Reading List

Required Reading? We Hope So

The following is a brief sample of works published by preachers, teachers, scholars and activists who have led workshops, delivered lectures, or partnered with Auburn. The list is updated weekly to reflect what's going on these days at Auburn, in our faith traditions, and in the news. Check back frequently for updates, links, and insights into how these resources can support and strengthen your leadership.

Theology, Scripture, History & Tradition

Bruce Chilton, Rabbi Jesus (Image Books, 2002)
Elizabeth Johnson, She Who Is, 10th Anniversary Edition (The Crossroads Publishing Company, 2002)
Amy Jill Levine,The Misunderstood Jew (Harper One, 2007)
Amina Wadud, Qur'an and Woman: Rereading Sacred Texts from a Woman's Perspective (Oxford University Press, 1999)

Multifaith Education

Diana Eck, A New Religious America (Harper One, 2002)
Kate McCarthy, Interfaith Encounters in America (Rutgers University Press, 2007)
Gustav Niebuhr, Beyond Tolerance (Viking Adult, 2008)
Jonathan Sacks, The Dignity of Difference (Continuum, 2003)

God, Money and Power

William Cavanaugh, Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008)
Richard Horsley, The Liberation of Christmas (Wipf & Stock Publishing Company, 2006)
David Miller, God At Work (Oxford University Press, 2006)
Kathyrn Tanner, Economy of Grace (Fortress Press, 2005)


Katharine Henderson, God's Troublemakers: How Women of Faith are Changing the World (Continuum, 2008)
Helen LaKelly Hunt, Faith and Feminism: A Holy Alliance (Atria Books, 2005)
Shuly Rubin Schwartz, The Rabbi’s Wife (NYU Press, 2007)

At the Intersection of Public Life

William Cavanaugh, The Myth of Religious Violence (Oxford University Press, 2009)
Noah Feldman, Divided By God (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2006)  
Melissa Harris Lacewell, Barber Shops, Bibles and BET (Princeton University Press, 2006)
Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody (Penguin Press, HC, 2008)
Shibley Telhami, The Stakes: America in the Middle East (Basic Books, 2003)
Traci West, Holy Conversations Talking About Homosexuality: A Congregational Response (Pilgrim Press, 2005)