I am very pleased to be joining Joseph Verheyden and some of his colleagues later this month to give a lecture on my new book at the University of Leuven's Faculty of Theology: "Questions about the Crucified, from Celsus to Nietzsche." Wednesday, 22 February, 16.00, Maria-Theresia College.
Ovid, Paul, Spinoza —
"I desire the better, I follow the worse." - Ovid, Metamorphoses 7.20-21 "I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do." - Paul, Romans 7.18-19 "Although he sees what is better for him, he is compelled to follow the worse." - Spinoza, Ethics IV pref.
“I Judge No One” reviewed in The Tablet
I am very pleased to see I Judge No One reviewed by Nicholas King, SJ - formerly of Campion Hall, Oxford - in The Tablet. He finds it "admirably attentive to the text of the gospels"; its Jesus "both different & strange"; & he concludes: "There is much to reflect on here."
“I Judge No One” at the Danube Institute, Budapest
I am very much looking forward to next week's launch of my newest book, I Judge No One, at the Lónyay-Hatvany Villa in Budapest. Featuring an introduction by the Danube Institute president, John O'Sullivan, & a conversation with Prof. György László Geréby of Central European University & Prof. David Martin Jones of the Danube Institute… Continue reading “I Judge No One” at the Danube Institute, Budapest
New book signed with Hurst, in London
Can Cold-War philosopher Jan Patočka help Europe to chart a humane, historically informed, & spiritually rich course in the first days of what many are calling a Second Cold War? I'm delighted to have signed a book contract with Hurst Publishers for The Flaming Line: Jan Patočka & the Call of History. Out in 2024.
Nemesius-book in Journal of Early Christian Studies
I am very happy to have found a nuanced, generous review of my book on Nemesius of Emesa in the Journal of Early Christian Studies. It concludes: "An indispensable contribution to the study of early Christian anthropological views. It spotlights the unique combination of ideas ... that Nemesius has to offer."
Nemesius-book in Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum
Very pleased to see a judicious, five-page review of my book on Nemesius of Emesa in the iconic Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum. It's described as a "most welcome" contribution, & found to be a "good point-of-departure for deeper research on Nemesius" in the coming years.
“I Judge No One” at the Eötvös József Research Centre (Ludovika)
Very pleased to be joining Ferenc Hörcher & the Eötvös József Research Centre at the Ludovika tomorrow for a brief lecture & conversation on "A New (& Old) Reading of the Political Death of Jesus". What is H. S. Reimarus's theory of it, & why do I side with Immanuel Kant against him? (Reimarus is… Continue reading “I Judge No One” at the Eötvös József Research Centre (Ludovika)
“I Judge No One” at the Common Sense Society–Hungary
I am delighted to be joining the Common Sense Society–Hungary next week at their Andrássy Salon, in Budapest, to give a lecture in which I argue that, in their words, "the study of Jesus’ life is a serious, meaningful task for philosophy and the history of politics".
“I Judge No One” at the University of Mary
Very pleased to giving a talk on the "political life of Jesus", tomorrow, at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. But it's a shame that I'll only be dialling in; it's a city I'd like to visit --