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Images of Jesus Christ in Islam, 2nd edn.

O. Leirvik

London and New York: Continuum, 2010. Pp. xii, 292. Pb.

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Reviewed by Tim Winter, University of Cambridge


A Christian View of Islam: Essays on Dialogue, ed. I. A. Omar

T. F. Michel

Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2010. Pp. xxiv, 214. Pb.

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Reviewed by Tim Winter, University of Cambridge


Buddhist and Christian? An Exploration of Dual Belonging

R. Drew

Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2011. Pp. xii, 274. Hb.

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Reviewed by Kristin Beise Kiblinger, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC


Christian Theology and Religious Pluralism: A Critical Evaluation of John Hick

D. S. Nah

Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2013. Pp. viii, 234. Pb.

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Reviewed by Paul Hedges, University of Winchester


The Reign of God Is Such as These: A Socio-Literary Analysis of Daughters in the Gospel of Mark

S. Betsworth

London and New York: T. and T. Clark International, 2010. Pp. xii, 164. Hb.

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Reviewed by Victoria Phillips, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV


Literary Theology by Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century

R. Styler

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2010. Pp. x, 180. Hb.

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Reviewed by Cornelia Cook, Queen Mary, University of London


Anglo-Catholic in Religion: T. S. Eliot and Christianity

B. Spurr

Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2010. Pp. xiv, 325. Pb.

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Reviewed by David Fuller, University of Durham


Free Churches and Society: The Nonconformist Contribution to Social Welfare 1800-2010

L. A. Husselbee and P. H. Ballard, eds.

London and New York: Continuum, 2012. Pp. x, 252. Pb.

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Reviewed by Tony Addy, International Academy for Diaconia and Social Action, Czech Republic


Celebrating a Century of Ecumenism: Exploring the Achievements of International Dialogue  in Commemoration of the Centenary of the 1910 Edinburgh World Missionary Conference

J. A. Radano, ed.

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. xxvi, 330. Pb.

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Reviewed by Richard Clutterbuck, Edgehill Theological College, Belfast


Indigenous Symbols and Practices in the Catholic Church: Visual Culture, Missionization  and Appropriation

K. J. Martin

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2010. Pp. xxviii, 271. Hb.

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Koepping, University of Edinburgh


The Postmodern Saints of France: Refiguring 'The Holy' in Contemporary French Philosophy

C. H. Dickinson, ed.

London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2013. Pp. xii, 264. Pb.

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Reviewed by John Reader, Ironstone Benefice and William Temple Foundation


Making Love Just: Sexual Ethics for Perplexing Times

M. M. Ellison

Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Pp. x, 161. Pb.

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Reviewed by Adrian Thatcher, University of Exeter


Stories from the Street: A Theology of Homelessness

D. J. Nixon

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xii, 202. Pb.

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Reviewed by Laura Stivers, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA


Spirituality and Social Work

B. R. Crisp

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2010. Pp. x, 169. Hb.

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Reviewed by John Swinton, University of Aberdeen


On Kierkegaard and the Truth, ed. D. J. Gouwens and L. C. Barrett

P. L. Holmer

Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2012. Pp. xxviii, 314. Pb.

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Reviewed by Steven Shakespeare, Liverpool Hope University


Returning to Reality: Thomas Merton's Wisdom for a Technological Age

P. M. Thompson

Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2013. Pp. xxii, 112. Pb.

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Reviewed by Fiona Gardner, Bath Spa University


Out of Babylon

W. Brueggemann

Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2010. Pp. xiv, 178. Pb.

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Reviewed by Hilary Marlow (short review), University of Cambridge


Spirituality and Personhood in Dementia

A. Jewell, ed.

London and Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011. Pp. 224. Pb.

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Reviewed by James Woodward (short review), St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle