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AN

ESSENTIAL SYLLABUS BIBLIOGRAPHY


A Selection of 140 Introductory Books
(and Three Films)
for

THEOLOGICAL COURSES
following

THE
CURRICULUM SYLLABUS
of
Gujranwala Theological Seminary
Pakistan

Compiled
by:

Rev. P.C.J. Burgess, M.A. (Cantab)


Revised Edition August 2007
The philosophy behind this list
assumes that
students should read
one good introductory book
that introduces the subject they wish to study
before attempting the more detailed works
on particular aspects of that subject.
Such introductory books should also be accessible
to students at their level of reading and learning.
Teachers preparing a course for the first time
will find An Essential Syllabus Bibliography
helpful as a resource
when deciding what material to include in that course.
Others may be interested to
compare this outline with their own syllabus.
The list is taken from a larger selection of
over 500 Key Books
listed in
“A Progressive Classification” **
and selected as introductory
to subjects catalogued in that classification.

KEY to rating used in Bibliography:


Introductory (No rating)
* - Easy Introduction
# - Comprehensive study
mc - Multiple copies held in GTS Library

** The classification used in Gujranwala Theological Seminary Library.


It serves also as a Taxonomy of Theological Fields and Topics.
and was evolved from an appendix to Curriculum for Theological Development,
a manual for those involved in curriculum development
in Theological and Bible Schools up to M.Div. level.
CURRICULUM SYLLABUS BIBLIOGRAPHY

Periods
Course

Class
PC Department / Section Introductory Books
Ref & * Easy
Course Content: Subject / Topics # Comprehensive

