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Historical Studies

HS500 Ancient and Medieval Christianity (Laytham)

Required Textbooks:
1. F. Donald Logan, A History of the Church in the Middle Ages. Routledge, 2012, 2nd edition.
2. Robert Louis Wilken, The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity. Yale, 2012.
3. Rodney Stark, Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History. Templeton Press. 978-1-59947-499-1

HS570 American Catholicism (Parlopiano)

Required Textbooks:
1. Patrick W. Carey, Catholics in America: A History (Rowman and Littlefield 2004). ISBN: 978-0-7425-6233-2
2. James M. O’Toole, The Faithful: A History of Catholics in America (Belknap Press 2008). ISBN: 978-0-674-03488-4

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Moral-Spirituality Studies

MS500 Foundations of Moral Theology (Fulton)

Required Textbook: 
William E. May, An Introduction to Moral Theology. Second Edition (Huntington, IN:  Our Sunday Visitor Press, 2003). ISBN: 193170992-0.

1. James Keenan, S.J. Moral Wisdom: Lessons and Texts from the Catholic Tradition.  THIRD EDITION.  (Latham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefiled, 2016).   ISBN 9781442247116
2. Servais Pinckaers, The Sources of Christian Ethics. (Washington, DC: CUA Press, 1995).
3. ___________, The Pinckaers Reader. Edited by John Berkman & Craig Steven Titus. (Washington, DC:  CUA Press, 2005).

MS501 Catholic Social Ethics (Agbagwa)

Required Textbooks:
1. Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church. (USCCB Publishing, 2005).  ISBN: 1-57455-692-4
2. David J. O’Brien and Thomas A. Shannon, Catholic Social Thought: The Documentary Heritage. (Orbis Books, 2010).  ISBN: 978-1-57075-891-1

Book to be Reviewed:
Kenneth Himes, Drones and the Ethics of Targeted Killing (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015) ISBN 13: 978-1442231566

1. Kenneth Himes, O.F.M., Editor, Modern Catholic Social Teaching. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2005.  ISBN 1-58901-053-1
2. Charles E. Curran, Catholic Social Teaching 1891-Present: A Historical, Theological and Ethical Analysis. Washington, DC:  Georgetown University Press, 2002.  ISBN 0-87840-881-9
3. John T. McGreevy, Catholicism and American Freedom: A History. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2003. ISBN 0-393-04760-1

MS506 Spiritual Theology (Detisch)

Required Textbooks:
1. Ronald Rolheiser, The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian Spirituality (New York: Doubleday, 1999). ISBN: 0-385-49418-1
2.  Peter John Cameron, O.P., The Classics of Catholic Spirituality (New York:The Society of St. Paul, 1996). ISBN-13: 978-0-8189-0743-2 

MS571 Medical Ethics (Fulton)

Required Textbook:
Edward J. Furton,, editors,   Catholic Health Care Ethics SECOND EDITION. (Philadelphia, PA:  The National Catholic Bioethics Center, 2009). ISBN:13: 978-0935372540; iSBN10: 0935372547

Stanley Hauerwas, God, Medicine and Suffering (Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 1994), ISBN: 978-0-8028-0896-7.

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Pastoral Studies

PS503 Survey of Canon Law (Seitz)

Required Textbooks:
1. Beal, Coriden and Green, New Commentary on the Code of Canon Law, (Paulist Press, 2000)  0-8091-0502-0
2. Coriden, An Introduction to Canon Law    Revised  (Paulist Press, 2004)   0-8091-4256-2
3. Martin de Agar, A Handbook on Canon Law  (Gratianus Series)   (Midwest Theological Forum, 1999)    2-89127-457-1
4. Hervada,  Introduction to the Study of Canon Law   (Gratianus Series)   (Midwest Theological Forum,   2007)    978-2-89127-836-2

PS512 Preaching from the Lectionary (Roth/Ciriaco)

Required Textbooks:
1. De Bona, Guerric.  Fulfilled in Our Hearing: History and Method in Preaching, (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2005).
2. Homiletic Directory. Congregation for Divine Worship, Vatican City, 2015.
3. Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan, USCCB: Washington, D.C. 2009.
4. Wallace, James. Preaching to the Hungers of the Heart: The Homily on the Feasts and within the Rites, (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2002).

