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Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels.
R. B. Hays
Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2016. Pp. xx, 504. Hb.
ISBN 978-1-4813-0491-7.

Review by Susan Docherty, Newman University, Birmingham

Jesus Before the Gospels: How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed, and Invented Their Stories of the Savior..
B. D. Ehrman.
New York: HarperOne, 2016. Pp. x, 326. Pb. $27.99.

Review by James D. G. Dunn, Chichester

The Acts of Paul: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary.
R. I. Pervo.
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xviii, 376. Pb. £25.
ISBN 978-0-227-17461-6.

Review by Andrew Gregory, University of Oxford 

Who Were the Church Fathers? From Clement of Rome to Gregory the Great..
M. G. D’Ambrosio.
London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. xvi, 304. Pb. £12.99..
ISBN 978-0-281-07412-9.

Review by Giovanni Hermanin de Reichenfeld, University of Exeter

Ecce Homo: On the Divine Unity of Christ..
P. A. Riches.
Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2016. Pp. xxii, 279. Pb. £21.99..
ISBN 978-0-8028-7231-9.

Review by Gabrielle Thomas, University of Nottingham

On Augustine..
R. D. Williams.
London and New York: Bloomsbury Continuum, 2016. Pp. xii, 218. Hb. £25..
ISBN 978-1-4729-2527-5.

Review by Rowena Pailing, College of the Resurrection, Mirfield

Letters of Ascent: Spiritual Direction in the Letters of Bernard of Clairvaux..
M. C. Voigts.
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. viii, 180. Pb. £19.50..
ISBN 978-0-227-17441-8.

Review by Else Marie Wiberg Pedersen, Aarhus University, Denmark

Inferior Office? A History of Deacons in the Church of England..
F. K. Young.
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015. Pp. xxxviii, 179. Pb. £25..
ISBN 978-0-227-17488-3.

Review by Mary Tanner, Stamford

Richard Hooker: A Companion to His Life and Work..
W. B. Littlejohn.
Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2015. Pp. xvi, 205. Pb..
ISBN 978-1-62564-735-1.

Review by Lizzie Shipp, Melbourn, Cambridgeshire

Eternal Blessedness for All? A Historical-Systematic Examination of Friedrich Schleiermacher’s Reinterpretation of Predestination..
A. I. Hagan.
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xii, 282. Pb. £22.50..
ISBN 978-0-227-17430-2.

Review by Clive Marsh, University of Leicester

Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Spiritual Life..
N. Koester.
Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2014. Pp. xii, 371. Pb. £16.99..
ISBN 978-0-8028-3304-4.

Review by Claudia Stokes, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

A Darkened Reading: A Reception History of the Book of Isaiah in a Divided Church..
R. L. Knetsch.
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. viii, 264. Pb. £20..
ISBN 978-0-227-17495-1.

Review by Mark Chapman, Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford 

Victorian Christianity at the Fin de Siècle: The Culture of English Religion in a Decadent Age..
F. M. R. Knight.
London and New York: I. B. Tauris and Co., 2016. Pp. x, 294. Hb..
ISBN 978-1-78076-891-5.

Review by Dominic Janes, Keele University

Theology at War and Peace: English Theology and Germany in the First World War.
M. D. Chapman
Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2017. Pp. viii, 174. Hb. £95.
ISBN 978-1-4724-7803-0.

Review by Michael Brierley, Worcester Cathedral 

Subversive Peacemakers: War Resistance 1914-1918: An Anglican Perspective..
C. Barrett.
Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xii, 299. Pb. £20..
ISBN 978-0-7188-9367-5.

Review by Keith Robbins, Pershore

Canadian Churches and the First World War..
G. L. Heath, ed..
Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xiv, 295. Pb. £25..
ISBN 978-0-7188-9358-3.

Review by Michael Snape, Durham University.

Early Inter-Racial Oneness Pentecostalism: G. T. Haywood and the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (1901-1931)..
T. L. French.
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014. Pp. xvi, 269. Pb. £25..
ISBN 978-0-227-17477-7.

Review by Stephen Hunt, University of the West of England

Taking Stock of Bonhoeffer: Studies in Biblical Interpretation and Ethics..
S. J. Plant.
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. Pp. xvi, 166. Pb. £19.99..
ISBN 978-1-4094-4106-9.

Review by Ann Nickson, Mortlake, London

Things Seen and Unseen: The Logic of Incarnation in Merleau-Ponty’s Metaphysics of Flesh..
O. Edgar.
Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2016. Pp. xii, 263. Pb..
ISBN 978-1-4982-0261-9.

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

Methodists and Their Missionary Societies 1900-1996..
J. R. Pritchard.
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. Pp. xxxii, 333. Hb. £75..
ISBN 978-1-4724-0914-0.

Review by Emily Manktelow, University of Kent

Reforming Rome: Karl Barth and Vatican II..
D. W. Norwood.
Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2015. Pp. xxii, 263. Pb. £23.99..
ISBN 978-0-8028-7210-4.

Review by Kristin Colberg, College of St Benedict / St John’s University, MN

Ecumenism in Retreat: How the United Reformed Church Failed to Break the Mould..
M. F. Camroux.
Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2016. Pp. xii, 238. Pb..
ISBN 978-1-4982-3400-9.

Review by Richard Clutterbuck, Edgehill Theological College, Belfast

Looking Towards a Church Fully Reconciled: The Final Report of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission 1983-2005 (ARCIC II)..
A. Denaux, N. Sagovsky and C. H. Sherlock, eds..
London: SPCK, 2016. Pp. x, 350. Pb. £14.99..
ISBN 978-0-281-07779-3.

Review by Jeremy Worthen, Council for Christian Unity, London

Harnessing Chaos: The Bible in English Political Discourse since 1968..
J. G. Crossley.
London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2014. Pp. xvi, 309. Hb. £70..
ISBN 978-0-567-65550-9.

Review by  Mark Dorsett, King’s School, Worcester

The Collar: Reading Christian Ministry in Fiction, Television, and Film..
S. Sorensen.
Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. x, 306. Pb. £25..
ISBN 978-0-7188-9364-4.

Review by Rowan Williams, University of Cambridge