They Bear Acquaintance published

Identifying the roots of African American spirituals and other religious folk music has intrigued academics, hymnologists and song leaders since this genre came to the public eye in 1867. The conversation on origins has waned and waxed for over eighty years, sometimes polemical, sometimes compromising. They Bear Acquaintance looks at this discussion through the output … Continue reading

The English Protestant Churches since 1770 published

This book aims to describe and analyse the political and social thinking, attitudes and actions of the English Protestant churches since the late eighteenth century. It focuses in particular on how they have responded to the plight of the least privileged members of society – individuals and groups marginalised or placed at a disadvantage as … Continue reading

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth published

Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia, formerly Timothy Ware, is unquestionably the best-known Orthodox theologian in the Western world today. The papers collected in this volume are designed to demonstrate the spread of his own interests and concerns and therefore range from the Desert Fathers to modern church dialogue, from patristics to church music, from the Philokalia … Continue reading

Dignity and Human Rights Education published

This book addresses the question of human rights education in a world that is witnessing a resurgence of religion in public life, and a continuation of religion across much of the globe, long after secularization theories predicted its decline. Promoting a universal vision of human rights while acknowledging religious diversity is a challenge for schools. … Continue reading

Review of Christian Faith in English Church Schools

    Trevor Cooling’s Christian Faith in English Church Schools has been reviewed on the website of Theos, the UK’s leading think tank on religion and society. Please click here to read the review.   Church schools are booming, becoming increasingly popular with parents across the world. However, research shows that teachers face considerable challenges … Continue reading

Cross-Cultural Exchange in the Byzantine World, c.300-1500 AD published

Profound cultural change defined the Byzantine world. For centuries after its embrace of Christianity, exchanges of ideas, objects, peoples and identities continued to flow across an empire that found itself located at the crossroads of so many other worlds. This book brings together a selection of important contributions to the study of cross-cultural exchange in … Continue reading

Diversity and Intersectionality published

This volume brings together two core concepts that are central to understanding the social and public significance of religions and theologies within the contemporary world and are therefore of key importance to the discipline of religious education: diversity and intersectionality. Religious diversity requires an understanding of religions and theologies and their roles within a plural … Continue reading

Book launch: Experiencing Music – Restoring the Spiritual: Music as Wellbeing

Experiencing Music – Restoring the Spiritual: Music as Wellbeing by Reverend Professor June Boyce-Tillman will be launched on 25 September at St James’s Piccadilly in London. For more information about attending the launch, please click here. This launch of Experiencing Music will explore the variety of ways that music can put us in touch with … Continue reading

Trevor Cooling interviewed about Christian Faith in English Church Schools

  Author Trevor Cooling has been interviewed by Beth Green, director of education research at the Canadian thinktank Cardus. Trevor spoke to Beth about his new book Christian Faith in English Church Schools, which investigates a novel approach to Christian education called ‘What If Learning’. To read the interview, please click here. To find out … Continue reading

Virtuous Educational Research published

This is a book of conversations with researchers working across Europe, the USA and Africa. It aims to illuminate the lived reality of educational research on a wide variety of topics, including family life in rural South Africa, support for self-harming students in the UK, character development in the USA and Korea, educational leadership in … Continue reading

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