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Modern Believing 2009


Vol 50:1 January 2009 - Guest Editor: Johannes Hoff

German Theology in Contemporary Society

 
 
Science, Life and Religion: Theology at the University
Helmut Hoping
Christian Ethics in Germany - Tendencies and Future Perspectives
Hille Haker
Christendom and Culture - the Cultural Turn of Contemporary German Protestant Theology and its Criticism
Ulrich H. J. Körtner
The Politics of Revelation - New Challenges, Different Perspectives
Gregor Maria Hoff
Beyond Experience. The Contribution of System Theory in German Theology
Johann Ev. Hafner
'God in me, above me': A Reasonable Faith Grounded in the Consciousness of Self
Saskia Wendel

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Vol 50:2 April 2009 - Editor: Paul Badham

Widening Horizons

 
 
'In which the pure Word of God is preached and Sacraments be duly administered': The Ecclesiology of the Church of England in the context of the European Reformation
Charlotte Methuen
Saving the Soul of Anglicanism: Blessing or Curse; the African Experience
Musonda Trevor Selwyn Mwamba
Jews, Christians and Muslims in Leeds Formulate Principles for Peace in Israel/Palestine
David G Kibble, Neil Solden and Hassan Abassi
Flat Screens and Rood Screens: The Integration of Audio-Visual Technology into Traditional Worship
Andrew Cain, Angharad Parry Jones
Religious Experience in Tamilnadu, South India
Jonathan Robinson
'My Kingdom is Not of This World': Reflections on Archbishop Jensen's Jesus
Andrew Gleeson

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Vol 50:3 July 2009 - Editor: Paul Badham

Why the Church needs liberal theology

 
 
Affirming Liberalism
Mark D Chapman
Teilhard de Chardin and Sir Alister Hardy
Marianne Rankin
In Honour of Darwin's 200th Birthday!
Jonathan Clatworthy
Reconciliation and Renewal in Anglican Life
Lorraine Cavanagh
Saving the Soul of Anglicanism: The Nature and Future of the Anglican Communion
Janet Wootton

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Vol 50:4 October 2009 - Editor: Paul Badham

Religion in America today

 
 
Emotion, Experience and Enthusiasm: The Growing Divide in the U.S. Religion
Lynn Bridgers
The Funeral Celebrant's Tale
David Seddon
Assessing Chaplaincy's Contribution to the Care of Mental Disease on Campus
Ivor Moody
Hastings Rashdall's Theology of the Church
Margaret J. Rayner
Making sense of Atonement
Jeyan Anketell

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Modern Believing editorial October 2009

by Paul Badham
from Modern Believing Vol 50:4

Religion in America Today

This edition opens with a fascinating overview of the history of Christianity in the USA and a snapshot of the present condition of the Christian Churches there. The article was first presented at an Open Day  of the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre, so not surprisingly the emphasis is on  Emotion, Experience and Enthusiasm in American religion. Dr. Lynn Bridgers argues that the big divide in modern American religion is between churches whose focus in worship is to communicate a living experience, and those who stress a sacramental, doctrinal or Biblical foundation for faith.  The former are expanding rapidly; the latter are all in a state of decline. The documentation for all this is set out with great clarity.

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Books reviewed October 2009

In Modern Believing Oct 2009 • previous editionnext edition

ShapingMind

Shaping a Global Theological Mind

Darren C. Marks (ed.)

Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008. Pp. xii, 198. Pb.

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Reviewed by John Reader, Diocese of Oxford


BeyondReformation

Beyond the Reformation? Authority, Primacy, and Unity in the Conciliar Tradition

P. D. L. Avis

London and New York, 2008. Pp. xx, 234. Pb.

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Reviewed by Jonathan Clatworthy, Modern Churchpeople's Union, Liverpool


XtnLifePractice

Christian Life and Practice: Anglican Essays

O. C. Thomas

Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2009: Pp. xiv, 148. Pb.

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Reviewed by Paul Avis, Council for Christian Unity, Westminster


EnterNewSpace

Entering the New Theological Space: Blurred Encounters of Faith, Politics and Community

J. Reader and C. R. Baker (eds.)

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2009. Pp. xiv, 241. Hb.

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Reviewed by Christine Jones, Urban Theology Unit, Sheffield


RemoralizingBritain

Remoralizing Britain? Political, Ethical and Theological Perspectives on New Labour

P. M. Scott, C. R. Baker and E. L. Graham (eds.)

London and New York: Continuum, 2009. Pp. xx, 258. Pb.

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Reviewed by Graeme Smith, University of Chichester


ScepticAtheism

A Sceptic's Guide to Atheism

P. S. Williams

Carlisle: Paternoster, 2009. Pp. viii, 304. Pb.

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Reviewed by David Leech, University of Oxford


VonBalthasar

Theological Aesthetics After Von Balthasar

Oleg V. Bychkov, James Fodor (eds.)

Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008. Pp. xxxii, 238.

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Reviewed by Mary Taylor, Belfast


Books reviewed July 2009

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AdventuresSpirit

Adventures in the Spirit: God, World, Divine Action

P. D. Clayton, Z. Simpson (ed.)

Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2008. Pp. x, 310. Pb.

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Reviewed by Michael Byrne, Emmanuel College, Cambridge


GoldenRule

The Golden Rule: The Ethics of Reciprocity in World Religions

J. Neusner and B. D. Chilton (eds.)

London and New York: Continuum, 2008. Pp. xii, 185. Pb.

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Reviewed by Marcus Braybrooke, Clifton Hampden


StMaurus

The Life and Miracles of St Maurus: Disciple of Benedict, Apostle to France

J. B. Wickstom (trans.)

Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2008. Pp. 156. Pb.

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Reviewed by Patricia M. Rumsey, University of Wales, Lampeter


MiltonsVision

Milton's Vision: The Birth of Christian Liberty

T. Hobson

London and New York: Continuum, 2008. Pp. xiv, 178. Hb.

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Reviewed by Richard Harries, Barnes, London


HinterlandTheology

Hinterland Theology: A Stimulus to Theological Construction

A. P. F. Sell

Carlisle: Paternoster, 2008. Pp. xvi, 715. Pb.

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Reviewed by Mark D Chapman, Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford


EucharisticSacramentality

Eucharistic Sacramentality in an Ecumenical Context: The Anglican Epiclesis

David J. Kennedy

Aldershot: Ashgate Press, 2008. Pp. x, 259. Hb.

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Reviewed by David Stancliffe, Salisbury


VocationBusiness

The Vocation of Business: Social Justice in the Marketplace

J. Médaille

London and New York: Continuum, 2007. Pp. xiv, 359. Pb.

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Reviewed by Edmund Newell, Christ Church, Oxford


GodLeads

The God Who Leads Us On: Story Meditations on Salvation

R. Lamont

London: SPCK, 2008. Pp. x, 116. Pb.

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Reviewed by John Pridmore, Hove


Modern Believing editorial July 2009

by Paul Badham
from Modern Believing Vol 50:3

Why the Church needs Liberal Theology

The first article in this issue was initially presented by Mark Chapman at an inaugural meeting in Oxford of a new group Affirming Liberalism. As Dr. Chapman makes clear their goal is not to form a distinct liberal party within the church, but to affirm the value of a liberal approach within all traditions. Hence one can be a Liberal Catholic or a Liberal Evangelical as well as being the kind of liberal who eschews all such labels.

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