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W. J. Abraham, Among the Ashes: On Death, Grief, and Hope. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. xiv, 113. Hb. £12.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7528-0.


J. L. Alberg, ed., Apocalypse Deferred: Girard and Japan. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017. Pp. x, 274. Hb. $50. ISBN 978-0-268-10016-2.


S. A. Bell, Faith in Conflict: The Impact of the Great War on the Faith of the People of Britain. Solihull: Helion and Co., 2017. Pp. 240. Hb. £25. ISBN 978-1-911512-67-7.


M. F. Bird, Jesus the Eternal Son: Answering Adoptionist Christology. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. xvi, 155. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7506-8.


M. J. Borg, Days of Awe and Wonder: How to Be a Christian in the Twenty-First Century. London: SPCK, 2017. Pp. xvi, 271. Pb. ISBN 978-0-281-07825-7.


M. W. Brierley and G. A. Byrne, eds., Life after Tragedy: Essays on Faith and the First World War Evoked by Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2017. Pp. xxiv, 254. Pb. $31. ISBN 978-1-5326-0226-9.


D. J. Brouwer, How to Become a Multicultural Church. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. xii, 177. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7393-4.


S. L. Brown and F. J. Moloney, Interpreting the Gospel and Letters of John: An Introduction. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. xvi, 355. Pb. £29.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7338-5.


K. A. Cahalan and B. J. Miller-McLemore, eds., Calling All Years Good: Christian Vocation throughout Life’s Seasons. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. vi, 238. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7424-5.


A. J. Carroll and R. J. Norman, eds., Religion and Atheism: Beyond the Divide. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2017. Pp. xviii, 260. Pb. £26.99. ISBN 978-1-138-89191-3.


J. C. Cavadini and D. M. Peters, eds., Mary on the Eve of the Second Vatican Council. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017. Pp. xii, 355. Hb. $50. ISBN 978-0-268-10158-9.


Y. S. L. Chan, J. F. Keenan and R. Zacharias, eds., The Bible and Catholic Theological Ethics. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xii, 299. Pb. £37.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-218-5.


P. S. Chung, Postcolonial Public Theology: Faith, Scientific Rationality, and Prophetic Dialogue. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2017. Pp. xvi, 234. Pb. £21. ISBN 978-0-227-17576-7.


K. W. Clements, Look Back in Hope: An Ecumenical Life. Eugene, OR: Resource Publications, 2017. Pp. xxii, 423. Pb. ISBN 978-1-5326-1855-0.


A. J. W. Copson, Secularism: Politics, Religion, and Freedom. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. Pp. x, 153. Hb. £12.99. ISBN 978-0-19-880913-5.


J. C. Davis, Forbearance: A Theological Ethic for a Disagreeable Church. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. xiv, 226. Pb. £20.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7510-5.


K. J. Eyeons, The Theology of Everything: Renaissance Man Joins the 21st Century. Cambridge: Ellis and Maultby, 2017. Pp. viii, 237. Pb. £7.99. ISBN 978-1-9997631-1-4.


B. P. Flanagan and J. M. Vento, eds., Liturgy and Power, Annual Publication of the College Theology Society 62. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xvi, 208. Pb. £31.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-217-8.


P. A. Florensky, Early Religious Writings, 1903–1909, tr. B. Jakim. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. xiv, 228. Pb. £23.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7495-5.


R. L. Gallagher and P. A. Hertig, eds., Contemporary Mission Theology: Engaging the Nations: Essays in Honor of Charles E. Van Engen. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xxxii, 307. Pb. £34.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-211-6.


L. S. Graybill, Religion, Tradition, and Restorative Justice in Sierra Leone. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017. Pp. xvi, 307. Hb. $45. ISBN 978-0-268-10189-3.


N. L. Gross, Women’s Voices and the Practice of Preaching. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. xxiv, 158. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7322-4.


H. S. Gustafson, Finding All Things in God: Pansacramentalism and Doing Theology Interreligiously. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2017. Pp. xvi, 339. Pb. £30. ISBN 978-0-7188-9490-0.


M. Harding and A. M. Nobbs, eds., Into All the World: Emergent Christianity in Its Jewish and Greco-Roman Context. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. xxii, 403. Pb. £45.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7515-0.


R. A. Higginson and K. P. N. Robertshaw, A Voice to Be Heard: Christian Entrepreneurs Living Out Their Faith. London: Inter-Varsity Press, 2017. Pp. xvi, 212. Pb. £9.99. ISBN 978-1-78359-565-5.


A. S. Holmes, The Church of England and Divorce in the Twentieth Century: Legalism and Grace. New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 2017. Pp. x, 195. Hb. £110. ISBN 978-1-848-93617-1.


D. T. Irvin, ed., The Protestant Reformation and World Christianity: Global Perspectives. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. xiv, 189. Pb. £32.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7304-0.


J. W. Jipp, Saved by Faith and Hospitality. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. xiv, 206. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7505-1.


U. M. King, Christ in All Things: Exploring Spirituality with Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, 2nd edn. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2016. Pp. xxii, 234. Pb. £21.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-190-4.


J. E. Kirby, Historians and the Church of England: Religion and Historical Scholarship, 1870–1920. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. xii, 257. Hb. ISBN 978-0-19-876815-9.


M. J. Kruger, Christianity at the Crossroads: How the Second Century Shaped the Future of the Church. London: SPCK, 2017. Pp. xii, 256. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07131-9.


E. J. Kyle, Spiritual Being and Becoming: Western Christian and Modern Scientific Views of Human Nature for Spiritual Formation. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2017. Pp. xvi, 296. Pb. £27.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9491-7.


D. A. Lee, The Gospels Speak: Addressing Life’s Questions. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2017. Pp. xxvi, 157. Pb. £23.99. ISBN 978-0-8091-5324-4.


R. Mann, Fierce Imaginings: The Great War, Ritual, Memory and God. London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2017. Pp. xii, 177. Pb. ISBN 978-0-232-53278-4.


P. Marshall, Invisible Worlds: Death, Religion and the Supernatural in England, 1500–1700. London: SPCK, 2017. Pp. viii, 260. Pb. £17.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07522-5.


V. Moffatt, ed., Reclaiming the Common Good: How Christians Can Help Re-build Our Broken World. London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2017. Pp. x, 207. Pb. ISBN 978-0-232-53315-6.


F. J. Moloney, Eucharist as a Celebration of Forgiveness. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2017. Pp. xviii, 136. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-8091-5316-9.


A. I.-R. Mong, Dialogue Derailed: Joseph Ratzinger’s War against Pluralist Theology. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2017. Pp. xxxii, 325. Pb. £30. ISBN 978-0-227-17640-5.


J. N. Morris, ed., The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume IV: Global Western Anglicanism, c. 1910–present. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. Pp. xx, 449. Hb. ISBN 978-0-19-964140-6.


M. D. Moynagh, Church in Life: Innovation, Mission and Ecclesiology. London: SCM Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 446. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-05451-1.


R. D. Nelson and C. D. Raith, Ecumenism: A Guide for the Perplexed. London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2017. Pp. x, 194. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-567-57346-9.


K. Nikondeha, Adopted: The Sacrament of Belonging in a Fractured World. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. xii, 185. Pb. £13.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7425-2.


T. A. Noble, S. K. Whittle and P. S. Johnston, eds., Marriage, Family and Relationships: Biblical, Doctrinal and Contemporary Perspectives. London: Apollos, 2017. Pp. xii, 291. Pb. ISBN 978-1-78359-539-6.


C. M. Pepinster, The Keys and the Kingdom: The British and the Papacy from John Paul II to Francis. London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2017. Pp. xii, 245. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-5676-6631-4.


P. C. Phan, The Joy of Religious Pluralism: A Personal Journey. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xii, 235. Pb. £29.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-225-3.


S. G. Platten, Animating Liturgy: The Dynamics of Worship and the Human Community. Durham: Sacristy Press, 2017. Pp. xii, 188. Pb. ISBN 978-1-910519-54-7.


S. G. Platten, ed., Holy Ground: Cathedrals in the Twenty-First Century. Durham: Sacristy Press, 2017. Pp. xvi, 181. Pb. ISBN 978-1-910519-73-8.


S. G. Platten, ed., Oneness: The Dynamics of Monasticism. London: SCM Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 209. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-05532-7.


P. Potter and I. J. Mobsby, eds., Doorways to the Sacred: Developing Sacramentality in Fresh Expressions of Church. London: Canterbury Press, 2017. Pp. xx, 196. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-951-5.


A. S. Radcliff, The Claim of Humanity in Christ: Salvation and Sanctification in the Theology of T. F. and J. B. Torrance. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2017. Pp. xii, 208. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-227-17636-8.


M. Raheb and S. W. Henderson, The Cross in Contexts: Suffering and Redemption in Palestine. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. vi, 151. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-229-1.


T. M. Rajendra, Migrants and Citizens: Justice and Responsibility in the Ethics of Immigration. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. x, 169. Pb. £20.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6882-4.


J. Reader, Theology and New Materialism: Spaces of Faithful Dissent. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. Pp. viii, 162. Hb. ISBN 978-3-319-54510-3.


A. P. Rumsey, Parish: An Anglican Theology of Place. London: SCM Press, 2017. Pp. x, 203. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-05484-9.


J. M. Rziha, The Christian Moral Life: Directions for the Journey to Happiness. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017. Pp. x, 357. Pb. $40. ISBN 978-0-268-10182-4.


P. Schmidt-Leukel, Religious Pluralism and Interreligious Theology: The Gifford Lectures – An Extended Edition. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xii, 291. Pb. £29.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-230-7.


L. A. Squires, Healing the Nation: Literature, Progress, and Christian Science. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2017. Pp. x, 214. Pb. £20.99. ISBN 978-0-253-03037-5.


R. G. W. Strong, ed., The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume III: Partisan Anglicanism and Its Global Expansion, 1829–c. 1914. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. Pp. xxiv, 490. Hb. ISBN 978-0-19-969970-4.


J. L. Sumney, Steward of God’s Mysteries: Paul and Early Church Tradition. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. xiv, 209. Pb. £23.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7361-3.


A. C. Thiselton, Approaching the Study of Theology: An Introduction to Key Thinkers, Concepts, Methods and Debates. London: SPCK, 2017. Pp. xvi, 240. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07759-5.


E. J. Van Kuiken, Christ’s Humanity in Current and Ancient Controversy: Fallen or Not? London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2017. Pp. xii, 220. Hb. £85. ISBN 978-0-567-67555-2.


S. J. Walton, P. R. Trebilco and D. W. J. Gill, eds., The Urban World and the First Christians. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. xvi, 388. Pb. £39.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7451-1.


J. S. K. Ward, Love Is His Meaning: Understanding the Teaching of Jesus. London: SPCK, 2017. Pp. x, 97. Pb. £9.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07763-2.


M. Westphal, In Praise of Heteronomy: Making Room for Revelation. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2017. Pp. xxviii, 241. Pb. £25.99. ISBN 978-0-253-02652-1.


W. H. Whyte, Unlocking the Church: The Lost Secrets of Victorian Sacred Space. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. Pp. xvi, 241. Hb. £18.99. ISBN 978-0-19-879615-2.


C. E. Wolfteich, Mothering, Public Leadership, and Women’s Life Writing: Explorations in Spirituality Studies and Practical Theology, Theology in Practice 3. Leiden: Brill, 2017. Pp. x, 208. Pb. ISBN 978-90-04-35066-3.