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A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-first Century by John Buehrens. For over a generation, conservative religion has seemed dominant in America. But there are signs of a strengthening liberal religious movement. For it to flourish, laypeople need a sense of their theological heritage. House for Hope shows how religious liberals have countered fundamentalists for generations, and provides progressives with a theological and spiritual foundation for years ahead...

God Is Watching You: How the Fear of God Makes Us Human by Dominic Johnson. Presents a new theory of supernatural punishment that offers fresh insight into the origins and evolution of not only religion, but also human cooperation and society. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0199895635/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Gg9Pwb0AA08SE

The Sacred and The Profane: The Nature of Religion by Mircea Eliade. Observes that while contemporary people believe their world is entirely profane, or secular, they still at times find themselves connected unconsciously to the memory of something sacred. It's this premise that both drives Eliade's exhaustive exploration of the sacred—as it has manifested in space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself—and buttresses his expansive view of the human experience.

The Sacred Depths of Nature by Ursula Goodenough. Makes an important contribution to the ongoing dialog between science and religion, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0195136292/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Nz6Twb194A6P8

Step Off the Sidewalk by Carolyn Owen-Towle. Sermons from the Voices of Liberal Religion series. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000O6JGDW/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_mCufwb00V579N

The Unity of Truth: Solving the Paradox of Science and Religion by Allen A. Sweet. Seeks to help resolve the ongoing battle between religion and science, delivering a thoughtful narrative designed to open minds and hearts. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1475930607/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_k96Twb0ZQS91E