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December 10, 2012

Wheaton Faculty Publish Books on History, Politics, Christian Formation, and More

Wheaton College faculty members regularly publish books and articles. Recently published books include:

Professor BooksProphetic Evangelicals: Envisioning a Just and Peaceable Kingdom
(Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2012)
In this inaugural volume in a series on prophetic Christianity, 15 contributors share their visions for a biblically centered, culturally engaged, and historically infused evangelicalism. Edited by Professor of Philosophy Dr. Bruce Ellis Benson ’83, Dr. Malinda Elizabeth Berry, and the Rev. Dr. Peter Goodwin Heltzel ’94, it also contains contributions by Dr. Vincent Bacote, associate professor of theology and director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics.

Professor BooksDr. Matthew Lundin ’96
Assistant Professor of History
Paper Memory: A Sixteenth-Century Townsman Writes His World
(Harvard University Press, 2012)
Dr. Lundin tells the story of one man’s mission to preserve for posterity the memory of everyday life in 16th-century Germany.


Professor BooksDr. Brian M. Howell
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Short-Term Mission: An Ethnography of Christian Travel Narrative and Experience
IVP Academic, 2012)
Dr. Howell shows how short-term mission combines elements of the anthropology of tourism and pilgrimage with Christian purposes of mission, creating its own narrative.

Professor BooksDr. Daniel I. Block
Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Old Testament
Deuteronomy, The NIV Application Commentary series
(Zondervan, 2012)
This book shows how the message of Deuteronomy can have the same powerful impact today as when it was written.


Professor BooksDr. Tom Schwanda
Associate Professor of Christian Formation and Ministry
Soul Recreation: The Contemplative-Mystical Piety of Puritanism
(Pickwick Publications, 2012)
A study of English Puritan Isacc Ambrose while recognizing the Western Catholic tradition, this book provides a foundation for recovering the contemplative life.

Professor BooksDr. Amy E. Black
Associate Professor of Political Science
Honoring God in Red or Blue: Approaching Politics with Humility, Grace, and Reason
(Moody Publishers, 2012)
Dr. Black challenges readers to raise their standards when speaking about political issues.



Professor Books

Dr. Jon C. Laansma
Associate Professor of Ancient Languages and New Testament
Dr. Daniel J. Treier, Professor of theology
Christology, Hermeneutics, and Hebrews: Profiles from the History of Interpretation
(T & T Clark, 2012)
Assessing the study and interpretation of Hebrews across the last two millennia, contributors engage with it from a theological perspective.

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