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Books received July 2013

Publishers know that Modern Believing's team of book reviewers, led by the Reviews Editor, Rev. Dr. Michael Brierley, do an outstanding job in providing constructive, critical, fair and discerning reviews.

A. U. Adogame, E. Chitando and B. O. Bateye, eds.,  African Traditions in the Study of Religion in Africa: Emerging Trends, Indigenous Spirituality  and the Interface with Other World Religions: Essays in Honour of Jacob Kehinde Olupona.  Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012.  Pp. xiv, 264. Hb. £55.  ISBN 978-1-4094-1970-9.


A. U. Adogame, E. Chitando and B. O. Bateye, eds., African Traditions in the Study of Religion, Diaspora and Gendered Societies:  Essays in Honour of Jacob Kehinde Olupona.  Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013.  Pp. xiv, 192. Hb. £55.  ISBN 978-1-4094-4614-9.


R. Ambler, The Quaker Way: A Rediscovery.   Alresford: Christian Alternative, 2013. Pp. viii, 159. Pb. £11.99.  ISBN 978-1-78099-657-8.


J. Astley and L. J. Francis, eds., Exploring Ordinary Theology: Everyday Christian Believing and the Church.  Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013.  Pp. xvi, 238. Pb. £19.99.  ISBN 978-1-4094-4257-8.


A. Berg-Sørensen, ed., Contesting Secularism: Comparative Perspectives.  Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013.  Pp. xii, 249. Hb. £55.  ISBN 978-1-4094-5740-4.


M. C. R. Braybrooke, Christians and Jews Building Bridges. Abingdon: Braybrooke Press, 2013.  Pp. 170. Pb. £12.50.  ISBN 978-1-291-37948-8.


M. C. R. Braybrooke, Widening Vision: The World Congress of Faiths and the Growing Interfaith Movement.  Abingdon: Braybrooke Press, 2013. Pp. 345. Pb. £15.   ISBN 978-1-291-36232-9.


D. S. Brown, ed., Interfaith Dialogue in Practice: Christian, Muslim, Jew. Kansas City, MO: Rockhurst University Press, 2013.  Pp. xvi, 160.  Pb. £21.99.  ISBN 978-1-886761-32-2.


D. A. Cheetham, Ways of Meeting and the Theology of Religions.   Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. x, 224. Pb. £19.99.   ISBN 978-0-7546-6359-1.


P. J. Colyer, The Pre-Scientific Bible: A Study of Cultural Influences on the Biblical Writers, and How These Affect Our Reading of the Bible Today. Alresford: Circle Books, 2013.  Pp. x, 215. Pb. £12.99.  ISBN 978-1-78099-914-2.


D. J. Corbin, Equipping the Believer.   Alresford: Circle Books, 2013.  Pp. x, 98. Pb. £9.99.  ISBN 978-1-78099-996-8.


S. J. L. Croft and P. R. Gooder, eds.,  Women and Men in Scripture and the Church: A Guide to the Key Issues.  London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2013. Pp. xxiv, 91.  Pb.  ISBN 978-1-84825-510-4.


C. H. Dickinson, ed.,  The Postmodern Saints of France: Refiguring 'The Holy' in Contemporary French Philosophy.  London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2013. Pp. xii, 264. Pb. £19.99.   ISBN 978-0-5671-7058-3.


M. J. Fuller, ed., Inspiration in Science and Religion.   Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. Pp. xiv, 163.  Pb.  ISBN 978-1-4438-4718-6.


R. M. Gill, Society Shaped by Theology: Sociological Theology, vol. 3. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. viii, 252. Pb.  £19.99. ISBN 978-1-4094-2600-4.


P. W. Goodwin, Translating the English Bible: From Relevance to Deconstruction. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2013. Pp. 244. Pb. £25.   ISBN 978-0-227-17391-6.


M. Hanby, No God, No Science?  Theology, Cosmology, Biology.   Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.  Pp. xviii, 435.  Hb. £70.  ISBN 978-1-4051-5801-5.


D. Hankore, The Abduction of Dinah: Genesis 28:10 - 35:15 as a Votive Narrative. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2013. Pp. x, 262. Pb. £20.   ISBN 978-0-227-17396-1.


S. J. Harvey and S. M. H. Newcombe, eds.,  Prophecy in the New Millennium: When Prophecies Persist.   Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xvi, 295. Pb. £25.   ISBN 978-1-4094-4996-6.


L. D. Harwood,  Denuded Devotion to Christ: The Ascetic Piety of Protestant True Religion in the Reformation.   Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2013.  Pp. xxiv, 146. Pb. £17.50.  ISBN 978-0-227-17408-1.


J. Jonson, Wounded Visions: Unity, Justice, and Peace in the World Church after 1968, tr. N. A. Hjelm. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013. Pp. x, 192. Pb. £16.99.   ISBN 978-0-8028-6778-0.


P. Kavanagh, Huldah: The Prophet Who Wrote Hebrew Scripture. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2013.  Pp. xx, 201. Pb. £17.  ISBN 978-0-7188-9312-5.


Kwok P. L., J. A. Berling and J. P. Te Paa, eds.,  Anglican Women on Church and Mission.   London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2013.  Pp. xx, 209.  Pb.  ISBN 978-1-84825-193-9.


P. Longson, God in the Dark: Rebuilding Faith When Bad Stuff Happens. Glasgow: Wild Goose Publications, 2012. Pp. 179. Pb.  ISBN 978-1-84952-215-1.


S. Maxwell, Transcendent Vocation: Why Gay Clergy Tolerate Hypocrisy. Alresford: Christian Alternative, 2013.  Pp. x, 155.  Pb. £11.99.  ISBN 978-1-78099-918-0.


A. McManus, Only Say the Word: Affirming Gay and Lesbian Love.  Alresford: Christian Alternative, 2013. Pp. xiv, 117. Pb. £9.99.   ISBN 978-1-78099-309-6.


D. S. Nah, Christian Theology and Religious Pluralism: A Critical Evaluation of John Hick. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2013. Pp. viii, 234. Pb. £22.50.  ISBN 978-0-227-68015-5.


E. Newman, Attending to the Wounds on Christ's Body: Teresa's Scriptural Vision. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2013. Pp. x, 217. Pb. £19.50.   ISBN 978-0-227-17403-6.


D. J. Nixon, Stories from the Street: A Theology of Homelessness. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xii, 202.  Pb. £19.99.  ISBN 978-1-4094-3746-8.


G. L. Pattison, Heidegger on Death: A Critical Theological Essay.   Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xii, 170.  Pb. £17.99.  ISBN 978-1-4094-6695-6.


J. Puckett, The Apologetics of Joy: A Case for the Existence of God from C. S. Lewis's Argument from Desire.   Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2013. Pp. xx, 160.  Pb. £16.  ISBN 978-0-7188-9311-8.


M. Ross, Writing the Icon of the Heart: In Silence Beholding.  Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2013.  Pp. xxiv, 139. Pb.   ISBN 978-1-62032-693-0.


C. C. Rowland and J. J. Vincent, eds., British Liberation Theology: For Church and Nation. Sheffield: Urban Theology Unit, 2013. Pp. 140. Pb. £8.50.   ISBN 978-0-907490-10-4.


A. R. Rozelle-Stone and L. W. Stone, Simone Weil and Theology. London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2013.  Pp. x, 238. Pb. £17.99.  ISBN 978-0-5674-5383-9.


A. Skotnicki, The Last Judgment: Christian Ethics in a Legal Culture. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xiv, 197.  Hb. £55.  ISBN 978-1-4094-3574-7.


R. B. Slocum and M. W. Percy, eds., A Point of Balance: The Weight and Measure of Anglicanism. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2013. Pp. xx, 140. Pb.  ISBN 978-1-84825-512-8.


M. F. Snape and E. Madigan, eds.,  The Clergy in Khaki: New Perspectives on British Army Chaplaincy in the First World War. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xvi, 222.  Hb. £65.  ISBN 978-1-4094-3000-1.


P. M. Thompson, Returning to Reality: Thomas Merton's Wisdom for a Technological Age. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2013.  Pp. xxii, 112. Pb. £15.  ISBN 978-0-7188-9295-1.


R. Vincent, Chasing an Elusive God: The Bible's Quest and Ours.  Alresford: Christian Alternative, 2013. Pp. x, 203. Pb. £12.99.   ISBN 978-1-84694-714-8.


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Books reviewed October 2013

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Liberalism without Illusions: Renewing an American Christian Tradition

C. H. Evans

Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2010. Pp. x, 207. Pb. £20.99.

ISBN 978-1602582088

Review by John Saxbee, Haverfordwest


Theology and Culture: A Guide to the Discussion

D. S. Long

Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2010. Pp. x, 114. Pb. £17.50

ISBN 978-0227173251

Review by Michael W. DeLashmutt, Trinity Lutheran College, Everett, WA


The Ashgate Research Companion to Contemporary Religion and Sexuality

S. J. Hunt and A. K. T. Yip, eds.

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xvi, 336. Hb. £85

ISBN 978-1409409496

Review by Jenny Gaffin, Diocese of Portsmouth


Between Philosophy and Theology: Contemporary Interpretations of Christianity

L. Boeve and C. Brabant, eds.

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2010. Pp. xii, 237. Hb. £50.

ISBN 978-1409400608

Review by John Reader, Ironstone Benefice and William Temple Foundation


God of Salvation: Soteriology in Theological Perspective

I. J. Davidson and M. A. Rae, eds.

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2011. Pp. x, 198. Pb. £19.99

ISBN 978-1409421672

Review by Tom Greggs, University of Aberdeen


The Invention of the Biblical Scholar: A Critical Manifesto

S. D. Moore and Y. Sherwood

Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2011. Pp. xiv, 138. Pb. £11.99

ISBN 978-0800697747

Review by Adrian Thatcher, University of Exeter


Genesis, Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching

W. Brueggemann

Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010. Pp. x, 384. Pb. £16.99.

ISBN 978-0664234379

Review by Paula Gooder, Birmingham


Fantastic Spiritualities: Monsters, Heroes and the Contemporary Religious Imagination

J. Jobling

London and New York: T. and T. Clark International, 2010. Pp. viii, 216. Pb. £14.99

ISBN 978-0567030474

Review by William Gray, Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy, University of Chichester


The Lion’s World: A Journey into the Heart of Narnia

R. D. Williams

London: SPCK, 2012. Pp. xvi, 152. Pb.

ISBN 978-0281068951

Review by Michael Brierley, Tavistock


The Audience of the Gospels: The Origin and Function of the Gospels in Early Christianity

E. W. Klink, ed.
London and New York: T. and T. Clark International, 2010. Pp. x, 184. Hb. £65.
ISBN 978-0567045362 (Short review)

Short review by Paula Gooder Birmingham


The Melody of Faith: Theology in an Orthodox Key

V. Guroian

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2010. Pp. xvi, 158. Pb. £8.99.

ISBN 978-0802864963

Short review by John Clarke, Wells Cathedral


Books received April 2013

Publishers know that Modern Believing's team of book reviewers, led by the Reviews Editor, Rev. Dr. Michael Brierley, do an outstanding job in providing constructive, critical, fair and discerning reviews.

I. Anders, Miss Marple: Christian Sleuth.  Winchester and Washington: Circle Books, 2013. Pp.viii, 103.Pb. £9.99.  ISBN 978-1-78099-543-4.


V. L. Austin, Christian Ethics: A Guide for the Perplexed. London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2012.Pp. xii, 177. Pb.£14.99. ISBN 978-0-567-03220-1.


M. W. Bates,  The Hermeneutics of the Apostolic Proclamation: The Center of Paul's Method of Scriptural Interpretation.  Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012. Pp. viii, 400. Hb. £58.50. ISBN 978-160258328-3.


S. N. Bulgakov, Unfading Light: Contemplations and Speculations, ed. and tr. T. A. Smith. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012.Pp. xlii, 512.Pb. $48. ISBN 978-0-8028-6711-7.


C. L. Campbell and J. H. Cilliers, Preaching Fools: The Gospel as a Rhetoric of Folly. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012. Pp. xviii, 253. Hb.£33.50.  ISBN 978-160258365-8.


C. T. Collins Winn, G. W. Carlson, C. Gehrz and E. Holst, eds., The Pietist Impulse in Christianity. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2012.Pp. xxvi, 340.Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-227-68000-1.


J. H. Cone, Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare, 2nd edn.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012. Pp. xviii, 358. Pb.£17.99. ISBN 978-1-57075-979-6.


R. L. Cotton, Reimagining Discipleship: Loving the Local Community. London: SPCK, 2012. Pp. vi, 150. Pb. ISBN 978-0-281-06719-0.


G. A. Cray, I. J. Mobsby and A. Kennedy, eds., Fresh Expressions of Church and the Kingdom of God. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2012. Pp. xvi, 179. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-091-8.


E. W. Davies, Biblical Criticism: A Guide for the Perplexed. London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2013.Pp. x, 165. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-0-567-14594-9.


K. Day, Unfinished Business: Black Women, the Black Church, and the Struggle to Thrive in America. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012. Pp. x, 180. Pb. £18.99. ISBN 978-1-57075-981-9.


D. M. Doyle, T. J. Furry and P. D. Bazzell, eds.,  Ecclesiology and Exclusion: Boundaries of Being and Belonging in Postmodern Times. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012.Pp. x, 334. Pb. £25.99. ISBN 978-1-57075-982-6.


N. R. Evans, Developing in Ministry: A Handbook for Effective Christian Learning and Training. London: SPCK, 2012.Pp. xiv, 141. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-0-281-06398-7.


R. A. Fairhurst, Uncovering Sin: A Gateway to Healing and Calling. London: SPCK, 2012. Pp. x, 115. Pb. £8.99. ISBN 978-0-281-06879-1.


W. Farley, Gathering Those Driven Away: A Theology of Incarnation. ouisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011. Pp. xiv, 239. Pb. ISBN 978-0-664-23321-1.


D. F. Ford, The Shape of Living: Spiritual Directions for Everyday Life, 2nd edn. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2012. Pp. xxx, 190. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-247-9.


J. F. Girzone, Jesus: A New Understanding of God's Son. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012. Pp. xiv, 369. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-1-57075-985-7.


M. S. Goodacre, Thomas and the Gospels: The Making of an Apocryphal Text. London: SPCK, 2012.Pp. x, 226. Pb. £18.99. ISBN 978-0-281-06776-3.


J. R. Gray, Christianity, the Papacy, and Mission in Africa, ed. L. O. Sanneh. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012. Pp. vi, 197.Pb. £32.99. ISBN 978-1-57075-986-4.


J. B. Green and D. F. Watson, eds., Wesley, Wesleyans, and Reading Bible as Scripture. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012.Pp. xiv, 336. Pb. £33.50. ISBN 978-160258627-7.


M. C. Grey, The Resurrection of Peace: A Gospel Journey to Easter and Beyond. London: SPCK, 2012.Pp. viii, 129. Pb. £7.99. ISBN 978-0-281-06637-7.


R. Haight, Christian Spirituality for Seekers: Reflections on the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012. Pp. xxviii, 291. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-1-57075-987-1.


A. E. Harvey, Is Scripture Still Holy? Coming of Age with the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. viii, 151. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6808-4.


M. Hayes, Loving Work: A Spiritual Guide to Finding the Work We Love and Bringing Love to the Work We Do. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012. Pp. viii, 120. Pb. £10.99. ISBN 978-1-57075-988-8.


