St Mark's VET studies — Textbook Information

Textbook list for 10348NAT Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision (Clinical) (Pastoral) 2017

  • Supervision In The Helping Professions (Supervision in Context) 4th Revised ed. Edition by Hawkins, Peter Shohet, Robin Hawkins (For clinical AND pastoral streams)
  • Pastoral Supervision – A Handbook. Leach, J. and Patterson, M. (2015) SCM Press: London.(For pastoral stream only)

CSU School of Theology — Textbook Information

Textbook list for Session 2 2017 (updated 9 May 2017)

Download the textbook list in PDF and Word.

Ordering Text Books

The School of Theology does not order its texts through the University Co-op Bookshop as we order in small quantities. Students need to find texts through book shops or online stores. The following websites have proven to be good sources for purchasing School of Theology texts:

St Mark's on-campus students may also like to buy or order through the following local Christian bookshops:

  • Catholic Bookshop: Favier House, 51 Cooyong St, Braddon. Ph: 6201 9888
  • Koorong Books: Unit 1/26 Maryborough St, Fyshwick. Ph: 6280 34

Preparing to study theology 

God, by degrees is written for students of academic theology, written by a community of teachers who share a common experience of engaging with generations of new students who are simultaneously bemused, thrown off balance and energized by the new world they are discovering. In wide-ranging but simply expressed chapters students are led through the essentials of preparing for and undertaking theology study.

The book is divided into three parts. The first section is an exploration of principles that lie behind the study of theology, such as faith, doubt, discipline and the importance of community. The second and third parts are more practical, presenting a range of study skills that guide students in preparation and production of theological assignments. Helpful appendices, introduced by one student’s testimony, include useful texts and websites, a guide for referencing, a template for exegesis and a glossary of theological terms. 

‘Journey’ is a central metaphor in the book, acknowledging that all of us are still travelling in our quest to know God. God, by degrees implies that academic theological study is nonetheless incremental. This book provides an essential and practical guide along the way.

About the editor
The Rev'd Dr Jeanette Mathews teaches Old Testament subjects in the School of Theology in Charles Sturt University and is based at St Mark's National Theological Centre in Canberra. She is an ordained Baptist Minister.


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