Spring 2016

Textbook List

All books are subject to change. Please refer to the syllabus on the first day of class for final listing.

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Course: DVSF621
Sexuality and Pastoral Care
Professor: Bals


Required texts:
Authentic Human Sexuality: An Integrated Christian Approach, Judith K. Balswick & Jack O. Balswick
978-0830828838
A Celebration of Sex: A Guide to Enjoying God’s Gift of Sexual Intimacy, Douglas Rosenau
978-0785264675
Mom, Sex is NO big deal, Sharon A. Hersh
978-0877882022
Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality, Wesley Hill
978-0310330035


Course: DVHD502
Reformation History and Doctrine
Professor: Beckwith



Required texts:

Martin Luther’s Basic Theological Writings, Timothy Lull (ed)
978-0800698836
Calvin’s Institutes, abridged by Donald K. McKim (ed)
978-0664222987
A Reformation Debate, John Calvin and Jacopo Sadoleto
978-0801023903


Course: DVHD722
The Cappadocian Fathers
Professor: Beckwith



Required texts:

Against Eunomius, Basil the Great
978-0813201221
On the Holy Spirit, Basil the Great
978-0913836745
On Social Justice, Basil the Great
978-0881410532
On Christian Doctrine and Practice, Basil the Great
978-0881414585
Festal Orations, Gregory of Nazianzus
978-0881413250
From Glory to Glory, Jean Danielou
978-0913836545


Course: DVHD602
Twentieth-Century History and Doctrine
Professor: DeVine


Required Texts:
Readings in Christian Thought, Second Edition, Hugh Kerr
978-0-687355471
Creeds of the Churches, Third Edition, John Leith
0804205264
Bonhoeffer Speaks Today, Mark DeVine
0805432612
Church Dogmatics, Volume 2.2, Sections 32-33, The Doctrine of God, Study Edition 10, Karl Barth
0567437019


Course: DVTH701
Faith and Vocation
Professor: DeVine



Required text:
God at Work, Gene Edward Veith Jr.
1433524473


Course: DVHD721
Baptist History and Doctrine
Professor: DeVine


Required text:
Theologians of the Baptist Tradition, Timothy George and David Dockery (eds.)
0805417729
Baptist Confessions Covenants and Catechisms, Timothy and Denise George
0805420762
Baptist Sacramentalism, Anthony Cross and Philip Thompson (eds.)
1842271199
Southern Baptist Consensus and Renewal, David Dockery
9780805447408
Baptism in the New Testament, G. R. Beasley-Murray
080281493
The Baptist Story: From English Sect to Global Movement, Anthony L. Chute, Nathan A. Finn, and Michael A. G. Haykin
978-1-4336-7375-7


Course: DVEV 500
Evangelism & Church Growth
Professor: Dorsett


Required texts:
Master Plan of Evangelism (unabridged), Robert E. Coleman
978-0800786557
Is the Father of Jesus the God of Muhammad?, Timothy George
0310247487
Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, J.I. Packer
978-0830837991
A Passion for Souls: The Life of D.L. Moody, Lyle Dorsett
978-0802451811
Jesus Among Other Gods, Ravi Zacharias
978-0849943270
The Sacrament of Evangelism (paperback edition), Jerry Root and Stan Guthrie
978-0802422880


Course: DVHD701
Pastoral Theology
Professor: Dorsett



Required texts:

The Reformed Pastor, Richard Baxter
978-0851511917
Pastoral Theology in the Classical Tradition, Andrew Purves
978-0664222413
Pastoral Theology, Thomas Oden
978-0060663537


Course: DVML 725
The Ministry of Administration
Professor: Fuller


Required texts:
Practical Theology: An Introduction, Richard Osmer
978-0802817655
What’s Best Next, Matt Perman
978-0310494225
The Business of the Church, John Wimberly
978-1566994040


Course: DVSF 501
Introduction to Spiritual Formation
Professor: Gaston


Required texts:
Invitation to a Journey A Road Map for Spiritual Formation, M. Robert Mulholland Jr.
978-0830834938
Discovering Our Spiritual Identity: Practices for God's Beloved, Trevor Hudson
978-0830810925
Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer
0-060608528
Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth, Richard J. Foster
978-0060628390
Water from a Deep Well: Christian Spirituality from Early Martyrs to Modern Missionaries, Gerald L. Sittser
978-0830834938


Course: DVBF502
Old Testament Theology
Professor: Gignilliat



Required texts:

