Five new titles just published

01 June 2018

Grenfell Hope: Stories from the community by Gaby Doherty (SPCK, £8.99 (£8.10); 978-0-281-07962-9).

“This book stems from personal experience of the impact of the fire. It features the testimony of and commentary on the community that experienced it, and the amazing stories of hope that followed in its wake.”

William Perkins and the Making of a Protestant England by W. B. Patterson (OUP, £25 (£22.50); 978-0-19-878518-7). New in paperback.

“W. B. Patterson, Professor of History (Emeritus) at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, has written widely on British and European history and religion. His publications include King James VI and I and the Reunion of Christendom (Cambridge University Press, 1997).”

Radical Sacrifice by Terry Eagleton (Yale, £18.99 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £16.99); 978-0-300-23335-3).

“In this analysis, Terry Eagleton makes a compelling argument that the idea of sacrifice has long been misunderstood. Pursuing the complex lineage of sacrifice in a lyrical discourse, Eagleton focuses on the Old and New Testaments, offering a virtuosic analysis of the crucifixion, while drawing together a host of philosophers, theologians, and texts-from Hegel, Nietzsche, and Derrida to the Aeneid and The Wings of the Dove.”

The Anglican Communion at a Crossroads: The crises of a global church by Christopher Craig Brittain and Andrew McKinnon (Pennsylvania, £21.95 (£19.80); 978-0-271-08090-1).

“This thorough and compelling analysis of the conflicts within the Communion argues that they are symptoms of long-simmering issues that must be addressed when Anglican bishops and archbishops meet at the 2020 Lambeth Conference.”

The Pope Who Would Be King: The exile of Pius IX and the emergence of modern Europe by David I. Kertzer (OUP, £25 (£22.50); 978-0-19-882749-8).

“David I. Kertzer is the Paul Dupee, Jr. University Professor of Social Science and Professor of Anthropology and Italian Studies at Brown University, where he served as provost from 2006 to 2011. He is the author of twelve books, including The Pope and Mussolini, also published by OUP and winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for biography.”


Selected by Frank Nugent, of the Church House Bookshop, which operates the Church Times Bookshop.

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