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Shadows of Divine Things

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This site is devoted to theological and philosophical investigations of the spiritual meanings of life, current events, music, spiritual growth, nature, and learning to be attuned to listening to the 'language of God.' The name of this blog comes from one of Jonathan Edwards's journals which he called 'Shadows of Divine Things,' and later renamed 'Images of Divine Things.' As a Christian I am continously on a spiritual journey to grow more into the image of Christ, to understand what it means to be crucified with Christ. To seek the truths of the Christian Faith is of upmost importance, and to know that any truths that are found outside of Christianity are present there because they ultimately point to God. I have an M.A. in theology and apologetics and I completed one year of graduate studies in Philosophy at Marquette University.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Additions to my Library

A friend of mine, who is working on his Ph.D. at OU (God help him for being at OU - Go TEXAS!!!) recently told me that he went to the local Mardel's (a Christian educational supply company that sells books) and "cleaned house" from their discount book table. An explanation is probably needed at this point.

Mardel's actually sets up several tables and places them around their store (at my location anyway) with all the more academic texts that they receive from the publishing companies periodically. Mardel's actually gets these books directly from their distributers and once they arrive at their various locations, Mardel's then discounts them and sells them. These discounts are usually 50% off. So, when my friend told me that his location had a whole new group of discounted books, I immediately went to my location and I cleaned up as well. Here is a list of the books I purchased:

1) Christianity for Modern Pagans: Pascal's Pensees edited, outlined and explained by Peter Kreeft (Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 1993).

2) Scripture: An Ecumenical Introduction to the Bible and Its Interpretations edited by Michael J. Gorman (Hendrickson Publishers, Massachusetts, 2005)

3) The Character of Theology: An Introduction to Its Nature, Task, and Purpose by John R. Franke (Baker Academic, Grand Rapids Michigan, 2005)

4) Literary Giants, Literary Catholics by Joseph Pearce (Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 2005)

5) Aspects of Aquinas by Francis Selman (Veritas, Dublin Ireland, 2005)

In addition to the above selections, I was sent in the mail an invitation to join the InterVarsity Press (IVP) bookclub. Well, the invitation was so nice and welcomed with open arms, I actually got to choose five (5) books from their selections for one dollar each. Yes that was $1.00 per book! The total on the books came to $8.79 after postage and handling. Here is a list of the books I orderd from IVP:

1) The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is by N.T. Wright

2) To Everyone and Answer Edited by Francis J. Beckwith, William Lane Craig, and J.P. Moreland.

3) Mere Theology: A Guide to the Thought of C.S. Lewis by Will Vaus

4) A User's Guide to Bible Translation: Making the Most of Different Versions by David Dewey

5) An Introduction to Ecclesiology: Ecumenical, Historical & Global Perspectives by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

Additionally, I have made some much needed purchases from Amazon, these include:

1) The Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical Linguistic Approach to Christian Theology by Kevin J. Vanhoozer (Westminster John Knox Press, Kentucky 2005)

2) Deconstructing Evangelicalism: Conservative Protestantism in the Age of Billy Graham by D. G. Hart (Baker Academic, Grand Rapids Michigan, 2004)

3) Catholic Matters: Confusion, Controversy, and the Splendor of Truth by Richard John Neuhaus (Basic Books, New York, 2006)

4) The Orthodox Church (New Edition) by Timothy Ware (Penguin Books, London, 1997).

5) Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense by N.T. Wright (HarperSanFransico, 2006)

It's nice to have a job that pays well!! Cheers!


Blogger Chris Tilling said...

You lucky sod!

7:14 PM, October 13, 2006  
Blogger T.B. Vick said...

I know, I'm a lucky sod, oh well, somebody has to be, why not me? ;-)

8:03 PM, October 13, 2006  

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