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Spring 2021 Book Lists
BI 605 200: Book of Acts
Required – An exposition of Acts
- John Stott, The Message of Acts (Bible Speaks Today), InterVarsity, 1994. (428 pages)
Required – Choose one of the following commentaries or expositions on Acts
- Darrell Bock, Acts (BECNT), Baker, 2007.
- James M. Boice, Acts (Expositional Commentary), Baker, 2006.
- F. F. Bruce, The Acts of the Apostles: The Greek Text with Introduction and Commentary, Eerdmans, 1951.
- F. F. Bruce, The Book of Acts (NICNT; revised edition), Eerdmans, 1988.
- Ajith Fernando, Acts (NIVAC), Zondervan, 1998.
- R. Kent Hughes, Acts: The Church Afire (Preaching the Word), Crossway, 2014.
- I. Howard Marshall, Acts (TNTC), InterVarsity, 2008.
- David Peterson, The Acts of the Apostles (Pillar), Eerdmans, 2009.
- Ben Witherington, The Acts of the Apostles: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary, Eerdmans, 1997.
BI 502 100: New Testament Survey
- Burge, G. and Green, G. The New Testament in Antiquity: A Survey of the New Testament within its Cultural Contexts. 2nd edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2020.
- Rasmussen, Carl. Zondervan Essential Atlas of the Bible. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013.
- Wright, Christopher. Salvation Belongs to Our God: Celebrating the Bible’s Central Story. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2008.
- Packet of class notes on “The New Testament,” available through Urbana Seminary Bookstore, or in electronic form.
- A modern translation of the New Testament
- A set of colored pens/pencils.
- Elwell, Walter A. Readings from the First-Century World. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1998.
- Bruce, F. Revised by Payne, D. Israel and the Nations: The History of Israel from the Exodus to the Fall of the Second Temple. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1997.
- Carson, D. and Moo, D. An Introduction to the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.
- Gundry, Robert. A Survey of the New Testament (Zondervan Get an A! Study Guides). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007.
CT 520 100: Apologetics
- Ayala, Francisco J. Darwin and Intelligent Design. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2006.
- Grenz, Stanley J. A Primer on Postmodernism. Grand Rapids, MI: W. B. Eerdmans, 1996.
- Groothuis, Douglas. Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2011.
- Lewis, C. S. The Problem of Pain. New York: Touchstone, 1996.
- Sweis, Khaldoun A. and Chad V. Meister, eds. Christian Apologetics: An Anthology of Primary Sources. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2012.
CT 740 350: Christianity and Children’s Literature
- Patterson, Katherine. The Same Stuff as Stars. 978-0544540309
- Lewis, C. S. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. 978-0064404990
- L’Engle, Madeline. A Wrinkle in Time. 978-0312367541
- O’Dell, Scott. The Hawk that Dare not Hunt by Day. 978-0890843680
- Pope, Elizabeth Marie. The Perilous Gard. (currently out of print; used paperback copies are not too expensive)
- St. John, Patricia. Treasures of the Snow. 978-0802465757
- Stretton, Hesba. Jessica’s First Prayer. 978-1521290545
- Janeway, James. A Token for Children. 978-1528561662
- Jackson, Dave & Neta. The Queen’s Smuggler. 978-1939445049
CT 502 100: Theology II
- Bloesch, Donald G. The Church: Sacraments, Worship, Ministry, Mission. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2002.
- Grenz, Stanley J. The Millennial Maze: Sorting Out Evangelical Options. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1992.
- McGrath, Alister E. Christian Theology: An Introduction. Sixth Edition. London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
- Migliore, Daniel L. Faith Seeking Understanding. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: W. B. Eerdmans, 2014.
- Walls, Jerry L. Hell: The Logic of Damnation. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1992.
CH 502 100: History of World Christianity II
- Carter Lindberg, "The European Reformations"
- Richard R. Gaillardetz & Catherine E. Clifford, "Keys to the Council: Unlocking the Teaching of Vatican II"
- Douglas Sweeney, "The American Evangelical Story: A History of the Movement"
- Ed. Elsie McKee, "Church Mother: The Writings of a Protestant Reformer in the Sixteenth-Century Germany, Katahrina Schutz Zell"
- Joseph L. Thomas, "Perfect Harmony: Interracial Churches in the Early Holiness-Pentecostal Movement"
FM 501 100: Ministry and Evangelism in Cultural Context
Interested in what our faculty have been working on? Here are a few faculty titles:
- The Literary Coherence of the Book of Micah: Remnant, Restoration, and Promise
- Perfect Harmony: Interracial Churches in Early Holiness-Pentecostalism, 1880-1909
- Bigger on the Inside: Christianity and Doctor Who
- Religion and Human Enhancement: Death, Values, and Morality
- Transhumanism and Transcendence: Christian Hope in an Age of Technological Enhancement
- C.S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia