Course Book Lists for Fall 2021

Students obtain required course texts from a vendor of their choice. The full list price (publisher’s price or suggested retail price) for a print version of each book is listed below for reference. Your actual cost to purchase may differ and in many cases, may be less than the list price.
 
Commonly used book sellers include:
 
In addition, a copy of each course text will be accessible through the CRCDS library either electronically (UR NetID sign-in required) or on print reserve in the CRCDS library. If you have questions about selecting a book (choosing alternate editions or formats, etc.), please check with the course instructor.
 
Texts listed below do not represent all required reading for a course. Nearly every course will include additional readings posted on that course’s Moodle/Populi page.
 
Note:  This list will be updated as information becomes available for courses whose materials are listed “TBA” below.
 
Download a complete listing here. 

Fall 2021 (M.A./M.Div) 

CF 100: Christian Belief Today, Instructor: Dr. Melanie Duguid-May
Required Books:

Charles, Mark and Soong-Chan Rah. Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2019. ISBN: 9780830845255. List price: $18.00.

Jennings, Willie J. The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780300171365. Available online through UR Libraries.* List price: $27.50.

Johnson, Elizabeth A. Quest for the Living God: Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God. New York: Continuum/Bloomsbury, 2008 and reprints. ISBN: 9781441174628. Available online through UR Libraries.* List price: $26.95.

Johnson, Maxwell E. Praying and Believing in Early Christianity: The Interplay Between Christian Worship and Doctrine. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780814682593. Available online through UR Libraries.* List price: $24.95.

Leith, John H., editor. Creeds of the Christian Churches: A Reader in Christian Doctrine From the Bible to the Present. 3rd edition. Louisville, KY: (Westminster) John Knox Press, 1982 and reprints. ISBN: 9780804205269. List price: $50.00.

CF 128: Ancient and Medieval Church History, Instructor: Dr. John Tyson

**Amazon prices as of 5/7/21.

Required Books:         

Athanasius, Saint, Patriarch of Alexandria. On the Incarnation. Introduction by C.S. Lewis. Translated by John Behr. Popular Patristics series. St. Vladimir’s Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780881414271. List price: $17.00 (Amazon** $17.00).

Augustine, of Hippo, Saint. Confessions. Translated by R.S. Pine-Coffin. Penguin Classics, 1961, (reprinted 2003, 2015). ISBN: 014044114X, 9780140441147, 9780141396897. List price: $22.00, hardcover. Paperback out of print, prices vary (Amazon** $9.99).

Gonzalez, Justo. The Story of Christianity: Volume 1. 2nd edition. HarperOne/HarperCollins, 2010.    ISBN: 9780061855887. List price: $27.99 (Amazon** $18.93).

Irwin, Dale T., and Scott W. Sunquist. History of the World Christian Movement, Vol. 1: Earliest Christianity. Orbis Books, 2001. ISBN: 9781570753961. List price: $36.00 (Amazon** $33.99).

Jenkins, Philip. The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia – and How It Died. HarperOne/HarperCollins, 2009. ISBN: 9780061472817.  List price: $17.99 (Amazon** $14.99).

Tyson, John R. Faith, Doubt and Courage in 15 Great People of Faith. 2nd edition. Wipf & Stock, 2013. ISBN: 9781625642660. List price: $19.00 (Amazon** $19.00).

Recommended Books:

Ellingsen, Mark. African Christian Mothers and Fathers: And Why They Matter for the Church Today. Cascade Books, 2015. ISBN: 9781606085509. List price: $30.00 (Amazon** $30.00).

Hinson, E. Glenn. The Early Church: Origins to the Dawn of the Middle Ages. Abingdon Press, 1995/1996. ISBN: 9780687006038. List price: $32.99 (Amazon** $17.00).

Oden, Thomas. How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind. Intervarsity, 2010. ISBN: 9780830837052. List price: $22.00 (Amazon** $17.99).

Tyson, John R. The Great Athanasius: An Introduction to His Life and Work. Wipf & Stock/Cascade Books, 2017. ISBN: 9781625647522. List price: $25.00 (Amazon** $18.11).

———, editor. Invitation to Christian Spirituality. Oxford University Press, 1999. ISBN: 9780195106367, 9780195106374. List price: $99.99 (Amazon** $63.77).

Volz, Carl A. The Medieval Church: From the Dawn of the Middle Ages to the Eve of the Reformation. Abingdon Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780687006045. List price: $29.99 (Amazon** $19.46).

CF / MS 170: Intersectional Theology, Instructor: Dr. Hilary Scarsella
Required Books:

Deane-Drummond, Celia. A Primer in Ecotheology: Theology for a Fragile Earth. Cascade Books, 2017. ISBN: 9781498236997. List price: $23.00.  

Greenough, Chris. Queer Theologies: The Basics. Routledge, 2019. ISBN: 9781138604711. List price: $24.95.  

Harris, Melanie L. Ecowomanism: African American Woman and Earth-Honoring Faiths. Orbis Books, 2017. ISBN: 9781626982017. List price: $29.00.  

Mitchem, Stephanie Y. Introducing Womanist Theology. Orbis Books, 2002. ISBN: 9781570754210. List price: $22.00.  

CF 201 American Religious History Instructor: Dr. John Tyson
Required Books:

Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States. ReVisioning History series. Beacon Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780807057834. List price: $16.00 (Amazon** $13.99).

Gaustad, Edwin S., and Leigh Schmidt. The Religious History of America. Revised edition. HarperSanFrancisco/HarperCollins, 2004. ISBN: 9780060630560. List price: $19.99 (Amazon** $19.69).

Hatch, Nathan. The Democratization of American Christianity. Yale University Press, 1991. ISBN: 9780300050608. List price: $29.00. (Amazon** $29.00).

Hill, Susan Lindley. You Have Stept Out of Your Place: A History of Women and Religion in America. Westminster John Knox Press, 1996. ISBN: 9780664257996. List price: $40.00 (Amazon** $25.47).

Raboteau, Albert J. Slave Religion: An “Invisible Institution” in the Antebellum South. Revised edition. Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780195174120. Available online through UR Libraries.* List price: $19.99 (Amazon** $16.90).

Raboteau, Albert J. Canaan Land: A Religious History of African Americas. Oxford University Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780195145854. List price: $14.99 (Amazon** $12.16).

Recommended Books:

Andrews, William, editor. Sisters of the Spirit: Three Black Women’s Autobiographies of the 19th Century. Indiana University Press, 1986. ISBN: 9780253287045. List price: $22.00. (Amazon** $22.00).

Butler, Jon, Grant Wacker, and Randal Balmer. Religion in America Life. Oxford University Press, 2011.  ISBN: 9780199832699. List price: $31.95 (Amazon** $29.95).

Bronski, Michael. A Queer History of the United States. ReVisioning History series. Beacon Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780807044650. List price: $20.00 (Amazon** $18.09).

Evans, Christopher H. The Social Gospel in American Religion: A History. New York University Press, 2017. ISBN: 9781479888573. List price: $28.00 (Amazon** $28.00).

Mann, Charles C. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus. Vintage Press/Knopf, 2006 (reprinted 2011). ISBN: 9781400032051. List price: $18.00 (Amazon** $9.30).

Noll, Mark. The Civil War as a Theological Crisis. University of North Carolina Press, 2006 (reprinted 2015). ISBN: 9780807877203, 9781469621814. Available online through UR Libraries.* List price: $26.00 (Amazon** $25.51).

Rauschenbusch, Walter. A Theology for the Social Gospel. Macmillan Company, 1917/1918 and many reprints.  2010 Martino reprint ISBN: 9781891396526. List price: $8.95 (sold through Amazon). Macmillan editions available for free download through Internet Archive.

West, Cornel. Black Prophetic Fire. In dialogue with and edited by Christa Buschendorf. Beacon Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780807018101. List price: $18.00 (Amazon** $14.99).    

Wilson, James. The Earth Shall Weep: A History of Native America. Grove Press, 2000 and reprints.  ISBN: 9780802136800. List price: $18.00 (Amazon** $13.87).

CF / MS 210: Feminist, Black Feminist and Womanist Ethics, Instructor: Professor Shatavia Wynn
Required Books:         

TBA

CF 299: Water is Life, Instructor: Dr. Melanie Duguid-May
Required Books:

Barlow, Maude. The Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water. New Press, 2008/2009. ISBN: 9781595584533. List price: $16.95.

Carson, Rachel. Silent Spring. Houghton Mifflin, 1962 and many reprints. ISBN: 9780618249060 and many others. List price: varies; 2002 reprint - $14.95.
 
Keller, Catherine. The Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming. Routledge, 2003. ISBN: 9780203451731. Available online through UR Libraries.* List price: $64.95.
 
Myers, Ched, editor. Watershed Discipleship: Reinhabiting Bioregional Faith and Practice. Cascade Books, 2016. ISBN: 9781498280761. List price: $30.00.
 
Outwater, Alice. Water: A Natural History. Basic Books, 1996. ISBN: 9780465037803. List price: $16.50.
 
Salzman, James. Drinking Water: A History. Revised edition. Harry N. Abrams, 2017. ISBN: 9781468314908. List price: $16.95.
 
Zenner, Christina. Just Water: Theology, Ethics, and the Global Water Crisis. Revised edition. Orbis Books, 2018. ISBN: 9781626982970. List price: $30.00.
CF 565 Episcopal Theology and Ethics, Instructors: Dr. Melanie Duguid-May and Bishop Prince Singh
Required Books:

Required Books: 

Burns, Stephen, Bryan Cones, and James Tengatenga, editors. Twentieth Century Anglican Theologians: From Evelyn Underhill to Esther Mombo. Wiley Blackwell, 2020. ISBN: 9781119611189. List price: $38.95. 

Charles, Mark, and Soong-Chan Rha. Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery. InterVarsity Press, 2019. ISBN: 9780830845255. List price: $18.00. 

Douglas, Kelly Brown. Sexuality and the Black Church: A Womanist Perspective. Orbis Books, 1999. ISBN: 9781570752421. List Price: $19.00. 

Scudder, Vida D. Social Teachings of the Christian Year: Lectures Delivered at the Cambridge Conference, 1918. E. P. Dutton, 1921 and others. ISBN: multiple. Available online through Internet Archive. List price: varies (used copies available). 

Shattuck, Gardiner H., Jr. Episcopalians & Race: Civil War to Civil Rights. University Press of Kentucky, 2000/2003. ISBN: 9780813190648. Available online through UR Libraries.* List price: $30.00. 

Spellers, Stephanie. The Church Cracked Open: Disruption, Decline, and New Hope for Beloved Community. Church Publishing, 2021. ISBN: ‎ 9781640654242. List price: $16.95. 

Wilkerson, Isabel. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Random House, 2020. ISBN: 9780593230251. Available online through UR Libraries.* List price: $32.00. 

Williams, Rowan. Christ the Heart of Creation. ‎Bloomsbury Continuum, 2018. ISBN: ‎9781472945549. List price: $35.00. 

Zink, Jesse A. Christianity and Catastrophe in South Sudan: Civil War, Migration, and the Rise of Dinka Anglicanism. Baylor University Press, 2018. ISBN: 9781481308229. Available online through UR Libraries.* List price: $49.99. 

CS 108: Biblical Hebrew I, Instructor: Dr. John Fadden
Required Books:

Kutz, Karl V. and Rebekah L. Josberger. Learning Biblical Hebrew: Reading for Comprehension: An Introductory Grammar. Lexham Press, 2018. ISBN: 9781683590842. List Price: $39.99. 

Learning Biblical Hebrew Workbooks: A Graded Reader with Exercises. Lexham Press, 2019. ISBN: 9781683592440. List Price: $27.99. 

CS 221: Gospel of Matthew, Instructor: Dr. Jin Young Choi
Required Books:

Carter, Warren. Matthew and Empire: Initial Explorations. Trinity Press International, 2001. ISBN: 9781563383427. List price: out of print (prices for used copies vary).

Harrington, Daniel. The Gospel of Matthew. Sacra Pagina series. Liturgical Press, 1991, reprinted 2007. ISBN: 9780814659649. List price: $44.95.

Kingsbury, Jack D. Matthew as Story. 2nd edition. Fortress Press, 1988. ISBN: 9780800620998. List price: out of print (prices for used copies vary).

Synopsis of the Four Gospels. Revised Standard Version. American Bible Society, 2010. ISBN: 9781585169429. List price: $52.50.

Recommended Books

Blickenstaff, Marianne and Amy-Jill Levine, eds. Feminist Companion to Matthew. Sheffield/T&T Clark International, 2001. ISBN: 9781841272115. Available online through UR Libraries.* List price: out of print (prices for used copies vary).

Duran, Nicole W., Teresa Okure, and Daniel M. Patte, editors. Mark. Texts @ Contexts. Fortress Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780800659981. List price: $40.00.

Lalitha, Jayachitra, and Mitzi Smith, editors. Teaching All Nations: Interrogating the Matthean Great Commission. Fortress Press, 2014. ISBN: 9781451470499. List price: $49.00.

Neyrey, Jerome H. Honor and Shame in the Gospel of Matthew. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1998 and reprints. ISBN: 9780664256432. List price: $35.00.

Powell, Mark Allan. Methods for Matthew. Cambridge University Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780521716147. List price: $33.99.

