Irish Education and Catholic Emancipation, 1791–1831 published

«This fascinating book, which documents the parallel approaches taken by Daniel O’Connell and Bishop Doyle in their political lobbying on the Irish education issue in the 1820s, fills an important gap in nineteenth-century Irish historiography. While rigorous and scholarly in its approach, it is engaging in its style.» – Áine Hyland, Emeritus Professor of Education, … Continue reading

Photos from the book launch: From Samos to Soho

From Samos to Soho: The Unorthodox Life of Joseph Georgirenes, a Greek Archbishop by John Penrose Barron was launched on Tuesday 23 May at St Peter’s College, Oxford. Professor Barron had finished all but one chapter of the book when he died in 2008; the project was completed by his widow, Caroline Barron, who spoke at the … Continue reading

The Young Hegel and Religion published

This edited collection of essays aims to acquaint the reader with different aspects and readings of Hegel’s Early Theological Writings. These writings consist of five essays plus some unfinished manuscripts, unpublished by Hegel himself during his lifetime and compiled by Herman Nohl as Hegels Theologische Jugendschriften in 1907. This is the first such edited collection … Continue reading

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

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