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


B 321 Intro. to Hebrew 

Jo Ann Hackett, A Basic Introduction to Biblical Hebrew, with CD. Peabody, Massachusetts:

            Hendrickson, 2010.   (ISBN: 978-1-59856-028-2)




Robert Kysar, John.  The Maverick Gospel.  3rd Edition.  Louisville:  Westminster/John Knox, 2007.  ISBN: 9780664230562


An NRSV or CEB Study Bible and one or two other translations for comparison


Readings posted on the Moodle course website (You should have a 3 ring binder to put these and course handouts in)


The books we will ask you to buy for this course include a Study Bible based on a different translation from the translation in the Bible you already own and are using now, and a Gospel Parallels.  But we want to advise you at the beginning of the course how to buy a Study Bible and a Gospel Parallels that best meet your needs; so we’d like to ask you to wait to buy these until the second week of the course. 

In addition to the Study Bible and Gospel Parallels, there are two required texts:

  • Habel, Norman. Literary Criticism of the Old Testament. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1971.
  • Harrington, Daniel. Interpreting the New Testament. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1990.


Other than these two textbooks, the required readings for the course will be distributed as handouts in class on a weekly basis (the week before the reading is due).  You will need to purchase a three ring binder for the collected IBS readings.  These readings will also be posted on the course website on Moodle.  There will be a $10.00 charge for these handouts.  We intend this collection of readings and handouts to be a sourcebook on biblical interpretation that you will be able to use in other biblical courses at McCormick and in your continuing study of the Bible in your ministry.

You will be expected to bring Bibles, Study Bibles, Gospel Parallels and the binder of readings with you to every class session.


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


H 300 Required Texts :

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

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

Primary documents from the Christian Classic Ethereal Library. Free at . While a CD of these CCEL documents is also available for purchase, this CD is not required and not advised for this course.


H/T 402 Reformed Tradition Textbooks:


  • Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The Book of Confessions (Louisville, KY: Office of the General Assembly, 1999), 383 p. ISBN 978-0-664-50012-2 (also available online from
  • J. B. Rogers. Presbyterian Creeds: A Guide to the Book of Confessions (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1993), 292 p. ISBN 978-0-664-25496-4. [BX 9183.R59 1985] note the revised edition.
  • D. K. McKim, ed. The Westminster Handbook to Reformed Theology (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001), 243 p. ISBN 978-0-664-22430-1 [REF BX9406.W47 2001].
  • A. P. Plantinga and S. Jones, eds. Feminist and Womanist Essays in Reformed Dogmatics (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006), 280 p. ISBN 978-0-664-22437-0 [BT 83.55 .F445 2006].
  • Small, Joseph, editor. Conversations with the Confessions: Dialogue in the Reformed Tradition. (Louisville: Geneva Press, 2005), p. 248.  ISBN 0-664-50248-2


Other Texts for Required and Recommended Reading Assignments


  • E. Dowey, Jr. A Commentary on the Confession of 1967 and An Introduction to the Book of Confessions. Westminster, 1968.  [BX 8955.D68]
  • S. Guthrie.  Christian Doctrine.  Revised edition. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1994. [BX 9175.2 .G88 1994]
  • R. Niebuhr. Moral Man and Immoral Society. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1932, 1960. (scanned and posted on the class site)
  • J. Wilkinson, “The Making of the Confession of 1967,” Church and Society, Volume 92, No. 5. (scanned and posted on the class site)
  • “Kairos Document: Challenge to the Church” available online in several places, including:
  •  “Confession of Belhar”



1. Lillian Daniel and Martin B. Copenhaver, This Odd and Wondrous Calling, Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2009. ISBN - 978-0-8028-6475-8 

2. Also you will need to have a good-quality study Bible based on the NRSV. Please choose from one of the following: 

The New Interpreter's Study Bible: New Revised Standard Version with the Apocrypha. Edited by Walter Harrelson. Nashville: Abingdon, 2003.


The People's Bible. Edited by Frank M. Yamada, Curtiss Paul DeYoung, Wilda C. Gafney, Leticia Guardiola-Saenz, and George E. Tinker. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2008.


The Harper-Collins Study Bible: New Revised Standard Version. Wayne Meeks, ed. NY: Harper Collins, 1993.


The Oxford Study Bible: New Revised Standard Version with the Apocrypha. Edited by M. Jack Suggs, Katharine Sakenfeld, and James R. Mueller. New York: Oxford, 1992.


There is a newer translation of the Bible that a number of McCormick folks have been involved in translating, editing and reading. It is The Common English Bible and is available in both print and electronic versions.