CS MS 310: Feminist Biblical Interpretation, Instructor: Dr. Jin Young Choi
Required Books:

Day, Linda, and Carolyn Pressler, editors. Engaging the Bible in a Gendered World. Westminster John Knox, 2006. ISBN: 9780664229108. List price: $35.00.

Smith, Mitzi. I Found God in Me: A Womanist Biblical Hermeneutics Reader. Cascade Books, 2015. Available online through UR Libraries.* ISBN: 9781625647450. List price: $38.00.

Recommended Books:

Byron, Gay L. and Vanessa Lovelace, editors. Womanist Interpretations of the Bible: Expanding the Discourse. SBL Press, 2016. ISBN: 9781628371529. List price: $49.95.

Dube, Musa W. Postcolonial Feminist Interpretation.Chalice Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780827229631. List price: $34.99.

Gafney, Wilda C. Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne. Westminster John Knox, 2015/2017. ISBN: 9780664239039. List price: $35.00.

Kwok, Pui-lan, editor. Hope Abundant: Third World and Indigenous Women’s Theology. Orbis Books, 2010. ISBN: 9781570758805. List price: $34.00.

Newsome, Carol, et al., editors. Women’s Bible Commentary. 3rd edition. Westminster John Knox Press, 2012. ISBN: 9780664237073. List price: $55.00.

R MS 270: Faith and Religious Pluralism, Instructor: Dr. Deborah Rogers
Required Books: 

Campbell, Cynthia M. A Multitude of Blessings: A Christian Approach to Religious Diversity. Westminster John Knox Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780664229566. List price: $17.00. 

Maparyan, Layli. The Womanist Idea. Routledge, 2012. ISBN: 9780415886833. Available online through UR Libraries.* List price: $56.95. 

McClendon, James. Witness: Systematic Theology, Volume 3. Abingdon Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780687098231. List price: $38.99. 

Patel, Eboo. Interfaith Leadership: A Primer. Boston: Beacon Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780807033623. List price: $18.00. 

Peace, Jennifer Howe, et. al., editors. My Neighbor’s Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation. Orbis Books, 2012. ISBN: 9781570759581. List price: $27.00. 

Recommended Books: 

Bidwell, Duane R. When One Religion Isn’t Enough: The Lives of Spiritually Fluid People. Beacon Press, 2018. ISBN: 9780807039885. List price: $16.95. 

Plantinga, Richard J. Christianity and Plurality: Classic and Contemporary Readings. Blackwell Publishers (now Wiley-Blackwell), 1999. ISBN: 9780631209157. List price: $86.25 for print-on-demand book from publisher; prices for used copies vary. 

Panikkar, Raimon. The Intrareligious Dialogue. Revised edition. Paulist Press, 1999. ISBN: 9780809137633. List price: $19.95. 

R MC BC 290: Black Church Perspectives on Faith, Understanding, and Belief, Instructor: Dr. Kishundra King
Required Books:

Andrews, Dale P. Practical Theology for Black Churches: Bridging Black Theology and African American Folk Religion. Westminster John Knox Press, 2002. ISBN: 9780664224295. List Price: $27.00.  

Douglas, Kelly Brown. Sexuality and the Black Church: A Womanist Perspective. Orbis Books, 2018. ISBN: 9781570752421. List Price: $19.00. 

Floyd-Thomas, Stacey, Juan Floyd-Thomas, et al., editors. Black Church Studies: An Introduction. Abingdon Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780687332656. List Price: $28.99. 

Gilkes, Cheryl. If It Wasn't for the Women: Black Women's Experience and Womanist Culture in Church and Community. Orbis Books, 2001. ISBN: 9781570753435. List Price: $26.00. 

Smith, Archie. The Relational Self: Ethics & Therapy from a Black Church Perspective. Abingdon Press, 1982. ISBN: 0687359457, 9780687359455. List Price: out of print (prices for used copies vary). 

R PT 218: Introduction to Preaching, Instructor: Dr. Shazetta Thompson-Hill
Required Books:

Brooks, Gennifer Benjamin. Good News Preaching: Offering the Gospel in Every Sermon. Pilgrim Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780829819175. List price: $20.00.

Brueggemann, Walter. Preaching from the Old Testament. Working Preacher Books series. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2019. ISBN: 9781506458557. List price: $18.99.

Cressman, Lisa K. The Gospel People Don't Want to Hear: Preaching Challenging Messages. Working Preacher Books series. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2020. ISBN: 9781506456393. List price: $18.99.

Huguley, Ryan. 8 Hours, or Less: Writing Faithful Sermons Faster. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2017. ISBN: 9780802415080. List price: $12.99.

