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A Bibliography for our Multi-faith Context

The Reverend Vern Barnet, DMn, 2014

If folks studied all of these books, they would have some basic knowledge of what religion is about and how it is inflected.

¶ Catherine L Albanese: America: Religions and Religion

¶ Karen Armstrong: A History of God

¶ Randall Balmer: God in the White House: How Faith Shaped the Presidency from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush.

¶ Ian G Barbour: Religion and Science

¶ Joel D Beversluis: Sourcebook of the World's Religions: An Interfaith Guide to Religion and Spirituality

¶ Joseph Campbell: The Hero with a Thousand Faces
¶ Joseph Campbell: The Masks of God (4 vols, Primitive Mythology, Oriental Mythology, Occidental Mythology, Creative Mythology)

¶ Forrest Church: So Help Me God: The Founding Fathers and the First Great Battle Over Church and State

¶ Wendy Doniger (O'Flaherty): Other People's Myths

¶ Diana L Eck: A New Religious America: How a "Christian Country Has Become the World's Most Religiously Diverse Nation.

¶ Mircea Eliade: Encyclopedia of Religion (16 vols)
¶ Mircea Eliade: A History of Religious Ideas (3 vols)
¶ Mircea Eliade: Patterns in Comparative Religion
¶ Mircea Eliade: Cosmos and History: The Myth of the Eternal Return
¶ Mircea Eliade: From Primitives to Zen (published both as 1 and as 4 vols)
¶ Mircea Eliade and Ioan P Couliano: The Eliade Guide to World Religions

¶ Anthony Flew and Alasdair MacIntyre: New Essays in Philosophical Theology

¶ Georg Feuerstein: Sacred Sexuality

¶ Stanley J Grenz: A Primer on Postmodernism

¶ Andrew Harvey: The Essential Mystics: The Soul's Journey into Truth

¶ Bud Heckman: InterActive Faith: The Essential Interreligious Community-Building Handbook

¶ Anton Jacobs: Religion and the Critical Mind: A Journey for Seekers, Doubters and the Curious

¶ Steven L Jeffers, Michael E Nelson, Vern Barnet, Michael C Brannigan: The Essential Guide to Religious Traditions and Spirituality for Health Care Providers

¶ Paul F Knitter: Introducing Theologies of Religions

¶ Stuart M Matlins and Arthur J Magida: How to Be a Perfect Stranger: The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook

¶ Martin E Marty: The One and the Many: America's Struggle for the Common Good

¶ Philip Novak: The World's Wisdom: Sacred Texts of the World's Religions

¶ Geoffrey Parrinder: Worship in the World's Religions

¶ Christopher Partridge: New Religions: A Guide

¶ Eboo Patel: Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation

¶ Stephen Prothero: Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know - and Doesn't
¶ Stephen Prothero: God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World - and Why Their Differences Matter

Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell. American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us. 

¶ Roger Schmidt: Exploring Religion

¶ Arvind Sharma: Our Religions

¶ Huston Smith:The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions

¶ Wilfred Cantwell Smith: Towards a World Theology