Theology

Theology

Books

Boswell’s Enlightenment, by Robert Zaretsky

James Boswell, best known as Samuel Johnson’s biographer, was a lifelong seeker of truth. He struggled to put together his Calvinist religious heritage with the insights and perspectives of the Enlightenment. From 1763 to 1765 he toured Europe not just to see the historic sites but to encounter some of its greatest living thinkers, among them Rous­seau and Voltaire.

Books

Unjustifiable acts

More religious people support torture under Obama than they did under Bush. In this context, Rebecca Gordon's book is required reading.

Books

The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant, by Michael J. Gorman

For there to be a heresy about the cross, there would have to be an orthodoxy about it. Michael Gorman argues that contentions over how Jesus saves lead to an inadequate grasp of what the Passion means and does.