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.

Fall 2021 Courses Online/In-Person

LM 3320 Pastoral Theology: Zachary Moon

Required Materials:

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

LM 3650 Global Sensitivity in Ministry: Bo-Myung Seo

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

LM 400O Leadership in Ministry Context: Kate Lassiter

LM 412O  Introduction to Christian Education: Scott Haldeman

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

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

  • Long, Kimberly Bracken. The Worshiping Body: The Art of Leading Worship (WJK, 2009).
  • Saliers, Don. Worship Come to Its Senses (Abingdon, 1996).
  • Stookey, Larry. Let the Whole Church Say Amen (Abingdon, 2001).
  • White, James. A Brief History of Christian Worship (Abingdon, 1993).

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

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

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

  • Book of Worship, UCC (United Church of Christ, 1986; loose leaf edition); or, the service book(s) of your tradition/denomination.
  • The New Century Hymnbook (Pilgrim, 1995); or, the hymnal(s) of your tradition/denomination.
  • Bradshaw, Paul (ed.). The New Westminster Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship (WJK, 2002).
  • Driver, Tom. Liberating Rites (BookSurge, 2006).
  • Duck, Ruth. Worship for the Whole People of God (WJK, 2013).
  • Grimes, Ronald. Beginnings in Ritual Studies (CreateSpace 2010; chapters on Moodle).
  • Hickman, Saliers, Stookey and White (eds.). The New Handbook of the Christian Year (Abingdon, 1992).
  • Hoffman, Larry. The Art of Public Prayer, 2nd edition (Sky Light Paths Publishing, 1999).
  • McFarlane, Doreen. Weddings with Today’s Families in Mind: A Handbook for Pastors (Pilgrim, 2007; I will have most relevant chapters posted for you on Canvas).
  • Saliers, Don. Music and Theology (Abingdon, 2007).
  • Webber, Robert. Planning Blended Worship (Abingdon, 1998).
  • White, James F. The Sacraments in Protestant Practice and Faith (Abingdon, 1999; I will have most relevant chapters posted for you on Canvas).
  • White, James F. Protestant Worship: Traditions in Transition (WJK, 1989; I will have most relevant chapters posted for you on Canvas).

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

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

LM 474O Feminist, Womanist, and Queer Qitualizing:  Scott Haldeman

Note: I will do my best (with Yasmine’s wonderful help) to make as many of our texts available to you electronically as possible. Note that the “source books” at the end of my “required” section are more for reference than study, but I’d like each of you to have ready access to example rites of the sort these collections contain. There will also be a variety of articles and other supplemental readings in addition to these books that I will post for you on Canvas. Finally, I am open to adding other pertinent readings as your particular interests become clear.

Required:

  • Flunder, Yvette, Where the Edge Gathers (Pilgrim, 2005)
  • Northrup, Leslie. ritualizing women (Pilgrim, 1997)
  • Procter-Smith, Marjorie. Praying with our eyes open (Abingdon, 1995)
  • Procter-Smith and Walton (eds), Women at Worship (WJK, 1993) § buy at https://www.pcusastore.com/Products/0664252532/women-at-worship.aspx
  • Starhawk, Dreaming the Dark (Beacon, 1998)
  • Thumma and Gray (eds.), Gay Religion (AltaMira Press, 2005; we will read select chapters)

…and, at least one of the following source books:

  • Cherry and Sherwood (eds.), Equal Rites (WJK, 1995)
  • Duncan, Geoffrey (ed.), Courage to Love (Pilgrim, 2002)
  • neu, diann, Stirring waters (Liturgical Press, 2020)
  • Turney, Kelly (ed.), Shaping Sanctuary (Reconciling Congregation Program, 2000)
  •  Note: Procter-Smith, A Church in Her House (this helpful “how to” text is out of print and I have the author’s permission to make it available for course participants, so you will find it on our canvas page)

Recommended:

  • Procter-Smith, In Her Own Rite (reprint by Order of St Luke, 2000)
  • Reuther, Rosemary Radford. Women-Church (Harper & Row, 1986)
  • Walton, Janet. Feminist Liturgy: A Matter of Justice (Liturgical Press, 2000)
  • Wilcox, Melissa. Queer religiosities (Rowan & Littlefield, 2021

RH 301O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible: Ken Stone

  • Berlin, Adele, and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. Jewish Study Bible. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-0199978465 (hardback) or 978- 0199393879 (ebook).
  • Collins, John J. A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. 2nd or 3rd ed. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014/2018. ISBN: 978-1451472943 (2nd ed. paperback), 978-Page 3  1451484359 (2nd ed. ebook), 978-1506445991 (3rd ed. paperback), or 978-  1506446066 (3rd ed. ebook).
  • Gafney, Wilda C. Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2017. ISBN: 978-066423903 (paperback) or 978-1611648126 (ebook).
  • Knight, Douglas, and Amy-Jill Levine. The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us. New York: HarperOne, 2011. ISBN: 978-0062067739 (paperback) or 978-0062098597 (ebook).
  •  [optional] Matthews, Victor H., and Don C. Benjamin. Old Testament Parallels: Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East. 4th ed. New York: Paulist, 2016. ISBN: 978-0809149896 (paperback), or 978-1587686160 (ebook). [Note: The ebook is available through the Learning Commons website, so it’s not necessary to purchase this text. Most of the readings will be linked inside your online course modules. However, if you’d prefer a paper edition or your own copy of an ebook, you can buy it if you’d like.]
  • Students may purchase either paper or electronic versions of any given book. Although students are encouraged to purchase the textbooks, copies will also be placed on reserve in the CTS Learning Commons. Consider speaking to Yasmine in the Learning Commons.          

         Other resources will be made available inside of Canvas.

RH 321O Interpreting the Gospels: Teresa Hornsby

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

RH 321O Interpreting the Gospels: Monya Stubbs

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

RH 344O History of Christian Thought: José Morales Torres

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

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

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

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

Required Texts:

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

Recommended book:

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

RH 468/668 Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Church History: José Morales Torres

  • Calvillo, Jonathan E. The Saints of Santa Ana: Faith and Ethnicity in a Mexican Majority City. Oxford University Press, 2021. ISBN-10 : 0190097809 
  • De La Torre, Miguel A. José Martí’s Liberative Political Theology. Vanderbilt University Press, 2021. ISBN-10 : 0826501672
  • Erskine, Noel Leo. Plantation Church: How African American Religion Was Born in Caribbean Slavery. Oxford University Press, 2014. ISBN-10 : 0195369130 
  • Hernández, Marie Theresa. The Virgin of Guadalupe and the Conversos: Uncovering Hidden Influences From Spain to Mexico. Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States. Rutgers University Press, 2014. ISBN-10 : 0813565685 
  • Kanter, Deborah E. Chicago Católico: Making Catholic Parishes Mexican. Latinos in Chicago and the Midwest. University of Illinois Press, 2020. ISBN-10 : 0252084845
  • Morello, Gustavo. The Catholic Church and Argentina’s Dirty War. Oxford University Press, 2015. ISBN-10 : 0190947446 
  • Van Deusen, Nancy E. Embodying the Sacred: Women Mystics in Seventeenth-Century Lima. Duke University Press, 2018. ISBN-10: 0822369958

Other readings will be made available through Canvas.

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

Required Texts:

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

Recommended Texts:

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

RH 497O Women and Christian Mysticism: Cynthia Stewart

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

TEC 355F Living Into Our Commitments: Rachel Mikva

  • Required Texts: None

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

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

TEC 400 Constructive Theology: Christophe Ringer   

  • Jones, Serene, and Paul Lakeland, eds. Constructive Theology: A Contemporary Approach to Classical Themes. (Fortress Press, 2005). ISBN 978-0-800-63683-8.

TEC 595O: MA/STM Thesis Seminar – Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 (co-taught by Munir Shaikh and Bo-Myung Seo)

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

Bayan Courses

LMB 435H – Muslim Adolescent Identity Formation – Jihad Saafir

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

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

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

TEB 321H – Islamic Ethics – Ozgur Koca

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

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

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

RHB 488H – Abrahamic Faiths in Conversation – Reinhard Krauss     

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

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

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

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

TEB 405O – Contemporary Islamic Thought – Hamid Mavani

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Summer 2021 Online Courses

RH 301O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible: Ken Stone

  • Berlin, Adele, and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. Jewish Study Bible. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-0199978465 (hardback) or 978- 0199393879 (ebook).
  • Collins, John J. A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. 2nd or 3rd ed. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014/2018. ISBN: 978-1451472943 (2nd ed. paperback), 978-Page 3  1451484359 (2nd ed. ebook), 978-1506445991 (3rd ed. paperback), or 978-  1506446066 (3rd ed. ebook).
  • Gafney, Wilda C. Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2017. ISBN: 978-066423903 (paperback) or 978-1611648126 (ebook).
  • Knight, Douglas, and Amy-Jill Levine. The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us. New York: HarperOne, 2011. ISBN: 978-0062067739 (paperback) or 978-0062098597 (ebook).
  •  [optional] Matthews, Victor H., and Don C. Benjamin. Old Testament Parallels: Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East. 4th ed. New York: Paulist, 2016. ISBN: 978-0809149896 (paperback), or 978-1587686160 (ebook). [Note: The ebook is available through the Learning Commons website, so it’s not necessary to purchase this text. Most of the readings will be linked inside your online course modules. However, if you’d prefer a paper edition or your own copy of an ebook, you can buy it if you’d like.]
  • Students may purchase either paper or electronic versions of any given book. Although students are encouraged to purchase the textbooks, copies will also be placed on reserve in the CTS Learning Commons. Consider speaking to Yasmine in the Learning Commons.          

         Other resources will be made available inside of Canvas.

TEC 321O Christian Ethics: Christophe Ringer

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

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

Required Texts: 

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

RHB 442 – Introduction to the Islamic Cultural Heritage Susan Douglass

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

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

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

    • Muhammad Asad (The Message of the Quran)

    • M.M. Pickthall (The Glorious Quran)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

         Kindle version available.

LMB 474 – Facilitating Islamic Life Cycle Rituals – Fouad Elgohari

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

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

  • Al-Karam, C. Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy: Uniting Faith and Professional Practice (Volume 3). Templeton Press, 2020. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1599475813. Kindle version available.
  • Dykstra, Robert C. Images of Pastoral Care: Classic Readings. St Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2005. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0827216242. Kindle version available.

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


*Past Courses

January 2021 Online Courses

LM 474O Feminist, Womanist, and Queer Ritualizing: Scott Haldeman

Note: I will do my best (with Yasmine’s wonderful help) to make as many of our texts available to you electronically as possible. The following books should be read before the course begins (the source books at the end are more for reference than study, but I’d like each of you to have ready access to example rites of the sort these collections contain). There will also be a few articles and other supplemental readings in addition to these books that I will post for you on Canvas. Finally, I am open to adding other pertinent readings as your particular interests become clear.

Required:

  • Flunder, Yvette, Where the Edge Gathers
  • Northrup, Leslie. ritualizing women
  • Procter-Smith, Marjorie. Praying with our eyes open
  • Starhawk, Dreaming the Dark (we will read select chapters)
  • Thumma and Gray (eds), Queer Religion (we will read select chapters)
  • and, at least one of the following source books:
    • Cherry and Sherwood (eds). Equal Rites
    • Duncan, Geoffrey (ed). Courage to Love
    • neu, diann, Stirring waters
    • Procter-Smith, A Church in Her House …
      • and/or, P-S, In Her Own Rite
    •  Reuther, Rosemary Radford. Women-Church
    • Turney, Kelly (ed). Shaping Sanctuary.
    • Walton, Janet. Feminist Liturgy: A Matter of Justice

