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K. E. Bailey, The Good Shepherd: A Thousand-Year Journey from Psalm 23 to the New Testament. London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. 288. Pb. ISBN 978-0-281-07350-4.


C. R. Baker, T. A. James and J. Reader, A Philosophy of Christian Materialism: Entangled Fidelities and the Public Good. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. x, 209. Hb. £60. ISBN 978-1-4724-2732-8.


E. Bianchi, Lectio Divina: From God's Word to Our Lives, tr. C. Landau. London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. xiv, 106. Pb. ISBN 978-0-281-07334-4.


N. J. Biggar, Between Kin and Cosmopolis: An Ethic of the Nation. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xii, 109. Pb. £17.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17472-2.


J. E. Brush, Citizens of the Broken Compass: Ethical and Religious Disorientation in the Age of Technology. Alresford: iff Books, 2015. Pp. vi, 124. Pb. £9.99. ISBN 978-1-78279-954-2.


A. J. Chalmers, Interpreting the Prophets. London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. xiv, 173. Pb. ISBN 978-0-281-06904-0.


C. M. Date, G. G. Stump and J. W. Anderson, eds., Rethinking Hell: Readings in Evangelical Conditionalism. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xxviii, 337. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-7188-9370-5.


D. J. Davies and A. J. Powell, eds., Sacred Selves, Sacred Settings: Reflecting Hans Mol. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. xii, 182. Hb. £60. ISBN 978-1-4724-2526-3.


J. Eberlin von Günzburg, The Fifteen Confederates, ed. G. L. Dipple. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xii, 193. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-227-17479-1.


R. A. Ellis, The Games People Play: Theology, Religion, and Sport. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. x, 323. Pb. £24. ISBN 978-0-7188-9371-2.


F. Falcone, Milton's Inward Liberty: A Reading of Christian Liberty from the Prose to Paradise Lost. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xvi, 199. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-227-17494-4.


J. R. Farris and C. C. Taliaferro, eds., The Ashgate Research Companion to Theological Anthropology. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. xx, 384. Hb. £90. ISBN 978-1-4724-1093-1.


E. Ferguson, The Early Church at Work and Worship. Volume 2: Catechesis, Baptism, Eschatology, and Martyrdom. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. x, 351. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-227-17490-6.


D. A. Fiensy, Christian Origins and the Ancient Economy. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xiv, 231. Pb. £22.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17476-0.


J. F. Gavin, A Celtic Christology: The Incarnation according to John Scottus Eriugena. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xviii, 160. Pb. £19.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17478-4.


M. J. Gorman, The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant: A (Not-So) New Model of the Atonement. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xii, 277. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-227-17491-3.


M. C. Grey, The Spirit of Peace: Pentecost and Affliction in the Middle East. Durham: Sacristy Press, 2015. Pp. viii, 146. Pb. ISBN 978-1-908381-20-0.


C. J.-B. Hammond, The Sound of the Liturgy: How Words Work in Worship. London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. x, 192. Pb. ISBN 978-0-281-06954-5.


P. Helm, Faith, Form, and Fashion: Classical Reformed Theology and Its Postmodern Critics. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. viii, 278. Pb. £22.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17492-0.


A. E. Hollowell, Power and Purpose: Paul Ramsey and Contemporary Christian Political Theology. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2015. Pp. x, 230. Pb. £18.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7188-6.


G. M. Hooper, An Honest Life: Faithful and Gay. Alresford: Christian Alternative Books, 2015. Pp. x, 147. Pb. £9.99. ISBN 978-1-78279-921-4.


C. G.-M. Joppke, The Secular State Under Siege: Religion and Politics in Europe and America. Cambridge and Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2015. Pp. vi, 236. Pb. £17.99. ISBN 978-0-745665429.


W. Kasper, The Catholic Church: Nature, Reality and Mission. London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2015. Pp. xviii, 463. Pb. £35. ISBN 978-1-4411-8709-3.


A. H. Khan, From Sufism to Ahmadiyya: A Muslim Minority Movement in South Asia. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2015. Pp. xiv, 237. Hb. £34. ISBN 978-0-253-01523-5.


S. T. Kimbrough, The Lyrical Theology of Charles Wesley: A Reader, 2nd edn. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xx, 383. Pb. £27.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9338-5.


R. L. Knetsch, A Darkened Reading: A Reception History of the Book of Isaiah in a Divided Church. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. viii, 264. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-227-17495-1.


L. Li, Popular Religion in Modern China: The New Role of Nuo. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. xii, 296. Hb. £70. ISBN 978-1-4094-3678-2.


