PhD Semester 2 Reading List

2015-01-26 16.21.15

Last week, I began my second semester in the PhD program at Southwestern Seminary. It’s a tremendous opportunity and honor to be able to continue in these studies, but the workload is no joke. I’m taking two reading seminars and a theological German class.

Below are the books that are assigned for my classes.

Systematic Theology Reading Seminar

  • Barth, Karl. Church Dogmatics
  • Hunsinger, George. How to Read Karl Barth: The Shape of his Theology
  • McCormack, Bruce L. and Kelly M. Kapic, eds. Mapping Modern Theology: A Thematic and Historical Introduction
  • Moltmann, Jürgen. Theology of Hope
  • Moltmann, Jürgen. The Crucified God
  • Moltmann, Jürgen. The Trinity and the Kingdom of God
  • Moltmann, Jürgen. The Coming of God
  • Schleiermacher, Friedrich. The Christian Faith

Preaching Reading Seminar

  • Allen, David L. “A Tale of Two Roads: Homiletics and Biblical Authority,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 43, no. 3 (2000): 489-516.
  • Allen, David L. “Preaching and Postmodernism: An Evangelical Comes to the Dance,” The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 5, no. 2 (2001)
  • Andersen, Peter A. Nonverbal Communication: Forms and Functions
  • Buttrick, David. A Captive Voice: The Liberation of Preaching
  • Cargal, Timothy. “Seeing a Sermon,” Hearing a Film, Seeing a Sermon
  • Crowley, David and Paul Heyer. Communication in History: Technology, Culture, Society
  • Eslinger, Richard L. The Web of Preaching, New Options in Homiletic Method
  • Franklin, Robert M. “What is the Relationship of Technology to Theology?” The Journal
    of the Interdenominational Theology Center
    24 (1996-97)
  • Heath, Chip and Dan Heath. Made to Stick
  • Horch, Jeff. “A Survey of Visual Resources for Preaching,” Preaching 23:1 (2006)
  • McCroskey, James. An Introduction to Rhetorical Communications
  • McKim, Donald K. The Bible in Theology & Preaching, How Preachers Use Scripture
  • McLuhan, Eric and Frank Zingrone, eds. Essential McLuhan
  • Postman, Neil. Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show
  • Schmidt, Wayne. “The Value of Video: Why Adding Multimedia to Your Sermon May
    Be Worth the Effort,” Real Worship (1999)
  • Temple, George. “Why Use Video in Preaching?” Preaching 22:1 (2006)
  • Wood, Nancy V. Perspectives on Argument
  • Zuckerman, Mortimer. “The Tyranny of Imagery,” U.S. News and World Report (2006)

Intermediate Theological German

  • Durrell, Martin, Katrin M. Kohl, and Gurdrun Loftus. Essential German Grammar

So, what will you be reading over the semester?

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