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Apostolic Women, Apostolic Authority: Transfiguring Leadership in Today's Church

C. Rees and M. W. Percy, eds.

London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2010. Pp. xxx, 217. Pb.

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Reviewed by Nicola Slee, Queen's Foundation, Birmingham


Ohne die Frauen ist keine Kirche zu machen: Der Aufbruch des Konzils und die Zeichen der Zeit

M. Eckholt

Ostfildern: Matthias-Grünewald Verlag, 2012. Pp. 231. Pb.

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Reviewed by Ursula King, University of Bristol


Reshaping Ecumenical Theology: The Church Made Whole?

P. D. L. Avis

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

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Reviewed by Sarah Rowland Jones, Cape Town


Religion and Popular Music in Europe: New Expressions of Sacred and Secular Identity

T. Bossius, A. Häger and K. Kahn-Harris, eds.

London and New York: I. B. Tauris, 2011. Pp. viii, 192. Hb.

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Reviewed by Steve Knowles, University of Chester


The Meaning of Christian Liturgy: Recent Developments in the Church of Sweden

O. E. F. Bexell, ed.

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. xii, 177. Pb.

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Reviewed by Bridget Nichols, Ely


The Origins of Feasts, Fasts and Seasons in Early Christianity

P. F. Bradshaw and M. E. Johnson

London: SPCK, and Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2011. Pp. xvi, 222. Pb.

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Reviewed by Julie Gittoes, Guildford Cathedral


Disruptive Grace: Reflections on God, Scripture, and the Church, ed. C. J. Sharp

W. Brueggemann

London: SCM Press, 2011. Pp. vi, 394. Pb.

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Reviewed by Hilary Marlow, University of Cambridge


Hearing the New Testament: Strategies for Interpretation, 2nd edn.

J. B. Green, ed.

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2010. Pp. xii, 432. Pb.

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Reviewed by Paula Gooder, Birmingham


Jesus, Gnosis and Dogma, tr. S. Deventer-Metz

R. Roukema

London and New York: T. and T. Clark International, 2010. Pp. xii, 231. Pb.

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Reviewed by Alastair Logan, University of Exeter


When Our World Became Christian: 312-394, tr. J. Lloyd

P. Veyne

Cambridge and Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2010. Pp. viii, 248. Pb.

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Reviewed by Grant Bayliss, Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford


Divine Complexity: The Rise of Creedal Christianity

P. R. Hinlicky

Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2011. Pp. xii, 284. Pb.

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Reviewed by Grant Bayliss, Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford


The Globalization of Hesychasm and the Jesus Prayer: Contesting Contemplation

C. D. L. Johnson

London and New York: Continuum, 2010. Pp. vi, 206. Hb.

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Reviewed by Andrew Louth, University of Durham


Partaking in Divine Nature: Deification and Communion

P. M. Collins

London and New York: T. and T. Clark International, 2010. Pp. vi, 222. Hb.

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Reviewed by Andrew Louth, University of Durham


The Trinitarian Self: The Key to the Puzzle of Violence

C. K. Bellinger

Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2010. Pp. xxii, 167. Pb.

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Reviewed by Simon J. Taylor, Derby Cathedral


Christian Anarchism: A Political Commentary on the Gospel

A. J. M. E. Christoyannopoulos

Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2010. Pp. viii, 336. Hb.

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Reviewed by Christopher Craig Brittain, University of Aberdeen


Abiding Faith: Christianity beyond Certainty, Anxiety, and Violence

S. Cowdell

Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2010. Pp. x, 232. Pb.

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Reviewed by Richard Warden, Mill Hill School


Inherit the Earth? Millennium Development Goals: So Near and Yet So Far

B. J. Butler

London: Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, 2013. Pp. xviii, 284. Pb.

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Reviewed by Richard Truss, Weybridge


God, Creation, and Climate Change: A Catholic Response to the Environmental Crisis

R. W. Miller, ed.

Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2010. Pp. x, 150. Pb.

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Reviewed by Anne Primavesi, Westar Institute, Willamette University, Salem, OR


Green Christianity: Five Ways to a Sustainable Future

M. I. Wallace

Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2010. Pp. xviii, 182. Pb.

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Reviewed by Anne Primavesi, Westar Institute, Willamette University, Salem, OR


Web-Empowered Ministry: Connecting with People through Websites, Social Media, and More

M. M. Stephenson

Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2011. Pp. xii, 209. Pb.

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Reviewed by Geoffrey Stevenson, University of Edinburgh


What Does Europe Believe In? Between Secularisation and the Return of Religious Life

T. Dienberg, T. Eggensperger and U. Engel, eds.

Münster: Aschendorff Verlag, 2010. Pp. 315. Hb.

Reviewed by Michael Hoelzl (short review), University of Manchester


Contemporary Art in British Churches

L. Moffatt and E. Daly, eds.

London: Art and Christianity Enquiry, 2010. Pp. 72. Pb.

Reviewed by Stephen Laird (short review), University of Kent