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 October 29, 2018 (see Fall 2018 texts below J-Term and Spring 2019 texts)

 

J-Term 2019

LM 462 Pastoral Counseling with the Oppressed: Lee Butler

  • Larry Kent Graham, Discovering Images of God. Westminster John Knox Press (March 1, 1997), ISBN 9780664256265
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Why We Can’t Wait. Signet (January 1, 2000), ISBN 0451527534
  • Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook and Karen Montagno, Injustice and the Care of Souls. Fortress Press (May 1, 2009), ISBN 9780800662356
  • Emmanuel Y. Lartey, In Living Color. Jessica Kingsley Publishers; 2 edition (March 15, 2003), ISBN 1843107503
  • Bonnie Miller-McLemore and Brita L. Gill-Austern, Feminist and Womanist Pastoral Theology. Abingdon Press (August 1, 1999), ISBN 9780687089109
  • Cornel West, Race Matters, 25th Anniversary: With a New Introduction. Beacon Press; Anniversary edition (December 5, 2017), ISBN 0807008834

LM 585 DMin Thesis Seminar: Michael Montgomery

  • No assigned readings.

RH 367 History and Polity of the United Church of Christ: John 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.

 

Spring 2019

Monday

TEC 436 Policing Queer Bodies and Activist Theology: Kate Lassiter

  • Judith Butler, The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection (Stanford: Stanford UP), 1997.
  • Katharine E. Lassiter, Recognizing Other Subjects: Feminist Pastoral Theology and the Challenge of Identity (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications), 2015.
  • Pamela R. Lightsey, Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications), 2015.
  • Joey L. Mogul, Andrea J. Ritchie, & Kay Whitlock. Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States (Boston: Beacon Press), 2011.
  • Eric A. Stanley & Nat Smith, eds. Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex (Oakland: AK Press), 2011.

TEC 699 PhD Professional Development: Emily Vogt

  • No assigned readings.

Tuesday

RH 601 Contemporary Hermeneutical Strategies: Seung Ai Yang

  • Judith E. McKinlay, Reframing Her: Biblical Women in Postcolonial Focus.  Sheffield Pheonix Press, 2006. 9781905048694
  • Daniel Boyarin, The Jewish Gospels: The Story of the Jewish Christ. The New Press, 2013.  9781595588784
  • Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, When Momma Speaks: The Bible and Motherhood from a Womanist Perspective, WJK, 2016. 9780664239251
  • Alison Kafer, Feminist Queer Crip. Indiana University Press, 2013. 9780253009340
  • Aysha A. Hidayatullah, Feminist Edges of the Qur’an. Oxford University Press, 9780199359578
  • Lois Tyson. Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide. Routledge; 2nd edition, 2006, 9780415974103. Or, 3rd edition: 780415506755
  • Stephen D. Moore and Yvonne Sherwood, The Invention of the Biblical Scholar: A Critical Manifesto. Fortress Press, 2011. 9780800697747
  • Karen King. What is Gnosticism? Belknap Press. 2005, 9780674017627
  • Kwok Pui-lan, Postcolonial Imagination & Feminist Theology, WJK, 2005, 9780664228835.

LM 302 Preaching: Reginald Williams

  • To Serve This Present Age: Social Justice Ministries In the Black Church. Ayers, Danielle L. & Williams, Reginald W., Judson Press, 2013.
  • Exodus Preaching: Crafting Sermons About Justice And Hope., Gilbert, Kenyatta R., Abingdon Press 2018
  • The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering The True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus’ Teachings And How They Have Been Corrupted,Hendricks, Obery. Doubleday, 2006.
  • Where Have All the Prophets Gone?: Reclaiming Prophetic Preaching in America. McMickle, Marvin Andrew. Pilgrim Press, 2006.
  • Prophetic Preaching: A Pastoral Approach. Tisdale, Lenora Tubbs. Westminster John Knox Press, 2010.
  • Ross, Jerome. “The Cultural Affinity Between The Ancient Yahwists And The African Americans: A Hermenuetic for Homiletics.” In Born To Preach: Essays in Honor of The Ministry of Henry & Ella Mitchell, edited by Samuel K. Roberts, 22-39. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 2000.

TEC 462 Issues in Pastoral Theology: Lee Butler

  • Donald Capps, The Decades of Life. Westminster John Knox Press (August 15, 2008), ISBN 9780664232412
  • M. Shawn Copeland, Enfleshing Freedom, Fortress Press (November 1, 2009), ISBN 0800662741
  • Erik Erikson, The Life Cycle Completed. W. W. Norton & Company; Extended Version edition (June 17, 1998), ISBN 0393317722
  • Sigmund Freud, The Future of an Illusion. W. W. Norton & Company (September 17, 1989), ISBN 0393008312
  • C. G. Jung, Answer to Job. Princeton University Press; Revised ed. edition (November 14, 2010), ISBN 0691150478
  • Cheryl Kirk-Duggan, Violence and Theology. Abingdon Press; Annotated edition (November 1, 2006), ISBN 0687334330
  • Beverly Mitchell, Plantations and Death Camps, Fortress Press (January 1, 2009), ISBN 9780800663308
  • Howard Stone, Depression and Hope. Fortress Press (January 5, 1998), ISBN 0800631390
  • Paul Tillich, Dynamics of Faith. HarperOne (February 24, 2009), ISBN 9780060937133.

TEC 509 Proto-womanist Thought: JoAnne Terrell

  • Bambara, Toni Cade. The Black Woman: An Anthology (Washington Square Press, 1970, 2005, Kindle). ISBN: 978-0743476973
  • Bradford, Sarah. Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People (Unabridged, Kindle). ISBN: 978-0486438580
  • Brent, Linda (Harriet Brent Jacobs), Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, “Introduction,” “Notes,” by Nell Irvin Painter (Penguin, 2000). ISBN: 978-0140437959
  • Gates, Henry Louis, ed. Spiritual Narratives (Maria Stewart, Jarena Lee, Julia A.J. Foote, Virginia W. Broughton, authors), “Introduction” by Sue E. Houchins (Oxford, 1988). ISBN: 978-0195052664
  • Larson, Kate Clifford. Bound For the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of An American Hero (Random House, 2004, Kindle). ISBN: 978-0345456281
  • Lorde, Audre. Zami: A New Spelling of My Name (Crossing, 1982, Kindle). ISBN: 978-0895941220
  • Painter, Nell Irvin. Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol (W.W. Norton, 1997). ISBN: 978-0393317084
  • Truth, Sojourner. Narrative of Sojourner Truth (Penguin, 1850); “Introduction,” and “Notes” by Nell Irvin Painter (1998). ISBN: 978-0140436785
  • Wells, Ida B. The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader, “Introduction,” “Notes,” and Selection Copyright by Mia Bey (Penguin, 2014, Kindle). ISBN: 978-0143106821

TEC 321 Christian Ethics: Christophe Ringer

  • Susanne DeCranne, Aquinas, Feminism and the Common Good (Georgetown University Press, 2004).
  • David Hollenbach, The Common Good and Christian Ethics. ISBN-10: 0521894514
  • Townes, Emilie, Breaking the Fine Rainn of Death ISBN-13: 978-1597525374.
  • Traci C. West, Disruptive Christian Ethics (Westminster John Knox Press, 2006).
  • Laura Stivers, Disrupting Homelessness: Alternative Christian ApproachesISBN-10: 0800697979
  • Miguel de La Torre, The U.S. Immigration Crisis: Towards and Ethics of PlaceISBN-10: 9781498223690
  • bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions (William Morrow Paperbacks, 2001).

TEC 402 Christology: Bo Myung Seo

  • Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Christology: A Global Introduction (Baker Academic, 2 edition, 2016). ISBN-10: 0801030889. $20.15 online.
  • Other primary readings will be available online.

 

Wednesday

RH 485 Religion in North America: Julia 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.

LM 335 African American Pastoral Psychology: Lee Butler

  • Na’im Akbar, Breaking the Chains of Psychological Slavery. (Tallahassee: Mind Productions, 2001), ISBN 0-935257-05-5
  • __________ , Know Thy Self. (Tallahassee: Mind Productions, 1998), ISBN 0-935257-06-3
  • Carroll Watkins Ali, Survival and Liberation: Pastoral Theology in African American Context. (St. Louis: Chalice Press, 1999), ISBN 0827234430
  • Lee Butler, Liberating Our Dignity, Saving Our Souls. (St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2006), ISBN 0827221363
  • Paul Griffin, Seeds of Racism in the Soul of America. (Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, 2000), ISBN 1570716544
  • William H. Grier, Price M. Cobbs, Black Rage. Basic Books; 2 edition (March 6, 1992). ISBN 0465007015
  • Dwight Hopkins, Introducing Black Theology of Liberation. (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 1999), ISBN 1570752869
  • Stephanie Mitchem, Introducing Womanist Theology. (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2002), ISBN 1570754217
  • Recommended
    • Winthrop Jordan, The White Man’s Burden: Historical Origins of Racism in the United States. (Oxford University Press, 1974), ISBN 0195017439

TEC 307 Systematic Theology: JoAnne 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 Quran (Oxford, 2014, Kindle).  ISBN: 978-0-19-935956
  • Kwok, Pui-lan, ed. Hope Abundant: Third World and Indigenous Womens 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 429/629 Mass Incarceration, Politics, and Public Theology: Christophe Ringer

  • Beth E. Ritchie. Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence and America’s Prison Nation
  • Paul Butler, Chokehold: Policing Black MenISBN-10: 1595589058
  • Susan Burton, Cari Lynn and Michelle Alexander, Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated ISBN-10: 1620972123
  • Logan, James Samuel. Good Punishment: Christian Moral Practice and U.S. Imprisonment ISBN-10: 0802863248
  • Taylor, Mark Lewis. The Executed God: The Way of the Cross in Lockdown America, ISBN-10: 9781451492675
  • Rima L. Vesely-Flad, Racial Purity and Dangerous Bodies: Moral Pollution, Black Lives, and the Struggle for JusticeISBN-10: 1506420494
  • Amy Levad, Redeeming A Prison Society: A Liturgical and Sacramental Response to Mass IncarcerationISBN-10: 0800699912
  • Ryan Lugalia-Hollon and Daniel Cooper, The War on Neighborhoods: Policing, Prisons and Punishment in a Divided City ISBN-10: 0807084654

LM 416 Leading Worship: A Practicum for Presiders: Scott Haldeman

  • Required (we will read these in their entirety, or close to that; please buy these):
    • Driver, Tom. Liberating Rites (BookSurge, 2006).
    • Duck, Ruth. Worship for the Whole People of God (WJK, 2013).
    • Long, Kimberly Bracken. The Worshiping Body: The Art of Leading Worship (WJK, 2009).
    • Procter-Smith, Marjorie. A Church in Her House (Pilgrim, 2008) [out of print; available on Canvas in introductory box for the course by permission of the author].
    • Saliers, Don. Worship Come to Its Senses (Abingdon, 1996).
    • Stookey, Larry. Let the Whole Church Say Amen (Abingdon, 2001).
    • White, James. A Brief History of Christian Worship (Abingdon, 1993).
  • Recommended (we will read selections from these; or, I recommend them as basic reference works):
    • Book of Worship, UCC (United Church of Christ, 1986; loose leaf edition); or, the service book(s) of your tradition/denomination.
    • The New Century Hymnbook (Pilgrim, 1995); or, the hymnal(s) of your tradition/denomination.
    • Bradshaw, Paul (ed.). The New Westminster Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship (WJK, 2002).
    • Grimes, Ronald. Beginnings in Ritual Studies (CreateSpace 2010; chapters on Moodle).
    • Hickman, Saliers, Stookey and White (eds.). The New Handbook of the Christian Year (Abingdon, 1992).
    • Hoffman, Larry. The Art of Public Prayer, 2nd edition (Sky Light Paths Publishing, 1999).
    • McFarlane, Weddings with Today’s Families in Mind: A Handbook for Pastors (Pilgrim, 2007; I will have most relevant chapters posted for you on Canvas).
    • Saliers, Don. Music and Theology (Abingdon, 2007).
    • Webber, Robert. Planning Blended Worship (Abingdon, 1998).
    • White, James F. The Sacraments in Protestant Practice and Faith (Abingdon, 1999; I will have most relevant chapters posted for you on Canvas).
    • White, James F. Protestant Worship: Traditions in Transition (WJK, 1989; I will have most relevant chapters posted for you on Canvas).

RH 325 Interpreting the Epistles: Seung Ai 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.
  • 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
  • Sanda Hack Polaske, A Feminist Introduction to Paul. Chalice Press. 2005. 9780827210370

Additional Courses

LM 470 Proctor Conference: Staff (Meets in Birmingham, AL, February 18-21, 2019)

LM 456/656 Immersion Study Course: U.S.-Mexico Borderlands: Lassiter & Zook

  • Jim Corbett, Goatwalking: A guide to wildland living: a quest for the peaceable kingdom (New York: Penguin), 1992. ISBN 978-0140122473
  • Miguel A. de la Torre, The U.S. Immigration Crisis: Toward an Ethics of Place (Eugene: Cascade), 2016. ISBN 978-1498223690
  • Additional readings provided via Canvas.
  • Doctoral students only: Miguel A. de la Torre, Embracing Hopelessness (Minneapolis: Fortress), 2017. ISBN 978-1506433417

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 400O Leadership & Ministry in Context: Kate Lassiter

  • 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).
  • Taylor, Barbara Brown.An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith. HarperOne Publishing, 2010 (ISBN: 978-0061370472).

