A Bibliography for our Multi-faith Context 
see also
A Short and Balanced Booklist for American Religious Literacy

BASIC DIET

* Daniel S. Brown, Jr., ed. Interfaith Dialogue in Practice: Christian, Muslim, Jew. Rockhurst University Press, 2012. ISBN-10: 1886761329 Paperback $25.94-$30, used from $7 on Amazon. Read chapters 4 and 5.

* Diana L. Eck. A New Religious America: How a “Christian Country” Has Become the World's Most Religiously Diverse Nation. HarperSanFrancisco, 2001. ISBN-10: 0060621591; Paperback (2002) $10.43, used from $1.25 on Amazon, also Kindle.  Read chapters 1, 2, 6, and 7.

* Bud Heckman, ed. InterActive Faith: The Essential Interreligious Community-Building Handbook. Skylight Paths, 2008. ISBN 13:978-1-59473-237-9 Hardcover $16.94 new on Amazon; paper, used, and Kindle also available.

* Richard P. Olson. Side by Side: Being Christian in a Multifaith World. Judson Press, 2018. ISBN 9780817017903 Paperback $16.99 on Amazon, and Kindle also available.

* Stephen Prothero. God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World—and Why Their Differences Matter. HarperOne, 2010. ISBN 978-0-06-157127-5 Paperback from $8.88, used from $2.87, also Kindle on Amazon.
 
VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS

* Catherine L. Albanese. America: Religions and Religion, 5th Edition. Wadsworth, 2012. ISBN-10: 1133050026.  $149.95 to $57.85  on Amazon.

*  Diana Butler Bass. Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening. HarperCollins, 2012. ISBN 978-0-06-209828-3. Hard $17.91 to used paper $2.75 on Amazon.

* Georges Bataille. Theory of Religion, tr. Robert Hurley. Zone Books, 1992. ISBN-10: 0942299094, Hardcover from $25.59, Paperback $19.59, used from $5.69.

* Robert N. Bellah. Religion in Human Evolution: From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age. Belknap Press, 2011. ISBN-10: 0674061438, Kindle $20.37, Hardcover $37.59, Used from $15.00 on Amazon.

* Peter L. Berger. The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion. Anchor; Reprint edition, 1990. (Originally published 1967.) ISBN-10: 0385073054 Paperback $14.31, Kindle $9.99 on Amazon.

* Joseph Campbell. The Hero with a Thousand Faces. New World Library; Third edition, 2008. ISBN-10: 1577315936, paperback $15.60 from Amazon. (First edition published by Princeton University Press, 1949). 

* Wendy Doniger (O’Flaherty). Other People’s Myths: The Cave of Echoes. Macmillan, 1988. ASIN: B01B9917PW, $128.07, used paper from $15.18 on Amazon.

* Mircea Eliade. The Sacred and The Profane: The Nature of Religion. Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987. (Original English publication, 1957.) ISBN-10: 015679201X. Hardcover $250.00, Paperback $7.99 - $9.84, Kindle from $9.35 on Amazon.

* S. Mark Heim. Salvations: Truth and Difference in Religion. Orbis Books, 1995. ISBN-10: 1570750408 Paperback $23.32, used from $1.40 on Amazon.

* Bradley L. Herling. A Beginner’s Guide to the Study of Religion, 2nd Edition. Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. ISBN-10: 1472512774. Paperback from $24.22 on Amazon. 

* Anton Jacobs. “Religious Awe & Critical Thought.” Text of remarks April 7, 2013 for The Community of Reason, the University of Missouri - Kansas City.  http://www.communityofreasonkc.org/essays-in-science-and-philosophy/
religious-awe-critical-thought-by-anton-k-jacobs/  

* Steven Jeffers, Michael E. Nelson, Vern Barnet, Michael C. Brannigan. The Essential Guide to Religious Traditions and Spirituality for Health Care Providers. CRC Press, 2012. ISBN-10: 1846195608. Hardcover $188.95, Kindle 179.50 on Amazon. The instructor will provide relevant pages (7-16) without charge.

* Elizabeth A. Johnson. Quest for the Living God: Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God, Chapter 8 “Generous God of the Religions.” Continuum, 2007. ISBN-10: 1441174621, Paperback $22.51, used from $2.99, also on Kindle $14.01 on Amazon.

* Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen. An Introduction to the Theology of Religions: Biblical, Historical & Contemporary Perspectives. InterVarsity Press,2003.  ISBN-10: 083082572X. Used from $5.98 Amazon.

* Paul F. Knitter. Introducing Theologies of Religions. Orbis Books, 2002. ISBN-10: 1570754195. Paperback $16.09 on Amazon.

* Tomoko Masuzawa. The Invention of World Religions: Or, How European Universalism Was Preserved in the Language of Pluralism. The University of Chicago Press, 2005. ISBN-10: 0226509885, Hardcover $675.00, Paperback $29.76, Kindle $16.74 from Amazon.

* Stuart M. Matlins, ed., Arthur J. Magida, ed. How to Be a Perfect Stranger: The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook, 4th Edition. SkyLight Paths, 2006. ISBN-10: 159473140332, Paperback from $9.48, used from $6.25 on Amazon.

* Philip Novak. The World’s Wisdom: Sacred Texts of the World’s Religions. HarperOne, 1994. ISBN-10: 1269365355, Paperback $10.70, used from $1.25 on Amazon.

* Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell. American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us. Simon & Schuster, 2012.  ISBN-10: 9781416566731 Amazon from $2.50.

 * Alan Race. Christians and Religious Pluralism: Patterns in the Christian Theology of Religions. Orbis Books, 1983. ISBN-10: 0883441012. Amazon from $8.00.

* Roger Schmidt. Exploring Religion, 2nd Edition. Cengage Learning, 1988. ISBN-10: 0534088740. $25.00 to $5.49 on Amazon.

* Ninian Smart. Reasons and Faiths: An Investigation of Religious Discourse, Christian and Non-Christian. Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1958, reissued in 1965. ASIN: B000LOEXN. from $14.99 on Amazon.

* Wilfred Cantwell Smith. Towards a World Theology: Faith and the Comparative History of Religion. Westminster Press, 1981. ISBN-10: 0664213804, from $26.17 on Amazon.

* Owen C. Thomas. Attitudes Toward Other Religions: Some Christian Interpretations. S.C.M. Press, 1969. ASIN: B000FJ49WG. Used from $17.49 on Amazon.