Real Name
Charles B. Puskas
About My Library
I've written An Introduction to the New Testament (Hendrickson; 2nd ed. Cascade), The Letters of Paul (Liturgical Press), An Introduction to the Gospels and Acts (Eerdmans, 2008), The Conclusion of Luke-Acts (Wipf and Stock, 2008). I also enjoy great works of fiction (e.g., M. Cervantes, William Thackeray, A. Trollope, Honore de Balzac, H. Ryder Haggard, Dickens, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Thomas Hardy, Faulkner, Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Evelyn Waugh, Henry Green) good current novels (Philip Roth, Updike, Russell Banks, John Irving, Don DeLillo) history (American Civil War, Rome, Spain, Greece, European Battles), biography (e.g., Caesar, Napolean, Washington, Lincoln, Franklin), some science fiction (Philip K. Dick, R. Bradbury, K. Vonnegut W. Gibson, R. Silverberg) and mysteries (D. Sayers, A. Christie, Crispin, C. Dexter, A. C. Doyle, G. Greene), fantasy (C. S. Lewis, Tolkien, G. MacDonald), adventure (C. S. Forester, P. O'Brien, B. Cornwell, D. Pope, A. Mallinson), literary criticism (Gadamer, Ricoeur, Eco, Kermode, Alter), philosophy (S. Kierkegaard, Thomas Reid, A. Platinga), and theology (Luther, Calvin, K. Barth, D. Bonhoeffer, J. Moltmann, W. Brueggemann, N.T. Wright, W. Wink) and the Bible in its original languages (i.e., Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic). ///Quote: In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro. Translation: Everywhere I have searched for peace and nowhere found it except in a corner with a book./// "Otium sine litteris mors est et hominis vivi sepultra. ~ Leisure without literature is death, or rather the burial of a living man.----Seneca"


About Me
Noteworthy publications in my field of study:
An Introduction to the New Testament
(Hendrickson, 1989, 1991)forthcoming 2nd ed. with C. Michael Robbins (Cascade/Wipf and Stock,2010);
An Introduction to the Gospels and Acts
with David Crump (Wm. B. Eerdmans,
2008);The Letters of Paul: An Introduction
(Liturgical Press, 1993);The Conclusion of Luke-Acts: The
Significance of Acts 28:16-31(Pickwick Publications; Wipf & Stock,2009); Ph.D. in Biblical Languages and Literature from
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri (doctoral advisor, Robert F. O'Toole, S.J.).// I enjoy jogging, swimming, golf, volley ball, walking my Newfie "Jack," reading, travel, I play guitar and sing folk, jazz, blues, gospel and rock, also play the blues harp harmonica, enjoy attending concerts and the theater with Susan (my wife).
Ubicació
Lino Lakes, MN (12 miles north of the Twin Cities)
Preferits locals

Llibreries: 57th Street Books, Bodacious Books, Book People, Bookman/Bookwoman Used Books, BookSmart Uptown, Common Good Books, Cumming's Books, Davis-Kidd Booksellers - Nashville, Eighth Day Books, Iowa Book, Left Bank Books, Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Micawber's Books, Murphy-Brookfield Books, O'Gara and Wilson, Booksellers, Once Upon a Crime, Paperback Exchange, Paul's Bookstore, Powell's - Burnham Park, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Red Balloon Bookshop, St. Martin's Table Bookstore & Restaurant, Strand Bookstore, Subterranean Books, Tattered Cover Book Store - Historic LoDo, The BookCase, Uncle Hugo's Science Fiction Bookstore, University of Minnesota Bookstore, University of Minnesota Bookstore at Coffman Union, Vroman's Bookstore, Wild Rumpus Books for Young Readers

Biblioteques: Anoka County Library - Circle Pines Centennial Branch, Luther Seminary Library, University of Minnesota (West Bank) - Wilson Library