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This past week I was up in Rhode Island at the national meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.  In between attending a few great papers and bumping into people, I also had a chance to pick up a few books.  Here's the complete list of what I came home with.  Fortunately, some of these books were gratis, kind gifts from kind publishers.  But here's what I bought/got


From the Fortress Press table (Go Lutherans!): Works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, volume 10, covering 1928-1931, and volume 13, covering 1933-9135 while DB was in London.  I also picked up I am Bonhoeffer:  A Credible Life (a novel).  Who says theologians don't read fiction?


From the Westminster John Knox Press table:  The Gospel according to Bruce Springsteen, which, as my good friend Sean has already pointed out, is written by a Unitarian Universalist.  Hey, if you're gonna get somebody to write on the gospel who better?  I also picked up:  Preachers and Misfits, Prophets and Thieves:  The Minister in Southern Fiction (speaking of fiction).  I suspect there's got to be something in there about a transplanted preacher from Wales preaching in a southern accent and using illustrations from Bruckner.


From Brazos and Baker:  Everyday Theology:  How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends, with Kevin Vanhoozer as lead editor.


From IVP:  Incarnation:  The Person and Life of Christ by Torrance; The New Global Mission:  The Gospel from Everywhere to Everyone by Samuel Escobar; Salvation Belongs to Our God:  Celebrating the Bible's Central Story by Christopher J H Wright; and the very hefty (996 page) Global Dictionary of Theology.


Our friends from Table Talk and Ligonier were also there and Burk Parsons was kind enough to give me a copy of his edited book John Calvin:  A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, and Doxology.


So what do you get when you cross Calvin and Bonhoeffer with Bruce Springsteen in the South all the while with a global theological awareness?


 I don't know.  Check back in a few weeks after I had a chance to read these.



Posted November 24, 2008 @ 1:02 PM by Stephen Nichols
TOPICS: Books, reading

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