Faculty Books


Charles Bellinger
Theological Librarian and Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics

Jesus v. Abortion: They Know Not What They Do. Eugene: Cascade Books, [forthcoming 2016]. Accepted for publication in the Theopolitical Visions series.
The Trinitarian Self: The Key to the Puzzle of Violence. Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2008.
The Genealogy of Violence: Reflections on Creation, Freedom, and Evil. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Rita Nakashima Brock
Research Professor of Theology and Culture and Director of the Soul Repair Center

Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury After War, co-authored with Gabriella Lettini. Beacon Press, 2012.
Saving Paradise: Recovering Christianity’s Forgotten Love for This Earth, co-authored with Rebecca Ann Parker. Canterbury Press UK, 2012.
(British edition of Saving Paradise Beacon, 2008.) Used as festival theme book in Cheltenham, UK, at the annual Greenbelt Arts and Religion Festival.
Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire, co-authored with Rebecca Ann Parker,
Beacon Press. Publishers Weekly starred review as a best book in 2008. Excerpted in UU World, July 2008.
Off the Menu: Asian and Asian North American Women’s Religion and Theology, co-edited with Jung Ha Kim, Kwok Pui Lan, and Seung Ai Yang.
Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007.
Proverbs of Ashes: Violence, Redemptive Suffering and the Search for What Saves Us, co-authored with Rebecca Ann Parker.
Boston: Beacon Press, 2001.

Warren Carter
Professor of New Testament

God-at-Work: Constructions of God in the New Testament (Nashville: Abingdon, forthcoming)
Telling Tales About Jesus: An Introduction to the New Testament Gospels (Minneapolis:Fortress, forthcoming 2016).
Israel and Empires: Postcolonial Approaches co-authored with Leo G. Perdue (London:Bloomsbury, 2014).
The New Testament: Methods and Meanings with Amy-Jill Levine (Nashville: Abingdon, 2013) first NT Introduction co-authored by Jewish and Christian authors.
Seven Events That Shaped the New Testament World (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013).
El Imperio Romano y el Nuevo Testamento (Navarra: Verbo Divino, 2011).
What Does Revelation Reveal? (Nashville: Abingdon, 2011).
John and Empire: Initial Explorations (New York: T&T Clark/Continuum, 2008).
Mateo y los margenes: Una lectura sociopolitical y religiosa. Translation by Serafin Fernandez Martinez. (Navarra: Verbo Divino, 2007).
John: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2006).
The Roman Empire and the New Testament: An Essential Guide (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2006).
Matthew: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist (Revised edition; Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004).
Pontius Pilate: Portraits of a Roman Governor (Interfaces; Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2003).
O Evangelho de Sao Mateus: Commentario Sociopolitica e religioso a partir das margens  (Sao Paulus: Paulus: 2002).
New Proclamation: Year A, 2001-2002 co-authored with David Jacobson, Carol J. Dempsey, John-Paul Heil; (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2002).
Matthew and Empire: Initial Explorations (Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 2001).
Matthew and the Margins: A Religious and Socio-Political Reading (Maryknoll: Orbis Books; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000; 2nd printing 2001; 3rd printing 2003).
Matthew’s Parables: Audience-Oriented Perspectives co-authored with J. P. Heil (CBQMS 30; Washington: CBA, 1998).
Matthew: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist (Peabody MA: Hendrickson, 1996).
Discipleship and Households: A Study of Matthew 19-20 (JSNTSS 103; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic/JSOT, 1994).
What Are They Saying About Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount? (Mahwah: Paulist, 1994).

Russell W. Dalton
Professor of Religious Education

The Children’s Bible in America: A Reception History of Noah’s Ark in U.S. Children’s Bibles (London, New York: Bloomsbury T & T Clark’s Library of Biblical Studies, 2015)

Marvelous Myths: Marvel Superheroes and Heroic Living in the Real World.  St. Louis, Missouri, Chalice Press, 2011.

Faith Journey through Fantasy Lands: A Christian Dialogue with Harry Potter,

Star Wars, and The Lord of the Rings. Minneapolis: Augsburg-Fortress Press, 2003.

Introduction to Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, by Lew Wallace, xi-xix. New York: Barnes and Nobles Books, 2004.

Video, Kids, and Christian Education. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2001.


Jim Duke
I. Wylie and Elizabeth M. Briscoe Professor of History of Christianity and History of Christian Thought

How to Think Theologically, 3rd edition, in collaboration with Howard Stone, Fortress Press. 2013
Sources of Christian Theology in America. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1999
The Church for Disciples of Christ: Seeking to Be Truly Church. St. Louis: Christian Board of Publication, 1998
Christian Faith Seeking Historical Understanding: Essays in Honor of H. Jack Forstman. Macon, Ga: Mercer University Press, 1997
Makers of Christian Theology in America. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1997

Ariel Feldman
Rosalyn and Manny Rosenthal Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Jewish Studies Program

The Dead Sea Scrolls Rewriting Samuel and Kings: Texts and Commentary.  BZAW 469; Berlin: de Gruyter, 2015.
with L. Goldman, Scripture and Interpretation: Qumran Texts that Rework the Bible. Edited by D. Dimant. BZAW 449; Berlin: de Gruyter, 2014.
The Rewritten Joshua Scrolls from Qumran: Texts, Translations, and Commentary. BZAW 438; Berlin: de Gruyter, 2013.

Wil Gafney
Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible

Womanist Midrash, Westminster/John Knox Press. (Submitted)

Namsoon Kang
Professor of Theology and Religion

Cosmopolitanism and Religion: In Search of Perpetual Peace in the 21st Century. Seoul: New Wave Plus Publisher, 2015.

Diasporic Feminist Theology: Asia and Theopolitical Imagination. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress,

Cosmopolitan Theology: Reconstituting Neighbor-Love, Hospitality, and Solidarity in an Uneven World. St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2013.

A Comparative Study of Life Thought in the Third World Theologies. Seoul: Tree of Ideas, Co-authored.

Feminist Theology: Gender, Life, Spirituality. Seoul: Korean Theological Institute, 2002.

Feminism and Christianity. Seoul: Christian Literature Society, 1998.

Contemporary Feminist Theology. Seoul: Christian Literature Society, 1994.

Postcolonial Mission: Power and Partnership in World Christianity. Sopher Press, 2011. Co-edited.

Handbook of Theological Education in World Christianity, Oxford, UK: Regnum Books, 2010. Co-edited.

Timothy S. Lee
Associate Professor of the History of Christianity and Director of Asian (Korean) Church Studies

Special issue of the Journal of Korean Religions, entitled Interpreting Christian Missionary Experiences in Korea, April 2013 (4:1)

Born Again: Evangelicalism in Korea, (Honolulu: University of Hawaii, 2010)
Christianity in Korea, co-edited with Robert E. Buswell Jr. (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2006)

Francisco Lozada
Charles Fischer Catholic Associate Professor of New Testament and Latina/o Church Studies

Latino/a Biblical Hermeneutics: Problematic, Objectives, and Strategies. Edited with Fernando F. Segovia; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature Publications, 2014.
Perspectives and Methods in Culture, Power, and Identity in the New Testament. Edited with Greg Carey. Soundings in Cultural Criticism Series; Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013.
New Currents Through John: A Global Perspective. Editor with Thomas Thatcher. Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature Publications, 2006.
A Literary Reading of John 5: Text as Construction. Studies in Biblical Literature 20. NY: Peter Lang, 2000.

Joretta Marshall
Executive Vice President and Dean, Professor of Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Care and Counseling

Practicing Care in Rural Congregations and Communities. with Jeanne Hoeft and Shannon Jung. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013
The Formation of Pastoral Counselors : Challenges and Opportunities. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Pastoral Press, 2006
How Can I Forgive?: A Study in Forgiveness. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2005
Forgiveness and Abuse: Jewish and Christian Reflections. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Pastoral Press, 2002
Counseling Lesbian Partners. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1997

Shelly Matthews
Professor of New Testament

The Acts of the Apostles: Taming the Tongues of Fire (Phoenix Guides to the New Testament 4) Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2013.
Perfect Martyr: The Stoning of Stephen and the Construction of Christian Identity. Oxford University Press, 2010.
First Converts: Rich Pagan Women and the Rhetoric of Mission in Early Judaism and Christianity. Contraversions: Jews and Other Differences. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001.
Violence in the New Testament: Jesus Followers and Other Jews under Empire. New York/London: T & T Clark International, 2005 (Co-edited with E. Leigh Gibson).
Walk in the Ways of Wisdom: Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza. Harrisburg/London/New York: Trinity Press International, 2003 (Co-edited with Cynthia Kittredge, Melanie Johnson DeBaufre).

