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Pascal’s Fire: Scientific Faith and Religious Understanding

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Book Number: 
633
Date Fred Read: 
December 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Keith Ward
Total Pages: 
258
Publisher: 
Oneworld
Year: 
2007

Keith Ward is Professor of divinity, Gresham College, London and Regius Professor of Divinity Emeritus, Oxford. He is the author of this best-selling book and the best-selling God for the Perplexed (new edition 2013) and many other books. (For his books I’ve read, click on his name.) This was a gift book.  Read more

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The Irony of American History

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Book Number: 
632
Date Fred Read: 
November 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Reinhold Niebuhr
Total Pages: 
174
Publisher: 
U. of Chicago Press
Year: 
2008

Philosopher and theologian Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) taught for 30 years at Union Theological Seminary, NYC. The author of several books, he received the Presidential Medal of Honor in 1964. This book has a 3-pp 1952 Preface by Niebuhr and a 13-pp 2007 Introduction by Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations and history at Boston University.  Read more

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Where God Was Born: A Daring Adventure Through the Bible’s Greatest Stories

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Book Number: 
631
Date Fred Read: 
November 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Bruce Feiler
Total Pages: 
386
Publisher: 
Harper Perennial
Year: 
2005

In 2005 Bruce Feiler was the host of the acclaimed PBS series Walking the Bible and was the NYT Bestselling author of seven books, including Walking the Bible and Abraham (book 44). He is a frequent contributor to NPR and a contributing editor at Gourmet and Parade.  Read more

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Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

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Book Number: 
630
Date Fred Read: 
October 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Reza Aslan
Total Pages: 
216
Publisher: 
Random House
Year: 
2014

Reza Aslan has a MS in theological studies from Harvard. An internationally acclaimed writer and a scholar of religion, his books – No god but God, and Beyond Fundamentalism – received high acclaim. Zealot, a gift book from a friend who had read it, was a NYT bestseller.  Read more

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Kabbalah: An Introduction to the Esoteric Heart of Jewish Mysticism

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Book Number: 
629
Date Fred Read: 
October 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Tim Dedopulos
Total Pages: 
123
Publisher: 
Carlton
Year: 
2005

Tim Dedopulos is a writer, game designer and editor of mixed English and Greek heritage. His published material covers a wide range: novels, short-stories, game guides, direct mail self-help booklets, light popular culture books, and more serious non-fiction works. He is author or co-author of more than 60 books. This book was a gift.  Read more

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Beyond Human Nature: How Culture and Experience Shape the Human Mind

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Book Number: 
628
Date Fred Read: 
October 2015
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Jesse J. Prinz
Total Pages: 
368
Publisher: 
Norton
Year: 
2012

Jesse J. Prinz is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and director of the Committee for Interdisciplinary Science Studies at the City University of New York, Graduate Center.  Read more

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Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Education for the Virtues in the Twenty-first Century

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Book Number: 
627
Date Fred Read: 
September 2015
Fred's Rating: 
5
Author: 
Howard Gardner
Total Pages: 
208
Publisher: 
Basic Books
Year: 
2011

Howard Gardner, Professor of Cognition and Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education, is Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero. This book grew out of three Lectures in 2008 at the New York Museum of Modern Art.  Read more

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Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being

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Book Number: 
626
Date Fred Read: 
September 2015
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Martin Seligman
Total Pages: 
270
Publisher: 
Atria Books
Year: 
2011

Martin Seligman, the Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology at the Univ. of Pennsylvania, works on learned helplessness, depression, optimism, positive psychology, and comprehensive soldier fitness, has been supported by several Foundations and received many awards.  Read more

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A Brief Guide to Native American Myths and Legends

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Book Number: 
625
Date Fred Read: 
September 2015
Fred's Rating: 
4
Author: 
Lewis Spence
Total Pages: 
298
Publisher: 
Robinson
Year: 
2013

Editor Jon E. Lewis updated with his 16-pp Introduction and his commentary the 1914 edition of the book ‘Myths and Legends of the Native American Indians’ by Lewis Spence (1874-1955), a Scottish folklorist and mythologist whose many works included ‘The Myths of Mexico and Peru.’ This was a gift book.  Read more

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Thomas Aquinas on Faith, Hope, and Love

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Book Number: 
624
Date Fred Read: 
August 2015
Fred's Rating: 
3
Author: 
Christopher Kaczor
Total Pages: 
267
Publisher: 
Sapietia Press
Year: 
2008

Fulbright Scholar Christopher Kaczor, philosophy Ph.D. form Notre Dame, has been interviewed on issues of ethics, philosophy, and religion for newspapers and radio shows, as well as on TV including EWTV, MSNBC, The Today Show, CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX News.  Read more

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