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Fall 2017 Booklists

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Academic Areas Course #              
Biblical Knowledge & Interpretation SEBK610 SEBK723 SEBK840 SEBK913        
Clinical Counseling SEPC710 SEPC720 SEPC740 SEPC801 SEPC810 SEPC901 SEPC920 SEPC940
Intercultural Engagement & Action SECC660 SECC723            
Intellectual & Professional Integration SEIP910 SEIP901 SEIP950          
Pastoral Leadership SEPL610 SEPL640            
Personal & Spiritual Formation SEFS601 SEFS700 SEFS712 SEFS822        
Theological & Ecclesiastical Heritage SETH610 SETH630 SETH810 SETH830        

 

Biblical Knowledge & Interpretation

SEBK610 Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

Required
• Birch, Bruce, Walter Brueggemann, Terrence Fretheim, and David Peterson. A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament, 2nd ed. Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2002.
• Brown, William. A Handbook to Old Testament Exegesis. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2017.
• Gafney, Wilda. Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2017.
• Yee, Gale A., Hugh R. Page, Jr., and Matthew Coomber (eds). The Old Testament and Apocrypha: Fortress Commentary on the Bible. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2014.
• Study Bible (like Harper Collins, Tanakh from JPS, Oxford annotated, etc.)
• Articles on Canvas

SEBK723/SECC723 Speaking Truth to Power: Former Prophets–Jeremiah

Required

• Alter, Robert. Ancient Israel: The Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings: A Translation with Commentary. New York: Norton, 2014.
• Di Giovanni, Janine. The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria. New York: Liveright, 2016.
• Dyson, Michael Eric. Tears We Cannot Stop. A Sermon to White Americans. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2017.
• Moss, Otis. Blue Note Preaching in a Post-Soul World: Finding Hope in an Age of Despair. Westminster John Knox, 2015.
•Weems, Renita. Battered Love. Marriage, Sex and Violence in the Hebrew Prophets. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 1995.
• Yee, Gale A., Hugh R. Page, Jr., and Matthew Coomber (eds). The Prophets: Fortress Commentary on the Bible, Study Ed. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2016. Note: If you already have Yee, Gale A., Hugh R. Page, Jr., and Matthew Coomber (eds). The Old Testament and Apocrypha: Fortress Commentary on the Bible. from Intro to Hebrew Bible, you do NOT need to purchase this book.

• Olive Tree Bible app. NRSV translation. (https://www.olivetree.com/bible-study-apps/)
 

SEBK840 Sex and Sexuality in the New Testament

Required
• Martin, Dale B. Sex and the Single Savior: Gender and Sexuality in Biblical Interpretation. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2006.
• Foucault, Michel. History of Sexuality, Vol. 1. Translated by Robert Hurley. New York: Vintage, 1990.

Note: Students will need to type in class. Students who will not be using a laptop in class may need to purchase a bluetooth keyboard for their school issued iPad.

SEBK913 Intro to Hebrew Language

Required
• Kelley, Page. Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1992.
• Kelley, Page, Terry Burden, and Timothy Crawford. A Handbook to Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1994
• Blank Vocabulary Cards

 

Intercultural Engagement & Action

SECC660 Introduction to World Religions

Required
• Dalai Lama. Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World, 2nd ed. New York: Mariners Press, 2012.
• O’Connor, Flannery. Three By Flannery O’Connor: Wise Blood, The Violent Bear It Away, Everything That Rises Must Converge. New York: Signet Classics, 1986
• Narayan, R. K. Malgudi Days. New York: Penguin Classics, 2006.
• Partridge, Christopher, ed. Introduction to World Religions, 2nd ed. Revised by Tim Dowley. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2013.
• Patel, Eboo. Acts of Faith. Boston: Beacon Press, 2007.
• Plaskow, J. Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective. New York: Harper Collins, 1991.

SECC723/SEBK723 Speaking Truth to Power: Former Prophets–Jeremiah

Required
• Alter, Robert. Ancient Israel: The Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings: A Translation with Commentary. New York: Norton, 2014.
• Di Giovanni, Janine. The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria. New York: Liveright, 2016.
• Dyson, Michael Eric. Tears We Cannot Stop. A Sermon to White Americans. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2017.
• Moss, Otis. Blue Note Preaching in a Post-Soul World: Finding Hope in an Age of Despair. Westminster John Knox, 2015.
• Wacker, Marie-Therese. Baruch and the Letter of Jeremiah. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2016
• Weems, Renita. Battered Love. Marriage, Sex and Violence in the Hebrew Prophets. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 1995.
• Yee, Gale A., Hugh R. Page, Jr., and Matthew Coomber (eds). The Prophets: Fortress Commentary on the Bible, Study Ed. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2016. Note: If you already have Yee, Gale A., Hugh R. Page, Jr., and Matthew Coomber (eds). The Old Testament and Apocrypha: Fortress Commentary on the Bible. from Intro to Hebrew Bible, you do NOT need to purchase this book.