DEPARTMENT of BIBLICAL STUDIES, NOTE: Right Column shows


Total Term Class Periods over 9 terms
HERMENEUTICS and (i.e. what each student should attend 41
SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY during their 3 years in Seminary)
100 BS BIBLICAL STUDIES (General) BIBLICAL STUDIES (General) Class Units 12
* Papyrus, Parchment and Print - Harold K. Mouton,
Lutterworth,1967, 77p
Introduction: Origin of Scripure - How we got our Bible From the Mind of God to the Mind of Man - J.B.
103
BS:1 Divisions - OT-NT relationship Williams, Ambassador, 1999, 231pp
115
Transmission - Canon - Translation The Bible as a Whole - S. Travis, Bible Reading Fellowship,
1994, 192pp
The Canon of Scripture - F.F. Bruce, IVP, 1988, 349pp 1
Can we trust the Biblical record? Discoveries from Bible Times - Alan Millard, Lion, 1997,
114 BS:2
Biblical archaeology & historical background 352pp 2
Geography of the Bible - Denis Baly, Lutterworth, 1974,
Understanding the land of the Bible
112 288pp
BS:3 A Biblical Theological Guide:
752.1 Understanding the Land of the Bible - O. Palmer
Overview - Specifics - Constrasting perspectives
Robertson, P&R, 1996, 158pp 1
God’s Big Picture – V. Roberts, IVP, 2009, 176pp
How to Study the Bible For All Its Worth
-D.Stewart/G.D.Fee,Zondervan.2003mc 288pp
Hermeneutics:How to interpret the Bible How to Read the Bible Book by Book - D. Stewart / G.D. Fee,
History of the deelopment of Hermeneutics as a discipline Zondervan, 2002, 444pp
Applying Hermeneutics: Original meaning - Its background - How to Read the Bible as Literature - Leyland Ryken,
117 BS:4
Intended meaning / Scriptural harmony / Relevance today Zondervan, 1984, 208pp
Genre: Law - Narrative / History - Prophecy - Poetry - Wisdom - # From Creation to New Creation – T. Chester,
Gospel - Parable - Acts - Letter - Apocalyptic Paternoster, 2003, 160pp
# Grasping God’s Word – J.S. Duvall & J.D. Hays,
Zondervan, 2005 mc 298pp 2
109 BS:5 Biblical Languages: Hebrew Biblical Hebrew - P.H. Kelley, Eerdmans, 1992, 235pp 3
109 BS:6 Biblical Languages: Greek Learn N.T. Greek - J.M. Dobson, Bible Society, 1992, 314pp 3
1
120 OT OLD TESTAMENT OLD TESTAMENT Class Units
4
Making Sense of the OT - T. Longman, Baker, 1999 mc
156pp
Reasons for studying the OT - * The Message of the OT - H.L. Ellison, Paternoster, 1969.
Making Sense of the OT - Obstacles to understanding the OT. 96pp
122.9 Principles of Interpreting the OT: # OT Survey - LaSor / Hubbard / Bush, Eerdmans, 1996,
OT:1
122 Author's intention - Context - Genre - Background - Grammar - 866pp
Harmony of Scripture - Witness to Christ - Open-mindedness A Guide to OT Theology & Exegesis – W.A. Van Gemeren,
OT Survey: Hebrew Divisions - Historical Outline - Key Themes Zondervan mc, 236pp
# OT Theology - P:R: House, IVP, 655pp
* Faith of Israel – WJ Dumbrell, Apollos 2002, 352pp 2
Genesis: Theology of the Origin of Things * Gen. 1-11; Gen. 12-23 - M. Eaton, S. Word
125 OT:2 (creation, humanity, sin, Israel) Encountering the Book of Genesis - B.T. Arnold, Baker,
providing a Theological Understanding of History 2003, 240pp 2
Exodus: Redemption seen in Israel’s history * Exodus: Travelling Homeward – M. Bentley, Evangelical
128 OT.3
and God’s presence with His people demonstrated Press, 1999, 352pp
1
1 & 2 Samuel: God at work to achieve His purposes
134 OT:4 * 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel - M. Eaton, Sovereign Word, 1996
through & despite human leaders 1
Ezra / Nehemiah: Restoration of God’s people and their homes * Ezra & Nehemiah: Doing a Great Work – S.K. Evers,
156 OT:5
through faithful servants Evangelical Press, 1996, 224pp
1
* How to Read Proverbs – Tremper Longman, IVP 2009,
153 OT:6 Proverbs: principles of wisdom for life 180pp
Job: Out of the Storm – C. Ash, IVP, 2004, 111pp 1
151 Psalms: the prayers / hymn book of the believer, * Encountering the Book of Psalms – C.H. Bullock, Baker,
OT:7
830 covering every kind of emotion and situation 2001, 226pp 2
* Isaiah: God Delivers - D. Thomas, Evangelical Press,
Isaiah: OT view of the Gospel regarding
137 OT:8 2005, 415pp
the coming Messiah who will suffer for his people.
* Isaiah - B. Webb, IVP (BST series), 1997, 288pp 2
12 (‘Minor’) Prophets;
* Hosea - D. Kidner, IVP (BST series), 1981, 142pp
140 OT:9 Hosea – God’s steadfast love;
* Amos - J.A Motyer, IVP (BST series), 1974, 208pp
Amos - God’s demands of righteous living 2
126 NT NEW TESTAMENT NEW TESTAMENT Class Units 15
162 Introduction to the NT: Gospels - Acts - Letters - Revelation * Men With a Message - John Stott, ELT,1994 mc 168pp
163 NT:1 OT fulfilled in the NT - Key themes pf the NT Encountering the NT – W. Ellwell / Yarborough, Baker,
170 – Paul’s theology – John’s theology 2005, 448pp
2
The Life of Christ – Matthew’s Gospel: * The Original Jesus - N.T. Wright, Lion, 1997, 160pp
164 NT:2
account of Jesus’ life, death & resurrection Matthew – Michael Green, IVP (BST series), 2000, 320pp 2
The Teaching of Jesus:
The Sermon on the Mount, The Lord’s Prayer
164 NT:3 The Divine Conspiracy – D. Willard, Fount, 1998, 468pp
John’s Gospel: The great Teacher who laid down his life for
friends 2
Acts: History of the early church
169 NT:4 Acts - John Stott, IVP (BST series), 1994, 428pp
(Pt. 2 of Luke’s history of the establishment of Christianity)
1
Romans: the essence of being a Christian
171 NT:5 Romans - John Stott, IVP, (BST series), 2001 mc 432pp
- a theological & practical guide for the believer
2
174 NT:6 Galatians: saved by faith alone - heart of the gospel Galatians - John Stott, IVP, (BST series), 1994, 191pp 1
hesians: the nature of salvation and the Christian life
175 NT:7 Ephesians - John Stott, IVP, (BST series), 1998. 64pp
- spiritual warfare 1
Pastoral Epistles: the care of the churches 1 Timothy & Titus - John Stott, IVP, (BST series), 1997,
180 NT 8
discipline, fellowship, perseverance, authority 64pp
2
Hebrews: a defence of the Christian faith
against those who look for salvation
186 NT:9 Hebrews - R. Brown, IVP, (BST series), 1992, 272pp
in keeping the Law or elsewhere
- commentary on the OT 1
197 Revelation: a cryptic picture of heavenly reality - Jesus reigns
NT:10 Revelation - M. Wilcock, IVP, (BST series), 1991, 223pp
250 - as an encouragement during persecution - eschatology 1
SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY
200 Doc SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY Class Units 16
(DOCTRINE)
* Who Needs Theology? - Grenz / Olson, IVP, 1996 mc
Introduction to Theology - Kinds of theology: 150pp
natural, biblical, systematic, contextual, contemporary – and * A Faith To Live By - D. Macleod, Christian Focus, 1998
200 Doc1 others! mc 333pp
Why study theology? - its sources – an encyclopaedia (map) of Bible Doctrine - W. Grudem, IVP,1999 mc 528pp
theology (relationship with other disciplines) - OR - # Systematic Theology - W. Grudem, Zondervan,
2004, 1264pp 2
* Experiencing God – M. Eaton, OM, 1998, 114pp
210 Doc2 God - Heaven & Earth – Revelation This is the Day - R. Beckwith / W. Stott, 1978, 181pp (Text
available on Internet)
4

The Incomparable Christ - John Stott, IVP, 2002 mc 250pp


End of Story? - Stephen Travis, IVP, 1997, 160pp
Marriage for God - C. Ash, IVP, 2007 mc 174pp
240 Doc3 Jesus Christ -The End Times - Humanity - Redemption
What's So Amazing About Grace? – P. Yancey,
HarperCollins, 1985, 292pp
# The Cross of Christ: J. Stott, IVP, 1989 mc 340pp
7

* Enjoying God's World-Wide Church - M. Eaton, OM,


280 Doc4 The Holy Spirit - The Church 1995
* The Living Church – John Stott, IVP, 2007, 192pp
4
DEPARTMENT of PHILOSOPHY,
COMMUNICATION, PHILOSOPHY, COMMUNICATION &
40
and CONTEMPORARY STUDIES
CONTEMPORARY STUDIES
300 Apo PHILOSOPHY & APOLOGETICS PHILOSOPHY & APOLOGETICS Class Units
9
Introduction to The Philosophy of Religion - B.
300 Apo1 Philosophical Theology
Davies, OUP, 2003, 344pp
3
* Handbook of Christian Apologetics - P. Kreeft /
300 Apo2 Apologetics: Principles for defending our faith
Tacelli, IVP, 19 94, 406pp
6

400 CS CONTEMPORARY STUDIES CONTEMPORARY STUDIES Class Units


10
# New Issues Facing Christians Today – John Stott,
IVP, 1999, 435pp
400 Contemporary Beliefs / Issues; Contemporary Theology Base Ecclesial Communities - Jose Marin, CAFORD,
CS:1 1989,
415 Inter-denominational issues; Inter-Faith relations
God & Culture - D.A. Carson, Paternoster, 1993, 398pp
The Blood of the Moon - G. Grant, Nelson, 2001 (Biblical roots &
contemporary fruit of Islam) 195pp 3
* Woman in the Bible - M. Evans, Paternoster, 2006,
Women's Studies: in Scripture, theology, folk religion
412 CS 2 160pp
Rights & Roles in Soc / Church, Abuse in the family
The Role of Women – Ed: S. Lees, IVP, 1984, 224pp 2
* Unveiling Islam - E. Caner, Kregel, 2002, 256pp
450 CS:3 Islamics Islam & Christian Witness - M. Goldsmith, MarcEurope,
1982, 160pp 3
Base Ecclesial Communities - Jose Marin, CAFORD,
490 CS:4 Contextual Theology: Relevancy to local culture/values
1989,
2
500 Com COMMUNICATION COMMUNICATION Class Units
9
Principles of Communication Creating Understanding - Donald K. Smith,
510 Com1
Elocution (voice production) - Recording & PA System Zondervan,1992 mc 382pp
3
* I Believe In Preaching – John Stott, Hodder, 1984 mc
351pp
Preaching as proclamation (Biblical principles) Expository Preaching – H.W. Robinson, IVP, 1997 mc
520 Com2
Expository preaching; other kinds of preaching 230pp
Preaching Christ from the OT - S. Griedanus, Eerdmans
1999, 373pp 3
And the Word Became… a Sermon – D. Newton,
Christian Focus, 2003, 280pp
524 Com3 Homiletics (the craft and practice of preaching)
Spirit Empowered Preaching – A. Azurdia, Christian
Focus, 1998, 192pp 3

540 EM EVANGELISM & MISSION EVANGELISM AND MISSION Class Units 12


Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God - J.I. Packer,
Biblical: Faith sharing & evangelism. IVP, 1991, 126pp
550
EM:1 Practical: Hindrances - signals - listening * Messengers of God - D. Tidball, SU, 1998
540
media - cross-cultural communication Good News and Good Works - R.J. Sider, Baker, 1999,
256pp 3
Good News and Good Works - R.J. Sider, Baker, 1999,
256pp
551
EM:2 Theology of Mission - History of Mission - Call to Mission # Missiology - J.M. Terry, B & H, 1998, 768pp
557
Christian Mission in the Modern World – John Stott, IVP,
1975 mc 128pp 6
Mountain Rain (Fraser of China) - E. Crossman, OMF, 1985,
246pp
570 Culture in mission - Approaching Other Faiths The Church is Bigger Than You Think - P. Johnstone,
EM:3
580 - Strategy in Mission - Local Models Christian Focus, 1998, 320pp
Introducing World Missions – A.S. Moreau, Baker. 2005,
352pp 3
DEPARTMENT
of CHURCH HISTORY 20
CHURCH HISTORY

600 CH CHURCH HISTORY CHURCH HISTORY Class Units


12
Intro: God and History, AD 1-1500: * Beginning from Jerusalem – John Foster, Lutterworth,
600 CH:1
Beginnings, acceptance and conquest - a Christian society 1956, 94pp
3

* To All Nations - John Foster, Lutterworth, 1960, 87pp


610 1500-2000: Reform - reason.
CH:2 Turning Points – M.A. Knoll, IVP, 2001, 352pp
615 Revival & revolution - cities & empires - present & future
[Film: Martin Luther: 2005]
3
* People Movements in the Punjab – Fred & Margie Stock,
William Carey, 1975 mc 364pp
The Church in Asia (incl. Persia, Central Asia) China's Christian Millions - Tony Lambert, Monarch, 2006,
620 CH:3
Mission on Indian Sub-continent - Pakistan Church 288pp
So Great A Cloud – Kenneth G. Old, Tate, 2005
[Film: Carey: ] 6

690 HTh HISTORICAL THEOLOGY HISTORICAL THEOLOGY Class Units 8

Doctrinal Developments / Controversies in: Patristic Theology -


The History of Christian Thought - Jonathan Hill, Lion,
692 HTh1 Scholasticism - Reformation Theology. - The Enlightenment
2003 mc
Period
6
The Heidelberg Creed
693 HTh2 Formularies & Creeds
The Westminster Confession
2
DEPARTMENT of PRACTICAL
THEOLOGY PRACTICAL THEOLOGY and
and PASTORAL THEOLOGY
PASTORAL THEOLOGY

700 PrTh PRACTICAL THEOLOGY PRACTICAL THEOLOGY Class Units 8

* Discipleship - David Watson, Hodder, 1983 mc


287pp
Discipleship: Conversion / Forgiveness - Commandments of Christ - R.C. Beasley, P&R, 1999,
Obedience / Self-denial - Guidance - 176pp
710 PrTh1
Spiritual Warfare - Self-control / Discipline - Born For Battle - R. Arthur Matthews, OMF, 1991 mc
Cost of Discipleship 182pp
Following Christ – J.M. Stowell, Zondervan, 1996 mc
240pp 2

