Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:
(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)
by Todd Edmondson
Since his first book-length publication, 2003’s The Beauty of the Infinite, David Bentley Hart has established himself as one of the most exciting and eloquent voices in Christian thought. His subsequent books have explored a diverse set of concerns, and each new, eagerly anticipated release invites readers to engage more deeply with matters of faith as well as the cultural streams in which we live and move. Following the publication of his most recent work, The Experience of God, Mr. Hart was gracious enough to participate in a conversation, via email, about his work. What follows is a transcription of that conversation.
A Review of
Reviewed by Todd Edmondson
In a world of academic specialists, David Bentley Hart is something of an outlier. With each publication, this Christian intellectual of the highest order has revealed a capacity to excel at a number of different genres within the field of theology. The Beauty of the Infinite, a stunning “aesthetics of Christian truth” signaled Hart’s arrival as a brilliant systematic thinker. Hart further demonstrated his erudition and eloquence in the theodicy The Doors of the Sea, the sweeping Illustrated History of Christianity, and his more recent polemic against “new atheism,” Atheist Delusions, as well as in a number of columns and reviews published in a variety of journals over the past decade. Hart’s writings consistently challenge and inspire his readers toward difficult but rewarding examinations of Christian orthodoxy. Those readers, myself included, were understandably enthusiastic about the release of The Devil and Pierre Gernet, Hart’s first published collection of fiction.