Pruning the Library

Scot McKnight has an interesting post today about my friend Jon Boyd’s attempts to prune his library. I tracked down Jon’s original post on the pruning project in which he explains his rationale for removing books from his home library.

Here is the high speed video of Jon at work:

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=

Pruning the Leaves from Jon Boyd on Vimeo.

If you watch carefully enough, you will notice that Jon is getting rid of (or at least moving to a new location on the shelves) some pretty good books. I recognized the following books:

Eric Foner, Tom Paine and Revolutionary America

Earl Cairns, God and Man in Time: A Christian Approach to Historiography

E. Brooks Holifield, Era of Persuasion: American Thought and Culture, 1521-1680.

I am also glad to see that Jon kept, Mark Schwehn, Exiles from Eden: Religion and the Academic Vocation in America.

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