Books

Books

Communion and Otherness: Further Studies in Personhood and the Church

Interest in Eastern Orthodoxy has been rising for several decades. At a time when many churches simplify and repackage their messages in current idioms that can seem shallow and ephemeral, Orthodoxy offers some people a deeper mystery and a stable tradition.

BookMarks

The 200 black and white photos are glorious enough to make this book worth the price, even without the rich accompanying text.

Heaven explained

Christians don’t go to heaven when we die—that’s the dramatic way to summarize N. T. Wright’s book. The Christian hope is that our bodies will be raised on a transformed Earth when Christ returns, not that our souls will be freed of our bodies so that they can get to heaven.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

An ambitious young man leaves the provinces, hoping to make his fortune in the city. He first is infatuated with the glittering world he finds there, then gradually becomes disillusioned by the anxiety and corruption beneath the bright surface. What moral choices will the young man make? What will he become if he remains in the city?

The Myth of American Diplomacy: National Identity and U.S. Foreign Policy

These are sobering times. I recently attended a faculty meeting hosted by my university’s chief officer for emergency planning.