by Vincent Lloyd
from Modern Believing Vol 57:3 - July 2016

Abstract:

The Cameroon-born, South Africa-based Achille Mbembe is one of the preeminent theorists of race writing today. Leading the current wave of critical race scholarship that views anti-Blackness as a metaphysical rather than merely social problem, Mbembe's work brings together the tools of psychoanalysis, critical theory, and postcolonial studies. In On the Postcolony, Mbembe focuses his critical lens on Africa as object of fantasy and resistance to fantasy; in his most recent work, Critique of Black Reason (2013), Mbembe turns to the figure of the Black. While Mbembe himself offers provocative suggestions about the implications of his work for religious thought, his account of anti-Blackness as a metaphysical problem opens provocative avenues for re-thinking Black theology. When Blackness is defined by death, the critical practice Mbembe describes and commends may be understood as a form of resurrection, restoring death-bound-being to life. I argue that reading Mbembe as part of a conversation in Black theology can expand the Black theological imagination.

 

Keywords:

ACHILLE MBEMBE, AFRICAN THEOLOGY, BLACK THEOLOGY, PSYCHOANALYSIS, RACISM


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by Beverley Clack
from Modern Believing Vol 57:3 - July 2016

Abstract:

In 1999 I wrote an article ‘on leaving the church’ (Craske and Marsh 1999). In this article I revisit this theme having recently returned to church. I explore the themes that led to me leaving (the Christian contribution to the history of misogyny and the desire for liberation, coupled with the desire to have the freedom to think); themes which, paradoxically, are not dissimilar to the reasons behind my return. The paper engages with the reductionist functionalism of the dominant social and political paradigm of neoliberal consumerism, and engages with Michele Le Doeuff’s claim that the framework provided by religion for life is attractive, precisely because it allows the uncertainty and a deep engagement with the realities of being human. 

Keywords:

CHRISTIANITY, CHURCH, FEMINISM, LE DOEUFF, NEOLIBERALISM, PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION, RELIGION, WISDOM


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Against Dogmatism: Dwelling in Faith and Doubt
M. M. Yadlapati
Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2013. Pp. x, 204. Pb.
£12.99. ISBN 978-0-252-07945-0.

Review by John Saxbee, Haverfordwest


Translating Religion, College Theology Society 58.
M. Doak and A. M. Houck, eds., 
Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. viii, 228. Pb.
£23.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-018-1.

Review by Ethna Regan, Dublin City University


Exploring Ordinary Theology: Everyday Christian Believing and the Church.
J. Astley and L. J. Francis, eds.,
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xvi, 238. Pb.
£19.99. ISBN 978-1-4094-4257-8.

Review by Michael Brierley, Worcester Cathedral


Key Theological Thinkers: From Modern to Postmodern.
S. J. Kristiansen and S. Rise, eds., 
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xviii, 782. Pb.
£25. ISBN 978-1-4094-3763-5.

Review by George Pattison, University of Glasgow 


Lyotard and Theology: Beyond the Christian Master Narrative of Love.
L. Boeve, 
London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2014. Pp. x, 162. Pb.
£15.99. ISBN 978-0-567-28948-3.

Review by John Reader, Ironstone Benefice, William Temple Foundation and University of Worcester


Free to Say No? Free Will and Augustine’s Evolving Doctrines of Grace and Election.
E. L. Jenkins, 
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2013. Pp. xiv, 131. Pb. £15.
ISBN 978-0-227-17423-4.

Review by Rowena Pailing, College of the Resurrection, Mirfield 


A Heart Strangely Warmed: John and Charles Wesley and Their Writings
J. Dean, ed.,
London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2014. Pp. xii, 279. Pb.
£19.99 ISBN 978-1-84825-565-4.
The Lyrical Theology of Charles Wesley: A Reader, 2nd edn.
S. T. Kimbrough, 
Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xx, 383. Pb.
£27.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9338-5.

Review by Sarah Heaner Lancaster, Methodist Theological School in Ohio 


The Ashgate Research Companion to World Methodism.
W. Gibson, P. S. Forsaith and M. Wellings, eds.,
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xii, 537. Hb.
£85. ISBN 978-1-4094-0138-4.

Review by Kenneth Wilson, University of Birmingham


The Theological Education of the Ministry: Soundings in the British Reformed and Dissenting Traditions.
A. P. F. Sell, 
Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2013. Pp. xiv, 313. Pb. ISBN 978-1-62032-593-3.

