We are pleased to announce the publication of A Call to Serve: The inside story of Pope Francis on May 20th 2013. Featuring behind-the-scenes reportage, first-hand commentary and moving personal reflections, this fully illustrated book provides a wealth of insight into the life and character of the new Pope.
- Commentary from two leading Vatican experts.
- Fully illustrated with colour photography on nearly every page.
- Insights into the ups and downs of Pope Francis’s life in Buenos Aires.
- Words and pictures designed to inform not only the faithful, but all who are curious about the new pope, who he is, how he lives and what he asks.
Paul and the Faithfulness of God pays rich tribute to the breadth and depth of the apostle’s vision, and offers an unparalleled wealth of insights into his life, times and lasting impact.
Rowan Williams says:
‘Tom Wright’s long-awaited full-length study of St Paul will not in any way disappoint the high expectations that surround it. From the very first sentence, it holds the attention, arguing a strong, persuasive, coherent and fresh case, supported by immense scholarship and comprehensive theological intelligence. ’
Paul and the Faithfulness of God will be bound as a 2-volume set and available in both paperback and hardback at £65 and £125 respectively.
Professor Wright has said of the work:
St Paul was highly controversial in his own day, and he remains so, not only for Christians and Jews but in western culture as a whole. In this new two-volume treatment I argue for a particular historical and theological understanding of him. He remains a deeply Jewish thinker, but his vision of the three central Jewish beliefs – one God, one people of God, one future for the world – was reworked around Jesus as the Messiah and around the holy spirit.
SPCK is pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Professor Robin Gill as the new editor of Theology. The journal, published six times a year in partnership with SAGE Journals, fosters fruitful research and offers a forum for conversations between church and academia in all areas of theological enquiry.
The November/December 2013 issue will complete a five-year editorship under the Revd Dr Stephen Plant, with Professor Gill’s first issue appearing in January 2014.
Professor Gill has taught applied theology at Edinburgh, Newcastle and Kent Universities, while also being active in ministry within the Anglican Church. Among his recent publications are Healthcare and Christian Ethics (CUP, 2006), New Challenges for Christians (SPCK, 2010) and his new trilogy Theology in a Social Context, Theology Shaped by Society and Society Shaped by Theology (Ashgate, 2012–2013).
Professor Gill says:
I am very excited to be taking over from Stephen Plant as editor of Theology at the end of the year. I hope to build on some of the excellent work that Stephen has done, especially encouraging links between theology and the arts and publishing articles by younger as well as more experienced authors. My first article, written when I was a young postgraduate student, was in Theology when the late, great Gordon Dunstan was editor. Like him I hope to encourage more dialogue and debate between contributors and to have regular features on the latest trends in various disciplines within theology.
SPCK’s Publishing director, Joanna Moriarty, says:
We are delighted to welcome Professor Gill as the new editor of Theology. He brings a wealth of expert knowledge, editorial experience and international contacts. We believe he will continue and develop the fantastic work Stephen Plant has done as Theology increases its circulation and reaches a broader worldwide audience.