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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 […]

Now available in English: Incarnation, by Michel Henry, trans. Karl Hefty

The last book that Michel Henry published during his lifetime is now available in English translation: Incarnation, the middle work of Henry’s final trilogy, translated by Karl Hefty (Northwestern University Press; 30 July 2015; 312pp+). In his lifetime, the order in which he wrote these final books were I Am the Truth, Incarnation, and Words of Christ, although […]

New: Sacred Rhetoric: Dietrich Bonhoeffer & the Participatory Tradition, by Justin Mandela Roberts

Published just last month: Sacred Rhetoric: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Participatory Tradition, by Justin Mandela Roberts (Wipf & Stock; Sept. 17, 2015; 140pp+). [Purchase: Wipf & Stock | Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk] Dietrich Bonhoeffer is a celebrated and enigmatic figure in theology. Though he is known for advocating a concrete and worldly Christianity, Justin Mandela Roberts […]

Now available: Interstitial Soundings: Philosophical Reflections on Improvisation, Practice, and Self-Making, by Cynthia Nielsen

Now out from Cascade Books is Cynthia R. Nielsen’s Interstitial Soundings: Philosophical Reflections on Improvisation, Practice, and Self-Making. [Purchase: Wipf & Stock] In Interstitial Soundings, Cynthia R. Nielsen brings music and philosophy into a fruitful and mutually illuminating dialogue. Topics discussed include the following: music’s dynamic ontology, performers and improvisers as co-composers, the communal character of […]

Now available: The Great Grace: Receiving Vatican II Today

Now available: The Great Grace: Receiving Vatican II Today, edited by Nigel Zimmermann (Bloomsbury Publishing; 160pp+). [Purchase: Bloomsbury | Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk] Publication description: Nigel Zimmermann presents critical reflections from leading Catholic prelates and scholars on the significance of the Second Vatican Council fifty years after it began. These include two senior Cardinals, one of whom is […]

Now available to order: Music and Transcendence

Music and Transcendence Edited by Férdia J. Stone-Davis August 2015 272 pages This collection of essays explores the ways in which music relates to transcendence by bringing together the disciplines of musicology, philosophy and theology. Music has the capacity to take one outside of oneself and place one in relation to that which is ‘other’. This ‘other’ can be […]

Now available: God, the Flesh, and the Other: From Irenaeus to Duns Scotus, by Emmanuel Falque

Now available: God, the Flesh, and the Other: From Irenaeus to Duns Scotus, by Emmanuel Falque, translated by William Christian Hackett (Northwestern University Press; published December 30, 2014; 376pp+). [Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk] Description: In God, the Flesh, and the Other, the philosopher Emmanuel Falque joins the ongoing debate about the role of theology in […]

Edited collection newly available: Apology of Culture: Religion and Culture in Russian Thought

Newly available this month: Apology of Culture: Religion and Culture in Russian Thought, edited by Artur Mrowczynski-Van Allen, Teresa Obolevitch, and Pawel Rojek (Pickwick Publications / Wipf & Stock; March 2, 2015; 252pp+). [Purchase: Wipf & Stock | Amazon.com] Description: Contemporary philosophy and theology are ever more conscious of the fact that the model of […]

Now available: Blue Labour: Forging a New Politics, edited by Ian Geary & Adrian Pabst

Now available: Blue Labour: Forging a New Politics, edited by Ian Geary and Adrian Pabst (I.B.Tauris; published 28 Feb. 2015; 288pp+). [Purchase: Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com] Description: In the aftermath of the global economic crisis, and the worst recession for over seventy years, Britain has witnessed one of the most turbulent eras in politics since the Second […]

New from Thomas John Hastings: Seeing All Things Whole: The Scientific Mysticism and Art of Kagawa Toyohiko (1888-1960)

New from Thomas John Hastings: Seeing All Things Whole: The Scientific Mysticism and Art of Kagawa Toyohiko (1888-1960), with a foreword by J. Wentzel van Huyssteen (Wipf & Stock; 272pp+). [Purchase: Wipf & Stock | Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk] Publication description: KAGAWA TOYOHIKO was one of the best-known evangelists and social reformers of the twentieth century. Founder of several […]

New from Ric Machuga: Three Theological Mistakes: How to Correct Enlightenment Assumptions about God, Miracles, and Free Will

New Title from Ric Machuga: Three Theological Mistakes: How to Correct Enlightenment Assumptions about God, Miracles, and Free Will (Cascade Books / Wipf & Stock; published January 5, 2015; 294pp+). [Purchase: Wipf & Stock | Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk] Publication description: Though the Enlightenment was responsible for much that is fine, just, and good, it also promoted three bad […]

Now available: The Submerged Reality: Sophiology and the Turn to a Poetic Metaphysics, by Michael Martin

Now available from Angelico Press: The Submerged Reality: Sophiology and the Turn to a Poetic Metaphysics, by Michael Martin, with a foreword by Adrian Pabst (Angelico Press; Published 10 February 2015; 246pp+). In The Submerged Reality, Michael Martin challenges us to reimagine theology, philosophy, and poetics through the lens of sophiology. Sophiology, as this book shows, […]

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