This month we have a number of exciting new releases from the Theology list. We think you might want to know a little more about them:
Into our Guides for the Perplexed series we have two beautiful new titles publishing:
Atonement: A Guide for the Perplexed by Adam Johnson
The resurrection of Christ is believed to mean the salvation of mankind in Christian thought. But how is atonement achieved in this one event? Johnson offers an introduction to the doctrine, giving the reader a unifying vision of the immensely rich and diverse doctrine of the atonement.
'An economical and lively presentation of Christian teaching...it demonstrates deep respect for the Christian tradition'
-John Webster, University of St Andrews, UK
'Those perplexed about the saving significance of Jesus death will find here a rich response, a theological treasure trove.'
- Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Trinity Evangelican Divinity School, USA
'Johnson offers a valuable exposition of the relationship between the theology of atonement and the doctrine of God, and helpfully explores some of the key ways in which the infinite richness of God is reflected in the nature of God's actions for the reconciliation of creatures,'
Ivor J. Davidson, University of St Andrews, UK
Additionally, we have Pneumatology: A Guide for the Perplexed by Daniel Castelo
Castelo presents a collection of working proposals on a number of relevant themes, including cosmology, mediation, the nature and role of Spirit-baptism, and discernment.
'A most welcome addition to the literature... I expect it will become a key introductory text for theology students.'
-Mark Cartledge, University of Birmingham, UK
'Castelo proides a splendid survey of the field of pneumatology... Castelo’s book is significant for all persons seeking to not only learn more about pneumatology but also to gain a sense of its breadth#
-Frederick L. Ware, Howard University School of Divinity, USA
The Great Grace, edited by Nigel Zimmermann
Nigel Zimmermann presents critical reflections from leading Catholic prelates and scholars on the significance of the Second Vatican Council fifty years after it began. Contributors include Cardinal George Pell, Tracey Rowland, Mark Coleridge and Peter Comensoli.
'All those committed to the real Vatican II, as distinguished from the Rorschach Blot Vatican II, are in debt to this book's distinguished authors for their insights and for their passion for authentic Catholic renewal.'
- George Weigel, Ethics and Publish Policy Center, Washington DC, USA
Theology and Literature after Postmodernity, edited by Zoë Lehman Imfeld, Peter Hampson, and Alison Milbank
This collection of essays combines an interdisciplinary approach to literature with an awareness of the challenges to theology following postmodern literary criticism.
'This fine collections features some of the liveliest minds at work in Anglophone literary and theological study/'
- Ralph C. Wood, Baylor University, USA
'The essays provide many insightful, even brilliant, readings do texts.'
- Alan Jacobs, Wheaton College, USA
Publishing into our Ecclesiological Investigations series, edited by Gerard Mannion, we have Urban Ecclesiology by Pascal D. Bazzell. Bazzell takes the Filipino community which faces homelessness and makes a strong argument for the development of a street-based discipleship which can survive against the odds.
'Bazzell's study of the ecclesiology of a homeless community is exemplary of how a local theology is to be done. He provides not only insight into a specific community's faith, but also raises important questions about what it means to belong to Christ for the larger church today."
-Robert Schreiter, Catholic Theological Union, USA.
More than Communion by Scott MacDougall is also published into the Ecclesiological Investigations series this month. MacDougall uses the theologies of such as John Zizioulas and John Milbank to suggest a movement away from a communion-based ecclesiology which is affected by the problematic nature of eschatology.
'What a welcome book! MacDougall is a sure-footed guide to the development and complexities of communion theology. Even more, he overcomes the eschatological deficits of dominant expressions of this ecclesiology, and rekindles the hope of Christian communities for perfect communion between the reconciled creation and its Creator.'
-Amy Pauw, Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, USA
All of these excellent additions to our Theology list are available for sale from this Thursday on. Get your copy here: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/academic/academic-subjects/theology/t-t-clark/