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GTU Course Textbook Information

GTU Course Textbooks

Information on textbooks for classes offered by the GTU, its member schools, academic centers, and affiliates can be found on this page. The information is subject to changes. Please consult the instructor at the address listed below regarding any issues you may have regarding the textbooks.

Spring 2022

Graduate Theological Union (GTU) Courses

HRRS 6000 - History & Culture Seminar

Instructor: Arthur Holder

All assigned readings will be available on Moodle.


RSIR 8100 - Justice and Religion: Interreligious Perspectives

Instructor: Dr. Mahjabeen Dhala

One text book for Purchase & All other readings on Moodle.

Murtadha Mutahhari. Divine Justice. Kazi Publications. ISBN: 10 ‏ ‎ 0934905533 ISBN: 13  978-0934905534. Required. $39.00



HR-8175 - Christianity and Its Interreligious Dimensions

Instructor: Kyle Schiefelbein-Guerrero

Primarily books for purchase, some articles on Moodle.

Bauckham, Richard. Jesus: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 978-0199575275. Required. $11.95.

Chia, Edmund Kee-Fook. World Christianity Encounters World Religions: A Summa of Interfaith Dialogue. Liturgical Press.
ISBN: 978-0814684221. Required. $29.95.

Holder, Arthur. Christian Spirituality: The Classics. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0415776028. Required. $39.95.

Gonzalez, Justo L. The Story of Christianity, Vol. 1: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation, 2nd ed. HarperOne.
ISBN: 978-0061855887. Optional. $27.99.

Gonzalez, Justo L. The Story of Christianity, Vol. 2: The Reformation to the Present Day, 2nd ed. HarperOne.
ISBN: 978-0061855894. Optional. $27.99.


HRHS 1852 - Revelation and Restoration: Mormonism's Revolutionary Theology

Instructor: Robert Rees

Syllabus links, Course Reader, book purchase, email.

Terryl & Fiona Giverns The God Who Weeps: How Mormonism Makes Sense of Life. Ensign Peak. ISBN: 978-1609071882. Required. $11.99 (Kindle). $14.99 (paper).

Adam Miller Rube Goldberg Machines: Essays in Mormon Theology. Greg Kofford Books. ISBN: 979-1-58950-103-7. Required. Kindle $9.99.

Terryl and Fiona Givens All Things New: Rethiking Sin, Salvation, and Everthing in Between. Faith Matters. ISBN: 978-1-953677-00-6. Required. $9.50 (Kindle), $9.95 (Paper).

Patrick Mason Restoration: God's Call to the 21st Century World. Faith Matters. ISBN: 978-1-953677-04-4. Required. $9.50 (Kindle), $12.95 (paper).

Richard Bushman Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford. ISBN: 978-0-19-531030. Optional. $11.95.




Graduate Theological Union Interreligious Chaplaincy Program

PR-2100 - Spiritual Care for Marginalized Communities

Instructor: Terri Daniel

Almost all our readings will be online or as files on Moodle.

Kujawa-Holbrook, S., & Montagno, K. (Eds.). (2009). Injustice and the Care of Souls: Taking Oppression Seriously in Pastoral Care. Fortress Press.ISBN: 978-0800662356. Required. $19.99 - 22.99.


Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT) Courses

HS 2195 - Church (History) Modern to Contemporary

Instructor: Joseph Boenzi

MOODLE, POPULI, bibliography list of texts available on Amazon.

Dowley, Tim. (editor) Introduction to the History of Christianity. Fortress Press. ISBN: 978-1-5064-4596-0. Optional.  $59.00.

Tanner, Norman. New Short History of the Catholic Church. Bloomsbury Continuum. ISBN: 978-1472909886. Optional. $18.00.


SP 4571 - Francis de Sales Sources & Spirit

Instructor: Joseph Boenzi

Distribution in class; available from DeSales Resources, Stella Niagara NY (online).

Boenzi, Joseph. Saint Francis de Sales: Life and Spirit. DeSales Resources and Ministries. ISBN: 978-098297137. Required. $25.00.

Francis de Sales, Saint. Introduction to the Devout Life. Opened Heart Publishing. ISBN: 978-0996360470. Required. $15.99.

PHST 4160 - The Linguistic Turn in Philosophy and Theology

Instructor: Fr. Anselm Ramelow, O.P.

not yet decided; some hard copy, some Moodle; it depends on the modality of teaching.


San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS)

SP 4050 - Senior Capstone

Instructor: Wendy Farley

Most books need to be purchased as we will use several chapters

Lanzetta, Beverly. The Monk Within: Embracing a Sacred Way of Life. Blue Sapphire Books.
ISBN: 9780984061655. Required. $14.79.

Peacock, Barbara. Soul Care in African American Practice. IVP. ISBN: 978-0830846719.
Optional (ebook available at GTU library). $14.52.

Paintner and Beckman. Awakening the Creative Spirit. Morehouse. ISBN: 978-0819223715.
Required. $26.95.


