from Modern Believing Vol 60:4

G. A. Kaplan, René Girard, Unlikely Apologist: Mimetic Theory and Fundamental Theology. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2016. Pp. xii, 268. Hb. $50. ISBN 978-0-268-10085-8.

M. J. Kirwan and S. Treflé Hidden, eds., Mimesis and Atonement: René Girard and the Doctrine of Salvation. New York and London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. Pp. xvi, 185. Hb. £88. ISBN 978-1-5013-2542-7.

J. L. Alberg, ed., Apocalypse Deferred: Girard and Japan. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017. Pp. x, 274. Hb. $50. ISBN 978-0-268-10016-2.

Review by Simon Taylor, Derby Cathedral


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

Review by Douglas Davies, Durham University


F. F. Fleming, The Truth about Science and Religion: From the Big Bang to Neuroscience. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2017. Pp. xviii, 221. Pb. £18.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9471-9.

Review by Keith Eyeon, University of Cambridge


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.

Review by Martyn Percy, University of Oxford


S. Anderson-Faithful, Mary Sumner: Mission, Education and Motherhood: Thinking a Life with Bourdieu. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2018. Pp. xx, 263. Hb. £65. ISBN 978-0-7188-9494-8.

Review by Cordelia Moyse, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA


J. E. Turner, The Labour Church: Religion and Politics in Britain 1890–1914. London and New York: I. B. Tauris and Co., 2018. Pp. xii, 273. Hb. ISBN 978-1-78453-943-6.

Review by Mark Dorset, King’s School, Worcester


M. D. Stark, Untruth: Musings with Kierkegaard on Christian Living in a Fractured World. London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2018. Pp. viii, 157. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-0-232-53313-2.

Review by Steven Shakespeare, Liverpool Hope University


S. M. B. Wells, Incarnational Ministry: Being with the Church. London: Canterbury Press, 2017. Pp. xii, 233. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-1-848-25926-3.

S. M. B. Wells, Incarnational Mission: Being with the World. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2018. Pp. x, 254. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-1-78622-036-3.

Review by Michael Brierley, Worcester Cathedral


P. W. Shepherd, Questioning the Incarnation: Formulating a Meaningful Christology. Alresford: Christian Alternative Books, 2018. Pp. viii, 499. Pb. £24.99. ISBN 978-1-78535-633-9.

Review by Adrian Thatcher, University of Exeter


M. F. Bird, An Anomalous Jew: Paul among Jews, Greeks, and Romans. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2016. Pp. xii, 310. Pb. £18.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6769-8.

Review by Doug Chaplin, Diocese of Worcester


J. L. González, A Brief History of Sunday: From the New Testament to the New Creation. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. x, 166. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7471-9

Review by Richard Higginson, Cambridge


J. T. Billings, Remembrance, Communion, and Hope: Rediscovering the Gospel at the Lord’s Table. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. xx, 217. Pb. £20.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6233-4.

Review by David Grumett, University of Edinburgh


N. Wolterstorff, Acting Liturgically: Philosophical Reflections on Religious Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. Pp. x, 306. Hb. £45. ISBN 978-0-19-880538-0.

Review by Bridget Nichols, Church of Ireland Theological Institute, Dublin


R. D. Nelson and C. D. Raith, Ecumenism: A Guide for the Perplexed. London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2017. Pp. x, 194. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-0-567-57346-9.

Review by Richard Clutterbuck, Wesley House, Cambridge


K. W. Clements, Look Back in Hope: An Ecumenical Life. Eugene, OR: Resource Publications, 2017. Pp. xxii, 423. Pb. ISBN 978-1-5326-1855-0.

Review by Jeremy Worthen, Council for Christian Unity, London


D. Reynolds, The Doubled Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Women, Sexuality, and Nazi Germany. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2017. Pp. xvi, 449. Pb. £35. ISBN 978-0-227-17632-0.

Review by Ann Nickson, Mortlake, London


R. Hudson, The Monk’s Record Player: Thomas Merton, Bob Dylan, and the Perilous Summer of 1966. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Pp. xiv, 249. Hb. $23.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7520-4

Review by Gary Hall, Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham