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J. Barton and P. J. Groves, eds., The New Testament and the Church: Essays in Honour of John Muddiman.  London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2016.  Pp. xii, 189.  Hb.  £70.  ISBN 978-0-567-66037-4.


R. J. Bauckham, The Bible in the Contemporary World: Exploring Texts and Contexts  -  Then and Now.  London: SPCK, 2016.  Pp. xiv, 178.  Pb.  ISBN 978-0-281-07484-6.


C. Beardsley and M. O’Brien, eds., This Is My Body: Hearing the Theology of Transgender Christians.  London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2016.  Pp. xiv, 224.  Pb.  £14.99.  ISBN 978-0-232-53206-7.


K. A. Bendoraitis and N. K. Gupta, eds., Matthew and Mark across Perspectives: Essays in Honour of Stephen C. Barton and William R. Telford.  London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2016.  Pp. xl, 196.  Hb.  £65.  ISBN 978-0-567-65590-5.


A. S. Bishop, Eucharist Shaping and Hebert’s Liturgy and Society: Church, Mission and Personhood.  Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2016.  Pp. xvi, 160.  Hb.  £95.  ISBN 978-1-4724-6328-9.


D. Butler Bass, Grounded: Finding God in the World: A Spiritual Revolution.  New York: HarperOne, 2015.  Pp. xii, 323.  Hb.  £14.99.  ISBN 978-0-06-232854-0.


M. F. Camroux, Ecumenism in Retreat: How the United Reformed Church Failed to Break the Mould.  Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2016.  Pp. xii, 238.  Pb.  ISBN 978-1-4982-3400-9.


A. M. Chandler, George Bell, Bishop of Chichester: Church, State, and Resistance in the Age of Dictatorship.  Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2016.  Pp. xii, 212.  Pb.  £23.99.  ISBN 978-0-8028-7227-2.


C. E. Curran, Tradition and Church Reform: Perspectives on Catholic Moral Teaching.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2016.  Pp. x, 294.  Pb.  £21.99.  ISBN 978-1-62698-171-3.


P. R. Davies, The History of Ancient Israel: A Guide for the Perplexed.  London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2015.  Pp. xiv, 186.  Pb.  £16.99.  ISBN 978-0-567-65585-1.


A. P. Davison, Amazing Love: Theology for Understanding Discipleship, Sexuality and Mission.  London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2016.  Pp. xii, 113.  £8.99.  ISBN 978-0-232-53265-4.


C. Deacy, Christmas as Religion: Rethinking Santa, the Secular, and the Sacred.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.  Pp. xiv, 223.  Hb.  £30.  ISBN 978-0-19-875456-5.


O. Edgar, Things Seen and Unseen: The Logic of Incarnation in Merleau-Ponty’s Metaphysics of Flesh.  Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2016.  Pp. xii, 263.  Pb.  ISBN 978-1-4982-0261-9.


L. G. Friesen, Transcendent Love: Dostoevsky and the Search for a Global Ethic.  Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2016.  Pp. xiv, 224.  Hb.  $50.  ISBN 978-0-268-02897-8.


P. R. Gooder, Body: Biblical Spirituality for the Whole Person.  London: SPCK, 2016.  Pp. x, 162.  Pb.  ISBN 978-0-281-07100-5.


R. Haight, Spiritual and Religious: Explorations for Seekers.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2016.  Pp. xviii, 203.  Pb.  £16.99.  ISBN 978-1-62698-161-4.


A. E. Harvey, Drawn Three Ways: Memoir of a Ministry, a Profession, and a Marriage.  Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2016.  Pp. x, 182.  Pb.  £16.99.  ISBN 978-0-8028-7332-3.


N. M. Healy, Hauerwas: A (Very) Critical Introduction.  Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2014.  Pp. xii, 142.  Pb.  £16.99.  ISBN 978-0-8028-2599-5.


J.-O. Henriksen and K. O. Sandnes, Jesus as Healer: A Gospel for the Body.  Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2016.  Pp. x, 273.  Pb.  £23.99.  ISBN 978-0-8028-7331-6.


W. A. Hill, Paul and the Trinity: Persons, Relations, and the Pauline Letters.  Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2015.  Pp. xiv, 210.  Pb.  £17.99.  ISBN 978-0-8028-6964-7.


B. E. Hinze, Prophetic Obedience: Ecclesiology for a Dialogical Church.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2016.  Pp. xxiv, 264.  Pb.  £28.99.  ISBN 978-1-62698-167-6.


S. S. Horujy, Practices of the Self and Spiritual Practices: Michel Foucault and the Eastern Christian Discourse, ed. K. Stoeckl, tr. B. Jakim.  Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2015.  Pp. xxvi, 181.  Pb.  £16.99.  ISBN 978-0-8028-7226-5.


C. J. Insole, The Intolerable God: Kant’s Theological Journey.  Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2016.  Pp. x, 176.  Pb.  £19.99.  ISBN 978-0-8028-7305-7.


M. A. Jeeves, ed., The Emergence of Personhood: A Quantum Leap?  Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2015.  Pp. x, 246.  Pb.  £19.99.  ISBN 978-0-8028-7192-3.


K. L. Johnson and D. E. Lauber, eds., T&T Clark Companion to the Doctrine of Sin.  London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2016.  Pp. xiv, 472.  Hb.  £100.  ISBN 978-0-567-45115-6.


