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. All titles are required except those listed otherwise.


Spring 2019

GTU Courses

BS 1021 - New Testament Greek 2: An Introduction

Instructor: Laura Jean Torgerson (

N. Clayton Croy. A Primer of Biblical Greek. Eerdmans. ISBN: 9780802867339. 

CE 5008 - Introduction to Bioethics

Instructor: Braden Molhoek (

Beauchamp, Tom L., and James F. Childress. Principles of Biomedical Ethics. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0199924585. $58.59.

Cahill, Lisa Sowle. Theological Bioethics: Participation, Justice, and Change. Georgetown University Press. ISBN: 978-1589010758. $29.95.

Cole-Turner, Ronald. Design and Destiny: Jewish and Christian Perspectives On Human Germline Modification. MIT Press. ISBN: 978-0262033732. $11.12.

Levine, Aaron D. Cloning: A Beginner's Guide. Oneworld Publications. ISBN: 978-1851685226. $14.87.

Peters, Ted, Karen Lebacqz, and Gaymon Bennett. Sacred Cells? Why Christians Should
Support Stem Cell Research. 
Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN: 978-0742562899. $23.50.

Ross, Robert M. Veatch and Lainie Friedman. Transplantation Ethics. 2nd ed. Georgetown University Press. IBSN: 978-1626161672. $39.95.

HM 5015 - History and Theology of Preaching

Instructors: Sam Park ( & Shauna Hannan (

Augustine, ed. nd trans. R.P.H. Green. De Doctrina Christiana. Oxford University Press, 1995.

Childs, Brevard. The Struggle to Understand Isaiah as Christian Scripture. Eerdmans, 2002.

Edwards, O.C. History of Preaching. Abingdon, 2004.

Kim, Eunjoo Mary. Women Preaching: Theology and Practice Through the Ages. Wipf & Stock, 2004.

Lischer, Richard. The Company of Preachers: Wisdom on Preaching. Eerdmans, 2002.

Oliphant Old, Hughes. The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church, Vol. 7, Our Own Time. Eerdmans, 2010.

Taylor, Marion Ann and Agnus Choi. Handbook of Women Interpreters. Baker, 2012.

HRBS 4050 - Research Sanskrit

Instructor: Purushottama Bilimoria (

Madhav Deshpande. Saṃskṛta-Subodhinī. Univeristy of Michigan Press.

Robert Goldman and Sally Sutherland Goldman. Devivanipravesika. Center for South Asian Studies, University of California Press. Optional.

HRRS 6000 - History & Culture Seminar

Instructors: Kate Barush ( & Thomas Cattoi (

Michael Stausberg and Steven Engler. The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Religion. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-71844-8. ($67.95 paperback) or ISBN 978-0-203-15428-1 ($54.36 e-book) or ISBN 978-0415559201 ($51.05 Kindle).

HSSP 4395 - Western Esoteric Tradition

Instructor: Jim Lawrence (

Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke. The Western Esoteric Traditions: A Historical Introduction. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0-19-532099-2.

MA 8100 - GTU MA Research Methods

Instructor: Andrew Lee (

Four print books. Other materials available via Moodle.

Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers (9th ed.) University of Chicago Press. ISBN: 978-0226430577. $14.40.

Booth, Wayne, Gregory Columb, Joseph William, Joseph. M Bizup, and William T. Fitzgerald. The Craft of Research (4th ed.). Univeristy of Chicago Press. ISBN: 978-0226239736. $14.40.

Rodrigues, Hillary and John S. Harding. Introduction to the Study of Religion. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0415408899. $33.07.

Hopko, Joel, Gregory M. Scott, and Stephen M. Garrison. The Religion and Theology Student Writer’s Manual and Reader’s Guide. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN: 978-1538100950. Optional. $32.82.

PHST 2100 - Hindu Philosophy of Religion

Instructor: Purushottama Bilimoria (

Purushottama Bilimoria. Horizons of the Self in Hindu Thought. DKPrintworld.

Purushottama Bilimoria, ed. Routledge History of Indian Philosophy. Francis & Taylor/Routledge.

Arvind Sharma. A Spritiual Biography of Gandhi. Yale University Press. Optional

RAHS 4311-1 - Marian Art

Instructor: Kate Barush (

Materials will be reserved in the GTU library and available via Moodle

Pelikan, Jaroslav. Mary Through the Centuries: Her Place in the History of Culture. Yale University Press 9780300076615. $15.23.

Boss, Sarah Jane, ed. Mary: The Complete Resource. Bloomsbury. ISBN: 9780826427588.

SPHS 5000 - History of Christia Spirituality

Instructor: Arthur Holder (

Additional materials on Moodle

Hollywood, Amy and Patricia Z. Beckman, eds. Cambridge Companion to Christian Mysticism. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-0-521-86365-0. Paperback $33.99; Kindle $16.55.

Bernard McGinn, ed. The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism. Modern Library. ISBN: 978-0-812-97421-8. $20.00.


