Tripp Fuller, uber-brewmaster of Homebrewed Christianity, said I would be a wuz Christian engineer if I did not make a "taster" post for an upcoming blog tour in which I am participating. Here it is:
Prepare yourself. I am going to be part of a blog tour on this freaking amazing
book (Religion, Politics, and the Earth - The New Materialism) of practical nerdiness (unfortunately, it is not an "amazingly" cheap book, the print version is about $65 and the kindle version about $60 from Amazon. If you buy it from Amazon, please go to Homebrewed Christianity website first and link to Amazon via it - that way Homebrewed will get a slice of the sales price.)
The book is part of a series on "radical theologies" which is:
- a call or transformational theologies that break out of traditional locations and approaches. The rhizomic ethos of radical theologies enable the series to engage with an ever-expanding radical expression and critque of theologies that have and seek to enter the public sphere, arising from the continued turn to religion and especically radical theology in politics, social sciences, philosophy, theory, cultural, and literary studies. The post-theistic theology both driving and arising from these intersections is the focus of this series.
Can contemporary science, postmodern philosophy, and radical theology lead to a New materialism that could provide a framework for addressing the major global challenges we face today? These questions are addressed in this book. I'll be blogging on chapters 5, "Ethics," 6, "Energy," and 7, "Radical Proposal for Nuclear Energy" on April 23-25.
In the meantime check out a sweet discussion of the 'Death of God' and philosophical background to the book with Dr. Robbins on the Homebrewed Christianity (HBC) podcast. A podcast about the book's chapter "Radical Proposal for Nuclear Energy" by Dr. Crockett talk to his physicisti insider and contributor Kevin Mequet is available here.
Finally, here is a "blog tour tag" which is a list of links to others blogging about the book as part of the blog tour. Oh - it's empty because Tripp has not provided me any links yet.
Blog Tour Tag: