from Modern Believing Vol 60:3

C. R. Baker and E. L. Graham, eds., Theology for Changing Times: John Atherton and the Future of Public Theology. London: SCM Press, 2018. Pp. xii, 192. Pb. £30. ISBN 978-0-334-05695-9

Review by Stephen Spencer, Anglican Communion Office


D. J. Goodhew and A.-P. Cooper, eds., The Desecularisation of the City: London’s Churches, 1980 to the Present. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2019. Pp. xviii, 365. Hb. £115. ISBN 978-0-8153-4817-7.

Review by Clive Field, University of Birmingham


P. Lewis and S. Hamid, British Muslims: New Directions in Islamic Thought, Creativity and Activism. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018. Pp. xiv, 250. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-1-4744-3276-4.

Review by John Reader, Ironstone Benefice, William Temple Foundation and University of Worcester


R. S. Park, Constructing Civility: The Human Good in Christian and Islamic Political Theologies. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017. Pp. x, 271. Hb. $45. ISBN 978-0-268-10273-9.

Review by Esther Reed, University of Exeter


G. Hunsinger, ed., Karl Barth, the Jews, and Judaism. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2018. Pp. vii, 189. Hb. £54.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7576-1.

Review by Mark Lindsay, University of Divinity, Australia 


G. D’Costa and R. K. A. Thompson, eds., Buddhist-Christian Dual Belonging: Affirmations, Objections, Explorations. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2016. Pp. x, 252. Hb. £95. ISBN 978-1-4724-6091-2.

Review by Kristin Beise Kiblinger, Winthrop University, SC 


A. R. Woolley, Women Choosing Silence: Relationality and Transformation in Spiritual Practice. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2019. Pp. xvi, 283. Hb. £115. ISBN 978-1-138-57460-1.

Review by Maggie Ross, Oxford


A. L. van Ommen, Suffering in Worship: Anglican Liturgy in Relation to Stories of Suffering People. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2017. Pp. x, 169. Hb. £95. ISBN 978-1-4724-7540-4.

Review by Karen O'Donnell, Sarum College, Salisbury


L. D. Hawk, The Violence of the Biblical God: Canonical Narrative and Christian Faith. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2019. Pp. xviii, 222. Pb. $35. ISBN 978-0-8028-7244-9

Review by Adrian Thatcher, University of Exeter


H. Boersma, Scripture as Real Presence: Sacramental Exegesis in the Early Church. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2017. Pp. xx, 316. Pb. £34.99. ISBN 978-0-8010-1703-2.

Review by Edmund Newey, Christ Church, Oxford 


 J. G. Janzen, When Prayer Takes Place: Forays into a Biblical World, ed. B. A. Strawn and P. D. Miller. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2017. Pp. xx, 430. Pb. £33. ISBN 978-0-227-17673-3.

Review by Ashley Cocksworth, University of Roehampton


 J. R. Wiebe, The Place of Imagination: Wendell Berry and the Poetics of Community, Affection, and Identity. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2017. Pp. x, 262. Hb. $49.95. ISBN 978-1-4813-0386-6.

Review by John Inge, Diocese of Worcester


N. S. Ateek, A Palestinian Theology of Liberation: The Bible, Justice, and the Palestine–Israel Conflict. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xx, 172. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-260-4.

Review by Samuel McBratney, University of Roehampton 


S. T. Kimbrough, Radical Grace: Justice for the Poor and Marginalised: Charles Wesley’s Views for the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2017. Pp. xvi, 154. Pb. £16.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9487-0.

Review by David Field, Methodist e-Academy, Basel, Switzerland 


B. E. Beck, Methodist Heritage and Identity. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2018. Pp. vi, 188. Hb. £105. ISBN 978-1-138-63619-4.

Review by Jonathan Dean, Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham 


 M. J. Hughes, Archbishop Randall Davidson. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2018. Pp. viii, 230. Hb. £105. ISBN 978-1-4724-1866-1.

Review by Stuart Mews, Cambridge 


O. Davies, A Supernatural War: Magic, Divination, and Faith during the First World War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. Pp. x, 284. Hb. £20. ISBN 978-0-19-879455-4.

Review by Georgina Byrne, Worcester Cathedral 


 T. A. Russell, Women Leaders in the Student Christian Movement 1880–1920. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xiv, 274. Pb. £23.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-256-7.

Review by Jacqueline deVries, Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN 


 P. J. Webster, Church and Patronage in 20th Century Britain: Walter Hussey and the Arts. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. Pp. xii, 256. Hb. £79.99. ISBN 978-1-137-36909-3.

Review by Allan Doig, University of Oxford 


 R. D. Harries, Haunted by Christ: Modern Writers and the Struggle for Faith. London: SPCK, 2018. Pp. xvi, 240. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07933-9.

Review by  Ian Bradley, University of St Andrews