Readings from Winter 2012


  1. Table of Contents + 13 more pages including small and large Catechisms, Journey of the Universe
  2. Evocations of Grace (14 pages)
  3. Commencement Address from Evocations of Grace; Quest for the Living God (15 pages)
  4. Energy Stuff and Charts; Peak Everything (14 pages)
  5. The Biosphere (14 pages)
  6. Elinor Ostrom (12 pages)
  7. Thomas Berry’s The Great Work + The Liturgy of Abundance, the Myth of Scarcity (12 pages)

**PAST READINGS FOR APRIL, 2012 (see below)**

0. Table of Contents for Session #4

1. Read one Book of a Prophet (Pick any prophet. See the Lineup of Rulers below for ideas.)

2. A Lineup of Rulers, from the Lutheran Study Bible

3. Sufficient, Sustainable Livelihood for All

4. “The Divine as Poetic,” by Walter Brueggemann from Out of Babylon

5. “MERS? It May have Swallowed Your Loan,” by Michael Powell

6. ““The Banks Still Want a Waiver” by Gretchen Morgenson

7. “Bad Money,” by Kevin Phillips

8. “Quote of the Day,” by Kevin Drum

9. Total Credit Market Debut as a Percent of GDP

10. “Four Deformations of the Apocalypse,” by David Stockman

11. “Capitalism Hits the Fan,” by Richard Wolff

12. “The Financial Power Elite”

13. “The End of Money and the Future of Civilization”

14. “New Economy and New Ways to Do Money,” YES Magazine

**PAST READINGS FOR MAY 2012 (see below)**

0. Table of Contents for Session #5

1.From the Bible: Revelation 20-22; Mark 1-16

2. Excerpt from Binding the Strong Man by Ched Myers, pp. 39-87

3. Excerpt from “The Great Emergence,” by Phyllis Tickle, pp. 150-165

4. Excerpt from Christianity After Religion by Diana Butler Bass, pp. 236-245

5. “Reinventing the Commons,” by Peter Barnes, Capitalism 3.0

6. “Is There an Ecological Unconscious?” by Daniel Smith, New York Times, January 31, 2012

7. “Breadbasket of Democracy” by Ted Nace, Orion Magazine, 5/19/2010

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