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.

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.

(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 will be provided electronically.

(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 electronically.

(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

 

Summer 2018

RH 437O  Who Is Jesus: Teresa Hornsby

  • Mark Allan Powell. Jesus as a Figure in History. Louisville:Westminster/John Knox, 1998.
  • Amy-Jill Levine, Short Stories by Jesus. San Francisco: Harper One, 2014. 9780061561030

LM 395O Introduction to Chaplaincy Studies: Zachary Moon

  • Buhuro, Danielle., Is There a Heaven for a “G”?, Resource Publications, 2016. ISBN 978-1-5326-0851-3, $16.98
  • Stephen Roberts (ed.) (2012) Professional Spiritual and Pastoral Care. ISBN-10:1683362446; ISBN-13:978-1683362449

LM 435O Spiritual Formation for the 21st Century: Cynthia Stewart

  • Marjorie Thompson, Soul Feast, Newly Revised Edition: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life, Westminster John Knox Press, 2014. ISBN-10: 0664239242
  • Rami Shapiro, The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness: Preparing to Practice. SkyLight Paths, 2012. ISBN-10: 1594731519

TEC 417O Theology and Photography: Bo Myung Seo

  • Susan Sontag, On Photography (Picador, 2001) ISBN-10:0312420099  $11. 26 on Amazon.
  • Alan Trachtenberg (editor), Classic Essays on Photography (Leete’s Island Books, 1980). ISBN-10: $15.66 on Amazon.
  • Howard Zehr, Little Book of Contemplative Photography: Seeing With Wonder, Respect And Humility (Little Books of Justice & Peacebuilding, 2005). ISBN-10: 1561484571. $4.95 on Amazon
  • Additional readings to be provided.

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

Required Texts:

  • Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite and Mary Potter Engel, eds. Lift Every Voice: Constructing Christian Theologies from the Underside (Orbis, 1998 or later edition), ISBN 1-57075-163-3
  • Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, If It Wasn’t For the Women (Orbis 2001), ISBN 1-57075-343-1 (all versions acceptable)
  • Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (St. Martin’s Press, 2018) ISBN: 9781250171085 (all versions acceptable)
  • D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy (HarperCollins, 2016). ISBN 978-0-06-230054-6 (all versions acceptable)
  • Kelly Brown Douglas, Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God (Orbis, 2015). ISBN 978-1-62698-109-6 (all versions acceptable)
  • The Hope of Liberation in World Religions, edited by Miguel A. De La Torre (Baylor Univ., 2008). ISBN-13: 2901932792507.
  • William Barber with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement (Beacon Press, 2016).

Required to read ONE of the following:

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

 

 

Fall 2018

Monday

TEC 595A Master’s Writing Seminar: Seo

  • Booth, Wayne C., et al.  The Craft of Research (3rd Edition). (The University of Chicago Press, 2008). ISBN-10: 0226065669. $28.40 on Amazon.

Tuesday

RH 321 Interpreting the Gospels: Seung Ai Yang

  • The New Oxford Annotated Bible New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) with the Apocrypha. An Ecumenical Study Bible. (Oxford University Press: Oxford and New York). 3rd, or 4th, or 5th
    Or, The Harper Collins Study Bible, Including Apocryphal Deuterocanonical Books. Student edition, New Revised Standard Version, HarperSanFranciso.
    Or, People’s Bible: New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha. Fortress Press.
    Or, The Jewish Annotated New Testament.  New Revised Standard Version. Oxford University Press.
  • Synopsis of the Four Gospels. American Bible Society. 2010, ISBN 13: 978-1585169429. Alternative: 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 Anniversary Edition,  November 2016.  Orbis Books. ISBN 978-1-62698-205-5
  • Amy-Jill Levine, The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 2006.  ISBN 978-0-06-113778-5
  • Warren Carter, The Roman Empire and the New Testament: An Essential
    Guide.
    Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2006.  ISBN 0-687-34394-1

