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Personal/Theological Notebook: Reading List 2010-2011 School Year

What I've Been Reading

Reading List 2010-2011 School Year:

I get asked about this every so often, and I'm always willing to recommend a good book, so some years ago I thought I'd follow the lead of one of my favourite authors, Diane Duane, who has something similar up on her page. Books I re-read are heartily endorsed!

* denotes a re-read **denotes a book I'm teaching in a class
A Study in Scarlet, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in The Annotated Sherlock Holmes *
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in The Annotated Sherlock Holmes *
The Moviegoer, Walker Percy
Theology: A Very Short Introduction, David Ford **
Catholicism: A Very Short Introduction, Gerald O'Collins, S.J. **
Christianity 101: A Textbook of Catholic Theology, Gregory C. Higgins **
Jesus Through The Centuries: His Place in the History of Culture, Jaroslav Pelikan * **
Encountering The Stranger: Christianity in Dialogue with the World Religions, Stephen J. Duffy
Francis of Assisi: Performing the Gospel Life, Lawrence S. Cunningham
Christology: A Biblical, Historical, and Systematic Study of Jesus (2nd edition), Gerald O'Collins, S.J. **
The Catholic Imagination, Andrew Greeley **
Towers of Midnight, Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
Rich Mullins: An Arrow Pointing to Heaven: His Life and Legacy, James Bryan Smith
Dark Rain: A New Orleans Story, Mat Johnson
Redating the New Testament, John A. T. Robinson
Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures, Pope Benedict XVI and Marcello Pera * **
Jesus of Nazareth, Pope Benedict XVI * **
Avalon: The Return of King Arthur, Stephen R. Lawhead *
Idylls of the King, Alfred, Lord Tennyson
War In Heaven, Charles Williams *
The Suspended Middle: Henri De Lubac And The Debate Concerning The Supernatural, John Milbank
Many Dimensions, Charles Williams
The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
Ten Theories of Human Nature, Leslie Stevenson, David L. Haberman **
Salt, Leaven, & Light: The Community Called Church, T. Howland Sanks **
Theology: A Very Short Introduction, David Ford * **
Christianity 101: A Textbook of Catholic Theology, Gregory C. Higgins * **
The Ethics of Authenticity, Charles Taylor **
Theology of Ministry: Completely Revised Edition, Thomas F. O'Meara, O.P. **
The Nutmeg of Consolation, Patrick O'Brian
The Truelove, Patrick O'Brian
The Wine-Dark Sea, Patrick O'Brian
The Story of Oregon, Illinois: Sesquicentennial 1836-1986, Charles Mongan, Sr.
The Commodore, Patrick O'Brian
The Yellow Admiral, Patrick O'Brian
The Dynamics of Grace: Perspectives in Theological Anthropology, Stephen Duffy* ** (The very first book of my doctoral studies, now taught for my class on Grace)
The Hundred Days, Patrick O'Brian
Theological Anthroplogy (Sources of Early Christian Thought), J. Patout Burns **
Blue at the Mizzen, Patrick O'Brian
21, Patrick O'Brian
Sacred Causes: The Clash of Religion and Politics, From the Great War to the War on Terror, Michael Burleigh
Milestones: Memoirs 1927-1977, Joseph Ratzinger
A Theologian's Journey, Thomas F. O'Meara, O.P.
Doors to the Sacred: A Historical Introduction to Sacraments in the Catholic Church, Joseph Martos **
The Catholic Imagination, Andrew Greeley * **
Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures, Pope Benedict XVI and Marcello Pera * **
A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin *
A Clash of Kings, George R.R. Martin *
A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin *
A Feast for Crows, George R.R. Martin *
True Spirit: The True Story of a 16-Year-Old Australian Who Sailed Solo, Nonstop, and Unassisted Around the World, Jessica Watson
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling *
Towers of Midnight, Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson *
A Formcritical Study of Selected Odes of Solomon (Harvard Semitic Monographs, Volume 36), Gerald R. Blaszczak
Crusades: The Illustrated History: Christendom, Islam, Pilgrimage, War, Thomas F. Madden, ed.
Domers: A Year at Notre Dame, Kevin Coyne
The First Christian Hymnbook: The Odes of Solomon, James H. Charlesworth *
The Odes of Solomon (Hermeneia: A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible), Michael Lattke
Those Terrible Middle Ages!: Debunking the Myths, Regine Pernoud *
A Dance With Dragons, George R.R. Martin
Tales of Dunk and Egg: The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword, and The Mystery Knight, George R.R. Martin
Strangers From The Sky, Margaret Wander Bonanno *
A History of Theology, Yves Congar *
Federation, Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
The Inner Experience: Notes on Contemplation, Thomas Merton

Plus assorted academic articles and whatever I find in my subscriptions to America, First Things, and Theological Studies.
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