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Dispatches Book Series

Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - 11:00am

Ashley Moyse and his co-editor Scott Kirkland are continuing to grow their Fortress Press book series, adding two new volumes in 2019. The Dispatches book series aims to bring illuminating and exploratory projects to print. Authors in the series have been invited to introduce succinct and provocative arguments intended to provoke dialogue and exchange of ideas, while setting in relief the implications of theology for moral and political life.


John C McDowell's Theology and the Globalized Present: Feasting in the Future of God argues that a globalized economy reconfigures time to the detriment of human flourishing. The response offers a theological reflection on time (temporality) that is hope-generating and educative of ethical wisdom that remembers and anticipates the transformative presence of God.

Learn more about John C McDowell's book here.


Marcus Pound's Theology, Comedy, Politics asks what relevance has comedy for the global crises of late-modernity and the theological critique thereof? By deconstructing secular accounts of comedy, Pound argues that comedy is a participation in the divine life. Thus, comedy should inform our thinking about liturgical, sacramental, and ecclesial life, especially if theology is to repsond to postmodern capitalism's ideological imperative to 'have fun'.

Learn more about Marcus Pound's book here.



Previous titles include:

Cyril Hovorun's Political Orthodoxies: The Unorthodoxies of the Church Coerced (2018)

John W de Gruchy's The End is Not Yet: Standing Firm in Apocalyptic Times (2017)