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 Taylor Seminary 2016 - 2017 Text Book Lists

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Fall - Mobile
Winter - By Course Code
Winter - By Course Name
Winter - Mobile

Fall - By Course Code

 (Fall term includes January Intercession.  Winter term includes Spring Session.)

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(As of July 4, 2016)

Mode Code Course Textbook Title, Author, Publisher and Year
Online BI 412 Biblical Hermeneutics Guide for Research and Writing (SBL style); this is available online on the seminary web site, as well on the Moodle site for the course.
Online BI 412 Biblical Hermeneutics Klein, William W., Craig L. Blomberg, and Robert L. Hubbard, Jr., with Kermit A. Ecklebarger.  Introduction to Biblical Interpretation.  2d ed.  Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2004.
Semester Course CH 420 Church History to 1500 MacCulloch, Diarmaid. Christianity: the First Three Thousand Years, Penguin Books, 2011.
Online MI 432 Integral Mission: God’s Mission for God’s People Canadian Baptist Ministries. Wordeed: An Integral Mission Primer.  Castle Quay Books, 2012. Available at http://www.wordeed.ca and as a download on our course web site.
Online MI 432 Integral Mission: God’s Mission for God’s People Flemming, Dean. Recovering the Full Mission of God: A Biblical Perspective on Being, Doing and Telling. IVP Academic, 2013. (Kindle edition available on www.amazon.ca) BS 680 E86 F54 2013
Online MI 432 Integral Mission: God’s Mission for God’s People Kirk, J.  Andrew.  What is Mission? Theological Explorations.  Fortress Press, 2000. [Available as a Kindle electronic download at www.amazon.ca) BV 2061 K57 2000
Semester Course MI 545 Evangelism and Church Planting Bowen, John P. Evangelism for “Normal” People: Good News for Those Looking for a Fresh Approach. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress, 2002. [224 pages] Also available on Kindle.
Semester Course MI 545 Evangelism and Church Planting Payne, J.D. Discovering Church Planting: An Introduction to the Whats, Whys, and Hows of Global Church Planting. Paternoster, 2009. [458 pages] Also available on Kindle. 
Semester Course MI 545 Evangelism and Church Planting Stone, Bryan P. Evangelism After Christendom: The Theology and Practice of Christian Witness. Grand Rapids, Mich: Brazos Press, 2007. [335 pages] Also available on Kindle.
Semester Course MI 639 Gospel and Culture Kenneson, Philip D.  Life on the Vine: Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit in Christian Community.  InterVarsity, 1999. BV 4501 .2 K434 1999
Semester Course MI 639 Gospel and Culture Legrand, Lucien.  The Bible on Culture: Belonging or Dissenting?  Orbis, 2000. BS 521 .88 L44 2000
Semester Course MI 639 Gospel and Culture Richards, E. Randolph and Brandon J. O’Brien. Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible. IVP, 2012 BS 511 .3 R523 2012
Semester Course NT 416 New Testament Introduction Powell, Mark Allan.  Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2009.  Hardcover, ISBN (13): 9780801028687. Ebook (ePub format), ISBN (13): 9781441207043 
Semester Course NT 613 Romans Gorman, Michael J. Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, and Mission. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015.
Semester Course NT 613 Romans Sumney, Jerry L. Editor. Reading Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Atlanta: SBL, 2012
Intersession OT 417 Old Testament Introduction Dillard, Raymond B., and Longman III, Tremper.  An Introduction to the Old Testament.  2d ed.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006.
Semester Course OT 614 Wisdom Literature  Bartholomew, Craig G., and Ryan P. O’Dowd.  Old Testament Wisdom Literature: A Theological Introduction.  Downers Grove: IVP, 2011.
Semester Course OT 614 Wisdom Literature  Crenshaw, James L.  Old Testament Wisdom: An Introduction.  3d ed.  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2010.
Modular PC 431 Personal Development and Ministry Bellous, J. E. and D. Sheffield. Conversations that Change Us. Toronto: Clements, 2008. (Sold to students by Dr. Bellous in class)
Modular PC 431 Personal Development and Ministry Farber-Robinson, A. Learning While Leading. Alban Institute Publication, 2000. (Indigo; Amazon)
Modular PC 431 Personal Development and Ministry Lencioni, P. Five Temptations of a CEO. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998. (Indigo; Amazon)
Modular PC 431 Personal Development and Ministry Scazzero, P. The Emotionally Healthy Church. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010. (Indigo; Amazon)
Intersession PL 633 Essentials of Christian Leadership Brady, Chris, & Orrin Woodward. Launching a Leadership Revolution. New York: Business Plus, 2005.
Intersession PL 633 Essentials of Christian Leadership Ford, Leighton. Transforming Leadership: Jesus’ Way of Creating Vision, Shaping Values & Empowering Change. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1991.
Intersession PL 633 Essentials of Christian Leadership Malphurs, Aubrey. Leading Leaders. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005
Intersession PL 633 Essentials of Christian Leadership Sinek, Simon. Start With Why. New York: Penguin, 2009.
Semester Course PW 431 Introduction to Preaching Robinson, Haddon.  Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages. 3rd ed.  Baker Academic, 2014.
Semester Course PW 431 Introduction to Preaching Stott, John R. W.  Between Two Worlds.  Eerdmans, 1982.
Semester Course PW 431 Introduction to Preaching Sunukjian, Donald.  Invitation to Biblical Preaching: Proclaiming Truth with Clarity and Relevance. Kregel, 2007.
Semester Course PW 631 Christian Worship Cherry, Constance, M. The Worship Architect: A Blueprint for Designing Culturally Relevant and Biblically Faithful Services. Baker Academic, 2010.
Semester Course PW 631 Christian Worship Dyrness, William A. A Primer On Christian Worship: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We Can Go. Eerdmans, 2009.
Semester Course PW 631 Christian Worship Smith, James K.A. You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit. Brazos Press: Baker Publishing Group, 2016.
Online TH 531 Systematic Theology I: God, Creation and the Fall  Grenz, Stanley. Theology for the Community of God. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2000.
Online TH 531 Systematic Theology I: God, Creation and the Fall  Rauser, Randal. Faith Lacking Understanding: Theology Through a Glass Darkly. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2008. [Available for purchase from Dr. Rauser for $10]
Online TH 531 Systematic Theology I: God, Creation and the Fall  Sanders, Fred. The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2010.
Online TH 531 Systematic Theology I: God, Creation and the Fall  Tennent, Timothy C. Theology in the Context of World Christianity. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2007.
Modular TH 543 Theology of Justice Clawson, Julie. Everyday Justice. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2009.
Modular TH 543 Theology of Justice Corbett, Steve and Fikkert, Brian. When Helping Hurts. Chicago, IL: Moody Press 2012. 
Modular TH 543 Theology of Justice Marshall, Christopher D. Beyond Retribution: A New Testament Vision for Justice, Crime, and Punishment. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing, 2001.
Modular TH 543 Theology of Justice Wink, Walter. Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1992. (selections)
Modular TH 543 Theology of Justice Wright, N.T. How God Became King. New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers, 2012. (selections)
Semester Course TSL 414 Methods and Materials Canadian Benchmarks, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, 2000.  http://www.language.ca/display_page.asp?page_id=254
Semester Course TSL 414 Methods and Materials Hedge, Tricia. Teaching & Learning in the Language Classroom. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000

