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Fall 2011 course textbooks are listed below.  Some courses have both required and recommended texts listed.  We have provided this list so that students are free to purchase them wherever and however they choose – either through an online book site such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Abe Books, etc. or through the Seminary Coop or other physical stores.  You are also free to purchase used or E-Reader books as desired.

In some cases, especially for worship-related resources, books may only be available through Augsburg Fortress, and this is usually noted.  You can visit their website at http://www.augsburgfortress.org/default.jsp.

Please note that there may be changes made to this list between the time of its initial posting and when classes begin.  An email will be sent to all students if changes are made to the list. Check back to this list as we will update it as information is received.


Follow the appropriate Links to Department Headings below to find specific course info:

Bible / Communities of Color / Ethics / History / Interdisciplinary / Leadership / Ministry / Theology / World Mission

Department Course# Sec Course Title / with link to Profile* when provided Section Title Instructor Name Required / Recommended Texts / Comments
Bible B-01 A Greek Pericopes   Krentz, Edgar M.  
  B-02 A Hebrew Pericopes   Adam, Klaus-Peter  
  B-03 A Advanced Greek Readings   Krentz, Edgar M.  
  B-310 A Pentateuch and
Wisdom Literature (Profile) *
  Adam, Klaus-Peter Coogan, Michael D., The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, ISBN 978-0-19-513911-2 or 2010 edition: ISBN 9780195378405 (Print this list)
    C Pentateuch and
Wisdom Literature (Profile) *
  Chalmers, R. Scott Coogan, Michael D., The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, ISBN 978-0-19-513911-2 or 2010 edition: ISBN:9780195378405
Bergant, Dianne, Israel's Wisdom Literature (Liberation-Critical Reading of the Old Testament), 9780800628758 (Print this list)
  B-331 A Jesus and the Gospels (Profile) *   Pickett, Raymond W., Jr. Required
Mark as Story, Rhoads, Dewey & Michie, 0800631609
Jesus and Empire, Horsely, 080063490X
Fortress Introduction to the Gospels, Mark Powell, 0800630750
Conversations with Scripture: The Gospel of John, Cynthia Kittredge, 0819222496
Gospel Parallels, NRSV Edition: A Comparison of the Synoptic Gospels, Throckmorton, 0840774842
Recommended
Challenge of Diversity: The Witness of Paul and the Gospels; Rhoads, 0800629825
Harper Collins Study Bible; Attridge, 006078685X
Scripting Jesus: The Gospels in Rewrite; White, 9780061228797
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  B-332 A Life and Letters of Paul (Profile) *   Pickett, Raymond W., Jr. Required
Eisenbaum, Pamela. Paul Was Not a Christian. 0061349917
Gorman, Michael J. Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul & His Letters. 0802839347
Zetterholm, Magnus. Approaches to Paul. 9780800663377
New Revised Standard Version of the Bible (Harper Collins Study Bible or the New Oxford Annotated Bible are suggested)
Greek New Testament or Greek-English NT for those who know Greek
Recommended:
Elliott, Neil & Reasoner, Mark. Documents and Images for the Study of Paul. 9780800663759 (Print this list)
  B-601 A Old Testament Graduate
Biblical Seminar:
(Profile) *
The books of Samuel Adv. Exeg) Adam, Klaus-Peter Klein, R. W., 1 Samuel, Word Biblical Commentary, 1983; second edition, ISBN: 978-0849902093
Römer, T. C., The So-Called Deuteronomistic History, ISBN: 0567032124
Knoppers, G. N. / McConville, J. G. (eds.), Reconsidering Israel and Judah, ISBN: 157506037X
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  B-640 A New Testament Graduate
Biblical Seminar: 
(Profile) *
Ecological Hermeneutics (Adv.Exeg) Rossing, Barbara R. Required
Greening Paul: Reading the Apostle in a Time of Ecological Crisis; Horrell, Hunt 978-160258290-3
Living With Other Creatures, Bauckham, forthcoming Baylor University Press (Dr. Rossing will advise on advance copies) Scripture, Culture and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible; Davis, 978-0-521-73223-9
Pan's Travail: Environmental Problems of the Ancient Greeks and Romans; Hughes, 978-0801-853630
Flavius Josephus "The Jewish War" ISBN 978-0-14-044420-9
Optional
Flavius Josephus, "The Jewish War" Greek/English, Volume 1 (ISBN 9780674995680), vol. 2 (ISBN 9780674995369) and vol. 3 (ISBN 9780674995697)
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  B/M/I-400 A Sr.Interdisciplinary Seminar:
Adv. Exeg.)
