Books

Books

Theology

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Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation, by Cynthia D. Moe-Lobeda. Moe-Lobeda’s Lutheran acknowledgment of the moral ambiguity of all human action does not deter her from calling for an ethic of love that aims at forging just and sustainable relations between humans and the earth.

Cover Story

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What one book do pastors need?

We asked pastors and professors, “If you had to choose one book to help a person embarking on pastoral ministry, what would it be?”

The Power and the Glory, by Graham Greene

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This is a picture of ministry shorn of all romanticism, polite piety, and social support, of ministry sustained only by Christ.

Old Testament

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Rediscovering Eve: Ancient Israelite Women in Context, by Carol Meyers. A distinguished archaeologist, Meyers first published Discovering Eve in 1988, using cultural anthropology, ethnography, and archaeology to reconstruct the everyday lives of Israelite women in ancient times.

Journey toward Justice, by Nicholas P. Wolterstorff

Spring books

After describing encounters with the oppressed in South Africa and Honduras, Nicholas Wolterstorff offers a carefully honed analysis of justice within a Christian framework.