About Christian Alternative
What’s different? Christian Alternative is looking for a genuinely liberal and provocative approach to faith, ethics and institutional religion. We want to understand why, despite the Enlightenment and secularization, Christian writers and preachers often cling to pre-modern theological ideas. Why is talk of radical orthodoxy usually more orthodox than radical?
This leads into an interest in Public Theology – the interface between religious ideas and other disciplines such as science, politics, secular ethics, and the arts. Science and philosophy pose key questions, but we also want to explore theology through metaphor, poetry, visual art, and music.
Christian Alternative looks to provoke. Jonathan Swift wrote to Pope that ‘the chief end I propose to myself in all my labours is to vex the world rather than divert it.’ A bit of vexing is good for theology. We aim to wrestle with big religious and ethical questions without being tied to any dogma or church, to meet people where they are, and to be ready to jettison redundant imagery and esoteric ideas of heresy.
For authors: We accept unsolicited manuscripts. Please go to Author Inquiry and fill out the form. We offer traditional publishing contracts with royalties, and occasional subsidy contracts. We have an extensive Author Guide which explains all that an author needs to know about publishing books. Our sales teams sell to all chain and independent booksellers in the UK, USA, and English-speaking territories worldwide, plus online retailers. Our umbrella company is John Hunt Publishing Ltd.
ABOUT JOHN HUNT PUBLISHING
An independent publisher with sales teams worldwide welcoming new authors and unsolicited manuscript submissions.
For our authors we provide an automated production system, forums, a marketing database with over 40,000 contacts and other online tools to produce and market each book. We partner with our authors on marketing, reaching all the traditional bookstore markets for print books, worldwide, and all online retailers.
Everything is based on transparency. Authors can see everything that’s going on, including monthly accounts. They have access to our contacts database, can add to it, can even get involved in the business. Most of the people working here came into it as authors.
And it doesn't get any more transparent than this: below you will see a real-time snapshot of the data in our system. The numbers are just presented here to demonstrate the kind of company we want to be... where authors pool resources because we are stronger together.
- Circle BooksCHRISTIAN FAITH IMPRINTS
- 1,826 BOOKS PUBLISHED
- BOOKS IN PRODUCTION
- 346 BOOKS IN THE PIPELINE
- 1,961 AUTHORS
- 17% AVG. ROYALTIES PAID
- 45,159 MARKETING CONTACTS
- 80,000 SOCIAL MEDIA REACH
- LIST SUBSCRIBERS
- 3,011 ADVERTISEMENTS RUN
- 3,216 ARTICLES PUBLISHED
- 1,696 INTERVIEWS ARRANGED
- 1,970 EVENTS ORGANIZED
- SPECIAL OFFERS
- RIGHTS CONTRACTS
- 5,522 REVIEWS PUBLISHED
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SUBMISSIONS: Find out what we're looking for in a proposal.
OUR PUBLISHING PROCESS: The full text of our publishing user manual, so you know exactly what you're getting when you publish with us.
EDITORIAL SERVICES: Learn about additional services we offer to help develop your manuscript.
PUBLICITY SERVICES: Find out how you can ramp up sales by purchasing extra publicity for your book.
WEBSITE SERVICES: Set up a fully integrated website in minutes using our in-house website platform.
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Formulating a meaningful Christology
poems of suffering and redemption
The Poetry and Passion of the Hebrew Prophets
a little book of connection
A Recovery of Meaning
An ethical defence of monotheism
A Christian Priest's Exploration of Modern Pagan Belief and Practice
What is the point of a religion - any religion?
An Anglican priest's bold answer to atrocity - reflections upon the ministry of Martin Israel
Daily Meditations for Nature Connection