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ReligionSacredMedia

Exploring Religion and the Sacred in a Media Age

C. Deacy and E. Arweck (eds.)

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publising, 2009. Pp. xiv, 260. Hb.

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Reviewed by Martyn Percy, Ripon College Cuddesdon and the Oxford Ministry Course


NAspirituality

The Appropriation of Native American Spirituality

Suzanne Owen

London: Continuum, 2009. Pp. viii, 204. Hb.

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Reviewed by Ian Corbett, Clevedon


MovedMary

Moved by Mary: The Power of Pilgrimage in the Modern World

A.-K. Hermkens, W. Jansen, C. Notermans (eds.)

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publising, 2009. Pp. xiv, 267. Pb.

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Reviewed by Geri Parlby, Roehampton University


By1Spirit

By One Spirit: Reconciliation and Renewal in Anglican Life

Lorraine Cavanagh

Bern: Peter Lang, 2009. Pp. xii, 273. Pb.

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Reviewed by John Rees, Oxford

Publisher's description: This is a brave book, full of hope and pervaded by the promise that insights from the Anglican past might yet carry us through the tumults of the Anglican present. Lorraine Cavanagh is chaplain at the University of Wales in Cardiff, and teaches at St Michael's College, Llandaff. She notes the 'participatory' element in Richard Hooker's teaching, and emphasises that Hooker 'takes tradition into the dynamic which informs history. This dynamic is the life of God manifested in Jesus Christ in whose  ongoing life the Church is sacramentally transformed and in which it finds its true vocation.

BeginningIcon

In the Beginning is the Icon: A Liberative Theology of Images, Visual Arts and Culture

Sigurd Bergmann,  trans. A. K. Angelsen

London: Equinox, 2009. Pp. xviii, 173. Hb.

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Reviewed by Jenny Gaffin, Parkstone, Dorset


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ShapingMind

Shaping a Global Theological Mind

Darren C. Marks (ed.)

Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008. Pp. xii, 198. Pb.

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Reviewed by John Reader, Diocese of Oxford


BeyondReformation

Beyond the Reformation? Authority, Primacy, and Unity in the Conciliar Tradition

P. D. L. Avis

London and New York, 2008. Pp. xx, 234. Pb.

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Reviewed by Jonathan Clatworthy, Modern Churchpeople's Union, Liverpool


XtnLifePractice

Christian Life and Practice: Anglican Essays

O. C. Thomas

Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2009: Pp. xiv, 148. Pb.

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Reviewed by Paul Avis, Council for Christian Unity, Westminster


EnterNewSpace

Entering the New Theological Space: Blurred Encounters of Faith, Politics and Community

J. Reader and C. R. Baker (eds.)

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2009. Pp. xiv, 241. Hb.

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Reviewed by Christine Jones, Urban Theology Unit, Sheffield


RemoralizingBritain

Remoralizing Britain? Political, Ethical and Theological Perspectives on New Labour

P. M. Scott, C. R. Baker and E. L. Graham (eds.)

London and New York: Continuum, 2009. Pp. xx, 258. Pb.

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Reviewed by Graeme Smith, University of Chichester


ScepticAtheism

A Sceptic's Guide to Atheism

P. S. Williams

Carlisle: Paternoster, 2009. Pp. viii, 304. Pb.

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Reviewed by David Leech, University of Oxford


VonBalthasar

Theological Aesthetics After Von Balthasar

Oleg V. Bychkov, James Fodor (eds.)

Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008. Pp. xxxii, 238.

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Reviewed by Mary Taylor, Belfast


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AdventuresSpirit

Adventures in the Spirit: God, World, Divine Action

P. D. Clayton, Z. Simpson (ed.)

Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2008. Pp. x, 310. Pb.

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Reviewed by Michael Byrne, Emmanuel College, Cambridge


GoldenRule

The Golden Rule: The Ethics of Reciprocity in World Religions

J. Neusner and B. D. Chilton (eds.)

London and New York: Continuum, 2008. Pp. xii, 185. Pb.

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Reviewed by Marcus Braybrooke, Clifton Hampden


StMaurus

The Life and Miracles of St Maurus: Disciple of Benedict, Apostle to France

J. B. Wickstom (trans.)

Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2008. Pp. 156. Pb.

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Reviewed by Patricia M. Rumsey, University of Wales, Lampeter


MiltonsVision

Milton's Vision: The Birth of Christian Liberty

T. Hobson

London and New York: Continuum, 2008. Pp. xiv, 178. Hb.

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Reviewed by Richard Harries, Barnes, London


HinterlandTheology

Hinterland Theology: A Stimulus to Theological Construction

A. P. F. Sell

Carlisle: Paternoster, 2008. Pp. xvi, 715. Pb.

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Reviewed by Mark D Chapman, Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford


EucharisticSacramentality

Eucharistic Sacramentality in an Ecumenical Context: The Anglican Epiclesis

David J. Kennedy

Aldershot: Ashgate Press, 2008. Pp. x, 259. Hb.

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Reviewed by David Stancliffe, Salisbury


VocationBusiness

The Vocation of Business: Social Justice in the Marketplace

J. Médaille

London and New York: Continuum, 2007. Pp. xiv, 359. Pb.

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Reviewed by Edmund Newell, Christ Church, Oxford


GodLeads

The God Who Leads Us On: Story Meditations on Salvation

R. Lamont

London: SPCK, 2008. Pp. x, 116. Pb.

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Reviewed by John Pridmore, Hove


by Paul Badham
from Modern Believing Vol 50:3

Why the Church needs Liberal Theology

The first article in this issue was initially presented by Mark Chapman at an inaugural meeting in Oxford of a new group Affirming Liberalism. As Dr. Chapman makes clear their goal is not to form a distinct liberal party within the church, but to affirm the value of a liberal approach within all traditions. Hence one can be a Liberal Catholic or a Liberal Evangelical as well as being the kind of liberal who eschews all such labels.

Guest editorial by Linda Woodhead
from Modern Believing Vol 55:1

What do people in Britain really believe?

This special issue of Modern Believing is designed to answer that question by pulling together salient research and debate from the Westminster Faith Debates. I am grateful for the opportunity to do so, and I have tried to select findings and themes which may be of particular interest to readers of the journal.