Review by Robert Pope, University of Wales, Trinity St David


Anglicanism: Confidence, Commitment and Communion.
M. W. Percy,
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xiv, 225. Pb.
£17.99. ISBN 978-1-4094-7036-6.

Review by Ellen K. Wondra, Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation, Chicago, IL


Managing Religion: The Management of Christian Religious and Faith-Based Organizations, 2 vols.
M. N. A. Torry,
Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Pp. xx, 276; xviii, 270.
£140. ISBN 978-0-230-34794-6; 978-1-137-43926-0.

Review by Martyn Percy, University of Oxford


Religion in the Neoliberal Age: Political Economy and Modes of Governance.
T. Martikainen and F. Gauthier, eds.,
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xii, 248. Hb.
£55. ISBN 978-1-4094-4978-2.

Review by Esther Reed, University of Exeter


A Political Theology of Climate Change.
M. S. Northcott,
Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013. Pp. x, 335. Pb.
$30. ISBN 978-0-8028-7098-8.

Review by Dave Bookless, A Rocha International, London


A Handbook of Chaplaincy Studies: Understanding Spiritual Care in Public Places.
C. J. Swift, M. R. Cobb and A. J. Todd, eds.,
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. xxii, 342. Pb.
£25. ISBN 978-1-4724-3406-7.

Review by Ben Ryan, Theos Think Tank, London


Embracing Shared Ministry: Power and Status in the Early Church and Why It Matters Today.
J. H. Hellerman,
Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2013. Pp. 313. Pb.
£11.99. ISBN 978-0-8254-4264-3.

Review by Teresa Morgan, University of Oxford


The Spiritual Practice of Remembering.
M. L. Bendroth, 
Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013. Pp. x, 132. Pb.
£10.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6897-8.

Review by Georgina Byrne, Worcester Cathedral 


Sacred Music in Secular Society.
J. A. Arnold, 
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. Pp. xvi, 171. Pb.
£19.99. ISBN 978-1-4094-5171-6.

Review by June Boyce-Tillman, University of Winchester


Christian Congregational Music: Performance, Identity and Experience.
M. M. Ingalls, C. Landau and T. Wagner, eds.,
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xiv, 228. Hb.
£55. ISBN 978-1-4094-6602-4.

Review by Jonathan Arnold, University of Oxford


Writing the Icon of the Heart: In Silence Beholding.
M. Ross, 
Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2013. Pp. xxiv, 139. Pb.
£6.99. ISBN 978-1-62032-693-0.
When God is Silent: Divine Language Beyond Words, 2nd edn.
B. B. Taylor,
London: Canterbury Press, 2013. Pp. xiv, 129. Pb.
£9..99. ISBN 978-1-84825-454-1.

Review by Elizabeth Maslen, University of London


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No God, No Science? Theology, Cosmology, Biology
M. Hanby,
Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. Pp. xviii, 435. Hb. ,
£70. ISBN 978-1-4051-5801-5.

Review by Robin Parry, Wipf and Stock Publishers, Eugene, OR


Science and Religion in the Twenty-First Century: The Boyle Lectures.
R. Re Manning and M. Byrne, eds.,
London: SCM Press, 2013. Pp. lx, 190. Pb. .,
ISBN 978-0-334-04594-6.

Review by Michael Fuller, University of Edinburgh


Inspiration in Science and Religion.
Michael Fuller ed.,
Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. Pp. xiv, 163. Pb.
ISBN 978-1-4438-4718-6.

Review by Mike Parsons, Gloucester


Emergence for Life Not Fall from Grace: Making Sense of the Jesus Story in the Light of Evolution.
K. Treston,
Preston, Australia: Mosaic Press, 2013. Pp. 133. Pb.
£14.99. ISBN 978-1-74324-043-4
The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution, and the Power of Love.
I. Delio,
Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. xxvi, 230. Pb.
£12.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-029-7.

Review by Christopher Southgate, University of Exeter


The Uncontrolling Love of God: An Open and Relational Account of Providence.
T. J. Oord,
Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2015. Pp. 228. Pb.
$22. ISBN 978-0-8308-4084-7.
Suffering and the Christian Life.
R. W. Miller, ed.,
Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. viii, 152. Pb.
£14.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-013-6.
Citizen of the World: Suffering and Solidarity in the Twenty-First Century.
D. H. and J. A. Dunson,
Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. xiv, 162. Pb.
£14.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-045-7.

Review by Jonathan Clatworthy, Liverpool


Salvation as Praxis: A Practical Theology of Salvation for a Multi-Faith World.
W. Morris,
London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2014. Pp. x, 197. Pb.
£19.99. ISBN 978-0-5675-3209-1.

