Sorry for the confusion, the last post contained links on the numbers of the pages.
I am currently reading:
Texts Under Negotiation: The Bible and Postmodern Imagination by Walter Brueggemann. Brueggemann is one of the theologians I had to read in college as an example of that “horrible” hermeneutic of neo-orthodoxy. Without belaboring the point, his writing is very inspiring to me right now. Written in 1993, this book seems prophetic in describing the new paradigm the Church would see as modernism retains increasingly less hold on people. He explains the gospel/the Biblical text as changing people, not in their behaviour, but in their worldview – not all at once, but slowly, day by day. He especially relates this to those who are preaching/proclaiming this gospel. His writing is a bit technical in spots, and his vocabulary can be tenuous, as he is writing to an educated audience, but so far it has been an invaluable resource. I especially like how he is able to use the term “evangelical” as the adjectival form of “gospel,” as opposed to the (long-e) movement that calls itself such.
Christ the Eternal Tao by Hieromonk Damascene. This book evaluates ancient Chinese spirituality and the writings of Lao Tzu from an Eastern Orthodox perspective, and Eastern Orthodox Christian spirituality from an ancient Taoist perspective. It’s a really unique book, and gives a fresh perspective on both spiritualities. I had to return it to the library before finishing it, but it’s on order again (my library borrowed it from Tillamook, Oregon for me).
Children of the Mind (Ender Wiggin Saga) by Orson Scott Card. This is the fourth book in the series that began with Ender’s Game. These books have been amazing. I would have never expected such amazing political relevance, philosophy of power, wisdom and life application to come from a page-turner sci-fi book. I have really appreciated and learned a lot from these books.