Reading List


Books mentioned at cityprayer, December 2007

Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ - Madame Guyon
Rees Howells, Intercessor - Norman P. Grubb
The Cloud of Unknowing - Anonymous
Abandonment to Divine Providence - Jean-Pierre de Caussade


Trauma Recovery

Shay, Jonathan. Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character. New York: Scribner, 1994.

Strategies for Trauma Awareness & Resilience (STAR) - and

Wardle, Terry. Healing Care, Healing Prayer: Helping the Broken Find Wholeness in Christ. Abilene, TX: Leafwood Press, 2001

Wright, H. Norman. Experiencing Grief. Nashville: B&H Publishing, 2004

Yoder, Carolyn. The Little Book of Trauma Healing. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2005



Jones, L. Gregory. Embodying Forgiveness: A Theological Analysis. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995

Lederach, John Paul. The Journey Toward Reconciliation. Scottsdale, PA: Herald Press, 1999

Tutu, Desmond Mpilo. No Future Without Forgiveness. New York: Image Books, 1999

Volf, Miroslav. Exclusion & Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996.

Wright, N. T. Evil and the Justice of God. Downers Grove: IVP Books, 2006.

Zehr, Howard. The Little Book of Restorative Justice. Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 2002

—. Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice. Scottdale: Herald Press, 2005.


Theophany, Christophany, Merkebah, etc.

Allison, Dale C. Jr. Acts 9:1-9, 22:6-11, 26:12-18: Paul and Ezekiel. JBL 135, no. 4 (2016):807-826

Alsup, John E. The Post-Resurrection Appearance Stories of the Gospel Tradition: A History-of-Tradition Analysis. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2005.

Bailey, Kenneth E. Poet & Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes: A Literary-Cultural Approach to the Parables in Luke. Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 1983

—. Informal Controlled Oral Tradition and the Synoptic Gospels. Asia Journal of Theology, Vol. 5, Singapore: Association for Theological Education in South East Asia, 1991, 34-54

—. Finding the Lost: Cultural Keys to Luke 15. St. Louis: Concordia, 1992.

—. Jacob & the Prodigal: How Jesus Retold Israel’s Story. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2003.

—.The Cross & the Prodigal: Luke 15 Though the Eyes of Middle Eastern Peasants. Downers Grove: IVP Books, 2005.

Barr, James. “Theophany and Anthropomorphism in the Old Testament.” Congress Volume: Supplement to Vetus Testamentum, Vol. VII, Leiden: Brill, 1960, 31-38

Barthel, Peter and van Kooten, George. The Star of Bethlehem and the Magi. Leiden:Brill, 2015.

Bauckham, Richard. Jesus and the Eyewitnesses. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006.

Bowker, John. "Merkebah Visions and the Visions of Paul." Journal of Semitic Studies (Mohr) 16, no. 2 (1971): 157-173.

Cross, Frank Moore. Canaanite Myth and Hebrew Epic: Essays in the History of the Religion of Israel. Cambridge: Harvard University, 1973

Duff, Paul Brooks. The March of the Divine Warrior and the Advent of the Greco-Roman King: Mark’s Account of Jesus’ Entry Into Jerusalem. JBL 111/1 (1992):55-71

Dunn, James D. G. Jesus and the Spirit. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1975.

Eskola, Timo. Messiah and the Throne: Jewish Merkabah Mysticism and Early Christian Exaltation Discourse. Tübingen: Mohr, 2001.

Fawzi, S. O. Mystical interpretation of Song of Songs in the light of ancient Jewish mysticism. PhD Thesis, Faculty of Arts, Durham University, Durham: Durham University, 1994.

Fee, Gordon D. God's Empowering Presence. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1994.

Geivett, R. Douglas & Gary R. Habermas. In Defense of Miracles: A Comprehensive Case for God’s Action in History. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 1997.

Glasson, T. Francis. The Second Advent:The Origin of the New Testament Doctrine. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 1963

—. Theophany and Parousia. NTS. Vol. 34, 1988, 259-270

Gooder, Paula R. Only the Third Heaven? 2 Corinthians 12;1-10 and Heavenly Ascent. London: T & T Clark, 2006.

Gruenwald, Ithamar. Apocalyptic and Merkevah Mysticism. 2nd, Revised. Leiden: Brill, 2014.

Habel, N. The Form and Significance of the Call Narratives. Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft. Volume 77, Issue 3, (1965):297-323

Halperin, David J. The Merkabah in Rabbinic Literature. New York: American Oriental Society, 1980.

