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 2020

Instructor:  D. Pryds

Five Required Texts:

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


HS 501 History of Christianity

Instructor: D. Pryds

Six  Required Texts:


HS 505 Modern Social Justice Prophets

Instructor:  J. Burns

Five Required Texts:


HS 607 Franciscan Seminar: Social Dimensions of Franciscan Christian Humanism

Instructor:  J. Chinnici

Available from Franciscan Institute Publications (order early) –only buy Used if unavailable from Franciscan Institute Press!!!
Bonaventure, On the Reduction of the Arts to Theology, Works of Saint Bonaventure, translation with commentary, prepared by Zachary Hayes (St. Bonaventure, NY; Franciscan Institute Publications, 1996), ISBN: 1-57659-043-7 (or any edition thereof)
Peter John Olivi, Spiritual Warfare and Six Other Spiritual Writings of Peter of John Olivi, translation, introduction and notes by Robert J. Karris, OFM (St. Bonaventure, NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2012), ISBN: 978-1-57659-344-8

ST 603 Intercultural Theology

Instructor: J. Kiesler

Two Required Texts:


ST 701 Franciscan Ecclesiology

Instructor: J. Freyer

The Church, Icon of the Trinity: An Introduction to Ecclesiology. Ateneo de Manila University (Quezon City). Loyola School of Theology. Bruno Forte, Editor St Paul Publications, 1990. ISBN 9715041116,9789715041119

All the following books will be reserved in the FST library or in the Copley library of USD:

The church in the making : Lumen Gentium, Christus Dominus, Orientalium Ecclesiarum / Richard R. Gaillardetz Gaillardetz, Richard R., 1958- New York : Paulist Press, c2006 ISBN 0809142767 9780809142767

The role of charity in the ecclesiology of St. Bonaventure / [by] Peter D. Fehlner Fehlner, Peter D Rome, Editrice “Miscellanea francescana, ” 1965

The gift of the church : a textbook ecclesiology in honor of Patrick Granfield, O.S.B. / Peter C. Phan, editor Collegeville, Minn. : Liturgical Press, c2000. ISBN 0814659314 (alk. paper)

Christian community in history / Roger Haight Haight, Roger New York : Continuum, 2004- ISBN 0826416306 (v. 1 : hardcover : alk. paper) 0826416314 (hbk.)

A theology of the church for the Third Millennium [electronic resource] : a Franciscan approach / by Kenan Osborne Osborne, Kenan B Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009
The church in the New Testament / Rudolf Schnackenburg / [translated by W.J. O’Hara] Schnackenburg, Rudolf, 1914- New York : Seabury Press, 1965. ISBN 081642585X 9780816425853

SP 603 Spirituality of Dying & Death

Instructor: D. Pryds

Four Required Texts:


NT 501 Intro to the New Testament

Instructor: G. Galvin

One Required Texts:

OT 502 Prophets of the Old Testament

Instructor: M. Guinan

Two Required Texts:


Thomas Leclerc, Introduction to the Prophets: Their Stories, Sayings and Scrolls (2nd ed.; Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2017). [required; the first edition is acceptable]

CE 501 Fundamental Moral Theology

Instructor: M. Day

Seven Required Texts:




PS 605 Ministry Seminar: Franciscan Ministry Today

Instructor: M. Day

Two Required Texts: