A new month is upon us, and that means its time for our monthly special offers! A number of choice titles are available from our website at a discounted price.
September’s 10% discounted titles are:
Postsecularism: The Hidden Challenge to Extremism
By Mike King
An innovative look at how spiritual and secular thought collide and combine in today’s world, charting a new way forward that combines the best of both worldviews. Paperback was £27.00, now £24.30
And another title by Mr King:
Secularism: The Hidden Origins of Disbelief
By Mike King
A timely and fascinating examination of the decline in religious faith and rise of secular thought in western intellectual society. Paperback was £27.00, now £24.30!
Quietism, Dynamic Passivity, and the Void By Trevor Boiling
Drawing on a new translation of the Spiritual Guide of Miguel de Molinos, this is a highly original and wide-ranging discussion of Quietism and its central concepts of spiritual peace, power and passivity. Paperback was £33.25, now 29.93!
And finally, September’s Book of the Month (with a 15% discount) is:
Miracles and Revelation
By John Lawton
A study of the role of miracles in the Bible and of the way in which changing concepts of faith and of revelation have altered the understanding of the miraculous.
Paperback was £27.00 now £24.30
And June’s monthly 15% offer is for:
Critique of Heaven
By Arend Theodoor van Leeuwen
The first series of van Leeuwen’s Gifford Lectures examining the young Karl Marx’s developing thought, of importance to those studying Marx and those involved in Marxist-Christian dialogue.
Paperback available at £21.75 £19.13
Was £32.75 £27.84
The first volume of the classic study of spirituality and mysticism in the Western religious tradition, focusing on the life of Catherine of Genoa. Also available as a two volume set.
Are there any titles you’d like to see on offer from James Clarke & Co soon? Let us know in the comments.
It’s a new month and a new selection of monthly special offers. We hope you will find much to ignite some May time discussion in these books. As you may be aware already each month we have three titles available at 10% off and one title for 20% off.
The regular special offers are:
An Introduction to Reformed Dogmatics
By Auguste Lecerf
A profound study of the nature and basis of religious knowledge that offers a valuable critique of European philosophy from the standpoint of orthodox Calvinism.
Paperback available at £28.75 £25.88
The Religion of Ancient Israel
By T.C. Vriezen
Based on a range of textual, literary and archaeological evidence, this informative guide to the religion of the Semitic peoples reveals both their religious practice and the place it occupied in their civilisation.
Paperback available at £26.25 £23.63
Mothers on the Margin? The Significance of the Women in Matthew’s Genealogy
by E. Anne Clements
An intriguing study of the women included in Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus, revealing their importance for our understanding of the radical message of the gospel.
Chapter 8: Tamar, Rahab, and Ruth: Aspects of Matthean Discipleship: Part 1 has established that the first three named women of Matthew’s Gospel are characterized within their Hebrew narratives not in terms of their sinfulness or scandalous sexual activity but by their virtues of righteousness, faith, and loyalty. This short chapter will argue that righ-teousness, faith, and loyalty are three central aspects of the Matthean Jesus’ teaching in relation to discipleship. It is therefore significant that these themes first appear in the stories of Tamar (righteousness), Rahab (faithand loyalty), and Ruth (loyalty). The naming of Tamar, Rahab, and Ruth inthe genealogy highlights and anticipates the importance of these themes as key virtues for Matthew. No attempt will be made to address fully each theme; my purpose is… A free download of this chapter is available on our website, click here!
As the wind roars outside the windows and summer staggers to an end, why not cozy up with a cup of tea and a good thought-provoking book? From an in-depth study of the poetry of John Donne to a historical dissection of the Georgian Church and a classic introduction to Christian mysticism from the early Church to the present day, we have something for everyone on offer (!) at James Clarke & Co.
You already know their names: St. Paul, St. Augustine of Hippo, St.Francis of Assisi, Catherine of Siena, so why not learn what set these great men and women apart from the average church-goer and discover how their influence has shaped the Church throughout history? Evelyn Underhill’s Mystics of the Churchexplores not only the historical development of Christian mysticism and its role in the Church, but also provides fascinating insight in the spiritual growth of the individual mystics, their struggles, achievements and influence. Underhill illuminates the whole of her subject by drawing attention to the differences of approach that can bring a man along the road to the divine, from the zealous militancy of a Loyola to the passivity of the Quietists. Add some mystic inspiration to your life for only £20.00£18.00!
Literature and Sacrament: The Sacred and the Secular in John Donne by Theresa M. DiPasquale is the perfect evening read for a lover of English literature. This elegant and scholarly study places Donne’s secular and religious poetry in the context of 17th-century popular culture and the Reformation debate on the Christian sacraments. DiPasquale sheds new light on the poetics of the period, as well as giving fresh and detailed readings of Donne’s poems. Enjoy an adept and engaging study of one of the greatest poets in the English language for a mere £52.50£47.25!
Or if you prefer a riveting account of a rather over-looked historical period, try The Church in an Age of Negligence: Ecclesiastical Structure and Problems of Church Reform 1700-1840 by Peter Virgin. Using the same methods employed by pioneering psycho-historian Lewis Bernstein Namier to dissect 18th-century politics, Virgin provides a comprehensive understanding of the status of the clergy in Georgian society. In his exploration of ecclesiastical structure, incorporating tithe income, patronage, pluralism, non-residence and the numerous problems of church reform, Virgin overturns orthodoxies and puts forward a series of original and challenging views of the Georgian Church. Discover, or rediscover, a fascinating period of English history for £52.50£47.25!