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Death of a Unicorn by Peter Dickinson
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Quiet by Susan Cain
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Quiet by Susan Cain
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Explains physiological, genetic and psychological causes of an introvert personality. Lot of self-help on getting along with extroverts and how to turn introvert characteristics into assets in an extrovert dominated culture.
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A Theology of Liberation by Gustavo Gutiérrez
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Too specialized for me. With help from theologian friend Donna Teachau I have beginners understanding of the book. The concept is important. I would love to see this idea explored in a book for the general public.
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Your God is Too Small by J.B. Phillips
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Revivals, Awakenings, and Reform by William Gerald McLoughlin
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How Jesus Became Christian by Barrie Wilson
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How Jesus Became God by Bart D. Ehrman
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The Gendered Pulpit by Angela M Yarber
The Gendered Pulpit
by Angela M Yarber
recommended to Paul Deane by: Rachel Held Evans
read in March, 2014
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The Gendered Pulpit is an examination of a theology of body and gender and how those theologies are expressed in life and worship especially from the pulpit. Yarber website points out that a theology is expressed - maybe imposed? - by a minister or...more
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“Why do people often feel bad in good environments and good in bad environments? Why did Mother Teresta think that affluent Westerners often seemed poorer than the Calcutta poor, the poorest of the poor?
The paradox comes to pass because the impoverishments and enrichments of a self in a world are not necessarily the same as the impoverishments and enrichments of an organism in an environment.
The organism is needy or not needy accordingly as needs are satisfied or not satisfied by its environment.
The self in a world is rich or poor accordingly as it succeeds in identifying its otherwise unspeakable self, e.g., mythically, by identifying itself with a world-sign, such as a totem; religiously, by identifying itself as a creature of God...In a post-religious age, the only recourses of the self are self as transcendent and self as immanent.
The impoverishment of the immanent self derives from a perceived loss of sovereignty to "them," the transcending scientists and experts of society. As a consequence, the self sees its only recourse as an endless round of work, diversion, and consumption of goods and services. Failing this and having some inkling of its plight, it sees no way out because it has come to see itself as an organism in an environment and so can't understand why it feels so bad in the best of all possible environments--say, a good family and a good home in a good neighborhood in East Orange on a fine Wednesday afternoon--and so finds itself secretly relishing bad news, assassinations, plane crashes, and the misfortunes of neighbors, and even comes secretly to hope for catastrophe, earthquake, hurricane, wars, apocalypse--anything to break out of the iron grip of immanence.”
Walker Percy, Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book

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“How did it happen that now he could see everything so clearly. Something had given him leave to live in the present. Not once in his entire life had he come to rest in the quiet center of himself but had forever cast himself from some dark past he could not remember to a future that did not exist. Not once had he been present for his life. So his life had passed like a dream. Is it possible for people to miss their lives the way one can miss a plane?”
Walker Percy, The Second Coming

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“What is the nature of the search? you ask. The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair.”
Walker Percy, The Moviegoer

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“You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual, because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.
-Walker Percy”
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“Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book

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How you can survive in the Cosmos about which you know more and more while knowing less and less about yourself, this despite 10,000 self-help books, 100,000 psychotherapists, and 100 million fundamentalist Christians

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Why is it that of all the billions and billions of strange objects in the Cosmos - novas, quasars, pulsars, black holes - you are beyond doubt the strangest

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Why is it possible to learn more in ten minutes about the Crab Nebula in Taurus, which is 6,000 light-years away, than you presently know about yourself, even though you've been stuck with yourself all your life”
Walker Percy, Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book

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