Forthcoming from Ekpyrosis Press:

The Glorious Departure of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams: Eulogies and Remembrances from America’s Great Orators, edited by Anthony Squiers

Few events in American history have captured the public imagination as much as the unlikely deaths of two of its most venerated patriarchs, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams on the same day, July 4, 1826, the fiftieth jubilation of American independence. In the contemporary eulogies of the pair, a religious-political narrative started to emerge which took the form of a kind of filial piety to the founding fathers. As the two hundredth anniversary of this unique event approaches, this book compiles these historical texts, annotates, arranges and contextualizes them within the broader context of the American Civil Religion. The venerations contained in this volume were composed by some of the most influential American statesman, orators, and public voices of the 19th century: Senators, Representatives, Justices, statesman, even a soon to be President and other individuals at the highest levels of social and political power. These commemorations provide a treasure trove of insights into how American civil religiosity served as a frame of references for understanding the history of the American Revolution and early republic.

Still a Threat: On the Dark Charisma of Donald Trump, by Dustin J. Byrd

Rooted in the works of Max Weber, the Frankfurt School, and contemporary psychoanalysis, this forthcoming volume is a psychoanalytical-political theory approach to understanding the authoritarian populism of Donald Trump and the spellbinding hold he has over his devotees. This book will be published by Ekpyrosis Press in 2022.

The Frankfurt School and Political Theology: Determinate Negation, by Rudolf J. Siebert

This forthcoming volume is a collection essays by the critical theorist and theologian Rudolf J. Siebert, concerning the Frankfurt School and their determinate negation of political theology. The essays in this volume span from the 1970s to the 2000s, and will be published in 2023.

Ali Shariati: Critical Social Theory and Revolution, edited by Dustin J. Byrd and Seyed Javad Miri

This forthcoming volume is a collection of essays on the continual relevance of the work of Ali Shariati, the Iranian intellectual who was at the forefront of the Islamic Revolution of 1979. It will explore, expand, and develop his political theology, sociology, and thoughts on Shi’i Islam and social change. This book will be released by Ekpyrosis Press in 2023.