June 25, 2016

Summer Reading

I've been slightly firehosed with reading so far this year.  For my summer school reading, I've read a rather heady Philosophy for Understanding Theology, by Diogenes Allen and Eric Springfield.  Christian Philosophy: A Systematic and Narrative Introduction by Craig G. Bartholomew and Michael W. Gohen.   An enthusiastically postmodern Philosophy and Theology by John D. Caputo.  An Invitation to Analytic Christian Theology by Thomas H. McCall.  Does the Center Hold? An Introduction to Western Philosophy by Donald Palmer.   Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism?: Taking Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault to Church by James K. A. Smith.
A bunch of reading, but next i'm going to dive into The Existence of God by Richard Swinburne next.  And then into a few texts in relation to St. Augustine and philosophy.  With some additional reading in empirical theology in The Problem of Perception and the Experience of God: Toward an Empirical Theology by Sameer Yadav,

I've also read a bit of the Science of Discworld, a 1999 book by Terry Pratchett and popular science writers Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen.

June 5, 2016

Spring Reading

This Spring has been full of reading for school and otherwise.
For one seminar, I read the following books: The Holy Trinity by Robert Letham, Two views of the doctrine of the Trinity edited by Jason Sexton, Rediscovering the Triune God: the Trinity in Contemporary Theology by Stanley Grenz, The Trinity by St Augustine of Hippo, Paul and the Trinity by Wesley Hill, The Deep Things of God, by Fred Sanders, The Christian Doctrine of God, One Being Three Persons by T.F. Torrance, and
On God and Christ: The Five Theological Orations and Two Letters to Cledonius by St. Gregory of Nazianzus.  For another class I read Jesus the Jewish Theologian by Brad H. Young, and  Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of Jesus Can Transform Your Faith by Ann Spangler, et al.  I also picked up a few other books to read to complement the above reading on some papers. etc: The Bible: Breathed from God by Robert L. Saucy, Beyond the Obvious: Discover the Deeper Meaning of Scripture by James Deyoung, et al. and Illumination and Interpretation: The Holy Spirits Role in Hermeneutics by M.X. Seaman.