DipCS, BMin, BTheol, GradCertTh, GradDipTh
Semester 1, 2020
106 Biblical Hebrew: Introduction 1
Pratico, Gary D. and Miles V. Van Pelt. Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar, third edition. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2019.
Pratico, Gary D. and Miles V. Van Pelt. Basics of Biblical Hebrew Workbook, third edition. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2019.
Van Pelt, Miles V. Biblical Hebrew: A Compact Guide. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2012. (Highly recommended but not essential for the course.)
Zondervan Biblical Hebrew Study Guide (laminated sheet).
111 Biblical Interpretation
The recommended textbooks for this course are:
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. Revised and Expanded Edition. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2009.
115 Biblical Theology
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
No set text.
140 New Testament: Introduction
The required textbook for this course is:
Keown, Mark J. The New Testament: A Taster. Auckland: Morphe Publishers, 2020.
Alternatives to buying hard copies are:
https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-new-testament-a-taster ($8.69 USD—just over $13 NZD)
https://www.amazon.in/New-Testament-Taster-Mark-Keown-ebook/dp/B082Z9FWMD ($9.23 USD—$13.95NZD)
The recommended textbooks for this course are:
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)
DeSilva, David A. An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation. Nottingham, Eng.: Apollos, 2004.
149 New Testament: Epistles
Full course notes will be given including introductory material, verse by verse exegesis, and some thematic discussions.
Moo, Douglas J. Galatians. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013.
202 Theology: Christ and Revelation
O'Collins, S.J. Gerald, Christology: A Biblical, Historical, and Systematic Study of Jesus. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
203 Theology: God and Creation
For Level 7 there is one required text: Young, W.P. The Shack. Los Angeles: Windblown Media, 2007.
For Level 6 there is no set textbook for this course, however access to one or more of the following is strongly recommended:
Allen, Michael and Scott R. Swain (eds). Christian Dogmatics. Grand Rapids, MI, Baker Academic, 2016.
Bird, Michael F. Evangelical Theology. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013.
Van der Kooi, Cornelis and Gijsbert van den Brink, Christian Dogmatics. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2017.
Erickson, Millard J. Christian Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2013 (or another recent edition).
Horton, Michael. The Christian Faith. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011.
Habets, Myk. The Progressive Mystery: Tracing the Elusive Spirit in Scripture and Tradition. Bellingham: Lexham Press, 2019.
215 Beginning Theology
Recommended textbook is:
Harris, Brian. The Big Picture: Building Blocks of a Christian World View. Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2015.
307 History of New Zealand Christianity
PRE-VIEWING, PRE-READING, AND ESSENTIAL TEXT
Stuart Lange, Te Rongopai. 200 years of the Gospel in Aotearoa, 1814-2014. Glass Eye Productions, 2014 (DVD documentary, 106 minutes). Copies are available from Laidlaw Reception, or from the New Zealand Christian Network website.
Allan Davidson, Christianity in Aotearoa: A History of Church and Society in New Zealand. Wellington: Education for Ministry, 3rd edition 2004.
Other recommended pre-reading:
Stuart Lange, “Admiring, Disdainful, or Somewhere in the Middle: Interpretations of Missionaries and Christianity among Māori, in Geoffrey Troughton and Stuart Lange, eds. Sacred Histories in Secular New Zealand. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2016.
(The Allan Davidson text can be purchased for $43.70 (includes GST and courier) through Valda McBeth at EFM NZ. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for purchase details.)
464 Leadership Dynamics
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.
500 Youth Ministry: Introduction
Trotter, Phil and Anglican Youth (NZ). Youth Ministry Well. Christchurch, N.Z.: Phil Trotter,
This book can be purchased at Henderson Reception or through https://www.anglicanyouth.org.nz/youthministrywell
505 Mission, Church and Community
Dixon, Nigel. Villages without Walls: An Exploration of the Necessity of Building Christian Community in a Post-Christian World. New Zealand: Vox Humana, 2010.
NB: Electronic copies are available for purchase on the Laidlaw website: https://www.laidlaw.ac.nz/products/villages-without-walls/
608 Survey of Islam
For level 6 the required textbook is:
Riddell P. & Cotterell, P., Islam in Context, Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003 [Recommend e-book 2012; available from amazon.com]
For level 7 the required textbook is:
Rippin, Andrew, Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices, London: Routledge, 3rd edn. 2005
857 Human Development
Drewery, W. & Clairborne, L. (2014). Human Development: Family, Place, Culture (2nd edition). North Ryde: McGraw Hill.
Balswick, J., King, P., and Reimer, K. (2016). The Reciprocating Self. Westmont: IVP.
921 Theology of Suffering and Hope
Swinton, J. (2007). Raging with Compassion: Pastoral responses to the problem of evil. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
Wright, N. T. (2008). Surprised by hope: Rethinking heaven, the resurrection, and the mission of the church. New York, NY: HarperOne. (n.b. any printing of this book eg. 2011, 2018 is fine)