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BMin, BTheol, GradCertTh, GradDipTh, PGDipTh, MTh, DipCS(TS), DipCS(CL)

Semester 1, 2021

Christchurch, Henderson, Manukau, Distance Learning

Please Note

Books that are designated under “Required Texts” are books that you will need for your course. “Recommended Texts” will be helpful for your assignment writing and worthwhile texts to add to your library, but won’t be needed for course reading.

Following are websites that you can order your textbooks from. The Book Depository does not charge postage. Alternatively you could order through the Manna Store henderson@manna.co.nz or through Manna Online. If you choose to do this, allow plenty of time for delivery.

Electronic books: Be aware that you can often buy the books cheaper through Amazon as electronic Kindle books. To read these you can down load free software “Kindle for PC” and read them on a laptop or you can buy a Kindle e-Reader or use a tablet (ipad etc). The advantages are price (often about $10) and instant delivery. The possible downside is having to read it on a laptop.

106 Biblical Hebrew: Introduction 1

1) Living Biblical Hebrew: Foundations. Standard cost is USD62 (NZD 89.60 today); https://www.biblicallanguagecenter.com/product/lbh1-online/

(Contact John de Jong for more details before purchasing jdejong@laidlaw.ac.nz)

2) Living Biblical Hebrew: Jonah. Standard cost USD62
https://www.biblicallanguagecenter.com/product/blc-online-lbh-jonah/
(Contact John de Jong for more details before purchasing jdejong@laidlaw.ac.nz)

106 Biblical Hebrew: Introduction 1

TBA

108 Biblical Greek: Introduction 1

Distance Learning

Required:

H. Daniel Zacharias, Biblical Green Made Simple: All the Basics in One Semester. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2018. (Either hard copy or electronically on Logos)

Logos Biblical Software Recommended Package (details TBA)

UBS5 (provided by the United Bible Society)

108 Biblical Greek: Introduction 1

Henderson

Required:

H. Daniel Zacharias, Biblical Green Made Simple: All the Basics in One Semester. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2018. (Either hard copy or electronically on Logos)

Logos Biblical Software Recommended Package (details TBA)

UBS5 (provided by the United Bible Society)

111 Biblical Interpretation

Christchurch

Recommended:

Gorman, Michael J. Elements of Biblical Exegesis: A Basic Guide for Students and Ministers. Revised and Expanded Edition. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2009.

Klein, W., Blomberg, C. and R. Hubbard, Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. 3rd edition; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2017.

111 Biblical Interpretation

Distance Learning

Required:

Klein, W., Blomberg, C. and R. Hubbard, Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. 3rd edition; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2017.

Gorman, Michael J. Elements of Biblical Exegesis: A Basic Guide for Students and Ministers. Third Edition. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2020.

111 Biblical Interpretation

Henderson

Recommended:

Gorman, Michael J. Elements of Biblical Exegesis: A Basic Guide for Students and Ministers. Revised and Expanded Edition. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2009.

Klein, W., Blomberg, C. and R. Hubbard, Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. 3rd edition; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2017.

115 Biblical Theology

Required:

Bartholomew, Craig G, and Michael W. Goheen. The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story. 2nd Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2014.

115 Biblical Theology

Distance Learning

Required:

Bartholomew, Craig G, and Michael W. Goheen. The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story. 2nd Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2014.

123 Old Testament: Eighth Century Prophets

Distance Learning

Required:

Smith, Gary V. The NIV Application Commentary: Hosea/Amos/Micah. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001.

123 Old Testament: Eighth Century Prophets

Christchurch

There is no textbook for this course but students are advised to read M. Daniel Carrol R., “Twenty Years of Amos Research.” CBR 18 (2019): 32–58 at the beginning of the course.

123 Old Testament: Eighth Century Prophets

Henderson

There is no textbook for this course but students are advised to read M. Daniel Carrol R., “Twenty Years of Amos Research.” CBR 18 (2019): 32–58 at the beginning of the course.

123 Old Testament: Eighth Century Prophets

Manukau

There is no textbook for this course but students are advised to read M. Daniel Carrol R., “Twenty Years of Amos Research.” CBR 18 (2019): 32–58 at the beginning of the course.

140 New Testament: Introduction

Distance Learning

Required:

Keown, Mark J. The New Testament: A Taster (Auckland, NZ: Morphe, 2020).

For Deeper Engagement:

Keown, Mark J. Discovering the New Testament: An Introduction to its Background, Theology, and Themes. Vol. 1 The Gospels & Acts. Bellingham, WA: Lexham, 2018.

Keown, Mark J. Exploring the New Testament: Paul, Hebrews, the General Epistles, and Revelation. Auckland: Laidlaw, 2018. (Available in Moodle).

Also Recommended:

DeSilva, David A. An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation. 2nd Edition. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2018.

140 New Testament: Introduction

Christchurch

Required:

Keown, Mark J. Discovering the New Testament: An Introduction to its Background, Theology, and Themes. Vol. 1 The Gospels & Acts. Bellingham, WA: Lexham, 2018.

Keown, Mark J. Exploring the New Testament: Paul, Hebrews, the General Epistles, and Revelation. Auckland: Laidlaw, 2018. (Given as notes).

Highly recommended is:

DeSilva, David A. An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation. Nottingham, Eng.: Apollos, 2004.

140 New Testament: Introduction

Henderson

Required:

Keown, Mark J. Discovering the New Testament: An Introduction to its Background, Theology, and Themes. Vol. 1 The Gospels & Acts. Bellingham, WA: Lexham, 2018.

Keown, Mark J. Exploring the New Testament: Paul, Hebrews, the General Epistles, and Revelation. Auckland: Laidlaw, 2018. (Given as notes).

Highly recommended is:

DeSilva, David A. An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation. Nottingham, Eng.: Apollos, 2004.

140 New Testament: Introduction

Manukau

Required:

Keown, Mark J. Discovering the New Testament: An Introduction to its Background, Theology, and Themes. Vol. 1 The Gospels & Acts. Bellingham, WA: Lexham, 2018.

Keown, Mark J. Exploring the New Testament: Paul, Hebrews, the General Epistles, and Revelation. Auckland: Laidlaw, 2018. (Given as notes).

Highly recommended is:

DeSilva, David A. An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation. Nottingham, Eng.: Apollos, 2004.

142 New Testament: Luke

Henderson

There are no compulsory textbooks for this course, but at least one commentary is recommended. The two most highly recommended commentaries are:

Bock, D. Luke. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the NT. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994-96.

Edwards, James R. The Gospel According to Luke. The Pillar New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 2015.

In addition, students will find a synopsis of the gospels helpful. Two recommended ones are:

Aland, K. (ed). Synopsis of the Four Gospels. Stuttgart: German Bible Society, 1989.

Throckmorton, Burton H. Gospel Parallels: a synopsis of the first three gospels. New York: Thomas Nelson, 1949.

202 Theology: Christ and Revelation

Distance Learning

There is no required textbook for the course, as significant and detailed lecture notes are provided.

However, students are encouraged to have access to the following:

Michael Bird, Evangelical Theology, 2nd edn. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Academic, 2020.

Scott McKnight. A Community Called Atonement. Nashville: Abingdon, 2007.

Myk Habets, The Anointed Son: A Trinitarian Spirit Christology. Eugene, OR.: Pickwick, 2010.

202 Theology: Christ and Revelation

Christchurch

There is no required textbook for the course, as significant and detailed lecture notes are provided.

However, students are encouraged to have access to the following:

Michael Bird, Evangelical Theology, 2nd edn. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Academic, 2020.

Scott McKnight. A Community Called Atonement. Nashville: Abingdon, 2007.

Myk Habets, The Anointed Son: A Trinitarian Spirit Christology. Eugene, OR.: Pickwick, 2010.

202 Theology: Christ and Revelation

Manukau

There is no required textbook for the course, as significant and detailed lecture notes are provided.

