Easter is nearly upon us, and to celebrate the revitalisation of life, we thought it would be a good idea to do a round up of all of the exciting new publications from T&T Clark this March.
First up, we have Fully Alive by Jason A. Fout. Fout examines the work of Karl Barth and Hans Urs von Balthasar and illustrates how each theologian reveals God's glory to the human perspective.
'Fout is profoundly perceptive in his appreciative and critical account of Barth and Von Balthasar. Yet he is also a considerable thinker in his own right, and his lively, attractive account of the glory of God culminates in a gripping final chapter'
-David Ford, University of Cambridge, UK
'Well researched and carefully written, Fout’s book charts a way through the perennial question of the relation of divine and human freedom.'
-Ellen Wondra, Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, USA
'Jason Fout beautifully describes the way that God’s glory not only invites, engages, and transforms us but also generates and enriches human relationships.'
-Craig Hovey, Ashland University, USA
Next up we have Theology and Literature after Postmodernity, edited by Zoë Lehmann Imfeld, Peter Hampson and Alison Milbank. This edited collection analyses how theology can remain alert and responsive to the challenges posed to it in postmodernism and postmodern literary criticism, through an examination of various literary texts, from Shakespeare and Wordsworth through to Graham Greene and Lionel Shriver.
'This fine collection features some of the liveliest minds at work in Anglophone literary and theological study.'
-Ralph C. Wood, Baylor University, USA
'An intelligently provocative set of essays'
-Alan Jacobs, Wheaton College, USA
'We receive a banquet here: a rich variety of remarkably thought-provoking essays, with something for every taste.'
- Gregory Seach, University of Cambridge, UK
On to the Biblical Studies side of Bloomsbury T&T Clark, we have Josephus' Interpretation of the Books of Samuel by Michael Avioz, published into the Library of Second Temple Studies Series. Avioz analyses Josephus' methodology in rewriting the books of Samuel as part of his Judean antiquities. This is the definitive exploration of the encounter between the ancient texts.
Finally, in the Library of New Testament Studies series there is Crucifixion and New Creation by Jeff Hubing. Hubing looks at the epistolary form and function of Galatians 6.11-17 and reveals the theme of persecution to be of utmost importance in establishing a bond between all parties, both those addressed and he who addresses. Hubing goes on to investigate the implications of the message of Christ on the issue of persecution.
To buy any of these excellent books, or for more information on them, click here. And a very happy Easter to you all! God bless.