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Let's have another go at making a reading list

Lots of books to read on religion and history. The weird array of cultures/religions selected makes sense to me, I swear.



Egypt


The Book of What Is in the Underworld
Coffin Texts
Pyramid Texts
Knowledge for the Afterlife: The Egyptian Amduat, Theodor Abt and Erik Hornung
Death and Salvation in Ancient Egypt, Jan Assmann
Egyptian Solar Religion in the New Kingdom: Re, Amun, and the Crisis of Polytheism - Jan Assmann
The Mind of Egypt - Jan Assmann
Predynastic Egypt, Elise J. Baumgartel
Egyptian Festivals: Enactments of Religious Renewal - C. J. Bleeker
Ancient Egyptian Magic, Bob Brier
Egyptian Religion, E. A. Wallis Budge
Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt, Rosalie David
The 3h ikr n Rc-stelae: On Ancestor Worship in Ancient Egypt - Robert Johannes Demaree
The Ancient Egyptians: a sourcebook of their writings, A. Erman
Gods and Men in Egypt, Francoise Dunand & Christiane Zivie-Coche
The Middle Kingdom of ancient Egypt: history, archaeology and society, Wolfram Grajetzki
The Conflict of Horus and Seth - J. G. Griffiths
Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt: The One And the Many, Erik Hornung
The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife, Erik Hornung

On the mysteries of the Egyptians, Chaldeans, and Assyrians - Iamblichus
Egyptian Mythology - Veronica Ions
The ancient Egyptians: life in the Old Kingdom, Jill Kamil

Egyptian Mysteries - Lucy Lamy
The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Egypt - Manfred Lurker
Daily Life of the Egyptian Gods, Dmitri Meeks and Christine Favard-Meeks
Red Land, Black Land, Barbara Mertz

Egyptian Religion, Siegfried Morenz
The Nile and Egyptian Civilization, Alexandre Moret
Perceptions of the Divine in Nature, Jeremy Naydler
The Calendars of Ancient Egypt, R. A. Parker
Egyptian mythology: a guide to the gods, goddesses, and traditions of Ancient Egypt, Geraldine Pinch
The Cult of Ra: Sun-Worship in Ancient Egypt - Stephen Quirke
The Ancient Gods Speak: A Guide to Egyptian Religion, Donald B. Redford
Eternal Egypt, Richard Reidy
The Mechanics of Ancient Egyptian Magical Practice, Robert Kriech Ritner
My Heart, My Mother: Death and Rebirth in Ancient Egypt - Alison Roberts
Hathor Rising: The Serpent Power of Ancient Egypt, Alison Roberts
The Twelve Gates: A Spiritual Passage through the Egyptian Books of the Dead, John A. Rush
Coming into the Light: Rituals of Egyptian Magick,
The Priests of Ancient Egypt, Serge Sauneron
The Sungod's Journey through the Netherworld, Andreas Schweizer
The Oxford history of Ancient Egypt, Ian Shaw
The Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook, Tamara L. Siuda

Seth, God of Confusion: A Study of His Role in Egyptian Mythology and Religion, Herman Te Velde
The Egyptian Mysteries, Arthur Versluis
The Traveller's Key to Ancient Egypt, J. A. West
Serpent in the Sky, J. A. West
The Realms of the Egyptian Dead, A. Wiedemann
The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt, Richard H. Wilkinson
Reading Egyptian Art, Richard H. Wilkinson
Ancient Egyptian Ritual Magic, Kerry Wisner
Eye of the Sun: The Sacred Legacy of Ancient Egypt, Kerry Wisner
Song of Hathor: Ancient Egyptian Ritual for Today, Kerry Wisner

