Between Faith and Doubt

Between Faith and Doubt

Between Faith and Doubt, John Hick Palgrave, pb, our price: £11.67 In the minds of many who have studied theology John Hick is probably still associated with a ‘pluralist’ approach to world religions. Instead of defending the exclusive claims of Christianity, he has argued that all faiths are pointers to a truth that is greater […]

This weeks bargain book and CDs

This weeks bargain book and CDs

Secularisation in the Christian World, Callum G Brown and Michael Snape (eds): Ashgate, hb, £45.00 As the editors of this volume of essays in honour of the historian Hugh McLeod state at the onset, ‘secularisation is a promiscuous concept’. In his contribution the German scholar Lucian Holscher reminds us that such theologians as Friedrich Gogarten […]

Bargain Books from the CEN shop

Bargain Books from the CEN shop

Good and Bad Religion, Peter Vardy SCM, pb, £12.99; Fidelity without Fundamentalism, Gerard J Hughes DLT, pb, £14.95 Most people probably recognise that while religious belief can do a great deal of harm it can also be a force for real good. An American academic, R Scott Appleby, has spoken of the ‘ambiguity of the […]

This week’s great bargains at the CEN shop

This week’s great bargains at the CEN shop

Lift High the Cross, John Gunstone Canterbury, pb, £25.00 John Gunstone has not written a perfect book but he does deserve congratulations for hitting on an important subject and exploring it with enthusiasm. Between the First and Second World Wars Anglo-Catholics held a series of Congresses that drew thousands of people, lay and ordained, to […]

This week’s Book and CD Choices

This week’s Book and CD Choices

For The Parish Andrew Davison and Alison Milbank SCM, pb, Our price: £16.46 ‘Fresh Expressions’ is a ‘motherhood and apple pie’ issue in the Church of England. Just about everyone supports it from the Archbishop of Canterbury downwards. Church attendance figures may have steadied after a long period of decline but there is no room for […]

Our top picks to buy from the CEN shop

Our top picks to buy from the CEN shop

Religion and Youth Sylvia Collins-Mayo and Pink Dandelion Ashgate pb, Our price: £17.09 Love Now, Pay Later Nigel Yates SPCK, pb, £14.44 According to received wisdom the 1960s and 1970s were a period of religious and social change in Britain in which the baby boomer, post war generation rejected many of the moral and religious […]

This week’s Book and CD Bargains

This week’s Book and CD Bargains

The Papacy since 1500, James Corkery and Thomas Worcester CUP Our price: hb £51, pb £17.09 Benedict XVI’s state visit to Britain has aroused a good deal of debate about whether the Pope should be treated as a head of state. According to Geoffrey Robertson QC the Vatican does not fulfil the requirements laid down […]

London’s Best 100 Churches

London’s Best 100 Churches

London’s Best 100 Churches Leigh Hatts Canterbury, pb, £14.99 (Buy it from the CEN Shop at www.churchnewspaper.com for just £12.74) Well-produced with excellent illustrations and reasonably priced this book fulfils a real need and is to be welcomed. This does not mean that it is perfect. Although the author edited the newspaper of the Diocese […]

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