The Franciscan School of Theology Bookstore

Welcome to the Franciscan School of Theology Bookstore. Find required and optional course materials below, arranged by course number. You may purchase directly from FST’s Amazon affiliate bookstore or any other preferred vendor. Booklists are posted as soon as they are available.

If you are taking a course and there are no books listed for that course, the professor has not assigned any books to it and will be working from their own materials and articles they assign to you.

Fall 2024

Spring 2024

Instructor: Brent Kruger

  • Students are required to acquire the Bible. My preferred text is: Anselm Academic Study Bible. New American Bible Revised Edition (Winona, Minnesota: Anselm Academic, 2013). ISBN: 978-1-59982-124-5. Paperbound. Hardbound is fine.
    • Link to Buy
      • There are other good study Bibles. Other approved translations are (in this order):
        • New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE)
        • Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition, National Council of Churches
        • New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition, National Council of Churches
      • E-Bibles and virtual Bibles, while cheaper, will not be helpful to you, since you will be able to use Bibles in quizzes.
  • Brown, Raymond E., ed. Soards Marion L., An Introduction to the New Testament: The Abridged Edition (New Haven:Yale AYBRL, 2016).
  • Powell, Mark Allan, Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey. Second Edition (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2018). 
  • Recommended Reading:
    • Wright, N. T., and Bird, Michael F., The New Testament in its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Academic, 2019).   

Instructor: Maureen Day

    • Richard M. Gula, Reason Informed by Faith (New York: Paulist Press, 1989).
    • Richard M. Gula, The Call to Holiness (New York: Paulist Press 2003).
    • T. Nairn, et al, The Franciscan Moral Vision: Responding to God’s Love (St. Bonaventure: Franciscan Institute, 2013).
    • Carlos Fuentes, The Good Conscience (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1961).
    • Gerald J. Bednar, Mercy and the Rule of Law: A Theological Interpretation of Amoris Laetitia (Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2021).
    • Available on the Vatican website:
      • John Paul II, Veritatis Splendor.
      • Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate.
      • Francis, Evangelii Gaudium.

Instructor: Ken Laverone

  • Code of Canon Law, Latin-English Edition, New English Translation. Fourth Printing, 2020.
  • New Commentary of the Code of Canon Law. Commissioned by the Canon Law Society of America. Ed. John P. Beal, James A. Coriden, Thomas J. Green. New York/Mahway, NJ: Paulist Press, 2000.
  • An Introduction to Canon Law. James A. Coriden. Paulist Press: New York, 2004.
  • Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family. Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis. Our Sunday Visitor Press: Huntington, IN, 2016.
  • Optional Texts (readings from these texts will be suggested as the course progresses; the texts serve as excellent supplements to the required readings and the class lectures.)
    • The Invalid Marriage. Lawrence G. Wrenn. Canon Law Society of America: Washington, DC, 1998.
    • The Ministry of Law in the Church Today. Kevin E. McKenna. University of Notre Dame Press: Notre Dame, IN, 1998.
    • Surprised By Canon Law: 150 Questions Laypeople Ask About Canon Law. Pete Vere, Michael Trueman, Patrick Madrid. Servant Publications: September 2004.

Instructor: Angela Zautcke

No required textbooks.

Instructor: Jeff Burns & Joe Chinnici

    • Brad S. Gregory, Rebel in the Ranks, Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts that Continue to Shape Our World.  New York:  HarperOne, 2017
    • John W. O’Malley, S.J., Catholic History for Today’s Church, How Our Past Illuminates Our Present.  Rowan & Littlefield, 2015
  • Leslie Woodcock Tentler, American Catholics: A History (Yale University Press, 2020).
  • Margaret M. McGuinnes, James T. Fisher, Roman Catholicism in the United States: A Thematic History (Catholic Practice in North America) 1st edition. (Fordham University Press, 2019).
  • Recommended Reading
    • Justo L. GonzalezThe story of Christianity. Volume 2, The reformation to the present day.  HarperOne/HarperCollins, 2010. 
    • Diarmaid MacCulloch, Christianity, The First Three Thousand Years. New York: Penguin Books 2011.  
    • John T. McGreevy, Catholicism, A Global History from the French Revolution to Pope Francis.  New York:  W.W. Norton & Company, 2022. 
    • John McManners, ed., The Oxford Illustrated History of Christianity.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1992.
    • Karim Schelkens, John A. Dick, and Jurgen Mettepenningen, Aggiornamento?  Catholicism from Gregory XVI to Benedict XVI.  Boston: Brill, 2013, available on DTL

Instructor: Angela Zautcke

  • Johnson, Luke. The Gospel of Luke (Volume 3). Liturgical Press, 2006.

Instructor: Francis Lee

  • Bevans, Stephen and Schroeder, Roger. Constants in Context. A Theology of Mission for Today (Maryknoll: Orbis, 2004).
  • Hiebert, Paul G. The Gospel in Human Contexts. Anthropological Explorations for Contemporary Missions (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2009).

Instructor: Darleen Pryds

  • Joan Halifax, Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Face of Death.
  • Suzanne Kelly, Greening Death. Reclaiming Burial Practices and Restoring Our Tie to the Earth.
  • Jessica Mitford, The American Way of Death. Revisited (New York, 1998).
  • Frank Ostaseski, The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach us about Living Fully.

Instructor: John Gillman

  • Jon M. Sweeney. Feed the Wolf: Befriending Our Fears in the Way of Saint Francis. Broadleaf Books, MN, 2023.
  • Roberta A. McKelvie, OSF (ed). Franciscans in Urban Ministry. St. Bonaventure University, 2002.

Instructor: John Kiesler

  •  Kereszty, Roch A, O.Cist. The Church of God in Jesus Christ. A Catholic Ecclesiology. Washington, D.C: Catholic University of America Press, 2019. 
  • Gaillardetz, Richard R. Ecclesiology for A Global Church. Maryknoll: Orbis, 2013. 

Instructor: Wayne Hellmann

    • Lohfink, Gerhard. The Forty Parables of Jesus (Liturgical Press) 2021. (A preliminary read before the class begins.)
    • Marimon, Declan & Van Nieuwenhove, RIK. An Introduction to the Trinity (Cambridge University) 2011. (Our backbone text throughout the course)
    • R.T. France. Jesus in the Old Testament:  His Application of Old Testament Passages to Himself and His Mission (Regent College Publishing) 1992.
    • Hurtado, Larry W. God in New Testament Theology (Abingdon Press, Nashville) 2010.
    • Gorman, Michael. Inhabiting the Cruciform God: Kenosis, Justification, and Theosis in Paul’s Narrative Soteriology (Erdmans) 2009.
    • St. Irenaeus of Lyons. On Apostolic Preaching [tr. John Behr] (St. Vladimir’s Seminary) 1997.
    • Richard of St. Victor. On the Trinity [tr. Ruben Angelici] (James Clark & Co.) 2011. 
    • St. Bonaventure. Disputed Questions on the Mystery of the Trinity [tr. Zachary Hayes] (Franciscan Institute) 1979.
    • Recommended Reading
      • Katerine Lacugna: God For Us: The Trinity and Christian Life (Harpercollins) 1992.

Instructor: Joe Chinnici

  • Richard R. Gaillardetz, Thomas H. Groome, Richard Lennan, eds., Priestly Ministry and the People of God, Hopes and Horizons.  

Instructor: Jim Sabak

No required texts. Students should have access to and familiarity with the current Ritual Books:

  • Roman Missal
  • Order of Baptism for Children
  • Order of Celebrating Matrimony
  • Order of Christian Funerals