NEW PUBLICATION: Charles Dupin (1784–1873) and His Influence on France is now available!

Cambria Press is pleased to announce that Charles Dupin (1784–1873) and His Influence on France: The Contributions of a Mathematician, Educator, Engineer, and Statesman by Margaret Bradley is now available.

Charles Dupin was a multifaceted figure in the history of France, where his life spanned several regimes. He produced an enormous number of publications in mathematics, engineering, economics, and education. Long neglected by historians, he is at last beginning to receive attention. In his youth, he championed many causes, including the education of women, perhaps because of the influence of his dynamic and learned mother. He was already very ambitious as a youth and left behind the usual youthful desires in pursuit of his goals.

This is the first published study of Charles Dupin and his entire life’s work. It illuminates his work and contribution in so many spheres, as well as his contacts with other scientists and educators. His mathematics have long interested scholars in the field, and he would have been an outstanding naval engineer. He was a linguist and highly cultured; with his aesthetic sense he might well have rivaled Sané, but because of his driving ambition he was a great man manqué. Against a background of tremendous changes in France, he made important contributions in many areas, as evidenced by the bibliography in this book.

This work will be of interest to mathematicians, historians of science, sociologists, economists, engineers, and educators.

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NEW PUBLICATION: The Trinitarian Vision of Jonathan Edwards and David Coffey is now available!

Cambria Press is pleased to announce that The Trinitarian Vision of Jonathan Edwards and David Coffey by Steven M. Studebaker  is now available!

The book brings Jonathan Edwards’ and David Coffey’s trinitarian understanding of God and redemption into ecumenical and constructive dialogue. The Trinity plays a systemic role in their theology and leads them to similar Spirit Christologies and pneumatological concepts of grace. Their use of the Augustinian mutual love model of the Trinity and their integration of it with Christology and pneumatology provide the resources to develop a transformational and relational vision of redemption and inclusivist theology of religions.

To achieve its historical, ecumenical, and constructive program, the book moves through three steps. The first describes the Augustinian mutual love model of the Trinity in light of two of its major historical representatives—St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas—and situates Edwards’ and Coffey’s thought in continuity with that tradition. The second section demonstrates that Edwards and Coffey’s shared trinitarian theology led them to similar Spirit Christologies and pneumatological concepts of grace. Based on the historical and comparative work in the first two sections, the third section makes two constructive proposals. First, it presents a relational and transformational understanding of redemption in place of the traditional Protestant evangelical legal doctrine of justification and formulaic approach to spiritual formation. Second, it proposes an inclusive theology of religions that includes a positive theological attitude toward the universal human religious quest and its manifestation in various religious traditions of the world.

Intended for students and scholars working in evangelical, ecumenical, and trinitarian theology, this project seeks to make a constructive contribution to contemporary evangelical theology.The book will appeal to multiple audiences. First, it is important for Edwards scholars and to readers with a general interest in Edwards since there are few book-length treatments of his trinitarianism. Moreover, and accenting its appeal, the book presents an alternative interpretation of his trinitarian theology relative to the previous books. Second, it should attract the attention of evangelical theologians interested in the doctrine of the Trinity, ecumenical theology, revising traditional evangelical views on Christ and the Holy Spirit, and developing an evangelical theology of religions. Finally, the book will be valuable to Catholic theologians interested in ecumenical theology and especially that related to Evangelicalism.

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NEW PUBLICATION: Albert Camus’s Philosophy of Communication is now available!

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Cambria Press is pleased to announce that Albert Camus’s Philosophy of Communication: Making Sense in an Age of Absurdity (www.cambriapress.com/books/9781604977912.cfm) by  Brent C. Sleasman is now available.

In this first book-length study of Camus to situate his work within the study of communication ethics and philosophy of communication, Brent C. Sleasman helps readers reinterpret Camus’ work for the twenty-first century. Within the introduction, Camus’ exploration of absurdity is situated as a metaphor for the postmodern age. The first chapter then explores the communicative problem that Camus announced with the publication of The Fall––a problem that still resonates over 50 years after its initial publication. In the chapters that follow other metaphors that emerge from Camus’ work are reframed in an effort to assist the reader in responding to the problems that emerge while living in their own age of absurdity. Each metaphor is rooted in the contemporary scholarship of the communication discipline. Through this study it becomes clear that Camus was an implicit philosopher of communication with deep ethical commitments.

Albert Camus’s Philosophy of Communication: Making Sense in an Age of Absurdity is an important book for anyone interested in understanding the communicative implications of Camus’ work, specifically upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.

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NEW PUBLICATION: The Imprint of Business Norms on American Education is now available!

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Cambria Press is pleased to announce that The Imprint of Business Norms on American Education by Dameon V. Alexander is now available.

American education is at a critical juncture because the traditional skills taught in schools and universities might no longer be valid to prepare students for a global economy. This is a prevailing argument in the education reform debate. Corporations are now being turned to for the solution.

For some, it might seem unsavory that education has turned into a profitable business. For others, it is a dream come true. Although several scholars have analyzed the correspondence between education and the economy, few have examined it using a British pedagogical framework combined with an economic typology of power. The goal of this book is to explore the existence of certain capitalist realities in the American education system to find a balance between the distinct ideologies of education and business.

This is an important book for social entrepreneurs, education reformers, education and sociological studies.

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NEW PUBLICATION: Challenges to Civil Society: Popular Protest & Governance in Jamaica in now available!

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Cambria Press is pleased to announce that Challenges to Civil Society: Popular Protest & Governance in Jamaica by Hume Johnson is now available.

The book is highly praised by many scholars, including Joseph Soeters (Netherlands Defence Academy/Tilburg University) who states that “this book is lucid and powerful in analyzing the uncivil aspects of civil society, disentangling the dynamics between protesters, the mass media, the general public and government in Jamaica.”

Ebenezer Obadare (University of Kansas) also adds that although “Johnson’s primary focus is Jamaica, the political history of which she expounds with uncommon brio, the utility of her arguments for societies in the throes of social unrest cannot be overemphasized. This is an important book that pushes the frontiers of the debate.”

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Cambria Press author Lillian Craton’s Book Praised by Victorian Studies for being “useful and compelling”

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The Victorian Freak Show by Lilian Craton

Cambria Press congratulates Lillian Craton on the outstanding review of her book The Victorian Freak Show: The Significance of Disability and Physical Differences in 19th-Century Fiction by renowned scholar Marlene Tromp in Victorian Studies, which states that Professor Craton’s book is “an important contribution” and that “the most significant innovation of the project is the way in which Craton uncovers the often positively valence of such differences as they are depicted in literary texts.”

It praises the book (published by Cambria Press in December 2009) because “scholars in disability studies and Victorian studies will find this book useful and compelling, particularly in its discussions of fat and body size, yet it is readable for undergraduates as well.”

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