"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

6.06.2006

look away

This book sounds totally fascinating. Mark Noll's The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind influenced my thinking in an important way when I read it in my first year of grad school. (His daughter was also a member of the YGCF.) Noll is a brilliant historian, and he refuses to accept platitutdes and conventional wisdom. Without having read the book (yet), I'll just say that as a society we haven't done enough to think about the way that crises in our history affect our theology. The Holocaust irrevocably changed Jewish (and some Christian) thought, belief, and practice. I'm scared to think of how an age of terrorism and pre-emptive war will change ours.

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