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R. W. F. Beaken, The Church of England and the Home Front 1914-1918: Civilians, Soldiers and Religion in Wartime Colchester. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2015. Pp. xvi, 272. Hb. £30. ISBN 978-1-78327-051-4.


D. L. Bock, Mark, New Cambridge Bible Commentary. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Pp. xiv, 424. Pb. £24.99. ISBN 978-1-107-67767-8.


J. N. A. Bradbury, Practical Theology and Pierre-André Liégé: Radical Dominican and Vatican II Pioneer. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. xvi, 249. Hb. £65. ISBN 978-1-4724-1870-8.


C. E. Brewster, Stress and Coping Strategies Among Rural Clergy: A Quantitative Survey. Lewiston, NY, and Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press, 2015. Pp. xviii, 253. Pb. ISBN 978-1-4955-0334-4.


F. Bugliani Knox and J. F. Took, eds., Poetry and Prayer: The Power of the Word II. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. xii, 249. Hb. £65. ISBN 978-1-4724-2621-5.


M. Carter, Dying to Live: A Theological and Practical Workbook on Death, Dying and Bereavement. London: SCM Press, 2014. Pp. xii, 212. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-05240-1.


M. J. Cartledge, The Mediation of the Spirit: Interventions in Practical Theology. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2015. Pp. xvi, 174. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6955-5.


S. Cornwall, Intersex, Theology, and the Bible: Troubling Bodies in Church, Text, and Society. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Pp. x, 241. Hb. £63. ISBN 978-1-137-36615-3.


J. D. Crossan, Jesus and the Violence of Scripture: How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian. London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. viii, 263. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07420-4.


L. D. Culliford, Much Ado about Something: A Vision of Christian Maturity. London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. xii, 238. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07362-7.


P. A. Cunningham, Seeking Shalom: The Journey to Right Relationship between Catholics and Jews. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2015. Pp. xiv, 268. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7209-8.


M. G. D’Ambrosio, Who Were the Church Fathers? From Clement of Rome to Gregory the Great. London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. xvi, 304. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07412-9.


F. C. E. Ellis, God, Value, and Nature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Pp. x, 220. Hb. ISBN 978-0-19-871412-5.


D. F. Erdozain, The Soul of Doubt: The Religious Roots of Unbelief from Luther to Marx. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. xvi, 320. Hb. £22.99. ISBN 978-0-19-984461-6.


W. J. S. Farris, Theological Times: An Autobiographical Review. Victoria, BC: Mosa Press, 2015. Pp. xii, 140. Hb. ISBN 978-0-9947721-0-7.


A. P. R. Gregory, Science Fiction Theology: Beauty and the Transformation of the Sublime. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2015. Pp. x, 318. Hb. ISBN 978-1-60258-460-0.


J. T. O. Hjelm, ed., Is God Back? Reconsidering the New Visibility of Religion. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. Pp. xii, 279. Pb. £21.99. ISBN 978-1-4725-2666-3.


P. J. Howson, Padre, Prisoner and Pen-Pusher: The World War One Experiences of the Reverend Benjamin O’Rorke. Solihull: Helion and Co., 2015. Pp. 163. Hb. ISBN 978-1-910294-70-3.


A. J. Hughes, Oliver Quick and the Quest for a Christian Metaphysic. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. x, 226. Hb. £60. ISBN 978-1-4724-5250-4.


A. Louth, Modern Orthodox Thinkers: From the Philokalia to the Present. London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. xvi, 382. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-281-07127-2.


A. E. McGrath, The Christian Life and Hope. London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. x, 118. Pb. £8.99. ISBN 978-0-281-06841-8.


C. M. Methuen, A. P. Spicer and J. R. Wolffe, eds., Christianity and Religious Plurality, Studies in Church History 51. Woodbridge and Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, 2015. Pp. xxiv, 454. Hb. £45. ISBN 978-0-9546810-3-6.


K. S. Moody, Radical Theology and Emerging Christianity: Deconstruction, Materialism and Religious Practices. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. xiv, 271. Hb. £65. ISBN 978-1-4094-5591-2.


E. Palombi, The Trial of Jesus: Victim of Bigotry and Cowardice. Beaconsfield: Beaconsfield Publishers, 2015. Pp. xii, 67. Pb. £10. ISBN 978-0-906584-68-2.


L. M. Parker, Shellshocked Prophets: Former Anglican Army Chaplains in Interwar Britain, Wolverhampton Military Studies 6. Solihull: Helion and Co., 2015. Pp. 249. Hb. ISBN 978-1-909982-25-3.


I. W. Provan, Discovering Genesis: Content, Interpretation, Reception. London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. x, 214. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07085-5.


R. Re Manning, ed., Retrieving the Radical Tillich: His Legacy and Contemporary Importance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Pp. x, 274. Hb. £60. ISBN 978-1-137-38083-8.


P. H. Samway, ed., The Letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2015. Pp. x, 397. Pb. $29. ISBN 978-0-268-01786-6.


R. Sandberg, ed., Religion and Legal Pluralism. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. xviii, 282. Hb. £70. ISBN 978-1-4094-5584-4.


J. Sandys and W. Henley, God and Churchill: How the Great Leader’s Sense of Divine Destiny Changed His Troubled World and Offers Hope for Ours. London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. xxx, 268. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07527-0.


L. A. Schumacher, Rationality as Virtue: Towards a Theological Philosophy. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. xii, 230. Hb. £65. ISBN 978-1-4724-4265-9.


M. L. Skinner, Intrusive God, Disruptive Gospel: Encountering the Divine in the Book of Acts. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2015. Pp. xviii, 189. Pb. $16.99. ISBN 978-1-58743-375-7.


E. Storkey, Scars Across Humanity: Understanding and Overcoming Violence Against Women. London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. 320. Pb. £9.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07508-9.


C. J. Swift, M. R. Cobb and A. J. Todd, eds., A Handbook of Chaplaincy Studies: Understanding Spiritual Care in Public Places. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. xxii, 342. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-1-4724-3406-7.


S. J. Taylor, How to Read the Bible (Without Switching Off Your Brain). London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. xiv, 130. Pb. £9.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07380-1.


A. C. Thiselton, Systematic Theology. London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. xiv, 453. Pb. ISBN 978-0-281-07330-6.


M. R. Vasey-Saunders, The Scandal of Evangelicals and Homosexuality: English Evangelical Texts, 1960-2010. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. x, 248. Hb. £60. ISBN 978-1-4724-5728-8.


A. G. Walker, Notes from a Wayward Son: A Miscellany, ed. A. D. Kinsey. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2015. Pp. xviii, 322. Pb. ISBN 978-1-62564-161-8.


J. S. K. Ward, Christ and the Cosmos: A Reformulation of Trinitarian Doctrine. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Pp. xviii, 271. Pb. £18.99. ISBN 978-1-107-53181-9.


N. T. Wright, Paul and His Recent Interpreters: Some Contemporary Debates. London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. xxiv, 379. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-281-06758-9.


F. Zürcher, Idolatry of Blood: Religion for a Post-Modern World. Bloomington, IN: Trafford Publishing, 2015. Pp. xiv, 352. Pb. ISBN 978-1-4907-5380-5.