Hope and Life Press are proud to present our latest and youngest author, Christopher Villiers, with Sonnets from the Spirit, a book of 52 reflective sonnets based on various episodes from Scripture, illustrated with major works of sacred art. Sonnets from the Spirit will be released by Hope and Life Press in paperback and ebook editions during the 2015 Christmas season.
Villiers is a British theologian who has written about religious matters for a wide variety of publications, both academic and popular. He holds the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Theology from Durham University, United Kingdom, with a specialization in the history of Christian doctrine. His postgraduate thesis addressed the Divine impassibility in the theology of Saint Cyril of Alexandria, with reference to modern theological debates deriving from biblical, historical and philosophical scholarship. Villiers is a practicing Catholic with an interest in ecumenism, particularly in relation to the Eastern Orthodox churches. He writes on a regular basis for the ecumenical theological journal Sobornost. Villiers is the winner of the 2008 Jean Cowling Prize in Theology and the first prize-winner of the 2015 Sonnets for Shakespeare Poetry Award.