Theology

Theology

Books

God Mocks, by Terry Lindvall

Although the title refers to divine mocking, this volume focuses primarily on the ways people mock one another around religious beliefs and practices. Tracing satire through the history of religious thought, professor and film producer Terry Lindvall locates each mocker on two scales: from humor to rage, and from ridicule to moral purpose.

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Philosophy in Seven Sentences, by Douglas Groothuis

This book will not shatter paradigms or destabilize worldviews. It will make readers think, and sometimes laugh, as they are introduced to (or fondly recall) the thought of Protagoras, Socrates, Aristotle, Augus­tine, Descartes, Pascal, and Kierke­gaard. Groothuis, who teaches philosophy at Denver Seminary, is known as a Christian apologist.

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Full of emptiness

A review of John Corrigan

Emptiness can alternatively mean too little or too much. It is sometimes unclear where emptiness is distinct from excess.

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Glimpses of Boko Haram

A review of Virginia Comolli

The history and struggles of the Nigerian movement known as Boko Haram are more complicated than they first appear.