Clergy Supplemental Reference Library

(This list does not include the required books for seminary courses.)

Note: There are one or more copies of the following materials in the OME Library that our seminarians and clergy may borrow when necessary.


Revised: September, 2009

Category

Description

Commentary, Concordance

& Dictionary

All the Men of the Bible: A Portrait Gallery and Reference Library of More than 3000 Biblical Characters – Herbert Lockyer; Zondervan, 1979; ISBN: 0-310-28080-X

Anchor Bible Dictionary, Doubleday, 1996 – CD ROM preferred [hard copy is 6 volumes and over 7,000 pages]

An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian ImaginationWalter Brueggemann; Westminster John Knox Press, 2003; ISBN 10: 0-664-22412-1

Basics of Biblical Greek - William D. Mounce; with CD ROM; Zondervan, 1993;
ISBN 0-310-23211-2

The Bible in Translation: Ancient and English Versions – Bruce Metzger; Baker Academic, 2001; ISBN 0-8010-2282-7

Cassell’s French Dictionary - Revised by Denis Girard; Macmillan Publishing, 1978;
ISBN 0-02-5222620-7

Cassell’s Latin Dictionary - D.P. Simpson, MA; Wiley Publishing, 1968; ISBN 0-02-522580-4

Collegeville Catholic Reference Library - [Libronix Digital Library]; Liturgical Press, 2002; ISBN 0-8146-1484-1

A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to more than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers - David W. Bercot, Editor; Hendrickson Publishers, 1998

Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible – Kevin J. VanHoozer, Editor; Baker Academic. ISBN 0-8010-2694-6

Expository Dictionary of Bible Words - Stephen D. Renn, Editor; Hendrickson Publishers, 2005

Humble Apologetics: Defending the Faith Today – John G. Stackhouse, Jr.; Oxford University Press, 2002;
ISBN 0-19-513807-4

Idioms in the Bible Explained: and a Key to the Original Gospels - George M. Lamsa; HarperOne , 1985; ISBN 978-0-06-064927-2

The Jewish Study Bible: Tanakh Translation – Adele Berlin & Marc Zvi Brettler, Editors; Oxford University Press, 2004;
ISBN 978-0-19-529751-5

Nelson’s Complete Concordance of the New American Bible - Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1977; ISBN 0-8407-4900-7

The New Jerome Bible Handbook - Raymond E. Brown, SS, Joseph A Fitzmyer SJ, Roland E. Murphy; Liturgical Press, 1993;
ISBN 1-8146-2204-6

The New Oxford Annotated Bible: New Revised Standard Version with the Apocrypha,
3rd Edition.
Oxford University Press, 2001;
ISBN 0-19-528478-X

The Oxford Bible Commentary – John Barton & John Muddiman; Oxford University Press, 2001; ISBN 0-19-875500-7

The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion – R. J. Swi Werblowsky & Geoffrey Wigoder, Editors; Oxford University Press, 1997;
ISBN 0-19-508605-8

The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies – J. W. Rogerson & Judy Lieu, Editors; Oxford University Press, 2006;
ISBN 978-0-19-923777-7

Preaching from the Lectionary: An Exegetical Commentary – Gerard S. Sloyan; Augsburg Press, 2004; [with CD ROM]
ISBN 0-8006-3606-6

Reverberations of Faith: A Theological Handbook of Old Testament Themes – Walter Brueggemann; Westminster John Knox Press, 2002; ISBN 0-664-22231-5

Shorter Lexicon of the Greek New Testament - F. Wilbur Gingrich, 2nd edition; University of Chicago Press, 1983; ISBN 0-226-13613-2

Strong’s Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible (The New) - James Strong, LL.D., S.T.D.; Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2001;
ISBN 0-7852-4539-1

Vine’s Concise Dictionary of the Bible - W.E. Vine; Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2005

Whose Bible is it? A Short History of the Scriptures – Jaroslav Pelikan; Penguin Book, 2005; ISBN 0-14-303677-7

Women in Scripture: A Dictionary of Named and Unnamed Women in the Hebrew Bible, the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books, and the New Testament – Carol Meyers, General Editor; Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002;
ISBN 0-8028-4962-8

Bible

The Catholic Study Bible (NAB) - Oxford University Press, 1990

The English-Greek Reverse Interlinear New Testament: English Standard Version (ESV) - John Schwandt, Editor; Crossway Books, 2006; ISBN 978-1-58134-628-2

Jewish Study Bible - Jewish Publication Society - Tanakh; Oxford University Press, 1999

King James Version - Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1976

New American Bible - Imprimatur: Most Reverend Jerome Hanus, OSB, Archbishop of Dubuque; Catholic World Press, 2000

New American Standard Bible - Zondervan, 1999

New King James Version - Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1980

New Oxford Annotated Bible (NRSV w/ Apocrypha) - Michael D. Coogan, editor; Oxford University Press, 2007;
ISBN 978-0-19-528881-0

Peshitta - The Holy Bible from the Ancient Eastern Text - George M. Lamsa’s Translation from the Aramaic of the Peshitta; HarperSanFrancsico, 1968; ISBN 0-06-064923-2

Precise Parallel New Testament - John R. Kohlenberger III, general editor; Oxford University Press, 1987 (Greek + 7 trans.)

Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition - Oxford University Press, 1966

The Source New Testament- translation by Dr. L. Fried, University of Michigan; Ann Nyland, 2007; ISBN 978-0980443028

Introduction to Seminary

Babette’s Feast - DVD - MGM, 1989

Brother André - DVD - a film by Jean-Claude LaBrecque; Production of the Mountain, 1985

Chocolat - DVD - Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp; Miramax, 2000

The Irish Prayers - DVD - St. Patrick Boys; Delta, 2003

Doubt - DVD - Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman; Miramax, 2009

The Reader - DVD - Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes; Weinstein Co., 2008

The Healers’ Journey

In the Fire of the Burning Bush: An Initiation to the Spiritual Life – Marko Ivan Rupnik; Eerdmans, 2004; ISBN 0-8028-2832-9

Introduction to
Grail Mythology

Arthurian Legends of the Middle Ages - George Cox & Eustace Jones; Senate, 1995;
ISBN 1-85958-188-9

The Book of Guiinevere: Legendary Queen of Camelot - Andrea Hopkins; Crescent Books, 1996; ISBN 0-517-14269-4

Eleanor of Aquitaine - Alison Weir; Ballantine Books, 1999;
ISBN 0-345-43487-0

Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Biography - Marion Meade; Penguin Books, 1977;
ISBN 0-14-015338-1

Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings - Amy Kelly; Harvard University Press, 1978;
ISBN 0-674-24254-8

Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen & Legend - D.D.R. Owen Blackwell, 1993;
ISBN 0-631-17072-3

Gemstone of Paradise: The Holy Grail in Wolfram’s Parzival – G. Ronald Murphy, SJ; Oxford University Press, 2006;
ISBN 978-0-19-530639-2

Idylls of the King - Alfred Lord Tennyson; Signet Classic, 1961;
ISBN 0-451-52470-5

Introduction to Grail Mythology - M. Elaine Bessette, 2005 [18 pgs]

Le Morte Arthur: King Arthur’s Death - Brian Stone, Translator; Peguin Books, 1988;
ISBN 0-14-044445-9

The Mystery of the Grail: Initiation and Magic in the Quest for the Spirit - Julius Evola; Inner Traditions, 1997; ISBN 0-89281-573-6

Parzival - Wolfram von Eschenbach; Penguin Books, 1980;
ISBN 0-14-044361-4

Picasso - Guitare Accrochée au Mur 1927o (Guitar Hanging on Wall): an example of occult/Grail Art deciphered - M. Elaine Bessette, 2003; Seminar component [2 pgs]

Scripture and the Grail Quest - M. Elaine Bessette - OME Seminars, 2008; (Midrash, Archetypes, the Women in Jesus’ Genealogy, Grail Women) [19 pgs]

Tales of King Arthur - Sir Thomas Malory; Scocken Books, 1981; ISBN 0-8052-0891-7

Prayer

Aramaic Lord’s Prayer - Neil Douglas-Klotz - OME Seminars - Phonetic pronunciation guide by +M.E. Bessette, 2004

Carmina Gadelica: Hymns & Incantations - Alexander Carmichael; Floris Books, 2001;
ISBN 0-940262-50-9

Catholic Household Blessings & Prayers - National Conference of Catholic Bishops; United States Catholic Conference, 1999;
ISBN 1-55586-292-6

Celtic Daily Prayer: Prayers and Readings from the Northumbia Community; HarperCollins, 1989; ISBN 0-06-001324-9

A Desert in the Ocean: The Spiritual Journey according to St. Brendan the Navigator – David Adam; Paulist Press, 2000;
ISBN 0-8091-3994-4

The Healing Breath of Yeshua - Neil Douglas-Klotz - OME Seminars - Phonetic pronunciation guide by +M. E. Bessette, 2004

The Inner Journey: Views from the Jewish Tradition – Rabbi Jack Bemporad, Editor; Morning Light Press, 2007;
ISBN 13:978-1-59675-015-9

The Liturgy of the Hours - Catholic Book Publishing Co., 1999; 4 Book Set;
ISBN- 10: 0899424112

The Name of God In Sacred Numbers: A Jewish/Christian Meditation - M. Elaine Bessette, 2007 [3 pgs]

Novena to St. Mary Magdalene - M. Elaine Bessette, 2004; (available on OME website)

Prayers of the Cosmos: Meditations on the Aramaic Words of Jesus [CD and book] http://www.abwoon.com/pubs.html

Prayers for a Lifetime - Karl Rahner; Crossroad, 1987; ISBN 0-8245-0730-4

Praying with Icons - Jim Forest; Orbis Books, 1997; ISBN 1-57075-112-9

The Sacrament of the Present Moment – [Translation from the original text of Self-Abandonment to Divine Providence]. Jean-Pierre de Caussade; HarperCollins, 1981;
ISBN 0-06-061811-6

Setting a Trap for God: The Aramaic Prayer of Jesus – Rocco A. Errico; Unity Books, 2005; ISBN 0-87159-124-3

Introduction to Mysticism

A Handbook of Mystical Theology – G. B. Scaramelli, SJ. [born 1687 - died 1752]; Ibis Press, 2005; ISBN 0-89254-115-6

An Anthology of Christian Mysticism: The Basic Writings of the Greatest Christian Mystics – Burns and Oates Limited; Templegate Publishers, 1977, 2005; ISBN 87243-073-1

The Art of Christian Alchemy: Transfiguring the Ordinary Through Holistic Meditation - Roger Corless; Paulist Press, 1981;
ISBN 0-8091-2388-6

Being Still: Reflections on an Ancient Mystical Tradition – Jean-Yves Leloup;  Paulist Press, 2003; ISBN 0-8091-4177-9

Inner Christianity - Richard Smoley; Shambhala, 2002; ISBN 1-57062-810-6

The Essential Kabbalah: the Heart of Jewish Mysticism - Daniel C. Matt; HarperCollins, 1995; ISBN 0-06-251164-5

The Gospel of Mary Magdalene – Jean-Yves Leloup; Inner Traditions International, 2002; ISBN 0-89281-911-1

Hidegard von Bingen in Portrait - DVD - BBC, 1996; Opus Arte, 2003

Introduction to Mysticism - M. Elaine Bessette, 2006 [40 pgs]

Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction – Joseph Dan; Oxford University Press, 2006;
ISBN 10:0-19-530034-3

Kabbalah: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism - Byron L. Sherwin; Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006; ISBN 0-7425-4364-1

The Mystical Language of Icons – Solrunn Nes; Eerdmans, 2004; ISBN 0-8028-2916-3

The Sacred Embrace of Jesus and Mary – Jean-Yves Leloup; Inner Traditions International, 2006; ISBN 1-59477-101-4

The Secret of the Christian Way: A contemplative Ascent Through the Writings of Jean Borella - Jean Borella; State University of New York Press, 2001; ISBN 0-7914-4844-4

Sacraments

An Exorcist Tells His Story - Gabriele Amorth; Ignatius Press, 1999; ISBN 978-0-89870-710-6

An Exorcist: More Stories - Gabreile Amorth; Ignatius Press, 2002; ISBN 0-89870-917-2

Confession: Doorway to Forgiveness – Jim Forest; Orbis Books, 2002; ISBN 1-57075-386-5

Christian Sacraments in a Postmodern World: A Theology for the Third Millennium – Kenan B. Osborne, OFM; Paulist Press, 1999;
ISBN 0-8091-304-9

God Is Its Founder: A Textbook on Preparation for Catholic Marriage Intended for College Classes - Bakewell Morrison, SJ; Bruce Publishing, 1946

Healing in the History of Christianity – Amanda Porterfield; Oxford University Press, 2005;
ISBN 0-19-515718-5

The Hidden Manna: A Theology of the Eucharist, 2nd Edition – James T. O’Connor; Ignatius Press, 2005; ISBN 1-58617-076-7

Reconciliation - Forgiveness - M. Elaine Bessette, 2003 [7 pgs]

Rediscovering Confession: The Practice of Forgiveness and Where it Leads - David A Steere; Routledge, 2009;
ISBN 978-0-415-99746-1

New Testament Studies 

Gospel & Homiletics

All Things Made New: Homily Reflections for Sundays and Holy Days, Cycle B – Harold A. Buetow; Alba House, 1996;
ISBN 0-8189-0728-2

An Aramaic Approach to the Gospels and Acts – Matthew Black; Hendrickson Publishers, 1998; ISBN 1-56563-086-6

An Aramaic Approach to Q: Sources for the Gospels of Matthew and Luke – Maurice Casey; Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series; Cambridge University Press, 2002;
ISBN 0-521-01897-8

Aramaic Sources of Mark’s Gospel – Maurice Casey; Cambridge University Press, 1998;
ISBN 0-521-63314-1

At Home with the Word - Margaret Nutting Ralph, Anne Elizabeth Sweet, OCSO (and various others) - 3 editions; Liturgical Training Publications, 2008, 2009 & 2010

The Diatessaron of Tatian: A Harmony of the Four Holy Gospels Compiled in the Third Quarter of the Second Century – Samuel Hemphill, written in 1876; Metamind Publications, 2001 by Harvey J. Martin III;
ISBN 0-960843-4-9

Early Christian Controversies: Mary Magdalene and the Struggle for Authority -  [pastoral seminar materials, electronic chart outline of Brock] Martha L. Rogers (OME document)

From Q to “Secret” Mark: A Composition History of the Earliest Narrative Theology – Hugh M. Humphrey; T&T Clark International, 2006; ISBN 0-567-02512-8

God’s Word to Women: One Hundred Bible Studies on Woman’s Place in the Church and Home – Katherine Bushnell (born 1856, died 1946); Christians for Biblical Equality, 2003;
ISBN 0-9743-31-0-0

