On Monday August 16 I had the honor of giving the fall convocation address for Augustine School. This is Augustine School's tenth year. We started with 13 students in 2001, and we started our tenth year a few days ago with 113 students. My. My address was titled "'Nullus Intellectus Sine Cruce' Revisited: Thoughts on Augustine School's Motto After Ten Years." The address is posted on Augustine's web page here. I will soon have it posted on my web site. We are very thankful for all of Augustine School's successes! Augustine School's motto, "Nullus Intellectus Sine Cruce" is translated, "There is No Understanding Without the Cross".
Colin Gunton (died in 2003) was a prolific and significant British theologian. This new book, The Theology of Colin Gunton (T&T Clark, 2010) is a collection of essays exploring his thought from various angles. I was honored to be included in this collection. I wrote an essay which was not from my dissertation (on Gunton), but was a development of some things I began to get at right at the end of my dissertation. My chapter, "Colin Gunton and the Theological Origin of Modernity," summarizes and criticizes Gunton's understanding of the nature of modernity. Thanks to the editor, Lincoln Harvey, for including me in this collection and for doing a great job editing.
It was a pleasure to have my book, Shapers of Christian Orthodoxy: Engaging with Early and Medieval Theologians published with InterVarsity Press--United Kingdom. And now it is an honor that InterVarsity Press--US has decided to publish the book in the US. It is currently available for pre-order with Amazon. My goal in this book is to introduce readers to key early and medieval theologians (second to thirteenth centuries). Also, I have the goal of asking how evangelicals might benefit from understanding and reading these older theologians. If you read it, I hope you enjoy it.
IVP-UK has put the "Introduction" to Shapers of Christian Orthdoxy online at their web site. In this introduction I walk through the goals of the book and give a sense of my own theological commitments and goals that shaped the book. Shapers of Christian Orthdoxy has been published by IVP-UK, and will be released later this fall by IVP-US. If you read it, I would love to hear your feedback.