Welcome once again to Eerdmans All Over, a Friday roundup of all the Eerdmans-related news, reviews, interviews, and other interesting online content we can gather in a given week.
The God We Worship: An Exploration of Liturgical Theology
The Story That Chooses Us: A Tapestry of Missional Vision
George R. Hunsberger
News from Eerdmans . . .
- It’s been a quiet week at Wm B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
. . . and Elsewhere
- Amid all the furor and confusion over RFRA laws in Indiana and Arkansas over the past few weeks, two Eerdmans authors stood out as calm, reasoned, and lucid voices. Ira Lupu, co-author of Secular Government, Religious People, and Douglas Laycock, author of Religious Liberty (Volumes I and II) were both cited in this Politico article on the Indiana law. Laycock, a supporter of both same-sex marriage and RFRA legislation, was also interviewed at length by both Religion & Politics and Vox, and he was cited in this article by USA Today and quoted again the next day in this article.
- Joan Chittister, “rockstar nun” and author of several Eerdmans books, including Happiness and Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope, was a guest on the Huffington Post Religion podcast.
Jim West posted an enthusiastic review of Paul’s Divine Christology by Chris Tilling (coming May 1!):
“Tilling has herein provided academic biblical scholarship not simply a model of presentation but of clarity as well. Ambiguity is impossible for Tilling when it comes to interpreting Paul. I wish all scholars wrote as lucidly.”
- West also reviewed The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology, calling it “an impressive bit of scholarship” and concluding that “[i]t should find a place on every theologian’s desk, and kept there. It will be used constantly.”
- Charles Camosy continues to garner high-profile attention for Beyond the Abortion Wars. The Washington Post Acts of Faith blog published an article by Camosy on discrimination against pregnant women as a pro-life issue, and just yesterday Christianity Today quoted Camosy extensively on Kansas’s new ban on abortion by dismemberment. Here’s a good summary, from the CT article, of Camosy’s stance:
“We must refuse to choose between protecting and supporting mothers and protecting and supporting their prenatal children. We can and must love them both.”
Camosy also published an article on the Catholic Moral Theology blog, “Millennials Don’t Judge…Except When they Do (Or, How Not to Ask Abortion Poll Questions),” and two articles for Evangelicals for Social Action: “Sidney Callahan: Pro-Life Feminist” and “Our Current Abortion Law as a Product of Men.”
- Ken Myers discussed the seminal role of Oliver O’Donovan’s Resurrection and Moral Order in shaping his own ethics in an article for Touchstone Magazine titled “Easter & Ethics.” O’Donovan’s book, says Myers, “offers a rich defense for the lost assumption that cultural order should emulate the order of creation. . . . For O’Donovan, recognition of that order and its vindication in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the beginning of truly Christian ethics.”
- With the Talpiot Tomb in the news again, there’s sure to be renewed discussion about the burial and resurrection of Jesus. Dr. James Tabor, a religious studies professor involved in the re-exploration of the Talpiot tomb, reminded readers that The Tomb of Jesus and His Family? is an excellent resource “that explores the Talpiot ‘Jesus’ tomb and related issues from all viewpoints.”
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