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.

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.

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.

Spring 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 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 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 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.
  • Joseph A. Marchal, ed. Bodies on the Verge: Queering Pauline Epistles. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2019.
  • 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 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.

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.

LM 420 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

 LM395O 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 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.

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 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 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

Fall 2020 online

LM 321O Introduction to Christian Education: Heesung Hwang

Required Texts:

  • Karen B. Tye, Basics of Christian Education. Chalice Press (2000), ISBN: 978-0827202290.
  • Jack L. Seymour, ed. Mapping Christian Education: Approaches to Congregational Learning. Abingdon Press (1997), ISBN: 0687008123.
  • Jack L. Seymour, Teaching Biblical Faith. Abingdon Press (2015), ISBN: 1630884308.
  • John H. Westerhoff, III. Will Our Children Have Faith? 3rd rev. ed., Morehouse Publishing (2012), ISBN: 9780819228000.
  • Courtney Goto. The Grace of Playing: Pedagogies for Leaning into God’s New Creation. Pickwick Publications ISBN: 9781498233002,

One of the following:

  • Anne E. Streaty Wimberly, Soul Stories: African American Christian Education, revised edition. Abingdon (2006), ISBN: 068749432X.
  • Lee, Boyung, Transforming Congregations through Community: Faith Formation from the Seminary to the Church. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press (2013), ISBN: 9780664233303.
  • Smith, Yolanda Y. Reclaiming the Spirituals: New Possibilities for African American Christian Education, Reprint edition. Wipf & Stock (2010) ISBN: 978-1608995912.
  • Danah Boyd, It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, Yale University Press (2014), ISBN: 978-0300166316.
  • Elizabeth F. Caldwell, I Wonder: Engaging a Child’s Curiosity about the Bible. Abingdon (2016), ISBN: 9781426799921

LM 332O Introduction to Pastoral Theology: Lakisha Lockhart

Required Books:

  • Carrie Doehring, The Practice of Pastoral Care (2015)
  • Emmanuel Lartey, Pastoral Theology in an Intercultural World (2013)

LM 332O Introduction to Pastoral Theology: Zachary Moon

Required Books:

  • Carrie Doehring, The Practice of Pastoral Care (2015)
  • Emmanuel Lartey, Pastoral Theology in an Intercultural World (2013)

LM 365O Global Sensitivity in Ministry: Bo Myung Seo

  • John Parratt, ed., An Introduction to Third World Theologies. $36.99 on Amazon.
  • Joerg Rieger, No Rising Tide: Theology, Economics, and the Future. $20.00 on Amazon.
  • George Tinker, Missionary Conquest: The Gospel and Native American Cultural Genocide. $21.00 on Amazon
  • Diana Eck, Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras. $16.65 on Amazon
  • Shusaku Endo, Silence (Picador Modern Classics, 2016). ISBN-10: 1250082242. $10.87

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 425O Interspiritual Education and Pedagogies: Najeeba Syeed

  • 1. Smith, Linda Tuhiwai. 2012. Decolonizing methodologies: research and indigenous peoples.
  • 2. Linklater, Renee. 2014. Decolonizing trauma work: indigenous stories and strategies.
  • 3. Gade, Anna M. 2019. Muslim environmentalisms: religious and social foundations.
  • 4. Morgan, Demetri L., and Charles H. F. Davis. 2019. Student activism, politics, and campus climate in higher education
  • 5. Tsomo, Karma Lekshe. 2004. Buddhist Women and Social Justice: Ideals, Challenges, and Achievements. Ithaca: State University of New York Press.
  • 6. Bidwell, Duane R. 2019. When one religion isn’t enough: the lives of spiritually fluid people.
  • 7. Kato, Julius-Kei. 2016. Religious Language and Asian American Hybridity. New York: Palgrave Macmillan US :Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan.

LM 427O LGBTQ Developmental Theories and Ministries: Heesung Hwang

Required Books:

  • Lee-Anne Gray, LGBTQ+ Youth: A Guided Workbook to Support Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. PESI; Workbook edition (May 3, 2018), ISBN-13: 978-1683731382
  • Amber Cantorna, Unashamed: A Coming Out Guide for LGBTQ Christians. Westminster John Knox Press (March 12, 2019), ISBN: 978-0664265052
  • Victoria Clarke, Sonja J. Ellis, Elizabeth Peel, and Damien W. Riggs, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Psychology: Introduction. Cambridge University Press (April 12, 2010) ISBN: 978-0521700184
  • Jamie E. Crockett et al., “A Phenomenological Inquiry of Identity Development, Same‐Sex Attraction, and Religious Upbringing,” Counseling & Values. April 2018, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p91-109.
  • Sam Killermann, A Guide to Gender: The Social Justice Advocate’s Handbook, 2nd edition. Impetus Books (March 14, 2017), ISBN: 978-0989760249
  • Justin tanis, Trans-Gender: Theology, Ministry and Communities of Faith. Wipf & Stock (June 25, 2018), ISBN: 978-1532636424

Recommended:

