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Academic Reading Requirements as of July 9, 2016 (updated)
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The Reading Seminar - updated October 25, 2000, July 9, 2016



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Required Academic Reading and Testing for Temporary Licensing as of 
October 25, 2000:

** Ministry Training Candidates are expected to purchase the books listed in their individualized Ray Of Hope Church Ministry Training Planner”  from the list below, and to keep these in their private pastoral library with the accompanying notebook for each book.

These become the sources for teaching and preaching. **

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The Revised Common Lectionary: 20th Anniversary Annotated Edition

The Revised Common Lectionary: 20th Anniversary Annotated Edition  -

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Description: It took six years of revision work to produce THE REVISED COMMON LECTIONARY, which includes the consultation on common texts. This historic and authoritative volume contains the complete three-year listing of the Revised Common Lectionary (A, B, C) to guide preaching and Scripture reading on the Lord's Day. Two major indices provide access to the Scripture passages: 1) according to the Sundays of the liturgical year and  2) according to the books of the Bible. Also included are an introduction explaining the nature and uses of lectionaries and a brief history of the Consultation on Com mon Texts. Participants in the Consultation include representatives of nineteen churches or church agencies in the United States and Canada from both Catholic and Protestant denominations. 

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The Twentieth century Annotated Edition of the Revived Common Lectionary (RCL) includes the definitive list of scriptural citations accompanied by newly-compiled annotations that illuminate the shaping of the lectionary.

A comprehensive introduction sets the RCL in its historical context and traces its development. A trove on ancillary material includes supporting content from the original 1992 edition, the introduction from the Common Lectionary (1983), and a complete list of RCL readings in biblical order. For allow hose teaching, proclamation, and worship planning rely on this widely accepted lectionary, the new edition will be an indispensable reference for years to come.

Worldwide usage of the Revised Common Lectionary continues to grow as a sign of Christian unity. More than forty denominations and communions in over twenty countries make use of this shared table of readings.

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B) The New Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
Stongs Concordance BEST EDITION
Description: The most valuable Bible study tool for a century, Strong's is now easier to use! Enhanced by easy-to-read type, the concordance entries are subdivided and defined when words have more than one meaning. Other improvements include full Bible book names, definitions and pronunciations for proper names, words of Christ shaded in gray, a topical index, and concise Hebrew and Greek dictionaries. 1795 pages, hardcover from Nelson.

Type: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 1795
Vendor: Thomas Nelson / Word
Publication Date: 1990
ISBN: 0840767501 ******THIS IS THE BEST EDITION TO DATE ******
This edition is difficult to find as of 2/27/2016.  We suggest you search the ISBN number in a Google search box and look for a used book dearler’s copy.

Timeline Charts Of The Western Church by Susan Lynn Peterson.
Timeline Charts
Timeline Charts of the Western Church
Description: Here's a book whose time has come---the first comprehensive presentation of Western church history from A.D. 25 to the present, in timeline format. Destined to become a standard reference, it provides intriguing information on theological issues and texts, people, events, and culture. A must-have resource for pastors, students, scholars, and interested laypeople. 320 pages, softcover from Zondervan. 

By: Susan Lynn Peterson
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Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 1999
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1) Complete the Scofield Bible Correspondence Course with a "B" (89%) or higher final grade point average.
*** Please note, we contract an outside institution to presesent the Scofield Course. The price of the course is under their control and may change before it is reflected here.*** 
Scofield Old Testament (9 CEUs) $200.00
Scofield New Testament (9 CEUs) $200.00
Scofield Doctrine (9CEUs) $200.00

The following are their prices as of 2/27/2016

Scofield Complete includes all three of the courses in the individual Scofield curriculum (Old Testament, New Testament and Bible Doctrine). The tuition cost for this 27-CEU package would be $600 if you enrolled in each course individually, but by enrolling in the series you save $60, for a total cost of $540. Students have 48 months to complete all three courses when ordered as a package.

Scofield Plus Three This 30-CEU package includes the three Scofield courses plus the three CEUs (Successful Soul-Winning, The Biblical Basis of Missions, Teaching with Results) needed to round out the Scofield Bible Studies Certificate. The tuition cost of enrolling in these courses individually would be $747; with the Scofield Plus Three package, you save $162, for a total cost of $585. Students have 48 months to complete Scofield Plus Three when ordered as a package.