Fall - By Course Name

 (Fall term includes January Intercession.  Winter term includes Spring Session.)

pdfView Textbook list as PDF

(As of July 4, 2016)

Mode Code Course Textbook Title, Author, Publisher and Year
Online BI 412 Biblical Hermeneutics Guide for Research and Writing (SBL style); this is available online on the seminary web site, as well on the Moodle site for the course.
Online BI 412 Biblical Hermeneutics Klein, William W., Craig L. Blomberg, and Robert L. Hubbard, Jr., with Kermit A. Ecklebarger.  Introduction to Biblical Interpretation.  2d ed.  Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2004.
Semester Course PW 631 Christian Worship Cherry, Constance, M. The Worship Architect: A Blueprint for Designing Culturally Relevant and Biblically Faithful Services. Baker Academic, 2010.
Semester Course PW 631 Christian Worship Dyrness, William A. A Primer On Christian Worship: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We Can Go. Eerdmans, 2009.
Semester Course PW 631 Christian Worship Smith, James K.A. You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit. Brazos Press: Baker Publishing Group, 2016.
Semester Course CH 420 Church History to 1500 MacCulloch, Diarmaid. Christianity: the First Three Thousand Years, Penguin Books, 2011.
Intersession PL 633 Essentials of Christian Leadership Brady, Chris, & Orrin Woodward. Launching a Leadership Revolution. New York: Business Plus, 2005.
Intersession PL 633 Essentials of Christian Leadership Ford, Leighton. Transforming Leadership: Jesus’ Way of Creating Vision, Shaping Values & Empowering Change. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1991.
Intersession PL 633 Essentials of Christian Leadership Malphurs, Aubrey. Leading Leaders. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005
Intersession PL 633 Essentials of Christian Leadership Sinek, Simon. Start With Why. New York: Penguin, 2009.
Semester Course MI 545 Evangelism and Church Planting Bowen, John P. Evangelism for “Normal” People: Good News for Those Looking for a Fresh Approach. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress, 2002. [224 pages] Also available on Kindle.
Semester Course MI 545 Evangelism and Church Planting Payne, J.D. Discovering Church Planting: An Introduction to the Whats, Whys, and Hows of Global Church Planting. Paternoster, 2009. [458 pages] Also available on Kindle. 
Semester Course MI 545 Evangelism and Church Planting Stone, Bryan P. Evangelism After Christendom: The Theology and Practice of Christian Witness. Grand Rapids, Mich: Brazos Press, 2007. [335 pages] Also available on Kindle.
Semester Course MI 639 Gospel and Culture Kenneson, Philip D.  Life on the Vine: Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit in Christian Community.  InterVarsity, 1999. BV 4501 .2 K434 1999
Semester Course MI 639 Gospel and Culture Legrand, Lucien.  The Bible on Culture: Belonging or Dissenting?  Orbis, 2000. BS 521 .88 L44 2000
Semester Course MI 639 Gospel and Culture Richards, E. Randolph and Brandon J. O’Brien. Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible. IVP, 2012 BS 511 .3 R523 2012
Online MI 432 Integral Mission: God’s Mission for God’s People Canadian Baptist Ministries. Wordeed: An Integral Mission Primer.  Castle Quay Books, 2012. Available at http://www.wordeed.ca and as a download on our course web site.
Online MI 432 Integral Mission: God’s Mission for God’s People Flemming, Dean. Recovering the Full Mission of God: A Biblical Perspective on Being, Doing and Telling. IVP Academic, 2013. (Kindle edition available on www.amazon.ca) BS 680 E86 F54 2013
Online MI 432 Integral Mission: God’s Mission for God’s People Kirk, J.  Andrew.  What is Mission? Theological Explorations.  Fortress Press, 2000. [Available as a Kindle electronic download at www.amazon.ca) BV 2061 K57 2000
Semester Course PW 431 Introduction to Preaching Robinson, Haddon.  Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages. 3rd ed.  Baker Academic, 2014.
Semester Course PW 431 Introduction to Preaching Stott, John R. W.  Between Two Worlds.  Eerdmans, 1982.
Semester Course PW 431 Introduction to Preaching Sunukjian, Donald.  Invitation to Biblical Preaching: Proclaiming Truth with Clarity and Relevance. Kregel, 2007.
Semester Course TSL 414 Methods and Materials Canadian Benchmarks, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, 2000.  http://www.language.ca/display_page.asp?page_id=254
Semester Course TSL 414 Methods and Materials Hedge, Tricia. Teaching & Learning in the Language Classroom. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000
Semester Course NT 416 New Testament Introduction Powell, Mark Allan.  Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2009.  Hardcover, ISBN (13): 9780801028687. Ebook (ePub format), ISBN (13): 9781441207043 
