Text Listings

The courses listed may also include additional readings that will be provided to students on reserve, in print, or electronically. In addition, some professors may add additional textbooks to their syllabi after the registration period. As you select a textbook vendor, you should keep in mind that textbook lists are subject to change, courses are occasionally canceled, and that students sometimes need to drop courses in the first two weeks of the term. Therefore, it is advisable to purchase books from vendors that will allow you to return books if necessary.

Revised July 9, 2019 

 

Summer 2019

RH 367 History and Polity of the UCC: Stephen Ray

  • “Message to the Churches from the Uniting Synod,” http://www.ucc.org/education/polity/pdf-folder/message-to-the-churches-from-uniting-synod.pdf
  • “Who Shall We Be?” (to be provided)
  • Randi Jones Walker, The Evolution of a UCC Style: Essays in the History, Ecclesiology, and Culture of the United Church of Christ, 2005.
  • Louis Gunnemann, The Shaping of the United Church of Christ, An Essay in the History of American Christianity, United Church Press, 1977. ISBN 0-8298-1345-4, $22.00
  • Mary Susan Gast. That We May (Finally) Be One, Pilgrim Press, 2016. ISBN: 0829820310.
  • UCC Manual on Ministry, http://www.ucc.org/ministers_manual.
  • Additional readings to be provided.

RH 465 Womanist Biblical Interpretation: Vanessa Lovelace

  • Smith, Mitzi, ed., I Found God in Me: A Womanist Biblical Hermeneutics Reader. Cascade (2015), 9781625647450, $30.40
  • Byron, Gay L. and Vanessa Lovelace, eds., Womanist Interpretations of the Bible: Expanding the Discourse. SBL (2016), 9781628371529, $44.00.

LM 428H Liturgies in Chaplaincy Contexts: Zachary Moon

  • Kathy Black, Rhythms of Religious Ritual, Claremont Press (2018) ISBN 978-1946230157
  • Ramshaw, Rituals and Pastoral Care, Fortress Press (1987) ISBN 978-0800617387
  • Kate Braestrup, Beginner’s Grace: Bringing prayer to life, Free Press (2010) ISBN 978-1439184264

LM 460O Pastoring Your First Church: Mark Winters

  • Open Secrets, by Richard Lischer, Harmony, 2002, ISBN 978-0767907446
  • Restoring Dignity Nourishing Hope: Developing Mutuality in Mission, Jonathan Barnes and Peter E. Makari, Pilgrim, 2016, ISBN 978-0-8298-2037-9 (available at https://www.uccresources.com/ or https://www.thepilgrimpress.com/).
  • A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix, by Edwin H. Friedman, Seabury, 2007, ISBN  978-1596272798
  • Church Administration in the Black Perspective, Massey and McKinney, Judson 2003, ISBN 9780817007102
  • One Family’s Story: A Primer on Bowen Theory, Michael Kerr, Bowen Center, 2008, ISBN 978-0965854023
  • Can a Sistah Get a Little Help? Encouragement for Black Women in Ministry, Teresa L. Fry Brown, Pilgrim, 2008, ISBN  978-0829817430
  • Faith Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World, Alexia Salvatierra & Peter Heltzel, InterVarsity, 2014, ISBN 978-0830836611
  • One of the following:
    • Speak To Me That I May Speak, Dow Edgerton, Pilgrim, 2006, ISBN  978-0829817195 OR
    • They Like To Never Quit Praisin’ God, Frank Thomas, Pilgrim 1997, ISBN 978-0829819786

LM 464 Mobilizing for Justice – Advocacy Ministry with Children and Youth: Janet Wolf

TEC 416O Latin American Liberation Theologies: José Morales

  • Barger, Lilian Calles. The World Come of Age: An Intellectual History of Liberation Theology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2018. ISBN-10: 0190695390
  • Bingemer, Maria Clara Lucchetti. Latin American Theology: Roots and Branches. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2016. ISBN-10: 1626981841
  • Gebara, Ivone. Longing for Running Water: Ecofeminism and Liberation. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1999. ISBN-10: 0800631838
  • Sedmak, Clemens. A Church of the Poor: Pope Francis and the Transformation of Orthodoxy. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2016. ISBN-10: 9781626982062
  • Sobrino, Jon, and Ignacio Ellacuría, editors. Systematic Theology: Perspectives from Liberation Theology (Readings from Mysterium Liberationis). Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1996. ISBN-10: 1570750688
  • For Doctoral Students—Additional Required Text: Petrella, Ivan. The Future of Liberation Theology: An Argument and Manifesto. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2004. ISBN-10: 0754640515

