Otherways: In search of an emerging theology
I have taken what feels like the rather bold step of collecting a number of my posts from Open Source Theology over the last five years and publishing them as a book using the excellent services of Lulu.com. The result is Otherways: In search of an emerging theology. Whether this constitutes an appropriate extension of the objectives of Open Source Theology or is merely a bad case of vanity publishing you will have to decide. My hope, of course, is that it will prove to be both a genuinely useful contribution to the development of an emerging theology and a means of enhancing the profile of the website. Anyway, it seems an experiment worth doing.
The description of the book on the back cover reads as follows:
Otherways is a collection of essays by Andrew Perriman – theological explorations, commentaries on biblical texts, book reviews, personal reflections – posted on the Open Source Theology website between 2002 and 2007. The disparate pieces flit and flutter erratically around the bright alluring vision of an emerging theology like insects attracted to a camping lamp in a forest. They cover a range of themes from the nature of post-evangelicalism to postmodern hermeneutics to the narrative significance of penal substitution and an eschatology of renewed creation.
The book costs $16.95 and can be purchased directly from lulu.com, from amazon.com or from amazon.co.uk. The binding and print quality are excellent. It looks and feels like a real book with its own ISBN number. Any income generated will go towards covering the costs of running Open Source Theology.
If anyone would like to write a review of the book, whether for this website or for any other, let me have an address and I may forward a copy. I haven’t solicited commendations for the book, but if anyone reads it and feels inspired to write a short paragraph, I’m sure I will be able to make good ‘marketing’ use of it. Finally, any other publicity you can give it will be greatly appreciated.
There is a review by Peter Wilkinson on this site.