Newman Theological College
Master of Divinity Required Reading List

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Foundational Theology

Kelly, J.N.D. Early Christian Doctrines. Revised. San Francisco/New York: Harper and Row, 1960, 1976.

Pelikan, J. Christian Doctrine and Modern Culture (since 1700). (The Christian Tradition. A History of the Development of Doctrine. Volume 5.) Chicago/London: The University of Chicago Press, 1989).


Moral, Pastoral, and Spiritual Theology

Bouyer, L. Introduction to the Spiritual Life. Notre Dame, In: Ave Maria Press, 2013.

Cahalan, K. Introducing the Practice of Ministry. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2010.

May, W. An Introduction to Moral Theology. 2ND ed. Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division, 2003.

Pinackaers, S. The Sources of Christian Ethics. Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 1995.

Kinast, R. Making Faith Sense. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1999.

Wood, S. K. ed. Ordering the Baptismal Priesthood. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2003.

Wood, S. K. Sacramental Orders. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2000.


Sacred Scriptures

Anderson, B.W. Understanding of the Old Testament. 4th abridged ed. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice- Hall, 1986.

Bechard, D. P. The Scripture Documents. An Anthology of Official Catholic Teachings Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press; 2001.

Brown, R.E. An Introduction to the New Testament. New York: Doubleday, 1997.

Brown, R.E. et al. The New Jerome Biblical Commentary. London: Geoffrey Chapman; 1990.

Pope Benedict XVI  Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini. Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2010.


Systematic Theology

Balthasar, H.U. von. Theological Aesthetics. Vol 1. Seeing the Form. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1982.

Kasper, W. The Catholic Church: Nature, Reality, and Mission. London: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2015.

Kasper, W. The God of Jesus Christ. New York: Crossroad, 1984.

Nichols, A. The Shape of Catholic Theology. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1991.

O’Neill O.P., C. E. Meeting Christ in the Sacraments. Revised Edition, Romanus Cessario O.P. 2002. New York: Alba House, 1991.

Schoenborn, C.C. God Sent His Son: A Contemporary Christology. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2010.

Sachs, J.R. The Christian Vision of Humanity: Basic Christian Anthropology. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1991.

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