Newhall Courses

BS 1014 - New Testament Introduction: Gospels and Acts

Instructor: Grace Eunhye So (

Pheme Perkins. Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels. Eerdmans. ISBN: 9780802865533. $26.86.

John Riches et al. The Synoptic Gospels. Sheffield Academic Press. ISBN: 9781841272108. 

Raymond Brown. Introduction to the Gospel of John. Doubleday. ISBN: 9780300140156. $53.52.

BS 1128 - Elementary Hebrew II

Instructor: Eric Sias (

Gary D. Pratico and Miles V. Van Pelt. Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar, 2. ed. Zondervan. ISBN: 978-0310520672. $36.42.

Gary D. Pratico and Miles V. Van Pelt. Basics of Biblical Hebrew Workbook, 2. ed. Zondervan. ISBN: 978-0310270225. $20.22.

OT 4462 - Women in the Deuteronomistic History

Instructor: Sarak Kohles (

A D H Mayes. The Story of Ancient Israel between Settlement and Exile. SCM Press. 

Mary E Mills. Joshua to Kings: History, Story, Theology. T & T Clark.

Luise Schottroff and Marie-Theres Wacker, eds. Feminist Biblical Interpretation. Eerdmans. Optional but Recommended.

RAED 2500 - Moral Foundation & Fantasy Literature

Instructor: Michaela Eskew (

Required books, extra materials available via Moodle.

Lewis Carroll. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Oxford World's Classics. ISBN: 9780199558292. $8.95.

Carlo Collodi. The Adventures of Pinocchio. Oxford World's Classics. ISBN: 019955398X. $10.95.

L.M. Barrie. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. Oxford World's Classics. ISBN: 9780199537846. $9.95.

J.R.R. Tolkein. The Hobbit. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN: 9780547928227. $14.99.

C.S. Lewis. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Harper Collins. ISBN: 9780064405028. $8.99.

Madeleine L. Engle. A Wrinkle in Time. Square Fish. ISBN: 9780312367541. $6.99.

Philip Pullman. The Golden Compass. Yearling. ISBN: 0440418321. $8.99.

J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Scholastic. ISBN: 9780439136365. $10.99

Rick Riordan. Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightening Thief. Disney-Hyperion. ISBN: 9780786838653. $7.99.

Lois Lowry. The Giver. HMH Books for Young Readers. ISBN: 9780544336261. $8.99.

Suzanne Collins. The Hunger Games. Scholastic. ISBN: 9780439023528. $10.99.

Tomi Adeyemi. Children of Blood and Bone. Henry Holt and Co. ISBN: 1250170974. $18.99.

ST 4205 - Theology of the Holy Spirit

Instructor: Ivan Vuksanovic (

Matierals will be available via moodle. The instructor indicates that some will need to be purchased.

Basil the Great. On the Holy Spirit. St. Vladimir's Seminary Press. IBSN: 0881418765. $15-17.

Athanasius the Great and Didymus the Blind. Works on the Spirit: Athanasius and Didymus – Athanasius’ Letters to Serapion on the Holy Spirit and Didymus’ On the Holy Spirit. St. Vladimir's Seminary Press. ISBN: 0881413798. Optional. $22.00

Juergen Moltmann. The Spirit of Life: A Universal Touch. Minneapolis: Fortress Press. ISBN: 0800634241. Optional. $6-29.

Veli-Matti Karkkainen. Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit in Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspective. ​​​​Grand Rapids: Baker. ISBN: 080102448X. Optional. $16.00.


Center for the Arts and Religion (CARe) Courses

RA - 1806-1 - Gallery Exhibition Practicum

Instructor: Lydia Webster (

Two required textbooks (below). Other materials provided via Moodle.

Polly McKenna-Cress and Janet Kamien. Creating Exhibitions: Collaboration in the Planning, Development, and Design of Innovative Experiences. Wiley. ISBN: 978-1118306345. $39.41.

Beverly Serrell. Exhibition Labels: An Interpretive Approach. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN: 978-0761991069. $15.00.

RA 2058-1 - Drawing as a Contemplative Practice

Instructor: Karen Sjoholm (

Readings will be available via Moodle.

RA 2350 - Art as Spiritual Practice

Instructor: Louise Victor (

Hans Hofmann. Search for the Real. MIT Press. ISBN: 9780262580083. $18.00.

Johannesburg Itten. The Elements of Color. Wiley. IBSN: 0471289299. $24 used and available online as a pdf at

Wassily Kandinsky. Concerning the Spiritual in Art. Dover Publications. ISBN: 9780486234113. $5.95 also available online as a pdf at www.

RAST -4492-1 - Cinema Seminar

Instructor: Richard Lindsay (

Susan Hayward. Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts (Routledge Key Guides) 5th ed. Routledge. ISBN: (10) 1138665770 (13) 978-1138665774. (Paperback) $36.90. 


Center for Islamic Studies (CIS) Courses

HRRS 2482 - Qur'an, Sunnah, & Islamic Law

Instructor: Ahmed Khater (

Materials will be distributed by the instructor.


Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies (CJS) Courses

HSST 2025  - Modern Jewish Ideas, Beliefs, and Practices

Instructors: Rachel Brodie ( & Bernie Steinberg (

Aaron J. Hahn-Tapper. Judaisms: A Twentieth-First Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities. University of California Press. ISBN: 978-0-520-28135-6. 

Cohen, Arthur A. and Paul Mendes-Flohr, ed. Contemporary Jewish Religious Thought: Original Essays on Critical Concepts, Movements, and Beliefs. Charles Scribner's Sons. ISBN: 0-684-18628-4.

David Biale. Cultures of the Jews, volume 3. Schocken. ISBN: 0-8052-1202-7. 

Amos Oz & Fania Oz-Salzberger. Jews and Words. Yale Univeristy Press. ISBN: 978-0-300-15647-8.

Elie Weisel. Night. Hill and Wang. ISBN: 9780374500016. $9.95.

Philip Roth. The Plot Against America. Vintage. ISBN: 9781400079490. $12.85

Viktor Frankl. Man's Search for Meaning. Pocket; Revised and Updated Edition edition (January 1, 1997). ISBN: 0671023373. $10.00.


Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS) Courses

CERS 4875 - Technology and Human Presence

Instructor: Steven Barrie-Anthony (

Charles Tayor. Varieties of Religion Today: William James Revisited. Harvard University Press. ISBN: 9780674012530. $21.00.

Sherry Turkle. Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other. Basic Books. ISBN: 978-0465093656. $17.99.

Judy Wajcman. The Acceleration of Life in Digital Capitalism. University of Chicago Press. ISBN: 9780226380841. $17.00

Max Weber. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0415254069. $26.95.

HR 1596 - Introduction to Theravada Traditions

Instructor: Natalie Quli (

Bhikkhu Bodhi. In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pāli Canon. Wisdom Publications. ISBN: 0861714911. 1$5.95.

Kate Crosby. Theravāda Buddhism: Continuity, Diversity, and Identity. Wiley. ISBN: 1405189061. $37.75.

Asanga Tilakaratne. Theravāda Buddhism: View of the Elders. University of Hawai'i Press. ISBN: 0824836731. $17.00.

HR 2990 - Meditation in the Theravada Buddhist Tradition

Instructor: Diana Clark (

Dan Harris. 10% Happier. Harper Collins. ISBN: 978-0-06-226543-2. 

Analayo. Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization. Windhorse Publications. ISBN: 978-1-899579-54-9.

Richard Shankman. The Experience of Samadhi: An In-Depth Exploration of Buddhist Meditation. Shambhala. ISBN: 978-1-59030-521-8.  

Sharon Salzberg. Loving-kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness. Shambhala. ISBN: 978-1-57062-176-5.

HRCE 3002 - Buddhist Ethics

Instructor: Bhante Madawala Seelawimala

Harvey Peter. An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics. Cambridge. Available Free Online.

Bhikkhu Bodhi. The Buddha's Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony. Wisdom Publications. Available Free Online.

Damien Keown. The Nature of Buddhist Ethics. Palgrave MacMillan. Available Free Online.

HRHS 5526 - Topics in Buddhism in the West

Instructor: Scott Mitchell (

Delgado, Richard and Jean Stefancic. Critical Race Theory: An Introduction. NYU Press.

McKenzie, Mia. Black Girl Dangerous. GBD Press. 

Williams, Angel Kyodo, Lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Syedullah. Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation. North Atlantic Books. 

HRPH 8317 - Readings in Mahayanan Texts: The Lotus Sutra with Zen Perspectives

Reeves, Gene, trans. Lotus Sutra. Wisdom Publications. ISBN: 0-86171-571-3. 

Teiser, Stephen and Jacqueline Stone. Readings of the Lotus Sutra. Columbia University Press. IBSN: 978-0-231-14289-2. 

Leighton, Taigen. Visions of Awakening Space and Time: Dogen and the Lotus Sutra. Wisdom Publications. IBSN: 978-0-19-538337-9.

Reeves, Gene. A Buddhist Kaleidoscope: Essays on the Lotus Sutra. Kosei Publishing Co. ISBN: 4-333-01918-4. Optional.

Tanabe, George J., Jr., and Willa Jane Tanabe. The Lotus Sutra in Japanese Culture. University of Hawai’i Press. ISBN: 0-8248-1198-4. Optional.

Leighton, Taigen. Faces of Compassion: Classic Bodhisattva Archetypes and Their Modern Expression. Wisdom Publications. ISBN: 978-1-61429-014-8. Optional.

Leighton, Taigen. Just This Is It: Dongshan and the Practice of Suchness. Shambhala, ISBN: 978-1-61180-226-3. Optional.