RH 493 Daughters of Abraham: Julia Speller

  • Ahmed, Leila, Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1992. ISBN 978-0-300-05583-2. (Selected chapters) $22.00
  • Baskin, Judith R., Jewish Women in Historical Perspective, 2nd edition, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 1998. ISBN 978-0-8143-27135. (Selected chapters) $25.19
  • Brekus, Catherine A., ed., The Religious History of American Women: Reimagining the Past, University of North Carolina Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-8078-5800-4 (Selected chapters) $22.70
  • Goldstein, Rabbi Elyse, ed., New Jewish Feminism: Probing the Past, Forging the Future, Jewish Lights Publishing, Woodstock VT, 2009. ISBN 978-1580233590 $17.60
  • Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck, Smith, Jane I, Moore, Kathleen M., Muslim Women in America: The Challenge of Islamic Identity Today, Oxford University Press, New York, 2006. ISBN: $23.35
  • Hunt, Mary E. and Neu, Diann L., eds., New Feminist Christianity: Many Voices, Many Views, Sky Light Path Publishing, Woodstock, VT, 2010 ISBN 879-1-59473-285-0 $17.60
  • Malone, Mary T., Volume I, The First Thousand Years: Women & Christianity, Orbis Books, Marynoll, New York, 2001. ISBN 1-57075-366-0 (Selected chapters) $20.00
  • Nadell, Pamela S., ed. Women and American Judaism: Historical Perspective. Brandeis University, London, 2001. ISBN 1-58465-124-5 (Selected chapters) $42.50
  • Wadud, Amina, Inside Gender Jihad: Women’s Reform in Islam, Oneworld Publications, Oxford, England, 2006. ISBN 1-85168-463-8 $18.99

LM 331 Introduction to Pastoral Care: Lee Butler

Required Texts:

  • Butler, Lee H., Jr., Listen My Son: Wisdom to Help African American Fathers. Publisher: Abingdon Press (March 2010). ISBN-13: 978-0-687-46749-5, Kindle Edition.
  • Doehring, Carrie. The Practice of Pastoral Care, Revised and Expanded Edition. Westminster John Knox Press (December 2014). ISBN-13: 978-0664238407. Kindle Edition available
  • Gorsuch, Nancy, Pastoral Visitation. Publisher: Fortress Press (November 1, 1999). ISBN-10: 9780800631901; ISBN-13: 978-0800631901
  • Kelcourse, Felicity, Human Development and Faith. Publisher: Christian Board of Publication (October 1, 2004). ISBN-10: 0827214421; ISBN-13: 978-0827214422
  • Lartey, Emmanuel. Pastoral Theology in an Intercultural World. Publisher: Wipf and Stock (March 13, 2013). ISBN 13: 978-1-62032-973-3
  • McGarrah Sharp, Melinda, Misunderstanding Stories. Publisher: Pickwick Publications (2013). ISBN-978-1-61097-226-0

Recommended Texts:

  • Fowler, Gene, Caring Through the Funeral. Publisher: Chalice Press (February 1, 2004). ISBN-10: 9780827204935; ISBN-13: 978-0827204935
  • Graham, Larry Kent, Discovering Images of God: Narratives of Care Among Lesbians and Gays. Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press; 1st edition (March 1, 1997). ISBN-10: 0664256260; ISBN-13: 978-0664256265.

TEC 400 Constructive Theology: Scott Haldeman

  • Jones, Serene, and Paul Lakeland, eds. Constructive Theology: A Contemporary Approach to Classical Themes. (Fortress Press, 2005). ISBN 978-0-800-63683-8.
  • In addition, each student will identify four theologians from the approved list and acquire and read their major works this summer. Every student should email the instructor at shaldeman@ctschicago.edu before the end of the spring term to get the list and converse about the four theologians the student will use as primary conversation partners. As a heads-up, please note that there must be at least one woman and one scholar-of-color on each student’s list (and, note further, that choosing a woman-of-color does not mean one has covered both of these diversity categories—in that case, choose another scholar-of-color as well). Please send your final list, in the form of an annotated bibliography, to the instructor as an email attachment by Friday 29 June 2018 at 11:59pm. If you do not hear back from Prof. Haldeman, you can assume your list is approved.

