Monthly Special Offers!

It’s a new month and a new selection of monthly special offers. We hope you will find much to ignite some May time discussion in these books. As you may be aware already each month we have three titles available at 10% off and one title for 20% off.

The regular special offers are:


An Introduction to Reformed Dogmatics
By Auguste Lecerf
A profound study of the nature and basis of religious knowledge that offers a valuable critique of European philosophy from the standpoint of orthodox Calvinism.
Paperback available at £28.75 £25.88

Following Jesus in Invaded Space: Doing Theology on Aboriginal Land
By Chris Budden
A critical theological discourse on the displacement of indigenous peoples from their lands, encouraging a theological dialogue that is more open to the voices and experience of the maginalised and dispossessed.
Paperback available at £18.50 £16.65

The Religion of Ancient Israel
By T.C. Vriezen
Based on a range of textual, literary and archaeological evidence, this informative guide to the religion of the Semitic peoples reveals both their religious practice and the place it occupied in their civilisation.
Paperback available at £26.25 £23.63


And May’s monthly 20% offer is for:

Death and Resurrection
The Shape and Function of a Literary Motif in the Book of Acts
By Dennis J. Horton

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Was £18.50, Now £15.73
An in-depth exploration of the motif of death and resurrection in the Acts of the Apostles, and the theological and sociological role that it plays in the Lukan narrative.

Are there any titles you’d like to see on offer from James Clarke & Co soon? Let us know in the comments.


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#Review! Between Vision and Obedience – Rethinking Theological Epistemology

“The book offers an interesting contribution to the hermeneutical ontological debate.”

-Johann-Allberecht Meylahn, 4 April 2016





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#BookoftheMonth: ‘A Relevant Way to Read’ by Margaret G. Sim

We are pleased to announce that our recent title A Relevant Way to Read by Margaret G. Sim has been listed as Book of the Month for May by the American Journal of Biblical Theology!

In A Relevant Way to Read, Margaret G. Sim draws on her in-depth knowledge of New Testament Greek to forge a new exegesis of the Gospels and Paul’s letters. Locating her studies in the linguistic concept of relevance theory, which contends that all our utterances are laden with crucial yet invisible context, Sim embarks on a journey through some of the New Testament’s most troubling verses. Here she recovers some of that lost information with a meticulous analysis that should enlighten both the experienced biblical scholar and the novice.

In contrast to many linguistics text books that are obscure and hard to follow, Margaret Sim makes excellent use of her many years of experience of both linguistics and teaching to provide a beautifully clear and helpful introduction to relevance theory and the ways in which it can be of considerable value for understanding the Bible.

-Peter Oakes, Greenwood Senior Lecturer in the New Testament, University of Manchester


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A Relevant Way to Read

“Margaret Sim shows how one of the leading theories of pragmatics – Relevance Theory – provides a comprehensive and enlightening account of how we communicate, and applies this rigorously to the New Testament. Her exposition shows how focusing on the communicative functions of words sheds light on many exegetical controversies involving issues such as how to identify irony, the flexibility of connectives, and the various uses of conditional sentences. The book is written in a clear and jargon-free manner that will make it accessible to advanced students of biblical studies and established biblical scholars with little or no prior exposure to linguistics and pragmatics.”
Steve Nicolle, Assistant Professor, Canada Institute of Linguistics,
Trinity Western University, Canada

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A Relevant Way to Read: A New Approach to Exegesis and Communication
By Margaret G. Sim
ISBN: 9780227174425

A Relevant Way to Read, is one of our newer titles, a rigourously developed exegesis of the Gospels and Paul’s letters. Margaret G. Sim utlisises her indepth knowledge of New Testament Greek to bring us this inciteful and enlightening book. The book provides a clear and straightforward exploration of Relevance Theory in relation to an exegesis of the New Testament creating an new and deeper interpretation of the text.

For extracts, reviews and to order the book check our website here.

Margaret G. Sim works as a translation consultant for Wycliffe Bible Translators and is a learned academic who has lectured for many years in Biblical Studies and Translation at the Africa International University. She has also written another work, drawing on her extensive knowledge: Marking Thought and Talk in New Testament Greek is a focused linguistics study of the particle 'hina' in New Testament Greek. It is also available on our website here.


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#Reviews from Modern Believing

Warmest regards to our friends at Modern Believing who have published a number of reviews of our titles in the most recent edition (57.2) of their highly respected journal.

