Archive for the ‘THE WORLD OF THE BOOKS’

megrahi-you-are-my-jury-the-lockerbie-evidence

Author :  John Ashton

Publisher : Birlinn Ltd

Megrahi himself speaks for the first time in a powerful defence of his innocence. New evidence, never before published, destroys the prosecution case. Huge public interest in this case which has had a dramatic impact on international relations. The release of Megrahi on compassionate grounds sparked controversy and headlines worldwide. Abdelbaset al-Megrahi does not receive any financial profit from the publication of this book. ‘You know me as the Lockerbie bomber. I know that I m innocent. Here, for the first time, is my true story: how I came to be blamed for Britain s worst mass murder, my nightmare decade in prison and the truth about my controversial release. Please read it and decide for yourself. You are now my jury.’ Abdelbaset al-Megrahi For the first time the man known as the Lockerbie bomber tells his story. This long-awaited book argues that, far from being an unrepentant terrorist, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was the innocent victim of dirty politics, a flawed investigation and judicial folly. Based on exclusive interviews with Megrahi himself, and conclusive new evidence, it destroys the prosecution case and puts the Scottish criminal justice system in the dock. Megrahi: You Are My Jury makes a compelling argument that the murderers of the 270 Lockerbie victims were acting on behalf of an entirely different government, rather than Colonel Gadafy and Libya.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

John Ashton (1964- )

Pages: 512

ISBN: 9781780270159

# EIPA - CONFRONTATIONS

# EIPA – CONFRONTATIONS / Superhero Snap !

Posted by AT on Mardi 8 mai 2018

superhero-snap

Author :  Jason Ford

Publisher : Laurence King Publishing

BAM! POW! SNAP! This simple and fun card game based on Jason Ford’s brilliant superheroes and dastardly villains is a must for all superhero fans. With the cards divided equally and held face down, players turn over their top cards into a pile in the middle. When players turn over matching superheroes or villains, the first player to shout ‘SNAP!’ wins all the cards in the middle. The winner is the first player to collect all the cards. Suitable for two or more players. Contains fifty-two cards, featuring thirteen different superheroes and villains in matching sets of four.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jason Ford has worked as a freelance illustrator since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1989. A diet of Tintin and Marvel comics as a child, and a continuing love of French and Belgian bandes dessinées have contributed to his approach to image making. His work has been commissioned by clients including Royal Mail, the New York Times, American Airlines, Orange, Penguin Books, Random House and the Guardian.

Format (cm): 8*11

ISBN: 978-1-78627-134-1

# EIPA - CONFRONTATIONS

pride-persecution-jan-steens-old-testament-scenes

Author :  Robert Wenley, Nina Cahill, Rosalie Van Gulick

Publisher : Paul Holberton Publishing

Jan Steen (1626-1679) is widely admired as one of the most engaging and technically brilliant painters of the Dutch Golden Age. Accompanying an exhibition that is the first anywhere to be devoted to Steen’s Old Testament subjects, this publication takes as its focal point his magnificent Wrath of Ahasuerus (c.1668-70), one of the highlights of the Barber’s collection. The interconnections with Jewish history in Steen’s Old Testament scenes are explored, as well as the influence of Dutch theatre on his compositions, and the critical response to them since the seventeenth century.

ABOUT THE  AUTHOR:

Robert Wenley (Barber Institute of Fine Arts) explores the popularity of the story of Esther and other Old Testament subjects in Dutch culture - in plays as well as paintings - and the possibility of Jewish patrons for Steen’s Old Testament paintings.

Nina Cahill (National Gallery, London) puts forward new research about how Steen adopted the gestural language of contemporary Dutch theatre, amateur and professional, in order to represent the key figures in these scenes and to convey the pivotal dramatic moments. In some instances, Steen may have been quoting from an actual production of a play based on the Biblical story.

Rosalie van Gulick (formerly, The Maurtishuis, The Hague) considers how Steen’s Old Testament scenes have been received and understood over the years. She investigates how the apparent farcical character of these scenes has been understood over the centuries and why they have prompted adversely critical responses from some modern art historians.

