Theology Nerds! It is time for a book blog tour with one of our very own!
Fall 2014 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. So many people reached out from so many perspectives that this is definitely going to be sweet. Throughout the week of 2/23/15 folks will be posting their thoughts and we’ll link them below with hopes you’ll engage them as you like.
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.
Book Blog Tour Stops
Graeme Fancourt at The Reluctant Blogger takes a look at the book from a Church of England perspective wondering if the book isn’t pointing to a CoE kind of vibe.
Jeremy Fackenthal recognizes the book tries not to flatten things (and the various types of theopoetics) in spite of dissonance.
Tuhina Rasche at This Lutheran Life brings in Yoda, reflects on the relevance of the book to her vocation as a pastor and questions the reality of “safe spaces.”
Rick Quinn thinks about maps and racial injustice, drawing some parallels between the book and the work of Sallie McFague.
Jon Gill / Gilead7 launches full force into a hip-hop genre’d, Mobb Deep inflected take which careens all through the book with a unique style.
Emily Richardson at Where do I Begin? steps into the fray as a self-proclaimed “newcomer” and nails it, saying “When I could no longer carry on in the academic environment because of the limitations of my body. That was when I needed to find new ways of doing theology.”
Laura Stone at The Patchwork Pietist comes at things from an anabaptist perspective and wonders if theopoetics might be a good fit for non-violence theology.