New Books Network

Matthew Bingham, “Orthodox Radicals: Baptist Identity in the English Revolution” (Oxford UP, 2019)
Matthew Bingham, who teaches theology and church history at Oak Hill College, London, has written what must be one of the most startling accounts of religion in mid-seventeenth-century England. His new book, Orthodox Radicals: Baptist Identity in the English Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2019), argues against several centuries of historical... Read More
Alexandre Kojève, “Atheism” (Columbia UP, 2018)
Columbia University press has just released a new translation of a work by philosopher Alexandre Kojève, simply titled Atheism, translated by Professor Jeff Love. Considered to be one of the twentieth century’s most brilliant and unconventional thinkers, Kojève was a Russian émigré to France whose lectures on Hegel in the... Read More
Matthew C. Godfrey, “The Joseph Smith Papers: Documents, Volume 7: September 1839–January 1841” (Church Historian’s Press, 2018)
Joseph Smith, the nineteenth-century American prophet who founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, can, at times, be considered an elusive historical figure. There were many forces that drove this man, along with the thousands of individuals who followed him, to create a flourishing religious movement that not... Read More
Adriaan C. Neele, “Before Jonathan Edwards: Sources of New England Theology” (Oxford UP, 2019)
Jonathan Edwards is by now widely recognised as America’s most important early philosopher and theologian. Much of the scholarship that exegetes his work is content to see it as something innovative, and closely linked to the emerging contexts of enlightenment. But how much did Edwards also depend upon earlier European... Read More
Ethan Mills, “Three Pillars of Skepticism in Classical India: Nagarjuna, Jayarasi, and Sri Harsa” (Lexington Books, 2018)
Skepticism has a long history in the Western tradition, from Pyrrhonian Skepticism in the Hellenistic period to more contemporary forms of skepticism most often used as foils to theories of knowledge. The existence of skepticism in Indian Philosophy, however, has long been neglected in favor of dogmatic positions. In Three... Read More