Spiritual Formation - Communion with God - Imitating A Call to Spiritual Reformation (St. Paul’s writings) -
714 Christ - Spiritual Growth (Fruit of the Spirit) - Holiness The D A. Carson, IVP, 2006, 230pp
PrTh2
715 Means of Grace: Feeding on God's Word - Prayer Life - A Call to Spiritual Reformation (St. Paul’s
Worship with others - Christian Fellowship writings) - D A. Carson, IVP, 2006, 230pp
3
* Christian Giving - V.S. Azariah, Lutterworth, 1954,
96pp
Christian Service: Using Gifts - Church Involvement - Boundaries - H. Cloud / J. Townsend, Zondervan, 1992,
718 PrTh3
Community Service Work - Use of Time / Money - Giving 304pp
Leadership is an Art – Max De Pree, Doubleday, 2004
mc 148pp 2
Genius, Grief & Grace - G. Davies. Christian Focus,
2001, 383pp
719 PrTh4 Psychology of Self Gifts Differing - I. Myers Briggs, Consulting
Psychiatrists Press,1995, 248pp
[Film: An Inconvenient Truth - Al Gore, 2006] 1
720 CEth CHRISTIAN ETHICS CHRISTIAN ETHICS Class Units 12
OT Ethics for the People of God – C. Wright, IVP, 2004,
520pp
* Moral Choices - Scott B. Rae, Zondervan, 1995, 281pp
720 CEth1 Biblical Principles of Christian Ethics
Internet text available
From Christ to the World – W.G. Boulton, Eerdmans,
1994, 552pp 2

Moral Theology: Christian Values / Virtues - Combating Vices


21 - Setting Priorities - Conscience & Conflicts Effective Christian Living - S.J. Selfridge, Christian Focus,
CEth2
723.3 - Sexual / Gender Ethics - Truth & Deception. 1994, 176pp
Attitudes to Material Possessions, Property & Money
3

Environmental Theology:
* Green House Theology – Ron Eldson, Monarch, 1992,
725 CEth3 Ecological Issues - Combating Pollution
256pp
- Stewardship of Resources - Use & Abuse of Technology
3

Social Theology: Personal Attitudes in Community Life The Eye of the Needle - Roy McCoughry, IVP, 1990,
726 CEth4
Power Struggles & Parti-bazi - Social / Global Issues Strange Virtues – Bernard T. Adeney, IVP, 1995, 286pp
3

729 CD:1 Community Development


1
730 Ed EDUCATION EDUCATION Class Units 10
731 Principles of Learning & Teaching
Ed:1 Use Your Head - Tony Buzan, BBC Active, 2006,168pp
740 - Developing Logic and Curiosity
1
Study Methods:
* Learn How to Study – Derek Rowntree, Warner Books,
750 Ed:2 Reading Skills - Note Taking - Researching
1998, 243pp
Thinking - Evaluating Evidence / Ideas 2
Wring Essays & Assignments
How to Write Essays – Clanchy / Ballard, Longman, 1996,
754 Ed:3 - Preparing Projects & Theses
144pp
- Organising Material - Presentation of Material
2
766 Ed:4 Urdu Grammar
2
767 Ed:5 Functional English
3
770 CEd CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CHRISTIAN EDUCATION Class Units
9
I want to be a Christian - J.I. Packer Kingsway, 1977 mc
Teaching in the Parish: Catechists Classes - Confirmation
770 CE:1 240pp
-Sunday School - Youth Work - Marriage Preparation
Applying God's Law - M. Eaton, OM, 1999 6
Parish Training in Ministry By The People - Ross Kinsler / Martin, William
778 CE:2
Mission, Pastoral Care, Social Responsibility Carey Library, 2008, 296pp
3
780 TE THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION Class Units
1
Theological Framework (Knowing)
Establishing Ministry Training - R.W. Ferris, William
786 TE:1 - Biblical Reflection (Understanding)
Carey Library, 1995, 189pp
- Godly Character (Being) - Ministerial Skills (Doing)
1
PaT
800
h
PASTORAL THEOLOGY PASTORAL THEOLOGY Class Units 7

* Skilful Shepherds: Exploration in Pastoral Theology – D.