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2) Outline the book:
Dispensationalism, Revised and Expanded by Charles C. Ryrie 
Dispensationalism, Revised and Expanded   -     By: Charles C. Ryrie
Complete written and oral exams in each section of the study with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each. 

Description: Dr Ryrie's book is the first book-length contemporary apologetic for dispensationalism to be written by a recognized scholar. He deals fairly and courteously with the critics of dispensationalism. He faces honestly objections that have been raised against this system of interpretation. He displays mastery of the literature and writes from a perspective of historical as well as contemporary theology.

Dispensationalism continues to provoke heated debate within the Christian world. Highly acclaimed theologian Dr. Charles C. Ryrie addresses this crucial issue from the perspective of classic dispensationalism. He confronts the views of covenant theology, historical premillennialism, ultradispensationalism, and, in this revised edition, the increasingly popular progressive dispensationalism. In his best-selling book Dispensationalism Today, written more than thirty years ago, Dr. Ryrie made this complex subject more understandable for thousands worldwide. This revised and expanded version of that book will prove to be an invaluable reference tool for your library.

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Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2007

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Dispensationalism - eBook  -     By: Charles C. Ryrie

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By: Charles C. Ryrie

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Chafer Systematic Theology Volumes 1-8.



Complete written and oral exams in each section of the study with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each. 

Lewis Sperry Chafer's complete and unabridged Systematic Theology is back! Warm, practical, often devotional, and entirely Christ-centered, Chafer's work is a detailed discussion of the dispensational premillennial system of theology. This 4-volume edition contains the complete text and indexes of the original 8-volume set. 3000 pages total, hardcovers from Kregel. 


"Chafer's theology may be characterized as biblical, Calvinistic, premillennial, and dispensational; but chiefly he was a strong exponent of the grace of God. This central concept was related to his Calvinism (though he taught unlimited redemption); to his understanding of the distinctiveness of the church, the body of Christ, in the program of God (thus his dispensationalism); to his emphasis on the faithfulness of God to fulfill his promises to Israel (thus his premillennialism); and to grace as the ruling principle of the Christian life, coupled with an emphasis on the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

Chafer was a skilled theologian, as may be seen in his excellent and often unique treatment of soteriology and pneumatology, and his theological writings gave academic status to his dispensational premillennial viewpoint. Undoubtedly his teaching and his written and popular ministry exerted a major influence for biblical understanding on the church in the twentieth century." by C.C Ryrie

Chafer's Systematic Theology stands alone among the other available theologies. Walvoord is quite correct when he writes, "For the first time modern Fundamentalism has been systematized in an unabridged systematic theology. The work is definitely creative and original. There is no other work in systematic theology which is comparable to it. Its form of treatment, method of interpretation, and unabridged character have no parallel. As a representative, authoritative, and comprehensive treatment of systematic theology it will occupy a place filled by no other publication." John Walvoord

Journal of Ministry and Theology Volume 5. (2001)., 5(1), 36.

Chafer's Systematic Theology 4 Volumes
By: Lewis Sperry Chafer
Type: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 3000
Vendor: Kregel Publications
Publication Date: 1993
ISBN: 0825423406

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4) Outline the Classical Pastoral Care, volumes 1,2,3,and 4 by Thomas C. Oden.

Complete written and oral exams in each section of the study with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each. You may use "reaction papers' for sections of the text already covered in Colloquium.

Now today's pastors and counselors can quickly and easily find what the ''greats'' wrote on even the most contemporary social problems and issues. In this exhaustive 4-volume collection, Oden has compiled writings from the early church fathers to modern theologians, focusing on the care of souls through the centuries. Individual volumes are Becoming a Minister, Ministry Through Word and Sacrament, Pastoral Counsel, and Crisis Ministries. 1001 pages total, four softcovers from Baker.

Quotations from "Preface to the Baker Edition" Oden: "Evangelicals stand poised to rediscover the classical pastoral tradition. This series seeks the revitalization of a discipline once familiar to evangelical Protestant scholarship, but now regrettably crippled and enervated. .... Not until the late nineteenth century did the study of the ancient pastoral writers atrophy among Protestant pastors. ... A major long-range objective of this edition is the mentoring of young evangelical pastors and counselors toward greater competence in the classical pastoral tradition. .... These four volumes are designed to display the broad range of classical Christian reflections on all major questions of pastoral care. .. to cover all major topics of pastoral theology..." (pgs. 1-3)
 Classical Pastoral Care, 4 Volumes
By: Thomas C. Oden
Type: Trade Paperback
Vendor: Baker / Revell
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All four volumes are available on AMAZON (5/25/16)


