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J. A. Arnold, Sacred Music in Secular Society.  Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2014.  Pp. xvi, 171.  Pb.  £19.99.  ISBN 978-1-4094-5171-6.


C. A. Astorga, Catholic Moral Theology and Social Ethics: A New Method.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2014.  Pp. xxviii, 571.  Pb.  £21.99.  ISBN 978-1-62698-054-9.


S. V. Betcher, Spirit and the Obligation of Social Flesh: A Secular Theology for the Global City.  New York: FordhamUniversity Press, 2014.  Pp. x, 302.  Pb.  £18.99.  ISBN 978-0-8232-5391-3.


M. J. Bier and T. Bulkeley, eds., Spiritual Complaint: The Theology and Practice of Lament.  Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014.  Pp. xvi, 280.  Pb.  £22.50.  ISBN 978-0-227-17434-0.


J. H. Charlesworth, ed., Jesus Research: New Methodologies and Perceptions: The Second Princeton-Prague Symposium on Jesus Research, Princeton 2007.  Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2014.  Pp. xxxiv, 1053.  Pb.  £46.99.  ISBN 978-0-8028-6728-5.


A. P. Davison, The Love of Wisdom: An Introduction to Philosophy for Theologians.  London: SCM Press, 2013.  Pp. xviii, 310.  Pb.  ISBN 978-0-334-04384-3.


J. J. Day, Reading the Liturgy: An Exploration of Texts in Christian Worship.  London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2014.  Pp. x, 179.  Pb.  £16.99.  ISBN 978-0-567-06335-9.


G. D’Costa, E. M. Nesbitt, R. M. Pryce, R. Shelton and N. M. Slee, Making Nothing Happen: Five Poets Explore Faith and Spirituality.  Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2014.  Pp. xiv, 215.  Pb.  £19.99.  ISBN 978-1-4094-5515-8.


J. Droeber, The Dynamics of Coexistence in the Middle East: Negotiating Boundaries Between Christians, Muslims, Jews and Samaritans.  London and New York: I. B. Tauris and Co., 2014.  Pp. vi, 235.  Hb.  £56.  ISBN 978-1-78076-527-3.


D. H. and J. A. Dunson, Citizen of the World: Suffering and Solidarity in the Twenty-First Century.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013.  Pp. xiv, 162.  Pb.  £14.99.  ISBN 978-1-62698-045-7.


D. C. Gay, Honey from the Lion: Christianity and the Ethics of Nationalism.  London: SCM Press, 2013.  Pp. xvi, 207.  Pb.  ISBN 978-0-334-04647-9.


R. M. Gill, A Textbook of Christian Ethics, 4th edn.  London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2014.  Pp. xvi, 575.  Pb.  £24.99.  ISBN 978-0-567-59592-8.


M. Griffin and J. W. Block, eds., In the Company of the Poor: Conversations with Dr. Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013.  Pp. xvi, 206.  Pb.  £16.99.  ISBN 978-1-62698-050-1.


M. J. Guest, K. J. Aune, S. A. M. Sharma and R. E. Warner, Christianity and the University Experience: Understanding Student Faith.  London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.  Pp. xii, 244.  Pb.  £21.99.  ISBN 978-1-78093-784-7.


D. M. Gurtner and B. L. Gladd, eds., From Creation to New Creation: Biblical Theology and Exegesis.  Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2013.  Pp. xxvi, 339.  Hb.  £32.99.  ISBN 978-1-59856-837-0.


A. I. Hagan, Eternal Blessedness for All?  A Historical-Systematic Examination of Friedrich Schleiermacher’s Reinterpretation of Predestination.  Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014.  Pp. xii, 282.  Pb.  £22.50.  ISBN 978-0-227-17430-2.


M. D. Harris, Leviticus: You Have No Idea.  Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2013.  Pp. xxxiv, 123.  Pb.  ISBN 978-1-62032-367-0.


L. Harvey, A Brief Theology of Sport.  London: SCM Press, 2014.  Pp. xxii, 130.  Pb.  ISBN 978-0-334-04418-5.


S. M. Hauerwas, Approaching the End: Eschatological Reflections on Church, Politics, and Life.  London: SCM Press, 2014.  Pp. xviii, 251.  Pb.  ISBN 978-0-334-05216-6.


