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Spring 2018 faculty bookshelf

Check out some of the latest books authored by SPU faculty.

Knowledge, Belief, and God: New Insights in Religious Epistemology

Knowledge, Belief, and God: New Insights in Religious Epistemology
By Matthew A. Benton, John Hawthorne, and Dani Rabinowitz (Editors)
Oxford University Press, 2018

Benton, assistant professor of philosophy, co-edited this volume, where contributors address historical, formal, social, and rational arguments about knowledge and evidence, apply those arguments to religious knowledge, and offer new perspectives on issues in the philosophy of religion and analytic theology.


Pentecostalism as a Christian Mystical Tradition

Pentecostalism as a Christian Mystical Tradition
Daniel Castelo
Eerdmans, 2017

Supported by a grant from SPU’s Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development, Castelo, professor of dogmatic and constructive theology, looks at the Pentecostal movement’s methodology and epistemology, and distinguishes it from American evangelicalism.


Christ, Creation and the Cosmic Goal of Redemption

Christ, Creation and the Cosmic Goal of Redemption: A Study of Pauline Creation Theology as Read by Irenaeus and Applied to Ecotheology
J.J. Johnson Leese
Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018

Leese, assistant professor of Christian Scripture, discusses the Apostle Paul’s writings on Christ’s relationship to creation. Read alongside the interpretations of Irenaeus of Lyon, they provide a meaningful contribution to contemporary debates on the interrelationship between religion and nature.


Sex, God & the Conservative Church

Sex, God & the Conservative Church: Erasing Shame From Sexual Intimacy
Tina Schermer Sellers
Routledge, 2017

Schermer Sellers, associate professor of marriage and family therapy, guides clinicians on treating patients who grew up in a conservative faith mired in sexual shame and dysfunction who desire to both heal and hold on to their faith orientation.

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