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.

 

J-Term 2018

(LM 395) Introduction to Chaplaincy Studies: Moon

  • Buhuro, Danielle., Is There a Heaven for a “G”?, Resource Publications, 2016. ISBN 978-1-5326-0851-3, $16.98
    Additional readings will be provided.

(LM 463) The Bible, borders and the nation state’s law of immigration: Mousin

  • A Biblical Theology of Exile, Daniel L. Smith-Christopher, (Fortress Press, 2002), $21
  • Immigrants and the Right to Stay, Joseph H. Carens, (MIT Press, 2010) $12.24 Amazon. $16.95 from the Publisher
  • Understanding Immigration Law, 2nd, Ed., Kevin R. Johnson, Raquel Aldana, Bill Ong Hing, Leticia M. Saucedo, Enid Trucios-Haynes, (LexisNexis, 2015): $41

Additional readings will be provided.

(LM 585) DMin Thesis Seminar: Montgomery

  • No assigned readings.

(RH 367) History and Polity of the United Church of Christ: Thomas

  • Louis H. Gunnemann, The Shaping of the United Church of Christ, An Essay in the History of American Christianity, United Church Press, 1977. ISBN 0-8298-1345-4, $22.00
  • Randi Jones Walker, The Evolution of a UCC Style: Essays in the History, Ecclesiology, and Culture of the United Church of Christ, United Church Press, 2005. ISBN 0-8298-1493-0, $24.00
  • Barbara Brown Zikmund and Frederick Trost, eds., The Living Theological Heritage of the United Church of Christ, Vol. 7: United and Uniting, 2005. United Church Press. ISBN 0-8298-1113-3, $30.00
  • United Church of Christ Book of Worship, Office for Church Life and Leadership, 1986. ISBN 0-940615-01-0, $45.00
    All books can be ordered through United Church Resources, 1-800-537-3394 or https://www.uccresources.com. Book of Worship and The Living Theological Heritage can be ordered in varied formats.

(RH 409) Israel/Palestine Study Tour: Mikva and Thistlethwaite

  • See Moodle course for reading list.

Spring 2018

MONDAY

(TEC 413) Theologies of the Body: Terrell

  • Bynum, Caroline Walker. The Resurrection of the Body in Western Christianity, 200–13 36 (New York: Columbia University Press 1995, Kindle). ISBN-13:978–0231081276
  • Chisti, Shaykh Hakim Moinuddin. The Book of Sufi Healing (Inner Traditions, 1985). ISBN-13:978–0892813247
  • De Foe, Alexander, ed. Consciousness Beyond the Body: Evidence and Reflections (Melbourne Center for Exceptional Human Potential, 2016, FREE on Kindle).
    ASIN:B01BM1SMS2
  • Goelet, Ogden, Faulkner, Raymond, Andrews, Carol, et.al, eds. Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of the Going Forth by Day, 20th revised edition (Chronicle Books, 2015). ISBN-13:978–1452144382
  • Karenga, Maulana. The Book of Coming Forth by Day: The Ethics of the Declaration of Innocence (Kawaida Publications, 1990). ISBN-13:978–0943412146
  • Knust, Jennifer Wright. Unprotected Texts: The Bible’s Surprising Contradictions About Sex and Desire (Harper Collins e-books, 2011, Kindle). ISBN-13:978–0061725395
  • Turman, Eboni Marshall. Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation: Black Bodies, the Black Church, and the Council of Chalcedon (New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2013, Kindle). ISBN-13:978–1137376824

TUESDAY

(RH 485) Religion in North America: Speller

  • Albanese, Catherine L., America: Religion and Religions, 5th edition, Australia: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2013. ISBN-13: 978-0534627393
  • Baldwin, James, Go Tell it on the Mountain, Dial Press Trade, paperback, New York, 1981. ISBN 0-385-33457-5
  • Covington, Dennis, Salvation on Sand Mountain: Redemption and Salvation, Penguin Books, New York, 1995. ISBN-13: 978-0306818363
  • Ehrlich, Elizabeth, Miriam’s Kitchen: A Memoir, Penguin Books, New York, 1997. ISBN 0-14-026759-X

Additional readings will be provided via Moodle.

