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December 16, 2011

Wheaton Faculty Publish Books on Reading, Politics, and More

Wheaton College faculty regularly publish books and articles. Faculty members who have recently published books include:

Dr. Daniel Block, Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Old Testament
How I Love Your Torah, O LORD! Studies in the Book of Deuteronomy
(Cascade Books, 2011)
Block seeks to recover the life-giving message of the Old Testament by exploring the meaning of specific texts and considering their relevance for Christians today.  

Dr. Brian M. Howell, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Introducing Cultural Anthropology: A Christian Perspective (Baker Academic, 2011)
This introductory text, co-authored with Dr. Jenell Williams Paris of Messiah College, helps students understand the role of culture in human experience from a Christian perspective.

Dr. Alan Jacobs, Clyde S. Kilby Chair and Professor of English The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction (Oxford University Press, 2011)
Arguing that people still read, Dr. Jacobs focuses on how to approach different types of literature—exploring everything from silent reading to reading on electronic devices.

Dr. Karen Jobes, Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis Letters to the Church: A Survey of Hebrews and the General Epistles (Zondervan, 2011)
Dr. Jobes explores the cultural and theological background of Hebrews and the General Epistles and how these books connect with Christian faith and practice today. 

Dr. Sandra Joireman, Professor of Politics and International Relations
Where There Is No Government: Enforcing Property Rights in Common Law Africa
(Oxford University Press, 2011)
Dr. Joireman explains how weak state enforcement regimes have allowed private institutions in sub-Saharan Africa to define and enforce property rights. 

Dr. Philip G. Ryken, Wheaton College President 
King Solomon: The Temptations of Money, Sex, and Power (Crossway, 2011)
King Solomon was the world’s wisest and wealthiest king, but tragically he threw it all away for the love of money, the pleasures of sex, and the powers of an earthly kingdom. In a Christ-centered study of the life of Solomon, Dr. Ryken writes about how—by the grace of God—to prevent those downfalls and seek God’s glory amid earthly temptations.

Our Triune God: Living in the Love of the Three-in-One
(Crossway, 2011)
With co-author Dr. Michael LeFebvre, Dr. Ryken examines the doctrine of the Trinity and its implications for the Christian life.

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