Celts


The Mythological Cycle
The Ulster Cycle
The Fenian Cycle
Auraicept na n-Eces: A Scholar's Primer
The Goddess Obscured: Transformations of the Grain Protectress from Goddess to Saint, Pamela Berger
Bonewits's Essential Guide to Druidism - Isaac Bonewits
Irish Druids and Old Irish Religions - James Bonwick
The Prehistory of Britain and Ireland - Richard Bradley
The ancient Celts, Patricia Calvert
The Gaelic Otherworld, John Gergorson Campbell
Celts from antiquity, Gillian Carr
Poetry and Prophecy, Nora K. Chadwick
The Great Queens: Irish Goddesses from the Morrígan to Cathleen ní Houlihan, Rosalind Clark
The Celtic World, Barry Cunliffe
Mythic Ireland – Michael Dames
The Year in Ireland - Kevin Danaher
The Scots Herbal - Tess Darwin
Irish Folk Ways, E. Estyn Evans
Kindling the Celtic Spirit: Ancient Traditions to Illumine Your Life Througout the Seasons, Mara Freeman
Early Irish Myths and Sagas, Jeffrey Gantz
The Gods of the Celts - Miranda Green
Pre-Christian Ireland: from the first settlers to the early Celts, Peter Harbison
Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry, Jane Hirshfield
The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles: Their Nature and Legacy, Ronald Hutton
Power of Raven, Wisdom of Serpent: Celtic Women’s Spirituality, Noragh Jones
The Secret Commonwealth - Rev. Robert Kirk
The Apple Branch: A Path to Celtic Ritual, Alexei Kondratiev
Irish Trees: Myths, Legends, and Folklore - Niall Mac Coitir
The Religion of the Ancient Celts, J. A. MacCulloch
Irish Perceptions of the Cosmos - Liam Mac Mathuna
The Silver Bough, F. Marian McNeill
Celtic Art from Its Beginnings to the Book of Kells, Ruth and Vincent Megaw
The Red-Haired Girl from the Bog: The Landscape of Celtic Myth and Spirit, Patricia Monaghan
Ogam: The Poet's Secret, Sean O'Boyle
A New History of Ireland - Daibhi O Croinin
The Rites of Brigid, Goddess and Saint, Sean O Duinn
The Lore of Ireland: An Encyclopedia of Myth, Legend and Romance - Dáithí Ó hÓgáin
Cattle-lords and clansmen: the social structure of early Ireland, Nerys Thomas Patterson
The Poet's Ogam - J. P. Patton
English Heritage Book of Bronze Age Britain - Michael Parker Pearson
Britain BC - Franci Pryor
Pagan Celtic Ireland: the enigma of the Irish iron age, Barry Raftery
Celtic Heritage by Alwyn and Brinley Rees
Pagan Celtic Britain: studies in iconography and tradition, Anne Ross
A Book of Pagan Prayer - Ceisiwr Serith
Brigid: Goddess, Druidess and Saint, Brian Wright
The Twelve Winds of the Ancient Gaelic World, Jean Wright-Popescul

Norse


The Elder Edda
Snorri's Edda
Myths of the pagan north: The gods of the Norsemen, Christopher Abram
Old Norse religion in long-term perspectives: Origins, changes, and interactions, Anders Andren & Kristina Jennbert
The Well and the Tree: World and Time in Early Germanic Culture, Paul C. Bauschatz

