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.

Spring 2021

Instructor:  D. Pryds

Five Required Texts:

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


LS 801 Advanced Preaching/Presiding

Instructor: Weldon

Four Required Texts:


Roman Missal, Your own chapel sized (study) copy would be helpful

PS 608 Ministry Seminar: Leadership

Instructor: Day

One Required Texts:

OT 503 Old Testament Wisdom Literature

Instructor: Guinan

Two Required Texts:


Recommended but not Required

Richard J. Clifford, The Wisdom Literature (Interpreting Biblical Texts;

Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1998).

Roland E. Murphy, The Tree of Life: An Exploration of Biblical Wisdom Literature (3rd edition; Grand Rapids, MI: Wm B. Eerdmans, 2002).

Leo G. Perdue, Wisdom Literature: A Theological History (Louisville, i. KY: WestminsterJohnKnox, 2007).



NT 501 Intro to the New Testament

Instructor: Zautzke

One Required Texts:

NT 601 The Letters of St. Paul

Instructor: Constantinou

Two Required Texts:

HS 508 History of Christianity II

Instructor: Chinnici/ Burns

Four Required Texts:

SP 501 Writings of Francis and Clare of Assisi

Instructor: Short

Five Required Texts:


*R. Armstrong, J. A. Wayne Hellmann, W. Short, eds., Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, Vol. 1 (The Saint), (Hyde Park NY: 2000)

*R. Armstrong, ed., Clare of Assisi: Early Documents (The Lady) (Hyde Park NY: 2001)

*also available in online format:

SP 800 Franciscan Spirituality: Varieties of Lived Experience of Faith

Instructor: Pryds

Five Required Texts:



Cities of God: The Religion of the Italian Communes, 1125–1325 (9780271029092): Thompson, Augustine

The Lay Saint: Charity and Charismatic Authority in Medieval Italy, 1150–1350: Doyno, Mary Harvey: 9781501740206

HS 503 Interpreting the Church Today

Instructor: Chinnici/Burns

Two Required Texts:

ST 702 God and Trinity

Instructor: Freyer

Three Required Texts:


Approaching the Christian Understanding of God by David Tracy, 109ss.

The Trinitarian Mystery of God: A “Theological Theology” by Anthony J. Godzieba, 131ss.


EDWARDS DENIS, Partaking of God: Trinity, Evolution, and Ecology, Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN 2014.

God in Early Christian Thought, E-Book, Vigiliae Christianae, Supplements, Vol. 94, MCGOWAN ANDREW – DALEY BRIAN – GADEN TIMOTHY, Hg., Brill, Leiden – Boston 2009.

HUGHES GERARD, The Nature of God, E-Book, Routledge, London 2005

Most Books are available on Digital Theological Library

LS 604 Sacraments of the Church

Instructor: Freyer

Three Required Texts:



Osborne K.B., Christian Sacraments in a Postmodern World, Paulist Press, New York/Mahwah, N.J. 1999.

Systematic Theology: Roman Catholic Perspectives, SCHÜSSLER FIORENZA FRANCIS – GALVIN JOHN P., Hg., Fortress Press, Minneapolis 2011.


General by David N. Power, 461ss.

Baptism and Confirmation by David N. Power, 497ss.

Eucharist by David N. Power, 515 ss.

Sacrament and Order of Penance and Reconciliation by David N. Power, 543ss.

Anointing of the Sick by David N. Power, 559ss.

Order by David N. Power, 567ss.

Marriage by Francis Schüssler Fiorenza, 583ss.

Most Books are available on Digital Theological Library

ST 603 Intercultural Theology

Instructor: J. Kiesler

Two Required Texts:


CL 501 Canon Law: Introduction, Canon Law/Marriage

Instructor: Laverone

Three Required Texts:

*Code of Canon Law, Latin-English Edition, New English Translation, Third Printing, 2020, 764 pp., ISBN 978-1-932208-55-9. [hence CIC 1983 (Must be the third Edition)


Professor will provide this document:

Papal and Curial Pronouncements: Their Canonical Significance in Light of the Code of Canon Law. Francis G. Morrisey, OMI ISBN 0-919261-38-8 Saint Paul University Faculty of Canon Law: Ottawa, 2001

Professor will provide this document for purchase

Quick Help: Canon Law of Marriage

ST 703 Theology of the Religious and Diocesan Presbyter

Instructor: Chinnici

One Required Texts:



CE 501 Fundamental Moral Theology

Instructor: Day

Eight Required Texts:

Nairn, et al, The Franciscan Moral Vision: Responding to God’s Love(St. Bonaventure: Franciscan Institute, 2013).


*John Paul II, Veritatis Splendor.

*Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate.

*Francis, Evangelii Gaudium.

*Francis, Gaudete et Exsultate.

*Available for free on Vatican website