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  • Unlocking Orthodoxies for Inclusive Theologies

    Queer Alternatives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert E. Shore-Goss, Joseph N. Goh

    This book enters a new liminal space between the LGBTQ and denominational Christian communities. It simultaneously explores how those who identify as queer can find a home in church and how those leading welcoming, or indeed unwelcoming, congregations can better serve both communities. The primary…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 

  • Biblical and Theological Visions of Resilience

    Pastoral and Clinical Insights, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher C. H. Cook, Nathan H. White

    In recent years, resilience has become a near ubiquitous cultural phenomenon whose influence extends into many fields of academic enquiry. Though research suggests that religion and spirituality are significant factors in engendering resilient adaptation, comparatively little biblical and…

    Hardback – 2019-12-09 
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Tragedies and Christian Congregations

    The Practical Theology of Trauma, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher Southgate, Carla Grosch-Miller, Hilary Ison, Megan Warner

    When tragedy strikes a community, it is often unexpected with long-lasting effects on the people left in its wake. Too often, there aren’t adequate systems in place to aid those affected in processing what has happened. This study uniquely combines practical theology, pastoral insight and…

    Hardback – 2019-10-11
    Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology

  • Vision, Mental Imagery and the Christian Life

    Insights from Science and Scripture, 1st Edition

    By Zoltán Dörnyei​

    This book uniquely explores how the notion of vision is presented in modern science and the Bible, and how it can be applied to contemporary Christian contexts. The word "vision", our ability to see, has been described by an increasing body of scholarship in the social sciences as our capacity for…

    Hardback – 2019-07-09
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Narratives of Faith from the Haiti Earthquake

    Religion, Natural Hazards and Disaster Response, 1st Edition

    By Roger Philip Abbott, Robert S. White

    This book presents an in-depth ethnographic case study carried out in the years following the 2010 Haiti earthquake to present the role of faith beliefs in disaster response. The earthquake is one of the most destructive on record, and the aftermath, including a cholera epidemic and ongoing…

    Hardback – 2019-06-11
    Routledge Focus on Religion

  • Paul's Necessary Sin

    The Experience of Liberation, 1st Edition

    By Timothy Ashworth

    How can we know today what was happening in the minds and hearts of Paul and the first Christians so long ago? By getting below the surface of Paul's theology, the consistent key elements of early Christian experience are revealed in a way that throws light on the meaning of powerful religious…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10

  • Inculturation of Christian Worship

    Exploring the Eucharist, 1st Edition

    By Phillip Tovey

    Originally published in 2004. Inculturation - the creative and dynamic relationship between the Christian message and culture or cultures - is of interest to many churches throughout the world, particularly since the Second Vatican Council made it part of the Roman Catholic agenda. This book looks…

    Hardback – 2019-06-05

  • Belief in Media

    Cultural Perspectives on Media and Christianity, 1st Edition

    By Mary E. Hess

    Edited by Peter Horsfield

    Most works on media developments and Christianity approach the subject from the perspective of the implications of new media technologies for traditional Christian practices or how churches can use new media to further their goals. The common framework of analysis is a 'given reality' of…

    Paperback – 2019-05-23

  • Poetry, Practical Theology and Reflective Practice

    1st Edition

    By Mark Pryce

    This groundbreaking study offers an innovative critical analysis of poetry as a resource for reflective practice in the context of continuing professional development. In the contemporary drive in all professions for greater rigour in education, training, and development, little attention is paid…

    Hardback – 2019-04-01
    Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology

  • Ecclesial Leadership as Friendship

    1st Edition

    By Chloe Lynch

    When it comes to talking about the activity of directing the church, the language of leadership and leaders is increasingly popular. Yet what is leadership – and how might theological narratives better resource the discourse and practice of leadership in ecclesial contexts? In identifying and…

    Hardback – 2019-02-28
    Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology

  • Church, Community and Power

    1st Edition

    By Roy Kearsley

    In the era of 'post-Christendom', how can church as a sociological reality be switched on to the destructive dangers, yet constructive possibilities, of 'power' flowing in and around its community? Attuned to the current distrust of church power, this book creatively works out responses that could…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19

  • Practical Theology in Progress

    Showcasing an emerging discipline, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nigel Rooms, Zoë Bennett

    Practical Theology has emerged as an important discipline in recent decades, making a major contribution both in the academy and amongst reflective practitioners on the ground. The Journal Practical Theology celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2018 and this book presents ten journal articles chosen…

    Hardback – 2018-12-12

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