Edward J. Blum 

Paul Harvey

University of North Carolina Press, 2012 

 

Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey, both university professors, collaborate to trace American portrayal of the color of Jesus Christ and its profound effect on creating and shaping United States history, society, and religion.

Dorothee Soelle

Fortress Press, 2001

In what is considered her finest work, German liberation theologian Soelle examines the character and experience of mysticism which is available to us all as it has been to many mystics in the past.

  Marcia W. Mount Shoop

Westminster John Knox, 2012

With a focus on our physical embodiment, Presbyterian minister Shoop begins by considering women's experiences of the body--specifially rape, pregnancy, and motherhood--then asks us to bring our attention in worship to the presence of God in our bodies and come to experience oneness in the body of Christ.

Diana Butler Bass

HarperOne, 2012

Highly respected author and scholar on the contemporary church, Diana Butler Bass focuses her newest book, Christianity After Religion, on thre areas: the reasons for the recent decline of the Christian church, the movement for change within that community, and the history of America's spiritual awakenings.

Bernard Haisch

Weiser Books, 2009

 

An exploration of God and consciousness from a scientific perspective which takes into account quantum theory and light, spirit and matter, and God as the source of it all.

Rita Nakashima Brock

Rebecca Ann Parker

Beacon Press, 2001

 

The co-authors and friends wrote this book from their own experiences with suffering and out of their belief that the theology of the cross perpetuates the victimhood of violence, especially for women.

Eleonore Stump

Oxford University Press, 2011

Stump takes up the subject of suffering in this impressive work, which she feels is a more apropos word than evil.  It is the suffering that is the result of evil that is painful for humans.

Emmanuel Katangole

Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2010 

Professor and priest, Katangole reflects on the political and spiritual crisis in African countries and concludes that hope lies in churches willingness and readiness to lead the way to change and sacrifice. Through examples of individual sacrifice and commitment, conflict can be overcome and replaced by a new future.

 

David Steindl-Rast

Doubleday Image, 2010

 

A close line-by-line reading of the Apostles' Creed, which reveals the inclusive and universal aspect of Christian faith and love to be found in a deeper spiritual awareness. An inspiring and refreshing look at foundational creed.  Foreword is by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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  Thomas Berry

Columbia University Press, 2009

This is a culminating collection of Berry's writings and lifelong commitment to the sacredness of the earth and protection of it.

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