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Sikkum: TIKKUN RECOMMENDS

Magazine article Tikkun

Sikkum: TIKKUN RECOMMENDS

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Sikkum

TIKKUN RECOMMENDS...

WHEN JESUS CAME TO HARVARD: Making Moral Choices Today

Harvey Cox. Houghton Mifflin, 2004

SPEAKING MY MIND: The Radical Evangelical Prophet Tackles the Tough Choices Christians are Afraid to Face

Tony Campolo. W Publishing Group, 2004

Harvey Cox, one of America's most significant theologians, here shows the enduring power of the Gospel as a guide to the moral life. Cox's Jesus is a Jewish revolutionary. His story of how Harvard students grappled with Cox's forthright rejection of Christian fundamentalists gives deep insight into the struggles that confront contemporary Christians, and shows how grappling with religious themes could improve the quality of contemporary university education for everyone.

Tony Campolo shares some of Cox's conclusions, though he arrives at them through his calling as a radical evangelical preacher. This book should permanently dispel the liberal tendency to dismiss Evangelical Christianity as inherently reactionary. Campolo criticizes some of the worst tendencies amongst contemporary American Christian conservatives: insensitivity towards the poor, xenophobia towards Muslims, and support for American power at the expense of the social teachings of the Gospel.

ATONEMENT AND FORGIVENESS: A New Model for Black Reparations

Roy L. Brooks. University of California Press, 2004

Addressing the lasting legacy of slavery in the Americas, Roy Brooks argues that racial reconciliation should start with an apology and move toward restitution that would provide a rehabilitative reparation commensurate with the atrocity and foster social and cultural transformation. Brooks calls for the creation of slavery museums and for an atonement trust fund to provide support for still-struggling descendants of slaves to finance educational and business opportunities.

MATRIX HEALING: Discover Your Greatest Health Potential Through the Power of Kabbalah

Raphael Kellman, M.D. Harmony, 2004

Raphael Kellman believes our consciousness can change the material world, including our health and bodies. Drawing upon Kabbalah and contemporary medical research, Kellman produces an approach to medicine and a powerful strategy for healing that is neither reductively mystical nor mechanistically materialist, thus charting a path for future Western-style medical research. …

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