K. O. Hebden, Seeking Justice: The Radical Compassion of Jesus. Winchester and Washington: Circle Books, 2013.Pp. vi, 168. Pb. £11.99. ISBN 978-1-78099-688-2.


G. Heide, Timeless Truth in the Hands of History: A Short History of System in Theology. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2012. Pp. x, 220. Pb. £17.50. ISBN 978-0-227-68006-3.


T. S. Hibbs, Shows about Nothing: Nihilism in Popular Culture, 2nd edn. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012. Pp. xviii, 257. Pb. £20.99. ISBN 978-160258378-8.


R. A. Horsley, The Prophet Jesus and the Renewal of Israel: Moving Beyond a Diversionary Debate. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. vi, 161. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6807-7.


S. J. Hunt and A. K. T. Yip, eds.,  The Ashgate Research Companion to Contemporary Religion and Sexuality. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xvi, 336. Hb. £85. ISBN 978-1-4094-0949-6.


S. C. Ilo, J. O. Ogbonnaya and A. Ojacor, eds.,  The Church as Salt and Light: Path to an African Ecclesiology of Abundant Life. Pp. xxii, 170. Pb. £17.50. ISBN 978-0-227-68008-7.


D. T. Irvin and S. W. Sunquist,  History of the World Christian Movement, vol. 2: Modern Christianity from 1454 to 1800. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012. Pp. xvi, 503. Pb. £26.99. ISBN 978-1-57075-989-5.


W. Jansen and C. Notermans, eds., Gender, Nation and Religion in European Pilgrimage. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012.Pp. xiv, 232. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-4964-5.


A. E. Jasper, Because of Beauvoir: Christianity and the Cultivation of Female Genius. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012. Pp. x, 178. Hb. £33.50. ISBN 978-160258321-4.


D. Jasper, The Sacred Community: Art, Sacrament, and the People of God. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 222. Hb. £33.50. ISBN 978-160258558-4.


F. D. Jennings, What's Still Right with the Church of England. Winchester and Washington: Circle Books, 2013. Pp. vi, 125. Pb. £9.99. ISBN 978-1-78099-477-2.


W. S. Johnson, A Time to Embrace: Same-Sex Relationships in Religion, Law, and Politics, 2nd edn. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. xxii, 368. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6695-0.


K. E. Kilby, Balthasar: A (Very) Critical Introduction. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. xii, 176. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-2738-8.


U. King, Teilhard de Chardin and Eastern Religions: Spirituality and Mysticism in an Evolutionary World. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2011.Pp. xvi, 415. Pb. £23.99. ISBN 978-0-8091-4704-5.


G. MacDonald, The Evangelical Universalist: The Biblical Hope that God's Love Will Save Us All, 2nd edn. London: SPCK, 2012. Pp. xxiv, 271. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-0-281-06875-3.


W. Madges and M. J. Daley, eds., Vatican II: Fifty Personal Stories. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012.Pp. xxviii, 300. Pb. £18.99. ISBN 978-1-57075-993-2.


C. Marsh and V. S. Roberts, Personal Jesus: How Popular Music Shapes Our Souls. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2012. Pp. xvi, 234. Pb. $22.99. ISBN 978-0-8010-3909-6.


T. Martikainen and F. Gauthier, eds.,  Religion in the Neoliberal Age: Political Economy and Modes of Governance. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xii, 248. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-4978-2.


F. J. Matera, God's Saving Grace: A Pauline Theology. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. xvi, 267. Pb. £18.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6747-6.


R. R. Meyers, The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus. London: SPCK, 2012.Pp. xvi, 266. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-0-281-06941-5.


R. T. Michener, Postliberal Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed. London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2013.Pp. viii, 186. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-0-567-03005-4.


S. Miles, Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2012. Pp. xvi, 294. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-214-1.


R. W. H. Miller, One Firm Anchor: The Church and the Merchant Seafarer, an Introductory History. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2012. Pp. 364. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-7188-9290-6.


K. S. Moody and S. Shakespeare, eds., Intensities: Philosophy, Religion and the Affirmation of Life. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xii, 185.Pb. £19.95. ISBN 978-1-4094-4329-2.


D. O'Murchu, In the Beginning Was the Spirit: Science, Religion, and Indigenous Spirituality. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012.Pp. x, 240. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-1-57075-995-6.


A. Pabst, ed.,  The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Pope Benedict XVI's Social Encyclical and the Future of Political Economy. Pp. xii, 289.Pb. £22.50. ISBN 978-0-227-68016-2.


J. J. Pilch, A Cultural Handbook to the Bible. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. xii, 307. Pb. £17.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6720-9.


E. Radner, A Brutal Unity: The Spiritual Politics of the Christian Church. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012. Pp. vi, 482. Hb. £49.99. ISBN 978-160258629-1.


B. R. Reichenbach, Epistemic Obligations: Truth, Individualism, and the Limits of Belief. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 272. Hb. £49.99. ISBN 978-160258623-9.


N. C. Ring, K. S. Nash, M. N. MacDonald and F. Glennon, Introduction to the Study of Religion, 2nd edn. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012. Pp. xii, 411. Pb. £23.99. ISBN 978-1-57075-997-0.


M. Sadgrove, Lost Sons: God's Long Search for Humanity. London: SPCK, 2012. Pp. x, 150. Pb. £9.99. ISBN 978-0-281-06214-0.


C. B. Scharen, ed., Explorations in Ecclesiology and Ethnography. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012.Pp. viii, 180. Pb. £26.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6864-0.


R. K. Seasoltz, A Virtuous Church: Catholic Theology, Ethics, and Liturgy for the 21st Century. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012. Pp. vi, 249. Pb. £25.99. ISBN 978-1-57075-973-4.


J. C. Sivalon, God's Mission and Postmodern Culture: The Gift of Uncertainty. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012. Pp. 160. Pb. £18.99. ISBN 978-1-57075-999-4.


S. M. Studebaker, From Pentecost to the Triune God: A Pentecostal Trinitarian Theology. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. x, 281. Pb. £22.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6530-4.


M. Threlfall-Holmes, The Essential History of Christianity. London: SPCK, 2012. Pp. xii, 147. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-0-281-06642-1.


P. and C. Vardy, Ethics Matters. London: SCM Press, 2012. Pp. xiv, 290. Pb.  ISBN 978-0-334-04391-1.


M. Volf, ed., Do We Worship the Same God? Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Dialogue. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. x, 166. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6689-9.


W. Vondey, Pentecostalism: A Guide for the Perplexed. London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2013. Pp. x, 205. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-0-567-52226-9.


J. D. and E. E. Whitehead,  Nourishing the Spirit: The Healing Emotions of Wonder, Joy, Compassion and Hope. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012. Pp. x, 181. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-001-3.


B. Witherington, The Rest of Life: Rest, Play, Eating, Studying, Sex from a Kingdom Perspective. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. x, 158. Pb. £11.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6737-7.


P. C. Zylla, The Roots of Sorrow: A Pastoral Theology of Suffering. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012. Pp. vi, 217. Pb. £24.99. ISBN 978-160258632-1.


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I. R. Adams, Cave Refectory Road: Monastic Rhythms for Contemporary Living. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2012. Pp. vi, 99. Pb. $14.95. ISBN 978-0-8146-3444-8.


J. Barter Moulaison, Thinking Christ: Christology and Contemporary Critics. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Pp. viii, 183. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-8006-9873-7.


R. J. Bauckham, Living with Other Creatures: Green Exegesis and Theology. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2011. Pp. xiv, 256. Pb. £29.50. ISBN 978-160258411-2.


I. Best, ed., The Collected Sermons of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, tr. D. W. Stott, A. Schmidt-Lange, I. Best, S. A. Moore and C. D. Bergmann. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Pp. xxvi, 214. Hb. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-8006-9904-8.


O. E. F. Bexell, ed., The Meaning of Christian Liturgy: Recent Developments in the Church of Sweden.  Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. xii, 177. Pb. £11.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6848-0.


A. A. Boesak and C. P. DeYoung, Radical Reconciliation: Beyond Political Pietism and Christian Quietism. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012. Pp. x, 196.Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-1-57075-976-5.


A. Brenner and G. A. Yee, eds., Exodus and Deuteronomy. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Pp. xxxii, 351. Hb. £26.99. ISBN 978-0-8006-9894-2.


B. R. Brock and J. Swinton, eds., Disability in the Christian Tradition: A Reader. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. xii, 564. Pb. £29.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6602-8.


R. N. Brock and R. A. Parker, Saving Paradise: Rediscovering Christianity's Forgotten Love for This Earth. London: Canterbury Press, 2012. Pp. xxii, 552. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-209-7.


L. J. Cameli, CatholicTeaching on Homosexuality: New Paths to Understanding. Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2012. Pp. xiv, 171. Pb. £11.99. ISBN 978-1-59471-293-7.


W. G. Campbell, Reading Revelation: A Thematic Approach. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2012. Pp. 430. Pb. £30. ISBN 978-0-227-17383-1.


B. D. Chilton, A. Le Donne and J. Neusner, eds., Soundings in the Religion of Jesus: Perspectives and Methods in Jewish and Christian Scholarship. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Pp. xx, 268. Pb. £32.99. ISBN 978-0-8006-9801-0.


D. L. Christie, Moral Choice: A Christian View of Ethics. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 260. Pb. £23.99. ISBN 978-0-8006-9802-7.


S. G. Cottrell, Christ in the Wilderness: Reflecting on the Paintings by Stanley Spencer. London: SPCK, 2012. Pp. x, 102. Pb. ISBN 978-0-281-06208-9.


D. A. deSilva, The Letter to the Hebrews in Social-Scientific Perspective. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2012. Pp. xvi, 187. Pb. ISBN 978-1-60608-855-5.


D. Dorr, Option for the Poor and for the Earth: Catholic Social Teaching, 3rd edn. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012. Pp. vi, 522. Pb. £25.99. ISBN 978-1-57075-974-1.


M. M. Ellison, Making Love Just: Sexual Ethics for Perplexing Times. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Pp. x, 161. Pb. £11.99. ISBN 978-0-8006-9884-3.