The Norns in old Norse mythology, Karen Bek-Pederson
Rune Play, Ralph Blum
Lost Gods of England, Brian Branston
The Vikings - Johannes Brondsted
Norse myths, Kevin Crossley-Holland
Myth and fiction in early Norse lands, Ursula Dronke
Goddess Holle - GardenStone
Denmark; an archaeological history from the stone age to the Vikings, P. V. Glob
Gudar på jorden : festskrift till Lars Lönnroth, Stina Hansson
Norrøne gudar, Ragnar Hovland
The Norwegian domination and the Norse world, c. 1100-c.1400, Steinar Imsen
Prehistoric Denmark - Jorgen Jensen et al
Women in the Viking Age, Judith Jesch
Old Norse images of women, Jenny Jochens
Exploring the northern tradition, Galina Krasskova
Feeding the Flame: A Devotional to Loki and His Family, Galina Krasskova
The Jotunbok: Working with the giants of northern tradition, Raven Kaldera
Odin på kristent pergament : en teksthistorisk studie, Annette Lassen
Murder and vengeance among the gods: Baldr in Scandinavian mythology, John Lindow
Norse mythology: A guide to gods, heroes, rituals, and beliefs, John Lindow
Ragnarok: An investigation into Old Norse concepts of the fate of the gods, John Stanley Martin
Both one and many: essays on change and variety in late Norse heathenism, John McKinnell & Maria Elena Ruggerini
Meeting the other in Norse myth and legend, John McKinnell
Freyja, the great goddess of the north, Britt-Mari Näsström
Nordiska gudinnor : nytolkningar av den förkristna mytologin, Britt-Mari Näsström
From the heart, for the heart: Devotionals for the trickster, Tracy Nichols
From Asgard to Valhalla: the remarkable history of the Norse myths, Heather O'Donoghue
Discovering Runes, Bob Oswald
Medieval Mothering, John Carmi Parsons and Bonnie Wheeler
Essential Asatru, Diana Paxson
Taking up the runes, Diana Paxson
Rune Magic, Nigel Pennick
Rudiments of Runelore, Stephen Pollington
Old Norse myths, literature and society, Margaret Clunies Ross
Prolonged echoes: Old Norse myths in medieval northern society, Margaret Clunies Ross
Loki for you: Getting to know the god of mischief, T. Sheil and A. Sheil
Seid : myter, sjamanisme og kjønn i vikingenes tid, Brit Solli
The Heart of Norway - Frank Noel Stagg
Baldr og verdensdramaet i den nordiske mytologi, Frederik Stjernfelt
Performing definitions: two genres of insult in Old Norse literature, Karen Swenson
Futhark, Edred Thorsson
Shamanism in Norse myth and magic, Clive Tolley
Norrøna sketchbook : drawings and poems on subjects from the Norse mythology, Bev Ulsrud Van Berkom
Anglo-Saxon Paganism - David Wilson
The Conversion of Scandinavia: Vikings, Merchants, and Missionaries in the Remaking of Northern Europe - Anders Winroth

Greece


The Persian Expedition - Xenophon
Minoans: Life in Bronze Age Crete - Rodney Castleden
War in the Hellenistic world: A social and cultural history - Angelos Chaniotis
Greek Realities - Finley Hooper
The Hellenistic world - Frank W. Walbank

Rome


Writings of Ammianus Marcellinus
The Battle for Gaul - Caesar
The Augustan Settlement - Cassius Dio
De Natura Deorum - Cicero
The History of Early Rome - Livy
Histories of Sallust
Annals of Tacitus
Roman Religion: A Sourcebook - Valerie Warrior
Religions of Rome - Mary Beard, John North & Simon Price
The Romans: From village to empire - Mary T. Boatwright et al
The Roman world, 44 BC–AD 180 - Martin Goodman
Roman religion - J. A. North
The False - Door: dissolution and becoming in Roman wall-painting by Maurice Owen
The Roman Empire at bay: AD 180–395 - David S. Potter
A companion to the Roman Empire - David S. Potter
A companion to the Roman Republic - Nathan S. Rosenstein & Robert Morstein-Marx
An Introduction to Roman Religion, John Scheid