Intersession OT 417 Old Testament Introduction Dillard, Raymond B., and Longman III, Tremper.  An Introduction to the Old Testament.  2d ed.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006.
Modular PC 431 Personal Development and Ministry Bellous, J. E. and D. Sheffield. Conversations that Change Us. Toronto: Clements, 2008. (Sold to students by Dr. Bellous in class)
Modular PC 431 Personal Development and Ministry Farber-Robinson, A. Learning While Leading. Alban Institute Publication, 2000. (Indigo; Amazon)
Modular PC 431 Personal Development and Ministry Lencioni, P. Five Temptations of a CEO. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998. (Indigo; Amazon)
Modular PC 431 Personal Development and Ministry Scazzero, P. The Emotionally Healthy Church. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010. (Indigo; Amazon)
Semester Course NT 613 Romans Gorman, Michael J. Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, and Mission. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015.
Semester Course NT 613 Romans Sumney, Jerry L. Editor. Reading Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Atlanta: SBL, 2012
Online TH 531 Systematic Theology I: God, Creation and the Fall  Grenz, Stanley. Theology for the Community of God. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2000.
Online TH 531 Systematic Theology I: God, Creation and the Fall  Rauser, Randal. Faith Lacking Understanding: Theology Through a Glass Darkly. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2008. [Available for purchase from Dr. Rauser for $10]
Online TH 531 Systematic Theology I: God, Creation and the Fall  Sanders, Fred. The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2010.
Online TH 531 Systematic Theology I: God, Creation and the Fall  Tennent, Timothy C. Theology in the Context of World Christianity. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2007.
Modular TH 543 Theology of Justice Clawson, Julie. Everyday Justice. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2009.
Modular TH 543 Theology of Justice Corbett, Steve and Fikkert, Brian. When Helping Hurts. Chicago, IL: Moody Press 2012. 
Modular TH 543 Theology of Justice Marshall, Christopher D. Beyond Retribution: A New Testament Vision for Justice, Crime, and Punishment. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing, 2001.
Modular TH 543 Theology of Justice Wink, Walter. Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1992. (selections)
Modular TH 543 Theology of Justice Wright, N.T. How God Became King. New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers, 2012. (selections)
Semester Course OT 614 Wisdom Literature  Bartholomew, Craig G., and Ryan P. O’Dowd.  Old Testament Wisdom Literature: A Theological Introduction.  Downers Grove: IVP, 2011.
Semester Course OT 614 Wisdom Literature  Crenshaw, James L.  Old Testament Wisdom: An Introduction.  3d ed.  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2010.

Fall - Mobile


Fall 2016 Semester
 (Fall term includes January Intercession.  Winter term includes Spring Session.)

List of Required Textbooks

(as of July 4, 2016)

BI 412 Biblical Hermeneutics (ONLINE)

  • Klein, William W., Craig L. Blomberg, and Robert L. Hubbard, Jr., with Kermit A. Ecklebarger.  Introduction to Biblical Interpretation.  2d ed.  Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2004.
  • Guide for Research and Writing (SBL style) is required.  This is available online on the seminary web site, as well on the Moodle site for the course.

CH 420 Church History to 1500

  • Diarmaid MacCulloch, Christianity: the First Three Thousand Years, Penguin Books, 2011


MI 432 Integral Mission: God’s Mission for God’s People

  • Flemming, Dean. Recovering the Full Mission of God: A Biblical Perspective on Being, Doing and Telling. IVP Academic, 2013. (Kindle edition available on www.amazon.ca) BS 680 E86 F54 2013
  • Kirk, J.  Andrew.  What is Mission? Theological Explorations.  Fortress Press, 2000. [Available as a Kindle electronic download at www.amazon.ca) BV 2061 K57 2000
  • Canadian Baptist Ministries. Wordeed: An Integral Mission Primer.  Castle Quay Books, 2012. Available at http://www.wordeed.ca and as a download on our course web site.

MI 545 Evangelism and Church Planting

  • Bowen, John P. Evangelism for “Normal” People: Good News for Those Looking for a Fresh Approach. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress, 2002. [224 pages] Also available on Kindle.
  • Stone, Bryan P. Evangelism After Christendom: The Theology and Practice of Christian Witness. Grand Rapids, Mich: Brazos Press, 2007. [335 pages] Also available on Kindle.
  • Payne, J.D. Discovering Church Planting: An Introduction to the Whats, Whys, and Hows of Global Church Planting. Paternoster, 2009. [458 pages] Also available on Kindle.