Review by Simon Taylor, Derby Cathedral


Led into Mystery: Faith Seeking Answers in Life and Death.
J. W. de Gruchy,
London: SCM Press, 2013. Pp. viii, 247. Pb.
ISBN 978-0-334-04736-0.

Review by Paul Badham, University of Wales, Trinity St David.


Ethnographies of Doubt: Faith and Uncertainty in Contemporary Societies.
M. E. Pelkmans,
London and New York: I. B. Tauris and Co., 2013. Pp. xii, 276. Hb.
£54.50. ISBN 978-1-84885-810-7.

Review by Guy Collins, Hanover, NH


Found Theology: History, Imagination and the Holy Spirit.
J. B. Quash,
London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2013. Pp. xviii, 317. Pb.
£19.99. ISBN 978-0-567-51792-0.

Review by Christopher Brewer, Colossian Forum on Faith, Science and Culture, Grand Rapids, MI


Biblical Criticism: A Guide for the Perplexed.
E. W. Davies,
London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2013. Pp. x, 165. Pb.
£14.99. ISBN 978-0-567-14594-9.

Review by Hannah Strømmen, University of Chichester


The Story of Original Sin.
J. E. Toews,
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2013. Pp. xii, 132. Pb.
£17.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17414-2.

Review by Marina Hannus, University of Exeter Marina Hannus


From Creation to Babel: Studies in Genesis 1-11.
J. Day,
London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013. Pp. xvi, 230. Hb.
ISBN 978-0-56721-509-3.

Review by Andrew Angel, Burgess Hill


John, Jesus, and the Renewal of Israel.
R. A. Horsley and T. Thatcher,
Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013. Pp. vi, 201. Pb.
£12.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6872-5.

Review by Derek Tovey, Auckland, New Zealand


The Unrelenting God: God’s Action in Scripture: Essays in Honor of Beverly Roberts Gaventa.
D. J. Downs and M. L. Skinner, eds.,
Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013. Pp. xvi, 323. Pb.
£29.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6767-4.

Review by Neil Richardson, Orleton, Herefordshire


Order and (Dis)order in the First Christian Century: A General Survey of Attitudes.
F. G. Downing,
Leiden: Brill, 2013. Pp. xiv, 395. Hb.
$171. ISBN 978-90-04-25175-5.
Image, Word and God in the Early Christian Centuries.
M. J. Edwards,
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. viii, 220. Pb.
£19.99. ISBN 978-1-4094-0671-6.

Review by Alvyn Pettersen, Worcester Cathedral


Theologizing Friendship: How Amicitia in the Thought of Aelred and Aquinas Inscribes the Scholastic Turn.
N. Lefler,
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015. Pp. xvi, 178. Pb.
£20. ISBN 978-0-227-17481-4.

Review by Peter Atkinson, Worcester Cathedral


Theological Reflection and the Pursuit of Ideals: Theology, Human Flourishing and Freedom.
D. Jasper and D. S. Wright, eds.,
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xii, 220. Hb.
£55. ISBN 978-1-4094-5239-3.

Review by Frances Ward, St Edmundsbury Cathedral


Shellshocked Prophets: Former Anglican Army Chaplains in Interwar Britain, Wolverhampton Military Studies 6.
L. M. Parker,
Solihull: Helion and Co., 2015. Pp. 249. Hb.
ISBN 978-1-909982-25-3.
A Fool for Thy Feast: The Life and Times of Tubby Clayton, 1885-1972.
L. M. Parker,
Solihull: Helion and Co., 2015. Pp. 282. Hb.
ISBN 978-1-910777-35-0.

Review by Michael Brierley, Worcester Cathedral


Making Memory: Jewish and Christian Explorations in Monument, Narrative, and Liturgy.
A. M. Vincent,
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xii, 194. Pb.
£20. ISBN 978-0-227-17431-9.

Review by Georgina Byrne, Worcester Cathedral


Liberalism versus Postliberalism: The Great Divide in Twentieth-Century Theology.
J. A. Knight,
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. xii, 313. Hb.
ISBN 978-0-19-996938-8.

Review by Mike Higton, Durham University


Archbishop Ramsey: The Shape of the Church.
P. J. Webster,
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. xii, 255. Pb.
£25. ISBN 978-0-7546-6596-0.

Review by Mark Dorsett, King’s School, Worcester


Faithful to the Future: Listening to Yves Congar,
Br. Émile of Taizé, tr. K. Scott and Br. Émile.
London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2013. Pp. xviii, 214. Pb.
£16.99. ISBN 978-0-567-02548-7.

