Reading List for Comprehensive Exams

20130703-090137.jpgThe following list represents the books I must internalize for my comprehensive exams this September. There are 94 primary sources. These are the ones I am expected to cite and work into my argument. There are 73 supporting sources. It will go well for me the more of these I can include. That makes a total of 167 books. This list will form the core of the literature review for my dissertation.

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Primary Sources

Ammerman, Nancy Tatom, and Arthur Emery Farnsley. Congregation & Community. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1997.

Ammerman, Nancy Tatom. Studying Congregations: A New Handbook. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1998.

Arens, Edmund. Christopraxis: A Theology of Action. 1st Fortress Press ed. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1995.

Augustine, and Philip Schaff. A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church. Edinburgh Grand Rapids, MI: T. & T. Clark ; Wm. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 1989.

Best, Steven, and Douglas Kellner. The Postmodern Turn. Critical Perspectives. New York: Guilford Press, 1997.

Bevans, Stephen B., and Roger Schroeder. Constants in Context: A Theology of Mission for Today American Society of Missiology Series ; No. 30. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2004.

Bliese, Richard H., and Craig Van Gelder. The Evangelizing Church: A Lutheran Contribution. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2005.

Bolman, Lee G., and Terrence E. Deal. Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership. 4th ed. The Jossey-Bass Business & Management Series. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2008.

Bosch, David Jacobus. Transforming Mission: Paradigm Shifts in Theology of Mission. American Society of Missiology Series. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1991.

Brookfield, Stephen. The Power of Critical Theory: Liberating Adult Learning and Teaching. 1st ed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2005.

Brookfield, Stephen. Understanding and Facilitating Adult Learning: A Comprehensive Analysis of Principles and Effective Practices. 1st ed. The Jossey-Bass Higher Education Series. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1986.

Brown, Delwin, Sheila Greeve Davaney, Kathryn Tanner, and American Academy of Religion. Converging on Culture: Theologians in Dialogue with Cultural Analysis and Criticism. The American Academy of Religion Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion Series. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Conn, Walter E. Christian Conversion: A Developmental Interpretation of Autonomy and Surrender. New York: Paulist Press, 1986.

DeKruyter, Arthur H., and Quentin J. Schultze. The Suburban Church: Practical Advice for Authentic Ministry. 1st ed. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008.

Diamond, Etan. Souls of the City: Religion and the Search for Community in Postwar America Polis Center Series on Religion and Urban Culture. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003.

Dreyer, Elizabeth, and Mark S. Burrows. Minding the Spirit: The Study of Christian Spirituality. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.

__________. Earth Crammed with Heaven: A Spirituality of Everyday Life. New York: Paulist Press, 1994.

Duany, Andres, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck. Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream. 10th anniversary ed. New York: North Point Press, 2010.

Farber-Robertson, Anita, M. B. Handspicker, and David A. Whiman. Learning While Leading: Increasing Your Effectiveness in Ministry. Bethesda, MD: Alban Institute, 2000.

Farley, Edward. Practicing Gospel: Unconventional Thoughts on the Church’s Ministry. 1st ed. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003.

Fishman, Robert. Bourgeois Utopias: The Rise and Fall of Suburbia. New York: Basic Books, 1987.

Fowler, James W. Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development and the Quest for Meaning. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1981.

Gadamer, Hans-Georg. Truth and Method. London: Sheed & Ward, 1975.

Garreau, Joel. Edge City: Life on the New Frontier. 1st ed. New York: Doubleday, 1991.

Goetz, David L. Death by Suburb: How to Keep the Suburbs from Killing Your Soul. 1st ed. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 2006.

Gorringe, Timothy. A Theology of the Built Environment: Justice, Empowerment, Redemption. Cambridge, U.K.; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Grenz, Stanley J. Rediscovering the Triune God: The Trinity in Contemporary Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2004.

Grenz, Stanley J., and John R. Franke. Beyond Foundationalism: Shaping Theology in a Postmodern Context. 1st ed. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001.

Grondin, Jean. Introduction to Philosophical Hermeneutics. Yale Studies in Hermeneutics. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994.

Groome, Thomas H. Christian Religious Education: Sharing Our Story and Vision. 1st Jossey-Bass ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999.

