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Textbook List

PGDipTh, MTh

Semester 1, 2020


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.

R351 Postgraduate Research and Writing

Nancy Jean Vyhmeister and Terry Robertson, Your Guide to Writing Quality Research Papers: for students of religion and theology; 3rd edn. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014).

The book will not be systematically utilised through the course, but is an excellent resource for academic writing and thesis development.

R504 Living out the Call: rising to the challenge of being a vocational leader in God's church today

Beasley-Murray, Paul. Living out the Call: 1. Living to God’s Glory; 2/ Leading God’s Church; 3. Reaching out to God’s World; 4. Serving God’s World. Feed-a-Read revised edition 2016.

Beasley-Murray, Paul. This Is My Story: a story of life, faith and ministry. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2018.

R505 Studies in Public and Contextual Theology

Bevans, Stephen B. Models of Contextual Theology. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2002.

Guy, Laurie. Shaping Godzone: Public Issues and Church Voices in New Zealand 1840-2000. Wellington, N.Z.: Victoria University Press, 2011.