Archives For Theology

 

An insightful and provocative look at the second person of the Trinity.
 
We’re giving away FIVE copies
of this excellent new book:

The Universal Christ:
How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe

Richard Rohr

Hardback: Convergent, 2019.
 
 
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Here are 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

The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe 

Richard Rohr

Convergent Books

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Walter Brueggemann, Alan Roxburgh, Sue Monk Kidd, 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.

#1:
Prophetic Imagination: Revised Edition

Walter Brueggemann

*** $4.99 ***

One of the most important theology
books in my library! 

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Flourishing and Abundant Living

A Review of

For The Life of the World:
Theology that Makes a Difference

Miroslav Volf and Matthew Croasmun

Hardback: Brazos Press, 2019

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Reviewed by Cate Michelle Desjardins
 
 
I’ve been pondering Jesus’ words lately. You know them. After comparing himself to a gate that those who go through, like sheep, will find green pastures, Jesus says, “I have come that they may have life, and have it more abundantly” (John 10).

What is the abundant life that Jesus speaks of? What does it look like in practice?

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One of Stanley Hauerwas’s most recent books…
On sale for Kindle!

 

The Character of Virtue:
Letters to a Godson

 
Stanley Hauerwas

 

*** $2.99 ***

 
 
“Hauerwas’s marvelous letters in The Character of Virtue are not only wisdom for those growing in the faith; they are also a model for how all of us can come alongside parents in the hard good work of raising children in the faith.”
– James K.A. Smith
 

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GIANT Fortress Press EBook Sale
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Mapping the Landscape
of Christian Ethics

A Review of

Augustinian and Ecclesial Christian Ethics:
On Loving Enemies

D. Stephen Long

Hardback: Lexington Books, 2018
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Reviewed by David W. Opderbeck
 
 
Steve Long has a talent for seeing a way through tensions between competing movements in contemporary theology.  In his 2014 book Saving Karl Barth: Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Preoccupation (Fortress Press, 2014), Long addressed the debates over natural theology and the analogia entis that still divide Protestant theology in a Barthian key from Catholic theology sympathetic to von Balthasar.  As Long showed in that book, while there are real differences, contemporary theology can benefit from insights from both of these great thinkers, even as Barth and von Balthasar benefitted in their own lifetimes from their personal friendship.

Now, in Augustinian and Ecclesial Christian Ethics, Long takes up a related set of differences in Christian ethics, between “neo-Anabaptists” and “neo-Augustinians.”  The “neo-Anabaptists” – or, as Long comes to refer to them, the “ecclesial” ethicists, are represented by John Howard Yoder, Stanley Hauerwas, James William McClendon, and others who have taken up their work.  The “neo-Augustinians” are represented by Oliver O’Donovan, John Milbank, Eric Gregory, Charles Mathewes, Jennifer Herdt, and others who are more sympathetic to the “Augustinian realism” of Reinhold Niebuhr. In many ways, the ecclesial ethicists represent the Barthian side of Saving Karl Barth, while the neo-Augustinians represent the von Balthasarian side (though O’Donovan is perhaps a Barthian Augustinian).

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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…)

     

The Lost World of the Torah: Law as Covenant and Wisdom in Ancient Context 

John Walton /
J. Harvey Walton

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Important book on one of the biggest challenges to understanding the Bible…

Cross Vision:
How the Crucifixion of Jesus
Makes Sense of Old Testament Violence

 
Gregory Boyd

 

*** $2.99 ***

 
“If you love the Bible but are torn by its violence, use this book as your therapy. Turn its pages and allow Boyd to unwind the majesty of the way God works.”
– David Fitch
 

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( NT Wright, John Perkins, Shane Claiborne, Grace Ji-Sun Kim, 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.

 

The VERY BEST
Ebook / Audiobook Deals

from Amazon’s monthly sale!!! 
(February 2019)

#1:
Paul and the Faithfulness of God: Two Book Set

N.T. Wright

*** $4.99 ***

N.T. Wright’s masterpiece at $80+ off
the print retail price!!!

 
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Superb theological reflection on one of the least examined practices of the Christian faith…
 
We’re giving away FIVE copies
of this excellent new book:

A Glad Obedience:
Why and What We Sing

Walter Brueggemann

Paperback: WJK Books, 2019.
 
 
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