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    UU Christian Fellowship. We are non-creedal followers of Jesus rooted in the history and tradition of Unitarian Universalism. All who wish to freely follow Jesus are welcome to be members of the UUCF. The UUCF especially ministers to those who feel they are too UU to be Christian and too Christian to be UU. We are a movement and organization of members who are interested in exploring liberal Christianity as we walk freely in the spirit of Jesus, growing our souls and the soul of the world.

    From the Heart of a Gentle Brother by Bartholomew. Bartholomew, channeled by Mary-Margaret Moore, leads the reader on a search through various techniques to reach the heart of God.

    The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind--A New Perspective on Christ and His Message by Cynthia Bourgeault. If you put aside what you think you know about Jesus and approach the Gospels as though for the first time, something remarkable happens: Jesus emerges as a teacher of the transformation of consciousness. Cynthia Bourgeault is a masterful guide to Jesus's vision and to the traditional contemplative practices you can use to experience the heart of his teachings for yourself.

    Encountering the Wisdom Jesus: Quickening the Kingdom of Heaven Within by Cynthia Bourgeault. The early Christians, teaches the Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, were afire with the spirit of Jesus, inspired fully by his teaching of a total transformation of consciousness. How do we reclaim that fire today?

    The Contemplative Society is an inclusive non-profit association that encourages a deepening of contemplative prayer based in the Christian Wisdom tradition while also welcoming and being supportive of other meditation traditions.

    Jesus in the Eyes of The Sufis by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh. a wealth of stories and poems about Jesus, many of which are translated into English for the first time from the original Arabic and Persian Sufi sources in this second edition. They represent the profound reverence that Sufis for centuries have felt for Jesus, regarding him as a symbol of love and the perfect master.

    Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas by Elaine Pagels. Groundbreaking examination of the earliest Christian texts, arguing for an ongoing assessment of faith and a questioning of religious orthodoxy.

    The Unitarian Christian Emerging Church is a contemporary, progressive and inspirational christian- unitarian denomination that is incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA as the Unitarian Christian Emerging Church & Ministries (460781778). The membership advocate church building, home group alliances, ministry, and global faith partnerships. We are a church serving marginalized & disenfranchised Christian Unitarians & other faith based progressives.

    God as the Ground of Being: Tillich and Buddhism in Dialogue: The impact of Paul Tillich's theology on a Christian - Buddhist dialogue by Jeffrey Small. The traditional Christian view of God as a supernatural deity creating the universe and man from nothing often has a difficult time finding common ground for a discussion on the nature of human suffering and the path to human salvation with the non-theistic tradition of Buddhism.

    Teacher, Guide, Companion: Rediscovering Jesus in a Secular World by Erik Walker Wilstrom. Challenges readers to reexamine their own relationship with Jesus Christ and its significance in the 21st C. Integrating both secular and religious source materials; demonstrates how a close examination of historical findings and the Gospels can lead to a renewed faith in Jesus Christ.

    Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation by Elaine Pagels. A profound exploration of the Bible's most controversial book.

    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.

    Paul and the Faithfulness of God by N. T. Wright. Explores the whole context of Paul's thought and activity— Jewish, Greek and Roman, cultural, philosophical, religious, and imperial— and shows how the apostle's worldview and theology enabled him to engage with the many-sided complexities of first-century life that his churches were facing.

    Paul Was Not a Christian: The Original Message of a Misunderstood Apostle by Pamela Eisenbaum. A groundbreaking work that systematically overturns both scholarly and popular conceptions held by Christians and Jews, liberals and conservatives alike. As Eisenbaum reveals, Paul is not the true founder of Christianity as is often claimed, nor does Paul understand Jesus Christ as having superseded the Torah and thereby replacing Judaism with Christianity

    HarperCollins Study Bible - Student Edition: Fully Revised & Updated by Harold W. Attridge et al.. The landmark general reference Bible that offers the full text as well as in-depth articles, introductions, and comprehensive notes by today’s leading biblical scholars for the Society of Biblical Literature. Completely revised and updated, this edition incorporates the latest scholarship and findings as well as incorporating new diagrams, charts, and maps—25% revised or new material.

    Saving Jesus From Those Who Are Right by Carter Heyward. A theological resource for spiritual transformation and social change; rethinks the figure and import of Jesus for church, academy, and society.

    The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and Heretics by Elaine Pagels. A dramatic interpretation of Satan and his role on the Christian tradition.

    Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth If only because this interview is amazing:

    Myth and Ritual In Christianity by Alan Watts.

    World Religions Today by John L. Esposito. Explores major religious traditions--Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, East Asian Religions, indigenous religions, and new religions--as dynamic, ongoing forces in the lives of individuals and in the collective experience of modern societies.

    The Birth of Christianity : Discovering What Happened in the Years Immediately After the Execution of Jesus by John Dominic. Reveals how Christianity emerged in the period following Jesus'; death; shines new light on the theological and cultural contexts from which the Christian church arose.

    The Jewish Annotated New Testament by Amy-Jill Levine. Although major New Testament figures--Jesus and Paul, Peter and James, Jesus' mother Mary and Mary Magdalene--were Jews, living in a culture steeped in Jewish history, beliefs, and practices, there has never been an edition of the New Testament that addresses its Jewish background and the culture from which it grew--until now.

    Daily Life in Ancient Rome: The People and the City at the Height of the Empire (Penguin History) by Jerome Carcopino. Paints a backcloth on which the social, political, cultural and religious aspects of the community are drawn.

    The Sins of Scripture: Exposing the Bible's Texts of Hate to Reveal the God of Love by John Shelby Spong. The Bible contains many passages that believers and nonbelievers alike would recognize as appalling theology. Whether these texts are used to discriminate, oppress, or condemn, they distort the truth of Christianity and cast doubt upon the love of God.

    A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam by Karen Armstrong. Traces the history of how men and women have perceived and experienced God, from the time of Abraham to the present.