Communicating the Faith Indirectly
Selected Sermons, Addresses, and Prayers

“These collections will appeal especially to those who knew Holmer personally and sat at his feet as students and colleagues. But the main reason that the editors and publishers have taken such trouble to bring these papers together is because they believe that they deserve a wider audience. They are right…”
John Saxbee, Modern Believing (57.2), March 2016

Lutheran Identity and Political Theology

“Overall, the collection demonstrates that Lutheran scholarship is alive and aware of the same challenges of the twenty-first century that other denominational bodies are beginning to address. Those who are looking for glimpses of how these questions are being addressed will find a diverse set of answers between the covers, unified in their optimism.”
Claire Hein Blanton, Modern Believing (57.2), March 2016

The Practice of the Body of Christ
Human Agency in Pauline Theology after MacIntyre

“Those familiar with MacIntyre will appreciate the well-developed section on his reading of Augustine, not to mention the mature deconstruction of the modern moral tradition.
… For my own part, I find him persuasive.”
Michael Lakey, Modern Believing (57.2), March 2016

Confessing the Faith Yesterday and Today
Essays Reformed, Dissenting, and Catholic

“Sell writes well, often with a twinkle in his eye and usually generous when treating thinkers with whom he takes issue. He displays a refreshing humility for a Reformed Theologian…. This book deserves a wide audience….
It ought to be read by church leaders and all thinking Christians…”
David Peel, Modern Believing (57.2), March 2016

Milton’s Inward Liberty
A Reading of Christian Liberty from the Prose to Paradise Lost

“Falcone makes his case reasonably well…. There are some good insights…”
Theo Hobson, Modern Believing (57.2), March 2016

Reading Auschwitz with Barth
The Holocaust as Problem and Promise for Barthian Theology

“…this is an interesting, readable, and important book that provides a fitting capstone to Lindsay’s trilogy. One of the most significant contributions of this book is its willingness to face what Lindsay calles the tremendum of the holocaust and to continue to rethink Christian theology, liturgy, and practise in light of the horror of those events.”
Ashley Cocksworth, Modern Believing (57.2), March 2016

Looking Unto Jesus
The Christ-Centered Piety of Seventeenth-Century Baptists

Yuille’s Looking unto Jesus is another valuable publication that seeks to bring more obscure theological writings to modern readers…. Yuille provides the means by which modern readers can engage with these works, expounding on themes, issues and biblical passages in order to show more clearly how much can be gained from reading the work of such passionate preachers.
Rachel Adcock, Modern Believing (57.2), March 2016

The Trinity and the Vindication of Christian Paradox
An Interpretation and Refinement of the Theological Apologetic of Cornelius Van Til

…Bosserman’s lucid and insightful monograph provokes [important questions on vindicating paradoxes].
Cory Brock, Modern Believing (57.2), March 2016

The Fifteen Confederates

As the author of an important monograph on Eberlin, Dipple is well qualified to rectify that deficiency by offering a translation and introduction which reflect the most recent scholarship. …a fine edition, which will be of great use to students of the Reformation who do not have German.
Tom Scott, Modern Believing (57.2), March 2016

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#BookoftheMonth: ‘Just Deceivers’ by Matthew Newkirk!

We are pleased to announce that our new title Just Deceivers: An Exploration of the Motif of Deception in the Books of Samuel by Matthew Newkirk has been listed as Book of the Month by the American Journal of Biblical Theology!

Newkirk’s book brings us an in-depth study of the depiction of lies and deception in 1 and 2 Samuel, demonstrating the complexity of the attitudes towards falsehood expressed in the text.

“Combining careful research, a broad acquaintance with pertinent primary and secondary literature, a lucid and inviting writing style, and sound judgment throughout, Newkirk’s book should find a place on the reading lists not only of students of the books of Samuel but of all who have ever puzzled over ‘lying episodes’ in the Bible.”

 V. Philips Long, Professor of Old Testament, Regent College, Vancouver.

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#Review! Eternal Blessedness for All? By Anette I. Hagan

Eternal Blessedness for All?

A Historical-Systematic Examination of Schleiermacher’s Understanding of Predestination

By Anette I. Hagan

“Anette I. Hagen delivers with her revised and extended dissertation…an…intuitive and objective investigation of the dogmatic doctrine of the predetermination of humanity towards their ecstatic destiny through gods advice. ”
Wolfgang Sommer, Theologische Literaturzeitung No 140 Heft 11, November 2015

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#Review! Richard Hooker and the Vision of God by Charles Miller

Richard Hooker and the Vision of God

Exploring the Origins of ‘Anglicanism’

by Charles Miller

“It offers a very exquisite introduction; especially precious are the cleverly chosen excerpt in the appendix. “-Martin Ohst, Theologische Literaturzeichnung, No 141 Heft 11, November 2015

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#Review! Christian Origins and the Ancient Economy by David A. Fiensy

Christian Origins and the Ancient Economy

By David A. Fiensy

ISBNISBN: 9780227174760 (Paperback)

“All articles stand out due to the impressive, confident and knowledgeable handling of secondary literature.” – Lukas Bormann, Theologische Literaturzeitung No141 Heft 1/2, January/Febuary 2016

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#Review! Mission in the Early Church by Edward L. Smither

Mission in the Early Church: Themes and Reflections

by Edward L. Smither

ISBN: 9780227174852 (Paperback)

“The chapter about contextualization is especially interesting!”  Jorg Christian Salzmann, Theologische Literaturzeitung No141 Heft 1/2, January/Febuary 2016

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