Saturday, December 14, 2013
So What am I Reading?
1. The Eternal Generation of the Son by Kevin Giles
The Trinity and the contemporary gender debate has been around, at least in my circles, since Biola. When I first began to question my views on the ordination of women, one of the first arguments lobbed my way was in regards to the Trinity. Of course, this text isn't about gender roles, but I've made a point of studying the doctrine in as much depth as possible.
2. Jesus is Lord, Caesar is Not by Scot McKnight and Joseph B. Modica
This very tense debate is simmering over at Fuller, as is the pacifism/just war debate. I love McKnight and many contributors in this text, so I think I've chosen ... wisely.
3. The World of the New Testament by Joel B. Green and Lee Martin MacDonald
Allison and I were graced by a free autographed copy of this text by one of the editors, Dr. MacDonald. Although I didn't particularly enjoy history at Biola, now I've become so drenched in the world of the New Testament that history has begun to breathe for me.
4. Paul: A Critical Life by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
While I don't agree with everything here, Murphy-O'Connor has shown me multiple new ways of considering the apostle Paul.
5. The Crucified God by Jurgen Moltmann
Love Moltmann, and finding his Christology to be intriguing as well as eminently quotable.
6. Theological Diversity and the Authority of the Old Testament by John Goldingay
Goldingay reads as smooth as a syrup milkshake, with plenty of protein for thought thrown in there. Distinguishing between formal contradictions and differences helps a lot.
7. God's Word in Human Words/ Sacred Word, Broken Word by Kenton Sparks
Mostly, these texts deal with historical criticism and the effect it has/ought to have on evangelical theology. Sparks sometimes seems to bite off more than he can chew, but there is a lot of interesting material here. I prefer GWiHW over SWBW.
8. Pauline Christology by Gordon D. Fee
So far, a marvelous and heady and exhaustive treatment of the Pauline texts.
What's on your list?