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 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. 


Francisco J. Ayala 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).