You may have noticed that things have been rather quiet around here lately. No, I haven’t forgotten how to type, been kidnapped by my students, or forgotten where I put my computer. But I did realize a few months ago that I needed to focus almost exclusively on some other writing projects if I wanted to come even close to meeting my deadlines. So I had to put my online writing on hold for a while. I hope that’s coming to an end soon, though I’m still not done with my other projects. So we’ll see how it goes.
If you’re curious, the biggest and most time-consuming piece has been trying to finish up a book on theological anthropology for Zondervan. The focus of the books is how theologians have used Christology to inform their understanding of the human person. So it’s really a series of case studies, with each chapter looking at a major theologian to see how they’ve done anthropology from a christological perpective, focusing on how the interaction shaped their approach to a particular anthropological issue.
- Gregory of Nyssa (gender and sexuality)
- Julian of Norwich (suffering)
- Luther (vocation)
- Schleiermacher (ethics)
- Barth (body/soul)
- John Zizioulas (personhood)
- James Cone (race)
Needless to say, that’s kept me a little busy. The Julian chapter in particular consumed a lot of time since that was a new area of research for me. Well worth it, though.
I’m also writing a piece on Jonathan Edwards’ ontology and how it impacts his understanding of the resurrection. That should be fun.
So I’m still alive and writing, but largely offline. We’ll see if I can change that soon.