TEC 484 Theological and Ethical Perspectives on AIDS and Violence: JoAnne Terrell

  • Anderson, Cheryl.  Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies:  The Need for Inclusive Biblical Interpretation (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009).  ISBN:  978-0-19-530550-0.

LM 365 Global Sensitivity in Ministry: Bo Myung Seo

  • Shusaku Endo, Silence (Picador Modern Classics, 2016). ISBN-10: $9.98.
  • John Parratt, ed., An Introduction to Third World Theologies. (Cambridge University Press, 2004). ISBN-10: $35.99 on Amazon.
  • Joerg Rieger, No Rising Tide: Theology, Economics, and the Future. (Fortress Press, 2009) ISBN-10: 0800664590. $18.97 on Amazon.
  • Rita Gross, Religious Diversity: What’s the Problem? Buddhist Advice for Flourishing with Religious Diversity (Cascade Books, 2014). ISBN-10: $19.95 on Amazon.
  • Enrique Dussel, Ethics of Liberation: In the Age of Globalization and Exclusion. (Duke University Press Books, 2013). ISBN-10: $34.16 on Amazon.

 

Wednesday

TEC 390/690 Introduction to the Study of Black Faith and Life: Lee Butler

Required Texts:

  • Akbar, Na’im. Know Thy Self. Mind Productions & Associates (1998). ISBN: 978-0935257069
  • Bailey, Julius. Down in the Valley: An Introduction to African American Religious History, Fortress Press (2016). ISBN: 978-1-4514-9703-8
  • Drake, St. Clair. The Redemption of Africa and Black Religion, Third World Press (1970). ISBN: 088378-017-8
  • Fauset, Arthur. Black Gods of the Metropolis, University of Pennsylvania Press (December 1970). ISBN-10: 0812210018; ISBN-13: 978-0812210019
  • Hurston, Zora Neale. Moses, Man of the Mountain, Harper Perennial (December 1990). ISBN: 978-0060919948
  • Jones, William R. Is God a White Racist? Beacon Press (November 1997). ISBN: 978-0807010334
  • Mitchell, Beverly. Black Abolitionism, Orbis Books (January 2005). ISBN: 978-1570755910
  • Roberts, J. Deotis. Africentric Christianity, Judson Press (April 2000). ISBN: 978-0817013219
  • Townes, Emilie. Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil, Palgrave Macmillan (November 2006). ISBN: 978-1403972736
  • Wilmore, Gayraud. Black Religion and Black Radicalism, 3rd edition, Orbis Books (February 4, 1998). ISBN: 978-1570751820

Recommended:

  • Diop, Cheikh Anta. Pre-Colonial Black Africa, Lawrence Hill Books (August 1, 1988). ISBN: 978-1556520884
  • Hinks, Peter, ed. David Walker’s Appeal, Pennsylvania State Univ. Press (March 1, 2000). ISBN: 978-0271019949
  • DuBois, W. E. B. The Souls of Black Folk, Kindle Edition–free

RH 301 Interpreting the Hebrew Bible: Staff

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.
  • 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.
  • An additional text, to be determined.
  • Additional reading will be provided to students.

TEC 424/624 Theological Method: Bo Myung Seo

  • Gordon D. Kaufman, An Essay on Theological Method (Oxford University Press – AAR Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion, 3rd Edition). $25.42 on Amazon. ISBN-10: 0788501356.
  • Paul Allen, Theological Method: A Guide for the Perplexed. (T&T Clark, 2012. 1 edition) ISBN-10: 0567119084. $23.36 on Amazon.
  • Additional readings to be provided.

TEC 504 Augustine, Niebuhr, Malcolm X: JoAnne Terrell

  • Augustine of Hippo.  City of God.  (All versions accepted).
  • ___________________.  Confessions.  (All versions accepted).
  • Cone, James H.  Martin and Malcolm and America: A Dream or a Nightmare (Maryknoll, NY:  Orbis Books, 1993). ISBN:  978-0-88-344824-3
  • DeCaro, Louis.  On The Side of My People:  A Religious Life of Malcolm X (New York: New York University Press, 1997). ISBN:  978-0-81-471864-3
  • Marable, Manning.  Malcolm X:  A Life of Reinvention (New York: Viking, 2011). ISBN:  978-0-67-002220-5
  •  Miles, Margaret. Augustine On the Body (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock,2009). ISBN: 13: 978-1-60899-195-2
  • Rasmussen, Larry.  Reinhold Niebuhr: Theologian of Public Life (Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 1991). ISBN:  0-8006-3407-1
  • X, Malcolm (with Alex Haley).  The Autobiography of Malcolm X (New York: Ballantine Books, 1966, 1987). ISBN:  978-0-34-535068-8

RH 344 History of Christian Thought: Julia Speller

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

Additional Courses

TEC 355F Living Into Our Commitments: Rachel Mikva

  • No textbooks; all readings will be available electronically.

 

Online Courses

LM 332O Introduction to Pastoral Theology: Zachary Moon

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

LM 365O Global Sensitivity in Ministry: Bo Myung Seo

  • Shusaku Endo, Silence (Picador Modern Classics, 2016). ISBN-10: $9.98.
  • John Parratt, ed., An Introduction to Third World Theologies. (Cambridge University Press, 2004). ISBN-10: $35.99 on Amazon.
  • Joerg Rieger, No Rising Tide: Theology, Economics, and the Future. (Fortress Press, 2009) ISBN-10: 0800664590. $18.97 on Amazon.
  • Rita Gross, Religious Diversity: What’s the Problem? Buddhist Advice for Flourishing with Religious Diversity (Cascade Books, 2014). ISBN-10: $19.95 on Amazon.
  • Enrique Dussel, Ethics of Liberation: In the Age of Globalization and Exclusion. (Duke University Press Books, 2013). ISBN-10: $34.16 on Amazon.

LM 400O Leadership & Ministry in Context: Stephanie Crowder

  • Chittister, Joan.Welcome to the Wisdom of the World and Its Meaning for You. Eerdmans Publishing, 2010 (ISBN 978-0-8028-6646-2).
  • Detweiler, Craig.iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives.Brazos Press, 2013 (ISBN 978-1-5874-3344-3).
  • Floding, Matthew. Engage: A Theological Field Education Toolkit, 2017 (ISBN 978-1-442-7350-4)
  • Flunder, Yvette.Where the Edge Gathers. Pilgrim Press, 2005 (ISBN 978-0829816389).
  • 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).
  • Taylor, Barbara Brown.An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith. HarperOne Publishing, 2010 (ISBN: 978-0061370472).

LM 405O Leading Congregations: Principles and Practices: John Thomas

  • Anita L. Bradshaw, Change and Conflict in Your Congregation (Skylight Paths Publishing, 2015)  ISBN 978-1-59473-578-3
  • Walter Earl Fluker, Ethical Leadership: The Quest for Character, Civility, and Community (Fortress, 2009)  ISBN 978-0-8006-6349-0
  • Ann M. Garrido, Redeeming Administration (Ave Maria Press, 2013)  ISBN 10-1-59471-428-2
  • Nannerl Keohane, Thinking About Leadership (Princeton, 2010)  ISBN  978-0-691-14207-4
  • Margaret J. Marcuson, Money and Your Ministry (Marcuson Leadership Circle, 2014)  ISBN  978-0-9764366-4-5
  • Larry L. McSwain, The Calling of Congregational Leadership:  Being, Knowing, Doing Ministry (Chalice Press, 2013). ISBN 978-0-8272-0531-4

