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Hearing the Call: Liturgy, Justice, Church, and World, ed. M. R. Gornik and G. Thompson

N. Wolterstorff

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2011. Pp. x, 440. Pb.

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Reviewed by Nicholas Sagovsky, Roehampton University


Justice in Love

N. Wolterstorff

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2011. Pp. x, 284. Hb.

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Reviewed by Nicholas Sagovsky, Roehampton University


Literature and Theology: New Interdisciplinary Spaces

H. Walton, ed.

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2011. Pp. xii, 219. Hb.

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Reviewed by Emma Mason, University of Warwick


In Search of Self: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Personhood

J. W. van Huyssteen and E. P. Wiebe, eds.

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2011. Pp. xii, 387. Pb.

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Reviewed by Jeremy Worthen, South East Institute for Theological Education


Science and Religion in Quest of Truth

J. C. Polkinghorne

London: SPCK, 2011. Pp. xvi, 143. Pb.

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Reviewed by Louise Hickman, Newman University College, Birmingham


Does God Roll Dice? Divine Providence for a World in the Making

J. A. Bracken

Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2012. Pp. xvi, 196. Pb.

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Reviewed by Keith Ward, Heythrop College, London


The Emergent Christ: Exploring the Meaning of Catholic in an Evolutionary Universe

I. Delio

Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2011. Pp. x, 197. Pb.

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Reviewed by Ursula King, University of Bristol


Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary

M. J. Borg

London: SPCK, 2011. Pp. viii, 343. Pb.

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Reviewed by Helen K. Bond, University of Edinburgh


Jesus of Galilee: Contextual Christology for the 21st Century

R. A. Lassalle-Klein, ed.

Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2011. Pp. xii, 276. Pb.

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Reviewed by Lisa Isherwood, University of Winchester


The Fourth Gospel in First-Century Media Culture

A. Le Donne and T. Thatcher, eds.

London and New York: T. and T. Clark International, 2011. Pp. x, 283. Hb.

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Reviewed by Derek Tovey, College of St John the Evangelist, Auckland, New Zealand


'Remain in Your Calling': Paul and the Continuation of Social Identities in 1 Corinthians

J. B. Tucker

Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2011. Pp. xiv, 286. Pb.

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Reviewed by Michael J. Lakey, Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford


Paul as Missionary: Identity, Activity, Theology, and Practice

T. J. Burke and B. S. Rosner, eds.

London and New York: T. and T. Clark International, 2011. Pp. xii, 276. Hb.

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Reviewed by Cherryl Hunt, University of Exeter


Spirit of Love: A Trinitarian Theology of Grace

A. Yong

Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012. Pp. xviii, 228. Pb.

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Reviewed by George Newlands, Cambridge


The Reformation: A Brief History

K. G. Appold

Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. Pp. xii, 203. Pb.

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Reviewed by Thomas Palmer, University of Oxford


The Barmen Theses Then and Now: The 2004 Warfield Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary,  tr. D. L. and J. J. Guder

E. Busch

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2010. Pp. xii, 101. Pb.

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Reviewed by Andrew Chandler, University of Chichester


Ultimate Price: Testimonies of Christians Who Resisted the Third Reich

A. S. Kidder, ed.

Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012. Pp. xxx, 177. Pb.

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Reviewed by Andrew Chandler, University of Chichester


Church Growth in Britain: 1980 to the Present

D. J. Goodhew, ed.

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xiv, 265. Pb.

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Reviewed by David Voas, University of Essex


Mediating Faiths: Religion and Socio-Cultural Change in the Twenty-First Century

M. Bailey and G. Redden, eds.

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2011. Pp. xvi, 239. Hb.

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Reviewed by Chris Baker, William Temple Foundation and University of Chester


Christianity Today

G. D. Chryssides

London and New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2010. Pp. xii, 169. Pb.

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Reviewed by Rebecca Catto, Lancaster University


The Gospel among the Nations: A Documentary History of Inculturation

R. A. Hunt

Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2010. Pp. xiv, 288. Pb.

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Reviewed by Kirsteen Kim, Leeds Trinity University College


The Hospitality of God: Emerging Worship for a Missional Church

M. Gray-Reeves and M. F. Perham

London: SPCK, 2011. Pp. viii, 152. Pb.

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Reviewed by Gilly Myers, Southwark Cathedral


Introduction to Christian Liturgy

F. C. Senn

Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Pp. x, 244. Pb.

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Reviewed by Bridget Nichols, Ely


The Season of Creation: A Preaching Commentary

N. C. Habel, D. M. Rhoads and H. P. Santmire, eds.

Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2011. Pp. vi, 234. Pb.

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Reviewed by Paula Clifford, Oxford


Reflective Caring: Imaginative Listening to Pastoral Experience

R. Whorton

London: SPCK, 2011. Pp. xvi, 143. Pb.

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Reviewed by Jane Leach, Wesley House, Cambridge


Moving Beyond Individualism in Pastoral Care and Counselling: Reflections on Theory,  Theology and Practice

B. J. McClure

Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2011. Pp. x, 293. Pb.

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Reviewed by James Woodward, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle


Thomas Merton: Twentieth-Century Wisdom for Twenty-First-Century Living

P. R. Dekar

Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2012. Pp. xviii, 242. Pb.

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Reviewed by Fiona Gardner, Bath Spa University


The Art of Dying and Living: Lessons from Saints of Our Time

K. S. Walters

Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2011. Pp. xxii, 250. Pb.

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Reviewed by Michael Roberts, Plymouth


Faith: What It Is and What It Isn't

T. W. Tilley

Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2010. Pp. viii, 152. Pb.

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Reviewed by Richard Warden, Mill Hill School