TEC 395O Managing and Developing Interreligious Non Profits: Najeeba Syeed

  • Building the Interfaith Youth Movement, Eboo Patel (Patrice Brodeur (Editor),
  • Another State of Mind: Perspectives from Wisdom Traditions on Management and Business edited by Robert J. Blomme, Bertine van Hoof
  • Breakthrough Thinking for Nonprofit Organizations: Creative Strategies for Extraordinary Results, Bernard Ross and Clare Segal
  • Manager as Negotiator: David A. Lax and James Sebenius
  • Conservative Christians and Political Participation: Glenn Utter and James True
  • Managing the Non-Profit Organization: Practices & Principles: Peter Ferdinand Drucker
  • Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations: A Guide to Strengthening and Sustaining Organizational Achievement: John Bryson
  • Humble Leadership: Being Radically Open to God’s Guidance and Grace: N. Graham Standish
  • This House We Build: Lessons for Healthy Synagogues and the People Who Dwell There: Terry Bookman and William Kahn
  •  Islamic Business Ethics: Rafik Issa Beekun

TEC 417O Theology and Photography: Bo Myung Seo

  • Howard Zehr, Little Book of Contemplative Photography (Good Books; Original ed. Edition)
  • Other reading material will be available in pdf

RH 367O UCC Polity and History: Lillian Daniel

Required Materials to be Read Before Class:

Texts:

  • Quinn G. Caldwell & Curtis J. Preston, The Unofficial Handbook of the United Church of Christ
  • United Church of Christ Book of Worship (Available in loose-leaf, bound, or download editions)
  • The United Church of Christ Manual on Ministry
  • Randi Jones Walker, The Evolution of a UCC Style: Essays in the History, Ecclesiology, and Culture of the United Church of Christ, 2005.

Online Readings:

  • Short Course in the History of the United Church of Christ
  • United Church of Christ Firsts

Additional Materials:

Online Resources:

  • UCC Polity & Theology Resources
  • Origins of the UCC

A chart showing the origins of the UCC in Christian history.

  • Hidden Histories in the United Church of Christ: Volume I
    • Chapters telling the stories of people and movements often ignored in traditional UCC history: American Indians, Afro-Christians, Old School or Ursinus School Reformed history, Armenian Congregationalists, German Congregationalists, Blacks and the American Missionary Association, Deaconess Sisters in the German Evangelical tradition, Schwenkfelders, Hungarians, Women’s Mission Boards and Organizations, and Japanese American Congregationalists.
  • Hidden Histories of the United Church of Christ: Volume II
    • Chapters telling the stories of people and movements often ignored in traditional UCC history: Union Churches (Lutheran-Reformed), German Evangelical Protestants, Christians in New England, Biblical Criticism and the Evangelical Synod, Women’s Mission Structures, Religious Journalism and the Christians, Otterbein and the United Brethren, Winebrenner and the Churches of God, the Congregational Training School for Women, and Chinese Congregationalists.
  • UCC Statement of Faith

The three versions of the UCC Statement of Faith (1959, 1977, 1981) presented side-by-side, enabling comparisons.

  • What We Believe

Twelve statements summarizing current theological principles held by most United Church of Christ members.

  • Introduction to the UCC Book of Worship

This 1986 introduction to the UCC Book of Worship puts worship in historic context and explains many of the common worship practices among Christians.

  • 12 Principles informing the UCC Book of Worship (Dipko)

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

Spring 2021 Online Courses

RHB457O – Arabic 2B: Staff

  • Brustad, Kristen. Al-Kitaab fii Ta`allum al- `Arabiyya, Part 1 (3rd edition, with DVD). Georgetown University Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-1589017368.
  • Wehr, Hans. Arabic-English Dictionary. Spoken Language Services, 4th ed., 1993. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0879500030.

RHB458O – Arabic 3B: Staff

  • Brustad, Kristen. Al-Kitaab fii Ta`allum al- `Arabiyya, Part 2 (3rd edition, with DVD). Georgetown University Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-1626161238.
  • Wehr, Hans. Arabic-English Dictionary. Spoken Language Services, 4th ed., 1993. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0879500030.

RH 301O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible: Ken Stone

  • Berlin, Adele, and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. Jewish Study Bible. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-0199978465 (hardback) or 978- 0199393879 (ebook).
  • Collins, John J. A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. 2nd or 3rd ed. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014/2018. ISBN: 978-1451472943 (2nd ed. paperback), 978-Page 3  1451484359 (2nd ed. ebook), 978-1506445991 (3rd ed. paperback), or 978-  1506446066 (3rd ed. ebook).
  • Gafney, Wilda C. Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2017. ISBN: 978-066423903 (paperback) or 978-1611648126 (ebook).
  • Knight, Douglas, and Amy-Jill Levine. The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us. New York: HarperOne, 2011. ISBN: 978-0062067739 (paperback) or 978-0062098597 (ebook).
  • [optional] Matthews, Victor H., and Don C. Benjamin. Old Testament Parallels: Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East. 4th ed. New York: Paulist, 2016. ISBN: 978-0809149896 (paperback), or 978-1587686160 (ebook). [Note: The ebook is available through the Learning Commons website, so it’s not necessary to purchase this text. Most of the readings will be linked inside your online course modules. However, if you’d prefer a paper edition or your own copy of an ebook, you can buy it if you’d like.]
  • Students may purchase either paper or electronic versions of any given book. Although students are encouraged to purchase the textbooks, copies will also be placed on reserve in the CTS Learning Commons. Consider speaking to Yasime in the Learning Commons.          

         Other resources will be made available inside of Canvas.

RH 302O – Interpreting the Hebrew Bible II: Rachel Mikva

  • The Jewish Study Bible, Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. (2nd ed., Oxford, 2014).  [BUY HARD COPY, not E-book. You need easy access to annotation.]
  • Walter Brueggemann, An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian  Imagination (Westminster John Knox Press, any edition).
  • Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Prophets. (Available in 1 or 2 volumes; be careful not to purchase a single volume of 2-volume set; you need access to all 28 chapters.)

Recommended if you like archaeology and history:

  •  Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman, The Bible Unearthed (Touchstone, any edition).

