Latest Reviews

Here at James Clarke and Co. we are pleased to be able to share with you all our new reviews from the likes of Reading Religion, Journal of Ecclesiastical History and others. If any of the titles below interest you, please don’t hesitate to click on these links for further information and purchasing options.

The Use of the Old Testament in a Wesleyan Theology of Mission
By Gordon L. Snider

 

The Use of the Old Testament in a Wesleyan Theology of Mission 9780227176023‘In this interesting study, Gordon Snider; a professor at Kansas Christian College, sets out to examine if and how representative Wesleyan theologians and missionary leaders used the Old Testament to shape a theology of mission, and how far the outcomes corresponded with distinctive Wesleyan emphases.’
Martin Wellings, Editor for Wesley and Methodist Studies, Book Reviews, Vol 10, No. 2, 2018

 

 

The Conversion and Therapy of Desire
By Mark J. Boone

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‘In this fascinating and meticulously researched study of Augustine’s Cassiciacum dialogues, Mark Boone shows Augustinian scholars a productive way forward for better understanding how these philosophical texts can and should be analyzed both on their own terms and as part of Augustine’s evolving ideas about ancient philosophy and Christian theology. Boone’s work is a valuable contribution to Augustinian studies, and especially to the study of the Cassiciacum dialogues. It is carefully researched, well-written, and easy to follow even by a generalist Augustinian scholar.’
– Jennifer Ebbeler, Associate Professor of Classics at University of Texas, Reading Religion, 21st August 2018

 

A Tale of Two Theologians: Treatment of Third World Theologies
By Ambrose Mong

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‘A Tale of Two Theologians: Treatment of Third World Theologies is a fascinating book that presents, with a new perspective, how the third world theologies have been treated by the Roman Catholic Church. This book successfully attempts a twin task of explaining this treatment of third world theologies, particularly those that do not fit into Western systems, and offering a comparative study of Latin American and Asian theologies. Mong has beautifully woven together these two tasks in one book without losing focus.’
– Murathuraj Swamy, Director of Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide, Reading Religion, 11th April 2018

 

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Perfecting Perfection: Essays in Honour of Henry D. Rack
By Robert Webster

‘Perfecting Perfection is a fitting tribute to the author of such a considerable and influential output.’
– Robert Schofield, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Volume 68, Issue 4, October 2017

 

 

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New Reviews

Here at James Clarke and Co. we are pleased to be able to share with you all our new reviews from the likes of The Expository Times, The Journal of Ecclesiastical History and Journal of Chinese Religions. If any of the titles below interest you, please don’t hesitate to click on these links for further information and purchasing options.

Dialogue Derailed: Joseph Ratzinger’s War against Pluralist Theology
By Ambrose Mong

Dialogue Derailed

“Ambrose Mong leaves us greatly in his debt for introducing us to the rich interrelationships, not only between liberation theologies from different continents but also between different faiths”
John Riches, The Expository Times, Volume 129, Number 10, July 2018

 

 

A Tale of Two Theologians: Treatment of Third World Theologies
By Ambrose Mong

A Tale of Two Theologians

These two volumes by the Dominican Ambrose Mong, a priest and lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, open up a rich vein of reflection about liberation theology and inter-religious dialogue in the non-Western World.
John Riches, The Expository Times, Volume 129, Number 10, July 2018

 

 

Book of Homilies: A Critical Edition
By Gerald Bray

The Books of Homilies

“Gerald Bray’s critical edition of the Book of Homilies is a welcome addition to the few modern texts available. Bray provides a concise and detailed discussion of the expected critical issues related to all three books of homilies.”
Benjamin J. Snyder, Anglican and Episcopal History, September 2018

 

 

Guns and Gospel: Imperialism and Evangelism in China
By Ambrose Mong

Guns and Gospel

“Guns and Gospel is a sophisticated overview of the work of Christian missionaries in China, and it its pages we see a range of human motivation ranging from rapaciousness to charity.”
James Carter, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 2018

 

 

 

The Role of Death in Life: A Multidisciplinary Examination of the Relationship between Life and Death
By John Behr and Conor Cunningham (Editors)

