Winter  2002
Volume 6 Number 2

On the Shelves

On the Shelves features book recommendations from Princeton Seminary faculty and staff to help alumni/ae choose books that contribute to their personal and professional growth

Ellen T. Charry, Margaret W. Harmon Associate Professor of Systematic Theology 
Christian Spirituality, 3 volumes from Ellen T. Charry World Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest, edited by Ewert Cousins (New York: Crossroad, 1985, 1989, 1991). First-rate essays on the entire scope of Christian spiritual history by experts in each area. The best introduction to the field.

Spiritual Classics: Selected Readings for Individuals and Groups on the Twelve Spiritual Disciplines, edited by Richard J. Foster and Emilie Griffin (New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 2000). Primary readings from a millennium of Christian devotion on the spiritual life arranged according to inward, outward, and corporate disciplines.

James Deming, Associate Professor of Modern European Church HistoryJames Deming
Soldier of the Great War: A Novel, by Mark Helprin (Orlando, FL: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991). An exploration of beauty as seen through the experiences of a young Italian student of aesthetics amidst the madness of World War I.

The Idea of France, by Pierre Birnbaum, trans. by M.B. DeBevoise (New York: Hill and Wang, 2001). A noted political historian and theorist examines the historical background to contemporary issues surrounding national identity and pluralism. The focus is France, but there are telling parallels and contrasts to current debates in the United States.

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