Novak (novak) wrote,

Personal/Theological Notebook: Reading List 2013-2014 School Year

What I've Been Reading
Reading List 2013-2014 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
Letters, Leo the Great/Pope Saint Leo I
A Voyage Through the New Testament, Catherine A. Cory **
Portraits of Jesus: A Reading Guide, Robert Imperato **
Owen Barfield on C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, ed. by G.B. Tennyson
Four Portraits, One Jesus, Mark Strauss **
The Jewish Study Bible, Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi Brettler, eds.
Reading the Old Testament, Second Edition, Lawrence Boadt, CSP (I remember being far more annoyed with the first edition as I prepped to go to Notre Dame)
Pretty much the whole of the Bible in the first semester
The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin, H.W. Brands
The Intimate Merton: His Life From His Journals, Thomas Merton, OCSO, ed. by Patrick Hart, OCSO
The Priority of John, John A.T. Robinson
Orthodoxy, G.K. Chesterton
The Genesis of Science: How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific Revolution, James Hannam
Kish: A Novel, Ed Posega
One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic: A History of the Church in the Middle Ages, Thomas F. Madden
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon
The Craft of Theology, Avery Dulles * **
The Tripersonal God: Understanding and Interpreting the Trinity, Gerald O'Collins, S.J. **
The Trinitarian Controversy, ed. by William G. Rusch * **
The Writings of the New Testament, Third Edition, by Luke Timothy Johnson **
Engaging Theologians, Aidan Nichols, OP
C.S. Lewis – A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet, Alister McGrath
Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years, Diarmaid MacCulloch
Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces, C.S. Lewis
Jesus Papercuts, Yu Jia-De
The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis *
The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis
The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan
The Sea of Monsters, Rick Riordan
The Titan's Curse, Rick Riordan
Sheldon Vanauken: The Man Who Received "A Severe Mercy", Will Vaus
Debating Christian Theism, ed. by J.P. Moreland, Khaldoun A. Sweis and Chad V. Meister
Harry Potter et al., J.K. Rowling *
Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh *
Veritatis Splendor, Pope John Paul II * **
A Morally Complex World: Engaging Contemporary Moral Theology, James T. Bretzke S.J. **
Veritatis Splendor: American Responses, ed. by Michael E. Allsopp **
Ethics: A History of Moral Thought, Peter Kreeft
How the West Won: The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity, Rodney Stark
My Life With the Saints, James Martin, S.J.
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