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M. B. Adam, Our Only Hope: More than We Can Ask or Imagine. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. x, 246. Pb. £22.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17468-5.


A. U. Adogame, ed., The Public Face of African New Religious Movements in Diaspora: Imagining the Religious 'Other'. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. Pp. x, 289. Hb. £70. ISBN 978-1-4724-2010-7.


A. S. Agadjanian, ed., Armenian Christianity Today: Identity Politics and Popular Practice. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. Pp. vi, 279. Hb. £65. ISBN 978-1-4724-1271-3.


A. R. Angel, Playing with Dragons: Living with Suffering and God. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xviii, 120. Pb. £16.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9348-4.


J. Astley, Studying God: Doing Theology. London: SCM Press, 2014. Pp. viii, 114. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-04414-7.


C. Barrett, Subversive Peacemakers: War Resistance 1914-1918: An Anglican Perspective. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xii, 299. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-7188-9367-5.


J. Brown, Corporate Decision-Making in the Church of the New Testament. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xviii, 222. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-227-17469-2.


F. Bugliani Knox and D. Lonsdale, eds., Poetry and the Religious Imagination: The Power of the Word. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. xii, 268. Hb. £60. ISBN 978-1-4724-2624-6.


A. J. Byers, TheoMedia: The Media of God and the Digital Age. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xii, 245. Pb. £18.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9352-1.


M. D. Chapman, Theology and Society in Three Cities: Berlin, Oxford and Chicago, 1800-1914. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. viii, 152. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-227-67989-0.


E. A. Clements, Mothers on the Margin? The Significance of the Women in Matthew's Genealogy. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xiv, 295. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-227-17474-6.


G. J. D. Collins, Faithful Doubt: The Wisdom of Uncertainty. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2014. Pp. xviii, 207. Pb. ISBN 978-1-62564-369-8.


A. O. Davies, Theology of Transformation: Faith, Freedom, and the Christian Act. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. Pp. x, 274. Hb. ISBN 978-0-19-968595-0.


A. P. Davison, Blessing. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2014. Pp. vi, 217. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-642-2.


J. Dean, ed., A Heart Strangely Warmed: John and Charles Wesley and Their Writings. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2014. Pp. xii, 279. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-565-4.


M. C. Doney, ed., How Healthy is the C of E? The Church Times Health Check. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2014. Pp. 156. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-1-84825-701-6.


J. W. Driver, A Polity of Persuasion: Gift and Grief of Anglicanism. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xii, 171. Pb. £19.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9356-9.


D. O. Eugenio, Communion with the Triune God: The Trinitarian Soteriology of T. F. Torrance. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xxii, 242. Pb. £23.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17453-1.


M. C. Felderhof and P. Thompson, eds., Teaching Virtue: The Contribution of Religious Education. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014. Pp. xiv, 227. Pb. £22.99. ISBN 978-1-4725-2253-5.


E. Ferguson, The Early Church at Work and Worship. Volume 1: Ministry, Ordination, Covenant, and Canon. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xii, 341. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-227-17489-0.


D. F. Ford, The Drama of Living: Becoming Wise in the Spirit. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2014. Pp. xviii, 216. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-538-8.


T. L. French, Early Inter-Racial Oneness Pentecostalism: G. T. Haywood and the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (1901-1931). Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xvi, 269. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-227-17477-7.


J. Gabrielson, Paul's Non-Violent Gospel: The Theological Politics of Peace in Paul's Life and Letters. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xiv, 204. Pb. £16.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17465-4.


F. Garelli, Religion Italian Style: Continuities and Changes in a Catholic Country. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. Pp. xiv, 230. Hb. £60. ISBN 978-1-4724-3644-3.


A. M. Glaw, The Holy Spirit and Christian Ethics in the Theology of Klaus Bockmuehl. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xiv, 301. Pb. £22.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17452-4.


R. T. Greenacre, Part of the One Church? The Ordination of Women and Anglican Identity, ed. C. Podmore. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2014. Pp. xliv, 252. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-627-9.


C. M. Gschwandtner, Degrees of Givenness: On Saturation in Jean-Luc Marion. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2014. Pp. xviii, 279. Hb. £42. ISBN 978-0-253-01419-1.


B. Hancock, The Scandal of Sacramentality: The Eucharist in Literary and Theological Perspectives. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xxviii, 203. Pb. £22.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17454-8.


B. L. Hanson, Waiting on the Spirit of Promise: The Life and Theology of Suffering of Abraham Cheare. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xii, 103. Pb. £17.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17480-7.


R. D. Harries, Faith in Politics? Rediscovering the Christian Roots of our Political Values, 2nd edn. London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2014. Pp. viii, 168. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-0-232-53181-7.


K. J. Hart, Kingdoms of God. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2014. Pp. xiv, 326. Hb. £39. ISBN 978-0-253-01449-8.


M. G. Harvey, Scepticism, Relativism, and Religious Knowledge: A Kierkegaardian Perspective Informed by Wittgenstein's Philosophy. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xx, 195. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-227-17425-8.


G. L. Heath, ed., Canadian Churches and the First World War. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xiv, 295. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-7188-9358-3.


J. I. Holdsworth, Conversations with the New Testament. London: SCM Press, 2014. Pp. viii, 135. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-04413-0.


H. Joas, Faith as an Option: Possible Futures for Christianity, tr. A. Skinner. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014. Pp. xiv, 184. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-0-8047-9277-6.