God Still Speaks: Listen! Homily Reflections for Sundays and Holy Days, Cycle A – Harold A. Buetow; Alba House, 1995;
ISBN 0-8189-0727-4;

Judas Iscariot - OME Seminars - M. Elaine Bessette, 2008, [4 pgs]

Liberating the Gospels - John Shelby Spong; HarperSanrancisco, 1996; ISBN 0-06-067557-8

Mary Magdalene, The First Apostle: The Struggle for Authority – Ann Graham Brock; Harvard Theological Studies, 2003;
ISBN 0-674-00966-5

Midrash and Lection in Matthew - M.D. Goulder; Wipf & Stock, 1974;
ISBN 1-59244-585-3

The New Testament Code - Robert Eisenman; Watkins Publishing, 2006; ISBN 1-84293-186-5

Synopsis & Chart - Mary Magdalene, The First Apostle: The Struggle for Authority – Ann Graham Brock, 2003; - by Martha L. Rogers+ [21 pgs]

Ode to Joy: Homily Reflections for Sundays and Holy Days, Cycle C – Harold A. Buetow; Alba House, 1997;
ISBN 0-8189-0729-0 Three Volume Series: ISBN 0-8189-0730-4

The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: The Effect of Early Christological Controversies on the Text of the New Testament – Bart D. Ehrman; Oxford University Press, 1993;
ISBN 0-19-510279-7

Our Journey with Jesus - Dennis M. Sweetland; Liturgical Press, 1990

Reading the Bible Again for the First Time - Marcus J. Borg; HarperSanFrancisco, 2001; ISBN 0-06-060919-2

Redaction in the Synoptic Gospels - M. Elaine Bessette, 2007 [8 pgs]

Ruach Qudim: Aramaic Origins of the New Testament - Andrew Gabriel Roth; Tushiyah Press, 2005; ISBN 99932-82-03-0

Synopsis of: Liberating the Gospels - J. S. Spong - (on the writing of Mark): OME Seminars; M. Elaine Bessette, 2009 [10 pgs]

Studies in the Textual Criticism of the New Testament - Bart D. Ehrman; Brill, 2006;
ISBN 90-04-15032-3

Studies in the Theory and Method of New Testament Criticism - Eldon J. Epp & Gordon D. Fee; William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2000; ISBN 0-8028-2773-X

The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration, 4th Edition – Bruce M. Metzger & Bart D. Ehrman; Oxford University Press, 2005;
ISBN 0-19-516122-X

New Testament Studies

4th Gospel

The Aramaic Origin of the Fourth Gospel – C.F. Burney, Lecturer in Hebrew at Oxford from 1893-1914; Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2004; ISBN 1-59244-598-5

Chiastic Structures in the Fourth Gospel - M. Elaine Bessette, 2008 [8 pgs]

The Community of the Beloved Disciple - Raymond E. Brown; Paulist Press, 1979;
ISBN 0-8091-2174-3

The Days of Creation in Genesis and the 4th Gospel - M. Elaine Bessette, 2005 [13 pgs]

Flesh and Glory: Symbolism, Gender and Theology in the Gospel of John - Dorothy Lee; Crossroad, 2002;
ISBN 0-8245-1981-7

The Good Wine: Reading John from the Center - Bruno Barnhart; Paulist Press, 1993;
ISBN 0-8091-3416-0

The Gospel According to John and the Johannine Epistles - Neal M. Flanagan; Liturgical Press, 1989; ISBN 0-8146-1304-7

The Gospel of John - A Model for Discipleship - OME Seminars:   - 7 teaching segments; M. Elaine Bessette, 2005, revised 2009 [47 pgs]

The Johannine Gospel in Gnostic Exegesis – Elaine H. Pagels; Society of Biblical Literature Monograph Series, 1989;
ISBN 1-55540-334-4

Mysteries of John - Charles Fillmore; Unity School of Christianity, 1989;
ISBN 0-87159-105-7

Reading John in Bereshit Time: Semitic Constructions of Creation Mysticism in the Early Syriac Versions - Neil Douglas-Klotz; an abstract [10 pgs]

Redaction in the Gospel of John & Evidence of Seams in the Text - M. Elaine Bessette, 2007 [3 pgs]

Seven Days Prologue Chart - OME Seminars: Martha L. Rogers, 2009 [1 pg]

The Epistles

The Anatomy of a Prohibition: 1 Timothy 2:12 in the Life of the Christian Church – Leland E. Wilshire [Pre-publication draft, embargo]

Comments on 1 Timothy 2:12 - Martha L. Rogers - 2009 [9 pgs]

An Ecstasy of Folly: Prophecy and Authority in Early Christianity [I Corinthians] – Laura Nasrallah; Harvard Theological Studies, 2003; ISBN 0-674-01228-3

The Gnostic Paul: Gnostic Exegesis of the Pauline Letters – Elaine Pagels; Trinity Press International, 1992; ISBN 1-56338-039-0

Junia: The First Woman Apostle – [Romans 16:7] Eldon Jay Epp; Fortress Press, 2005;
ISBN 0-8006-3771-2

Paul: A very Short Introduction – E. P. Sanders; Oxford University Press, 2001;
ISBN 0-19-285451-8

I Thessalonians Homily Series Martha L. Rogers [pastoral seminar materials] (OME document)

The Wisdom Literature

Ancient Wisdom: Faith and Doubt in Ecclesiastes, Job, Proverbs, and the Psalms 2007 [4 instructors - faculty of UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University] Seminar at U. of N. C. at Chapel Hill. – Martha L. Rogers [electronic notes] (OME document, 35 pages)

Dissent in the Bible: Job and Ecclesiastes: A Presentation at Temple Bat Yahm, Newport Beach, 5/10/09 – electronic manuscript by Martha L. Rogers (OME document, 13 pages)

God’s Problem: The Bible and Human Suffering: A Seminar in Chapel Hill 2/08 – Bart Ehrman; notes by Martha L. Rogers (OME document, 33 pages)

Israel’s Wisdom Literature: A Liberation-Critical Reading – Diane Bergant, 1997.  [Excerpts - Martha L. Rogers, OME document, 41 pages)

The Wisdom Literature – Richard J. Clifford; Abingdon Press, 1998;
ISBN 13:978-0-687-00846-9

Old Testament

A Journey through the Hebrew Scriptures: A Completely Revised and Expanded Second Edition – Frank S. Frick; Thomson/Wadsworth, 2003; ISBN 0-15-505964-5

The David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel – Robert Alter; W. W. Norton, 1999; ISBN 0-393-04803-9

Erotica Judaica: A sexual history of the Jews - Allen Edwardes; Julian Press, 1967

Exodus – Carol Meyers; Cambridge University Press, 2005;
ISBN 0-521-00291-5

Genesis: Translation and Commentary – Robert Alter; W.W. Norton, 1996; ISBN 0-393-03981-1

Households and Holiness: The Religious Culture of Israelite Women – Carol Meyers; Fortress Press, 2005; ISBN 0-8006-3731-3

The Living World of the Old Testament - Bernhard W. Anderson; Longmans, Green and Co, Ltd., 1967

The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction – Michael Coogan; Oxford University Press, 2008; ISBN 978-0-19-530505-0

The Pentateuch in its Cultural Environment – G. Herbert Livingston; Baker Book House, 1974; ISBN 0-8010-5540-7

Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah - Alexander Samely; Oxford University Press, 2002; ISBN 0-19-827031-3

