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2020 Required Texts

When studying with us some units require students to purchase reading materials as a requirement of participation in the unit. The following list identifies those texts that are required for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Units.

Semester 1

Critical Thinking for Theology

CT1122B | CT1722B | CT8122B | CT8712B

Browne, M. Neal and Stuart M. Keeley. Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking. Global ed. Essex: Pearson Education Limited, 2014.

Foundations of Wesleyan Theology

CT2296B | CT3296B | CT2796B | CT3796B | CT9296B | CT9796B

* Albert C. Outler, ed. John Wesley. Library of Protestant Thought. New York: Oxford, 1980. Ebook available via EBC library catalogue

Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

BA1391B | BA1791B | BA8391B | BA8791B

Coogan, Michael D. The Old Testament: a Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. (4th edition) New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. EBC Library owns multiple copies of this title for semester long loan, first in first served.

Introduction to Christian Theology

CT1301B | CT1701B | CT8301B | CT8701B

* Ezigbo, Victor I. Introducing Christian Theologies: Voices from Global Christian Communities, Vol. 1. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2013. Available via University of Divinity Library Hub


* Ezigbo, Victor I. Introducing Christian Theologies: Voices from Global Christian Communities, Vol. 2. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2015. Available via University of Divinity Library Hub

Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

DP8304B | DP8704B

Postgraduate students are required to do a book review on ONE of the following books; it is highly recommended that they have one of these texts before class:

Dombkowski Hopkins, D., Michael S. Koppel, and Walter Brueggemann. Grounded in the Living Word: The Old Testament and Pastoral Care Practices. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2010.


* Dykstra, Robert, Images of Pastoral Care: Classic Readings. St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2005. Ebook available via EBC library catalogue


*Peterson, Bruce, Foundations of Pastoral Care. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2007.  Ebook available via EBC library catalogue  


Whipp, Margaret. Pastoral Theology. London: SCM Press, 2013.

New Testament Greek B

AL2509T | AL9509T

Mounce, William D. Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar Workbook.4th edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019. 


Greek NT critical editions (UBS5 or NA28): Aland, B. and K. Aland et al, The Greek New Testament with a Concise Greek-English Dictionary of the New Testament, 5th ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft/New York: United Bible Societies, 2014 


Barbara Aland, Kurt Aland, Johannes Karavidopoulos, Carlo M. Martini, et al. Novum Testamentum Graece with Dictionary, 28th ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2012

If you have a Greek-English dictionary already, the same editions without a dictionary are acceptable as well.


BA2124B | BA3124B | BA2724B | BA3724B | BA9124B | BA9724B

Alexander, T. Desmond. From Paradise to the Promised Land: An Introduction to the Pentateuch. 3rd edition. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012. Ebook available via EBC library catalogue

Salvation Today

CT2295B | CT2795B | CT3295B | CT3795B | CT9295B | CT9795B

Bridle, Coralie, ed. “Rediscovering Salvation: New Creation and an Abundant Gospel.” The Journal of the Salvation Army Tri-Territorial Theological Forum, Vol 6 (2016). Please contact library staff at to obtain your free copy of this text.

Worship and Preaching: Essentials

DL1198B | DL1798B | DL8198B | DL8798B

*Cherry, Constance M. The Worship Architect: A Blueprint for Designing Culturally Relevant and Biblically Faithful Services. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010.  Ebook available via EBC library catalogue


*Robinson, Haddon W. Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages. Third Edition. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014. Ebook available via EBC library catalogue


Semester 2

Introduction to Christian History

CH1291B | CH1791B | CH8291B | CH8791B

To be advised

Mission Foundations

DM1113B | DM1713B | DM8113B | DM8713B

*Goheen, Michael W. Introducing Christian Mission Today: Scripture, History and Issues. Downers Grove: IVP, 2014. Ebook available via EBC library catalogue. Hardback copies available for purchase from EBC Library $30, please contact the Library to purchase.

*Edge, Lynette and Morgan, Gregory, Partnering with God: Being a Missional Salvationist. Wipf and Stock, 2017. Ebook available via EBC library catalogue.  

The Psalms: Songs for all times

BA3134B | BA3734B | BA9134B | BA9734B

*Anderson, Bernhard W. Out of the depths: the Psalms speak for us today. 3rd edition. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000. Available via University of Divinity Library Hub


* Please note: the titles identified with an asterisk are available as an ebook via the University of Divinity (UD) Library Hub or via the Eva Burrows Library catalogue. You need to be a currently enrolled UD student to access the full text of ebooks on the University of Divinity Library Hub or a library member of EBC to access their ebooks.

Listed below are some sites where students may be able to purchase the required texts

Often a Google book search will reveal good purchase options as well.