May 1, 2013
Wheaton Faculty Publish Books on Faith Traditions, Military Service, and Literary Classics
Wheaton College faculty regularly publish books and articles. Faculty members who have recently published books include:
Dr. Leland Ryken, professor of English emeritus, Dr. Philip G. Ryken, Wheaton College President, and Dr. Todd Wilson ’98 M.A. ‘01, Senior Pastor of Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, Illinois
Pastors in the Classics: Timeless Lessons on Life and Ministry from World Literature (Baker Books, 2012)
An exploration of the ways the clergy have been portrayed in literary classics ranging from The Canterbury Tales and The Scarlet Letter to A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and The Poisonwood Bible.
Dr. Daniel I. Block, Gunther H. Knoedler professor of Old Testament
Ezekiel’s Hope: A Commentary on Ezekiel 38-48 (Cascade Books, 2012)
Dr. Block’s interfaith dialogue with the late professor Jacob Milgrom illuminates chapters in Ezekiel from both a Christian and a Conservative Jewish perspective.
Chris Castaldo, director of the Ministry of Gospel Renewal, Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College
Journeys of Faith: Evangelicalism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and Anglicanism
Examining the migrations between Christian faith traditions, Castaldo and others explain and defend their conversions to different religious affiliations.
Dr. George Kalantzis, associate professor of theology
Caesar and the Lamb: Early Christian Attitudes on War and Military Service (Cascade Books, 2012)
Dr. Kalantzis focuses on the attitudes of the earliest Christians toward war and military service.
Dr. Richard L. Schultz, Blanchard Professor of Biblical Studies and Old Testament
Out of Context: How to Avoid Misinterpreting the Bible (Baker Books, 2012)
Dr. Schultz illustrates how the Bible can be misinterpreted and explains the importance of context, word meaning, and genre.
Dr. Chris Vlachos, assistant professor of New Testament
James: Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament (B&H Academic, 2012)
Dr. Vlachos surveys the best introductory, grammatical, and exegetical positions of modern commentators on the Greek text of James.
Dr. James C. Wilhoit, Scripture Press Chair of Christian Formation & Ministry
Discovering Lectio Divina: Bringing Scripture into Ordinary Life (IVP Books, 2012)
Dr. Wilhoit and Dr. Evan Howard reintroduce the lectio divina, an ancient practice of scripture reading, meditation, and contemplation.