Required Textbooks

2015 Fall Semester

Note: Instructors are still finalizing their syllabi and reading lists. As more become available, they will be posted. 

H 300 – History of Christianity Survey I

Required Reading: Books

Andrea Sterk and John Coakley, Editors. Readings in World Christian History vol. 1 (to 1453) (Orbis 2004).

Dale T. Irvin and Scott W. Sunquist. History of the World Christian Movement. Vol. 1 (Orbis, 2001).

Though not required, you may wish to purchase or consult the following:

Justo Gonzalez, The Story of Christianity. Vol. 1 revised and updated (HarperCollins, 2010).


H 453 – African American Christianity in North America

Required Reading: Books

Butler, Anthea D. Women in the Church of God in Christ: Making a Sanctified World. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

Harvey, Paul. Through the Storm, Through the Night: A History of African American Christianity. Reprint edition. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2013.

Raboteau, Albert J. Canaan Land: A Religious History of African Americans. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Weisenfeld, Judith, and Richard Newman, eds. This Far By Faith: Readings in African-American Women’s Religious Biography. 1 edition. New York: Routledge, 1995.


MIN 425 – Seminar on the Practice of Ministry

Required Reading: Books

Boles, Richard N. What Color Is Your Parachute? 2015: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2014.

Fluker, Walter Earl, Ethical Leadership: The Quest for Character, Civility, and Community. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2009.


MED 241 – Teaching Disciples

Required Reading: Books

Mary Catherine Bateson.  Peripheral Visions: Learning along the Way.  HarperCollins, 1994.  BF318.5 .B38 1994 [on reserve]

Israel Galindo, Craft of Christian Teaching: Essentials for Becoming a Very Good Teacher. Judson Press, 1998.  BV1543 .G27 1998

Maria Harris. Fashion Me a People.  Westminster John Knox, 1989. BV3 .H34 1989

Holly J. Inglis, Kathy L. Dawson, Rodger Y. Nishioka. Sticky Learning: How Neuroscience Supports Teaching That’s Remembered. Fortress Press, 2014.

Parker Palmer.  The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life. Jossey-Bass, 1998.  LB1775 .P25 1998

Karen Tye. The Basics of Christian Education. Chalice Press, 2000.  BV1471.2 .T94 2000.


MWP 404 – Worship and the Arts

Required Reading: Books

Liturgy as a Way of Life: Embodying the Arts in Christian Worship, Bruce Ellis Benson,  2013.

Education for Socially Engaged Art. A Materials and Techniques Handbook, Pablo Helgera,  New York: Jorge Pinto Books, 2011.

Citizens, An American Lyric, Claudia Rankine, Minnesota: Graywolf press,  2014.

The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World, Lewis Hyde, New York: Vintage, 2007.

Improvisation At the Speed of Life, The TJ and Dave Book, T.J. Jagowski and David Pasquesi, Chicago: Solo Roma Inc., 2015,