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Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred: Representation and Change

K. Knott, E. A. Poole and T. Taira

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xvi, 233. Pb. £19.99.

ISBN 978-1-4094-4806-8

Review by Martyn Percy, Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Oxford


God and War: The Church of England and Armed Conflict in the Twentieth Century

S. G. Parker and T. Lawson, eds.

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. x, 239. Hb. £55.

ISBN 978-0-7546-6692-9

Review by Andrew Chandler, University of Chichester


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

C. H. Scarf

Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2013. Pp. 202. Pb. £25.

ISBN 978-0-227-17401-2

Review by Suzanne Bray, Lille Catholic University


Open to New Light: Quaker Spirituality in Historical and Philosophical Context

L. F. Stevenson, . Exeter: Imprint Academic, 2012. Pp. vi, 182. Pb. £17.95.

ISBN 978-1-84540-230-3

Review by Pink Dandelion, University of Birmingham


The Quaker Way: A Rediscovery

R. Ambler

Alresford: Christian Alternative, 2013. Pp. viii, 159. Pb. £11.99.

ISBN 978-1-78099-657-8

Review by Pink Dandelion, University of Birmingham


Rock of Ages? The Changing Faces of the Christian God

J. R. Butler

Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2013. Pp. 235. Pb. £20.

ISBN 978-0-7188-9296-8

Review by Hugh Rock, Twyford, Berkshire


Divine Humanity: Kenosis Explored and Defended

D. W. Brown

London: SCM Press, 2011. Pp. viii, 273. Pb.

ISBN 978-0-33404-380-5

Review by Michael Brierly, Worcester Cathedral


Re-visioning Gender in Philosophy of Religion: Reason, Love and Epistemic Locatedness

P. S. Anderson

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xiv, 249. Pb. £19.95.

ISBN 978-0-7546-0785-4

Review by Emily Pennington, University of Chester


Transforming Vision: Explorations in Feminist Theology

E. Schüssler Fiorenza

Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2011. Pp. x, 242. Hb. £32.99.

ISBN 978-0-80069-806-5

Review by Lisa Isherwood, University of Winchester


Being the Body of Christ: Towards a Twenty-First Century Homosexual Theology for the Anglican Church

C. Mounsey

Sheffield and Bristol, CT: Equinox Publishing, 2012. Pp. vi, 234. Hb. £60.

ISBN 978-1-84553-951-1

Review by Adrian Thatcher, University of Exeter


Beyond Common Worship: Anglican Identity and Liturgical Diversity

M. R. Earey

London: SCM Press, 2013. Pp. xii, 164. Pb.

ISBN 978-0-334-04739-1

Review by Bridget Nichols, Ely


Rural Life and Rural Church: Theological and Empirical Perspectives

L. J. Francis and M. Robbins, eds.

Sheffield and Bristol, CT: Equinox Publishing, 2012. Pp. xii, 367. Pb. £19.99.

ISBN 978-1-84553-984-9

Review by Edward P. Echlin, Leeds Trinity University College


SCM Study Guide to Pastoral Theology

M. J. Whipp

London: SCM Press, 2013. Pp. vi, 202. Pb.

ISBN 978-0-334-04550-2

Review by James Woodward, Windsor Castle


The Power of Silence: The Riches that Lie Within

G. Turner

London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012. Pp. x, 254. Hb. £16.99.

ISBN 978-1-4411-8223-4

Review by Elizabeth Maslen, University of London


Thomas Merton: Selected Essays

P. F. O’Connell, ed.

Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. xviii, 493. Hb. £32.99.

ISBN 978-1-62698-023-5

Review by Fiona Gardner, Bath Spa University