PTS Recommended Reading

In my last post, I answered a few questions about seminary experience thus far.  I mentioned a recommended reading list I received prior to arriving at PTS and said I would post it separately.  The list is not very long but considering it is sent out the summer before students are arriving it seems realistic to me.  Of the ones listed, I purchased How to Read the Bible Book by Book prior to my arrival but did not spend much time in it until my Intro to Old Testament Studies class.  I purchased Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer at the campus book store and read it over the summer.  It was a great read and I highly recommend it!


Comby, Jean, How to Read Church History, vol. 1, From the Beginnings to the Fifteenth Century (New York: Crossroad, 1985).

Bruyneel, Sally and Alan G. Padgett, Introducing Christianity (Maryknoll, N.Y.:  Orbis, 2003).

Olson, Roger E., The Story of Christian Theology:  Twenty Centuries of Tradition & Reform (Downers Grove, Ill.:  InterVarsity, 1999).

Fee, Gordon, How to Read the Bible Book by Book:  A Guided Tour (Grand Rapids, Mich:  Zondervan, 2002)

Practical Theology
Paul Scott Wilson, The Four Pages of a Sermon:  A Guide to Biblical Preaching.  Nashville:  Abingdon Press, 1999.

Clayborne Carson and Peter Holloran(eds.)  A Knock at Midnight:  Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Grand Central Publishing, 2000.

General Suggestions
Elie Wiesel, Night.  New York:  Hill and Wang, c2006

D. Bonhoeffer’s Life Together.  Minneapolis:  Fortress 1996

Karl Barth Evangelical Theology:  An Introduction.  New York:  Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1963.


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6 Responses to “PTS Recommended Reading”

  1. Prospective PTSEM Student Says:

    Awesome! I thought it would be three times the length.
    Thanks again for being such an incredible resource.
    I appreciate it!

  2. Sara J. Green Says:

    You are most welcome. : )

  3. Sara J. Green Says:

    Dr. Daniel Migliore’s book ‘Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian Theology’ is also worth reading if you have the time. Depending on who you have for Systematic Theology it is used as a text book for that class. He is a Professor Emeritus of PTS.

  4. So your headed to seminary in the fall… « Says:

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  5. wsmclean Says:

    Cool! Thanks for sharing the reading list. Hope the spring semester is going well!
    Peace – Bill

  6. Sara J. Green Says:

    Thanks, Bill. So far, so good. Next week is reading week and I am very much looking forward to it!

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