Retrieving Nicaea: The Development and Meaning of Trinitarian Doctrine, by Khaled Anatolios. This book makes for challenging reading, but its ambition of retrieving the systematic scope of Nicene trinitarianism for contemporary theology rewards the effort.
An Eerdmans Reader in Contemporary Political Theology
Edited by William T. Cavenaugh, Jeffrey W. Bailey and Craig Hovey
Towards a Jewish-Christian-Muslim Theology
By David B. Burrell
The Cross and the Lynching Tree
By James Cone
Gathering Those Driven Away
A Theology of Incarnation
By Wendy Farley
The Language of Science and Faith
Straight Answers to Genuine Questions
By Karl W. Giberson and Francis S. Collins
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Edited by Susannah Heschel
Roman Catholic Perspectives, 2nd ed
Edited by Francis Schüssler Fiorenza and John P. Galvin
Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison
An Eerdmans Reader in Contemporary Political Theology, edited by William T. Cavenaugh, Jeffrey W. Bailey and Craig Hovey (Eerdmans, 836 pp., $50.00 paperback). This large anthology of 20th- and 21st-century readings in political theology is a gold mine of well-known and newer resources.
Playing, by James H. Evans Jr. This small but substantial book appears in the series Christian Explorations of Daily Living, which includes volumes on shopping, working, parenting and other activities of daily life. Evans is attentive to African-American experience and literature in his trinitarian explorations of the importance of play in the Christian life.
Eccentric Existence: A Theological Anthropology
David H. Kelsey
Christ the Key
Christ Our Companion: Toward a Theology of Liberation
Roberto S. Goizueta
Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being
M. Shawn Copeland
Trauma and Grace: Theology in a Ruptured World
Believing Again: Doubt and Faith in a Secular Age
Whose Community? Which Interpretation? Philosophical Hermeneutics for the Church
Crisis, Call, and Leadership in the Abrahamic Traditions
The 500th anniversary of Calvin’s birth last year prompted the publication of a spate of works celebrating his life and theology. Gordon’s vibrant new biography invites readers to see Calvin’s theological commitments in historical context.
Vulnerable Communion: A Theology of Disability and Hospitality
Thomas E. Reynolds
Theology and Down Syndrome: Reimagining Disability in Late Modernity
God Against Religion: Rethinking Christian Theology Through Worship
Matthew Myer Boulton
Why Go to Church? The Drama of the Eucharist: The Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book 2009
On the Mystery: Discerning Divinity in Process
Torture Is a Moral Issue: Christians, Jews, Muslims, and People of Conscience Speak Out
George Hunsinger, ed.
The Collected Sermons of William Sloane Coffin: The Riverside Years, 2 vols.
William Sloane Coffin
Wendell Berry and the Cultivation of Life: A Reader's Guide
Reynolds combines a profound and wide-ranging rethinking of Christian theology from the perspective of disability with piercingly honest reflections on his experience as the father of a son with disabilities.
Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music
Jeremy S. Begbie
The Eucharist: Bodies, Bread, and Resurrection
Andrea Bieler and Luise Schottroff
Engaging Biblical Authority: Perspectives on the Bible as Scripture
William P. Brown, ed.
Quest for the Living God: Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God
Elizabeth A. Johnson
Ecospirit: Religions and Philosophies for the Earth
Laurel Kearns and Catherine Keller, eds.
The Power of God and the Gods of Power
Daniel L. Migliore
Light from the Christian East: An Introduction to the Orthodox Tradition
James R. Payton Jr.
Theology, Disability and the New Genetics: Why Science Needs the Church
John Swinton and Brian Brock, eds.
Brokenness and Blessing: Towards a Biblical Spirituality
Cunningham invites readers to take their own Holy Week pilgrimage through suffering and death to resurrection and the promise of new life. Companions on the way include Shakespeare, T. S. Eliot, Janet Morley and Edward Albee.
Grant Me Justice! HIV/AIDS and Gender Readings of the Bible
Musa W. Dube and Musimbi Kanyoro, eds.
The Bonhoeffer Legacy: Post-Holocaust Perspectives
Stephen R. Haynes
Scriptures in Dialogue: Christians and Muslims Studying the Bible and the Qur'an Together
Michael Ipgrave, ed.
Bearing the Word: Prophesy in the Biblical and Qur'anic Perspective
Michael Ipgrave, ed.
David H. Kelsey
Christ is the Question
Wayne A. Meeks
The Economy of Grace
The Wounding and Healing of Desire: Weaving Heaven and Earth
The Community of the Word: Toward an Evangelical Ecclesiology
These searching biblical reflections on the HIV/AIDS crisis pay special attention to the perspectives and suffering of women. The essays are authored principally by African women scholars. The volume includes a postscript by Letty Russell.
On Being Liked
Friendship: Interpreting Christian Love
Blow the Trumpet in Zion! Global Vision and Action for the Twenty-First Century Black Church
Iva E. Carruthers, Frederick D. Haynes III and Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., eds..
Consuming Religion: Christian Faith and Practice in a Consumer Culture
Vincent J. Miller
In Search of the Good Life: The Ethics of Globalization
Rebecca Todd Peters
Having: Property and Possession in Religious and Social Life
William Schweiker and Charles Mathewes, eds.
The Divine Voice: Christian Proclamation and the Theology of Sound
Picking up where he left off in Faith Beyond Resentment, Alison, a Catholic priest, continues to expose the subversive potential of the gospel message, especially regarding the situation of gay Christians. In three sets of essays he rejects a patronizing Christian love that does not include liking the persons concerned.
Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy
The Cross in Our Context: Jesus and the Suffering World
Douglas John Hall
Essentials of Christian Theology
William C. Placher, ed.
The Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations, revised edition
Feminism and Theology
Janet Martin Soskice and Diana Lipton, eds.
African American Religious Thought: An Anthology
Cornel West and Eddie S. Glaude Jr., eds.
The Dwelling of the Light: Praying with Icons of Christ
Robert Brown's splendid book may disillusion theological admirers of Jonathan Edwards. Those who prize Edwards's exultant expressions of the beauty of God's holiness may well find Brown's portrait of him as a polemicist preoccupied with the factual reliability of the scriptures unpalatable.
Don Saliers holds the William R. Cannon Distinguished Chair in Theology and Worship at Emory University and directs the Masters of Sacred Music Program. He is the founder and director of the Emory Chamber Players, and since 1975 has served as the organist and choirmaster for the Sunday service in Emory’s Cannon Chapel.
Toward the end of the 19th century, Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote an obituary for Jonathan Edwards's theology: "The truth is that [his] whole system of beliefs . . . is gently fading out of enlightened human intelligence, and we are hardly in a condition to realize what a tyranny it once exerted over many of the strongest minds." Holmes's pronouncement was premature.
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