3. **All other readings will be uploaded to Moodle, as well as included in the printed course packet, available for purchase beginning at the first class session. (All printed readings have ** in front of them.)



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.


MWP 315 Intro. to Preaching Required Books: 

Eunjoo Mary Kim, Women Preaching: Theology and Practice Through the Ages. Eugene,

OR: Wipf and Stock, 2009. ISBN-10: 160608903X


Frank A. Thomas, They Like to Never Quit Praisin’ God: The Role of Celebration in

Preaching. Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press, 1997. ISBN-10: 0829819789


O. Wesley Allen Jr. Determining the Form: Structures for Preaching. Minneapolis, MN:

Fortress, 2008. ISBN-10: 080060444X


Christine Marie Smith, Preaching Justice: Ethnic and Cultural Perspectives. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2008.


Thomas G. Long, The Witness of Preaching, Second Edition. Louisville, KY: WJK, 2005.

ISBN-10: 0664229433


Webb, Joseph M.  Preaching Without Notes (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2001), ISBN: 0687090881          


Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction, by Richard Toye (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013). ISBN-10: 0199651361


MED 327 Teaching for Faithful Living 

  • Dori Grinenko Baker. THE BAREFOOT WAY: A FAITH GUIDE FOR YOUTH, YOUNG ADULTS, AND PEOPLE WHO WALK WITH THEM. Presbyterian Publishing, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-6642-3802-5.
  • Anne E. Streaty Wimberly. SOUL STORIES: AFRICAN AMERICAN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION. Abingdon Press, revised, 2005. ISBN: 978-0-6874-9432-3.
    • Michael Novelli. SHAPED BY THE STORY: HELPING STUDENTS ENCOUNTER GOD IN A NEW WAY. Zondervan, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-3102-7366-0.

Chose one of the following books for teaching session:

  • Irwin Kula. YEARNINGS: EMBRACING THE SACRED MESSINESS OF LIFE. Hyperion, rev., 2007. ISBN: 978-1-4013-0913-8. $12.00


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. 


H 453 Black Church in North America Required Books


African American Religious History: A Documentary Witness

 edited by Milton C. Sernett (1999)


Through the Storm, Through the Night: A History of African American Christianity

 By Paul Harvey (2011)


Witness: Two Hundred Years of African-American Faith and Practice at the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem, New York

 By Genna Rae McNeil, Houston Bryan Roberson, Quinton Hosford Dixie (2013)


 Women in the Church of God in Christ: Making a Sanctified World, by Anthea Bulter



H 471 Global Pentecostalism Required Books



The Cambridge Companion to Pentecostalism, edited by 

Cecil M. Robeck Jr. &  Amos Yong


Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing, edited by

Candy Gunther Brown


Global Pentecostalism in the 21st Century, edited by 

Robert W. Hefner


Spirit and Power: The Growth and Global Impact of Pentecostalism, edited by 

Donald E. Miller, Kimon H. Sargeant & Richard Flory


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].



Introduction to Pastoral Care, MPC 310

Fall 2014 – Rev. Dr. Ann L. Rosewall

Thursdays 6 – 8:50 p.m.

Required Texts

Capps, Donald.  Agents of hope: A pastoral psychology.  Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 1995.  ISBN 1-57910-811-3

Doehring, Carrie. The practice of pastoral care : A postmodern approach.  Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006.  ISBN 978-0-664-22684-8

Lartey, Emmanuel Yartekwei. In living color: An intercultural approach to pastoral care and counseling. 2nd ed. London ; New York : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2003.  ISBN 978-1-84310-750-7

Steinke, Peter L.  Congregational leadership in anxious times.  Herndon, VA:  The Alban Institute, 2006.  ISBN: 9781566993289

Stone, Howard, ed.  Strategies for brief pastoral counseling.  Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2001.  ISBN 0-8006-3299-0


T 445 The Unity of the Church  REQUIRED TEXTS:

The Ecumenical Movement:  An Anthology of Key Texts and Voices, Michael Kinnamon

and Brian Cope, Eerdmans, ISBN 0-8028-4263-1 

Exploring Protestant Traditions:  An Invitation to Theological Hospitality, W David

Buschart, ISBN 0-8308-2832-X

Harvesting the Fruits:  Basic Aspects of Christian Faith in Ecumenical Dialogue,

Cardinal Walter Kasper, ISBN 978-1-4411-6272

Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, Lutheran World Federation and The

Roman Catholic Church, Eerdmans, ISBN 0-8028-4774-9

Diversity in Faith, Unity in Christ:  Orthodoxy Liberalism, Pietism and Beyond, Shirly

Guthrie, ISBN 0-664-24013-5