MI 639 Gospel and Culture

  • Kenneson, Philip D.  Life on the Vine: Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit in Christian Community.  InterVarsity, 1999. BV 4501 .2 K434 1999
  • Legrand, Lucien.  The Bible on Culture: Belonging or Dissenting?  Orbis, 2000. BS 521 .88 L44 2000
  • Richards, E. Randolph and Brandon J. O’Brien. Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible. IVP, 2012 BS 511 .3 R523 2012

NT 416 New Testament Introduction

  • Powell, Mark Allan.  Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2009.  Hardcover, ISBN (13): 9780801028687. Ebook (ePub format), ISBN (13): 9781441207043OT 614 Wisdom Literature
  • Crenshaw, James L.  Old Testament Wisdom: An Introduction.  3d ed.  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2010.
  • Bartholomew, Craig G., and Ryan P. O’Dowd.  Old Testament Wisdom Literature: A Theological Introduction.  Downers Grove: IVP, 2011.

 NT 613 Romans

  • Gorman, Michael J. Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, and Mission. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015.
  • Sumney, Jerry L. Editor. Reading Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Atlanta: SBL, 2012

OT417 Old Testament Introduction (January 2017 Modular Course)

  • Dillard, Raymond B., and Tremper Longman III.  An Introduction to the Old Testament.  2d ed.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006.

PC 431 Personal Development and Ministry

  • Bellous, J. E. and D. Sheffield. Conversations that Change Us. Toronto: Clements, 2008. (Sold to students by Dr. Bellous in class)
  • Lencioni, P. Five Temptations of a CEO. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998. (Indigo; Amazon)
  • Scazzero, P. The Emotionally Healthy Church. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010. (Indigo; Amazon)
  • Farber-Robinson, A. Learning While Leading. Alban Institute Publication, 2000. (Indigo; Amazon)

PL 633 Essentials of Christian Leadership (January 2017 Modular Course)

  • Brady, Chris, & Orrin Woodward. Launching a Leadership Revolution. New York: Business Plus, 2005.
  • Ford, Leighton. Transforming Leadership: Jesus’ Way of Creating Vision, Shaping Values & Empowering Change. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1991.
  • Malphurs, Aubrey. Leading Leaders. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005
  • Sinek, Simon. Start With Why. New York: Penguin, 2009.

PW 631 Christian Worship

  • Cherry, Constance, M. The Worship Architect: A Blueprint for Designing Culturally Relevant and Biblically Faithful Services. Baker Academic, 2010.
  • Dyrness, William A. A Primer On Christian Worship: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We Can Go. Eerdmans, 2009.
  • Smith, James K.A. You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit. Brazos Press: Baker Publishing Group, 2016.

TH 531 Systematic Theology I: God, Creation and the Fall

  • Grenz, Stanley. Theology for the Community of God. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2000.
  • Rauser, Randal. Faith Lacking Understanding: Theology Through a Glass Darkly. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2008. [Available for purchase from Dr. Rauser for $10]
  • Sanders, Fred. The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2010.
  • Tennent, Timothy C. Theology in the Context of World Christianity. Grand Rapids, MI:          Zondervan, 2007.

TH 543 Theology of Justice

  • Clawson, Julie. Everyday Justice. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2009.
  • Corbett, Steve and Brian Fikkert. When Helping Hurts. Chicago, IL: Moody Press 2012.
  • Marshall, Christopher D. Beyond Retribution: A New Testament Vision for Justice, Crime, and Punishment. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing, 2001.
  • Wink, Walter. Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1992. (selections)
  • Wright, N.T. How God Became King. New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers, 2012. (selections)

TSL 414 Methods and Materials

  • Hedge, Tricia. Teaching & Learning in the Language Classroom. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000

W 431 Introduction to Preaching

  • Robinson, Haddon.  Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages. 3rd ed.  Baker Academic, 2014.
  • Stott, John R. W.  Between Two Worlds.  Eerdmans, 1982.
  • Sunukjian, Donald.  Invitation to Biblical Preaching: Proclaiming Truth with Clarity and Relevance. Kregel, 2007.

Winter - By Course Code

 (Fall term includes January Intercession.  Winter term includes Spring Session.)

