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Desert Island Books: Ryan Glomsrud

Resident Faculty, Ryan Glomsrud   |   February 8, 2012   |  Type: Interviews, Office Hours Podcast
Desert Island Books: Ryan Glomsrud

Imagine yourself on a beautiful desert island. You've unplugged from the digital world. No cellphone, no twitter, no facebook, no radio, and no tv. With you on the island you have your Bible. In addition, you can only take with you five books. Which five books would you choose and why?

In this episode Office Hours talks to Dr. Ryan Glomsrud, Associate Professor of Historical Theology, to find out which five books he would take with him to the desert island.

Dr. Glomsrud's "must-read-as-soon-as-possible" list of books which he has not yet read:

  1. Are You Alone Wise?: The Search for Certainty in the Early Modern Era by Susan Schreiner
  2. The Antinomian Controversy, 1636-1638: A Documentary History by David D. Hall
  3. The Temple and the Church's Mission by G.K. Beale
  4. Continental Divide: Heidegger, Cassirer, Davos by Peter E. Gordon
  5. Thomas Cranmer: A Life by Dr. Diarmaid MacCulloch

Dr. Glomsrud's desert island selection:

  1. Confessions by Augustine / Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism by Zacharias Ursinus
  2. Christ's Churches Purely Reformed: A Social History of Calvinism by Phillip Benedict
  3. Luther: Man Between God and the Devil by Heiko Oberman
  4. Either/Or: A Fragment of Life by Soren Kierkegaard
  5. The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann


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