Theology

Theology

Books

Accidents of Providence, by Stacia M. Brown

Paul Elie has lamented the absence of serious engagement with Christianity in contemporary fiction. He should read Stacia Brown.

Books

Mercy, by Walter Kasper

Walter Kasper contends that mercy is one of those words that we use without really grasping its profundity.

Books

Found Theology, by Ben Quash

For Ben Quash, scripture and tradition are givens. Our task is to discover and reinterpret what we have been given.

Books

Jesus Was a Migrant, by Deirdre Cornell, and Border Patrol Nation, by Todd Miller

Two new books on immigration complement each other well. And where Todd Miller’s falls short, Deirdre Cornell’s shines most brightly.

Books

No Home Like Place, by Leonard Hjalmarson

The biblical story is in part one of displacement, exile, and pilgrimage. But there must be a settled location from which to be displaced and from which to go on pilgrimage. Biblical faith is, after all, incarnational: Jesus came to a specific place and time. Though sent out to the world, the apostles went to particular places like Antioch, Corinth, and Rome.

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The Sixth Extinction, by Elizabeth Kolbert

For Elizabeth Kolbert, the human story reads like a Greek tragedy. Near the end, we realize too late that we brought about our own demise.

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Faith Speaking Understanding, by Kevin J. Vanhoozer

Kevin Vanhoozer demonstrates that Christian thought is a more engaging, embodied affair than much that passes for thinking these days.