Apocrypha

Betrayer and Betrayed: Gospel of Judas Iscariot - Bart D. Ehrman, PhD - Seminar notes from 2-2&4-2007; UNC@Chapel Hill; transcribed by Martha L. Rogers [reformatted font and margins - 43 pgs]

Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas - Elaine Pagels; Random House, 2003;
ISBN 0-375-50156-8

The Book of Enoch - R.H. Charles; The Book Tree, 1999; ISBN 1-58509-019-0

The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English - Geza Vermes; Penguin, 1998;
ISBN 0-14-027807-9

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction – Timothy H. Lim; Oxford University Press, 2005; ISBN 0-19-280659-9

The Gnostic Gospels - Elaine Pagels; Vintage Books, 1989; ISBN 0-679-72453-2

The Gospel of Judas (from Codex Tchacos) - edited by Kasser, Meyer, & Wurst; National Geographic, 2006; ISBN 1-4262-0042-0

The Gospel of Mary: Listening to the Beloved Disciple - Esther A. DeBoer; Continuum, 2005; ISBN 0-8264-8001-2

The Gospel of Mary Magdalene - Jean-Yves LeLoup; Inner Traditions, 2002;
ISBN 0-89281-911-1

The Gospel of Philip: Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and the Gnosis of Sacred Union - Jean-Yves LeLoup; Inner Traditions, 2004;
ISBN 1-59477-022-0

The Nag Hammadi Library - James M. Robinson, General Editor; HarperCollins, 1988; ISBN 0-06-066935-7

The Other Gospels - Edited by Ron Cameron; Westminster Press, 1982; ISBN 0-664-24428-9

Thomas and Tatian: The Relationship between the Gospel of Thomas and the Diatessaron – Nicholas Perrin; Society of Biblical Literature, 2002; ISBN 1-58983-045-8

Homily Archives

& “+E-pistles”

OME has a complete Set of Homilies for the 3-year Lectionary Cycle and a selection of Pastoral Letters that were written for online distribution, which may be modified for oral presentation.

(samples on request)

The Evolution of Theology

101 Key Terms in Philosophy and Their Importance for Theology – Kelly J. Clark, Richard Lints, James K. A. Smith; Westminster John Knox Press, 2004; ISBN 0-664-22524-1

A Handbook of Mystical Theology - G.B. Scaramelli; Ibis Press, 2005

Atonement and Scapegoat Sacrifice: Sacrificial Violence and the Voice of Its Victim in Scripture - A comparison and discussion of S. Mark Heim & Stephen Finlan’s work on Atonement - M. Elaine Bessette, 2009 [19 pgs] OME Seminar

Augustine: A Very Short Introduction – Henry Chadwick; Oxford University Press, 2001;
ISBN 978-0-19-285452-0

Augustine’s Invention of the Inner Self: The Legacy of a Christian Platonist – Phillip Cary; Oxford University Press, 2000;
ISBN 0-19515861-X

The Biblical Apostles Andronicus and Junia: Introducing the History of their Veneration as Saints – Kathryn A. Piccard (2009, in press, prepublication draft embargo]

Born of a Woman - John Shelby Spong; HarperSanFransisco, 1992; ISBN 0-06-067523-3

Catholicism - Richard P. McBrian; HarperSanFrancisco, 1981; ISBN 0-86683-601-2

The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine. 1. Emergence of the Catholic Tradition (100-600) – Jaroslav Pelikan; University of Chicago Press, 1971;
ISBN 0-226-65371-4

Christian Theology: An Introduction, 3rd Edition  - Alister E. McGrath; Blackwell Publishing, 2001; ISBN 0-631-22528-5

The Christian Theology Reader, 2nd Edition Alister McGrath; Blackwell Publishing, 2001; ISBN 0-631-20637-X

The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine: 3 The Growth of Medieval Theology (600-1300) – Jaroslav Pelikan; University of Chicago Press, 1978;
ISBN 0-226-65375-7

Christianity and the Postmodern Turn: Six Views – Myron B. Penner, Editor; Brazos Press, 2005; ISBN 978-1-58743-108-1

Christianity: A very Short Introduction – Linda Woodhead; Oxford University Press, 2004;
ISBN 0-19-280322-0

Credo: Historical and Theological Guide to Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition – Jaroslav Pelikan; Yale University Press, 2003; ISBN 0-300-09388-8

Didache and Judaism: Jewish Roots of an Ancient Christian-Jewish Work – Marcello Del Verme; T& T Clark International, 2004;
ISBN 0567-02541-1

Documents of the Christian Church – Henry Bettenson and Chris Maunder, Editors; Oxford University Press, 1999;
ISBN 0-19-288-071-3

Fear of Knowledge: Against Relativism and Constructivism – Paul A. Boghossian; Clarendon Press, 2006; ISBN 0-19-928718-X

Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction – Malise Ruthven; Oxford University Press, 2007; ISBN 978-0-19-921270-B

God's Ecstacy - The Creation of a Self-Creating World, Beatrice Bruteau; Crossroads Publishing, 1997; ISBN 0-8245-1683-4

Global Christianity - Outline of Peter Phan, PhD’s “Is Christianity a Western Religion?”, M. E. Bessette, 2008 [11 pgs]

Healing Body and Soul: The Meaning of Illness in the New Testament and in Psychotherapy - John A. Sanford; Westminster/John Knox Press, 1992; ISBN 0-664-25351-2

The Hidden Gospel: Decoding the Spiritual Message of the Aramaic Jesus - Neil Douglas-Klotz; Quest Books, 2001;
ISBN 0-8356-0795-X

The Holy Thursday Revolution - Beatrice Bruteau; Orbi Books, 2005; ISBN 1-57075-576-0

In Memory of Her: A Feminist Theological Reconstruction of Christian Origins: Tenth Anniversary Edition  – Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza; Crossroad Publishing, 1983, 1994;
ISBN 0-8245-1357-6

Irish Jesus Roman Jesus: The Formation of Early Irish Christianity – Graydon F. Snyder; Trinity Press International, 2002;
ISBN 1-56338-385-3

Iustitia Dei: A History of the Christian Doctrine of Justification, Third Edition – Alister E. McGrath – Cambridge University Press, 2005; ISBN 0-521-53389-9

The Jesus Sutras: Rediscovering the Lost Scrolls of Taoist Christianity - Martin Palmer; Ballantine Publishing Group, 2001; ISBN 0-345-43424-2

The Kingdom Within: The Inner Meaning of Jesus’ Sayings - John A. Sanford; HarperSanFrancisco, 1987

Lost Christianity: A Journey of Rediscovery - Jacob Needleman; Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2003; ISBN 1-58542-253-3

The Marketplace of Christianity – Robert B. Ekelund, Jr., Robert F. Hebert, Robert D. Tollison; The MIT Press, 2006;
ISBN 0-262-05082-X

Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible: A Fresh Look at What Scripture Teaches - Jay E. Adams; Zondervan, 1980;
ISBN 0-310-51111-9

Newman and Gadamer: Toward a Hermeneutics of Religious Knowledge – Thomas K. Carr; The American Academy of Religion, 1996; ISBN 0-7885-0304-9

On Homosexuality - a draft: Exegesis of biblical passages allegedly concerning homosexuality by William Patrick, revised and Strong’s numbers added by +M. E. Bessette, 2007; used by permission [9 pgs]

Opening the Coventant: A Jewish Theology of Christianity - Michael S. Kogan; Oxford University Press, 2008;
ISBN 978-0-19-511259-7

Options on Atonement in Christian Thought – Stephen Finlan; Liturgical Press, 2007;
ISBN 978-0-8146-5986-1

Original Blessing: A Primer in Creation Spirituality Presented in Four Paths, Twenty-Six Themes and Two Questions – Matthew Fox; Bear and Company, 1983; ISBN 0-939680-07-6

The Orthodox Church: New Edition – Timothy Ware; Penguin, 1997; ISBN 0-14-014656-3

Marriage, Celibacy, and Heresy in Ancient Christianity: The Jovinianist Controversy – David G. Hunter; Oxford University Press, 2007; ISBN 978-0-19-927978-4

Meister Eckhart - Sermons & Treatises (3 volumes); Element Books, 1987
ISBN 1-85230-005-1, 1-85230-006-X, &
0-906540-97-6

The Nature of the Atonement: Four Views – James Beilby & Paul R. Eddy; InterVarsity Press, 2006; ISBN 13: 978-0-8308-2570-7

Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction – Christopher Butler; Oxford University Press, 2002; ISBN 0-19-280239-9

Problems with Atonement  – Stephen Finlan; Liturgical Press, 2005; ISBN 10: 0-8146-5220-4

Saved From Sacrifice: a theology of the cross -- S. Mark Heim; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, UK; ISBN 978-0-8028-3215-3

Symeon the New Theologian: The Discourses - C.J. deCatanzaro, Translator; Paulist Press, 1980; ISBN 0-8091-2230-8

The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth – Solomon Schimmel; Oxford University Press, 2008; ISBN 978-0-19-518826-4

Theological Incorrectness: Why Religious People Believe What They Shouldn’t – D. Jason Slone; Oxford University Press, 2004;
ISBN 0-19516926-3

Theology: A Very Short Introduction – David F. Ford; Oxford University Press, 2000;
ISBN 0-19-285384-8

Theosis: Deification in Christian Theology – Stephen Finlan & Vladimir Kharlamov, Editors; Pickwick Publications, 2006; ISBN 1-59752

Tokens of Trust: An Introduction to Christian Belief - Rowen Williams; Westminster John Knox Press, 2007; ISBN 0-664-23213-2


When Women were Priests: Women’s Leadership in the Early Church and the Scandal of their Subordination in the Rise of Christianity – Karen Jo Torjesen; HarperCollins, 1995; ISBN 0-06-068661-8

Philosophy

Ancient Philosophy: A very Short Introduction – Julia Annas; Oxford University Press, 2000; ISBN 0-19-285357-0

Free Will: A Very Short Introduction – Thomas Pink – Oxford University Press, 2004;
ISBN  0-19-285358-9

Jewish Women Philosophers of First-Century Alexandria: Philo’s ‘Therapeutae’ Reconsidered – Joan E. Taylor; Oxford University Press, 2003; ISBN 0-19-929141-1

Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction – Michael Tanner – Oxford University Press, 2000;
ISBN 0-19-285414-3

Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction – Edward Craig; Oxford University Press, 2002; ISBN 0-19-285421-6

Philosophy: 100 Essential Thinkers – Philip Stokes; Enchanted Lion Books, 2005;
ISBN 1-59270-016-0

Archetypes, Icons,
& Symbols

The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image - Leonard Shlain; Penguin/Compass, 1998; ISBN 0-14-019601-3

The Book of Kells - Peter Brown; Alfred A. Knoph, 1980; ISBN 0-394-73960-4

The Book of Signs - Rudolf Koch; Dover Publications, 1955; ISBN 0-486-20162-7

Celtic Art - George Bain; Dover Publications, 1973; ISBN 0-486-22923-8

His Face: Images of Christ in Art - Marion Wheeler; Chameleon Books, 1988;
ISBN 0-915829-63-0

The Living Labyrinth: Exploring Universal Themes in Myths, Dreams, and the Symbolism or Waking Life - Jeremy Taylor; Paulist Press, 1998; ISBN 0-8091-3766-6

The Lost Language of Symbolism - Harold Bayley; The Book Tree, 2000;
ISBN 1-58509-070-0

The Mystical Language of Icons - Solrunn Nes; William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2004;
ISBN 0-8028-2916-3

Meditations on the Tarot - Valentin Tomberg; Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1985;
ISBN 1-58542-161-8

Myth and Symbol in Ancient Egypt - R.T. Rundle Clark; Thankes and Hudson, 1995;
ISBN 0-500-27112-7

Outlines of Chinese Symbolism & Art Motifs­ - C.A.S. Williams; Dover Publications, 1976; ISBN 0-486-23372-3

Patterns in Magical Christianity: Gateways to the Mysteries of the Son of Light - Nicholas Whitehead; Sun Chalice Books, 1995;
ISBN 1-928754-18-X

The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times and Folklore - Hilda M. Ransome; Dover Publications, 2004; ISBN 0-486-43494-X

Symbols of the Christian Faith - Alva William Steffler; William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2002; ISBN 0-8028-4676-9

Transfiguration: Introduction to the Contemplation of Icons - Maria Giovanna Muzj; St. Paul Books & Media, 1857;
ISBN 0-8198-7350-0

Saints/Holy Ones

Brother André: According to Witnesses - Bernard LaFreniere, CSC, © St. Joseph’s Oratory, Montreal, Canada, 1990

Brother Andre: The Wonder Man of Mount Royal - Henri-Paul Bergeron, CSC;  St. Joseph’s Oratory, 1997; ISBN 2-920067-06-0

God’s Fool: The Life and Times of Francis of Assisi - Julien Green; Harper & Row, 1983; ISBN 0-06-063464-2

The Incorruptibles - Joan Carroll Cruz; Tan Books, 1977; ISBN 0-89555-066-0

James the Brother of Jesus - Robert Eisenman; Penguin Books, 1997; ISBN 0-14-025773-X

Lives of the Saints, Volumes 1 & 2 - Catholic Book Publishing, 1992; ISBN 0899942-875-4 No. 870/22 & 875/22

Mary Magdalen: Myth and Metaphor - Susan Haskins; Riverhead Books, 1993;
ISBN 1-57322-509-6

Mary Magdalene: Beyond the Myth - Esther De Boer; Trinity Press International, 1997;
ISBN 1-56338-212-1

Mary Magdalene, The First Apostle: The Struggle for Authority - Ann Graham Brock; Harvard University Press, 2003;
ISBN 0-674-00966-5

Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light - Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C.; Doubleday, 2007;
ISBN 978-0-385-52037-9

The Resurrection of Mary Magdalene - Jane Schaberg; Continuum, 2002;
ISBN 0-8264-1383-8

St. Mary Magdalene: The Gnostic Tradition of the Holy Bride - Tau Malachi; Llewellyn Publications, 2006; ISBN 0-7387-0783-X

The Third Miracle - DVD - Ed Harris, Anne Heche, Armin Mueller-Stahl; Sony Pictures Classics, 2000

Understanding Religious Diversity, Parts 1 & 2

A History of Heresy – David Christie-Murray; Oxford Paperbacks, 1976; ISBN 0-19-285210 [reprint available in 1989]

Bee Season - DVD - Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche; 20th Century Fox, 2005

The Bible Tells Them So: The Discourse of Protestant Fundamentalism – Kathleen C. Boone,1989; [This book is out of print: OME owns a privately reprinted copy]

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction – Damien Keown; Oxford University Press, 2000;
ISBN 0-19-285386-4

Controversial New Religions – James R. Lewis & Jesper Aagaard Petersen; Oxford University Press, 2005; ISBN 0-19-515683-8

Creationism’s Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design – Barbara Forrest & Paul R. Gross; Oxford University Press, 2004;
ISBN 978-0-19-531973-6

