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Book #32: Church of the Triune God edited by Michael P. Jensen

Number of pages: 224

A collection of essays, written to honour Robert Doyle, who is a teacher and scholar in Theology.

The first part of the book deals with various Christian philosophers and their ideologies, while the second part (which I found most engaging) deals with various Christian ways of thinking. Principally, though, the book is geared towards the concept of God being a Holy Trinity.

I found, not surprisingly, that some writers were more interesting than others, so while I found it hard to take in some of the essays, I found others fascinating. I liked the fact that the writers were brutally honest with their subject matter, for example not glossing over John Calvin's burning of heretics in the middle ages.

I found some of the book very encouraging; for example, Chew-Chern Morgan ending an essay explaining that God is not going to immediately send us to Hell for not having a good enough prayer on any given day.

While this book does seem a bit long-winded at first, I was glad I took the time to read it.

Next book: Barnaby Rudge (Charles Dickens)
Tags: academic, biography, christian, essays, scholarly, spiritual reading

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