Magdal-Eder Seminary Courses

Our seminary courses are designed to dovetail spiritual formation process with academics to produce "Healed Healers" rather than "wounded healers". We have done our utmost to keep book purchasing to a minimum by furnishing copious materials with the courses as well as providing online links to additional sources so that anyone called to ministry will have an opportunity to fulfill their calling.

The courses are not necessarily taken in the order in which they are shown below, but sometimes customized to the needs of the individual seminarian. In some cases, additional courses may also be necessary to augment areas in which the student may not have had sufficient exposure. The list below represents the general course of study.



Category

Description

Introduction to Seminary

The Eye of the Eagle – David Adam; The British Printing Co. Ltd., 1995; ISBN 0-281-04480-5

Divine Light and Fire – Peter Roche de Coppens; Element Books; ISBN 1-85230-262-3

The Many Paths of the Independent Sacramental Movement: A study of its Liturgy, Doctrine, and Leadership in America – John P. Plummer, Newt Books: www.newtbooks.com;
ISBN 0-9762565-2-5

The Healers’ Journey

DVD – Priest – starring Linus Roache; MiramaxClassics - 1999

Various links provided with the course

Introduction to
Grail Mythology

The Cup of Destiny: The Quest for the Grail – Trevor Ravenscroft; Samuel Weiser, Inc.; ISBN 0-87728-546-2

Holy Bible – NAB version

Various links provided with the Course

Prayer

The Celtic Way of Prayer: The Recovery of the Religious Imagination - Esther de Waal; Hodder & Stoughton;
ISBN: 0-340-65166-0

Poustinia: Encountering God in Silence, Solitude and Prayer - Catherine De Hueck Doherty; Madonna House Classics, 2000;   
ISBN 13: 978-0921440543

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

Various links provided with the course

Introduction to Mysticism

God is A Verb: Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism - Rabbi David A. Cooper; Riverhead Books, ISBN 1-57322-694-7

Mystics of the Christian Tradition - Steven Fanning; Routledge; Pages 209-215.  (Excerpt provided to the student, which must be returned to the OME Library upon completion of the course.)      ISBN 0-415-22468-3

Mysticism – Evelyn Underhill; (Chapters 1 - 7: Also available online) Dover, Publishing;
ISBN 1-851-68196-5
Oneworld Publications; ISBN 0-486-4223-8

Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science & the Biology of Belief – Andrew Newberg; Ballantine Books, 2002; Required excerpts provided for the student – Chapters 1-2-3 & 6
ISBN 0-345-44033-1

The Way of Transcendence: The Mystery We Call God – Anthony Duncan; Sun Chalice Books, 2000; ISBN 0965083950

Lord of the Dance: An Essay in Mysticism – Anthony Duncan; Sun Chalice Books, 1996; ISBN 0965083950

Sacraments of Initiation

Sacraments: A New Understanding for a New Generation - Ray R. Noll; Twenty-Third Publications, 1999; ISBN 0-89622-993-9

The Catechism of the Catholic Church - Ligouri Publications (1994 or later)

Sacraments of Healing

(Same as for Sacraments of Initiation, above)
 

Eucharist Part 1 & 2

Doors to the Sacred – Joseph Martos; (Sections I – V & VIII)
Doubleday, 1966; ISBN 0-385-15738-X

Science of the Sacraments – CW Leadbeater, (Chapters I & II): http://www.global.org/Pub/CWL_Science_of_the_Sacraments.asp
The Theosophical Publishing House, 1980;
ISBN 0-8356-7126-7

The Catechism of the Catholic Church
– (Portions on Sacraments, link provided)

Brother Jesus: The Nazarene Through Jewish Eyes – Shalom Ben-Chorin; Georgia Press, Athens, GA; 2001;
ISBN 0-8203-2256-3

“The Mystical Marriage: Symbol and Meaning of the Human Experience” – Gerhard Wehr; Crucible Press, 1990;
ISBN 1-85274-060-4

The Synoptic Gospels

And God Said What?: An Introduction to Biblical Literary Forms for Bible Lovers – Margaret Nutting Ralph;  Paulist Press,
ISBN 0-8091-2780-6

The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings – Bart D. Ehrman, Oxford University Press,
4th Edition ISBN 978-0-19-532259-0 or
3rd Edition ISBN 978-0-19-515462-7

Liberating the Gopels - John Shelby Spong, 1996; HarperSanFrancisco; ISBN 0-06-067557-8