(RH 532) Postcolonial Theory and Biblical Interpretation: Yang

  • Robert J. C. Young, Postcolonialism: An Historical Introduction. Blackwell, 2001. ISBN: 978-0631200710
  • Patrick Williams and Laura Chrisman, eds., Colonial Discourse and Post-Colonial Theory: A Reader. Columbia University Press, 1994. ISBN: 978-0-231-10021-2
  • Edward W. Said, Orientalism. New York: Vintage Books, 2003. The 25th anniversary edition. ISBN: 978-0394740676
  • Franz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth. Trans. Constance Farrington. London, MacGibbon & Kee, 1965. French original 1961 (Please if possible get this version translated by Constance Farrington.)
  • Stephen D. Moore, Empire and Apocalypse: Postcolonialism and the New Testament. Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2006. 978-1905048861
  • Kwok Pui-Lan, Postcolonial Imagination and Feminist Theology. Westminster John Knox, 2005. 978-0664228835
  • Musa W. Dube. Postcolonial Feminist Interpretation of the Bible. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2000. 978-0827229631
  • Fernando F. Segovia and R. S. Sugirtharajah, eds., A Postcolonial Commentary on the New Testament Writings. T&T Clark, 2009 978-0567637079

(TEC 321) Christian Ethics: Ringer

  • Charles Mathewes, Republic of Grace: Augustinian Thoughts for Dark Times (Eardmens, 2010).
  • Susanne DeCranne, Aquinas, Feminism and the Common Good (Georgetown University Press, 2004).
  • Emilie Townes, Breaking the Fine Reign of Death ISBN-13: 978-1597525374.
  • Traci C. West, Disruptive Christian Ethics (Westminster John Knox Press, 2006).
    bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions (William Morrow Paperbacks, 2001).

(TEC 605) 20th Century Theology: Seo

  • Livingston et al., Modern Christian Thought: The Twentieth Century (Fortress, 2006). ISBN 0800637968.
  • Each student will also read a selection of additional texts from the comprehensive reading list provided in the syllabus.

WEDNESDAY

(LM/TEC 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)
  •  Avis Clendendon and Troy Martin, Forgiveness: Finding Freedom Through Reconciliation, Crossroad (2002). ISBN: 0-8245-1964-7 (Amazon $18.99)
  •  Donald E. Gowan, The Bible on Forgiveness, Pickwick (2010). ISBN 13: 978-I-60608-856-2. (Amazon $16-$27, Kindle $9.99)
  •  Charles Griswold, Forgiveness: A Philosophical Exploration, Cambridge (2007). ISBN: 978-0-70351-2 (paperback) (Amazon $20-$30, Kindle $23)
  •  Theodore W. Jennings, Liturgy of Liberation: The Confession and Forgiveness of Sins. Abingdon (1988). Available through CTS for students registered for the class.
  • David Marshall, ed., Sin, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation: Christian and Muslim Perspectives, Georgetown (2016). ISBN: 978-1626162846
  •  Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu, The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World, HarperOne (2015). ISBN: 0062203576 (Amazon $12.55, Kindle $10.99)
  •  Miroslav Volf, Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a World Stripped of Grace, Zondervan (2006). ISBN: 978-0310265740. (Amazon $12.80, Kindle $4.99)
  •  Simon Wiesenthal, The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness, Schocken (1998, Revised and Expanded Edition). ISBN: 0805210601 (Amazon $10.53)
  •  A range of additional class materials, including digital media, will also be used in the course.

(RH 302) Interpreting the Hebrew Bible II: Mikva

  • The Jewish Study Bible, Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. (Oxford University Press, 2014). [BUY HARD COPY, not E-book. You need easy access to annotation, etc.] Noted in the syllabus as JSB. ISBN-13: 978-0199978465, $27.18
  •  Walter Brueggemann, An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination, 2nd edition (Westminster John Knox Press, 2012). ISBN-13: 978-0664234584, $26.25
  •  Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Prophets. (Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2001). ISBN-13: 978-0060936990, $15.62
  •  If you love archeology, you may also want to purchase: Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman, The Bible Unearthed (Touchstone, any edition). ISBN-13: 978-0684869131, $9.35

(RH 325) Interpreting the Epistles: Yang

  • The New Oxford Annotated Bible New Revised Standard Version with the Apocrypha. An Ecumenical Study Bible.
  • Other Ecumenical Study Bibles are also fine. E.g., The HarperCollins Study Bible New Revised Standard Version.; Jewish Annotated New Testament New Revised Standard Version.; The Peoples’ Bible Oxford University Press New Revised Standard Version.
    Elsa Tamez, Struggles for Power in Early Christianity: A Study of the First Letter to Timothy. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2007. ISBN: 978-1570757082
  • 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. ISBN: 978-0800632595
  • Joseph A. Marchal, ed., Studying Paul’s Letters: Contemporary Perspectives and Methods. Fortress, 2012. ISBN: 978-0800698188

 

(TEC 307) Systematic Theology: Terrell

  • Cone, James H. A Black Theology of Liberation (Orbis, 1986, 1990, Kindle). ISBN: 978-1-57075-895-9
  •  ____________. God of the Oppressed (Harper, 1975, Kindle). ISBN: 1-57075-158-7
  • De La Torre, Miguel, ed. A Handbook of U.S. Theologies of Liberation (Chalice, 2004). ISBN: 978-0-827214-48-0
  • Harvey, Van A. A Handbook of Theological Terms (Touchstone, 1997). ISBN: 0-684-84644-6 (For Reference Use)
  • Hidayatullah, Aysha. Feminist Edges of the Qur’an (Oxford, 2014, Kindle). ISBN: 978-0-19-935956
  • Kwok, Pui-lan, ed. Hope Abundant: Third World and Indigenous Women’s Theology (Orbis, 2010, Kindle). ISBN: 978-1-57075-880-5
  • McGrath, Alistair. Christian Theology: An Introduction (Blackwell, 2011). ISBN: 978-1-4443-3514-9
  • Plaskow, Judith. Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism From a Feminist Perspective (New York: Harper, 1991). ISBN-13:978–0060666842
  • 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

THURSDAY

(LM 302) Preaching: Edgerton

  • Thomas Long, The Witness of Preaching, ISBN 978-0804215718 – $15
  • Lee Ramsey, Ronald Allen, Dale Andrews, et al, Listening to Listeners: Homiletical Case Studies, ISBN: 978-0827205000 – $22
  • Frank Thomas, They Like to Never Quit Praisin’ God, ISBN 978-0829811810 – $15
  • Otis Moss, III, Blue Note Preaching in Post-Soul World: Finding Hope in and Age of Despair, ISBN: 978-0664261603 – $15
  • Barbara Brown Taylor, The Preaching Life, ISBN 978-1561010745- $15
  • Jana Childers, Performing the Word: Preaching as Theater, ISBN 978-0687074235 – $15
  • O. Wesley Allen, Jr., Determining the Form, ISBN 978-0800604448 – $15
  • Ella Pearson Mitchell and Jacqueline Glass, editors, Those Preaching Women, Volume 4, ISBN 978-0817014643 – $14

Additional Courses

(TEC 355F) Living Into Our Commitments: Mikva

  • No textbooks; all readings will be available electronically.

(LM 470) Proctor Conference: Staff (Meets in Richmond, Virginia, February 20-23, 2017)

  • Robert Beckford, Dread and Pentecostal: A Political Theology for the Black Church in Britain (2000)
  • Drew Smith, Ed., New Day Begun: African American Churches and Civic Culture in Post-Civil Rights America (2003)
    Additional readings will be available on the Proctor Conference website.

Online Courses Spring 2018 Semester

(LM 332O) Introduction to Pastoral Theology: Moon

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

(LM 400O) Leadership & Ministry in Context: Crowder

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

(LM 425O) Christian Worship Past and Present: VanSlyke

  • Paul Bradshaw, Reconstructing Early Christian Worship (London: SPCK, 2009) ISBN: 9780281060948
  • Melva Wilson Costen, African American Christian Worship, Second Edition (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2007) ISBN: 978-0687646227 $17.20
  • Todd E. Johnson, ed,. The Conviction of Things Not Seen: Worship and Ministry in the 21st Century (Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2002) ISBN: 978-1587430329 $30.00
  • Karin Maag and John D. Witvliet, Worship in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2002) ISBN: 978-0268034757 $12.73
  • Su Yon Pak, Unzu Lee, Jung Ha Kim, and Myung Ji Cho, Singing the Lord’s Song in a New Land: Korean American Practices of Faith (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2005) ISBN: 978-0664228781 $20.55
    Pedrito Maynard-Reid, Diverse Worship: African-American, Caribbean and Hispanic Perspectives (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2000) ISBN: 978-0830815791 $17.14
  • Lukas Vishcer, ed., Christian Worship in Reformed Churches Past and Present (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2003) ISBN: 978-0802805201 $24.89
  • Susan White, Foundations of Christian Worship (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006) ISBN: 9780664229245 $21.78

(LM 426O) Preaching the Headlines: Mills

  • O’Hair, Dan, Hannah Rubenstein and Rob Stewart, A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking 4th ed. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2012). ISBN-13: 978-1457601842
  • Keith, Lundberg. The Essential Guide to Rhetoric. Bedford St Martin’s, 2008. ISBN-13: 978-0312472399
  • Rowling, J.K., Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Scholastic, 1998. ISBN-13: 978-0439708180
  • McLuhan, Marshall, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, New York: Signet Books, 1964, ASIN: B001PB7N0S
  • The Black Public Sphere: A Public Culture Book, ed. Black Public Sphere Collective, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995, ISBN-13: 978-0226071923.
  • Media, Religion, and Gender: Key Issues and New Challenges, ed. Mia Lovhem, Routledge, 2013, ISBN-13: 978-0415504737.
  • Lynch, Gordon and Jolyon Mitchell with Anna Strhan, Media, Religion, and Culture: A Reader, Routledge, 2012, ISBN-13: 978-0415549554.
  • Jenkins, Henry, Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, New York University Press, 2006, ISBN-13: 978-0814742952
  • Aristotle, On Rhetoric: A Theory of Civic Discourse, Oxford University Press, 2006, ISBN-13: 978-0195305098.
  • Long, Thomas, The Witness of Preaching, Westminster John Knox, 2005, ISBN-13: 978-0664229436
  • Wilson, Paul Scott, The Practice of Preaching, Abingdon Press, 1995, ISBN-13: 978-0687645275
  • Lowry, Eugene L., The Sermon: Dancing the Edge of Mystery, Abington, 1997, ISBN-13: 978-0687015436
  • Brueggemann, Walter, Finally Comes The Poet, Fortress Press, 1989, ISBN-13: 978-0800623944
  • Davis, H. Grady, Design for Preaching, Fortress Press, 1958, ISBN-13: 978-0800636340
  • Mills, Zach, The Last Blues Preacher: Rev. Clay Evans, Black Lives, and the Voice that Woke the Nation, Fortress Press, 2018, [ISBN not available yet. Book launches May 1, 2018].

(LM 487O) Exploring & Dismantling Islamophobia and Christian Normativity: Ringer and Seiwert

  • Fletcher, Jeannine Hill. The Sin of White Supremacy: Christianity, Racism, & Religious Diversity in America. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books. 2017.
  • Gottschalk, Peter and Greenberg, Gabriel. Islamophobia: Making Muslims the Enemy. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2008.
  • Kumar, Deepa. Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2012.
  • Moghul, Haroon. How to be Muslim: An American Story. Boston: Beacon Press, 2017.

(RH 301O) Interpreting the Hebrew Bible: Stone
Please be sure to buy the specific editions that are listed, as content has changed from earlier editions.

  • Collins, John J. A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. 2nd ed. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014.
  • Matthews, Victor H., and Don C. Benjamin. Old Testament Parallels (New Revised and Expanded Third Edition): Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist, 2007.
  • Knight, Douglas, and Amy-Jill Levine. The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us. New York: HarperOne, 2011.
  • Gafney, Wilda C. Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne. Westminster John Knox Press, 2017
    One of the following study Bibles:
  • Berlin, Adele, and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. Jewish Study Bible. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • The Harper Collins Study Bible, Including Apocryphal Deuterocanonical Books: Student Edition. New Revised Standard Version. HarperOne, 2006.Additional reading will be provided to students.

(RH 302O) Interpreting the Hebrew Bible II: Mikva

  • The Jewish Study Bible, Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. (Oxford University Press, 2014). [BUY HARD COPY, not E-book. You need easy access to annotation, etc.] Noted in the syllabus as JSB. ISBN-13: 978-0199978465, $27.18
  •  Walter Brueggemann, An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination, 2nd edition (Westminster John Knox Press, 2012). ISBN-13: 978-0664234584, $26.25
  • Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Prophets. (Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2001). ISBN-13: 978-0060936990, $15.62
  • If you love archeology, you may also want to purchase: Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman, The Bible Unearthed (Touchstone, any edition). ISBN-13: 978-0684869131, $9.35

(RH 321O) Interpreting the Gospels: Byon

  • Any one of the following:
    • The New Oxford Annotated Bible New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) with the Apocrypha. An Ecumenical Study Bible. Oxford University Press. 3rdedition(2001; $49.85; ISBN:019528478X) or 4th edition (2010; $24; ISBN:0195289609).
    • The Harper Collins Study Bible, Including Apocryphal Deuterocanonical Books. Student edition, New Revised Standard Version, HarperSanFranciso. (2006; $21.68; ISBN:0060786841).
    • People’s Bible: New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha. Fortress Press. (2008; $36.16; ASIN:B0032V8S4E).
    • The Jewish Annotated New Testament. New Revised Standard Version. Oxford University Press. 1st edition(2011; $29.25; ISBN:0195297709) or 2nd edition(2017; $27.96; ISBN:0190461853).
  • Synopsis of the Four Gospels. American Bible Society. (2010; $33.52; ISBN:1585169420). (You can also buy Synopsis of the Four Gospels, United Bible Societies, 1st Revised edition, 1985 or earlier, which may be cheaper.)
  • R. S. Sugirtharajah, ed., Voices from the Margin: Interpreting the Bible in the Third World. 25th Adversary Edition. Orbis Books. (2016; $29.89; ISBN:1626982058).
  • Amy-Jill Levine, The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, (2007; $6.66; ISBN:0061137782).
  •  Warren Carter, The Roman Empire and the New Testament: An Essential Guide. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, (2006; $11.09; ISBN:0687343941).

