The ACT Monograph Series (Series Editor Graeme R. Chatfield) provides a forum for publishing quality research theses and studies by its graduates and affiliated college staff in the broad fields of Biblical Studies, Christian Thought and History, and Practical Theology. The ACT selects the best of its doctoral and research masters theses as well as monographs that offer the academic community, scholars, church leaders and the wider community uniquely Australian and New Zealand perspectives on significant research topics and topics of current debate.
The ACT also provides opportunity for contributors beyond its graduates and affiliated college staff to publish monographs which support the mission and values of the ACT.
Dr Paul Taylor, Executive Secretary of the Bishops Commission for Liturgy, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) offers an appreciation of the history and content of the new Catholic hymnal for Australia.Catholic Worship Book II—A new liturgical music resource for Catholic Parishes and Communities in Australia. Read here.
MSP recently published Dr John Collin’s book on the problems of clericalism and the understanding of Ministry which is often cited these days as being at the heart of the crisis in the Church.
Dr Claire Renkin (who heads the Department of Christian Thought and History at the Yarra Theological Union at the University of Divinity in Victoria) gave the address at the book launch and we link to it here as it provides a good overview of why this book is valuable and timely.
To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Rev Dr Mark Worthing has released a new book entitled Martin Luther: a Wild Boar in the Lord’s Vineyard which explores his passionate and fiery character and introduces us to a colourful cast of friends and enemies, explaining the complex politics of church and empire.
Here is what Rev Dr Lynn Arnold, former Premier of South Australia, had to say about it.
Morning Star Publishing is pleased to announce that we are expanding our international distribution.
Effective now MSP imprints (with the exception of the Catholic Worship Book) will be available to order worldwide with the exception of North America where our titles are produced under license by Wipf & Stock. Since our titles can also be printed in the UK, we are able to offer domestic postage rates there alongside competitive rates to Africa, Asia, Europe and also South America. Imprints of Wipf & Stock (Cascade, Slant, Front Porch Republic etc) will remain available only in Australia and New Zealand. Please see our FAQ page for rates and more information.
Please contact us if you would like more information about this initiative.
In The Melbourne Anglican Mark Lindsay says of Keith Mascord’s new book Faith Without Fear, “Mascord prizes open some of the most treasured, and yet at the same time contested, assumptions of conservative Christianity… [Faith Without Fear] provides a ray of hope to those whose own, or whose families’, lives and faith have been shattered by an inflexible and unforgiving hermeneutic.”