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.

JOHN HUNT PUBLISHING - BY THE NUMBERS
Direct from our database to your screen
  • Circle BooksCHRISTIAN FAITH
  • IMPRINTS
  • 1,862 BOOKS PUBLISHED
  • BOOKS IN PRODUCTION
  • 375 BOOKS IN THE PIPELINE
  • 1,997 AUTHORS
  • 17% AVG. ROYALTIES PAID
  • 45,564 MARKETING CONTACTS
  • 80,000 SOCIAL MEDIA REACH
  • LIST SUBSCRIBERS
  • 3,054 ADVERTISEMENTS RUN
  • 3,308 ARTICLES PUBLISHED
  • 1,710 INTERVIEWS ARRANGED
  • 2,046 EVENTS ORGANIZED
  • SPECIAL OFFERS
  • RIGHTS CONTRACTS
  • 5,799 REVIEWS PUBLISHED

Explore our publishing program

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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Psychedelic Christianity by Jack Call

Psychedelic Christianity

On the ultimate goal of living

Jack Call

Christian Middle Way, The by Robert M. Ellis

Christian Middle Way, The

The case against Christian belief but for Christian faith

Robert M. Ellis

Questioning the Incarnation by Peter Shepherd

Questioning the Incarnation

Formulating a meaningful Christology

Peter Shepherd

Friday's Child by Brian Mountford

Friday's Child

poems of suffering and redemption

Brian Mountford

Sing Out for Justice by Ray Vincent

Sing Out for Justice

The Poetry and Passion of the Hebrew Prophets

Ray Vincent

Heart of Oneness by Jennifer Kavanagh

Heart of Oneness

a little book of connection

Jennifer Kavanagh

Why Progressives Need God by Jonathan Clatworthy

Why Progressives Need God

An ethical defence of monotheism

Jonathan Clatworthy

Authority of Service and Love, The by Roger Payne

Authority of Service and Love, The

A Recovery of Meaning

Roger Payne

Shaken Path, The by Paul Cudby

Shaken Path, The

A Christian Priest's Exploration of Modern Pagan Belief and Practice

Paul Cudby