from Modern Believing Vol 60:4

 A. Brown and L. Woodhead, That Was the Church, That Was: How the Church of England Lost the English People.
London and New York: Bloomsbury Continuum, 2016. Pp. viii, 255. Hb. ISBN 978-1-4729-2164-2.

Review by Mark Dorsett, King's School, Worcester


D. M. Hoyle, The Pattern of Our Calling: Ministry Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.
London: SCM Press, 2016. Pp. xvi, 192. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-05472-6.

Review by Miranda Threlfall-Holmes, LIverpool


S.-O. Back and E. Koskenniemi, eds., Institutions of the Emerging Church.
London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2016. Pp. xx, 156. Hb. £60. ISBN 978-0-567-66643-7.

Review by Andrew Gregory, University of Oxford                                                                                  


D. J. Grumett, Material Eucharist.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. xii, 322. Hb. £75. ISBN 978-0-19-876707-7.

Review by Alvyn Pettersen, Oxford       


A. S. Bishop, Eucharist Shaping and Hebert’s Liturgy and Society: Church, Mission and Personhood.
Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2016. Pp. xvi, 160. Hb. £95. ISBN 978-1-4724-6328-9.          

Review by Bridget Nichols , Church of Ireland Theological Institute, Dublin


M. Patten, Leading a Multicultural Church.
London: SPCK, 2016. Pp. xii, 164. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07504-1.

Review by Douglas Brouwer, Holland, MI    


D. J. Brouwer, How to Become a Multicultural Church.
Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. xii, 177. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7393-4.

Review by Malcolm Patten, Walthamstow, London


B. S. Fulton, China’s Urban Christians: A Light that Cannot Be Hidden.
Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2016. Pp. viii, 145. Pb. £15. ISBN 978-0-7188-9447-4.

Review by Gerda Wielander, University of Westminster


H. Askeland and U. Schmidt, eds., Church Reform and Leadership of Change.
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2016. Pp. xiv, 203. Pb. £17. ISBN 978-0-227-17618-4.

Review by Tim Harle, Sarum College, Salisbury             


D. Brown, Leaven: The Hidden Power of Culture in the Church.
Weybridge: RoperPenberthy Publishing, 2016. Pp. 254. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-1-903905-93-7.                     

Review by Jeremy Worthen, Council for Christian Unity, London   


A. Alker, Is a Radical Church Possible? Reshaping Its Life for Jesus’ Sake.
Alresford: Christian Alternative Books, 2016. Pp. viii, 155. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-1-78535-250-8.       

Review by Simon J. Taylor, Diocese of Bristol   


C Deacy, Christmas as Religion: Rethinking Santa, the Secular, and the Sacred.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. xiv, 223. Hb. £30. ISBN 978-0-19-875456-5.  

Review by William Keenan, Nottingham       


C. L. Downing, Salvation from Cinema: The Medium is the Message.
New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 2016. Pp. viii, 196. Pb. ISBN 978-1-138-91394-3.    

Review by Chris Deacy, University of Kent


D. J. Shepherd, ed., The Silents of Jesus in the Cinema (1897-1927).
New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 2016. Pp. xii, 292. Hb. £85. ISBN 978-0-415-74169-9.

Review by   Robert Pope, Westminster College, Cambridge     


 R. L. Neilson and M. J. Grow, eds., From the Outside Looking In: Essays on Mormon History, Theology, and Culture.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. xxiv, 414. Pb. £22.99. ISBN 978-0-19-024466-8.     

Review by Adam Powell, Durham University       


G. B. Connell, Kierkegaard and the Paradox of Religious Diversity.
Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2016. Pp. xiv, 188. Pb. ISBN 978-0-8028-6804-6.

Review by Steven Shakespeare, Liverpool Hope University           


P. Schmidt-Leukel and A. Nehring, eds., Interreligious Comparisons in Religious Studies and Theology: Comparison Revisited.
London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. Pp. x, 228. Hb. £85. ISBN 978-1-4742-8513-1.                                                               

Review by Elizabeth Harris, University of Birmingham     


D. Y. Schumm and M. J. Stoltzfus, eds., Disability and World Religions: An Introduction.
Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2016. Pp. xviii, 258. Hb. £43.50. ISBN 978-1-4813-0521-1.     

