Baker Academic Fall 2021 Catalog


AN INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN MYSTICISM Recovering the Wildness of Spiritual Life Jason M. Baxter This accessibly written volume introduces key figures, texts, and themes of the mystical tradition, showing that the mystics have much to say to contem- porary Christians searching for authentic modes of spirituality. “Any undergraduate or general reader who wishes to take his or her first steps in learning about Christian mysticism can do no better than to read Baxter’s remarkable, clear, and thorough Introduction to Christian Mysticism .” —KEVIN HART, University of Virginia “Tracing the mystic experiences of God from the pagans to Julian of Norwich and Nicholas of Cusa, Baxter reorients us to the tradi- tion that we lost after the Reformation and the Enlightenment. To read this book is to be lit up again by our bright, burning, wild, and unfathomable God.” —JESSICA HOOTEN WILSON, University of Dallas

NOW AVAILABLE • 208 pp. • paper • $22.99 • 9781540961228

JASON M. BAXTER (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is associate professor of fine arts and humanities at Wyoming Catholic College. He is the author of A Beginner’s Guide to Dante’s “Divine Comedy.”

MARRIAGE, SCRIPTURE, AND THE CHURCH Theological Discernment on the Question of Same-Sex Union

Darrin W. Snyder Belousek Afterword by Wesley Hill

Darrin Synder Belousek takes a distinctive approach to the same-sex-union debate by framing the issue as a matter of marriage and articulates a biblical-traditional theology of marriage for the contemporary church.

“A theologically robust, exegetically responsible, and pastorally compassionate tour de force. Anyone who wants to engage this topic must read this book.” —PRESTON SPRINKLE, president of the Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender “By placing the question of same-sex union within the larger con- text of a theology of marriage, Snyder Belousek reminds us that marriage and sex are not primarily for our own pleasure or purposes but were designed by God to orient our lives toward him and toward his great work of salvation.” —CHRISTINA S. HITCHCOCK, University of Sioux Falls; author of The Significance of Singleness

NOW AVAILABLE • 352 pp. • paper • $29.99 • 9781540961839

DARRIN W. SNYDER BELOUSEK (PhD, University of Notre Dame) teaches philosophy and religion at Ohio Northern University and has taught at various church-related colleges.


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