RH 325O Interpreting the Epistles: Teresa Hornsby

  • Arthur J. Dewey, Roy W. Hoover, et al., translators and editors, The Authentic Letters of Paul: A New Reading of Paul’s Rhetoric and Meaning. Salem, OR: Polebridge Press, 2010.
  •  Pamela Eisenbaum, Paul Was Not a Christian: The Original Message of a Misunderstood Apostle. New York: HarperOne, 2009.
  • James D. G. Dunn, Cambridge Companion to St. Paul (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). On CTS  https://www-cambridge-org.cts.idm.oclc.org/core/books/cambridge-companion-to-st-paul/D69826551AB23C174E6EE2EFA58D14C1
  • Matthew V. Johnson, James A. Noel, and Demetrius K. Williams (editors), Onesimus, Our Brother. Reading Religion, Race, And Culture in Philemon. On CTS: http://muse.jhu.edu.cts.idm.oclc.org/book/25138
  •  Ben, Witherington, A Week in the Life of Corinth. On CTS:

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

RH 325O Interpreting the Epistles: Monya Stubbs

Required Texts/Readings:

  • Warren Carter, The Roman Empire and the New Testament (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2006).
  • Warren Carter and Amy-Jill Levine, The New Testament: Methods and Meanings (Nashville, Abingdon Press, 2013).
  • Mark Allan Powell, Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey, 2nd edition (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2018).
  • Carol A. Newsome, Sharon H. Ringe, and Jacqueline E. Lapsley, edts., Women’s Bible Commentary. Twentieth Anniversary Edition: Revised and Updated (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2012).
  • Brian Blount (General Editor), True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary, (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007).
  • Pamela Eisenbaum, Paul Was Not a Christian: The Original Message of a Misunderstood Apostle (New York: HarperOne, 2009).
  • Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg, The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church’s Conservative Icon (HarperCollins Publishers: New Y, 2009).
  • Matthew V. Johnson, James A. Noel, and Demetrius K. Williams, edts., Onesimus Our Brother: Reading Religion, Race, and Culture in Philemon (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2012).
  • Yung Suk Kim, Christ’s Body in Corinth: The Politics of a Metaphor (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2004).
  • Monya A. Stubbs, Indebted Love: Paul’s Subjection Language in Romans (Eugene, Oregon: PickWick, 2013).
  • Susan E. Hylen, A Modest Apostle: Thecla and the History of Women in the Early Church (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015).

Recommended Texts

  • African American Readings of Paul. Lisa M. Bowens (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2020).
  • In Search of Paul: How Jesus’ Apostle Opposed Rome’s Empire with God’s Kingdom. John Dominic Crossan and Jonathan L. Reed (HarperCollins Publishers: New York, 2005).

RH 344O History of Christian Thought: Jose Morales

  •  González Justo L. Christian Thought Revisited: Three Types of Theology. Revised
    Edition. Orbis Books, 1999. ISBN-10: 1570752559
  • González, Justo L. The Mestizo Augustine: A Theologian Between Two Cultures.
    IVP Academic, 2016. ISBN-13 : 978-0830851508
  • Hurtado, Larry W. Honoring the Son: Jesus in Earliest Christian Devotional Practice.
    Snapshots. Lexham Press, 2018. ISBN-10: 1683590961
  • McAvoy, Jane Ellen. The Satisfied Life: Medieval Women Mystics on Atonement.
    Reprint. Wipf and Stock, 2009. ISBN-10: 1606087592
  • Miles, Margaret R. The Word Made Flesh: A History of Christian Thought. Blackwell
    Publishing, 2005. ISBN-10: 1405108460

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

  • Farag, Lois M., editor. The Coptic Christian Heritage: History, Faith and Culture.
    Routledge, 2013. ISBN-13 : 978-0415781039
  • Loughlin, Gerard, editor. Queer Theology: Rethinking the Western Body. Blackwell
    Publishing, 2007. ISBN-13 : 978-0631216087
  • McGrath, Alister E. Reformation Thought: An Introduction. 4th edition. Wiley Blackwell, 2012. ISBN-13 : 978-0470672815
  • Moore, Rebecca. Women in Christian Traditions. Women in Religions. New York
    University Press, 2015. ISBN-10: 1479821756
  • Penn, Michael Philip. Envisioning Islam: Syriac Christians and
    the Early Muslim World. Rereading Late Ancient Religion. University of
    Pennsylvania Press, 2015. ISBN-13 : 978-0812224023
  •  Young, Frances M., and Andrew Teal. From Nicaea to Chalcedon: A Guide to the
    Literature and Its Background. 2nd edition. Baker Academic, 2010.
    ISBN-13: 978-0801039157
RH 416O/ TEC 441O – Dangerous Religious Ideas- Rachel Mikva
  • Rachel Mikva, Dangerous Religious Ideas: The Deep Roots of Self-Critical Faith in Judaism, Christianity and Islam (Beacon, 2020)
  • Sikivu Hutchinson, Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars (Infidel, 2011)
Optional:
  • We’ll be reading some reflections on the role of religion in the public square. If you want an incisive, historically-informed analysis, you can deepen this reading with Jeffrey Stout, Democracy and Tradition(Princeton, 2004).
  • It is recommended that you own study editions of the scriptures you’ll be referencing in your final research project (NOT e-books, which make the annotation almost useless). But it is a significant investment if you own none, so maybe acquire at least one:
  • The Jewish Study Bible, Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. (2nd ed., Oxford, 2014).
  • The Study Quran, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, ed. (HarperCollins, 2017)
  • There are several study bibles with a Christian perspective, including New Testament (and sometimes Apocrypha); HarperCollins and New Oxford are pretty good.

RH 367O UCC Polity and History: Lillian Daniel

Required Materials to be Read Before Class:

Texts:

  • Quinn G. Caldwell & Curtis J. Preston, The Unofficial Handbook of the United Church of Christ
  • United Church of Christ Book of Worship (Available in loose-leaf, bound, or download editions)
  • The United Church of Christ Manual on Ministry
  • Randi Jones Walker, The Evolution of a UCC Style: Essays in the History, Ecclesiology, and Culture of the United Church of Christ, 2005.

Online Readings:

  • Short Course in the History of the United Church of Christ
  • United Church of Christ Firsts
Additional Materials:

Online Resources:

  • UCC Polity & Theology Resources
  • Origins of the UCC

A chart showing the origins of the UCC in Christian history.