Christianity


The Bible
Summa Theologiae - Thomas Aquinas
Confessions of St. Augustine
The Essential Sermons, Commentaries, Treatises, and Defense - Meister Eckhart
Studies in Matthew: Interpretation Past and Present - Dale C. Allison
History of New Testament Research - William Baird
The Trial of the Templars - Malcolm Barber
Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament: Exegesis and Interpretation - G. K. Beale
The Bible in Greek Christian Antiquity - Paul M. Blowers
Mary: The Complete Resource - Sarah Jane Boss
The Gnostics: Myth, Ritual and Diversity in Early Christianity - David Brakke
The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity AD 200-1000 - Peter Brown
The Critical Meaning of the Bible - Raymond E. Brown
Responses to 101 Questions on the Bible - Raymond E. Brown
An Introduction to the New Testament - Raymond E. Brown
The Burning Bush: On the Orthodox Veneration of the Mother of God - Sergius Bulgarov
Jesus as Mother: Studies in the Spirituality of the High Middle Ages - Caroline Walker Bynum
Last Things: Death and the Apocalypse in the Middle Ages - Caroline Walker Bynum
The Gospel of Mark: Question by Question - Timothy R. Carmody
Jesus and the Angels: Angelology and Christology of the Apocalypse of John - Peter R. Carrell
The Last Christology of the West: Adoptionism in Spain and Gaul - John C. Cavadini
The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great - Henry Chadwick
The Christian Church in the Cold War - Owen Chadwick
Angelic Spirituality: Medieval Perspectives on the Ways of Angels - Steven Chase
Abelard: A Medieval Life - M.T. Clanchy
The Reformation of the Twelfth Century - Giles Constable
The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant - John Dominic Crossan
Francis of Assisi: Performing the Gospel Life - Lawrence S. Cunningham
Robert of Arbrissel: Sex, Sin, and Salvation in the Middle Ages - Jacques Dalarun
Christ and Christologies - Brian E. Daley
Silence and the Word: Negative Theology and Incarnation - Oliver Davies & Denys Turner
Coptic Christology in Practice: Incarnation and Divine Participation in Late Antique and Medieval Egypt - Stephen J. Davis
Early Christianity in North Africa - François Decret
Saints & Sinners: A History of the Popes - Eamon Duffy
The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, c.1400-c.1580 - Eamon Duffy
The Parting of the Ways - James D. G. Dunn
The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: The Effect of Early Christological Controversies on the Text of the New Testament - Bart D. Ehrman
After the New Testament: A Reader in Early Christianity - Bart D. Ehrman
Lost Christianities: The Battle for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew - Bart D. Ehrman
Fallen Bodies: Pollution, Sexuality, and Demonology in the Middle Ages - Dyan Elliot
The Medieval Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the Medieval Period - G. R. Evans
Old Arts and New Theology: The Beginnings of Theology as an Academic Discipline - G.R. Evans
Classics of Protestantism - Vergilius Ferm
Romans - Joseph A. Fitzmyer
Books and Readers in the Early Church: A History of Early Christian Texts - Harry Y. Gamble
What Are They Saying About the Historical Jesus? - David B. Gowler
The Search for the Christian Doctrine of God: The Arian Controversy - R. P. C. Hanson
Desert Christians: An Introduction to the Literature of Early Monasticism - William Harmless
Who Chose the Gospels? Probing the Great Gospel Conspiracy - Charles E. Hill
What Is a Lollard? Dissent and Belief in Late Medieval England - J. Patrick Hornbeck
Scribes, Visionaries, and the Politics of Second Temple Judea - Richard A. Horsley
The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire - J.M. Hussey
Hidden Gospels: How the Search for Jesus Lost its Way - Philip Jenkins
The Future of Catholic Biblical Scholarship: A Constructive Conversation - Luke Timothy Johnson and William S. Kurz
Christianity in the Land of the Pharaohs: The Coptic Orthodox Church - Jill Kamil
Wesley and the Wesleyans: Religion in Eighteenth-Century Britain - John Kent
Magic in the Middle Ages - Richard Kieckhefer
European Witch Trials: Their Foundations in Popular and Learned Culture - Richard Kieckhefer

The Cathars - Malcolm Lambert
Medieval Heresy: Popular Movements from the Gregorian Reform to the Reformation - Malcolm Lambert
Medieval Monasticism: Forms of Religious Life Western Europe in the Middle Ages - C.H. Lawrence
The Gnostic Scriptures: A New Translation with Annotations and Introductions - Bentley Layton
The Birth of Purgatory - Jacques LeGoff
The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Constantine - Noel Lenski
The Heresy of the Free Spirit in the Later Middle Ages - Robert E. Lerner
Christianity Reborn: The Global Expansion of Evangelicalism in the Twentieth Century - Donald M. Lewis
The European Reformations - Carter Lindberg
Martin Luther’s Theology: Its History and Systematic Development - Bernhard Lohse
The Passion of Christ in High Medieval Thought: An Essay on Christological Development - Kevin Madigan
Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus, Jodi Magness
The Growth of Mysticism: 500 to 1200 A.D. - Bernard McGinn
Reformation Thought: An Introduction - Alister E. McGrath
How to Read the Bible: History, Prophecy, Literature --- Why Modern Readers Need to Know the Difference and What it Means for Faith Today - Steven L. McKenzie
Cambridge Companion to John Calvin - Donald K. McKim
A Marginal Jew - John P. Meier
The Early Versions of the New Testament: Their Origins, Transmission, and Limitations - Bruce Metzger
The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250 - Colin Morris
Acts of the Christian Martyrs - Herbert Musurillo
Voice of the Living Light: Hildegard of Bingen and Her World - Barbara Newman
Christology: A Biblical, Historical, and Systematic Study of Christ - Gerald O'Collins
Paul: A Critical Life - Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
Sanctified Vision: An Introduction to Early Christian Interpretation of the Bible - John O'Keefe & R.R. Reno
The First Jesuits - John O’Malley
Trent and All That: Renaming Catholicism in the Early Modern Era - John O'Malley
The Conciliarist Tradition: Constitutionalism in the Catholic Church - Francis Oakley
The Reformation in the Cities: The Appeal of Protestantism to Sixteenth-Century Germany and Switzerland - Steven Ozment
The Reformation of the Bible / The Bible of the Reformation - Jaroslav Pelikan, Valerie R. Hotchkiss, et al.
Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey - Mark Allan Powell
Foundations of Christian Faith: An Introduction to the Idea of Christianity - Karl Rahner
Jerome - Stefan Rebenich
The Grief of God: Images of the Suffering Jesus in Late Medieval England - Ellen M. Ross
The Germanization of Early Medieval Christianity: A Sociohistorical Approach to Religious Transformation - James C. Russell
Witchcraft in the Middle Ages - Jeffrey Burton Russell
Pharisees, Scribes, and Sadducees in Palestinian Society - Anthony J. Saldarini
The Quest for the Historical Jesus - Albert Schweitzer
An Introduction to the Study of Luke-Acts - V. George Shillington
Jesus the Liberator: a Historical-Theological Reading of Jesus of Nazareth - Jon Sobrino
St. Anselm: A Portrait in a Landscape - R.W. Southern
The Social Setting of Jesus and the Gospels - Wolfgang Stegemann et al
Zwingli: An Introduction to His Thought - W.P. Stephens
Why John Wrote a Gospel: Jesus, Memory, History - Tom Thatcher
The Gospel of Mary - Christopher Tuckett
Primitivism, Radicalism and the Lamb’s War - Ted LeRoy Underwood
Mysterium Paschale: The Mystery of Easter - Hans Urs von Balthasar

The Shakers: Two Centuries of Spiritual Reflection - Robley Edward Whitson
Tertullian the African - David E. Wilhite
The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God - Robert L. Wilken
The Christians as the Romans Saw Them - Robert L. Wilken
Radical Reformation - George H. Williams

UU


A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism (Revised edition) by John A. Buehrens and Forrest Church
With Purpose and Principle: Essays About the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism - Edward Frost
To Re-Enchant the World: A Philosophy of Unitarian Universalism by Richard Grigg
An Introduction to the Unitarian and Universalist Traditions - Mark Harris & Andrea Greenwood

