Greek Verb Chart
Internet Guide to Religion (Wabash)
Abbreviations in Theology and Bib. Studies (journals)
Syrophoenician and Canaanite woman (Mk 7:24-30 and Mt 15:21-28)
Teaching the Bible in a Different Culture
Early Jewish Writings
Early Christian Writings
*STVU M.Div checklist (only for students of the School of Theology at Virginia Union University)
[What (thesis), Why (theory), and How (method), plus 6C's: clear, critical, coherent, consistent, contextual, and creative]
Prolific writing=I+T+E (idea, time, and energy)
Good English means a writing that is grammatically correct, syntactically clear, and stylistically beautiful. Overall, it must be clutter-free writing that shows a clear thesis argued forcefully by evidence.
HELPFUL BOOKS FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES
Nestle-aland: Greek New Testament W/concise Dictionary (NA27th ed.)
Walter Bauer, ed. A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, Univ. of Chicago Press. 2001.
Sakae Kubo, Reader's Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament. Zondervan 1975.
Bruce Metzger, Lexical Aids for Students of New Testament Greek. Baker Academic. 1998.
S. McKenzie and S. Haynes, To Each Its Own Meaning (Westminster/John Knox, 1999)
New Interpreter’s Study Bible, Abingdon Press
Richard Soulen, Handbook of Biblical Criticism, 3rd edition. W/JKP, 2001
Daniel Patte, ed. Global Bible Commentary, Abingdon Press
Historical-critical method (source, form, tradition-history)
Who Wrote the Bible? (Richard Friedman)
The World of Ancient Israel: Sociological, Anthropological, and Political Perspectives (ed. R.E. Clements)
Reading the Old Testament (John Barton)
Old Testament Interpretation: Past, Present and Future (ed. James Mays)
Prolegomena to the History of Ancient Israel (Wellhausen)
Form Criticism of the Old Testament (Gene Tucker)
The Legends of Genesis: The Biblical Saga and History (Hermann Gunkel, 2003)
Rediscovering the Traditions of Israel (Douglas Knight)
A History of Pentateuchal Traditions (Martin Noth)
Four Gospels, One Jesus? A Symbolic Reading.
( English-only text)
What is Redaction Criticism? (Norman Perrin)
History and Theology in the Fourth Gospel (Louis Martyn)
Mark the Evangelist: Studies in the Redaction History of the Gospel (Willi Marxen)
Four Other Gospels: Shadows on the Contours of Canon (John Dominic Crossan)
A Theology of Q (Richard Edward)
The Theology of the Gospel according to Thomas (Bertil E. Gartner)
A Home for the Homeless (John Elliott)
Sects and Society (Bryan Wilson)
Kingdom and Community (John Gager)
The Social World of Luke-Acts: Models for Interpretation (Jerome Neyrey, ed.)
The First Urban Christians (Wayne Meeks)
Sociology of Early Palestinian Christianity (Gerd Theissen)
The Social Setting of Pauline Christianity: Essays on Corinth (Paperback)
The Social Construction of Reality (Peter Berger & Luckmann)
Community and Gospel in Luke-Acts (Philip Esler)
From Sacred Story to Sacred Text (James Sanders)
Canon and Community (James Sanders)
Old Testament Theology in a Canonical Context (Brevard Childs)
Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture (Brevard Childs)
Between Text and Community: The "Writings" in Canonical Interpretation (Donn F. Morgan)
The Art of Rhetoric (Aristotle). Loeb Classical Library. HUP. 1926.