LM 431O Pastoral Care and LGBTQ Experience: Cody Sanders

  • Cheng, Patrick S. Rainbow Theology: Bridging Race, Sexuality, and Spirit. New York: Seabury, 2013. ISBN: 9781596272415; Price: $19.35
  • 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
  • Sanders, Cody J. Queer Lessons for Churches on the Straight and Narrow: What All Christians Can Learn from LGBTQ Lives. Macon, GA: Faithlab, 2013. ISBN: 9780989575317; Price: $15.51
  • Teich, Nicholas. Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue. New York: Columbia, 2012. ISBN: 9780231157131; Price: $20.00
  • Tilsen, Julie. Therapeutic Conversations with Queer Youth: Transcending Homonormativity and Constructing Preferred Identities. New York: Jason Aronson, 2013. ISBN: 9781442247796; Price: $29.87

LM 457O Greening the Church: Theological and Practical Foundations: Robert Shore-Goss

  • Robert E. Shore-Goss, God is Green: An Eco-Spirituality of Incarnate Spirituality, Cascade Books, 2016 (paperback & kindle format) ISBN 13:987-1-4082-9919-0 $36
  • Jim Antal, Climate Church, Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change, New York, Rowman, Littlefield, 2018. ISBN 9781538110683 $25
  • Sallie McFague, Blessed are the Consumers: Climate Change and Restraint, Fortress Press, 2013 (paperback & Kindle) ISBN 978-0-8006-9960-4 $16.80
  • Anne Benevenuti, Spirit Unleashed: Re-Imaging Human Animal Relations, Cascade Books, 2014 (paperback & kindle) ISBN 978-1625641878 $26
  • Norman Wirzba, From Nature to Creation, Baker Academic, 2015 (paperback & kindle) ISBN 978-0801095931     $15.95

Kindle or electronic formats will provide significant savings.

LM 493O Learning through the Parliament of the World’s Religions: Lisa Seiwert

  • All readings will be provided electronically.

RH 301O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible: Staff

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.
  • 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.
  • An additional text, to be determined.
  • Additional reading will be provided to students.

RH 321O Interpreting the Gospels: Seung Ai Yang

  • The New Oxford Annotated Bible New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) with the Apocrypha. An Ecumenical Study Bible. (Oxford University Press: Oxford and New York). 3rd, or 4th, or 5th
    Or, The Harper Collins Study Bible, Including Apocryphal Deuterocanonical Books. Student edition, New Revised Standard Version, HarperSanFranciso.
    Or, People’s Bible: New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha. Fortress Press.
    Or, The Jewish Annotated New Testament.  New Revised Standard Version. Oxford University Press.
  • Synopsis of the Four Gospels. American Bible Society. 2010, ISBN 13: 978-1585169429.                       Alternative: 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 Anniversary Edition,  November 2016.  Orbis Books. ISBN 978-1-62698-205-5
  • Amy-Jill Levine, The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 2006.  ISBN 978-0-06-113778-5
  • Warren Carter, The Roman Empire and the New Testament: An Essential
    Guide.
    Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2006.  ISBN 0-687-34394-1

RH 344O History of Christian Thought: Cynthia 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 will be posted online.

