Summer reading list

June 24, 2011

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.

Christianity,
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.

Historicism:
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.

Comments

Summer Reading

Might want to include: Walking the Bible and Generation Freedom by Bruce Feiler