Friday, July 28, 2006

Book Meme

1. One book that changed your life: Jesus and the Victory of God: Wright
2. One book that you’ve read more than once: God Crucified (Bauckham)
3. One book you’d want on a desert island: Davies & Allison on the Gospel of Matt
4. One book that made you laugh: On Seeing and Noticing: Alain De Botton
5. One book that made you cry: The God of Jesus: Patterson
6. One book that you wish had been written: Any Jewish Christian writing back to the author of any of the canonical gospels
7. One book that you wish had never been written: Contagious Holiness: Blomberg
8. One book you’re currently reading: Brother of Jesus, Friend of God: Johnson
9. One book you’ve been meaning to read: The Drama of Doctrine: Vanhoozer [I just can’t seem to find time to finish it!]
10. One last book that you love: The Moral Vision of the NT: Hays

2 comments:

J. B. Hood said...

Great list Sean.

I gotta ask--could you expand a little on Contagious Holiness? I haven't read it myself. Have you blogged on it previously?

Sean du Toit said...

Greetings JB. Unfortunately, I read Contagious Holiness [brilliant title!] straight after reading Marcus Borg's Conflict, Holiness and Politics in the Teachings of Jesus, and The God of Jesus by Patterson, which BOTH treated the topic of Table Fellowship with sinners in a MUCH better way. Blomberg was concerned with grammatical issues, while Borg and Patterson with historical analysis and exegesis. Blomberg's comments were rather shallow and not provocative, like I believe Jesus was. So I was disappointed. Even Crossan was better on this topic, which means a LOT for me to say that!