Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Recommended Reading

Wondering what you should read during vacation? Looking to add to your library? Want to brush up on theological resources before attending seminary? Check out what books faculty say most influenced their theology. Happy reading!

Calvin’s Institutes by John Calvin
Recommended by John Burgess, James Henry Snowden Professor of Systematic Theology

 

 

 

 

The Crucified God by Jürgen Moltmann
Recommended by Ron Cole-Turner, H. Parker Sharp Professor of Theology and Ethics

 

 

 

 

The Suffering of God: An Old Testament Perspective by Terence Fretheim
Recommended by Jerome Creach, Robert C. Holland Professor of Old Testament

 

 

 

 

Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality by J. Philip Newell
Recommended by David Esterline, President and Professor of Cross-cultural Theological Education

 

 

 

 

To Change the World: Christology and Cultural Criticism by Rosemary Radford Ruether
Recommended by Leanna Fuller, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care

 

 

 

 

The Theology of Paul the Apostle by James D. G. Dunn
Recommended by Rob Gagnon, Associate Professor of New Testament

 

 

 

 

The Gospel in a Pluralist Society by Lesslie Newbigin
Recommended by Scott Hagley, Assistant Professor of Missiology

 

 

 

 

Church Dogmatics Vol. 4 Pt. 1 by Karl Barth
Recommended by Angela Hancock, Associate Professor of Homiletics and Worship

 

 

 

 

For the Life of the World by Alexander Schmemann
Recommended by Edith Humphrey, William F. Orr Professor of New Testament

 

 

 

 

Black and Free by Tom Skinner
Recommended by Drew Smith, Professor of Urban Ministry

 

 

 

 

The Faith of a Physicist by John Polkinghorne
Recommended by Steve Tuell, James A. Kelso Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament

 

 

 

 

Stations of the Heart by Richard Lischer
Recommended by Heather Vacek, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty and Associate Professor of Church History

 

 

 

 

Jesus and the Victory of God by N.T. Wright
Recommended by Edwin van Driel, Directors' Bicentennial Associate Professor of Theology