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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 […]

Notable: Relating God and the Self, by Jan-Olav Henriksen,

Now available from Ashgate Publishing… Relating God and the Self:  Dynamic Interplay, by  Jan-Olav Henriksen, Norwegian School of Theology, Norway [Purchase from Ashgate Publishing] Book description: By discussing critically different ways the symbol of God functions in the formation of the self, this book develops a nuanced and original approach to the interplay between God and the […]

Notable: René Girard and Secular Modernity

René Girard and Secular Modernity: Christ, Culture, and Crisis, by Scott Cowdell Download this flyer to see how you can get this book for the sale price of $23.00: René Girard and Secular Modernity Sale Price Flyer [PDF] Book description: In René Girard and Secular Modernity: Christ, Culture, and Crisis, Scott Cowdell provides the first systematic interpretation of René […]

Notable: Ethics at the Beginning of Life: A Phenomenological Critique

Ethics at the Beginning of Life: A Phenomenological Critique, by James Mumford (Oxford University Press) [Purchase Amazon.co.uk | Pre-order Amazon.com] Book description: Many of the most controversial moral decisions we face hinge upon competing descriptions of life, and never is this truer than at the beginning of life. James Mumford draws upon phenomenology (a branch of continental philosophy) […]

Forthcoming from David Bentley Hart: The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss

Forthcoming in September/October 2013: The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss, by David Bentley Hart (376 pages; Yale University Press). [Pre-order Amazon.com | Pre-order Amazon.co.uk] Book description: Despite the recent ferocious public debate about belief, the concept most central to the discussion—God—frequently remains vaguely and obscurely described. Are those engaged in these arguments even talking about the […]

Notable: The Tumbler of God: Chesterton as Mystic

New from Angelico Press: The Tumbler of God: Chesterton as Mystic, by Fr Robert Wild [Purchase Amazon.co.uk | Purchase Amazon.com] Book description: “WE NEED A NEW KIND of mystic,” writes Fr. Robert Wild; and in The Tumbler of God, he presents a spiritual portrait of G.K. Chesterton that convincingly shows why he is precisely the new […]

UPDATE: Michael Hanby’s No God, No Science? is now available

The following publication (originally advertised below) is now available: —————————— No God, No Science?: Theology, Cosmology, Biology, by Michael Hanby, the latest addition to the Illuminations series [Order UK | Order US] Book description: Are creation and evolution mutually exclusive terms? Or is there instead a deep relationship between science, metaphysics, and theology that can help […]

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