Lewis and Dante

New stuff! Requested by Doug Wilson “Where God gives the gift, the ‘foolishness of preaching’ is still mighty. But best of all is a team of two: one to deliver the preliminary intellectual barrage, and the other to follow up with a direct attack on the heart.”_ An inveterate scholar, throughout his lifetime C.S. Lewis…

Augustine, Edwards, and Flannery

New stuff! Requested by Tim Edwards Throughout church history, the book of Psalms has enjoyed wider use and acclaim than almost any other book of the Bible. Early Christians extolled it for its fullness of Christian doctrine, monks memorized and recited it daily, lay people have prayed its words as their own, and churches have…

Historical and Other Stuff

New books are in! Requested by David Erb Even fallen humans compose beautiful symphonies, music that touches emotions as nothing else can. Resounding Truth shows Christians how to uncover the Gospel message found in the many melodies that surround us. Theologian and musician Jeremy Begbie believes our divinely inspired imagination reveals opportunity for sincere, heartfelt…

Lots of Baptism

Requested by Joshua Appel This meticulously researched book recounts how the early sixteenth-century Reformers, steering a course between the old Latin rites on the one hand and the Anabaptist movement on the other, developed a baptismal service that they understood to be reformed according to Scripture. Hughes Oliphant Old’s study shows the Reformed baptismal rite…

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New Swag

Term officially approved by Chris Schlect and George Grant. Requested by Joshua Appel In this book, Phillip Cary argues that Augustine invented the concept of the self as a private inner space-a space into which one can enter and in which one can find God. Although it has often been suggested that Augustine in some…

Translation

New books! Requested by Tim Edwards The near sacrifice and miraculous restoration of a beloved son is a central but largely overlooked theme in both Judaism and Christianity. This book explores how this notion of child sacrifice constitutes an overlooked bond between the two religions. Requested by Jayson Grieser In this brief book, two New…

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Herodotus and People

Here’s the new stuff this week! Requested by David Erb Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition, Third Edition, explores the conceptual frameworks that have shaped musical development from antiquity to the present. In a lively narrative that prompts readers to think both critically and creatively, Douglass Seaton uses historical documents from thinkers, artists,…