Library News

Please check here regularly for updates, including details of new resources and book sales.

Free Books

May 20, 2021

We have a large selection of Theology books that are free to a good home.

Book are available from the free books trolley at the library issuing desk, please help yourself!

Plans for reopening: Monday 17th May

April 21, 2021

We are pleased to announce that the library will be reopening on Monday 17th May, please carefully read our plans for reopening below:

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

There will be no access to the library outside of these hours

Hygiene

Hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes will be available as you enter the library.

All touchpoints such as door handles will be wiped down regularly through the day.

There is no food or drink to be consumed on the library premises.

Please wear a face covering (this does not apply to those with medical conditions who are unable to wear a face covering).

Borrowing and returning books

All books for return must be placed on the returns trolley by the self-issue desk.

Return books will be quarantined for 72 hours before being removed from your library account.

Where possible please request books for collection in advance of your visit.

Study area

The study area will be reopen, however spaces are limited so if you require a study space please contact the library by email for a booking a head of your visit.

Books sale room

The book sale room will remain closed until further notice.

New Arrivals

After pestilence: an interreligious theology of the poor by Mario I. Aguilar

This book blends an examination of emerging research on the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in marginalised communities, with the author’s own research on social and poverty isolation in India, and his own experience as told in diaries written whilst in lockdown in a poor district of Santiago, Chile. It challenges majority world churches and religions in a post-pandemic world to learn from each other and from Jesus’ own identification with the outcast, and urges them to take on a way of life and prophetic learning from the world of the poor.

Theologising Brexit: A liberationist and postcolonial critique by Anthony G. Reddie

This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the theological challenge presented by the new post-Brexit epoch. The referendum vote for Britain to leave the European Union has led to a seismic shift in the ways in which parts of the British population view and judge their compatriots. The subsequent rise in the reported number of racially motivated incidents and the climate of vilification and negativity directed at anyone not viewed as ‘authentically’ British should be a matter of concern for all people.

The book is comprised of a series of essays that address varying aspects of what it means to be British and the ways in which churches in Britain and the Christian faith could and should respond to a rising tide of White English nationalism. It is a provocative challenge to the all too often tolerated xenophobia, as well as the paucity of response from many church leaders in the UK. This critique is offered via the means of a prophetic, postcolonial model of Black theology that challenges the incipient sense of White entitlement and parochial ‘nativism’ that pervaded much of the referendum debate.

The essays in this book challenge the church and wider society to ensure justice and equity for all, not just a privileged sense of entitlement for some. It will be of keen interest to any scholar of Black, political and liberation theology as well as those involved in cultural studies from a postcolonial perspective.