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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 from any other preferred vendor. Booklists are posted as soon as they are available.


Dear Students

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

Fall 2021

Instructor:  D. Pryds

Five Required Texts:

* The Story of Christianity (vol. 1 & 2, 2010 edition)


ST 501 Theology, Church and World: Introduction to Theology

Instructor: Kiesler

Four Required Texts


Available on the DTL:

  • Stephen B. Bevans, An Introduction to Theology in Global Perspective
  • William Short, Poverty and Joy: The Franciscan Tradition
  • Lamin Sanneh, Whose Religion Is Christianity? The Gospel Beyond the West

OT 501 Introduction to the Old Testament

Instructor: Guinan

Two Required Texts

Available on the DTL:

  • Michael D. Coogan and Cynthia R. Chapman, The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures

LS 501 Introduction to Liturgy

Instructor: Bergin

One Required Text:

Available on the DTL:

  • Goffredo Boselli, The Spiritual Meaning of the Liturgy: School of Prayer, Source of Life

ST 503 Franciscan Christology

Instructor: Blastic/Ingham

Four Required Texts:

Available on the DTL:

  • Thomas P. Rausch, Who Is Jesus? An Introduction to Christology
  • Elizabeth A. Johnson, Consider Jesus: Waves of Renewal in Christology

On Reserve in FST Library:

  • Robin Ryan, CP, Christology: Understanding Jesus: Now You Know Media, 2016

HS 505 Modern Social Justice Prophets

Instructor: Burns

5 Required Texts

Available on the DTL:

  • Albert J. Raboteau, American Prophets: Seven Religious Radicals and Their Struggle for Social and Political Justice

HS 507 History of Christianity I

Instructor: Short/Pryds

Three Required Texts

       (Also available in Hard Copy)

Available on the DTL:

  • Justo L. Gonzalez, The story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Dawn of the Reformation
  • Darleen Pryds: Enduring Presence: Diversity and Authenticity Among the First Generations of Franciscan Laity

CE 610 Accompanying Families

Instructor: Day

Eight Required Texts


Available on the DTL:

  • (older version available) Arlie Russell Hochchild, The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution
  • Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton, Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers

CE 601 Information Technology and Ethics

Instructor: Carbajo

Two Required Texts:


Six Recommended Texts:


Paglia Vincenzo – Pecoraro Renzo, (ed), Robo-Ethics. Humans, machines and health, Pontifical Academy for Life, Vatican City 2020.

Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church

Available on the DTL:

NT 604 Mark and Matthew

Instructor: Constantinou

One Required Text:

PS 607 Ministry Seminar: Spirituality of Ministry

Instructor: Gutierrez

Two Required Texts:


SP 607 Franciscan Seminar: Lives of Francis & Clare

Instructor: Blastic

Three Required Texts:

These texts are available online at the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition Webpage – Early Sources

Recommended Texts:


Available on the DTL:

  • André Vauchez and Michael Cusato, Francis of Assisi: The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval Saint
  • Catherine M. Mooney, Clare of Assisi and the Thirteenth-Century Church: Religious Women, Rules, and Resistance

CE 611 Integral Ecology and Universal Fraternity: Catholic Social Teaching

Instructor: Carbajo

Two Required Texts:


Five Recommended Texts:

         (Available available online)