Books for UCC Polity Course at General Synod 2017

Required Texts

The Shaping of the United Church of Christ, Louis Gunnemann

Theology and Identity: Traditions, Movements, and Polity in the United Church of Christ, Daniel L. Johnson and Charles Hambrick-Stowe, eds. 

Confessing Our Faith, Roger L. Shinn 

The Evolution of a UCC Style: Essays in the History, Ecclesiology, and Culture of the United Church of Christ, Randi Walker

That We May All (Finally!) Be One, Mary Gast

UCC Book of Worship 

UCC Manual on Ministry 

Constitution and Bylaws of the United Church of Christ 

Heidelberg Catechism (preferred edition: ed., Lee Barrett) 

New Century Hymnal 


Recommended Texts 

Who Do You Say That I Am? Christology and Identity in the United Church of Christ, Scott R. Paeth, ed.

History of the Evangelical and Reformed Church, David Dunn et al.

Believing, Caring, and Doing in the United Church of Christ, Gabriel Fackre

What Matters to You? Matters to US: Engaging Six Vital Themes of Our Faith, Sidney D. Fowler

United and Uniting, Louis Gunnemann

Living Theological Heritage of the United Church of Christ, Vol. 7, Frederick R. Trost and Barbara Brown Zikmund, eds.

Christ, Creeds and Life: Conversations about the Center of Our Faith, Ann Thayer and Douglas Jacobsen, eds.

The Shaping of American Congregationalism, John Von Rohr

UCC @ 50: Our History, Our Future 

Hidden Histories in the UCC, Vol. 1 & 2, Barbara Brown Zikmund, ed.