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Now available: Maurice Blondel on the Supernatural in Human Action: Sacrament and Superstition

Now available from Brill: Maurice Blondel on the Supernatural in Human Action: Sacrament and Superstition, by Cathal Doherty SJ (University of San Francisco). [Purchase: Brill] How do sacraments differ from superstition? For Enlightenment philosophers such as Kant, both are merely natural actions claiming a supernatural effect, an accusation that has long been ignored in Catholic theology. In […]

New in the Veritas series: Human and Divine Being: A Study on the Theological Anthropology of Edith Stein

New in the Veritas series: Human and Divine Being: A Study on the Theological Anthropology of Edith Stein, by Donald Wallenfang, with a foreword by John C. Cavadini. [Purchase: Wipf & Stock] Nothing is more dangerous to be misunderstood than the question, “What is the human being?” In an era when this question is not only […]

New in Veritas: Ever-Moving Repose A Contemporary Reading of Maximus the Confessor’s Theory of Time

New in the Veritas series: Ever-Moving Repose: A Contemporary Reading of Maximus the Confessor’s Theory of Time, by Sotiris Mitralexis, with a foreword by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. [Purchase: Wipf & Stock] Sotiris Mitralexis offers a contemporary look at Maximus the Confessor’s (580-662 CE) understanding of temporality, logoi, and deification, through the perspective of contemporary philosopher and theologian Christos […]

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 […]

Available in the Veritas series: Wealth of Persons: Economics with a Human Face

Available in the Veritas series: Wealth of Persons: Economics with a Human Face, by John McNerney, with a foreword by David Walsh. [Purchase: Wipf & Stock] Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century initiated a great debate not just about inequality but also regarding the failures found in the economic models used by theoreticians and practitioners alike. […]

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 […]

Just released: Socrates and Other Saints, by Darius Karłowicz

Just released in the KALOS book series: Socrates and Other Saints: Early Christian Understandings of Reason and Philosophy, by Darius Karłowicz, translated by Artur Sebastian Rosman and with a foreword by Rémi Brague. [Purchase: Wipf & Stock] Many contemporary writers misunderstand early Christian views on philosophy because they identify the critical stances of the ante-Nicene fathers […]

Available in the Veritas series: Being the Body of Christ in the Age of Management, by Lyndon Shakespeare

Available in the Veritas series: Being the Body of Christ in the Age of Management, by Lyndon Shakespeare. [Purchase: Wipf & Stock | Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk] “The church needs effective leaders.” “We must be more missional.” “Better organization is required.” Such sentiments are commonplace among Christians concerned with the health and sustainability of their local […]

Available in the Veritas series: Seeing Things as They Are: G. K. Chesterton and the Drama of Meaning

Available in the Veritas series: Seeing Things as They Are: G. K. Chesterton and the Drama of Meaning, by Duncan Bruce Reyburn. [Purchase: Wipf & Stock | Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk] The jovial journalist, philosopher, and theologian G. K. Chesterton felt that the world was almost always in permanent danger of being misjudged or even overlooked, and so […]

Available from Veritas: Things Seen and Unseen: The Logic of Incarnation in Merleau-Ponty’s Metaphysics of Flesh, by Orion Edgar

Available in the Veritas series: Things Seen and Unseen: The Logic of Incarnation in Merleau-Ponty’s Metaphysics of Flesh, by Orion Edgar. [Purchase: Wipf & Stock | Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk] The philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty was developing into a radical ontology when he died prematurely in 1961. Merleau-Ponty identified this nascent ontology as a philosophy of incarnation […]

Available in the Veritas series: Owen Barfield: Philosophy, Poetry, and Theology, by Michael Vincent Di Fuccia

Available in the Veritas series: Owen Barfield: Philosophy, Poetry, and Theology, by Michael Vincent Di Fuccia. This book contains a foreword by Owen A. Barfield, the grandson of the Inkling Owen Barfield. [Purchase: Wipf & Stock | Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk] In this book Michael Di Fuccia examines the theological import of Owen Barfield’s poetic philosophy. He argues […]

The Politics of Virtue: Panel Discussion

At 6.30pm on 22nd November, join an expert panel as they discuss The Politics of Virtue by John Milbank and Adrian Pabst: the fullest account so far of the post-liberal alternative in Western politics. [Obtain book from: Publisher | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com] Contemporary politics is dominated by a liberal creed that champions ‘negative liberty’ and […]

Interview with Aaron Riches on his Ecce Homo: On the Divine Unity of Christ

Aaron Riches is a joint faculty member of the Instituto de Filosofía Edith Stein and the Instituto de Teología Lumen Gentium in Granada, Spain, where he teaches theology at the Seminario Mayor San Cecilio. He is also author of ECCE HOMO: On the Divine Unity of Christ.

Newly Available and forthcoming in INTERVENTIONS: Ecce Homo and A Theology of Grace in Six Controversies

Now available in the INTERVENTIONS series: Ecce Homo: On the Divine Unity of Christ, by Aaron Riches, with a foreword by Rowan Williams (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2016; 301pp+). [Purchase: Publisher | Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk] Book description: Interacting with theologians throughout the ages, Riches narrates the development of the church’s doctrine of Christ as an […]

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 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 and forthcoming in the Veritas series

We have three books to announce in the Veritas series: one just published, and two forthcoming edited collections. The first is: Facing the Other: John Paul II, Levinas, and the Body, by Nigel Zimmermann, with a foreword by Brice de Malherbe. Download a promotional flyer for this book here [PDF]. [Purchase from: Wipf & Stock | […]

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 […]

The Dances of Albion: A Poetic Topography, by John Milbank

From John Milbank, The Dances of Albion: A Poetic Topography (Shearsman Books; March 2015). [Purchase: Shearsman Books | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com] Publication description: Since I come from all over the island of Britain, it is to me my locality in the world, as much as it is my nation. Of the perplexing variety of this region, I […]

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