Fall 2018

GTU Courses

MA 1000 - MA Research and Writing Methods

Instructor: Andrew K. Lee (

Kate L. Turabian. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers, 9th edition. University of Chicago Press. ISBN: 978-0226430577. $14.40.

Wayne Booth, Gregory Columb, Joseph William, Joseph. M Bizup, William T. Fitzgerald. The Craft of Research, 4th ed. University of Chicago Press. ISBN: 978-0226239736. $14.40.

Hillary Rodrigues and John S. Harding. Introduction to the Study of Religion. Routledge. IBSN: 978-0415408899. $33.07.

Joel Hopko, Gregory M. Scott, Stephen M. Garrison. The Religion and Theology Student Writer's Manual and Reader's Guide. Rowman and Littlefield. ISBN: 978-1538100950. $32.82. Optional.

BS 1020 - New Testament Greel I: An Introduction

Instructor: Laura Jean Torgerson (

N. Clayton Croy. A Primer of Biblical Greek. Eerdmans. ISBN: 978-0802867339. $21.75.

BS 1127 - Elementary Biblical Hebrew I

Instructor: Eric Sias (

Gary D. Pratico and Miles V. Van Pelt. Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar, 2. ed. Zondervan. IBSN: 978-0310520672. $36.42.

Gary D. Pratico and Miles V. Van Pelt. Basics of Biblical Hebrew Workbook, 2. ed. Zondervan. IBSN: 978-0310270225. $20.22.

RA 4946 - Tolkien - Art & Religion

Instructor: Kathryn Barush (

J.R.R. Tolkien. The Lord of the Rings. Houghton Mifflin. ISBN: 0-618-12902-2. $20.00.

Hammond and Scull. JRR Tolkien - Artist and Illustrator. Houghton Mifflin. ISBN: 9780395748169. $20.00.

J.R.R. Tolkien. The Simarillion. Houghton Mifflin. ISBN: 0-618-12698-8. $14.00.

BSHS 4050 - History of Biblical Interpretation

Instructor: Rebecca Esterson (

Yarchin, William. History of Biblical Interpretation: A Reader. Baker Academic. ISBN: 9780801039805. $28.00.

IDS 6000 - Seminar on Interdisciplinarity

Instructors: Arthur Holder ( and Rossitza Schroeder (

Kate L. Turabian. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers, 9th ed. University of Chicago Press. ISBN: 978-0226430577. $18.00.

Susan Ashbrook Harvey. Scenting Salvation: Ancient Christianity and the Olfactory Imagination. University of California Press. ISBN: 978-0520287563. $34.95. Optional.

Julian Millie. Hearing Allah’s Call: Preaching and Performance in Indonesian Islam. Cornell University Press. ISBN: 978-1501713125. $28.67. Optional.

Elizabeth Pérez. Religion in the Kitchen: Cooking, Talking, and the Making of Black Atlantic Traditions. New York University Press. IBSN: 978-1479839551. $29.00. Optional.

Michelle Voss Roberts. Tastes of the Divine: Hindu and Christian Theologies of Emotion. Fordham University Press. ISBN: 978-0823257393. $30.00 (also available on Kindle and as an ebook through UCB libraries). Optional.


CARe Courses

RA 2057 - Art & Symbolic Process

Instructor: Karen Sjoholm (

No Textbooks Required

RAHS 0004 - Poetry for Preaching

Instructor: Nate Klug (

Emily Dickinson. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Reading Edition. Harvard University Press. ISBN: 674018249. 

George Herbert. The Country Pason and the Temple. Paulist Press. ISBN: 809122987.

Kaminsky & Towler, eds. A God in the House: Poets Talk about Faith. Tupelo Press. ISBN: 193219519X.


Newhall Courses

HRCE 2000 - Women & Thelema: A Case Study

Instructor: Carrie Sealine (

Marco Pasi. Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics. Acumen Press. ISBN: 9781844656967. $30.00.

Henrik Bogdan and Martin P. Starr. Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism. Oxford University Press. IBSN: 9780199863099. $40.00.

Tikva Frymer-Kensky. In the Wake of the Goddesses: Women, Culture, and the Biblical Transformation of Pagan Myth. Free Press. IBSN: 29108004. $10.00.

Darlene M. Juschka. Feminism in the Study of Religion: A Reader. Continuum Press. IBSN: 826447279. $90.00.

Amy M. Hollywood. Sensible Ecstasy: Mysticism, Sexual Difference and the Demands of History. University of Chicago Press. IBSN: 9780226349527. $35.00.\

Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza. Transforming Vision: Explorations in Feminist The*logy. Fortress Press. IBSN: 9780800698065. $50.00.

Jason A. Josephson-Storm. The Myth of Disenchantment. University of Chicago Press. IBSN: 9780226403366. $30.00 (paperback) / $17.60 (ebook).

Elizabeth A. Castelli and Rosamond C. Rodman. Women, Gender, Religion: A Reader. Palgrave. IBSN: 9780719055232. $45.00.

