osprey_archer: (books)
[personal profile] osprey_archer
I read David Gushee's Still Christian: Following Jesus out of American Evangelicalism before I went on my road trip, and it has suffered a bit from the time lag before I wrote this review. I enjoyed it as I was reading it, but in retrospect the book's problems loom larger in my mind, although to be fair part of this is simply that it is not the book I was hoping for. I wanted more exploration of wider trends and on-the-ground conflicts within American evangelicalism, but it's really more a memoir about Gushee's life and career and only touches on those conflicts insofar as they affected that.

Also, Gushee is careful not to say anything too inflammatory about anyone. I also would hesitate to write a juicy tell-all memoir about my colleagues - just imagine how awkward that would make staff meetings - so I can't really fault him, but the book would be more interesting with more nitty-gritty detail about the key players and conflicts in the drama.

It's like reading someone vagueblogging a fandom wank. Name some names!

Date: 2017-07-29 09:31 pm (UTC)
sovay: (Morell: quizzical)
From: [personal profile] sovay
It's like reading someone vagueblogging a fandom wank. Name some names!

Especially for a political book, that sounds really frustrating!

Profile

osprey_archer: (Default)
osprey_archer

October 2017

S M T W T F S
1 23 4 567
8 9 10 11 1213 14
15 1617 18192021
22232425262728
293031    

Most Popular Tags

Page Summary

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Oct. 19th, 2017 11:28 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios