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Holy Scripture

  • Introduction to the Old Testament, R.K. Harrison

  • Introduction to the New Testament, Donald Guthrie

  • Revelation and the Bible, Carl F.H. Henry

  • Biblical Interpretation Past and Present, Gerald Bray

  • A High View of Scripture? The Authority of the Bible and the Formation of New Testament Canon, Craig D. Allert

  • God Has Spoken: Revelation and the Bible, J.I. Packer

  • Four Gospels, One Jesus: A Symbolic Reading, Richard A. Burridge

  • Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free, F.F. Bruce

  • Applicable Cranmer Theological House courses, particularly the following:

    • Scripture and Hermeneutics

    • Old Testament Introduction

    • New Testament Introduction

    • Bible Studies Method

    • English Bible Survey

    • Content courses in the books of the Bible

Doctrine

  • An Exposition of the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion, Edward H. Browne

  • Theology of the English Reformers, Philip Edgcumbe Hughes

  • The Principles of Theology, W.H. Griffith Thomas

  • Against the Protestant Gnostics, Phillip J. Lee

  • The Holy Trinity: In History, Theology, and Worship, Robert Letham

  • On the Holy Spirit, St. Basil

  • The Doctrine of God, Gerald Bray

  • The Person of Christ, Donald MacLeod

  • The Cross of Christ, John R.W. Stott

  • Applicable Cranmer Theological House courses, particularly the following:

    • Doctrine: God and Christ

    • Doctrine: Man, Sin, and Salvation

    • Doctrine: Church, Sacraments, and Eschatology

    • The Thirty-Nine Articles

Christian Ethics and Moral Theology

  • Approaching Moral Decisions, Arthur F. Holmes

  • Great Traditions In Ethics, Theodore Denise, Nicholas White, Sheldon P. Peterfreund

  • New Dictionary of Christian Ethics and Pastoral Theology, DaDavid Atkison et al., Eds.

  • Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart, Kenneth C. Haugk

  • Speaking the Truth in Love, Ruth N. Koch and Kenneth C. Haugk

  • Quick Reference Guide to Counseling Women, Diane Langberg

  • Applicable Cranmer Theological House courses, particularly the following:

    • Introduction to Moral Theology

    • Marriage and Family

    • Spirituality

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Church History/Missions

  • A New Eusebius, J. Stevenson, Ed.

  • The Story of Christianity, Justo L. González

  • History of the Christian Church, Philip Schaff (reference work – 8 volumes)

  • Deaconesses: An Historical Study by Aime G. Martimort

  • Deaconesses in the Church of England

  • Applicable Cranmer Theological House courses, particularly the following:

    • Patristic Church History

    • Anglicanism

    • Medieval Church History

    • Reformation and Modern Church History

    • Evangelism and Missions

Church Government & Parish Administration

  • Captains and Courts: A Biblical Defense of Episcopal Government, by Ray Sutton

  • The Reformed Episcopal Church Constitutions and Canons (available at www.recus.org)

  • Handbook for the Order of Deaconesses, The Reformed Episcopal Church

  • A Working Manual for Altar Guilds, Dorothy Diggs (either the 1957 or 1968 edition)

  • Serving Basics, The International Order of St. Vincent

  • Applicable Cranmer Theological House courses, particularly the following:

    • Canon Law and Pastoral Administration

    • Biblical Womanhood

    • The Office and Work of the Deaconess

Liturgics

  • Recalling the Hope of Glory, Allan Ross

  • The Oxford American Prayer Book Commentary, Massey H. Shepherd

  • Sanctifying Life, Time and Space: An Introduction to Liturgical Study, Marion Hatchett

  • Anglican Public Worship, Colin Dunlop

  • Applicable Cranmer Theological House courses, particularly the following:

    • Liturgics

    • Leviticus and Hebrews

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