The Cathedral of the World: A Universalist Theology by Forrest Church. Draws from the entire span of Church’s life’s work to leave behind a clear statement of his universalist theology and liberal faith. Giving new voice to the power of liberal religion, Church invites all seekers to enter the Cathedral of the World, home to many windows but only one Light.
Is God A White Racist?: A Preamble to Black Theology by William R. Jones. A landmark critique of the black church's treatment of evil and the nature of suffering. In this powerful examination of the early liberation methodology.
“The evangelical church in America is changing from within and Deborah Jian Lee enthusiastically charts its new and unexpected course. Rescuing Jesus is an important and refreshing look at religion in America from a smart and passionate observer.” —Ari L. Goldman, author of The Search for God at Harvard
A Short History of Christianity, Revised Edition by Martin E. Marty. Traces the church's quest through twenty centuries for unity, sanctity, universality, and authentic witness. Delves into the disparity between the ideals of the church and historical realty in order to provide a brilliant, instructive, and eminently fair statement of the history of Christianity from its founding to the present day.
Gaia and God: An Ecofeminist Theology of Earth Healing by Rosemary R. Ruether. Internationally acclaimed author and teacher Rosemary Radford Ruether presents a sweeping ecofeminist theology that illuminates a path toward "earth-healing"--a whole relationship between men and women, communities and nations. "This is theology that really matters.
Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion (Vintage) by Alain De Botton. Argues that we can benefit from the wisdom and power of religion—without having to believe in any of it.
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.