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Justified in the Spirit: Creation, Redemption, and the Triune God

F. D. Macchia

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2010. Pp.x, 345. Pb.

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Reviewed by Stephen Hunt, University of the West of England, Bristol


Thinking in Tongues: Pentecostal Contributions to Christian Philosophy

J. K. A. Smith

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2010. Pp.xxvi, 155. Pb.

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Reviewed by Stephen Hunt, University of the West of England, Bristol


Beyond Pentecostalism: The Crisis of Global Christianity and the Renewal of the Theological Agenda

W. Vondey

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2010. Pp.xiv, 267. Pb.

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Reviewed by Stephen Hunt, University of the West of England, Bristol


The Challenges of the Pentecostal, Charismatic and Messianic Jewish Movements:  The Tensions of the Spirit

P. Hocken

Farnham and Burlington, VT:  Ashgate Publishing, 2009.  Pp.viii, 156.  Hb.

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Reviewed by Harriet Harris, University of Edinburgh


The Spirit in the World:  Emerging Pentecostal Theologies in Global Contexts

V.-M. Kärkkäinen, ed.

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2009.  Pp.xxiv, 248.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Harriet Harris, University of Edinburgh


Nouvelle Théologie - New Theology:  Inheritor of Modernism, Precursor of Vatican II

J. Mettepenningen

London and New York:  T. and T. Clark International, 2010.  Pp.xvi, 218.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Gabriel Flynn, Mater Dei Institute of Education, Dublin City University


Yves Congar:  Essential Writings

P. Lakeland, ed.

Maryknoll, NY:  Orbis Books, 2010.  Pp.204.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Elizabeth T. Groppe, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH


Sun of Righteousness, Arise!  God's Future for Humanity and the Earth, tr. M. Kohl

J. Moltmann

London:  SCM Press, 2010.  Pp.x, 254.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Jeremy Law, Canterbury Christ Church University


Understanding the 'Imago Dei': The Thought of Barth, von Balthasar and Moltmann

D. Robinson

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2011. Pp.x, 192. Hb.

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Reviewed by Kevin Taylor, Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer, NC


Spirit and Trauma: A Theology of Remaining

S. Rambo

Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010.  Pp.xiv, 186.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Ruard Ganzevoort, VU University Amsterdam


C. S. Lewis and a Problem of Evil:  An Investigation of a Pervasive Theme

J. Root

Cambridge:  James Clarke and Co., 2010.  Pp.xxii, 284.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Robert MacSwain, University of the South, Sewanee, TN


Hospitable God:  The Transformative Dream

G. M. Newlands and A. P. Smith

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2010. Pp.x, 251. Hb.

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Reviewed by Rachel Muers, University of Leeds


Walking with the Poor: Principles and Practices of Transformational Development, 2nd edn.

B. L. Myers

Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2011. Pp.xxx, 386. Pb.

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Reviewed by Paula Clifford, Oxford


Disrupting Homelessness:  Alternative Christian Approaches

L. A. Stivers

Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2011. Pp.viii, 187. Pb.

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Reviewed by David Nixon, Devonport


Spirituality, Inc.:  Religion in the American Workplace

L. Lambert

New York and London:  New York University Press, 2009.  Pp.viii, 216.  Hb.

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Reviewed by John Hughes, University of Cambridge


Introducing Catholic Social Thought

J. M. Thompson

Maryknoll, NY:  Orbis Books, 2010.  Pp.xii, 228.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Susy Brouard, CAFOD, London


Queer Spiritual Spaces:  Sexuality and Sacred Places

K. Browne, S. R. Munt and A. K. T. Yip

Farnham and Burlington, VT:  Ashgate Publishing, 2010.  Pp.xvi, 302.  Hb.