Hedrick, Charles W. Paul’s Conversion/Call: A Comparative Analysis of the Three Reports in Acts. JBL 100/3 (1981) 415-432

Himmelfarb, Martha. Ascent to Heaven in Jewish & Christian Apocalypses. New York: Oxford, 1993

James, William. The Varieties of Religious Experience. Mineola: Dover Publications, 2002.

Jeremias, Jörg. Theophanie: Die Geschichte Einer Alttestamentlichen Gattung. Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1965.

Jeremias, Joachim. Der Schlüssel zur Theologie des Apostels Paulus. Stuttgart: Calwer Verlag, 1971.

Jones, Peter R. "1 Corinthians 15:8: Paul the Last Apostle." Tyndale Bulletin 36 (1985): 3-34.

Kim, Seyoon. The Origin of Paul’s Gospel. Eugene:Wipf & Stock, 1981

Kinman, Brent. Jesus' Entry into Jerusalem: In the Context of Lukan Theology and the Politics of His Day. Leiden: Brill, 1995.

Klein, Meredith G. Images of the Spirit. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 1980.

Kovacs, Judith and Rowland, Christopher. Revelation. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004

Kuntz, J. Kenneth. The Self-Revelation of God. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1968.

Levison, John R. Filled with the Spirit. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009

Lindblom, Johannes.  “Theophanies in Holy Places in Hebrew Religion.” Hebrew Union College Annual 32 (1961): 91-106.

Mann, Thomas W. Divine Presence and Guidance in Israelite Traditions: The Typology of Exaltation. Eugene, Wipf & Stock, 1977

Moore, Christopher Kevin William. The Role of Theophany in the Portrayal of the Incarnation in Mark and John. PhD dissertation, Faculty of Arts, University of Bristol, Bristol: University of Bristol, 2009.

Morgenstern, Julian, “Biblical Theophanies,” Zeitschrift für Assyriologie un verwandte Geiete, Vol. 25 (1911), pp 139-193, Vol. 28 (1913), pp. 15-60

Newman, Carey C. Paul’s Glory-Christology: Tradition and Rhetoric. Leiden: Brill, 1991

Niehaus, Jeffrey J. God at Sinai: Covenant and Theophany in the Bible and Ancient Near East. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995.

Otto, Rudolf. The Idea of the Holy. Translated by John W. Harvey. London: Oxford University Press, 1923.

Philip, Finny. 'Apostle to the Gentiles' the Origins of Pauline Pneumatology. Doctoral thesis, Department of Theology, Durham University, Durham: Durham University, 2003.

Redelings, David A. The Epistemological Basis for Belief According to John's Gospel: Miracles and Message in Their Essentials as Nonfictional Grounds for Knowledge of God. Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2011.

Rowland, Christopher. The Open Heaven: A Study of Apocalyptic in Judaism and Early Christianity. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 1982.

Rowland, Christopher, and Christopher R.A. Morray-Jones. The Mystery of God: Early Jewish Mysticism and the New Testament. Leiden: Brill, 2009.

Savran, George. Encountering the Divine. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2005.

Savran, George. "Seeing is Believing: On the Relative Priority of Visual and Verbal Perception of the Divine." Biblical Interpretation (Brill) 17 (2009): 320-361.

Scholem, Gershom. Jewish Gnosticism, Merkabah Mysticism, and Talmudic Tradition. New York: The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1960.

Torrance, James B. Worship, Community and the Triune God of Grace. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 1996.

Trites, Allison A. "The New Testament Concept of Witness." Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series (Cambridge University Press) 31 (1977).

Wright, N. T. “The Paul of History and the Apostle of Faith”. Tyndale Bulletin 29, (1978):61-88

—. The Climax of the Covenant: Christ and the Law in Pauline Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1991.

—. The New Testament and the People of God. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1992.

—. Jesus and the Victory of God. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996

—. The Resurrection of the Son of God. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2003.

—. Evil and the Justice of God. Downers Grove: IVP Books, 2006.

—. Acts for Everyone, Part I, Chapters 1-12. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008.

—. Acts for Everyone, Part Two, Chapters 13-28. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008.

—. N.T. Wright on the Book of Acts 13. June 2, 2009.

—. Pauline Perspectives: Essays on Paul, 1978 - 2013. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013.

—. Paul and the Faithfulness of God. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2013.

—. Paul and His Recent Interpreters. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015.