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R. M. Allen, Grounded in Heaven: Recentering Christian Hope and Life on God. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. x, 176. Pb. ISBN 978-0-8028-7453-5.


C. R. Baker and E. L. Graham, eds., Theology for Changing Times: John Atherton and the Future of Public Theology. London: SCM Press, 2018. Pp. xii, 192. Pb. £30. ISBN 978-0-334-05695-9.


J. B. Boyce-Tillman, Freedom Song: Faith, Abuse, Music and Spirituality: A Lived Experience of Celebration. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2018. Pp. xxiv, 528. Pb. ISBN 978-1-78874-219-1.


S. Brewitt-Taylor, Christian Radicalism in the Church of England and the Invention of the British Sixties, 1957–1970: The Hope of a World Transformed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. Pp. xiv, 272. Hb. ISBN 978-0-19-882700-9.


R. A. Burridge and J. H. Sacks, eds., Confronting Religious Violence: A Counternarrative. London: SCM Press, 2018. Pp. xxvi, 284. Hb. £25. ISBN 978-0-334-05713-0.


J. D. Caputo, On Religion, 2nd edn. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2019. Pp. xii, 217. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-1-138-71486-1.


L. M. Cavanagh, In Such Times: Reflections on Living with Fear. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2018. Pp. xvi, 127. Pb. ISBN 978-1-5326-4176-3.


P. D. Clayton, Religion and Science: The Basics, 2nd edn. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2019. Pp. xii, 201. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-1-138-56276-9.


D. L. Clough, On Animals, vol. 2: Theological Ethics. London and New York: T. and T. Clark, 2019. Pp. xxvi, 299. Hb. £100. ISBN 978-0-567-66086-2.


S. A. Cummins and J. Zimmermann, eds., Acts of Interpretation: Scripture, Theology, and Culture. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. xii, 252. Pb. ISBN 978-0-8028-7500-6.


O. Davies, A Supernatural War: Magic, Divination, and Faith during the First World War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. Pp. x, 284. Hb. £20. ISBN 978-0-19-879455-4.


T. E. Dowley, Christian Music: A Global History, 2nd edn. London: SPCK, 2018. Pp. viii, 328. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07926-1.


J. D. G. Dunn, Jesus according to the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2019. Pp. xvi, 211. Pb. ISBN 978-0-8028-7669-0.


G. Evolvi, Blogging My Religion: Secular, Muslim, and Catholic Media Spaces in Europe. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2019. Pp. xii, 173. Hb. £110. ISBN 978-1-138-56211-0.


W. C. T. Gardiner, Melodies of a New Monasticism: Bonhoeffer’s Vision, Iona’s Witness. London: SCM Press, 2018. Pp. xvi, 335. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-334-05720-8.


D. J. Goodhew and A.-P. Cooper, eds., The Desecularisation of the City: London’s Churches, 1980 to the Present. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2019. Pp. xviii, 365. Hb. £115. ISBN 978-0-8153-4817-7.


T. G. Guarino, The Disputed Teachings of Vatican II: Continuity and Reversal in Catholic Doctrine. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. x, 214. Pb. ISBN 978-0-8028-7438-2.


R. D. Harries, Haunted by Christ: Modern Writers and the Struggle for Faith. London: SPCK, 2018. Pp. xvi, 240. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07933-9.


L. D. Hawk, The Violence of the Biblical God: Canonical Narrative and Christian Faith. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2019. Pp. xviii, 222. Pb. ISBN 978-0-8028-7244-9.


K. S. Hendricks and J. B. Boyce-Tillman, eds., Queering Freedom: Music, Identity, and Spirituality. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2018. Pp. xx, 374. Pb. ISBN 978-1-78874-508-6.


D. G. Horrell, The Making of Christian Morality: Reading Paul in Ancient and Modern Contexts. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2019. Pp. xxiv, 264. Pb. $45. ISBN 978-0-8028-7607-2.


M. G. Karris, Divine Echoes: Reconciling Prayer with the Uncontrolling Love of God. Orange, CA: Quoir, 2018. Pp. 259. Pb. ISBN 978-1-938480-25-6.


K. R. Keen, Scripture, Ethics, and the Possibility of Same-Sex Relationships. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. xii, 148. Pb. ISBN 978-0-8028-7654-6.. 


C. E. Keller, Political Theology of the Earth: Our Planetary Emergency and the Struggle for a New Public. New York and Chichester: Columbia University Press, 2018. Pp. xii, 229. Pb. ISBN 978-0-231-18991-0.


M. J. Lakey, The Ritual World of Paul the Apostle: Metaphysics, Community and Symbol in 1 Corinthians 10–11. London and New York: T. and T. Clark, 2019. Pp. xiv, 218. Hb. £85. ISBN 978-0-567-12034-2.


A. E. H. Lim, Digital Spirits in Religion and Media: Possession and Performance. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2019. Pp. xii, 222. Hb. £115. ISBN 978-0-8153-9332-0.


