Although it is anachronistic to put it this way, the subtext of this reappraisal of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator is the question, “Do black lives matter?” That question put to Lincoln doesn’t yield a simple question.
Fraenkel taught philosophy to Palestinian youth, Muslims in Indonesia, Hasidic Jews in New York, teens in Brazil, and indigenous people in Canada. These locations were chosen deliberately to engage issues of ideological conflict and social and racial division, and the struggles of indigenous peoples with colonialism.
Historical theologian Robert L. Calhoun had mythic status as a lecturer at Yale Divinity School—even unbelievers attended his courses on Christian theology—but he didn’t publish much. George Lindbeck has done us a great favor by editing and publishing Calhoun’s lectures on the history of Christian doctrine. Lindbeck’s introduction provides perspective on Calhoun’s theology.
What is forgiveness, and is it always possible? Are there times when it is unwise? Is it even feasible when someone refuses to repent? These are some of the questions James Voiss takes up in his astute analysis of forgiveness.
In this work based on the Bampton Lectures given at Oxford, Young covers key topics in the Christian faith, including creation, anthropology, Christology, soteriology, spirituality, ecclesiology, and Mariology. She connects early church theologians to our context, providing an excellent model for how to retrieve wisdom from the ancients responsibly.