Articles & Publications
Rev. Thandeka's books, articles, essays, reviews, etc.
Contemporary Affect Theology
Affect Theology studies the heart of faith. It tracks how human emotions become religious feelings...
Love Beyond Belief™
Insight, reflection, and action guided by compassion.
A new autobiographical blog series that tells an emotional and fascinating story of a life-long, perilous quest to recover what was once lost.
"Love Beyond Belief is a hope-filled book reminding us in historical and contemporary terms that we are loved always, even when we feel lost and alone." -Desmond Tutu
Using insights from the brain science of emotions, Love Beyond Belief: Finding the Access Point to Spiritual Awareness narrates two millennia of lost-and-found stories about love beyond belief as the access point to the heart and soul of spiritual life. Many of today's "spiritual but not religious" people - one in four US adults - have found the access point to spiritual experience that Western Christianity lost: unconditional love. Love Beyond Belief tracks the history of this lost emotion.
Thandeka has written Love Beyond Belief with two goals in mind: to resolve the emotional-deficit problem in so many "corpse cold" (Ralph Waldo Emerson's words) mainline congregations today; and to offer a primer for "spiritual but not religious" people to build up and network their spiritual communities.