Rhetorical Criticism: Context, Method, and the Book of Jonah (Phyllis Trible)
Jeremiah: A Study in Ancient Hebrew Rhetoric (Jack Lundbom)
New Testament Interpretation through Rhetorical Criticism (George Kennedy)
Prophecy and Persuasion (Yehoshua Gitay)
The Dialogic Imagination (Mikhail Bakhtin)
The Diatribe and Paul's Letter to the Romans (Stanley Stowers)
Gender and Difference in Ancient Israel (ed. Peggy Day)
A Reading of Romans: Justice, Jews, and Gentiles (Stanley Stowers)
Reading between Texts: Intertextuality and the Hebrew Bible (ed. Danna N. Fewell)
Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel (Michael Fishbane)
Religious Dimensions in Biblical Texts: Greimas's Structural Semiotics and Biblical Exegesis (Daniel Patte)
Structural Exegesis for the New Testament Critics (Daniel Patte)
On Story-Telling: Essays in Narratology (Mieke Bal)
Narrative in the Hebrew Bible (David Dunn and Danna Fewell)
What is Narrative Criticism? (Mark Allan Powell)
Exploring the Texture of Texts: A Guide to Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation (Vernon Robbins)
Reading Mark, Engaging the Gospel (David Rhoads)
The Act of Reading: A Theory of Aesthetic Response (Wolfgang Iser)
Let the Reader Understand: Reader-Response Criticism and the Gospel of Mark (Robert Fowler)
Literary Criticism and the Gospels: The Theoretical Challenge (Stephen Moore)
Of Grammatology (Jacques Derrida)
Derrida and Biblical Studies (Semeia 23, 1982)
Poststructuralist Criticism and the Bible: Text/History/Discourse (Semeia 51, 1990).
Discovering Eve: Ancient Israelite Women in Context (Carol Meyers)
"Feminist Criticism in the Garden: Inferring Genesis 2-3," Semeia 41 (1988): 67-84.
Feminist Perspectives on Biblical Scholarship (ed. Adela Y. Collins)
The Women's Bible Commentary (eds. Carol Newsom, Sharon Ringe)
The Bible and Feminist Hermeneutics. Semeia 28 (1983).
"The Effects of Women's Studies on Biblical Studies," Journal for the Study of Old Testament 22 (1992).
Biblical Hermeneutics: Toward a Theory of Reading in the Production of Meaning (J.S. Croatto)
Decolonizing the Biblical Studies (Fernando F. Segovia)
Postcolonial Reconfigurations: An Alternative Way of Reading the Bible and Doing Theology
Postcolonial Criticism and Biblical Interpretation
Voices from the Margin: Interpreting the Bible in the Third World
Return to Babel: Global Perspectives on the Bible
Postcolonial Imagination And Feminist Theology (Kwok PuiLan)
Postcolonial Feminist Interpretation of the Bible (Musa Dube)
Bart D. Ehrman. The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to Early Christian Writings. 3rd edition.
This book is one of the best introductory textbooks focused on a literary and historical introduction to the New Testament. Plainly written and easy-to-follow book with various helpful summary boxes. The only weakpoint is its lack of diversity in a theological introduction
. However, I strongly recommend this book for a historical, literary introduction to the NT.
The New Interpreter's Study Bible: New Revised Standard Version With the Apocrypha (Hardcover) Ed. Walter J. Harrelson. Abingdon Press.
This Study Bible is a show of mainline Protestant scholars' interpretation focused on "forensic" understanding of salvation, evil and sin on the one hand and two-step ethical approach (indicative to imperative; become what you are) on the other. This study bible takes on an "objective" reading of the text heavily drawing on historical background and author-centred meaning location in what typically known as an "exegetical" mind-set. This kind of scholarship therefore can be contrasted with Global Bible Commentary or Women's Bible Commentary because the latter shifts to a more readers-oriented meaning along with a more complex dimension of meaning production.
Fortress Introduction to the New Testament (Paperback)
Theissen's Introduction to NT is quite helpful to understanding NT communities' social location and their identity struggle within the communities and outside of it. By and large, his view of Jesus is "wandering Charismatic" movement in a "reforming" sense of Judaism while his view of Paul is "love patriarchalism" by which Pual is viewed as a social conservative. This scholar's stance is rooted in sociological, historical understanding of the text and the community.