E. A. Jones, J. Frederick, J. A. Dunne, E. Lewellen and J. Park, eds., Ecclesia and Ethics: Moral Formation and the Church.  London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2016.  Pp. xiv, 212.  Hb.  £70.  ISBN 978-0-567-66400-6.


S. M. Jones, Celebrating Christian Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Rites for the Christian Journey, Alcuin Liturgy Guides 7.  London: SPCK, 2016.  Pp. xx, 124.  Pb.  £12.99.  ISBN 978-0-281-07537-9.


J. Ö. Jonson, Nathan Söderblom: Called to Serve, tr. N. A. Hjelm.  Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2016.  Pp. xii, 449.  Pb.  £29.99.  ISBN 978-0-8028-7308-8.


K. P. Kinghorn, A Framework for the Good.  Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2016.  Pp. x, 348.  Pb.  $45.  ISBN 978-0-268-03330-9.


G. H. Kreglinger, The Spirituality of Wine.  Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2016.  Pp. xviii, 282.  Pb.  £16.99.  ISBN 978-0-8028-6789-6.


E. Lothes Biviano, Inspired Sustainability: Planting Seeds for Action.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2016.  Pp. xxxiv, 286.  Pb.  £23.99.  ISBN 978-1-62698-163-8.


M. G. Mawson and P. G. Ziegler, eds., Christ, Church and World: New Studies in Bonhoeffer’s Theology and Ethics.  London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2016.  Pp. x, 201.  Hb.  £65.  ISBN 978-0-567-66591-1.


M. Mühling, T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Eschatology, tr. J. Adams-Maßmann and D. A. Gilland.  London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2015.  Pp. xvi, 411.  Pb.  £24.99.  ISBN 978-0-567-63282-1.


E. T. Oakes, A Theology of Grace in Six Controversies.  Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2016.  Pp. xxii, 248.  Pb.  £18.99.  ISBN 978-0-8028-7320-0.


B. J. Pierce, Jesus and the Prodigal Son: The God of Radical Mercy.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2016.  Pp. xviii, 219.  Pb.  £16.99.  ISBN 978-1-62698-174-4.


P. A. Riches, Ecce Homo: On the Divine Unity of Christ.  Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2016.  Pp. xxii, 279.  Pb.  £21.99.  ISBN 978-0-8028-7231-9.


R. Rohr, Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality.  London: SPCK, 2016.  Pp. x, 238.  Pb.  ISBN 978-0-281-07516-4.


D. J. Shepherd, ed., The Silents of Jesus in the Cinema (1897-1927).  New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 2016.  Pp. xii, 292.  Hb.  £85.  ISBN 978-0-415-74169-9.


A. Sloane, Vulnerability and Care: Christian Reflections on the Philosophy of Medicine.  London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2016.  Pp. viii, 211.  Hb.  £65.  ISBN 978-0-567-31677-6.


D. W. Smith, Liberating the Gospel: Translating the Message of Jesus Christ in a Globalised World.  London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2016.  Pp. xiv, 258.  Pb.  £12.99.  ISBN 978-0-232-53233-3.


J. K. A. Smith, How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor.  Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2014.  Pp. xii, 148.  Pb.  £10.99.  ISBN 978-0-8028-6761-2.


J. Sobrino, Archbishop Romero: Memories and Reflections, 2nd edn, tr. R. R. Barr, J. M. Ashley and M. D. Wilde.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2016.  Pp. xii, 243.  Pb.  £16.99.  ISBN 978-1-62698-176-8.


A. P. A. Thatcher, Redeeming Gender.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.  Pp. viii, 225.  Hb.  £25.  ISBN 978-0-19-874475-7.


M. E. Tucker and J. A. Grim, eds., Living Cosmology: Christian Responses to Journey of the Universe.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2016.  Pp. xiv, 338.  Pb.  £19.99.  ISBN 978-1-62698-178-2.


M. H. Turnham, Catholic Faith and Practice in England 1779-1992: The Role of Revivalism and Renewal.  Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2015.  Pp. xii, 222.  Hb.  ISBN 978-1-78327-034-7.


E. C. Walker, Treasure Beneath the Hearth: Myth, Gospel, and Spirituality Today.  Alresford: Christian Alternative Books, 2015.  Pp. xii, 135.  Pb.  £9.99.  ISBN 978-1-78279-679-4.


S. M. B. Wells, How Then Shall We Live?  Christian Engagement with Contemporary Issues.  London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2016.  Pp. xvi, 185.  Pb.  ISBN 978-1-84825-862-4.


S. and M. Westerholm, Reading Sacred Scripture: Voices from the History of Biblical Interpretation.  Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2016.  Pp. x, 470.  Pb.  £26.99.  ISBN 978-0-8028-7229-6.


V. P. White, Purpose and Providence: Taking Soundings in Western Thought, Literature and Theology.  London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2015.  Pp. viii, 176.  Hb.  £65.  ISBN 978-0-567-66342-9.


V. L. Wimbush, ed., Refractions of the Scriptural: Critical Orientation as Transgression.  New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 2016.  Pp. xiv, 160.  Hb.  £85.  ISBN 978-1-138-64366-6.


N. T. Wright, God in Public: How the Bible Speaks Truth to Power Today.  London: SPCK, 2016.  Pp. x, 190.  Pb.  £9.99.  ISBN 978-0-281-07423-5.


T. J. Ziolkowski, Uses and Abuses of Moses: Literary Representations since the Enlightenment.  Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2016.  Pp. xii, 352.  Hb.  $60.  ISBN 978-0-268-04502-9.