Reading List Spring 2011

January 4, 2011 — 2 Comments

Graduation update: If you click through these links, it is the virtual equivalent of giving me a pat on the back or a high five. Your clicks get logged and I eventually get free books. Thanks so much for clicking through!

What am I reading this coming semester? Well I’m glad you asked, here’s the rundown. For the classes, links in italics are not assigned, but I thought they might enhance the study so I’ll be working through them.

NT 105 Romans

The Epistle to the Romans 1-8 (Vol. 1) (International Critical Commentary Series) by C. E. B. Cranfield

Romans: Volume 2 (International Critical Commentary) by C. E. B. Cranfield

40 Questions About Christians and Biblical Law by Tom Schreiner

Justification: God’s Plan & Paul’s Vision by N. T. Wright

Christ Our Righteousness: Paul’s Theology of Justification by Mark Seifrid

PM 104 Preaching Narrative

The Modern Preacher and the Ancient Text: Interpreting and Preaching Biblical Literature by Sidney Greidanus

Creation and Blessing: A Guide to the Study and Exposition of Genesis by Allen Ross

The Cross From A Distance: Atonement in Mark’s Gospel by Peter Bolt

ST 295 Systematic Theology Colloquium

Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities by Roger Olson

God of Promise: Introducing Covenant Theology by Michael Horton

The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way by Michael Horton

Sealed with an Oath: Covenant in God’s Unfolding Promise by Paul Williamson

CE 215 Teaching in Higher Education

What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain

Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses (Josse Bass Higher and Adult Education) by Dee Fink

Renewing Minds: Serving Church and Society Through Christian Higher Education, Revised and Updated by David Dockery

Thesis Reading

The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers, 3rd Edition by Christopher Voghler

Inception: The Shooting Script by Christopher Nolan

The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature by Steven Pinker

Into the Dark: Seeing the Sacred in the Top Films of the 21st Century (Cultural Exegesis) by Craig Detweiler

Reframing Theology and Film: New Focus for an Emerging Discipline (Cultural Exegesis) ed Robert Johnston

Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee

The Moral Premise: Harnessing Virtue & Vice for Box Office Success by Stan Williams

The Hero with a Thousand Faces (Bollingen Series) by Joseph Campbell

Drama of Scripture, The: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story by Craig Bartholomew and Michael Goheen

Batman and Philosophy: The Dark Knight of the Soul (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series) eds Mark White, Robert Arp, and William Irwin

Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture: From Socrates to South Park, Hume to House eds David Johnson and William Irwin

Reformed Theology and Visual Culture: The Protestant Imagination from Calvin to Edwards by William Dyrness

Image and Word in the Theology of John Calvin by Randall Zachman

Reel Spirituality: Theology and Film in Dialogue (Engaging Culture) by Robert Johnston

How to Read a Film: Movies, Media, and Beyond by James Monaco

Now certainly, I’m not reading all these books in their entirety, and I probably owe you a follow up post to explain my thesis, which is exactly what you’re going to get for the next several posts.

But you’ll have to wait until then to find out what I’m up to (if you don’t already know)


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2 responses to Reading List Spring 2011

  1. Congratulations Nathaniel. Your Mom and Dad I’m sure are just beside themselves. You are remarkable.

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