My reading time has been greatly curtailed lately because of my education reform priorities, but here are some recent books that are worth considering:
*First Things: An Inquiry into the First Principles of Morals and Justice, by Hadley Arkes. The title is a dead giveaway, because this is a classic work of political theory as well as moral philosophy from one of my favorite authors. Very thorough treatment, but accessable.
*The Civil War as a Theological Crisis, by Mark A. Noll. This is a short and very interesting book about the clash between the very different theological perspectives of North vs. South in the years leading to the Civil War, and the significant impact that these theological differences have had on our life together since.
*The Classical World, by Robin Lane Fox. This is my current project, and I already know that it will be a good read. It’s pretty long, about 600 pages, but it is very reader-friendly and Fox tells a good story about the development of the Greek and Roman world between about 600 BC and 200 AD. It’s very old history, but it is also our history.