Top Books 2005

Recommendations from 2005 inevitably all contain philosophy & theology, as all of life does!  He who prays is a theologian, she who breaths is a philosopher.


Fictional

Anderson, Sherwood, Winesburg, Ohio, 1919

Conrad, Joseph, Heart of Darkness, 1899

Eco, Umberto, The Name of the Rose, 1983

Gide, Andre, The Pastoral Symphony, 1919

Kafka, Franz, The Castle, 1926

Murdoch, Iris, The Bell, 1958

Pratchett, Terry, Small Gods, 1992


Poetical

Eliot, T.S., Four Quartets, 1943

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, Poems, 1870

Milton, John, Paradise Lost, 1667


Philosophical

Berger, Peter, Questions of Faith: A Sceptical Affirmation of Christianity, 2004

Gaarder, Jostein, Sophie’s World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy, 1991

Pascal, Blaise, Pensées, 1662

Polanyi, Michael, Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy, 1958

Young, Julian, The Death of God and the Meaning of Life, 2003


Spiritual

Capon, Robert Farrar, The Mystery of Christ… and Why We Don’t Get It, 1993

de Saint-Exupery, Antoine, The Little Prince, 1946

Kelly, Thomas, A Testament of Devotion, 1941

Merton, Thomas, New Seeds of Contemplation, 1961

Riddell, Mike, GodZone, 1992

Weil, Simone, Waiting on God, 1950


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