Andrew R. Murphy, “William Penn: A Life” (Oxford UP, 2018)
While William Penn’s name is one familiar to many Americans thanks to his founding of the Pennsylvania colony, this accomplishment can overshadow both his role as a leading 17th-century English Quaker and his pioneering contributions to Western political thought. In William Penn: A Life (Oxford University Press, 2018), Andrew R.... Read More
Ashley D. Farmer, “New Perspectives of the Black Intellectual Tradition” (Northwestern UP, 2018)
The field of African American intellectual history is enjoying a kind of renaissance at the moment. The resurgence is due to the work of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) and its terrific blog Black Perspectives. The fruits of the AAIHS’s labors can be seen in the book we’re discussing... Read More
Robin Marie Averbeck, “Liberalism is not Enough: Race and Poverty in Postwar Political Thought” (UNC Press, 2018)
Robin Marie Averbeck is a writer, activist and teacher at California State University, Chico. Liberalism is Not Enough: Race and Poverty in Postwar Political Thought (The University of North Carolina Press, 2018) is a historical examination of postwar liberalism that powerfully shows how racist capitalism is at the heart of... Read More
Onur Ulas Ince, “Colonial Capitalism and the Dilemmas of Liberalism” (Oxford UP, 2018)
Onur Ulas Ince constructs an important analysis of liberalism, capitalism, and empire in his new book, Colonial Capitalism and the Dilemmas of Liberalism (Oxford University Press, 2018). This text brings together a number of lenses through which to consider the writings and ideas of British liberal thinkers, especially John Locke,... Read More
Nicholas J. Moore, “Repetition in Hebrews: Plurality and Singularity in the Letter to the Hebrews, Its Ancient Context, and the Early Church” (Mohr Siebeck, 2015)
Is repetition always bad? The Letter to the Hebrews lies at the heart of a tradition that views repetition always negative. But is this the best understanding of Hebrews? Nicholas Moore says, ‘No.’ Tune in as we talk with Nicholas J. Moore about his recent book, Repetition in Hebrews: Plurality... Read More
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