The Apostle Paul and the Introspective Conscience of the West

Krister Stendahl’s essay launched the academic movement called the New Perspective on Paul.  The New Perspective has been a watershed in the move from an individualistic interpretation of Paul to one grounded in his own Jewishness.  This movement is an invaluable tool in getting beyond the Protestant slant on Paul dominant over the last several […]

A pretty good book on Christian Reconstruction & Conservatism in the 1980s

In 1981 Newsweek labelled Christian Reconstruction “the think tank of the Religious right”.   Yet Reconstructionism has been demonized like few movements in American religion and politics. Here is a book that is somewhat objective and fairly free of screeching on the subject.  R. J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism by Michael Joseph McVicar  

The Road to New Creation

Isaiah 35.1–10; Luke 10.25–37 Sermon at the Service of Re-dedication for the Priory of England and the Islands of the Most Venerable Order of The Hospital of St John of Jerusalem Durham Cathedral, Saturday 23 September 2006 by the Bishop of Durham, Dr N. T. Wright There is a great theme in the scriptures which […]

Communitas revisited: a really good book on city planning

A review of Communitas: Means of Livelihood and Ways of Life by Paul and Percival Goodman (University of Chicago Press, 1947). (New revised edition: New York, Vintage Books, 1960, $1.25, London, Mayflower Books, 10s.). A great number of books were published on both sides of the Atlantic in the years immediately after the war, on […]