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The Politics of Discipleship: Becoming Postmaterial Citizens

G. J. Ward

London: SCM Press, 2009. Pp. 317. Pb.

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Reviewed by John Reader, Ironstone Benefice and William Temple Foundation

Witness of the Body: The Past, Present and Future of Christian Martydom

M. L. Budde and K. Scott, eds.

Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2011. Pp. x, 228. Pb.

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Reviewed by Brian Wicker, Carshalton

Revising Christian Humanism: The New Conversation on Spirituality, Theology and Psychology

D. S. Browning

Minneapolis, MN: Fortress press, 2010. Pp. vi, 186. Pb.

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Reviewed by Laura G. E. Smith, University of Bath

Soundings in the Theology of Psalms: Perspectives and Methods in Contemporary Scholarship

R. A. Jacobsen, ed.

Minneapolis, MN: Fortress press, 2011. Pp. xiv, 197. Pb.

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Reviewed by Susan Gillingham, University of Oxford

Scripture, Tradition and Reason: A Selective View of Anglican Theology through the Centuries

W. J. Marshall

Blackrock, Co. Dublin: Columba Press, 2010. Pp. 264. Pb.

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Reviewed by Nicholas P. Henderson, Ealing Common, London

After War, Is Faith Possible? An Anthology

G. A. Studdert Kennedy, K. S. Walters, ed.

Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2008. Pp. xii, 225. Pb.

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Reviewed by Michael Brierley, Tavistock

The Whole Armour of God: Anglican Army Chaplains in the Great War

L. Parker

Solihull: Helion and Co., 2009. Pp. 94. Pb.

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Reviewed by Michael Brierley, Tavistock

Four Philosophical Anglicans: W. G. De Burgh, W. R. Matthews, O. C. Quick, H. A. Hodges

A. P. F. Sell

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2010. Pp. xii, 327. Hb

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Reviewed by Alex Hughes, Southsea

Progressive and Conservative Religious Ideologies: The Tumultuous Decade of the 1960s

R. Lints

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2010. Pp. vii, 224. Hb

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Reviewed by Hugh McLeod, University of Birmingham

Wording a Radiance: Parting Conversations of God and the Church

D. W. Hardy

London: SCM Press, 2010. Pp. xiv, 170. Pb.

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Reviewed by John Clarke, Wells Cathedral

Believing the Creed: A Metaphorical Approach

J. Ogden

London: Epworth Press, 2009. Pp. xviii, 202. Pb.

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Reviewed by John Saxbee, Haverfordwest

Eucharist: A Guide for the Perplexed

R. N. McMichael

London and New York: T. and T. Clark International, 2010. Pp. viii, 164. Pb.

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Reviewed by Nicholas Taylor, Theological Institute of the Scottish Episcopal Church

For the Parish: A Critique of Fresh Expressions

A. P. Davison and A. G. Milbank

London: SCM Press, 2010. Pp. xii, 251. Pb.

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Reviewed by Martyn Percy, Ripon College Cuddesdon and the Oxford Ministry Course

Shaping the Church: The Promise of Implicit Theology

M. W. Percy

Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2010. Pp. x, 193. Pb.

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Reviewed by Edward Bailey, Centre for the Study of Implicit Religion and Contemporary Spirituality, Oxford

If you meet George Herbert on the Road ... Kill Him. Radically Rethinking Priestly Ministry

J. G. Lewis-Anthony

London and New York: Mowbray, 2009. Pp. viii, 248. Pb.

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Reviewed by Michael Brierley, Tavistock

Reimagining Ministry

D. S. Heywood

London: SCM Press, 2011. Pp. vi, 218. Pb.

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Reviewed by Justin Lewis-Anthony, Canterbury

Touching the Sacred: Art and Prayer to Inspire Worship

C. D. C. Thorpe and J. Lever

London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2010. Pp. xx, 137. Pb

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Reviewed by Bridget Nichols, Ely

The Service of My Love: The Celebration and Blessing of Civil Partnerships: A Pastoral and Liturgical Handbook

J. E. Cotter

Aberdaron: Cairns Publications, 2009. Pp. xii, 114. Hb.

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Reviewed by Nicola Slee, The Queen's Foundation, Birmingham

This Life on Earth

D. Livingstone, ed.

Newcastle upon Tyne: Sea of Faith Network, 2009. Pp. viii, 166. Pb.

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Reviewed by Trevor Donnelly, Blackheath, London

Globalization and Theology

J. Rieger

Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2010. Pp. vi, 70. Pb.

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Reviewed by John Reader, Ironstone Benefice and William Temple Foundation

The Drama of Mark

M. D. Hooker and J. J. Vincent

London: Epworth Press, 2010. Pp. viii, 69. Pb.

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Reviewed by Robert Titley, Richmond

A Broad-Church Communion Prayer-Book

J. Bunyan

BCP@2009.ce.au, 2009. Pp. 112. Pb.

Reviewed by Nicholas Taylor, Theological Institute of the Scottish Episcopal Church

Love Upside Down: Life, Love and the Subversive Jesus

S. G. Ogden

Winchester and Washington: O-Books, 2011. Pp. xii, 116. Pb.

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Reviewed by Martyn Percy, Ripon College Cuddesdon and Oxford Ministry Course