(RH 325O) Interpreting the Epistles: Mendoza

  • Arthur J. Dewey, Roy W. Hoover, et al., translators and editors, The Authentic Letters of Paul: A New Reading of Paul’s Rhetoric and Meaning (Salem, OR: Polebridge Press, 2010)
  • Pamela Eisenbaum, Paul Was Not a Christian: The Original Message of a Misunderstood Apostle. (New York: HarperOne, 2009).
  • Gennadi A. Sergienko, Our Politeuma is in Heaven!: Paul’s Polemical Engagement with the “Enemies of the Cross of Christ” in Philippians 3:18-20 (Carlise, Langham, 2013).
  • Manuel Villalobos Mendoza, When Men Were Not Men: Masculinity and Otherness in the Pastoral Epistles (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2014 ). Buy this book from the Sheffield’s web page at the scholars price ($40) at http://www.sheffieldphoenix.com/showbook.asp?bkid=275
  • James D. G. Dunn, Cambridge Companion to Paul (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). In CTS Learning Commons: http://dx.doi.org.cts.idm.oclc.org/10.1017/CCOL0521781558
  • Matthew V. Johnson, James A. Noel, and Demetrius K. Williams (editors), Onesimus, Our Brother. Reading Religion, Race, And Culture in Philemon. In CTS Learning Commons:     http://muse.jhu.edu.cts.idm.oclc.org/book/25138
  • Ben, Witherington, A Week in the Life of Corinth. In CTS Learning Commons: http://cts.kohalibrary.com/app/work/325647

(RH 344O) History of Christian Thought: Stewart

  • Margaret Miles, The Word Made Flesh: a History of Christian Thought. Blackwell Publishing: Malden, MA, 2005. ISBN 1-4051-0845-2 $27.00
  • All other readings are posted on Moodle.

(RH 367O) UCC History and Polity: Thomas

  • Louis H. Gunnemann, The Shaping of the United Church of Christ, An Essay in the History of American Christianity, United Church Press, 1977. ISBN 0-8298-1345-4, $22.00
  • Randi Jones Walker, The Evolution of a UCC Style: Essays in the History, Ecclesiology, and Culture of the United Church of Christ, United Church Press, 2005. ISBN 0-8298-1493-0, $24.00
  • Barbara Brown Zikmund and Frederick Trost, eds., The Living Theological Heritage of the United Church of Christ, Vol. 7: United and Uniting, 2005. United Church Press. ISBN 0-8298-1113-3, $30.00
  • United Church of Christ Book of Worship, Office for Church Life and Leadership, 1986. ISBN 0-940615-01-0, $45.00
    All books can be ordered through United Church Resources, 1-800-537-3394 or https://www.uccresources.com. Book of Worship and The Living Theological Heritage can be ordered in varied formats.

(RH 482O) Qur’an and Bible: Mirza

  • Mattson, Ingrid, The Story of the Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life, 2nd edition. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. ISBN-13: 978-0470673492. $21.59 as ebook, $31.56 as paperback.
  • Kaltner, John and Younus Mirza, The Bible and the Qur’an: Biblical Figures in the Islamic Tradition. Bloomsbury T&T Clark, February 2018. ISBN-13: 978-0567666000, $26.95.

(RH 485O) Religion in North America: Speller

  • Albanese, Catherine L., America: Religion and Religions, 5th edition, Australia: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2013. ISBN-13: 978-0534627393
  • Baldwin, James, Go Tell it on the Mountain, Dial Press Trade, paperback, New York, 1981. ISBN 0-385-33457-5
  •  Covington, Dennis, Salvation on Sand Mountain: Redemption and Salvation, Penguin Books, New York, 1995. ISBN-13: 978-0306818363
  •  Ehrlich, Elizabeth, Miriam’s Kitchen: A Memoir, Penguin Books, New York, 1997. ISBN 0-14-026759-X
  •  Additional readings will be provided via Moodle.

(RH/TEC 498O) LGBTQ Issues and Biblical Interpretation: Beverly

  • Knust, Jennifer Wright. Unprotected Texts: The Bible’s Surprising Contradictions about Sex and Desire. New York: HarperOne, 2011. ISBN: 978-0061725395 (paperback), 978-0061725395 (Kindle), or 978-0062010827 (Nook/Google Play).
  • Michaelson, Jay. God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality. Boston: Beacon, 2011. ISBN: 978-0807001479 (paperback), 978-0807001592 (hardback), or 978-0807001608 (Kindle/Nook).
  • Moon, Dawne. God, Sex, and Politics: Homosexuality and Everyday Theologies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. ISBN: 978-0226535128.
  • Nissinen, Marti. Homoeroticism in the Biblical World: A Historical Perspective. Translated by Kirsi Stjerna. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1998. ISBN: 978-0800636456 (paperback) or 978-0800629854 (hardback).
  • Jennings, Theodore W., Jr. The Man Jesus Loved: Homoerotic Narratives from the New Testament. Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim, 2003. ISBN: 978-0829815351.