Barbara J. McClure
Associate Professor: Pastoral Theology and Practice

Emotions and the Flourishing Life (forthcoming, Baylor University Press, 2016)
Moving Beyond Individualism in Pastoral Theology, Care and Counseling: Reflections on Theory, Theology and Practice (Wipf & Stock/Cascade, 2010 and Lutterworth Press, UK, 2011)

Lance Pape
Granville and Erline Walker Assistant Professor of Homiletics

The Scandal of Having Something to Say: Ricoeur and the Possibility of Postliberal Preaching. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2013.
New Proclamation Year C 2013: Easter Through Christ the King. Turner, Mary Donovan, Eric D. Barreto, Walter C. Bouzard, and Lance Pape, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013.

Nancy J. Ramsay
Professor of Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care and Counseling: Redefining the Paradigms, Editor, Nashville: Abingdon, June 2004.
Telling the Truth: Preaching About Sexual and Domestic Violence, Co-Editor with John S. McClure (Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, Fall 1998).
Pastoral Diagnosis: A Resource for Ministries of Care and Counseling. Minneapolis: Fortress, Fall 1998.

Timothy H. Robinson
Alberta H. and Harold L. Lunger Associate Professor of Spiritual Disciplines and Resources and Director of Disciples Formation

Puritan Spirituality: Classics of Western Spirituality. New York: Paulist Press (forthcoming, 2015)
The Reverend Edward Taylor’s Sacramental Meditations on the Song of Songs: The Erotic Devotion of an American Puritan. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2012.
Spirit and Nature: The Study of Christian Spirituality in a Time of Ecological Urgency. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2011.

Timothy Sandoval
Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible

Money and the Way of Wisdom (Woodstock, VT: SkyLight Paths, 2008).
The Discourse of Wealth and Poverty in Proverbs (Biblical Interpretation Series 77; Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2006).
Contesting Texts: Jews and Christians in Conversation about the Bible Editor, (with M. Knowles et. al.) (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007).
Relating to the Text: Interdisciplinary and Form Critical Insights on the Bible Editor, (with C. Mandolfo) Relating to the Text: Interdisciplinary and Form Critical Insights on the Bible (London: Continuum Press, 2003).

Steve Sprinkle
Professor of Practical Theology and Director of Field Education and Supervised Ministry

Who Trampled Down the Rainbow Flag?: Remembering the Death of Victims of Hate Crimes Against the Sexual Minority (Seoul, South Korea: Alma Publishing Co. Ltd., 2013) [Korean edition of Unfinished Lives]
Unfinished Lives: Reviving the Memory of LGBTQ Hate Crimes Victims (Eugene, OR: Resource Publications, 2011)
Ordination: Celebrating the Gift of Ministry (St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2004)
Disciples and Theology: Understanding the Faith of a People In Covenant (St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 1999)

Ed Waggoner
Assistant Professor of Theology in The Rt. Reverend Sam B. Hulsey Chair in Episcopal Studies and Director of Episcopal Studies

Co-editor (with Joerg Rieger), Religious Experience and New Materialism: Movement Matters (New York: Macmillan, 2015).

Jeffrey Williams
Assistant Professor of American Religious History

Institutional Change in Theological Education: A History of Brite Divinity School. co-edited this with Mark G. Toulouse and Dyan M. Dietz. (Fort Worth: TCU Press, 2011).
Religion and Violence in Early American Methodism: Taking the Kingdom by Force. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010)

Newell Williams
President and Professor of Modern and American Church History

Williams, D. Newell, Foster, Douglas A., and Blowers, Paul M. The Stone-Campbell Movement: A Global History. Chalice Press, 2013.