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Reviewed by Jenny Gaffin, Parkstone, Poole


Buddhist Christianity: A Passionate Openness

R. K. A. Thompson

Winchester and Washington:  O-Books, 2010.  Pp.vi, 306.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Rose Drew, Glasgow


Hermeneutics:  An Introduction

A. C. Thiselton

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2009.  Pp.xiv, 409.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Jonathan Roberts, University of Liverpool


The Use and Abuse of the Bible:  A Brief History of Biblical Interpretation

H. Wansbrough

London and New York: T. and T. Clark International, 2010. Pp.xii, 209. Pb.

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Reviewed by John W. Rogerson, Sheffield


Sacred Word, Broken Word: Biblical Authority and the Dark Side of Scripture

K. L. Sparks

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012.  Pp.xii, 180.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Adrian Thatcher, University of Exeter


A Basic Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

J. A. Hackett

Peabody, MA:  Hendrickson Publishers, 2010.  Pp.xxvi, 302.  Hb.

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Reviewed by Hywel Clifford, Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford


Soundings in Kings:  Perspectives and Methods in Contemporary Scholarship

M. Leuchter and K.-P. Adam, eds.

Minneapolis, MN:  Fortress Press, 2010.  Pp.x, 219.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Martin O'Kane, University of Wales, Trinity St David


Captive to the Word of God:  Engaging the Scriptures for Contemporary Theological Reflection

M. Volf

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2010.  Pp.viii, 180.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Andrew Todd, Cardiff Centre for Chaplaincy Studies


On Being a Disciple of the Crucified Nazarene:  Unpublished Lectures and Sermons,  ed. R. Landau, tr. R. A. Harrisville

E. Käsemann

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2010.  Pp.xxii, 337.  Pb.

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Reviewed by David Lincicum, University of Oxford


Jerusalem Testament:  Palestinian Christians Speak, 1988-2008

M. A. May

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2010.  Pp.x, 180.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Samuel McBratney, City University, London


Who Are the Christians in the Middle East?, 2nd edn.

B. J. Bailey and J. M. Bailey

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2010.  Pp.xvi, 227.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Samuel McBratney, City University, London


The Republic of Grace:  Augustinian Thoughts for Dark Times

C. T. Mathewes

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2010.  Pp.viii, 271.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Stephen Plant, University of Cambridge


God and the Art of Happiness

E. T. Charry

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge:  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2010.  Pp.xii, 299.  Hb.

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Reviewed by Richard Harries, King's College, London


Living Holiness: Stanley Hauerwas and the Church

J. B. Thomson

London:  Epworth Press, 2010.  Pp.x, 166.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Mark Coffey, Manchester Grammar School


Learning to Speak Christian

S. M. Hauerwas

London:  SCM Press, 2011.  Pp.xvi, 322.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Richard Bourne, University of Cumbria


The Faith of the English: Integrating Christ and Culture

N. J. Rooms

London:  SPCK, 2011.  Pp.xiv, 161.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Ian Bradley, University of St Andrews


Mission-Shaped Evangelism:  The Gospel in Contemporary Culture

S. Hollinghurst

London:  Canterbury Press Norwich, 2010.  Pp.xiv, 274.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Alison Milbank, University of Nottingham


Mary Slessor, Everybody's Mother:  The Era and Impact of a Victorian Missionary

J. Hardage

Cambridge:  Lutterworth Press, 2010.  Pp.xxvi, 344.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Julia Allen, Burrell's Wharf, London


Risk-Shaped Discipleship:  On Going Deeper into the Life of God

T. E. Biddington

San Jose, CA:  Resource Publications, 2010.  Pp.xii, 193.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Susan H. Jones, St Seiriol Centre, Bangor


Passion of Christ, Passion of the World, tr. R. R. Barr, 2nd edn.

L. Boff

Maryknoll, NY:  Orbis Books, 2011.  Pp.xiv, 146.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Mary Grey (short review), St Mary's University College, Twickenham


A Black Theology of Liberation:  Fortieth Anniversary Edition

J. H. Cone

Maryknoll, NY:  Orbis Books, 2010.  Pp.xxiv, 166.  Pb.

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Reviewed by Carol Troupe (short review), Birmingham