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Books

God's Last Words: Reading the English Bible from the Reformation to Fundamentalism

One of the comical moments in the early history of printing occurred in 1631, when the English printer Robert Barker produced an edition of the scriptures which became known as the “Wicked Bible.” This edition contained a misprint of the seventh commandment.

Aristotle's Children: How Christians, Muslims, and Jews Rediscovered Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated the Dark Ages

About 15 years ago a proposal to eliminate the Th.D. degree was brought before a Harvard Divinity School faculty meeting. Those favoring the proposal argued that the degree is anachronistic and offered by few graduate schools.
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Burden of choice

Barry Schwartz’s book became a page-turner for me when he began discussing a survey of preferences in medical care. The majority of nonpatients said they would want to be in charge of their treatment if they were to get cancer, he reported. But most of those who actually had cancer wanted their doctors to take over.

What kind of pacifist?

Stanley Hauerwas and I first met at a conference at Bethel College in Kansas in the early 1980s.

The Cross in Our Context: Jesus and the Suffering World

If Douglas John Hall is right, the gospel has been almost eclipsed by Christian triumphalism.