Mode Code Course Textbook Title, Author, Publisher and Year
Semester Course BI 512 Motifs in Biblical Theology Bartholomew, Craig G., and Michael W. Goheen. The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story. 2d ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2014. Also available on Kindle. ISBN-10: 0801049563
Semester Course BI 512 Motifs in Biblical Theology Clowney, Edmund P. Preaching and Biblical Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1961, 1979. Repr., Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R, 2002. (I have a number of copies available for purchase for $10.) ISBN-10: 0875521452
Semester Course BI 512 Motifs in Biblical Theology Longman, Tremper III, and Daniel G. Reid. God Is a Warrior. Studies in Old Testament Biblical Theology. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995. Repr., Eugene, Oreg., Wipf & Stock, 2003. Also available on Kindle. ISBN-10: 0310494613
Semester Course BI 512 Motifs in Biblical Theology Poythress, Vern S. Symphonic Theology: The Validity of Multiple Perspectives in Theology. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1987. Repr., Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R, 2001. ISBN-10: 0875525172 You may also access this book free online at: http://www.frame-poythress.org/ebooks/symphonic-theology-by-vern-poythress/
Semester Course BI 512 Motifs in Biblical Theology Strom, Mark. The Symphony of Scripture: Making Sense of the Bible’s Many Themes. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1990. Repr., Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R, 2001. ISBN-10: 0875521924
Semester Course BI 514 Greek & Hebrew Skills William D. Mounce. Greek for the Rest of Us: The Essentials of Biblical Greek. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013. ISBN-10: 0310277108
Semester Course CE 532 Educational Task of the Church Adler, M and C. Van Doren. How to Read a Book (Touchstone, 2014). (Indigo, Amazon) ISBN-10: 1476790159
Semester Course CE 532 Educational Task of the Church Bellous, J. E. Educating Faith (Edmonton, AB: Tall Pine, 2012). (425 pages, available in class.) ISBN-10: 0981014925
Semester Course CH 422 Church History since 1500 (textbook list not yet available – please check back)
Intersession OT 417 Old Testament Introduction (textbook list not yet available – please check back)
Semester Course OT 616 Jeremiah Brown, Michael L. “Jeremiah.” Pages 21-640 in vol. 7 of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary. Rev. ed. Edited by Tremper Longman III and David E. Garland. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008. ISBN-10: 0310234999
Semester Course OT 616 Jeremiah Wright, Christopher J. H. The Message of Jeremiah: Against Wind and Tide. The Bible Speaks Today. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2014. ISBN-10: 0830824391
Weekend PC 535 Adult Learning in Spirirtual Care Contexts Adler, M and C. Van Doren. How to Read a Book (Touchstone, 2014). (Indigo, Amazon) ISBN-10: 1476790159
Weekend PC 535 Adult Learning in Spirirtual Care Contexts Bellous, J. E. Educating Faith (Toronto: Clements, 2006; Tall Pine, 2015). (Indigo, Available In Class) ISBN-10: 0981014925
Weekend PC 535 Adult Learning in Spirirtual Care Contexts Brookfield, S. Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher. Jossey-Bass, 1995. (Indigo, Amazon) ISBN-10: 0787901318
Weekend PC 535 Adult Learning in Spirirtual Care Contexts Farber-Robinson, A. Learning While Leading. Alban Institute Publication, 2000. (Amazon) ISBN-10: 1566992303
Weekend PC 535 Adult Learning in Spirirtual Care Contexts Mezirow, J. Learning as Transformation. Jossey-Bass, 2000. (Indigo, Amazon) ISBN-10: 0787948454
Semester Course PL 633 Essentials of Christian Leadership (textbook list not yet available – please check back)
Weekend PL 634 Pastor as Leader On Becoming a Pastor; Derek Prime & Alistair Begg; Moody Press; 2013 ISBN-13: 978-0-8024-3122-6
Weekend PL 634 Pastor as Leader Leadership Essentials; Greg Ogden & Daniel Meyer; IVP Connect; 2007 ISBN: 978-0-8308-1097-0
Semester Course PT 540 Spiritual Formation Foster, Richard and James Bryan Smith, eds. Devotional Classics: Selected Readings for Individuals and Groups. San Francisco: Harper, 2005. BV 4801 D39 1993. ISBN: 978-0-06-077750-0
Semester Course PT 540 Spiritual Formation Nouwen, Henri. The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God Through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence. New York: Ballantine. 2005. BV 4011 N682 1981. ISBN-10: 0345463358
Semester Course PT 540 Spiritual Formation Rolheiser, Ronald. The Passion and the Cross. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2015. ISBN-10: 1616368128
Semester Course PT 540 Spiritual Formation Taylor, Barbara Brown. An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith. New York: HarperCollins. 2009. Available as eBook at http://www.ebooks.com/419496/an-altar-in-the-world/taylor-barbara-brown/ BX 5995 T26 A3 2009. ISBN-10: 0061370479
Semester Course

PT 540

Spiritual Formation Thompson, Marjorie. Soul Feast. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, Rev. Ed., 2016. Available as Kindle eBook at www.amazon.ca BV 4501.2 .T495 1995. ISBN-10: 0664239242
Semester Course PW 538 Art of Preaching (textbook list not yet available – please check back)
Online SF 524 Theology of Calling Allender, Dan. To be Told: Know Your Story, Shape Your Future. NY: Waterbrook Press, 2006, 240 pp. ISBN-10: 1578569516
Online SF 524 Theology of Calling Guinness, Os. The Call: Finding and Fulfilling Your Central Purpose in Life. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2003, 304 pp. ISBN-10: 0849944376
Online SF 524 Theology of Calling Mohler, R. Albert. The Call to Ministry. Louisville: SBTS Press, 2013, 126 pp. ISBN-10: 0615901034
Online SF 524 Theology of Calling Palmer, Parker. Let Your Life Speak: Listening For the Voice of Vocation. New York: Jossey Bass, 1999, 128 pp. ISBN-10: 0787947350
Online SF 524 Theology of Calling Smith, Gordon T. Courage and Calling: Reaching Your God Given Potential. Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 2011, 260 pp. ISBN-10: 0830835547
Semester Course TH 526 Christian Ethics Glen H. Stassen and David P. Gushee. Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context (IVP, 2003) BJ 1251 S8132 2003 – KE. ISBN - 10:0802874215
Semester Course TH 526 Christian Ethics Richard B. Hayes, The Moral Vision of The New Testament (Harper, 1996) BS 2545 E8 H39 1996 – MVNT. ISBN - 10:006063796X
Semester Course TH 526 Christian Ethics Joe. E. Trull and James E. Carter. Ministerial Ethics (Baker, 2nd edition, 2004) BV 4011.5 T78 2004 – ME. ISBN - 10:0801027551
Online TH 532 Systematic Theology II Beilby, James and Paul R. Eddy, eds. The Nature of Atonement: Four Views. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2006. ISBN-10: 0830825703
Online TH 532 Systematic Theology II Grenz, Stanley. Theology for the Community of God. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2000. ISBN-10: 0802847552
Online TH 532 Systematic Theology II Rauser, Randal. Faith Lacking Understanding: Theology Through a Glass Darkly. Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2008. [This textbook is available for purchase from Dr. Rauser for $10.] ISBN-10: 184227547X
Online TH 532 Systematic Theology II Tennent, Timothy C. Theology in the Context of World Christianity. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2007. ISBN-10: 0310275113
Semester Course WR 523 Christian Encounter with World Religions Markham, Ian S. with Christy Lohr, eds. A World Religions Reader. 3rd Ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2009. ISBN (13): 978-1405171090 (paper)
Semester Course WR 523 Christian Encounter with World Religions Robinson, Thomas A. and Hillary Rodrigues, eds. World Religions: A Guide to the Essentials. 2nd Ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2014. ISBN (13): 978-0801049712 (paper or e-book)

