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M. Amaladoss, Interreligious Encounters: Opportunities and Challenges, ed. J. Y. Tan. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xxxvi, 250. Pb. £37.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-221-5.


B. E. Beck, Methodist Heritage and Identity. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2018. Pp. vi, 188. Hb. £105. ISBN 978-1-138-63619-4.


K. van Bekkum, J. Dekker, H. R. van de Kamp and H. G. L. Peels, eds., Playing with Leviathan: Interpretation and Reception of Monsters from the Biblical World. Leiden: Brill, 2017. Pp. xxviii, 315. Pb. ISBN 978-90-04-33795-4.


C. Bird, The Divine Heart of Darkness: Finding God in the Shadows. Durham: Sacristy Press, 2017. Pp. x, 155. Pb. ISBN 978-1-910519-58-5.


M. I. Bochenski, Transforming Faith Communities: A Comparative Study of Radical Christianity in Sixteenth-Century Anabaptism and Late Twentieth-Century Latin America. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 334. Pb. £27.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9499-3.


A. A. Buckareff and Y. Nagasawa, eds., Alternative Concepts of God: Essays on the Metaphysics of the Divine. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. x, 299. Hb. ISBN 978-0-19-872225-0.


R. A. Burridge, Four Ministries, One Jesus: Exploring Your Vocation with the Four Gospels. London: SPCK, 2017. Pp. xvi, 260. Pb. ISBN 978-0-281-07597-3.


J. C. Caiazza, Religion, Violence, and the Secular State. New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 2018. Pp. xvi, 140. Pb. £40.99. ISBN 978-1-138-10692-5.


C. Chalamet, Revivalism and Social Christianity: The Prophetic Faith of Henri Nick and André Trocmé. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2017. Pp. xviii, 213. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-7188-9503-7.


J. R. Clatworthy, Why Progressives Need God: The Ethical Defence of Monotheism. Alresford: Christian Alternative Books, 2017. Pp. vi, 374. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-1-78099-774-2.


C. L. Cohen, P. F. Knitter and U. Rosenhagen, eds., The Future of Interreligious Dialogue: A Multireligious Conversation on Nostra Aetate. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. viii, 327. Pb. £33.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-245-1.


C. C. H. Cook, J. McLean and P. M. Tyler, eds., Mystical Theology and Contemporary Spiritual Practice: Renewing the Contemplative Tradition. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2018. Pp. xvi, 128. Hb. £105. ISBN 978-1-4724-8009-5.


C. N. de Groot, The Liquidation of the Church. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2018. Pp. x, 191. Hb. £105. ISBN 978-1-472-47786-6.


A. M. de Lange, B. T. Lloyd, T. R. Stratford and I. D. Tarrant, eds., Reimagining Worship: Renewing Worship in a Changing Church. London: Canterbury Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 273. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-913-3.


M. A. De La Torre, ed., Faith and Resistance in the Age of Trump. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xxxii, 240. Pb. £17.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-247-5.


P. B. Duff, Jesus Followers in the Roman Empire. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. xii, 263. Pb. £24.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6878-7.


S. G. Eastman, Paul and the Person: Reframing Paul’s Anthropology. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. xvi, 207. Pb. £24.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6896-1.


S. van Erp, C. Cimorelli and C. Alpers, eds., Salvation in the World: The Crossroads of Public Theology. London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2017. Pp. x, 260. Hb. £85. ISBN 978-0-567-67815-7.


J. Gabelman, A Theology of Nonsense. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 221. Pb. £17.95. ISBN 978-0-7188-9519-8.


P. W. Goodliff, Shaped for Service: Ministerial Formation and Virtue Ethics. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2017. Pp. xvi, 313. Pb. £35. ISBN 978-0-7188-9521-1.


M. R. Gornik and M. L. Wong, Stay in the City: How Christian Faith Is Flourishing in an Urban World. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. xii, 83. Pb. ISBN 978-0-8028-7404-7.


M. Graves, Insight to Heal: Co-creating Beauty amidst Human Suffering. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2017. Pp. xii, 305. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-7188-9508-2.


G. L. Green, S. T. Pardue and K. K. Yeo, eds., So Great a Salvation: Soteriology in the Majority World. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. vi, 193. Pb. £17.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7274-6.


M. L. Harris, Ecowomanism: African American Women and Earth-Honoring Faiths. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xiv, 162. Pb. £22.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-201-7.


E. L. Hinson-Hasty, The Problem of Wealth: A Christian Response to a Culture of Affluence. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xii, 244. Pb. £21.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-238-3.


K. J. Hiuser, Animals, Theology and the Incarnation. London: SCM Press, 2017. Pp. vi, 290. Hb. ISBN 978-0-334-05538-9.


M. J. Hughes, Archbishop Randall Davidson. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2018. Pp. viii, 230. Hb. £105. ISBN 978-1-4724-1866-1.


