Good Lookin' Out: Jesus Made in America


Dr. Stephen J. Nichols is a professor at Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School. He earned a Ph.D. from Westminster Theological Seminary. This man has been extremely productive in recent years in the area of church history. Most of his work has been in the Reformation era, and most of his books are around 200 pages or less. His latest (that I am aware of) looks very good. The title is "Jesus Made in America: A Cultural History From the Puritans to 'The Passion of the Christ'." Here is the table of contents:
1 The Puritan Christ: Image and Word in Early New England
2 Jesus for a New Republic: The Politics and Piety of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington and Paine
3 Gentle Jesus, Meek and Mild: Nineteenth-Century Makeovers from the Frontier to Victorian Culture
4 Jesus, Hero for the Modern World: Harry Emerson Fosdick, J. Gresham Machen and the Real Meaning of Christmas
5 Jesus on Vinyl: From the Jesus People to Contemporary Christian Music
6 Jesus on the Big Screen: The Passion for Hollywood
7 Jesus on a Bracelet: Christ, Commodification and Consumer Culture
8 Jesus on the Right Wing: Christ and Politics in America
Epilogue: Jesus and the Gospel in the Twenty-first Century
Also regarding books, here is some of what we can expect from John Piper in the near future:
1. History’s Most Spectacular Sin booklet (June, 2008)
2. Spectacular Sins: And Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ (September, 2008)
3. Rethinking Retirement: Finishing Life for the Glory of God (September, 2008)
4. John Calvin and His Passion for the Majesty of God (January, 2009)
5. A book on Marriage (no title or publication date yet)
6. A book on Regeneration (no title or publication date yet)