Nikki Sullivan. A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory. New York University Press. IBSN: 9780814798416. $25.00.

Luce Irigaray. Speculum of the Other Woman. Cornell University Press. IBSN: 801416639. $25.00.

RSST 3500 - Religion and Democracy

Instructor: Leonard McMahon (

Parker Palmer. Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit. Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 978-1118907504 / 1118907507. $17.05. 


Institute of Buddhist Studies

HR 1615 - Readings in Early Buddhist Texts

Instructors: Gil Fronsdal and Diana Clark (

Bhikkhu Bodhi. The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Saṃyutta Nikāya. Wisdom Publications. ISBN: 978-0-86171-331-8. 

HR 1630 - Methods in the Study of Buddhism

Instructor: Richard K. Payne (

Course readings available online or distributed in class.

HR 3040 - Zen Buddhism

Instructor: Daijaku Kinst (

Loori, John Daido, ed. The Art of Just Sitting: Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Shikantaza. Wisdom Publications. ISBN: 0-86171-327-3. 

Loori, John Daido, ed. Sitting with Koans: Essential Writings on the Practice of Zen Koan Instrospection. Wisdom Publications. ISBN: 0-8617-369-9. 

HRHS 8151 - Buddhist Traditions of South Asia

Instructor: Lisa Grumbach (

Rupert Gethin. The Foundations of Buddhism. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0192892232. $23.17.

John Strong. The Experience of Buddhism: Sources and Interpretations, 3rd ed. Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. ISBN: 978-0192892232. $36.00. Optional. 

Donald S. Lopez, Jr. Buddhism in Practice, Abridged Edition. Princeton University Press. ISBN: 978-0691129686. Optional.

HRPS 8320 - Pyschological Aspects of Buddhism

Instructor: Richard K. Payne (

Reb Anderson. Third Turning of the Wheel. Shambhala. ISBN: 978-1930485310. $18.95/$15.16.

John Keenan. Scripture on the Explication of the Underlying Meaning. BDK America/Univ. of Hawai'i Press. ISBN: 1-886439-10-9. $35.00/$28.59.

Ben Connelly. Inside Vasubandhu's Yogacara. Wisdom Publications. ISBN: 978-1614292845. $16.95/$11.52.

John Keenan. Summary of the Great Vehicle. BDK America/Univ. of Hawai'i Press. ISBN: 1-886439-21-4. $25.00.


Starr King School for the Ministry

RSSP 5000 - Mysticism & Social Change

Instructor: Liza J. Rankow (

All course materials will be on Moodle.


Spring 2018

GTU Courses

RAHS 4311-01 - Marian Art

Instructor: Barush, Kathryn (

Books: Pelikan, Jaroslav. Mary Through the Centuries: Her Place in the History of Culture. Yale University Press 9780300076615. $15.23. Will be on reserve in the GTU Library.

Boss, Sarah. Mary: The Complete Resource. Oxford University Press 978-0195333558. $28.00. Will be on reserve in the GTU Library. 

BSHS 5100 - Jews, Christians and the Bible

Instructors: Esterson, Rebecca (

(All Optional)

Books: Assman, Jan. Moses the Egyptian: The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism. Harvard University Press 978-0674587397. $36.00.

Boyarin, Daniel. The Jewish Gospels: The Story of the Jewish Christ. The New Press 978-1595588784. $17.95.

Gafney, Wilda. Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction of Women of the Torah and the Throne. Westminster John Knox Press 9780664239039. $35.00. 

Klepper, Deeana. The Insight of Unbelievers: Nicholas of Lyra and Christian Reading of Jewish Text in the Later Middle Ages. Universtiy of Pennsylvania Press 9780812220216. $27.50.

Levine, Amy-Jill. The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jewish. Harper Collins 9780061137785. 

Levine, Amy-Jill, Marc Z. Brettler. The Jewish Annotated New Testament. Oxford University Press 9780190461850. $39.95. 

Levenson, Jon. The Hebrew Bible. the Old Testament, and Historical Criticism: Jews and Christians in Biblical Studies. Westminster John Knox 9780664254070. $30.00.

Ruderman, David B. Connecting the Covenant: Judaism and the Search for Christian Identity in Eighteenth-Century England. University of Pennsylvania Press 9780812240160. $59.95.

Schäfer, Peter. The Jewish Jesus: How Judaism and Christianity Shaped Each Other. Princeton University Press 978-0691160955. $26.95.

Magid, Shaul. Hasidism Incarnate: Hasidism, Christianity, and the Construction of Modern Judaism. Stanford University Press 978-0804791304. $65.00.

Seidman, Naomi. Faithful Renderings: Jewish-Christian Difference and the Politics of Translation. University of Chicago Press 9780226745060. $33.00.

Yuval, Israel Jacob. Two Nations in Your Womb: Perceptions of Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. University of California Press 9780520258181. $31.95.

