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Against Dogmatism: Dwelling in Faith and Doubt
M. M. Yadlapati
Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2013. Pp. x, 204. Pb.
£12.99. ISBN 978-0-252-07945-0.

Review by John Saxbee, Haverfordwest

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

Review by Ethna Regan, Dublin City University

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

Review by Michael Brierley, Worcester Cathedral

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

Review by George Pattison, University of Glasgow 

Lyotard and Theology: Beyond the Christian Master Narrative of Love.
L. Boeve, 
London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2014. Pp. x, 162. Pb.
£15.99. ISBN 978-0-567-28948-3.

Review by John Reader, Ironstone Benefice, William Temple Foundation and University of Worcester

Free to Say No? Free Will and Augustine’s Evolving Doctrines of Grace and Election.
E. L. Jenkins, 
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2013. Pp. xiv, 131. Pb. £15.
ISBN 978-0-227-17423-4.

Review by Rowena Pailing, College of the Resurrection, Mirfield 

A Heart Strangely Warmed: John and Charles Wesley and Their Writings
J. Dean, ed.,
London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2014. Pp. xii, 279. Pb.
£19.99 ISBN 978-1-84825-565-4.
The Lyrical Theology of Charles Wesley: A Reader, 2nd edn.
S. T. Kimbrough, 
Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xx, 383. Pb.
£27.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9338-5.

Review by Sarah Heaner Lancaster, Methodist Theological School in Ohio 

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

Review by Kenneth Wilson, University of Birmingham

The Theological Education of the Ministry: Soundings in the British Reformed and Dissenting Traditions.
A. P. F. Sell, 
Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2013. Pp. xiv, 313. Pb. ISBN 978-1-62032-593-3.

Review by Robert Pope, University of Wales, Trinity St David

Anglicanism: Confidence, Commitment and Communion.
M. W. Percy,
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xiv, 225. Pb.
£17.99. ISBN 978-1-4094-7036-6.

Review by Ellen K. Wondra, Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation, Chicago, IL

Managing Religion: The Management of Christian Religious and Faith-Based Organizations, 2 vols.
M. N. A. Torry,
Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Pp. xx, 276; xviii, 270.
£140. ISBN 978-0-230-34794-6; 978-1-137-43926-0.

Review by Martyn Percy, University of Oxford

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

Review by Esther Reed, University of Exeter

A Political Theology of Climate Change.
M. S. Northcott,
Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013. Pp. x, 335. Pb.
$30. ISBN 978-0-8028-7098-8.

Review by Dave Bookless, A Rocha International, London

A Handbook of Chaplaincy Studies: Understanding Spiritual Care in Public Places.
C. J. Swift, M. R. Cobb and A. J. Todd, eds.,
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. xxii, 342. Pb.
£25. ISBN 978-1-4724-3406-7.

Review by Ben Ryan, Theos Think Tank, London

Embracing Shared Ministry: Power and Status in the Early Church and Why It Matters Today.
J. H. Hellerman,
Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2013. Pp. 313. Pb.
£11.99. ISBN 978-0-8254-4264-3.

Review by Teresa Morgan, University of Oxford

The Spiritual Practice of Remembering.
M. L. Bendroth, 
Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013. Pp. x, 132. Pb.
£10.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6897-8.

Review by Georgina Byrne, Worcester Cathedral 

Sacred Music in Secular Society.
J. A. Arnold, 
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. Pp. xvi, 171. Pb.
£19.99. ISBN 978-1-4094-5171-6.

Review by June Boyce-Tillman, University of Winchester

Christian Congregational Music: Performance, Identity and Experience.
M. M. Ingalls, C. Landau and T. Wagner, eds.,
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xiv, 228. Hb.
£55. ISBN 978-1-4094-6602-4.

Review by Jonathan Arnold, University of Oxford

Writing the Icon of the Heart: In Silence Beholding.
M. Ross, 
Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2013. Pp. xxiv, 139. Pb.
£6.99. ISBN 978-1-62032-693-0.
When God is Silent: Divine Language Beyond Words, 2nd edn.
B. B. Taylor,
London: Canterbury Press, 2013. Pp. xiv, 129. Pb.
£9..99. ISBN 978-1-84825-454-1.

Review by Elizabeth Maslen, University of London