Archive for August, 2020

Summer Reading and Escapes: Dr. Blake Couey

The start of the fall term is less than two weeks away! And while plans for our return to campus remain in flux, the excitement around new classes and new ideas is clearly in the air. Autumn, thankfully, hasn’t quite come yet to Minnesota, but it’s definitely on the horizon. But we shouldn’t give up […]

Summer Reading and Escapes: Dr. Samuel Kessler

We’ve left the second week of August and entered the third. And my, things on campus just keep on changing! But reading and learning stay the same, and trying to think deeply about remains ever challenging. That’s true regardless of if one sits in a college library or in one’s own living room. Today it’s […]

Summer Reading and Escapes: Dr. Casey Elledge

As we enter the second week of August, with thunder and rain and the return of humidity, here’s our third entry, from Dr. Casey Elledge. I have started reading the Mahabharata, one of the great Hindu epics. I also am finishing D. Saraswati’s Satyartha Prakasha (“Light of Truth”), a work of Hindu philosophy. I read the Beowulf Epic, as well […]

Summer Reading and Escapes: Dr. Sarah Ruble

Rounding out our first week in August, here’s our second entry, from Dr. Sarah Ruble. This summer, I’m reading some U.S. religious history and some theology. I’ve just finished Kristin Du Mez’s Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation (a great read if you want to understand why so many white evangelicals support […]

Summer Reading and Escapes: Dr. Thia Cooper

As August begins and the semester looms, here’s our first entry, from Dr. Thia Cooper. I’m working on a book introducing people to Marcella Althaus-Reid, an Argentinian sexual theologian, so I’ve been reading a lot of her work. I particularly enjoyed her book From Feminist Theology to Indecent Theology (SCM 2004) I also just read and reviewed Lauren […]