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Norman Whybry's "Introduction to the Pentateuch"

Abraham Heschel's "The Prophets"

Marcus Borg's "Reading the Bible Again for the First time"

NT Wright's "Jesus and the Victory of God"

Paul Anderson's "The Christology of the Fourth Gospel"

Rudolf Bultmann's "Jesus Christ and Mythology"

RC Sproul's "The Last Days According to Jesus" (not kidding)

Robert Jewett's "Jesus Against the Rapture"

 

and _anything_ by

Bruce Manning Metzger

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Rabbi Heschel is indeed Jewish :D

 

To your list may I add anything at all by Matthew Fox who writes on 'Creation Spirituality; and Gustavo Guttierrez who wrote about 'Liberation Theology'.

 

Pax

 

Kiwimac

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God, Christ, Church by M. Suchoki

Paul Tillich "Systematic Theology"

Karl Rahner "Foundations of the Christian Faith"

S.M. Schneiders "The Revelatory Text: Interpreting the New Testament as Sacred Scripture" (EXCELLENT)

Anything Borg (especially The Heart of Christianity which is less academic but very relevant)

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I recently finished my seminary review of the Old Testament - http://www.stfechins.org/Theology.htm

 

I present it not as a masterpiece of theological thought, but rather as an insight o how I moved far, far away from a sola scriptorus faith and into a progressive Christian view. Be aware, heresy abounds - I concluded that God, great and magnificent and wonderious is neither omnipotent or omniscisnt. Pleas efell free to share your thoughts.

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Well, might not be "academic" exactly, but I would invite anyone thats interested who's in Seattle at any time to swing by the Northwest school and check out my Senior thesis on Eastern theology in the Gospels. Its based primarily on works by Yogananda and Kriyananda (as anyone who's read many of my posts on this board probably guessed) and it's bound to piss off the fundamentalist contingent to no end, but I think I bring up some interesting points in it. I might get around to posting it somewhere on the 'net in the future, and if so I'll let you all know, but don't hold your breath. Oh, and anything and everything by Marcus Borg is worth reading over and over until it falls apart.

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I'm still very new to this movement, but so far I have read:

 

The Heart of Christianity by Marcus Borg

 

The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions by Marcus Borg, and N.T. Wright

 

and

 

The Birth of Christianity by John Dominic Crossan

 

For a socially progressive perspective from a moderate Christian evangelical, I would strongly encourage you to read:

 

God's Politics: Why the Right gets it Wrong, and the Left Doesn't Get It

 

by Jim Wallis, founder and executive director of Sojourners

 

 

Peace on the journey,

 

 

John

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The Birth of Christianity by John Dominic Crossan

You've read B of C, but not The Historical Jesus? I think THJ is much better.

 

The only major work by Crossan that they had in stock @ Barnes & Noble, when I stopped in was B of C, I have The Historical Jesus on my wish list and hope to get to it soon...

 

I have read some excerpts from it, as well as some of Crossan's other writings on the subject in relation to his involvement with the Jesus Seminars...

 

So I feel I have a good idea about where he is coming from in this regard...

 

I look forward to reading it...

 

By the way, has anyone here read Crossan's recent book about Paul? If so, what did you think?

 

Peace on the journey,

 

John

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