(RH 499O) Animals, Ecology, and Biblical Interpretation: Stone

  • Calarco, Matthew. Thinking through Animals: Identity, Difference, Identification. Stanford University Press, 2015.
  • Gross, Aaron S. The Question of the Animal and Religion. Columbia University Press, 2015.
  • Johnson, Elizabeth. Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love. Bloomsbury, 2014.
  • Peterson, Anna L. Being Animal: Beasts and Boundaries in Nature Ethics. Columbia University Press, 2013.
  • Schaefer, Donovan O. Religious Affects: Animality, Evolution, and Power. Duke University Press, 2015.
  • Stone, Ken. Reading the Hebrew Bible with Animal Studies. Stanford University Press, 2017.

(TEC 307O) Systematic Theology: Terrell

  • Cone, James H. A Black Theology of Liberation (Orbis, 1986, 1990, Kindle). ISBN: 978-1-57075-895-9
  •  ____________. God of the Oppressed (Harper, 1975, Kindle). ISBN: 1-57075-158-7
  • De La Torre, Miguel, ed. A Handbook of U.S. Theologies of Liberation (Chalice, 2004). ISBN: 978-0-827214-48-0
  • Harvey, Van A. A Handbook of Theological Terms (Touchstone, 1997). ISBN: 0-684-84644-6 (For Reference Use)
  • Hidayatullah, Aysha. Feminist Edges of the Qur’an (Oxford, 2014, Kindle). ISBN: 978-0-19-935956
  •  Kwok, Pui-lan, ed. Hope Abundant: Third World and Indigenous Women’s Theology (Orbis, 2010, Kindle). ISBN: 978-1-57075-880-5
  • McGrath, Alistair. Christian Theology: An Introduction (Blackwell, 2011). ISBN: 978-1-4443-3514-9
  • Plaskow, Judith. Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism From a Feminist Perspective (New York: Harper, 1991). ISBN-13:978–0060666842
  • 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: Ringer

  • Mathewes, Charles, Republic of Grace, ISBN-13: 978-0802865083
  • DeCranne, Susanne, Aquinas, Feminism and the Common Good, ISBN-13: 978-0878403493
  • West, Traci, Disruptive Christian Ethics, ISBN-13: 978-0664229597
  • hooks, bell, All About Love: New Visions, ISBN-13: 978-0060959470
  • Townes, Emilie, Breaking the Fine Reign of Death, ISBN-13: 978-1597525374

(TEC 355O) Living Into Our Commitments: Mikva

  • No textbooks; all reading will be available electronically.

(TEC 527O) African American Political Theology: Ringer

  • Rawls, John, Justice as Fairness: A Restatement, ISBN-13: 978-0674005112
  • Shelby, Tommie, Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform, ISBN-13: 978-0674970502
  • Walker-McWilliams, Marcia, Reverend Addie Wyatt: Faith and the Fight for Labor, Gender, and Racial Equality, ISBN-13: 978-0252081996
  • Azaransky, Sarah, The Dream Is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith, ISBN-13: 978-0199744817
  • Johnson, Terrance, Tragic Soul-Life: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Moral Crisis Facing American Democracy, ISBN-13: 978-0195383980
  • Lloyd, Vincent, Black Natural Law, ISBN-13: 978-0199362189

(TEC 595O MA/STM Thesis Seminar: Brant

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

(TEC 604O) Pedagogies: Moon

  • Adams et al., Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, Third Edition, Routledge, 2016. ISBN 978-1-138-02334-5, $50.47