Winter - By Course Name

 (Fall term includes January Intercession.  Winter term includes Spring Session.)

pdfView Textbook list as PDF

(As of October 17, 2016)

Mode Code Course Textbook Title, Author, Publisher and Year
Weekend PC 535 Adult Learning in Spirirtual Care Contexts Adler, M and C. Van Doren. How to Read a Book (Touchstone, 2014). (Indigo, Amazon) ISBN-10: 1476790159
Weekend PC 535 Adult Learning in Spirirtual Care Contexts Bellous, J. E. Educating Faith (Toronto: Clements, 2006; Tall Pine, 2015). (Indigo, Available In Class) ISBN-10: 0981014925
Weekend PC 535 Adult Learning in Spirirtual Care Contexts Brookfield, S. Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher. Jossey-Bass, 1995. (Indigo, Amazon) ISBN-10: 0787901318
Weekend PC 535 Adult Learning in Spirirtual Care Contexts Farber-Robinson, A. Learning While Leading. Alban Institute Publication, 2000. (Amazon) ISBN-10: 1566992303
Weekend PC 535 Adult Learning in Spirirtual Care Contexts Mezirow, J. Learning as Transformation. Jossey-Bass, 2000. (Indigo, Amazon) ISBN-10: 0787948454
Semester Course PW 538 Art of Preaching (textbook list not yet available – please check back)
Semester Course WR 523 Christian Encounter with World Religions Markham, Ian S. with Christy Lohr, eds. A World Religions Reader. 3rd Ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2009. ISBN (13): 978-1405171090 (paper)
Semester Course WR 523 Christian Encounter with World Religions Robinson, Thomas A. and Hillary Rodrigues, eds. World Religions: A Guide to the Essentials. 2nd Ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2014. ISBN (13): 978-0801049712 (paper or e-book)
Semester Course TH 526 Christian Ethics Glen H. Stassen and David P. Gushee. Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context (IVP, 2003) BJ 1251 S8132 2003 – KE. ISBN - 10:0802874215
Semester Course TH 526 Christian Ethics Richard B. Hayes, The Moral Vision of The New Testament (Harper, 1996) BS 2545 E8 H39 1996 – MVNT. ISBN - 10:006063796X
Semester Course TH 526 Christian Ethics Joe. E. Trull and James E. Carter. Ministerial Ethics (Baker, 2nd edition, 2004) BV 4011.5 T78 2004 – ME. ISBN - 10:0801027551
Semester Course CH 422 Church History since 1500 (textbook list not yet available – please check back)
Semester Course CE 532 Educational Task of the Church Adler, M and C. Van Doren. How to Read a Book (Touchstone, 2014). (Indigo, Amazon) ISBN-10: 1476790159
Semester Course CE 532 Educational Task of the Church Bellous, J. E. Educating Faith (Edmonton, AB: Tall Pine, 2012). (425 pages, available in class.) ISBN-10: 0981014925
Semester Course PL 633 Essentials of Christian Leadership (textbook list not yet available – please check back)
Semester Course BI 514 Greek & Hebrew Skills William D. Mounce. Greek for the Rest of Us: The Essentials of Biblical Greek. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013. ISBN-10: 0310277108
Semester Course OT 616 Jeremiah Brown, Michael L. “Jeremiah.” Pages 21-640 in vol. 7 of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary. Rev. ed. Edited by Tremper Longman III and David E. Garland. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008. ISBN-10: 0310234999
Semester Course OT 616 Jeremiah Wright, Christopher J. H. The Message of Jeremiah: Against Wind and Tide. The Bible Speaks Today. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2014. ISBN-10: 0830824391
Semester Course BI 512 Motifs in Biblical Theology Bartholomew, Craig G., and Michael W. Goheen. The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story. 2d ed. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2014. Also available on Kindle. ISBN-10: 0801049563
Semester Course BI 512 Motifs in Biblical Theology Clowney, Edmund P. Preaching and Biblical Theology. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1961, 1979. Repr., Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R, 2002. (I have a number of copies available for purchase for $10.) ISBN-10: 0875521452
Semester Course BI 512 Motifs in Biblical Theology Longman, Tremper III, and Daniel G. Reid. God Is a Warrior. Studies in Old Testament Biblical Theology. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995. Repr., Eugene, Oreg., Wipf & Stock, 2003. Also available on Kindle. ISBN-10: 0310494613
Semester Course BI 512 Motifs in Biblical Theology Poythress, Vern S. Symphonic Theology: The Validity of Multiple Perspectives in Theology. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1987. Repr., Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R, 2001. ISBN-10: 0875525172 You may also access this book free online at: http://www.frame-poythress.org/ebooks/symphonic-theology-by-vern-poythress/
Semester Course BI 512 Motifs in Biblical Theology Strom, Mark. The Symphony of Scripture: Making Sense of the Bible’s Many Themes. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1990. Repr., Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R, 2001. ISBN-10: 0875521924
Intersession OT 417 Old Testament Introduction (textbook list not yet available – please check back)
Weekend PL 634 Pastor as Leader On Becoming a Pastor; Derek Prime & Alistair Begg; Moody Press; 2013 ISBN-13: 978-0-8024-3122-6
Weekend PL 634 Pastor as Leader Leadership Essentials; Greg Ogden & Daniel Meyer; IVP Connect; 2007 ISBN: 978-0-8308-1097-0
Semester Course PT 540 Spiritual Formation Foster, Richard and James Bryan Smith, eds. Devotional Classics: Selected Readings for Individuals and Groups. San Francisco: Harper, 2005. BV 4801 D39 1993. ISBN: 978-0-06-077750-0
Semester Course PT 540 Spiritual Formation Nouwen, Henri. The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God Through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence. New York: Ballantine. 2005. BV 4011 N682 1981. ISBN-10: 0345463358
Semester Course PT 540 Spiritual Formation Rolheiser, Ronald. The Passion and the Cross. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2015. ISBN-10: 1616368128
Semester Course PT 540 Spiritual Formation Taylor, Barbara Brown. An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith. New York: HarperCollins. 2009. Available as eBook at http://www.ebooks.com/419496/an-altar-in-the-world/taylor-barbara-brown/ BX 5995 T26 A3 2009. ISBN-10: 0061370479
Semester Course