The Role of Death in Life

“At a time when we are seeking to bring discussions of death into the open in many areas of life, organization, local and societal, it is encouraging to find a book which tackles this area in some depth from a variety of academic perspectives.”
Nell Cockell, Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, Issue 5, Volume 2, 2017

 

 

The Claim of Humanity in Christ: Salvation and Sanctification in the Theology of T.B. and J.B. Torrance
By Alexandra S. Radcliff

The Claim of Humanity in Christ

“Above all, I highly recommend Radcliff’s work that is a comprehensive account of the Torrances’ soteriology.”
Ximan Xu, The Expository Times, Volume 129, Number 9, June 2018

 

 

 

Postcolonial Public Theology: Faith, Scientific Rationality and Prophetic Dialogue
By Paul S. Chung

Postcolonial Public Theology

“Chung’s book has begun this much-needed conversation and should be applauded for its efforts to engage in such dialogue.”
Calida Chu, The Expository Times, Volume 129, Number 11, August 2018

 

 

 

 

Beware the Evil Eye: The Evil Eye in the Bible and the Ancient World (Volume 3: The Bible and Related Sources)
By John H. Elliott

Beware the Evil Eye

“This delightful volume is full of insights and source materials. Readers are indebted to Elliott for crafting a careful and insightful presence and use in the bible and related sources.”
Timothy Hein, The Expository Times, Volume 129, Number 11, August 2018

 

 

 

Contextualization of Sufi Spirituality in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth- Century China: The Role of Liu Zhi
By David Lee

Contextualization of Sufi Spirituality in Seventeeth and Eighteenth-Century China

“David Lee’s book makes a simple but potentially significant intervention in this field: it argues on the basis of Liu Zhi’s less-studied popular didactic writings that Liu was not mainly appealing to an emergent elite Sino-Muslim identity or the concerns of Sufi mysticism, but rather was engaged in a Muslim apologetics for Chinese audience.”
Erich Schluessel, Journal of Chinese Religions, Volume 46, Issue 1, 10 May 2018

 

June Special Offers!

A number of choice titles are available from our website at a discounted price. Don’t miss this opportunity, the offers will end on the 30th of June!

Book of the Month:

Authentic Cosmopolitanism

 

Authentic Cosmopolitanism: Love, Sin, and Grace in the Christian University
By R.J. Snell and Steven D. Cone
An exploration of the underpinings of Christian higher education, in which the mission of the university can develop an authentic mode of living based on love.

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Durkheim: Essays on Morals and Education

 

Durkheim: Essays on Morals and Education
By W.S.F. Pickering (editor)
A selection of the most important writings of the great French sociologist on ethics and education, including many pieces previously unavailable in English.

Paperback was £30.75 -> Now 10% discounted £27.68

 

 

Love that Rejoices in the Truth

Love that Rejoices in the Truth: Theological Explorations
By Charles M. Wood
A series of essays on the Christian understanding of truth, in particular as it relates to theological practice and education.

Hardback was £21.25 -> Now 10% discounted £19.13

 

 

Religious Influences in Thai Female Education (1889–1931)

Religious Influences in Thai Female Education (1889–1931)
By Runchana P. Suksod-Barger
A study of the role of religion in the development of female education in the Thai Modernisation Period, employing feminist theory and historical research.

Paperback was £20.50 -> Now 10%  discounted £18.45

Book launch: ‘Polis, Ontology, Ecclesial Event’ edited by Sotiris Mitralexis

We are pleased to announce the book launch of Polis, Ontology, Ecclesial Event: Engaging with Christos Yannaras’ Thought edited by Sotiris Mitralexis, a selection of essays celebrating the contribution of the Greek Orthodox theologian Christos Yannaras to theology, philosophy and political theory.

 

Polis, Ontology, Ecclesial Event: Engaging with Christos Yannaras’ Thought

Polis, Ontology, Ecclesial Event 9780227176696Christos Yannaras (born 1935 in Athens, Greece) has been proclaimed “without doubt the most important living Greek Orthodox theologian” (Andrew Louth), “contemporary Greece’s greatest thinker” (Olivier Clément), “one of the most significant Christian philosophers in Europe” (Rowan Williams).

