Books

Books

From Paul to Valentinus: Christians at Rome in the First Two Centuries

Peter Lampe, professor of New Testament at Heidelberg, begins his magisterial book by giving us a definite date for the break of Christians from the Roman synagogues—49 AD, when the emperor Claudius expelled some Jews from Rome. From then on, Romans often persecuted Christians rather than Jews.

Take and read

Christian ethics, like other theological disciplines, constantly rethinks its history in light of current problems. Hollenbach continues this effort with a focus on the tradition of Catholic moral theology.

Sober stories

When Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith founded Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935, they created one of the landmark organizations of the modern era.

Take and read

Eire, a Reformation historian, writes of his early childhood in Cuba and his wrenching exile from his family and country at the age of 11.

In the thick of it

Many seminaries and pulpits are filled these days with “second-career” clergy.