TEC 446 Introduction to Buddhism: JoAnne Terrell and Christophe Ringer

Required:

  • Hagen, Steve. Buddhism Plain and Simple: The Practice of Being Aware, Right Now, Every Day (Broadway Books, 1998). ISBN: 978-0767903325 (Kindle available)
  • Williams, Angel Kyodo. Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation (North Atlantic Books, 2016). ISBN: 978-1623170981 (Kindle available)
  • Recording: Damashii, Bushi Yamato. The Liturgists Podcast, “Buddhist” (Part 1), first aired 06 February, 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Recording: Salzberg, Sharon. The Liturgists Podcast, “Buddhist” (Part 2), first aired 21 February, 1 hr. 34 min.

Recommended:

  • Trungpa, Chogyam. Crazy Wisdom (Dharma Ocean) (Shambhala: 2001). ISBN: 978-1570628948 (Kindle available)
  • Wangdu, Lama Tsering. Hundred Thousand Rays of Sun: The Sublime Life and Teaching of a Chod Master (Lulu.com: 2010). ISBN: 978-0557004096
  • Wilbur, Ken. Integral Buddhism: And the Future of Spirituality (Shambhala: 2018). ISBN: 978-1611805604 (Kindle available)

TEC 475 Muslims in America: Uzma Jamil

  • Hammer, Julianne and Omid Safi, Eds. Cambridge Companion to American Islam. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. ISBN: 9781139026161 (ebook); ISBN-13: 978-0521175524 (paperback)
  • Bayoumi, Moustafa. This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror. New York: NYU Press, 2015. ISBN 978-1479835645 (paperback)

 

Fall 2019

Monday

TEC 595A MA/STM Thesis Seminary: Zachary Selby

  • Booth, Wayne C., et al. The Craft of Research (3rd Edition). Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 2008.
  • Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (9th Edition). Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 2018.

 

Tuesday

LM 422 Religious Education for a Multicultural World: Heesung Hwang

  • Eleazar S. Fernandez, ed. Teaching for a Culturally Diverse and Racially Just World (2014), ISBN: 978162032110. $51.00, Kindle $9.99 on Amazon
  • Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, S. Steve Kang, and Gary A. Parrett, A Many Colored Kingdom: Multicultural Dynamics for Spiritual Formation. Baker Academic (2004), ISBN: 9780801027437. $24.00
  • Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, God Beyond Borders: Interreligious Learning among Faith Communities. Pickwick Publications (2014), ISBN: 9781625644589. $24.00
  • Kristin Johnston Largen, Interreligious Learning and Teaching: A Christian Rationale for a Transformative Praxis. Fortress Press (2014), ISBN: 9781451488777. $24.00
  • Diane Ehrensaft, The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes. The Experiment (2016), ISBN: 9781615193066. $15.95
  • Karen P. Oliveto, Our Strangely Warmed Hearts: Coming Out into God’s Call. Abingdon Press (2018), ISBN: 9781501858918. $17.99
  • Sumara, Dennis and Davis, Brent. “Interrupting Heteronormativity: Toward a Queer Curriculum Theory.” Journal of LGBTQ Issues in Counseling, Vol. 9, 2015, Issue 2.
  • Kathleen A. Cahalan and Gordon S. Mikoski, eds., Opening the Field of Practical Theology: An Introduction. Rowman & Littlefield (2014), ISBN 9780742561267. $45.20

One of the following:

  • Eboo Patel, Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise. Princeton University Press (2018), ISBN: 9780691182728. $27.95
  • HyeRan Kim-Cragg, Interdependence: A Postcolonial Feminist Practical Theology. Pickwick Publications (2018), ISBN: 9781532617249. $24.00
  • bell hooks, Where We Stand: Class Matters. Routledge (2000), ISBN: 9780415929134. $41.95
  • Scott Rose, et. al. Bless are the Refugees: Beatitudes of Immigrant Children. Orbis Books (2018), ISBN: 9781626982888. $18.00
  • Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, 50th Bloomsbury (2018), ISBN: 9781501314131. $21.46
  • Boyung Lee, Transforming Congregations through Community: Faith Formation from the Seminary to the Church. Westminster John Knox Press (2013), ISBN: 0664233309. $13.93.
  • Anne E. Streaty Wimberly, Soul Stories: African American Christian Education, revised edition. Abingdon (2006), ISBN: 068749432X. $22.99
  • Smith, Yolanda Y. Reclaiming the Spirituals: New Possibilities for African American Christian Education, Reprint edition. Wipf & Stock (2010) ISBN: 9781608995912. $21.27
  • Maldonado, David. “The Changing Religious Practices of Hispanics,” in Hispanics in the US: An agenda for the 21st century, 2017.
  • Sharon Kim, A Faith of Our Own: Second-Generation Spirituality in Korean American Churches, Rutgers University Press (2010) ISBN:9780813547275. $32.95

