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Mathew Fox
Original Blessing, Jeremy P. Tarcher, 2001
- A Primer in Creation Spirituality Presented in Four Paths, Twenty-Six Themees, and Two Questions
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Michio Kaku
Parallel Worlds, Doubleday, 2005, (428 pages, $15.95)
- Physicist and author Kaku explains how recent scientific discoveries indicate that other universes may be floating just millimeters away. Reader-friendly prose addresses the complexities of quantum physics.

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Rob Brezsny
Pronoia, Frog Ltd/Blue Snake, 2005 (296 pages, $19.00)
Complete title is 'Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings.'
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Leonardo Boff
Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor, Orbis Books, 1997
- Successful endeavor that connects environmentalism with liberation theology and earth-based spirituality. The Brazilian theologian uses the Amazon as a case study to tackle deep ecology and economics.

Joanna Macy
World as Lover, World as Self, Parallax Press, 1991
- A collection of talks and essays connecting Buddhism and environmentalism. Macy encourages her readers to treat the world as a lover and as an extension of ourselves.
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Virgil Elizondo
Guadalupe: Mother of the New Creation, Orbis Books, 1997
- Author Elizondo sorts through religious text and popular culture in this challenging and inspiring review of the Guadelupano story in which the Virgin Mary makes her first appearance in the Americas. Excellent reading for those visiting the Basilica of Guadalupe.

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John Mini
The Aztec Virgin, Trans-Hyperborean Institute, 2000. 352 pages, $14.95
- The "Secret Mystical Tradition of Our Lady of Guadalupe" Excellent reading for those visiting the Basilica of Guadalupe.

 

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Jeffrey Klaiber
The Church, Dictatorships and Democracy in Latin America, Orbis Books, 1999
- This fascinating history of liaisons among powerful institutions is both well-written and deeply sad. Chapters examine the Catholic Church's history in Latin America from its Colonial Legacy to current relations in Peru, Mexico, Nicaragua and Guatemala. This study is recommended for any reader interested in human rights and democratic development in the region.

Jill Leslie McKeever Furst
The Natural History of the Soul in Ancient Mexico, Yale University Press, 1997 (270 pages, $45.00)
- Drawing on linguistic, ethnographic and iconographic sources, McKeever Furst argues the Mexica turned to what they experienced through the senses to understand the soul.

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Vivian Díaz Balsera
The Pyramid Under the Cross, University of Arizona Press, 2005 (270 pages, $45.00)
- This study reviews how the Franciscans interpreted Nahua religious, spiritual and economic practices during the colonization of Mexico.

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Robert Bacher and Kenneth Inskeep
Chasing Down a Rumor, Augsburg Fortress, 2005 (192 pages, $45.00)
- The authors do their best to provide evidence that mainline denominations are dying.


Richard Bliese and Craig Van Gelder, editors
The Evangelizing Church, Augsburg Fortress, 2005 (176 pages, $45.00)
- A reflection on Lutheran theology and evangelism.


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