Question:

Do I need textbooks?

(Last edited: Monday, 28 October 2019, 11:41 AM)
Answer:

All of the courses within SATS' first year curriculum are self contained and therefore do not need any textbooks, with the exception of the following:

Greek 1

  • Mounce, William D. 2009. Basics of Biblical Greek. Third edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan  (or the 4th edition that has just come out. It seems to only be available as an eBook at the moment)
  • Mounce, William D. 2009. Basics of Biblical Greek Workbook. Third edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan
Greek 2

  • Mounce, William D. 2009. Basics of Biblical Greek. Third edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.
  • Mounce, William D. 2009. Basics of Biblical Greek Workbook. Third edition. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.
  • Wallace, Daniel B. 2000. The Basics of New Testament Syntax: An Intermediate Greek Grammar. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan (or Wallace, Daniel B. 1996. Greek Grammar Beyond Basics. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan)
An additional recommended resource for 2nd-year is:
  • Mounce. William D. 1994. The Morphology of Biblical Greek. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

Hebrew

  • Pratico, G. and van Pelt, M. 2007. Basics of Biblical Hebrew (Second Edition). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

Higher Certificate in Christian Counselling:

  • Collins, G. 2007. Christian Counseling - a Comprehensive Guide (Third Edition). Dallas: Nelson.
  • McMinn, M.R. & Campbell, C.D. 2007 Integrative Psychotherapy - toward a Comprehensive Christian Approach. IVP Academic
  • Meier, Minirth, Wichern & Ratcliff. 1999. Introduction to Psychology and Counseling: Christian Perspectives and Applications. 2nd Ed. Baker Books.
  • Tan, S. & Scalise, E.T. 2016. Lay Counseling: Equipping Christians for a Helping Ministry. (Revised & Updated). Zondervan.
  • Tan, Siang-Yang, 2011. Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective. Baker Publishing.

The third year subject, PRA3121 - Conflict and Reconciliation requires the following textbook:

  • Sande, Ken. 2004. The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict Grand Rapids: Baker Books.

READERS: Due to the fact that many of the prescribed theological textbooks are sometimes difficult to find and extremely expensive, the South African Theological Seminary has compiled Readers for courses within the Higher Certificate and Bachelor programmes.

These Readers include selected extracts from all the books recommended for the courses in these two programmes, as well as a selection of other relevant documents which we are sure will assist you as you complete each assignment. So that we do not infringe any copyright laws, we have signed a contract with the Dramatic Arts and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO), the terms of which enable us to include these extracts in the Readers.

Although the Readers are provided to you free of charge, you will still have the option to obtain the textbooks if you would prefer.

Our agreement with DALRO does not allow us to distribute Readers electronically. However, we have received permission to store them on a secure website from which SATS students can access them. Please note that the Readers are exclusively for the use of SATS students.

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