Summer reading list update

Well, we still have over a month of summer left, calendar-wise anyway. Since my last update I finished Moby-Dick and read the better part of a collection of critical essays. I finished Alfred North Whitehead’s Adventures of Ideas and decided to follow up with his Religion in the Making. As a supplement to all this Whitehead, I also started and have nearly finished Cobb and Griffin’s Process Theology: An Introductory Expostion, which sheds some light on Whitehead’s thought, particularly as it relates to religion. (Though Cobb and Griffin are also pursuing a constructive theological project of their own; it’s not simply commentary on Whitehead.)

Another piece of supplementary Moby-Dick reading that I’m planning to get to soon is Watching Giants: The Secret Lives of Whales by Elin Kelsey. Also on deck we still have Harvey Kaye’s Thomas Paine and the Promise of America and Paul Krugman’s Conscience of a Liberal. Finally, I picked up Clark Williamson’s A Guest in the House of Israel: Post-Holocaust Church Theology, which looks very interesting. I think I need to make room for some lighter fare in here: a friend suggested a put down the Whitehead and pick up a “James Patterson barn-burner.”

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