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  • Growth and Decline in the Anglican Communion

    1980 to the Present

    Edited by David Goodhew

    The Anglican Communion has seen dramatic church growth and decline across recent decades. This book provides the first detailed study of such growth and decline by means of a wide range of case studies across five continents, prefaced by a substantial introductory chapter and followed by a short…

    Paperback – 2016-12-06 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Contemporary Ecclesiology

  • The Practice of the Presence of God

    Theology as a Way of Life

    Edited by Martin Laird, Sheelah Trefle Hidden

    Exploring the unity of the practice of prayer and the practice of theology, this book draws together insights from world-class theologians including Rowan Williams, Andrew Louth, Frances Young, Luigi Gioia, Margaret R. Miles, Enzo Bianchi, Sebastian Brock, and Nicholaï Sakharov. Offering glimpses…

    Paperback – 2016-12-05 
    Routledge

  • Teresa of Avila

    Mystical Theology and Spirituality in the Carmelite Tradition

    By Peter Tyler, Edward Howells

    This innovative book offers an original insight into the context and times of St Teresa of Avila (1515 – 1582) as well as exploring her contemporary relevance from the perspective of some of the foremost thinkers and scholars in the Teresian field today including Professors Julia Kristeva, Rowan…

    Hardback – 2016-12-02 
    Routledge

  • Suffering in Worship

    Anglican Liturgy in Relation to Stories of Suffering People

    By Armand Leon van Ommen

    Léon van Ommen completed his Ph.D. studies in 2015 at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit where he is also involved in teaching practical theology and liturgical studies. After having grown up in a Reformed church in the Netherlands, and having been part of evangelical churches during his…

    Hardback – 2016-11-28 
    Routledge
    Liturgy, Worship and Society Series

  • Christian Congregational Music

    Performance, Identity and Experience

    By Monique Ingalls, Carolyn Landau

    Christian Congregational Music explores the role of congregational music in Christian religious experience, examining how musicians and worshippers perform, identify with and experience belief through musical praxis. Contributors from a broad range of fields, including music studies, theology,…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31
    Routledge
    Congregational Music Studies Series

  • Visions of Development

    Faith-based Initiatives

    Edited by Wendy R. Tyndale

    Visions of Development presents first-hand stories of groups and movements from many different religious and spiritual traditions that are working with impoverished communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It provides unique insights into how people's beliefs and spirituality can help to…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31
    Routledge

  • Methodists and their Missionary Societies 1900-1996

    By John Pritchard

    The twentieth century saw the spectacular growth of Christianity in much of the global south, the transformation of mission fields into self-governing Churches, schemes of church union (some successful, others abortive), evolving attitudes to other faiths and significant Christian engagement with…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31
    Routledge
    Ashgate Methodist Studies Series

  • Methodists and their Missionary Societies 1760-1900

    By John Pritchard

    Methodism played an important part in the spread of Christianity from its European heartlands to the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Pacific. From John Wesley’s initial reluctance, via haphazard ventures and over-ambitious targets, a well-organized and supported Wesleyan Society developed. Smaller…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31
    Routledge
    Ashgate Methodist Studies Series

  • The Theory and Practice of Extended Communion

    By Phillip Tovey

    Three churches have recently produced liturgies for 'extended communion'. This is the distribution of previously consecrated elements at a public service by lay people or a deacon in the absence of a priest. This development began in the Roman Catholic Church with the Vatican 'Directory on Sunday…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31
    Routledge
    Liturgy, Worship and Society Series

  • Theological Perspectives on a Surveillance Society

    Watching and Being Watched

    By Eric Stoddart

    This book looks at contemporary surveillance practices and ideologies from a Christian theological perspective. Surveillance studies is an emerging, inter-disciplinary field that brings together scholars from sociology, criminology, political studies, computing and information studies, cultural…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31
    Routledge
    Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology

  • Richard Hooker, Beyond Certainty

    By Andrea Russell

    In spite of the differing, and often conflicting interpretations, there have been several constants – beliefs about Hooker and his work – that have remained virtually unchallenged throughout the centuries. Richard Hooker, Beyond Certainty examines and calls into question three of these constants.…

    Hardback – 2016-08-30
    Routledge

  • Religion, Equalities, and Inequalities

    By Dawn Llewellyn, Sonya Sharma

    Presenting cutting edge research on how religion can confront and obscure social inequalities in everyday life, Religion, Equalities and Inequalities argues that when religion is left out of social scientific analyses, it can result in incomplete analyses that conceal pathways to social inclusion…

    Hardback – 2016-08-09
    Routledge
    Theology and Religion in Interdisciplinary Perspective Series in Association with the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group

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