:  Third World and Indigenous Women’s Theology (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2010).ISBN: 978-1570758805 – (Kindle available) HAI
  • Alister McGrath.  Christian Theology:  An Introduction (Lynchburg: Blackwell Publishing, 2011).ISBN: 978-1444335149 – (Kindle available) CTI
  • Judith Plaskow. Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism From a Feminist Perspective (New York: Harper Collins, 1991). ISBN: 006666846 – SAS
  • JoAnne Marie Terrell. Power in the Blood? The Cross in the African American Experience (Maryknoll: Orbis, 1998; Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2005).ISBN: 1-570752168 – PIB                                                                                                                                                                                                   

TEC 400O Constructive Theology: José MoralesJones, Serene, and Paul Lakeland, eds. 

TEC 402O Christology: Bo Myung Seo

  • Veli-MattiKärkkäinen, Christology: A Global Introduction (Baker Academic, 2nd edition, 2016) 
  • Don Schweitzer, Contemporary Christologies (Fortress, 2010) 
  • Richard A. Norris, The Christological Controversy (Fortress Press, 1980) 

TEC 595O MA/STM Thesis: Bo Myung Seo, Munir Shaikh

  • Booth, Wayne C., et al. The Craft of Research (4th Edition). Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press

CCS 430 Spiritual Care In An Age of #BlackLivesMatter: Danielle Buhoro

Required

  • Buhuro, Danielle J., Ed. Spiritual Care in an Age of #BlackLivesMatter: Examining the Spiritual and Prophetic Needs of African Americans in a Violent America. Cascade Books, 2019. ISBN-13: 978-1532648083. Ebook $9.99; Paperback $31.00.
  • Herman, Judith. Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence – From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror.Basic Books, 2015. ISBN-13: 978-0465061716. Ebook $12.99; Paperback $14.99.

Recommended

  • Trible, Phyllis. Texts of Terror: Literary-FeministReadings of Biblical Narratives(Overtures to Biblical Theology). Fortress Press, 1984. ISBN-13: 978-0800615376 van der Kolk, Bessel.
  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. Penguin, 2014. ISBN-13: 978-0143127741
  • Degruy, Joy. Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing. Joy Degruy Publications Inc, 2017. ISBN-13: 978-0985217273
  • Fulton, Sybrina and Tracy Martin.. Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin. Random House, 2017. ISBN-13: 978-0812987096
  • Movie Documentary – Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland By Kate Davis and David Heilbroner
  • Movie Documentary – Strange Fruit By Jason Pollock
  • Movie Documentary – 16 Shots (The shooting death of Laquan McDonald)

CCS 440 Spiritual Care and LGBTQ Experience: Cody Sanders

Required Course Materials

BOOKS

Hartke, Austen. Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians. Louisville: Westminster John Knox,

2018. ISBN: 9780664263102; $16.00

Lightsey, Pamela R. Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2015. ISBN:

9781498206648; 16.00

Nolasco, Jr., Rolf R. God’s Beloved Queer: Identity, Spirituality, and Practice. Eugene, OR: Wifp & Stock, 2019. ISBN:

9781532606762; $19.00

Sanders, Cody J. A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIAYouth. Louisville: Westminster John Knox. ISBN:

9780664262501; $16.00

Stayton, William R. Sinless Sex: A Challenge to Religions. Eugene, OR: Luminare. ISBN: 9781643884608; $15.95

Young, Eris. They/Them/Their: A Guide to Nonbinary & Genderqueer Identities. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2020.

ISBN: 9781785924835; $24.95

ARTICLES, WEBSITES & SELECT CHAPTERS

Bozard, Lewis & Cody Sanders, “Helping Christian Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients Recover Religion as a Source of Strength: Developing a Model for Assessment and Integration of Religious Identity in Counseling,” Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling5(1) (2011). [available on Canvas]

Douglas, Kelly Brown. Select chapters from Sexuality and the Black Church [available on Canvas]

GLSEN, “The 2019 National School Climate Survey”

Hays, Jason D. “Theological and Clinical Considerations of Working with Sexually Fluid and Bisexual Persons,”

Sacred Spaces: The e-Journal of the American Association of Pastoral CounselorsVol. 8 (2016).

Hoeft, Jeanne, “Queering Intimate Partner Violence,” Sacred Spaces: The e-Journal of the American Associationof Pastoral

Counselors Vol. 8 (2016).

Houghton, Angela, “Maintaining Dignity: A Survey of LGBT Adults Age 45 and Older” (AARP)

“LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities: Stories from the Field”

Moore, Darnell, “Coming Out or Inviting In? Parts I & 2,” The Feminist Wire, online at: Part I & Part II

“On Our Own: A Survival Guide for Independent LGBTQ Youth” (True Colors Fund, HRC, & Time Out

Youth)

Paasche-Orlow, Sara, “Spiritual Themes in the Lives of LGBT Elders” (SAGE)

Sanders, Cody J. and Angela Yarber. Select chapters from Microaggressions in Ministry [available on Canvas]

Sullivan, Judith. “Spiritual Care & Non-Religious Elders: Individualized Spiritual Care” (SAGE)

Tanis, Justin. Select Chapters from Trans-Gender: Theology, Ministry and Communities of Faith. Eugene, OR: Wipf &

Stock, 2018. [Available on Canvas]

Thiel, Mary Martha, “The Impact of Trauma History on End of Life for LGBT Elders” (SAGE)

January 2022 Courses

LM 463 – Bible, Borders & the Nation State’s Immigration Laws: Craig Mousin

  • Joseph H. Carens, Immigrants and the Right to Stay (MIT Press, 2010).
  • Kevin R. Johnson, et. al., Understanding Immigration Law, third Edition (LexisNexis, 2019).
  • Mark W. Hamilton, Jesus, King of Strangers (William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2019).

LM 411O – Futurist Theologies of Care: Cody Sanders

  • Keller, Catherine. Facing Apocalypse: Climate, Democracy, and Other Last Chances. Maryknoll: Orbis, 2021. List Price: $26.00; ISBN: 978-1626984134 
  • LaValle, Victor, and John Joseph Adams, eds.. A People’s Future of the United States. New York: One World, 2019. List Price: $18.00; ISBN: 978-0525508809

Articles available online

LMB495O – Instructional Strategies and Critical Perspectives: Seema Imam

  • Memon, N., Alhashmi, M., Abdallah, M. Curriculum Renewal for Islamic Education, Critical Perspectives on Teaching Islam in Primary and Secondary Schools. New York: Routledge, 2021. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0367776442. Kindle version available.

LMB 334O – Care and Counseling for Bereavement: Najah Bazzy

  • Covey, Stephen. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Simon & Schuster, 2013. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1451639612. Kindle version available.

  • Gawande, Atul. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2014. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1250076229. Kindle version available.

  • Kalanithi, Paul and Abraham Verghese. When Breath Becomes Air. Random House, 2016. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1784701994. (http://a.co/aHKSbME). Kindle version available.

  • Ross, Elizabeth Kubler. On Death and Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy and Their Own Families. Simon and Schuster, 2014. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1476775548. Kindle version available.

RHB 4520 – History of Islam – Munir Shaikh

  • Ansary, Tamim. Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes. PublicAffairs, 2010. Paperback. ISBN 978-1586488130.

  • Choueiri, Youssef, ed. A Companion to the History of the Middle East. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2008. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1405183796. Kindle version available.

  • Goldschmidt Jr., Arthur. A Concise History of the Middle East, 9th ed. Westview Press, 2010. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0813343884.

RH 367O – UCC Polity and History: Lillian Daniel

As always, the place to start is with your local independent or seminary bookstore but if you prefer to purchase or read online, here are the readings with links.

Required Texts to Read Before Class:
  • Quinn G. Caldwell & Curtis J. Preston, The Unofficial Handbook of the United Church of Christ
  • United Church of Christ Book of Worship – pdf available on Canvas for student use
  • The United Church of Christ Manual on Ministry – pdf available on Canvas for student use
Required Online Resources to Read Before Class:
  • Short Course in the History of the United Church of Christ
  • United Church of Christ Firsts link
  • UCC Firsts pdf
  • Catholics in the UCC
Online Resources: UCC Polity & Theology Resources – Unfortunately, the UCC has been updating its website over the last three weeks so all links in the section below no longer work. However, you can now find this information and much more in the large document Exploring UCC History Polity and Theology_Full_pagenumbers.pdf – now on Canvas.
  • Origins of the UCC
  • A chart showing the origins of the UCC in Christian history. UCC Statement of Faith
  • The three versions of the UCC Statement of Faith (1959, 1977, 1981) presented side-by-side, enabling comparisons. What We Believe
  • Twelve statements summarizing current theological principles held by most United Church of Christ members. Introduction to the UCC Book of Worship
  • This 1986 introduction to the UCC Book of Worship puts worship in historic context and explains many of the common worship practices among Christians. 12 Principles informing the UCC Book of Worship (Dipko)

In the preparation of the UCC Book of Worship (1986) the working group and the designated writer, Thomas Dipko, were guided by these 12 principles.

Recommended Texts:
  • Randi Jones Walker, The Evolution of a UCC Style: Essays in the History, Ecclesiology, and Culture of the United Church of Christ, 2005
  • Hidden Histories in the United Church of Christ: Volume I – now on Canvas
  • Chapters telling the stories of people and movements often ignored in traditional UCC history: American Indians, Afro-Christians, Old School or Ursinus School Reformed history, Armenian Congregationalists, German Congregationalists, Blacks and the American Missionary Association, Deaconess Sisters in the German Evangelical tradition, Schwenkfelders, Hungarians, Women’s Mission Boards and Organizations, and Japanese American Congregationalists. Hidden Histories of the United Church of Christ: Volume II – now on Canvas
  • Chapters telling the stories of people and movements often ignored in traditional UCC history: Union Churches (Lutheran-Reformed), German Evangelical Protestants, Christians in New England, Biblical Criticism and the Evangelical Synod, Women’s Mission Structures, Religious Journalism and the Christians, Otterbein and the United Brethren, Winebrenner and the Churches of God, the Congregational Training School for Women, and Chinese Congregationalists.
Additional Readings by Instructor:
  • Lillian Daniel, Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don’t Belong To, Faith Words, 2016 – now on Canvas
  • Lillian Daniel, When “Spiritual But Not Religious” Is Not Enough, Jericho Books, 2013
  • Martin B. Copenhaver & Lillian Daniel, This Odd and Wondrous Calling, Eerdmans, 2009
  • Lillian Daniel, Tell It Like It Is: Reclaiming the Practice of Testimony, Rowman & Littlefield, 2006

TEC 439 – In Jesus Name: The Psychology of Christian Hegemony and Religious Oppression in the United States: Kameelah Rashad

  • David, E. J. R., Derthick, A. O. (2018). The Psychology of Oppression. United States: Springer Publishing Company, LLC.
  • Fairchild, E. E., Blumenfeld, W. J., Joshi, K. Y. (2009). Investigating Christian Privilege and Religious Oppression in the United States. Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
  • Hill Fletcher, J. (2017). The Sin of White Supremacy: Christianity, Racism, and Religious Diversity in America. United States: Orbis Books.
  • Jones, R. P. (2021). White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity. United States: Simon & Schuster.
  • Joshi, K. Y. (2021). White Christian Privilege: The Illusion of Religious Equality in America. United States: NYU Press.
  • Kivel, P. (2013). Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony. United States: New Society Publishers.