New American Bible (A printed copy is required) It includes the deuterocanonical books: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deuterocanonical_books (It has copious footnotes.) Also find the NAB online at: 
http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/

Gospel Parallels: A Synopsis of the First Three Gospels - Burton H. Throckmorton, Jr., Editor; 1949 or later

Computer Program: eBible The Thomas Nelson Bible Study Library:  Your one click Bible Study Library;  (Deluxe Edition or higher) http://www.nelsonreference.com  

The Gospel of John

New American Bible – The Gospel of John

Mystical Christianity: A Psychological Commentary on the Gospel of John - John A. Sanford; The Crossroads Publishing Company, 2001; ISBN 0-8245-1412-2

Let Her Keep It: Jesus’ Ordination of Mary of Bethany: A New Approach to John’s Gospel Through Its Use of Mosaic Oracles  – Thomas W. Butler; Quantum Leap Publisher, 1998;
ISBN: 09627161-1-1

The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings – Bart D. Ehrman, Oxford University Press,
4th Edition: ISBN 978-0-19-532259-0 or
3rd Edition: ISBN 978-0-19-515462-7  

The Epistles

The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings – Bart D. Ehrman, Oxford University Press,
4th Edition: ISBN 978-0-19-532259-0 or 
3rd Edition: ISBN 978-0-19-515462-7

The Mythmaker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity: Hyam Maccoby, Barnes & Noble, Inc., by arrangement with HarpersSanFrancisco, 1998, ISBN 0-76070-787-1

The Wisdom Literature

Out of Chaos; Let our Ordered Lives Confess the Beauty of Peace: An Introduction to the Wisdom Literature – Martha L. Rogers (OME document, 26 page document)

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

Exegesis & Homiletics

Aramaic Light on the Gospel of Matthew - Rocco A Errico/George M. Lamsa; Noohra Foundation, Publisher, Santa Fe, NM;
ISBN 0-9631292-6-0

Aramaic Light on the Gospels of Mark & Luke - Rocco A Errico/George M. Lamsa; Noohra Foundation, Publisher, Santa Fe, NM;
ISBN 0-9631292-7-9

Aramaic Light on the Gospel of John - Rocco A Errico/George M. Lamsa; Noohra Foundation, Publisher, Santa Fe, NM;
ISBN 0-9631292-8-7

Aramaic Light on the Acts of the Apostles  - Rocco A Errico/George M. Lamsa; Noohra Foundation, Publisher, Santa Fe, NM;
ISBN 0-9631292-9-5

Ruach Qadim: Aramaic Origins of the New Testament – Andrew G. Roth (2005). Tushiyah Press.
ISBN: 99932-82-03-0 (paperback);
ISBN 99932-82-04-9 (e-book).  www.tushiyah.org

Idioms in the Bible Explained and A Key to the Original Gospels – George M. Lamsa; HarperCollins, Publishers, 1985;
ISBN: 0-06-064927-5

The Cultural World of the Prophets - John J. Pilch; Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota Available for Cycles A, B, C.

The Cultural World of the Apostles - John J. Pilch; Cycles A, B, C.

The Cultural World of Jesus - John J. Pilch; Cycles A, B, C.
[Note: The John J. Pilch books may be purchased for the current Letionary Cycle, and additional volumes purchased as the cycle changes.]

The Metaphysical Bible Dictionary - Charles Fillmore, 1931-2007 editions

Introduction to the Evolution of Theology

A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church FathersDavid W. Bercot, Editor; Hendrickson Publishers, 1998;
ISBN 1-56563-357-1

Pocket History of Theology – Roger E. Olson & Adam C. English; InterVarsity Press, 2005;
ISBN 0-8308-2704-8

Understanding Religious Diversity, Parts 1 & 2

Pocket Dictionary of North American Denominations: Over 100 Christian Groups Clearly and Concisely Defined –Drew Blankman & Todd Augustine; InterVarsity Press, 2004;
ISBN 0-8308-1459-0

Religion in Twentieth Century America – Randall Balmer; Oxford University Press, 2001; ISBN 0-19-511295-4

Pastoral Counseling

A Primer of Mental Health Emergencies for the Pastoral Counselor: ABC’s of What to Do First – Martha L. Rogers, PhD (OME document, prepublication manuscript) - provided

ABC’S OF Legal Issues for Pastoral Counselors - Martha L. Rogers, PhD (OME document, prepublication manuscript) - provided

Liturgical Instruction

Bishop’s Training Manual (available from the Presiding Bishop)