OUP Spiritual Lives welcomes proposals for monographs

OUP Spiritual Lives welcomes proposals for monographs

Timothy Larsen is the General Editor of Oxford University Press’s Spiritual
Lives biography series and he welcomes ideas for future volumes written by members of the Ecclesiastical History Society.

The series features biographies of prominent men and women from the
sixteenth century to the present whose eminence is not primarily based on a specifically religious contribution.  Each volume provides a general
account of the figure’s life and thought, while giving special attention to
his or her religious contexts, convictions, doubts, objections, ideas, and
actions.  Many leading politicians, writers, musicians, philosophers, and
scientists have engaged deeply with religion in significant and resonant
ways that have often been overlooked or under explored. Some of the volumes will even focus on men and women who were lifelong unbelievers, attending to how they navigated and resisted religious questions, assumptions, and settings. The books in this series will therefore recast important figures in fresh and thought-provoking ways.

Three volumes are already in print: Barry Hankins on Woodrow Wilson; Emma Mason on Christina Rossetti; and Timothy Larsen on John Stuart Mill. Volumes under contract include Elesha Coffman on Margaret Mead; Stewart J. Brown on W. T. Stead; Darryl Hart on Benjamin Franklin; Frances Knight on Ebenezer Howard; Michael Ledger-Lomas on Queen Victoria; and Benjamin J. Wetzel on Theodore Roosevelt. Please email Larsen with your idea for a possible volume for the series: Timothy.Larsen@wheaton.edu