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D. Albera and P. J. K. Eade, eds., International Perspectives on Pilgrimage Studies: Itineraries, Gaps and Obstacles. New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 2015. Pp. xii, 213. Hb. £85. ISBN 978-1-138-84035-5.


B. R. Ambros, Women in Japanese Religions. New York and London: New York University Press, 2015. Pp. x, 237. Pb. £11.99. ISBN 978-1-4798-8406-3.


A. C. Atherstone and J. G. Maiden, eds., Evangelicalism and the Church of England in the Twentieth Century: Reform, Resistance and Renewal, Studies in Modern British Religious History 31. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2014. Pp. x, 325. Hb. £60. ISBN 978-1-84383-911-8.


B. Bingaman, All Things New: The Trinitarian Nature of the Human Calling in Maximus the Confessor and Jürgen Moltmann. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015. Pp. xvi, 194. Pb. £17.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17515-6.


A. L. Blazer, Playing for God: Evangelical Women and the Unintended Consequences of Sports Ministry. New York and London: New York University Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 233. Pb. £18.99. ISBN 978-1-4798-1813-6.


D. Boscaljon, ed., Hope and the Longing for Utopia: Futures and Illusions in Theology and Narrative. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015. Pp. xx, 239. Pb. £18. ISBN 978-0-227-17505-7.


B. A. Bosserman, The Trinity and the Vindication of Christian Paradox: An Interpretation and Refinement of the Theological Apologetic of Cornelius Van Til. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015. Pp. xxiv, 267. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-227-17506-4.


S. M. Brettmann, Theories of Justice: A Dialogue with Karol Wojtyla and Karl Barth. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015. Pp. xviii, 223. Pb. £18.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17516-3.


B. R. Brock, Captive to Christ, Open to the World: On Doing Christian Ethics in Public, ed. K. R. Oakes. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2015. Pp. xvi, 143. Pb. £17.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9377-4.


G. Buxton, An Uncertain Certainty: Snapshots in a Journey from ‘Either-Or’ to ‘Both-And’ in Christian Ministry. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2015. Pp. xviii, 235. Pb. £18. ISBN 978-0-7188-9395-8.


J. P. Caperon, A Vital Ministry: Chaplaincy in Schools in the Post-Christian Era. London: SCM Press, 2015. Pp. xiv, 152. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-05219-7.


D. E. Capps, The Resourceful Self: And a Little Child Shall Lead Them. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2015. Pp. xiv, 203. Pb. £16.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9390-3.


D. E. Capps, Still Growing: The Creative Self in Older Adulthood. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2015. Pp. xviii, 190. Pb. £16.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9391-0.


C. C. Davis, M. J. P. Pound and C. S. Crockett, eds., Theology after Lacan: The Passion for the Real. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015. Pp. viii, 286. Pb. £22.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17470-8.


A. F. Day and M. Lövheim, eds., Modernities, Memory and Mutations: Grace Davie and the Study of Religion. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. xvi, 255. Hb. £65. ISBN 978-1-4724-3617-7.


C. E. Deane-Drummond, S. Bergmann and B. Szerszynski, eds., Technofutures, Nature and the Sacred: Transdisciplinary Perspectives. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. xvi, 289. Hb. £65. ISBN 978-1-4724-4410-3.


K. L. Dearborn, Drinking from the Wells of New Creation: The Holy Spirit and the Imagination in Reconciliation. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015. Pp. x, 159. Pb. £17.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17499-9.


A. Dillen, ed., Soft Shepherd or Almighty Pastor? Power and Pastoral Care. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015. Pp. xx, 200. Pb. £16.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17522-4.


A. F. Droogers, Religion at Play: A Manifesto. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2015. Pp. x, 175. Pb. £15. ISBN 978-0-7188-9396-5.


F. C. Dyer, Who Are We to Judge? Empathy and Discernment in a Critical Age. London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. xii, 132. Pb. £9.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07248-4.