Review by Sarah Jean Barton, Western Theological Seminary, Holland, MI      


U. M. King, Christ in All Things: Exploring Spirituality with Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, 2nd edn.
Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2016. Pp. xxii, 234. Pb. £21.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-190-4.       

Review by David Grumett,University of Edinburgh          


T. J. Stead, Mindfulness and Christian Spirituality: Making Space for God.
London: SPCK, 2016. Pp. xvi, 144. Pb. ISBN 978-0-281-07486-0.

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

Review by Gordon Mursell, Kircudbright


S. A. Cherry, The Dark Side of the Soul: An Insider’s Guide to the Web of Sin.
London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2016. Pp. xii, 265. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-1-4729-0081-4.              

Review by Angela Tilby, Portsmouth


R. D. Harries, The Beauty and the Horror.
London: SPCK, 2016. Pp. viii, 240. Hb. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07693-2.     

Review by Ann Loades, St Andrews


M. C. Moschella, Caring for Joy: Narrative, Theology, and Practice.
Leiden and Boston, MA: Koninklijke Brill NV, 2016. Pp. xvi, 303. Pb. ISBN 978-90-04-32499-2.

Review by Deborah Casewell, Liverpool Hope University


 J. M. Bryan, Human Being: Insights from Psychology and the Christian Faith.
London: SCM Press, 2016. Pp. x, 270. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-04924-1.         

Review by Jim McManus, University of Hertfordshire


 S. M. Barr, The Believing Scientist: Essays on Science and Religion.
Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2016. Pp. vi, 226. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7370-5. 

A. E. McGrath, Enriching Our Vision of Reality: Theology and the Natural Sciences in Dialogue.
London: SPCK, 2016. Pp. xii, 215. Pb. £10.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07544-7.

Review by Michael Fuller, University of Edinburgh   


A. E. McGrath, Mere Apologetics: How to Help Seekers and Sceptics Find Faith.
London: SPCK, 2016. Pp. 197. Pb. ISBN 978-0-281-07510-2.   

Review by Doug Chaplin, Diocese of Worcester


D. M. Doyle, What is Christianity? A Dynamic Introduction.
Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2016. Pp. xiv, 305. Pb. £21.99. ISBN 978-0-8091-4993-3.

Review by Jonathan Clatworthy, Liverpool


J. Vanier, Life’s Great Questions.
London: SPCK, 2016. Pp. xvi, 172. Pb. £9.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07595-9.

Review by Lorraine Cavanagh, Abergavenny


 K. E. Lassiter, Recognizing Other Subjects: Feminist Pastoral Theology and the Challenge of Identity.
Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2016. Pp. x, 188. Pb. ISBN 978-0-7188-9446-7.

Review by Sophie Witherstone, University of Chester


 C. Beardsley and M. O’Brien, eds., This Is My Body: Hearing the Theology of Transgender Christians.
London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2016. Pp. xiv, 224. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-0-232-53206-7.

Review by Alison Webster, Diocese of Oxford


 Short Reviews:

A. P. Davison, Amazing Love: Theology for Understanding Discipleship, Sexuality and Mission.
London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2016. Pp. xii, 113. £8.99. ISBN 978-0-232-53265-4

Review by Susannah Cornwall, University of Exeter


E. T. Oakes, A Theology of Grace in Six Controversies.
Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2016. Pp. xxii, 248. Pb. £18.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7320-0.

Review by Peter Groves, Oxford


 R. M. Oxtoby, The Trouble with Christianity: A Psychological Perspective.
Alresford: Christian Alternative Books, 2016. Pp. viii, 105. Pb. £9.99. ISBN 978-1-78535-289-8.

Review by Beverley Clack, Oxford Brookes University


R. A. Streett, Subversive Meals: An Analysis of the Lord’s Supper under Roman Domination during the First Century.
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2016. Pp. x, 327. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-227-17615-3.

Review by Nicholas Taylor, Glasgow


 J. W. Jipp, Saved by Faith and Hospitality.
Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. xiv, 206. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7505-1

Review by Amy Oden, Saint Paul School of Theology, Oklahoma City    


S. M. B. Wells, Face to Face: Meeting Christ in Friend and Stranger.
London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2019. Pp. xii, 97. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-1-78622-129-2.  

Review by Michael Brierley, Worcester Cathedral