"The man who does not read good books
has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."

Mark Twain

Below are links to subject headings of books selected by the editors of Choice as Outstanding Academic Books. If you would like to select a specific book to give to the University Libraries, please select one from this list and write the title on the order form. If the book you have chosen is no longer available, a similar book from the same subject will be ordered.

Notable Books: Religion
A History of Canadian Catholics: Gallicanism, Romanism, and Canadianism by Fay, Terence J.
A seat at the table: Huston Smith in conversation with Native Americans on religious freedom by Huston Smith
Absorbing Perfections: Kabbalah and interpretation by Idel, Moshe
An introduction to world Methodism by Kenneth Cracknell and Susan J. White
Ancient Greek religion by Mikalson, Jon D.
Between Heaven and Earth: the religious worlds people make and the scholars who study them by Orsi, Robert A.
Chinese Magical Medicine by ed. by Michel Strickmann
Christian origins by Richard A. Horsley, ed.
Death and religion in a changing world by Kathleen Garces-Foley, ed.
Defending God: biblical responses to the problem of evil by James L. Crenshaw
Desert Christians: an introduction to the literature of early monasticism by Harmless, William
Different paths of Buddhism: a narrative-historical introduction by Olson, Carl
Dream catchers: how mainstream America discovered Native spirituality by Jenkins, Philip
Future of liberation theology: an argument and manifesto by Petrella, Ivan
Icons of Power: ritual practices in late antiquity by Janowitz, Naomi
Imagining Karma: ethical transformation of American, Buddhist, and Greek rebirth by Obeyesekere, Gananath
Islam: religion, history, and civilization by Nasr, Seyyed Hossein
John Henry Newman: a view of Catholic faith for the new millennium by John R. Connolly
Late ancient Christianity by Virginia Burrus, ed.
Mother/Nature: popular culture and environmental ehtics by Roach, Catherine M.
Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven theology, and the legacy of Jonathan Edwards by Sweeney, Douglas A.
New age and neopagan religions in America by Pike, Sarah M.
People of the dream: multiracial congregations in the United States by Michael O. Emerson with Rodney M. Woo
Rasa: performing the divine in India by Schwartz, Susan L.
Relating religion: essays in the study of religion by Smith, Jonathan Z.
Religion and anthropology: a critical introduction by Brian Morris
Religion and Chinese society: v.1: Ancient and medieval China; v. 2 Taoism and local religion in modern China by Lagerwey, John (EDITOR)
Righteous riches: the word of faith movement in contemporary African American religion by Milmon F. Harrison
Rolling away the stone: Mary Baker Eddy's challenge to materialism by Stephen Gottschalk
Shamanism and Tantra in the Himalayas by Muller-Ebeling, Claudia
St. John of the Cross: songs in the night by Thompson, Colin
The Book of Job: a contest of moral imaginations by Newsom, Carol A.
The Formation of Islam: religion and society in the Near East, 600-1800 by Berkey, Jonathan P.
The myth of religious superiority: multifaith explorations of religious pluralism by Paul F. Knitter, ed.
The philosophy of the Daodeging by Hans-Georg Moeller
The Sound of Two Hands Clapping: the education of a Tibetan Buddhist monk by Dreyfus, Georges B. J.
The teachings of modern Christianity on law, politics, and human nature by John Witte, Jr. and Frank S. Alexander, eds.
To Kill and Take Possession: law, morality, and society in Biblical stories by Friedmann, Daniel
Understanding Jihad by David Cook
Wonder: from emotion to spirituality by Robert C. Fuller
Zen Buddhism: beliefs and practices by Merv Fowler



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