|Other Authors||Armstrong, Karen|
Karen Armstrong is a progressive author and speaker on theological issues. Her books include The Bible: A Biography, The History of God, The Case for God, and Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life (including reference to the inter-faith “Charter for Compassion” project)
Marcus Borg, who died in 2015, is an Episcopalian scholar and pastor whose descriptions of his experience in growing from childish to adult faith may be helpful for many people. His books include Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, Reading the Bible again for the First Time, The Heart of Christianity, and Jesus: A New Vision.
God and Sex: What the Bible really says I haven't read this book, but I believe people should use more than one resource in seeking answers to any question. In God and Sex, Harvard Old Testament professor Michael Coogan examines one of the most controversial aspects of the Hebrew Scripture: What the Old Testament really says about sex, and how contemporary understanding of those writings is frequently misunderstood or misrepresented. In the engaging and witty voice generations of students have appreciated, Coogan explores the language and social world of the Bible, showing how much innuendo and euphemism is at play, and illuminating the sexuality of biblical figures as well as God. By doing so, Coogan reveals the immense gap between popular use of Scripture and its original context.
Klein, Dr. Fritz
Dr. Fritz Klein and associates have developed a scale for discerning sexual orientation with detail and sensitivity.
John Meier: Priest, professor at Notre Dame. A Marginal Jew is a four-volume study of Jesus. I was so interested in Volume I that I read it in one weekend. Later volumes are more academic and more difficult.
Martin Seligman is a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. His work is devoted to an understanding of well-being. His site has numerous resources, all available for use free of charge.
Spong, John Shelby
John Shelby Spong is a now-retired Anglican bishop who has led the way in progressive thought about Christianity for many decades. He has published numerous books, and now writes a weekly blog. Choose any of his titles to experience a new way of understanding the Bible.
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