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

Review by Adrian Thatcher, University of Exeter


From Creation to New Creation: Biblical Theology and Exegesis
D. M. Gurtner and B. L. Gladd, eds.
Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2013. Pp. xxvi, 339. Hb.
£32.99. ISBN 978-1-59856-837-0.

Review by Alan Le Grys, University of Kent


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

Review by Susan Docherty, Newman University, Birmingham


Gospel for the Outsider: The Gospel in Luke and Acts
P. J. Whitworth
Durham: Sacristy Press, 2014. Pp. viii, 151. Pb.
£32.99.ISBN 978-1-908381-24-8.

Review by Matthew L. Skinner, Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, MN


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

Review by Michael Lakey, Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford


Rethinking Constantine: History, Theology, and Legacy.
E. L. Smither, ed.
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. x, 167. Pb.
£16.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17462-3.

Review by Mark Edwards, University of Oxford


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

Review by Claire Hein Blanton, University of Aberdeen


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

Review by Theo Hobson, Harlesden, London


Confessing the Faith Yesterday and Today: Essays Reformed, Dissenting, and Catholic
A. P. F. Sell
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2013. Pp. xii, 305. Pb.
£24. ISBN 978-0-227-17419-7.

Review by David Peel, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland


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

Review by Alan Sell, Universities of Chester, and of Wales, Trinity St David


Reading Auschwitz with Barth: The Holocaust as Problem and Promise for Barthian Theology
M. R. Lindsay
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xvi, 185. Pb.
£16.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17471-5.

Review by Ashley Cocksworth, Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham


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

Review by Keith Hebden, Mansfield


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

Review by Graeme Smith, University of Chichester


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

Review by Fiona Gardner, Bath


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

Review by Cory Brock, University of Edinburgh


Scepticism, Relativism, and Religious Knowledge: A Kierkegaardian Perspective Informed by Wittgenstein’s Philosophy
M. G. Harvey
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xx, 195. Pb.
£20. ISBN 978-0-227-17425-8.
Thinking the Faith with Passion: Selected Essays
P. L. Holmer, ed. D. J. Gouwens and L. C. Barrett.
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2013. Pp. xx, 354. Pb.
£25. ISBN 978-0-227-17412-8.
Communicating the Faith Indirectly: Selected Sermons, Addresses, and Prayers
P. L. Holmer, ed. D. J. Gouwens and L. C. Barrett.
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2013. Pp. xx, 178. Pb.
£17.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17411-1.

Reviews by John Saxbee, Haverfordwest


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

Review by Martyn Percy, University of Oxford


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

Review by Gladys Ganiel, Queen’s University, Belfast


Short Reviews

The Pre-Scientific Bible: A Study of Cultural Influences on the Biblical Writers, and How These Affect Our Reading of the Bible Today
P. J. Colyer
Alresford: Circle Books, 2013. Pp. x, 215. Pb.
£12.99. ISBN 978-1-78099-914-2.

Review by Michael Fuller, University of Edinburgh


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

Review by Tom Scott, University of St Andrews


Waiting on the Spirit of Promise: The Life and Theology of Suffering of Abraham Cheare
B. L. Hanson
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xii, 103. Pb.
£17.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17480-7.
Looking unto Jesus: The Christ-Centered Piety of Seventeenth-Century Baptists
J. S. Yuille
Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xxii, 96. Pb.
£17.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9326-2.

Reviews by Rachel Adcock, Keele University


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

Review by Michael Brierley, Worcester Cathedral