Novak (novak) wrote,

Personal/Theological Notebook: Reading List 2014-2015 School Year

What I've Been Reading
Reading List 2014-2015 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
Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's, R.A. Scotti
Liberal Education, Mark Van Doren
Toward the Future: Essays on Catholic-Jewish Relations in Memory of Rabbi Léon Klenicki, eds. Celia M. Deutsch, Eugene J. Fisher, and James Rudin
The Hebrew Scriptures * **
Reading the Old Testament: An Introduction, 2nd Ed., Lawrence Boadt, Revised and Updated by Richard Clifford and Daniel Harrington * **
The Seven Storey Mountain, Thomas Merton *
The Man in the Sycamore Tree: The Good Times and Hard Life of Thomas Merton, Edward Rice
Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther, Roland Bainton *
Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism, Alvin Plantinga
Apology for Origen, Pamphilus of Caesarea
On the Falsification of the Books of Origen, Rufinus of Aquileia
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas S. Kuhn *
The Book of Job: A Biography, Mark Larrimore
Tales of Dunk and Egg: The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword, and The Mystery Knight, George R.R. Martin *
A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter Miller
The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief, George Marsden
Robinson Crusoe, Daniel DeFoe *
Christology: A Biblical, Historical, and Systematic Study of Jesus, Gerald O'Collins, S.J. * **
History of the World Christian Movement, Dale T. Irvin and Scott W. Sunquist **
Readings in World Christian History, Vol. I: Earliest Christianity to 1453, eds. John W. Coakley and Andreas Sterk **
The New Concise History of the Crusades, Thomas F. Madden
The Life of Thomas More, Peter Ackroyd *
The Confessions, Augustine of Hippo * **
The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien *
The Letters of Lanfranc, Archbishop of Canterbury, ed. and trans. by Helen Clover and Margaret Gibson
The History of Science: Antiquity to 1700, Lawrence M. Principe
The Mind's Journey Into God, Bonaventure * **
The History of Science: 1700-1900, Frederick Gregory
The Life and Writings of Adam Easton, O.S.B., Leslie John Macfarlane
Rerum Novarum, Leo XIII **
A Wind In The Door, Madeleine L'Engle * **
Science in the Twentieth Century: A Social-Intellectual Survey, Steven L. Goldman
The Institutes, John Cassian **
Perelandra, C.S. Lewis * **
The Mysterious Benedict Society, Trenton Lee Stewart
The Rule, Saint Benedict * **
A Man For All Seasons, Robert Bolt * **
The Complete Works, Pseudo-Dionysius * **
Gilead, Marilynne Robinson **
On Loving God, Bernard of Clairvaux * **
The Power and the Glory, Graham Greene * **
The Mind's Journey Into God, Bonaventure * **
Silence, Shusaku Endo * **
The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, Joseph J. Ellis
Socrates in the City: Conversations on 'Life, God, and Other Small Topics', Eric Metaxas, ed.
The Birth of the Modern Mind: The Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries, Alan Charles Kors
The Dark Night of the Soul, John of the Cross * **
Descent Into Hell, Charles Williams * **
New Seeds of Contemplation, Thomas Merton **
Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh * **
No Man Is An Island, Thomas Merton * **
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