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Reinventing Liberal Christianity
T. Hobson
Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013. Pp. viii, 332. Hb.
£19.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6840-4.

Reviewed by Keith Ward, Heythrop College, London.


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

Reviewed by Robin Gill, University of Kent


Social Identities Between the Sacred and the Secular
A. F. Day, G. L. Vincett and C. R. Cotter, eds
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xviii, 237. Hb.
£55. ISBN 978-1-4094-5677-3.

Reviewed by Marta Trzebiatowska, University of Aberdeen


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

Reviewed by John Reader, Ironstone Benefice, William Temple Foundation and University of Worcester


The Apologetics of Joy: A Case for the Existence of God from C. S. Lewis’s Argument from Desire
J. Puckett
Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2013. Pp. xx, 160. Pb.
£16. ISBN 978-0-7188-9311-8

Reviewed by Fiona Ellis, Heythrop College, London


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

Reviewed by Kevin Mills, University of South Wales


The Heart of Biblical Theology: Providence Experienced
M. W. Elliott
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. viii, 187. Hb.
£55. ISBN 978-1-4094-4043-7

Reviewed by Richard S. Briggs, Cranmer Hall, St John’s College, Durham


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

Reviewed by Stephen Finlan, Warwick, RI


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

Reviewed by Susannah Ticciati, King’s College, London 


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

Reviewed by Lorraine Cavanagh, Abergavenny


God Matters
P. and C. Vardy
London: SCM Press, 2013. Pp. xii, 287. Pb.
£10.99 ISBN 978-0-334-04392-8

Reviewed by Hugh Rock, Twyford, Berkshire


God Needs Salvation: A New Vision of God for the Twenty-First Century.
H. Rock
Alresford: Christian Alternative, 2014. Pp. viii, 458. Pb.
£19.99. ISBN 978-1-78279-399-1

Reviewed by Michael Brierley, Worcester Cathedral


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

Reviewed by David Grumett, University of Edinburgh


Visions of Hope: Emerging Theologians and the Future of the Church
K. J. Ahern, ed.
Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. x, 261. Pb.
£26.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-016-7

Reviewed by Gavin D’Costa, University of Bristol


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

Reviewed by Jeremy Worthen, Council for Christian Unity, London


In the Company of the Poor: Conversations with Dr. Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez
M. Griffin and J. W. Block, eds.
Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. xvi, 206. Pb.
£16.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-050-1

Reviewed by Séverine Deneulin, University of Bath 


William Stringfellow: Essential Writings
B. Wylie-Kellermann, ed.
Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. xviii, 234. Pb.
£14.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-049-5.

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


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

Reviewed by Graeme Smith, University of Chichester


The Preaching Life
B. B. Taylor
London: Canterbury Press, 2013. Pp. xii, 180. Pb.
£12.99. ISBN 978-1-84825-318-6

Reviewed by Sue Jones, Diocese of Derby 


Mothering as a Metaphor for Ministry
E. M. Percy
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. Pp. x, 174. Hb.
£45. ISBN 978-1-4094-6691-8

Reviewed by Ali Green, Bradford-on-Avon 


Short Reviews


Christianity in a Nutshell
L. Boff, tr. P. Berryman
Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. x, 122. Pb.
£11.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-030-3
Christianity: The Explorer’s Guide
M. C. R. Braybrooke
Abingdon: Braybrooke Press, 2013. Pp. 300. Pb.
£15. ISBN 978-1-291-55714-5
Christianity: A Very Short Introduction, 2nd edn
L. Woodhead
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Pp. xiv, 130. Pb.
£7.99. ISBN 978-0-19-968774-9

Reviewed by Adrian Alker, Progressive Christianity Network Britain, Newnham, Gloucestershire


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

Reviewed by Paul Badham, University of Wales, Trinity St David


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

Reviewed by Graham Harvey, Open University, Milton Keynes