E. Filby, God and Mrs Thatcher: The Battle for Britain’s Soul. London: Biteback Publishing, 2015. Pp. xxiv, 407. Hb. £20. ISBN 978-1849547857.


A. Francis, What in God’s Name Are You Eating? How Can Christians Live and Eat Responsibly in Today’s Global Village? Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2015. Pp. viii, 157. Pb. £17.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9381-1.


G. Giordan and L. Woodhead, eds., A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. xiv, 239. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-1-4094-5585-1.


D. J. Goodhew, ed., Towards a Theology of Church Growth. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. xii, 248. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-1-4724-1400-7.


M. Grebe, Election, Atonement, and the Holy Spirit: Through and Beyond Barth’s Theological Interpretation of Scripture. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015. Pp. xxii, 289. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-227-17517-0.


L. A. Green, Blessed Are the Poor? Urban Poverty and the Church. London: SCM Press, 2015. Pp. xviii, 218. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-05365-1.


S. E. Gregg and L. Scholefield, Engaging with Living Religion: A Guide to Fieldwork in the Study of Religion. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2015. Pp. x, 180. Pb. £29.99. ISBN 978-0-415-53448-2.


C.-H. Grenholm and G. Gunner, eds., Justification in a Post-Christian Society. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015. Pp. xii, 258. Pb. £18.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17523-1.


C.-H. Grenholm and G. Gunner, eds., Lutheran Identity and Political Theology. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015. Pp. xii, 241. Pb. £18.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17524-8.


M. L. Grundy, Multi-Congregation Ministry: Theology and Practice in a Changing Church. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2015. Pp. x, 165. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-791-7.


R. T. Hakola, Reconsidering Johannine Christianity: A Social Identity Approach. New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 2015. Pp. xii, 175. Hb. £85. ISBN 978-1-138-91023-2.


J. W. Hart, Encountering ETI: Aliens in Avatar and the Americas. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2015. Pp. x, 296. Pb. £21. ISBN 978-0-7188-9397-2.


R. B. Hays, Reading Backwards: Figural Christology and the Fourfold Gospel Witness. London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. xxii, 155. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07408-2.


E. Hessamfar, In the Fellowship of His Suffering: A Theological Interpretation of Mental Illness - A Focus on ‘Schizophrenia’. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 375. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-7188-9382-8.


M. A. Higton and J. Fodor, eds., The Routledge Companion to the Practice of Christian Theology. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2015. Pp. xii, 450. Hb. £140. ISBN 978-0-415-61736-9.


E. A. Hoare, Using the Bible in Spiritual Direction. London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. xii, 156. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07220-0.


F. S. Houston, You Shall Love the Stranger as Yourself: The Bible, Refugees, and Asylum. New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 2015. Pp. xii, 201. Pb. £24.99. ISBN 978-1-138-85931-9.


P. O. Ingram, Living without a Why: Mysticism, Pluralism, and the Way of Grace. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015. Pp. xii, 124. Pb. £15. ISBN 978-0-227-17526-2.


R. W. Jackson, What Makes Churches Grow? Vision and Practice in Effective Mission. London: Church House Publishing, 2015. Pp. xvi, 299. Pb. ISBN 978-0-7151-4474-9.


A. J. P. Kenny, Christianity in Review: A History of the Faith in Fifty Books. London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2015. Pp. viii, 295. Hb. £14.99. ISBN 978-0-232-53172-5.


P. R. Laughlin, Jesus and the Cross: Necessity, Meaning, and Atonement. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015. Pp. xvi, 270. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-227-17496-8.


N. Lefler, Theologizing Friendship: How Amicitia in the Thought of Aelred and Aquinas Inscribes the Scholastic Turn. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015. Pp. xvi, 178. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-227-17481-4.


J. C. Lyden and E. M. Mazur, eds., The Routledge Companion to Religion and Popular Culture. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2015. Pp. xviii, 583. Hb. £140. ISBN 978-0-415-63866-1.


