UC's Recommended Readings at Magers and Quinn Booksellers
Being सत्, Consciousness चित्, Bliss आनन्द
Hart offers an expansive inquiry on how “God” and “the Divine” function within various religious traditions. This philosophical meditation provides a welcome antidote to simplistic manifestos as Hart explores the classical triad of the Good, the True, and the Beautiful as signposts of the Transcendent who is all in all.
“Religion” merely names the controlling story of your life, and we're all entangled, in one way or another, with various traditions, various people, various liturgies and rituals. Your “religion” is nothing more complicated than what you're devoting your resources, your energies to — and we are all “devoted” in that sense.
NYU social psychologist Jon Haidt speaks to the moral values that liberals and conservatives tend to honor most, allowing us to better and more fairly understand both ourselves and the Other, and inviting us to work hard at fighting through biases and tribalism toward a principled plurality, carving out a common ground of human flourishing.
An invitation written with force and crackle to the unreligious reader by a brilliant, sweary Brit sorting through the “Human Propensity to Fuck Things Up” and the Now what? that follows. Spufford's aim is to make religion less mysterious by reaching for the language of ordinary experience and the language of poetry to “make the experience of religion ‘happen’ on the page.”
Welsh-born poet and theologian Rowan Williams offers these simple, beautifully written talks to explore four essential components of the Christian life: baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and prayer
The layout of this Reader's Bible edition of the English Standard Version (ESV) is simple & additive-free. Compared to the New International Version (NIV), the ESV is a more formal rendering of the First Testament's ancient Hebrew and Aramaic, as well as the New Testament's Koine (i.e., “common”) Greek. And, here in the uncluttered Reader's Bible format, the text is a refreshingly straightforward presentation of the canon itself.
Lauded by heavyweights like historian Mark Noll and Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann, Paauw’s book gives it to us straight: “The Bible needs saving, not because of any defect in itself, but because we’ve buried it, boxed it in, wallpapered over it, neutered it, distorted it, isolated it, individualized it, minimized it, misread it, lied about it, debased it and oversold it.” Glenn then turns, charting instead a compelling vision of a faithful, historically grounded elegance — a life-giving, dignified, “storiented” narrative to be grappled with in community.