D. Evers, M. J. Fuller, A. Jackelén and T. A. Smedes, eds., Is Religion Natural? London and New York: T. and T. Clark International, 2012. Pp. viii, 210. Pb. £32.99. ISBN 978-0-567-22727-0.


G. W. Forell, ed., Christian Social Teachings: A Reader in Christian Social Ethics from the Bible to the Present, 2nd edn, ed. J. M. Childs. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2013. Pp. xiv, 533. Pb. £25.99. ISBN 978-0-8006-9860-7.


R. M. Gill, Theology Shaped by Society: Sociological Theology, vol. 2. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. vi, 219. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-1-4094-2597-7.


M. J. Guest and E. Arweck, eds., Religion and Knowledge: Sociological Perspectives. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xvi, 292. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-2707-0.


R. B. Hays and S. Alkier, eds., Revelation and the Politics of Apocalyptic Interpretation. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012. Pp. vi, 233. Hb. £41.99. ISBN 978-160258561-4.


L. Hodgkinson, Why Women Believe in God. Winchester and Washington: Circle Books, 2012. Pp. vi, 156. Pb. £11.99. ISBN 978-1-78099-221-1.


A. P. Hogue, Stumping God: Reagan, Carter, and the Invention of a Political Faith. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012. Pp. x, 333. Hb. £41.99. ISBN 978-160258429-7.


P. L. Holmer, On Kierkegaard and the Truth, ed. D. J. Gouwens and L. C. Barrett. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2012. Pp. xxviii, 314. Pb. £22.50. ISBN 978-0-227-68004-9.


K. G. Hotz and M. T. Mathews, Dust and Breath: Faith, Health, and Why the Church Should Care about Both. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. x, 118. Pb. £8.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6779-7.


L. A. Husselbee and P. H. Ballard, eds., Free Churches and Society: The Nonconformist Contribution to Social Welfare 1800-2010. London and New York: Continuum, 2012. Pp. x, 252. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-1-4411-0911-8.


R. Hütter, Dust Bound for Heaven: Explorations in the Theology of Thomas Aquinas. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. x, 511. Pb. £32.99.  ISBN 978-0-8028-6741-4.


T. W. Klein, The Nature of the Soul: The Soul as Narrative. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. viii, 162. Hb. £50. ISBN 978-1-4094-3296-8.


A. M. Lapsley, Redeeming the Past: My Journey from Freedom Fighter to Healer. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2012. Pp. xvi, 256. Hb. £16.99. ISBN 978-1-57075-992-5.


P. J. Leithart, Between Babel and Beast: America and Empires in Biblical Perspective. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2012. Pp. xiv, 200. Pb. ISBN 978-1-60899-817-3.


M. Levering, The Feminine Genius of Catholic Theology. London and New York: T. and T. Clark International, 2012. Pp. viii, 157. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-567-19686-6.


W. R. G. Loader, The New Testament on Sexuality. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. x, 565. Pb. £43.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6724-7.


M. T. Lysaught, J. J. Kotva, S. E. Lammers and A Verhey, eds., On Moral Medicine: Theological Perspectives in Medical Ethics, 3rd edn. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. xviii, 1162. Pb. £46.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6601-1.


E. B. MacKinlay and C. Trevitt, Finding Meaning in the Experience of Dementia: The Place of Spiritual Reminiscence Work. London and Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012. Pp. 302. Pb. £22.99. ISBN 978-1-84905-248-1.


I. J. Maddock, Men of One Book: A Comparison of Two Methodist Preachers, John Wesley and George Whitefield. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 256. Pb. £19.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9261-6.


P. J. Małysz, Trinity, Freedom, and Love: An Engagement with the Theology of Eberhard Jüngel. London and New York: T. and T. Clark International, 2012. Pp. x, 245. Hb. £65. ISBN 978-0-567-57235-6.


R. Martínez, The Question of John the Baptist and Jesus' Indictment of the Religious Leaders: A Critical Analysis of Luke 7:18-35. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2012. Pp. xiv, 231. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-227-68011-7.


J. W. McClendon, Ethics: Systematic Theology, vol. 1, 2nd edn of rev. edn.  Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012. Pp. xxxviii, 388. Pb. £29.50. ISBN 978-160258657-4.


N. O. Míguez, The Practice of Hope: Ideology and Intention in First Thessalonians, tr. A. E. Martínez. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Pp. xii, 243. Hb. £32.99. ISBN 978-0-8006-9824-9.


N. J. Montover, Luther's Revolution: The Political Dimensions of Martin Luther's Universal Priesthood. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2012. Pp. x, 154. Pb. £15. ISBN 978-0-227-68014-8.


N. Moules, Fingerprints of Fire ... Footprints of Peace: A Spiritual Manifesto from a Jesus Perspective. Winchester and Washington: Circle Books, 2012. Pp. xvi, 240. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-1-84694-612-7.


E. J. Newey, Children of God: The Child as Source of Theological Anthropology. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xiv, 227. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-3410-8.


M. H. O'Connell, If These Walls Could Talk: Community Muralism and the Beauty of Justice. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2012. Pp. xx, 319. Pb. $39.95. ISBN 978-0-8146-3340-3.


M. F. O'Sullivan and B. Flanagan, eds., Spiritual Capital: Spirituality in Practice in Christian Perspective. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xiv, 212. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-2772-8.