RH 421O Living, Breathing Judaisms: Rachel Mikva

  • Rebecca Alpert (Reconstructionist), Whose Torah? A Concise Guide to Progressive Judaism (New Press, 2008).
  • Jonathan Sacks (Orthodox), To Heal a Fractured World: The Ethics of Responsibility (Schocken, 2005).
  • Michael Strassfeld (Renewal), A Book of Life (Jewish Lights, 2006).
  • Rifat Sonsino (Reform), The Many Faces of God (URJ Press, 2004) – possibly out of print, but available new and used through various sellers.
  • One of the following five books (for more information, see the course syllabus):
  • Donna Rosenthal’s The Israelis: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Land (480 pp., Free Press, 2003, repr. 2008)
  • Barry Rubin’s Israel: An Introduction – available as CTS E-book (352 pp., Yale University Press, 2012)
  • Alan Dowty, Israel/Palestine (276 pp., Polity, 2012). If you have already read that book and been on the study tour, but still need to keep thinking about how to grapple with questions about Israel and Palestine, try one of the next two options instead.
  • Peter Beinart, The Crisis of Zionism (320 pp., Picador, 2013)
  • Ari Shavit, My Promised Land (464 pp., Spiegel and Grau, 2013).
  • Optional: Harvey Cox (Houghton Mifflin, 2001), Common Prayers: Faith, Family and A Christian’s Journey Through the Jewish Year. (available as CTS ebook)

RH 483O Muslim Studies Course, Title TBD: Staff

  • To be announced

TEC 300O Public Theology: Susan Thistlethwaite

  • Ta-Nehisi Coates, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy (Random House, 2017)ISBN 978-0-525-51028-4 (all versions acceptable)
  • Susan Thistlethwaite, #OccupytheBible: What Jesus Really Said (and Did) About Money and Power (Wipf and Stock, 2013) ISBN: 9781625644725 (all versions acceptable)
  • Susan Thistlethwaite, Women’s Bodies as Battlefield: Christian Theology and the Global War on Women (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) SBN 978-1-137-45530-7
  • Chris Hedges, American Fascism: The Christian Right and the War on America (Free Press, 2006) ISBN 978-0-7432-8443-1 (all versions acceptable)

TEC 355F Living Into Our Commitments: Rachel Mikva

  • No textbooks; all reading will be available electronically.

TEC 400O Constructive Theology: Scott Haldeman

  • Jones, Serene, and Paul Lakeland, eds. Constructive Theology: A Contemporary Approach to Classical Themes. (Fortress Press, 2005). ISBN 978-0-800-63683-8.
  • In addition, each student will identify four theologians from the approved list and acquire and read their major works this summer. Every student should email the instructor at shaldeman@ctschicago.edu before the end of the spring term to get the list and converse about the four theologians the student will use as primary conversation partners. As a heads-up, please note that there must be at least one woman and one scholar-of-color on each student’s list (and, note further, that choosing a woman-of-color does not mean one has covered both of these diversity categories—in that case, choose another scholar-of-color as well). Please send your final list, in the form of an annotated bibliography, to the instructor as an email attachment by Friday 29 June 2018 at 11:59pm. If you do not hear back from Prof. Haldeman, you can assume your list is approved.

TEC 410O Queer Theologies: Brandy Daniels

Required Texts

  • Althaus-Reid, Marcella. The Queer God. New York: Routledge, 2003. ISBN-13: 978-0415323246
  • Cheng, Patrick S. Rainbow Theology: Bridging Race, Sexuality, and Spirit. New York: Seabury Books, 2013. ISBN-13: 978-1596272415
  • Cornwall, Susannah. Controversies in Queer Theology. London: SCM Press, 2011. ISBN-13: 978-0334043553
  • Foucault, Michel. The History of Sexuality, volume 1: An Introduction. New York: Vintage, 1990 (Reissue edition). ISBN-13: 978-0679724698
  • Nelson, Maggie. The Argonauts. Minneapolis: Graywold Press, 2016 (Reprint edition). ISBN-13: 978-1555977351
  • Talvacchia, Kathleen T., Mark Larrimore, and Michael F. Pettinger, eds. Queer Christianities: Lived Religion in Transgressive Forms. New York: NYU Press, 2014. ISBN-13: 978-1479896028**
  • Thatcher, Adrian, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017 (Reprint edition). ISBN-13: 978-0198779346**

** texts marked with double asterisks at the end (Talvacchia and Thatcher volumes) are available online as a digital resource in the CTS Learning Commons.

