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.

A History of Lambeth Degrees: Sources and Studies - William Gibson, BA, MA, DLitt, 1980

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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
James II and the Trial of the Seven Bishops - William Gibson, BA, MA, DLitt, 1980

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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
Oxford Handbook of the British Sermon 1689-1901 - William Gibson, BA, MA, DLitt, 1980

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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
Sex and the Church in the Long Eighteenth Century - William Gibson, BA, MA, DLitt, 1980

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Sex and the Church in the Long Eighteenth Century

William Gibson, BA, MA, DLitt 9781784533779 
The Business of Higher Education (Three Volumes) - John Knapp, Ph.D., 1999

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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
For The Common Good: The Ethics of Leadership in The 21st Century - John Knapp, Ph.D., 1999

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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
Ghostwriting and The Ethics of Authenticity - John Knapp, Ph.D., 1999

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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
How The Church Fails Businesspeople (And What Can Be Done About It) - John Knapp, Ph.D., 1999

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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
Leaders on Ethics: Real-World Perspectives on Today's Business Challenges - John Knapp, Ph.D., 1999

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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
Gadamer: A Guide for the Perplexed - Chris Lawn, BA 1975

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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
The Blackwell Companion to Hermeneutics - Chris Lawn, BA 1975

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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
The Gadamer Dictionary - Chris Lawn, BA 1975

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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
Wittgenstein and Gadamer: Towards a Post-Analytic Philosophy of Language - Chris Lawn, BA 1975

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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
The Arte Militaire: The Application of 17th Century Military Manuals to Conflict Archaeology - Warwick Louth, BA Archaeology (Professional Practice) 2013

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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
How to Pray to God - Holly Merry, BA (Hons) French 1996

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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
The Art of Richard Hughes - Paul Morgan, BA (Hons), MA, PhD, 1976; 1980; 1990

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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
Historic England: Sussex - Kevin Newman, BA History & Victorian Studies, 1995

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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  
The Angels of Honey Hill - 2020, Timothy Crosbie, MA, 2011

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The Angels of Honey Hill

A photographic record of the angels and other carved images to be found in the main rook of St. Mary Church, Honey Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Plus a brief description of the history medieval carvings and construction of this roof that survived the attention of the iconoclasts.

Timothy Crosbie, MA, 2011 978-1-5272-5488-6  
Dementia Care at a Glance - 2016, Catharine Jenkins, BA, 1981

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Dementia Care at a Glance

Dementia Care at a Glance is a textbook for health and social care professionals, nurses, students as well as family members and voluntary workers needing information and guidance about dementia care. Taking a person-centred and interpersonal approach, each chapter outlines an aspect of the experience of living with dementia and the steps that the nurse or healthcare professional can take to support them.

Catharine Jenkins, BA, 1981 1118859987  
Nanteos - Life on a Welsh Country Estate - 2020, Janet Joel – Morgan, Archaeology & Victorian Studies BA, 2002

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Nanteos - Life on a Welsh Country Estate

17 chapters within 350 pages The book begins with the overview of the history of Nanteos and the estate in Aberystwyth Mid Wales.A study of surrounding area the mansion, then reaching out towards to the villages and discussing their connections to the Nanteos Estate.The large appendices give listings of staff who worked at Nanteos throughout the years, detailing their work, wages, and including many marriages. Also listing tenants and farms over the centuries. www.nanteoshistory.co.uk

Janet Joel – Morgan, Archaeology & Victorian Studies BA, 2002 9781845243104  
History, Design, And Legacy: Architectural Prizes And Awards - 2019, Liz Walder, BA Ancient History & Archaeology, 1990

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History, Design, And Legacy: Architectural Prizes And Awards

In 1846, in consultation with Queen Victoria, Thomas Phillip Robinson and Earl de Grey, first President of the Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London, established a gold medal that would be awarded for outstanding contribution in the field of architecture. This work is solely focused upon the history, design, and legacy of RIBA’s Royal Gold Medal, which is still awarded today.

