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K. J. Ahern, ed., Visions of Hope: Emerging Theologians and the Future of the Church. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. x, 261. Pb. £26.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-016-7.


P. S. Anderson, Re-visioning Gender in Philosophy of Religion: Reason, Love and Epistemic Locatedness. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xiv, 249. Pb. £19.95. ISBN 978-0-7546-0785-4.


I. Becci, Imprisoned Religion: Transformations of Religion during and after Imprisonment in Eastern Germany. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. x, 199. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-1161-1.


S. Burns, Worship and Ministry: Shaped towards God. Preston, Australia: Mosaic Press, 2012. Pp. vi, 249. Pb. £24.99. ISBN 978-1-74324-141-7.


J. R. Butler, Rock of Ages? The Changing Faces of the Christian God. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2013. Pp. 235. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-7188-9296-8.


C. Chapman, Seeing in the Dark: Pastoral Perspectives on Suffering from the Christian Spiritual Tradition. London: Canterbury Press, 2013. Pp. xviii, 182. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-259-2.


P. G. Crowley, ed., Robert McAfee Brown: Spiritual and Prophetic Writings. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. xxiv, 243. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-007-5.


A. F. Day, G. L. Vincett and C. R. Cotter, eds., Social Identities Between the Sacred and the Secular. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xviii, 237. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-5677-3.


I. Delio, The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution, and the Power of Love. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. xxvi, 230. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-029-7.


M. Doak and A. M. Houck, eds., Translating Religion, College Theology Society 58. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. viii, 228. Pb. £23.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-018-1.


M. J. Edwards, Image, Word and God in the Early Christian Centuries. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. viii, 220. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-1-4094-0671-6.


M. W. Elliott, The Heart of Biblical Theology: Providence Experienced. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. viii, 187. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-4043-7.


W. Gibson, P. S. Forsaith and M. Wellings, eds., The Ashgate Research Companion to World Methodism. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xii, 537. Hb. £85. ISBN 978-1-4094-0138-4.


J. A. Gittoes, B. Z. Green and J. B. Heard, eds., Generous Ecclesiology: Church, World and the Kingdom of God. London: SCM Press, 2013. Pp. x, 180. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-04662-2.


E. L. Graham, Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Public Theology in a Post-Secular Age. London: SCM Press, 2013. Pp. xxviii, 266. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-04598-4.


R. T. Greenacre, Maiden, Mother and Queen: Mary in the Anglican Tradition, ed. C. Podmore. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2013. Pp. xx, 236. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-278-3.


T. A. Hart, G. R. Hopps and J. S. Begbie, eds., Art, Imagination and Christian Hope: Patterns of Promise. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xii, 193. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-0-7546-6676-9.


H. Hegstad, The Real Church: An Ecclesiology of the Visible. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2013. Pp. x, 247. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-227-17409-8.


N. Hitchcock, Karl Barth and the Resurrection of the Flesh: The Loss of the Body in Participatory Eschatology. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2013. Pp. xviii, 209. Pb. £19.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17410-4.


R. A. Hurteau, A Worldwide Heart: The Life of Maryknoll Father John J. Considine. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. xxxvi, 308. Pb. £29.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-021-1.


D. Jasper and D. S. Wright, eds., Theological Reflection and the Pursuit of Ideals: Theology, Human Flourishing and Freedom. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xii, 220. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-5239-3.


D. L. Johns, Quakering Theology: Essays on Worship, Tradition and Christian Faith. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xvi, 165. Hb. £50. ISBN 978-1-4094-5616-2.


A. S. van Klinken, Transforming Masculinities in African Christianity: Gender Controversies in Times of AIDS. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. x, 224. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-5114-3.


S. J. Kristiansen and S. Rise, eds., Key Theological Thinkers: From Modern to Postmodern. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xviii, 782. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-1-4094-3763-5.


C. E. Laufer, Hell’s Destruction: An Exploration of Christ’s Descent to the Dead. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. x, 230. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-5194-5.


W. R. G. Loader, Making Sense of Sex: Attitudes towards Sexuality in Early Jewish and Christian Literature. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013. Pp. viii, 168. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7095-7.


K.-A. Nordquist, ed., Gods and Arms: On Religion and Armed Conflict. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2013. Pp. x, 163. Pb. £15. ISBN 978-0-7188-9316-3.


P. F. O’Connell, ed., Thomas Merton: Selected Essays. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. xviii, 493. Hb. £32.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-023-5.


R. A. Parry, Worshipping Trinity: Coming Back to the Heart of Worship, 2nd edn. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2013. Pp. xx, 203. Pb. £15. ISBN 978-0-7188-9317-0.


M. E. Pelkmans, Ethnographies of Doubt: Faith and Uncertainty in Contemporary Societies. London and New York: I. B. Tauris and Co., 2013. Pp. xii, 276. Hb. £54.50. ISBN 978-1-84885-810-7.


S. K. Pickard, Seeking the Church: An Introduction to Ecclesiology. London: SCM Press, 2012. Pp. viii, 255. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-04410-9.


R. Re Manning and M. Byrne, eds., Science and Religion in the Twenty-First Century: The Boyle Lectures. London: SCM Press, 2013. Pp. lx, 190. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-04594-6.


C. H. Scarf, The Ideal of Kingship in the Writings of Charles Williams, C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien: Divine Kingship is Reflected in Middle-Earth. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2013. Pp. 202. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-227-17401-2.


D. C. Schindler, The Catholicity of Reason. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013. Pp. xiv, 358. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6933-3.


M. D. Stringer, Discourses on Religious Diversity: Explorations in an Urban Ecology. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xii, 165. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-1-4724-1175-4.


B. B. Taylor, The Preaching Life. London: Canterbury Press, 2013. Pp. xii, 180. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-318-6.


B. B. Taylor, When God is Silent: Divine Language Beyond Words, 2nd edn. London: Canterbury Press, 2013. Pp. xiv, 129. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-454-1.


A. C. Thiselton, The Holy Spirit: In Biblical Teaching, through the Centuries, and Today. London: SPCK, 2013. Pp. xiv, 565. Pb. £30. ISBN 978-0-281-06939-2.


P. M. Waddell, Joy: The Meaning of the Sacraments. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2012. Pp. xiv, 192. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-279-0.


V. Webb, In Defence of Doubt: An Invitation to Adventure, 2nd edn. Preston, Australia: Mosaic Press, 2012. Pp. vi, 183. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-1-74324-055-7.


M. J. Whipp, SCM Studyguide to Pastoral Theology. London: SCM Press, 2013. Pp. vi, 202. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-04550-2.


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