How to Obtain Textbooks
Textbooks can be obtained from the Lifeway Bookstore on the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Fort Worth Campus. They make sure to have all of the required textbooks in stock for the current semester. If you are within driving distance, you can visit the store at 4540 James Ave., Fort Worth, TX. Call or email the bookstore for directions. Or the bookstore can ship you these books. You may contact them at 1.800.656.2215, firstname.lastname@example.org, or https://www.facebook.com/lifeway.swbts. In addition, try your local bookstore or an online bookstore such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Summer 2015 Online Textbook List
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School of Theology
BPTST 3203 I – Baptist Heritage
- Early, Joseph. Readings in Baptist History: Four Centuries of Selected Documents. Nashville: B&H Academic, 2008. (RBH)
- Estep, William R. The Anabaptist Story: An Introduction to Sixteenth-Century Anabaptism. 3rd ed. rev. and enlr. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996.
- George, Timothy, and David S. Dockery, eds. Theologians of the Baptist Tradition. Nashville: B&H Academic, 2001. (TBT)
- Patterson, Paige. Anatomy of a Reformation: The Southern Baptist Convention 1978–2004. Fort Worth: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2004. Available here. (AR)
ETHIC 4323 I – Bible & Moral Issues
- Coppenger, Mark. Moral Apologetics for Contemporary Christians. Nashville: B&H Academic, 2011. Later <MC>
- Jones, David W. Introduction to Biblical Ethics. Nashville: B&H Academic, 2013. Later <DJ>
- Mohler, R. Albert. Culture Shift: The Battle for the Moral Heart of America. Sisters, OR: Multnomah Press, 2008. Later <AM>
- Pearcey, Nancy. Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity, Study Guide Edition. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2008. Later <NP>
- Rae, Scott B. Moral Choices-3rd Edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000. Later <SR>
GREEK 3356 I – Biblical Greek I & II (Turbo)
- Aland, Barbara, Kurt Aland, Johannes Karavidopoulos, Carlo M. Martini, and Bruce M. Metzger, eds. The Greek New Testament. 5th rev. ed. NY: American Bible Society, 2014. ISBN: 978-3438051165.
- This text, abbreviated as the UBS5, has the same Greek text as the 28th edition of Nestle-Aland, also known as the NA28. The text is an eclectic Greek text, which means each time there is a variant in the extant Greek manuscripts, it uses the reading that the committee believes is the original reading. Make it a practice to read daily from the UBS4 as well as use it in public worship.
- Note: you may opt to use an electronic version (i.e., in Logos, BibleWorks, or Accordance for the computer or even Olive Tree for a smart phone) rather than a paper version. However, a paper version can be very handy, so I encourage you to get both. If you can afford it, get the version with a dictionary at the end of the text.
- Baugh, S. M. A First John Reader. Philipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 1999. ISBN: 0875520952.
- As the class translates 1 John this reader will help each student in translation.
- Black, David Alan. Learn to Read New Testament Greek. 3rd edition. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2009. ISBN: 0805444933.
- This is the primary text for this course. It is an introductory Greek grammar that will introduce students to all necessary aspects of Greek grammar.
- As of the Fall of 2012, all incoming Greek language students are required to purchase a Bible study software program. Now we give you a choice. You may buy Logos 5, BibleWorks 10, or Accordance 10. An informational sheet with pricing will be posted by the first day of class. It is being revised since BibleWorks came out with version 10 in late April.
- All 3 softwares are great, and each has its strengths and weaknesses. With BibleWorks, you get more bang for the buck—more Bible translations, etc., for the price. However, if you want to purchase commentaries and other books to build up your electronic library and have them tied to the Bible study software, Accordance or Logos are the ones to use. Logos is the most expensive, but it does offer the most books. However, each of them can do certain nuanced searches that the other one cannot. You might want to ask professors what they prefer because we vary in our preferences.
HEBRW 4356 I – Biblical Hebrew I & II (Turbo)
- Russell Fuller and Kyoungwon Choi, Invitation to Biblical Hebrew: A Beginning Grammar (Kregel)
- Russell Fuller and Kyoungwon Choi, Invitation to Biblical Hebrew: Workbook (Kregel) BHS – Hebrew Bible – either a hard copy or the BHS Logos SESB 2.0 version…see Logos Biblical Languages Library below.
- Hebrew Lexicon: You will need a lexicon by the end of the second semester material and I recommend the HALOT Lexicon– see below
- Eric Mitchell, Elementary Hebrew I and II Lectures on CD. Playable on Computers, Available at the Lifeway store on the Fort Worth campus – These are the lectures for both semesters of Hebrew I and Hebrew II.
- Gary Long, Grammatical Concepts 101 for Biblical Hebrew (Hendrickson, 2002), pages 1-142; due for Second class. Available on LOGOS Bible Software
Evangelism and Missions
MISSN 4333 I – World Religions
- Corduan, Wilfried, Neighboring Faiths: A Christian Introduction to World Religions (2nd edition), Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2012.
- Muck, Terry/Adeney, Frances S., Christianity Encountering World Religions, Grand Rapids: Baker Academics, 2009.
Cursos en Español
BIBST 3203 IS – Hermenéutica Bíblica
- La Biblia. El profesor estará usando la versión Reina & Valera, Revisión 1960, o el texto original (Hebreo o Griego). El estudiante deberá usar una traducción fiel a las lenguas originales y no una paráfrasis.
- Gordon Fee, D. Stuart, Lectura Eficaz de la Biblia. Nueva Edición. (Miami, Florida: Editorial Vida, 2007). Este texto es designado “Fee” en el Plan de Estudio.
- John Phillips, Como Entender e Interpretar la Biblia: Una Introducción a la Hermenéutica. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Editorial Portavoz, 2008). Este texto es designado “Phillips” en el Plan de Estudio.
PHILO 4373 IS – Apologética Cristiana
- La Biblia (Cualquier versión que no sea una paráfrasis moderna)
- Powell, Doug. Guía Holman de Apologética Cristiana. Nashville, Tennessee: B&H Publishing Group, 2009.
- Geisler, Norman y Brooks, Ron. Apologética. Colombia: Editorial Unilit, Segunda Edición, 1997.