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Books Written or Edited by GTU Faculty

Memory and Imagination
Reading Ideologies
Rethinking Mission in the Postcolony
The Venerable Bede
Augustine and the Fundamentalist's Daughter
Inherited Land
Christian Ambivalence Toward Its Old Testament
Theology for a Violent Age
Race and Religion in American Buddhism
Tweet If You Heart Jesus
Encounters in Faith: Christianity in Interreligious Dialogue
Seeking the Straight and Narrow
Spirit and Nature: The Study of Christian Spirituality in a Time of Ecological Urgency
Suffering and Salvation in Ciudad Juarez
Disrupting Homelessness
Embodying the Feminine in the Dances of the World's Religions


David L. Balch (GTU/PLTS/CLU), Contested Ethnicities: Studies in Acts and Art (Mohr Siebeck, 2015); Contested Spaces: Houses and Temples in Roman Antiquity and the New Testament, co-ed. with Annette Weissenrieder (Mohr Siebeck, 2012).

Kathryn Barush (GTU/JST), Art and the Sacred Journey in Britain, 1790-1850 (Routledge, 2016).

Purushottama Bilimoria (GTU/CDS)Emotions in Indian Thought-Systems (Routledge India, 2015); Indian Diaspora : Hindus and Sikhs in Australia (D.K. Printworld, 2015); Globalization, Transnationalism, Gender and Ecological Engagement (Serials Publications, 2015); Postcolonial Reason and Its Critiques: Deliberations on Spivak's Thoughts (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Aaron Brody (GTU/PSR)Material Culture Matters: Essays on the Archaeology of the Southern Levant in Honor of Seymour Gitin, (Eisenbrauns, 2014); "As for me, I will dwell at Mizpah...: The Tell en-Nasbeh Excavations after 85 Years, edited with J.R. Zorn (Gorgias, 2014).

Kevin Burke, SJ (JST)Ignacio Ellacuría: Essays on History, Liberation, and Salvation (Orbis Books, 2013).

Ronald Burris (ABSW), Wisdom from Africa: Theological Reflections on the Confessions of St. Augustine (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2016); Where is the Church? Martyrdom, Persecution, and Baptism in North Africa from the Second to the Fifth Century (Resource Publication, 2012).

Thomas Cattoi (JST)Death, Dying, and Mysticism: The Ecstasy of the End (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015); Theodore the Stoudite: Writings on Iconoclasm and the Spiritual Life (Newman/Paulist Press, 2014); Perceiving the Divine Through the Human Body: Mystical Sensuality, edited with June McDaniel (Palgrave McMillan, 2011)

John C. Endres, SJ (JST)The Watchers in Jewish and Christian Traditions, edited with Angela Kim Harkins, Kelley Coblentz Bautch (Fortress Press, 2014); First and Second Chronicles (Liturgical Press, 2011).

Eduardo C. Fernández (JST)Culture-Sensitive Ministry: Helpful Strategies for Pastoral Ministers, co-authored with Kenneth McGuire and Anne Hansen (Paulist Press, 2010).

LeAnn Snow Flesher (ABSW)Why?... How Long?: Studies on Voice(s) of Lamentation Rooted in Biblical Hebrew Poetry, co-edited with Carol Dempsey and Mark Boda (T&T Clark, 2013).

Lisa Fullam (JST)Ethics and Spirituality: Readings in Moral Theology #17, co-edited with Charles E. Curran (Paulist Press, 2014); Virtue Ethics: Readings in Moral Theology #16, co-edited with Charles E. Curran (Paulist Press, 2011).

Barbara Green, OP (DSPT), Jeremiah and God's Plans for Well-being (University of South Carolina Press, 2013); Woven Silence (CreateSpace, June 2012).

Shauna Hannan (PLTS)Eco-Lutheranism: Lutheran Perspectives on Ecology, co-edited with Karla Bohmbach (Lutheran University Press, 2013).

Arthur Holder (GTU), The Venerable Bede: On the Song of Songs and Selected Writings (Paulist Press, 2011)

Paul A. Janowiak (JST)Standing Together the Community of God: Liturgical Spirituality and the Presence of Christ (The Liturgical Press, 2011)

Jay Johnson (PSR)Peculiar Faith: Queer Theology for Christian Witness (Seabury Books, 2014); Divine Communion: A Eucharistic Theology of Sexual Intimacy (Seabury Books, 2013); Queer Religion (two volumes), co-authored with Donald Boisvert (Praeger Publishers, 2011).

