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Ben gives us a couple of extremely good posts, one on the late John Updike and the second detailing what looks to be an excellent collection of essays on the practice of theology in the latest issue of IJST.

R.O. Flyer gives a perceptive analysis of the legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and tells us why we can’t all like him. The fact that everyone feels compelled to laud Bonhoeffer indicates that in all likelihood many of us just don’t understand him.

Dave Horstkoetter gives some good commentary on the Obama inauguration and the theological issues surrounding the problem(s) of race in America.

There’s a guest review at Theology Forum on a fascinating-looking book by Malcolm Yarnell entitled, The Formation of Christian Doctrine. It offers a sort of Believers’ Church proposal on the nature of theology–definitely already on my list of stuff to read.

Thomas Bridges also has a great post drawing from Balthasar about the nature of Paul’s apostolicity and its ecclesiological implications.

2 Comments

  1. Rasselas wrote:

    “Like” is not the same thing as “admire.”

    Friday, January 30, 2009 at 3:52 pm | Permalink
  2. Halden, thanks for the link. But, well let’s put it this way, perhaps you might want to check into Yarnell’s book (and Yarnell) a bit more before making it a priority. Just a suggestion

    Monday, February 2, 2009 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

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