Spring 2022 Courses Online/In-Person

LM 3320 Pastoral Theology: Cody Sanders

Required Materials:

  • Carrie Doehring, The Practice of Pastoral Care: A Postmodern Approach. WJK (2015),
    ISBN: 978-0664226848
  • Emanuel Lartey, Pastoral Theology in an Intercultural World. Wipf & Stock Publishing (2013),
    ISBN: 978-1620329733

RH 344O History of Christian Thought: José Morales Torres

Required Text (to be purchased or accessed by student): 
  • González Justo L. Christian Thought Revisited: Three Types of Theology. Revised Edition. Orbis Books, 1999. ISBN-10: 1570752559 
  • González, Justo L. The Mestizo Augustine: A Theologian Between Two Cultures. IVP Academic, 2016. ISBN-13 : 978-0830851508
  • Hurtado, Larry W. Honoring the Son: Jesus in Earliest Christian Devotional Practice. Snapshots. Lexham Press, 2018. ISBN-10: 1683590961 
  • Irvin, Dale T., editor. The Protestant Reformation and World Christianity: Global Perspectives. Edited by Dale T. Irvin. Reformation Resources, 1517- 2017. Eerdmans Publishing, 2017. ISBN-13: 978-0802873040
  • McAvoy, Jane Ellen. The Satisfied Life: Medieval Women Mystics on Atonement. Reprint. Wipf and Stock, 2009. ISBN-10: 1606087592
  • Miles, Margaret R. The Word Made Flesh: A History of Christian Thought. Blackwell Publishing, 2005. ISBN-10: 1405108460 

Other readings will be made available through the Canvas course page, including (but not limited to) portions from the following books:

  • Farag, Lois M., editor. The Coptic Christian Heritage: History, Faith and Culture. Routledge, 2013. ISBN-13 : 978-0415781039 
  • Loughlin, Gerard, editor. Queer Theology: Rethinking the Western Body. Blackwell Publishing, 2007. ISBN-13 : 978-0631216087
  • McGrath, Alister E. Reformation Thought: An Introduction. 4th edition. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. ISBN-13 : 978-0470672815 
  • Moore, Rebecca. Women in Christian Traditions. Women in Religions. New York University Press, 2015. ISBN-10: 1479821756
  • Penn, Michael Philip. Envisioning Islam: Syriac Christians and the Early Muslim World. Rereading Late Ancient Religion. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. ISBN-13 : 978-0812224023 
  • Turman, Eboni Marshall. Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation: Black Bodies, the Black Church, and the Council of Chalcedon. Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. ISBN-10 : 1349477826

LM 400O Leadership in Ministry Context: Kate Lassiter

LM 426O Preaching the Headlines: Reginald Williams

  •  Ayers, Danielle L. & Williams, Reginald W. To Serve This Present Age: Social Justice Ministries In the Black Church. Judson Press, 2013.
  • Brueggeman, Walter, The Prophetic Imagination Fortress Press, 2001
  •  Gilbert, Kenyatta R., Exodus Preaching: Crafting Sermons About Justice And Hope. Abingdon Press 2018
  •  Hendricks, Obery. The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering The True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus’ Teachings And How They Have Been Corrupted, Doubleday, 2006
  • Proctor, Samuel DeWitt. The Certain Sound of the Trumpet. Westminister John Knox Press, 2005.
  • Ross, Jerome. “The Cultural Affinity Between The Ancient Yahwists And The African Americans: A Hermeneutic for Homiletics.” In Born To Preach: Essays in Honor of The Ministry of Henry & Ella Mitchell, edited by Samuel K. Roberts, 22-39. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 2000

RH301O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible: Ken Stone

Although students are encouraged to purchase the following textbooks, copies will also be placed on reserve in the CTS Learning Commons and in most cases are available electronically through the Learning Commons.

  •  Berlin, Adele, and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. Jewish Study Bible. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-0199978465 (hardback) or 978- 0199393879 (ebook).
  • Collins, John J. A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. 2nd or 3rd ed. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014/2018. ISBN: 978-1451472943 (2nd ed. paperback), 978-Page 3  1451484359 (2nd ed. ebook), 978-1506445991 (3rd ed. paperback), or 978-  1506446066 (3rd ed. ebook).
  • Gafney, Wilda C. Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2017. ISBN: 978-066423903 (paperback) or 978-1611648126 (ebook).
  • 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. ISBN: 978-0062067739 (paperback) or 978-0062098597 (ebook).
  • [optional] Matthews, Victor H., and Don C. Benjamin. Old Testament Parallels: Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East. 4th ed. New York: Paulist, 2016. ISBN: 978-0809149896 (paperback), or 978-1587686160 (ebook). [Note: The ebook is available through the Learning Commons website, and it’s not necessary to purchase this text. The readings from it will be linked inside your online course modules. However, if you’d prefer a paper edition or your own copy of an ebook, you can buy it if you’d like.]

Some additional readings will be posted inside Canvas.

Recurring optional Zoom sessions will be scheduled monthly on Saturdays during the semester with dates announced via Canvas

RH 302S/ 302OS Interpreting the Hebrew Bible II: Rachel Mikva

  • The Jewish Study Bible, Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. (Oxford, 2014).  [BUY HARD COPY, not E-book. You need easy access to annotation.]
  • Walter Brueggemann, An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian  Imagination (Westminster John Knox Press, any edition).
  • 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, any edition).

RH 321O Interpreting the Gospels: Monya Stubbs

  • Warren Carter, The Roman Empire and the New Testament (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2006).
  • Warren Carter and Amy-Jill Levine, The New Testament: Methods and Meanings (Nashville, Abingdon Press, 2013).
  • Mark Allan Powell, Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey, 2nd edition (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2018).
  • Carol A. Newsom, Sharon H. Ringe, and Jacqueline E. Lapsley, edits., Women’s Bible Commentary. Twentieth Anniversary Edition: Revised and Updated. (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2012).
  • Brian Blount (General Editor), True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007).
  • Daniel Patte (General Editor) Global Bible Commentary (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2004).

RH325 Interpreting the Epistles: Stephanie Bukhanon Crowder

  • Blount, Brian, ed. True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary. ISBN: 978-0800634216
  • Bowens, Lisa. African American Readings of Paul: Reception, Resistance, and Transformation. ISBN: 978-0802876768
  • 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

RH 325O Interpreting the Epistles: Teresa Hornsby

  • 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.
  • James D. G. Dunn, Cambridge Companion to St. Paul (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). On CTS  https://www-cambridge-org.cts.idm.oclc.org/core/books/cambridge-companion-to-st-paul/D69826551AB23C174E6EE2EFA58D14C1
  • Matthew V. Johnson, James A. Noel, and Demetrius K. Williams (editors), Onesimus, Our Brother. Reading Religion, Race, And Culture in Philemon. On CTS: http://muse.jhu.edu.cts.idm.oclc.org/book/25138
  •  Ben, Witherington, A Week in the Life of Corinth. On CTS:

https://ebookcentral.pr    oquest.com/lib/ctschicago/detail.action?docID=2036839 

  • Sergienko, Our Politeuma Is in Heaven Sergienko, Our Politeuma Is in Heaven:                                                                         
  • Students can see the course readings and the available formats in the Learning Commons. http://cts.kohalibrary.com/app/course-reserves