The Canonical Hebrew Bible, Rendtorff
9058540200
A Brief History of Old Testament Criticism, Mark Gignilliat
0310325323
Old Testament Theology in a Canonical Context, Brevard Childs
0800627725


Course: DVBF504
Biblical Theology
Professor: Gignilliat



Required texts:

Sanctified Vision, John O’Keefe and R.R. Reno
978-0801880889
The Character of Christian Scripture, Christopher R. Seitz
978-0801039485
Holy Scripture: A Dogmatic Sketch, John Webster
978-0521538466
The Ways of our God: An Approach to Biblical Theology, Charles H. H. Scobie
978-0802849502


Course: DVOT721
Exposition of Daniel
Professor: House



Required texts:

Daniel, Joyce Baldwin
0877849617
Daniel, Andrew E. Steinmann
978-0758606952
Daniel: The Triumph of God's Kingdom, Rodney D. Storz
1-58134-550-X


Course: DVOT 732
Exegesis of Isaiah
Professor: House

Required texts: 
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, Karl Elliger, et al. 
978-3438052193
Isaiah 40-66, Shalom M. Paul
978-0802826039
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon, Francis Brown, et. al.
978-1565632066


Course: DVHD602
Twentieth-Century History and Doctrine
Professor: Malysz



Required texts:

The Epistle to the Romans, Karl Barth
9780195002942
Evangelical Theology: An Introduction, Karl Barth
9780802818195
A Testament to Freedom: The Essential Writings, Dietrich Bonhoeffer
9780060642143
Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire, William Cavanaugh
9780802845610
Civilization and Its Discontents, Sigmund Freud
9780393304510
I See Satan Fall Like Lightning, René Girard
9781570753190

Recommended text:

20th Century Theology, Stanley Grenz & Roger Olson
9780830815258


Course: DVHD723
The Middle Ages: Theology, Exegesis, Preaching
Professor: Malysz



Required texts:

An Introduction to Medieval Theology, Rik van Nieuwenhove
9789812564603
The Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius, trans. Victor Watts
9780140447804
The Triads, Gregory Palamas, trans. Nicholas Gendle
9780809124473
Richard of Saint Victor, Richard of Saint Victor, trans. Grover Zinn
9780809121229
The Mirror of Faith, William of Saint Thierry, trans. Thomas Davis
9780879076153


Course: DVBF501
Biblical Interpretation
Professor: Mathews



Required texts: 

Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church, Michael Lawrence
1433515083
According to Plan, Graeme Goldsworthy
0830826963


Course: DVOT733
Exegesis of Deuteronomy
Professor: Mathews



Required texts:

Deuteronomy, Edward Woods
9780830842810


Course: DVHD502
Reformation History and Doctrine
Professor: McDermott


Required texts: 
Martin Luther’s Basic Theological Writings, Timothy Lull (ed)
978-0800698836
Calvin’s Institutes, abridged by Donald McKim (ed)
0664222986
Theology of the Reformers, Timothy George
978-0805401950


Course: DVHD724
Jonathan Edwards
Professor: McDermott


Required texts: 
The Theology of Jonathan Edwards, Michael McClymond and Gerald McDermott
978-0199791606
Religious Affections in the Yale Series, John Smith, ed.
978-0300158410 (paperback)
A Jonathan Edwards Reader, John E. Smith et al, eds.
0300062044
The Sermons of Jonathan Edwards: A Reader, Wilson Kimnach et al, eds.
0300077688


Course: DVPM 701
Pastoral Counseling
Professor: Outlaw


Required texts:
Competent Christian Counseling Vol I, Timothy Clinton & George Ohlschloger
978-1578565177
Biblical Concepts for Christian Counseling: A Case for Integrating Psychology and Theology, William Kirwan
0801054540
The Minister’s Guide to Psychological Disorders and Treatments, Second Edition by Brad Johnson, William Johnson
978-0415712453


Course: DVPM 703
Crisis, Trauma, &Grief Counseling
Professor: Outlaw


Required texts:
Thriving in the Wake of Trauma: A Multicultural Guide, Thema Bryant-Davis
0275985075
The Courage to Grieve, Judy Tatelbaum
0060911859
The Grief Recovery Handbook, John James & Frank Cherry
0060952733
God & the Victim: Theological Reflections on Evil, Victimization, Justice, & Forgiveness, Lisa B. Lampman
0802845460
Helping a Neighbor in Crisis, Lisa b. Lampman
0842336087


Course: DVBF 503
New Testament Theology
Professor: Padilla



Required texts:

Theology of the New Testament, Frank Thielman
978-0310211327


Course: DVNT 721
Exposition of Pastoral Epistles
Professor: Padilla



Required texts: 

The Letters to Timothy and Titus, Philip Towner
978-0802825131


Course: DVNT512
Greek Syntax and Translation
Professor: Park


Required texts:
Basics of Biblical Greek, W. D. Mounce
9780310287681
Novum Testamentum Graece: Nestle-Aland (Greek Edition)
978-1619700307
A Grammatical Analysis of the Greek NT, M. Zerwick and M. Grosvenor
978-8876536519
Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics, D. B. Wallace
978-0310218951


Course: DVNT732
Exegesis of Mark
Professor: Park


Required texts: 
The Gospel of Mark, NIGTC, R. T. France
978-0802872128
Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics, D.B. Wallace
978-0310218951
Grammatical Analysis of the Greek New Testament, M. Zerwick and M. Grosvenor
978-8876536519
A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 3rd Ed, W. Bauer, F.W. Danker
978-0226039336
Novum Testamentum Graece: Nestle-Aland (Greek Edition)
978-1619700307

Recommended texts:
The Gospel of Mark: A Commentary, F. J. Moloney
978-0801048418
Mark 1-8:26, WBC, R. A Guelich
978-0849902338
Mark 8:27-16:20, WBC, C. A. Evans
978-0849902536


Course: DVMS 500
Introduction to Christian Missions
Professor: Parks


Required texts: 
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, Ralph Winter 
0878083901
God's Heart for the Nations, Jeff Lewis
1932329005
Pressure Points, J.D. Payne
978-1418550745
Introduction to Global Missions, Zane Pratt and David Sills
1433678756


Course: DVOT 512
Hebrew Syntax and Translation
Professor: Ross


Required text:
Introduction to Biblical Hebrew, Allen P. Ross
978-0801021473


Course: DVOT 731
Exegesis of Psalms
Professor: Ross


Required texts:
A Commentary on the Psalms, Vol 1, Allen P. Ross 
978-0-8254-2562-2 
A Commentary on the Psalms, Vol 2, Allen P. Ross
978-0825425639
A Commentary on the Psalms, Vol 3, Allen P. Ross
978-0825426667


Course: DVOT 606
Ecclesiology and Worship
Professor: Ross


Required texts:
Recalling the Hope of Glory, Allen P. Ross
978-0825435782


Course: DVPR602
Preaching Practicum
Professor: Smith


Required texts:
Celebration and Experience in Preaching, Henry Mitchell
0687649196
Christ Centered Sermons, Bryan Chapell
9780801048692
Our Sufficiency Is of God, Timothy George, James Earl Massey, Robert Smith, Jr.
978-0881462067
Christless Christianity, Michael Horton
978-0801072215


Course: DVPR609
Doctrinal Preaching
Professor: Smith


Required texts:
Notes From A Wayfarer, Helmut Thielicke
978-1557787088
Spirit-Led Preaching, Greg Heisler
978-0805443882
Preaching Christian Doctrine, William Carl, III
978-0800617882
The Evangelical Faith, Vol 3, Helmut Thielicke
978-0567085627
Spirit-Empowered Preaching, Arturo Azurdia
978-1857924138


Course: DVBF503
New Testament Theology
Professor: Thielman


Required texts:
ESV Study Bible
978-1433502415
Theology of the New Testament, Frank Thielman
9780310211327


Course: DVNT731
Exegesis of Romans
Professor: Thielman


Required texts:
The Epistle to the Romans, Douglas Moo
978-0802823175
A Grammatical Analysis of the Greek New Testament, M. Zerwick and M. Grosvenor
978-8876536519


Course: DVNT 512
Greek Syntax and Translation
Professor: Todd


Required Texts:

Basics of Biblical Greek: Grammar, William D. Mounce.
978-0310287681
Basics of Biblical Greek: Workbook, William D. Mounce
978-0310287674


Course: DVPR721
Preaching Christ from Genesis to Revelation
Professor: Webster



Required Texts:

Preaching Christ from the Old Testament, Sidney Greidanus
978-0802844491

Recommended Texts:
Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson, eds.
0-801026938
New Dictionary of Biblical Theology, T. Desmond Alexander, Brian S. Rosner, D.A.Carson, Graeme Goldsworthy, eds.
978-0830814381 


Course: DVPR602
Preaching Practicum
Professor: Webster


Required Texts:

The Courage to Teach, Parker Palmer
0-787910589 (Also available in paperback)
Eat This Book, Eugene H. Peterson
978-0802829481 (Also available in paperback)