Since 2014, Davenant Press has been publishing books to renew and build up the contemporary church. Our publications include modernizations and translations of historic texts, essay collections, and our Convivium proceedings, as well as original works.
The Philosophical and Theological Significance of Tragic and Comic Writing in the Western Tradition
How seriously should we take literature? The ancients were divided: Plato only wanted comedy, whereas Aristotle wanted tragedy. The answer depends on whether reality is, at root, a tragedy or comedy. In this masterful overview of Western philosophy, Patrick Downey shows how the Bible, and the Gospel it proclaims, put all writing in its proper place and give us what the philosophers and poets have longed for: a serious comedy.
Davenant Guides seek to offer short and accessible introductions to key issues of current debate in theology and ethics, drawing on a magisterial Protestant perspective and defending its contemporary relevance today.
The Library of Early English Protestantism is an ongoing project that aims to make available in scholarly but accessible editions seminal writings from key but neglected 16th and 17th-century Church of England theologians.
Davenant Retrievals further our mission of recovering the riches of the Reformation by offering concise, collaborative expositions of a doctrinal topic key to the Protestant heritage and defending its relevance today.
Explore the collected works of the great but forgotten Italian Reformer, Peter Martyr Vermigli, ranging from his writings on philosophy and the Eucharist to our ongoing translation and republication of his
Convivium Proceedings gather together the best of the papers and addresses delivered by expert scholars at our annual National Convivium Irenicum at Davenant House in South Carolina.
Aside from our ongoing series, we regularly publish separate titles covering everything from literature to theology, philosophy,
If you are new to the work of Davenant, then our best-selling titles are a great place to start finding out about our mission and distinctives.
The classical Christian education movement is now in its third generation. But is it time to take stock of how much has been achieved, and where we go from here? The proceedings of our 2021 National Convivium Irenicum collect a series of challenging and insightful questions for the classical education project.
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