RH 485 & RH 485O RELIGION IN NORTH AMERICA: José Morales Torres

Required Text (to be purchased or accessed by student): 

  • Eck, Diana L. A New Religious America: How a “Christian Country” Has Now Become the World’s Most Religiously Diverse Nation. HarperSanFrancisco, 2001. (ISBN-10: 0060621591)
  • Jackson, Sherman A. Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking Toward the Third Resurrection. Oxford University Press, 2005. (ISBN-10: 0199782385)
  • Lambert, Frank. Religion in American Politics: A Short History. Princeton University Press, 2008. (ISBN-10: 0691146136)
  • Raboteau, Albert J. Canaan Land: A Religious History of African Americans. Oxford University Press, 2001. (ISBN-10: 0195145852)
  • Raphael, Marc Lee. The Synagogue in America: A Short History. New York University Press, 2011. (ISBN-10: 0814775829)
  • Tinker, George E. Missionary Conquest: The Gospel and Native American Cultural Genocide. Fortress Press, 1993. (ISBN-10: 0800625765)

Other readings will be made available through the Canvas course page, including (but not limited to) portions from the following books:

  • Brekus, Catherine A., editor. The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past. The University of North Carolina Press, 2007.
  • Coward, Harold, John R. Hinnells, and Raymond Brady Williams, editors. The South Asian Religious Diaspora in Britain, Canada, and the United States. SUNY Press, 2000.
  • Fromont, Cécile, editor. Afro-Catholic Festivals in the Americas: Performance, Representation, and the Making of Black Atlantic Tradition. Africana Religions. Penn State University Press, 2019.
  • Hucks, Tracey E. Yoruba Traditions and African American Religious Nationalism. Religions of the Americas. University of New Mexico Press, 2012.
  • Matovina, Timothy. Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America’s Largest Church. Princeton University Press, 2011.
  • Murray, David. Matter, Magic, and Spirit: Representing Indian and African American Belief. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.
  • Prothero, Stephen, editor. A Nation of Religions: The Politics of Pluralism in Multireligious America. University of North Carolina Press, 2006.
  • Ramirez, Daniel. Migrating Faith: Pentecostalism in the United States and Mexico, 1906-1966. University of North Carolina Press, 2015.
  • Randall Balmer, and Jana Riess, editors. Mormonism and American Politics. Religion, Culture, and Public Life. Columbia University Press, 2016.
  • Raphael, Marc Lee, editor. The Columbia History of Jews and Judaism in America. Columbia Contemporary American Religion Series. Columbia University Press, 2003.
  • Sánchez Walsh, Arlene. Pentecostals in America. Columbia Contemporary American Religion Series. Columbia University Press, 2018.
  • Sanders, Cheryl J. Saints in Exile: The Holiness-Pentecostal Experience in African American Religion and Culture. Religion in America Series. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
  • Wald, Kenneth D., and Allison Calhoun-Brown. Religion and Politics in the United States. Eighth edition. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

TEC 307O Systematic Theology: Joanne Terrell

  • James H. Cone.  A Black Theology of Liberation (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 1986, 1990).ISBN: 978-1570758959 (Kindle available) BTL
  • ____________. God of the Oppressed (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1975). ISBN: 1-570751587 (Kindle available) GOD
  • Miguel De La Torre, ed.  A Handbook of U.S. Theologies of Liberation (Atlanta: Chalice Press, 2004).ISBN: 978-0827214480 – HTL
  • Van A. Harvey.  A Handbook of Theological Terms (New York: Touchstone Press, 1997). ISBN: 0-684846446 – HTT (For Reference Use)
  • Aysha Hidayatullah.  Feminist Edges of the Qur’an (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014). ISBN: 978-019935956 (Kindle available) FEQ
  • Kwok, Pui-lan, ed. Hope Abundant:  Third World and Indigenous Women’s Theology (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2010).ISBN: 978-1570758805 – (Kindle available) HAI
  • Alister McGrath.  Christian Theology:  An Introduction (Lynchburg: Blackwell Publishing, 2011).ISBN: 978-1444335149 – (Kindle available) CTI
  • Judith Plaskow. Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism From a Feminist Perspective (New York: Harper Collins, 1991). ISBN: 006666846 – SAS
  • JoAnne Marie Terrell. Power in the Blood? The Cross in the African American Experience (Maryknoll: Orbis, 1998; Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2005).ISBN: 1-570752168 – PIB

TEC 413/613/413O Introduction to Buddhist Studies: Joanne Terrell

  • Chodron, Pema. Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion (Shambhala: 2018). ISBN: 978-1611805956 (Kindle available) CWU
  • Hagen, Steve. Buddhism Plain and Simple: The Practice of Being Aware, Right Now, Every Day (Broadway Books, 1998). ISBN: 978-0767903325 (Kindle available) BPS
  • Hahn, Thich Nhat. The Heart of the Buddha’s Teachings (Berkeley: Parallax Press, 1998; Unified Buddhist Church, 2015). ISBN: 978-0767903691 (Kindle available) HBT
  • Muesse, Mark. Four Wise Men: Confucius, Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad (Eugene,OR: Cascade, 2017).ISBN: 978-149823227 (Kindle available)
  • Trungpa, Chogyam. Crazy Wisdom (Dharma Ocean) (Shambhala: 2001). ISBN: 978-1570628948 (Kindle available)
  • Wilbur, Ken. Integral Buddhism: And the Future of Spirituality (Shambhala: 2018). ISBN: 978-1611805604 (Kindle available)
  • Williams, Angel Kyodo. Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation (North Atlantic Books, 2016). ISBN: 978-1623170981 (Kindle available)

RH 465O Womanist Biblical Interpretation: Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

