Hippo Student Favorites: Desert Island Books

On Monday we learned about some of our students' viewing and listening habits. Today: reading material, with 2-4 students from each upcoming graduation year. (Click here if you want to contrast Hippo students with faculty...) Name one or two books you'd want to read (over and over) if you were stranded on a desert island. … Continue reading Hippo Student Favorites: Desert Island Books

Get a Preview of Prof. Gehrz’s New Book

Our faculty are readers, but also writers. Next month, history professor Chris Gehrz will publish his fifth book, Charles Lindbergh: A Religious Biography of America's Most Infamous Pilot (Eerdmans). Part of a series that includes recent entries on everyone from British prime minister Winston Churchill to African American theologian Howard Thurman, Prof. Gehrz's book tells … Continue reading Get a Preview of Prof. Gehrz’s New Book

Goldberg, Roman Masculinity and Politics...

Check Out Prof. Goldberg’s New Book!

Congratulations to Prof. Charlie Goldberg, whose first book has been published by Routledge! Here's the full publisher's description of Roman Masculinity and Politics from Republic to Empire: This volume explores the role that republican political participation played in forging elite Roman masculinity. It situates familiarly "manly" traits like militarism, aggressive sexuality, and the pursuit of power … Continue reading Check Out Prof. Goldberg’s New Book!

Front and back cover of Faith and History: A Devotional

Publication Day for Faith and History: A Devotional

Today marks the official publication of Faith and History: A Devotional! Co-edited by our own Chris Gehrz, the book features biblical meditations by some forty Christian historians, including Prof. Amy Poppinga. In their introduction, Chris and co-editor Beth Allison Barr (Baylor University) explain how they "find the prayers and stories of faithful believers from the … Continue reading Publication Day for Faith and History: A Devotional

Covers of Empire of Wealth, How to Be an Antiracist, and Berlin Noir

What We Read (and Watched) on Our Summer Vacations

Summer vacation is far off in our rearview mirrors now, but before those memories fade, we thought we'd share some of what your faculty did on their breaks. First up, what we read and watched: What's the most interesting book you read that's related to your academic field(s)? AnneMarie Kooistra: To prepare to teach our … Continue reading What We Read (and Watched) on Our Summer Vacations

Gehrz and Barr (eds.), Faith and History

Coming This December: A History Devotional

Congratulations to Drs. Gehrz and Poppinga, two of the contributors to Faith and History: A Devotional, due out this December from Baylor University Press, which describes the project this way: Join over forty Christian historians as they journey through the biblical and historical past, reading God’s word in light of the experiences of those made … Continue reading Coming This December: A History Devotional

Augustine, Christine de Pizan, and Carl Lundquist

Faculty Favorites: Biographies

For this week's installment of our new Faculty Favorites series, we're going to introduce you to some of the life stories that move and fascinate us — as Christians and historians. Tell us about a member of your "cloud of witnesses" (Heb 12:1). Who's an earlier Christian whose story inspires, convicts, or challenges you? Sam Mulberry: Augustine of … Continue reading Faculty Favorites: Biographies