Library

 

This page will be updated as I find more books that I use in course work and for research papers. And as I go through my library of books more books will show up and be added to the list.

Buddhism 

  • Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction by Damien Keown
  • Socially Engaged Buddhism by Sallie B. King
  • The Bodhisattva’s Brain: Buddhism Naturalized by Owen Flanagan
  • The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti: A Mahayana Scripture by Robert A. F. Thurman

Commentaries: Bible and Tanakh

  • Bible Commentary (Nelson: King James Version)
  • Getting Involved with God: Rediscovering the Old Testament by Ellen F. Davis
  • Old Testament Wisdom: An Introduction by James L. Crenshaw (3rd edition)
  • The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us by Douglas A. Knight and Amy-Jill Levine
  • The Message of The Psalms: A Theological Commentary by Walter Brueggemann

Confucius

  • Menucius translated by D.C. Lau (revised edition)

Christianity

  • Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years by Diarmaid MacCulloch
  • Constantine’s Sword: The Church and The Jews by James Carroll
  • The Episcopal Handbook
  • The Orthodox Church by Timothy Ware
  • The Orthodox Way by Kallistos Ware
  • The Reformation: A History by Diarmaid MacCulloch
  • Welcome to the Episcopal Church: An Introduction to Its History, Faith, and Worship by Christopher L. Webber

Daoism

  • Daoism Explained: From the Dream of the Butterfly to the Fishnet Allegory by Hans-Georg Moeller
  • Zhuangzi: Basic Writings translated by Burton Watson

Hinduism

  • Bhagavad-gita: The Song of God translated by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood
  • The Rig Veda by Wendy Doniger

Holy Texts

  • Bhagavad-gita: The Song of God translated by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood
  • Holy Bible
  • Tanakh (Judaism)
  • The Rig Veda by Wendy Doniger
  • The Meaning of The Holy Qur’an by Abdullah Yusuf Ali (Qur’an with English translation)

Islam

  • An Introduction to Islam by Frederick Mathewson Denny (4th edition)
  • Hadith: An Introduction by A. Rahman. I. Doi
  • Historical Atlas of Islam by Malise Ruthven with Azim Nanji
  • The Rights of God: Islam, Human Rights, and Comparative Ethics by Irene Oh
  • The Meaning of The Holy Qur’an by Abdullah Yusuf Ali (Qur’an with English translation)

Liberation Theology

  • A Theology of Liberation: 15th Anniversary Edition by Gustavo Gutierrez
  • Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor (Ecology and Justice) by Leonardo Boff
  • Introducing Liberation Theology by Leonardo Boff & Clodovis Boff
  • Jesus the Liberator: A Historical-Theological Reading of Jesus of Nazareth by Jon Sobrino

Prayer Books

  • The Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal: includes liturgies)
  • Russian Orthodox Prayer Book (includes liturgies)

Religion

  • Beyond Belief: Essays on Religion in a Post-Traditionalist World by Robert N. Bellah
  • Contemporary Psychoanalysis & Religion: Transference and Transcendence by James W. Jones
  • Eight Theories of Religion by Daniel L. Pals (2nd edition)
  • Other Peoples’ Myths: The Cave of Echoes by Wendy Doniger O’Flaherty
  • Religions of The Silk Road: Premodern Patterns of Globalization by Richard Foltz
  • The Idea of the Holy by Rudolf Otto

Religion and Society

  • Socially Engaged Buddhism by Sallie B. King
  • Hamas: Politics, Charity and Terrorism in the Service of Jihad by Matthew Levitt, foreword by Dennis Ross
  • The New Frontiers of Jihad: Radical Islam in Europe by Alison Pargeter
  • The Rights of God: Islam, Human Rights, and Comparative Ethics by Irene Oh
  • The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims by Nathan Lean forward by John L. Esposito

Social Gospel Movement

  • Christianity and the Social Crisis in the 21st Century: The Classic That Woke Up the Church by Walter Rauschenbusch
  • In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do? (1897) by Charles M. Sheldon

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