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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…)

    

Mindful Silence:
The Heart of Christian Contemplation
 

Phileena Heuertz

 

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What it Means to be a Person
(Rather than an Individual)

 
A Feature Review of

Being Human:
Bodies, Minds, Persons
Rowan Williams

Paperback: Eerdmans, 2018.
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Reviewed by Rob O’Lynn
 
 

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Being Human is a collection of five essays that focus on various aspects of theological anthropology that were given over a period of four years.  A brief introduction begins the volume, in which Williams notes that this “unintended trilogy” has been “less about the basics of Christian belief and behaviour and more about the sort of questions in our culture that make us wonder what ‘real’ humanity is like and whether our most central ideas about what is human are under threat in this environment” (vii).  Williams’ argument specifically in Being Human is that answering the question of what defines a human is now more complicated than ever.  “No need to panic,” Williams notes, because “we do need more clarity than our culture usually gives us as to what we think is ‘more’ human” (vii).  The volume seeks to be somewhat apologetic, although in a more philosophical sense, in that “sources of contemporary confusion” regarding what it means to be human will be addressed so that the reader can find herself more “in alignment with the grace and joy of what is ultimately true—with God and with the will of God, as Christians would say” (vii).  In short, Williams seeks to examine some of the different pressures that are pressed upon the human in order to determine how these pressures shape us into or distort us out of the will of God.

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Here are a some excellent theology* books that will be released this month:

* broadly interpreted, including ethics, church history, biblical studies, and other areas that intersect with theology

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Being Human: Bodies, Minds, Persons 

Rowan Williams

Eerdmans

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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…)

  

On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books 

Karen Swallow Prior

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In honor of the Feast Day of St. Augustine on this coming Sunday (Aug. 28), here is an excerpt from the excellent new book…
 

On Augustine
Rowan Williams

Hardback: Bloomsbury Continuum, 2016
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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Rowan WIlliams, Shauna Niequist, Jeremy Courtney, MORE)

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The Lion’s World: A Journey into the Heart of Narnia

Rowan Williams


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Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
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Edison announced the invention of the phonograph on this date in 1877.
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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
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The Poems of Rowan Williams

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The Wake Up Call – November 20, 2014

 

Amazon is currently running The Big Deal ebook sale again.
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Lead with Humility: 12 Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis

By Jeffrey Krames

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

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Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer

by Rowan Williams

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Exploring Narnia

A Feature Review of

The Lion’s World: A Journey Into the Heart of Narnia
Rowan Williams

Hardback: Oxford UP, 2013
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Reviewed by Peter Stevens

 
Recently, while discussing the role of fictional stories in spiritual formation with my students, I found myself returning to the works of C.S. Lewis as an example. While I did not discuss The Chronicles of Narnia, I can undeniably say that the fictional works of Lewis have shaped me spiritually. From a young age, I have read and reread the Narnian stories. They have become a part of my spiritual formation and of many others as well. Lewis has had this effect on Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, as well. He also confesses to repeatedly reading and studying the Lewis’ works and writes of Lewis, “He is someone that you do not quickly come to the end of – as a complex personality and as a writer and thinker” (xi). In The Lion’s World, Williams explores this complexity of Lewis in conjunction with the depth of the Land of Narnia that Lewis created. He doesn’t set out to “decode images or to uncover a system;” instead he aims “to show how certain central themes hang together – a concern to do justice to the difference of God, the disturbing and exhilarating otherness of what we encounter in the life of faith” (6).
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