Graeme Bird, linguistics and classics, contributed a chapter to Recapturing a Homeric Legacy: Images and Insights from the Venetus A Manuscript of the Iliad (Center for Hellenic Studies, August 2009), edited by Casey Dué. The book deals with the oldest complete manuscript of Homer’s Iliad in existence, Venetus A, which resides in the Marciana Library in Venice, Italy, and dates from the 10th century A.D.
How to be a World-Class Christian: Becoming Part of God’s Global Kingdom (Authentic, October 2009), written by Paul Borthwick, biblical studies, explores global Christianity for any believer who wants to be a part of God’s work in the world.
Refusing Christian withdrawal from culture and rejecting its confrontational approaches to culture, Mutual Treasure: Seeking Better Ways for Christians and Culture to Converse (Cascadia Publishing House, June 2009), was coedited by Harold Heie (founding director of the Center for Christian Studies) and Michael A. King.
Jo Kadlecek, communication arts, wrote Woman Overboard: How Passion Saved My Life (Upper Room, July 2009), a memoir that explores through storytelling the different perspectives of the word “passion.” She uses quotations from artists, thinkers and theologians to link the layers and stories of passion to ask what it means to be alive.
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