Some excellent (reprinted) books came into the office today. Three Guides for the Perplexed and one Personhood and Presence. So that's this weekend's reading sorted then!
Political Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed by Elizabeth Phillips
'This is one of the most lucidly composed and carefully constructed books on political theology ... I can't wait to use this book in the classroom!'
-Craig Hovey, Ashland University, USA
Christian Ethics: A Guide for the Perplexed by Victor Lee Austin
'Austin's Guide is a rare combination: a broad, sophisticated introduction to the vast universe of Christian ethics, but one that is energised by a constant stream of engaging prose and arresting examples.'
- David Cloutier, Mount St Mary's University, USA
The Historical Jesus: A Guide for the Perplexed by Helen Bond
'This is a gem! Bond manages to canvass an ocean of modern Jesus-scholarship in an impressively concise discussion ... it is, to my knowledge, the best general-reader-level introduction to the subject available.'
-Larry W. Hurtado, University of Edinburgh, UK
Personhood and Presence: Self as a Resource for Spiritual and Pastoral Care by Ewan Kelly
'It is a very long time since I have read a work of pastoral theology as rich, perceptive, and elegantly expressed as Personhood and Presence ... The way in which Kelly weaves together theological, psychological, and poetic insights is nothing short of brilliant.'
- Neil Pembroke, University of Queensland, Australia