Summer Reading 2012

Yesterday I graduated from Canadian Mennonite University with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Biblical and Theological Studies, and a double minor in Philosophy and Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies. Last summer most of my reading was focussed on my thesis. This summer, I hope to delve into a mixture of things.  I will be reading books that have intrigued me in the footnotes of other books, literature recommended to me by my friends, books related to my work in Pauingassi First Nation over the next several months, as well as a few simply chosen by their snappy title.  What are your summer reading plans, dear blog readers? Or, what are some books that I absolutely must add to my list (considering my interests, of course)?

Michael Ondaatje, Coming Through Slaughter

Gil Anidjar, The Jew, The Arab: A History of the  Enemy

Jonathan Lear, Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation

Belden C. Lane, Desert Spirituality and Cultural Resistance: From Ancient Monks to Mountain Refugees

Tripp York, Third Way Allegiance: Christian Witness in the Shadow of Religious Empire

Drew Leder, The Absent Body

David James Duncan, The Brothers K

Michael Anthony Hart, Seeking Mino-Pimatisiwin: An Aboriginal Approach to Helping

Tripp York, The Devil Wears Nada: Satan Exposed!

Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life


3 comments on “Summer Reading 2012

  1. Hopefully a good run into psychoanalysis with a few works by Freud and Fink on Lacan (don’t find it helpful yet to actually read Lacan.
    A few reviews should be coming down pipe; Barber and Dula’s work for sure. I also have Alex Sider’s book on Yoder, though I can’t say I am chomping at the bit on that one.
    Maybe a look at Rosenzweig’s Star of Redemption.

  2. Tony Hunt says:

    You’re still more ambitious than me. I’m hoping to make it through Dante’s Divine Comedy, most of Sergius Bulgakov’s larger trilogy (even this is for a paper I’m working on), and prep work for teaching Greek.

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