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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