Volume 1 Becoming a Minister (Clssical Pastoral Care Series, Vol. 1)


Volume one, Becoming a Minister is concerned with the person and self-understanding of the caregiver. It discusses the call to the caring office, the way this inner sense of calling is affirmed in ordination, orders of ministry, set-apartness, and the shepherding metaphor. This is followed by discussions of authorization to servant ministry; the purpose of ministry; the relation of the general ministry of the whole church to the sacred or ordained ministry; the orders of diakonos, presbuteros, episkopos; women in ministry; and preparation for ministry through study and spiritual formation.

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  • Series: Classical Pastoral Care Series (Book 1)

  • Paperback: 200 pages

  • Publisher: Baker Book House (August 2000)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 0801067634

  • ISBN-13: 978-0801067631

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Classical Pastoral Care, Vol. 2: Ministry Through Word and Sacrament Paperback – August, 2000

by Thomas C. Oden (Author)



Volume two, Ministry through Word and Sacrament reviews the range of pastoral tasks: pastoral care through preaching and worship, pastoral care through the ministries of baptism and Eucharist, the pastor as educator of the soul, the teaching office, the office of administry (i.e., of that which moves toward ministry), and the nurturing of Christian community in mission to the world.


Classical Pastoral Care: Pastoral Counsel (Vol. 3 Classical Pastoral Care Series) Paperback – August 1, 1987


Thomas C. Oden (Author)



Volume three, Pastoral Counsel deals directly with the nature of the counseling relationship, the metaphors of soul care (from medicine, guidance, and education), the elements of a therapeutic relationship, the timing of good counsel, pastoral discernment, language and silence in counsel, truth-telling and deception, admonition and discipline, care of the conscience, anticipations of modern psychotherapy by classical writers, and dynamics of the self-alienating will.


Crises Ministries Volume 4 (Classical Pastoral Care Series) Paperback – August, 1994



Thomas C. Oden (Author)

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Volume four, Crisis Ministries deals with crucial situations in which pastors are often called to respond to urgent and specific challenges: care of the sick, the management of pain, the struggle with the meaning of suffering, pastoral visitation of families, interpersonal crises, conflict resolution, care of the emotionally ill, alcoholism, vocational counseling, suicide counseling, premarital, marital and family counseling, care of the poor, care for the terminally ill, and care for the dying and the grieving.

  • Series: Classical Pastoral Care Series (Book 4)

  • Paperback: 278 pages

  • Publisher: Baker Book House (August 1994)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 0801067669

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    Dispensational Truth by Clarence Larkin.  Available from the Clarence Larkin Estate here.

    Complete written and oral exams in each section of the study with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each. 

    Clarence Larkin
    The book contains 34 chapters of descriptive matter and 42 slendid prophetical charts 9x20 inches, 48 one page charts, and 15 cuts. The book is the result of 34 years' study of dispensational truth". It is based soley on the Scriptures from the "Futurist" standpoint. It is of permanent value, and a standard aurhority on dispensational truth," and is a mine of information on "Prophetic Truth" for the busy pastor, evangelist, Bible teacher and all lovers of the Word." (based on a quote from "The Second Coming Of Christ" by Clarence Larkin.

    Available from Rev. Clarence Larkin Estate Publishers. 2641 Mt. Carmel Avenue. P.O. Box 334 Glenside, Pennsylvania 19038 Phone: 215-576-5590

Also on Amazon:  The Greatest Book on "Dispensational Truth" in the World Hardcover – 1920

by Clarence Larkin (Author)



CLARENCE LARKIN MAIN CHART: Rightly Dividing The Word Of Truth is found here.

CLARENCE LARKIN The Book Of Revelation chart is found here.

CLARENCE LARKIN Daniel and Revelation Compared chart is here.

CLARENCE LARKIN The Spirit World chart is here.

CLARENCE LARKIN The Millennial Land chart is here.

CLARENCE LARKIN The Ages As Viewed From Different Standpoints chart is here.

CLARENCE LARKIN The Mountain Peaks Of Prophecy chart.

CLARENCE LARKIN The Seven Thousand Years of Human History chart is here.

GREAT Dispensational Chart Designed by A. E. Booth and published by the Loizeaux Brothers, Bible Truth Depot, Netune, New Jersey



6) Outline Rightly Dividing The Word by Clarence Larkin.

http://www.larkinbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/clarence-larkin-rightly-dividing-the-word.jpg  The book Rightly Dividing The Word “Rightly Divides” the fundamentals in a series of contrasts, as Law and Grace, Faith and Works, Standing and State, Sin and Salvation, Atonement and Redemption, Regeneration and Baptism, Election and Free-will, Heaven and Hell, Judaism and Christianity, etc.  Order here from Clarence Larkin Estates currently being sold for $23.99. 

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Complete written and oral exams in each section of the study with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each. 

Available from Rev. Clarence Larkin Estate Publishers. 2641 Mt. Carmel Avenue. P.O. Box 334 Glenside, Pennsylvania 19038 Phone: 215-576-5590


Finis Dake also created a very detailed dispensational chart entitled: The Plan Of The Ages. This chart is much more detailed than Clarence Larkin's and is also a very large file. If you want to see this chart, click here. It will take about three minutes to load, however it is certainly worth the wait and you will have hours of wonderful Bible Study on your computer screen. 

In this age of all things are digital, it is no longer necessary to use a roll out chart for teaching.  It is therefore not a requirement to purchase a personal display chart since. The can be projected on any screen from a computer.  However, the Dake chart may be ordered at: 
Dake Publishing
P.O. Box 1050
Lawrenceville, GA 30046 
call toll free: 1-800-241-1239
order online by clicking here
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7) Outline Another Time, Another Place, Another Man by Finis Dake (1902-1987)
Another Time, Another Place, Another Man   -     By: Finis Dake
Complete written and oral exams of the study with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each. 
Description: In the beginning...The first step in a new doctrinal series based on the writings of the late Finis Jennings Dake, ANOTHER TIME...ANOTHER PLACE...ANOTHER MAN provides a biblical alternative to the traditional view of creation. Dake's unique approach removes much of the tension between Christianity and science with an insightful analysis of the Genesis account and relavent passages. The creation story takes on a new meaning in this exciting and thought-provoking journey through the Scriptures. 

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8) Outline Revelation Unveiled by Tim Lahaye 1999 edition.

Complete written and oral exams of the study with a "B" (89%) or higher grade. 
This commentary provides an in-depth premillennial perspective on Revelation. It's an updated edition of Revelation Illustrated & Made Plain, which explores such critical topics as the rapture, the return of Christ, the final battle against Satan, the new Heaven and Earth, and more. 382 pages, softcover from Zondervan. 
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By: Tim LaHaye
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9) Test for each of the 24 chapters of Principles Of Biblical Hermeneutics by J. Edwin Hartill. 

Principles of Biblical Hermeneutics  -     By: J. Edwin Hartill

Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.
Description: An exploration of hermeneutics in an expanded outline form using charts. Explains such approaches to the interpretation of Scripture as the dispensational principle, the covenantal principle, the typical principle, the threefold principle, the double reference principle and 15 more.

Product Description

Using a graphic combination of text, charts, and outlines, Principles of Biblical Hermeneutics introduces you to the science of interpreting the Bible. The aim of this book is to explain and illustrate the various principles of Bible interpretation that the author feels must be followed in order to understand the teachings of God's Word correctly. Now featuring a new, up-to-date format and a new cover, this book sets essential information in easy-to-follow outline form for all readers of the Bible.

Charts J. Edwin Hartill was professor of Bible at Northwestern College for almost four decades, from 1944 until his death in 1981. Over the years he taught Doctrine, Old and New Testament Survey, Biblical Hermeneutics, Pre- and Post-Exile Prophets, Minor Prophets, Daniel, Revelation and many other book studies. Dr. Hartill was the host of "Bible Nuggets" which aired for 32 years on Northwestern Radio and other stations around the country.
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By: J.E. Hartill
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2007

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10)Test for each of the 45 chapters of The Moody Handbook Of Theology. 
The Moody Handbook of Theology  -     By: Paul Enns
Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.
Product Description

The Moody Handbook of Theology leads the beginner into the appreciation and understanding of this essential field of study. It introduces the reader to the five dimensions that provide a comprehensive view of theology: biblical, systematic, historical, dogmatic and contemporary.

The apostle Paul wrote that all Scripture is 'profitable for teaching' (2 Tim. 3:16), that Timothy should 'pay close attention to...your teaching' (1 Tim. 4:16), and that leaders should 'be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict' (Titus 1:9). When he wrote these statements, Paul was referring to theology.

