September 25, 2012
Wheaton Faculty Publish Books on Theology, Philosophy and More
Wheaton College faculty regularly publish books and articles. Recent books include:
Associate Professor of English Jeffry C. Davis ’83 and President Philip G. Ryken ’88
Liberal Arts for the Christian Life
This festschrift is published in honor of Professor Emeritus of English Leland Ryken upon his retirement after 44 years at Wheaton. The compilation carries on his legacy of applying a Christian liberal arts education to all areas of life. Its five sections explore the background of a Christian liberal arts education, its theological basis, habits and virtues, differing approaches, and ultimate aims. Contributors include seventeen Wheaton College faculty, seven administrators (including President Emeritus Duane Litfin), and an alumnus who studied under Professor Ryken.
Dr. Jill Peláez Baumgaertner, Professor of English, Dean of Humanities and Theological Studies
Imago Dei: Poems from Christianity and Literature
(Abilene Christian University Press, 2012)
This anthology consists of poems published in the journal Christianity and Literature over the past 60 years. Dr. Baumgaertner edited this collection of rich and varied poems addressing ultimate questions of life and faith.
Dr. Keith L. Johnson, Assistant Professor of Theology
Karl Barth and the Analogia Entis
(T & T Clark, 2012)
Beginning with Barth’s rejection of the analogia entis doctrine and his evolving response to it, Dr. Johnson points to new possibilities for discussion between Protestants and Roman Catholics.
Dr. R. Mark Dillon, Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations
Giving and Getting in the Kingdom: A Field Guide
Dr. Dillon presents fundraising as a noble task that is an occasion for joyful giving. He delivers much-needed perspectives on the eternal significance of Christian philanthropy.
Dr. W. Jay Wood, Professor of Philosophy
God (Central Problems of Philosophy)
(McGill-Queen's University Press, 2011)
Questions concerning God's existence and character have exercised philosophers since antiquity. Dr. Wood provides a sustained and fresh examination of these central questions
Dr. Daniel I. Block, Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Old Testament
The Gospel according to Moses: Theological and Ethical Reflections on the Book of Deuteronomy
(Wipf & Stock, 2012)
Reflections range from explorations into the origins of Deuteronomy to considerations of the book’s ethical and homiletical relevance.
Dr. Duane Litfin, President Emeritus
Word Versus Deed: Resetting the Scales to a Biblical Balance
Joining the controversy regarding competing emphases of verbal proclamation and actions expressing faith, Dr. Litfin steers the conversation toward the biblical harmony of word and deed.