PS/SL629/729 Violence, Scapegoating & Myth: Girard’s Impact on Soteriology (Carpenter)

Required Textbooks:
1. Kirwan, Michael. Discovering Girard (2005). ISBN-10: 1561012297; ISBN-13: 978-1561012299
2. Girard, Rene. The One by Whom Scandal Comes (Studies in Violence, Mimesis, & Culture) (2014). ISBN-10: 1611861098;ISBN-13: 978-1611861099
3. Girard, Rene. I See Satan Fall Like Lightning (2001).ISBN-10: 1570753199; ISBN-13: 978-1570753190

Recommended :
Girard, Rene. The Scapegoat (1989). ISBN-10: 0801839173; ISBN-13: 978-0801839177

PS530 Pastoral Care and Practice I (Dvorak)

Please see instructor for information.

PS542 Pastor as Evangelist (Detisch)

Required Textbooks:
1. Marcel Dumais, After Emmaus: Biblical Models for the New Evangelization (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2014).978-0-8146-3761-6
2. Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel [Evangelii Gaudium] (Washington, DC: USCCB Press, 2013). 978-1-60137-458-5
3. *USCCB, Disciples Called to Witness: The New Evangelization (Washington, DC: USCCB Press, 2013)     *available on the USCCB website
4. USCCB, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults: Study Edition (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1988). 0-930467-949

PT/SP639 Stress & Resiliency: Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Considerations (Fosarelli)

Required Textbooks
1. Keith Karren, N. Lee Smith, and Kathryn Gordon: Mind Body Health, 5th Pearson, 2014.  978-0321883452
2. Susan Folkman (ed): The Oxford Handbook of Stress, Health, and Coping.  Oxford University Press, 2011. 978-0195375343
3. Steven Southwick & Dennis Charney: Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life’s Greatest Challenges. Cambridge University Press, 2012.  978-0521195638

Recommended Textbook:
Richard O’Connor: Undoing Perpetual Stress. Berkley, 2005. 0-425-19826-X

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Systematic-Liturgical Studies

SL500 Fundamental Theology (Leavitt)

Required Textbooks:
1. Austin Flannery, O.P., General Editor, Vatican II: The Conciliar and Post Conciliar Documents, Costello Publishing, 1992, ISBN  0-918344-15-8.
2. The Pontifical Biblical Commission, The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church, St. Paul Books and Media, 1993, ISBN 0-8198-3670-2.
3. Benedict XVI, Post-Synodal Exhortation, Verbum Domini. The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church, Word Among Us Press, 2010. ISBN 978-1-59325-193-2.
4. Pope Francis, Encyclical Letter, Lumen Fidei. The Light of Faith, 2013. Pauline Books & Media, ISBN 0819875007.
5. Richard Gaillardetz, By What Authority? A Primer on Scripture, the Magisterium, and the Sense of the Faithful, Liturgical Press, 2003. ISBN 0-1846-2872-9.

SL501 Christology/Soteriology (Burke)

Required Textbooks:
1. Gerald O’Collins, S.J., Christology: A Biblical, Historical, and Systematic Study of Jesus, SECOND EDITION, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009) ISBN 978-0-19-05587-5
2. Frank J. Matera, New Testament Christology (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1999)  ISBN 0-664-25694-5
3. Don Schweitzer, Contemporary Christologies (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010)  ISBN 978-0-8006-6463-3

SL510 Liturgical Theology (McKearney)

Required Textbooks:
1. The Liturgy Documents: A Parish Resource. 5th ed. Vols. I & II., Chicago: Liturgy Training Publication, 2004, 1999. Volume 1: ISBN-10: 1616710624; ISBN-13978-1616710620.            Volume 2: ASIN:B00K2AE61M (ebook or on reserve)
2. White, James F. A Brief History of Christian Worship. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1993. ISBN-10: 0687034140; ISBN-13:978-0687034147
3. Cabie, Robert. The History of the Mass. Washington, D.C., The Pastoral Press, 1992. ISBN-10: 091240597X; ISBN-13:978-0912405971

SL519 Theology of Ministry and Ordained Priesthood (Moore)

Required Textbooks:
1. Gerald O’Collins & Michael K. Jones, Jesus Our Priest: A Christian Approach to the Priesthood of Christ. New York: Oxford Press, 2010.ISBN: 978-0-19-957645-6 (hbk.) ISBN: 978-0-19-964597-8 (pbk.)
2. Thomas O’Meara, O.P., Theology of Ministry: Completely Revised. New York, Paulist Press, 1999. ISBN: 0-8091-3856-5 (pbk.)
3. Ronald Witherup, P.S.S., Ministerial Priesthood in the Third Millennium: Faithfulness of Christ, Faithfulness of Priests, Witherup, Ronald, et al., Collegeville, MN, Liturgical Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-8146-3326-7                                                            