J. H. Hellerman, Embracing Shared Ministry: Power and Status in the Early Church and Why It Matters Today.  Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2013.  Pp. 313.  Pb.  £11.99.  ISBN 978-0-8254-4264-3.


J. Hoff, The Analogical Turn: Rethinking Modernity with Nicholas of Cusa.  Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013.  Pp. xxvi, 241.  Pb.  £25.99.  ISBN 978-0-8028-6890-9.


M. M. Ingalls, C. Landau and T. Wagner, eds., Christian Congregational Music: Performance, Identity and Experience.  Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013.  Pp. xiv, 228.  Hb.  £55.  ISBN 978-1-4094-6602-4.


B. J. Kallenberg, By Design: Ethics, Theology, and the Practice of Engineering.  Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2013.  Pp. xiv, 314.  Pb.  £25.  ISBN 978-0-227-17417-3.


N. Koester, Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Spiritual Life.  Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2014.  Pp. xii, 371.  Pb.  £16.99.  ISBN 978-0-8028-3304-4.


M. J. Langford, The Tradition of Liberal Theology.  Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2014.  Pp. viii, 166.  Pb.  £11.99.  ISBN 978-0-8028-6981-4.


M. Lesiv, The Return of Ancestral Gods: Modern Ukrainian Paganism as an Alternative Vision for a Nation.  Montreal, QC, and Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013.  Pp. xvi, 221.  Hb.  £44.  ISBN 978-0-7735-4262-4.


W. Morris, Salvation as Praxis: A Practical Theology of Salvation for a Multi-Faith World.  London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2014.  Pp. x, 197.  Pb.  £19.99.  ISBN 978-0-5675-3209-1.


E. M. Percy, Mothering as a Metaphor for Ministry.  Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2014.  Pp. x, 174.  Hb.  £45.  ISBN 978-1-4094-6691-8.


J. R. Pritchard, Methodists and Their Missionary Societies 1900-1996.  Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2014.  Pp. xxxii, 333.  Hb.  £75.  ISBN 978-1-4724-0914-0.


J. B. Quash, Found Theology: History, Imagination and the Holy Spirit.  London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2013.  Pp. xviii, 317.  Pb.  £19.99.  ISBN 978-0-567-51792-0.


J. Read, Catherine Booth: Laying the Theological Foundations of a Radical Movement.  Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014.  Pp. vi, 234.  Pb.  £17.50.  ISBN 978-0-7188-9320-0.


P. L. Sartori, The Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences: How Understanding NDEs Can Help Us Live More Fully.  Oxford: Watkins Publishing, 2014.  Pp. xx, 236.  Pb.  £10.99.  ISBN 978-1-78028-565-8.


N. M. Slee, F. P. Porter and A. J. Phillips, eds., The Faith Lives of Women and Girls: Qualitative Research Perspectives.  Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013.  Pp. xvi, 261.  Hb.  £65.  ISBN 978-1-4094-4618-7.


J. H. Thomas, Theology and Issues of Life and Death.  Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014.  Pp. xx, 136.  Pb.  £17.50.  ISBN 978-0-227-17420-3.


D. A. Thorsen, Calvin vs Wesley: Bringing Belief in Line with Practice.  Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2013.  Pp. xxvi, 158.  Pb.  $17.99.  ISBN 978-1-4267-4335-1.


A. B. Wilkinson, The Church of England and the First World War, 3rd edn.  Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014.  Pp. xiv, 370.  Pb.  £22.50.  ISBN 978-0-7188-9321-7.


D. S. Williams, Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk, 2nd edn.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013.  Pp. xx, 260.  Pb.  £16.99.  ISBN 978-1-62698-038-9.


J. R. Williams, God Remembered Rachel: Women’s Stories in the Old Testament and Why They Matter.  London: SPCK, 2014.  Pp. x, 140.  Pb.  £10.99.  ISBN 978-0-281-06684-1.


N. T. Wright, Finding God in the Psalms: Sing, Pray, Live.  London: SPCK, 2014.  Pp. viii, 200.  Pb.  £9.99.  ISBN 978-0-281-06989-7.


B. Wylie-Kellermann, ed., William Stringfellow: Essential Writings.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013.  Pp. xviii, 234.  Pb.  £14.99.  ISBN 978-1-62698-049-5.


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