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G. V. Allen, C. R. Brewer and D. F. Kinlaw, eds., The Moving Text: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on David Brown and the Bible.  London: SCM Press, 2018.  Pp. xx, 273.  Pb.  £35.  ISBN 978-0-334-05526-6.


S. T. Asma, Why We Need Religion.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.  Pp. x, 256.  Hb.  £20.  ISBN 978-0-19-046967-2.


H. Boersma, Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition.  Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018.  Pp. xx, 467.  Hb.  ISBN 978-0-8028-7604-1.


B. A. Cummings, The Book of Common Prayer: A Very Short Introduction.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.  Pp. xviii, 139.  Pb.  £7.99.  ISBN 978-0-19-880392-8.


J. Fea, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump.Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018.Pp. x, 238.Hb.  ISBN 978-0-8028-7641-6.


A. C. Florence, Rehearsing Scripture: Discovering God’s Word in Community.Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018.Pp. xii, 203.Pb.  ISBN 978-0-8028-7412-2.


E. Gerle, Passionate Embrace: Luther on Love, Body and Sensual Presence.Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2018.Pp. xii, 323.Pb.£27.50.  ISBN 978-0-227-17689-4.


J. E. Goldingay and N. T. Wright, The Bible for Everyone: A New Translation.London: SPCK, 2018.Pp. xxii, 1268.Hb.£25.  ISBN 978-0-281-07401-3.


D. M. Greenwood, Art and Spiritual Experience: Exploring the Romantic Period.Leominster: Gracewing, 2018.Pp. xvi, 246.Pb.£14.99.  ISBN 978-0-85244-925-7.


A. W. Hearlson, The Holy No: Worship as a Subversive Act.Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018.Pp. xiv, 184.Pb.  ISBN 978-0-8028-7385-9.


C. Hovorun, Scaffolds of the Church: Towards Poststructural Ecclesiology.Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2018.Pp. xii, 262.Pb.£22.50.  ISBN 978-0-227-17687-0.


A. Jacobs, The Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis.New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.Pp. xx, 256.Hb.£20.  ISBN 978-0-19-086465-1.


H. Joas, ed., David Martin and the Sociology of Religion.Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2018.Pp. x, 215.Hb.£115.  ISBN 978-0-815-39330-6.


V. Lee and R. J. Eke, Is Grief a Women’s Room?  Some Feminist Aspects of Practical Theology in Responding to the Death of a Life Partner.2017.Pp. xviii, 247.Pb.  ISBN 9781547041145.


J. A. Linebaugh, ed., God’s Two Words: Law and Gospel in the Lutheran and Reformed Traditions.Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018.Pp. xii, 253.Pb.  ISBN 978-0-8028-7475-7.


A. and C. Linzey, eds., The Palgrave Handbook of Practical Animal Ethics.London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.Pp. xxvi, 598.Hb.  ISBN 978-1-137-36670-2.


P. B. Mojzes, ed., North American Churches and the Cold War.Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018.Pp. xviii, 593.Hb.  ISBN 978-0-8028-7526-6.


N. C. Murphy, A Philosophy of the Christian Religion for the Twenty-First Century.London: SPCK, 2018.Pp. xviii, 330.Pb.£25.99.  ISBN 978-0-281-06692-6.


M. T. Novick, An Introduction to the Scriptures of Israel: History and Theology.Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018.Pp. x, 203.Pb.  ISBN 978-0-8028-7542-6.


E. E. Olson, And God Created Wholeness: A Spirituality of Catholicity.Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2018.Pp. xvi, 237.Pb.£23.99.  ISBN 978-1-62698-268-0.


P. W. Rosemann, Charred Root of Meaning: Continuity, Transgression, and the Other in Christian Tradition.Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018.Pp. xxii, 237.Hb.  ISBN 978-0-8028-6345-4.


C. C. B. Southgate, Theology in a Suffering World: Glory and Longing.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.Pp. x, 281.Hb.£75.  ISBN 978-1-107-15369-1.


M. D. Stark, Untruth: Musings with Kierkegaard on Christian Living in a Fractured World.London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2018.Pp. viii, 157.Pb.  ISBN 978-0-232-53313-2. 


A. M. Steane, Science and Humanity: A Humane Philosophy of Science and Religion.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.Pp. xii, 289.Hb.£25.  ISBN 978-0-19-882458-9.


P. J. Webster, Church and Patronage in 20th Century Britain: Walter Hussey and the Arts.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.  Pp. xii, 256.  Hb.  ISBN 978-1-137-36909-3.


P. J. Whitworth, Suffering and Glory: The Church from the Apostles to Constantine.  Durham: Sacristy Press, 2018.  Pp. xii, 400.  Pb.  ISBN 978-1-910519-89-9.


N. Wolterstorff, Acting Liturgically: Philosophical Reflections on Religious Practice.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.Pp. x, 306.Hb.  ISBN 978-0-19-880538-0.


S. S. Yarrow, Saints: A Very Short Introduction.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.Pp. xviii, 149.Pb.£7.99.  ISBN 978-0-19-967651-4.