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New and Upcoming Books of Interest: Fall/Winter 2010-11

July 19th, 2010 | 11 min read

By Christopher Benson

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.



BAKER PUBLISHING GROUP (Baker, Baker Academic, Brazos)


  • Richard Bauckham, The Bible and Ecology: Rediscovering the Community of Creation (August)
  • 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.”





  • Roy F. BaumeisterDonna Freitas, Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance, and Religion on America’s College Campuses (August)
  • Roy F. Baumeister, Is There Anything Good About Men?: How Cultures Flourish by Exploiting Men (August)
  • Paul Froese & Christopher Bader, America’s Four Gods: What We Say About God––And What That Says About Us (October)
  • D. Stephen Long, Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (October)
  • Robert Scruton, The Uses of Pessimism: And the Danger of False Hope (October)
  • Henry Chadwick, Augustine of Hippo: A Life (October)
  • 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.
  • Elizabeth Knowles, How to Read a Word (December)
  • Bernard Schweizer, Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism (December)
  • Michael Schaller, Ronald Reagan (January 2011)
  • Kevin Whitehead, Why Jazz?: A Concise Guide (January 2011)
  • David Sehat, The Myth of American Religious Freedom (January 2011)
  • Lisa D. Pearce & Melinda Lundquist Denton, A Faith of Their Own: Stability and Change in the Religiosity of America’s Adolescents (January 2011)
  • Mark Regnerus & Jeremy Uecker, Premarital Sex in America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think about Marrying (January 2011)
  • Cass R. Sunstein, Going to Extremes: How Like Minds Unite and Divide (February 2011)
  • Scott H. Hendrix, Luther: A Very Short Introduction (February 2011)