Publications (Page 5)

Here is a short list of books and papers which will be of interest to Christian academics. 

C-A-N- does not have any librarians to compile the list – so if you have any suggestions / recommendations to add to the list please let us know by sending details to secretary@c-a-n.org.uk

Theology in the Public Square by Gavin D’Costa

Theology in the Public Square: Church, Academy and Nation Author: Gavin D’CostaBlackwell Publishing (“Challenges in Contemporary Theology” series)247 pagesISBN: 1-4051-3510-7 Review by Richard Gunton Theology in the Public Square: Church, Academy and Nation argues that a Christian university in the UK would benefit the church, academia and society at large by saving academic theology from the…

This can be a tall order

This can be a Tall Order Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a “fool” so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. 1 Corinthians 318-19a NIV This bible passage has…

Thoughts on: Christian Higher Education: Another Jewel in Another Crown?

Thoughts on: Christian Higher Education:  Another Jewel in Another Crown? (Cooling, July 2019) Trevor and I share the concept of creating the equivalent of one or Christ[ian]-inspired undergraduate-teaching institution in the UK (and nowadays UK-led on the ‘net!) based on published peer-reviewed academic scholarship by intra- and inter-university, theological college, and research institute teams of Christian academics, discipline…

Two Provocatives (Part 1)

First of Two Provocative Statements About a Philosophical Understanding of Sustainability Andrew Basden My problem, my confusion was I was a member of the Green Party in the 1980’s, I still am actually [although I don’t like it]. I came across lots of different factions fighting against each other. There were the deep ecologists who…

Two Provocatives (Part 2)

Second of Two Provocative Statements About a Philosophical Understanding of Sustainability Andrew Basden Provocative Statement 2 I’ve got ten minutes left. So I want to make another provocative statement that’s not in my paper but was stimulated partly by Chrisna, who said “We need deep inner personal transformation.” And Peter I think said “we need…

Understanding Liberal Regimes Of Tolerance

Understanding liberal regimes of tolerance[1]  Recent heated debates over the meaning of ‘tolerance’ and ‘discrimination’, arising in relation to Christian Unions, Catholic Adoption agencies and so on, are badly clouded by misconceptions of what the two terms imply. The debate is not fundamentally about ‘tolerance versus discrimination’ but about which ‘regime of tolerance’ each side…

Unity in diversity of the human soul: a hard scientific look

The brief peer-reviewed publication reproduced below in draft form is offered as an example both of Christian apologetics (albeit of a covert sort) and also of C-A-N-’s programme of ‘Shaping Our Disciplines.’ The Scriptures that are shared by Judaism with Christianity and Islam teach that each human individual (‘soul’) is – using contemporary scholarly terminology…

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality I’ve had many dreams, some pleasant, some horrific when I’ve woken up sweating, but often depending on what I’d eaten for supper the previous evening. Some are predictably based on latent fears, like being buried alive. The horrific ones seem to stand out in the memory rather more than those with a pleasant…