February 12, 2004
Houses of the Interpreter: Reading Scripture, Reading Culture

David Lyle Jeffrey, provost and Distinguished Professor of Literature and the Humanities, explores how the cultural interpretation of Scripture by artists has contributed to biblical scholarship and the practice of faith.

Baylor University Press, 2003 -- 276 pp.

A Disciplined Progressive Educator: The Life and Career of William Chandler Bagley

J. Wesley Null, assistant professor of education, argues that Bagley, founder of the "essentialism" movement in educational thought, merits attention as a strong proponent of liberal and professional education and the education of teachers.

Peter Lang Publishing, 2004 -- 367 pp.

The Journey Toward God in Augustine's Confessions: Books 1-6

Carl G. Vaught, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, discusses Augustine's process of conversion beginning with infancy to young adulthood as described in the first six books of Confessions. He explores the philosophical and Christian influences and traditions expressed in Augustine's book. The Journey is the first of a three-volume series.

State University of New York Press, 2003 -- 193 pp.

The Gospel According to Tolkien: Visions of the Kingdom in Middle-earth

Ralph C. Wood, University Professor of Theology and Literature, explores underlying Christian themes in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Westminster John Knox Press, 2003 -- 169 pp.
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