  • Hidden Histories in the United Church of Christ: Volume I
    • Chapters telling the stories of people and movements often ignored in traditional UCC history: American Indians, Afro-Christians, Old School or Ursinus School Reformed history, Armenian Congregationalists, German Congregationalists, Blacks and the American Missionary Association, Deaconess Sisters in the German Evangelical tradition, Schwenkfelders, Hungarians, Women’s Mission Boards and Organizations, and Japanese American Congregationalists.
  • Hidden Histories of the United Church of Christ: Volume II
    • Chapters telling the stories of people and movements often ignored in traditional UCC history: Union Churches (Lutheran-Reformed), German Evangelical Protestants, Christians in New England, Biblical Criticism and the Evangelical Synod, Women’s Mission Structures, Religious Journalism and the Christians, Otterbein and the United Brethren, Winebrenner and the Churches of God, the Congregational Training School for Women, and Chinese Congregationalists.
  • UCC Statement of Faith

The three versions of the UCC Statement of Faith (1959, 1977, 1981) presented side-by-side, enabling comparisons.

  • What We Believe

Twelve statements summarizing current theological principles held by most United Church of Christ members.

  • Introduction to the UCC Book of Worship

This 1986 introduction to the UCC Book of Worship puts worship in historic context and explains many of the common worship practices among Christians.

  • 12 Principles informing the UCC Book of Worship (Dipko)

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

RH 485O Religion in North America: Julia Speller

  • Albanese, Catherine L., America: Religions and Religion, 5th h edition, Wadsworth Publishing Company, Belmont, CA, 2012.
  • Baldwin, James, Go Tell It On the Mountain, Dial Press Trade Paperback, New York, 1981.
  • Covington, Dennis, Salvation on Sand Mountain: Redemption and Salvation, Penguin Books, New York, 1995.
  • Ehrlich, Elizabeth, Miriam’s Kitchen: A Memoir, Penguin Books, New York, 1997.

RHB 452O History of Islam: Ovamir Anjum

  • Required:

    • El Shamsy, Ahmed. Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition. Princeton University Press, 2020. ISBN: 978-0691174563

  • Readings to be provided in PDF (purchase if hardcopy desired):

    • Anjum, Ovamir. A History of Islam in Action: The Umayyad Period 40-132/661-750. Manuscript.

    • Kennedy, Hugh. The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates, 2nd edition. Pearson, 2004. ISBN: 978-0582405257

  • Sonn, Tamara. Islam: A Brief History, 2nd edition. Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. ISBN: 978-1405180931

LM 4190 Course Materials: Leo Davis

Course Materials

Required Materials 

Texts:

  • Abbington, James. Let Mt. Zion Rejoice!: Music in the African American Church. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 2001. 
  • Abbington, James. Readings in African American Church Music and Worship. Vol I & II. GIA Publications, 2015. 
  • Cone, James H. The Spirituals and the Blues: An Interpretation. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2000. 
  • Costen, Melva W. African American Christian Worship. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1993.
  • Harris, Michael W. The Rise of Gospel Blues: The Music of Thomas Andrew Dorsey in the Urban Church. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. 
  • Davis, Leo H. Jr. No Gimmicks 2.0: Relevancy, Commitment, and Excellence in Worship Ministry. Newark: Godzchild Publications, 2016.
  • Davis, Leo H. Jr. No Gimmicks 2.0: A Devotional Workbook and Small Resource Guide. Newark: Godzchild Publications, 2018.
  • Pollard, Deborah S. When the Church Becomes Your Party. Wayne State University Press, 2008.
  • Walker, Wyatt T. Spirits That Dwell in Deep Woods–Music Book – The Prayer and Praise Hymns of the Black Religious Experience. 5953M edition, GIA Music, 2005.

Optional Materials

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

 

LM 420O Religious Education in a Multicultural World: Heesung Hwang

Required Texts:

  •  Boyung Lee, Transforming Congregations through Community: Faith Formation from the Seminary to the Church. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press (2013), ISBN: 9780664233303.
  •  Patrick Cheng, Rainbow Theology: Bridging Race, Sexuality, and Spirit. Seabury Books (2013), ISBN: 978-1596272415.
  • Kristin Johnston Largen, Interreligious Learning and Teaching: A Christian Rationale for a Transformative Praxis. Fortress Press (2014), ISBN: 9781451488777.
  • Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Hilda P. Koster, ed., Planetary Solidarity: Global Women’s Voices on Christian Doctrine and Climate Justice. Fortress (2017), ISBN: 978-1506432625.
  • Anne E Streaty Wimberly, Annie Lockhart-Gilroy, et al. From Lament to Advocacy: Black Religious Education and Public Ministry. Wesley’s Foundry Books (2020), ISBN: 978-1945935749

Recommended Texts:

  • Mirosloav Volf, Exclusion and Embrace, Revised and Updated: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation. Updated Edition. Abingdon Press (2019), ISBN: 978-1501861079.
  • Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, God Beyond Borders: Interreligious Learning among Faith Communities. Pickwick Publications (2014), ISBN: 9781625644589.
  • Eboo Patel, Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise. Princeton University Press (2018), ISBN: 9780691182728.
  •  Elizabeth F. Caldwell. God’s Big table: Nurturing Children in a Diverse World. Pilgrim Press (2011), ISBN: 978-0829818147.

LM 332O Introduction to Pastoral Theology: Lakisha Lockhart
Required Materials:

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

LM 395O Intro to Chaplaincy Studies: Zachary Moon

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

LM 400O Leadership and Ministry in Context: Kate Lassiter

  • Floding, Matthew. Engage: A Theological Field Education Toolkit. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017 (ISBN 978-1-442-7350-4)
  • Flunder, Yvette. Where the Edge Gathers. Pilgrim Press, 2005 (ISBN 978-0829816389)
  • West, John Lee, Oswald, Roy M., and Guzmán, Nadyne. Emotional Intelligence for Religious Leaders. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018 (ISBN 978-1538109144)

LM 426O Preaching the Headlines: Reginald Williams

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

LM 453O Youth and Young Adult Ministries: Heesung Hwang

  • Tim Elmore and Andrew McPeak, Generation Z Unfiltered: Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population. Poet Gardner (2019), ISBN: 978-1732070349.
  • Sharon Daloz Parks. Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Emerging Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith, Revised Edition. Jossey-Bass (2011), ISBN: 978-0470903797.
  • Kenda Creasy Dean, Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church. Oxford University Press (2010), ISBN: 978-0195314847.
  • Anne E Wimberly and Sarah Frances Farmer. Raising Hope: Four Paths to Courageous Living for Black Youth. United Methodist General Board of Higher Education (2017), ISBN: 978-0938162346
  • Denise Janssen ed.. Educating for Redemptive Community. Wipf and Stock (2015), ISBN: 978-1498208161.

LMB 412O – Foundations of Islamic Education

Prof. Susan Douglass

  • Hussain, Amjad M. A Social History of Education in the Muslim World. London: Ta-Ha Publishers, Ltd., 2011. ISBN: 978-1842001301. Kindle version available.
  • Sahin, Abdullah. New Directions in Islamic Education: Pedagogy and Identity Formation. Kube Publishing, 2013. ISBN: 978-1847740588. Kindle version available.

LMB 335O – Marriage, Family and Ethics of Gender among Muslim Americans

Prof. Metra Azar-Salem

  • Aswad, Barbara C. & Bilge Barbara, eds. Family and Gender among American Muslims, Issues Facing Middle Eastern Immigrants and their Descendants. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1996. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1566394437. No Kindle version.
  • O’Hanlon, Bill. Pathways to Spirituality: Connection, Wholeness, and Possibility for Therapist and Client. W.W. Norton, 2006. Hardcover. ISBN: 978-0393704891. No Kindle version.

LMB 475O – Sunni-Shia Relations and Intra-faith Issues: Prof. Hamid Mavani

  • Ayoub, Mahmoud. The Crisis of Muslim History. Oneworld Publication, 2003. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1851683963. (Kindle version available).
  • Haider, Najam.  Shi‘i Islam: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press, 2014. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1107625785. (Kindle version available).
  • Litvak, Meir and Ofra Bengio. The Sunna and Shi’a in History: Division and Ecumenism in the Muslim Middle East. Palgrave, 2014. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1137485588. (Kindle version available).
  • McHugo, John. A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi’is. Georgetown University Press and Saki Books, 2017. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1626165878. (Kindle version available).

LMB477 – Preaching and Public Presentation of Islam

Prof. Jihad Turk

  • Dale Carnegie Training. Stand and Deliver: How to Become a Masterful Communicator and Public Speaker. New York: Touchstone, 2011. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1439188293 (http://a.co/6BCNEho). Kindle version available.
  • Haidt, Jonathan. The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. New York: Vintage, 2013. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0307455772 (http://a.co/7toGszm). Kindle version available.

LMB 490O – Education Technology and Online Resources

Prof. Munir Shaikh

  • Edtech for the K-12 Classroom: ISTE Readings on How, When and Why to Use Technology. International Society for Technology in Education, 2018. ISBN: 978-1564846938. Kindle version available.

TEB454 – Islamic Rational Theology: IIm al-Kalam (Classical Period: 8th-13th c.)

Prof. Fouad Elgohari

  • No books required. Readings to be provided in PDF.

TEB455 – Universal Maxims of Islamic Law and Beyond

Prof. Jihad Brown

  • No books required. Readings to be provided in PDF

TEC 307O Systematic Theology: Joanne Terrell

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

TEC 321O Christian Ethics: Christophe Ringer – *Updated*

  • Willis Jenkins, The Future of Ethics: Sustainability, Social Justice and Religious Creativity ISBN-13 : 978-1626160170
  • Susanne DeCranne, Aquinas, Feminism and the Common Good ISBN-10: 0878403493
  • Emilie Townes, Breaking the Fine Rain of Death ISBN-13: 978-1597525374
  • Traci West, Disruptive Christian Ethics ISBN-10: 066422959X
  • bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions ISBN-10: 0060959479
  • Christiana Zenner, Just Water: Theology, Ethics and Fresh Water Crisis. ISBN: 978-1626982970
  • Laura Stivers, Disrupting Homelessness: Alternative Christian Approaches ISBN-10: 0800697979
  • Miguel de La Torre, The U.S. Immigration Crisis: Towards and Ethics of Place ISBN-10:9781498223690

TEC 414O Theology of Art: Bo Myung Seo

  • Alejandro Garcia-Rivera, A Wounded Innocence: Sketches for a Theology of Art (The Liturgical Press, 2003).
  • Bruno Forte, The Portal of Beauty: Towards a Theology of Aesthetics (Eerdmans, 2008)
  • Other reading material will be available in pdf

TEC 413O Introduction to Buddhist Studies: Joanne Terrell

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

TEC 412O Latinx Studies and Religion: Questions, Methods, and Issues: Jose Morales

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

  • Gonzalez. Michelle A. A Critical Introduction to Religion in the Americas: Bridging
    the Liberation Theology and Religious Studies Divide. New York University Press,
    2014. ISBN-10: 147980097X
  • Hooker, Juliet. Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois, and
    Vasconcelos. Oxford University Press, 2017. ISBN-10: 0190055863
  • Schutte, Ofelia. Cultural Identity and Social Liberation in Latin American Thought.
    SUNY Press, 1993. ISBN-10: 0791413187
  • Martinez-Vazquez, Hjamil A. Latina/o y Musulman: The Construction of Latina/o Identity Among Latina/o Muslims in the United States. Pickwick Publications, 2009. ISBN-10: 1608990907
  • Stavans, Ilan. José Vasconcelos: The Prophet of Race. Rutgers University Press,
    2011. ISBN-10: 0813550645
  • Rocklin, Alexander. The Regulation of Religion and the Making of Hinduism in Colonial Trinidad. The University of North Carolina Press, 2019. ISBN-10: 1469648717

Students will do a class presentation on an additional, self-selected, theological/
philosophical/jurisprudential book, which they will review and analyze, employing the
methods, perspectives, and proposals from the required readings. The instructor will
provide a list of potential texts from which students can select.