The Women's Bible Commentary - expanded (Paperback) Eds. Carol Newsom and Sharon Ringe. W/JKP.
The collection of women scholars' essays on each book of the Bible gives us a tremendous resource of women's interpretations on the scripture, based on women's experience and critiques on androcentric scholarship. This book is a must companion to theological students who are studying scripture seriously in the modern context of struggle within the church, society and the world.
Global Bible Commentary. Ed. Daniel Patte. Abingdon. Read some introductory articles on the web of GBC.
This commentary just published in 2005 is a remarkable resource through which students are led to a diversity of interpretive choices on the text in view of readers' social, cultural, political, religious life contexts.
Thus, this book that deals with 66 biblical books has prominent global scholars write each commentary. It is easy to follow and deep in its ethical commitment and responsibility. This is a MUST reading for all students who is concerned with interpretation in the modern world.
Completely Revised on the Basis of the Greek Text of the Nestle Aland (English-only text) (Hardcover). by Kurt Aland (Editor). This synopsis of the Four Gospels gives you a sense of comparative texts in one view (with four columns). This is English-only text with helpful textual footnotes.
Aune, David, ed. The Gospel of Matthew in Current Study. Michigan: Eerdmans, 2001. [Review of scholarship]
Carter, Warren. Matthew and the Margins: A Sociopolitical and Religious Reading. New York: Orbis, 2000. [Socio-historical and marginal reading]
Davies, W. D. and D. C. Allison, Jr. Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, Vol.1,| 2,| 3. Edinburgh : T. & T. Clark, 1988. [literary-historical]
Patte, Daniel. The Gospel of Matthew: A Contextual Introduction for Group Study. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2003. [Methods]
Wainwright, Elaine M. Shall We Look for Another? A Feminist Reading of the Matthean Jesus. New York: Orbis, 1998. [Feminist]
Senior, Donald. What are They Saying about Matthew? Revised version. N.Y: Paulist Press, 1996. [Review of scholarship]
--------. The Gospel of Matthew. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1997.
Neyrey, Jerome H. Honor and Shame in the Gospel of Matthew. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1998. [Social science, cultural anthropology]
Kingsbury, Jack. Matthew as Story, Philadelphia: Fortress, 1988. [Narrative]
Powell, Mark Allan. Chasing the Eastern Star: Adventures in Biblical Reader Response Criticism. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 2001. [Reader response]
Patte, Daniel, ed. Global Bible Commentary. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2004. [Scriptural Criticism]
Susanne Scholz. Biblical Studies Alternatively: An Introductory Reader.
Changes and Conflicts: Korean Immigrant Families in New York Pyong Gap Min
Caught in the Middle: Korean Merchants in America's Multiethnic Cities
The Korean Americans: New Americans Won Moo Hurh
The Social Origins of Korean Immigrants to the United Statesfrom 1965 to the Present In-Jin Yoon
Korean American Women:From Tradition to Feminism Young I. Song
The Korean Frontier in America: immigration to Hawaii 1896-1910 Wayne Patterson
Blue Dreams Nancy Abelmann and John Lie
Bridge-Makers and Cross-Bearers:Korean American Women and the Church.
Lost Names:Scenes from a Korean Boyhood. Richard Kim
Korean Preaching: An Interpretation Jung Young Lee
The Korean Americans:The Immigrant Experience Brian Lehrer
The Korean American Dream Kyeyoung Park
Struggle to Be the Sun Again Hyun Kyung Chung
Marginality: The Key to Multicultural Theology Jung Young Lee
RESOURCES FOR CRITICAL STUDIESStudy guides and strategies (very extensive resource from reading to writing)
Citing sources (The Chicago Manual of style) or extensive information
How to read academic texts critically
Reading Your Textbooks Effectively and Efficiently
How to pillage a journal article?
Academic discussion guidelines
Academic skills center