LM 302 Preaching: Reginald Williams

  • To Serve This Present Age: Social Justice Ministries In the Black Church. Ayers, Danielle L. & Williams, Reginald W., Judson Press, 2013.
  • Exodus Preaching: Crafting Sermons About Justice And Hope., Gilbert, Kenyatta R., Abingdon Press 2018
  • The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering The True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus’ Teachings And How They Have Been Corrupted,Hendricks, Obery. Doubleday, 2006.
  • Where Have All the Prophets Gone?: Reclaiming Prophetic Preaching in America. McMickle, Marvin Andrew. Pilgrim Press, 2006.
  • Prophetic Preaching: A Pastoral Approach. Tisdale, Lenora Tubbs. Westminster John Knox Press, 2010.
  • Ross, Jerome. “The Cultural Affinity Between The Ancient Yahwists And The African Americans: A Hermenuetic for Homiletics.” In Born To Preach: Essays in Honor of The Ministry of Henry & Ella Mitchell, edited by Samuel K. Roberts, 22-39. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 2000. Available at https://www.judsonpress.com/Products/203E/born-to-preach.aspx, $3.

LM 365 Global Sensitivity in Ministry: Bo Myung Seo

  • Shusaku Endo, Silence (Picador Modern Classics, 2016). ISBN-10: $10.87.
  • John Parratt, ed., An Introduction to Third World Theologies. (Cambridge University Press, 2004). ISBN-10: $35.99 on Amazon.
  • Joerg Rieger, No Rising Tide: Theology, Economics, and the Future. (Fortress Press, 2009) ISBN-10: 0800664590. $20.00 on Amazon.
  • Rita Gross, Religious Diversity: What’s the Problem? Buddhist Advice for Flourishing with Religious Diversity (Cascade Books, 2014). ISBN-10: $34.40 on publisher’s website.
  • George Tinker, Missionary Conquest: The Gospel and Native American Cultural Genocide (Fortress Press, 1993) ISBN-10: $21.00 on Amazon.

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

Required Texts:

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

Recommended Texts:

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

RH 301 Interpreting the Hebrew Bible: Ken Stone

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

  • Berlin, Adele, and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. Jewish Study Bible. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-0199978465 (hardback) or 978-0199393879 (ebook).
  • Collins, John J. A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. 2nd or 3rd ed. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014/2018. ISBN: 978-1451472943 (2nd ed. paperback), 978-1451484359 (2nd ed. ebook), 978-1506445991 (3rd ed. paperback), or 978-1506446066 (3rd ed. ebook).
  • Knight, Douglas, and Amy-Jill Levine. The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us. New York: HarperOne, 2011. ISBN: 978-0062067739 (paperback) or 978-0062098597 (ebook).
  • Gafney, Wilda C. Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2017. ISBN: 978-0664239039 (paperback) or 978-1611648126 (ebook).
  • [optional] Matthews, Victor H., and Don C. Benjamin. Old Testament Parallels: Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East. 3rd or 4th ed. New York: Paulist, 2006/2016. ISBN: 978-0809144358 (3rd ed. paperback), 978-0809149896 (4th ed. paperback), or 978-1587686160 (4th ed. ebook). [Note: The 4th ed. ebook will be available through the Learning Commons website, so it’s not necessary to purchase this text. However, if you’d prefer a paper edition or your own copy of an ebook, you can buy it if you’d like.]
  • Additional reading will be provided to students.