LM 412O Leading Christian Worship: Scott Haldeman

  • Required (we will read these in their entirety, or close to that; please buy these):
    • Driver, Tom. Liberating Rites (BookSurge, 2006).
    • Duck, Ruth. Worship for the Whole People of God (WJK, 2013).
    • Long, Kimberly Bracken. The Worshiping Body: The Art of Leading Worship (WJK, 2009).
    • Procter-Smith, Marjorie. A Church in Her House (Pilgrim, 2008) [out of print; available on Canvas in introductory box for the course by permission of the author].
    • Saliers, Don. Worship Come to Its Senses (Abingdon, 1996).
    • Stookey, Larry. Let the Whole Church Say Amen (Abingdon, 2001).
    • White, James. A Brief History of Christian Worship (Abingdon, 1993).
  • Recommended (we will read selections from these; or, I recommend them as basic reference works):
    • Book of Worship, UCC (United Church of Christ, 1986; loose leaf edition); or, the service book(s) of your tradition/denomination.
    • The New Century Hymnbook (Pilgrim, 1995); or, the hymnal(s) of your tradition/denomination.
    • Bradshaw, Paul (ed.) The New Westminster Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship (WJK, 2002).
    • Grimes, Ronald. Beginnings in Ritual Studies (CreateSpace 2010; chapters on Moodle).
    • Hickman, Saliers, Stookey and White (eds.). The New Handbook of the Christian Year (Abingdon, 1992).
    • Hoffman, Larry. The Art of Public Prayer, 2nd edition (Sky Light Paths Publishing, 1999).
    • McFarlane, Weddings with Today’s Families in Mind: A Handbook for Pastors (Pilgrim, 2007; I will have most relevant chapters posted for you on Canvas).
    • Saliers, Don. Music and Theology (Abingdon, 2007).
    • Webber, Robert. Planning Blended Worship (Abingdon, 1998).
    • White, James F. The Sacraments in Protestant Practice and Faith (Abingdon, 1999; I will have most relevant chapters posted for you on Canvas).
    • White, James F. Protestant Worship: Traditions in Transition (WJK, 1989; I will have most relevant chapters posted for you on Canvas).

LM 426O Preaching the Headlines: Zachary Mills  (subject to change)

  • 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 Sorcerers 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-13:978-1506428178. (Also available as ebook.)

LM 439O Death, Dying, and the Dead: Cultural Perspectives and Pastoral Care: Cody Sanders

  • Doughty, Caitlin. From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death. New York: Norton, 2017. ISBN: 9780393249897; Price $24.95
  • Gawande, Atul. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2014. ISBN: 9781250076229; Price: $16.00
  • Kelley, Melissa M. Grief: Contemporary Theory and the Practice of Ministry (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010). ISBN: 9780800696610; Price $20.00
  • Kelly, Suzanne. Greening Death: Reclaiming Burial Practices and Restoring Out Tie to the Earth. New York: Roman & Littlefield, 2015. ISBN: 9781442241565; Price $34.00
  • Long, Thomas. Accompany Them with Singing: The Christian Funeral. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2009. ISBN: 9780664239701; Price $13.21
  • Lynch, Thomas. The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade. New York: Penguin, 1997. ISBN: 9780393334876; Price: $10.64

LM 456O/656O Immersion Study Course: U.S.-Mexico Borderlands: Lassiter & Zook

  • Jim Corbett, Goatwalking: A guide to wildland living: a quest for the peaceable kingdom (New York: Penguin), 1992. ISBN 978-0140122473
  • Miguel A. de la Torre, The U.S. Immigration Crisis: Toward an Ethics of Place (Eugene: Cascade), 2016. ISBN 978-1498223690
  • Additional readings provided via Canvas.
  • Doctoral students only: Miguel A. de la Torre, Embracing Hopelessness (Minneapolis: Fortress), 2017. ISBN 978-1506433417

RH 301O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible: Jared Beverly

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). [Note: The 2nd ed. is strongly recommended, but the ebook of the 1st ed. is available through the Learning Commons website, so you can use that if you need to. I recommend purchasing the 2nd ed. if you can, though.]
  • 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
  • Optional: Matthews, Victor H., and Don C. Benjamin. Old Testament Parallels: Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East. 4th ed. New York: Paulist, 2006/2016. ISBN: 978-0809149896 ( paperback), or 978-1587686160 (ebook). [Note: The 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 302O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible II: Larry Edwards (subject to change)

  • The Jewish Study Bible, Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. (Oxford University Press, 2014). [BUY HARD COPY, not ebook. You need easy access to annotation, etc.]  Noted in the syllabus as JSB. ISBN-13: 978-0199978465.
  • Walter Brueggemann, An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination, 2nd edition (Westminster John Knox Press, 2012). ISBN-13: 978-0664234584.
  • Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Prophets. (Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2001). ISBN-13: 978-0060936990.
  • 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.

