[UPDATE from Callid: The books went fast! Thanks for all the interest and sorry if you were hoping to get in on this goodness. If you’re still interested, drop me a line and maybe there’s another way to plug you in.]
Theology Nerds! It is time for a book blog tour with one of our very own!
This fall Callid released his book, Way to Water: A Theopoetics Primer with Cascade Books and they’ve been awesome and said they’ll kick in a dozen books for you all to get your nerdy hands on. The book itself is chock full of goodness with chapters on process theopoetics (including Catherine Keller), the intersection of biblical and literary studies, Rubem Alves‘ liberation theology, and the sweet Continental philosophy of John Caputo, Richard Kearney, and Karmen MacKendrick. All you’ve got to do is commit to blogging about the book and posting it online during the last week of February. Neat.
So here’s the deal: you sign up in this form saying (1) you agree to read the book and post a review/reflection on the book sometime between February 23 – March 1 and (2) you’ll put links to all the blog tour posts on the bottom of yours. If you participate you’ll get assigned a specific date to post your review of the book that way they don’t all go up at 3:21 on Thursday. It shall be grand.
But wait, there’s more! On Thursday March 5, the week after the blog tour, Callid and the West Coast HBC Crew will get on to a public Google Hangout and it will be an open free-for-all to grill Callid (lovingly!) about his inconsistencies and theological missteps. Or, you know, say something nice or ask questions about the book and/or theopoetics in general.
So enjoy the blogs, read the book, and send Bo your questions for the Hangout. If you’re looking for a better sense of what this whole topic is about, check this short post Callid did about theopoetics this summer as part of the ABCs of Theology series and/or check out the trailer below.
Bottom line? We want to get a book in your hands and hear from you. Any takers? If so, sign up in this form.