Beyond giving basic definitions and general descriptions, author Paul Enns summarizes the substantial features of theology. In this way, he provides a concise doctrinal reference tool for the newcomer as well as the seasoned scholar seeking a refresher. There are fifty-five informative charts located at strategic points throughout the book and it has been updated to include material on evangelical feminism, charismatic theology, and the emerging church.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 832
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2014

Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.25 X 1.75 (inches)
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By: Paul Enns
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Number of Pages: 688
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Publication Date: 1989
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11) Outline The Roots Of Fundamentalism by Ernest R. Sandeen: British and American Millenarianism, 1800-1930 
Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.

Available from Brother Benedict or WIPF & Stock publishers 790 East 11th Avenue Eugene, OR 97401 printed in 1996. I have copies on hand.

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Ernest Sandeen's Roots of Fundamentalism remains a landmark work in the history of religion. A National Book Award finalist, it was the first full-length study to present an intellectual historical critique of the Fundamentalist movement in America.

Sandeen argues that our understanding of this movement has been grievously distorted by the Fundamentalist-Modernist debate of the 1920s, as symbolized by William Jennings Bryan and the Scopes trial. Rather than viewing Fundamentalism as a chiefly sociological phenomenon of the 1920s, Sandeen argues from a transatlantic perspective that the Fundamentalist movement "was a self-conscious, structured, long-lived dynamic entity" that had its origins in Anglo-American millenarian thought and movements of the nineteenth century.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 2008

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12) Outline The Thousand Year Reign Of Christ by Nathaniel


WestComplete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.
Description: to be one of the unsurpassed classic works on the subject of the Millennium and the symbolic significance of biblical numbers. Dr. West draws upon his extensive knowledge of the Scriptures and theology to present an exhaustive discussion of the millennial period from both Testaments, including an insightful treatment of prophetic passages from Daniel, the Gospels, and Revelation. In the words of the preface, pastors, teachers, and Bible students will find in THE THOUSAND YEAR REIGN OF CHRIST a spiritual mine of "rich material". 

About the Author

Nathaniel West (1826-1906) was born in Sunderland, England and emigrated to the United States where he received a B.A. and M.A. degree from the University of Michigan and completed doctoral studies at Allegheny Seminary. As a scholar, Dr. West's grasp of the vast literature of prophetic study and interpretation in both European and American theological circles was without equal in the nineteenth century. During thirty-three years of active pastoral ministry, he served eight churches in the Midwest and New York state area and was a noted speaker at many of the century's popular prophetic conferences. His writings include A Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible

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  • Paperback: 496 pages

  • Publisher: Kregel Classics (September 2, 1993)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 0825440009

  • ISBN-13: 978-0825440007

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    13) Outline Jesus Is Coming by William E. Blackstone.


    Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.
    Description: A practical sourcebook of Scripture and comments on the subject of the second of Christ. Explains such topics as "Christ's three appearings," "the Millenium," "the Rapture," "the restoration of Israel," and others, from a premillennial perspective. Related Bible verses are printed at the bottom of each page for easy reference. A must book for all who want to discover God's great prophetic promises and plans for the future. 

    About the Author

    William Eugene Blackstone (1841-1935) was a successful businessman and layman in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Converted at age eleven, he became an ardent student of the Word of God. His deep interest in world events led to his involvement in the Zionist movement to establish a Jewish state. Blackstone founded the Chicago Hebrew Mission in 1887 and was instrumental in the first conference of Jews and Christians in 1890. Jesus Is Coming, first published in 1878, was the result of Blackstone's dedicated study of prophecy. Widely circulated, Jesus Is Coming has been translated into 40 languages and over one million copies have been printed.

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Jesus Is Coming: God's Hope for a Restless World
By: William Blackstone
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  • Paperback: 256 pages

  • Publisher: Kregel Publications; Updated ed. edition (October 31, 1989)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 0825422752

  • ISBN-13: 978-0825422751

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    14) Outline The Bible Through The Ages (Reader's Digest).
    Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.
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    15) Write a detailed report summarizing. The Real Jesus by Luke Timothy Johnson.
    The Real Jesus
    Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.
    Description: (PUBHarperCollins)The author of the widely respected Writings of the New Testament sharply critiques the presuppositions of The Jesus Seminar and such leading figures as Crossan, Mack, Spong, Thiering, and Borg, arguing that history doesn't determine faith. "The best of the recent Jesus books,"---Newsweek. 182 pages, softcover. 