(Profile) *
Preaching the Gospel of John (Adv. Exeg) Rossing/Satterlee "The Gospel of John" in New Interpreter's Bible Volume 9: Luke, John; Gail O'Day, ISBN 0-687-27822-8
Preaching the Gospel of John: Proclaiming the Living Word, Williamson, 0-664-22533-0
Additional texts to be determined.
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  BL-300 A Biblical Hebrew (Profile) *   Menn, Esther Required
SET: The three items below by Kittel and Hoffer are offered together as a discounted package set: ISBN 978-0-300-10103-4 Bonnie Pedrotti Kittel, Victoria Hoffer, and Rebecca Abts Wright. Biblical Hebrew: Text and Workbook, fully revised by Victorial Hoffer. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2005.
(See SET above.) Victoria Hoffer. 3-CD Set, Biblical Hebrew: Text and Workbook: Audio Component. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2005.
(See SET above.) Victoria Hoffer. Biblical Hebrew: Supplement for Enhanced Comprehension. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2005.
(See SET above.) K. Elliger and W. Rudolph, eds. Biblica Hebraica Stuttgartensia. Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1990. Available in paperback. 978-3-438-05222-3
F. Brown, S. R. Driver, C. A. Briggs. The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon. Oxford: University Press, 1907; reprint, Hendrickson Publishers, 2000. ISBN 1-565-63206-0
C. L. Seow. A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew, 2nd revised edition. 978-0-687-15786-0
Highly Recommended:
BibleWorks 8. A class order will be placed at the beginning of the semester, to take advantage of the discounted group rate. Or: Accordance for MAC.
Or: Another Bible computer program.
Or: John R. Kohlenberger, III. The Interlinear NIV Hebrew-English Old Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1987, or other interlinear Bible.
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  BL-307 A Biblical Greek (Profile) *   Flessen, Bonnie A Primer of Biblical Greek; Croy, ISBN-13 -- 978-0802860002
Novum Testamentum Graece, Nestle Aland 27th ed. (abbr. GNT) ISBN-13 -- 978-1598561722
A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, 3rd ed., Bauer, Danker, et. al, ISBN-13 978-0226039336 (referred to as BDAG; Consider buying as a part of a software package such as BibleWorks, Logos, or Accordance) (Updated 8-18-2011)(Print this list rev. 8-18-2011)

    C Biblical Greek(Profile) *   Perry, Peter S. A Primer of Biblical Greek; Croy, ISBN-13—978-0802860002
Novum Testamentum Graece, Nestle-Aland 27th ed. (abbr. GNT). ISBN-13: 978-1598561722
Perry, Peter S. Brushing Up English to Learn Greek (on course website)
Bauer, Danker, et. al, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, 3rd ed. (referred to as BDAG; Consider buying as a part of a software package such as BibleWorks, Logos, or Accordance). ISBN-13: 978-0226039336
Recommended:
Mounce, Biblical Greek Laminated Sheet, Zondervan, 2005. ISBN-13: 978-0310262947
(Updated 8-18-2011)(Print this list - rev. 8-18-2011)
Community of Color C/E-417 A Theology and Ethics
of James Cone (Profile) *
  Perry, Richard Black Theology and Black Power; Cone, 1-57075-157-9
God of the Oppressed; Cone, 1-57075-158-7
A Black Theology of Liberation; Cone, 0-88344-685-5
The Spiritual and the Blues; Cone, 0883448432
Martin & Malcolm & America; Cone, 0-88344-824-6
Living Stones in the Household of God; Thomas, 0-8006-3627-9
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Ethics E/C-417 A Theology and Ethics
of James Cone (Profile) *
  Perry, Richard See C/E-417 above
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  E-501 A Christian Social Thought (Profile) *   Perry, Richard Essays
*These are required essays.
*Quadragesimo Anno: After Forty Years (Pius XI, 1931). www.osjspm.org
*Rerum Novarum: The Condition of Labor (Leo XIII, 1891). www.osjspm.org
*Weber, Max, "The Protestant Sects and the Spirit of Capitalism," 1920.
www.ne.jp/asahi/moriyuki/abukuma/weber/world/sect/sect_frame.html
*Weber, Max, "Churches" and "Sects" in "North America: An Ecclesiastical Socio-Political Sketch," Sociological Theory Vol. 3 (1985), 7-13. Translated by Colin Loader. (Handout to be posted on Course site)
Texts
Democracy and Social Ethics; Addams, Jane, 0252070232
The Souls of Black Folk; Du Bois, W. E. B., 014018998X
The Social Teaching of the Christian Churches, 2 Vols.; Troeltsch, Ernst, 0664253202
The Voice of Anna Julia Cooper: Including a Voice from the South and Other Important Essays; Cooper, Anna J. (Charles Lemert and Esme Bhan, editors), 0847684083
Making the Gospel Plain: The Writings of Bishop Reverdy C. Ransom; Anthony Pinn, editor 1563382644
Christianity and the Social Crisis in the 21st Century; Rauschenbusch, Walter,. Edited by Paul Rauschenbush, 0061497266
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History H-301 A Church History I (Profile) *   Hendel, Kurt K. The Story of Christianity, Vols. 1 & 2; Gonzalez, Justo, 9780061855887 or 9780061855894 Showings; Julian of Norwich, 0809120917
Three Treatises, 2nd rev. ed.; Luther, 0800616391
Historical Theology. An Introduction to the History of Christian Thought; McGrath, 9780631208440
The Christological Controversy; Norris, Jr., Richard H., ed., 0800614119
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    B Church History I(Profile) *   Swanson, Mark N Required
González, Justo L.; The Story of Christianity. Vol. 1. ISBN 006185588X
González, Justo L. The Story of Christianity. Vol. 2. ISBN 0061855898 (The González books will provide the basic "story line.")
Placher, William C., ed. Readings in the History of Christian Theology. Volume 1. ISBN 0664240577 (A major source of readings for group discussions and analysis/reflection papers)
Stark, Rodney. The Rise of Christianity: How the Obscure, Marginal Jesus Movement Became the Dominant Religious Force in the Western World in a Few Centuries. ISBN 0060677015
Recommended
McKim, Donald K., ed. The Cambridge Companion to Martin Luther (While this is a good book to own and used copies of the paperback edition may be acquired cheaply, we have access to the Cambridge Companion series online through the JKM Library. We will take advantage of this access during the final weeks of the class.
Ozment, Steven. The Age of Reform, 1250-1550: An Intellectual and Religious History of Late Medieval and Reformation Europe. ISBN 0300027605. ( The instructor has benefited greatly from this book.)
Placher, William C. A History of Christian Theology: An Introduction. ISBN 0664244963. (This book provides excellent background for the selections in Placher's Readings.)
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  H-435 A Theology of Luther (Profile) *   Hendel, Kurt K. Required
The Book of Concord; Kolb, Robert and Wengert, Timothy, eds., 0800627407
Luther's Works, vols. 31, 32, 33, 40, 41 Lehmann, Helmut and Pelikan, Jaroslav, eds., 0800603311, 080060332X, 0800603338, 0800603400, 0800603419
Recommended
The Theology of Martin Luther; Althaus, Paul, 0800618556
Martin Luther's Theology; Lohse, Bernhard, 0800630912 or B002SG7L3S
Martin Luther's Theology: A Contemporary Interpretation; Bayer, Oswald, 9780802827999
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Interdisciplinary I/B/M-400 A Sr. Interdisciplinary Seminar:
(Profile) *
Preaching the Gospel of John Rossing/Satterlee See B/M/I 400 above
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Leadership & Public Life L/M-435 A Healthy Leader, Healthy Congregation
(Profile) *
  Billman/Beck Required (stay tuned for updates)
Ronald A. Heifetz, Marty Linsky, and Alexander Grashow, The Practice of Adaptive Leadership, ISBN# 978-1422105764
Roberta M. Gilbert, M.D., Extraordinary Leadership: Thinking Systems, Making a Difference, ISBN # 10: 0-9763455-2-8. Website www.hsystems.org
Norma Cook Everist and Craig L. Nessan, Transforming Leadership: New Vision for a Church in Mission, ISBN # 10: 0-8006-2048-8.