J. G. Janzen, When Prayer Takes Place: Forays into a Biblical World, ed. B. A. Strawn and P. D. Miller. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2017. Pp. xx, 430. Pb. £33. ISBN 978-0-227-17673-3.


D. L. Jeffrey, In the Beauty of Holiness: Art and the Bible in Western Culture. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. xxiv, 424. Hb. £40.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7470-2.


E. M. Katongole, The Journey of Reconciliation: Groaning for New Creation in Africa. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xxvi, 189. Pb. £24.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-250-5.


B. F. Le Beau, A History of Religion in America: From the End of the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2018. Pp. xiv, 253. Pb. £29.99. ISBN 978-1-138-71133-4.


C. M. Loy, Development Beyond the Secular: Theological Approaches to Inequality. London: SCM Press, 2017. Pp. xii, 173. Hb. ISBN 978-0-334-05565-5.


L. N. M. McGrow, Missionary Positions: A Postcolonial Feminist Perspective on Sex Work and Faith-Based Outreach from Australia, Theology in Practice 5. Leiden: Brill, 2017. Pp. viii, 251. Pb. ISBN 978-90-04-35317-6.


R. J. McKelvey, Pioneer and Priest: Jesus Christ in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2017. Pp. xxiv, 250. Pb. £22.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9506-8.


A. G. Milbank, J. M. D. Hughes and A. M. Milbank, eds., Preaching Radical and Orthodox: Sermons for the Christian Year. London: SCM Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 220. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-05641-6.


R. B. Mitchell, Faith-Based Development: How Christian Organizations Can Make a Difference. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xxvi, 229. Pb. £21.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-214-7.


J. N. Morris, The High Church Revival in the Church of England: Arguments and Identities. Leiden: Brill, 2016. Pp. xii, 288. Pb. ISBN 978-90-04-32679-8.


R. T. Murray, Anglicans and Catholics in Dialogue on the Papacy: A Gift for All Christians. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2017. Pp. x, 333. Pb. £33.99. ISBN 978-0-8091-4960-5.


Y. Nagasawa, Maximal God: A New Defence of Perfect Being Theism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. Pp. xvi, 225. Hb. ISBN 978-0-19-875868-6.


Y. Nagasawa, Miracles: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. Pp. xxii, 115. Pb. £7.99. ISBN 978-0-19-874721-5.


A. P. Pauw, Church in Ordinary Time: A Wisdom Ecclesiology. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. x, 188. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7186-2.


R. Payne, The Authority of Service and Love: A Recovery of Meaning. Alresford: Christian Alternative Books, 2017. Pp. viii, 174. Pb. £13.99. ISBN 978-1-78535-482-3.


V. S. Roberts and D. B. P. Sims, Leading by Story: Rethinking Church Leadership. London: SCM Press, 2017. Pp. iv, 219. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-05547-1.


H. E. Root, Theological Radicalism and Tradition: ‘The Limits of Radicalism’ with Appendices, ed. C. R. Brewer. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2018. Pp. xii, 165. Hb. £105. ISBN 978-1-138-09246-4.


D. Sarisky, ed., Theologies of Retrieval: An Exploration and Appraisal. London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2017. Pp. x, 359. Hb. £110. ISBN 978-0-567-66679-6.


M. L. Skinner, A Companion to the New Testament: The Gospels and Acts. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2017. Pp. x, 274. Pb. ISBN 978-1-4813-0000-1.


S. C. Spencer, ed., Theology Reforming Society: Revisiting Anglican Social Theology. London: SCM Press, 2017. Pp. xvi, 188. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-05373-6.


G. S. Tomlin, Luther’s Gospel: Reimagining the World. London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2017. Pp. x, 173. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-567-67739-6.


I. J. Tomlinson, Clergy, Culture and Ministry: The Dynamics of Roles and Relations in Church and Society, ed. M. W. Percy. London: SCM Press, 2017. Pp. xviii, 186. Hb. ISBN 978-0-334-05618-8.


A. R. Webster, Found Out: Transgressive Faith and Sexuality. London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2017. Pp. xii, 159. Pb. ISBN 978-0-232-53263-0.


S. M. B. Wells, Incarnational Ministry: Being with the Church. London: Canterbury Press, 2017. Pp. xii, 233. Pb. ISBN 978-1-848-25926-3.


S. M. B. Wells, R. D. Rook and D. Barclay, For Good: The Church and the Future of Welfare. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2017. Pp. xx, 90. Pb. ISBN 978-1-78622-023-3.


M. J. Whipp, The Grace of Waiting. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2017. Pp. vi, 104. Pb. £10.99. ISBN 978-1-84825-977-5.


K. Yuasa, C. S. Lewis and Christian Postmodernism: Word, Image, and Beyond. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2017. Pp. xii, 197. Pb. £18.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9509-9.