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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, […]

Notable: The Metaphysics of World Order: A Synthesis of Philosophy, Theology, and Politics, by Nicolas Laos

Now available: The Metaphysics of World Order: A Synthesis of Philosophy, Theology, and Politics, by Nicolas Laos (Pickwick/Wipf & Stock; Published January 19th, 2015; 244+ pp). [Purchase: Wipf & Stock | Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk] In this book, Nicolas Laos studies the meaning of the terms “world” and “order,” the moral dimensions of each world order model, and […]

Nihilism and Metaphysics: The Third Voyage, by Vittorio Possenti

Nihilism and Metaphysics: The Third Voyage, by Vittorio Possenti, translated by Daniel B. Gallagher, with a foreword by Brian Schroeder (SUNY; Published: January 2, 2015; 424+ pp). [Purchase: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk] Book description: Challenging the idea that nihilism has supplanted metaphysics, Vittorio Possenti finds in this philosophical turn the grounds for a mature renewal of […]

New 2nd Edition of Gregory Shaw’s Theurgy and the Soul: The Neoplatonism of Iamblichus

The 2nd edition of Gregory Shaw’s Theurgy and the Soul: The Neoplatonism of Iamblichus is now available (Angelico Press/Sophia Perennis; September 9, 2014). This 2nd edition contains a new preface from the author, as well as a foreword by John Milbank and Aaron Riches. [Purchase: Amazon.uk | Amazon.com] Description: Theurgy and the Soul is a study […]

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. […]

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