Review by Kristin Colberg, College of St Benedict / St John’s University, MN


A Point of Balance: The Weight and Measure of Anglicanism.
R. B. Slocum and M. W. Percy, eds.,
London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2013. Pp. xx, 140. Pb.
ISBN 978-1-84825-512-8.

Review by Ellen K. Wondra, Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation, Chicago, IL


The Gift of Mission: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Maryknoll Centennial Symposium.
J. H. Kroeger, ed.,
Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. xii, 268. Pb.
£31.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-012-9.

Review by Janice Price, Church House, Westminster


Religion in Consumer Society: Brands, Consumers and Markets.
F. Gauthier and T. Martikainen, eds.,
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xviii, 250. Hb.
£55. ISBN 978-1-4094-4986-7.
Review by John Drane, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA

Christian Theology and African Traditions.
M. Michael,
Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2013. Pp. xvi, 259. Pb.
£18.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9294-4.

Review by Kevin Ward, University of Leeds


British Liberation Theology: For Church and Nation.
C. C. Rowland and J. J. Vincent, eds.,
Sheffield: Urban Theology Unit, 2013. Pp. 140. Pb.
£8.50. ISBN 978-0-907490-10-4.

Review by Angus Ritchie, Centre for Theology and Community, East London


An Idol Unmasked: A Faith Perspective on Money.
P. S. M. Selby,
London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2014. Pp. xvi, 140. Pb.
£10.99. ISBN 978-0-232-53111-4.
Theonomics: Reconnecting Economics with Virtue and Integrity.
R. A. Lightbown and P. M. Sills, eds.,
Durham: Sacristy Press, 2014. Pp. xxii, 154. Pb.
ISBN 978-1-908381-18-7.

Review by Edward Carter, Chelmsford Cathedral


Place, Ecology and the Sacred: The Moral Geography of Sustainable Communities.
M. S. Northcott,
London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. Pp. viii, 233. Pb.
£22.99. ISBN 978-1-4411-3406-6.

Review by John Inge, Diocese of Worcester


The Global Guide to Animal Protection.
A. Linzey, ed.,
Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2013. Pp. xvi, 323. Pb.
ISBN 978-0-252-07919-1.

Review by Celia Deane-Drummond, University of Notre Dame, IN


Gods and Arms: On Religion and Armed Conflict.
K.-A. Nordquist, ed.,
Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2013. Pp. x, 163. Pb.
£15. ISBN 978-0-7188-9316-3.

Review by Rosemary Durward, King’s College, London


Theology and Sexuality.
S. Cornwall,
London: SCM Press, 2013. Pp. viii, 195. Pb.
ISBN 978-0-334-04530-4.
Intersex, Theology, and the Bible: Troubling Bodies in Church, Text, and Society.
S. Cornwall,
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Pp. x, 241. Hb.
£63. ISBN 978-1-137-36615-3.

Review by Jenny Gaffin, Hayling Island


Miss Marple: Christian Sleuth
I. Anders
Winchester and Washington: Circle Books, 2013. Pp. viii, 103. Pb.
£9.99. ISBN 978-1-78099-543-4.

Review by Nick Baldock, Birmingham


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The Routledge Companion to the Practice of Christian Theology
M. A. Higton and J. Fodor, eds.
Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2015.  Pp. xii, 450.  Hb.
£140.  ISBN 978-0-415-61736-9.

Review by Ann Loades, University of St Andrews


A Philosophy of Christian Materialism: Entangled Fidelities and the Public Good
C. R. Baker, T. A. James and J. Reader
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015.  Pp. x, 209.  Hb.
£60.  ISBN 978-1-4724-2732-8.

Review by Martyn Percy, University of Oxford


Radical Theology and Emerging Christianity: Deconstruction, Materialism and Religious Practice
K. S. Moody
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015.  Pp. xiv, 271.  Hb.
£65.  ISBN 978-1-4094-5591-2.

Review by John Reader, Ironstone Benefice, William Temple Foundation and University of Worcester


Writing Methods in Theological Reflection
H. Walton
London: SCM Press, 2014.  Pp. xxxiv, 199.  Pb.
ISBN 978-0-334-05185-5.     

Review by James Woodward, Sarum College, Salisbury


The Scandal of Sacramentality: The Eucharist in Literary and Theological Perspectives
B. Hancock
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014.  Pp. xxviii, 203.  Pb.
£22.50.  ISBN 978-0-227-17454-8.