S. G. Parker and T. Lawson, eds., God and War: The Church of England and Armed Conflict in the Twentieth Century. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. x, 239. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-0-7546-6692-9.


H. L. Poe, Evermore: Edgar Allan Poe and the Mystery of the Universe. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012. Pp. xviii, 222. Hb. £20.99. ISBN 978-160258322-1.


C. B. Puskas and C. M. Robbins, eds., An Introduction to the New Testament, 2nd edn. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2012. Pp. xx, 374. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-7188-9265-4.


D. Resch, Barth's Interpretation of the Virgin Birth: A Sign of Mystery. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. x, 218. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-4117-5.


P. M. Schmiechen, Words Unspoken: An Invitation to Christian Faith. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2012. Pp. xii, 115. Pb. ISBN 978-1-62032-184-3.


B. Schramm and K. I. Stjerna, eds., Martin Luther, the Bible, and the Jewish People: A Reader. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Pp. viii, 247. Pb. £17.99. ISBN 978-0-8006-9804-1.


F. C. Senn, Introduction to Christian Liturgy. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Pp. x, 244. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-8006-9885-0.


M. A. Shomali and W. Skudlarek, eds., Monks and Muslims: Monastic and Shi‘a Spirituality in Dialogue. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2012. Pp. x, 164. Pb. $19.95.  ISBN 978-0-8146-3442-4.


C. B. Simpson, Deleuze and Theology.  London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2012. Pp. vi, 191. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-567-44575-9.


S. Snyder, Asylum-Seeking, Migration and Church. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xvi, 293. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-1-4094-2300-3.


C. S. Song, In the Beginning Were Stories, Not Texts: Story Theology. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2012. Pp. viii, 172. Pb. £15. ISBN 978-0-227-68023-0.


D. R. Stiver, Ricoeur and Theology. London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2012. Pp. xii, 205. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-0-567-53786-7.


E. Stoneham, Why Religions Work: God's Place in the World Today. Winchester and Washington: Circle Books, 2012. Pp. x, 134. Pb. £9.99. ISBN 978-1-78099-496-3.


G. Turner, The Power of Silence: The Riches that Lie Within. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012. Pp. x, 254. Hb. £16.99. ISBN 978-1-4411-8223-4.


K. A. Van Til, The Moral Disciple: An Introduction to Christian Ethics.  Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. x, 160. Pb.  £11.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6675-2.


J. A. Walters, Baudrillard and Theology. London and New York: T. and T. Clark International, 2012. Pp. viii, 182. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-0-567-55972-2.


F. N. Watts and C. C. Knight, eds., God and the Scientist: Exploring the Work of John Polkinghorne. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xiv, 284. Pb. £17.99.  ISBN 978-1-4094-4570-8.


T. S. Willert and L. P. Molokotos-Liederman, eds., Innovation in the Orthodox Christian Tradition? The Question of Change in Greek Orthodox Thought and Practice. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xiv, 284. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-2077-4.


R. Wind, Dorothee Soelle - Mystic and Rebel: The Biography, tr. and ed. N. Lukens and H. M. Rumscheidt. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Pp. xviii, 203. Hb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-8006-9808-9.


J. W. Woodward, P. R. Gooder and R. M. Pryce, Journeying with Luke: Lectionary Year C. London: SPCK, 2012. Pp. x, 102. Pb. £9.99. ISBN 978-0-281-05902-7.


A. Yong, Spirit of Love: A Trinitarian Theology of Grace. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012. Pp. xviii, 228. Pb. £24.99. ISBN 978-160258326-9.


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Books received October 2013

Publishers know that Modern Believing's team of book reviewers, led by the Reviews Editor, Rev. Dr. Michael Brierley, do an outstanding job in providing constructive, critical, fair and discerning reviews.

K. J. Ahern, ed., Visions of Hope: Emerging Theologians and the Future of the Church. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. x, 261. Pb. £26.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-016-7.


P. S. Anderson, Re-visioning Gender in Philosophy of Religion: Reason, Love and Epistemic Locatedness. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xiv, 249. Pb. £19.95. ISBN 978-0-7546-0785-4.


I. Becci, Imprisoned Religion: Transformations of Religion during and after Imprisonment in Eastern Germany. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. x, 199. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-1161-1.


S. Burns, Worship and Ministry: Shaped towards God. Preston, Australia: Mosaic Press, 2012. Pp. vi, 249. Pb. £24.99. ISBN 978-1-74324-141-7.


J. R. Butler, Rock of Ages? The Changing Faces of the Christian God. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2013. Pp. 235. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-7188-9296-8.


C. Chapman, Seeing in the Dark: Pastoral Perspectives on Suffering from the Christian Spiritual Tradition. London: Canterbury Press, 2013. Pp. xviii, 182. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-259-2.


P. G. Crowley, ed., Robert McAfee Brown: Spiritual and Prophetic Writings. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. xxiv, 243. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-007-5.


A. F. Day, G. L. Vincett and C. R. Cotter, eds., Social Identities Between the Sacred and the Secular. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xviii, 237. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-5677-3.


I. Delio, The Unbearable Wholeness of Being: God, Evolution, and the Power of Love. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. xxvi, 230. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-029-7.


M. Doak and A. M. Houck, eds., Translating Religion, College Theology Society 58. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. viii, 228. Pb. £23.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-018-1.


M. J. Edwards, Image, Word and God in the Early Christian Centuries. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. viii, 220. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-1-4094-0671-6.


M. W. Elliott, The Heart of Biblical Theology: Providence Experienced. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. viii, 187. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-4043-7.


W. Gibson, P. S. Forsaith and M. Wellings, eds., The Ashgate Research Companion to World Methodism. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xii, 537. Hb. £85. ISBN 978-1-4094-0138-4.


J. A. Gittoes, B. Z. Green and J. B. Heard, eds., Generous Ecclesiology: Church, World and the Kingdom of God. London: SCM Press, 2013. Pp. x, 180. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-04662-2.


E. L. Graham, Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Public Theology in a Post-Secular Age. London: SCM Press, 2013. Pp. xxviii, 266. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-04598-4.


R. T. Greenacre, Maiden, Mother and Queen: Mary in the Anglican Tradition, ed. C. Podmore. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2013. Pp. xx, 236. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-278-3.


T. A. Hart, G. R. Hopps and J. S. Begbie, eds., Art, Imagination and Christian Hope: Patterns of Promise. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xii, 193. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-0-7546-6676-9.


H. Hegstad, The Real Church: An Ecclesiology of the Visible. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2013. Pp. x, 247. Pb. £20. ISBN 978-0-227-17409-8.


N. Hitchcock, Karl Barth and the Resurrection of the Flesh: The Loss of the Body in Participatory Eschatology. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2013. Pp. xviii, 209. Pb. £19.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17410-4.


R. A. Hurteau, A Worldwide Heart: The Life of Maryknoll Father John J. Considine. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. xxxvi, 308. Pb. £29.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-021-1.


D. Jasper and D. S. Wright, eds., Theological Reflection and the Pursuit of Ideals: Theology, Human Flourishing and Freedom. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xii, 220. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-5239-3.


D. L. Johns, Quakering Theology: Essays on Worship, Tradition and Christian Faith. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xvi, 165. Hb. £50. ISBN 978-1-4094-5616-2.


A. S. van Klinken, Transforming Masculinities in African Christianity: Gender Controversies in Times of AIDS. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. x, 224. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-5114-3.


S. J. Kristiansen and S. Rise, eds., Key Theological Thinkers: From Modern to Postmodern. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xviii, 782. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-1-4094-3763-5.


C. E. Laufer, Hell’s Destruction: An Exploration of Christ’s Descent to the Dead. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. x, 230. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-5194-5.


W. R. G. Loader, Making Sense of Sex: Attitudes towards Sexuality in Early Jewish and Christian Literature. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013. Pp. viii, 168. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7095-7.


K.-A. Nordquist, ed., Gods and Arms: On Religion and Armed Conflict. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2013. Pp. x, 163. Pb. £15. ISBN 978-0-7188-9316-3.


P. F. O’Connell, ed., Thomas Merton: Selected Essays. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. xviii, 493. Hb. £32.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-023-5.


R. A. Parry, Worshipping Trinity: Coming Back to the Heart of Worship, 2nd edn. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2013. Pp. xx, 203. Pb. £15. ISBN 978-0-7188-9317-0.


M. E. Pelkmans, Ethnographies of Doubt: Faith and Uncertainty in Contemporary Societies. London and New York: I. B. Tauris and Co., 2013. Pp. xii, 276. Hb. £54.50. ISBN 978-1-84885-810-7.


S. K. Pickard, Seeking the Church: An Introduction to Ecclesiology. London: SCM Press, 2012. Pp. viii, 255. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-04410-9.


R. Re Manning and M. Byrne, eds., Science and Religion in the Twenty-First Century: The Boyle Lectures. London: SCM Press, 2013. Pp. lx, 190. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-04594-6.


C. H. Scarf, The Ideal of Kingship in the Writings of Charles Williams, C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien: Divine Kingship is Reflected in Middle-Earth. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2013. Pp. 202. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-227-17401-2.


D. C. Schindler, The Catholicity of Reason. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013. Pp. xiv, 358. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6933-3.


M. D. Stringer, Discourses on Religious Diversity: Explorations in an Urban Ecology. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xii, 165. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-1-4724-1175-4.


B. B. Taylor, The Preaching Life. London: Canterbury Press, 2013. Pp. xii, 180. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-318-6.


B. B. Taylor, When God is Silent: Divine Language Beyond Words, 2nd edn. London: Canterbury Press, 2013. Pp. xiv, 129. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-454-1.


A. C. Thiselton, The Holy Spirit: In Biblical Teaching, through the Centuries, and Today. London: SPCK, 2013. Pp. xiv, 565. Pb. £30. ISBN 978-0-281-06939-2.


P. M. Waddell, Joy: The Meaning of the Sacraments. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2012. Pp. xiv, 192. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-279-0.


V. Webb, In Defence of Doubt: An Invitation to Adventure, 2nd edn. Preston, Australia: Mosaic Press, 2012. Pp. vi, 183. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-1-74324-055-7.


M. J. Whipp, SCM Studyguide to Pastoral Theology. London: SCM Press, 2013. Pp. vi, 202. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-04550-2.


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