• Olive Tree Bible app. NRSV translation. (https://www.olivetree.com/bible-study-apps/)

 

Personal & Spiritual Formation

SEFS601 Intro to Spiritual Formation

Required
• Langford, J. (2008). Seeds of faith: Practices to grow a healthy spiritual life. Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press.
• Lindahl, K. (2003). Practicing the sacred art of listening: A guide to enrich your relationships and kindle your spiritual life. Woodstock, VT: SkyLight Paths Publishing.
• Merton, T. (2007). New seeds of contemplation. New York: New Directions.
• Winner, L. (2016). Wearing God: Clothing, laughter, fire, and other overlooked ways of meeting God. New York, NY: Harper Collins.

Optional text
• Bohler, C.J. (2008). God the what?: What our metaphors for God reveal about our beliefs in God. Woodstock, VT: SkyLight Paths Publishing.

SEFS700 Individual Spiritual Direction

Required
• Bourgeault, C. (2004). Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening. Cambridge, MA: Cowley.
• Klein, D. (2000). Journey of the soul. Lanham, MD: Sheed & Ward.
OR
• Rupp, Joyce. (2010). The Cosmic Dance: An Invitation to Experience Our Oneness. Maryknoll: Orbis.
• Phillips, S. (2008). Candlelight: Illuminating the art of spiritual direction. New York: Morehouse Publishing.

Recommended Text
• Conroy, M. (1989). Experiencing God's tremendous love: Entering into relational prayer. Neptune City, NJ: The Upper Room Spiritual Center.

SEFS712 Discernment

Required
• Bieber, Nancy. Decision Making and Spiritual Discernment: The Sacred Art of Finding Your Way. Woodstock, NY: Skylight Paths, 2010.
• Liebert, Elizabeth. The Way of Discernment:  Spiritual Practices for Decision Making. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008. 
• Nouwen, Henri. Reading the Signs of Daily Life. New York: HarperOne, 2015.
• Rupp, Joyce. Little Pieces of Light. . .Darkness & Personal Growth. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1994.
• Sparough, J. Michael, Jim Manney, and Tim Hipskind. What’s Your Decision? How to Make Choices with Confidence and Clarity. Chicago: Loyola Press, 2010.
• Wolff, Pierre. Discernment: The Art of Choosing Well, Rev. ed. Liguori, MO: Liguori, 2003.

SEFS822 Spiritual Direction 2: Art, Practice & Supervision

Required
• Bourgeault, Cynthia. Mystical Hope: Trusting in the Mercy of God. New York: Cowley, 2001
• Chittister, Joan. A Passion for Life: Fragments of the Face of God. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2000.
• Ladinsky, Daniel. Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West. New York: Penguin, 2002.
• Mabry, John. (2006). Faith Styles: Ways People Believe. New York: Morehouse Publishing, 2006.
• Ruffing, Janet. Spiritual Direction: Beyond the Beginnings. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist, 2000.
• Rupp, Joyce. The Cosmic Dance: An Invitation to Experience Our Oneness. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2010. 

Recommended
• Riso, D. and Russ Hudson. The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types. New York: Bantam, 1999.

Intellectual & Professional Integration

SEIP910 Leadership in Ministry

Required
• Bass, Diana Butler. Christianity After Religion. New York: Harper Collins, 2012.
• Cormode, Scott. Making Spiritual Sense. Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2013.
• Heifetz, Ronald, and Linsky, Martin. Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2002.
• Leas, Speed. Discover Your Conflict Management Style. Herndon, VA: Alban Institute, 1998.
• Richardson, Ronald. Creating a Healthier Church. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1996.
• Roxburgh, Alan. The Sky is Falling: Leaders Lost in Transition. Eagle, ID: ACI Publishing, 2005.
• Snow, Luther. The Power of Asset Mapping. Herndon, VA: Alban Institute, 2004.
• TED Talk David Brooks. https://www.ted.com/talks/david_brooks_should_you_live_for_your_resume_or_yo ur_eulogy#t-132836
• Readings are also assigned from other sources, including Olsen’s Transforming Church Boards (Alban Institute, 1995).

