Assigned Readings


Comparative Eastern Religions

Ludwig, Theodore M. The Sacred Paths. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson / Prentice Hall, 2006.

Smith, Huston. The World’s Religions. New York, NY: HarperSanFrancisco, 1991.

Comparative Western Religions

Felder, Leonard. The Ten Challenges. New York: Random House Value Publishing, 1999.

Ludwig, Theodore M. The Sacred Paths. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson / Prentice Hall, 2006.

Smith, Huston. The World’s Religions. New York, NY: HarperSanFrancisco, 1991.


Armstrong, Karen. The Great Transformation. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.

Ehrman, Bart D. Misquoting Jesus. New York, NY: HarperSanFrancisco, 2005.

Freud, Sigmund. Moses and Monotheism. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1939.

Janis, Sharon. Spirituality for Dummies. New York, NY: Hunger Minds, Inc., 2000.

Spong, John Shelby. Why Christianity Must Change or Die. New York, NY: HarperSanFrancisco, 1998

Tickle, Phyllis A. God-Talk in America. New York, NY: Crossroads Publishing, 1997.

Spiritual Wisdom

Lynch, Thomas D. and Cynthia E. Lynch. The Word of the Light. Seattle: Hara Publishing, 1998.



Loftus, John W. Why I Became an Atheist. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2008.

Morris, Tom. Philosophy for Dummies. New York, NY: Wiley Publishing, Inc. 1999.


Chardin, Teilhard de. The Divine Milieu. New York, NY: Harper Colophon Books, 1968 revised edition.

Devettere, Raymond J. Introduction to Virtue Ethics. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2002.

Duska, Ronald and Mariellen Whelan. Moral Development. New York, NY: Paulist Press, 1975.

Emrullah, Ali bin and Muhammed Hadimi. Ethics of Islam. Istanbul, Turkey: Hakikat Kitabevi, 1998.

Freeman, Stephen J. Ethics: An Introduction to Philosophy and Practices. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomas

Learning, 2000.

Hunter, James C. The Servant. New York, NY: Crown Business, 1998.

Lennick, Doug and Fred Kiel. Moral Intelligence. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education / Wharton School

Publishing, 2005.



Cash, Adam. Psychology for Dummies. New York, NY: Wiley Publishing, Inc. 2002.

Cohen, Elliot D. What Would Aristotle Do? Amherst. N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2003.

Frankl, Viktor E. Man’s Search for Meaning. New York, NY: Touchstone Book, 1984.

Goleman, Daniel. Emotional Intelligence. New York, NY: Bantam Books, 1994.

Riso, Don Richard and Russ Husdon. Discovering Your Personality Type. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin

Company, 2003.

Welfel, Elizabeth Reynolds. Ethics in Counseling and Psychotherapy. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks and Cole, 2002.

Julian Baggini, Atheism, Oxfund

Dan Barker, Godless, Lilysees Press.

Interfaith Minister Development Programs

Grief and Loss Counseling

Herbert Anderson and Ken Mitchell. All our Losses, All our Griefs. Westminster Press, 1983.

Colin Murray Parkes. Colin Murray Parkes. London: Routledge, 1997.

Dorothy Becvar. In the Presence of Grief. Guilford, 2007.

Colin Murray Parkes. Love and Loss: the Roots of Grief and its Complications. London: Routledge, 2006.

Ellen Bass and Laura Davis. The Courage to Heal. Collins Living, 4th, 2008.

2.6 Jewish History, Faith and Traditions.

The gifts of the Jews:.. Thomas Cahill.

Jewish History in 100 Nutshells…Robert littman.

To Life- A celebration of Jesish Being and Thinking…Harold Kushner.


Junietta Baker Bereavement Counseling: Pastoral Care for Complicated Grieving. McCall. NY: Haworth Press, 2004.

Fred Luskin. Forgive for Good. Harper, 2002.

Pauline Boss. Loss, Trauma and Resilience: Therapeutic Work with Ambiguous Loss. WW Norton, 2006.

Jackson Day. Risking Connection in Faith Communities: A Training Curriculum for faith leaders. et al. Sidran: 2006.

Froma Walsh. Strengthening Family Resilience. NY: Guilford Press, 1998.

Joan Beder. Voices of Bereavement: A Casebook for Grief Counselors. Routledge, 2004.

Religious Practices



No required reading.