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Is the Bible summer reading?

Is the Bible summer reading?

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Voting in the library over this question has sparked debate -- particularly over how we're supposed to interpret the question itself. For students taking summer classes, it may seem like an automatic YES. But some voters have been known to break the binary and answer both YES and NO. Cast your vote in the library! 

Journal of the Week: Theological Review.

One of the more interesting journals that Phillips Library subscribes to is the Theological Review, published by the Near East School of Theology in Beirut, Lebanon. The Near East School of Theology is one of a handful of Christian schools of theology in the Middle East. It is interdenominational, with focus on service to evangelical churches of North Africa and the Middle East.

Theological Review is published twice a year, and the current issue is April 2017. The library has hard copy holdings beginning in 1978, the beginning of publication. The journal is indexed in ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials, and all issues are available in full text.

The April 2017 issue is a special issue with focus on the Reformation, specifically the affects of the Reformation 500 years later in Germany and Lebanon.

A few interesting articles from the April issue:

“Reformation from Within: The Reception of Luther in the Church of the East in Nineteenth-Century Iran,” by Martin Tamcke

“Does Islam need a Martin Luther?,” by Tarif Khalidi

“The Long Road to Identity: How Lutheran and Anglican Missionary Congregations Became Independent Churches in the Holy Land During the Twentieth Century,” by Roland Loffler

Ebook of the Week: Postcolonial Public Theology by Paul S. Chung

"Postcolonial Public Theology is a tour de force--theological reflection transformed by encounter with the most compelling intellectual discourses of our time. It offers prophetic challenge to the hegemony of economic globalization. Evolutionary science's encounter with life's limit questions requires an ethically responsible practice of scientific rationality, measured by sufficient, sustainable livelihood for all. Interreligious engagement compels us to take seriously the realities of cultural hybridity and social location in reimagining a polycentric Christianity. Postcolonial Public Theology makes the case for public theology to turn toward postcolonial imagination, demonstrating a fresh rethinking of public and global issues that continue to emerge in the aftermath of colonialism. This book provides students and scholars in these various fields an interesting framework from which to continue to dialogue about the relevance of this literature and, in particular, the continuing importance of Christian theology in the public arena. " Sysnopsis from the publisher. 

(Edited by Katherine Casey - original submission Thursday, June 8, 2017, 12:47 PM)