Optional
• Brooks, David. The Road to Character. New York: Random House, 2015
• Lockhart, Ross. Lessons from Laodicea: Missional Leadership in a Culture of Affluence. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2016.
• Steinke, Peter. Teaching Fish to Walk: Church Systems and Adaptive Challenge. Austin, TX: New Vision Press, 2016. To purchase, visit https://newvisionpress.wordpress.com/products

SEIP901 Credo

Required
• Augustine of Hippo. Confessions.  Note: Students may acquire any translation they choose. However, the following edition is recommended: Augustine of Hippo. Confessions. Translated by Garry Willis. New York, Penguin, 2006.
• Bolz-Weber, Nadia. Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People. New York: Convergent, 2015.
• Lochman, Jan Milič. The Faith We Confess: An Ecumenical Dogmatics. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2005.

Recommended
•Core, Deborah. The Seminary Student Writes. St. Louis, MO: Chalice, 2000.

SEIP950 Masters Thesis Research

Required
• Booth, Wayne, G. Colomb and J. Williams. The Craft of Research. 4th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016.
• Hacker, Diana, and N. Sommers. The Bedford Handbook. New York: Bedford/St. Martins. (Students may use any edition.)

 

Clinical Counseling

SEPC710 Group Theory and Ethics

Required
• Corey, M. S., Corey, G., & Corey, C. (2013). Groups: Process and practice (9th Ed.). Monterey, CA: Brooks/Cole.
• Palmer, P. (2004). A hidden wholeness: The journey toward an undivided life. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
• Yalom, I. D. (2005). The theory and practice of group psychotherapy (5th Ed.). New York: Basic Books.

SEPC720 Clinical Assessment & Treatment Planning

Required
• American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, 5th ed. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association. (Do NOT order the Desk Reference.)

• Davey, C. (2014). Psychopathology: Research, assessment and treatment in clinical psychology, 2nd ed. San Francisco: Wiley. 

SEPC740 Marriage and Family Counseling

Required
• Napier, A., & Whitaker, C. (1988). The family crucible. New York: Harper Collins.
• McGoldrick, M., & Hardy, K. V. (Eds.) (2008). Re-visioning family therapy: Race, culture and gender in clinical practice, 2nd ed. New York: Guilford Press.
• Patterson, J., Williams, L, & Edwards, T. (2009). Essential skills in family therapy: From the first interview to termination, 2nd ed. New York: Guilford Press.

Recommended
• Walsh, F. (Ed.) (2010). Spiritual resources in family therapy, 2nd ed. New York: Guilford Press.
• Wetchler, J. L. & Hecker, L. L. (Eds.) (2015). An introduction to marriage and family therapy, 2nd ed. New York: Routledge.

SEPC801 Intro to Counseling Internship

Required
• Cooper-White, P. (2011). Many voices: Pastoral psychotherapy in relational and theological perspective, (2nd ed). Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press.
• Palmer, P. (2000). Let your life speak. Listening for the voice of vocation. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
• Sweitzer, H. F. & King, M. A. (2013). The successful internship: Personal, professional and civic development (4th Ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.
• Wicks, R. (2006). Simple changes: Overcoming barriers to personal and professional growth. Notre Dame, IN: Sorin Press.

Recommended
• Kottler, J. (2015). The therapist in the real world: What you never learn in graduate school (but really need to know). New York: Norton.

SEPC810 Peer Group I

Required
• Bourgeault, C. (2004). Centering prayer and inner awakening. Lanham: Cowley.
• Chittister, J. (2003). Scarred by struggle, transformed by hope. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
• Fryling, A. (2009). Seeking God together: An introduction to group spiritual direction. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity press.
• Linn, D., Linn, S., & Linn, M. (1995). Sleeping with bread: Holding what gives you life. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press.

SEPC901 MACC Supervision 1

Required
• Cozolino, L. (2004). The making of a therapist: A practical guide for the inner journey. New York: Norton.
• Kottler, J. (2017). On being a therapist, (5th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. (Do not substitute earlier editions!)
• Additional articles will be posted on Canvas.

Recommended
• O’Hanlon, B. (2000). Do one thing different: Ten simple ways to change your life. New York: Morrow and Co.

