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Ten Theology Books to Watch For – June 2022

Here are some excellent new theology books * that will be released in June 2022:

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

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Theology Books June 2022

Engaging the Doctrine of Creation: Cosmos, Creatures, and the Wise and Good Creator

Matthew Levering


( Baker Academic )

Distinguished scholar Matthew Levering examines the doctrine of creation and its contemporary theological implications, critically engaging with classical and modern views in dialogue with Orthodox and Reformed interlocutors, among others. Moving from the Trinity to Christology, Levering takes up a number of themes pertaining to the doctrine of creation and focuses on how creation impacts our understandings of both the immanent and the economic Trinity. He also engages newer trends such as ecological theology.


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Theology Books June 2022

Azusa Reimagined: A Radical Vision of Religious and Democratic Belonging

Keri Day

( Stanford UP )

In Azusa Reimagined, Keri Day explores how the Azusa Street Revival of 1906, out of which U.S. Pentecostalism emerged, directly critiqued America’s distorted capitalist values and practices at the start of the twentieth century. Employing historical research, theological analysis, and critical theory, Day demonstrates that Azusa’s religious rituals and traditions rejected the racial norms and profit-driven practices that many white Christian communities gladly embraced. Through its sermons and social practices, the Azusa community critiqued racialized conceptions of citizenship that guided early capitalist endeavors such as world fairs and expositions. Azusa also envisioned deeper democratic practices of human belonging and care than the white nationalist loyalties early U.S. capitalism encouraged. In this lucid work, Day makes Azusa’s challenge to this warped economic ecology visible, showing how Azusa not only offered a radical critique of racial capitalism but also offers a way for contemporary religious communities to cultivate democratic practices of belonging against the backdrop of late capitalism’s deep racial divisions and material inequalities.

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