However, until recently the English-speaking scholar did not have first-hand access to the main bulk of his work: in spite of the relatively early English translation of his The Freedom of Morality (1984), most of his books appeared in English fairly recently – such as Person and Eros (2007), Orthodoxy and the West (2006), Relational Ontology (2011) or The Schism in Philosophy (2015). In this volume, chapters shall examine numerous aspects of Yannaras’ contributions to Orthodox theology, philosophy and political thought, based on his relational ontology of the person, later popularised in the Anglophone sphere by John Zizioulas. From political theology to Heidegger and the philosophy of language, from Yannaras’ critique of religion to the patristic grounding of the theology of the person and from Orthodoxy to the West, this volume comprises a panorama of Christos Yannaras’ transdisciplinary contributions.

The Author
Sotiris Mitralexis is Seeger Fellow at Princeton University, Assistant Professor of philosophy at the City University of Istanbul and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Winchester. He holds a doctorate in Philosophy from the Freie Universitat Berlin, a doctorate in Theology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and a degree in Classics from the University of Athens. He has taught philosophy in Istanbul, Athens and Berlin.

Associate Editors
Andreas Andreopoulos
Pui Him Ip
Isidoros Katsos
Dionysios Skliris

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Check out our New Reviews!

We are pleased to present some reviews from Reading Religion, Theological Studies, Ching Feng, The English Historical Review, The Expository Times, Reviews in Religion and Theology and Journal of Reformed Theology . If any of these titles intrigue you, feel free to check out the links for more information and to make your order.

 

The Human Icon

The Human Icon: A Comparative Study of Hindu and Orthodox Christian Beliefs
By Christine Mangala Frost

‘Without judgement or obvious inclusion of cultural bias, the text provides an informative entry point for strengthening understanding of aspects of [Hinduism and Orthodox Christianity]. …. Additionally, and congruous with the topical orientation of the book, the subjects covered are well defined and contextualized, and are given contemporary relevance. …. The appeal of The Human Icon can be found in its sensitivity and appreciation to religious practice, belief, and devotion, and its discussion of influences and commonalities that increases understanding of Hinduism through the inclusion of a discussion of Christianity.’ Madhavi Venkatesan, Reading Religion, 27 February 2018

 

Guns and GospelGuns and Gospel: Imperialism and Evangelism in China
By Ambrose Mong

‘By outlining the Chinese mission history, Mong draws attention to both global and local forces that influenced the passions, visions, and actions of different Protextant missions, the missionaries’ perception of China as ‘the Other’, and the dissemination of Christianity in a Chinese context …. Guns and Gospel is an essential reading for anyoen interested in Chinese Christianity, interreligious dialogues, and cross-cutural engagements.’ –  Joseph Tse-hei Lee, Ching Feng, 16.1-2 (2016)

 

Subversive Meals

Subversive Meals: An Analysis of the Lord’s Supper under Roman Domination during the First Century
By R. Alan Streett

‘The book has many good qualities and I recommend it. The bibliography is extensive, including opposing or different views, and the text is well organized with frequent summaries that keep focus on the theme.’ – Michael L. Cook, Theological Studies, Vol 79, 2018

 

 

Nationhood, Providence, and WitnessNationhood, Providence, and Witness: Israel in Modern Theology and Social Theory
By Carys Moseley

If anything can be said about this book it is that is surely has the momentum. …. [T]he book offers a thorough and provocative assessment of four important voices in modern theology on the matter of nationhood and national identities. …. Yet, Moseley shares her praiseworthy concerns and motives, illustrated by her decision to understand nationhood in the context of missiology.’ – Ruben van de Belt, Journal of Reformed Theology, Volume 10, Issue 4, 2016

 

