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BMin, BTheol, GradCertTh, GradDipTh, PGDipTh, MTh, DipCS(TS), DipCS(CL), BTh, BTh(Hons), DipCS(IS), PGCertTh

Semester 1, 2023

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 Hebrew 1

Required:

The online course material, Living Biblical Hebrew 1, produced by Biblical Language Centre. A link to purchase will be provided at the start of the semester.
(For distance learning it is strongly encouraged that students attend the two weekly classes (as per the Henderson Theology timetable) via Zoom to get the most out of the course.)

108 Greek 1

Required:

The online course material, Living Koine Greek: An Introduction, produced by Biblical Language Centre. A link to purchase will be provided at the start of the semester.

108 Greek 1


(For distance learning it is strongly encouraged that students attend the two weekly classes (as per the Henderson Theology timetable) via Zoom to get the most out of the course.)

111 Interpreting the Bible

No set text.

115 Reading the Bible

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 Prophets

Level 6 students:

There is no textbook for this course but at the beginning of the course L6 students are advised to read M. Daniel Carrol R.:

· “Twenty Years of Amos Research.” CBR 18 (2019): 32–58. (Will be provided on Moodle)

Level 7 students:

There is no textbook for this course but at the beginning of the course L7 students are advised to read M. Daniel Carrol R.:

· Amos–The Prophet and his Oracles: Research on the Book of Amos, (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2002), 3–30, and

· “Twenty Years of Amos Research.” CBR 18 (2019): 32–58.

(Both will be provided on Moodle.)

140 Reading the New Testament

Required:

Mark J. Keown, A Taster to the New Testament, Revised Edition. Auckland, Morphe, 2022.

143 Gospels 2 (John)

Level 6 and 7 English option students:

The recommended textbook for the course is either of the following:

- Colin G. Kruse, John. An Introduction and Commentary, rev. ed. (TNTC), Downers Grove: Inter-Varsity Press, 2017.

- Edward W. Klink III, John (ECNT) Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2016.

Klink’s volume is significantly larger, but also more expensive. Additional required and recommended readings are supplied on Moodle.


Level 6 and 7 Greek option students:

The required textbooks for this course are:

- Daniel B. Wallace. Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997.

- Frederick W. Danker et al (eds.), Greek Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 3rd ed. University of Chicago Press: Chicago Press, 2000.

The recommended textbook for this course is one of the following:

- Colin G. Kruse, John. An Introduction and Commentary, rev. ed. (TNTC), Downers Grove: Inter-Varsity Press, 2017.

- Edward W. Klink III, John (ECNT) Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2016.

Klink’s volume is significantly larger, but also more expensive. Additional required and recommended readings are supplied on Moodle.

205 Church: Theology and Practice

Required:

Brad Harper and Paul Louis Metzger. Exploring Ecclesiology: An Evangelical and Ecumenical Introduction. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2009.

As an alternative, you could read:

Gary D. Badcock. The House Where God Lives: Renewing the Doctrine of the Church for Today. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009.

The latter is probably more challenging, but probably more interesting as well! Reading in preparation for lectures will include prescribed reading from the textbook (either the primary textbook or the alternative).

219 Ngākau Maia: Christian Confidence

Required:

Goheen, M.W. The Church and Its Vocation: Lesslie Newbigin's Missionary Ecclesiology. Grand Rapids: Baker Publishing Group, 2018.

310 Te Harinui: The History of Christianity in Aotearoa

No set text.

351 Research Topic 1: Christian Thought and History

Required text:

Nancy Jean Vyhmeister and Terry Robertson, Your Guide to Writing Quality Research Papers: For Students of Religion and Theology; 4th edn. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2020.

(This book is available on Logos Software as well. https://www.logos.com/product/187847/quality-research-papers-for-students-of-religion-and-theology-4th-ed.)

352 Research Topic 2: Practical Theology

Required text:

Nancy Jean Vyhmeister and Terry Robertson, Your Guide to Writing Quality Research Papers: For Students of Religion and Theology; 4th edn. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2020.

(This book is available on Logos Software as well.
https://www.logos.com/product/187847/quality-research-papers-for-students-of-religion-and-theology-4th-ed.)

406 Models of Spirituality

No set text.

407 Discipling Pasifika Communities

No set text.

474 Leadership Internship I

No set text.

475 Leadership Internship II

No set text.

478 Practicum I

No set text.

479 Practicum II

No set text.

480 Faithful Living: Intro to Reflective Practice

No set text.

500 Connecting with Youth & Young Adults

No set text.

505 Christian Leadership & Mission

No set text.

550 Theology & Experience of Disability

Required:

Reynolds, Thomas E. Vulnerable Communion: A Theology of Disability and Hospitality. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2008.

Yong, Amos. The Bible, Disability, and the Church: A New Vision of the People of God. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011.

Recommended resource, available as an eBook:

Tada, Joni Eareckson, Steve Bundy, and Pat Verbal, eds. Beyond Suffering: A Christian View on Disability Ministry. Agoura Hills, CA: Christian Institute on Disability, Joni and Friends International Disability Centre, 2011.

579 Ngā Hunga Maia (Faith-led Māori Leadership)

TBA

612 Majority World Theology

TBA

653 Tikanga Rangahau

Required text:

Nancy Jean Vyhmeister and Terry Robertson, Your Guide to Writing Quality Research Papers: For Students of Religion and Theology; 4th edn. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2020.

(This book is available on Logos Software as well. https://www.logos.com/product/187847/quality-research-papers-for-students-of-religion-and-theology-4th-ed.)

907 Bicultural Relationships: Tikanga Kawenata

Culpitt, I. (1994). Bicultural fragments: A Pakeha perspective. Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, 2, 48–62.
(Recommended Text)

Orange, C. (2013). The story of a Treaty. Bridget Williams Books.
(Recommended Text - e-book available)

Ritchie, J., & Rau, C. (2006). Whakawhanaungatanga: Partnerships in bicultural development in early childhood care and education. Teaching and Learning Research Initiative.
(Recommended Text)

R140 The Gospel and its Proclamation

TBA

R351 Postgraduate Research and Writing


(Optional, but highly recommended: Writers Workshop 24th - 25th March 9am-5pm)

Required:

Nancy Jean Vyhmeister and Terry Robertson, Your Guide to Writing Quality Research Papers: for students of religion and theology; 4th edn. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2020).

Copies are on reserve at the Laidlaw library but you are advised to purchase your own copy. The book will not be systematically utilised through the course, but is an excellent resource for academic writing and thesis development.
(Also useful preparation for the second Block Course are:

Sword, Helen Stylish Academic Writing (Harvard: Harvard University Press, 2012).

Booth, Wayne & Gregory G. Colomb The Craft of Research (Chicago: University of Chicago, 2008).)

R352 BTh(Hons) Special Topic

No set text.

R362 BTh(Hons) Research Project

No set text.

R405 Mental Health and Human Flourishing

Key texts (both available as eBooks via the Laidlaw library):

Swinton, John. Finding Jesus in the Storm: The Spiritual Life of Christians with Mental Health Challenges. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Ltd, 2020.

Webb, Marcia. Towards a Theology of Psychological Disorder. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2017.

R507 Anointed Ministry

Required:

Buxton, Graham. Dancing in the Dark: The Privilege of Participating in the Ministry of Christ. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2001.

Recommended:

Purves, Andrew. Reconstructing Pastoral Theology: A Christological Foundation. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2004.

R512 Foundations of Ministry Supervision

Leach, Jane and Michael Paterson. Pastoral Supervision: A Handbook. 2nd ed. London, UK: SCM Press, 2015.