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Texts Recommended for Cultivation of the Christian Mind

  • The Bible: all of it, but especially Genesis, Exodus, Job, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, Mark, Luke, John, Romans, 1 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 1 John, Revelation
  • Augustine: Confessions
  • Calvino: Invisible Cities
  • Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus
  • Confucius: Analects
  • Dante: Divine Comedy
  • Dostoevsky: The Brothers Karamazov
  • Euripides: Bacchae, Hippolytus
  • Gandhi: Hind Swaraj
  • Faulkner: Go Down Moses
  • James: Psychology: the briefer course
  • Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling, Philosophical Fragments, Repetition, The Sickness unto Death, Upbuilding Discourses in Various Spirits
  • King: Why We Can’t Wait
  • La Rochefoucauld: Maxims (Réflexions ou sentences and maximes morales)
  • Lewis: Abolition of ManThe Great DivorceTill We Have Faces
  • Milton: Paradise Lost
  • Montaigne: “Of Cannibals,” “Of Experience,” “Of Friendship”
  • Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil, The Use and Disadvantage of History for Life
  • Pascal: Pensées
  • Plato: ApologyGorgias, Meno, Phaedrus
  • Racine: Phèdre
  • Robinson: Gilead
  • Shakespeare: Hamlet, The Tragedy of Julius CaesarKing LearMacbeth, Othello, Romeo and Juliet
  • Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus, Antigone
  • Tocqueville: Democracy in America
  • Tolstoy: War and Peace
  • Thucydides: The Peloponnesian War
  • Woolf: “The Death of the Moth,” Mrs. DallowayThe Waves
  • Virgil: Aeneid
  • Vonnegut: Slaughterhouse-Five

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