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CH110 The Orphan, the Widow and the Immigrant: Scripture and Social Justice
Spring 2014
CH111 Access to Biblical Hebrew
Winter 2014
CH161 Orientation to the Older Testament
Fall 2013
CH161-ON Orientation to the Older Testament (online)
Fall 2013
CH162 Older Testament in the Life of the Church
Spring 2014
CH212 Justice & Peace: New Testament Perspectives
Fall 2013
CH261 Newer Testament Texts in Context
Spring 2014
CH262 Synoptic Gospels
Fall 2013
CH310 United Church of Christ History & Polity I
Fall 2013
CH311 United Church of Christ History & Polity II
Spring 2014
CH320 United Methodist Church Polity
Spring 2014
CH330 Presbyterian Church USA Polity
Spring 2014
CH440 Reformed Confessional Tradition
Spring 2014
CH461 Historical Theology I
Fall 2013
CH462 American Religious Histories
Spring 2014
CH474 Intro to Modern Theology and Modern Religious Thought
Spring 2014

 

CH110 The Orphan, the Widow, and the Immigrant: Scripture and Social Justice
Spring 2014
Required
TITLE
AUTHOR
ISBN
AMAZON
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Katherine Boo
9780812979329
Welcoming the Stranger: Justice Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate Matthew Soerens and Jenny Hwang Yang 9780830833597
I Am That Child: Changing Hearts and Changing the World Elizabeth Geitz 9780819227782
The Children Are Free: Reexamining the Biblical Evidence on Same Sex Relationships Rev. Jeff Miner and John Tyler Connoley 9780971929609
Recommended
CEV Poverty and Justice Bible American Bible Society 9781585169733
CH111 Access to Biblical Hebrew
Winter 2014
Required
TITLE
AUTHOR
ISBN
AMAZON
Biblical Hebrew Victoria Hoffer, Bonnie Pedrottie Kittel and Rebecca Abts Wright 9780300098624
Biblica Hebraica Stuttgartensia* K. Elliger & W. Rudolph, eds.
9781598561623
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Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon Francis Brown, S. R. Driver and Charles Briggs 9781607963080
*An electronic version is acceptable if students already have a Bible software program that includes the BHS. Bible Software with Hebrew Text, morphological analysis of the text, search capacity and associated lexicon, such as those put out by Olive Tree, Bibleworks or Logos. The cheapest ones are apps for tablets or smart-phones (such as “BHS (Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia) With Westminster Morphology and BDB Lexicon” put out by Olive Tree for $79). Students who do not own tablets or smart phones and cannot afford the software for their computers should plan on using the UTS computer lab for translation work during weeks two and three.
CH161 Orientation to the Older Testament
Fall 2013
Warning. This textbook list is given as example. Changes in the list for the current term are possible. Please wait to purchase textbooks until the instructor's current textbook list is published.
Required
TITLE
AUTHOR
ISBN
AMAZON
An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination Brueggemann, Walter
9780664234584
Reverberations of Faith: A Theological Handbook of Old Testament Themes Brueggemann, Walter 9780664222314
Biblical Exegesis: A Beginner's Handbook, 3rd edition
John H. Jays and Carl R. Holladay
9780664227753
The New Oxford Annotated Study Bible with the Apocrypha, New Revised Standard Version * (Oxford Study Bible) Fourth Edition 9780195289602
Course Pack Purchase from Spencer Library (cash or check) Cost: TBD Available in September
Women's Bible Commentary, Third edition Carol Newsom, Sharon Ringe and Jacqueline Lapsley 9780664237073
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* Note: students need the Oxford Version of the NRSV either the 4th edition or 3rd Augmented. If you have the Jewish Study Bible or the Harper Collins NRSV you need to petition the instructor for approval not to get the Oxford NRSV.
CH161-on Orientation to the Older Testament (online)
Fall 2013
Warning. This textbook list is given as example. Changes in the list for the current term are possible. Please wait to purchase textbooks until the instructor's current textbook list is published.
Required
TITLE
AUTHOR
ISBN
AMAZON
An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination Walter Brueggemann

9780664234584

Biblical Exegesis: A Beginner's Handbook, 3rd edition
John H. Hays and Carl R. Holladay
9780664227753
The New Oxford Annotated Study Bible with the Apocrypha, New Revised Standard Version * (Oxford Study Bible) Fourth Edition 9780195289602
Women's Bible Commentary, Third edition Carol A. Newsom, Sharon Ringe and Jacqueline Lapsley 9780664237073
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Course Pack Purchase from Spencer Library (cash or check) Cost: TBD Available in September
* Note: Students need the Oxford Version of the NRSV, either the 4th edition or 3rd augmented. If you have the Jewish Study Bible or the Harper Collins NRSV you may petition the instructor for approval not to get the Oxford NRSV.
CH162 Older Testament in the Life of the Church
Spring 2014
Required
TITLE
AUTHOR
ISBN
AMAZON
Biblical Exegesis: A Beginner's Handbook, third edition John H. Hayes and Carol R. Holladay 9780664227753
Women's Bible Commentary: Third Edition, Revised and updated Newsom, Carol A. Sharon H. Ringe 9780664237073
An Introduction to the Old Testament: Canon and the Christian Imagination, Second Edition Brueggemann, Walter and Todd Linafelt 9780664234584
The New Oxford Annoted Study Bible with Aprocypha Michael D. Coogan 9780195289602
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Course Pack Purchase through Spencer Library Available first week of spring term