  • Byron, Gay and Vanessa Lovelace. Womanist Interpretations of the Bible: Expanding the Discourse. SBL Press (Semeia Studies), 2016. ISBN: 978-1628371529.
  • Coleman, Monica. Ain’t I a Womanist, Too?: Third Wave Womanist Religious Thought (Innovations). Fortress Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0800698768.
  • Crowder, Stephanie Buckhanon. When Momma Speaks: The Bible and Motherhood from a Womanist Perspective. Westminster John Knox Press, 2016. ISBN: 978-0664239251.
  • Gafney, Wil. Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne. Westminster John Knox Press, 2017. ISBN: 978-0664239039.
  • Junior, Nyasha. An Introduction to Womanist Biblical Interpretation. Westminster John Knox Press, 2015. ISBN: 978-0664259877.
  • Parker, Angela. If God Still Breathes, Why Can’t I?: Black Lives Matter and Biblical Authority. Eerdmans, 2021. ISBN:978-0802879264.
  • Russaw, Kimberly. Revisiting Rahab: Another Look at the Woman of Jericho. Wesley’s Foundery Books, 2021. ISBN: 978-1953052001.
  • Smith, Mitzi. Womanist Sass and Talk Back: Social (In)Justice, Intersectionality, and Biblical Interpretation. Cascade Books, 2018. ISBN: 978-1498288866.
  • Smith, Shanell. 2014. The Woman Babylon and the Marks of Empire: Reading Revelation with a Postcolonial Womanist Hermeneutics of Ambivalence. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014.
  • St. Clair, Raquel. Call and Consequences: A Womanist Reading of Mark. Fortress Press, 2008. ISBN: 978-0800639020

TEC 604 Engaged Pedagogy and Course Design: Heesung Hwang

  • Willie James Jennings, After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm.B. Eerdmans, 2020)
  • Sheila L. Macrine, ed., Critical Pedagogy in Uncertain Times: Hope and Possibilities (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)
  • Gregory C. Ellison II, ed., Anchored in the Current: Discovering Howard Thurman as Educator, Activist, Guide, and Prophet (Louisville, KY: Westminster john Knox Press, 2020)
  • Mai-Anh Le Tran, Reset the Heart: Unlearning Violence, Relearning Hope (Nashville: Abingdon, 2017)

TEC 322O/622O Christianity and Environmental Justice: Theory, Design, Practice: Heesung Hwang

Required texts:

  • Jim Antal, Climate Church, Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change (Langham: Rowan &Littlefield, 2018)
  • Catherine Keller, Facing Apocalypse: Climate, Democracy, and Other Last Chances (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2021)
  • Jennifer R. Ayres, Inhabitance: Ecological Religious Education (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2019)
  • Melanie L. Harris, Ecowomanism: African American Women and Erath-Honoring Faiths (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis,2017)
  • Leah Penniman, Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land (White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2018) (*I will have most relevant chapters posted for you on Canvas)  

Recommended:

  • John Philip Newell, Sacred Earth Sacred Soul: Celtic Wisdom for Reawakening to What Our Souls Know and Healing the World (New York: HarperOne, 2021)
  • Jea Sophia Oh, A Postcolonial Theology of Life: Planetarity East and West (Upland, CA: Sopher Press, 2011)
  • Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Hilda P. Koster, eds., Planetary Solidarity: Global Women’s Voices on Christian Doctrine and Climate Justice (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2017)

TEC 355O Living into Our Commitments: Heesung Hwang

  • Texts: all materials will be made available on Canvas

TEC 414O/614O Theology of Art: Bo-Myung Seo

  • Elaine Scarry. On Beauty and Being Just. (Princeton University Press, 1999)
  • Alejandro Garcia-Rivera, A Wounded Innocence: Sketches for a Theology of Art (The Liturgical Press, 2003).

TEC 444O/644O Queer Eco-Spiritualities: Ken Stone

I. Required for all students (Students can purchase these books online, but be sure to check the Learning Commons e-book collection and reserves as well):

  • Whitney Bauman, ed., Meaningful Flesh: Reflections on Religion and Nature for a Queer Planet (Punctum Books, 2018) ISBN: 978-1-947447-32-5 (paperback)
  • Leonardo Boff, Toward an Eco-Spirituality (Crossroad, 2015) ISBN: 9780824520762 (paperback)
  • Thich Nhat Hanh, Love Letter to the Earth (Parallax Press, 2013) ISBN: 978-1-937006-38-9 (paperback)
  • Melanie Harris, Ecowomanism: African American Women and Earth-Honoring Faiths (Orbis Books, 2017)ISBN: 978-1626982017 (paperback)
  • Nicole Seymour, Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination (University of Illinois Press, 2013) ISBN: 978-0-252-07916-0 (paperback)
  • Robert E. Shore-Goss, God Is Green: An Eco-Spirituality of Incarnate Compassion (Cascade Books, 2016)ISBN: 987-1-4982-9919-0 (paperback)
  • Ken Stone, Reading the Hebrew Bible with Animal Studies (Stanford University Press, 2017)ISBN: 978-1-503603752 (paperback)
  • Linn Marie Tonstad, Queer Theology: Beyond Apologetics (Cascade Books, 2018) ISBN: 978-1-4982-1879-5 (paperback)

II. Required for STM, DMin, and PhD students, recommended for others:

  • Whitney Bauman, Religion and Ecology: Developing a Planetary Ethic (Columbia University Press, 2014) ISBN: 978-0-231-16343-9 (paperback)
  • Catherine Keller, Political Theology of the Earth: Our Planetary Emergency and the Struggle for a New Public (Columbia University Press, 2018) ISBN: 978-0-231-18991-0 (paperback

TEC 448O Public Theology and Racial Justice: Teresa Smallwood

Required Materials

Course Texts

  • Carol Anderson, One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy, Bloomsbury Publishing, ISBN 9781635571387 or White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, ISBN: 9781632864123
  • Linell E. Cady, Religion, Theology, and American Public Life, State University of New York Press, ISBN 0791413047
  • Kelly Brown Douglas, Stand Your Ground, Orbis Books, ISBN 978626981096
  • Nancy MacLean, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, Viking Press, ISBN 9781101980989
  • Richard Rothstein, Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, Liveright Publishing Corporation, ISBN 9781631492853
  • Additional Readings may be provided in Canvas.

