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Brutal Truths: Rowan Williams on Why Reading Stringfellow is Hard

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For a few years now, I've been pondering and puzzling over the writings of William Stringfellow, the enigmatic Episcopal lawyer and lay theologian who spoke truth to power from the time of the early Civil Rights movement to the moral and cultural wasteland that was "the Reagan years." I've managed (so far) to eke out short articles and book reviews. Through the indulgence of DET's illustrious editor and of our gentle readers, a few of my Stringfellow-inflected posts have even slipped onto this website.

I confess that this project has been, and continues to be, a struggle, though it isn't self-evident why this is so. After all, the major corpus is manageable: Stringfellow wrote or co-wrote 15 books, none of which -- except for an astonishing, absolutely unclassifiable "biography" of Bishop James Pike -- is particularly long. Stringfellow's writing can be dense, to be sure, but he typically eschewed academic theological jargon. Reading him isn…

"Reformers in the Wings" - Book Review (Video / Audio)

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In this new content, I review David Steinmetz's book, Reformers in the Wings, and talk a bit about Reformation history and some of its lesser known figures.
This material is available in your choice of video or podcast format.





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Responding to "Sancta Colloquia's" review of "Our God Loves Justice"

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The podcast Sancta Colloquia, hosted by Rev. Lauren Larkin, recently had Sabrina Peters on as a guest to talk about my book on Helmut Gollwitzer, Our God Loves Justice (#OGLJ). I made this video to riff on them a bit and encourage you to listen to the episode.

Order a copy of the #OGLJ companion volume, David Congdon's The God Who Saves.

Watch this video to learn more about Dialectical Theology and the Society for Dialectical Theology.

More podcasts about #OGLJ:

https://trippfuller.com/2018/04/17/our-god-loves-justice-with-w-travis-mcmaken/

http://theologyandsocialism.libsyn.com/our-god-loves-justice-interview-with-w-travis-mcmaken-on-helmut-gollwitzer

https://soundcloud.com/themagnificast/ep-54-our-god-loves-justice-w-w-travis-mcmaken

http://www.loverinserepeat.com/podcast/mcmaken

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Jesus: Lord, Liar, Lunatic...or Awesome? A video book review

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Get my thoughts on Tripp Fuller, as well as on his book on Jesus in the Homebrewed Christianity guides series, from this fresh and zesty (as Tripp might say) video review.

You can get the book here: Jesus: Lord, Liar, Lunatic...or Awesome?




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Americanity: or, Religious Studies with St. Hereticus (critical edition)

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Robert McAfee Brown (ed.?), The Collected Writings of St. Hereticus (Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press, 1964).

We harken once again to the words of The Saint. They were written a little more than half a century ago now, but so much of it continues to ring true – with the appropriate updates born in mind (where is the “prophetic school” to carry on the work of St. Hereticus when you really need it…) – even today that I could not, gentle reader, bear the thought of keeping it from you.

The Saint addresses a number of other leading world religions as well: for instance, Naturism, Lingoism, and Churchianity also attract his attention. But let us leave those worthy studies to the side for the present (although I encourage you to explore them yourself). I would call your attention to the religion that The Saint treats first, which I take to indicate precedence. You will find the following on p. 55–57 of the work cited above. As usual, bold is mine and italics are in the original.

Ameri…

Meanwhile, back at the ranch… (April 27, 2019 ed)

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…or, Something to keep you busy over the weekend…

…or, The Past Fortnight in the Theoblogosphere.

I should really just drop that “fortnight” line at this point. The last link post was back in February.

In any case, it is time once again to emerge from hiding and offer an installment of the best curated religion, theology, politics, higher education, and current events link list on the web. Now is the time to catch up on anything you missed here at DET and elsewhere.

The main thing that I’ve been working on, gentle readers, it trying to turn you into gentle listeners. That’s right, I’ve started a podcast - The McKrakenCast - as a complement to DET and my YouTube channel. I’ve been migrating YouTube content over in the podcast form, and I’ve just about caught up. There is a post linked below that collects some of that material for you (and that explains where the name came from), and I’ll throw up another post when that process is done. There will then be fresh content across the pod…

Kaitlyn Centini - 2019 Harmon Religion Award Winner

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Those of you, gentle readers, who follow me on Twitter have - no doubt - already encountered Kaitlyn Centini (@KatieCentini), my advisee and student worker over the past ~2 years. Katie is getting ready to graduate from Lindenwood University (with a triple major in Art History, History, and Religion, as well as another three minors) and enter the History department at the University of Arizona for graduate studies. We recently presented her with this year's Harmon Religion Award, and I made the below video about it. There is also now a playlist of videos celebrating recipients of this award over the last few years.


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