PT 540

Spiritual Formation Thompson, Marjorie. Soul Feast. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, Rev. Ed., 2016. Available as Kindle eBook at www.amazon.ca BV 4501.2 .T495 1995. ISBN-10: 0664239242
Online TH 532 Systematic Theology II Beilby, James and Paul R. Eddy, eds. The Nature of Atonement: Four Views. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2006. ISBN-10: 0830825703
Online TH 532 Systematic Theology II Grenz, Stanley. Theology for the Community of God. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2000. ISBN-10: 0802847552
Online TH 532 Systematic Theology II Rauser, Randal. Faith Lacking Understanding: Theology Through a Glass Darkly. Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2008. [This textbook is available for purchase from Dr. Rauser for $10.] ISBN-10: 184227547X
Online TH 532 Systematic Theology II Tennent, Timothy C. Theology in the Context of World Christianity. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2007. ISBN-10: 0310275113
Online SF 524 Theology of Calling Allender, Dan. To be Told: Know Your Story, Shape Your Future. NY: Waterbrook Press, 2006, 240 pp. ISBN-10: 1578569516
Online SF 524 Theology of Calling Guinness, Os. The Call: Finding and Fulfilling Your Central Purpose in Life. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2003, 304 pp. ISBN-10: 0849944376
Online SF 524 Theology of Calling Mohler, R. Albert. The Call to Ministry. Louisville: SBTS Press, 2013, 126 pp. ISBN-10: 0615901034
Online SF 524 Theology of Calling Palmer, Parker. Let Your Life Speak: Listening For the Voice of Vocation. New York: Jossey Bass, 1999, 128 pp. ISBN-10: 0787947350
Online SF 524 Theology of Calling Smith, Gordon T. Courage and Calling: Reaching Your God Given Potential. Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 2011, 260 pp. ISBN-10: 0830835547

Winter - Mobile


Winter 2017 Semester
 (Fall term includes January Intercession.  Winter term includes Spring Session.)

List of Required Textbooks

(as of October 17, 2016)

Adult Learning in Spiritual Care Contexts (PC 535)

  • Adler, M and C. Van Doren. How to Read a Book (Touchstone, 2014). (Indigo, Amazon)
    ISBN-10: 1476790159

  • Bellous, J. E. Educating Faith (Toronto: Clements, 2006; Tall Pine, 2015). (Indigo, Available In Class) ISBN-10: 0981014925

  • Brookfield, S. Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher. Jossey-Bass, 1995. (Indigo, Amazon)
    ISBN-10: 0787901318

  • Farber-Robinson, A. Learning While Leading. Alban Institute Publication, 2000. (Amazon)
    ISBN-10: 1566992303

  • Mezirow, J. Learning as Transformation. Jossey-Bass, 2000. (Indigo, Amazon)
    ISBN-10: 0787948454

The Art of Preaching (PW 538)

                  (textbook list not yet available – please check back)

 

Christian Encounter with World Religions (WR 523)

  • Markham, Ian S. with Christy Lohr, eds.  A World Religions Reader.  3rd Ed.  Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2009. ISBN (13): 978-1405171090 (paper)

  • Robinson, Thomas A. and Hillary Rodrigues, eds.  World Religions: A Guide to the Essentials.  2nd Ed.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2014. ISBN (13): 978-0801049712 (paper or e-book)

Christian Ethics (TH 526)

  • Glen H. Stassen and David P. Gushee. Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context (IVP, 2003) BJ 1251 S8132 2003 – KE. ISBN - 10:0802874215

  • Richard B. Hayes, The Moral Vision of The New Testament (Harper, 1996) BS 2545 E8 H39 1996 – MVNT. ISBN - 10:006063796X

Church History Since 1500 (CH 422)

                  (textbook list not yet available – please check back)

 

Educational Task of the Church (CE 532)

  • Adler, M and C. Van Doren. How to Read a Book (Touchstone, 2014). (Indigo, Amazon)
    ISBN-10: 1476790159

  • Bellous, J. E. Educating Faith (Edmonton, AB: Tall Pine, 2012). (425 pages, available in class.)
    ISBN-10: 0981014925

Essentials of Christian Leadership (PL 633)

                  (textbook list not yet available – please check back)

 

Greek & Hebrew Skills (BI 514)

  • William D. Mounce.  Greek for the Rest of Us: The Essentials of Biblical Greek.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013.  ISBN-10: 0310277108

Jeremiah (OT 616)

  • Brown, Michael L.   “Jeremiah.”  Pages 21-640 in vol. 7 of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary.  Rev. ed.  Edited by Tremper Longman III and David E. Garland.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008.
    ISBN-10: 0310234999

  • Wright, Christopher J. H.  The Message of Jeremiah: Against Wind and Tide.  The Bible Speaks Today.  Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2014. ISBN-10: 0830824391

Motifs in Biblical Theology (BI 512)

  • Bartholomew, Craig G., and Michael W. Goheen.  The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story.  2d ed.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2014.   Also available on Kindle.
    ISBN-10: 0801049563

  • Clowney, Edmund P.  Preaching and Biblical Theology.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1961, 1979.  Repr., Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R, 2002.  (I have a number of copies available for purchase for $10.)
    ISBN-10: 0875521452

  • Longman, Tremper III, and Daniel G. Reid.  God Is a Warrior.  Studies in Old Testament Biblical Theology.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995.  Repr., Eugene, Oreg., Wipf & Stock, 2003.  Also available on Kindle. ISBN-10: 0310494613

  • Poythress, Vern S.  Symphonic Theology: The Validity of Multiple Perspectives in Theology.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1987.  Repr., Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R, 2001. 
    ISBN-10: 0875525172  You may also access this book free online at:
    http://www.frame-poythress.org/ebooks/symphonic-theology-by-vern-poythress/

  • Strom, Mark.  The Symphony of Scripture: Making Sense of the Bible’s Many Themes.  Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1990.  Repr., Phillipsburg, N.J.: P&R, 2001.
    ISBN-10: 0875521924

Old Testament Introduction (OT 417)

                  (textbook list not yet available – please check back)

 

Pastor as Leader (PL 634)

  • On Becoming a Pastor; Derek Prime & Alistair Begg; Moody Press; 2013
    ISBN-13: 978-0-8024-3122-6

  • Leadership Essentials; Greg Ogden & Daniel Meyer; IVP Connect; 2007
    ISBN: 978-0-8308-1097-0

Spiritual Formation (PT 540)

  • Foster, Richard and James Bryan Smith, eds. Devotional Classics: Selected Readings for Individuals and Groups.  San Francisco: Harper, 2005. BV 4801 D39 1993.
    ISBN: 978-0-06-077750-0

  • Nouwen, Henri.  The Way of the Heart: Connecting with God Through Prayer, Wisdom, and Silence. New York: Ballantine.  2005. BV 4011 N682 1981. ISBN-10: 0345463358

  • Rolheiser, Ronald. The Passion and the Cross. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2015.
    ISBN-10: 1616368128

  • Taylor, Barbara Brown. An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith. New York: HarperCollins. 2009. Available as eBook at http://www.ebooks.com/419496/an-altar-in-the-world/taylor-barbara-brown/  BX 5995 T26 A3 2009.  ISBN-10: 0061370479

  • Thompson, Marjorie.  Soul Feast. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, Rev. Ed., 2016. Available as Kindle eBook at www.amazon.ca BV 4501.2 .T495 1995.
    ISBN-10: 0664239242

Systematic Theology 2 (TH 532)

  • Beilby, James and Paul R. Eddy, eds. The Nature of Atonement: Four Views. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2006. ISBN-10: 0830825703

  • Grenz, Stanley. Theology for the Community of God. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2000.
    ISBN-10: 0802847552

  • Rauser, Randal. Faith Lacking Understanding: Theology Through a Glass Darkly. Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2008. [This textbook is available for purchase from Dr. Rauser for $10.]
    ISBN-10: 184227547X

  • Tennent, Timothy C. Theology in the Context of World Christianity. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2007. ISBN-10: 0310275113

Theology of Calling (SF 524)

  • Allender, Dan. To be Told: Know Your Story, Shape Your Future. NY: Waterbrook Press, 2006, 240 pp. ISBN-10: 1578569516

  • Guinness, Os. The Call: Finding and Fulfilling Your Central Purpose in Life. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2003, 304 pp. ISBN-10: 0849944376

  • Mohler,  R. Albert. The Call to Ministry. Louisville: SBTS Press, 2013, 126 pp.
    ISBN-10: 0615901034

  • Palmer, Parker. Let Your Life Speak: Listening For the Voice of Vocation. New York: Jossey Bass, 1999, 128 pp. ISBN-10: 0787947350

  • Smith, Gordon T. Courage and Calling: Reaching Your God Given Potential. Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 2011, 260 pp. ISBN-10: 0830835547

Taylor Graduation Banquet

The Class of 2015 represents the 35th Graduating Class from Taylor Seminary, and they welcome friends, family and fellow students to celebrate with them as they prepare to graduate. Special music will be provided by the Bluegrass Break Band, featuring Aaron Au.

Tickets are $35, or $10 for children aged 5-10.

May 2, 2015

6:00 PM

West Meadows Baptist Church

Contact the Taylor General Office for tickets: 780-431-5201.

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