Two new books by Alan Jacobs

Alan Jacobs, professor of English at Wheaton College, has two new books out. The first is Original Sin: A Cultural History, in which Jacobs explores the history of this infamous doctrine from Scripture and Augustine to the modern era.

The second is Looking Before and After: Testimony and the Christian Life. This book is from the 2006 Stob Lectures that Jacobs gave at Calvin College entitled, “Testimonies: The Stories of the Christian Life.” You can view the two lectures through an online video feed. The first is entitled “Looking Before and After” and the second, “Despair, Presumption, and Hope.”


Found a copy of Original Sin at a local bookstore on-sale for 2.75. Was pretty excited, though felt bad for Jacobs that the price was so low!

I had really enjoyed his Shaming the Devil of a few years back.
Amazing price for a new book!

Indeed, Shaming the Devil is his best book so far, in my opinion. But I haven't read his new ones yet.