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Books by Professor Tom McLeish

Soon available from Oxford University Press, Soft Matter: A Very Short Introduction, by Tom McLeish (22 October 2020; 176pp). It is currently available for pre-order both via OUP and Amazon. Purchase: OUP | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com Book description: Soft Matter science is concerned with soft materials such as polymers, colloids, liquid crystals, and foams, and […]

Now available: Can We Believe in People? by Stephen R. L. Clark

Now available from Angelico Press: Can We Believe in People? Human Significance in an Interconnected Cosmos by Stephen R. L. Clark, with a foreword by Catherine Pickstock. [Purchase: Paperback | Cloth] Description: The view that humanity is “in the image and likeness of God” has influenced the past two millennia of European history, and retains […]

New from William C. Hackett: Philosophy in Word & Name

Now available from Angelico Press: Philosophy in Word & Name: Myth, Wisdom, Apocalypse, by William C. Hackett. [Purchase: Paperback | Cloth] Description: MYTH. WISDOM. APOCALYPSE. Three words of ancient pedigree offering the seeker a promise: to unlock the door of understanding to the highest and best things—the divine things. Three keys, then, for a “Philosophy in […]

New edited volume from Cambridge University Press: Patents on Life

Patents on Life: Religious, Moral, and Social Justice Aspects of Biotechnology and Intellectual Property New from Cambridge University Press Edited by: Thomas C. Berg (University of St Thomas, Minnesota) Roman Cholij (St Edmund’s College, Cambridge) Simon Ravenscroft (Magdalene College, Cambridge) This volume brings together a unique collection of legal, religious, ethical, and political perspectives to […]

Notable: Kierkegaard’s Theological Sociology, by Paul Tyson

Now available from Cascade Books, Kierkegaard’s Theological Sociology: Prophetic Fire for the Present Age, by Paul Tyson. Purchase: Cascade | Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk Kierkegaard developed a distinctive type of sociology in the 1840s—a theological sociology. Looking at society through the lens of analysis categories such as worship, sin, and faith, Kierkegaard developed a profoundly insightful […]

Signs in the Dust by Nathan Lyons

Signs in the Dust A Theory of Natural Culture and Cultural Nature Nathan Lyons Argues that the meaningful exchange of signs is not unique to humans and is present through all of nature Counters the common understanding of nature and culture as completely separate Draws from medieval philosophy, semiotics, biology, and modern evolutionary theory Purchase:  […]

Alison Milbank, God & the Gothic, available for pre-order

God & the Gothic Religion, Romance and Reality in the English Literary Tradition Alison Milbank   Offers an original reworking of Gothic fiction, which is usually read as a secularizing genre, as instead doing creative theological work Takes the story right back to the Reformation, and locates tropes such as the usurper, fleeing heroine who […]

Now available: The Flame Imperishable: Tolkien, St. Thomas, and the Metaphysics of Faerie

Now available from Angelico Press: The Flame Imperishable: Tolkien, St. Thomas, and the Metaphysics of Faerie, by Jonathan S. McIntosh. [Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk] J. R. R. Tolkien was a profoundly metaphysical thinker, and one of the most formative influences on his imagination, according to this new study of his works, was the great thirteenth-century theologian, St. […]

Available for pre-order: Myth and Solidarity in the Modern World, by Timothy Stacey

Available for pre-order from Routledge: Myth and Solidarity in the Modern World: Beyond Religious and Political Division, by Timothy Stacey. In the context of the rise of reactionary politics across the globe, this book seeks new ways of developing solidarity across religious, political and economic differences. Drawing on an increasingly influential Christian theological movement, postliberalism, it […]

Now available: An Economics of Justice and Charity, by Thomas Storck

Now available from Angelico Press: An Economics of Justice and Charity: Catholic Social Teaching, Its Development and Contemporary Relevance, by Thomas Storck, with a foreword by Peter Kwasniewski. [Purchase: Amazon | Amazon.co.uk] Since Pope Leo XIII’s landmark encyclical Rerum Novarum of 1891, a significant part of Catholic social doctrine has focused on man’s economic life and the challenge of building […]

