Category: Required Reading

Giorgio Agamben, the Church, and Me

Italian philosopher and political theorist Giorgio Agamben’s The Kingdom and the Glory, The Church and the Kingdom, and The Omnibus Homo Sacer, and Simon Critchley’s The Faith of the Faithless offer resources for exploring the connections between temporality, political community, and ordained ministry. By Charles M. Stang

What Contributes to Moral Progress?

Michael Shermer’s The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity toward Truth, Justice, and Reason and Karen Armstrong’s Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence. By Bradley Shingleton

A Double-Edged Dilemma

Divergent perceptions of the relations of religion, justice, and peace have stimulated a vast and still expanding literature, reflecting diverse and sometimes contentious perspectives. By David Little

Cross Purposes

When it comes to salvation, there is an open, ongoing Christian discussion, full of passionate claims, intellectual experiments, and pointed debate. By Matthew M. Boulton

The Politics of Memory

Archaeologies of the Greek Past by Susan Alcock and Martyrdom and Memory by Elizabeth Castelli. By Laura Nasrallah