Pick one of the following (others are recommended texts):

  • Brintnall, Kent L., Joseph A. Marchal, and Stephen D. Moore, eds. Sexual Disorientations: Queer Temporalities, Affects, Theologies. New York: Fordham University Press, 2018. ISBN-13: 978-0823277520
  • Isherwood, Lisa, and Mark D. Jordan, eds. Dancing Theology in Fetish Boots: Essays in Honor of Marcella Althaus-Reid. London: SCM Press, 2010. ISBN-13:978-0334043614
  • Loughlin, Gerard. Queer Theology: Rethinking the Western Body. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 2007. ISBN-13: 978-0631216087
  • Panotto, Nicolas. Indecent Theologians: Marcella Althaus-Reid and the Next Generation of Postcolonial Activists. Alameda, CA: Borderless Press, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-0996201735
  • Rogers, Eugene F. Theology and Sexuality: Classic and Contemporary Readings. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 2002. ISBN-13: 978-0631212775

Pick one of the following (others are recommended texts):

  • Brintnall, Kent L. Ecce Homo: The Male-Body-in-Pain as Redemptive Figure. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, ISBN-13: 978-0226074702
  • Cheng, Patrick S. From Sin to Amazing Grace: Discovering the Queer Christ. New York: Seabury Books, ISBN-13: 978-1596272385
  • Cornwall, Susannah. Un/Familiar Theology: Reconcieving Sex, Reproduction, and Generativity. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017. ISBN-13: 978-0567673251
  • Lightsey, Pamela R. Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2015. ISBN-13: 978-1498206648
  • Petro, Anthony M. After the Wrath of God: AIDS, Sexuality, and American Religion. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. ISBN-13: 978-0199391288
  • Tonstad, Linn Marie. God and Difference: The Trinity, Sexuality, and the Transformation of Finitude. New York: Routledge, 2017. ISBN-13:  978-1138554542
  • White, Heather Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2015. ISBN-13: 978-1469624112
  • Wilcox, Melissa M. Queer Nuns: Religion, Activism, and Serious Parody. New York: NYU Press, 2018. ISBN-13: 978-1479864133
  • Young, Thelathia Nikki. Black Queer Ethics, Family, and Philosophical Imagination. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-1137584984

Additional Recommended Texts:

  • Beardsley, Christina, and Michelle O’Brien, eds. This is my body: Hearing the theology of transgender Christians. London: Darton, Longman, and Tood, 2016. ISBN-13:978-0232532067
  • Buechel, Andy. That We Might Become God: The Queerness of Creedal Christianity (2015)
  • Carrette, Jeremy R. Foucault and Religion: Spiritual Corpo- rality and Political Spirituality. New York: Routledge, 1999.
  • Cheng, Patrick S. Radical Love: Introduction to Queer Theology. New York: Seabury Books, 2011. ISBN-13: 978-1596271326
  • Edman, Elizabeth M. Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity. Boston: Beacon Press, ISBN-13: 978-0807059081
  • Hornsby, Teresa J. and Deryn Guest, Transgender, Intersex, and Biblical Interpretation (2016)
  • Janes, Dominic. Visions of Queer Martyrdom from John Henry Newman to Derek Jarman (2015)
  • Johnson, Jay Emerson. Peculiar Faith: Queer Theology for Christian Witness (2014)
  • Jordan, Mark D. Convulsing Bodies: Religion and Resistance in Foucault (2015)
  • Jordan, Mark D. The Invention of Sodomy in Christian Theology (1998)

TEC 595O MA/STM Thesis Seminar: Bo Myung Seo

  • Booth, Wayne C., et al. The Craft of Research (3rd Edition). (The University of Chicago Press, 2008). ISBN-10: $28.40 on Amazon.