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

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

 

Wednesday

RH 321 Interpreting the Gospels: Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

  • Bible: New Revised Standard Version
  • Free Online Synopses on NT Gateway: http://www.ntgateway.com/gospel-and-acts/general-resources/texts-and-synopses/
  • Brian K. Blount et al., eds. True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary, (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007). ISBN: 978-0800634216
  • Richard A. Burridge, Four Gospels, One Jesus: A Symbolic Reading. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 2014). [ISBN: 978-0802871015]
  • Deryn Guest, Robert Goss, and Mona West, eds. The Queer Bible Commentary. London: SCM Press, 2015. ISBN: 978-0334054429. Recommended—due to cost. Kindle Edition is $75.
  • Daniel J. Harrington, SJ, The Synoptic Gospels Set Free: Preaching Without Anti-Judaism(New York: Paulist Press, 2009). ISBN: 978-0809145836
  • Carol A. Newsom, Sharon H. Ringe, and Jacqueline E. Lapsley, eds. Women’s Bible Commentary: Revised and Updated(Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Knox Press, 2012). ISBN: 978-0664237073.
  • Daniel Patte, ed. Global Bible Commentary(Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2004). ISBN: 978-0687064038.
  • Fernando F. Segovia and R. S. Sugirtharajah, eds. A Postcolonial Commentary on the New Testament Writings(New York: T & T Clark, 2007). ISBN: 978-0567637079.
  • Mark L. Strauss, Four Portraits, One Jesus: A Survey of Jesus and the Gospels(Zondervan, 2007). [ISBN: 978-0310226970] —Recommended

TEC 393 Introduction to LGBTQ+ Religious Studies: Scott Haldeman

  • Althaus-Reid, Marcella. The Queer God (Routledge, 2003). ISBN 978-0415323246.
  • Boswell, John. Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century, thirty-fifth anniversary edition (University of Chicago Press, 2015) ISBN 978-0226345222
  • Cheng, Patrick. Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology (Seabury Books, 2011). ISBN 978-1596271326
  • Heyward, Carter. Touching Our Strength: The Erotic as Power and the Love of God (Harper San Francisco, 1989). ISBN 978-0062503961.
  • Theodore W. Jennings, Jr. The Man Jesus Loved: Homoerotic narratives from the New Testament (The Pilgrim Press, 2009). ISBN 978-0829815351.
  • Johnson, E. Patrick. No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies (Duke University Press, 2016). ISBN 978-0822362425.
  • Jordan, Mark. Recruiting Young Love: How Christians Talk about Homosexuality (University of Chicago Press, 2011). ASIN:
  • Lightsey, Pamela. Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology (Wipf and Stock, 2015). ISBN-13:978-1498206648 (paperback) or ASIN: B0172WG6B0 (kindle).
  • Michaelson, Jay. God vs Gay? The Religious Case for Equality (Beacon Press, 2012). ISBN-13:978-0807001479.
  • Stone, Ken. Practicing Safer Texts: Food, Sex, and Bible in Queer Perspective (T&T Clark, 2005). ISBN 978-0567081728.
  • Tonstad, Linn Marie. Queer Theology: Beyond Apologetics (Cascade Books, 2018). ISBN 978-1498218795.
  • White, Heather, Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the rise of gay rights (University of North Carolina Press, 2015). ISBN 978-1469624112.
  • Wilcox, Melissa, Queer Nuns: Religion, Activism, and Serious Parody (NYU Press, 2018). ISBN 978-1479820368.
  • ____, Introduction to LGBTQIA+ Religious Studies (Rowman&Littlefield, forthcoming)

LM 331 Introduction to Pastoral Care: Lee Butler

Required Texts:

  • Butler, Lee H., Jr., Listen My Son: Wisdom to Help African American Fathers. Publisher: Abingdon Press (March 2010). ISBN-13: 978-0-687-46749-5, Kindle Edition.
  • Capps, Donald . The Decades of Life: A Guide to Human Development, Westminster John Knox (2008). ISBN: 978-0664232412
  • Doehring, Carrie. The Practice of Pastoral Care, Revised and Expanded Edition. Westminster John Knox Press (December 2014). ISBN-13: 978-0664238407. Kindle Edition available
  • Gorsuch, Nancy, Pastoral Visitation. Publisher: Fortress Press (November 1, 1999). ISBN-10: 9780800631901; ISBN-13: 978-0800631901
  • Kelcourse, Felicity, Human Development and Faith. Publisher: Christian Board of Publication (October 1, 2004). ISBN-10: 0827214421; ISBN-13: 978-0827214422
  • Lartey, Emmanuel. Pastoral Theology in an Intercultural World. Publisher: Wipf and Stock (March 13, 2013). ISBN 13: 978-1-62032-973-3

Recommended Texts:

