Blogging has several functions. One function that I particularly enjoy is broadcasting what’s “out there,” an appropriately vague phrase to capture the bewildering number of events, films, and books that deserve attention. I informed Mere O readers about recent films that are stirring the culture wars. In this post, I want to mention some promising new and upcoming books. Of course what qualifies as “promising” is relative to my idiosyncrasies and interests. Please let me know if any of them interest you, and if there are other new and upcoming titles that you want to read.
M. G. Piety, Ways of Knowing: Kierkegaard’s Pluralist Epistemology (September)
David G. Horrell, Cherryl Hunt & Christopher Southgate, Greening Paul: Rereading the Apostle in a Time of Ecological Crisis (October)
Laura Hobgood-Oster, The Friends We Keep: Unleashing Christianity’s Compassion for Animals (October)
Wesley Hill, Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality (September)
Michael S. Horton, The Christian Faith: Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way (January 2011). From the publisher: “Michael Horton’s highly anticipated The Christian Faith represents his magnum opus and will be viewed as one of––if not the––most important systematic theologies since Louis Berkhof wrote his in 1932.”
Daniel K. Williams, God’s Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right (October). From the publisher: “The most comprehensive history of the Christian Right ever published, revealing how the movement has transformed national politics.”
Anthony Kenny, A New History of Western Philosophy (October). Combining the individual volumes into a single volume, this is the most important history of Western philosophy since Frederick Copleston’s.