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PhD Exams: Language Study Guides

Language Exam Study Guides

In this section you will find study guides for CST's PhD language exams. For modern languages, all of the possible exam passages have been pre-selected from the books on this page, and are usually 3-5 pages long. Your specific exam will be chosen at random. It is possible but not likely (unless you translate the entire book!) that by studying these books you will gain practice on the actual text that will appear on your exam. However, you can study these books to get a sense of vocabulary and usage specific to your field, as well as the voices of the authors you might encounter on your exam.

For biblical languages, there are set lists of texts for you to study. Your exam will be chosen from among those texts, either by faculty or at random by the Exam Coordinator. Since dictionaries are not allowed in biblical language exams, it is recommended that you study the possible texts closely and thoroughly. Contact the Exam Coordinator for these study guides.

Native speakers of Korean or Spanish should consult with their advisors before taking their Korean or Spanish exams.

Practical Theology

French

  • Vanier, Jean. Homme et femme Dieu les fit. Paris: Presses de la Renaissance, 2009.

German

  • Freire, Paulo. Bildung und Hoffnung. Muenster; New York: Waxmann, 2007.

Spanish

  • Freire, Paulo. Pedagogia del Oprimido. Traduccion de Jorge Mellado. 53rd ed. Mexico, DF: Siglo Veintiuno Editores, 2000.
  • Schipiani, Daniel S. y Paulo Freire. Educacion, Libertad y Creatividad. 2nd ed. San Juan: Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico; Elkhart, IN: IMS, 1998.
  • Gutierrez, Gustavo. Teologia de la Liberacion: Perspectivas. 8th ed. Salamanca: Ediciones Sigueme, 1977.

French

  • Masamba ma Mpolo. La liberacion des envoutes. Yaounde: CLE, 1976.
  • Masamba ma Mpolo. Sexe et mariage dans la perspective chretienne. Kinshasa: Centre protestant d'editions et de diffusion, 1973.
  • Nadeau, Jean-Guy et Marc Pelchat, eds. Dieu en ville: Evangile et eglises dan l'espace urbain: textes du Congres de la Societe internationale de theologie pratique. Outremont, Quebec: Novalis, 1998.

German

  • Becher, Werner, ed. Klinische Seelsoreausbildung/Clinical Pastoral Education. Frankfurt: Evangelischer Presserverband, 1972.
  • Klessmann, Michael. Pastoralpsychologie: Ein Lehrbuch. Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirschener, 2004.
  • Noth, Isabelle, Christoph Morgenthaler, and Kathleen J. Greider, eds. Pastoralpsychologie und Religionpsychologie im Dialog/Pastoral Psychology and Psychology of Religion in Dialogue. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2001.

Korean

  • Lee, Bae Yong. The Life of Korean Women 1: From Ancient Korean to the Choseon Dynasty. 1999.
  • Woodward, James and Stephen Pattison. The Blackwell Reader in Pastoral and Practical Theology. Seoul, 2007.

Spanish

  • Maldonado, Jorge E. Introduccion al Asesoramiento Pastoral de la Familia. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2004.
  • Rodriguez, Jesus. "El dilemma conceptual entre el ministerio pastoral y la capellania: Similitude y diferencias." Apuntes 16 no. 4 (Winter 1996).
  • Rodriguez, Jesus. "El suicide asistido: Semantica y conceptos subyacentas." Apuntes 19 no. 4 (Winter 1999).
  • Schipani, Daniel S. and Pablo A. Jimenez, eds. Psicologia y Consejo Pastoral: Perspectivas Hispanas. Decatur, GA: Libros AETH, 1997.

Religion

French

  • Barthelemy, Dominique. Les devanciers d'Aquila. VTSup 10. Leiden: Brill, 1963.
  • Japhet, Sara. "L'historiographie post-exilique: comment et pourquoi?" In Israel construit son histoire: L'historiographie deuteronomiste a la lumiere de recherches recentes. Edite par Albert de Pury, Thomas Roemer, et Jean-Daniel Macchi. Geneva: Labor et Fides, 1996.
  • Vermeylen, Jacques. Du prophete Isaie a l'apocalyptique. 2 vols. Paris: Gabalda, 1977.