The Dawkins Delusion: Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine – Alister E. McGrath and Joanna Collicutt McGrath; InterVarsity Press, 2007;
ISBN 978-0-8308-3446-3

Does God Exist? (William Lane Craig and Christopher Hitchens) [4/9/09] - DVD -  Biola University, 2009; www.biola.edu/apologetics

Does God Really Exist? The Question of God: Sigmund Freud & C. S. Lewis - DVD, PBS; 3 hours 45 minutes

The End of Certainty: Time, Chaos, and the New Laws of Nature Ilya Prigogine; The Free Press, 1996; ISBN 0-684-83705-6

Essential Sufism - James Fadiman & Robert Frager, Editors; HarperCollins, 1997;
ISBN 978-0-06-251475-2

Fundamentalisms Comprehended: The Fundamentalism Project – Martin E. Marty & R. Scott Appleby, Editors; University of Chicago Press, 1995; ISBN 0-226-50888-9

The Future of Atheism: A Dialogue Between Alister McGrath and Daniel Dennett on 2/23-24/07. The Greer-Heard Point-Counterpoint Forum: Exploring the Tensions of Faith and Culture  (6 CDs)

God on Trial - DVD - WGBH Boston Video, 2009

God’s Warriors CNN DVDs: Part 1: Jewish Warriors; Part 2: Muslim Warriors; Part 3: Christian Warriors

The Gospel of John - DVD - based on the Good News Bible translation; Visual Bible Int., Inc., 2003

Inquiring of Joseph: Getting to Know a Biblical Character through the Qur’an – John Kaltner; Liturgical Press, 2003; ISBN 0-8146-5153-4

In Whom We Live and Move and Have Our Being: Panentheistic Reflections on God’s Presence in a Scientific World – Philip Clayton and Arthur Peacocke, Editors; Eerdmans Publishing, 2004; ISBN 0-8028-0978-2

Islam: A Very Short Introduction – Malise Ruthven; Oxford University Press, 2000;
ISBN 0-19-285389-0

Judaism: A Very Short Introduction – Norman Solomon; Oxford University Press, 2000;
ISBN 0-19-285390-2

The Koran  - Penguin Books, 1993;
ISBN 0-14-044558-7

The Kybalion: The Three Initiates - Anonymous; Filiquarian Publishers, 2006;
ISBN 1-59986-959-4

The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief Francis S. Collins; Free Press, 2006; ISBN 1-4165-4274-4

Luther - DVD - Joseph Fiennes, Alfred Molina, Peter Ustinov; MGM, 2003

The Messiah: Prophecy Fulfilled - DVD - Kingdom Entertainment, 2002

The Nativity Story: The Journey of a Lifetime, a Story for All Time - DVD - New Line Cinema, 2006

The New Atheists and the Question of God’s Existence: U. of N. C. at Chapel Hill Seminar (11/08) – electronic notes – Martha L. Rogers  (OME document)

The New Inquisitions: Heretic-Hunting and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Totalitarianism Arthur Versluis; Oxford University Press, 2006; ISBN 0-19-530637-6

The Power of Forgiveness - DVD - Martin Doblmeier; w/ Elie Wiesel, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thomas Moore, and Marianne Williamson; Journey Films, 2007

The Problem with Evangelical Theology: Testing the Exegetical Foundations of Calvinism, Dispensationalism and Wesleyanism – Ben Witherinton III; Baylor University Press, 2005; ISBN 1-932792-42-2

Religulous - DVD - Bill Maher; Liongate, 2008

Roman Catholics and Evangelicals: Agreements and Differences – Norman L. Geisler and Ralph E. MacKenzie; Baker Books, 1995;
ISBN 0-8010-3875-8

Ruach Quadim: The Path to Life - Andrew Gabriel Roth; Tushiyah Press, 2006;
ISBN 99932-82-06-7

Rumi Returning: The Triumph of Divine Passion - DVD - Heaven on Earth Creations, 2007

The Search for Common Ground: What Unites and Divides Catholic Americans – James D. Davidson, Andrea S. Williams, Richard A. Lamanna, et al.; Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., 1997;
ISBN 0-87973-925-8

The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth - Solomon Schimmel; Oxford University Press, 2008; ISBN 978-0-19-518826-4

Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill – Jessica Stern; HarperCollins, 2003; ISBN 0-06-050532-X

The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore - Deepak Chopra; Harmony Books, 2008
ISBN-10: 0307338320

Truth in Religion: The Plurality of Religions and the Unity of Truth: An Essay in the Philosophy of Religion – Mortimer J. Adler; Macmillan, 1990; ISBN 0-02-0644140-0

The Voice, the Word, the Books: The Sacred Scripture of the Jews, Christians, and Muslims F. E. Peters; Princeton University Press, 2007; ISBN 0-691-13112-0

What is Gnosticism? – Karen L. King; The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003;
ISBN 0-674-01071-X

What We Can Learn from the East - Beatrice Bruteau; Crossroads Publishing, 1995;
ISBN 0-8245-1457-2

When Religion Becomes Evil – Charles Kimball; HarperCollins, 2002; ISBN 0-06-050653-9

Dreams

Dreams: A Way of Listening to God - Morton Kelsey; Paulist Press, 1989; ISBN 0-8091-2046-1

Dream Dictionary: A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences - Tony Crisp; Dell Books, 1990; ISBN 0-440-20861-0

Dreams: God Forgotten Language - John A. Sanford; HarperCollins, 1989;
ISBN 0-06-067055-X

Dreaming in the World’s Religions - Kelly Bulkeley; New York University Press, 2008; ISBN 978-0-8147-9957-4

Dreams and Spiritual Growth: A Christian Approach to Dreamwork - Louis M. Savary, Patricia H. Berne, Strephen Kaplan Williams; Paulist Press, 1984; ISBN 0-8091-2629-X

God, Dreams, and Revelation: A Christian Interpretation of Dreams - Morton T. Kelsey; Augsburg, 1989; ISBN 0-8066-2543-0

The Living Labyrinth: Exploring Universal Themes in Myths, Dreams, and the Symbolism of Waking Life - Jeremy Taylor; Paulist Press, 1998; ISBN 0-8091-3766-6

The Oxford Book of Dreams - Stephen Brook; Oxford University Press, 2002;
ISBN 0-19-280385-9

Church History

The Birth of Christianity: Discovering What Happened in the years Immediately After the Execution of Jesus - John Dominic Crossan; HarperSanFrancisco, 1999; ISBN 0-06-061660-1

The Concise History of the Catholic Church - Thomas Bokekotter; Image Books Doubleday, 1990; ISBN 0-385-41147-2

Early Eastern Christianity: St. Margaret’s Lectures on the Syriac Speaking Church 1904 – F. Crawford Burkitt with commentaries by Harvey Martin; Metamind Publications, 2001; ISBN 0-9660843-2-2

The Oxford History of Christianity - John McManners; Oxford University Press, 2002; ISBN 978-0-19280336-8

Papal Sin: Structures of Deceit - Gary Wills; Doubleday, 2000; ISBN 0-385-49410-6

The Historical Jesus

The Beginnings of Christianity: An Introduction to the New Testament – Howard Clark Kee; T&T Clark, 2005; ISBN 0-567-02741-4

The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant - John Dominic Crossan; HarperSanFrancisco, 1992;
ISBN 0-06-061629-6