Tidball, IVP,1997, 369pp
The Pastor: Character - Gifts - Office & Church Order * 36 Steps to Christian Leadership - D.E. Hoste, OMF,
Roles: Teacher - Preacher - Spiritual Advisor – Counsellor - 1999, 32pp
PaTh
803 Liturgist (Leader in public worship) * The Effective Pastor - Peter White, Mentor, 1998 mc
1
- Missionary Strategist - Manager 260pp
- Designator of Responsibilities to others An Authentic Servant - Ajith Fernando, OMF, 2006, 24pp
* A Call to Excellence - Paul Beasley-Murray, Hodder,
1995, 228pp 3
PaTh
809 The Psychology of Pastoral Care
2 1

Jesus as Counsellor / Care of Individuals; Visiting the parish:


Building up the faithful - Encouraging the faint-hearted - The Bible and Counselling - R. Harding, H&S, 1992, 160pp
810 PaTh
Counselling the troubled – Listening to Family problems - The Truth About AIDS - Patrick Dixon, Kingsway, 1990,
814 3
Rescuing the weak - Comforting the grieving - Ministering to the 253pp
sick - Seeking the lost - Shepherding the wayward
3
820 RR REVIVAL and RENEWAL REVIVAL AND RENEWAL Class Units 2

I Will Pour Out My Spirit – R.E. Davies, Monarch, 1992,


824 RR:1 History & Theology of Revival – Marks of a Vital Church
288pp
1
Let No Man Deceive You – Sue Waller, New Wine, 1986,
123pp
821 Personal Renewal - Charismatic Renewal - Tongues & Spirit A Passion for Faithfulness (Nehemiah) - J.I. Packer, H&S,
RR:2
829 Baptism - Spiritual Discernment – Retreats 1995 mc 224pp
Your Gift of Administration – Ted W. Engstrom, Marc Europe,
1985, 176pp 1
830 Wor WORSHIP WORSHIP Class Units 5
True Worship – D. Whitcomb / M. Ward (Baptist)
Ambassador, 2004, 260pp
831 Wor1 Biblical Patterns - Essential Ingredients
Engaging with God – David Peterson, (Anglican) IVP,
2002, 317pp 2
Declare His Glory: Congregational Worship Today Ed: H. Rowden
(Brethren), Paternoster, 1998,
Public Worship: How Traditional? (Historical) Worship by The Book Ed: D.A. Carson,
(Anglican/Baptist/Presbyterian) Zondervan, 2002, 256pp
832 Wor2 A Book of Worship in Village Churches (Indian): Edward K.
How World-wide? (Universal) - How Cultural local? (Social)
- How Adapted to Personal Temperament? (Psychological) Ziegler, Methodist, 1939
Created For Worship: from Gen. to Rev: Noel Due, (Baptist)
Mentor,, 2005, 311pp 1
833 Wor3 Church Music 1
835 CO CONGREGATIONAL OVERSIGHT CONGREGATIONAL OVERSIGHT Class Units 6
836-8 Equipping for service - Disciplining the disobedient - A Passion for Faithfulness (Nehemiah) - J.I. Packer,
CO:1
843-4 Conflict resolving - Change management - Team Work H&S, 1995 mc 224pp
2
Principles of Relational Leadership * A Relational Leadership – Walter C. Wright,
840 CO:2
Jesus as: Leader - Mentor – Model Paternoster, 2000 mc 216pp 2
Understanding Leadership - Tom Marshall, Sovereign
Leading a Congregation: World, 2008, 224pp
841-6 CO:3
Modelling - Vision - Strategy - Outreach – Stewardship Jesus Driven Ministry - Ajith Fernando, IVP, 2002 mc
255pp 2
850 Org ORGANISATION ORGANISATION Class Units 2
Administration (Congregational)
Finances & Fund Raising - Property & Maintenance; Mastering Church Management - Leith Anderson,
860 864 Org1
Legalities - Church Courts: Nelson, 1991, 166pp
Sessions - Councils - Boards of Institutions 2
870 Den DENOMINATIONS DENOMINATIONS Class Units 1
Distinguishing Church, Denomination, Sect, & Cult
Own Denominational Ethos; Other Denominations: Exploring Protestant Traditions – W.D. Buschart, IVP,
873 881-6 Den1
Their History - Doctrines - Worship - Polity (Government) 2006, 373pp
Official posts - Geographical Divisions 1