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 2023 Courses

Instructor: J. Kiesler

  • Gaillardetz, Richard. By What Authority? A Primer on Scripture, the Magisterium, and the Sense of the Faithful (revised edition). Collegeville, MN. Liturgical Press, 2018.
  • Bevans, Stephen. An Introduction to Theology in a Global Perspective (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2009).
    • ISBN 978-1-57075-852-2
    • Link to buy
    • Also available on DTL
  • Short, William. Poverty and Joy: The Franciscan Tradition (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1999).
    • ISBN 978-1-57075-295-7
    • Link to buy
    • Also available on DTL
  • Sanneh, Lamin. Whose Religion is Christianity? The Gospel Beyond the West (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdman’s, 2003).
    • ISBN 978-0-8028-2164-5
    • Link to buy
    • Also available on DTL
  • Recommended Text 
    • Pazmino, Robert. Doing Theological Research. An Introductory Guide for Survival in Theological Education (Eugene, OR: WIPF & Stock Press, 2009).
      • ISBN 978-1-60608-939

Instructor: A. Zautcke

  • Collins, John J. Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: 3rd ed. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2018.
    • ISBN 978-1506445984
    • Available on DTL and Copley Library
    • Link to buy

Instructor: L. Bergin

  • Irwin, Kevin W. The Sacraments: Historical Foundation and Liturgical Theology. Paulist Press, 2016.

Instructor: M. Blastic

  • Rausch, Thomas P.. Who is Jesus? An Introduction to Christology (Liturgical Press, 2003).
    • Available on DTL
  • Johnson, Elizabeth. Creation and the Cross (Orbis 2018).
    • Available on DTL
  • Ryan, Robin, CP. Christology 101: The Catholic’s Guide to Christ’s Person, Nature, and Mission (Audible Audiobook, Learn25).

Instructor: J. Burns

  • Raboteau, Albert. American Prophets: Seven Religious Radicals and Their Struggle for Social and Political Justice. Princeton University Press, 2018.
    • ISBN 978-0691181127
    • Link to buy
    • Also available on DTL
  • Day, Dorothy. Loaves and Fishes. Orbis Books, 2003.
  • Forest, Jim. At Play in the Lions’ Den: A Biography and Memoir of Daniel Berrigan. Orbis Books, 2017.
  • Murray, Paul. Seeing Jesus in the Eyes of the Oppressed: A History of Franciscans Working for Peace and Justice. American Academy of Franciscan History, 2022.
    • ISBN 978-0883822746
    • Link to buy
    • Also available on DTL
  • Lopez Vigil, Maria. Monsenor Romero: Memories in Mosaic. Orbis Books, 2014.

Instructor: J. Mousseau

  • Cunningham, M., Evans, G.R. Christian Faith in the Byzantine and Medieval Worlds. (Lion Scholar; New edition, 2019).
    • ISBN 978-1912552269
    • Link to buy
    • Also available on DTL
  • Bantu, Vince. A Multitude of All Peoples: Engaging Ancient Christianity’s Global Identity (Missiological Engagements). (IVP Academic; Illustrated Edition, 2020).
    • ISBN 978-0830851072
    • Link to buy
    • Also available on DTL

Instructor: B. Kruger

  • Students must are required to acquire the Bible
    • Preferred:
      • Anselm Academic Study Bible. New American Bible Revised Edition (Winona, Minnesota: Anselm Academic, 2013).
      • ISBN 978-1-59982-124-5
    • Other approved translations (in this order):
      • New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE)
      • Revised Standard Edition, 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 for you, since you will be able to use Bibles in quizzes.
  • Brown, Raymond E., ed. Francis J. Moloney. An Introduction to the Gospel of John (AYBRL; New Haven: University Press, 2003).
    • ISBN 978-0-300-14015-6
    • Link to buy
    • Also available on DTL
  • Culpepper, R. Alan. The Gospel and Letters of John (IBT; Nashville: Abingdom Press, 1998).
    • ISBN 978-0-687-00851-3
    • Link to buy
    • Also available on DTL
  • Wright, N.T. The Letters of John; 9 Studies for Individuals and Groups (N.T. Wright For Everyone Bible Study Guides; Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 2012).
    • ISBN 978-0-8308-2198-3
    • Link to buy
    • This is not an academic book, but a pastoral one. It will, however, be useful.
  • Recommended [but will not be used]:
    • Culpepper, R. Alan. Anatomy of the Fourth Gospel; A Study in Literary Design (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1983).
      • ISBN 978-0-8006-2068-4
      • Link to buy
      • Also available on DTL

Instructor: M. Day

  • Gula, Richard. The Way of Goodness and Holiness: A Spirituality of Pastoral Ministry. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2011.
    • ISBN 978-0814633472
    • Link to buy
    • Also available on DTL
  • Bednar, Gerald. Mercy and the Rule of Law: A Theological Interpretation of Amoris Laetitia. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2021.

Instructor: B. Short

  • Angela of Foligno, Angela of Foligno: Complete Works, trans. by Paul Lachance. Classics of Western Spirituality. (Mahwah NJ: Paulist Press, 1992)
  • Bonaventure, Into God: Itinerarium Mentis in Deum of Saint Bonaventure, trans., ed. Regis J. Armstrong. (Washington DC: The Catholic University Press, 2020)

Instructor: M. Blastic

  • Coriden, James A. The Holy Spirit and an Evolving Church (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017).

Instructor: K. Warner

  • Delio, Ilia, OSF, Keith Douglass Warner OFM, and Pamela Wood. Care for Creation: A Franciscan Spirituality of the Earth. Franciscan Media, 2020.
  • Pope Francis. Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home. 2015.
  • Robinson, Kim Stanley. The Ministry for the Future: A Novel. Orbit, 2020.
  • Solnit, Rebecca, and Thema Young Lutunatabua, editors. Not Too Late: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility. Haymarket Books, 2023.
  • Steidle, Gretchen. Leading from within: Conscious Social Change and Mindfulness for Social Innovation. MIT Press, 2017.
  • Uhl, Christopher. Developing Ecological Consciousness: Becoming Fully Human (3rd edition). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2020.
    • ISBN 978-1538116692
    • Link to buy
    • Note: you must use the third edition, not the first or second.

Instructor: J. Sabak

  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation, David M. Coffey, Lex Orandi Series, Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2001
  • The Future of the Sacrament of Penance, Frank O’Loughlin, Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2009
  • A Confessor’s Handbook, Revised and Expanded Edition, Kurt Stasiak, OSB, Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2010