Theology

Theology

Books

Apocalyptic visions

Elaine Pagels's book repeats a winning formula: contrast the canon's controversial parts with more appealing Gnostic selections.

Books

Flourishing Life, by Sandra M. Levy-Achtemeier

In readable fashion Levy-Achtemeier explores what it means for humans to flourish. Trained as a psychologist and an Epis­copal priest, she draws on evolutionary neuroscience, positive psychology and theology. Relying especially on Teilhard de Chardin, she argues that we are to be cocreators with God of our own lives.

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The Better Angels of Our Nature, by Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker says human beings are becoming less violent. But his larger point seems to be that everyone should think like he does.