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    By: Luke Timothy Johnson
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    Number of Pages: 208
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    16) Write a detailed report summarizing. Jesus Who Is He? By Tim Lahaye.


    Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.
    Description: History books are filled with the names of great men and women. Yet no one individual has had more influence on civilization than the man known as Jesus of Nazareth. For centuries man has debated his identity, his humanness, his divinity. Today more than ever, the search for truth continues as men and women struggle to find answers to the same question presented by the Jesus Seminar skeptics (reported in the headlines of Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News & World Report): Who is this man called Jesus? A hard-hitting book filled with enough solid evidence to convince even the most hardened skeptic, Jesus: Who Is He? is written in a way that is logical, easy to understand, interesting and convincing, by one of the top authors in Christian publishing today.

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    Type: Hardcover
    Number of Pages: 304
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    17) Write a detailed summary for each of the ten sections, including the Introduction and Conclusion sections of Jesus Under Fire by Michael F. Wilkins and J.P. Moreland General Editors. 
    Jesus Under Fire   -     By: Michael Wilkins
    Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam. 
    Description: Who Is Jesus? What did he do? What did he say? Are the traditional answers to these questions still to be trusted? Did the early church and tradition "Christianize" Jesus? Was Christianity built on clever conceptions of the church, or on the character and actions of an actual person? These and similar questions have come under scrutiny by a forum of biblical scholars called the Jesus Seminar. Their conclusions have been widely publicized in magazines. "Jesus Under Fire" challenges the methodology and findings of the Jesus Seminar, which generally clash with the biblical records. It examines the authenticity of the words, actions, miracles, and resurrection of Jesus, and presents compelling evidence for the traditional teachings. The purpose of this book too is to help readers judge for themselves whether the Jesus of the Bible is the Jesus of history, and whether the gospels' claim is valid that he is the only way to God. 

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    Jesus Under Fire
    By: Michael Wilkins
    Type: Trade Paperback
    Number of Pages: 256
    Vendor: Zondervan Corp.
    Publication Date: 1995
    ISBN: 0310211395
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    18) Write a presentation on three essays from each of the four volumes of The Fundamentals, 4 volumes Edited by R.A. Torrey. 
    Description: This famous set, first published in 1909, embodies both a survey and a defense of classic Christian ideas. This is the original unabridged edition featuring 100 articles by well-known authors such as B.B. Warfield, James Orr, Charles Erdman, H.C.G. Moule, G. Campbell Morgan, and Bishop Ryle. 1500 pages total, four hardcovers from Baker. 
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    The Fundamentals, 4 Volumes
    By: TORREY
    Editor: R.A. Torrey
    Type: Hardcover
    Number of Pages: 1470
    Publication Date: 1917
    ISBN: 0801088097
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    19) The Introduction to the History Of Christianity by Tim Dowley

    Outline the entire book. Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.
    Description: The story of Christianity comes to life through detailed maps, charts, diagrams, and over 400 photos in this one-volume reference book. Sixty specialists from 10 countries have combined to trace the 2,000-year history of Christianity from ancient Greece and Rome to current events in China and Eastern Europe. 688 pages, hardcover from Fortress. 
    The Introduction to the History of Christianity
    By: DOWLEY
    Editor: Tim Dowley
    Type: Hardcover
    Number of Pages: 672
    ISBN: 0800629353
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    20) Outline Four Views on hell by William Crockett, General Editor.

    Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.
    Four Views on Hell   -     Edited By: William Crockett, Stanley N. Gundry
    By: John F. Walvoord, Zachary J. Hayes, Clark H. Pinnock
    Description: FOUR VIEWS ON HELL William Crockett Gen Editor The authors meet the subject of hell head-on and propose different views of what the Scriptures say about hell. John Walvoord is a strong advocate of a literal understanding of hell. William Crockett defends a metaphorical view, seeing hell as a place of eternal conscious punish- ment. Clark Pinnock articulates the view that God eventually destroys the souls of the wicked. Finally, Zachary Hayes explains the thinking that undergrids the doctrine of Purgatory. The authors also interact with one another by responding to each other's articles. WILLIAM V CROCKETT is professor of NT at Alliance Theological Seminar. CLARK H PINNOCK is professor of theology at McMaster Divinity College. ZACHARY J HAYES teaches theology at Catholic Theological Union. JOHN WALVOORD is chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary. 

