Required Textbooks


 2014 Fall Semester

B 462 Esther


Fox, Michael V.  Character and Ideology in the Book of Esther. 2nd ed.  Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2010.  ISBN 978-0802848819


Paterson, Katherine.  The Day of the Pelican.  New York: Clarion Books, 2009.  ISBN 978-0547406275




B468 Translating the Bible


Metzger, Bruce M. The Bible in Translation: Ancient and English Versions. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001.  ISBN 978-0801022821


Brenner, Athalya and Jan Willem van Henten, eds. Bible Translation On The Threshold Of The Twenty-First Century: Authority, Reception, Culture and Religion. London: Sheffield, 2002.  ISBN 978-0567512796

MUM 315 Intro. to Urban Ministry

Hansberry, Lorraine. 1986 [1958]. A Raisin in the Sun. New York: Vintage Books.


Hirsch, Arnold. 1998 [1983]. Making the Second Ghetto: Race & Housing in Chicago 1940-1960. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.


Koval, John P, L. Bennett, M.I.J. Bennett, F. Demissie, R. Garner, K. Kim, eds. 2006. The New Chicago: A Social and Cultural Analysis. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. Selected chapters.


McRoberts, Omar. 2003.  Streets of Glory: Church and Community in a Black Urban Neighborhood. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


B 324 Intro. to Greek I

Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar. 3rd edition. Grand Rapids, MI:  Zondervan, 2009.

Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Workbook. 3rd edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009.

Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Laminated Sheet. Grand Rapids. MI: Zondervan, 2005.


MIN 425 Seminar in the Practice of Ministry

Required Reading – Books:

Boff, Leonardo. Praying with Jesus and Mary: Our Father, Hail Mary. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012.

Crossan, John Dominic. The Greatest Prayer: Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of the Lord’s Prayer. New York: HarperOne, 2010.

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

Heifetz, Ronald. Leadership Without Easy Answers. Cambridge: Harvard Business School Press, 1994.


Required Reading – Articles (will be available electronically on Moodle):

Dugdale, Kate. “Understanding the Lord’s Prayer as a Paradigm for Prayer.” Stimulus: The New Zealand Journal of Christian Thought and Practice 19:3 (September 2012): 30-37.

Heschel, Abraham Joshua. “On Prayer.”

Mattam, Joseph. “The Our Father: The Revolutionary Prayer of Commitment to the Kingdom of God.” Afer 35:2 (April 1, 1993): 69-78.

Shomanah, Musa W. Dube. “Praying the Lord’s Prayer in a Global Economic Era.” Ecumenical Review 49:4 (October 1997): 439-450.

Stendahl, Kristor. “Your Kingdom Come.” Cross Currents 32:3 (September 1, 1982): 257-266.



B 439 Epistles of Paul

Instructor: Andrew Langford


Required Texts:


A good study Bible of your choosing. Recommended are either the HarperCollins NRSV Study Bible, 2006. ISBN-10: 0060786841 OR the New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha, NRSV (4th ed), 2010. ISBN-10: 0195289552. If you would like to bring your all-time favorite well-worn Bible for use, that is encouraged. But you must also have a trusty Study Bible with ample annotation as well.


Marchal, Joseph A., ed. Studying Paul’s Letters: Contemporary Perspectives and Methods. Fortress Press, 2012. ISBN-10: 0800698185.


Meeks, Wayne and John Fitzgerald, eds., The Writings of St. Paul (2nd ed.). Norton Critical Editions. Norton Press, 2007. ISBN-10: 0393972801.

Dunn, James D. G., ed. The Cambridge Companion to St. Paul. Cambridge Companions to Religion. Cambridge University Press, 2003. ISBN-10: 0521786940. 


E 421 Love & Justice: Christian Ethics of Bonhoeffer & M.L. King, Jr.

Instructor: Reggie Williams

REQUIRED READING: Approximately 1,150 pages of reading.

Green, Clifford, J. and Michael P. DeJonge. The Bonhoeffer Reader. Fortress Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0800699451, Pub Price $39.00 [Approx. 300 pgs].