Now available: The Architectonics of Hope, by Kyle Gingerich Hiebert

Now available from Cascade Books: The Architectonics of Hope: Violence, Apocalyptic, and the Transformation of Political Theology, by Kyle Gingerich Hiebert, with a foreword by Cyril O’Regan. [Purchase: Wipf and Stock | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com] The Architectonics of Hope provides a critical excavation and reconstruction of the Schmittian seductions that continue to bedevil contemporary political theology. Despite a veritable explosion […]

Now available: De-fragmenting Modernity, by Paul Tyson

Now available from Cascade Books: De-fragmenting Modernity: Reintegrating Knowledge with Wisdom, Belief with Truth, and Reality with Being, by Paul Tyson. [Purchase: Wipf & Stock] We live in a strangely fragmented lifeworld. On the one hand, abstract constructions of our own imagination—such as money, “mere” facts, and mathematical models—are treated by us as important objective […]

Now available: Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness, by Peter Kwasniewski

Now available from Angelico press: Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness: Why the Modern Age Needs the Mass of Ages, by Peter Kwasniewski, with a foreword by Martin Mosebach. [Purchase: Amazon] The traditional liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church is a highly formal ritual unfolding in layers of elaborate gesture, rich symbolism, whispered Latin, and ancient plainchants. […]

New from Angelico Press: The Dream-Child’s Progress and Other Essays, by David Bentley Hart

Just out from Angelico Press: The Dream-Child’s Progress and Other Essays, by David Bentley Hart (February 10, 2017; 358pp+). [Purchase: Angelico Press] By turns champion of the Christian difference and voice of dissent; friend to Moley and Water Rat and scourge to those of scientistic bent—these are but a few of the many guises of David […]

Now Available: Immediacy and Meaning: J. K. Huysmans and the Immemorial Origin of Metaphysics

Now available: Immediacy and Meaning: J. K. Huysmans and the Immemorial Origin of Metaphysics, by Caitlin Smith Gilson (Bloomsbury Academic; 9 Feb. 2017; 323pp+); [Purchase: Bloomsbury | Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk] Immediacy and Meaning seeks to approach the odd uneasiness at root in all metaphysical meaning; that the human knower attempts to mediate what cannot be […]

New from Angelico Press: Person, Soul, and Identity: Philosophy and the Real Self, by Robert Bolton

Person, Soul, and Identity: Philosophy and the Real Self, by Robert Bolton The reality of the self is—perhaps paradoxically—of more than purely personal interest. It is as important for religion as is the existence of God. Without it, any religious message can only go from nothing to nothing. Worse yet, scepticism about self and soul […]

Notable: Australian Religious Thought, by Wayne Hudson

Now available: Australian Religious Thought, by Wayne Hudson (Monash University Publishing; April 20, 2016; 272pp+). [Purchase: Publisher | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com] Book description: This book is the first major historical study of Australian religious thought, arguing that religious thought can be found in many of Australia’s intellectuals, both in the religiously inclined and in those […]

New: The Heart has its Reasons: Towards a Theological Anthropology of the Heart, by Beáta Tóth

Newly available from Cascade: The Heart has its Reasons: Towards a Theological Anthropology of the Heart, by Beáta Tóth (Wipf & Stock/Cascade; January 2016; 268pp). [Purchase: Wipf & Stock | Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk] Book description: This book explores a hitherto neglected area of theological anthropology: the unity of human emotionality and rationality embodied in the biblical concept of the heart. […]

New from Dominic Johnson: God is Watching You: How the Fear of God Makes Us Human

Out this month from Dominic Johnson: God is Watching You: How the Fear of God Makes Us Human (Oxford University Press; January 2016; 304pp). [Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk] Book description: “And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under […]

Now available: The Political Dialogue of Nature and Grace, by Caitlin Smith Gilson

Now available: The Political Dialogue of Nature and Grace: Toward a Phenomenology of Chaste Anarchism, by Caitlin Smith Gilson (Bloomsbury Academic; September 2015; 328pp+). [Purchase: Bloomsbury | Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk] [Download flyer with publisher discount of 35% off here (PDF)] Description: The discourse between nature and grace finds its linguistic and existential podium in the political condition […]

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