Jordan Tarwater

The Rev. Jordan Tarwater is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), currently serving as the Executive Director and Minister of the Urban Outreach Center at Jan Hus Presbyterian Church in New York City.

Book List // 2015

One of my metrics to document for myself my time at Union was to keep a log of every book that I read cover-to-cover in 2015. Here's that list a little over halfway through.

If you've read any of these too and want to talk about them or if you've got a recommendation of what to read with the second half of my year, hit me up here. 

Shout-out to Presbyterian ordination exams, Zen meditation and Atheism & A/theologies courses, and to my darling Mary for the photo of me pretending to be scholarly.




The Time That Remains: A Commentary on the Letter to the Romans, Giorgio Agamben
Radical Theology and the Death of God, Thomas Altizer and William Hamilton
Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism, Alain Badiou
Atheism: A Very Short Introduction, Julian Baggini
Everyday Zen, Charlotte Joko Beck
Gender Trouble, Judith Butler
Holy Resilience: The Bible’s Traumatic Origins, David M. Carr
The Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin, transl. Henry Beveridge
The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins
The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. De Bois
The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque, Gilles Deleuze
On the Name ("Passions," "Sauf le nom," and "Khora"), Jacques Derrida, ed. Thomas Dutoit
Giving Glory to God in Appalachia: Worship Practices of Six Baptist Subdenominations, Howard Dorgan
In the Hands of a Happy God: The “No-Hellers” of Central Appalachia, Howard Dorgan
The Essence of Christianity, Ludwig Feuerbach
Christian Doctrine, Shirley Guthrie
The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh
God and the New Atheism, John F. Haught
Sexes and Genealogies, Luce Irigaray
Is God a White Racist?: A Preamble to Black Theology, William R. Jones
In the Beginning . . . Creativity, Gordon D. Kaufman
Jesus and Creativity, Gordon D. Kaufman
Sightings: Extraordinary Encounters with Ordinary Birds, Sam Keen
Cloud of the Impossible: Negative Theology and Planetary Entanglement, Catherine Keller
A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life, Jack Kornfield
The Dwarf, Pär Lagerkvist
Presbyterian Worship: Its Meaning and Method, Donald Macleod
Reformed Worship, Howard L. Rice and James C. Huffstutler
Just Hospitality: God’s Welcome in a World of Difference, Letty M. Russell
The Compass of Zen, Zen Master Seung Sahn
Talks on Meditation Given in the Blue Mountains, Venerable Chanmyay Sayadaw
Iconoclastic Theology: Gilles Deleuze and the Secretion of Atheism, F. LeRon Shults
Theology After The Birth of God, F. LeRon Shults
After God, Mark C. Taylor
Erring, Mark C. Taylor
Symbolism: Its Meaning and Effect, Alfred North Whitehead