IDS 5111 - Technology for Teaching Religion

Instructor: Schiefelbein-Guerrero, Kyle (

Books: Bowen, Jose Antonio. Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your Classroom Will Improve Student Learning. Jossey-Bass 978-1-118-11035-5. 

Brookefield, Stephen. The Skillful Teacher, 2nd edition. Jossey-Bass 978-0-7879-8066-5. 

Palloff, Rena M., Keith Pratt. Lessons from the Virtual Classroom: The Realities of Online Teaching, 2nd edition. Jossey-Bass 978-1-118-12373-7. 

Boettcher, Judith V., Rita-Marie Conrad. The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips, 2nd edition. Jossey-Bass 978-1-119-14768-8. Optional.

STCE 5931 - Natural Science and Theology: Interreligious Views, Christianity | Hinduism | Buddhism

Instuctors: Peters, Ted (, Russell, Robert (, Sherma, Rita (

Books: Robert John Russell. Cosmology from Alpha to Omega: The Creative Mutual Interaction of Theology and Science. Fortress Press ISBN 0800662733. $28.00 (Paperback).

Richardson, W. Mark, Gody Slack, eds. Faith in Science. Routledge  0-415-25765-4 (pbk). $15.00, $10.00 (Kindle), $230 (Hardcover).

Barbour, Ian G. Religion and Science. Harper 0-06-060938-9. $10.00 (Kindle), $19.00 (Paperback).

Clayton, Philip, Zachary Simpson, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science. Oxford University Press 0-19-9279278-6. $35.00-62.00 (Paperback editions), $35.00-195.00 (Hardcover editions).

Wallace, Alan, ed. Buddhism and Science: Breaking New Ground. Columbia University Press 978-0231123358. $33.00 (Kindle), $37.95 (New Hardcover), $10.00-33.00 (Used Hardcover).

HRRS 6000 - History and Culture Seminar

Instructor(s): Barush, Kathryn (, Holder, Arthur (

Books: Strausberg, Michael, Steven Engler, eds. The Routledge Handbook on Methods in the Study of Religion. Routledge 978-0-415-71844-8. $64.95. Free access to PDF version through GTU Library.

IDS 6030 - Religion and Practice Seminar

Instructor(s): Hannan, Shauna (, Klentos, John (

Books: Strausberg, Michael, Steven Engler, eds. The Routledge Handbook on Methods in the Study of Religion. Routledge 978-0-415-71844-8. $64.95. Free access to PDF version through GTU Library.

Wex, Michael. Rhapsody in Schmaltz: Yiddish Food and Why We Can't Stop Eating It. St. Martin's Press 978-1250071514. $15.65.

Osmer, Richard R. Practical Theology: An Introduction. Eerdmans 978-0802817655. $17.55.

HRRA 6100 - Conversion and Literature

Instructor(s): Seidman, Naomi (, Zuber, Devin P. (

Books: James, Henry. The Ambassadors. Penguin 978-0141441320. $9.88. 

Malcom X. Autobiography of Malcom X. Penguin 978-0141185439. $12.49. 

Robinson, Marylin. Lila. Picador 978-1250074843. $8.79.


Newhall Fellowship Courses

MA 1000 - MA Research Methods

Instructor: Chretain, Diandra (

Books: Booth, Wayne C., Gregory Columb, Joseph M. Williams. The Craft of Research, 4th edition. University of Chicago Press 978-0226239736. $ 14.74 

Rodrigues, Hillary, John S. Harding. Introduction to the Study of Religion. Routledge 978-0415408899. $34.91.

Wilburs, Stephen. Keys to Great Wiring: Revised and Expanded. Writer's Digest 978-1440345807. $12.21. Optional.

RA 1015 - Religion & Art Meet the World

Instructor: Eskew, Michaela (

Books: Hesse, Herman. Siddartha. Bantam Books 553208845. $5.39.

Huyler, Stephen. Meeting God: Elements of Hindu Devotion. Yale University Press 300079834. 

Gonzalez-Andrieu, Cecilia. Bridge to Wonder: Art as a Gospel of Beauty. Baylor University Press 160258351X. $24.95. 

BS 1021 - New Testament Greek II: An Introduction

Instructor: Hershman, Evan (

Books: Clayton, Cory N. A Primer of Biblical Greek. Eerdamans 802867332. 

Danker, Friedrich W. The Concise Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament. Universty of Chicago Press 226136159. 

HR 3940 - Confucianism and Christianity

Instructor: Chung, Heeyoung (

Books: Berthrong, John H. Transformations of the Confucian Way. Westview Press 813328055. 

Chu Hsi, Daniel K. Gardner. Learing to Be a Sage: Selections from the Conversations of Master Chu, Arranged Topically. University of California Press 978-0520065253.  

Yao, Xinzhong. An Introduction to Confucianism. Cambridge University Press 521643120.

SPHS 3010-01 - Black Church Spirituality

Instructor: Adesanya, Ineda P. (

Books: Bridges, Flora Wilson, Resurrecting Song: African-American Spirituality. Orbis Books 1-57075-359-8. $18.75.

