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.

Fall 2023

Graduate Theological Union (GTU) Courses

HRRS-8101-1 - Introduction to Islam: Theology, History, Ethics

Instructor - Dr. Mahjabeen Dhala

Required text and Moodle

Mahmoud, Ayoub.  Islam: faith and History. Oneworld Publications
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 185168350X ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1851683505  Required $19.95 Amazon.


SPHS 8449 - Medieval English Mystics

Instructor - Dr. Arthur Holder

Required textbooks should be purchased; other readings will be posted on Moodle.

Karen Armstrong.  Visions of God: Four Medieval Mystics and Their Writings. Bantam Books
ISBN-‎ 978-0-553-35199-6  Required $19.00

Joan M. Nuth.  God’s Lovers in an Age of Anxiety: The Medieval English Mystics. Orbis Books
ISBN-  ‏ : 978-0-232-52335-5 Required $30.59

Anthony Bale, editor.  The Book of Margery Kempe. Oxford University Press.
ISBN- 978-0-19-968664-3 Required $15.95


PR 8305 - Chaplaincy Settings and Models 

Instructor - Dr. Kamal Abu-Shamsieh

Articles, videos, and book chapters will be posted to Moodle


ED-5100 - Seminar on Course Design and Pedagogy

Instructor - Diandra Erickson

Students will need to purchase required textbooks. All additional readings will be provided via Moodle.

Erlene Grise-Owens, J. Jay Miller, Larry W. Owens.  Activating a Teaching-Learning Philosophy: A Practical Guide for Educators. CSWE Press. ISBN- 978-0872931824 Required $32.00

Tracie Marcella Addy, Derek Dube, Khaijah A. Mitchell, Mallory E. SoRelle.  What Inclusive Instructors Do: Principles and Practices for Excellence in College Teaching. Stylus Publishing. ISBN- 978-08729318243 Required $29.95

Aeron Haynie and Stephanie Spong.  Teaching Matters: A Guide for Graduate Students. West Virginia University Press.
ISBN- 978-1952271557 Required $24.99.



Spring 2023

Graduate Theological Union (GTU) Courses


SARS-1000 - The Qur'an: Origin, Application, Interpretations

Instructor - Dr. Mahjabeen Dhala

Required text and Moodle

Mattson, Ingrid.  The Story of the Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life. Oxford: Blackwell Publications, 2008.
ISBN-13: 978-1405122580 ISBN-10: 1405122587  Required (Paperback available at Amazon $14.02)


STCE-5102- Advanced Seminar in Theology, Science, Ethics, Technology

Instructor - Braden Molhoek

Textbooks and additional readings on the course Moodle page.

Ted Peters. God: The World's Future Fortress Press ISBN: 978-1451482225 Required $48.02

Ted Peters, Martinez Hewlett, Joshua Moritz, Astrotheology: Science and Theology Meet Extraterrestrial Life Cascade Books. ISBN: 978-1532606397 Required Paperback $47.30, Kindle $9.99

Robert John Russell. Cosmology from Alpha to Omega Fortress Press ISBN: 978-0800662738 Required Paperback $12.94 Kindle $12.29

Christopher Southgate. The Groaning of Creation: God, Evolution, and the Problem of Evil  Westminster John Knox Press ISBN: 978-0664230906 Required $20.02

Christoph Bartneck, Christoph Lütge, Alan Wagner, Sean Welsh. An Introduction to Ethics in Robotics and AI  Springer ISBN: 978-3030511098 Required Kindle free - open source Paperback $23.76



HRRS 8350- Race, Religion, Belonging

Instructor - Nosizwe Breaux-Abdur-Rahman

Textbook and PDF Links

Sylvester A. Johnson. African American Religions, 1500-2000: Colonialism, Democracy, and Freedom Cambridge University Press ISBN: 978-0-521-15700-1 Required $23.92



STRS 4242- Women's Studies in Religion Seminar

Instructor - Keyona S. Lazenby

There will be required textbook and assigned Moodle readings.

Carole R. McCann, Kim Seung-Kyung, and Emek Ergun. Feminist Theory Reader: Local and Global Perspectives. 5th edition. Routledge Press ISBN: 13: 978-0367-430801-1 Required

Cannon, Katie G., Townes, Emilie M., and Sims, Angela D., editors. Womanist Theological Ethics Westminster John Knox Press ISBN: 978-0-664-23537 Required

Messina-Dysert, Gina, Zobair, Jennifer, and Amy Levin, editors. Faithfully Feminist: Jewish, Christian, & Muslim Feminist on Why We Stay White Cloud Press ISBN: 978-1-935952-0 Required


BS-2093- The Bible from the Margins

Instructor - Joshua Garcia

Readings will be a selection of articles and book chapters that will be available for students to download from the internet through the library's subscriptions to publishers. Readings unavailable for download will be available to students in a cloud folder.


RSST-8410 - Decolonizing Mission

Instructor - Geoffrey Nelson-Blake

Bevans, Stephen B. and Roger P. Schroeder, Constants in Context: A Theology of Mission for Today. Orbis Books ISBN: 978-1570755170 Required $39.99

Dorr, Donal, Mission in Today's World. Orbis Books ISBN: 1-57075-339-3 Required $28.00

Robert, Dana L., Christian Mission: How Christianity became a World Religion. Wiley-Blackwell ISBN: 978-0-631-23620-7 Required $29.99