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Master of Theological Studies Book List & Syllabi


De Pere Courses

THEO 504 Christian Ethics (Summer 2015)

Required Books: 
  • Ellsberg, Robert. The Saints' Guide to Happiness. ISBN 978-0385515665
  • Farmer, Paul and Gutierrez, Gustavo (authors). Griffin, Michael and Weiss Block, Jennie (editors). In the Company of The Poor: Conversations with Fr. Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustava Gutierrez. ISBN 978-1626980501
  • Massingale, Bryan. Racial Justice and the Catholic Church. ISBN 978-1570757761
  • Pohl, Christine. Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition. ISBN 978-0802844316
  • Wadell, Paul. Happiness and the Christian Moral Life. 2nd Edition. ISBN 978-144220973-2 

First Assignment:

  • Read The Saint's Guide To Happiness and Chapter One of Happiness and the Christian Moral Life.

THEO 506 Nature and Mission of the Church (Summer 2015)

Required Books:

  • The Documents of Vatican Council II, Austin Flannery, O.P., General Editor, Costello Publishing, NY. (This is the text of the council documents I will be using in the class. Students can use any edition of the documents)
  • Avery Dulles Models of the Church (2002 expanded edition). ISBN 978-0385133685 
  • Edward P. Hahnenberg, Ministries: A Relational Approach. ISBN 978-0824521035 
  • Philip D. Kenneson, Life on the Vine: Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit in Christian Community. ISBN 978-0830822195 
  • Bernard P. Prusak, The Church Unfinished: Ecclesiology Through the Centuries. ISBN 978-0809142866
  • Paul Lakeland. The Liberation of the Laity. ISBN 978-0826416360

First Assignment:

In preparation for the first class on June 22 at 5 p.m., please read:

  1. Bernard Prusak, The Church Unfinished: Ecclesiology through the Centuries, both the Introduction and Chapter 1, "Jesus' Community of the Unexpected, Circa AD 28-30.
  2. Avery Dulles, Models of the Church, Chapter I, "The Use of Models in Ecclesiology" and Chapter II, "The Church as Institution".
  3. Paul Lakeland, The Liberation of the Laity, Introduction: The Idea of the Laity and Chapter I, "The Road to Vatican II."
  4. Philip Kenneson, Life on the Vine, Chapter 1 "Dying on the Vine" and Chapter 2 "Cultivating Love in the Midst of Market-Style Exchanges."

THEO 510 Integrative Colloquium (Summer 2015)

Required Books:

  • Edward Foley, Theological Reflection across Religious Traditions.  ISBN 978-1442247192
  • Richard Gula, Just Ministry: Professional Ethics for Pastoral Ministers. ISBN 978-0809146314
  • Lucretia Yaghjian, Writing Theology Well: A Rhetoric for Theological and biblical Writers.  ISBN: 978-0826418852 

 THEO 578 Theologies of Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue

Required Books:

  • Edward Idris Cardinal Cassidy, Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue. ISBN 0809143380
  • Walter Kasper, That They May all be One: the call to unity today.  ISBN 0860123790
  • Margaret O'Gara, The Ecumenical Gift Exchange.  ISBN 0814658938
  • Peter Phan, Being Religious Interreligiously: Asian Perspectives on Interfaith Dialogue.  ISBN 978-1570755651

New Mexico Courses

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