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MeetingJews

Meeting Jews: The Struggle to Bring God Down to Earth

M. C. R. Braybrooke

Leicester:  Christians Aware, 2010. Pp.xviii, 234. Pb.

Reviewed by Jeremy F. Worthen, South East Institute for Theological Education


XtJsJews

Christ Jesus and the Jewish People Today: New Explorations of Theological Interrelationships

P. A. Cunningham, J. Sievers, M. C. Boys, H. H. Henrix and J. Svartvik, eds.

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2011.  Pp.xxxii, 302.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Jeremy F. Worthen, South East Institute for Theological Education


JewXtnDialogue

Jewish-Christian Dialogue and the Life of Wisdom:  Engagements with the Theology of David Novak

M. Levering

London and New York:  Continuum, 2010. Pp.xiv, 204.  Hb.

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Reviewed by Jeremy F. Worthen, South East Institute for Theological Education


Only1Way

Only One Way? Three Christian Responses to the Uniqueness of Christ in a Pluralistic World

G. D'Costa, P. F. Knitter and D. S. Strange

London:  SCM Press, 2011.  Pp.viii, 240.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Ian S. Markham, Virginia Theological Seminary


XtOther

Christ and the Other: In Dialogue with Hick and Newbigin

G. Adams

Farnham and Burlington, VT:  Ashgate Publishing, 2010.  Pp. iii, 207.  Hb.

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Reviewed by Paul Hedges, University of Winchester


SpiritualBankruptcy

Spiritual Bankruptcy: A Prophetic Call to Action

J. B. Cobb

Nashville, TN:  Abingdon Press, 2010.  Pp.xii, 183.  Pb.

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Reviewed by John Atherton, University of Chester


SecularisationTheory

Secularization:  In Defence of an Unfashionable Theory

S. Bruce

Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2011.  Pp.x, 243.  Hb.

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Reviewed by Robin Gill, University of Kent


WhyGodAtheism

Why God Won't Go Away:  Engaging with the New Atheism

A. E. McGrath

London:  SPCK, 2011.  Pp.x, 118.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Lydia Reid, University of Manchester


MereTheology

Mere Theology: Christian Faith and the Discipleship of the Mind

A. E. McGrath

London: SPCK, 2010.  Pp.xiv, 174.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Richard Harries, King's College, London


AgainstAtheism

Against Atheism: Why Dawkins, Hitchens, and Harris are Fundamentally Wrong

I. S. Markham

Chichester:  John Wiley and Sons, 2010.  Pp.x, 162.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Stephen Bullivant, St Mary's University College, Twickenham


SPCKIntroNietzsche

The SPCK Introduction to Nietzsche:  His Religious Thought

L. Huskinson

London: SPCK, 2009.  Pp.xxii, 106.  Pb.

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Reviewed by David Deane, Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, Nova Scotia


ImagApol

Imaginative Apologetics:  Theology, Philosophy and the Catholic Tradition

A. P. Davison, ed.

London:  SCM Press, 2011.  Pp.xxviii, 169.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Theo Hobson, New York


CSLewisFriends

C. S. Lewis and Friends:  Faith and the Power of Imagination

D. Hein and E. H. Henderson

London:  SPCK, 2011.  Pp.x, 149.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Suzanne Bray, Lille Catholic University


BeyondEvangelism

Beyond Evangelicalism:  The Theological Methodology of Stanley J. Grenz

S. D. Knowles

Farnham and Burlington, VT:  Ashgate Publishing, 2010.  Pp.x, 213.  Hb.

