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Textbook List

Semester 1, 2020


116 Encountering the Bible

No set text.

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.
(Highly recommended)

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.

491 Literacy and Communications Skills

There is no required textbook for this course.

492 Managing Your Learning

There is no required textbook for this course.

505 Mission, Church and Community

Recommended textbook:

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/

506 Faith in Action

The following book is recommended and gives a good overview of the praxis/pastoral cycle used in this course:

Green, Laurie. Let's Do Theology : Resources for Contextual
Theology. London ; New York: Mowbray, 2009.

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.

906 Personhood, Relationality and Faith

Olthuis, J. (2006). The beautiful risk: A new psychology of loving and being loved. Eugene, Oregon, Wipf & Stock Publishers.

Level 7 only
Hui, E. C. (2002). At the Beginning of Life: Dilemmas in Theological Bioethics. Downers Grove Illinois, InterVarsity Press.

911 Relationships and Family

Madsen, W. (2007). Collaborative therapy with multi-stressed families: From old problems to new futures. New York, NY: Guildford Press.

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)