Book Recommendations from New Faculty

Drs. Keri L. Day, Mary K. Farag, and Hanna Reichel share their reading recommendations for students and alumni

Dr. Keri L. Day

Keri L. Day, associate professor of constructive theology and African American religion, suggests two books that she recommends reading together: James H. Cone’s The Cross and the Lynching Tree (Orbis Books, 2011) alongside M. Shawn Copeland’s Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being (Fortress Press, 2009).

Keri Day talks about the purpose of theology, and how she hopes to shape the next generation of Christian leaders to deepen their love of God and neighbor.

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Dr. Mary K. Farag

Mary K. Farag, assistant professor of early Christian studies, recommends Instruction Concerning a Spiteful Monk. Attributed to St. Pachomius, it teaches readers to recognize one another as “the image of God.” An English translation can be found in Armand Veilleux, Pachomian Koinonia, vol. 3 (Cistercian Publications, 1989).

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Dr. Hanna Reichel

Hanna Reichel, associate professor of Reformed theology, recommends that every student of theology read Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet (Merchant Books, 2012), a treatise originally published in 1929 about calling and discernment.

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Isaac Kim, Class of 2015

“One of the biggest lessons I learned was how to be charitable to views other than my own. Christian charity was shown to me, not just in the readings for class, but from the professors, and the Seminary community.”