New Book Releases

June 20, 2008

As is usual, there are some very promising books recently released or coming-out over the next few months, especially for those interested in First Things or ISI sort of stuff.

Marriage: The Dream that Refuses to Die (posthumous) by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Eleonore Raoul Professor of the Humanities and the founding director of the Institute for Women’s Studies at Emory University.

What is Truth?: From the Academy to the Vatican by John Rist, Emeritus Professor of Classics and Philosophy at McGill University.

Sovereignty: God, State, and Self by Jean Bethke Elshtain, Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago.

Orthodox and Modern: Studies in the Theology of Karl Barth by Bruce McCormick, Weyerhaeuser Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Divine and Human Agency in Paul and His Cultural Environment, edited by John M. G. Barclay (Durham University) and Simon Gathercole (Cambridge University).

Engagement With God: The Drama of Christian Discipleship by Hans Urs von Balthasar

And most exciting of all is the release of Early Edition, Season One, on DVD!

Brooke Fraser

June 6, 2008

Here is a fine video of “Albertine” by Brooke Fraser — a song recalling her trip to Rwanda. Brooke is a quite popular singer-songwriter in Australia (where she lives) and New Zealand (where she was born and bred) but is little known elsewhere. However, her intelligent lyrics and attractive voice have gained her increasing attention in the Christian music world. She attends Hillsong Church in Sydney and has contributed to the Hillsong United worship band. Her work with Hillsong is in the praise & worship genre, but her solo material is more akin to Jars of Clay or Nichole Nordeman. One positive sign that this is an above average artist is that her latest single, “C. S. Lewis Song,” is a song about themes from Lewis’ Mere Christianity.