A. and C. Linzey, eds., The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Animal Ethics. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2019. Pp. xx, 389. Hb. £175. ISBN 978-1-138-59272-8.


O. J. Løland, The Reception of Paul the Apostle in the Works of Slavoj Žižek. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. Pp. xiv, 224. Hb. ISBN 978-3-319-91727-6.


F. D. Macchia, Jesus the Spirit Baptizer: Christology in Light of Pentecost. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. xii, 371. Hb. ISBN 978-0-8028-7389-7.


G. M. Marsden, Religion and American Culture: A Brief History, 3rd edn. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. xii, 292. Pb. ISBN 978-0-8028-7539-6.


D. M. McCarthy and J. M. Donohue, Moral Vision: Seeing the World with Love and Justice. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. xii, 195. Pb. ISBN 978-0-8028-7487-0.


J. C. McDowell and S. A. Kirkland, Eschatology. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. xiv, 151. Pb. ISBN 978-0-8028-6458-1.


A. E. McGrath, Mere Discipleship: On Growing in Wisdom and Hope. London: SPCK, 2018. Pp. viii, 158. Pb. £9.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07994-0.


A. E. McGrath, The Territories of Human Reason: Science and Theology in an Age of Multiple Rationalities. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. Pp. x, 288. Hb. £25. ISBN 978-0-19-881310-1.


T. R. Nevin, Nietzsche’s Protestant Fathers: A Study in Prodigal Christianity. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2019. Pp. xii, 281. Hb. £115. ISBN 978-1-138-39120-8.


M. S. Philps, Kingdom Come: Essential Theology for the Twenty-First Century. Durham: Sacristy Press, 2019. Pp. viii, 158. Pb. ISBN 978-1-78959-003-6.


C. E. Poole, Buying God: Consumerism and Theology. London: SCM Press, 2018. Pp. xviii, 174. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-334-05674-4.


J. A. Reeves, Against Methodology in Science and Religion: Recent Debates on Rationality and Theology. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2019. Pp. xii, 141. Hb. £115. ISBN 978-1-138-47794-0.


N. J. Roberts, Addiction and Pastoral Care. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2018. Pp. xiv, 97. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-1-84825-974-4.


C. D. Rodkey and J. E. Miller, eds., The Palgrave Handbook of Radical Theology. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. Pp. xxiv, 793. Hb. ISBN 978-3-319-96594-9.


F. Rutledge, Advent: The Once and Future Coming of Jesus Christ. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. xx, 406. Pb. ISBN 978-0-8028-7619-5.


E. J. Schnabel, Jesus in Jerusalem: The Last Days. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. xxiv, 680. Hb. ISBN 978-0-8028-7580-8.


N. M. Slee, F. P. Porter and A. J. Phillips, eds., Researching Female Faith: Qualitative Research Methods. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2018. Pp. x, 239. Hb. £105. ISBN 978-1-138-73737-2.


R. L. Starr, Reimagining Theologies of Marriage in Contexts of Domestic Violence: When Salvation Is Survival. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2018. Pp. viii, 225. Hb. ISBN 978-1-4724-7253-3.


Š. Štofaník, The Adventure of Weak Theology: Reading the Work of John D. Caputo though Biographies and Events. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2018. Pp. xx, 288. Hb. $90. ISBN 978-1-4384-7195-2.


P. Stuhlmacher, Biblical Theology of the New Testament, tr. and ed. D. P. Bailey. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. xxxiv, 935. Hb. ISBN 978-0-8028-4080-6.


B. B. Taylor, God in Pain: The Mystery of Suffering. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2018. Pp. 138. Pb. £10.99. ISBN 978-1-78622-094-3.


T. K. Taylor, Christ the Tragedy of God: A Theological Exploration of Tragedy. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2019. Pp. x, 155. Hb. £105. ISBN 978-1-138-09214-3.


J. Thacker, Global Poverty: A Theological Guide. London: SCM Press, 2017. Pp. viii, 277. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-334-05515-0.


S. J. Tham, C. Durante and A. García Gómez, eds., Interreligious Perspectives on Mind, Genes and the Self: Emerging Technologies and Human Identity. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2019. Pp. xx, 217. Hb. £115. ISBN 978-1-138-31575-4.


M. O. Throup, All Things Anglican: Who We Are and What We Believe. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2018. Pp. xii, 144. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-1-78622-067-7.


P. M. Tyler, Christian Mindfulness: Theology and Practice. London: SCM Press, 2018. Pp. xii, 177. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-334-05671-3.


S. M. B. Wells, Speaking the Truth: Preaching in a Diverse Culture. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2018. Pp. xx, 264. Pb. £17.99. ISBN 978-1-78622-123-0.


N. Wolterstorff, In This World of Wonders: Memoir of a Life in Learning. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2019. Pp. xvi, 318. Hb. ISBN 978-0-8028-7679-9.