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Theology in a Social Context: Sociological Theology, vol. 1
R. M. Gill
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. vi, 240. Pb. £19.99
Theology Shaped by Society: Sociological Theology, vol. 2
R. M. Gill
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. vi, 219. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-1-4094-2597-7
Society Shaped by Theology: Sociological Theology, vol. 3
R. M. Gill
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. viii, 252. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-1-4094-2600-4

Reviewed by Martyn Percy, University of Oxford


Gender, Nation and Religion in European Pilgrimage
W. Jansen and C. Notermans, eds.
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xiv, 232. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-4964-5

Reviewed by Marion Bowman, Open University, Milton Keynes


Intensities: Philosophy, Religion and the Affirmation of Life
K. S. Moody and S. Shakespeare, eds.
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xii, 185. Pb. £19.95. ISBN 978-1-4094-4329-2

Reviewed by Beverley Clack, Oxford Brookes University


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

Reviewed by John Saxbee, Haverfordwest


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

Reviewed by Anthony Freeman, Chichester


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

Reviewed by Deirdre Carabine, Virtual University of Uganda


Hell’s Destruction: An Exploration of Christ’s Descent to the Dead
C. E. Laufer
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. x, 230. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-5194-5

Reviewed by Robin Parry, Wipf and Stock Publishers, Eugene, OR


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

Reviewed by John Inge, Diocese of Worcester


Seeing Beyond Death: Images of the Afterlife in Theology and Film
C. Deacy and U. Vollmer, eds.
Marburg: Schüren Verlag, 2012. Pp. 208. Pb. €19.90.

Reviewed by Robert Ellis, Regent’s Park College, Oxford


Because of Beauvoir: Christianity and the Cultivation of Female Genius
A. E. Jasper
Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012. Pp. x, 178. Hb. £33.50. ISBN 978-160258321-4

Reviewed by Alison Milbank, University of Nottingham


Anglican Women on Church and Mission
P. L. Kwok, J. A. Berling and J. P. Te Paa, eds.
London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2013. Pp. xx, 209. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-193-9

Reviewed by Miranda Threlfall-Holmes, Belmont, Durham


Anglican Theology
M. D. Chapman
London and New York: T. and T. Clark International, 2012. Pp. viii, 269. Pb. £14.99

Reviewed by Alec Ryrie, Durham University


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

Reviewed by Robert B. Slocum, St Catharine College, KY


The Collected Sermons of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
I. Best, ed. tr. D. W. Stott, A. Schmidt-Lange, I. Best, S. A. Moore and C. D. Bergmann
Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Pp. xxvi, 214. Hb. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-8006-9904-8

Reviewed by Andrew Chandler, University of Chichester


My Journal of the Council
Y. M. J. Congar, ed. D. Minns, tr. M. J. Ronayne and M. C. Boulding
Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2012. Pp. lxii, 979. Hb. $69.95. ISBN 978-0-8146-8029-2

Reviewed by Elizabeth Groppe, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH


Wounded Visions: Unity, Justice, and Peace in the World Church after 1968
J. Jonson, tr. N. A. Hjelm
Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013. Pp. x, 192. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6778-0
Sustaining the Hope for Unity: Ecumenical Dialogue in a Postmodern World
E. M. Brigham
Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2012. Pp. vi, 168. Pb. $29.95

Reviewed by Sangwoo Kim, Duke University, Durham, NC


Can a Renewal Movement Be Renewed? Questions for the Future of Ecumenism
M. Kinnamon
Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2014. Pp. viii, 167. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7075-9

Reviewed by Richard Clutterbuck, Edgehill Theological College, Belfast


Jesus and the Religions: Retrieving a Neglected Example for a Multicultural World
B. Robinson
Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2012. Pp. x, 292. Pb. $43
Christians and Jews Building Bridges
M. C. R. Braybrooke
Abingdon: Braybrooke Press, 2013. Pp. 170. Pb. £12.50. ISBN 978-1-291-37948-8.

