Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Books for Review

I received two books for review today.

The first is Edith M. Humphrey's Scripture and Tradition: What the Bible Really Says, published by Baker Academic. This should be an interesting read, as I am a high church guy and see a lot of correctives needed when it comes to current Protestant (of the radical reformation variety today) thinking of ecclesiastical tradition.

The second is Thomas Schneider's (translated by David Lorton) Ancient Egypt in 101 Questions and Answers, which will be published by Cornell University Press late next month. This book looks really interesting. It sets out to correct a lot of popular misconceptions of an Egyptological nature. I remember having a conversation over a decade ago with a guy who found out I could read Egyptian. He went on to tell me how it was obvious that all of it was from aliens. This book would have been great for him, and likely many others who watch too much of the History Channel and think it's actual history. ;-)

Thanks to Baker Academic and Cornell University Press for these complimentary copies. I hope to have these, as well as a few of my currently reviewed books up soon.

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