Peter L. Steinke, A Door Set Open: Grounding Change in Mission and Hope, ISBN # 978-1-56699-403-3.
Eric H.F. Law, Sacred Acts, Holy Change: Faithful Diversity and Practical Transformation, ISBN # 10: 0-827234-52-X.
Memoir of pastoral ministry (a long list is available) that is relevant to one's own cultural context or through which one may explore the practice of ministry in a different cultural context.
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  L/M-500 A Mission Leadership (Profile) *   Bouman, Stephen P. They Are Us; Bouman/Deffenbaugh, 978-0-8066-5763-9
Missional Church; Guder, Darrell, 0-8028-4350-6
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Ministry CR011-FT A Continuing Relations
(full-time)
  Menn, Esther No texts provided
  CR011-PT A Continuing Relations
(part-time)
  Menn, Esther No texts provided
  M-320 A Intro to Pastoral Care (Profile) *   Swanson, Rosanne Amnell Anderson, Herbert & Foley, Edward; Mighty Stories, Dangerous Rituals: Weaving Together the Human and the Divine, ISBN: 0787956481
Culbertson, Philip; Caring for God's People: Counseling and Christian Wholeness, ISBN: 9780800631871
Dykstra, Robert C.; Images of Pastoral Care: Classic Readings, ISBN: 9780827216242
Justes, Emma J.; Hearing Beyond the Words: How to Become a Listening Pastor, ISBN: 0687494990
Nelson, James B.; Thirst: God and the Alcoholic Experience, ISBN: 0664226884
Peterman, Janet S.; Speaking to Silence: New Rites for Christian Worship and Healing, ISBN: 0664228801
Randall, Robert L.; Walking Through the Valley: Understanding and Emerging from Clergy Depression, ISBN: 0687014638
Purnell, Douglas; Conversation as Ministry: Stories and Strategies for Confident Caregiving, ISBN: 0829815783. (Updated 8-30-2011)
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  M-340 A Preaching (Plenary) (Profile) *   Satterlee, Craig A. Required
Bushkofsky, Dennis L. and Craig A. Satterlee, The Christian Life: Baptism and Life Passages, Using Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Volume 2, 978-0806670140
Craddock, Fred, Preaching, ISBN 0687659949
Duck, Ruth C., Finding Words for Worship: A Guide for Leaders, ISBN 0-664-25573-6.
ELCA, Renewing Worship, Vol 2, Principles for Worship, Augsburg, ISBN 9780806670034.
*Hoefler, Richard C., Creative Preaching and Oral Writing, CSS, ISBN 0-89536-349-6.
Jensen, Richard, Thinking in Story: Preaching in a Postliterate Age, CSS, ISBN 1-55673-573-1.
*Rosser, A., A Well-Trained Tongue, LTP, ISBN 1-5685-4124-4.
*Satterlee, Presiding in the Assembly, Augsburg Fortress, ISBN 0-8066-4299-8.
*Smith, Christine, Preaching Justice, United Church, ISBN 0-8298-1291-1. (Out of Print- Articles on reserve or the course page)
*Indicated texts seem to have limited availability, and/or can be expensive. Dr. Satterlee will make copies available on reserve. Recommended
Brugh, Lorraine S. and Gordon W. Lathrop, Using Evangelical Lutheran Worship: The Sunday Assembly, Using Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Volume 1, Augsburg Fortress, 978-0806670133
Goldberg, N, Writing Down the Bones, ISBN 9781590302613.
Troeger, T., Imagining a Sermon, ISBN 0-6871-8694-3.
von Oech, R., A Whack on the Side of the Head, ISBN: 0446404667.
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  M-340LA A Preaching (Lab A)   Satterlee, Craig A.
  M-340LB A Preaching (Lab B)   Satterlee, Craig A.  
  M-340LC A Preaching (Lab C)   Satterlee, Craig A.  