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Reviewed by John Reader, Ironstone Benefice


LangScienceFaith

The Language of Science and Faith: Straight Answers to Genuine Questions

K. W. Giberson and F. S. Collins

London:  SPCK, 2011.  Pp.251.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Michael Fuller, Theological Institute of the Scottish Episcopal Church


XtyRenewNature

Christianity and the Renewal of Nature:  Creation, Climate Change and Human Responsibility

S. C. H. Kim and J. L. Draper, eds.

London:  SPCK, 2011.  Pp.xviii, 135.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Paula Clifford, Oxford


SunSabWend

Sunday, Sabbath, and the Weekend:  Managing Time in a Global Culture

E. O'Flaherty and R. L. Petersen, eds.

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2010.  Pp.xii, 198.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Richard Higginson, Ridley Hall, Cambridge


CriticalSpirituality

Critical Spirituality:  A Holistic Approach to Contemporary Practice

F. GardnerFarnham and Burlington, VT:  Ashgate Publishing, 2011.  Pp.xii, 199.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Fiona Gardner, Bath Spa University


EmbraceEros

The Embrace of Eros:  Bodies, Desires, and Sexuality in Christianity

M. D. Kamitsuka, ed.

Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2010.  Pp.xii, 356.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Jenny Gaffin, Parkstone, Poole


GenderLiturgy

Gender Differences and the Making of Liturgical History: Lifting a Veil on Liturgy's Past

T. M. Berger

Farnham and Burlington, VT:  Ashgate Publishing, 2011.  Pp.xx, 220.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Alison Green, Monmouth


StandingCommunity

Standing Together in the Community of God:  Liturgical Spirituality and the Presence of Christ

P. A. Janowiak

Collegeville, MN:  Liturgical Press, 2011. Pp.xii, 235.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Bridget Nichols, Ely


GodTransWork

God's Transforming Work:  Celebrating Ten Years of Common Worship

N. C. Papadopulos, ed.

London: SPCK, 2011.  Pp.x, 165.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Michael Brierley, Tavistock


LostInWonder

Lost in Wonder: Essays on Liturgy and the Arts

A. Nichols

Farnham and Burlington, VT:  Ashgate Publishing, 2011.  Pp.x, 184.  Hb.

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Reviewed by Christopher Irvine, Canterbury Cathedral


ResonantWitness

Resonant Witness:  Conversations between Music and Theology

J. S. Begbie and S. R. Guthrie, eds.

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2011.  Pp.viii, 497.  Pb.

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Reviewed by June Boyce-Tillman, University of Winchester


HannahsChild

Hannah's Child:  A Theologian's Memoir

S. M. Hauerwas

London:  SCM Press, 2010.  Pp.xii, 288.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Mark Coffey, Manchester Grammar School


MigrationHoly

Migrations of the Holy:  God, State, and the Political Meaning of the Church

W. T. Cavanaugh

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2011.  Pp.vi, 200.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Esther D. Reed, University of Exeter


WitnessGod

The Witness of God:  The Trinity, Missio Dei, Karl Barth, and the Nature of Christian Community

J. G. Flett

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2010.  Pp.xvi, 328.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Wessel Bentley, University of South Africa


SavingPower

Saving Power: The Anglican Communion and the Mission of God

M. D. Doe

London: SPCK, 2011.  Pp.xii, 110.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Nicholas P. Henderson, Ealing Common, London


ConflictFaith

Conflict and the Practice of Christian Faith:  The Anglican Experiment

B. N. Kaye

Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2011.  Pp.x, 181.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Mark Chapman, Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford


FaithOrderUSA

Faith and Order in the USA:  A Brief History of Studies and Relationships

W. A. Norgren

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2011.  Pp.vi, 97.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Richard Clutterbuck, Edgehill Theological College, Belfast


SpiritDrivenLeader

The Spirit-Driven Leader:  Seven Keys to Succeeding under Pressure

C. S. Calian

Louisville, KY:  Westminster John Knox Press, 2010.  Pp.xiv, 130.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Vanessa Herrick, Wimborne Minster


DomViolPastor

Domestic Violence: What Every Pastor Needs to Know, 2nd edn.

A. Miles

Minneapolis, MN:  Fortress Press, 2011.  Pp.xxii, 183.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Jill Sandham, Diocese of Southwark


 SupportDyingChild

Supporting Dying Children and Their Families: A Handbook for Christian Ministry

P. NashLondon: SPCK, 2011.  Pp.xii, 178.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Sister Frances Dominica, Helen and Douglas House, Oxford


GodLostFound

God Lost and Found

J. L. Pritchard

London:  SPCK, 2011.  Pp.xiv, 146. Pb.

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Reviewed by Susan Durber, Westminster College, Cambridge