Kim, Matthew D. Preaching with Cultural Intelligence: Understanding the People Who Hear Our Sermons. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2017. ISBN: 9780801049620. List price: $24.99.

Willimon, William H. Leading with the Sermon: Preaching as Leadership. Working Preacher Books series. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2020. ISBN: 9781506456379. List price: $18.99.

Wilson, Paul Scott. The Four Pages of the Sermon, Revised and Updated: A Guide to Biblical Preaching. Revised and updated edition. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2018. ISBN: 9781501842405. List price: $34.99.

Recommended Books:

Brueggemann, Walter. Preaching Jeremiah: Announcing God's Restorative Passion. Foreword by Carolyn J. Sharp. Working Preacher Books series. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2020. ISBN: 9781506466019. List price: $19.99.

Lewis, Karoline M. A Lay Preacher's Guide: How to Craft a Faithful Sermon. Working Preacher Books series. Fortress Press, 2020. ISBN: 9781506462738. List price: $18.99.

R PT 202: Supervised Ministry, Instructor: Professor Jacqueline Nelson
Required Books (full details to come) 

Raboteau, Albert J. American Prophets: Seven Religious Radicals and Their Struggle for Social and Political Justice. Princeton University Press, 2016. Available online through UR Libraries.* ISBN: 9780691164304. List price: $29.95. 

Rambo, Shelley. Spirit and Trauma: A Theology of Remaining. Westminster John Knox Press, 2010. ISBN: 9780664235031. List price: $30.00 

Thurman, Howard. Jesus and the Disinherited. Beacon Press, 1976 and many reprints (originally published by Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, 1949). ISBN: 9780807010297. List price: varies based on the edition. 

Waters, Sonia E. Addiction and Pastoral Care. Eerdmans, 2019. ISBN: 9780802875686. List price: $25.00. 

Wise Rowe, Sheila. Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience. InterVarsity Press, 2020. ISBN: 9780830845880. List price: $17.00. 

Recommended Books:  see syllabus for details. 

Fall 2021 (D.Min.)

INT 701: Discerning the Context for Ministry in the 21st Century, Instructor: Dr. Hilary Scarsella
Required Books: 

Douglas, Kelly Brown. Sexuality and the Black Church: A Womanist Perspective. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1999. ISBN: 9781570752421. List price: $18.00. 

Tufekci, Zeynep. Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2017/2018. ISBN: 9780300234176. Available online through UR Libraries.* List price: $16.00. 

Herman, Judith. Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence—From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror. Basic Books, 1997. ISBN: 9780465087303. List price: $17.50. 

Tickle, Phyllis. The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2012. ISBN: 9780801071027. List price: $18.00. 

Washington, Harriet A. A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind. New York: Little Brown Spark/Hachette, 2019. ISBN: 9780316509435. List price: $30.00.  

Whitehead, Andrew L., and Samuel L. Perry. Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. ISBN: 9780190057886. List price: $29.95.

INT 705: Intersectional Theology, Instructor: Dr. Hilary Scarsella
Required Books:

Deane-Drummond, Celia. A Primer in Ecotheology: Theology for a Fragile Earth. Cascade Books, 2017. ISBN: 9781498236997. List price: $23.00.  

Greenough, Chris. Queer Theologies: The Basics. Routledge, 2019. ISBN: 9781138604711. List price: $24.95.  

Harris, Melanie L. Ecowomanism: African American Woman and Earth-Honoring Faiths. Orbis Books, 2017. ISBN: 9781626982017. List price: $29.00.  

Mitchem, Stephanie Y. Introducing Womanist Theology. Orbis Books, 2002. ISBN: 9781570754210. List price: $22.00.  

INT 748: From Protest to Formation, Instructor: Dr. Kishundra King
Required Books:

Abrams, Stacey. Lead From the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change. Picador, 2019. ISBN: 9781250214805. List Price: $17.00. 

Fluker, Walter Earl. The Ground has Shifted: The Future of the Black Church in Post-Racial America. New York University Press, 2018. ISBN: 9781479897186. Available online through UR Libraries.* List Price: $20.00. 

Lewis, John. Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America. Hachette Books, 2017 (reprinted from Hyperion Books, 2012). ISBN: 9780316510936. List Price: $16.00. 

Ross, Rosetta E. Witnessing & Testifying: Black Women, Religion, and Civil Rights. Augsburg Fortress, 2003. ISBN: 9780800636036. List Price: $26.00. 

Stewart, Dianne M. Three Eyes for the Journey: African Dimensions of the Jamaican Religious Experience. Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780195175578. List Price: $47.95.