The Essential Clarence Skinner - Charles A. Howe
An Examined Faith: Social Context and Religious Commitment - James Luther Adams
A Faith for All Seasons: Liberal Religion and the Crises of Life - William R. Murry
The Epic of Unitarianism: Original Writings from the History of Liberal Religion - David B. Parke
Faith Without Certainty - Paul Rasor

Hinduism


Sonic Theology: Hinduism and Sacred Sound - Guy Beck
The Atharvaveda - Maurice Bloomfield
Dharma, Disorder, and the Political in Ancient India: The Ᾱpaddharmaparvan of the Mahābhārata - Adam Bowles
The Secret of the Three Cities: An Introduction to Hindu Śākta Tantrism - Douglas Renfrew Brooks
Classical Hindu Mythology: A Reader in the Sanskrit Purāṇas - Cornelia Dimmitt and J. A. B. van Buitenen
Encountering Śivaism: The Deity, the Milieu - Nilima Chitgopekar
A Student’s Guide to the History and Philosophy of Yoga - Peter Connolly
Karma and Rebirth in Classical Indian Traditions - Wendy Donniger O'Flaherty
Śiva, the Erotic Ascetic - Wendy Donniger O'Flaherty
The Camphor Flame: Popular Hinduism and Society in India - C. J. Fuller
Aspects of Early Viṣṇuism - Jan Gonda
India of Vedic Kalpasūtras - Ram Gopal
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Yoga - Georg Feuerstein
God Inside-Out - David Handelman & David Shulman
The Religious Culture of India: Power, Love, and Wisdom - Friedhelm Hardy
Devī: Goddesses of India - John Stratton Hawley & Donna Marie Wulff
Dharma - Alf Hiltebeitel
The Origin and Development of Vaiṣṇavism: Vaiṣṇavism from 200 BC to AD 500 - Suvira Jaiswal
The Religion and Philosophy of the Veda and Upanishads - A. B. Keith
Karma: An Anthropological Inquiry - Charles F. Keyes & E. Valentine Daniel
Way of Life: King, Householder, Renouncer - T. N. Madan
Seeking Mahādevī: Constructing the Identities of the Hindu Great Goddess - Tracy Pintchman
The Rise of the Goddess in the Hindu Tradition - Tracy Pintchman
Interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gītā and Images of the Hindu Tradition: The Song of the Lord - Catherine A. Robinson
Essential Hinduism - Steven J. Rosen
Samādhi, The Numinous and the Cessative in Indo-Tibetan Yoga - Stuart Ray Sarbacker
The Universal Gītā: Western Images of the Bhagavadgītā; A Bicentenary Survey - Eric J. Sharpe
Fires of Love—Waters of Peace: Passion and Renunciation in Indian Culture - Lee Siegel
The Hindu Erotic: Exploring Hinduism and Sexuality - David Smith
Yoga, The Indian Tradition - Ian Whicher and David Carpenter
Sinister Yogis - David Gordon White

Shinto


The gates of power - Mikael Adolphson
The religious traditions of Japan, 500-1600 - Richard Bowring
Shintō in history: ways of the kami - John Breen & Mark Teeuwen
Shinto and the state, 1868-1988 - Helen Hardacre
A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine - John Nelson
Enduring identities: the guise of Shinto in contemporary Japan - John Nelson
Shinto: the kami way - Ono Sokyo
Tokugawa ideology: early constructs, 1570-1680 - Herman Ooms
Matsuri: The festivals of Japan - Herbert Plutschow
Practically religious : worldly benefits and the common religion of Japan - Ian Reader & George J. Tanabe
Shinto: The Way of Japan - Floyd Hiatt Ross
The fox and the jewel: shared and private meanings in contemporary Inari worship - Karen Smyers
Mirror of modernity: Invented traditions of modern Japan - Stephen Vlastos
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