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.

Revised July 27, 2018

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

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 SeoRevised July 27

  • 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.
  • NEW: Tzvetan Todorov, The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other (University of Oklahoma Press, 1999). ISBN-10 0806131373. $22.46 on Amazon (any edition).

 

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: Beverly – UPDATED 6-27-18

Please be sure to buy the specific editions that are listed, as content has changed from earlier editions.

  • Berlin, Adele, and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. Jewish Study Bible. 2nd ed. Oxford: 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • [optional] Matthews, Victor H., and Don C. Benjamin. Old Testament Parallels: Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East. 3rd or 4th ed. New York: Paulist, 2006/2016. ISBN: 978-0809144358 (3rd ed. paperback), 978-0809149896 (4th ed. paperback), or 978-1587686160 (4th ed. ebook). [Note: The 4th ed. ebook will be available through the Learning Commons website, so it’s not necessary to purchase this text. However, if you’d prefer a paper edition or your own copy of an ebook, you can buy it if you’d like.]
  • 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 – Revised July 27

  • 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.
  • NEW: Tzvetan Todorov, The Conquest of America: The Question of the Other (University of Oklahoma Press, 1999). ISBN-10 0806131373. $22.46 on Amazon (any edition).

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: Beverly – Updated 6-27-18

Please be sure to buy the specific editions that are listed, as content has changed from earlier editions.

  • Berlin, Adele, and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. Jewish Study Bible. 2nd ed. Oxford: 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • [optional] Matthews, Victor H., and Don C. Benjamin. Old Testament Parallels: Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East. 3rd or 4th ed. New York: Paulist, 2006/2016. ISBN: 978-0809144358 (3rd ed. paperback), 978-0809149896 (4th ed. paperback), or 978-1587686160 (4th ed. ebook). [Note: The 4th ed. ebook will be available through the Learning Commons website, so it’s not necessary to purchase this text. However, if you’d prefer a paper edition or your own copy of an ebook, you can buy it if you’d like.]
  • 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 Islam, Race, and Gender in the United States: TBA

  • 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.