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  • Growth and Decline in the Anglican Communion

    1980 to the Present

    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 – 2016-06-28 
    Ashgate Contemporary Ecclesiology

  • 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 – 2016-06-20 
    Theology and Religion in Interdisciplinary Perspective Series in Association with the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group

  • The Holy Spirit and the Church

    Ecumenical Reflections with a Pastoral Perspective

    Edited by Thomas Hughson

    Advancing strong, scholarly discussion on the Holy Spirit and the church in the context of the ecumenical movement, six theologians in five different churches offer new theological and pastoral insights into the work of the Holy Spirit in the churches of Christianity, in ecumenism, and in witness.…

    Hardback – 2016-06-09 
    Ashgate Contemporary Ecclesiology

  • Sports Chaplaincy

    Trends, Issues and Debates

    Edited by Andrew Parker, Nick J. Watson, John B. White

    This ground-breaking book provides an in-depth analysis of the theory and practice of sports chaplaincy in a global context. Written in an accessible style, yet based on academic evidence and theory, the contributors include those leading major national chaplaincy organisations located in the UK,…

    Hardback – 2016-05-31 

  • Practical Theology and Pierre-André Liégé

    Radical Dominican and Vatican II Pioneer

    By Nicholas Bradbury

    Pierre-André Liégé, one of the foremost French theologians of the 20th century, influenced John XXIII and Paul VI, and sat on Vatican II committees with both the future John Paul II and Benedict VI. Fifty years on from Vatican II is a good time to remember the decade of dramatic struggle and…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18
    Ashgate Contemporary Ecclesiology

  • The Wisdom of the Spirit

    Gospel, Church and Culture

    By Martyn Percy, Pete Ward

    In this groundbreaking book exploring Christianity and contemporary culture, internationally-renowned scholars (including David Martin, Alister McGrath, Billy Abraham, Billy Kay and Pete Ward), interface with the legacy of Andrew Walker’s work and look forward in their own predictions of trends.…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18
    Ashgate Contemporary Ecclesiology

  • A Philosophy of Christian Materialism

    Entangled Fidelities and the Public Good

    By Christopher Baker, Thomas A. James

    A Philosophy of Christian Materialism offers a new religious engagement with the public sphere via means of interdisciplinary analysis and empirical examples, developing what the authors call a Relational Christian Realism building upon interaction with contemporary Philosophy of Religion. The book…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18
    Intensities: Contemporary Continental Philosophy of Religion

  • Poetry and the Religious Imagination

    The Power of the Word

    By Francesca Bugliani Knox, David Lonsdale

    What is the role of spiritual experience in poetry? What are the marks of a religious imagination? How close can the secular and the religious be brought together? How do poetic imagination and religious beliefs interact? Exploring such questions through the concept of the religious imagination,…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18

  • Modernities, Memory and Mutations

    Grace Davie and the Study of Religion

    By Abby Day, Mia Lövheim

    Grace Davie, one of the world’s most influential scholars in contemporary sociology of religion, has furthered a tradition developed by David Martin and others in comparative sociology of religion and modernity in European and international perspective. Davie’s writings on belief and belonging,…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18

  • George Augustus Selwyn (1809-1878)

    Theological Formation, Life and Work

    By Robert William Keith Wilson

    The conventional portrayal of George Augustus Selwyn, the first Anglican bishop of New Zealand, focuses upon his significance as a missionary bishop who pioneered synodical government in New Zealand and acted as a mediator between settlers and Maori. George Augustus Selwyn (1809-1878) focuses on…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18

  • Congregational Hermeneutics

    How Do We Read?

    By Andrew P. Rogers

    Despite many churches claiming that the Bible is highly significant for their doctrine and practice, questions about how we read the Bible are rarely made explicit. Based on ethnographic research in English churches, Congregational Hermeneutics explores this dissonance and moves beyond descriptions…

    Paperback – 2016-01-28
    Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology

  • Academic Vocation in the Church and Academy Today

    'And With All Of Your Mind'

    Edited by Shaun C. Henson, Michael J. Lakey

    This book explores the vital, common, yet surprisingly often misunderstood and neglected vocation of people gifted to combine academic and priestly roles in church, church-related, and secular academic contexts. The works of those who unite priestly and academic functions into one vocation have…

    Hardback – 2015-12-09

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