William Strauss and Neil Howe

Broadway Books, 1997

Although written more than a decade ago, historians Strauss and Howe predicted the next Crisis period, or Fourth Turning, we are living in today of global terrorism, financial collapse, and worldwide economic crisis. They also predicted transformations in spirituality and religion and Boomers' ways of coping with aging and the excitement of Millenials to take on the world and act for real change.

Karen Armstrong

Random House, 2009

In another brilliant study, Armstrong looks at the attempt of all religions, but especially Christianity, to express the reality of God and the changes through many millennia in human ideas about God.

Diarmaid MacCulloch

Viking Press, 2010

The latest book of the highly-acclaimed and awarded author of The Reformation, MacCulloch takes on the history of Christianity and all its passion, contradictions, and politics.

E. A. Livingstone

Oxford University Press, 2006

Revised Second Edition

This abridged dictionary is an excellent resource for lay and clergy, covering all areas of Christianity, including the Bible, church history, theology,  global churches and denominations, and the religious arts.


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Roberta C. Bondi

Fortress Press, 1987


Roberta Bondi, scholar and retired professor of church history, brings her intimate knowledge of the desert mothers and fathers and shares their experience with God's divine love at the heart of Christian faith. By their contemplative life, these men and women followed the path of love which brought them not only the humility to confront their own shortcomings, but a deep peace of union with God.

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Jon M. Sweeney

Image Doubleday, 2012


This book tells the history of an unusual event in the thirteenth century when Peter Morrone, a religious hermit and founder of his own order, was chosen to be Pope Celestine V.

Amy Lonetree

University of North Carolina Press, 2012


This book examines how the history of Native Americans is told through museum exhibits.  Professor Lonetree looks at the growing voice of American Indians in the creation of exhibitions about their own story and how museums can convey Native culture within the context of Native American experience of genocide, and other unresolved trauma, and bring these momentous issues into exhibit rooms.