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Williams (at last), Owen, and MacBeth

Behold, new books!  Including the first of many new additions by the one and only Charles Williams. In these brilliant lectures Berlin surveys the myriad attempts to define Romanticism, distills its essence, traces its developments from its first stirrings to its apotheosis, and shows how its lasting legacy permeates our own outlook. Combining the freshness…

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Book Tasting

You know, like a wine tasting, only with books.  Have some quotable lines and commonplace-worthy selections from a few of the stories we set out on the New Books shelf – because break is coming, and you will want some great down-time reading.      Let me say something about that word: miracle.  For too…

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A Schlect Sort of Week

Upon request, I will be adding the names of the selectors to each new book in these posts.  This week, Mr. Schlect’s books happened to arrive all at once, so most of these new arrivals are his. This new edition of Religion in American Life, written by three of the country’s most eminent historians of religion, offers…

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Thomas Peck, Oprah, and Othello

Based on the ideal of personal excellence, Ethics, Faith, and Reason, by Richard Taylor, is a radical departure from contemporary approaches to ethics.  In this new book, the author revives the ancient moral ideas of virtue, happiness, and pride rather than analyzing such concepts as moral right and wrong, moral obligation, and so on.  Among…

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Billy Graham, Gary North, et al

Tyndale’s weekly haul! The Bible in the English language is among the great achievements of all time, not only as a masterpiece of inspired writing but as a witness to the place of the Scriptures in the life of the English-speaking peoples, and Bruce’s work, recognised for 30 years as the best on its subject,…

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Glory, Reformation, and Asterix

New books!  Crisp!  Shiny!  Happy! The work opens with a critical review of developments in Protestant and Catholic Theology since the Reformation which have led to the steady neglect of aesthetics in Christian theology. From here, von Balthasar turns to the central theme of the volume: the question of theological knowledge. He re-examines the nature…

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Majora Canamus

Dr. David Erb joined us this week – welcome and hurrah! MAJORA CANAMUS (Let us sing of greater things) And without Controversy, great is the Mystery of Godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justify’d by the Spirit, seen of Angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the World, received up in Glory. In…