I chose St. Andrew's because of the emphasis on the integration of our theological studies with practical ministry experience and community involvement.
St. Andrew's blessed my life with social struggles and deep faith.
St. Andrew's prepared me
for a lifetime of ministry
and congregational service.
I grew in confidence over time, due in large part to the support of teachers, family and friends and the tenacious presence of the Spirit.
I am grateful for what I have experienced and learned from
St. Andrew’s College including
a strong sense of community.
Faculty members of St. Andrew’s College have authored several books on various topics of interest to clergy, academics, and interested lay people that the college stocks for resale. For more information or to purchase contact St. Andrew’s College.
The United Church of
Canada, A History
Don Schweitzer, editor
($42.00 including GST)
From its inception in the early 1900s, The United Church of Canada set out to become the national church of Canada. This book recounts and analyzes the history of the church of Canada’s largest Protestant denomination and its engagement with issues of social and private morality, evangelistic campaigns, and its response to the restructuring of religion in the 1960s. A chronological history is followed by chapters on the United Church’s worship, theology, understanding of ministry, relationships with the Canadian Jewish community, Israel, and Palestinians, changing mission goals in relation to First Nations peoples, and changing social imaginary.
The result is an original, accessible, and engaging account of The United Church of Canada’s pilgrimage that will be useful for students, historians, and general readers. From this account there emerges a complex portrait of the United Church as a distinctly Canadian Protestant church shaped by both its Christian faith and its engagement with the changing society of which it is a part.
Study Guide for the
United Church of Canada, A History
($10.00 including GST)
The United Church of Canada: A History is divided into two parts: The first part studies the history of The United Church of Canada in chronological order, from its formation until roughly 2003. Most chapters in the first part cover a time period of about a decade. The second part is made up of chapters studying particular topics. This six-session study guide for the book focuses on the first part of the book and does not cover all of the second. Reading the book with this study guide should help you gain an understanding of the history of the United Church: how it came into being, and how it has come to be the church it is today.
Christologies: A Fortress Introduction
($29.00 including GST)
While many know of the signal contributions of such twentieth-century giants as Paul Tillich or Karl Barth or Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, the important work since their time often goes unremarked until some major controversy erupts. Here is a smart and helpful survey of the chief approaches and thinkers in today's understanding of the person, significance, and work of Jesus Christ.
Don Schweitzer offers an insightful introduction to the contemporary context of Christology, in which basic questions in the discipline (and soteriology) are being rethought in light of globalization, postmodernity, and the contemporary experience of evil. He then offers a kind of typology of the current approaches and voices. Schweitzer's volume concludes with a reflection on the recent past and present imperatives of a discipline that virtually defines what Christianity has to offer the present age.
Jesus Christ for
Contemporary Life: His Person, Work, and Relationships
($30.00 including GST)
Jesus Christ for Contemporary Life is an understanding of Jesus as the Word of God, grounded in what can be known historically of Jesus and informed by subsequent reflection upon him, which hopes to help shape a Christian identity characterized by “bounded openness.” In Jesus Christ for Contemporary Life, Don Schweitzer explores the significance of the person, work, and relationships of Jesus Christ for contemporary life. He moves from the historical Jesus to the present in three parts. In the first part Schweitzer develops an understanding of Jesus as the Word of God, who became incarnate to give the goodness and beauty of God further expression in time and space. Second, he explores how various atonement theories articulate ways in which Jesus empowers people to further express this beauty and goodness in their own lives. And finally, Schweitzer explores how Jesus relates to people in the church, to the events and movements in history, to other religions, and to Christians in their dialogue with God in prayer.
Critical Theories in a Land of Diversity
Derek Smith and Don Schweitzer, editors
($15.75 including GST)
Building on the central role of Gregory Baum in initiating the idea of critical theology, editors Derek Simon and Don Schweitzer have assembled a comprehensive collection of essays exploring Canada’s unique contribution to this exciting field where academic skills apply Gospel values to understanding contemporary social issues. The result is an assessment of the most challenging issues in current theology and contemporary social critique. The editors have organized the book into three key sections: historical, theological, and contextual. They conclude this wide-ranging collection with a set of reflections that assess the past and indicate important directions for future scholarship. Contributors include Harold Wells (“Christology”), Gregory Baum (“Critical Theologies in Canada: From Solidarity to Resistance”), Pamela Dickey-Young (“Theological Method and Critical Theologies”), Douglas Hall (“Historical Shifts in Frameworks”), Monique Dumais (“Critical Theologies in Quebec”), and Daryold Corbiere Winkler (“First Nations, the churches and reconciliation”).
Story and Song: A
Postcolonial Interplay between Christian Education and Worship
($65.00 no GST)
Story and Song examines the roles of Scripture and hymnody in a Christian community in the 21st century, an era marked by a growing awareness of complex issues and migrating contexts. This work identifies the divisions that have existed between Christian education and worship disciplines. The book poses a question when children go to Sunday school, while adults worship separately every week. The postcolonial and feminist approach employed here offers insights that uncover the colonial assumptions that led to division rather than integration of worship and Christian education. This approach includes recognition of and a need for non-Western Christian communities whose experiences and ministries provide struggles and wisdom.
Sharing Our Song: Song,
Story & Prayer from St. Andrew’s College
($5.00 including GST)
For more than 100 years, St. Andrew's College has been a centre of inquiry, learning, and creativity for those seeking to explore and share faith. In 2008, as a warm-up for the College's 100th anniversary celebration, a small committee decided to share of that creative endeavour. This book features faith songs, prayers, and poems written by students, graduates, honorary graduates, and regular and adjunct faculty members. Complemented with archival photos, the book can serve as a memento, a resource for personal devotion or worship planning, or in a set for use by congregations and choirs.