Monday, August 28, 2006
I have at the moment 11 books on my desk that I got from Interlibrary loan. It is really a pretty amazing program. No matter how obscure the book, they can get it. I think my favorite so far was the original copy of a doctrinal dissertation from Fuller which was an English translation of Faustus Socinus' de Jesu Christo Servatore. I think it is one of the few translations of the work into English in the world.
Right now I have two volumes of Luther's Works from the Weimar Edition which is in German (which I can read), and Latin (which I cannot). The German is in an 15th century gothic font which makes it a real chore to read:
Some of the other books I'm reading are:
The Politics of Jesus by John Howard Yoder
The Upside-Down Kingdom by Donald B. Kraybill
Exclusion and Embrace by Miroslav Volf
The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solszhenitsyn
A Grace Disguised by Jerry L. Sittser
I try to keep the pile of books circulating as I read and return the books I have out and put new books in my ILL queue to be delivered, so I usually have a pile of new books waiting to be read. It's a pretty cool system that allows me to have access to pretty much anything I can think of anywhere in the world. Pretty amazing how the posibilities of reasearch has opened up in the past few years!