Review by Bridget Nichols, Ely


The Scandal of Evangelicals and Homosexuality: English Evangelical Texts, 1960-2010
M. R. Vasey-Saunders
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015.  Pp. x, 248.  Hb.
£60.  ISBN 978-1-4724-5728-8.

Review by Simon J. Taylor, Derby Cathedral


How to Read the Bible (Without Switching Off Your Brain)
S. J. Taylor
London: SPCK, 2015.  Pp. xiv, 130.  Pb.
£9.99.  ISBN 978-0-281-07380-1.

Review by Adrian Thatcher, University of Exeter


Reconsidering Johannine Christianity: A Social Identity Approach
R. T. Hakola
New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 2015.  Pp. xii, 175.  Hb.
£85.  ISBN 978-1-138-91023-2.

Review by Dorothy A. Lee, University of Divinity, Australia


Apostle Paul: A Polite Bribe
R. Orlando
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015.  Pp. xxiv, 174.  Pb.
£15.  ISBN 978-0-227-17510-1.

Review by Doug Chaplin, Diocese of Worcester


Nomadic Text: A Theory of Biblical Reception History
B. W. Breed
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2014.  Pp. xiv, 299.  Hb.
£39.  ISBN 978-0-253-01252-4.

Review by Hannah Strømmen, University of Chichester


Reading Scripture to Hear God: Kevin Vanhoozer and Henri de Lubac on God’s Use of Scripture in the Economy of Redemption
K. M. Storer
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015.  Pp. xxiv, 161.  Pb.
£15.  ISBN 978-0-227-17531-6.

Review by Joseph S. Flipper, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY


The Edinburgh Companion to the Bible and the Arts
S. Prickett, ed.
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014.  Pp. xxxii, 576.  Hb.
ISBN 978-0-7486-3933-5.

Review by Martin O’Kane, University of Wales, Trinity St David


Lectio Divina: From God’s Word to Our Lives
E. Bianchi, tr. C. Landau
London: SPCK, 2015.  Pp. xiv, 106.  Pb.
ISBN 978-0-281-07334-4.
Listening to God - Fuel for Ministry? An Examination of the Influence of Prayer and Meditation, Including the Use of Lectio Divina, in Christian Ministry
J. W. Draper
Alresford: Circle Books, 2016.  Pp. x, 69.  Pb.
£7.99.  ISBN 978-1-78535-448-9.

Review by Sarah Law, Open University


Using the Bible in Spiritual Direction
E. A. Hoare
London: SPCK, 2015.  Pp. xii, 156.  Pb.
£14.99.  ISBN 978-0-281-07220-0.

Review by Gordon Mursell, Kirkcudbright


Text Message: The Centrality of Scripture in Preaching
I. R. Stackhouse and O. D. Crisp, eds.
Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014.  Pp. xxvi, 238.  Pb.
£17.50.  ISBN 978-0-7188-9351-4.

Review by David Heywood, Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford


In Season and Out of Season: Crafting Sermons for All Occasions
D. J. C. Davies
London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2014.  Pp. xvi, 175.  Pb.
ISBN 978-1-84825-602-6.

Review by Rosalind Brown, Durham Cathedral


Preaching and the Personal
J. D. Howell, ed.
Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014.  Pp. xii, 158.  Pb.
£17.50.  ISBN 978-0-7188-9332-3.

Review by Susan Durber, Christian Aid, London


A Nazareth Manifesto: Being with God
S. M. B. Wells
Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 2015.  Pp. viii, 328.  Pb.  £19.99.
ISBN 978-0-470-67326-3.

Review by Michael Brierley, Worcester Cathedral


Who Are We to Judge? Empathy and Discernment in a Critical Age
F. C. Dyer
London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. xii, 132.  Pb.
£9.99.  ISBN 978-0-281-07248-4.

Review by Lorraine Cavanagh, Abergavenny


Twentieth Century Christian Responses to Religious Pluralism: Difference is Everything
D. Pitman
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2014.  Pp. x, 235.  Hb.
£60.  ISBN 978-1-4724-1090-0.

Review by Alan Race, Lee, London


Calling in Today’s World: Voices from Eight Faith Perspectives
K. A. Cahalan and D. J. Schuurman, eds.
Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2016.  Pp. xviii, 238.  Pb.
£16.99.  ISBN 978-0-8028-7367-5.

Review by Magdalen Smith, Diocese of Chester


In Praise of Mixed Religion: The Syncretism Solution in a Multifaith World
W. H. Harrison
Montreal, QC, and Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014.  Pp. xvi, 262.  Hb.
£22.99.  ISBN 978-0-7735-4358-4.

Review by Paul Hedges, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore