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Religion Western


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Maus, A Survivor's Tale, Book I: My Father Bleeds History
Maus, A Survivor's Tale, Book I: My Father Bleeds History
by Art Spiegelman
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Two powerful, definitive chronicles of modern atrocities — the perfect books for anyone who doubts comix have grown up. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus is a staggering personal depiction of the Holocaust, rendered all the stronger by Spiegelman's... (read more)

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Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence
Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence
by Karen Armstrong
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I can think of no better writer than Karen Armstrong (bestselling author of A History of God) to serve as a guide to the timely subject of religion and its relationship with violence. Highly readable and easily digestible, Fields of Blood is a... (read more)

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The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions
The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions
by Karen Armstrong
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During the Axial Age — 900 to 200 B.C.E. — the world's major religious traditions responded to their surrounding cultural influences and developed the philosophical attitudes they exhibit to this day. In lucid and reasoned prose Karen Armstrong... (read more)

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Into the Garden: A Wedding Anthology: Poetry and Prose on Love and Marriage
Into the Garden: A Wedding Anthology: Poetry and Prose on Love and Marriage
by Robert Hass and Stephen Mitchell
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The best collection of wedding-related poetry I found. The editors also include an useful primer on wedding service scripts (in case you're writing your own), presenting standard examples from Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and Zen traditions.... (read more)

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The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life
The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life
by Tom Reiss
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Truth is stranger than fiction in the improbable life of Lev Nussimbaum. The Jewish son of an oil millionaire in Azerbaijan, he escapes one tyranny after another and becomes a bestselling author in Nazi Germany. This fascinating biography reads like a... (read more)

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Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt
Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt
by Anne Rice
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Anne Rice certainly does her homework. Although she writes fiction, she is well-versed in the historical background of her subjects. Christ the Lord is no exception. The story centers on Jesus' life as a seven-year-old. Rice presents Jesus at this age as... (read more)

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Where God Was Born: A Journey by Land to the Roots of Religion
Where God Was Born: A Journey by Land to the Roots of Religion
by Bruce Feiler
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From the beginning of pre-history, human cultures have rooted sacred stories in actual landscapes, a legacy that becomes increasingly untenable as ballooning populations find it difficult to share their sacred places. Nowhere is this trend more evident... (read more)

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The Children's Hospital
The Children's Hospital
by Chris Adrian
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You would think that any novel attempting to conflate the best elements of Scrubs, Noah's Ark, and Lord of the Flies would necessarily be too overwrought and/or gimmicky, but this story is intensely compelling from its first pages. Adrian is obviously... (read more)

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The Bible: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)
The Bible: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)
by Karen Armstrong
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Part of the Books that Changed the World series, this is a great overview of the history, writing, and translations of the Bible. Armstrong never fails to entertain and impress.... (read more)

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The Case for God
The Case for God
by Karen Armstrong
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Karen Armstrong writes about religion the way that Michael Pollan writes about food — methodically, insightfully, and with an obvious passion for the subject matter. Covering everything from antiquity's caves deep below the earth to the modern... (read more)

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Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America
Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America
by Stephen G Bloom
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"You have got to read this book. The clash of cultures portrayed in this small town in Iowa is illuminating and riveting. When Orthodox Jews move into Postville and open a kosher slaughterhouse, local (and non-Jewish) Iowans figure this is just another... (read more)

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Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews: A History
Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews: A History
by James Carroll
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"An impressive dissection of anti-semitism by an ex-Roman Catholic priest. His starting point is the placing of crosses at Auschwitz and the ensuing controversy over the canonization of Edith Stein. As a Jew, I have understood the presence of anti... (read more)

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Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith
Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith
by Anne Lamott
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Readers of Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith, Lamott's previous book on spirituality, will find here the same thoughtfulness and humor we've come to love. Whether writing about battles with her son, her mother's death, the church she's found to... (read more)

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Bible (07 Edition)
Bible (07 Edition)
by Karen Armstrong
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Part of the Books that Changed the World series, this is a great overview of the history, writing, and translations of the Bible. Armstrong never fails to entertain and impress.... (read more)

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Sisters
Sisters
by John J Fialka
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Sisters is the story of the pioneering work of the Sisters of Mercy in the United States. Strong women, many of significant social status and means, chose to live lives of poverty and service in the United States. Rebuked as "papists" and initially... (read more)

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Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know--And Doesn't
Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know--And Doesn't
by Stephen Prothero
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Having called us a nation of "religious illiterates" on the first page, Steven Prothero had me intrigued and ready to read Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know. Prothero contends that while contemporary America values its position as a... (read more)

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