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The Painted Word by Tom Wolfe
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Building a Timeless House in an Instant Age by Brent Hull
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Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey
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Sarah Bessey can flat out write. I’ve read a few things here and there on her blog. She tells a story well and writes with gusto. If you enjoy bland writing and worn over imagery than by all means don’t read Jesus Feminist. She writes..." Read more of this review »
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Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion
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John Rawls and Christian Social Engagement by Greg Forster
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ReLaunch by Mark Rutland
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“For I am Saruman the Wise, Saruman Ring-maker, Saruman of Many Colours!'

I looked then and saw that his robes, which had seemed white, were not so, but were woven of all colours, and if he moved they shimmered and changed hue so that the eye was bewildered.

I liked white better,' I said.

White!' he sneered. 'It serves as a beginning. White cloth may be dyed. The white page can be overwritten; and the white light can be broken.'

In which case it is no longer white,' said I. 'And he that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.' - Gandalf”
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After Heaven by Robert Wuthnow
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Partial Faiths by John A. McClure
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Mark Ward is 40% done with White Whale: Better than the previous book. My five year old son likes it.
White Whale by Robert Siegel
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Myron Bradley Penner
“Mastery” is an inappropriate image for depicting epistemological success; knowledge is an exercise not of power but of virtue.”
Myron Bradley Penner, Christianity and the Postmodern Turn: Six Views

“Many people today acquiesce in the widespread myth, devised in the late 19th century, of an epic battle between ‘scientists’ and ‘religionists’. Despite the unfortunate fact that some members of both parties perpetuate the myth by their actions today, this ‘conflict’ model has been rejected by every modern historian of science; it does not portray the historical situation. During the 16th and 17th centuries and during the Middle Ages, there was not a camp of ‘scientists’ struggling to break free of the repression of ‘religionists’; such separate camps simply did not exist as such. Popular tales of repression and conflict are at best oversimplified or exaggerated, and at worst folkloristic fabrications (see Chapter 3 on Galileo). Rather, the investigators of nature were themselves religious people, and many ecclesiastics were themselves investigators of nature.”
Lawrence M. Principe, The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

“To sustain moral behavior, people need more than simply a list of rules. They need to be people who have a comprehensive view of the universe—a religion, or an ideology that functions like a religion—that stands behind those rules. Only such a comprehensive view can explain the rules (supplying answers to the crucial “ethical content questions” mentioned above), organize the rules (so we know how to handle difficult ethical judgments), justify the rules (making them seem plausible, and therefore worthy of obedience), and sacralize the rules (making them sacred and truly moral, rather than merely prudent advice). Without a comprehensive view of the universe, no body of ethical rules remains coherent for long.”
Greg Forster, Joy for the World: How Christianity Lost Its Cultural Influence and Can Begin Rebuilding It

Ben Witherington III
“If a seminary or Christian college has a wise provost or dean or department chair, he or she will realize that they need some faculty who are master teachers but publish little, and some scholars who can both teach and publish, and some who would be better just being research professors. It takes a variety of faculty to make up a good school. But alas, even in schools that have such administrators, promotion and sabbaticals are often based on publications or planned publications, not just on reviews of one’s classroom performances. Thus, some scholars who find research and writing a huge cross to bear are forced to carry that cross all the way to Golgotha Publishing House in order to get promoted. It really ought not to be that way at a Christian school, where the main goal should be “training students or budding clergy in the way that they should go.”
Ben Witherington III, Is there a Doctor in the House?: An Insider's Story and Advice on becoming a Bible Scholar

Ross Douthat
“Many of the overlapping crises in American life, from our foreign policy disasters to the housing bubble to the rate of out-of-wedlock births, can be traced to the impulse to emphasize one particular element of traditional Christianity—one insight, one doctrine, one teaching or tradition—at the expense of all the others. The goal is always progress: a belief system that’s simpler or more reasonable, more authentic or more up-to-date. Yet the results often vindicate the older Christian synthesis. Heresy sets out to be simpler and more appealing and more rational, but it often ends up being more extreme.”
Ross Douthat, Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics

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