Reviewed by Alan Race, Lee, London


God, Jews and the Media: Religion and Israel’s Media
Y. Cohen
Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2012. Pp. xiv, 258. Hb. £75. ISBN 978-0-415-47503-7

Reviewed by Jonathan Romain, Maidenhead Synagogue


My Neighbor’s Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation
J. H. Peace, O. N. Rose and G. Mobley, eds.
Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012. Pp. xx, 283. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-1-57075-958-1

Reviewed by Paul Hedges, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


The Tactile Heart: Studies in Blindness and Faith
J. M. Hull
London: SCM Press, 2013. Pp. viii, 152. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-04933-3

Reviewed by Cristina Gangemi, Kairos Forum, Caterham, Surrey


Nourishing the Spirit: The Healing Emotions of Wonder, Joy, Compassion and Hope
J. D. and E. E. Whitehead
Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012. Pp. x, 181. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-001-3

Reviewed by Lorraine Cavanagh, Abergavenny


An Introduction to Christian Ethics: History, Movements, People
H. J. Huebner
Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012. Pp. xvi, 672. Pb. £49.99. ISBN 978-160258063-3

Reviewed by Tyler Atkinson, Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS


Reimagining Discipleship: Loving the Local Community
R. L. Cotton
London: SPCK, 2012. Pp. vi, 150. Pb. ISBN 978-0-281-06719-0

Reviewed by Angus Ritchie, Centre for Theology and Community, East London


Faith and the Future of the Countryside: Pastoral and Theological Perspectives on Rural Sustainability
A. G. C. Smith and J. Hopkinson, eds.
London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2012. Pp. xxvi, 273. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-117-5

Reviewed by John Drane, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA


Worship and Ministry: Shaped towards God
S. Burns
Preston, Australia: Mosaic Press, 2012. Pp. vi, 249. Pb. £24.99. ISBN 978-1-74324-141-7

Reviewed by Jo Spreadbury, Portsmouth Cathedral


The Art of Curating Worship: Reshaping the Role of Worship Leader
M. F. Pierson
London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2012. Pp. xii, 239. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-194-6

Reviewed by Mark Earey, Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham


The Letters of Paul as Rituals of Worship
J. P. Heil
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2012. Pp. viii, 208. Pb. £17.50. ISBN 978-0-227-68007-0
Studying Paul’s Letters: Contemporary Perspectives and Methods
J. A. Marchal, ed.
Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Pp. xiv, 233. Pb. £21.99. ISBN 978-0-8006-9818-8

Reviewed by Michael Lakey, Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford


In the Beginning Were Stories, Not Texts: Story Theology
C. S. Song
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2012. Pp. viii, 172. Pb. £15. ISBN 978-0-227-68023-0

Reviewed by Ruard Ganzevoort, VU University Amsterdam


Words Unspoken: An Invitation to Christian Faith
P. M. Schmiechen
Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2012. Pp. xii, 115. Pb. ISBN 978-1-62032-184-3

Reviewed by Hannah Cleugh, Durham University


Short Reviews


An Introduction to Jean-Yves Lacoste
J. Schrijvers
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. x, 205. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-4158-8

Reviewed by Edmund Newey, Christ Church, Oxford


Ordinary Christology: Who Do You Say I Am? Answers from the Pews
A. Christie
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. x, 214. Hb. £50. ISBN 978-1-4094-2535-9.

Reviewed by Michael Brierley, Worcester Cathedral


Why Religions Work: God’s Place in the World Today
E. Stoneham
Winchester and Washington: Circle Books, 2012. Pp. x, 134. Pb. £9.99. ISBN 978-1-78099-496-3

Reviewed by Jonathan Clatworthy, Liverpool


The Moral Disciple: An Introduction to Christian Ethics
K. A. Van Til
Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. x, 160. Pb. £11.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6675-2

Reviewed by Cathriona Russell, Trinity College, Dublin


Members Are Ministers: The Vocation of All Believers
P. F. Goetting
Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2012. Pp. xxiv, 237. Pb. $29.

Reviewed by Teresa Morgan, University of Oxford