Many of the essays in the new book When I Was a Child I Read Books have been previously published, albeit in adapted or abbreviated form, to which we’ve previously linked.
The following is a map of the essays as they’re titled in the new book with correspondence to their earlier publication (along with links to our posts on them, where applicable).
- ‘Freedom of Thought’: Published as ‘Reclaiming a Sense of the Sacred’ in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
- ‘Imagination and Community’: Published as the same title in Commonweal.
- ‘Austerity as Ideology’: Published as ‘Night Thoughts of a Baffled Humanist’ in The Nation.
- ‘Open Thy Hand Wide: Moses and the Origins of American Liberalism’: Delivered as a lecture at Princeton Theological Seminary, available as an MP3.
- ‘When I Was a Child’: Published as ‘My Western Roots’ in Old West-New West: Centennial Essays, ed. Barbara Howard Meldrum.
- ‘The Fate of Ideas: Moses’: Published as the same title in Salmagundi (121/122, 1999).
- ‘Wondrous Love’: Published as the same title in Christianity & Literature (Winter 2010, Volume 59, Issue 2) and originally delivered as a lecture at the Christian Scholars’ Conference in 2009.
- ‘The Human Spirit and the Good Society’: Published as ‘A Common Faith’ in Guernica.
If we’ve missed an attribution, let us know; we’d be interested knowing, for example, if any of the published essays were originally delivered as speeches or appeared in a different format.
Update 2013-02-25: A reader informs us that ‘Who Was Oberlin?’ was earlier delivered as ‘In a Great Swamp in a Mud Hole: What to Make of the Past’ at Oberlin College on October 10, 2009.