The word kalos (καλὸς) means beautiful. It is the call of the good; that which arouses interest, desire: “I am here.” Beauty brings the appetite to rest at the same time as it wakens the mind from its daily slumber, calling us to look afresh at that which is before our very eyes. It makes virgins of us all, and of everything—there, before us, lies something that we never noticed before. Beauty consists in integritas sive perfectio [integrity and perfection] and claritas [brightness/clarity]. It is the reason why we rise and why we sleep—that great night of dependence, one that reveals the borrowed existence of all things, if, that is, there is to be a thing at all, or if there is to be a person at all. Here lies the ground of all science, of philosophy, and of all theology, indeed of our each and every day. This series seeks to provide intelligent-yet-accessible volumes that have the innocence of beauty and true adventure, and in so doing remind us all again of that which we took for granted, most of all thought itself.


Conor Cunningham, Eric Austin Lee, and Christopher Ben Simpsons


An Ocean Vast of Blessing: A Theology of Grace
by Steven D. Cone
(Cascade Books, 2014)

Returning to Reality: Christian Platonism for our Times
by Paul Tyson
(Cascade Books, 2014)

Gifts Glittering and Poisoned: Spectacle, Empire, and Metaphysics
by Chanon Ross
(Cascade Books, 2014)

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