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I. R. Adams, Cave Refectory Road: Monastic Rhythms for Contemporary Living. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2012. Pp. vi, 99. Pb. $14.95. ISBN 978-0-8146-3444-8.


J. Barter Moulaison, Thinking Christ: Christology and Contemporary Critics. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Pp. viii, 183. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-8006-9873-7.


R. J. Bauckham, Living with Other Creatures: Green Exegesis and Theology. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2011. Pp. xiv, 256. Pb. £29.50. ISBN 978-160258411-2.


I. Best, ed., The Collected Sermons of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, tr. D. W. Stott, A. Schmidt-Lange, I. Best, S. A. Moore and C. D. Bergmann. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Pp. xxvi, 214. Hb. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-8006-9904-8.


O. E. F. Bexell, ed., The Meaning of Christian Liturgy: Recent Developments in the Church of Sweden.  Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. xii, 177. Pb. £11.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6848-0.


A. A. Boesak and C. P. DeYoung, Radical Reconciliation: Beyond Political Pietism and Christian Quietism. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012. Pp. x, 196.Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-1-57075-976-5.


A. Brenner and G. A. Yee, eds., Exodus and Deuteronomy. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Pp. xxxii, 351. Hb. £26.99. ISBN 978-0-8006-9894-2.


B. R. Brock and J. Swinton, eds., Disability in the Christian Tradition: A Reader. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. xii, 564. Pb. £29.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6602-8.


R. N. Brock and R. A. Parker, Saving Paradise: Rediscovering Christianity's Forgotten Love for This Earth. London: Canterbury Press, 2012. Pp. xxii, 552. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-209-7.


L. J. Cameli, CatholicTeaching on Homosexuality: New Paths to Understanding. Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2012. Pp. xiv, 171. Pb. £11.99. ISBN 978-1-59471-293-7.


W. G. Campbell, Reading Revelation: A Thematic Approach. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2012. Pp. 430. Pb. £30. ISBN 978-0-227-17383-1.


B. D. Chilton, A. Le Donne and J. Neusner, eds., Soundings in the Religion of Jesus: Perspectives and Methods in Jewish and Christian Scholarship. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Pp. xx, 268. Pb. £32.99. ISBN 978-0-8006-9801-0.


D. L. Christie, Moral Choice: A Christian View of Ethics. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 260. Pb. £23.99. ISBN 978-0-8006-9802-7.


S. G. Cottrell, Christ in the Wilderness: Reflecting on the Paintings by Stanley Spencer. London: SPCK, 2012. Pp. x, 102. Pb. ISBN 978-0-281-06208-9.


D. A. deSilva, The Letter to the Hebrews in Social-Scientific Perspective. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2012. Pp. xvi, 187. Pb. ISBN 978-1-60608-855-5.


D. Dorr, Option for the Poor and for the Earth: Catholic Social Teaching, 3rd edn. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012. Pp. vi, 522. Pb. £25.99. ISBN 978-1-57075-974-1.


M. M. Ellison, Making Love Just: Sexual Ethics for Perplexing Times. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Pp. x, 161. Pb. £11.99. ISBN 978-0-8006-9884-3.


D. Evers, M. J. Fuller, A. Jackelén and T. A. Smedes, eds., Is Religion Natural? London and New York: T. and T. Clark International, 2012. Pp. viii, 210. Pb. £32.99. ISBN 978-0-567-22727-0.


G. W. Forell, ed., Christian Social Teachings: A Reader in Christian Social Ethics from the Bible to the Present, 2nd edn, ed. J. M. Childs. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2013. Pp. xiv, 533. Pb. £25.99. ISBN 978-0-8006-9860-7.


R. M. Gill, Theology Shaped by Society: Sociological Theology, vol. 2. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. vi, 219. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-1-4094-2597-7.


M. J. Guest and E. Arweck, eds., Religion and Knowledge: Sociological Perspectives. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xvi, 292. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-2707-0.


R. B. Hays and S. Alkier, eds., Revelation and the Politics of Apocalyptic Interpretation. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012. Pp. vi, 233. Hb. £41.99. ISBN 978-160258561-4.


L. Hodgkinson, Why Women Believe in God. Winchester and Washington: Circle Books, 2012. Pp. vi, 156. Pb. £11.99. ISBN 978-1-78099-221-1.


A. P. Hogue, Stumping God: Reagan, Carter, and the Invention of a Political Faith. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012. Pp. x, 333. Hb. £41.99. ISBN 978-160258429-7.


P. L. Holmer, On Kierkegaard and the Truth, ed. D. J. Gouwens and L. C. Barrett. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2012. Pp. xxviii, 314. Pb. £22.50. ISBN 978-0-227-68004-9.


K. G. Hotz and M. T. Mathews, Dust and Breath: Faith, Health, and Why the Church Should Care about Both. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. x, 118. Pb. £8.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6779-7.


L. A. Husselbee and P. H. Ballard, eds., Free Churches and Society: The Nonconformist Contribution to Social Welfare 1800-2010. London and New York: Continuum, 2012. Pp. x, 252. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-1-4411-0911-8.


R. Hütter, Dust Bound for Heaven: Explorations in the Theology of Thomas Aquinas. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. x, 511. Pb. £32.99.  ISBN 978-0-8028-6741-4.


T. W. Klein, The Nature of the Soul: The Soul as Narrative. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. viii, 162. Hb. £50. ISBN 978-1-4094-3296-8.


A. M. Lapsley, Redeeming the Past: My Journey from Freedom Fighter to Healer. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012. Pp. xvi, 256. Hb. £16.99. ISBN 978-1-57075-992-5.


P. J. Leithart, Between Babel and Beast: America and Empires in Biblical Perspective. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2012. Pp. xiv, 200. Pb. ISBN 978-1-60899-817-3.


M. Levering, The Feminine Genius of Catholic Theology. London and New York: T. and T. Clark International, 2012. Pp. viii, 157. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-567-19686-6.


W. R. G. Loader, The New Testament on Sexuality. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. x, 565. Pb. £43.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6724-7.


M. T. Lysaught, J. J. Kotva, S. E. Lammers and A Verhey, eds., On Moral Medicine: Theological Perspectives in Medical Ethics, 3rd edn. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. xviii, 1162. Pb. £46.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6601-1.


E. B. MacKinlay and C. Trevitt, Finding Meaning in the Experience of Dementia: The Place of Spiritual Reminiscence Work. London and Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012. Pp. 302. Pb. £22.99. ISBN 978-1-84905-248-1.


I. J. Maddock, Men of One Book: A Comparison of Two Methodist Preachers, John Wesley and George Whitefield. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 256. Pb. £19.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9261-6.


P. J. Małysz, Trinity, Freedom, and Love: An Engagement with the Theology of Eberhard Jüngel. London and New York: T. and T. Clark International, 2012. Pp. x, 245. Hb. £65. ISBN 978-0-567-57235-6.


R. Martínez, The Question of John the Baptist and Jesus' Indictment of the Religious Leaders: A Critical Analysis of Luke 7:18-35. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2012. Pp. xiv, 231. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-227-68011-7.


J. W. McClendon, Ethics: Systematic Theology, vol. 1, 2nd edn of rev. edn.  Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012. Pp. xxxviii, 388. Pb. £29.50. ISBN 978-160258657-4.


N. O. Míguez, The Practice of Hope: Ideology and Intention in First Thessalonians, tr. A. E. Martínez. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 243. Hb. £32.99. ISBN 978-0-8006-9824-9.


N. J. Montover, Luther's Revolution: The Political Dimensions of Martin Luther's Universal Priesthood. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2012. Pp. x, 154. Pb. £15. ISBN 978-0-227-68014-8.


N. Moules, Fingerprints of Fire ... Footprints of Peace: A Spiritual Manifesto from a Jesus Perspective. Winchester and Washington: Circle Books, 2012. Pp. xvi, 240. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-1-84694-612-7.


