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Excavating Jesus: Beneath the Stones, Behind the Texts (revised and updated)

“Why did Jesus happen when and where he happened?” Excavating Jesus is a groundbreaking work of popular biblical scholarship, an extraordinarily mature and accessible integration of textual study with archeological research. “Words talk. Stones talk too. Neither talks from the past without interpretive dialogue with the present. But each demands to be heard in its own way,” the authors write.

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Topics: Theology & Religious Education. Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books.

Enough Religion to Make Us Hate: Reflections on Religion and Politics

Victor Griffin – former Dean of St Parick’s Cathedral, Dublin – describes the experience of being brought up as a member of the minority Protestant community in the Republic of Ireland.
‘Perfect basic material for study in the parochial setting… Properly used throughout the Church of Ireland, the result could be a lot of better informed, far more deeply concerned, and far more determinedly anti-sectarian people.’ – Church of Ireland Gazette

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Topics: Social & Environmental Ministry. Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books.

Doubts and Loves: What is Left of Christianity?

Bishop Richard Holloway, until last year the head of the Scottish Episcopal (Anglican) Church, has admitted that he may have ceased to be a Christian although he has given his life to the faith. In his new book, Doubts and Loves, the former bishop of Edinburgh also says he has “ended up in my sixties the kind of bishop that I attacked when I was a priest in my thirties. This book may conclusively demonstrate my departure from the faith … On the other hand … it may offer a lifeline to people who, like me, want to remain members of the Christian community, but only if they can bring their minds, formed by the science and philosophy of the day, along with them,” he writes.

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Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books.

Flying to Tombstone

“…leads [the reader] into the complexities of ordinary people dealing with the big issues of life: love, sex, religion, politics, grief, death, and the call of justice in the life of faith. An exciting addition to religious fiction.” – Marcus Borg

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Topics: Spiritual Exploration & Practice. Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books.

Christian Dogma: The 21st Century Perspective

Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books.

Called to Question: A Spiritual Memoir

Topics: Spiritual Exploration & Practice. Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books.

Broken We Kneel: Reflections on Faith and Citizenship

Diana Butler Bass examines the contours of the uniquely American relationship between church and state, Christian identity and patriotism, citizenship and congregational life.

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Topics: Social & Environmental Ministry. Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books.

Becoming a Thinking Christian

“Real Christian Theology is not a matter for professionals, it is for Christians who think.” Cobb discusses why it is important for Christians to think about their own beliefs and assumptions.

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Resource Types: Books.

A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and Our Planet’s Future

A nice survey of the range of religious environmental activism around the world. Gottlieb’s vision sees social and environmental change being brought about by the recognition of God as Nature.

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Topics: Social & Environmental Ministry. Resource Types: Books.
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