Critical Thinking - Religion

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Books
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This guide lists starting points for locating information about Critical Thinking topics. For more resources, please consult the Library's homepage or consult a reference librarian for assistance (423) 614-8562.
 

Online Catalog Subject Headings

APOLOGETICS

BIBLE
- HERMENEUTICS
- HISTORIOGRAPHY
- CRITICISM, INTERPRETATION, ETC.
Search also Old and New Testaments and individual books.

Examples:

BIBLE. N.T. - CRITICISM, INTERPRETATION, ETC.

BIBLE. N.T. LUKE - CRITICISM INTERPRETATION, ETC.

BIBLE. O.T. - CRITICISM, INTERPRETATION, ETC.

BIBLE. O.T. GENESIS - CRITICISM INTERPRETATION, ETC.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
- PHILOSOPHY
- PSYCHOLOGY

CHRISTIAN ETHICS

CHRISTIANITY
- PHILOSOPHY

CHRISTIANITY AND CULTURE

CHRISTIANITY AND OTHER RELIGIONS

CHURCH AND EDUCATION

CLERGY
- OFFICE
- PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

CONTEMPLATION

DIALECTICAL THEOLOGY

ETHICS

GLOBALIZATION
- RELIGIOUS ASPECTS

INTENTIONALITY (PHILOSOPHY)

MEDITATION

MISSIONS
- ANTHROPOLOGICAL ASPECTS
- THEORY

PASTORAL COUNSELING
- MORAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS

PRAYER
- PSYCHOLOGY

PSYCHOLOGY AND RELIGION

PSYCHOLOGY, RELIGIOUS

RELIGION
- PHILOSOPHY
- STUDY AND TEACHING

RELIGION AND SOCIOLOGY

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
- PHILOSOPHY
- PSYCHOLOGY

RELIGIOUS ETHICS

RELIGIOUS THOUGHT

THEOLOGY
- METHODOLOGY
- STUDY AND TEACHING

 



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Books

General

Bevans, Stephen B. Models of Contextual Theology. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1992. (BR118 .B44 1992)

Cobb, John B. Becoming a Thinking Christian. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1993. (BT77 .C56 1993)

A Companion to the Philosophy of Religion. Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell, 1999. (NetLibrary eBook)

Compier, Don H. What is Rhetorical Theology?: Textual Practice and Public Discourse. Harrisburg, Pa.: Trinity Press International, 1999. (BR115.R55 C66 1999)

González, Justo L. Christian Thought Revisited: Three Types of Theology. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1999. (BT21.2 .G59 1999)

Hart, Trevor A. Faith Thinking: The Dynamics of Christian Theology. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1996. (BR118 .H365 1996)

Helm, Paul. Faith with Reason. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. (BL51 .H455 2003)

Howard, Evan B. Affirming the Touch of God: A Psychological and Philosophical Exploration of Christian Discernment. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 2000. (BV4509.5 .H67 2000)

Lewis, Gordon Russell. Integrative Theology. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 1996. (BT75.2 .L475 1996)

Murphy, Nancy C. Reasoning and Rhetoric in Religion. Valley Forge, Pa.: Trinity Press International, 1994. (BR118 .M876 1994)

______. Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1993. (BR118 .M88 1993)

Pailin, David A. The Anthropological Character of Theology: Conditioning Theological Understanding. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990. (BR118 .P26 1990)

Parker, Stephen E. Led by the Spirit: Toward a Practical Theology of Pentecostal Discernment and Decision Making. Sheffield, Eng.: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996. (Dixon Pentecostal Research Center - Pent. BR118 .P37 1996)

Sire, James W. Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Life as a Christian Calling. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2000. (BV4598.4 .S57 2000)

Stone, Howard W. How to Think Theologically. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996. (BR118 .S75 1996) on reserve as of 10/1/04 - Circulation Desk

Virkler, Henry A. A Christian's Guide to Critical Thinking. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1993. (BS476 .V533 1993)

West, Thomas H. Jesus and the Quest for Meaning: Entering Theology. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2001. (BT203 .W47 2001)

Wood, W. Jay. Epistemology: Becoming Intellectually Virtuous. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1998. (BT50 .W57 1998)

Biblical Interpretation and Criticism

The Act of Bible Reading: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Biblical Interpretation. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1996. (BS476 .A315 1996)

Adam, A. K. M. What is Postmodern Biblical Criticism?. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1995. (BS476 .A32 1995)

Buss, Martin J. Biblical Form Criticism in Its Context. Sheffield, Eng.: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999. (BS521.5 .B87 1999)

Evangelicals & Scripture: Tradition, Authority, and Hermeneutics. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2004. (BS480 .E825 2004)

Gruenler, Royce Gordon. Meaning and Understanding: The Philosophical Framework for Biblical Interpretation. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 1991. (BS476 .G78 1991)

Handbook of Postmodern Biblical Interpretation. St. Louis, Mo.: Chalice Press, 2000. (Ref BS476 .H36 2000)

Marsh, James L. Process, Praxis, and Transcendence. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999. (NetLibrary eBook)

Nicholson, Michael W. A Theological Analysis and Critique of the Postmodernism Debate: Mapping the Labyrinth. (B831.2 .N53 1997)

Plantinga, Alvin. Warranted Christian Belief. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. (NetLibrary eBook)

Schaeffler, Richard. Reason and the Question of God: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion. New York: Crossroad Pub., 1999. (BL51 .S418313 1999)

Trigg, Roger. Rationality and Religion: Does Faith Need Reason?. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 1998. (BL51 .T65 1998)

Williams, Clifford. The Life of the Mind: A Christian Perspective. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2002. (BT50 .W475 2002)

Young, Frances M. Biblical Exegesis and the Formation of Christian Culture. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. (BS476 .Y68 1997 and NetLibrary eBook)

Prayer and Meditation

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Meditating on the Word. Cambridge, MA: Cowley, 1986. (BV4813 .B663)

Brandt, Robert L. The Spirit Helps Us Pray: A Biblical Theology of Prayer. Springfield, Mo.: Logion Press, 1993. (BS680.P64 B73 1993)

Brown, Laurence Binet. The Human Side of Prayer: The Psychology of Praying. Birmingham, Ala.: Religious Education Press, 1994. (BV225 .B76 1994)

Foster, Richard J. Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1992. (BV210.2 .F68 1992)

Merton, Thomas. Contemplative Prayer. New York: Doubleday, 1989. (BV4813 .M43 1989)

Teaching

Classical Approaches to the Study of Religion: Aims, Methods, and Theories of Research. New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1999- . (BL41 .C55 1999)

Forging a Better Religious Education in the Third Millennium. Birmingham, Ala.: Religious Education Press, 2000. (BV1471.2 .F66 2000)

O'Connell, Timothy E. Making Disciples: A Handbook of Christian Moral Formation. New York: Crossroad Pub., 1998. (BV1464 .O26 1998)

Pazmiño, Robert W. God Our Teacher: Theological Basics in Christian Education. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2001. (BV1464 .P3793 2001)

Ringenberg, William C. Letters to Young Scholars: An Introduction to Christian Thought. Upland, IN: Taylor University, 2003. (BR100 .R56 2003)

Shaping a Theological Mind: Theological Context and Methodology. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2002. (BT10 .S43 2002)

Tucker, Dennis C. Research Techniques for Scholars and Students in Religion and Theology. Medford, N.J.: Information Today, 2000. (BL41 .T83 2000)

Ware, Corinne. Discover Your Spiritual Type: A Guide to Individual and Congregational Growth. [Bethesda, Md.]: Alban Institute, 1995. (BV4597.57 .W37 1995)

Ministry

See also Library's guide Christian Leadership.

Antal, James M. Considering a New Call: Ethical and Spiritual Challenges for Clergy. [Bethesda, Md.]: Alban Institute, 2000. (BV4011.4 .A57 2000)

Gemignani, Michael C. Spiritual Formation for Pastors: Feeding the Fire Within. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 2002. (BV4011.6 .G45 2002)

Oswald, Roy M. Personality Type and Religious Leadership. [Washington, D.C.]: Alban Institute, 1999. (BF698.4 .O89 1999)

Holmes, Urban Tigner. Spirituality for Ministry. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1982. (BV4011.6 .H64 1982)

Nurture That is Christian: Developmental Perspectives on Christian Education. Wheaton, Ill.: BridgePoint, 1995. (BV1464 .N87 1995)

Trull, Joe E. Ministerial Ethics: Moral Formation for Church Leaders. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2004. (BV4011.5 .T78 2004)

Willimon, William H. Pastor: the theology and practice of ordained ministry. Nashville, Tenn.: Abingdon Press, 2002. (BV4011.3 .W55 2002)

Multicultural Aspects

Beaman, Lori G. Shared Beliefs, Different Lives: Women's Identities in Evangelical Context. St. Louis, Mo.: Chalice Press, 1999. (BR1640 .B43 1999)

The Bible in a World Context: An Experiment in Contextual Hermeneutics. Grand Rapids, Mich.: W.B. Eerdmans, 2002. (BS476 .B4943 2002)

Catherwood, Christopher. Christians, Muslims, and Islamic Rage: What Is Going On and Why It Happened. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2003. (BP172 .C325 2003)

Difference in Philosophy of Religion. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2003. (BL51 .D544 2003)

Phillips, W. Gary. Making Sense of Your World: A Biblical Worldview. Salem, Wis.: Sheffield Publishing, 1996, 1991. (BD431 .P53 1996)

Talvacchia, Kathleen T. Critical Minds and Discerning Hearts: A Spirituality of Multicultural Teaching. St. Louis, Mo.: Chalice Press, 2003. (LC1099 .T35 2003 )

United by Faith: The Multiracial Congregation as an Answer to the Problem of Race. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. (on order 10/1/04)
 


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Journal Articles

Baird, Forrest E. and Dale E. Soden. "Cartesian Values and the Critical Thinking Movement: Challenges for the Christian Scholar and Teacher." Faculty Dialogue 19 (1993): 77-90. (Available: In Squires Library)

Collins, Kenneth J. "Spirituality and Critical Thinking: Are They Really So Different?" Evangelical Journal 16 (1998): 30-43. (Available: In Squires Library)

Lay, Robert F., ed. "Christian Education Journal." Christian Education Journal 15 (1994): 9-74. (Available: In Squires Library)

Richards, Lawrence O. "Critical Thinking and Perspective." Christian Education Journal 15 (1994): 13-20. (Available: In Squires Library)
 


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