__________. Sharing Faith: A Comprehensive Approach to Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry: The Way of Shared Praxis. 1st ed. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1991.

Guder, Darrell L. ed. Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub., 1998.

Habermas, Jürgen. “Introduction,” “The Entry into Postmodernity: Nietzche as a Turning Point,” “Enlightenment: Max Horkeimer and Theodor Adorno,” “The Critique of Reason as an Unmasking of the Human Sciences: Michel Foucault,” “An Alternative Way out of the Philosophy of the Subject: Communicative versus Subject-Centered Reason.” The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity: Twelve Lectures Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1987.

Hatch, Mary Jo, and Ann L. Cunliffe. Organization Theory: Modern, Symbolic, and Postmodern Perspectives. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Hayden, Dolores. Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000. 1st ed. New York: Pantheon Books, 2003.

Helland, Roger, and Len Hjalmarson. Missional Spirituality: Embodying God’s Love from the inside Out. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2011.

Hoffman, Paul E. Faith Forming Faith: Bringing New Christians to Baptism and Beyond. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2012.

Hsu, Albert Y. The Suburban Christian: Finding Spiritual Vitality in the Land of Plenty. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books/InterVarsity Press, 2006.

Hunsberger, George R., and Craig Van Gelder. The Church between Gospel and Culture: The Emerging Mission in North America. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 1996.

Jackson, Kenneth T. Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Jennings, Willie James. The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2010.

Jenson, Robert W. Systematic Theology. Vol. 1. 2 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Kegan, Robert. Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock Potential in Yourself and Your Organization. Leadership for the Common Good. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Press, 2009.

__________. In over Our Heads: The Mental Demands of Modern Life. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1994.

Keifert, Patrick R. Testing the Spirits: How Theology Informs the Study of Congregations. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub., 2009.

__________. We Are Here Now: A New Missional Era, a Missional Journey of Spiritual Discovery. Eagle, ID: Allelon Publishing, 2006.

__________. Welcoming the Stranger: A Public Theology of Worship and Evangelism. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1992.

Kelsey, David H. To Understand God Truly: What’s Theological About a Theological School. 1st ed. Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1992.

Kilduff, Martin, and Wenpin Tsai. Social Networks and Organizations. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2003.

LaCugna, Catherine Mowry. God for Us: The Trinity and Christian Life. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1991.

Marshall, Alex. How Cities Work: Suburbs, Sprawl, and the Roads Not Taken. 1st ed. Constructs Series. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000.

Merriam, Sharan B., Rosemary S. Caffarella, and Lisa Baumgartner. Learning in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide. 3rd ed. The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007.

Moltmann, Jürgen. The Trinity and the Kingdom: The Doctrine of God. 1st HarperCollins paperback ed. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1991.

Nelson, E. Clifford. The Lutherans in North America. Rev. ed. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1980.

Newbigin, Lesslie. The Gospel in a Pluralist Society. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans; WCC Publications 1989.

__________. The Open Secret: An Introduction to the Theology of Mission. Rev. ed. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans, 1995.

Nichol, Todd W. All These Lutherans: Three Paths toward a New Lutheran Church. Minneapolis: Augsburg Pub. House, 1986.

Nicolaides, Becky M., and Andrew Wiese. The Suburb Reader. New York: Routledge, 2006.

Orfield, Myron. Metropolitics: A Regional Agenda for Community and Stability. Cambridge, MA: Brookings Institution Press; Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 1997.

Palmer, Parker J. To Know as We Are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey. 1st HarperCollins pbk ed. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1993.

Pannenberg, Wolfhart. Systematic Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1991.

Roxburgh, Alan J. Missional Map-Making: Skills for Leading in Times of Transition. 1st ed. Leadership Network. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2010.

Sanneh, Lamin O. Translating the Message: The Missionary Impact on Culture. 2nd ed. American Society of Missiology Series. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2009.

Scharen, Christian Batalden. Faith as a Way of Life: A Vision for Pastoral Leadership. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2008.

Schneiders, Sandra M. “Biblical Spirituality.” Interpretation 56, no. 2 (2002): 133-142.

__________. “Religion Vs. Spirituality: A Contemporary Conundrum.” Spiritus 3, no. 2 (2003): 163-185.

__________. “Spirituality and the God Question.” Spiritus 10, no. 2 (2010): 243-250.

__________. “The Impact of the Classics of Western Spirituality Series on the Discipline of Christian Spirituality.” Spiritus 5, no. 1 (2005): 97-102.

Sheldrake, Philip. Spirituality and Theology: Christian Living and the Doctrine of God. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1998.

Sider, Ronald J., John Perkins, Wayne Gordon, and F. Albert Tizon. “Urban-Suburban Partnerships: For Mutual Transformation.” Family and Community Ministries 23, no. 4 (2010): 4-7.

Simpson, Gary M. “No Trinity, No Mission: The Apostolic Difference of Revisioning the Trinity.” Word & World 18, no. 3 (1998): 264-271.

__________. Critical Social Theory: Prophetic Reason, Civil Society, and Christian Imagination Guides to Theological Inquiry. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002.

Tanner, Kathryn. Theories of Culture: A New Agenda for Theology. Guides to Theological Inquiry. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1997.

Teaford, Jon C. The American Suburb: The Basics. New York: Routledge, 2008.

Tietjen, John H. Which Way to Lutheran Unity? A History of Efforts to Unite the Lutherans of America. Saint Louis: Concordia Pub. House, 1966.

Trexler, Edgar R. High Expectations: Understanding the Elca’s Early Years, 1988-2002. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress, 2003.

Van Gelder, Craig, and Dwight J. Zscheile. The Missional Church in Perspective: Mapping Trends and Shaping the Conversation.The Missional Network. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011.

Van Gelder, Craig. “The Hermeneutics of Leading in Mission.” Journal of Religious Leadership 3, no. 1-2 (2004): 139-171.

__________. The Essence of the Church: A Community Created by the Spirit. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2000.

__________. The Ministry of the Missional Church: A Community Led by the Spirit. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2007.

__________The Missional Church in Context: Helping Congregations Develop Contextual Ministry Missional Church Series. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2007.

Volf, Miroslav, and Dorothy C. Bass. Practicing Theology: Beliefs and Practices in Christian Life. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans, 2002.

Volf, Miroslav. After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity Sacra Doctrina. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 1998.

Welker, Michael. God the Spirit. 1st English-language ed. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1994.

Wheatley, Margaret J. Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World. 3rd ed. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler, 2006.

Wilhoit, Jim. Spiritual Formation as If the Church Mattered: Growing in Christ through Community. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008.

Willard, Dallas. Renovation of the Heart: Putting on the Character of Christ. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2002.

__________. The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship. 1st ed. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 2006.

Wind, James P., and James Welborn Lewis. American Congregations. 2 vols. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.

Winter, Gibson. The Suburban Captivity of the Churches: An Analysis of Protestant Responsibility in the Expanding Metropolis. 1st ed. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1961.

Wuthnow, Robert. After Heaven: Spirituality in America since the 1950s. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.

Zizioulas, Jean, and Paul McPartlan. Communion and Otherness: Further Studies in Personhood and the Church. New York: T & T Clark, 2006.

Zscheile, Dwight J. Cultivating Sent Communities: Missional Spiritual Formation Missional Church Series. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2012.

 

Supporting Sources

Banks, Robert J. Reenvisioning Theological Education: Exploring a Missional Alternative to Current Models. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub., 1999.

Bass, Diana Butler. Christianity after Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening. 1st ed. New York: HarperOne, 2012.

Baxandall, Rosalyn Fraad, and Elizabeth Ewen. Picture Windows: How the Suburbs Happened. New York, NY: Basic Books, 2000.

Beauregard, Robert A. When America Became Suburban. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006.

Bender, Courtney, and Omar McRoberts. “Mapping a Field: Why and How to Study Spirituality.” In Social Science Research Council. Brooklyn, NY: SSRC Working Papers, 2012.

Benhabib, Seyla, and Fred R. Dallmayr. The Communicative Ethics Controversy Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1990.

Benne, Robert. The Paradoxical Vision: A Public Theology for the Twenty-First Century. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1995.

Blauw, Johannes. The Missionary Nature of the Church: A Survey of the Biblical Theology of Mission. 1st ed. Foundations of the Christian Mission. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1962.

Boff, Leonardo.Trinity and Society Theology and Liberation Series. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1988.

Brookfield, Stephen. Developing Critical Thinkers: Challenging Adults to Explore Alternative Ways of Thinking and Acting The Jossey-Bass Higher Education Series. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2008.

Brown, Jeannine K., Carla M. Dahl, and Wyndy Corbin Reuschling. Becoming Whole and Holy: An Integrative Conversation About Christian Formation. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2011.

Browning, Don S. A Fundamental Practical Theology: Descriptive and Strategic Proposals. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1991.

Brownson, James V. “Speaking the Truth in Love: Element of a Missional Hermeneutic.” International Review of Mission 83, no. 330 (1994): 479-504.

Bruegmann, Robert. Sprawl: A Compact History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Burrows, Mark S. “Spirituality.” American Baptist Quarterly 16, no. 1 (1997): 3-97.

Chan, Simon. “New Directions in Evangelical Spirituality.” Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul Care 2, no. 2 (2009): 219-237.

Cimino, Richard P. Lutherans Today: American Lutheran Identity in the Twenty-First Century. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub., 2003.

Courtenay, Bradley C., and Judy Milton. “Spirituality in Adult Education: From the Voices of Educators and Learners.” In Proceedings of the Joint International Conference of the 45th Annual Adult Education Research Conference and the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education, edited by D. E. Clover. Victoria, Canada: University of Victoria, 2004.

Dahill, Lisa E. “Spirituality in Lutheran Perspective: Much to Offer, Much to Learn.” Word & World 18, no. 1 (1998): 68-75.

__________. Truly Present: Practicing Prayer in the Liturgy Worship Matters. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortess, 2005.

Davis, Dent C. “Dialogue of the Soul: The Phenomenon of Intrapersonal Peace and the Adult Experience of Protestant Religious Education.” Religious Education 102, no. 4 (2007): 387-402.

Dirkx, John M. “Images, Transformative Learning the Work of Soul.” Adult Learning 12, no. 3 (2001): 15.

Dobriner, William Mann. Class in Suburbia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1981.

Downey, Michael. Altogether Gift: A Trinitarian Spirituality. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2000.

Dreier, Peter, John H. Mollenkopf, and Todd Swanstrom. Place Matters: Metropolitics for the Twenty-First Century. 2nd ed. Studies in Government and Public Policy. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2004.

ELCA. “Constitutions, Bylaws, and Continuing Resolutions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.” (2011): 232 p.

Fenwick, Tara, and Leona English. “Dimensions of Spirituality: A Framework for Adult Educators.” Journal of Adult Theological Education 1, no. 1 (2001): 49-64.

Geweke, Deborah L. “Woven Whole: Weaving Spirituality through a Lutheran Epistemology and a Liturgical Hermeneutic.” Currents in Theology and Mission 36, no. 4 (2009): 264-274.

Goodall, Norman, ed. Missions under the Cross; addresses delivered at the enlarged meeting of the Committee of the International Missionary Council at Willingen, in Germany, 1952; with statements issued by the meeting.

Gresham, John L., Jr. “The Social Model of the Trinity and Its Critics.” Scottish Journal of Theology 46, no. 3 (1993): 325-343.

Heifetz, Ronald A., and Martin Linsky. Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Leading. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 2002.

Hess, Mary E., and Stephen Brookfield. Teaching Reflectively in Theological Contexts: Promises and Contradictions. Original ed. Malabar, FL: Krieger Pub. Co., 2008.

Howard, Evan B. The Brazos Introduction to Christian Spirituality. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2008.

Howells, Edward. “Appropriating the Divine Presence: Reading Augustine’s on the Trinity as a Transformative Text.” Spiritus 11, no. 2 (2011): 201-223.

Hunter, James Davison. To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Jaworski, Joseph. Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership. Expanded 2nd ed. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2011.

Johnson, Elizabeth A. She Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse. 10th anniversary ed. New York: Crossroad, 2002.

Kärkkäinen, Veli-Matti. Introduction to Ecclesiology: Ecumenical, Historical & Global Perspectives. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2002.

Kegan, Robert, and Lisa Laskow Lahey. How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work: Seven Languages for Transformation. 1st ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001.

Kunstler, James Howard. The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America’s Man-Made Landscape. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993.

Langer, Rick. “Points of Unease with the Spiritual Formation Movement.” Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul Care 5, no. 2 (2012): 182-206.

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Lindsell, Harold, ed. The Church’s Worldwide Mission: An Analysis of the Current State of Evangelical Missions, and a Strategy for Future Activity. Waco, TX: Word Books, 1966.

McCormick, Patrick T. “Sacred Space: Balancing the Sanctuary and Commons.” Worship 74, no. 1 (2000): 37-51.

Melancthon, Philip. The Augsburg Confession. Triglot Concordia: The Symbolical Books of the Ev. Lutheran Church, edited by F. Bente and W.H.T. Dau. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1921. (accessed November 3, 2011).

Mezirow, Jack. Learning as Transformation: Critical Perspectives on a Theory in Progress. 1st ed. The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000.

Moreau, A. Scott, Gary Corwin, and Gary B. McGee. Introducing World Missions: A Biblical, Historical, and Practical Survey Encountering Mission. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2004.

Mulholland, M. Robert. Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1993.

Newbigin, Lesslie. Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 1986.

Niebuhr, H. Richard. Christ and Culture. 1st Harper torchbook ed. Harper Torchbooks. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956.

Northouse, Peter Guy. Leadership: Theory and Practice. 5th ed. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2010.

Rusch, William G. The Trinitarian Controversy Sources of Early Christian Thought. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1980.

Rusch, William G., and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. A Commentary on “Ecumenism: The Vision of the Elca”. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1990.

Samson, Will, and Lisa Samson. Justice in the Burbs: Being the Hands of Jesus Wherever You Live. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2007.

Senge, Peter M., and Society for Organizational Learning. Presence: Exploring Profound Change in People, Organizations, and Society. 1st Currency ed. New York: Doubleday, 2005.

Sheldrake, Philip. “Spirituality and Social Change: Rebuilding the Human City.” Spiritus 9, no. 2 (2009): 137-156.

__________. “Spirituality and the Integrity of Theology.” Spiritus 7, no. 1 (2007): 93-98.

__________. A Brief History of Spirituality. Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion Series. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2007.

__________. Explorations in Spirituality: History, Theology, and Social Practice. New York: Paulist Press, 2010.

__________. “The Study of Spirituality.” Theological Trends: 162-172.

Stanley, Brian. The World Missionary Conference, Edinburgh 1910 Studies in the History of Christian Missions. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2009.

Teaford, Jon C. Post-Suburbia: Government and Politics in the Edge Cities. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.

__________. The Metropolitan Revolution: The Rise of Post-Urban America. The Columbia History of Urban Life. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006.

Thomas, Owen C. “Interiority and Christian Spirituality.” Journal of Religion 80, no. 1 (2000): 41-60.

Thorkelson, Willmar. Lutherans in the U.S.A. Minneapolis: Augsburg Pub. House, 1969.

Tisdell, Elizabeth J. Exploring Spirituality and Culture in Adult and Higher Education. The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003.

Tracy, David. Plurality and Ambiguity: Hermeneutics, Religion, Hope. 1st ed. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987.

Trexler, Edgar R. Anatomy of a Merger: People, Dynamics, and Decisions That Shaped the ELCA. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1991.

Van Gelder, Craig. “Effects of Auto-Mobility on Church Life and Culture.” Word & World 28, no. 3 (2008): 237-249.

__________. “Method in Light of Scriptures and in Relation to Hermeneutics.” Journal of Religious Leadership 3, no. 1-2 (2004): 43-73.

Vella, Jane Kathryn. Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach: The Power of Dialogue in Educating Adults. Rev. ed. The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2002.

West, Russell W., and John D. Stoeckle. “Theorizing Religiously-Based Organization Leadership: Mapping the Intersections.” Journal of Religious Leadership 4, no. 1-2 (2005): 149-187.

Yust, Karen-Marie, and E. Byron Anderson. Taught by God: Teaching and Spiritual Formation. St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2006.