  • Cody J. Sanders, A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth. Westminster John Knox Press (September 4, 2017), ISBN: 978-0664262501
  • Mark Oestreicher et al., 4 Views on Pastoring LGBTQ Teenagers: Effective Ministry to Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, and Questioning Students Among Us. The Youth Cartel (January 15, 2018), ISBN: 978-1942145363
  • John Shore, Unfair: Christians and the LGBT Question. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 7, 2013), ISBN: 978-1490365886
  • Stephanie Brill and Lisa Kenney, Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens. Cleis Press (September 13, 2016), ISBN: 978-1627781749

LM 481O, Marriage Rites and Wrongs: Scott Haldeman

  • Cott, Nancy, F. Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation, revised edition. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2000; 978-0674008755.
  • Ellison, Marvin. Same-sex marriage? a Christian ethical analysis. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2004; 978-0829816594.
  • Ingraham, Chrys. White weddings: romancing heterosexuality in popular culture, second edition. New York: Routledge, 2008; 978-0415951333.
  • Jordan, Mark D. Blessing same-sex unions: the peril of queer romance and the confusions of Christian marriage. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005; 978-0226410333.
  • Long, Kimberly Bracken, and David Maxwell (eds.), Inclusive Marriage Services: A Wedding Sourcebook. Louisville: WJK, 2015; 978-0664260316.
  • Long, Kimberly Bracken, From This Day Forward: Rethinking the Christian Wedding. Louisville: WJK, 2015; 978-0664239305.
  • Nussbaum, Martha. From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law. New York: Oxford, 2010; 978-0195305319.
  • Witte, John, Jr., From Sacrament to Contract: marriage, religion, and law in the western tradition, second edition. Louisville: WJK, 2012; 978-0664234324.

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 3210  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 402F Jewish Thought: Rachel Mikva

  • 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.

RH344O History of Christian Thought: José  Morales

Required Texts:

  • Anatolios, Khaled. Retrieving Nicaea: The Development and Meaning of Trinitarian Doctrine. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011. ISBN-10: 1540960692
  • González Justo L. Christian Thought Revisited: Three Types of Theology. Revised Edition. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1999. ISBN-10: 1570752559
  • Hurtado, Larry W. Honoring the Son: Jesus in Earliest Christian Devotional Practice. Snapshots. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2018. ISBN-10: 1683590961
  • McGrath, Alister E. Reformation Thought: An Introduction. Fourth edition. Hoboken, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 2011. ISBN -10: 144435485X
  • Miles, Margaret R., The Word Made Flesh: A History of Christian Thought. Blackwell Publishing: Malden, MA, 2005. ISBN-10: 1570752559
  • Moore, Rebecca. Women in Christian Traditions. Women in Religions. New York: New York University Press, 2015. ISBN-10: 1479821756

TEC 355F Living Into Our Commitments: Rachel Mikva

Required Books: None

TEC 3950 Introduction To InterReligious Engagement: Najeeba Syeed

  • Rose, Or N., Homayra Ziad, and Soren M. Hessler. 2018. Words to live by:  sacred sources for interreligious engagement.
  • Thistlethwaite, Susan Brooks. 2012. Interfaith Just Peacemaking: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim perspectives on the new paradigm of peace and war. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Funk, Nathan C., and Abdul Aziz Said. 2009. Islam and peacemaking in the Middle East. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers. http://public.ebookcentral.proquest.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=3328984.
  • Sacks, Jonathan. 2006. To heal a fractured world: the ethics of responsibility. London: Continuum.

TEC 400O 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 422O Contemplation and Social Interaction: Cynthia Stewart

  • Liberating Faith: Religious Voices for Justice, Peace, and Ecological Wisdom Ed. Roger S. Gottlieb ISBN-13: 978-0742525351  / ISBN-10: 074252535X . Be sure to buy a used copy or to rent!
  • Living Peace: A Spirituality of Contemplation and Action John Dear ISBN-10:0385498276 / ISBN -13: 978-0385498272

TEC 445O   Moral Injury and Recovery: Zachary Moon

Required Books:

  • Ramsay and Doehring, Military Moral Injury and Spiritual Care (2019)
  • Moon, Warriors between Worlds (2019)

TEC 498O  LGBTQ Issues and Biblical Interpretation: Teresa Hornsby *Updated

Required Books:

  • Martti Nissinen, Homoeroticism in the Biblical World: A Historical Perspective (Fortress Press, 2004)
  • Theodore W. Jennings, Jr., The Man Jesus Loved: Homoerotic Narratives from the New Testament (Pilgrim Press, 2009)
  • Dawne Moon, God, Sex, and Politics: Homosexuality and Everyday Theologies (University of Chicago Press, 2004)
  • Jay Michaelson, God vs. Gay?: The Religious Case for Equality (Beacon Press, 2012)
  • Jennifer Wright Knust, Unprotected Texts: The Bible’s Surprising Contradictions about Sex and Desire (HarperOne, 2011)

Recommended:

  • Jennifer Bird, Permission Granted: Take the Bible Into Your Own Hands (Westminster John Knox Press, 2015)
  • Heather R. White, Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights (University of North Carolina Press, 2015)

TEC 527O African American Political Theology: Christophe Ringer  *UPDATED*

Required Texts:

  • Rawls, John. Justice as Fairness: A Restatement  ISBN-13: 978-0674005112  
  • Pace, Courtney, Freedom Faith: The Womanist Vision of Prathia Hall  ISBN-13: 978-0820355061 
  • Glaude Jr., Eddie, Begin Again: James Baldwin’s American and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own   ISBN-13: 978-0525575320 
  • Walker-McWilliams. Marcia Reverend Addie Wyatt: Faith and the Fight for Labor, Gender, and Racial Equality ISBN-13: 978-0252081996  
  • Azaransky, Sarah. The Dream Is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American  ISBN-13: 978- 0199744817   
  • Johnson, Terrance. Tragic Soul-Life: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Moral Crisis Facing American Democracy ISBN-13: 978-0195383980  
  • Lloyd, Vincent & Dubler, Joshua, Break Every Yoke: Religion, Justice, and the Abolition of PrisonsISBN-13: 978-0190949150 

TEC 595O Master’s Writing Seminar: Bo Myung Seo

  • Wayne Booth, The Craft of Research, Fourth Edition ($12.45 on Amazon)

LMB 411 – Curriculum Design, Development and Integration:  Karima Alavi

  • Lyons, Jonathan. The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization. Bloomsbury Press, 2010. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1608190584 (http://a.co/i0GvmXB). Kindle version available.

  • Voltz, Deborah. Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards: Strategies for Success in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms. ASCD, 2010. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1416610243 (http://a.co/gk16sxa). Kindle version available.

LMB 334 – Care and Counseling for Bereavement: Najah Bazzy

  • Covey, Stephen. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Simon & Schuster, 2013. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1451639612 Kindle version available.

  • Kalanithi, Paul and Abraham Verghese. When Breath Becomes Air. Random House, 2016. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1784701994. (http://a.co/aHKSbME). Kindle version available.

  • Ross, Elizabeth Kubler and David Kessler. On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages. Simon and Schuster, 2015. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1476775555. (http://a.co/d6oMxDQ). Kindle version available.

TEB453 – Islamic Law and Legal Theory: Asifa Quraishi-Landes

  • No assigned books. All readings will be provided as PDFs in Canvas.

TEB452 – Homo Islamicus: David Coolidge

  • No assigned books. All readings will be provided as PDFs in Canvas.

RHB418 – Muslim Spirituality Among the Religions of the World: Ozgur Koca

  • al-Ghazali, Abu Hamid. Deliverance from Error (Al-Munqidh min ad-Dalal). R.J. Maccarthy, tr. Fons Vitae, 2nd edition, 2004. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1887752275.

  • Dupre, Louis. Light from Light: An Anthology of Christian Mysticism. Paulist Press, 2nd edition, 2001. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0809140138.

  • Ibn Arabi, Muhyiddin. The Bezels of Wisdom (Fusus al-Hikam). R.W.J. Austin, tr. Paulist Press, 1980. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0809123315.

  • Matt, Daniel C. The Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism. HarperOne, 1996. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0062511638.

  • Rumi, Jalal al-Din. The Masnavi: Book 1. Jawid Mojaddedi, tr. Oxford University Press, 2008. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0199552313.

  • Sells, Michael A. Early Islamic Mysticism. Paulist Press, 1995. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0809136193.

TEB405 – Contemporary Islamic Thought:  Hamid Mavani

Required:

  • Euben, Roxanne and Muhammad Qasim Zaman, eds. Princeton Readings in Islamist Thought: Texts and Contexts from al-Banna to Bin Laden. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0691135885.

  • Rahnema, Ali, ed. Pioneers of Islamic Revival. Zed Books, 2005. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1842776155.

Recommended:

  • Abdel Haleem, M.A.S., tr. The Qur’an. Oxford University Press, 2008. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0199535958.

  • Gesink, Indira. Islamic Reform and Conservatism: Al-Azhar and the Evolution of Modern Sunni Islam. Tauris, 2013. Paperback. ISBN: 978-1780764276.

  • Mavani, Hamid. Religious Authority and Political Thought in Twelver Shi’ism: From Ali to Post-Khomeini. Routledge, 2015. (ch. 4-6) Paperback. ISBN: 978-1138933736. Available at: http://a.co/3ra1inZ

RHB456 – Arabic 2A Bayan Staff

  • Brustad, Kristen. Al-Kitaab fii Ta`allum al- `Arabiyya, Part 1 (3rd edition, with DVD). Georgetown University Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-1589017368. (http://a.co/3Ndz8xs).

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

RHB457 – Arabic 3A: Bayan Staff

  • Brustad, Kristen. Al-Kitaab fii Ta`allum al- `Arabiyya, Part 2 (3rd edition, with DVD). Georgetown University Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-1626161238. (http://a.co/8b8TB8W).

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

TEB595 – Bayan MA Thesis Seminar (for CST students only)  Munir Shaikh

Recommended:

  • Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 8th edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.