Books

Books

Take and read

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

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.

Take and read

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.

Heart on his sleeve

At a time when so much spiritual writing is earnest, edifying and all-too-purposeful, these books by Brian Doyle will buttonhole and charm you.