SP 4901-1 - Formation for Ministry II

Instructor: Wendy Farley

Some articles will be scanned. Please order books, as we will read several chapters

Kimmerer, Robin. Braiding Sweet Grass. Milkwood Editions. ISBN: 978-1571313560. Required. $15.91.

Thomas, Ryan. Prayer of Heart and Body. Paulist Press. ISBN: 0-8091-4056-X. Required.

O'Donohue, John. Anam Cara. HarperCollins. ISBN: 978-0060929435. Required. $11.89.

Painter and Beckham. Awakening the Creative Spirit. ISBN: 978-0819223715. Required. $26.95.


2032-1 - Interfaith Theology

Instructor: Wendy Farley

Some articles will be on Moodle. Please purchase books

Morinis, Alan. Everyday Holiness. Trumpeter Books. ISBN: 978-1-59030-609-3. Required.

Hurwitz, Sarah. Here All Along. Random House. ISBN: 9780525510710. Required.

Heschel, Abraham. The Sabbath Farrar, Straus, nd Giroux. ISBN: 0-374-52975-2. Required.

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin. Jewish Literacy. William Morrow/ HarperCollins.
ISBN: 0-688-08506-7. Required.



Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (JST-SCU)

STHS 4113 - Theology after 1965

Instructor: Thomas Cattoi

All material will be available on Moodle


STLS 2099 - Sacramental Theology

Instructor: Paul Janowiak S.J.

Required books and articles on Moodle

Herbert Vorgrimler, (Linda Maloney, trans). Sacramental Theology. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1992. ISBN: 0-8146-1994-0. Required.

Louis-Marie Chauvet. The Sacraments: The Word of God at the Mercy of the Body. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2001. ISBN: 0-8146-6143-2. Required.

Ghislain Lafont OSB, trans. Jeremy Driscoll OSB. Eucharist: The Word and the Meal. Mahwah, N.J.: Paulist Press, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-8091-4459-4. Required.

John Macquarrie. A Guide to the Sacraments. London: SCM Press, Ltd., 1997. ISBN: 0-334-02681-4. Required.

Paul Janowiak S.J. Standing Together in the Community of God: Liturgical Spirituality and the Presence of Christ. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-8146-6024. Required.

Herbert McCabe O.P. The New Creation. London/NY: Continuum, 2010. ISBN: 978-1441-14573-4. Required.


Starr King School for the Ministry (SKSM)

STRS 424 - Women's Studies in Religion Seminar

Instructor: Dr. Ashley Bacchi

There will readings from required books for purchase and additional readings posted to moodle.

Hooks, Bell. Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom.Routledge. ISBN: 0-415-90808-6. Required. $31.00.

Schüssler Fiorenza, Elisabeth. Congress of Wo/men: Religion, Gender, and Kyriarchal Power. Wipf & Stock. ISBN: 978-1666704181. Required. $22.00.

Sharma, Arvind. Methodology in Religious Studies: The Interface with Women's Studies. State University of New York Press. ISBN: 978-0791453483. Required. $32.00.

Messina-Dysert, Gina, Zobair, Jennifer, and Amy Levin. Faithfully Feminist: Jewish, Christian, & Muslim Feminist on Why We Stay. White Cloud Press. ISBN: 978-1935952480. Optional $13.00.


Center for Islamic Studies

HSPR  8100 - The Qur'an: Origin, Application, Interpretation

Instructor: Dr. Mahjabeen Dhala

One text book for purchase, all other readings on Moodle.

Ingrid Mattson. The Story of the Qur'an. Wiley Blackwell, 2013. ISBN: 13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0470673492 ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0470673494. Required. $22.90



Newhall Fellowship Courses

EDSP 8250 - Sacred Teaching for Human Suffering

Instructor: Hye Hyun Han

All other reading materials will be uploaded on Moodle.

Mary Elizabeth Mullino Moore. Teaching as a Sacramental Act. Cleveland: The Pilgrim Press. ISBN: 10 :082981647X.  ISBN: 13 978-0829816471. $24.00.

Parker J Palmer. To Know as We Are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey. New York: Harper San Francisco. ISBN: 10  0060664517.ISBN: 13 978-0060664510. $7.87.


BS-1128 - Elementary Biblical Hebrew 2

Instructor: Jennifer Lehmann

Students will be required to purchase the textbook (Biblical Hebrew, Second Ed. Text and Workbook by Kittel, Hoffer, and Wright), a lexicon (either BDB or the Concise Dictionary of Classical Hebrew by Clines), and a copy of the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia.

Bonnie Pedrotti Kittel, Victoria Hoffer, and Rebecca Abts Wright. Biblical Hebrew, Second Ed. (Text and Workbook). Yale University Press.ISBN: 9780300222647 or 9780300098624. Required. $72.00.

Brown, Driver, and Briggs. The Brown, Driver, Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon. Tyndale House Publishers. ISBN: 1565632060.  Optional. $39.00.

David J. A. Clines. The Concise Dictionary of Classical Hebrew. Sheffield Phoenix Press Ltd. ISBN: 1906055785. Optional. $49.50.