Faculty Publications

Dr. David Bradstreet

Formation and Evolution of Low-mass Stars

September 1988      ISBN: 9027727821      Buy Now $302.00

Advances in Ultraviolet Astronomy: Four Years of IUE Research

January 1982      ISBN: B000I9OS3I      Buy Now $50.00

Proceedings of symposium held at Greenbelt, Maryland, 30 Mar. – 1 Apr. 1982

Active Close Binaries

September 1990      ISBN: 792309073      Buy Now $103.00

Evolution in Astrophysics: IUE Astronomy in the Era of New Space Missions

December 1990      ISBN: 9290920823      Buy Now $49.00

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The Origins, Evolution, and Destinies of Binary Stars in Clusters

January 1996      ISBN: 1886733112      Buy Now $65.00

Dr. Phillip Cary


Good News for Anxious Christians

October 2010      ISBN: B00408AIRI      Buy Now

Like a succession of failed diet regimens, the much-touted techniques that are supposed to bring us closer to God “in our hearts” can instead make us feel anxious, frustrated, and overwhelmed. How can we meet and know God with ongoing joy rather than experiencing the Christian life as a series of guilt-inducing disappointments? Phillip Cary explains that knowing God is a gradual, long-term process that comes through the Bible experienced in Christian community, not a to-do list designed to help us live the Christian life “right.” This clearly written book covers ten things Christians don’t have to do to be close to God, such as hear God’s voice in their hearts, find God’s will for their lives, and believe their intuitions are the Holy Spirit. Cary skillfully unpacks the riches of traditional Christian spirituality, bringing the real good news to Christians of all ages.


Augustine and Philosophy

April 2010      ISBN: 739145398      Buy Now $29.65

The essays in this book, by a variety of leading Augustine scholars, examine not only Augustine’s multifaceted philosophy and its relation to his epoch-making theology, but also his practice as a philosopher, as well as his relation to other philosophers both before and after him. Thus the collection shows that Augustine’s philosophy remains an influence and a provocation in a wide variety of settings today.



October 2008      ISBN: 1587431378      Buy Now $19.79

Pastors and leaders of the classical church–such as Augustine, Calvin, Luther, and Wesley–interpreted the Bible theologically, believing Scripture as a whole witnessed to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Modern interpreters of the Bible questioned this premise. But in recent decades, a critical mass of theologians and biblical scholars has begun to reassert the priority of a theological reading of Scripture. The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible enlists leading theologians to read and interpret Scripture for the twenty-first century, just as the church fathers, the Reformers, and other orthodox Christians did for their times and places. In the sixth volume in the series, Phillip Cary presents a theological exegesis of Jonah.


Inner Grace: Augustine in the Traditions of Plato and Paul

March 2008      ISBN: 195336488      Buy Now $47.50

This book is, along with Outward Signs (OUP 2008), a sequel to Phillip Cary’s Augustine and the Invention of the Inner Self (OUP 2000). In this work, Cary traces the development of Augustine’s epochal doctrine of grace, arguing that it does not represent a rejection of Platonism in favor of a more purely Christian point of view a turning from Plato to Paul, as it is often portrayed. Instead, Augustine reads Paul and other Biblical texts in light of his Christian Platonist inwardness, producing a new concept of grace as an essentially inward gift. For Augustine, grace is needed first of all to heal the mind so it may see God, but then also to help the will turn away from lower goods to love God as its eternal Good. Eventually, over the course of Augustine’s career, the scope of the soul’s need for grace expands outward to include not only the inner vision of the intellect and the power of love but even the initial gift of faith.


Outward Signs: The Powerlessness of External Things in Augustine’s Thought

April 2008      ISBN: 195336496      Buy Now $59.20

This book is, along with Inner Grace (OUP 2008), a sequel to Phillip Cary’s Augustine and the Invention of the Inner Self (OUP 2000). In this work, Cary argues that Augustine invented the expressionist type of semiotics widely taken for granted in modernity, where words are outward signs giving inadequate expression to what lies within the soul. Augustine uses this new semiotics to explain why the authority of external teaching, including Biblical authority, is useful but temporary, designed to lead to a more permanent Platonist vision granted by the inner teacher, Christ, who is the eternal Wisdom of God. In fact, for Augustine we literally learn nothing from words or other outward signs, which are useful only as admonitions or reminders pointing out the right direction for us to look in order to see for ourselves, with the inner eye of our own mind. Even our knowledge of other people is ultimately a matter of seeing what is in their souls, not putting faith in their words.


Augustine’s Invention of the Inner Self: The Legacy of a Christian Platonist

April 2003      ISBN: 019515861X      Buy Now $36.00

In this book, Phillip Cary argues that Augustine invented the concept of the self as a private inner space-a space into which one can enter and in which one can find God. Although it has often been suggested that Augustine in some way inaugurated the Western tradition of inwardness, this is the first study to pinpoint what was new about Augustine’s philosophy of inwardness and situate it within a narrative of his intellectual development and his relationship to the Platonist tradition. Augustine invents the inner self, Cary argues, in order to solve a particular conceptual problem. Augustine is attracted to the Neoplatonist inward turn, which located God within the soul, yet remains loyal to the orthodox Catholic teaching that the soul is not divine. He combines the two emphases by urging us to turn “”in then up”"–to enter the inner world of the self before gazing at the divine Light above the human mind. Cary situates Augustine’s idea of the self historically in both the Platonist and the Christian traditions. The concept of private inner self, he shows, is a development within the history of the Platonist concept of intelligibility or intellectual vision, which establishes a kind of kinship between the human intellect and the divine things it sees. Though not the only Platonist in the Christian tradition, Augustine stands out for his devotion to this concept of intelligibility and his willingness to apply it even to God. This leads him to downplay the doctrine that God is incomprehensible, as he is convinced that it is natural for the mind’s eye, when cleansed of sin, to see and understand God. In describing Augustine’s invention of the inner self, Cary’s fascinating book sheds new light on Augustine’s life and thought, and shows how Augustine’s position developed into the more orthodox Augustine we know from his later writings.