Recommended Textbooks:
1. Raymond E. Brown, P.S.S., Priest and Bishop: Biblical Reflections, New York: Paulist Press, 1970. Library of Congress Number: 78-139594. Note: Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 1999. ISBN: 1-57910-277-8
2. Disciples Together on the Road: Words of Pope Francis for Priests. Liberia Editrice Vaticana, 2016, 978-1-60137-552-0
3. Avery Dulles, S.J., The Priestly Office: A Theological Reflection. New York, Paulist Press, 1997. ISBN: 0-8091-3716-X (pbk.)
4. J. Peter Sartain, Strengthen Your Brothers: Letters of Encouragement from an Archbishop to His Priests, Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-8146-3428-8

SL553 Patristic Theology (Hurst)

Required Textbooks:
1. Boniface Ramsey, Beginning to Read the Fathers (rev. edition), (Paulist Press, 2012). ISBN: 978-0809147540
2. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, When the Church Was Young, (Servant Books published by Franciscan Media, 2014). ISBN: 978-1-61636-777-0
3. Richard Norris, The Christological Controversy, (Fortress Press). ISBN 978-0-8006-1411-9

SL554 Mariology (Burke)

Required Textbook:
Jaroslav Pelikan, Mary Through the Centuries (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1996)  ISBN 0-300-07661-4

SL555 Eschatology (Burke)

Required Textbook:
Zachary Hayes, Visions of a Future: A Survey of Christian Eschatology (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1990) ISBN 0-8146-5742-7

SL839 New Testament Christology (Hurst)

Required Textbook:
Frank J. Matera, New Testament Christology(Westminster John Knox Press, 1999), ISBN 0-664-25694-5

Sacred Scriptures

SS503 The Gospel of John (Gorman)

Required Textbooks:
1. Michael J. Gorman, Reading Revelation Responsibly: Uncivil Worship and Witness: Following the Lamb into the New Creation (Cascade, 2011). 978-1606085608
2. Craig R. Koester, The Word of Life: A Theology of John’s Gospel (Eerdmans, 2008). 978-0802829382
3. Dorothy A. Lee,  Hallowed in Truth and Love: Spirituality in the Johannine Literature (Wipf and Stock, 2012). 978-1620322758
4. Francis J. Moloney, The Gospel of John; Sacra Pagina (Liturgical, 1998). 978-0814658062
5. Jan van der Watt, An Introduction to the Johannine Gospel and Letters (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2007). 978-0567030375

SS504 The Bible in the Church (DeBroeck)

Required Textbooks:
1. Invitation to Biblical Interpretation: Exploring the Hermeneutical Triad of History, Literature, and Theology, Invitation to Theological Studies Series by Andreas J. Köstenberger and Richard Patterson, 2011. Kregel Academic & Professional (November 7, 2011). ISBN-10: 082543047X• ISBN-13: 978-0825430473
2. Elements of Biblical Exegesis: A Basic Guide for Students and Ministers, Revised, Expanded Edition by Michael J. Gorman, 2010 . Baker Academic; Revised, Expanded edition (September 1, 2010). ISBN-10: 080104640• ISBN-13: 978-0801046407
3. Church and The Bible: Official Documents of the Catholic Church 2 Rev by Dennis J. Murphy, 2007. Alba House; 2 Rev Enl edition (July 12, 2007). ISBN-10: 0818912502• ISBN-13: 978-0818912504
4. Verbum Domini by Benedict XVI , 2010. Pauline Books & Media (November 1, 2010) . ISBN-10: 0819854441 • ISBN-13: 978-0819854445
5. The Inspiration and Truth of Sacred Scripture: The Word that Comes from God and Speaks of God for the Salvation of the World by Pontifical Biblical Commission Foreword by Gerhard Ludwig Müller, 2014.  Liturgical Press (November 7, 2014). ISBN-10: 0814649033• ISBN-13: 978-0814649039

Recommended Text: 
Opening Up the Scriptures: Joseph Ratzinger and the Foundations of Biblical Interpretation (Ressourcement: Retrieval & Renewal in Catholic Thought). Edited by Jose Granados, Carlos Granados, and Luis Sanchez-Navarro, 2008. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (July 31, 2008) ISBN-10: 0802860117• ISBN-13: 978-0802860118

SS506 Gospel of Luke/Acts of the Apostles (Strait)

Required Textbooks:
1. Gaventa, Beverly Roberts. Acts. Abingdon New Testament Commentary. Abingdon, 2003. 978-0687058211.
2. Green, Joel B. The Theology of the Gospel of Luke. New Testament Theology. Cambridge University Press, 1995. 978-0521469326.
3. Johnson, Luke Timothy. The Gospel of Luke. Sacra Pagina. Liturgical, 1991. 978-0814659663. paperback edition.
4. Klauck, Hans-Josef: Magic and Paganism in Early Christianity: The World of the Acts of the Apostles (Minneapolis: Fortress Press 2003), ISBN 978-0800636357.

SS530 Prophetic Literature (DeBroeck)

Required Texts: (3)

Introduction to the Prophets: Their Stories, Sayings, and Scrolls by Thomas L. Leclerc, 2007

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Paulist Press (December 3, 2007)
  • • ISBN-10: 0809144921
  • • ISBN-13: 978-0809144921

Biblical Prophecy: Perspectives for Christian Theology, Discipleship, and Ministry (Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church) by Ellen Davis, 2014

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press (October 3, 2014)
  • • ISBN-10: 0664235387
  • • ISBN-13: 978-0664235383

The Practice of Prophetic Imagination: Preaching an Emancipating Word, by Walter Brueggemann, 2012

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Fortress Press; First Edition edition (January 1, 2012)
  • • ISBN-10: 0800698975
  • • ISBN-13: 978-0800698973

Recommended Texts: (5)

The Message of the Prophets: A Survey of the Prophetic and Apocalyptic Books of the Old Testament by J. Daniel Hays and Tremper Longman III, 2010

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan; 56283rd edition (September 27, 2010)
  • • ISBN-10: 0310271525
  • • ISBN-13: 978-0310271529

Handbook on the Prophets by Robert B. Jr. Chisholm, 2009

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Baker Academic (July 1, 2009)
  • • ISBN-10: 080103860X
  • • ISBN-13: 978-0801038600


The Prophets (Perennial Classics) by Abraham J. Heschel, 2001 [©1962, original publication]

  • Series: Perennial Classics
  • Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics; 1st Perennial classics ed edition (October 16, 2001)
  • • ISBN-10: 0060936991
  • • ISBN-13: 978-0060936990

Theology of the Prophetic Books: The Death and Resurrection of Israel by Donald E. Gowan, 1998

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press; 1st edition (August 1, 1998)
  • • ISBN-10: 0664256899
  • • ISBN-13: 978-0664256890

The Inspiration and Truth of Sacred Scripture: The Word that Comes from God and Speaks of God for the Salvation of the World by Pontifical Biblical Commission Foreword by Gerhard Ludwig Müller, 2014.

  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press (November 7, 2014)
  • • ISBN-10: 0814649033
  • • ISBN-13: 978-0814649039


Pre-Theology Studies

BL201 Ecclesiastical Latin I (Carducci)

1. Flashcards
2. Comeau, P.T., and R.A LaFleur. Wheelock’s Latin Workbook. 3rd rev. ed. New York; London: HarperCollins World, 2000. ISBN: 978-0060956424
3. Smith, Richard Upsher. Ecclesiastical, Medieval, and Neo-Latin Sentences. Mundelein, Illinois, USA: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-86516-798-8
4. Traupman, John C. The Bantam New College Latin & English Dictionary. 3rd rev. New York: Bantam Books, 2007. ISBN: 978-0553590128
5. Wheelock, Frederic M, and Richard A LaFleur. Wheelock’s Latin (Textbook). 7th ed. Harper Collins, 2011. ISBN: 9780061997228

Also required:
Headset with microphone and mute button (example: Zalman Gaming Stereo Headset with Microphone & Built-In Volume Control, Black = HPS200, $14.95 on Amazon.)

Recommended Text:
Goldman, Norma. English Grammar for Students of Latin: The Study Guide for Those Learning Latin. 3rd ed. English Grammar Series. Ann Arbor, Mi.: The Olivia and Hill Press, 2004. ISBN: 978-0-934034-34-0.

BL613 New Testament Greek I (Carducci)

1.Blank flashcards.
2. Croy, N.C. Primer of Biblical Greek. Grand Rapids, MI, 1999. ISBN: 978-0-8028-6733-9.
3. Mounce, W.D. Biblical Greek Laminated Sheet. Grand Rapids, MI, 2005. ISBN: 978-0310262947.
4. Lamerson, S. English Grammar to Ace New Testament Greek. Grand Rapids, MI, 2004. ISBN: 9780310255345.

Also required:
Headset with microphone and mute button (example: Zalman Gaming Stereo Headset with Microphone & Built-In Volume Control, Black = HPS200, $14.95 on Amazon.)

SPAN201 Pastoral Spanish I (Cooper)

Required texts (*note from instructor: purchase an inexpensive used copy):
Caycedo Garner, Lucia. Claro que sí (Cengage, 2010) Sixth edition. 978-0495909835
Caycedo Garner, Lucia. Claro que sí (Cengage, 2008) Sixth edition. 978-0618960934

ENGL202 Writing for Theology and Philosophy (Scalia)

Required texts:
1. Hugo Bedau, Thinking and Writing about Philosophy, 2nd ed (Bedford St Martin’s, 2002).  ISBN-13: 978-0312396534
2. Patricia Goodson, Becoming an Academic Writer, 2nd ed (Sage, 2017).  ISBN-13: 978-1483376257
3. Paul J. Silva, How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing (American Psychological Association, 2007).  ISBN-13: 978-1591477433

ENGL203 Communication for Pastors (Scalia)

Required texts:
1. Edward P. J. Corbett and Robert J. Connors, Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student, 4th ed (Oxford University Press, 1999).  ISBN-13: 978-0195115420
2. Chaim Perelman, The Realm of Rhetoric (University of Notre Dame Press, 1982).  ISBN-13: 978-026801605

ENGL206 Theological English (Hicks)

Required text:
Cheri Pierson, Lonna Dickerson, and Florence Scott, Exploring Theological English, (Piquant Editions, 2010). 978-1903689011

ENGL304 Reading & Writing I (Hicks)

Required text:
Alice Oshima and Ann Hogue, Writing Academic English, Level 4 (Pearson, 2006). 978-0131523593

ENGL305 Grammar I (Hicks)

Required text:
Marjorie Fuchs and Margaret Bonner, Focus on Grammar, 4, An Integrated Skills Approach, 4th Edition (Pearson, 2011). 978-0132546492

ENGL306 Speech (Hicks)

Required text:
Linda Grant, Well Said, Fourth Edition (Heinle, ELT, 2016). 978-1305641365

PHIL101 An Introduction to Philosophical Argumentation (Seaton)

Please contact instructor for information.

PHIL203 Philosophical Anthropology (Leavitt)

Required Texts:
1. Henry Chadwick, Augustine: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford, 2001, ISBN 978-0-19-285452-0.
2. Fergus Kerr, Thomas Aquinas: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford, 2009, ISBN 978-0-19-955664-9.
3. Alasdair MacIntyre, Dependent Rational Animals: Why Human Beings Need the Virtues, Open Court Press, 1999, ISBN 0-8126-9452-X.
4. Roger Scruton, On Human Nature, Princeton University Press, 2017, ISBN 978-0-691-16875-3.

PHIL301 Ancient Philosophy (Seaton)

Please contact instructor for information.

PHIL305 Epistemological Issues in Theology (Seaton)

Please contact instructor for information.

PHIL307 Philosophy of Nature (Russell)

Required Text:
Etienne Gilson, From Aristotle to Darwin and Back Again, (Ignatius Press, 2009). ISBN: 978-1-58617-169-8

RLST203 Introduction to the Catholic Catechism I (Moore)

Required Texts:
1. The Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition. Liberia Editrice Vaticana, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-1-57455-110-5
2. Avery Dulles, S.J., The Priestly Office: A Theological Reflection. New York, Paulist Press, 1997. ISBN: 0-8091-3716-X (pbk.)
3. Austin Flannery, O.P., Gen. Ed. Vatican Council II: The Conciliar and Postconciliar Documents/ New Revised Edition. Liturgical Press, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-8146-4929-9 
4. Joseph Ratzinger, Credo for Today: What Christians Believe. San Francisco, Ignatius Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-1-58617-247-3

Recommended Texts:
1. Edward Wm. Clark, Five Great Catholic Ideas, New York: Crossroads, 1998. ISBN: 0-8245-1751-2 (pbk.)
2. Greg Dues, Catholic Customs and Traditions: A Popular Guide, Twenty-Third Publications, 1992. ISBN: 0896225151.
3. Bernard McGinn, Doctors of the Church: Thirty-three Men and Women Who Shaped Christianity, Crossroad Publishing Co., 2009. ISBN-13: 9780824525491.
4. Helmut Thielicke, A Little Exercise for Young Theologians, Eerdmans, 1962 (reprinted 1999). ISBN: 0-8028-1198-1

RLST206 Prayer & Priesthood (Ciriaco)

Required Texts:
1. Catechism of the Catholic Church. USCCB Publishing. ISBN-10: 0385479670
2. William Barry SJ   What Do I Want in Prayer? Paulist Press. ISBN-10: 0809134829
3. Anthony Bloom  Beginning to Pray. Paulist Press. ISBN-10: 0809115093