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When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God

T. M. Luhrmann

New York: Vintage Books, 2012. Pp. 415. Pb. $15.95.

ISBN 978-0-307-27727-5.

Reviewed by Robert C. Baldwin, Manchester.

Contesting Secularism: Comparative Perspectives

A. Berg-Sørensen, ed.

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xii, 249. Hb. £55.

ISBN 978-1-4094-5740-4.

Reviewed by Grace Davie, University of Exeter.

Imprisoned Religion: Transformations of Religion during and after Imprisonment in Eastern Germany

I. Becci

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. x, 199. Hb. £55.

ISBN 978-1-4094-1161-1.

Reviewed by Peter Selby, King’s College, London.

The Last Judgment: Christian Ethics in a Legal Culture

A. Skotnicki

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xiv, 197. Hb. £55.

ISBN 978-1-4094-3574-7.

Reviewed by Esther D. Reed, University of Exeter.

Theology for International Law

E. D. Reed

London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2013. Pp. xii, 350. Pb. £19.99.

ISBN 978-0-5672-6206-6.

Reviewed by Andrew Skotnicki, Manhattan College, New York City.

Spiritual Capital: Spirituality in Practice in Christian Perspective

M. F. O’Sullivan and B. Flanagan, eds.

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012. Pp. xiv, 212. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-2772-8.

Reviewed by Louise Nelstrop, University of Oxford.

Women, Church, and Leadership: New Paradigms: Essays in Honor of Jean Miller Schmidt

E. M. Kim and D. R. Creamer, eds.

Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2012. Pp. xxx, 185. Pb. £15.

ISBN 978-1-60899-901-9.

Reviewed by Vanessa Herrick, Wimborne Minster.

Dust and Breath: Faith, Health, and Why the Church Should Care about Both

K. G. Hotz and M. T. Mathews.

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012. Pp. x, 118. Pb. £8.99.

ISBN 978-0-8028-6779-7.

Reviewed by David Atkinson, South Croydon.


Real Austin: The Homeless and the Image of God

A. V. Bullock, . Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2012. Pp. viii, 92. Pb. £11.19. ISBN 978-1-6109-7097-6.

Reviewed by David Nixon, South West Ministry Training Course, Exeter

Being Human: Groundwork for a Theological Anthropology for the 21st Century

D. G. Kirchhoffer, ed.

Preston, Australia: Mosaic Press, 2013. Pp. 345. Pb. £25.99.

ISBN 978-1-74324-040-3.

Reviewed by Jeremy Worthen, Council for Christian Unity, London

Catholic Teaching on Homosexuality: New Paths to Understanding

L. J. Cameli

Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2012. Pp. xiv, 171. Pb. £11.99.

ISBN 978-1-59471-293-7.

Reviewed by Bernárd Lynch, Camden, London

If it Wasn’t Love: A Journal about Sex, Death and God

B. J. Lynch

Winchester and Washington: Circle Books, 2012. Pp. xii, 139. Pb. £9.99.

ISBN 978-1-8469-4918-0.

Reviewed by Ray Vincent, Pontypridd

Making Sense of Sex: Attitudes towards Sexuality in Early Jewish and Christian Literature

W. R. G. Loader

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013. Pp. viii, 168. Pb. £16.99.

ISBN 978-0-8028-7095-7.

Reviewed by Adrian Thatcher, University of Exeter

Reading Revelation: A Thematic Approach

W. G. Campbell

Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2012. Pp. 430. Pb. £30.

ISBN 978-0-227-17383-1.

Reviewed by Andrew R. Guffey, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Wesley, Wesleyans, and Reading Bible as Scripture

J. B. Green and D. F. Watson, eds.

Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012. Pp. xiv, 336. Pb. £33.50.

ISBN 978-160258627-7.

Reviewed by Sarah Heaner Lancaster, Methodist Theological School, Ohio

Short Reviews


Being Honest to God

A. Alker, ed.

Sheffield: St Marks CRC Press, 2014. Pp. 80. Pb. £6.25.

ISBN 978-1905278667.

Reviewed by Michael Brierley, Worcester Cathedral

Understanding Children’s Spirituality: Theology, Research, and Practice

K. E. Lawson, ed.

Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2012. Pp. xvi, 438. Pb. £38.50.

ISBN 978-1-6109-7525-4.

Reviewed by Marian Carter. Chelmondiston, Ipswich

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