Jesus Before Christianity - Albert Nolan; Orbis Books, 2003; ISBN 1-57075-404-7

The Jesus Dynasty - James D. Tabor; Simon & Schuster, 2006; ISBN 978-0-7432-4

The Jewish Jesus - Robert Aron; Orbis Books, 1971; ASIN B0006CAQB0

Pastoral Counseling

Spiritual Counselor Facilitator Training Program – American Academy of Bereavement, 2007. [Course on bereavement counseling]  www.cmieducation.com

Mentoring for Integrated
Spiritual Formation

Anam Cara: Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World - John O’Donohue; Bantam Books, 1997; ISBN 0-553-50592-0

Being a Wounded Healer: How to Heal Ourselves While We are Healing Others Douglas C. Smith; Psycho-Spiritual Publications, 1999; ISBN 0-9672870-0-6

Companions of the Inner Way: The Art of Spiritual Guidance - Morton T. Kelsey; Crossroad, 1996; ISBN 0-8245-0560-3

In the Fire of the Burning Bush: An Initiation to the Spiritual Life Marko Ivan Rupnik; Eerdmans, 2004; ISBN 0-8028-2832-9

Spiritual Passages: The Psychology of Spiritual Development - Benedict J. Groeschel; Crossroad, 2000; ISBN 0-8245-0628-6

Therapeutic-Influenced

Mentorship

Care of Mind, Care of Spirit: A Psychiatrist Explores Spiritual Direction - Gerald G. May, MD; HarperSanFransisco, 1992;
ISBN 0-06-065567-4

Group Spiritual Direction: Community for Discernment Rose Mary Dougherty, SSND; Paulist Press, 1995; ISBN 0-8091-3598-1

Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul Care – Volume 1, Numbers 1, 2 (2008); Volume 2, Number 1 (2009) – Institute for Spiritual Formation at Biola University, 2008, 2009;
ISSN 1939-7909

The Practice of Spiritual Direction William A. Barry & William J. Connolly; HarperOne, 1982; ISBN 978-0-86683-951-8

Spiritual Direction in Context Nick Wagner, Editor; Morehouse Publishing, 2006;
ISBN 0-8192-2209-7

Spiritual Mentoring: A Guide for Seeking and Giving Direction - Keith R. Anderson & Randy D. Reese; InterVarsity Press, 1999;
ISBN 0-8308-2210-0

Supervision of Spiritual Directors: Engaging in Holy Mystery – Mary Rose Bumpus & Rebecca Bradburn Langer, Editors; Moorehouse, 2005; ISBN 0-8192-1994-0

Institutional Models

of Formation

Being There: Culture and Formation in Two Theological Schools Jackson W. Carroll, Barbara G. Wheeler, Daniel O. Aleshire, Penny Long Marler; Oxford University Press, 1997;
ISBN 0-19-511493-0

The Catholic Priest in the United States - Andrew M. Greeley, PhD; United States Catholic Conference, 1972

Do You Hear What I Hear? An Unreligious Writer Investigates Religious Calling Minna Proctor; Penguin Book, 2005;
ISBN 0-14-30.3657-2

Who Shall Lead Them? The Future of Ministry in America Larry A. Witham; Oxford University Press, 2005;
ISBN 0-19-516687-3

Program of Priestly Formation - Fifth Edition; NCCB & U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2006; ISBN- 10: 1-57455-517-0

Catechesis

Inquiry Sessions &

Catechumenate Sessions­ - inquire with the Presiding Bishop

Liturgy

Comparing Eucharistic Liturgies as Prayer-Forms - M. Elaine Bessette 2005 [6 pgs]

The Shape of the Liturgy - Gregory Dix; The University Press, Glasgow, 1949

The Mystery and Meaning of the Mass - Joseph M. Champlin; Crossroad Publishers, 1986;
ISBN 0-8245-1782-2

Introduction to Eucharistic Liturgy - M. Elaine Bessette, 2005 [44 pgs]

Lectionary for Mass­ - 4 volume set; Catholic Book Publishing, 1998

Liturgies of the East and West (list on request)

Liturgical References

Book of Blessings - International Commission on English in the Liturgy; Catholic Book Publishing Corp., 1989

Ceremonial of Bishops - International Commission of English in the Liturgy, A Joint Commission of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences; Liturgical Press, 1989; ISBN0-8146-1818-9

Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite: The Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours - Peter J. Elliot, S.J.; Ignatius Press, 1995;
ISBN 0-89870-526-6

Order of Christian Funerals with Cremation Rite (The Roman Ritual); Catholic Book Publishing Corp., 1998

The Rites of the Catholic Church,Volume Two - International Commission on English in the Liturgy; Liturgical Press, 1991;
ISBN 978-0-8146-6037-9

The Sacristy Manual - G. Thomas Ryan; Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1993; ISBN 0-929650-92-1

Record Keeping

OME Forms for certificates and general record keeping, such as Baptismal Record and Sacramental Record, etc. (list on request)



The Teaching Company Course Materials & Documentaries

(These courses are available to clergy who have completed our seminary process

or by permission for special projects.)

Category

Description

Old Testament

Beginnings of Judaism – Professor Isaiah M. Gafni; Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2008; ISBN 159803398-0
2 DVDs, 24 lectures. Course Guidebook. Lecture Transcript - 2 volumes

Biblical Wisdom Literature – Father Joseph W. Koterski, SJ, 2009; ISBN 159803535-8 
3 DVDs, 36 lectures

The Book of Genesis – Professor Gary A. Rendsburg, Rutgers University, 2006;
ISBN 59803-191-0
2 DVDs, 24 lectures. Course Guidebook. Lecture Transcript  - 2 volumes

Great Figures of the Old Testament - Amy-Jill Levine, Vanderbilt U. Divinity School, 2002; ISBN 1-56585-705-4.
2 DVDs, 24 lectures
Introduction to Judaism - Professor Shai Cherry, Vanderbilt University, 2004;
ISBN 1-56585-926-X
4 DVDs, 24 lectures. 24 lectures

The Old Testament – Professor Amy-Jill Levine, Vanderbilt U. Divinity School, 2001;
ISBN 1-56585-550-7
2 DVDs, 24 lectures. Course Guidebook. Lecture Transcript - 2 volumes

New Testament

&

Development of Theology

After the New Testament: The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers – Bart Ehrman, UNC Chapel Hill, 2005. Lecture Transcript - 2 volumes

The Apostle Paul – Professor Luke Timothy Johnson, Emory University, 2001. 3 videotapes, 12 lectures

Augustine: Philosopher and Saint – Professor Phillip Cary, Eastern College, 1997. 3 videotapes, 12 lectures

Christianity: The First Two Thousand Years – A&E documentary; ISBN 0-7670-3090-7  
2 DVDs, 400 minutes.

Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine – Professor Luke Timothy Johnson, Emory University, 2002; ISBN 1-56585-737-2
2 DVDs, 24 lectures. Course Guidebook. Lecture Transcript - 2 volumes

Francis of Assisi – Professors William Cook & Ronald Herzman, State U. of NY, Geneseo, 2000. 3 videotapes, 12 lectures

From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity – Bart Ehrman, UNC Chapel Hill, 2004.
2 DVDs, 24 lectures. Lecture Transcript - 2 volumes

Great Figures of the New Testament - Amy-Jill Levine, Vanderbilt U. Divinity School, 2002; ISBN 1-56585-608-2
2 DVDs, 24 lectures. Course Guidebook. Lecture Transcript - 2 volumes

The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon - Professor Bart D. Ehrman, UNC Chapel Hill, 2005;
ISBN 1-59803-075-2
1 DVD, 12 lectures. Lecture Transcript - 1 volume

The Historical Jesus – Professor Bart D. Ehrman, UNC Chapel Hill, 2000; ISBN 1-56585-581-7
2 DVDs, 24 lectures. Course Guidebook. Lecture Transcript - 2 volumes

The History of Christian Theology – Professor Phillip Cary, Eastern University, 2008;
ISBN 159803487-1
3 DVDs, 36 lectures. Course Guidebook. Lecture Transcript - 3 volumes

Jesus and the Gospels – Professor Luke Timothy Johnson, 2004; ISBN 1-56585-944-8
3 DVDs, 36 lectures. Course Guidebook. Lecture Transcript - 3 volumes. Lecture Transcript - 3 volumes.

Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication - Professor Bart D. Ehrman, UNC Chapel Hill, 2002;
ISBN 1-56585-605-8
2 DVDs, 24 lectures. Course Guidebook. Lecture Transcript - 2 volumes

Luther: Gospel, Law, and Reformation – Professor Phillip Cary, Eastern University, 2004; ISBN 1-56585-958-8
2 DVDs, 24 lectures. Lecture transcript - 2 volumes

St. Augustine’s Confessions – Professor William R. Cook and Ronald B. Herzman, State U. of NY, Geneseo, 2004.
2 DVDs, 24 lectures. Lecture Transcript - 2 volumes

The New Testament - Professor Bart D. Ehrman, UNC Chapel Hill 2000; ISBN 1-56585-582-5
2 DVDs, 24 lectures

Religion

A History of God  - Karen Armstrong - The History Channel, 2001. Documentary, 100 minutes. ISBN 07670-8056-4

Great World Religions: Buddhism – Professor Malcolm David Eckel, Boston University, 2003; ISBN 1-56585-784-4
1 DVD, 12 lectures

Great World Religions: Christianity – Professor Luke Timothy Johnson, Emory University, 2003; ISBN 1-56585-788-7
1 DVD, 12 lectures

Great World Religions: Hinduism – Professor Mark W. Muesse, Rhodes College, 2003;
ISBN 56585-792-5
1 DVD, 12 lectures

Great World Religions: Islam – Professor John L. Esposito, Georgetown University, 2003;
ISBN 1-56585-649-X
1 DVD, 12 lectures

Great World Religions: JudaismProfessor Isaiah M. Gafni, Hebrew University, 2003;
ISBN 1-56585-796-8
1 DVD, 12 lectures

Mystical Tradition: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – Professor Luke Timothy Johnson, Emory U., 2008; ISBN 159803466-9
3 DVDs, 36 lectures. Course Guidebook. Lecture Transcript - 3 volumes

Philosophy

& Literature

Classical Mythology – Professor Elizabeth Vandiver, U. of Maryland, 2000;
ISBN 1-56585-568-X
2 DVDs, 24 lectures. Course Guidebook. Lecture Transcript - 2 volumes

The Enlightenment Invention of the Modern Self – Professor Leo Damrosch, Harvard U., 2003; ISBN 1-56585-661-9
2 DVDs, 24 lectures. Course Guidebook. Lecture Transcript - 2 volumes

From Plato to Post-modernism: Understanding the Essence of Literature and the Role of the Author – Professor Louis Markos; Houston Baptist University, 1999
3 videotapes, 12 lectures. Course Guidebook

The Life and Writings of C. S. Lewis – Professor Louis Markos, Houston Baptist University, 2000. ISBN 1-56585-316-4
6 audio CDs, 12 lectures

Natural Law and Human Nature – Professor Joseph Koterski, SJ, Fordham University, 2002; ISBN 1-56585-743-7
2 DVDs, 24 lectures. Course Guidebook. Lecture Transcript - 2 volumes

 No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life – Professor Robert Solomon, UT at Austin, 2000; ISBN1-56585-577-9
2 DVDs, 24 lectures. Course Guidebook. Lecture Transcript - 2 volumes

Philosophy and Religion in the West – Professor Phillip Cary, Eastern College, 1999
ISBN 1-56585-597-3
3 DVDs, 36 lectures

Philosophy of Religion – Professor James Hall, U. of Richmond, 2003; ISBN 1-56585-604-X
3 DVDs, 36 lectures. Course Guidebook. Lecture Transcript - 3 volumes

Questions of Value – Professor Patrick Grim, State U. of NY at Stony Brook, 2005;
ISBN 1-59803-095-7
2 DVDs, 24 lectures. Lecture Transcript - 2 volumes

The Self Under Seige: Philosophy in the Twentieth Century – Professor Rick Roderick, National University, 1993; ISBN 1-56585-095-5
4 audiocassettes: 8 lectures - 45 minutes each

History

Ancient Greek Civilization – Professor Jeremy McInerney, U. of Pennsylvania, 1998. Course Guidebook. Lecture Transcript - 2 volumes

The Era of the Crusades – Professor Kenneth W. Harl, Tulane U., 2003; ISBN 1-56585-833-6
3 DVDs, 36 lectures. Course Guidebook. Lecture Transcript - 3 volumes

Europe and the Wars of Religion (1500-1700) – Professor Govind Sreenivasan, Brandeis University, 2003; ISBN 1-56585-667-8
2 DVDs, 24 lectures. Course Guidebook. Lecture Transcript - 2 volumes

Herodotus: The Father of History – Professor Elizabeth Vandiver, U. Maryland, 2002
2 DVDs, 24 lectures

King Arthur and Chivalry – Professor Bonnie Wheeler, Southern Methodist University, 2000
3 videotapes, 12 lectures

Medieval Heroines in History and Legend – Professor Bonnie Wheeler, Southern Methodist University, 2002
3 videotapes, 12 lectures

Popes and the Papacy: A History – Professor Thomas F. X. Nobel, U. of Notre Dame, 2006; ISBN 1-59803-158-9
2 DVDs, 24 lectures. Lecture Transcript - 2 volumes

The Terror of History: Mystics, Heretics, and Witches in the Western Tradition – Professor Teofilo F. Ruiz, UCLA, 2002;
ISBN 1-56585-736-4
2 DVDs, 24 lectures. Course Guidebook. Lecture Transcript - 2 volumes

Science

Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition – Professor Robert Sapolsky, Stanford University, 2005; ISBN 1-59803-080-9
2 DVDs, 24 lectures. Course Guidebook. Lecture Transcript - 2 volumes

Consciousness and Its Implications – Professor Daniel N. Robinson, Oxford University, 2007; ISBN 1-59803-299-2
1 DVD, 12 lectures. Lecture Transcript - 1 volume

Explaining Social Deviance – Professor Paul R. Wolpe, U. Pennsylvania, 1995;
ISBN 1-56585-189-7
5 Audiotapes: 10 lectures - 45 minutes each

My Favorite Universe – Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson, Hayden Planetarium and Princeton University, 2003; ISBN 1-56585-663-5
1 DVD, 12 lectures. Course Guidebook. Lecture Transcript - 1 volume

Peoples and Cultures of the World – Professor Edward Fischer, Vanderbilt University, 2004; ISBN 1-56585-920-0
2 DVDs, 24 lectures. Course Guidebook. Lecture Transcript - 2 volumes

The Theory of Evolution: A History of Controversy – Professor Edward J. Larson, U. of Georgia, 2002; ISBN 1-56585-697-X
1 DVD, 12 lectures

Theories of Human Development – Professor Malcolm W. Watson, Brandeis University, 2002; ISBN 1-56585-698-8
2 DVDs, 24 lectures. Course Guidebook. Lecture Transcript - 2 volumes