Jenkins, Willis and Jennifer M. McBride. Bonhoeffer and King: Their Legacies and Import for Christian Social Thought. Fortress Press, 2010. ISBN: 978-0800663339, Pub. Price $25.00 [Approx. 60 pgs].

King, Martin Luther and Washington, James M. A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. HarperOne, 2003. ISBN: 978-0060646912, Pub. Price $23.99 [Approx. 300 pgs.].


Additional Reading will be selected from the following books:

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Ethics (Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works English Vol. 6), Fortress Press, 2008. ISBN:  978-0800683269, Pub. Price $16.99 [Approx. 70pgs].

Gandhi, Mahatmaan & Fischer, Louis. The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas. Vintage, 2002. ISBN: 978-1400030507, Pub. Price $15.95 [Approx. 55 pgs].

____________. Non-Violent Resistance (Satyagraha). Dover Publications, 2001. ISBN: 978- 0486416069, Pub. Price $14.95 [Approx. 40 pages].

Green, Clifford. Bonhoeffer: A Theology of Sociality. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1999. ISBN: 978-0802846327, Pub. Price $36.50 [Approx. 40 pages].

Lee, Hak Joon. The Great World House: Martin Luther King Jr. and Global Ethics. Pilgrim Press, 2010. ISBN: 978-0829818215, Pub Price $25.00. [Approx. 30 pages

Niebuhr, Reinhold and D.B. Robertson. Love and Justice: Selections from the Shorter Writings of Reinhold Niebuhr. Westminster John Knox Press, 1992. ISBN: 978-0664253226, Pub. Price [Approx. 15 pages].

_________ and Cornel West. Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics. Westminster John Knox Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0664235390, Pub. Price $30.00 [Approx. 20 pages].

Selby, Gary. Martin Luther King and the Rhetoric of Freedom: The Exodus Narrative in America's Struggle for Civil Rights (Studies in Rhetoric and Religion). Baylor University Press, 2008. ISBN: 978-1602580169, Pub. Price $34.95 [Approx. 20 pages].

Thurman, Howard. Jesus and the Disinherited. Beacon Press, 1996. ISBN: 978-0807010297, Pub. Price $16.00 [Approx. 30 pages].


[Approximately 170 pages of additional reading will be made available online]



King, Martin Luther, and Clayborne, Carson. The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. Intellectual Properties Management in association with Warner Books, 1998. ISBN: 978-0446676502, Pub Price $16.00.

Schlingensiepen, Ferdinand. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 1906-1945: Martyr, Thinker, Man of Resistance. T&T Clark, 2010. ISBN: 978-0567493194, Pub. Price $22.50. 


MIN 404

Instructor: Joanne Lindstrom

Finding Voice: How Theological Field Education Shapes Pastoral Identity by William B. Kincaid. Wipf and Stock . 2012.  ISBN 13:978-1-61097-694-7.  


I 478 Seminar in Research Methods 

Instructor: David Esterline

Required Reading:

Booth, Wayne C., Gregory C. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. The Craft of Research, 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.


Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 8th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013.


Articles distributed by faculty for discussion regarding research in particular fields.




Swinton, John and Harriet Mowat. Practical Theology and Qualitative Research. London: SCM Press, 2006.


Yaghjian, Lucretia B. Writing Theology Well: A Rhetoric for Theological and Biblical Writers. New York: Continuum, 2006.


T-335 Religious Pluralism

Instructors: Robert A. Cathey & Janaan Hashim, J.D.

Required Textbooks

A. Print copies will be available in Hyde Park or by online order from The Seminary Co-Op Bookstore (5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. 1-800-777-1456; 773.752.4381;;


B. Print copies should be on reserve in JKM Library for our course.


  • Partridge, Christopher, ed. Introduction to World Religions: Study Edition. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2005 and 2011 [ISBN 9780800698430]. <Updated 07/23/2013>


  • Ramadan, Tariq. The Quest for Meaning: Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism. New York: Penguin Books, 2010. [ISBN 978-1-846-14152-2].