BA Books & Authors on the Web – September 5, 2014

Cover ArtDaniel Block, author of For the Glory of God, was interviewed about recovering a biblical theology of worship on the Janet Mefferd Show.

At Freedom in Orthodoxy, Johnny Walker reviewed War and the American Difference by Stanley Hauerwas.

Zambian Economist reflected on Nicholas Wolterstorff’s Journey toward Justice.

James Pate, at James’ Ramblings, reviewed Caryn Reeder’s The Enemy in the Household.

Joey Cochran shared a quote from Clayton Croy’s Prima Scriptura.

The Deeper Waters Podcast discussed the formation of the canon with Lee McDonald, author of The Biblical Canon and The Canon Debate.

BA Books & Authors on the Web – July 3, 2014

Cover ArtJohn Walker, at Freedom in Orthodoxy, reviewed James K.A. Smith’s Who’s Afraid of Relativism?

“[I]f the church were to heed Smith’s warnings she would grow serious about cultural formation, developing a rich liturgical life, replete with rituals, fasts, and festivities. She would understand her purpose as, most basically, to be herself. To be a witness to the gospel in a world that knows not God. She would understand that Christian particularity is not something to be downplayed, but embraced, for it is only in our particularity that we have anything to offer the world.”

Tim Hoiland reviewed Journey toward Justice, by Nicholas Wolterstorff.

Biblical Preaching, by Haddon Robinson, was reviewed at the Young Restless and Reformed Blog.

Stanley Hauerwas, author of War and the American Difference and With the Grain of the Universe, has been appointed to a Chair in Theological Ethics at the University of Aberdeen.

Dean Borgman, author of Foundations for Youth Ministry, was interviewed by Youth Specialties.

Peter Enns, author of Inspiration and Incarnation, interviewed Daniel Kirk, author of Jesus have I Loved, but Paul?, as part of his ongoing “Aha” Moments series.

 

BA Books & Authors on the Web – April 18, 2014

Cover ArtSteve Bishop at An Accidental Blog reviewed The Good of Politics, by James Skillen.

“We can serve God and do politics – in fact we can serve God in doing politics. Religion and politics do mix! In part this is why Skillen has written this excellent book, the title of which may seem to some Christians to be outrageous – how can politics be good? “

Rick Lee James quoted “An Appeal to Abolish War” from War and the American Difference by Stanley Hauerwas.

John Frederick discussed the forthcoming Galatians and Christian Theology, which he edited along with Mark Elliot, Scott Hafemann, and N.T. Wright.

David Turner, author of the Matthew volume in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, wrote about the Jesus Wife Fragment.”

At Panorama of a Book Saint, Conrade Yap reviewed Haddon Robinson’s Biblical Preaching, Third Edition.

At Pneuma Review, Michael Muoki Wambua reviewed Everyday Theology, edited by Kevin Vanhoozer, Charles Anderson, and Michael Sleasman.

BA Books & Authors on the Web – December 13, 2013

Congratulations to Myron Penner (The End of Apologetics), Scott Sunquist (Understanding Christian Mission), and Steven Boyer and Christopher Hall (The Mystery of God) on being winners in the 2014 Christianity Today Book Awards!

At Englewood Review of Books, Andy Hassler reviewed The Rebirth of the Church, by Eddie Gibbs.

David Johnson reviewed Graham Twelftree’s Paul and the Miraculous, for Renewal Dynamics.

At Freedom in Orthodoxy, Johnny Walker interviewed Chris Keith about his forthcoming work, Jesus Against the Scribal Elite.

Matthew Montonini, at New Testament Perspectives, is looking forward to Rodney Decker’s Reading Koine Greek.

Noah Berlatsky reflected on War and the American Difference, by Stanley Hauerwas.

At The Gospel Coalition, Matt Smethurst lists Thomas Schreiner’s The King in His Beauty as a one of the best books of 2013.

Tim Challies recommended the Song of Songs volume by Richard Hess in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms.

And Matthew Dowling at Desposyni included With the Grain of the Universe, by Stanley Hauerwas; Christian Theology 3rd edition, by Millard Erickson; and Justification and the Gospel, by R. Michael Allen, in his “Theologian’s Guide to Christmas Gifting”.

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BA Books & Authors on the Web – August 09, 2013

Cover ArtJosh Hays at Towers Magazine interviewed Thomas Schreiner about The King in His Beauty.

“I took the title of the book from Isaiah 33:17, where he says, ‘You will see the king in his beauty.’ The story of the Bible is that God, as Lord and creator, is king, and he created us to rule the world for him. Human beings rejected God’s rule and sinned. God is king, but he doesn’t treat human beings as he did fallen angels. He promises in Genesis 3:15 that victory will be won (the world will be reclaimed) through the offspring of the woman who crushes the serpent. So that’s the narrative: how will God reclaim his rule over the world through human beings?”

Also, Jim West at Zwinglius Redivivus reviewed The King in His Beauty.

Jonathan Merritt interviewed Stanley Hauerwas, author of War and the American Difference, in a post titled Politics, patriotism, and pacifism.

Daniel Peterson featured Myron Penner’s The End of Apologetics in his article Defending the Faith: Theological training not required to believe in Christ.

Michael Bird reviewed Scripture and Tradition by Edith Humphrey.

Publishers Weekly noted a number of awards for Baker Academic and Brazos Press titles.

Nijay Gupta reviewed Seven Events That Shaped the New Testament World, and recommended some Fall ’13 Baker Academic releases.

New Release: Stanley Hauerwas’ With the Grain of the Universe in Paperback

This major work by one of the world’s top theologians offers a provocative and closely argued perspective on natural theology. Stanley Hauerwas shows how natural theology, divorced from a confessional doctrine of God, inevitably distorts our understanding of God’s character and the world in which we live.

This critically acclaimed book, winner of a Christianity Today Book Award, is now in paper. It includes a new afterword that sets the book in contemporary context and responds to critics.

“This is a book to delight and to educate the reader. As always, Hauerwas is wonderfully worth reading, and here the wide-screen scale of his vision is at full stretch. I cannot imagine any reader of this book not benefiting in all sorts of tangential ways from its densely packed route through some of the highways and by-ways of twentieth-century theology.”
-Richard S. Briggs, Heythrop Journal

“What does Christian witness mean in today’s world? Stanley Hauerwas […] answers this question by developing a highly original approach to natural theology. Through imaginative and often provocative arguments, Hauerwas challenges and often inverts many conventional assumptions in Christian theology and ethics. Written for the Gifford Lectures, this is an academic book. But anyone broadly conversant with Christian theology will be able to follow the main ideas here and will be richly stimulated by one of the leading theologians writing today.”
-America

Stanley Hauerwas (PhD, Yale University) is the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He is the author of numerous books, including Cross-Shattered Christ, A Cross-Shattered Church, War and the American Difference, and Matthew in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible.

For more information on With the Grain of the Universe, click here.