Archives For Theology

 

Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Dallas Willard, Diana Butler Bass, Wendell Berry,  MORE )

Each week, we carefully curate a handful of books for church leaders that orient us toward the health and the flourishing of our congregations.

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
To keep up with all the latest ebook deals,
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(September 2018)

 

  

#1:
Evil and the Justice of God 

N.T. Wright

*** $3.99 ***

Important book that wrestles with
one of the most pressing questions of our faith. 

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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

[ Last Month’s Theology Book List ]

Being Human: Bodies, Minds, Persons 

Rowan Williams

Eerdmans

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The Silent, Invisible Wound

 

A Review of

War and Moral Injury
Robert Emmet Meagher and Douglas A. Pryer, Eds. 

Paperback: Cascade Books, 2018
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Reviewed by Shaun C. Brown

 

In 2014, Robert Emmet Meagher published his book Killing from the Inside Out: Moral Injury and Just War (Cascade Books). Therein he begins by saying that in 2012, there were an average of thirty-three suicides per month in the military. Meagher notes that this number does not even represent the gravity of the situation, for it does not include the number of suicides among veterans of past wars, or deaths due to self-destructive behavior (e.g., drug and alcohol abuse). While the military has known of the crisis for decades, they have done little to improve the situation. In the preface, Meagher states, “Our military, any military, knows all about killing the enemy. It is what they do, and our forces do it more effectively than most. What we are painfully coming to realize, however, is that we are also especially good at killing our own, killing them ‘from the inside out,’ silently, invisibly” (xiii).

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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…)

  

He Held Radical Light: The Art of Faith, the Faith of Art 

Christian Wiman

*** READ the starred review from Publishers Weekly
  

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Wendell Berry, Walter Brueggemann, Anne Bogel, MORE )

Each week, we carefully curate a handful of books for church leaders that orient us toward the health and the flourishing of our congregations.

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
To keep up with all the latest ebook deals,
be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook
 

The VERY BEST
Ebook / Audiobook Deals
 
from Amazon’s monthly sale!!! 
(September 2018)

 

 

#1:
The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry 

Wendell Berry

*** $3.99 ***

Extraordinary collection
of poems!

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Beyond Evangelicalism:
Finding Spiritual Renewal in the Ancient

A Review of 

Theosis: Patristic Remedy for Evangelical Yearning
at the Close of the Modern Age
Michael Paul Gama

Paperback: Wipf & Stock, 2017
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Reviewed by Cynthia Beach

 

 

When Dr. Michael Gama told me about his book beneath a patio umbrella one April day in Portland, I listened. I could relate.

Dissatisfied with the faith expression of my church heritage? Check.

Hungering for a faith that permitted more mystery, more God? Check.

Gama, whose pedigree includes the likes of Fuller Seminary (MDiv) and George Fox Evangelical (Doctorate of Ministry), keenly examines evangelicalism itself and his own journey beyond.

Early chapters explore the shifts in philosophical zeitgeist that became the soil, roots and structures for the blossoming of evangelicalism.

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With the Labor Day weekend upon us, here are the 25 new books that we are most eager to read this fall…

Thanks to our Contributing Editor John Wilson for some of these recommendations!

[ Theology ] [ Fiction ] [ Gen. Nonfiction ]  [ Literary ]
[ Place ]   [ Poetry / Young Readers ]

THEOLOGY:

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Christ-like Thinking
about Religious ‘Others’

 
A Review of
 

A Christology of Religions
Gerald O’Collins, SJ

 
Paperback: Orbis Books, 2018.
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Reviewed by Leroy Seat
 
 
Australian Jesuit priest Gerald O’Collins was from 1973 to 2006 a professor of systematic theology and of what Roman Catholics call “fundamental theology” at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. The author of many scholarly theology works, O’Collins (b. 1931) has now written another book, a slim volume that attests to his scholarship and to his stature as a theologian.

O’Collins begins his book by stating that the term “theology of religions” has been used at least since 1959, but no one has previously proposed a “Christology of religions.” This book is his attempt to sketch the contours of the latter term.

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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…)

  

Healing Our Broken Humanity: Practices for Revitalizing the Church and Renewing the World 

Grace Ji-Sun Kim /
Graham Hill

*** WATCH an intro video for this book…
  

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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…)

  

A Peculiar Orthodoxy: Reflections on Theology and the Arts 

Jeremy Begbie

*** READ the Introduction to this book…
   (via Google Books)

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