Book Reviews

Book Reviews

Faith Maps, Michael Paul Gallagher DLT, pb £12.95 (Buy it from the CEN Shop at www.churchnewspaper.com for just £11.66) Karl Barth, D Densil Morgan SPCK, pb £12.99 (Buy it from the CEN Shop at www.churchnewspaper.com for just £9.09) Michael Paul Gallagher is a Catholic writer who deserves to be widely known and read beyond the […]

Christ the Key

Christ the Key

Christ the Key, Kathryn Tanner CUP, paperback, £16.99 (Buy it from the CEN Shop at www.churchnewspaper.com for just £14.44) Based on the Warfield Lectures delivered at Princeton Seminary this important work by an American theologian in the Reformed tradition is already attracting a good deal of attention. It is the sequel to a brief systematic […]

This week’s book reviews

This week’s book reviews

Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906 -1945 Ferdinand Schlingensiepen Continuum, hb, £19.99 (Buy it from the CEN Shop at www.churchnewspaper.com for just £13.99) During the early phases of his imprisonment, Ferdinand Shlingensiepen tells us, nothing helped Dietrich Bonhoeffer more than the experience he had gained of monastic life, first among Benedictine monks then at the Confessing Church seminary […]

This week’s books

This week’s books

Natural Signs and Knowledge of God C. Stephen Evans OUP, hb, £45.00 (Buy it from the CEN Shop at www.churchnewspaper.com for just £42.75) An important group of Christian philosophers known as ‘Reformed epistemologists’ maintain that we do not have to be able to appeal to evidence in support of belief in God; such belief, they […]

Books of Faith

Books of Faith

Absence of Mind, Marylinne Robinson, Yale, hb, £16.99 (Buy it from the CEN Shop at www.churchnewspaper.com for just £11.98) What does it say about the novel if human consciousness is an illusion, no more than a tactic adopted by genes in their pursuit of survival? Marylinne Robinson, author of three novels likely to attain classic […]

Must read books this week

Must read books this week

Hannah’s Child Stanley Hauerwas SCM, pb, £19.99 (Buy it from the CEN Shop at www.churchnewspaper.com for just £13.49) In September, 2001, Time magazine named Stanley Hauerwas ‘the best theologian in America’. But before many people had a chance to read the article, Hauerwas’ pacifist reaction to 9/11 made him one of the most controversial theologians […]

This weeks top pick of Christian Books

This weeks top pick of Christian Books

An Introduction to Christian Theology Richard J Plantinga, Thomas R Thompson, and Matthew D Lundberg CUP, pb, £18.99 (Buy it from the CEN Shop at www.churchnewspaper.com for just £16.45) Cambridge Companion to Philosophical Theology Charles Taliaferro and Chad Meister CUP, pb, £17.99 (Buy it from the CEN Shop at www.churchnewspaper.com for just £17.09) As the […]

Books of the Week

Books of the Week

Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics; by Richard Harries and Stephen Platten: OUP, hb, £60.00 Reinhold Niebuhr’s poll ratings among politicians are better than his ratings among theologians. Pressed on the campaign trail to give an opinion of Niebuhr, Barrack Obama managed an excellent summary of the theologian’s views which Richard Harries quotes in the preface […]

Ecclesiastes and The Song of Songs

Ecclesiastes and The Song of Songs

By Daniel Fredericks and Daniel Estes IVP, hb, £21.99 (Buy it from the CEN Shop at www.churchnewspaper.com for just £18.69) The Apollos Old Testament Commentary series prides itself on treating in equal measure the divine and human aspects of Scripture. No two Old Testament books would test this maxim more than Ecclesiastes and Song of […]

Harold Macmillan uncovered

Harold Macmillan uncovered

Harold Macmillan By Charles Williams Wiedenfeld and Nicolson, hb, £25.00 (Buy it from the CEN Shop at www.churchnewspaper.com for just £14.98) Macmillan liked to emphasise his descent from poor Highland crofters on the Isle of Arran. But his father was an Anglicised publisher, of London and Cambridge, with Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Westward Ho! And […]

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