The Weekly Hit List: July 27, 2012

Just War as Christian Discipleship by Daniel M. Bell Jr. was reviewed in the July 2012 issue of Interpretation.

A subscription is needed to read the full review, but here is an excerpt:

“Daniel Bell, Jr. does a great service for the church, the academy, and civic discourse about war in this book. Dissatisfied with the way in which the Just War criteria have devolved into merely a public policy checklist for politicians in the modern nation-state, he invites Christians to look deeper.

“The church cannot abdicate responsibility for moral judgments about the justice of initiating or prosecuting war to the secular authorities. These decisions are far too important and central to Christian faithfulness to be left to the state. Therefore, he holds out the promise and possibility of Just War as a form of  Christian discipleship.”


Quick Hits:

Gary Colledge, author of God and Charles Dickens, was interviewed on the Pilgrim Radio network.

Part 1

Part 2

Living into Focus by Arthur Boers was recommended by Michael Hyatt.

Cross-Shattered Christ by Stanley Hauerwas was recommended on Mason Slater’s blog.


Ebook Specials and Other Offers:

July ebook specials are currently running for multiple Brazos Press and Baker Academic titles. All of these ebooks are at least 50% off (and, in most cases, 70% or more):

A Cross-Shattered Church by Stanley Hauerwas
Good News for Anxious Christians by Phillip Cary
Testing Scripture by John Polkinghorne
Power Failure by Albert Borgmann
Is the Reformation Over? by Mark A. Noll and Carolyn Nystrom
Transforming Conversion by Gordon T. Smith

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