German

  • Mowinckel, Sigmund. Psalmenstudien II. Das Thronbesteigungsfest Jahwäs und der Ursprung der Eschatologie. Amsterdam: Schippers, 1961 (original, 1921).
  • Baumann, Gerlinde. Lieve und Gewalt. Die Ehe als Metapher für das Verhältnis JHWH--Israel in den Prophetenbüchern. SBS 185. Stuttgart: Katholisches Bibelwerk, 2000.
  • Rendtorff, Rolf. Theologie des Alten Testaments. Ein kanonischer Entwurf. 2 vols. Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener, 1999-2001.

Spanish

  • Trebolle Barrera, Julio C. Salomon y Jeroboan. Historia de la recension y redaccion de 1 Reyes 14. Valencia: Universidad Pontificia, 1980.
  • Botta, Alejandro. Cultura Material, Evolucion Demografica y Cambio Politico en Palestina durante la Dominacion Egipcia. Buenos Aires: Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, 1995.

French

  • A cause de L'Evangile: etudes sur les Synoptiques et les Actes, offertes au P. Jacques Dupont, OSB, a l'occasion de son 70e anniversaire. [Paris]: Cerf/Publications de Saint-Andre, 1985.
  • Rochais, Gerard. Les recits de resurrection des morts dans le Nouveau Testament. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981.
  • Vanhoye, A. L'apotre Paul: Personnalite, style et conception du ministere. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 1986.

German

  • Ellis, E. Earle and Erich Grässer, eds. Jesus und Paulus: Festschrift für Werner Georg Kümmel zum 70 Geburtstag. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1975.
  • Köster, Helmut. Einführung in das Neue Testament. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1980.
  • Pesch, Rudolf. Die Apostelgeschichte. 2 vols. EKK. Neukirchen-Vluyn: Benziger Verlag, 1980.

French

  • Comte-Sponville, Andre. L'esprit de l'atheisme: introduction a une spiritualite sans Dieu. Paris: Livre du Poche: 2006.
  • Deleuze, Gilles. Pourparlers, 1972-1990. Paris, Editions de Minuit, 2003.
  • Weber, Michel. La dialectique de l'intuition chez Alfred North Whitehead: Sensation pure, pancreativite et contiguisme. Frankfurt; Lancaster: ONTOS, 2005.

German

  • Faber, Roland. Gott als Poet der Welt. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2003.
  • Lachmann, Rolf. Ethik und Identität. Freiburg: Verlag Karl Alber, 1994.
  • Welker, Michael. Universalität Gottes und Relativität der Welt. Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1981.

Spanish

  • Isasi-Diaz, Ada Maria, Timoteo Matovina, and Nina M. Torres-Vidal, eds. Camino a emaus. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002.
  • Segundo, Juan Luis. Liberacion de la teologia. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Carlos Lohle, 1975.
  • Tamez, Elsa. Contra toda condena: la justificacion por la fe desde les excluidos. San Jose, Costa Rica: Editorial DEI; Ediciones SEBILA, 1991.

French

  • Levinas, Emmanuel. Difficile liberte. Paris: A. Michel, 1963.
  • Durkheim, Emile. Les formes elemenaires de la vie religieuse. 5th ed. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1968.
  • Fanon, Frantz. Peau noire, masques blancs. Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1952.

German

  • Habermas, Jürgen. Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1987.
  • Marx, Karl. Ideologie Allemande

Spanish

  • Gutierrez, Gustavo. Teologia de la liberacion: Perspectivas. 8th ed. Salamanca: Ediciones Sigueme, 1977
  • Dussel, Enrique. Filosofia de la liberacion. Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Economica, 2011.
  • Paz, Octavio. El laberinto de la soledad. Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Economica, 2009.

Spanish

  • Dussel, Enrique. Filosofia de la liberacion. Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Economica, 2011.

Arabic

  • Brustad, Kristen, Abbas Al-Tonsi, and Mahmoud Al-Batal. Al Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya: A Textbook for Arabic, Part Two. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2006.