However, students are encouraged to have access to the following:

Michael Bird, Evangelical Theology, 2nd edn. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Academic, 2020.

Scott McKnight. A Community Called Atonement. Nashville: Abingdon, 2007.

Myk Habets, The Anointed Son: A Trinitarian Spirit Christology. Eugene, OR.: Pickwick, 2010.

202 Theology: Christ and Revelation

Henderson

There is no required textbook for the course, as significant and detailed lecture notes are provided.

However, students are encouraged to have access to the following:

Michael Bird, Evangelical Theology, 2nd edn. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Academic, 2020.

Scott McKnight. A Community Called Atonement. Nashville: Abingdon, 2007.

Myk Habets, The Anointed Son: A Trinitarian Spirit Christology. Eugene, OR.: Pickwick, 2010.

210 Faith Has Its Reasons: Christian Apologetics Today

Christchurch:

Required:

Alister McGrath, Mere Apologetics: How to Help Seekers and Sceptics Find Faith. London: SPCK, 2016

Ron Hay, Finding the Forgotten God: Credible Faith for a Secular Age. Auckland: Daystar Books, 2014.

210 Faith Has Its Reasons: Christian Apologetics Today

Distance Learning

Required:

Alister McGrath, Mere Apologetics: How to Help Seekers and Sceptics Find Faith. London: SPCK, 2016

Ron Hay, Finding the Forgotten God: Credible Faith for a Secular Age. Auckland: Daystar Books, 2014.

211 Theology: Ethics

Christchurch

Required:

Messer, Neil. SCM Studyguide to Christian Ethics. London: SCM, 2006.

211 Theology: Ethics

Henderson

Required:

Messer, Neil. SCM Studyguide to Christian Ethics. London: SCM, 2006.

211 Theology: Ethics

Manukau

Required:

Messer, Neil. SCM Studyguide to Christian Ethics. London: SCM, 2006.

211 Theology: Ethics

Distance Learning

Required:

Messer, Neil. SCM Studyguide to Christian Ethics. London: SCM, 2006.

215 Beginning Theology

TBA

215 Beginning Theology

Distance Learning

The required textbook is supplied as a PDF within Moodle which students will get access to on 22nd Feb:

Breingan, Lucienne. Beginning Theology: An Introduction for Students. Newcastle, Aus.: Lucienne Breingan, 2015.

Strongly recommended:

Harris, Brian. The Big Picture: Building Blocks of a Christian World View. Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2015.

307 History of New Zealand Christianity

TBA

401 Formation

Distance Learning

No set text.

406 Historical and Contemporary Models of Spirituality

Distance Learning

No set text.

406 Historical and Contemporary Models of Spirituality

Christchurch

No set text.

406 Historical and Contemporary Models of Spirituality

Henderson

No set text.

406 Historical and Contemporary Models of Spirituality

Manukau

No set text.

464 Leadership Dynamics

Henderson

Required:

Cladis, George. Leading the Team-Based Church: How Pastors and Church Staffs Can Grow Together into a Powerful Fellowship of Leaders. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999.

Additional key texts:

Seamands, Stephen. Ministry in the Image of God: The Trinitarian Shape of Christian Service. Downers Grove: IVP, 2005.

Plueddemann, James. Leading Across Cultures: Effective Ministry and Mission in the Global Church. Downers Grove: IVP, 2009.

464 Leadership Dynamics

Distance Learning

Required:

Cladis, George. Leading the Team-Based Church: How Pastors and Church Staffs Can Grow Together into a Powerful Fellowship of Leaders. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999.

Additional key texts:

Seamands, Stephen. Ministry in the Image of God: The Trinitarian Shape of Christian Service. Downers Grove: IVP, 2005.

Plueddemann, James. Leading Across Cultures: Effective Ministry and Mission in the Global Church. Downers Grove: IVP, 2009.

474 Leadership Internship I

Distance Learning

Recommended:

Malphurs, Aubrey. Being Leaders: The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Books, 2003.

