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Master of Theological Studies Book List & Syllabi

THEO 502 Historical Development of Christian Tradition (Summer 2014) 

Required:

  1. The Bible (New Revised Standard Version) (ISBN: 9780310902386)– preferred that students use the NRSV in this course.  If you would like to use another translation of the Bible, you must get approval from the instructor.
  2. Bart Ehrman, ed., Lost Scriptures:  Books that Did Not Make It into the New Testament (ISBN: 9780195182507)
  3. Augustine, On Christian Teaching (ISBN: 9780199540631)
  4. Elizabeth Castelli, Imitating Paul: A Discourse of Power (ISBN: 9780664252342)
  5. John Behr, The Way to Nicaea (The Formation of Christian Theology, V. 1) (ISBN: 9780881412246)
  6. Athanasius, On the Incarnation (ISBN: 9780913836408)
  7. Photios, The Mystagogy of the Holy Spirit (The Fathers of the church) (ISBN:978-0916586881)
  8. Caroline Walker Bynum, The Resurrection of the Body in Western Christianity, 200-1336 (Lectures on the History of Religions, No. 15) (ISBN-13: 9780231081276)
  9. Luther, Martin, Three Treatises (ISBN: 9780800616397)

Recommended:

  1. González, Justo, The Story of Christianity, Vol. 1: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation. (ISBN: 9780060633158)
  2. The Story of Christianity, Vol. 2: The Reformation to the Present Day (978-0061855894)
THEO 505 Christology (Summer 2014) 
  1. Barron, Robert. The Priority of Christ. Brazos Press. 2007.  ISBN: 978-1587431982
  2. Borg, Marcus J and Wright, N.T. The Meaning of Jesus. San Francisco: Harper, 1999. ISBN: 978- 0061285547
  3. Fiorenza, Francis Schussler and Galvin, John P.  Systematic Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2011.   ISBN: 978-0800662912
  4. Johnson, Elizabeth A. Consider Jesus. New York: Crossroads,1991.  ISBN: 978-0824511616
  5. Lohfink, Gerhard. Jesus of Nazareth: What He Wanted, Who He Was. Liturgical Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-0814680582
  6. McDermott, Brian O. Word Become Flesh. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1993. ISBN:  978-0814650158
  7. Norris, Jr, Richard A. The Christological Controversy. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1980. ISBN: 978-0800614119
  8. Pedraja, Luis G. Jesus Is My Uncle. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1999. ISBN: 687059968
  9. Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Catechism of the Catholic Church. Thomas More  ISBN: 883472775
  10. Bible (should include both the Hebrew Scriptures and New Testament
THEO 576 Theology and Practice of Pastoral Care
  1. Doehring, C. The practice of pastoral care: A postmodern approach. Westminster John Knox Press. Louisville, Kentucky. 2006.
  2. Friedman, E.  Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue. Guilford Press. New York. 1985. 

Syllabus    

THEO 580 Foundations of Spirituality

Required:
  1. Mursell, Gordon. The Story of Christian Spirituality. Fortress Press. 2001.
  2. Rolheiser, Ronald. The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian Spirituality.  Double Day, 1996.
  3. Rohr, Richard. The Naked Now.  Crossroad Publishing Company, 2009. 

Recommended:

  1. Cunningham, Lawrence and Egan, Keith.  Christian Spirituality: Themes from the Tradition.  Paulist Press, 1996.
  2. Jungman, Joseph.  Christian Prayer Through the Centuries.  Paulist Press, 2007.

Syllabus