Sunday, August 03, 2008

Recent Purchases

While in London, a couple of weeks ago, I purchased the following books:

  • John Ziesler, Paul's Letter to the Romans. For just 1 pound! A big Benny Hinn 'AAMMMMEEEENNN' for that (and a Benny Hinn 'TOUCH!' for good measure)
  • Robin Parry, Worshipping Trinity. I have already mentioned this one. A fun and important read, especially for those of us in the broadly evangelical / charismatic tradition.
  • Graham Tomlin, The Provocative Church. Ever have the feeling that evangelism and theology often operate in two different worlds? Or that those interested in one are inversely interested in the other? Ever wondered why the NT doesn't often speak about 'telling your friends' about Jesus? Reading this has both been challenging and liberating at the same time, and Anja too is now reading it (which is always a good sign!)
  • Francis Watson, Paul, Judaism, and the Gentiles. Picked up at LST bookshop (thanks for the loan, Nick!). I haven't started it yet, but I am really looking forward to this one.
  • Mike Bird, A Bird's-Eye View of Paul. I had this as a pdf already, but it is so good I just had to get a hard copy. I will use this when I teach Paul.
  • Michael Lloyd, Café Theology. While I'm not finished yet, this has been a delight to read. Very rarely will you find a footnote to Derek Prince, immediately followed by a footnote to Hans Urs von Balthasar. But you do in this book! Though he has taught theology at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and is presently lecturer at St Paul's Theological Centre, he writes very smoothly for a wider audience. It will help some to think through their faith at a completely new level, and prompt others to simply put the book down and worship. Highly recommended (You may know Mike - and Graham above for that matter - from Godpod).

Yesterday I popped into a few bookshops in Tübingen. I found some great deals:

  • Richard Swinburne, Was Jesus God? I've not read any Swinburne before, so this will be a new experience for me.
  • Peter Stuhlmacher, Biblische Theologie des Neuen Testaments. Band 1 (Jesus and Paul). Flippin only 16 euro! YEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!
  • Utterly shockingly, I found a special deal on Alois Grillmeier's five volume work, Jesus der Christus im Glauben der Kirche. Get this: five volumes for only 39,90 euro! Originally these books totalled to 274 euro! I saved 234,10 euro!

Right, enough blogging. I'm off to read.


At 8/03/2008 8:19 PM, Anonymous Andrew Bourne said...

Which version of Watson did you get the newer version is very different m the first version. If the first version was pre-New Perspective the second is beyond the New Perspective

At 8/03/2008 8:55 PM, Anonymous Mark Stevens said...

Is Francis Watson, Francis Pitt Watson? I seem to remember the latter having a book on preaching.

Chris, I do believe the great Bishop recently officiated at Mike Lloyds wedding!

At 8/03/2008 11:19 PM, Anonymous RtB said...

40 Euro for 5 volumes of Grillmeier? Lucky git! ;)

At 8/04/2008 2:12 AM, Anonymous steph said...

Are you going to the BNTC next month?

At 8/04/2008 2:49 AM, Anonymous One of Freedom said...

Derek Prince! Blast from the past. I have a friend who is a DP fanatic. Sad really. I mean DP did write a book on fasting, how many pastors are gutsy enough to pull that off?

I really have to go book shopping again soon. :-)

At 8/05/2008 4:26 AM, Anonymous Edward T. Babinski said...

I just purchased and listened to two audio books:

by Karen Armstrong


I found both quite interesting.

At 8/05/2008 7:38 AM, Anonymous jim Gordon said...

Ziesler's Romans is one of those rare volumes - a satisfying commentary on Romans under 400 pages. His Pauline Christianity is also a miracle of compresed wuality scholarship. An ecumenical group of ministers in Aberdeen worked through Zeisler's Romans one winter in the 1990's - can't think of many commentaries (on Romans even!)capable of sustaining that amount of good talk. My copy cost £20 hardback in 1989 - so be blessed by modestly gloating.

At 8/05/2008 2:22 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Hi Andrew, I got the new one, the one linked to.

Mark, I don't think this Watson is the same man! Interesting about Mike Lloyd's wedding; the sermon is actually online.

RTB, I am smuggly grinning in your direction!

Steph, sadly no. I will tell all on the blog in the next few days, but I will be moving house at this time. I'll try to get there for next year. I suppose you are going?

Hi Jim,
I look forward to reading the commentary. I like his relational approach to the question of God's righteousness. My modest gloating continues :-)

At 8/05/2008 5:56 PM, Anonymous carlsweatman said...

If you're interested in more of Richard Swindburne, I would add "The Coherence of Theism" (Oxford, 1977) to your list. While fairly deep in its coverage, it is good primer to Swinburnian thought.

At 8/10/2008 11:26 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Thanks, Carl. Much appreciated!


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