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Below is a collection of Non-Fiction books written by our very own alumni, if you would like to submit your book for inclusion please fill out the form on the previous page.

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A History of Lambeth Degrees: Sources and Studies

This book examines the history of degrees awarded by the Archbishops of Canterbury from 1539 to the present day. ‘Lambeth degrees’ have a history rich in controversy. It brings together an important series of primary source material and articles.

William Gibson, BA, MA, DLitt, 1980 9780992874070

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James II and the Trial of the Seven Bishops

An account of the trial by James II of seven bishops in 1688 which precipitated the end of his reign.

William Gibson, BA, MA, DLitt, 1980 9780230204003

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Oxford Handbook of the British Sermon 1689 - 1901

Academic study of sermons on Britain 1689-1901

William Gibson, BA, MA, DLitt, 1980 9780198709770

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Sex and the Church in the Long Eighteenth Century

William Gibson, BA, MA, DLitt 9781784533779 

 

 

 

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The Business of Higher Education (Three Volumes) 

At a time of economic uncertainty, The Business of Higher Education looks at the pros and cons of colleges and universities taking a more business-like approach to fulfilling their missions.

How can colleges and universities navigate their way between shrinking commitments and the increasing expectations of their students? Does the answer lie in taking a more business-like approach? These three volumes consider the costs and benefits to both public and private institutions, and to society.

John Knapp, PhD, 1999 9780313353505

 

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For The Common Good: The Ethics of Leadership in The 21st Century

A collection of original essays by world-renowned writers, reflecting on the challenges and opportunities of achieving and promoting ethical leadership. It showcases the insights, reflections, and recommendations of some of today's most forward-thinking and inspiring leaders, applying their expertise in fields such as ecology, education, and conflict resolution. Today's challenges test leaders to their very core, and require a fundamentally new kind of leadership committed to the common good.

John Knapp, PhD, 1999 9780275992590

 

 

 

 

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Ghostwriting and The Ethics of Authenticity 

This book presents an ethical framework which evaluates the legitimacy of the practice of ghostwriting. It explores the connection between personal authenticity and the use of ghostwriters in corporate, political, legal, higher education, and scientific contexts. It then examines the history of ghostwriting as a professional practice and introduces a model for ethical analysis.

John Knapp, PhD, 1999 9781137013316

 

 

 

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How The Church Fails Businesspeople (And What Can Be Done About It)

Why do many Christians struggle to relate their faith to their daily work? Is the church to blame? This book argues that the church's ambiguous teachings about vocation, money, and business have long contributed to Christians' uncertainty about discipleship in the workplace. It explores the historical, cultural, and educational background to the faith-work gap and proposes a new theological framework for Christian life in the public sphere.

John Knapp, PhD, 1999 9780802863690

 

 

 

 

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Leaders on Ethics: Real-World Perspectives on Today's Business Challenges 

More than a dozen prominent leaders in business and other fields leaders discuss successes and failures, and lessons learned, while grappling with real ethical issues. The book features first-hand accounts by CEOs and other internationally known executives.

John Knapp, PhD, 1999 9780275996710

 

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Gadamer: A Guide for the Perplexed

Continuum's "Guides for the Perplexed" are clear, concise and accessible introductions to thinkers, writers and subjects that students and readers can find especially challenging. Concentrating specifically on what it is that makes the subject difficult to fathom, these books explain and explore key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards a thorough and confident understanding of demanding material. Hans Georg-Gadamer is one of the formeost European philosophers of recent times.

Chris Lawn, BA 1975 0826484611 & 082648462X

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The Blackwell Companion to Hermeneutics

Hermeneutics--the philosophical theory of interpretation--has been one of the most influential strands of European thought over the last two hundred years or more. This comprehensive volume of essays, with contributions by many leading experts in the field, constitutes an ideal point of entry into the hermeneutic tradition. Its range and level of detail will also appeal to those who wish to advance their knowledge of hermeneutic philosophy and its many important consequences.

Chris Lawn, BA 1975 9781118529638

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The Gadamer Dictionary 

The Gadamer Dictionary is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the world of Hans-Georg Gadamer. Meticulously researched and extensively cross-referenced, this unique book covers all his major works, ideas and influences and provides a firm grounding in the central themes of Gadamer's thought. Students will discover a wealth of useful information, analysis and criticism. A-Z entries include clear definitions of all the key terms used in Gadamer's writings and detailed synopses of his key works

Chris Lawn, BA 1975 9781847061591

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Wittgenstein and Gadamer: Towards a Post-Analytic Philosophy of Language

This is the first comparative study of the pioneering work on language of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Hans-Georg Gadamer. The book focuses on how Wittgenstein and Gadamer treat language in their accounts of language as game and their major writings on the subject. Philosophical investigations and Truth and Method, respectively. Chris Lawn goes on to offer a critique of Wittgenstein's account of linguistic rules, drawing upon Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics.

Chris Lawn, BA 1975 0826475299

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The Arte Militaire: The Application of 17th Century Military Manuals to Conflict Archaeology

Military manuals have been used as a source through a range of historical studies, but only recently has their potential to Conflict Archaeology truly been recognised. Military manuals allowed the progression of the Military Revolution from the informed amateur towards the scientific, mathematical choreography for massed troops at the height of the Military Revolution, and their use as a viable historical resource often taken at face value - negating their worth.

Warwick Louth, BA Archaeology (Professional Practice) 2013 1911096222

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How to Pray to God

This book is a direct step by step guide to enable you to get in touch with God. It will allow you to reflect on how to use moments in your everyday life as a springboard for talking to God about anything and everything. It will allow you to experiment with different types of prayer, independent and group, formal and informal. The advice and helps given encourage you to reach further into your faith and beliefs, to see answers to your prayers, as well as methods of praying more effectively.

Holly Merry, BA (Hons) French 1996 9781479113798

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The Art of Richard Hughes

A major study of the novels of Richard Hughes, author of A High Wind in Jamaica, In Hazard, and The Fox in the Attic. It argues persuasively that Hughes is a a far more complex and original artist than previously supposed, and a sophisticated novelist in the Modernist tradition.

'This is an admirable and, in my opinion, seminal work of criticism and nobody with a serious interest in the twentieth-century novel can afford to ignore it.’ (New Welsh Review).

Paul Morgan, BA, MA, PhD, 1976; 1980; 1990  9780708311929

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Historic England: Sussex

An exploration of the archive of Historic England, focussing on Sussex. This is the first of two books I have written using the HE archive for Amberley Books. I have also co-written KS3 and GCSE textbooks for OUP and my list of published books include: Brighton & Hove in 50 Buildings, Secret Brighton, Lewes Pubs, The Story of St Mary's Primary School, Washington, Visitors' Historic Britain: West Sussex and East Sussex/ Brighton & Hove (out July 29th). HE: Brighton & Hove - out in November.

Kevin Newman, BA History and Victorian Studies, 1995