A number of folk have contacted me recently to ask about the publishing date for my book Hallowed Be Thy Name: The Sanctification of All in the Soteriology of P. T. Forsyth. If all stays on track – and thus far that has been the case – it is scheduled for release on 28 March. It will also be available in e-formats (epub and pdf). It forms part of the T&T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology series.
2013 will also see – again, all going well – two other books that I’ve been working on come to light, both being published by Pickwick Publications (an imprint of Wipf and Stock). The first is a book of sermons (about half of which are previously unpublished) by PT Forsyth and is titled ‘Descending on Humanity and Intervening in History’: Notes from the Pulpit Ministry of P.T. Forsyth. It includes a Foreword by Professor David Fergusson and a lengthy Introduction by yours truly. Publication is scheduled for May-June. I am very excited about this book.
The other book, about which I am equally roused, is an edited volume of essays written by artists and theologians invited to explore the notion of Tikkun Olam (to repair or heal the world). It is (provisionally) titled “Tikkun Olam”—To Mend the World: a confluence of theology and the arts. The relevant bits of the Table of Contents read thus:
Foreword: Alfonse Borysewicz
Jason Goroncy, Introduction
- William Dyrness, ‘“Prophesy to these Dry Bones”: Artists’ Role in Healing the Earth’
- Trevor Hart, ‘Cosmos, Kenosis and Creativity’
- Carolyn Kelly, ‘Re-forming Beauty: Can Theological Sense Accommodate Aesthetic Sensibility?’
- Jono Ryan, ‘Questioning the Extravagance of Beauty in a World of Poverty’
- Libby Byrne, ‘Living Close to the Wound’
- Jo Osborne and Allie Eagle, ‘The Sudden Imperative and Not the Male Gaze: Reconciliatory Relocations in the Art Practice of Allie Eagle’
- Murray Rae, ‘Building from the Rubble: Architecture, Memory and Hope’
- John Dennison, ‘The Interesting Case of Heaney, the Critic, and the Incarnation’
- Julanne Clarke-Morris, ‘New Media Art Practice: A Challenge and Resource for Multimedia Worship’
- Steven Guthrie, ‘Silence, Song, and the Sounding-Together of Creation’
I must say that while my foray into the world of being an editor has proved to be a little more time consuming than I had anticipated, it has been a real joy and I hope that I have the opportunity to edit another collection sometime in the future; in fact, I’m already scheming about two or three more possibilities.