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E. E. Acolatse, Powers, Principalities, and the Spirit: Biblical Realism in Africa and the West. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. xii, 243. Pb. £26.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6405-5.


G. A. Anderson and M. N. A. Bockmuehl, eds., Creation ex Nihilo: Origins, Development, Contemporary Challenges. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017. Pp. viii, 421. Hb. $45. ISBN 978-0-268-10253-1.


S. Anderson-Faithful, Mary Sumner: Mission, Education and Motherhood: Thinking a Life with Bourdieu. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2018. Pp. xx, 263. Hb. £65. ISBN 978-0-7188-9494-8.


N. S. Ateek, A Palestinian Theology of Liberation: The Bible, Justice, and the Palestine-Israel Conflict. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xx, 172. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-260-4.


P. T. Babie and M. F. Trainor, Neoliberalism and the Biblical Voice: Owning and Consuming. New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 2018. Pp. xiv, 148. Hb. £105. ISBN 978-1-138-90299-2.


T. J. Bayne, Philosophy of Religion: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. Pp. xxii, 133. Pb. £7.99. ISBN 978-0-19-875496-1.


R. R. Beck, Jesus and His Enemies: Narrative Conflict in the Four Gospels. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. x, 237. Pb. £29.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-243-7.


J. T. Billings, Remembrance, Communion, and Hope: Rediscovering the Gospel at the Lord’s Table. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. xx, 217. Pb. £20.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6233-4.


D. A. Campbell, Paul: An Apostle’s Journey. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. xii, 207. Pb. £17.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7347-7.


P. G. Crowley, The Unmoored God: Believing in a Time of Dislocation. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xiv, 130. Pb. £21.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-246-8.


F. R. Dallmayr, Spiritual Guides: Pathfinders in the Desert. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017. Pp. x, 186. Hb. $45. ISBN 978-0-268-10258-6.


S. J. Davis, Monasticism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. Pp. xx, 142. Pb. £7.99. ISBN 978-0-19-871764-5.


N. E. Denysenko, ed., Icons and the Liturgy, East and West: History, Theology, and Culture. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017. Pp. xii, 206. Hb. $75. ISBN 978-0-268-10138-1.


D. Dickinson, Yet Alive? Methodists in British Fiction since 1890. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016. Pp. xiv, 148. Pb. ISBN 978-1-4438-0294-9.


L. Doggett and A. Arat, eds., Foundations and Futures in the Sociology of Religion. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2018. Pp. xii, 217. Hb. £105. ISBN 978-1-138-09232-7.


E. H. Ecklund and C. P. Scheitle, Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. Pp. xii, 224. Hb. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-19-065062-9.


J. H. Forest, At Play in the Lions’ Den: A Biography and Memoir of Daniel Berrigan. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xiv, 336. Pb. £23.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-248-2.


M. J. Gehring, The Oxbridge Evangelist: Motivations, Practices, and Legacy of C. S. Lewis. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2017. Pp. xii, 250. Pb. £19.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9520-4.


E. L. Graham, Apologetics without Apology: Speaking of God in a World Troubled by Religion: The Didsbury Lectures. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2017. Pp. xiv, 172. Pb. ISBN 978-1-4982-8413-4.


P. T. Hamalis and V. A. Karras, eds., Orthodox Christian Perspectives on War. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017. Pp. xii, 389. Hb. $55. ISBN 978-0-268-10277-7.


P. Harrison, ed., Narratives of Secularization. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2018. Pp. x, 175. Hb. £115. ISBN 978-1-138-56356-8.


T. M. Hinga, African, Christian, Feminist: The Enduring Search for What Matters. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xxvi, 244. Pb. £37.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-249-9.


T. E. Hosinski, The Image of the Unseen God: Catholicity, Science, and Our Evolving Understanding of God. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xviii, 206. Pb. £22.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-259-8.


R. L. Hubbard and J. A. Dearman, Introducing the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. xxii, 538. Hb. ISBN 978-0-8028-6790-2.


R. Hudson, The Monk’s Record Player: Thomas Merton, Bob Dylan, and the Perilous Summer of 1966. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. xiv, 249. Hb. $23.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7520-4.


G. Hunsinger, ed., Karl Barth, the Jews, and Judaism. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. vii, 189. Hb. £54.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7576-1.


R. P. Jones and T. A. Smith, eds., Spirit and Capital in an Age of Inequality. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2018. Pp. xxx, 258. Pb. £29.99. ISBN 978-1-138-22023-2.


E. J. de Kadt, Liberal Religion: Progressive Versions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2018. Pp. x, 143. Hb. £115. ISBN 978-0-815-39458-7.


M. J. Kaemingk, Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. xiv, 338. Pb. $28. ISBN 978-0-8028-7458-0.


B. N. Kaye, The Rise and Fall of the English Christendom: Theocracy, Christology, Order and Power. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2018. Pp. x, 324. Hb. £105. ISBN 978-1-138-30578-6.


C. van der Kooi, This Incredibly Benevolent Force: The Holy Spirit in Reformed Theology and Spirituality. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. xviii, 157. Hb. £31.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7613-3.


K. J. Kraay, ed., Does God Matter? Essays on the Axiological Consequences of Theism. New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 2018. Pp. viii, 228. Hb. £115. ISBN 978-0-415-79351-3.


M. E. Lee, Revolutionary Saint: The Theological Legacy of Óscar Romero. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xxvi, 213. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-226-0.


R. Lennan and N. Pineda-Madrid, eds., The Holy Spirit: Setting the World on Fire. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2017. Pp. xviii, 230. Pb. £24.99. ISBN 978-0-8091-5344-2.


M. W. Levering, Dying and the Virtues. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. xii, 348. Hb. £37.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7548-8.


R. F. Luciani, Pope Francis and the Theology of the People, tr. P. E. Berryman. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xxiv, 199. Pb. £23.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-252-9.


A. E. McGrath, The Landscape of Faith: An Explorer’s Guide to the Christian Creeds. London: SPCK, 2018. Pp. xiv, 256. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07625-3.


F. R. Mitman, Preaching Adverbially. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. xii, 184. Pb. £24.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7558-7.


J. S. Mustol, Dusty Earthlings: Living as Eco-Physical Beings in God’s Eco-Physical World. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2017. Pp. xvi, 280. Pb. ISBN 978-0-7188-9523-5.


D. O’Murchu, Incarnation: A New Evolutionary Threshold. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. viii, 240. Pb. £20.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-235-2.


R. S. Park, Constructing Civility: The Human Good in Christian and Islamic Political Theologies. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017. Pp. x, 271. Hb. $45. ISBN 978-0-268-10273-9.


L. M. Parker, A Seeker after Truths: The Life and Times of G. A. Studdert Kennedy (‘Woodbine Willie’) 1883–1929. Solihull: Helion and Co., 2018. Pp. 248. Hb. £25. ISBN 978-1-912174-04-1.


A. E. Patrick, On Being Unfinished: Collected Writings, ed. S. Perry. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xxvi, 309. Pb. £26.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-255-0.


C. S. C. Pemberton, ed., Theology and Civil Society. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2018. Pp. x, 196. Hb. £105. ISBN 978-1-138-63036-9.


P. S. Peterson, ed., The Decline of Established Christianity in the Western World: Interpretations and Responses. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2018. Pp. xvi, 295. Hb. £105. ISBN 978-1-138-30815-2.


M. Renaud and J. L. Daniel, eds., God and the Moral Life. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2018. Pp. xiv, 187. Hb. £105. ISBN 978-1-138-30844-2.


A. D. Richards, The Flag: The Story of Revd David Railton MC and the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. Oxford and Havertown, PA: Casemate Publishers, 2017. Pp. xvi, 288. Hb. £20. ISBN 978-1-61200-447-1.


M. Ross, Silence: A User’s Guide. Volume 2: Application. London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2018. Pp. x, 140. Pb. ISBN 978-0-232-53348-4.


T. A. Russell, Women Leaders in the Student Christian Movement 1880–1920. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xiv, 274. Pb. £23.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-256-7.


B. W. Ryan, ed., Fortress Britain? Ethical Approaches to Immigration Policy for a Post-Brexit Britain. London and Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018. Pp. 176. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-1-78592-309-8.


C. D. Shaw, On Mysticism, Ontology, and Modernity: A Theological Engagement with Secularity. Bern: Peter Lang, 2018. Pp. xii, 324. Hb. ISBN 978-3-0343-1988-1.


P. W. Shepherd, Questioning the Incarnation: Formulating a Meaningful Christology. Alresford: Christian Alternative Books, 2018. Pp. viii, 499. Pb. £24.99. ISBN 978-1-78535-633-9.


C. B. Simpson and B. T. Sammon, eds., William Desmond and Contemporary Theology. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017. Pp. viii, 301. Hb. $50. ISBN 978-0-268-10221-0.


M. L. Skinner, A Companion to the New Testament: Paul and the Pauline Letters. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2018. Pp. x, 305. Pb. ISBN 978-1-4813-0783-3.


M. L. Skinner, A Companion to the New Testament: The General Letters and Revelation. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2018. Pp. x, 149. Pb. ISBN 978-1-4813-0787-1.


A. M. Slater, Radical Orthodoxy in a Pluralistic World: Desire, Beauty, and the Divine. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2018. Pp. vi, 212. Hb. £110. ISBN 978-0-415-78866-3.


M. D. Smith, The Final Days of Jesus: The Thrill of Defeat, the Agony of Victory: A Classical Historian Explores Jesus’s Arrest, Trial, and Execution. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2018. Pp. x, 260. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-7188-9510-5.


K. R. Snodgrass, Stories with Intent: A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus, 2nd edn. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. xx, 892. Hb. £48.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7569-3.


K. R. Snodgrass, Who God Says You Are: A Christian Understanding of Identity. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. x, 246. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7518-1.


G. A. Studdert Kennedy, The Hardest Part: A Centenary Critical Edition, ed. T. J. J. O’Loughlin and S. A. Bell. London: SCM Press, 2018. Pp. xlvi, 231. Hb. £25. ISBN 978-0-334-05656-0.


W. M. Sumani, Mothers of Faith: Motherhood in the Christian Tradition. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xviii, 298. Pb. £23.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-257-4.


J. Swinton and B. R. Brock, eds., A Graceful Embrace: Theological Reflections on Adopting Children, Theology in Practice 4. Leiden: Brill, 2018. Pp. xvi, 248. Pb. ISBN 978-90-04-35289-6.


A. F. Walls, Crossing Cultural Frontiers: Studies in the History of World Christianity, ed. M. R. Gornik. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xii, 284. Pb. £26.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-258-1.


P. Ward, Introducing Practical Theology: Mission, Ministry, and the Life of the Church. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2017. Pp. iv, 188. Pb. $21.99. ISBN 978-0-8010-9819-2.


A. B. Wilkinson, Reflections for the Unfolding Year. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2017. Pp. x, 171. Pb. £15. ISBN 978-0-7188-9498-6.


C. A. Wright, Creation, God and Humanity: Engaging the Mystery of Suffering within the Sacred Cosmos. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2017. Pp. xiv, 273. Pb. £24.99. ISBN 978-0-8091-5317-6.