Welcome to my website. You’ll find information here about my publications, including my new book The Sacramental Sea: A spiritual voyage through Christian history, as well as forthcoming speaking engagements and broadcasts. There are also links to my contributions to Pause for Thought on BBC Radio 2.
Full of scholarship, phenomenal in its scale and reach, and constantly alive to the sensuous and visceral qualities of the sea, both real and symbolic. The Sacramental Sea is an astonishing and fascinating read.
Expansive in scope, immaculate in its delivery, The Sacramental Sea ranges through space, time and human beliefs to deliver a stirring call to protect our blue planet.
In this very original and engaging book, Edmund Newell traces various meanings and the different registers of feeling and vision that the sea evokes: a fresh, thought-provoking survey of an (appropriately!) oceanically wide subject.