Monday, October 19, 2009

Books to Get my Hands on in the Near Future...

  • James F. McGrath, The Only True God: Early Christian Monotheism in Its Jewish Context.

  • James G. Crossley, Why Christianity Happened: A Sociohistorical Account of Christian Origins 26-50 CE.

  • Nicholas Perrin, Thomas, The Other Gospel.

  • Paul Barnett, Jesus & the Rise of Early Christianity: A History of New Testament Times
I think the only problem standing in the way is a thing called money. Especially for McGrath's book, at only 168 pages the tag is high!

Actually, I think I should address my lacking of theological understanding a bit:

  • Alister E. McGrath, A Fine-tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology
  • A McGrath, Theology: The Basics
  • Someone want to suggest something on the Calvinism-Arminian debate? {Thanks to diglot for bringing up the topic.)


  1. It was a pleasant surprise to see the cover of my book on your blog - and learn that it made the top of your list of books you want to get your hands on!

    If you manage to get hold of a copy (why not ask a local library to acquire it?), I look forward to finding out what you thought of it. I interact with Bauckham's views quite a bit (just to note a connection with something you're currently reading).

  2. I just hope you're not here to claim royalties for the image!

    It seems to be one of the books which I need to own for myself. If it is on early monotheism and Christology chances are I'd mark the book to death and constantly make reference to it.

    Thanks a lot for the comment, and I will be sure to share my thoughts on it. But a warning, the book is at the top of the list because I have the greatest expectations from it. :p