The Handbook of Reading Theological German is the premier resource for equipping those interested in reading and translating original German source materials and preparing academics for German comprehension examination. The book is ideal for students in biblical studies, church history, Jewish studies, and theology.
Coauthored by Katharina Hirt, a native German speaker and professional linguist, and Christopher Ryan Jones, a native English speaker and doctoral candidate in biblical studies, this collaboration draws on the latest developments in linguistics to present a cutting-edge teaching methodology for graduate students learning to read German for research.
Attuned to the specific needs of English speakers learning German, this handbook is well suited for independent study or for use in the classroom. Providing abundant exercises and readings, Jones and Hirt’s work provides an excellent entry point for students required to learn theological German.
The Handbook of Reading Theological German provides:
- An introduction to German grammar
- A demonstration of the role that German theology has had in the development of modern Jewish and Christian practices.
- Guided readings and biographies of six major German theologians and philosophers
- Further, advanced readings with minimal guidance from contemporary authors in the areas of Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Jewish studies, church history, and theology, so that students can focus on literature from their chosen field of study
About the Authors
Christopher Ryan Jones (ThM, Liberty University; PsyD, California Southern University) is a PhD candidate at Johannes Gutenberg Universität—Mainz, in the area of Hebrew Bible and Biblical Archaeology.
Katharina Hirt (PhD, Johannes Gutenberg Universität—Mainz, in German as a Foreign Language) is teacher for German as a Foreign Language at Universität—Koblenz and teacher for International Summer School: German (and) Theology at Johannes Gutenberg Universität—Mainz. She has taught and been developing this material for over six years.