CH212 Justice & Peace: New Testament Perspectives
Fall 2013
Warning. This textbook list is given as example. Changes in the list for the current term are possible. Please wait to purchase textbooks until the instructor's current textbook list is published.
Required
TITLE
AUTHOR
ISBN
AMAZON
Liberating Paul Neil Elliott 9780800623791
The People's Bible NRSV   9780806656250
Women in the Acts of the Apostles Ivonia Richter Reimer 9780800628406
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Preaching Without Contempt Marilyn Salmon 9780800638214
CH261 Newer Testament Texts in Context
Spring 2014
TITLE
AUTHOR
ISBN
AMAZON
Synopsis of the Four Gospels Kurt Aland, ed. 9781585169429
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Encounter With the New Testament Russell Pregeant 9780800663483
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From Jesus to Christ Paula Fredriksen 9780300084573
CH262 Synoptic Gospels
Fall 2013
Warning. This textbook list is given as example. Changes in the list for the current term are possible. Please wait to purchase textbooks until the instructor's current textbook list is published.
Required
TITLE
AUTHOR
ISBN
AMAZON

The HarperCollins Study Bible, NRSV

Paperback

Hardcover

9780061228407

9780060786854

 Go

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Gospel Parallels NRSV Throckmorton, ed. 9780840774842
Luke-Acts and the Jews: Conflict, Apology, Conciliation Robert Brawley 9781555401269
Preaching Without Contempt: Overcoming Unintended Anti-Judaism Salmon, Marilyn 9780800638214
Provoking the Gospel of Luke Richard Swanson 9780829816891
Caiaphas the High Priest Adele Reinhartz 9780800699406
Why Jesus Died Gerard Sloyan ASIN: B002G9U2QU
Supplemental:
The Parables of Jesus Luise Schottroff 9780800636999
The Jewish Annotated New Testament Levine and Brettler, eds 9780195297706
Recommended:
Biblical Exegesis: A Beginner's Handbook, 3rd edition
John H. Hays and Carl R. Holladay
9780664227753
CH310 United Church of Christ History & Polity I
Fall 2013
Warning. This textbook list is given as example. Changes in the list for the current term are possible. Please wait to purchase textbooks until the instructor's current textbook list is published.
Required
TITLE
AUTHOR
ISBN
AMAZON
Confessing Our Faith Roger Shinn 9780829808667
Hidden Histories in the United Church of Christ, Vol. 1 Barbara Brown Zikmund, ed. 9780829807042
Hidden Histories in the United Church of Christ, Vol. 2 Barbara Brown Zikmund, ed. 9780829807530
The Shaping of the United Church of Christ: An Essay in the History of American Christianity Louis Gunnemann 9780829813456
The Heidelberg Catechism Christian Reformed Church 9780930265854
The Evangelical Catechism Pilgrim Press 9780829807615
The Evolution of a UCC Style: Essays in the History, Ecclesiology, and Culture of the United Church of Christ Randi Jones Walker 9780829814934
On the Heels of Freedom Joyce Hollyday 9780824523480
Highly recommended
New Ecclesiology and Polity: The United Church of Christ Clyde Steckel 9780829818574
Living Theological Heritage of the United Church of Christ, 7 volumes Barbara Brown Zidmund Flash drive available through United Church Resources  
CH311 United Church of Christ History & Polity II
Spring 2014
Required
TITLE
AUTHOR
ISBN
AMAZON
Theology and Identity: Traditions, Movements, and Polity in the United Church of Christ, rev. expanded ed. Johnson, Daniel and Charles Hambrick-Stowe 9780829817720
New Ecclesiology & Polity: The United Church of Christ Steckel, Clyde 9780829818574
Patterns of Polity: Varieties of Church Governance Long, Edward LeRoy, Jr. 9780829814446
Book of Worship, United Church of Christ Most recent edition 9780940615014
The Evolution of a UCC Style: Essays in the History, Ecclesiology, and Culture of the United Church of Christ Walker, Randi Jones 9780829814934
Covenant: A Study for the United Church of Christ Jane Fisler Hoffman and Walter Brueggemann 9780829817942
Recommended:
The New Century Hymnal Pilgrim Press 9780829810516
CH320 United Methodist Church Polity
Spring 2014
Required
TITLE
AUTHOR
ISBN
AMAZON
2012 United Methodist Book of Discipline   9781426718120
2012 United Methodist Book of Resolutions   9781426757877
The Methodist Experience in America Volume 1 Richey, Russell E. 9780687246724
The instructor has a limited number available at a reduced price.
The Methodist Experience in America Volume 2 Richey, Rowe, Schmidt

9780687246731The instructor has a limited number available at a reduced price.