SEPC910 Developing Effective Cultural Competency Skills

Required
• McCaulife, G. (2012). Culturally alert counseling: A comprehensive introduction, 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

SEPC920 Professional Orientation: Ethics & Counseling

Required
• American Counseling Association. (2014). 2014 ACA Code of Ethics. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. (Download from http://www.counseling.org/Resources/aca-code-of-ethics.pdf)
• Kottler, J. (1989). The imperfect therapist: Learning from failure in therapeutic practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
•Sangganjanavanich, V. F. (2014). Introduction to professional counseling. Thousand Oaks, CA: 2014.

SEPC940 Research Design & Methodology

Required
• Jackson, S. L. (2014). Research methods and statistics: A critical thinking approach, 5th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

 

Pastoral Leadership

SEPL610 Practice of Preaching

Required
• Brown, Teresa L. Fry. Delivering the Sermon: Voice, Body, and Animation in Proclamation. Edited by Douglas W. Stott. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2008.
• Long, Thomas G. The Witness of Preaching. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2005.
• Thomas, Frank A. They Like to Never Quit Praisin’ God: The Role of Celebration in Preaching. Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press, 1997.
• Tisdale, Leonora Tubbs. Preaching as Local Theology and Folk Art.  Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1997. 
• Wilson, Paul Scott. The Four Pages of the Sermon: A Guide to Biblical Preaching. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1999.

SEPL630 Ministries of Advocacy and Change

Required
• Bridges, William and Susan Bridges. Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change. 4th ed. Boston: Da Capo Press, 2016.
• Brown, Michael Jacoby. Building Powerful Community Organizations: A Personal Guide to Creating Groups that Can Solve Problems and Change the World. Long Haul Press, 2006.
• Loeb, Paul Rogat. Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times. 2nd ed. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2010.
• Snow, Luther. The Power of Asset Mapping: How Your Congregation Can Act on Its Gifts. Guilford, CT: Rowman and Littlefield, 2004.

 

Theological & Ecclesiastical Heritage

SETH610 Christian Tradition

Required
• Augustine of Hippo. Confessions. Translated by Gary Willis. New York: Penguin Classics, 2008.
• Coakley, John and Andrea Sterk. Readings in World Christian History, Vol. 1: Earliest Christianity to 1453. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2004.
• Irvin, Dale T. and Scott W. Sunquist. History of the World Christian Movement, Vol. 1: Earliest Christianity to 1453. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2001.
• Irvin, Dale T. and Scott W. Sunquist. History of the World Christian Movement, Vol. 2: Modern Christianity from1454-1800 Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2012.  (This book will also be used for SETH620)
• Julian of Norwich. Showings. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1977.
• Malone, Mary T. Women & Christianity: The First Thousand Years. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2001.
• Additional readings posted on Canvas.

SETH630 Introduction to Christian Theology

Required
• Capetz, Paul E. God: A Brief History. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2003.
• Moltmann, Jürgen. Jesus Christ for Today’s World. Translated by Margaret Kohl. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 1994.
• Stone, Howard and James Duke. How to Think Theologically, 3rd ed. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2013.
• Taylor, Barbara Brown. Speaking of Sin. Lanham, MA: Cowley/Rowman & Littlefield, 2001.
• Welker, Michael. Creation and Reality. Translated by John Hoffmeyer. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 1999.

Recommended
• González, Justo L. Essential Theological Terms. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2005.

SETH810 Moravian Theology/h3>

Required
• Atwood, Craig D. The Theology of the Czech Brethren from Hus to Comenius. University Park, PA: Penn State UP, 2009.
• Freeman, Arthur J. An Ecumenical Theology of the Heart: The Theology of Count Nicholas Ludwig von Zinzendorf. Moravian Church in America, 1998.

SETH830 Moravian Worship & Polity

Required
Titles available from IBOC Store (http://store.moravian.org/)
• Moravian Book of Worship (1995) 

• Readings for Holy Week (1995) 

• Services for Holy Communion
• Sing to the Lord A New Song (2013) 

• Atwood, Craig. Jesus Still Lead On: An Introduction to Moravian Belief

• Burcaw, Robert T., ed. The Moravian Book of Worship Manual for Worship Planners (1995) 

• Crews, Daniel. Confessing Our Unity in Christ 

• Crews, Daniel. This We Most Certainly Believe

• Frank, Albert H. Companion to the 1995 Moravian Book of Worship (2004) 

• Crews, C. Daniel and Knouse, Nola. At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing: Moravian Celebration of Holy Communion. Moravian Music Foundation, 2012. (Available at moravianmusic.org)
• Fisher, Roger and William Ury, Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In. Updated Revised edition. Penguin Books, 2011. ISBN-10: 0143118757
• Additional readings available by free download or on Canvas