E. J. Newey, Children of God: The Child as Source of Theological Anthropology. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xiv, 227. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-3410-8.


M. H. O'Connell, If These Walls Could Talk: Community Muralism and the Beauty of Justice. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2012. Pp. xx, 319. Pb. $39.95. ISBN 978-0-8146-3340-3.


M. F. O'Sullivan and B. Flanagan, eds., Spiritual Capital: Spirituality in Practice in Christian Perspective. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xiv, 212. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-2772-8.


S. G. Parker and T. Lawson, eds., God and War: The Church of England and Armed Conflict in the Twentieth Century. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. x, 239. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-0-7546-6692-9.


H. L. Poe, Evermore: Edgar Allan Poe and the Mystery of the Universe. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012. Pp. xviii, 222. Hb. £20.99. ISBN 978-160258322-1.


C. B. Puskas and C. M. Robbins, eds., An Introduction to the New Testament, 2nd edn. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2012. Pp. xx, 374. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-7188-9265-4.


D. Resch, Barth's Interpretation of the Virgin Birth: A Sign of Mystery. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. x, 218. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-4117-5.


P. M. Schmiechen, Words Unspoken: An Invitation to Christian Faith. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2012. Pp. xii, 115. Pb. ISBN 978-1-62032-184-3.


B. Schramm and K. I. Stjerna, eds., Martin Luther, the Bible, and the Jewish People: A Reader. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Pp. viii, 247. Pb. £17.99. ISBN 978-0-8006-9804-1.


F. C. Senn, Introduction to Christian Liturgy. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Pp. x, 244. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-8006-9885-0.


M. A. Shomali and W. Skudlarek, eds., Monks and Muslims: Monastic and Shi‘a Spirituality in Dialogue. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2012. Pp. x, 164. Pb. $19.95.  ISBN 978-0-8146-3442-4.


C. B. Simpson, Deleuze and Theology.  London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2012. Pp. vi, 191. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-567-44575-9.


S. Snyder, Asylum-Seeking, Migration and Church. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xvi, 293. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-1-4094-2300-3.


C. S. Song, In the Beginning Were Stories, Not Texts: Story Theology. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2012. Pp. viii, 172. Pb. £15. ISBN 978-0-227-68023-0.


D. R. Stiver, Ricoeur and Theology. London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2012. Pp. xii, 205. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-0-567-53786-7.


E. Stoneham, Why Religions Work: God's Place in the World Today. Winchester and Washington: Circle Books, 2012. Pp. x, 134. Pb. £9.99. ISBN 978-1-78099-496-3.


G. Turner, The Power of Silence: The Riches that Lie Within. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012. Pp. x, 254. Hb. £16.99. ISBN 978-1-4411-8223-4.


K. A. Van Til, The Moral Disciple: An Introduction to Christian Ethics.  Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. x, 160. Pb.  £11.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6675-2.


J. A. Walters, Baudrillard and Theology. London and New York: T. and T. Clark International, 2012. Pp. viii, 182. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-0-567-55972-2.


F. N. Watts and C. C. Knight, eds., God and the Scientist: Exploring the Work of John Polkinghorne. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xiv, 284. Pb. £17.99.  ISBN 978-1-4094-4570-8.


T. S. Willert and L. P. Molokotos-Liederman, eds., Innovation in the Orthodox Christian Tradition? The Question of Change in Greek Orthodox Thought and Practice. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xiv, 284. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-2077-4.


R. Wind, Dorothee Soelle - Mystic and Rebel: The Biography, tr. and ed. N. Lukens and H. M. Rumscheidt. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Pp. xviii, 203. Hb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-8006-9808-9.


J. W. Woodward, P. R. Gooder and R. M. Pryce, Journeying with Luke: Lectionary Year C. London: SPCK, 2012. Pp. x, 102. Pb. £9.99. ISBN 978-0-281-05902-7.


A. Yong, Spirit of Love: A Trinitarian Theology of Grace. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012. Pp. xviii, 228. Pb. £24.99. ISBN 978-160258326-9.


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