Augustine J. Curley

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The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts

A scholarly yet accessible study of world scriptures, and an elegant argument for embracing them as they have traditionally been read. This will appeal to those who view scripture as a life-giving resource that enhances instead of restricts readers’ understanding to literal interpretation. [See Prepub Alert, 5/13/19.]
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Conflagration: How the Transcendentalists Sparked the American Struggle for Racial, Gender, and Social Justice

A well-written introduction to the Transcendentalists and a complement to Philip Gura’s more idea-driven American Transcendentalism.

Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World

Even readers who might not agree with Holland’s thesis will enjoy his take on key periods of Western history.
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Believers: Faith in Human Nature

While at times tough going, Konner’s argument in favor of religion is well stated, with numerous examples from many different fields to back up his argument.

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River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey

A moving portrait of one Sister’s journey through change, and a meditation on how individuals and institutions grow and adapt. This will appeal to anyone who enjoys a forthright autobiography.

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A History of the Bible: The Story of the World's Most Influential Book

A scholarly yet accessible history of the Bible as a work of literature and a sacred text that, while shared by Jews, Catholics, and Protestants, means something different for each.
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The Lost Gutenberg: The Astounding Story of One Book's Five-Hundred-Year Odyssey

Davis offers a gripping, well-researched account of the importance of books as cultural artifacts and of one particular work that transformed the world, as well as the lives of those who owned a copy, that will appeal especially to bibliophiles.
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End of Life

A moving portrait of dying (the actual moment of death is not shown), as viewers are made privy to this phase of life in a most intimate way and are almost challenged to consider how they would approach death or help another approach that state.
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Jesus Meets the Gay Man

While both productions try to make the same point, their approach is decidedly different. Jesus Meets would appeal to the more radical element of the gay (and gay-friendly) Christian population, while Love the Sinner could be used as a conversation starter even in a relatively conservative congregation that is open to significant dialog.

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