    Four Views on Hell
    Editor: William Crockett
    Type: Trade Paperback
    Number of Pages: 192
    Vendor: Zondervan Corp.
    Publication Date: 1996
    ISBN: 0310212685
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    21) Christianity and Western Thought Vol. 1
    Outline the entire book. 
    Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.

    Description: In one easy-to-read volume Colin Brown provides a sweeping survey of Christianity and Western thought from the ancient world to the Age of Enlightenment. Students, pastors and thoughtful Christians will benefit from this rich source that sketches the history of philosophers, ideas and movements that have influenced and been influenced by Christian thought.

    Christianity and Western Thought Volume 1: From the Ancient World to the Age of Enlightenment
    By: Colin Brown
    Type: Hardcover
    Number of Pages: 447
    Publication Date: 1990
    ISBN: 0830817522
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    22) Christianity and Western Thought Vol. 2 

    Outline the entire book. 
    Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.
    Description: This much-anticipated sequel traces the development of Western thought through the philosophical movements of the 19th century. Marx to Nietzsche, Darwin to Freud---new realms of thought profoundly influenced areas of science, philosophy, religion, and more. Offering an in-depth analysis of the interaction between Christianity and philosophy, it's destined to become a standard reference. 450 pages, hardcover from InterVarsity. 
    Christianity and Western Thought, Volume 2: Faith & Reason in the Nineteenth Century
    By: Steven Wilkens Alan G. Padgett
    Type: Hardcover
    Number of Pages: 450
    ISBN: 0830817530
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24) Christianity and Western Thought vol. 3

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Christianity and Western Thought: Journey to Postmodernity in the Twentieth Century (Christianity & Western Thought) Hardcover – September 28, 2009

by Alan G. Padgett (Author),




Colin Brown's Christianity & Western Thought, Volume 1: From the Ancient World to the Age of Enlightenment was widely embraced as a text in philosophy and theology courses around the world. His project was continued with the same spirit, energy and design by Steve Wilkens and Alan Padgett in volume 2, which explores the main intellectual streams of the nineteenth century. This, the third and final volume, also by Wilkens and Padgett, examines philosophers, ideas and movements in the twentieth century and how they have influenced Christian thought. Students, pastors and thoughtful Christians will benefit from this volume which, when combined with the previous two, completes an authoritative history of Western thought since the birth of Christianity.


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23) Outline: The Eucharist Christ's Feast With The Church by Laurence Hull Stookey.

Eucharist: Christ's Feast with the Church   -     By: Laurence Hull Stookey
Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.
Description: (PUBAbingdon)''Stookey's intention is twofold: to help Protestants appreciate the fullness of eucharistic doctrine and to suggest ways the eucharist may be better celebrated in the church. Full of pastoral wisdom,''---Commonweal. A highly regarded overview of the history, theology, and practice in Protestantism. 208 pages, softcover.

By: Laurence Stookey
Type: Trade Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 0687120179
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24) Outline: Calendar Christ's Time For The Church by Laurence Hull Stookey. 
Calendar: Christ's Time for the Church  -     By: Laurence Hull Stookey
Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.
Description: (PUBAbingdon)"Stookey's command of the literature on sacred time and the history of the liturgical year is impressive, but his ultimate concern is clearly the praying, worshiping community gathered for proclamation and sacraments. Preachers, in particular, will find much useful material,"---Princeton Seminary Bulletin. 189 pages, softcover. 

Calendar: Christ's Time for the Church
By: Laurence Hull Stookey
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Vendor: Abingdon Press
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25) Outline: Baptism Christ's Act In The Church by Laurence Hull Stookey. 
Baptism: Christ's Act in the Church   -     By: Laurence Hull Stookey
Complete written and oral exams with a "B" (89%) or higher grade on each exam.

Description: BAPTISM - CHRIST'S ACT IN THE CHURCH Few issues within the church are as controversial as baptism. By which method should it be administered? At what age? What if one changes denominations? Laurence Stookey sifts through the confusion and rhetoric to offer this practical, biblically sound guide to baptism. He examines the sacrament from historical, theological, and pastoral perspectives, and looks at how it has been altered through the ages. Stookey also suggests possible reforms, practices that need restoring and proper occasions for the service.

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By: Laurence Stookey
Type: Trade Paperback
Vendor: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 0687023645
CBD Stock Number: WW23645
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