Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Miroslav Volf Visits Eerdmans Bookstore in Grand Rapids

I just received notice that Miroslav Volf will be at Eerdmans Bookstore this Thursday, July 15th, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  He will be interacting on his forthcoming book Captive to the Word of God: Engaging the Scriptures for Contemporary Reflection.  Here's the catalog description of the book:

"In this book, Miroslav Volf, a systematic theologian, interprets texts of the Christian scriptures and invites others to also delve into, as he puts it, the site of God’s self-revelation for the sake of humanity’s integral salvation."
“I read the Bible as a sacred text and a witness to Jesus Christ; a site of God’s self-revelation; a text from the past through which God addresses all humanity and each human being today; a text that has an overarching unity yet is internally teaming with rich diversity; a texts that encodes meanings and refracts them in multiple ways; a text we should approach with trust and critical judgment as well as engage with receptivity and imagination; a text that defines Christian identity yet speaks to people beyond the boundaries of Christian communities.”— from the introduction
Miroslav Volf is Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture and Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Connecticut. He is also the author of Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation.

Here's Eerdman's address and phone number:

Eerdmans Bookstore
2140 Oak Industrial Dr NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

1 comment:

Paul said...

Thanks for this notice re: Volf's newest. I have so appreciated his writings and keen insights he brings.