Dr. Gary Jenkins


The Dutch Ecclesiastical History Review

February 2010      ISBN: 9004131736      Buy Now $265.00

This is the 83rd volume of an annual journal primarily devoted to Church and dogmatic history, as well as other specialized related fields. It features articles in English, Dutch, French and German, along with a section of “News and Notes” and an extensive book review section.


John Jewel and the English National Church: The Dilemmas of an Erastian Reformer

January 2006      ISBN: 754635856      Buy Now $130.00

John Jewel (1521 – 1571) has long been regarded as one of the key figures in the shaping of the Anglican Church. A Marian exile, he returned to England upon the accession of Elizabeth I, and was appointed bishop of Salisbury in 1560 and wrote his famous Apologia Ecclesiae Anglicanae two years later. The most recent monographs on Jewel, now over forty years old, focus largely on his theology, casting him as deft scholar, adept humanist, precursor to Hooker, arbiter of Anglican identity and seminal mind in the formation of Anglicanism. Yet in light of modern research it is clear that much of this does not stand up to closer examination. In this work, Gary Jenkins argues that, far from serving as the constructor of a positive Anglican identity, Jewel’s real contribution pertains to the genesis of its divided and schizophrenic nature. Drawing on a variety of sources and scholarship, he paints a picture not of a theologian and humanist, but an orator and rhetorician, who persistently breached the rules of logic and the canons of Renaissance humanism in an effort to claim polemical victory over his traditionalist opponents such as Thomas Harding. By taking such an iconoclastic approach to Jewel, this work not only offers a radical reinterpretation of the man, but of the Church he did so much to shape. It provides a vivid insight into the intent and ends of Jewel with respect to what he saw the Church of England under the Elizabethan settlement to be, as well as into the unintended consequences of his work. In so doing, it demonstrates how he used his Patristic sources, often uncritically and faultily, as foils against his theological interlocutors, and without the least intention of creating a coherent theological system.


Peter Martyr Vermigli and the European Reformations

November 2004      ISBN: 9004139141      Buy Now $147.00

Peter Martyr Vermigli (1499-1562) was one of the early members of the abortive Italian reform movement as well as one of the formative shapers of Reformed Protestantism. Through its focus on Vermigli, these essays illuminate new dimensions to the various Reformations in sixteenth-century Europe, both Catholic and Protestant. Vermigli’s work is considered under three rubrics: his relationship to other Reformers, an analysis of his more provocative theological ideas and his contributions to church reform. Particularly notable is the breadth of his interests, which ranged from his view of women, prophecy and papal power, to the early church fathers and his revision of ecclesiastical laws in the Church of England. Each of these depicts a vital aspect of Vermigli’s contribution to the European Reformations.

Dr. RJ Snell


Religion, Duty, and Liberty: Graduate Essays on the Effect of Religion on Liberty

December 2010      ISBN: 1880595176      Buy Now $25.00

Winning essays from the 2000 Lord Acton Essay Competition. In this collection of essays seminarians and religious studies students were asked to write on Lord Acton’s statement: “No country can be free without religion. It creates and strengthens the notion of duty. If men are not kept straight by duty, they must be by fear. The more they are kept by fear, the less they are free. The greater the strength of duty, the greater the liberty.” Contents include: “How Firm a Foundation: Puritanism as the Wellspring of American Freedom” by John Carpenter; “The Freedom of Religion” by Kevin DeYoung; “Faith’s Children” by R.J. Snell; “Moral Obligation and the Free Society” by Eric Patterson; “On Religion, Duty, and Liberty” by Joel D. Hathaway. Includes a Foreward by Robert A. Sirico and an Introduction by Matthew Spalding.


Through a Glass Darkly: Bernard Lonergan and Richard Rorty on Knowing Without a God’s-Eye View

November 2006      ISBN: 874626684      Buy Now $27.00

This work investigates and defends the human capacity to know the truth without a God’s-Eye-View. In short, it hopes to offer a small voice of assistance to those struggling for what Fred Lawrence and Hugo Meynell have called the “New Enlightenment”, i.e., to clarify, justify and apply rational norms in a way which takes seriously postmodern objections to modernity while retaining critical realism as a theory of truth. (http://epublications.marquette.edu/dissertations/AAI3153485/)

Dr. Jonathan Yonan


Self, Community, World: Moravian Education in a Transatlantic World

January 2010      ISBN: 980149657      Buy Now $55.00

This book traces Moravian communal and educational practices and the techniques of the self. The focus of the volume is not a nation-state but a community that was cosmopolitan by the very standards of the eighteenth-century world. This book answers questions by exploring Moravian culture at three different but closely intertwined levels: the place of the Moravians in the Atlantic world, its distinctive communal organization, and the individual development of its members. Heikki Lempa is an Associate Professor of Modern European History at Moravian College. Paul Peucker is archivist at the “Moravian Archives” in Bethlehem. (http://www.moravian.edu/default.aspx?pageid=3701)

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