September 6, 2013

David Russell Mosley 6 September 2013 On the Edge of Elfland Beeston, Nottinghamshire Dear Friends and Family, Yesterday I wrote to you about the importance of being poets and theologians. In order to be excellent poets and theologians, however, we need a steady diet of poetry ourselves. With that in mind, I submit to you some excellent poets, poems, or books of poetry for your consumption. Read and be transformed. This post will focus primarily on Western poetry since that… Read more

September 5, 2013

David Russell Mosley       5 September 2013 On the Edge of Elfland Beeston, Nottinghamshire     Dear Friends and Family,   Today I’m sitting outside, smoking my pipe, enjoying the wind on my face and my thoughts turned to my last post on the importance Faerie and Fantasy in the Christian Theology. I didn’t come to the importance of fantasy literature and today I’ll only touch on it lightly. What is more on my mind is the importance… Read more

August 27, 2013

A short post from biblical scholar Matt Malcolm about Nottingham’s new three-track options for undergraduates in theology and religious studies. Read more

August 26, 2013

David Russell Mosley 26 August 2013 Beeston, Nottinghamshire Dear Friends and Family, Here is my review of Peter Enns’ The Evolution of Adam. I hope you enjoy. Peter Enns seeks to evidence that in the Christian tradition, we do not need a historical Adam and Eve, that is, that our theology will not rise or fall on Adam and Eve’s existence or lack thereof. Enns first begins by discussing the changes geology and evolution caused in modern thinking about the… Read more

August 23, 2013

  David Russell Mosley   Festival of St Monica, mother of St Augustine 27 August 2013 The Borders of the Perilous Realm, Beeston, Nottinghamshire   Dear Friends and Family,   Today I want to write yet again about something very close to my heart: Faerie and Fantasy in Christian theology. I have posted on this topic enough times now that I have included a whole menu above to it. This theme is one that has brought quite a bit of… Read more

August 19, 2013

David Russell Mosley 19 August 2013 Beeston, Nottinghamshire Dear Friends and Family, Here is my review of The Ancestral Sin by John S. Romanides. Hope you appreciate it. This book is a primarily unhelpful polemic from start to finish. Romanides main point seems to be to show how the West is woefully wrong concerning sin and death (sinfully wrong, perhaps) and how the East contains only the right vision. Romanides argues that the West’s understanding of created grace, evil as privation… Read more

August 12, 2013

David Russell Mosley 12 August 2013 Beeston, Nottinghamshire Dear Friends and Family, Here is my review of Conor Cunningham’s Darwin’s Pious Idea. I hope you enjoy. This is an excellent book and a must read for any and all (Christian and atheist) who think evolution and Christianity are firmly at odds. Cunningham shows that traditional readings of Genesis (i.e. Genesis as read by Jews and early Christians) does not require a Young Earth Creationist conclusion. Nor, however, does Darwin’s theory of… Read more

August 5, 2013

David Russell Mosley     Festival of King Oswald 5 August 2013 Beeston, Nottinghamshire Dear Friends and Family, Here is review I wrote a few weeks ago after my second reading of John Milbank’s Being Reconciled. I hope you enjoy. This is my second reading of Milbank’s Being Reconciled and I must say I’m glad I read it again. While even after the first reading I determined that this was Milbank’s most comprehensible book, at least that I’ve tackled thus… Read more

August 1, 2013

 David Russell Mosley   1 August 2013 Beeston, Nottinghamshire Dear Friends and Family, Here’s another extract from my second chapter on Deification Creation. I hope you enjoy. Feel free to leave comments below: The Need for a Deifier What is left, in the end, is a created order that is good, that has an end which is God, and which it cannot achieve on its own. The universe needs humanity to fulfil its end in God, for without humanity, there… Read more

July 29, 2013

David Russell Mosley Festival of Mary, Martha and Lazarus, Companions of Our Lord 29 July 2013 Beeston, Nottinghamshire Dear Friends and Family, Here is my brief review of We Are Being Transformed: Deification in Paul’s Soteriology by M. David Litwa: A generally awful book written under the guise of neutrality and objectivity. Litwa is unconcerned with reading Paul as Paul intended to be read. He also, haphazardly, will refer to non-Christian, non-Jewish, and non-canonical documents to prove his points when the canons (Old… Read more

Follow Us!



Browse Our Archives