Books

Books

Kingdom coming

We have needed a good biography of Walter Rauschenbusch for some time, and Christopher Evans has provided us with the best one so far.

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The most important historian of Israelite religion probes the sources and issues of the 6th century BCE, now a focus of the most generative work on the production of the Hebrew Bible.

God Is Not . . . Religious, Nice, "One of Us," an American, a Capitalist

Countless apples later, it seems that we have given up on becoming like God and have settled instead for making God like ourselves. Negative theology is a venerable tradition that acknowledges the lure of this temptation and refuses it by modestly trying only to describe what God is not.

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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.

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These two important new reference works provide comprehensive guides to the field of ethics.