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

  • Anzaldúa, Gloria. Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza. 4th edition. Aunt Lute
    Books, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-1879960855
  • Burdick, John, and Kwame Dixon. Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America.
    University Press of Florida, 2012.
  •  Jaksić, Iván, editor. Debating Race, Ethnicity, and Latino Identity: Jorge J. E. Gracia
    and His Critics. Columbia University Press, 2015. ISBN-10: 0231169442
  • Laikin Elkin, Judith. The Jews of Latin America. 3rd edition. Religion in Politics and
    Society: Dynamics and Developments. Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2014.
    ISBN-13: 978-1588268723
  •  Lindhardt, Martin, editor. New Ways of Being Pentecostal in Latin America.
    Lexington Books, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-0739196571
  • Rocha, Cristina. Zen in Brazil: The Quest for Cosmopolitan Modernity. University of
    Hawaiʻi Press, 2006. ISBN-10: 082482976X
  • Stavans, Ilan. The Seventh Heaven: Travels through Jewish Latin America. Pitt Latin
    American Series. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019. ISBN-10: 082296631X

TEC 429O Mass Incarceration Politics Public Theology: Christophe Ringer

  • Beth E. Ritchie, Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence and America’s Prison Nation ISBN-13 : 978-0814776230
  • Paul Butler, Chokehold: Policing Black Men ISBN-13 : 978-1620974834
  • Joshua Dubler and Vincent Llyod, Break Every Yoke: Religion, Justice and the Abolition of Prisons ISBN-13 978-0190949150
  • James Samuel Logan, Good Punishment: Christian Moral Practice and U.S. Imprisonment ISBN-13 : 978-0802863249
  • Mark Lewis Taylor, The Executed God: The Way of the Cross in Lockdown America ISBN-13 : 978-1451492675
  • Rima L, Vesely-Flad, Racial Purity and Dangerous Bodies: Moral Pollution, Black Lives and the Struggle for Justice. ISBN-13 : 978-1506420493
  • Amy Levad, Redeeming a Prison Society: A Liturgical and Sacramental Response to Mass Incarceration ISBN-13 : 978-0800699918
  • Ryan Lugalia-Hollon and Daniel Cooper, The War on Neighborhoods: Policing, Prisons and Punishment in a Divided City ISBN-13 : 978-080707186

TEC 438O Christianity, LGBTQ Suicide, and the Souls of Queer Folk: Cody Sanders

  • Cheng, Patrick S. From Sin to Amazing Grace: Discovering the Queer Christ. New York: Seabury, 2012. ISBN: 978-1596272385: Price: $24.00
  • Lightsey, Pamela R. Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2015. ISBN:9781498206648; Price: $18.00
  • Sanders, Cody J. Christianity, LGBTQ Suicide, and the Souls of Queer Folk. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2020. ISBN:978-1793606099; Price: $90.00

TEC 444O/6444O Queer Eco-Spiritualities: Ken Stone

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

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

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

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

TEC 601O Hermeneutics: Stephanie Crowder

  • Baldwin, James. The Fire Next Time. Vintage Books. Reissue Edition, 1992.  ISBN:978-0679744726
  • Carey, Greg. Using Our Outside Voice: Public Biblical Interpretation. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2020. ISBN-13-978-1451496338
  • Crowder, Stephanie Buckhanon. When Momma Speaks: The Bible and Motherhood from a Womanist Perspective. WJK Books, 2016. ISBN-13 : 978-0664239251
  • Morrison, Toni. The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations. Vintage International, 2020. ISBN-13 : 978-0525562795
  • Tat-siong, Benny Liew and Fernando Segovia. Colonialism and the Bible: Contemporary Reflections from the Global South (Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies in Religion and Theology). Lexington Books, 2020. ISBN-13 :978-1498572774
  • Zimmerman, JensHermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)Illustrated EditionOxford Press, 2015. ISBN-13 : 978-0199685356
  • Syeed, Najeeba and Heidi Hadsell. Critical Perspectives on Interreligious Education: Experiments in Empathy.  https://brill.com/view/title/56542

TEC 604 Pedagogies: Lakisha Lockhart

  • Adams et al., Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, Third Edition. Routledge (2016) ISBN:
    978-1138023338
  • Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed (New York: Continuum, 2007) ISBN: 978-
    0826412768

Fall 2020 In-Person Courses

LM 321 Introduction to Christian Education: Lakisha Lockhart (now online)

  • Boyung Lee, Transforming Congregations through Community: Faith Formation from the Seminary to the Church. Louisville: Westminister John Knox Press (2013), ISBN:9780664233303
  • Paulo Friere, Pedagogy of the Oppressed (New York: Continuum, 2007), ISBN: 978-0826412768
  • Karen B. Tye, Basics of Christian Education. Chalice Press (2000), ISBN: 978-0827202290
  • Jack L. Seymour, Teaching Biblical Faith. Abingdon Press (2015), ISBN: 978-1630884307

LM 331 Introduction to Pastoral Care:  – Course Canceled

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
  • Capps, Donald The Decades of Life: A Guide to Human Development, Publisher: Westminster John Knox (August, 2008) ISBN-13: 978-0664232412
  • Doehring, Carrie The Practice of Pastoral Care, Revised and Expanded Edition, Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press (December 2014) ISBN-13: 978-0664238407
  • Gorsuch, Nancy Pastoral Visitation, Publisher: Fortress Press (November 1999) ISBN-10: 9780800631901 / ISBN-13: 978-0800631901
  • Kelcourse, Felicity Human Development and Faith, Publisher: Christian Board of Publication (October 2004) ISBN-10: 0827214421 / ISBN-13: 978-0827214422
  • Lartey, Emmanuel , Pastoral Theology in an Intercultural World, Publisher: Wipf and Stock (March 2013) ISBN 13: 978-1-62032-973-3

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 1997) ISBN-10: 0664256260 / ISBN-13: 978-0664256265
  • Matlins, Stuart M. and Arthur J. Magida, editors   How to Be A Perfect Stranger: The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook 6th Edition, Publisher: SkyLight Paths; 6th Edition, New, Updated and Expanded (March 5, 2015) ISBN-13: 978-1594735936

LM365 Global Sensitivity in Ministry: José Morales

Required Texts:

  1. Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart. New York: Penguin Books, 2018. ISBN-13: 978-0141023380
  2. Butler, Judith. Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable? London: Verso, 2010. ISBN-10: 1784782475
  3. De La Torre, Miguel A. Embracing Hopelessness. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2017. ISBN-10: 1506433413
  4. Gebara, Ivone. Out of the Depths: Women’s Experience of Evil and Salvation. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002. ISBN-10: 0800634756
  5. Henderson-Espinoza, Robyn. Activist Theology. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2019. ISBN-10: 1506424643
  6. Jennings, Willie James. The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race. New Haven CT: Yale University Press, 2010. ISBN-10: 0300171366
  7. Jin, Ha. The Writer As Migrant. The Rice University Campbell Lectures. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. ISBN-10: 0226399885
  8. Thatamanil, John. Circling the Elephant: A Comparative Theology of Religious Diversity. Comparative Theology: Thinking Across Traditions. New York: Fordham University Press, 2020.  ISBN-10: 0823287734 (Forthcoming)

LM 414 Worship and/as Transformative Art: Scott Haldeman – Course Canceled

Required Texts:

  • Begbie, Jeremy (ed). Beholding the Glory (Baker Books, 2000; 978-0801022449).
  • Brown, Frank Burch. Good Taste, Bad Taste, Christian Taste (Oxford, 2003; 978-0195158724).
  • Cameron, Julia. The Complete Artist’s Way (Tarcher/Penquin, 2007; 978-1585426300).
  • Esquivel, Laura. Like Water for Chocolate (Doubleday, 1989; 978-0385420167).
  • Jensen, Robin, Understanding Early Christian Art (Routledge, 2000; 978-0415204552)
  • Johnson, Todd, and Dale Savidge (eds), Performing the Sacred (Baker, 2009; 978-0801029523)
  • Kandinsky, Wassily. Concerning the Spiritual in Art (CreateSpace, 2015; 978-1516996179).
  • Saliers, Don. Music and Theology (Abingdon, 2007; 978-0687341948).
  • Vrudny, Kimberly, and Wilson Yates (eds). Arts, Theology, and the Church: New Intersections (Pilgrim, 2005; 978-0829816518).
  • Walton, Janet. Art and Worship: A Vital Connection (Glazier, 1988; 978-0814657362; OP?; distributed with author’s permission; you’ll find on Moodle).

Recommended Texts:

  • Begbie, Jeremy. Voicing Creation’s Praise (T and T Clark, 1991).
  • DeGruchy, John. Christianity, Art and Transformation (Cambridge, 2001).
  • Dillard, Annie. Teaching a Stone to Talk (HarperCollins, 1982).
  • Dillard, Annie. Holy the Firm (HarperCollins, 1982).
  • Driver, Tom. Liberating Rites (BookSurge, 2006).
  • Lawrence, et al (eds). Imaging the Word, Three volumes by lectionary year, (United Church Press, 1998).
  • Markova, Dawna. No Enemies Within: A Creative Process for Discovering What’s Right about What’s Wrong (Berkeley: Conari, 1996).
  • Moon, Bruce. The Canvas Mirror: Existential Art Therapy, second edition (Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas Publisher, 1995).
  • Ray, Paul, and Sherry Ruth Anderson. The Cultural Creatives: How 50 million people are changing the world (NY: Three Rivers Press, 2000).

RH 321 Interpreting the Gospels: Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder (now online)

  • Blount, Brian, ed. True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament
    Commentary. Minneapolis: Fortress, Press, 2007.  [ISBN: 978-0800634216] (TONL)
  • Burridge, Richard A. Four Gospels, One Jesus: A Symbolic Reading. Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans Publishing, 2014. [ISBN: 978-0802871015] (FONE)
  • Crowder, Stephanie Buckhanon. When Momma Speaks: The Bible and Motherhood from a Womanist Perspective. Westminster/John Knox Press, 2016.  [ISBN:  978-0664239251].
  •  Harrington, SJ, Daniel J. The Synoptic Gospels Set Free: Preaching Without   Anti-Judaism. New York: Paulist Press, 2009.  [ISBN: 978-0809145836] (PWA)
  •  Newsom, Carol A., Sharon H. Ringe, and Jacqueline E. Lapsley, eds. Women’s Bible  Commentary: Revised and Updated. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press,  2012. [ISBN: 978-0664237073] (WBC)
  • Segovia, Fernando, and R. S. Sugirtharajah,, eds.  A Postcolonial Commentary on New  Testament Writings. London: TandT Clark, 2009. [ISBN: 978-0567637079] (PCNT)
  • The New Interpreter’s Study Bible- New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha.
    Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2003. [ISBN-13: 978-0687278329] (or any NRSV)

RH 402F Jewish Thought: Rachel Mikva

Required Texts:

  • Barry Holtz, ed.  Back to the Sources (Simon and Schuster, 1984)
  • Judith Plaskow, Standing Again at Sinai (HarperOne reprint, 1991)
  • Martin Buber, I and Thou, trans. by Walter Kaufmann (Free Press, 1971)
  • Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath (any edition)
  • Jonathan Sacks, To Heal a Fractured World (Schocken, 2007)

Also, you need access to The Jewish Study BIble (electronic version is available through the Learning Commons) or other Hebrew Bible with the new JPS translation.

RH 344 History of Christian Thought: Bo Myung Seo – Now online

Required Texts:

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

Recommended book:

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

TEC 400 Constructive Theology: Christophe Ringer (now online)

  • Jones, Serene, and Paul Lakeland, eds. Constructive Theology: A Contemporary Approach to Classical Themes. (Fortress Press, 2005). ISBN 978-0-800-63683-8.

TEC 355F Living Into Our Commitments: Rachel Mikva

Required Texts:

None

TEC 484 – 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
TEC 504 St. Augustine, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Malcolm X – Joanne Terrell
  • St. Augustine of Hippo.  City of God.  
         ___________________.  Confessions.  (All versions of both texts accepted but see the Complete Works                    edited by Schaff and Cleveland below).
  • ___________________. The Complete Works of St. Augustine (50+Books including City of God, Confessions, On Christian Doctrine, etc.), edited by Philip Schaff and Rose Elizabeth Cleveland ($1.99 on Kindle at www.amazon.com). ASIN: B005FY66EA
  • Carson, Clayborn; Gallen, David, et al. Malcolm X: The FBI File (Free on Kindle at www.amazon.com). ASIN: B0071ADKZO
  • 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 (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