Ecclesiology and the Scriptural Narrative of 1 Peter

Ecclesiology and the Scriptural Narrative of 1 Peter
By Patrick T. Egan

‘In general, the book gives a refreshingly theological reading and a clear, accessible exegetical argument. It provides a useful resource for thinking about the use of scripture in the NT, even if one disagrees with some of its claims.’ – Katherine M. Hockey, The Expository Times, Volume 129, Number 6, March 2018

 

 

Perfecting PerfectionPerfecting Perfection: Essays in Honour of Henry D. Rack
Edited by Robert Webster

‘Unlike some Festschriften this is a valuable (and reasonably priced) collection which is considerably more than the sum of its parts, and a suitable tribute to an outstanding scholar.’ – G.M. Ditchfield, The English Historical Review, Volume 133, Issue 560, 20 March 2018

 

 

An Ethiopian Reading of the Bible

An Ethiopian Reading of the Bible: Biblical Interpretation of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church
By Keon-Sang An

‘There is no doubt that the transdisciplinary approach of this book to ecclesiology represents a unique and remarkable contribution to the field….[I] would warmly recommend this book to anyone interested in studying ecclesiology. It is not just the innovative perspective that makes this volume an important accomplishment, but also the gathered variety of methodologies and ecclesiological loci which it presents.’ – Petre Maican, Reviews in Religion and Theology, January 2018

 

 

May Special Offers!

A number of choice titles are available from our website at a discounted price. Don’t miss this opportunity, the offers will end on the 31st of May!

Book of the Month:

The Literary Construction of the Other in the Acts of the Apostles

 

The Literary Construction of the Other in the Acts of the Apostles: Charismatics, the Jews, and Women
By Mitzi J. Smith
An analysis of the Acts of the Apostles showing how the text uses its characterisation of the Other to reinforce the self-identity of the earliest Christians.

Paperback was £15.75 -> Now 15% discount £13.39

 

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The Acts of Paul

 

The Acts of Paul: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary
By Richard I. Pervo
An erudite commentary on the Acts of Paul, one of the most important of the Apocryphal Acts, including an improved translation of the text.

Paperback was £25.75 -> Now 10% discounted £23.18

 

Apostle Paul

 

Apostle Paul: A Polite Bribe
By Robert Orlando
A rethinking of St Paul’s role in shaping the emerging Christian religion, emphasising his human, political and material interactions with his contemporaries.

Paperback was £15.50 -> Now 10% discounted £13.95

 

Beyond Old and New Perspectives on Paul

Beyond Old and New Perspectives on Paul: Reflections on the Work of Douglas Campbell
Edited by Chris Tilling
A collection of extracts and essays developing the theological implications of Douglas Campbell’s ground-breaking work in the field of Pauline studies.

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February Special Offers!

A number of choice titles are available from our website at a discounted price. Don’t miss this opportunity, the offers will end on the 28th of February!

Book of the Month:

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The Sculptor and His Stone: Selected Readings on Hellenistic and Christian Learning and Thought in the Early Greek Fathers
Edited by Archbishop Chrysostomos
A collection of essays exploring the importance of classical Hellenistic thought in the early development of the Eastern Orthodox tradition.

Paperback was £15.00 -> Now 15% discount £12.75

 

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Did Jesus Speak Greek?: The Emerging Evidence of Greek Dominance in First-Century Palestine
By G. Scott Gleaves
A critique of the Aramaic Hypothesis that has dominated historical Jesus studies, suggesting that the language Jesus and his followers spoke was Greek.

Paperback was £17.75 -> Now 10% discounted £15.98

 

 

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The One and the Three: Nature, Person and Triadic Monarchy in the Greek and Irish Patristic Tradition
By Chrysostom Koutloumousianos
A fertile study of convergences in early monastic thought in Ireland and Byzantine Greece, revealing theological insights into ecclesiology and the Trinity.

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Divine Essence and Divine Energies
Divine Essence and Divine Energies: Ecumenical Reflections on the Presence of God in Eastern Orthodoxy
Edited by C. Athanasopoulos and C. Schneider
Essays exploring, from a multiplicity of viewpoints, the philosophical and theological dimensions of the essence-energy distinction in Orthodox Christianity.

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