Baker Academic Fall 2021 Catalog


READING GERMAN FOR THEOLOGICAL STUDIES A Grammar and Reader Carolyn Roberts Thompson Every PhD student in biblical studies is expected to read German, but there are surprisingly few resources to help students learn to read and translate scholarly theological works. This streamlined grammar and reader by an experienced teacher and German-language expert presents biblical passages and theological readings of gradually increasing difficulty. The book introduces students to the German language immediately with readings from the Bible, using familiar passages to help students see sentence patterns. Exercises for the beginning readings focus on the grammar of the sentences. Students are then introduced to dictionary articles and excerpts from essays and books, and they can check their translations against the answers given in the back of the book. As students complete the exercises, they gradually learn vocabulary and gain an understanding of how German sentences are formed. Suited for self-study or classroom use, this book helps students gain the proficiency needed for scholarly theological research.

The book includes readings from: • The Old and New Testaments • Walter Bauer • Karl Barth • Dietrich Bonhoeffer

NOVEMBER 2021 • 304 pp. • cloth • $45.00 • 9781540962621

• Gerhard Lohfink • Jürgen Moltmann • And several important German theological dictionaries, encyclopedias, and commentaries.

“I wish this book had been available when I was begin- ning my own graduate studies. The excellent pedagogy— with progress checks and answers in the back—makes the book helpful for both classroom and individual study.” —M. EUGENE BORING, Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University (emeritus) “After many years in the classroom, Thompson offers her unique pedagogical expertise to anyone wanting to learn German for theological studies. This is the book I wish I’d had when learning German!” —HEATHER GORMAN, Johnson University “This volume leads the student step-by-step toward competence in reading German theological literature with understanding and appreciation. Everything has been designed with the beginner in mind, but even those who read German often will find here an excellent refresher course. Highly recommended!” —MARK W. HAMILTON, Abilene Christian University

CAROLYN ROBERTS THOMPSON (MAT, Southwest Texas State University) has taught German for reading theological texts for over three decades at Abilene Christian University. She was a presenter and consultant for the College Board on preparing students for the German Advanced Placement Exam and serves as copyeditor for Restoration Quarterly .


Faculty can use code BAFA21 to receive a 40% discount at Offer expires December 31, 2021.

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