Wilson, Michael Todd and Brad Hoffmann. Preventing Ministry Failure: A ShepherdCare Guide for Pastors, Ministers and Other Caregivers. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2007.

500 Youth Ministry: Introduction

Distance Learning

Required:

Trotter, Phil. Youth Ministry Well. Christchurch, N.Z.: Phil Trotter, 2017.

This book can be purchased through Anglican Youth: https://www.anglicanyouth.org.nz/youthministrywell

500 Youth Ministry: Introduction

Henderson

Required:

Trotter, Phil. Youth Ministry Well. Christchurch, N.Z.: Phil Trotter, 2017.

This book can be purchased through Anglican Youth: https://www.anglicanyouth.org.nz/youthministrywell

505 Mission, Church and Community

Required:

Dixon, Nigel. Villages without Walls: An Exploration of the Necessity of Building Christian Community in a Post-Christian World. New Zealand: Vox Humana, 2010.

The eBook is available for purchase on the Laidlaw College website: https://www.laidlaw.ac.nz/products/villages-without-walls/

505 Mission, Church and Community

Christchurch:

Required:

Dixon, Nigel. Villages without Walls: An Exploration of the Necessity of Building Christian Community in a Post-Christian World. New Zealand: Vox Humana, 2010.

The eBook is available for purchase on the Laidlaw College website: https://www.laidlaw.ac.nz/products/villages-without-walls/

505 Mission, Church and Community

Distance Learning

Recommended:

Dixon, Nigel. Villages without Walls: An Exploration of the Necessity of Building Christian Community in a Post-Christian World. New Zealand: Vox Humana, 2010.

The eBook is available for purchase on the Laidlaw College website: https://www.laidlaw.ac.nz/products/villages-without-walls/

511 Pastoral Care in Community

Distance Learning

No set text.

511 Pastoral Care in Community

Christchurch

No set text.

511 Pastoral Care in Community

Henderson

No set text.

511 Pastoral Care in Community

Manukau

No set text.

585 Research Topic

TBA

617 Mercy, Justice and Social Transformation

Distance Learning

Required:

Myers, Bryant L. Walking With the Poor: Principles and Practices Of Transformational Development, Revised and Expanded edition. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2011.

617 Mercy, Justice and Social Transformation

Christchurch

Required:

Myers, Bryant L. Walking With the Poor: Principles and Practices Of Transformational Development, Revised and Expanded edition. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2011.

617 Mercy, Justice and Social Transformation

Henderson

Required:

Myers, Bryant L. Walking With the Poor: Principles and Practices Of Transformational Development, Revised and Expanded edition. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2011.

617 Mercy, Justice and Social Transformation

Manukau

Required:

Myers, Bryant L. Walking With the Poor: Principles and Practices Of Transformational Development, Revised and Expanded edition. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2011.

650 Māori Church/Community Leadership

Henderson

Required:

Katene, Selwyn., The Spirit of Māori Leadership. Wellington: Huia Publishers, 2013.

857 Human Development

Drewery, W., & Clairborne, L. (2014). Human development: Family, place, culture (2nd ed.). McGraw Hill.

921 Theology of Suffering and Hope

Swinton, J. (2007). Raging with Compassion: Pastoral responses to the problem of evil. Eerdmans.

Wright, N. T. (2008). Surprised by hope: Rethinking heaven, the resurrection, and the mission of the church. HarperOne.
(NB: any printing of this book e.g. 2011, 2018 is fine)

R154 Romans and the Mission of God

TBA

R216 Third Article Theology

Henderson

Required:

Third Article Theology: A Pneumatological Dogmatics. Edited by Myk Habets. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.

Highly recommended:

Myk Habets, The Anointed Son: A Trinitarian Spirit Christology. Princeton Theological Monograph Series 129. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2010.

Greg Liston, The Anointed Church: Toward a Third Article Ecclesiology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015.

R351 Postgraduate Research and Writing

TBA

R540 Foundations in Vocational Theology

TBA