In this monthly series, we highlight books we think our readers may enjoy, written by authors affiliated with the Collegeville Institute.
The Ecology of Spirituality
Baylor University Press, 2014
by Lucy Bregman, Resident Scholar 2000/01
Lucy Bregman’s The Ecology of Spirituality challenges readers to think critically about a well-beloved concept: spirituality. She does this by raising questions about its history, popularity, and buried assumptions. With intelligence, humor, and an unflinching eye, Bregman refuses to allow spirituality the privilege of having an appealing, yet undefinable, glow.
Dialogue for Interreligious Understanding: Strategies for the Transformation of Culture-Shaping Institutions
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
by Leonard Swidler, Resident Scholar 1968/69
In his book Dialogue for Interreligious Understanding: Strategies for the Transformation of Culture-Shaping Institutions, Leonard Swidler invites readers to understand that no one has a monopoly on truth. Instead, it is through dialogue that we can encounter an Other in ways that will lead us to learn more Truth. This book offers passionate and insightful steps we can take to embrace the beauty of those are different from us, and in so doing, help heal the world.