  • Fowler, Gene, Caring Through the Funeral. Publisher: Chalice Press (February 1, 2004). ISBN-10: 9780827204935; ISBN-13: 978-0827204935
  • Graham, Larry Kent, Discovering Images of God: Narratives of Care Among Lesbians and Gays. Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press; 1st edition (March 1, 1997). ISBN-10: 0664256260; ISBN-13: 978-0664256265
  • Matlins, Stuart M. and Arthur J. Magida, editors. How to Be A Perfect Stranger: The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook 6th Edition. SkyLight Paths (2015). ISBN: 978-1594735936

TEC 504 Augustine, Niebuhr, Malcolm X: JoAnne Terrell

  • 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 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 X (New York: New York University Press, 1997). ISBN:  978-0-81-471864-3
  • Marable, Manning.  Malcolm X:  A Life of Reinvention (New York: Viking, 2011). ISBN:  978-0-67-002220-5
  • Miles, Margaret. Augustine On the Body (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock,2009). ISBN: 13: 978-1-60899-195-2
  • Rasmussen, Larry.  Reinhold Niebuhr: Theologian of Public Life (Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 1991). ISBN:  0-8006-3407-1
  • X, Malcolm (with Alex Haley).  The Autobiography of Malcolm X (New York: Ballantine Books, 1966, 1987). ISBN:  978-0-34-535068-8

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 414/614 Theology of Art: Bo Myung Seo

  • Alejandro Garcia-Rivera, A Wounded Innocence: Sketches for a Theology of Art (The Liturgical Press, 2003). ISBN-10: 0814651127. $95 on Amazon.com
  • Bruno Forte, The Portal of Beauty: Towards a Theology of Aesthetics (Eerdmans, 2008). ISBN-10: 0802832806  $26.61 on Amazon.

 

Additional Courses

TEC 355F Living Into Our Commitments: Rachel Mikva

  • No textbooks; all readings will be available electronically.

 

Online Courses

LM 321O Introduction to Christian Education: Heesung Hwang

  • Karen B. Tye, Basics of Christian Education. Chalice Press (2000), ISBN: 978-0827202290. $21.99 on Amazon
  • Jack L. Seymour, ed. Mapping Christian Education: Approaches to Congregational Learning. Abingdon Press (1997), ISBN: 0687008123. $19.99
  • Jack L. Seymour, Teaching Biblical Faith. Abingdon Press (2015), ISBN: 1630884308. $17.99
  • John H. Westerhoff, III. Will Our Children Have Faith? 3rd rev. ed., Morehouse Publishing (2012), ISBN: 9780819228000. $14.99
  • Courtney Goto. The Grace of Playing: Pedagogies for Leaning into God’s New Creation. Pickwick Publications ISBN: 9781498233002, $40.00
  • Boyung Lee, Transforming Congregations through Community: Faith Formation from the Seminary to the Church. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press (2013), ISBN: 9780664233303. $20.00
  • Plus one of the following:
    • Anne E. Streaty Wimberly, Soul Stories: African American Christian Education, revised edition. Abingdon (2006), ISBN: 068749432X. $22.99
    • Smith, Yolanda Y. Reclaiming the Spirituals: New Possibilities for African American Christian Education, Reprint edition. Wipf & Stock (2010) ISBN: 978-1608995912. $21.27
    • Danah Boyd, It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, Yale University Press (2014), ISBN: 978-0300166316. $25.00
    • Elizabeth F. Caldwell, I Wonder: Engaging a Child’s Curiosity about the Bible. Abingdon (2016), ISBN: 9781426799921, $20.99
    • Mai-Ahn Le Tran, Reset The Heart: Unlearning Violence, Relearning Hope, Abingdon Press (2017), ISBN-10: 1501832468 ($34.99)

LM 332O Introduction to Pastoral Theology: Zachary Moon

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

LM 365O Global Sensitivity in Ministry: Bo Myung Seo

  • Shusaku Endo, Silence (Picador Modern Classics, 2016). ISBN-10: $10.87.
  • John Parratt, ed., An Introduction to Third World Theologies. (Cambridge University Press, 2004). ISBN-10: $35.99 on Amazon.
  • Joerg Rieger, No Rising Tide: Theology, Economics, and the Future. (Fortress Press, 2009) ISBN-10: 0800664590. $20.00 on Amazon.
  • Rita Gross, Religious Diversity: What’s the Problem? Buddhist Advice for Flourishing with Religious Diversity (Cascade Books, 2014). ISBN-10: $34.40 on publisher’s website.
  • George Tinker, Missionary Conquest: The Gospel and Native American Cultural Genocide (Fortress Press, 1993) ISBN-10: $21.00 on Amazon.

LM 395O Introduction to Chaplaincy Studies: Zachary Moon

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

LM 400O Leadership & 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 415O Ritual Studies: Scott Haldeman

Required:

  • Bell, Catherine. Ritual: Perspectives and Dimensions, revised edition (reprint; Oxford, 2010). ISBN 978-0-199-73510-5.
  • Driver, Tom. Liberating Rites (BookSurge, 2006).
  • ISBN 978-1-419-64210-4.
  • Grimes, Ronald. The Craft of Ritual Studies (Oxford, 2013).
  • ISBN 978-0-195-30143-4.
  • Grimes, Ronald (editor). Readings in Ritual Studies (Pearson, 1995). ISBN 978-0-023-47253-4. [NB: This is a good book to buy for future reference; however, you will find the assigned articles on Canvas as pdf scans in the appropriate week as the book used to be hard to find—it has apparently been reprinted.]

Recommended:

  • Bell, Catherine. Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice (reprint; Oxford, 2009). ISBN 978-0-199-73362-0.
  • Berger, Teresa. Women’s Ways of Worship (Pueblo, 1999).
  • ISBN 978-0-814-66173-4.
  • Grimes, Ronald. Beginnings in Ritual Studies, revised edition (CreateSpace, 2010). ISBN 978-1-453-75262-3.
  • Deeply into the Bone: Re-inventing Rites of Passage (University of California, 2002). ISBN 978-0-520-23675-2.
  • Marrying and Burying. (CreateSpace, 2010).
  • ISBN 978-1-453-77897-5.
  • Ritual Criticism. (CreateSpace, 2010).
  • ISBN 978-1-453-75262-3.
  • Reading, Writing and Ritualization (Pastoral Press, 1995)
  • ISBN 978-1-569-29007-1.
  • Lathrop, Gordon. Holy Things (Fortress, 1993).
  • ISBN 978-0-800-63131-4.
  • Moore, Robert. The Archetype of Initiation. Ex Libris, 2001.
  • ISBN 978-0-738-84764-1.
  • Northrup, Lesley A. ritualizing women (Pilgrim Press, 1997).
  • ISBN 978-0-829-81213-8.
  • Turner, Victor. The Ritual Process (reprint, Aldine, 1995).
  • ISBN 978-0-202-01190-5.
  • van Gennep, Arnold. Rites of Passage (reprint; University of Chicago, 1961). ISBN 978-0-226-84849-5.

 

RH 301O Interpreting the Hebrew Bible: Ken Stone

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

  • Berlin, Adele, and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds. Jewish Study Bible. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-0199978465 (hardback) or 978-0199393879 (ebook).
  • Collins, John J. A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. 2nd or 3rd ed. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014/2018. ISBN: 978-1451472943 (2nd ed. paperback), 978-1451484359 (2nd ed. ebook), 978-1506445991 (3rd ed. paperback), or 978-1506446066 (3rd ed. ebook).
  • Knight, Douglas, and Amy-Jill Levine. The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us. New York: HarperOne, 2011. ISBN: 978-0062067739 (paperback) or 978-0062098597 (ebook).
  • Gafney, Wilda C. Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2017. ISBN: 978-0664239039 (paperback) or 978-1611648126 (ebook).
  • [optional] Matthews, Victor H., and Don C. Benjamin. Old Testament Parallels: Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East. 3rd or 4th ed. New York: Paulist, 2006/2016. ISBN: 978-0809144358 (3rd ed. paperback), 978-0809149896 (4th ed. paperback), or 978-1587686160 (4th ed. ebook). [Note: The 4th ed. ebook will be available through the Learning Commons website, so it’s not necessary to purchase this text. However, if you’d prefer a paper edition or your own copy of an ebook, you can buy it if you’d like.]
  • Additional reading will be provided to students.

RH 321O Interpreting the Gospels: Seung Ai Yang

  • The New Oxford Annotated Bible New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) with the Apocrypha. An Ecumenical Study Bible. (Oxford University Press: Oxford and New York). 3rd, or 4th, or 5th
    Or, The Harper Collins Study Bible, Including Apocryphal Deuterocanonical Books. Student edition, New Revised Standard Version, HarperSanFranciso.
    Or, People’s Bible: New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha. Fortress Press.
    Or, The Jewish Annotated New Testament.  New Revised Standard Version. Oxford University Press.
  • Synopsis of the Four Gospels. American Bible Society. 2010, ISBN 13: 978-1585169429.  Alternative: You can also buy Synopsis of the Four Gospels, United Bible Societies, 1st Revised edition, 1985 or earlier, which may be cheaper.
  • John T. Carroll, Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction. Louisville/Kentucky, WJK, 2016. ISBN 978-0-664-23972-5.
  • R. S. Sugirtharajah, ed., Voices from the Margin: Interpreting the Bible in the Third World. 25th Anniversary Edition, November 2016.  Orbis Books. ISBN 978-1-62698-205-5
  • Amy-Jill Levine, The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 2006.  ISBN 978-0-06-113778-5
  • Warren Carter, The Roman Empire and the New Testament: An Essential
    Guide.
    Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2006.  ISBN 0-687-34394-1

RH 344O History of Christian Thought: Cynthia Stewart

  • Margaret Miles,The Word Made Flesh: a History of Christian Thought. Blackwell Publishing: Malden, MA, 2005. ISBN 1-4051-0845-2 $27.00
  • All other readings are posted on Canvas.

RH 426O Religion and Race in the United States: Eric Weed

  • Brown, Austin Channing. I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness. New York: Convergent Books, 2018. ISBN-10: 1524760854 and ISBN-13: 978-1524760854. ($25.00)
  • Cone, James H. The Cross and Lynching Tree. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2011. ISBN-10: 1626980055 and ISBN-13: 978-1626980051. ($25.00)
  • Douglas, Kelly Brown. Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2015. ISBN-10: 1626981094 and ISBN-13: 978-1626981096. ($26.00)
  • Gossett, Thomas F. Race: The History of an Idea in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. ISBN-10: 0195097785 and ISBN-13: 978-0195097788. ($41.95)
  • Harvey, Jennifer. Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation. Grand Rapids: Wm B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2014. ISBN-10:0802872077 and ISBN-13: 978-0802872074. ($25.00)

TEC 355F Living Into Our Commitments: Rachel Mikva

  • No textbooks; all reading will be available electronically.

TEC 393O Introduction to LGBTQ+ Religious Studies: Scott Haldeman

  • Althaus-Reid, Marcella. The Queer God (Routledge, 2003). ISBN 978-0415323246.
  • Boswell, John. Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century, thirty-fifth anniversary edition (University of Chicago Press, 2015) ISBN 978-0226345222
  • Cheng, Patrick. Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology (Seabury Books, 2011). ISBN 978-1596271326
  • Heyward, Carter. Touching Our Strength: The Erotic as Power and the Love of God (Harper San Francisco, 1989). ISBN 978-0062503961.
  • Theodore W. Jennings, Jr. The Man Jesus Loved: Homoerotic narratives from the New Testament (The Pilgrim Press, 2009). ISBN 978-0829815351.
  • Johnson, E. Patrick. No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies (Duke University Press, 2016). ISBN 978-0822362425.
  • Jordan, Mark. Recruiting Young Love: How Christians Talk about Homosexuality (University of Chicago Press, 2011). ASIN:
  • Lightsey, Pamela. Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology (Wipf and Stock, 2015). ISBN-13:978-1498206648 (paperback) or ASIN: B0172WG6B0 (kindle).
  • Michaelson, Jay. God vs Gay? The Religious Case for Equality (Beacon Press, 2012). ISBN-13:978-0807001479.
  • Stone, Ken. Practicing Safer Texts: Food, Sex, and Bible in Queer Perspective (T&T Clark, 2005). ISBN 978-0567081728.
  • Tonstad, Linn Marie. Queer Theology: Beyond Apologetics (Cascade Books, 2018). ISBN 978-1498218795.
  • White, Heather, Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the rise of gay rights (University of North Carolina Press, 2015). ISBN 978-1469624112.
  • Wilcox, Melissa, Queer Nuns: Religion, Activism, and Serious Parody (NYU Press, 2018). ISBN 978-1479820368.
  • ____, Introduction to LGBTQIA+ Religious Studies (Rowman&Littlefield, forthcoming)

TEC 395O Introduction to Interreligious Engagement: Rachel Mikva – updated 5-2-2019

You should acquire (purchase or borrow) these books in advance of the semester; some of them are for reading in the first week.

