Last week the fellows enjoyed another class with Matthew Lee Anderson. Matt is a research associate at Baylor’s Institute for the Studies of Religion, and recently received his D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University. He’s also a good friend who serves on the board of Brazos Fellows, and a regular guest instructor in our Course of Study. Last week he led the fellows in discussing Karl Barth’s Dogmatics in Outline.
I sat down with Matt for another round of “Five Questions in Ten Minutes.” We talked about a number of 20th century theologians, Shakespeare, Anthony Trollope, and why most of my questions had serious flaws. Listen to our conversation here:
Our conversation touched on a number of interesting things and many books:
- The blog Matt founded, Mere Orthodoxy, and his two books, Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to Our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith.
- Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, which the fellows discussed with Matt last semester.
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Measure for Measure.
- Here you can watch the lecture Oliver O’Donovan gave at Baylor last fall. Readers of the blog will also remember that Dr. O’Donovan visited the fellows last semester. You can read a great reflection from fellow Kelsey Collister here. Matt recommends his book Begotten or Made?.
- Anthony Trollope’s The Prime Minister and The Duke’s Children.
- A number of the books that Matt is looking forward to reading next: A Century of Eugenics in America, Punishment and Modern Society, and The Furnace of Affliction: Prisons and Religion in Antebellum America.
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