Option Materials for Assignments

  • Alicia Garza, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart, One World Publishing, New York ISBN: 9780525509584
  • Kevin N. Kruse, One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America, Basic Books, ISBN: 0465049494
  • Jane Mayer, Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, Anchor Books, New York, ISBN: 9780385535601
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go From Here?: Chaos or Community, Beacon Press, ISBN: 9781459647763

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Fall 2021 Courses Online/In-Person

LM 3650 Global Sensitivity in Ministry: Bo-Myung Seo

  • Shusaku Endo, Silence. Trans. by William Johnston. New York, NY: Taplinger Publishing Company, 1980. 
  • Diana Eck, Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras. Boston: Beacon Press, 2003 
  • Damayanthi Niles, Doing Theology with Humility, Generosity, and Wonder. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2020 
  • John Parratt, ed., An Introduction to Third World Theologies. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 
  • Joerg Rieger, No RisingTide: Theology, Economics, and the Future. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2009. 
  •  George Tinker, Missionary Conquest: The Gospel and Native American Cultural Genocide MN: Fortress Press, 1993                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

LM 412O  Introduction to Christian Education: Scott Haldeman

Required (we will read these in their entirety, or close to that; please buy these):

Allen, O. Wesley. Protestant Worship: a multisensory introduction for students and practitioners (an enhanced eBook; Abingdon, 2020) [this is our main text; please order (at a discount) at Cokesbury.com: https://www.cokesbury.com/Protestant-Worship?refq=protestant%20worship ; you’ll need to get a new reader (“VitalSource Bookshelf”) but it is free, easy to download, and easy to use; and the book will be available to you immediately)

  • Long, Kimberly Bracken. The Worshiping Body: The Art of Leading Worship (WJK, 2009).
  • 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).

Required but you don’t have to buy (the book is out of print but I have the permission of the author to share it with you; it will be available for you in the introductory box on our Canvas page in introductory box for the course):

  • Procter-Smith, Marjorie. A Church in Her House (Pilgrim, 2008).

Recommended (we will read selections from a few of these; but mainly I recommend them as basic reference works):

  • Book of Worship, UCC (United Church of Christ, 1986; loose leaf edition); or, the service book(s) of your tradition/denomination.
  • The New Century Hymnbook (Pilgrim, 1995); or, the hymnal(s) of your tradition/denomination.
  • Bradshaw, Paul (ed.). The New Westminster Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship (WJK, 2002).
  • Driver, Tom. Liberating Rites (BookSurge, 2006).
  • Duck, Ruth. Worship for the Whole People of God (WJK, 2013).
  • 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; I will have most relevant chapters posted for you on Canvas).
  • Saliers, Don. Music and Theology (Abingdon, 2007).
  • Webber, Robert. Planning Blended Worship (Abingdon, 1998).
  • White, James F. The Sacraments in Protestant Practice and Faith (Abingdon, 1999; I will have most relevant chapters posted for you on Canvas).
  • White, James F. Protestant Worship: Traditions in Transition (WJK, 1989; I will have most relevant chapters posted for you on Canvas).

LM 431O Pastoral Care and the LGBTQ Experience: Cody Sanders 

  • Cheng, Patrick S. Rainbow Theology: Bridging Race, Sexuality, and Spirit. New York: Seabury, 2013. ISBN: 9781596272415; Price: $19.35
  • Hartke, Austen. Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2018. ISBN:9780664263102; Price: $16.00
  • Lightsey, Pamela R. Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2015. ISBN: 9781498206648; Price: $16.00 
  • Sanders, Cody J. A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth. Louisville: Westminster John Knox. ISBN: 9780664262501; Price: $16.00 
  • Young, Eris. They/Them/Their: A Guide to Nonbinary & Genderqueer Identities. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2020. ISBN: 9781785924835; Price: $24.95   

RH 321O Interpreting the Gospels: Teresa Hornsby

  • Levine, Amy-Jill, and Ben Witherington. The Gospel of Luke. New Cambridge Bible Commentary. Cambridge, United Kingdom; Cambridge University Press, 2018.
  • Carter, Warren and Amy-Jill Levine. The New Testament: Methods and Meanings.  Nashville, Abingdon Press, 2013.
  • Blount, Brian (General Editor), True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007.
  • The remaining books will be available through Commons.

RH 321O Interpreting the Gospels: Monya Stubbs

  • Warren Carter, The Roman Empire and the New Testament (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2006).
  • Warren Carter and Amy-Jill Levine, The New Testament: Methods and Meanings (Nashville, Abingdon Press, 2013).
  • Mark Allan Powell, Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey, 2nd edition (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2018).
  • Carol A. Newsom, Sharon H. Ringe, and Jacqueline E. Lapsley, edts., Women’s Bible Commentary. Twentieth Anniversary Edition: Revised and Updated. (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2012).
  • Brian Blount (General Editor), True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007).
  • Daniel Patte (General Editor) Global Bible Commentary (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2004).

RH 344 History of Christian Thought – Bo Myung Seo — Course Canceled

Required Texts:

  • William Placher, ed., Readings in the History of Christian Theology, Volume 1, Revised Edition: From Its Beginnings to the Eve of the Reformation. Amazon Kindle $.1.99. Paperback $18.39
  • William Placher, ed., Readings in the History of Christian Theology, Volume 2, Revised Edition: From the Reformation to the Present.  Amazon Kindle $1.99. Paperback $23.75
  • William Placher, A History of Christian Theology (First or Second edition) Amazon Kindle $1.99. Paperback $20.29

Recommended book:

  • Jaroslav Pelikan, The Christian Tradition, vols. 1, 2, and 3

LM 426O Preaching the Headlines: Reginald Williams

  •  Ayers, Danielle L. & Williams, Reginald W. To Serve This Present Age: Social Justice Ministries In the Black Church. Judson Press, 2013.
  • Brueggeman, Walter, The Prophetic Imagination Fortress Press, 2001
  •  Gilbert, Kenyatta R., Exodus Preaching: Crafting Sermons About Justice And Hope. Abingdon Press 2018
  •  Hendricks, Obery. The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering The True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus’ Teachings And How They Have Been Corrupted, Doubleday, 2006
  • Proctor, Samuel DeWitt. The Certain Sound of the Trumpet. Westminister John Knox Press, 2005.
  • Ross, Jerome. “The Cultural Affinity Between The Ancient Yahwists And The African Americans: A Hermeneutic for Homiletics.” In Born To Preach: Essays in Honor of The Ministry of Henry & Ella Mitchell, edited by Samuel K. Roberts, 22-39. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 2000

LM490O Youth Ministry: Youth, Culture, and Faith Formation: Heesung Hwang

Required Texts:

  • Siegel, Daniel, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, Tarcher Perigee Publishing, 2015; ISBN: 9780399168833
  • Meyers, Jeremy P. Liberating Youth from Adolescence, Fortress Press, 2018; ISBN: 9781506433431.
  • Douglass, Katherine A. and Richard Osmer, Cultivating Teen Faith: Insights from the Confirmation Project, Eerdmans, 2018; ISBN: 9780802876607.
  • Powell, Kara and Brad Griffin, Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love the Church, Baker Books, 2016; ISBN: 9780801019258.
  • Wimberly, Anne E. Streaty and Sarah F. Farmer, Raising Hope: Four Paths to Courageous Living for Black Youth, United Methodist General Board of Higher Education, 2017; ISBN: 0938162349.
  • Wimberly, Anne E Streaty Wimberly, Annie Lockhart-Gilroy, et al. From Lament to Advocacy: Black Religious Education and Public Ministry. Wesley’s Foundry Books, 2020; ISBN: 978-1945935749.

Recommended Texts:

  • Brill, Stephanie and Lisa Kenney, The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens; ISBN: 978-1-62778-174-9
  • Peck-McClain, Emily A. Arm in Arm with Adolescent Girls: Educating into the New Creation, Pickwick Publications, 2018; ISBN: 9781532634789
  • Lockhart-Gilroy, Annie, Nurturing the Sanctified Imagination of Urban Youth, Urban Loft, 2020; ISBN: 9781949625233
  • Hong, Christine, Identity, Youth, and Gender in the Korean American Church, Palgrave Pivot, 2015; ISBN: 9781137497833
  • Dean, Kenda Creasy. Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church. Oxford University Press, 2010, ISBN: 978-0195314847.

RH 497O Women and Christian Mysticism: Cynthia Stewart

  • Mystics, Visionaries and Prophets: A Historical Anthology of Women’s Spiritual Writings. Ed. Shawn Madigan. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998

TEC 355F Living Into Our Commitments: Rachel Mikva

  • Required Texts: None

TEC 390/O Introduction to Study of Black Faith and Life

  • Paris, Peter J. The Spirituality of African Peoples: The Search for a Common Moral Discourse
    ISBN-13 978-0800628543
  • Raboteau, Albert J. Canaan Land: A Religious History of African Americans
    ISBN-13: 978-0195145854
  • Floyd-Thomas, Stacey, Floyd-Thomas, Juan and Duncan, Carol. Black Church Studies: An Introduction
    ISBN-13: 978-0687332656
  • Ross, Rosetta E. Witnessing and Testifying: Black Women, Religion and Civil Rights
    ISBN-13: 978-0800636036
  • Jackson, Sherman A. Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking Toward the Third Resurrection
    ISBN-13: 978-0199782383
  • Best, Wallace D. Passionately Human, No Less Divine: Religion and Culture in Black Chicago, 1915-1952
    ISBN-13: 978-0691133751
  • Ayo Yetunde, Pamela. Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us about Race, Resilience, Transformation and Freedom
    ISBN-13: 978-1611808650
  • Lewin, Ellen. Filled with the Spirit: Sexuality, Gender and Radical Inclusivity in a Black Pentecostal Church Coalition
    ISBN-13: 978-0226537207

TEC 400 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 – Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 (co-taught by Munir Shaikh and Bo-Myung Seo)

  • Required textbook:
    Booth, Wayne C., et al. The Craft of Research (3rd Edition). Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 2008

Bayan Courses

LMB 435H – Muslim Adolescent Identity Formation – Jihad Saafir

  • All readings provided in Canvas as downloadable and web-based content.

TEB 458H – Ilm al-Kalam II (Advanced Kalam Theology) –  Jihad Brown

  • All readings provided in Canvas as downloadable and web-based content.

TEB 321H – Islamic Ethics – Ozgur Koca

  •  Ibn Miskawahy. The Refinement of Character (Tadhib al-Akhlak). Kazi Publications, 2003. Paperback. ISBN-13: 978-1567447163. (https://amzn.to/3b8JKFt). No Kindle version.
  • Imam Nawawi. The Gardens of the Righteous (Riyadh as-Salihin). Tughra Books, 2014. Paperback. ASIN: B017MXCXQ6. (https://amzn.to/3fsrGJZ). Kindle version available.

  • Nasr, Seyyed H., et al. The Study Qur’an. HarperOne, 2015. Hardcover. ISBN: 978-0061125867 (https://amzn.com/0061125865). Kindle version available.

  • Martin Lings, Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources. Inner Traditions, Revised Edition. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1594771538.

RHB 488H – Abrahamic Faiths in Conversation – Reinhard Krauss     

  • Smith, Huston. The World’s Religions. 50th anniversary edition. Harper One, 2009. ISBN: 978-0061660184. (http://a.co/jj78tJg).

  • Bunton, Martin. The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction. First edition. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0199603930. (http://a.co/4NKFTWy).

TEB 395O – Non-Profit Leadership and Management – Necva Ozgur

  • All readings provided in Canvas as downloadable and web-based content.

TEB 405O – Contemporary Islamic Thought – Hamid Mavani

  • Ali Rahnema. Pioneers of Islamic Revival. New York: Zed Books, 2008.

  • Roxanne L. Euben and Muhammad Qasim Zaman. Princeton Readings in Islamist Thought. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009.

LMB 457O – Intentional Community Building & Radical Healing In/Through the Black Muslim Imagination –  Kameelah Rashad

  • Block, O. Community: The Structure of Belonging. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2018.
  • Cooperrider, D., Whitney, D. Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Revolution in Change. United States: ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, 2011.

  • Kelley, R.D. Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination. United States: Beacon Press, 2002.
  • Marin, N. Black Imagination. San Francisco: McSweeney’s Publishing, 2020.

  • Riemer, M., Reich, S. M., Evans, S. D., Nelson, G. B., & Prilleltensky, I. Community Psychology: In pursuit of liberation and well-being. Red Globe Press/Macmillan International Higher Education, 2020. Chapters: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7

  • Vogl, C. The Art of Community: Seven Principles for Belonging. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2016.

