Call for papers: The Spirituality of the Music of John Tavener

Possible Book Contribution to the Peter Lang book series on Music and Spirituality Call for Chapters: Chief Editor (and series editor) The Rev Professor June Boyce-Tillman. Submissions will be considered by an international peer review panel. Following a number of successful books in the Peter Lang book series on Music and Spirituality, The Rev Professor … Continue reading

History Scotland article about Thomas Chalmers by David C. Jackson

David C. Jackson has published an article in History Scotland about nineteenth-century Scottish theologian Thomas Chalmers, the subject of his newly published book The Pilgrimage and Conversion of Thomas Chalmers: Following His Journey from Anstruther to Glasgow. Please click here to read the article. Dr Jackson’s book follows the life and work of Thomas Chalmers (1780–1847) from … Continue reading

Book launch: The Pilgrimage and Conversion of Thomas Chalmers

The Pilgrimage and Conversion of Thomas Chalmers, by David C. Jackson, will be launched at 3pm on Wednesday 25 April at the University Chapel, Glasgow. Copies of the book will be sold during the event by the academic bookseller John Smith. The full address of the launch venue is Chapel Corridor (South), West Quadrangle, Main … Continue reading

Collective Worship and Religious Observance in Schools published

«An important achievement: ‹important› in addressing increasingly controversial issues, ‹achievement› in bringing legal and education experts together. Since the 1944 Education Act introduced a requirement for daily acts of collective worship in schools, society has become increasingly secular and diverse. How to reconcile such diversity with aspirations of many to maintain a religious perspective? This … Continue reading

On Mysticism, Ontology, and Modernity published

This new study offers a serious and long-overdue examination of the unstable bifurcation between theology and secularity. Rather than understanding these two formative elements of culture to be in a constant state of opposition, the author chooses an alternative path toward their reconciliation. In this way, a constructive relationship is developed between secular and theological … Continue reading

The Wrong Ally published

The Wrong Ally analyses Pakistan’s state sovereignty in the context of state dependence on the US, both during the Cold War era and the War on Terror. This examination becomes all the more important considering that recent contentious issues between Pakistan and the US, such as the US drone strikes, the Kerry–Lugar Bill and the … Continue reading

The Pilgrimage and Conversion of Thomas Chalmers published

«David Jackson’s book reveals the intense ambiguities in Chalmers’ life, both the positives and the negatives, and sheds new light on one of the most intriguing churchmen of the nineteenth century.» (David Jasper, Professor Emeritus, University of Glasgow) This book follows the life and work of Thomas Chalmers (1780–1847) from his childhood in Anstruther to … Continue reading

Educating for Sexual Virtue published

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is an issue surrounded by controversy and debate, with important implications for the interconnected roles of the state, the school and the home and for the way we understand ourselves, our sexual identity and our personal relationships. This book charts the development of the moral and spiritual narrative in RSE … Continue reading

Pentecostal-Charismatic Prophecy published

«This book provides the most important account of prophecy among Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians in recent years. Working from an empirical-theological approach, it offers major insights from a study of Kenyan Pentecostals. Dr. Muindi should be congratulated for moving the boundary of knowledge in such a significant manner. I commend this study to all scholars … Continue reading

Spirituality and Music Education published

‘Dr June Boyce-Tillman is a pioneer. It is due to her inspiration and boundless energies that an important new and ground-breaking compendium has been assembled. This rich and diverse collection of contributions eloquently challenges the long-held opinion that there are some issues about which we cannot speak. The articles cross cultural boundaries and provide ample … Continue reading

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