R. S. Machuga, Three Theological Mistakes: How to Correct Enlightenment Assumptions about God, Miracles, and Free Will. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015. Pp. xvi, 275. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-227-17528-6.


J. W. Menzies, True Myth: C. S. Lewis and Joseph Campbell on the Veracity of Christianity. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2015. Pp. x, 258. Pb. £22.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9376-7.


R. Moore, Women in Christian Traditions. New York and London: New York University Press, 2015. Pp. x, 209. Pb. £11.99. ISBN 978-1-4798-2175-4.


M. S. Northcott, Place, Ecology and the Sacred: The Moral Geography of Sustainable Communities. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. Pp. viii, 233. Pb. £22.99. ISBN 978-1-4411-3406-6.


A. C. Plantinga, Knowledge and Christian Belief. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2015. Pp. xii, 129. Pb. £17.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7204-3.


B. A. Pugh, Atonement Theories: A Way through the Maze. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015. Pp. xiv, 190. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-227-17500-2.


M. A. Rae, Christian Theology: The Basics. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2015. Pp. x, 178. Pb. £15.99. ISBN 978-0-415-81494-2.


R. D. Sawtell, Under One Roof: The Story of a Christian Community. London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2015. Pp. x, 146. Pb. £8.99. ISBN 978-0-232-53173-2.


G. J. Simons and D. Westerlund, eds., Religion, Politics and Nation-Building in Post-Communist Countries. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. xiv, 220. Hb. £65. ISBN 978-1-4724-4969-6.


R. B. Slocum, The Anglican Imagination: Portraits and Sketches of Modern Anglican Theologians. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. xvi, 177. Hb. £60. ISBN 978-1-4724-4735-7.


K. M. Storer, Reading Scripture to Hear God: Kevin Vanhoozer and Henri de Lubac on God’s Use of Scripture in the Economy of Redemption. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015. Pp. xxiv, 161. Pb. £15. ISBN 978-0-227-17531-6.


A. D. Swafford, Nature and Grace: A New Approach to Thomistic Ressourcement. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015. Pp. xiv, 205. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-227-17502-6.


B. B. Taylor, Speaking of Sin: The Lost Language of Salvation. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2015. Pp. x, 73. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-797-9.


P. G. Tyson, Returning to Reality: Christian Platonism for Our Times. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2015. Pp. x, 218. Pb. £17.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9385-9.


L. L. Vance, Women in New Religions. New York and London: New York University Press, 2015. Pp. x, 189. Pb. £11.99. ISBN 978-1-4798-1602-6.


W. Vander Lugt and T. A. Hart, eds., Theatrical Theology: Explorations in Performing the Faith. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2015. Pp. xviii, 278. Pb. £21. ISBN 978-0-7188-9384-2.


M. J. Volland, The Minister as Entrepreneur: Leading and Growing the Church in an Age of Rapid Change. London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. vi, 149. Pb. ISBN 978-0-281-07182-1.


K. J. Wardley, Praying to a French God: The Theology of Jean-Yves Lacoste. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. Pp. xii, 246. Hb. £60. ISBN 978-1-4724-2865-3.


J. D. Weaver, ed., John Howard Yoder: Radical Theologian. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2015. Pp. xvi, 419. Pb. £27.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9394-1.


P. J. Webster, Archbishop Ramsey: The Shape of the Church. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. xii, 255. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-7546-6596-0.


D. R. Wright and K. J. White, eds., The Logic of the Spirit in Human Thought and Experience: Exploring the Vision of James E. Loder Jr. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2015. Pp. xxvi, 357. Pb. £27.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9378-1.


N. T. Wright, The Challenge of Jesus, 2nd edn. London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. xii, 163. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07386-3.


A. Yong, The Dialogical Spirit: Christian Reason and Theological Method in the Third Millennium. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015. Pp. xvi, 336. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-227-17520-0.


F. K. Young, Inferior Office? A History of Deacons in the Church of England. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015. Pp. xxxviii, 179. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-227-17488-3.