Callahan, William, Noisy Contemplation Deep Prayer for Busy People. Creative Commons 978-0-9795169-0-0. $13.01+. 

Hayes, Diana L., Forged in the Fiery Furnace: African-American Spirituality. Obris Books 978-1-57075-472-2 $22.00.

Holmes, Barbara A., Joy Unspeakbale: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church. Fortress Press 978-1-5064-2161-2 $19.90. 

Floyd-Thomas, Stacy, Black Church Studies: An Introduction. Abingdon Press 978-0-687-33265-6. $20.12. Oprtional

Wilmore, Gayraud S. Pragmatic Spirituality: The Christian Faith Through an Africentric Lens. New York University Press 978-0--8147-9396-1. $27.00. Optional.

SRTS 4070 - Foucault and Derrida: Mystics?

Instructor: Quarles, Stephan (

Books: Foucault, Michel, Paul Rabinow. The Foucault Reader. Pantheon 978-039471340. $15.00. 

Derrida, Jacques, Peggy Kamuf. A Derrida Reader: Reading Between the Blinds. Columbia University Press 978-0231066594. $29.99.

Moore, Stephen D. Poststructuralism and the New Testament: Foucault and Derrida at the Foot of the Cross. Fortress 978-0800625993. $17.95.

Söelle, Dorothee. The Silent Cry: Mysticism and Resistance. Fortress 978-0800632663. $21.48.


Jesuit School of Theology (JST) Courses

STSP 4704 - Patristic Spirituality

Instructor: Cattoi, Thomas (

Books: Psuedo-Dionysus. The Complete Works. Classics of Western Spirituality 0-8091-2838-1. $12.87. 

Louth, Andrew. Maximus the Confessor. The Early Chruch Fathers - Routledge. 0-415-11846-8. $29.99. 

Meyendorff, John. Christ in Eastern Christianity. St. Vladimir's Seminary. 978-0881418675. $28.88.

Meyendorff, John. St. Gregory Palamas and Orthodox Spirituality. St. Vladimir's Seminary. 978-0913836118. $19.00.

Nyssa, Gregory of. The Life of Moses. Paulist 0-8091-2112-3. $12.14. 


Starr King School for the Ministry (SKSM) Courses

FTSP 5100 - Deepening the Well: Resources for Ministry (and Life)

Instrutor: Rankow, Liza (

Books: Various. Course Reader, available at Vick Copy (1879 Euclid Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709). $65.00.

All other course materials provided on Moodle.


Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies (CJS) Courses

HSHR 2026 - Issues in Modern Jewish Literature

Instructor: Seidman, Naomi (

Books: Yerushalmi, Yosef Hayim. Zakhor: Jewish History and Jewish Memory. University of Washington Press 978-0295975191. $18.10.

Hyman, Paula E. Gender and Assimilation in Modern Jewish History: The Roles and Representation of Women. University of Washington Press 978-0295974262. $22.45.

Katz, Jacob. Out of the Ghetto: The Social Background of Jewish Emancipation, 1770-1870. Syracuse University Press 978-0815605324. $10.95.

Stein, Sara A. Plumes: Ostrich Feathers, Jews, and a Lost World of Commerce. Yale University Press 978-0300168181. $19.80.

HSHR 4506 - Maimonides, Aquinas, Spinoza

Instructor: Aranoff, Deena (, Radzins, Inese (

Books: Thomas Aquinas, Ralph Mcinery. Selected Writings, Thomas Aquinas (Penguin Classics). Penguin.

Hallbertal, Moshe. Maimonides, Life and Thought. Princeton University Press 0-691-15851-7.

Spinoza, Baruch, Samuel Shirley. Theological-Political Treatise. Hackett 0-87220-803-6.

Spinoza, Baruch, Michael L. Morgan, Samuel Shirely. The Essential Spinoza (Ethics and Related Writings). Hackett 0-87220-803-6. 

Twersky, Isadore. A Maimonides Reader. Behrman House 0-87441-206-4. 

HRHS 4115 - Readings in the Zohar

Instructor: Matt, Daniel (

Books: Matt, Daniel C. The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, vol. 3. Stanford University Press 0-8047-5210-9. 

Green, Arthur. A Guide to the Zohar. Stanford University Press 0-8047-4908-6. 


Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) Courses

RSST 5351 - Evolution and Theological Anthropology

Instructor: Braden Molhoek (

Books: Cavanaugh, William, James K. A. Smith. Evolution and the Fall. Eerdmans 978-0802873798. $26.00.

Cole-Turner, Ron. The End of Adam and Eve: Theology and the Sciecne of Human Origins. TheologyPlus 978-0-9980686-0-2. $5.99.

Hansell, Gregory R. H±: Transhumanism and Its Critics. Metanexus Institute 978-1456815653. $19.99. Free digital version will be available on Moodle. $17.00.

Martinez, Helen, Ted Peters. Evolution from Creation to New Creation: Conflict, Conversation, and Convergence. Abingdon 978-0687023745. $22.99.

Herfeld, Noreen. In Our Image: Artificial Intelligence and the Human Spirit. Fortress 978-0800634766. $17.00.

Morsmeyer, Jerry D. Evolution and Eden: Balancing Original Sin and Contemporary Sciecne. Paulist 978-0809138159. GTU Library copy on-hold. 


Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS) Courses

HRHS 1518 - Buddhist Traditions of East Asia

Instructor: Galasek-Hul, Bruno (

Books: Mitchell, Donald W., Sarah Jacoby. Buddhism: Introducing the Buddhist Experience. Oxford University Press 978-0199861873. $45.26.

HR 2850  - Buddhism in the West

Instructor: Mitchell, Scott A. (

Books: Lopez, Donald S., Jr., ed. Critical Terms for the Study of Buddhism. University of Chicago Press 226493237. Optional.

HRCE 3002 - Buddhist Ethics

Instructor: Clark, Diana (

Books: Harvey, Peter. An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics. Cambridge University Press 9780521556408.

HRCE 3014 - Issues in Shin Buddhist Ministry

Instructor: Yamaoka, Seigen (

Books: Yamaoka, Seigen H. Shin Buddhist Education: A New Perspective. IBS/BDK America, Inc. 978-1-886439-67-2. Available through the BCA Bookstore.

Yamaoka, Seigen H. The True Pure Land Buddhism, Jodo ShinshuAn Introduction. Pure Land Publication 1-877604-04-6. 

Hirota, Dennis, ed. The Collected Works of Shinran, 2 vols. Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha. Available through the BCA Bookstore.

Shigaraki, Takamaro, David R. Matsumoto, trans. The Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path: A Life of Awakening. Wisdom Press 1-61429-049-0. 

Ishida, Mitsuyuki, ed. Kyo Gyo Shin Sho, vol. 5. Ryukoku Translation Series. Optional.

Munekata, Ryu. Buddhist Churches of America: A Legacy of the First 100 Years. Buddhist Churches of America. Optional.

Unno, Mark, ed. Buddhism and Pyschotherapy Across Cultures. Wisdom 0-86171-507-1. Optional.

HRPS 8320 - Psychological Aspects of Buddhism: 3

Instructor: Bermant, Gordon (

Books: Thompson, Evan. Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy. Columbia University Press 978-0-231-13709-6. $21.00. 

Vasquez, Manuel A. More Than Belieft: A Materialist Theory of Religion. Oxford University Press 978-0-19-518854-7. $27.00.

HRPH 8488 - Topics in Zen Buddhist Thought: Teachings of Zen Master Dōgen

Instructor: Leighton, Taigen Daniel (

Books: Leighton, Taigen Daniel. Zen Questions: Zazen, Dōgen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry. Wisdom 978-0-86171-645-6.

Cleary, Thomas, trans. Shōbōgenzō: Zen Essays by Dōgen. University of Hawaii Press 0-8248-1401-0.

Leighton, Taigen Daniel, Shohaku Okumura, trans. Dōgen’s Extensive Record: A Translation of Eihei Koroku. Wisdom 978-086171-670-8. 

Kim, Hee Jin. Eihei Dōgen: Mystical Realist. Wisdom 0-86171-376-1. Optional. 

Leighton, Taigen Daniel. Visions of Awakening Space and Time: Dōgen and the Lotus Sutra. Oxford University Press 978-0-19-538337-9. Optional.

Heine, Steven. Did Dōgen Go to China?: What He Wrote and When He Wrote It. Oxford University Press 780195305920. Optional.


Center for Swedenborgian Studies (CSS) Courses

STSP 2100 - Death and Immortality

Instructor: Esterson, Rebecca (

Books: Doughty, Caitlin. From Here to Eternity: Travelling the World to Find the Good Death. W. W. Norton & Company 978-0393249897. $24.95.

Swedenborg, Emanuel. Heaven and Hell: New Centur Edition. Swedenborg Foundation 978-0877854760. $14.95. 


New College Berkeley (NCB) Courses

PS 1366 - Psychology of Flourishing: Exploring Spiritual Growth in Community

Instructor(s): Phillips, Susan (, White, John.

Books: Phillips, Susan S. The Cultivated Life: From Ceaseless Striving to Receiving Joy. IVP Books 978-0-8308-3598-0. $14.01.

Haidt, Johnathan. The Happiness Hypothesis. Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom. Basic Books 978-0-465-02801-6. $10.68.

RA 1426 - Poetry and Prayer 

Instructor: McEntyre, Marilyn (

Books. McEntyre, Marilyn. Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies. Eerdmans 978-0-8028-4864-2. $19.00 (from publisher).

McEntyre, Marilyn. Make a List: How a Simple Practice can Change our Lives and Open our Hearts. Eerdmans 978-0-8028-7574-7. $21.99. 

McEntyre et al. Course Packet. Available electronically (consult instructor).