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Saturday, 8 January 2011

Book Reading Goal : Week 1

Until Justice and Peace Embrace: The Kuyper Lectures for 1981 Delivered at the Free University of AmsterdamThis week I begun the annual book reading goal with an important classic as I prepared for a new release by the same author. The title is Until Justice and Peace Embrace by Nicholas Wolterstorff. The book was released in 1983 and is formed from the Kuyper lectures Wolterstorff gave in Amsterdam. In this classic Wolterstorff lays out the foundation on why we must agitate for justice and peace in our world. In particular the important of having a praxis oriented approach that actively moves us to side with the poor. Perhaps no philosopher has had a greater impact on my view of justice and poverty than Wolterstorff.  I eagerly await his next volume on "love and justice" due out later this year even as I read a newly released compendium of essays by him.

Book Reading Goal Review
Books Read So Far : 1 book
Remaining Books to Achieve Target : 49 books
Weeks Remaining to Achieve Annual Target : 51 weeks


  1. Anyone who wants to know anything about the offical myths about agriculture and environment in Africa should read the following books:

    Misreading the African Landscape: Society and Ecology in a Forest-Savanna Mosaic (African Studies)
    James Fairhead (Author), Melissa Leach (Author)

    The Lie of the Land: Challenging Received Wisdom on the African Environment (African Issues Series)
    Robin Mearns (Editor), Melissa Leach (Editor)

  2. Yes, I am looking forward to reading this volume!


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