James Clarke & C0 are delighted to announce that on Wednesday 9th November, the London School of Theology will open its doors to The Forgiveness of Sins by Tim Carter, one of the most highly anticipated books this year.
The launch will feature talks from author Tim Carter, alongside Dr. Graham Twelftree of The London School of Theology, William Atkinson Senior Lecturer at the London School of Theology and Adrian Brink, Managing Director of James Clarke & Co./ The Lutterworth Press.
In The Forgiveness of Sins, Tim Carter examines the significance of forgiveness in a New Testament context, delving deep into second-century Christian literature on sin and the role of the early church in mitigating it. This crucial spiritual issue is at the core of what it means to be Christian, and Carter’s thorough and erudite examination of this theme is a necessity for any professional or amateur scholar of the early church.
His far-reaching analysis begins with St Luke, who is often accused of weakness on the subject of atonement, but who in fact uses the phrase “forgiveness of sins” more frequently than any other New Testament author. Carter explores patristic writers both heterodox and orthodox, such as Marcion, Justin Martyr and Origen. He also deepens our understanding of Second Temple Judaism and the theological context in which Christian ideas about atonement developed. Useful to both the academic and the pastoral theologian, The Forgiveness of Sins is a painstaking, clear-eyed exploration of what forgiveness meant not only to early Christians such as Tertullian, Irenaeus and Luke, but to Jesus himself, and what it means to Christians today.
Some recent praise for the book includes:
“This is an important book. After all, it deals with a matter that, for any Christian, is of eternal significance. And it does so with great care: it is well researched and persuasively argued. The end product is rich in detail and well worth reading. I commend it.”
William Atkinson, Senior Lecturer, London School of Theology
“This book is a remarkable achievement. Tim Carter has taken a fresh look at a vital issue at the heart of the Christian faith. His work is both thoroughly scholarly, showing great command of the source material, and fully accessible. The key matters are all addressed by drawing on the Hebrew Bible, other Jewish material, the New Testament and the writings of the early church, making appropriate use of some helpful innovative methods. The result is a thorough account of a significant doctrine, one which models an approach to thinking biblically about an important theological and pastoral question; it will be read with great profit by anyone who wants to understand what is meant by the forgiveness of sins and to reflect in greater depth on its implications.”
Stephen Finamore, Principal of Bristol Baptist College
In association with Ordnance Survey, National Map Reading Week develops the opportunity for the next generation of map readers to understand how a flat piece of paper can show the real world. Map reading also improves spatial awareness in children, and is a crucial life skill for adults.
At James Clarke & Co, we have mapped both the land and the skies in A Guide to Glastonbury’s Temple of the Stars by K.E. Maltwood an account of the author’s discovery of prehistoric man-made ground patterns in the Glastonbury area and their zodiacal significance.
In recent years detailed archaeological study has shown that in parts of the world prehistoric man had a far deeper understanding of astronomy than traditional historians were willing to accept.
Glastonbury has always been at the heart of legends of chivalry and sanctity dating back for beyond written records, and has long excited the interest of scholars and seers. Yet it was not until the advent of aerial photography that its most dramatic archaeological secrets were revealed.
From studying these photographs and comparing them with detailed maps and the evidence of myth, Katherine Maltwood investigates these exciting discoveries and their meanings.
In this book, she reveals her discovery of a vast and complex pattern of figures in the contours and landmarks of the area. They form, in fact, a huge land chart of the Zodiac.
For more on Maltwood’s Temple of the Stars, author biography, extracts & other Lutterworthy reads, click here!
James Clarke & Co is proud to announce our support of the:
“Platonism and Christian Thought in Late Antiquity”
An international Workshop in Oslo on the Philosophy of Late Antiquity held by the department of Philosophy of the University of Oslo.
December 2-3, 2016!
*UPDATE: the workshop has been extended and now runs December 1st-3rd, 2016.*
Iain Whyte is the author of Send Back the Money! The Free Church of Scotland and American Slavery (James Clarke & Co, 2012)
Book Week Scotland is about celebrating books and reading in every part of Scottish life.
Between 25 November and 1 December 2013, people of all ages and of every walks of life will be able to come together in libraries, schools, community venues and their work places to share and enjoy books and reading. They will be joined in this celebration by Scotland’s authors, poets, playwrights, storytellers and illustrators to bring a packed programme of free projects and events to life.
Book week Scotland is your occasion to share with lots of people the plasure of good books and reading!
Although based a little south of the Pennines, below are some of our own Scottish titles we thought you might enjoy. Simply click on the image for more details.
By Iain Whyte
An insightful investigation of Scotland’s role in the abolition of slavery, focusing on a little-recognised episode in which the Free Church of Scotland became split over the the acceptance of financial aid from the slave states of America.
By G.B. Burnet
The fascinating and troubled history behind Scottish Quakerism is charted in impressive detail in this pioneering study.
By Ian Scarlett
An illustrated guide to the Scottish tartan, including a brief history of the costume and a comprehensive listing of the major clans and their tartans.
A week from today (30 May) we will be launching our new book Divine Essence and Divine Energies: Ecumenical Reflections on the Presence of God in Eastern Orthodoxy edited by Constantinos Athanasopoulos and Christoph Schneider. There will be a wine reception at 17:45-18:15 held by the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, and all are welcome to attend. It will be held in the Lightfoot room at the Faculty of Divinity of the University of Cambridge, on West Road, CB3 9BS. Come join us in celebrating the launch of this wonderful new book!