Wesley Hill’s 2013 best-of books list

For your delectation:

I taught a course on Christology last spring, and in preparation I read a lot about St. Cyril of Alexandria. Three books are especially memorable from that time: Cyril’s treatise On the Unity of ChristChrist in Eastern Christian Thought by John Meyendorff, and St. Cyril of Alexandria: The Christological Controversy by John McGuckin.

I also read a few books this year from and about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion, as I continue to try to figure out where I “fit” in Anglicanism. Three books stand out in that category: Choose Life: Christmas and Easter Sermons in Canterbury Cathedral by Rowan Williams, The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography by Alan Jacobs, and the wonderfully illuminating and (for me) comforting Michael Ramsey: A Life by Owen Chadwick.

more (I feel weird putting this under “mackerel-snapping,” but I have no sufficiently ecumenical category! THIS IS HOW WARS START)

Forgiveness and Social Justice
“Bananarama Covering the Sex Pistols Might Be the Punkest Thing Ever”
“The Self-Defeating Sexualization of Gay and Same-Sex Attracted Christians”: I’m at Spiritual Friendship
“Why It May Be Impossible to Raise ‘Free-Range Kids’”: Michael Brendan Dougherty
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