Books

Books

Selling the Reformation

A review of Andrew Pettegree

Luther understood the “aesthetics of the book” but not the economics of the book. He never made a pfennig from his publications.

Transformed by Spirit-Chi

A review of Grace Ji-Sun Kim

The Spirit’s loving, life-giving, transformative power—Divine Eros—connects us, moves within us, and can heal the wounds of our division.

Shadows of a saint

Charles Williams’s magical Christianity

Williams was at once theologian, mystic, poet, novelist, editor, playwright, and critic, not to mention (possibly) a living Anglican saint.

The morality of drone warfare

A review of Kenneth R. Himes, OFM

How might Christian communities take up war-making and peacemaking as acts of discipleship?

Revaluing care

A review of Anne-Marie Slaughter

The social value we give to caring for other people is not simply a women’s issue: it concerns men, women, and the whole society’s common good.

Beethoven for a Later Age, by Edward Dusinberre

The sacred is experienced in liminal spaces where profound silence happens. But behind the silence is activity.

The Woman, the Hour, and the Garden, by Addison Hodges Hart

Hart’s vision is at once allegorical, moral, and eschatological. Christ, married to the church, draws us into deeper life with God.

Reckoning with racism

A review of Drew G. I. Hart

Why does the church participate in modern-day lynching, or at most turn a blind eye, rather than protesting as our faith would dictate?

Emancipation and economics

A review of Harold Holzer and Norton Garfinkle

Lincoln understood that the dream of well-being, if not radically democratized, would for some people only be a nightmare.