Allright I’ add to my to read list:
Reinventing the Sacred , by Stuart Kauffman,
The Age of Nationalism. Hans Kohn
The Coming of the Book. Febvre and Martin
Social Origins of Dictatorships and Democracy. Barrington and Moore Jr.
Modern Political Geography. Richard Muir
The Anarchical Society. Hedley Bull
The Expansion of International Society. Hedley Bull
State Formation and Political Legitimacy. ed. Ronald Cohen and Judith D Toland
Coercion, Capital and European States. Charles Tilly
The Formation of Nation State In Western Europe - Charles Tilly Ed.
Civilization and Capitalism. Fernand Braudel
The Elementary Forms of Religious Life. Emil Durkheim
Sociobiology Edward O Wilson -Consilience, Johathon Haidt
War Before Civilization - Lawrence H Keely.
Nuer Religion - Evans Pritchard
Magic, Science and Religion - Bronislaw Malinowski
A History of Christianity - Paul Johnson
Did God Have A Wife - William C. Dever
How to Read the Bible - James Kugel
Goddess, Whores, Wives and Slaves, Women in Classical Antiquity. - Sarah B Pomeroy
How Jesus Became A Christian - Wilson Barre
The Historical Figure of Jesus - E.P. Wilson
The Early Church - Henry Chadwich
Trust - Francis Fukuyama
The Churching of America - Finke and Stark
Sacred and Secular - Pippa H Bellah & Ronald Inglehart
Religion and Politics in Religion - Robert Booth Fowler et al.
Civil Religion in America - Robert Bullah - The Robert Bullah Reader
Divided by God - Noah Feldman
The Rise of Christianity - Frend
Constantine and the Christian Empire – Odahl
Jerusalem: The Biography – Simon Sebag Montefiore
Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World - James Carroll
Forged – Bart D Ehrman **
The Malthusian Trap – Alan McFarlane – Int. Encyc. of Social Science 2nd ed. 2007
Political Order in Changing Societies. Samuel Huntington
Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World,” John Shelby Spong
Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010
BTW I started this thread to discuss the article about overprotecting kids and keep the discussion of this book separate. Doesn’t appear to be working. Any comment on the article that actually initiated this thread.