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Recently published: Partakers of the Divine: Contemplation and the Practice of Philosophy

Recently published: Partakers of the Divine: Contemplation and the Practice of Philosophy, by Jacob Holsinger Sherman (Fortress Press, 2014). [Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk] Description: Exploring the meeting of mystical and philosophical theology, Partakers of the Divineshows that Christian philosophical and contemplative practices arose together and that throughout much of Christian history, philosophy, theology, and contemplation […]

Notable: A Companion to Saint Thérèse of Lisieux: Her Life and Work & The People and Places In Her Story

A Companion to Saint Thérèse of Lisieux Her Life and Work & The People and Places In Her Story JOSEPH P. KOCHISS [Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk] THE PRODUCT OF TWENTY YEARS of research and writing, this extraordinary new work is the most comprehensive portrait of Thérèse ever published, and the ultimate reference to her life and […]

From Theology to Theological Thinking, by Jean-Yves Lacoste

Recently published: From Theology to Theological Thinking, by Jean-Yves Lacoste, translated by W. Chris Hackett, with an introduction by Jeffrey Bloechl (University of Virginia Press, 2014; 136pp). [Purchase from: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk] Book description: “Christian philosophy” is commonly regarded as an oxymoron, philosophy being thought incompatible with the assumptions and conclusions required by religious faith. […]

Now available: Friendship as Sacred Knowing: Overcoming Isolation, by Samuel Kimbriel

Now available: Friendship as Sacred Knowing: Overcoming Isolation, by Samuel Kimbriel (Oxford University Press, 2014; 240pp). [Purchase from: Oxford University Press Global | Oxford University Press UK | Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk] Book description: We are haunted, Samuel Kimbriel suggests, by a habit of isolation buried, often imperceptibly, within our practices of understanding and relating to the […]

New from Stratford Caldecott: Not as the World Gives: The Way of Creative Justice

Not As the World Gives: The Way of Creative Justice Stratford Caldecott Foreword by Adrian Walker Published by Angelico Press; 2014; 292pp. [Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk] This is the time for a new politics, a new economics. Not As the World Gives, drawing on the Church’s two millennia of reflection on the Gospel, shows us […]

Atheists: The Origin of the Species, by Nick Spencer

Soon to be released: Atheists: The Origin of the Species, by Nick Spencer (Bloomsbury, May 2014, 320pp). [Pre-order from: Bloomsbury | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com] Publication description: The clash between atheism and religion has become the defining battle of the 21st century. Books on and about atheism retain high profile and popularity, and atheist movements on both […]

New from Cyril O’Regan: Anatomy of Misremembering: Von Balthasar’s Response to Philosophical Modernity. Volume 1: Hegel

Now available: Anatomy of Misremembering: Von Balthasar’s Response to Philosophical Modernity. Volume 1: Hegel, by Cyril O’Regan (The Crossroad Publishing Company; March  2014; 688pp). [Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk] Book Description: This compelling work is the most comprehensive and sophisticated account to date of the relationship between Hans Urs von Balthasar—a Swiss theologian and Catholic priest—and the German […]

New Second Edition: Desire, Dialectic, & Otherness: An Essay on Origins, by William Desmond

A new, second edition of William Desmond’s Desire, Dialectic, & Otherness: An Essay on Origins  has recently been published (Wipf & Stock, 2013, 292pp) Book description: Many philosophers since Hegel have been disturbed by the thought that philosophy inevitably favors sameness over otherness or identity over difference. Originally published at a time when the issue […]

New from Caitlin Smith Gilson: The Philosophical Question of Christ

Just published within the last month: The Philosophical Question of Christ, by Caitlin Smith Gilson (Bloomsbury Academic, January 2014, 256pp). Publication description: Does the figure of Christ provide philosophical reason with its ultimate philosophical challenge? What can thought as thought say about the picture of Christ in the Gospels? Gilson argues that the forgotten hermeneutic of perfection […]

New book: L’invenzione del secolare. Post-modernità e donazione in John Milbank

L’invenzione del secolare. Post-modernità e donazione in John Milbank, di Marco Salvioli (Editore: Vita e Pensiero, Anno: 2013, Pagine: 304).   [Purchase directly from the Publisher, Vita e Pensiero | Purchase from Amazon.it]   Descrizione del libro: Il volume presenta al lettore italiano il pensiero del teologo anglicano John Milbank (Londra, 1952), fondatore del movimento teologicoRadical Orthodoxy. Critico del pensiero […]

Now available: Merleau-Ponty and Theology, by Christopher Ben Simpson

Now available in Bloomsbury / T & T Clark’s Philosophy and Theology series: Merleau-Ponty and Theology, by Christopher Ben Simpson (January 2014, 272pp). Publication description: The philosophical contributions of French phenomenologist, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, carry great untapped potential for theologians thinking through some of the central affirmations of the Christian faith. This exploration is structured against […]

Notable: Justice, Unity, and the Hidden Christ, by Matthew John Paul Tan

Now available from Wipf & Stock: Justice, Unity, and the Hidden Christ: The Theopolitical Complex of the Social Justice Approach to Ecumenism in Vatican II, by Matthew John Paul Tan Book description: Does social justice promote Christian unity? With reference to paragraph 12 of Unitatis Redintegratio—Vatican II’s declaration on ecumenism—this book argues that an emphasis on justice […]

Now available: Erich Przywara’s Analogia Entis: Metaphysics: Original Structure and Universal Rhythm

Now available from Eerdmans: Analogia Entis: Metaphysics: Original Structure and Universal Rhythm, by Erich Przywara, translated by John R. Betz and David Bentley Hart (Series: Ressourcement: Retrieval and Renewal in Catholic Thought, 652pp). Although Erich Przywara (1889-1972) was one of the preeminent Catholic theologians of his time and a profound influence on such people as […]

New from Artur Mrówczynski-Van Allen: Between the Icon and the Idol

Between the Icon and the Idol: The Human Person and the Modern State in Russian Literature and Thought—Chaadayev, Soloviev, Grossman, by Artur Mrówczynski-Van Allen, with a foreword by William T. Cavanaugh. [Purchase from Wipf & Stock] “The totalitarian state clearly intends to eliminate all those forms of organic community that rival the absolute loyalty of the […]

Levinas and Theology, by Nigel Zimmermann

Available from Bloomsbury Publishing: Levinas and Theology, by Nigel Zimmermann (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2013, 208pp). [Purchase from Bloomsbury Publishing: Paperback | EPUB | PDF eBook | Hardback] Publication description: The thought of Emmanuel Levinas is of increasing importance for those working in the diverse fields of phenomenology and continental philosophy, French studies, Jewish studies, ethics, politics and […]

Becoming Human: Meditations on Christian Anthropology in Word and Image, by John Behr

Becoming Human: Meditations on Christian Anthropology in Word and Image, by John Behr (St Vladimirs Seminary Press, September 23, 2013, 136 pages). [Purchase US (Amazon.com)] Publication description: This book reflects upon various dimensions and implications of the astounding fact that Christ shows us what it is to be God by the way he dies as […]

Now available: Repetition and Identity: The Literary Agenda, by Catherine Pickstock

Now available: Repetition and Identity: The Literary Agenda, by Catherine Pickstock (Oxford University Press, 2013). [Purchase UK (Amazon.co.uk) | Pre-order US (Amazon.com)] Publication description: The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and […]

Notable: Irenaeus of Lyons: Identifying Christianity, by John Behr

Irenaeus of Lyons: Identifying Christianity by John Behr (Oxford University Press, 2013). [Purchase Amazon UK | Purchase Amazon US] Book description: This book provides a full, contextual study of St Irenaeus of Lyons, the first great theologian of the Christian tradition. John Behr sets Irenaeus both within his own context of the second century, a […]

Notable: Métaphysiques rebelles, by Olivier Boulnois

Now available: Métaphysiques rebelles: Genèse et structure d’une science au Moyen Âge, by Olivier Boulnois (Paris: Puf, 2013). « Au Moyen Âge, « métaphysique » cesse d’être le nom d’une série de livres d’Aristote pour devenir celui d’une science, la plus haute de toutes. Cet ouvrage explore ses origines, à travers le néoplatonisme grec et la philosophie arabe. Science théologique, […]

Notable: A Phenomenology of Christian Life, by Felix Ó Murchadha

Now available from Indiana University Press: A Phenomenology of Christian Life Glory and Night Felix Ó Murchadha “Ó Murchadha makes abundant and timely references to the philosophical tradition from Plato through Heidegger, but also, perhaps more so, to the post-Heideggerian developments sometimes considered together and at once as “the theological turn” in phenomenology. He is […]

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