To all prospective students: We are very much looking forward to your joining us at St John’s in September. Our experience is that people coming to St John’s vary enormously in the amount of time and energy they have prior to starting here to do some reading and thinking. So if you only manage the least amount, don’t panic—and if you read everything and would like more, please be in touch!
Here are the links to the books and resources that prospective students will have in their preparatory reading instructions, sent out in July.
Overview of the Bible
Scripture Union’s E100 Challenge http://www.e100challenge.org.uk/
Video: Introduction to the BBC programme The Big Silence
A J Jacobs The Year of Living Biblically
D Wenham and S Walton Exploring the New Testament vol 1
Travis, Marshall, Paul Exploring the New Testament vol 2
G Theissen Shadow of the Galilean
Stephen Barton Invitation to the Bible
Mark Goodacre’s resources can be found at the NT Gateway
Christian Thought and Worship
Robert Wilken The Spirit of Early Christian Thought
Frances Young Brokenness and Blessing
William Placher A History of Christian Theology
Roger Olson The Story of Christian Theology
Tony Lane A Concise History of Christian Thought
Phillip Cary’s courses on the History of Christian Theology can be bought here from Great Courses.
There are plenty of great free resources at our YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/StJohnsNottingham
In addition to these, you might want to read some Grove booklets on subjects that interest you. These are accessible and affordable, and cover a wide range of practical issues.