Newman Theological College
Master of Divinity Required Reading List

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M.Div. Admission Requirements

M.Div. Program Outline

Foundational Theology

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

Sacred Scriptures

  1. Anderson, B.W. Understanding of the Old Testament.
    4th abridged ed. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1986.
  2. Bechard, Dean P. The Scripture Documents.  An Anthology of Official Catholic Teachings
    Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press; 2001.
  3. Brown, R.E. An Introduction to the New Testament.
    New York: Doubleday, 1997.
  4. Brown, R.E. et al.  The New Jerome Biblical Commentary. London: Geoffrey Chapman; 1990
  5. Pope Benedict XVI, Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini.
    Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2010.

Systematic Theology

  1. Balthasar, H.U. von. Theological Aesthetics. Vol 1. Seeing the Form.
    San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1982.
  2. Kasper, W. The God of Jesus Christ.
    New York: Crossroad, 1984.
  3. Martos, J. Doors to the Sacred: A Historical Introduction to the Sacraments in the Catholic Church.  Liguori: Liguori/Triumph, 2001.
  4. Nichols, A. The Shape of Catholic Theology.
    Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1991.
  5. Schoenborn,  C.C. God Sent His Son: A Contemporary Christology. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2010.
  6. Sachs, J.R. The Christian Vision of Humanity: Basic Christian Anthropology.
    Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1991.
  7. Sullivan, F. The Church We Believe In. One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic.
    New York: Paulist Press, 1988.

Moral, Pastoral, and Spiritual Theology

  1. Johnston, W. Mystical Theology: The Science of Love
    London: Harper Collins, 1995.
  2. Odozor, Paulinus. Moral Theology In an Age of Renewal: A Study of the Catholic Tradition Since Vatican II.  Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2003.
  3. Pinackaers, Servais. The Sources of Christian Ethics.
    Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 1995.
  4. Whitehead, J.D. & E.E. Whitehead. Method in Ministry: Theological Reflections and Christian Ministry. Kansas City: Sheed & Ward, 1995.