Uriah Kim (GTU), Reading a Tendentious Bible: Essays in Honor of Robert B. Coote, co-edited with Marvin Chaney and Annette Schellenberg (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2014).

Daijaku Judith Kinst (IBS), Trust, Realization and the Self in Soto Zen Practice,(Institute of Buddhist Studies and BDK America, 2015).

Bryan Kromholtz, OP (DSPT)On the Last Day: The Time of the Resurrection of the Dead according to Thomas Aquinas  (Academic Press, 2010)

James Lawrence (PSR), Principles in Play: Essays in Honor of George Dole, ed. (Berkeley: Studia Swedenborgiana Press, 2010).

Boyung Lee (PSR), Transforming Congregations through Community: Faith Formation from the Seminary to the Church, (Louisville, KY: Westminster/JohnKnox Press, 2013); Restoring Community in the Mainline: A Pedagogical Guide to Communal Faith and Ministry (Westminster/John Knox Press, 2012).

Gabriella Lettini (SKSM)Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury After War, co-authored with Rita Nakashima Brock (Beacon Press, 2012).

Elizabeth Liebert (SFTS), The Soul of Discernment:  A Spiritual Practice for Communities and Institutions  (Westminster/John Knox Press, 2015).

Gregory Anderson Love (SFTS)Love, Violence, and the Cross: How the Nonviolent God Saves Us through the Cross of Christ (Cascades Books, 2010).

Scott MacDougall (CDSP)More Than Communion: Imagining an Eschatological Ecclesiolog (Bloomsbury–T&T Clark, 2015).

Thomas Massaro, SJ (JST)Living Justice: Catholic Social Teaching in Action: Third Classroom Edition (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015).

James McDonald (SFTS), Preaching God’s Transforming Justice, Year A, Year B, and Year C (Westminster John Knox Press, 2011-2013).

Ruth Meyers (CDSP), Prayer Shapes Believing: A Theological Commentary on the Book of Common Prayer, Revised Edition (Seabury Books); Missional Worship, Worshipful Mission: Gathering as God's People, Going out in God's Name (William B. Eerdman's Publishing Company, 2015); Christian Holiness & Human Sexuality: A Study Guide for Episcopalians, co-edited with Gary R. Hall (Church Publishing, 2011); Worship-Shaped Life: Liturgical Formation and the People of God, co-edited with Paul Gibson (Canterbury Press, 2010).

Scott Mitchell (IBS), Buddhism in America: global religion, local contexts (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016); Buddhism Beyond Borders: New Perspectives on Buddhism in the United States, co-authored with Natalie E.F. Quli (SUNY Press, 2015).

Cynthia Moe-Lobeda (PLTS/CDSP)Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation (Fortress Press, 2013).

Michael Morris (DSPT)The Woman Behind the Myth (Vivace Edizioni, 2014).

Ronald Nakasone (GTU)Asian American Religious Cultures Volumes 1-2, Co-editor (ABC-CLIO, 2015).

Sangyil Sam Park (ABSW)포스트모던 시대의 설교학 밑그림 (Preaching in the 21st Century) (Olive Tree Press, 2014).

Richard Payne (GTU), Pure Land Buddhism in China: A Doctrinal History, ed. with Natalie E.F. Quli, 2 vols. (Institute of Buddhist Studies and BDK America, 2016); Homa Variations: The Study of Ritual Change Across the Longue Duree, ed. with Michael Witzel (Oxford University Press, 2015); Scripture:Canon::Text:Context: Essays Honoring Lewis R. Lancaster, ed., Contemporary Issues in Buddhist Studies series (Institute of Buddhist Studies and the Numata Center/Berkeley, 2014).

Ted Peters (PLTS), Sin Boldly! Justifying Faith for Fragile and Broken Souls (Fortress, 2015); Theologians in Their Own Words, co-ed. with Derik Nelson and Joshua Moritz (Fortress, 2013); GOD the World's Future: Systematic Theology for a Postmodern Era, 3rd Edition (Fortress, 2013).

Susan Phillips (GTU), ​The Cultivated Life: From Ceaseless Striving to Receiving Joy (IV Press, 2015); Serving God’s Community: Studies in Honor of W. Ward Gasque (Regent College Publishing, 2014).

Julia D.E. Prinz (JST)Interruption: Theological Thought and Photography in Dialogue with Johann Baptist Metz (Herder, 2015).

Hugo Cordova Quero (SKSM), El Desafío del Diálogo. Historia, Definiciones y Problemáticas del Ecumenismo y la Pluralidad Religiosa ​(GEMRIP Ediciones, 2014).

Jean-François Racine (JST)Beauty and the Bible: Toward a Hermeneutics of Biblical Aesthetics. co-edited (Society of Biblical Literature, 2013).

Anselm Ramelow (DSPT), God: Reason and Reality (Basic Philosophical Concepts) (Philosophia Verlag, 2014).

Robert Russell (CTNS), Time in Eternity: Pannenberg, Physics, and Eschatology in Creative Mutual Interaction (University of Notre Dame Press, 2012)

Sandra M. Schneiders, IHM (JST),  Jesus Risen in Our Midst: Essays on the Resurrection of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel (Liturgical Press, 2013); Prophets in Their Own Country: Women Religious Bearing Witness to the Gospel in a Troubled Church (Orbis, 2012).

Naomi Seidman (GTU/CJS), The Marriage Plot Or, How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and with Literature (Stanford University Press, 2016).

Rita Sherma (GTU/CDS), International Journal of Dharma Studies, ed. (Springer Open); Woman and Goddess in Hinduism: Reinterpretations and Re-envisioning, editor (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011).

Kirsi Stjerna (PLTS)The Annotated Luther, Vol. 2: Word and Faith, ed. (Fortress Press, 2015); On the Apocalyptic and Human Agency: Conversations with Augustine of Hippo and Martin Luther (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2014).

Augustine Thompson (DSPT), Francis of Assisi: A New Biography (Cornell, 2012).

Tran, Anh (JST), World Christianity: Perspectives and Insights (Orbis Press, 2016).

Mary Donovan Turner (PSR), The God We Seek: Portraits of God in the Old Testament (Chalice Press, 2010).

David Vasquez-Levy (PSR)Accompaniment: A Bible Study on Mission (ELCA Global Missions, 2014); Ruth (Augsburg Fortress, 2012); 1 and 2 Samuel (Augsburg Fortress, 2010).

Randi J. Walker (PSR)Religion and the Public Conscience: Ecumenical Civil Rights Efforts in Seattle 1940-1960 (Circle Books, 2012); 거울로서의 역사 History as a Mirror, with Kyu Hong Yeon (Hanshin Theological Seminary Press, 2011).

Louis Weil (CDSP)Liturgical Sense: The Logic of Rite (Seabury Books, 2013).

Annette Weissenrieder (SFTS), ​Verkörperung als Paradigma einer theologischen Anthropologie (de Gryuter, 2016); The Interface of Orality and Writing: Hearing, Seeing, Writing in New Genres (Festschrift for Antoinette Wire) (Wipf & Stock, 2015); Contested Spaces: Houses and Temples in Roman Antiquity and the New Testament, co-ed. with David L. Balch (Mohr Siebeck, 2012); Religion und Krankheit– Religion and Medicine. Which relationships are life-enhancing?, (Darmstadt, 2010).


Alumni Publications

Kathryn B. Alexander (Ph.D., '13) Saving Beauty: A Theological Aesthetics of Nature (Fortress Press, Aug 2014).

Whitney Bauman (Ph.D., '07), Religion and Ecology: Developing a Planetary Ethic (Columbia University Press, Apr 2014); Whitney Bauman, Richard R. Bohannon II, and Kevin J. O'Brien, eds., Inherited Land: The Changing Grounds of Religion and Ecology (Pickwick Publications, Aug 2011)

Sharon Betsworth (Ph.D. ‘07), The Reign of God is Such as These: A Socio-Literary Analysis of Daughters in the Gospel of Mark (T & T Clark, Dec 2010)

Kirk A. Bingaman (Ph.D. '00), The Power of Neuroplasticity for Pastoral and Spiritual Care (Lexington Books, April 2014)

Alexander Blair (Ph.D. ‘84), Christian Ambivalence Toward Its Old Testament: Interactive Creativity Versus Static Obedience (Wipf & Stock Publishers, Jan 2011)

Erin Brigham (Ph.D. ‘10), Sustaining the Hope for Unity: Ecumenical Dialogue in a Postmodern World (Liturgical Press, Apr 2012)

Sean D. Burke (Ph.D. '09), Queering the Ethiopian Eunuch: Strategies of Ambiguity in Acts (Fortress, August 2013).

Douglas Burton-Christie (Ph.D. ‘88), The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology (Oxford, Nov 2012)

Woody Carter (Ph.D. ‘94), Theology for a Violent Age: Religious Beliefs Crippling African American Youth (, Dec 2010)

Joseph Cheah (Ph.D. '04) and Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Theological Reflections on Gangnam Style: A Racial, Sexual, and Cultural Critique (Palgrave Pivot, July 2014); Joseph Cheah, Race and Religion in American Buddhism: White Supremacy and Immigrant Adaptation (Oxford University Press, Sept 2011)

Robert Collie (Th.D. ‘70) and Annelie Collie, The Apostle Paul and Post-Traumatic Stress: From Woundedness to Wholeness (Fairway Press, Sept 2011)

Steven Danver (M.A. ‘94) and John Burch, Encyclopedia of Water Politics and Policy in the United States (CQ Press, May 2011)

Elizabeth Drescher (Ph.D. '08), Choosing Our Religion: The Spiritual Life of America's Nones (Oxford University Press, 2016); Drescher and Keith Anderson, Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible (Morehouse, May 2012); Drescher, Tweet If You ♥ Jesus: Practicing Church in the Digital Reformation (Morehouse, May 2011)

Patricia Dutcher-Walls (Th.D., '94), Reading the Historical Books: A Student's Guide to Engaging the Biblical Text (Baker, Mar 2014). 

Kevin Fauteux (Ph.D. ‘82), Defusing Angry People: Practical Tools for Handling Bullying, Threats, and Violence (New Horizon Press, Feb 2011)

Peter Feldmeier (Ph.D. ‘96), Encounters in Faith: Christianity in Interreligious Dialogue (Anselm Academic, Feb 2011); Feldmeier and Leo Lefebure, The Path of Wisdom: A Christian Commentary on the Dhammapada (Eerdmans, May 2011)

Brian Froese (Ph.D. '04), California Mennonites (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014)

Lynne Gerber (Ph.D. ‘09), Seeking the Straight and Narrow: Weight Loss and Sexual Reorientation in Evangelical America (University of Chicago, Nov 2011)

Tricia Gibbs (as Sarah Isaias, M.A. student), A New Song (Derusha, June 2011)

Michelle Gonzalez (Ph.D. ‘01), Shopping: Christian Explorations of Daily Living (Fortress Press, Nov 2010)

Cecilia González-Andrieu (Ph.D. ‘07), Teaching Global Theologies: Power and Praxis, coedited with Kwok Pui-Lan and Dwight Hopkins (Baylor University Press, Sep 2015); Bridge to Wonder: Art as a Gospel of Beauty (Baylor UP, April 2012)

Rebecca Gordon (Ph.D. '09), Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States (Oxford University Press, May 2014). 

Max Hammer, with Barry J. Hammer (Ph.D. '92), and Alan C. Butler, Deepening Your Personal Relationships: Developing Emotional Intimacy and Good Communication (SBPRA, Jan 2014); Hammer, Hammer, and Butler, Psychological Healing Through Creative Self-Understanding and Self-Transformation (SBPRA, Jan 2014)

Kayko Driedger Hesslein (Ph.D. '14) Dual Citizenship: Two-Natures Christologies and the Jewish Jesus (Boombury T&T Clark, 2015)

Timothy Hessel-Robinson (Ph.D. ‘06) and Ray Maria McNamara, RSM (Ph.D. ‘06), Spirit and Nature: The Study of Christian Spirituality in a Time of Ecological Urgency (Pickwick Publications, Aug 2011)

John C. Holt (M.A. ‘73), ed., The Sri Lanka Reader: History, Culture, Politics, The World Readers series (Duke University Press, Mar 2011)

Kevin Kaatz (M.A. ‘98), Early Controversies and the Growth of Christianity (Praeger, Feb 2012)

Heup Young Kim (Ph.D. ‘92), Fumitaka Matsuoka (PSR emeritus), and Anri Morimoto, eds., Asian and Oceanic Christianities in Conversation: Exploring Theological Identities at Home and in Diaspora, Studies in World Christianity and Interreligious Relations (Rodopi, Mar 2011)

James Kraft (Ph.D. ‘01), The Epistemology of Religious Disagreement (Palgrave/Macmillan, May 2012)

Robert Lassalle-Klein (Ph.D. '95), Blood and Ink: Ignacio Ellacuría, Jon Sobrino, and the Jesuit Martyrs of the University of Central America (Orbis, June 2014).

Richard Lindsay (Ph.D. '12), Hollywood Biblical Epics: Camp Spectacle and Queer Style from the Silent Era to the Modern Day (Prager, June 2015) 

Jennifer Howe Peace (Ph.D. ‘05), Or Rose, and Gregory Mobley, My Neighbor's Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation (Orbis, Feb 2012). Contributors include: Judith Berling (GTU), Ibrahim Farajaje (SKSM), Charles Gibbs (CDSP MDiv), Rita Nakashima-Brock (SKSM), and Rebecca Parker (SKSM).

Nancy Pineda-Madrid (Ph.D. ‘05), Suffering and Salvation in Ciudad Juarez (Fortress, May 2011)

Debra Mumford (Ph.D. ‘07, M.A.B.L. ‘03), Exploring Prosperity Preaching: Biblical Health, Wealth, and Wisdom (Judson Press, May 2012)

Anathea E. Portier-Young (M.A. ‘98), Apocalypse Against Empire: Theologies of Resistance in Early Judaism (Eerdmans, Dec 2010)

Adam Pryor (Ph.D. '12), The God Who Lives: Investigating the Emergence of Life and the Doctrine of God (Pickwick Publications, Jan 2014)

Judith Rock (Ph.D. ‘88), The Rhetoric of Death (Berkley Trade, Oct 2010)

Cia Sautter (Ph.D. ‘00), The Miriam Tradition: Teaching Embodied Torah (University of Illinois, Nov 2010)

Marilyn Sewell (Ph.D. '91), Raw Faith: Following the Thread (Fuller Press, 2014)

Andrea Sheaffer (Ph.D. '14)Envisioning the Book of Judith: How Art Illuminates Minor Characters (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2014)

Emily Leah Silverman (Ph.D. ‘08), Edith Stein and Regina Jonas: Religious Visionaries in the Time of the Death Camps (Equinox, May 2012)

Susan Marie Smith (Ph.D. ‘02), Christian Ritualizing and the Baptismal Process: Liturgical Explorations toward a Realized Baptismal Ecclesiology (Pickwick, Nov 2011)

Janet Stickmon (M.A. ‘99), Midnight Peaches, Two O'Clock Patience (Jan 2012)

Laura Stivers (Ph.D. ‘00), Disrupting Homelessness: Alternative Christian Approaches (Fortress, April 2011)

Jonathan Tan (M.A. '98), Christian Mission among the Peoples of Asia (Orbis, 2014). 

Jeanne Choy Tate (M.A. '98), Something Greater: Culture, Family, and Community as Living Story (Pickwick Publications, May 2013)

Wendy R. Terry (Ph.D. ‘07), Seeing Marguerite in the Mirror: A Linguistic Analysis of Porete's “Mirror of Simple Souls,” Studies in Spirituality Supplements 21 (Peeters, Jan 2011)

Al Tizon (Ph.D. ‘05), Missional Preaching: Engage, Embrace, Transform (Judson Press, March 2012); Tizon, M. Sydney Park, and Soong-Chan Rah, eds., Honoring the Generations: Learning with Asian North American Congregations (Judson Press, April 2012)

Dongsheng (John) Wu (Ph.D. ‘06), Understanding Watchman Nee: Spirituality, Knowledge, and Formation (Wipf & Stock, April 2012)

Emily S. Wu (Ph.D. '10), Traditional Chinese Medicine in the United States: In Search of Spiritual Meaning and Ultimate Health (Lexington Books, June 2013)

Angela Yarber (Ph.D. '10)Holy Women's Icons (Parson's Porch Publishing, May 2014); Dance in Scripture: How Biblical Dancers Can Revolutionize Worship Today (Cascade Books, Oct 2013); The Gendered Pulpit: Sex, Body, and Desire in Preaching and Worship (Parson's Porch Books, April 2013); Embodying the Feminine in the Dances of the World's Religions (Peter Lang Press, Nov 2011)

Russell Yee (Ph.D. ‘97), Worship on the Way: Exploring Asian North American Experience (Judson Press, April 2012)

Yeow Choo Lak (Th.D. 71), Loving Hawai'i (Xulon Press, Sept 2011)


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