Four New Books From Faculty Members in Early 2010
Several faculty members from Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) will be releasing new scholarly works within the first four months of 2010:
• Staying One, Remaining Open: Educating Leaders for a 21st Century Church (Church Publishing), edited by the Rev. James Barney Hawkins IV, Ph.D., VTS vice president of institutional advancement and associate dean for the Center of Anglican Communion Studies, and the Rev. Richard J. Jones, Ph.D., professor emeritus of mission and world religions. A testament to the Rev. Martha J. Horne, former dean of VTS, faculty members discuss God’s mission for the Church in worship and in prayer. Scheduled for release in February 2010.
Christ and Culture: Communion After Lambeth (Church Publishing), the Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D., dean and president of Virginia Seminary; the Rev. James Barney Hawkins IV, Ph.D., VTS vice president of institutional advancement and associate dean for the Center of Anglican Communion Studies; the Rev. Canon Martyn Percy, principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon, and the Rev. Mark Chapman, vice president of Ripon College Cuddesdon. Leading bishops from around the world reflect on the ten main themes of the 2008 Lambeth Conference. Scheduled for release in January 2010.
Against Atheism: Why Dawkins, Hitchens, and Harris Are Fundamentally Wrong (Wiley-Blackwell), written by the Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D., dean and president of VTS. Markham questions the theological, ethical, and spiritual content underpinning books by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris by challenging the very foundations of their position. Scheduled for release in February 2010.
Transforming Preaching (Church Publishing), edited by the Rev. Ruthanna Hooke, Ph.D., assistant professor of Homiletics at Virginia Seminary, with series editor the Rev. James Lemler, Ph.D. The latest in the popular Church and Ministry “Transforming” series, this new volume analyzes transformative practices already at work renewing the church. Scheduled for release in April 2010.