Saturday, September 16, 2006
Books from Vicksburg
We went to Vicksburg this afternoon, drove through the military park and then hit the outlet mall, where the Book Warehouse is closing shop tomorrow and all paperbacks are $1 and all hardbacks $2. Pretty picked over, but I still came out with a handful of books for about $10:
Even if I never read any of these, I at least enjoyed finding them for little of nothing.
- George MacDonald: An Anthology - 365 Readings (plus a bibliography), edited and with a preface by C.S. Lewis (1946). HarperSanFrancisco, 2001. From the back cover: "According to C.S. Lewis, everything he wrote was influenced by the genius of George MacDonald. Lewis said, 'I know hardly any other writer who seems to be closer, or more continually close, to the Spirit of Christ Himself.' George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a popular Scottish lecturer and writer of novels, poetry, and fairy tales. Born in Aberdeenshire, he was briefly a clergyman, then a professor of English literature at Bedford and King's College in London."
- Breaking the Fall: Religious Readings of Contemporary Fiction, by Robert Detweiler (1989). Westminster John Knox, 1995. Winner of the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in Publishing. Reviewed by Eugene Peterson in Theology Today. Detweiler is professor emeritus of comparative literature at Emory.
- Wormwood, by G.P. Taylor. Putnam, 2004. Taylor began his working life as a punk-rock promoter in the music industry, became a social worker, then a police officer, then a Church of England vicar and exorcist, and is now a bestselling author of youth fantasy with a multi-million-dollar movie deal. He's also hosted a TV series on the paranormal and continues to serve as a now-itinerant priest.
- Recycling Biblical Figures: papers read at a NOSTER colloquium in Amsterdam, 12-13 May 1997, edited by Athalya Brenner and Jan Willem van Henten. Also published as Studies in Theology and Religion 1, edited by Johannes C. De Moor on behalf of the Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion (Nederlandse Onderzoekschool voor Theologie en Religiewetenschap = NOSTER). Leiden: Deo, 1999.
- Bobos* in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There, by David Brooks (*bourgeois bohemians). Simon & Schuster, 2000.
- William Law: Selections from A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life. Forward by Walter Wangerin, Jr (2005). Edited by Emilie Griffin, HarperCollins Spiritual Classics. Original translation published by Paulist Press, 1978. From the back cover: "William Law (1686-1761) was an Anglican priest who specialized in providing spiritual direction."
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