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Book review: A Will To Believe

David Scott Kastan OUP, hb, £25   This slim volume based on lectures originally delivered at Oxford in 2008 has an importance out of all importance to its size. It…

Book Review: Slants and Angles

Book Review: Slants and Angles

Slants and Angles by J Thompson Rowling M.A.  M.D.  M. Chir.  F.R.C.S.  (c) 2011                  Publishing Consultancy – Zoebooks: www.zoebooks.co.uk Including the introduction, this book “by Christians, for Christians” comprises 32…

Book of the week

Book of the week

The Education of David Martin David Martin SPCK, pb, £25.00   For many years David Martin has been a leading writer on the sociology of religion. Together with Peter Berger…

Exploring the theological implications of the Sacraments

Exploring the theological implications of the Sacraments

Why Sacraments? Andrew Davison SPCK, pb, £12.99 So far as I am aware this is the first general Anglican survey of sacramental theology since John Macquarrie published ‘A Guide to…

Let’s Stick Together: A lesson for all the Kate and Wills out there

Let’s Stick Together: A lesson for all the Kate and Wills out there

  By Christina Dierschke This week the first official photograph of Prince George was released. And it has been no Royal-photographer taking it but – in a break with tradition…

Living our Christian lives like the Prodigal Son

Living our Christian lives like the Prodigal Son

Prodigal Christianity David E Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw Jossey-Bass (Wiley), hb, £16.99   Dave Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw are pastors at a Life on the Vine Christian Community in Chicago…

Authors’ bid to document the global reach of Anglicanism

Authors’ bid to document the global reach of Anglicanism

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Anglican Communion Ian S Markham, J Barney Hawkins IV, Justin Terry, and Leslie Nunez Steffensen Wiley, £120, hb According to the preface, this book aims…

A revealing insight into the perspectives driving Pope Francis

A revealing insight into the perspectives driving Pope Francis

On Heaven and Earth Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Abraham Skorka Bloomsbury, hb, £14.99 The election of Pope Francis has produced a number of books that set out to provide his…

A magisterial new book on ethics that all should read

A magisterial new book on ethics that all should read

The Sacredness of Human Life David P Gushee Eerdmans, hb, £23.99   There are many factors that make this book attractive. It ranges over a wide field, including biblical studies,…

Heidegger on Death: A Critical Theological Essay by George Pattison

Ashgate, pb, £17.99 Mortality is not exactly a polite topic for conversation. But if death cannot ultimately be avoided, then how do we confront our own mortality, when we are…

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