Thursday 7 February 2008

Around the traps

Christian critiques Jeffrey Stout’s “subordination of the Christian narrative to the narrative of the state,” and Mark C. Taylor suggests that “we come closest to the gods in moments of play.” Halden offers a brilliant one-two punch on non-violence, including the memorable observation: “I can’t imagine a more minimalistic ethic than one that says we shouldn’t kill each other. Not killing people is easy.”

Meanwhile, I’ve started reading a very cool philosophy blog called Larval Subjects. And I’ve also been listening to Quentin Skinner’s marvellous public lecture on Milton and freedom: you can hear it as a podcast.

There are some forthcoming theology conferences which look very good: John Owen Today (with speakers like George Hunsinger, Stephen Holmes, Carl Trueman and Kelly Kapic), and Christology and Ethics (with speakers like John Webster, Kathryn Tanner, Wentzel van Huyssteen, Bernd Wannenwetsch and LeRon Shults).

And, best of all, Continuum’s popular “Guides for the Perplexed” series has now been taken up by T&T Clark, with an impressive lineup of planned theological titles (their first volume was on de Lubac) – you can check out their planned titles, and you might also like to suggest some additional perplexing topics for the series.


Alex said...

Thanks for the info. I was a student of Kelly Kapic's at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. I took Christology & Intro to New Testament with him.

Unknown said...

Hi Ben,

Thanks for the plug. I believe that's two I owe you!



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