A. M. Johnson, Biblical Knowing: A Scriptural Epistemology of Error. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xxii, 242. Pb. £22.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17438-8.


S. H. Jones, Listening for God's Call: Discipleship and Ministry. London: SCM Press, 2014. Pp. viii, 116. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-04412-3.


T. D. Knepper, Negating Negation: Against the Apophatic Abandonment of the Dionysian Corpus. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xviii, 151. Pb. £16.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17455-5.


G. H. Kreglinger, Storied Revelations: Parables, Imagination and George MacDonald's Christian Fiction. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xiv, 236. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-7188-9329-3.


U. M. P. Kroll, Bread Not Stones: The Autobiography of an Eventful Life. Alresford: Christian Alternative Books, 2014. Pp. xii, 130. Pb. £9.99. ISBN 978-1-78279-804-0.


J. C. Latta, When the Eternal Can Be Met: The Bergsonian Theology of Time in the Works of C. S. Lewis, T. S. Eliot, and W. H. Auden. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. vi, 226. Pb. £22.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9360-6.


M. R. Lindsay, Reading Auschwitz with Barth: The Holocaust as Problem and Promise for Barthian Theology. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xvi, 185. Pb. £16.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17471-5.


A. Linzey, ed., The Global Guide to Animal Protection. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2013. Pp. xvi, 323. Pb. ISBN 978-0-252-07919-1.


J. K. Livingston, A Missiology of the Road: Early Perspectives in David Bosch's Theology of Mission and Evangelism. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xvi, 402. Pb. £27.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17459-3.


A. López, Gift and the Unity of Being. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xviii, 350. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-227-17427-2.


N. Masalha and L. Isherwood, eds., Theologies of Liberation in Palestine-Israel: Indigenous, Contextual, and Postcolonial Perspectives. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xviii, 228. Pb. £22.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9361-3.


S. Morice-Brubaker, The Place of the Spirit: Toward a Trinitarian Theology of Location. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xvi, 148. Pb. £17.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17437-1.


R. I. Pervo, The Acts of Paul: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xviii, 376. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-227-17461-6.


J. D. Pitts, Principalities and Powers: Revising John Howard Yoder's Sociological Theology. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xlii, 224. Pb. £22.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9331-6.


A. V. Primavesi, Exploring Earthiness: The Reality and Perception of Being Human Today. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xxii, 154. Pb. £17.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9339-2.


J. T. Richardson and F. Bellanger, eds., Legal Cases, New Religious Movements, and Minority Faiths. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. Pp. xvi, 278. Hb. £65. ISBN 978-1-4724-2874-5.


A. J. N. Robinson, Traces of the Trinity: Signs, Sacraments and Sharing God's Life. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xii, 178. Pb. £19.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17443-2.


M. J. Root and J. J. Buckley, eds., Christian Theology and Islam. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. x, 120. Pb. £19.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17432-6.


M. Ross, Silence: A User's Guide. Volume 1: Process. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2014. Pp. xiv, 233. Pb. ISBN 978-1-62564-796-2.


B. T. Sammon, The God Who Is Beauty: Beauty as a Divine Name in Thomas Aquinas and Dionysius the Areopagite. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. x, 391. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-227-17429-6.


A. P. F. Sell, Content and Method in Christian Theology: A Case Study of the Thought of Nels Ferré. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. viii, 229. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-227-17448-7.


J. W. Sire, Echoes of a Voice: We Are Not Alone. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xvi, 243. Pb. £22.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9363-7.


E. L. Smither, Mission in the Early Church: Themes and Reflections. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. x, 178. Pb. £22.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17485-2.


E. L. Smither, ed., Rethinking Constantine: History, Theology, and Legacy. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. x, 167. Pb. £16.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17462-3.


R. Song, Covenant and Calling: Towards a Theology of Same-Sex Relationships. London: SCM Press, 2014. Pp. xviii, 110. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-05188-6.


P. Spanring, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Arnold Köster: Two Distinct Voices in the Midst of Germany's Third Reich Turmoil. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xiv, 276. Pb. £22.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9349-1.


A. B. Spencer, 1 Timothy: A New Covenant Commentary. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xiv, 178. Pb. £15. ISBN 978-0-7188-9373-6.


I. R. Stackhouse and O. D. Crisp, eds., Text Message: The Centrality of Scripture in Preaching. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xxvi, 238. Pb. £17.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9351-4.


A. D. Thomson, Culture in a Post-Secular Context: Theological Possibilities in Milbank, Barth and Bediako. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xii, 296. Pb. £24. ISBN 978-0-227-17467-8.


M. N. A. Torry, Managing Religion: The Management of Christian Religious and Faith-Based Organizations, 2 vols. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Pp. xx, 276; xviii, 270. £140. ISBN 978-0-230-34794-6; 978-1-137-43926-0.


R. H. Trigg and J. L. Barrett, eds., The Roots of Religion: Exploring the Cognitive Science of Religion. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. Pp. x, 232. Hb. £60. ISBN 978-1-4724-2731-1.


M. C. Voigts, Letters of Ascent: Spiritual Direction in the Letters of Bernard of Clairvaux. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. viii, 180. Pb. £19.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17441-8.


P. M. Waddell, Charles Gore: Radical Anglican. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2014. Pp. xxxviii, 184. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-654-5.