  • Eboo Patel, Interfaith Leadership: A Primer (Beacon, 2016) ISBN 9780807033623 or 9780807033630
  • Kate McCarthy, Interfaith Encounters in America (Rutgers, 2007) ISBN 9780813540306
  • Jonathan Sacks, The Dignity of Difference (Continuum, 2003) ISBN 9780826468505
  • One book you will need for your “Developing Religious Literacy” project toward the end of the semester, to be determined.
  • Plus one of the following, to inform your “Theology of Interreligious Leadership” paper. You need to pick the one that aligns with how you identify spiritually:
    • Christian:  Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki, Divinity and Diversity (Abingdon, 2003)
    • Muslim: Jerusha Lamptey, Never Wholly Other: A Muslima Theology of Religious Pluralism (Oxford, 2014, available as CTS Ebook)
    • Humanist/Atheist: Chris Stedman, Faitheist (Beacon, 2013)
    • Hindu: (a collection of articles and parts of an ebook available at CTS – no purchase necessary)
    • Jewish: Alan Brill, Judaism and Other Religions (Springer, 2010), ISBN 9780230105683 (renting ebook is most affordable option)
    • Pagan: Gus DiZerega, Pagans and Christians: The Personal Spiritual Experience (Llewellyn, 2001)
    • Native American: Lee Irwin, ed., Native American Spirituality: A Critical Reader (University of Nebraska Press, 2000)
    • Buddhist:  Rita Gross, Religious Diversity: What’s the Problem? (Wipf and Stock, 2014)
    • Interspiritual: Browse these online, and select the one most appropriate for you–but note that most do not substantively address resources for thinking about the broader spiritual diversity of the planet:
      • Duane Bidwell, When One Religion Isn’t Enough
      • Paul Knitter, Without Buddha, I Could Not Be a Christian
      • Roger Kamenetz, A Jew in the Lotus
      • Thich Nhat Hahn, Living Buddha, Living Christ
      • Carol Christ and Judith Plaskow, Goddess and God in the World: Conversations in Embodied Theology (Fortress, 2016)

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 411O Howard Thurman and the Search for Common Ground: Christophe Ringer

  • Thurman, Howard. The Luminous Darkness. Friends United Press, 2014. ISBN-10: 0944350070, ISBN-13: 978-0944350072
  • Jesus and the Disinherited. Beacon Press, 1996. ISBN-10: 0807010294. ISBN-13: 978-0807010297
  • Deep Is the Hunger. Friends United Press, 1978. ISBN-10: 0913408107, ISBN-13: 978-0913408100
  • The Creative Encounter. Friends United Press, 1972. ISBN-10: 0913408077, ISBN-13: 978-0913408070.
  • The Search for Common Ground. Friends United Press, 1986. ISBN-10: 0913408948, ISBN-13: 978-0913408940
  • Footprints of a Dream. Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2009. ISBN-10: 1606084518; ISBN-13: 978-1606084519

TEC 465O Trauma and Theology: Zachary Moon

  • Kelly Brown Douglas, Stand Your Ground, Orbis (2015) ISBN 978-1626981096
  • Judith Herman, Trauma and Recovery,  (2015) ISBN 978-0465061716
  • Shelly Rambo, Spirit and Trauma, WJK (2010) ISBN 978-0664235031

TEC 476O Muslim and Non-Muslim Encounters: Uzma Jamil

  • Olivia Remie Constable, Ed. Robin Vose. To Live Like a Moor: Christian Perceptions of Muslim Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Spain. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. Print ISBN 9780812249484; Ebook ISBN 9780812294675. Ebook available in CTS library.
  • Sohail H. Hashmi, ed. 2012. Just wars, holy wars, and jihads: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim encounters and exchanges. New York: Oxford University Press. Hardcover ISBN: 978-0199755042. Paperback ISBN: 9780199755035. Ebook available in the CTS Library.
  • Talal Asad. 1993. Genealogies of Religion: Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Paperback ISBN-10: 0801846323; ISBN-13: 978-0801846328. Ebook available in CTS. Library.
  • Wendy Brown. 2006. Regulating Aversion: Tolerance in the Age of Identity and Empire. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Paperback ISBN: 978-0691136219.

TEC 595O MA/STM Thesis Seminar: Zachary Selby

  • Booth, Wayne C., et al. The Craft of Research (3rd Edition). Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 2008.
  • Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (9th Edition). Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 2018.