RH 321O Interpreting the Gospels: Sunhee Jun

  • 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).
    • Peoples 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.)
  • 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
    Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, (2006; $11.09; ISBN:0687343941).

RH 325O Interpreting the Epistles: Manuel Villalobos Mendoza

  • Arthur J. Dewey, Roy W. Hoover, et al., translators and editors, The Authentic Letters of Paul: A New Reading of Pauls 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/orderbook.asp?bkid=275&curr=USD&country =US
  • 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
  • Susan E. Hylen, A Modest Apostle: Thecla and the History of Women in the Early Church. Via CTS Learning Commons: http://www.oxfordscholarship.com.cts.idm.oclc.org/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243821.001.0001/acprof-9780190243821

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 are posted on Moodle.

RH 367O UCC History and Polity: John 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 485O Religion in North America: Julia 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.

TEC 307O Systematic Theology: JoAnne 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 Quran (Oxford, 2014, Kindle).  ISBN: 978-0-19-935956
  • Kwok, Pui-lan, ed. Hope Abundant: Third World and Indigenous Womens 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: Christophe Ringer

  • Susanne DeCranne, Aquinas, Feminism and the Common Good (Georgetown University Press, 2004).
  • David Hollenbach, The Common Good and Christian Ethics. ISBN-10: 0521894514
  • Townes, Emilie, Breaking the Fine Rainn of Death ISBN-13: 978-1597525374.
  • Traci C. West, Disruptive Christian Ethics (Westminster John Knox Press, 2006).
  • Laura Stivers, Disrupting Homelessness: Alternative Christian ApproachesISBN-10: 0800697979
  • Miguel de La Torre, The U.S. Immigration Crisis: Towards and Ethics of PlaceISBN-10: 9781498223690
  • bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions (William Morrow Paperbacks, 2001).

TEC 407O New Social Gospel: Susan Thistlethwaite

  • Susan Thistlethwaite, #OccupytheBible: What Jesus Really Said (and Did) About Money and Power, Wipf and Stock, 2015
  • Reinhold Niebuhr, Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics, ‪Westminster John Knox Press, 2001, orig. pubished 1932
  • Walter Rauschenbusch, Christianity and the Social Crisis in the 21 st Century: the Classic That Woke up the Church, ed by Paul Raushenbush. HarperOne, 2007
  • E.B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk, Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2013, orig. published 1907.
  • Gender and the Social Gospel, Wendy Deichmann Edwards and Carolyn De Swarte Gifford, Univ. of Illinois Press, 2003.
  • Theology in the Americas, Sergio Torres and John Eagleson, Orbis 1975. Link to pdf file below.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? Beacon Press, 1967.
  • Susan Thistlethwaite and Mary Potter Engel, Lift Every Voice: Constructing Christian Theology from the Underside Orbis Press, 1998.
  • Joerg Rieger, Religion, Theology, and Class: Fresh Engagements after Long Silence (New Approaches to Religion and Power) Palgrave, 2013,
  • Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism Henry Holt and Co., 2010.

TEC 425O Progressive Faith Responses to Anti-LGBTQ Initiatives: Jay Michaelson

TEC 448O Public Theology and Racial Justice: Teresa Smallwood

  • Linell E. Cady, Religion, Theology, and American Public Life, State University of New York Press, ISBN 0791413047
  • Nancy MacLean, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, Viking Press, ISBN 9781101980989
  • Kelly Brown Douglas, Stand Your Ground, Orbis Books, ISBN 978626981096
  • Helene Slessarev-Jamir, Prophetic Activism: Progressive Religious Justice Movements in Contemporary America, New York University Press, ISBN 9780814783856
  • Carol Anderson, White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, Bloomsbury Publishing, ISBN 9781632864147
  • Ian Haney López, White by Law: The Legal Construction of Race, New York University Press, ISBN 100814736947
  • Walter Bruggemann, Journey to the Common Good, John Knox Press, ISBN 978066423516

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

  • The Craft of Research (3rd edition).Wayne C. Booth, et al. University of Chicago Press, 2008

TEC 604O Pedagogies: Zachary Moon

  • Parker Palmer, To Know as We are Known. HarperCollins, 1993.
  • Adams et al., Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, Third Edition, Routledge, 2016. ISBN 978-1-138-02334-5, $50.47