Summer 2021 Online Courses

RH 301O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible: Ken Stone

  • Berlin, Adele, and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. Jewish Study Bible. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-0199978465 (hardback) or 978- 0199393879 (ebook).
  • Collins, John J. A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. 2nd or 3rd ed. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014/2018. ISBN: 978-1451472943 (2nd ed. paperback), 978-Page 3  1451484359 (2nd ed. ebook), 978-1506445991 (3rd ed. paperback), or 978-  1506446066 (3rd ed. ebook).
  • Gafney, Wilda C. Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2017. ISBN: 978-066423903 (paperback) or 978-1611648126 (ebook).
  • 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. ISBN: 978-0062067739 (paperback) or 978-0062098597 (ebook).
  •  [optional] Matthews, Victor H., and Don C. Benjamin. Old Testament Parallels: Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East. 4th ed. New York: Paulist, 2016. ISBN: 978-0809149896 (paperback), or 978-1587686160 (ebook). [Note: The ebook is available through the Learning Commons website, so it’s not necessary to purchase this text. Most of the readings will be linked inside your online course modules. However, if you’d prefer a paper edition or your own copy of an ebook, you can buy it if you’d like.]
  • Students may purchase either paper or electronic versions of any given book. Although students are encouraged to purchase the textbooks, copies will also be placed on reserve in the CTS Learning Commons. Consider speaking to Yasmine in the Learning Commons.          

         Other resources will be made available inside of Canvas.

TEC 321O Christian Ethics: Christophe Ringer

  • bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions ISBN-10: 0060959479
  • Laura Stivers, Disrupting Homelessness: Alternative Christian Approaches ISBN-10: 0800697979
  • Emilie Townes, Breaking the Fine Rain of Death ISBN-13: 978-1597525374
  • Traci West, Disruptive Christian Ethics  ISBN-10: 066422959X

RH 486O Economic Factors: Theology, Philosophy, and the Bible: Monya Stubbs

Required Texts: 

  • Johnson, Carol. The Wealth or Health of Nations: Transforming Capitalism from Within. Wipf & Stock, Eugene, Oregon (1998). 
  • Singh, Devin. Divine Currency: The Theological Power of Money in the West. Stanford University Press, Stanford, California (2018). 
  • Paul and Economics: A Handbook. Fortress Press, Minneapolis, MN (2017). 
  • Brueggemann, Walter. Money and Possessions. Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville, Kentucky (2016). 

RHB 442 – Introduction to the Islamic Cultural Heritage Susan Douglass

  • All readings provided in Canvas as downloadable and web-based content.

RHB 451 – The Qur’an : Composition, Collection and Teachings – Maria Dakake

  • Sells, Michael. Approaching the Qur’an: The Early Revelations. White Cloud Press, 2007. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1883991692. Kindle version available.
  • An approved translation of the Qur’an:
    • M. Abdel Haleem (The Qur’an)
    • Abdullah Yusuf Ali (The Meaning of the Holy Quran)

    • Muhammad Asad (The Message of the Quran)

    • M.M. Pickthall (The Glorious Quran)

    • S.H. Nasr, et al (The Study Quran)

RHB 453 The Sufi Tradition – Literary and Cultural Dimensions – Ozgur Koca

  • Chourief, Tayeb. Spiritual Teachings of the Prophet. Fons Vitae, 2011. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1891785856. No Kindle version

    Required books to be provided in PDF (purchase optional):

    • Bewley, Aisha, tr. Ibn Arabi, The Bezels of Wisdom (Fusus al-Hikam). Masterpiece, 2006.

    • McCarthy, R.J., tr. Abu Hamid al-Ghazzali, Deliverance from Error (Al-Munqidh min ad-Dalal), 3rd. ed. Fons Vitae, 2006.

    • Nicholson, Reynold, tr. Rumi, The Masnavi (Book 1), In Persian with English Translation. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.

    • Wafy, Mohammad Nafih, tr. Ibn Ata Allah, The Book of Aphorisms (Kitab al-Hikam). Islamic Book Trust, 2018.

RHB456 – Arabic 2A / RHB457 – Arabic 2B – Staff

  • Brustad, Kristen. Al-Kitaab fii Ta`allum al- `Arabiyya, Part 1 (3rd edition, with DVD). Georgetown University Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-1589017368.

  • Wehr, Hans. Arabic-English Dictionary. Spoken Language Services, 4th ed., 1993. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0879500030.

LM 4710 – Proctor: Children’s Defense Fund – Lakisha Lockhart and Christophe Ringer

  • Blount, Reginald and Virginia Lee, editors. (2019)  Let Your Light Shine: Mobilizing for Justice with Children and Youth, A Reader.
  • Douglas, Kelly Brown.  (2015) Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God.
  • Ellison, Gregory, editor (2020) Anchored in the Current
  • Enns, Elaine and Ched Myers.  (2021) Healing Haunted Histories.  
  • Reyes, Patrick.  (2021) The Purpose Gap 

LMB 455 – Self-Development and Self-Care – Kameelah Rashad   

      • Hiser, Bethany Dearborn. From Burned Out to Beloved: Soul Care for Wounded Healers. Downer’s Grove: Intervarsity Press, 2020. ISBN: 978-0830847952. Kindle version available.

      • Jones, Kirk Byron. Rest in the Storm: Self-Care Strategies for Clergy and Other Caregivers. Judson Press, 2001. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0817013936. Kindle version available.

      • Melander, Rochelle, and Harold Eppley. The Spiritual Leader’s Guide to Self-Care. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2002. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1566992626. Kindle version available.

      • Olsen, David C. and Devor, Nancy G. Saying No to Say Yes: Everyday Boundaries and Pastoral Excellence. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. ISBN: 978-1566997287. Kindle version available.

      • Van Dernoot Lipsky, Laura. Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1576759448. (http://a.co/4v4QOEZ).

         Kindle version available.

LMB 474 – Facilitating Islamic Life Cycle Rituals – Fouad Elgohari

  • Tarsin, Asad. Being Muslim: A Practical Guide. Sandala, 2015. ISBN: 978-0985565923. Kindle version available.