Latest Reviews for July!

Here at James Clarke & Co we are pleased to be able to share with you all our new reviews from the likes of The Catholic Biblical Quartely andNew Zealand Journal of Asian Studies. If any of these titles interest you, please don’t hesitate to click on these links for further information and purchasing options.

interweaving - shadow.jpgInterweaving Innocence: A Rhetorical Analysis of Luke’s Passion Narrative (LK 22:66-23:49)
By Heather M. Gorman

‘This book is highly recommended to those with interest in the Lucan passion in particular, and in the principles of Gospel composition in general.’

Shelly Matthews, Brite Divinity School, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly vol.80 no.4 / October 2018 pp.726-7.

 

gospel - shadow.jpgThe Gospel of John: Worship for Divine Life Eternal
By John Paul Heil

‘Anyone who is willing to work through the Gospel with H.’s book in hand will undoubtedly have a richer understanding of the subject of worship and the organization, meaning, and purpose of John.’

Paul Jeon, Reformed Theological Seminary, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly vol.80 no.3 / October 2018 pp.529-31.

 

guns - shadow.jpgGuns and Gospel: Imperialism and Evangelicalism in China
By Ambrose Mong

‘This is a valuable volume on this subject and should be on the reading lists for this topic.’

Stuart Vogel, New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, vol.20, no1. 2018, pp.109-11.

 

 

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Latest Reviews!

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

 

Ever-Moving ReposeEver-Moving Repose: A Contemporary Reading of Maximus the Confessor’s Theory of Time
By Sotiris Mitralexis

‘This book will be important both to theologians looking to further explore Maximus’ works and their relevance for today, and to philosophers interested in ancient conceptions of time and the way these may challenge our contemporary understanding of physics.’

Emma Brown Dewhurst, Ludwig Maximilians Universitat Munchen, The Expository Times, Volume 130, Number 6, March 2019

 

Mary Sumner: Mission, Education and Motherhood: Thinking a Life with BourdieuMary Sumner
By Sue Anderson-Faithful

‘The Book has a useful timeline, and provides biographical notes on significant women activists of the period during which Sumner lived. There is a thorough bibliography.’

Gloria Cadman, CRC News, Book Reviews

 

 

The Final Days of JesusThe Final Days of Jesus: The Thrill of Defeat, The Agony of Victory: A Classical Historian Explores Jesus’s Arrest, Trial, and Execution
By Mark D. Smith

‘Anyone picking up and either reading or flicking through the pages of this book will be rewarded with a clearer insight of the classical world into which the critical events of the Gospel took root as that world understood it.’

P Mark Pullinger, CRC News, Book Reviews

 

The Artist and the Trinity: Dorothy L. Sayers’ Theology of WorkThe Artist and the Trinity
By Christine M. Fletcher

‘This is a good book to read if you’ve never heard of Sayers, if you already love one aspect of her work (as novelist, playwright, or theologian), or even if you are familiar with all of her work.’

Jennifer Woodruff Tait, Diversity, Future of the Movement, Resource Reviews

 

KempeKempe: The Life, Art and Legacy of Charles Eamer Kempe
By Adrian Barlow

‘One comes away with a sense of the shape of Kempe’s life, an interesting set of insights into his working methods, and, above all, the sense that he’s a considerable artist.’ ‘Adrian Barlow’s Kempe will send people back to the work, with much more background knowledge, with a clearer understanding of how his big Victorian studio worked, and, above all, with new enthusiasm and new eyes.’

Phillip Wilk, ‘Into the Light’, English Buildings, 29 November 2018

 

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Latest Reviews

Here at Lutterworth Press we are pleased to be able to share with you all our new reviews from the likes of The Tablet, Country Life and others. If any of these titles interest you, please don’t hesitate to click on these links for further information and purchasing options.

Andrew Young

Andrew Young: Priest, Poet and Naturalist: A Reassessment
By Richard Ormrod

‘Poetry was the linchpin of this formidably well-researched book.’
Sue Gaisford, The Tablet, pg 22, 22nd September 2018

 

 

 

Kempe: The Life, Art and Legacy of Charles Eamer KempeKempe
By Adrian Barlow

‘Adrian Barlow’s book is a scholarly biography of the outstanding and prolific stained-glass artist Charles Kempe.’

John Goodall, Country Life, pg92, 9th January 2019

 

 

Eloquence Divine: In Search of God’s RhetoricEloquence Divine
By Philip Arrington

‘This is an agnostic’s shrewd and clever critique of Christian fundamentalism – but it is also a fascinating journey into biblical literature and the assumptions that are made about it by more critical voices within theology.’

David Jasper, University of Glasgow, The Expository Times, Vol. 130(5) pg231, 2019

 

 

Suffering Romans
By Siu Fung WuSuffering in Romans

‘This fascinating exploration demonstrates that Paul’s audience were very much familiar with the realities of daily suffering. The author has a gift for locating his current argument within his larger argument. This monograph should represent a significant contribution to the field of Pauline scholarship.’
Michael Hayden, Castle Church, Stafford, Churchman, Winter 2018, pg265

 

 

C.S. Lewis at Poets' CornerC.S. Lewis at Poets’ Corner
By Michael Ward and Peter S. Williams (editors)

‘Here is something for almost everyone – often presented, suitably enough, with both charm and wit, and surely enticing many of us to read or re-read the books.’
Christopher Idle, Herne Hill, SE London, Churchman, Winter

 

 

 

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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

A Tale of Two Theologians 9780227176580

‘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

 

Perfecting Perfection 9780227175880

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

 

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