Bibliographic Details:

Format (cm): 21*21

Pages: 84

ISBN: 978-1-911300-09-0

# EIPA - CONFRONTATIONS

soutines-portraits-cooks-waiters-bellboys

Author :  Karin Serres, Barnaby Wright, Merlin James

Publisher : Paul Holberton Publishing

Chaïm Soutine (1893-1943) was one of the most significant modern painters in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s. During this period, he produced a series of extraordinary portraits of cooks, waiters, bellboys and other staff from France’s golden age of grand hotels and fashionable restaurants. These paintings have long been considered some of the artist’s most iconic works. Soutine posed his sitters in their distinctive uniforms, from cooks in whites to bellboys in vibrant reds.

Through his remarkably vivid brushwork, Soutine contrasted their professional attire with a deeply felt sense of their individual characters and the toil of their working lives. He was the only artist to make these quintessentially modern workers a major subject of avant-garde painting. This catalogue is the first publication devoted to this important portrait series and accompanies the exhibition Soutine’s Portraits : Cooks, Waiters & Bellboys at The Courtauld Gallery, London.

Bibliographic Details:

Format (cm): 21*26

Pages:152

ISBN: 978-1-911300-21-2

# EIPA - CONFRONTATIONS

basic-instincts-love-passion-and-violence-in-the-art-of-joseph-highmore

Author :  Jacqueline Riding

Publisher : Paul Holberton Publishing

Joseph Highmore (1692-1780) is best known as a portrait painter of the Georgian middle class. During the 1740s, however, his art radically shifted, reflecting his involvement with London’s new Foundling Hospital - of which he was a governor - and its mission as a refuge for ‘exposed and deserted young children”. Through his art and writings Highmore explored the circumstances - from the trauma of sexual assault to the terror of public disgrace - by which parents, particularly unmarried mothers, would be driven to abandon or even murder their new-born infants.

This culminated in a work of exceptional power, The Angel of Mercy, the centrepiece of this book.

Bibliographic Details:

Format (cm): 21*26

Pages: 128

ISBN: 978-1-911300-28-1

# EIPA - CONFRONTATIONS

the-museum-by-the-park-14-queen-annes-gate-from-charles-townley-to-axel-johnson

Author :  Max Bryant

Publisher : Paul Holberton Publishing

The depth of history at Queen Anne’s Gate is unusual even in London, and few houses resonate with more memories than the extraordinary No. 14. The story of the house over the centuries features political revolutionaries, occult initiations, clandestine war meetings, and a severed head. It begins, however, as a museum of Roman sculpture, unrivalled outside Italy, designed for the connoisseur and virtuoso Charles Townley (1737-1805).

Townley embodied Enlightenment values perhaps more completely than any other figure in the art world of eighteenth-century Britain - his portrait by Johann Zoffany is one of the iconic paintings of the period - yet remarkably he has never been the subject of a major publication.

Bibliographic Details

Format (cm): 22*26

Pages: 127

ISBN: 978-1-911300-32-8

# EIPA - CONFRONTATIONS

a-semiotic-approach-to-the-theology-of-inculturation

Author :  Cyril Orji

Publisher : James Clarke and Co

A Semiotic Approach to the Theology of Inculturation argues that though it is a difficult and delicate task, inculturation is still a requisite demand of a World Church and that without it the Church is unrecognisable and unsustainable. The book also suggests that the past failures of inculturation experiments in Africa can be overcome only by critically applying the science of semiotics, which can serve as an antidote to the nature of human knowing and reductionism that characterised earlier attempts to make Christianity African to the African.

Drawing from the semiotic works of C.S. Peirce, Clifford Geertz, and Bernard Lonergan, Cyril Orji shows why semiotics is best suited to an African theology of inculturation and offers ten pinpointed precepts, identified as ‘Habits’, which underline the attentiveness, reasonableness, and responsibility required in a semiotic approach to a theology of inculturation. The ‘Habits’ are also akin to the imperatives inherent in the notion of catholicity - that catholicity is not identified with uniformity but with reconciled diversity, and also that catholicity demands different forms in different places, times, and cultural settings.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Cyril Orji is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Core Integrated Study at the University of Dayton. He is the author of The Catholic University and the Search for Truth (2013) and Ethnic and Religious Conflict in Africa: An Analysis of Bias and Conversion Based on the Works of Bernard Lonergan (2008).

Bibliographic Details

Format (cm): 23 * 15

Pages: 234

ISBN: 9780227176610

# EIPA - CONFRONTATIONS

seeing-things-as-they-are-gk-chesterton-and-the-drama-of-meaning

Author : Duncan Reyburn

Publisher : The Lutterworth Press

The jovial journalist, philosopher, and theologian G.K. Chesterton felt that the world was almost always in permanent danger of being misjudged or even overlooked, and so the pursuit of understanding, insight, and awareness was his perpetual preoccupation. Being sensitive to the boundaries and possibilities of perception, he believed that it really was possible, albeit in a limited way, to see things as they are. Seeing Things as They Are, which marries Chesterton’s unique perspective with the discipline of philosophical hermeneutics, aims to outline what Chesterton can teach us about reading, interpreting, and participating in the drama of meaning as it unfolds before us in words and in the world. Chesterton’s unique interpretive approach seems to be the implicit fascination of all Chesterton scholarship to date, and yet this book is the first to comprehensively focus on the issue. By taking Chesterton back to his philosophical roots - via his marginalia, his approach to literary criticism, his Platonist-Thomist metaphysics, and his Catholic theology - Reyburn explicitly and compellingly tackles the philosophical assumptions and goals that underpin his unique posture towards reality.

THE AUTHOR:

Duncan Reyburn is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Bibliographic Details

Format (cm): 23 * 15

Pages: 310

ISBN: 9780718895013

# EIPA - CONFRONTATIONS

safeguarding-the-stranger-an-abrahamic-theology-and-ethic-of-protective-hospitality

Author : Jayme R. Reaves

Publisher : The Lutterworth Press

In our troubled world, protective hospitality is tragically necessary, and requires informed shared action and belief on behalf of the threatened other. In Safeguarding the Stranger, Jayme R. Reaves argues that protective hospitality and its faith-based foundations, as seen in the Abrahamic traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, merit greater theological attention. Reaves suggests that the practice of protective hospitality in Christianity can be enhanced by a better understanding of Jewish and Muslim practices of hospitality, as well as of their codes and etiquettes related to honour. Safeguarding the Stranger draws on a contextual and political theological approach, informed by liberation and feminist theologies, through the lens of a co-operative and complementary theological view, informed by inter-religious, Abrahamic, and hospitable approaches to dialogue, which forecasts the positive role that religions can play in resolving conflicts.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Dr Jayme R. Reaves is a public theologian based in the United Kingdom. Originally from the American South, she has worked in post-conflict former Yugoslavia and Northern Ireland and focuses on bridging the gap between theology, peacemaking, and reconciliation. She has a MDiv from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Virginia, an MPhil in Reconciliation and a PhD in Theology from Trinity College, University of Dublin.

Bibliographic Details

Format (cm): 23 * 15

Pages: 318

ISBN: 9780718895020

# EIPA - CONFRONTATIONS

liturgical-liaisons-the-textual-body-irony-and-betrayal-in-john-donne-and-emily-dickinson

Author :  Jamey Heit

Publisher : The Lutterworth Press

When Jesus offers his body as a promise to his disciples, he initiates a liturgical framework that is driven by irony and betrayal. Through these deconstructive elements, however, the promise invites the disciples into an intimate space where they anticipate the fulfilment of what is to come. The Last Supper, symbol of unfinished life and sacrifice, becomes the common thread between John Donne and Emily Dickinson, whose poetics acquire liturgical - and therefore eschatological - features, and body and text become the same.

By tracing the displacing and yet co-ordinating theme of the body as a textual presence, Liturgical Liaisons opens into new readings of Donne and Dickinson in a way that enriches how these figures are understood as poets. The result is a risky and rewarding understanding of how these two gurus challenged accepted theological norms of their day.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Dr Jamey Heit holds his doctorate from Glasgow University’s Centre for Literature, Theology and the Arts. He is the author of multiple books and has presented his work at a variety of international conferences.

Bibliographic Details

Format (cm): 23 * 15

Pages: 222

ISBN: 9780718895075

# EIPA - CONFRONTATIONS