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Process Theology: An Introductory Exposition

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Book Number: 
40
Date Fred Read: 
July 2003
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
John B. Cobb, Jr.
Author: 
David Ray Griffin
Total Pages: 
158
Publisher: 
Westminster John Knox Press
Year: 
1976

John B. Cobb, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Theology, and David Ray Griffin, Professor of Religion and Theology at Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA are well-known for Process Theology. As of July 2003 Amazon listed 34 books by Cobb and 23 by Griffin. (For my reviews of either of them, click on his name.)  Read more

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Process Theology: A Basic Introduction

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Book Number: 
39
Date Fred Read: 
July 2003
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
C. Robert Mesle
Total Pages: 
147
Publisher: 
Chalice Press
Year: 
1993

C. Robert Mesle is professor of philosophy and religion at Graceland College, Lamoni, IA. Mesle speaks in plain and simple English in contrast to the difficult language of Alfred North Whitehead – the founder of process philosophy and process theology. The final chapter is by John B. Cobb, Jr, a coauthor of book 40.  Read more

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Will the Circle Be Unbroken?: Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a Faith (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

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Book Number: 
38
Date Fred Read: 
July 2003
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Studs Terkel
Total Pages: 
407
Publisher: 
Ballantine Books
Year: 
2002

Studs Terkel, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning Chicago journalist, is a journalistic icon who is best known for “Working: People Talk about What They Do All Day and How They Feel about What They Do” and “Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel about the American Obsession.”  Read more

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Buddha

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Book Number: 
37
Date Fred Read: 
June 2003
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Karen Armstrong
Total Pages: 
187
Publisher: 
Penguin (Non-Classics)
Year: 
2004

“Buddha” is one of the Penguin Lives Series of biographies of famous people. Amazon.com has very many entries for Karen Armstrong. (For her books I've read, click on her name.)  Read more

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The Town Beyond the Wall: A Novel

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Book Number: 
36
Date Fred Read: 
June 2003
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Elie Wiesel
Total Pages: 
190
Publisher: 
Schocken
Year: 
1995

Elie Wiesel survived the Holocaust as a child. He has written much about this tragic topic. In 2003, Amazon.com found 178 results for him, the most popular being “Night,” “The Night Trilogy,” and “Dawn.” (For his books I've reviewed, click on his name.)  Read more

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When Science Meets Religion: Enemies, Strangers, or Partners?

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Book Number: 
35
Date Fred Read: 
June 2003
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Ian G. Barbour
Total Pages: 
180
Publisher: 
HarperOne
Year: 
2000

Ian G. Barbour, professor emeritus of nuclear physics and religion at Carleton College, won the 1999 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion for his pioneering role in advancing the study of religion and science. In 2000 his top 3 books were book 77, book 64, and book 35. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Speaking of Sin: The Lost Language of Salvation

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Book Number: 
34
Date Fred Read: 
June 2003
Fred's Rating: 
5
Total Pages: 
102
Publisher: 
Cowley Publications
Year: 
2001

“Speaking of Sin” was highly recommended to our church by my pastor. I'm glad I took her advice and read it. See book 21, “The Luminous Web,” for info on Barbara Brown Taylor. (For all my reviews of the author, click on her name.)  Read more

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Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

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Book Number: 
33
Date Fred Read: 
June 2003
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Parker J. Palmer
Total Pages: 
109
Publisher: 
Jossey-Bass
Year: 
1999

Books 32 and 33, with dedications by Parker J. Palmer, were sent to me by him after I sent him a letter telling him how much his book 8, “The Active Life” has meant to me. In reply he also sent me a letter along with the books. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life

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Book Number: 
32
Date Fred Read: 
May 2003
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Parker J. Palmer
Total Pages: 
183
Publisher: 
Jossey-Bass; 1st edition
Year: 
1999

Books 32 and 33, with dedications by Parker J. Palmer, were sent to me by him after I sent him a letter telling him how much his book 8, “The Active Life” has meant to me. In reply he also sent me a letter along with the two books. (For his books I've read, click on his name.)  Read more

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Philosophical Dilemmas: A Pro and Con Introduction to the Major Questions

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Book Number: 
31
Date Fred Read: 
May 2003
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Phil Washburn
Total Pages: 
370
Publisher: 
Oxford University Press, USA; 2 edition
Year: 
2000

Philosopher Phil Washburn teaches in the General Studies Program at the School of Continuing Education at New York University. This is a very well-organized textbook with an annotated bibliography of historical examples and annotated contemporary sources for each issue.  Read more

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