What are you hoping to
read this summer? We posed this question to the Century staff, a group of people with diverse tastes
and interests. Along with commenting on our choices, feel free to post your own
in the comments. --Ed.
Musicophilia, by Oliver
Sacks. This promises to be a fascinating, in-depth account of the
physiological/psychological/emotive effects music has on us.
Democracy, and the Radical Ordinary, by Stanley Hauerwas and Romand Coles. A
constructive conversation between Hauerwas and political theorist Coles on the
relationship between Christianity and democracy. Particularly relevant as an
extension of my studies with Franklin Gamwell.
The Once and Future Challenge for Theology, by Sheila Greeve Davaney. I'm interested in how
Davaney's pragmatic historicism serves as a method for constructive theologians who take history
seriously--in particular, who take seriously the ethics of belief
implicit in the historico-critical method.