Semester Reading List

September 17, 2010 — 1 Comment

All of these are required texts for my semester at Southern:


Wendell Berry, Sex, Economy, Freedom, and Community: Eight Essays (New York: Pantheon Books, 1993).

John Jefferson Davis, Evangelical Ethics: Issues Facing the Church Today, 3rd ed. (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 2004).

Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (New York: Owl Books, 2001).**

Bill McKibben, Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age (New York: Owl Books, 2003).

Gilbert Meilaender, Bioethics: A Primer for Christians, rev. ed. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004).


Fuller and Choi, Invitation to Biblical Hebrew: A Beginning Grammar, (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2006)

Fuller and Choi, Invitation to Biblical Hebrew: A Beginning Grammar: Workbook, (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2006)

Fuller and Choi, Invitation to Biblical Hebrew: A Beginning Grammar: DVDs (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2006)

Old Testament

Graeme Goldsworthy, According to Plan (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1991)

Samuel Schultz, The Old Testament Speaks (San Francisco: Harper, fifth edition, 2000)

Gleason Archer, A Survey of Old Testament Introduction (Chicago: Moody, second edition, revised 2007)

Personal Spiritual Disciplines

  • Alcorn, Randy.  The Purity Principle.  Colorado Springs, Colo.:  Multnomah, 2003.  ISBN 1590521951.
  • Bunyan, John.  Pilgrim’s Progress. (Any edition except children’s or modern language; must include parts 1 & 2, such as ISBN 0192803611).
  • Packer, J. I.  A Quest for Godliness.  Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway, 1990 (hardback), 1994 (paperback).
  • ISBN 0891078193.  [This is required only for students choosing option III.A.1 below.]
  • Steer, Roger.  George Müller Delighted in God! Tain, Scotland: Christian Focus, 2004.  ISBN 1857923405.  [This book may be difficult to acquire except through the SBTS bookstore.  The hardback (1985) or paperback version (1992) published by Harold Shaw is acceptable.]
  • Whitney, Donald S.  Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life. Colorado Springs, Colo.:    NavPress, 1991 (hardback), 1996 (paperback).  ISBN 1576830276.

Biblical Hermeneutics

T. Desmond Alexander, Brian S. Rosner, D. A. Carson, and Graeme Goldsworthy, eds., New Dictionary of Biblical Theology (Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2000).

Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren, How to Read a Book. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1972.

Gerald Bray, Biblical Interpretation: Past and Present, Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1996.

Alexander, T. Desmond. From Eden to the New Jerusalem: Exploring God’s Plan for Life on Earth. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2009.

Plummer, Robert. 40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2010.



One response to Semester Reading List

  1. It looks like you have a lot to read. Sounds fun. :)

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