Published by Anselm Academic, World Religions in Dialogue: A Comparative Theological Approach encourages a deep understanding by modeling a way to learn about world religions that moves beyond information into actual encounters with religious others. The book's unique approach includes insider and outsider perspectives of four major non-Christian world religions through dialogue between Christian scholars of these religions, and Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, and Jewish scholars of their own religions. With insider and outsider analysis of sacred text excerpts, glossaries, full-color photographs throughout, and thought-provoking questions for discussion and further research, World Religions in Dialogue is that rare book that models learning from and with religious others rather than just about them.
Associate Professor of Old Testament, Dr. Robert Miller OFS, has published the book, The Psalms as Israel’s Prayer and Our Own in the Christian Heritage Rediscovered series from Christian World Imprints. This easy to read book brings the insights of biblical scholarship on the Psalter to modern Christian readers in order to enhance the understanding and praying of the Psalms.
The subtitle of this book is “Worship Matters.” By “worship” is meant not only liturgical worship but also the ethical behavior that complements it for a holistic way of worshiping God. “Matters” refers not only to the “matters” or issues regarding worship in these letters but also the fact that worship “matters” in the sense of making an all-important difference to Christian living, not only for the original audiences of the letters, but equally for their contemporary audience.
Dr. Robert D. Miller has published his article, “The Song of Songs: A Plea for an Aesthetical Reading,” in Sacra Scripta, vol. 10, no. 2 (spring 2013), p. 113-119. In this essay, he calls for a literary reading of the Old Testament book that emphasizes aesthetic engagement with the reader.
Professors Dr. Chad Pecknold and Dr. Tarmo Toom edited and contributed to the book, T&T Clark Companion to Augustine and Modern Theology (2013). Other contributors from TRS include Dr. Michael Root, Dr. Joshua Benson, Ph.D. Candidate, Jacob Wood and Historical and Systematic alumnus, Will Cohen.
In close connection with his work as a member of the international Catholic-Orthodox theological dialogue, Msgr Paul McPartlan has written a new book on papal primacy, A Service of Love: Papal Primacy, the Eucharist, and Church Unity, which has just been published by CUA Press. The book presents universal primacy most fundamentally as a service to the unity of the Church which flows from the Eucharist. Arguing both theologically and historically, it formulates a proposal for consideration by Catholics and Orthodox, and by Christians more widely, outlining three roles for the bishop of Rome as universal primate in a reunited Church: moderating disputes, presiding at ecumenical councils, and serving eucharistic communion.
Dr. Charles B. Jones has published his article, “The Wheelwright and the Butcher: Master Zhuang’s Recipe for Mindful Living,” in Education About Asia, vol. 18, no. 1 (spring 2013), p. 62-64.