The write stuff: new books by George Fox faculty
professor of biblical and Quaker studies
The Fourth Gospel and the Quest for Jesus: Modern Foundations Reconsidered (T&T Clark)
Assesses two leading modern views: the de-historicization of John (the belief that John cannot be historical), and the de-johannification of Jesus (thus, John is considered off limits for historical-Jesus studies). An alternative "Bi-Optic" approach of gospel relations also is presented (John and the other gospels provide two distinctive perspectives).
Irv A. Brendlinger
professor of church history and theology
Social Justice Through the Eyes of Wesley (Joshua Press)
Explores Wesley’s response to social injustice through the lens of his opposition to slavery, examining his distinctive doctrines and their implications for human society.
To Be Silent Would Be Criminal: The Life and Antislavery Influence of Anthony Benezet (Scarecrow Press)
An overview of the life and a republication of the major tracts and correspondence of Benezet, the dominant antislavery influence of the 18th century.
professor of history
The Celtic and Roman Traditions: Conflict and Consensus in the Early Medieval Church (Palgrave-Macmillan)
A survey of the relationship between the Celtic and Roman traditions during the period of the Easter controversy (590-768) concerning the proper date to celebrate.
professor of Old Testament
A Catalogue of Previously Uncatalogued Ethiopic Manuscripts in England: Twenty- Three Manuscripts in the Bodleian, Cambridge University and John Rylands University Libraries and a Private Collection, Journal of Semitic Studies, Supplement 21 (Oxford University Press) coauthored by Demeke Berhane.
Provides a catalogue of 23 Ethiopian manuscripts in England: 14 in the Bodleian Library of Oxford University, two in the Cambridge University Library, three in the John Rylands Library of the University of Manchester, and four in the private collection of Dr. Ian Mac Lennan of London.
dean, School of Behavioral and Health Sciences and professor of psychology (pen name: James F. David)
Thunder of Time (Forge Press), a novel
A sequel to Foster’s Footprints of Thunder. It picks up the story in a world where dinosaurs and humans are living together peacefully until someone begins to manipulate time, trying to shape a future without human civilization.
professor of religion and biblical studies
Laughing Pilgrims: Humor and the Spiritual Journey (Paternoster Publishing)
Shows how humor can help us know who we are and how to live well - and why saints laugh a lot.
Stepping in the Light: Life in Joy and Power (Friends United Press)
Explores vital Christian living rooted in Scripture and in the bold witness of Friends.
associate professor of sociology
The Contented Soul: The Art of Savoring Life (InterVarsity Press)
Considers why contentment seems elusive in a culture richly blessed and encourages readers to slow down to resist "rugged individualism" in favor of embracing and supporting strong community ties.
Mark R. McMinn
professor of psychology
Finding Our Way Home: Turning Back to What Matters Most (Jossey-Bass)
Draws on insights from psychology, Christian spirituality, and theology to explore the human longing for home, a spiritual place as much as a physical dwelling. The book won an Award of Merit in this year’s Christianity Today book awards.
Integrative Psychotherapy: Toward a Comprehensive Christian Approach (InterVarsity Press) with Clark Campbell, professor of psychology
Presents a Christian model of psychotherapy, drawing on three views of the imago Dei as the basis for three domains of intervention - functional, structural, and relational.
The Sacred Ordinary (Barclay Press)
A collection of 50 of Roberts’ sermons and addresses given publicly between 1967 and 2006 during his tenure as professor of religion and philosophy and through his retirement years in Yachats, Ore.
Richard B. Parker Professor of Theology at the seminary
Cross and Covenant: Interpreting the Atonement for 21st Century Mission (Paternoster Press)
Promotes the idea that a covenant renewal understanding of Christ’s atonement is more effective in communicating to diverse cultures than some traditional metaphors such as penal substitution.