John Murawski is an author at Religion News Service.
Henri Nouwen’s intimate letters shed light on his ‘theology of the heart’
(RNS) Nouwen’s letters chronicle his lifelong struggles with celibacy, his disaffection with academia and his prolonged recovery from a nervous breakdown — among the many spiritual stations that mark this late priest’s life.
Was Jesus divine? Publisher hedges bets with Bart Ehrman’s new book
(RNS) In a rare publishing feat, HarperCollins arranged to have a team of evangelical scholars write a rebuttal of hot-selling superstar writer Bart Ehrman’s new book.
The year’s 10 most intriguing religion books
(RNS) Jesus, Paul, food, charity, and prayer were just some of the areas examined in this year’s crop of books under the broad heading of religion. Here’s our list of the year’s most interesting religion books, numbered but not ranked.
Francis Spufford’s Christian apology aimed at ‘godless Europeans’
(RNS) Francis Spufford’s defense of Christianity, “Unapologetic,” is aimed primarily at what he calls “godless Europeans,” the post-Enlightenment elites who tend to regard religion with bemusement as a silly fairy tale, if not with open hostility as a dangerous superstition.
N.T. Wright asks: Have we gotten heaven all wrong?
(RNS) Christian apologist N.T. Wright's insistence that Christianity has got it all wrong seems to mark a turning point for the serious rethinking of heaven. He's not another academic iconoclast debunking Christian myths, but rather takes his creeds very seriously. By John Murawski.