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Modern Believing is the journal of Modern Church. It publishes articles in theology and related disciplines to promote theological liberalism.

Published quarterly by Liverpool University Press. Students in Universities, Colleges and Theological Institutions which subscribe to the EBSCO database, can access Modern Believing online.
Editor: Revd Dr Steven Shakespeare
Reviews Editor: Revd Dr Michael Brierley
Assistant Editor: Dr Katharine Sarah Moody

Current issue:

Vol 58:2 April 2017 - Guest Editor: Alison Milbank

William Shakespeare died on 3rd May 1616, and this centenary celebration prompted a Modern Church conference, ‘Performing the Faith: Shakespeare, the Theatre and Theology Today’ in July 2016, a flavour of which can be gained from the variety of articles in this volume.


King Lear: Perception and the price of silence
Ronnie Mulryne
Mannerly devotion: Touches of grace in Romeo and Juliet
Christian Coppa
Speak Again: Life, love and language in King Lear
Vittorio Montemaggi
Staging theology: The Gospel according to Shakespeare
Alycia Smith-Howard Timmis
The Poetry Mass: Voices of the Spirit
Anthony Woollard
Sleep and imagination in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Graham Ward