Polity, Practice, and the Mission of the United Methodist Church Frank, Thomas E. 9780687335312
Recommended
The Methodist Conference in America Richey, Russell E. 9780687021871
Mirror and Beacon: The History of Mission of the Methodist Church 1939-1968 Gesling, Linda 9781890569754
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Perspectives on American Methodism: Interpretive Essays Richey, Rowe, Schmidt 9780687307821
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CH330 Presbyterian Church USA Polity
Spring 2014
Required
TITLE
AUTHOR
ISBN
AMAZON
Book of Common Worship The Theology and Worship Ministry United (PCUSA) 9780664500122
The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Part II: Book of Order, 2013-2015 Office of the General Assembly, PCUSA OGA13001
*See below
Presbyterian Polity for Church Officers, Fourth Edition Gray, Joan S, Joyce C. Tucker & Cynthia Bolbach 9780664503154
  A Brief History of the Presbyterians Smylie, James H. 9780664500016
Supplemental
Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): Part I: The Book of Confessions Office of the General Assembly, PCUSA OGA0717
*See below

* Although the "Book of Order" is available in electronic formats (CD-Rom, PDF, and Kindle E-book), for this class students will need the print version. An electronic format for the "Book of Confessions" is acceptable as long as students can access it during class. It is available as a free download from the denomination's website: http://www.pcusa.org/media/uploads/oga/pdf/boc.pdf

If a student already has a copy of the Study Edition, that is fine. Both parts of the Constitution are available through the Church Store on the PCUSA website: www.pcusa.org.

CH440 Reformed Confessional Tradition
Spring 2014
WARNING! The textbook list is given as an example. Changes in the list for the current term are possible. Please wait to purchase textbooks until the instructor's current textbook list is published.
Required
TITLE
AUTHOR
ISBN
AMAZON
The Book of Confessions (Study Edition)      
The Age of Reform Steven Ozment    
Introduction to the Reformed Tradition John Leith    
The History and Character of Calvinism John T. McNeill    
A Commentary on the Confession of 1967 and an Introduction to the Book of Confessions Edward A. Dowey    
Grace and Gratitude: The Eucharistic Theology of John Calvin B. A. Gerrish    
Women, Freedom, and Calvin Jane Dempsey Douglas    
The Theology of John Calvin Karl Barth    
Liberating Reformed Theology John DeGruchy    
Christian Faith as Religion: A Study in the Theologies of Calvin and Schleiermacher Paul E. Capetz    
CH461 Historical Theology I
Fall 2013
Warning. This textbook list is given as example. Changes in the list for the current term are possible. Please wait to purchase textbooks until the instructor's current textbook list is published.
Required
TITLE
AUTHOR
ISBN
AMAZON
A Handbook of Theological Terms Van A. Harvey 9780684846446
Creeds of the Churches John H. Leith 9780804205269
On the Incarnation Athanasius 9780881414271
Confessions Augustine, trans. Pine-Coffin 9780140441147
Enchiridion on Faith, Hope, and Love Augustine 9780895267030
Martin Luther: Selections from His Writings Martin Luther, John Dillenberger, ed. 9780385098762
A Reformation Debate John Calvin and Jacopo Sadoleto 9780801023903
Historical Theology: An Introduction to the History of Christian Thought Alister McGrath 9780631208440
CH462 American Religious Histories
Spring 2014
Required
Warning. This textbook list was updated on December 19, 2013.
TITLE
AUTHOR
ISBN
AMAZON
By the Hand of Mormon Givens, Terryl L. 9780195168884
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Missionary Conquest: The Gospel and Native American Cultural Genocide Tinker, George E. 9780800625764
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The Age of Reason Paine, Thomas 9781585092130
The Madonna of 115th Street Orsi, Robert A. 9780300091359
The Lost-Found Nation of Islam in America Marsh, Clifton E. 9781578860081
Fundamentalism and American Culture Marsden, George 9780195300475
Women in the Church of God in Christ Butler, Anthea D. 9780807858080
CH474 Introduction to Modern Theology and Modern Religious Thought
Spring 2014
Required
TITLE
AUTHOR
ISBN
AMAZON
What is Christianity? Adolf von Harnack 9780800632014
Evangelical Theology: An Introduction Karl Barth, trans. Grover Foley 9780802818195
Jesus Christ and Mythology Rudolf Bultmann 9780023055706
An Interpretation of Christian Ethics Reinhold Niebuhr 9780816422067
Radical Monotheism and Western Culture with Supplementary Essays H. Richard Niebuhr 9780664253264
The Meaning of Revelation H. Richard Niebuhr 9780664229986
Dynamics of Faith Paul Tillich 9780061300424
The Irrelevance and Relevance of the Christian Message Paul Tillich, ed. Durwood Foster 9780829810813
God and the World John B. Cobb, Jr. 9780664248604
Recommended text:
Modern Christian Thought James C. Livingston, Francis Schüssler Fiorenza with Sarah Coakley and James H. Evans, Jr. 9780023714108
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