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A Eucharistic Imagination for Los Angeles: A Bibliography

I’m rounding the bend into my second year of doctoral studies in the Doctor of Ministry program at Fuller. The DMin program is a practice-oriented doctoral program (whereas a PhD is most often a research-oriented doctoral program). Not to say the DMin doesn’t involve research and the PhD doesn’t involve practice, but they are different programs of and approaches to study.


My first seminar was focused on ecclesiology with an outward focus: extending the core practices of the church into the cultural situation the church finds itself in. My post-seminar project centered on the Eucharist (Communion or the Lord’s Supper) as a paradigm for ministry in my context of northern Los Angeles/Hollywood.

I’m going to post over the next few weeks a few snippets from my project…but thought it’d be fun to start from the end (“It opens at the close”) and pull the curtain back on the project bibliography.

Let me know if you have any thoughts. While the project is finished and feedback has been received, this is a practical work in progress and hope to continue thinking, reading, writing, and practicing in this area of study.

Banham, Reyner. Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009.

Bauckham, Richard. Bible and Mission. Ada, MI: Baker Academic, 2004.

Borgman, Albert. Crossing the Postmodern Divide. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Camus, Albert. The Stranger. New York: Vintage, 1998.

Cavanaugh, William. Torture and Eucharist. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 1998.

Dix, Gregory. The Shape of the Liturgy. London: Dacre Press, 1949.

Fee, Gordon. The First Epistle to the Corinthians. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1987.

Fitch, David. The End of Evangelicalism? Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2011.

Fitch, David and Holsclaw, Geoff. Prodigal Christianity. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2013.

Foucault, Michel. Discipline and Punish. New York: Vintage, 1995.

Hall, Stuart. Doctrine and Practice. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1992.

Hauerwas, Stanley. A Community of Character. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1991.

Leland, John. Hip: The History. New York: Harper Perennial, 2005.

Metzger, Paul Louis. Consuming Jesus. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2007.

Mohr, Melissa. Holy Sh*t. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. Kindle Electronic Version.

Purdy, Jedediah. For Common Things. New York: Vintage, 2000.

Smith, James K.A. Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism? Ada, MI: Baker Academic, 2006.

______. Desiring the Kingdom. Ada, MI: Baker Academic, 2009.

Tocqueville, Alexis de. Democracy in America. New York: Penguin, 2003.

Yoder, John Howard. Body Politics. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1992.

_____. “Sacrament as Social Process” in The Royal Priesthood. Scottdale, PA: Herald, 1994. Kindle Electronic Version.


Green, Hank. Interview with Bill McKibben. (Accessed June 1, 2013).

Holland, Gale and Quinones, Sam. “California Demographic Shift: More People Leaving than Moving In.” November 27, 2011. Available local/la-me-california-move-20111127 (Accessed June 1, 2013).

The Eastsider LA. “It’s Official: Silver Lake is America’s ‘Best Hipster Neighborhood.’” neighborhood (Accessed June 1, 2013).

Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. “A Bold Beginning.” directory/about/aboutchamber-125thanniversary-past/ (Accessed June 1, 2013).

Los Angeles Times. “Mapping L.A.”­‐la/neighborhoods/ (Accessed June 1, 2013).

The Outsiders. “Morley – I Don’t Make Sense Without You.”,morley-i-dont-make-sense-without-you (Accessed June 1, 2013).

Pollak, Richard. “Homeless in Hollywood.” Hollywood (Accessed June 1, 2013).


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