  M-380 A Worship (Profile) *   Stewart, Benjamin Christian worship: 100,000 Sundays of symbols and rituals; Ramshaw, 0800662334
The Sunday assembly; Brugh and Lathrop, 0806670134 Keeping Time: The Church's Years; Ramshaw and Tieg, 0806670169
Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Leader's Desk Edition (2006); 0806656204, Augsburg Fortress website
The Christian Life: Baptism and Life Passages, Using Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Volume 2, Bushkovsky and Satterlee (2008), 0806670142
Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Pastoral Care (2008), 9780806653921, Augsburg Fortress
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  M-400 A Ministry in Context
(Profile) *
  Swanson, Rosanne Amnell Galindo, Israel; The Hidden Lives of Congregations: Discerning Church Dynamics, ISBN: 1-56699-307-5
Berntsen, John; Cross-shaped Leadership: On the Rough and Tumble of Parish Practice, ISBN: 156699375X
Satterlee, Craig; When God Speaks through Change: Preaching in Times of Congregational Transition, ISBN: 1-56699-297-4
Steinke, Peter L.; Healthy Congregations: A Systems Approach, ISBN: 1-56699-330-X
Steinke, Peter L.; Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times, ISBN: 1-56699-328-9
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    B Ministry in Context
(Profile) *
  Swanson, Rosanne Amnell See above
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  M-411 A Baptism as a source of congregational renewal (Profile) *   Stewart, Benjamin Welcome to Christ: A Lutheran Introduction to the Catechumenate, 080663393X, Augsburg
ELW Pastoral Care, ELCA, 0806653922, Augsburg
The Rites of Christian Initiation, their evolution and interpretation; Johnson, 0814662153
Accompany them with singing -- the Christian funeral; Long, 9780664233198
Water Washed and Spirit Born: A Baptism Manual for Youth and Adults; Erlander. No ISBN listed, Order at Augsburg Fortress website, Selected articles and chapters.
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  M-437 A Caring for the Dying
and Bereaved (Profile) *
  Billman, Kathleen Required (stay tuned for updates):
Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D., How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter, ISBN # 0-679-74244-1.
Joan K. Parry and Angela Shen Ryan, eds., A Cross-Cultural Look at Death, Dying, and Religion, ISBN # 0534147585.
Earl A. Grollman, ed., Bereaved Children and Teens, ISBN # 0807023078
Melissa M. Kelley, Grief: Contemporary Theory and the Practice of Ministry, ISBN # 978-0-8006-9661-0.
Thomas Attig, How We Grieve: Relearning the World, ISBN # 0-19-507456-4.
Memoir of experience of terminal illness or bereavement (a long list is available) that is relevant to one's own cultural context or through which one may explore the practice of ministry in a different cultural context.
Note: Many books on spiritual/pastoral care will be suggested; students will choose one from the list that best suits their ecclesiastical and/or cultural context or through which they may intentionally explore a different ecclesiastical and/or cultural context.
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  M/B/I-400 A Sr. Interdisciplinary Seminar:
(Profile) *
Preaching the Gospel of John Rossing/Satterlee See B/M/I 400 above
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  M/L-435 A Healthy Leader, Healthy Congregation (Profile) *   Billman/Beck See L/M-435 above
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  M/L-500 A Mission Leadership (Profile) *   Bouman, Stephen P. See L/M-500 above
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Theology T-305 A Systematic Theology I (Profile) *   Schweitz, Lea F. Encountering Evil: Live Options in Theodicy; Davis, Stephen, 066422251X
Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit in Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspectives; Kärkkäinen, Veli-Matti, 9780801024481
She Who Is; Johnson, Elizabeth, 0824519256
God for Us: The Trinity and Christian Life; LaCugna, Catherine Mowry, 9780060649135
Adam, Eve and the Serpent; Pagels, Elaine, 0679722327
God in Creation; Moltmann, Jürgen, 0800628233
Systematic Theology, vol. 1; Tillich, Paul, 0226803376
Lift Every Voice: Constructing Christian Theologies from the Underside; Thistlethwaite, Susan B. and Engle, Mary Potter, 1570751633
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    B Systematic Theology I (Profile) *   Saler, Robert Susan B. Thistlewaite and M.P. Engel, Eds.; Lift Every Voice: Constructing Christian Theologies from the Underside, 2nd Ed. , ISBN 978-1570751639
Paul Tillich, Systematic Theology, vol. 1, ISBN 978-0226803371
Elizabeth Johnson, She Who Is, ISBN 978-0824519254
Joseph Sittler, Evocations of Grace, ISBN 978-0802846778
Ted Peters, God as Trinity, ISBN 978-0664254025
David Bentley Hart, The Doors of the Sea: Where Was God in the Tsunami?, ISBN 978-0802829764
Emilie M. Townes, A Troubling in my Soul: Womanist Perspectives on Evil and Suffering, ISBN 978-0883447833
Mark Wallace, Fragments of the Spirit, ISBN 978-1563383823
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  T-450 A Constructive Theology (Profile) *   Thomas, Linda E. Required
Douglas, Kelly Brown; What's Faith Got to Do with It?: Black Bodies,Christian Souls, ISBN 978-1-57075-609-2
Goss, Robert E. and Mona West; Take Back the Word: A Queer Reading of the Bible, ISBN 0-8298-1397-7
Jones, W. Paul; Theological Worlds: Understanding the Alternative Rhythms of Christian Belief, ISBN 0-687-41470-9
Sittler, Joseph; Evocations of Grace: The Writings of Joseph Sittler on Ecology,Theology, and Ethics, ISBN 0-8028-4677-7
Evans, James; We Have Been Believers, IBSN 0-8006-2672-9
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  T-456 A Epic of Creation (Profile) *   Woloschak/Schweitz No textbooks to be ordered
  T-601 A Graduate Theological Seminar: Sources and Resources (Profile) * Womanist Approaches/
Rel. & Cult.
Thomas, Linda E. Griffith, R. Marie and Barbara Dianne Savage, eds., Women and Religion in the African Diaspora: Knowledge, Power, and Performance, ISBN: 0-8018-8370-9
Mitchem, Stephanie, and Emilie Townes, eds. Faith, Health and Healing in African American Life, ISBN: 978-0-275-99375-7
Stewart, Dianne M.; Three Eyes for the Journey: African Dimensions of the Jamaican Religious Experience. ISBN: 13 978-0-19-515415-3
Streufert, Mary, ed., Transformative Lutheran Theologies: Feminist, Womanist, and Mujerista Perspectives. ISBN: 978-0-8006-6377-3
Thomas, Linda. Under the Canopy: Ritual Process and Spiritual Resilience in South Africa, ISBN: 1-57003-3110
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World Mission W-428 C Toward Understanding Islam (Profile) *   Shelley, Michael T. Brown, Daniel; A New Introduction to Islam. 2nd ed. ISBN-10: 9781405158077
Esack, Farid; The Qur'an, A Beginner's Guide, ISBN-10: 185168624X
Esposito, John; Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam, ISBN-10: 9780195168860
Haleem, M. A. S. Abdel; The Qur'an: A New Translation, ISBN-10: 9780199535958
Ramadan, Tariq; In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Muhammad, ISBN-10: 9780195374766
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  W-531 A The Bible and the Qur'an (Profile) *   Aasi / Swanson Abdel Haleem, M.A.S.; The Qur'an: A New Translation, ISBN 9780199535958. [A useful and inexpensive modern translation.]
Asad, Muhammad; The Message of the Qur'an, no ISBN. [Dr. Aasi's favorite, includes extensive notes. Copies will be made available in class by arrangement with Kazi Publications here in Chicago, for less than $30 per copy.]
Esack, Farid; The Qur'an: A Beginner's Guide, ISBN 185168624X.
McAuliffe, Jane Dammen McAuliffe, ed.; The Cambridge Companion to the Qur'an, ISBN 9780521539340. [An excellent and up-to-date collection. We also have access to the Cambridge Companion series online through the JKM Library -- but this is a good book to have on the shelf.]
Sells, Michael; Approaching the Qur'an: The Early Revelations. 2nd edition, ISBN 1883991692.
It is assumed that all students have a good study Bible.
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  WL-407 A Arabic I (Profile) *   Bcheiry, Iskandar K. Brustad et al.; Alif Baa with DVDs: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds, ISBN: 978-1589011021
K. Brustad et al.; Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya with DVDs: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic (Part One), ISBN: 978-1589011045 .
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* Course profiles provide only a preliminary snapshot of the course offered. The profile does not take the place of the course syllabus which will be provided by the course instructor.

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