Liz Walder, BA Ancient History & Archaeology, 1990 191126527X/ 978-1911265276  
The Persistence of Liberty: An American Philosophy - 2019, David Netherton, PhD (Philosophy), 2011

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The Persistence of Liberty: An American Philosophy

This appealing book treats the genesis of contemporary American taste, tolerance and energy. The Persistence of Liberty (https://thepersistenceofliberty.com) illustrates a shared idealistic perspective – part cultural history and part odyssey – travelling across recurring themes of the latter twentieth century in prose poetry that draws upon the arts, natural sciences, evolution of the spirit, and the liberty of the American moment to form our own practical philosophy.

David Netherton, PhD (Philosophy), 2011 978-1-948796-79-8  
Priest of the Church or priest of a church: the ecclesiology of ordained local ministry - 2020, Noel Cox, LTh, 2007

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Priest of the Church or priest of a church: the ecclesiology of ordained local ministry

This book considers the ecclesiology and theology of the Locally Ordained Minister, whose priests and deacons, particularly in the Anglican Communion, who are ordained and licensed for ministry in a particular area. Their existence raises some, as yet unresolved, problems, and the purpose of the work is to systematically address these.

Noel Cox, LTh, 2007 978-1978-711853  
The Royal Prerogative and Constitutional Law: A search for the quintessence of executive power - 2020, Noel Cox, LTh, 2007

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The Royal Prerogative and Constitutional Law: A search for the quintessence of executive power

The intention of this work is not to cover the well-trodden paths of judicial review of the prerogative (though the expansion of that procedure is explored). Instead it will seek to review the origins, nature and classifications of the prerogative, in search of a hitherto common element – beyond the simple (or not so simple) definitions given above. It is unapologetically historical.

Noel Cox, LTh, 2007 9780367500795  
Constitutional paradigms and the stability of states - 2012, Noel Cox, LTh, 2007

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Constitutional paradigms and the stability of states

This book examines the influence of constitutional legal paradigms upon the political stability and viability of states. It contributes to the literature in the field by focussing on how constitutional flexibility may have led to the rise of ‘successful’ states and to the decline of ‘unsuccessful’ states, by promoting stability. Divided into two parts, the books considers theories of the rise and fall of civilizations and individual states, explains the concept of hard and soft constitutions.

Noel Cox, LTh, 2007 978-0-7546-7920-2 
Technology and Legal Systems - 2006, Noel Cox, LTh, 2007

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Technology and Legal Systems

This book is an attempt to integrate some of the dynamics which constrain and regulate the development of specific constitutional laws. It considers the influence of technology upon legal systems (upon constitutions, if one prefers, though it is in reality rather broader than that). This is especially important today as the so-called knowledge revolution threatens – or so we are told by some – to undermine the pre-existing political, legal, and economic paradigms.

Noel Cox, LTh, 2007 978-075-464-544-3 
Paper Tigers: Martial arts & Misadventure in Japan - 2017, Toby Howden, BA, 2009

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Paper Tigers: Martial arts & Misadventure in Japan

For any aspiring martial artist having a real-life, hard-drinking, version of Mr Miyagi turn up on your doorstep offering to teach the secrets of the Samurai would be a dream come true.When Toby's best friend Bryan returns from travelling in Japan with the enigmatic kendo master Suzuki-sensei, he jumps at the chance to move to the foothills of Mount Fuji to study the traditional art of Japanese sword fighting.

Toby Howden, BA, 2009 ‎1911586076 
Religious Education for Plural Societies: The Selected Works of Robert Jackson - 2020, Robert Jackson, BA, 1966, DLitt, 2006

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Religious Education for Plural Societies: The Selected Works of Robert Jackson

A selection of the published works of Robert Jackson, including papers on his work and research on religious education, intercultural education and citizenship education. Very good reviews.

Robert Jackson, BA, 1966, DLitt, 2006 9780367487904  
Subversive Meals (2013);Heaven on Earth (2013);Caesar and the Sacrament (2017);Songs of Resistance (2022), R. Alan Streett, BA, MDIV, PHS, PHD, 2011

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Subversive Meals (2013); Heaven on Earth (2013) ; Caesar and the Sacrament (2017); Songs of Resistance (2022)

Four scholarly non-fiction books I have written and published in the last decade. Numerous contributions to edited volumes.

R. Alan Streett, BA, MDIV, PHS, PHD, 2011   
Playground (Teacher's Book) – 1996, Julie Ann Thomason, BA, 1981

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Playground (Teacher's Book)

This text book was published in Germany, based on the Visual Auditory Kinaesthetic approach to teaching children. It also used elements of games and play as part of learning games reflects language learning in that there are a set of rules which can only be acquired through use and practice. It has been used in several countries.

Julie Ann Thomason, BA, 1981 3-922514-52-9  
Playground Fun Teacher's Guide (Blue) – 2002, Julie Ann Thomason, BA, 1981

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Playground Fun Teacher's Guide (Blue)

Teacher's guide to a ground breaking course for children aged 4-6 years to learn English. Published in Spain by Santillana Spain's largest Educational publisher, in the UK by Richmond English Santillana's EFL imprint. It became a best seller, widely used in Spain, Latin America and with Spanish speaking children in the States. The syllabus followed the Spanish Ministry of Education's official curriculum if using cross curriculum topics in Primary schools integrating with very young learners need.

Julie Ann Thomason, BA, 1981 84-294-9990-3 
Playground Fun Students Book (Blue) - 2002, Julie Ann Thomason, BA, 1981

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Playground Fun Students Book (Blue)

Students book of a ground breaking course for children aged 4-6 years to learn English. Published in Spain by Santillana Spain's largest Educational publisher, in the UK by Richmond English, Santillana's EFL imprint. It became a best seller. The students book used child friendly learning activities stories, cutting, sticking, games, colouring – enhancing developing and growing psychomotricity skills essential in the age group.

Julie Ann Thomason, BA, 1981 84-294-6084-5 
Playground Fun (Red) Teachers Guide – 1999, Julie Ann Thomason, BA, 1981

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Playground Fun (Red) Teachers Guide

The teachers Guide for the 5-6 year olds second level. EFL teaching was in its infancy and many teachers did not have the necessary language skills to undertake what was required. This series was intended to fill the gap by having the teachers Guide written in Spanish. It was supported by audio material, flash cards and posters to provide an integrated supportive approach. It was co authored. It went on to become a best sellers in Latin America and in the US by the Hispanic community.

Julie Ann Thomason, BA, 1981 84-294-9991-1 
Playground Fun (red) Students Book – 1998, Julie Ann Thomason, BA, 1981

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Playground Fun (red) Students Book

Students book of a ground breaking course for children aged 4-6 years to learn English. Published in Spain by Santillana Spain's largest Educational publisher, in the UK by Richmond English, Santillana's EFL imprint. It became a best seller. The students book used child friendly learning activities stories, cutting, sticking, games, colouring – enhancing developing and growing psychomotricity skills essential in the age group. Red 5-6 years olds.

Julie Ann Thomason, BA, 1981 84-294-5668-6 
The Possibility of Pebbles – 2022, Julie Ann Thomason, BA, 1981

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The Possibility of Pebbles

A selection of poems inspired by the Japanese Tea Ceremony. This simple ritual has a practical real connection to nature, each element represents the four essentials to life: Air in the steam, Earth in the leaves, Heat in fire, and Water transformed, through the combination of the other essentials, into a humble cup of tea. For this reason, I have divided the poems into sections, ritual, the ceremony itself, physical descriptions inspired by elements of the ceremony and spiritual well-being.

Julie Ann Thomason, BA, 1981 979-8817145687  
Luke’s Afterlife – 2019, Paul Grafton-Holt, BA, 2009

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Luke’s Afterlife

 

Paul Grafton-Holt, BA, 2009 9781091335400