R. A. Lightbown and P. M. Sills, eds., Theonomics: Reconnecting Economics with Virtue and Integrity. Durham: Sacristy Press, 2014. Pp. xxii, 154. Pb. ISBN 978-1-908381-18-7.


A. E. McGrath, The Spirit of Grace, Christian Belief for Everyone 4. London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. x, 115. Pb. ISBN 978-0-281-06839-5.


C. D. Miller, The Practice of the Body of Christ: Human Agency in Pauline Theology after MacIntyre. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. viii, 218. Pb. £17.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17460-9.


B. G. McNair Scott, Apostles Today: Making Sense of Contemporary Charismatic Apostolates: A Historical and Theological Appraisal. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xviii, 254. Pb. £22.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9355-2.


R. Orlando, Apostle Paul: A Polite Bribe. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015. Pp. xxiv, 174. Pb. £15. ISBN 978-0-227-17510-1.


J. N. Oswalt, The Holy One of Israel: Studies in the Book of Isaiah. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xii, 161. Pb. £22.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17483-8.


R. Payne, A Different Way: A Human Approach to the Divine. Alresford: Christian Alternative Books, 2015. Pp. viii, 374. Pb. £17.99. ISBN 978-1-78279-878-1.


N. Pimlott, Embracing the Passion: Christian Youth Work and Politics. London: SCM Press, 2015. Pp. x, 208. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-05311-8.


J. G. Romaine and L. H. Stratford, eds., ReVisioning: Critical Methods of Seeing Christianity in the History of Art. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xx, 356. Pb. £35. ISBN 978-0-7188-9336-1.


S. Sanford Beck, Christian Animism. Alresford: Christian Alternative Books, 2015. Pp. viii, 51. Pb. £7.99. ISBN 978-1-78279-965-8.


H. von Sass and E. E. Hall, eds., Groundless Gods: The Theological Prospects of Post-Metaphysical Thought. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xii, 314. Pb. £24. ISBN 978-0-227-17498-2.


J. T. Searle, The Scarlet Woman and the Red Hand: Evangelical Apocalyptic Belief in the Northern Ireland Troubles. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xviii, 256. Pb. £19.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9372-9.


J. T. M. Sentamu, ed., On Rock or Sand? Firm Foundations for Britain's Future. London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. xiv, 258. Pb. ISBN 978-0-281-07174-6.


J. M. Shaw, Illusions of Freedom: Thomas Merton and Jacques Ellul on Technology and the Human Condition. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xii, 193. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-7188-9362-0.


A. P. Shepherd, The Gift of the Other: Levinas, Derrida, and a Theology of Hospitality. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. x, 264. Pb. £22.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17484-5.


S. Sorensen, The Collar: Reading Christian Ministry in Fiction, Television, and Film. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. x, 306. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-7188-9364-4.


P. J. H. Smith, Online Mission and Ministry: A Theological and Practical Guide. London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. x, 130. Pb. ISBN 978-0-281-07151-7.


R. P. Suksod-Barger, Religious Influences in Thai Female Education (1889-1931). Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. viii, 147. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-227-17486-9.


A. Thatcher, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 719. Hb. ISBN 978-0-19-966415-3.


C. Tilling, ed., Beyond Old and New Perspectives on Paul: Reflections on the Work of Douglas Campbell. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xiv, 341. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-227-17463-0.


A. M. Vincent, Making Memory: Jewish and Christian Explorations in Monument, Narrative, and Liturgy. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xii, 194. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-227-17431-9.


D. E. Wagner and W. T. Davis, eds., Zionism and the Quest for Justice in the Holy Land. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xxiv, 250. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-7188-9365-1.


H. Walton, Writing Methods in Theological Reflection. London: SCM Press, 2014. Pp. xxxiv, 199. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-05185-5.


J. H. Wansbrough, Introducing the New Testament. London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2015. Pp. xii, 406. Pb. ISBN 978-0-567-65668-1.


N. J. Watson and A. Parker, eds., Sports, Religion and Disability. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2015. Pp. xviii, 238. Hb. £90. ISBN 978-0-415-71415-0.


P. J. Whitworth, Gospel for the Outsider: The Gospel in Luke and Acts. Durham: Sacristy Press, 2014. Pp. viii, 151. Pb. ISBN 978-1-908381-24-8.


N. T. Wright, Simply Good News: Why the Gospel Is News and What Makes It Good. London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. x, 189. Pb. ISBN 978-0-281-07303-0.


J. S. Yuille, Looking unto Jesus: The Christ-Centered Piety of Seventeenth-Century Baptists. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xxii, 96. Pb. £17.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9326-2.