Showing posts from January, 2013

New Center for Barth Studies Book Review

Aaron Smith has published a review of Myk Habets and Phillip Tolliday (eds.), Trinitarian Theology after Barth (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2011) at the Center for Barth Studies website. Surf on over and check it out ! ================================== Follow @WTravisMcMaken

Meanwhile, back at the ranch…

…or, Something to keep you busy over the weekend… …or, The Past Fortnight in the Theoblogosphere. Ok, fine, it’s been quite a bit longer than a fortnight since the last of these posts (I believe that last was in September...). The truth is that they are a bit time consuming to put together and I have not had all that much time. But I have been collecting good links and I want to try and catch up a bit on posting them. So, I’m just going to give you the links with their headlines and leave it at that. (I tell myself that this is better than nothing…but, really, you can be the judge of that.) Ready? Here we go! Are Christian Fundamentalists actually Polytheists? Doodlings du jour How to Determine If Your Religious Liberty Is Being Threatened in Just 10 Quick Questions Loïc Wacquant on the Four Peculiar Race-Making Institutions in U.S. History: “From Slavery to Mass Incarceration” Not God’s Army: The Front Lines of the Fight Against Proselytizing in the U.S. Military Fundamenta

Occupy Wall Street Is Doing the Church’s Work: Hel­mut Goll­witzer and Eco­nomic Jus­tice

Press release: Unbound (you might remember them for publishing my earlier piece on #OWS) has today published a version of the paper that I gave last November at the American Academy of Religion national meeting in Chicago. Here is the essay's title with the necessary link: Occupy Wall Street Is Doing the Church’s Work: Hel­mut Goll­witzer and Eco­nomic Jus­tice . While I'm at it, I might as well give you the abstract as well: Hel­mut Gollwitzer’s legacy as a polit­i­cally con­cerned pas­tor and the­olo­gian is instruc­tive for those today who want to take seri­ously both what Chris­t­ian faith means for socio-economic jus­tice and what that con­cern for socio-economic jus­tice like­wise means for the the­o­log­i­cal task. I treat three aspects of Gollwitzer’s work in order to high­light his sig­nif­i­cance for the con­tem­po­rary sit­u­a­tion: (1) his inter­est­ing appli­ca­tion of the tra­di­tional idea of suum cuique, espe­cially vis-à-vis Bon­ho­ef­fer; (2) the con­n

Top 10 Posts from the Second Half of 2012

Happy New Year! Well, kind of anyway. I tend to think through the calendar based on academic semesters, which means that the New Year does not mentally begin for me until our January Term starts on Monday. But since I’m sure that at least some of you, gentle readers, go by the vulgar calendar, I might as well post this now. Those of you with elephantine memories might recall this post , which highlighted the top 10 posts from the first half of the year. As I noted then, I would remind you that the stats on which this ranking is based do not factor the amount of traffic a post received as part of the front page, e.g., on the day it was posted and those immediately following. It can account only for traffic dealing directly with that post. So, without further ado… Topping the list in the second half of the year just as it did in the first half, is Why I Think…Ben Myers Isn’t Quite Right About TF Torrance . It is certainly gratifying that this post continues to draw significant traf