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Christian Theology

  • Barth on the Descent into Hell

    God, Atonement and the Christian Life, 1st Edition

    By David Lauber

    The Christian confession that Jesus Christ descended into hell has been variously misunderstood or simply neglected by the Church and dogmatic theology. This work is a significant retort to dogmatic forgetfulness and ecclesial misunderstanding. It succeeds in doing so by offering a close reading…

    Paperback – 2017-10-27
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    Barth Studies

  • Congregational Music-Making and Community in a Mediated Age

    1st Edition

    Edited by Anna E. Nekola, Tom Wagner

    Congregational music can be an act of praise, a vehicle for theology, an action of embodied community, as well as a means to a divine encounter. This multidisciplinary anthology approaches congregational music as media in the widest sense - as a multivalent communication action with technological,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
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    Congregational Music Studies Series

  • Barth's Theology of Interpretation

    1st Edition

    By Donald Wood

    Through his single-minded insistence on the priority of the Bible in the life of the church, Karl Barth (1886-1968) decisively shaped the course of twentieth-century Christian theology. Drawing on both familiar texts and recently published archival material, Barth's Theology of Interpretation sheds…

    Paperback – 2017-10-09
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    Barth Studies

  • The Blessing of Waters and Epiphany

    The Eastern Liturgical Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Nicholas E. Denysenko

    This book examines the historical development of the blessing of waters and its theology in the East, with an emphasis on the Byzantine tradition. Exploring how Eastern Christians have sought these waters as a source of healing, purification, and communion with God, Denysenko unpacks their…

    Paperback – 2017-07-28
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    Liturgy, Worship and Society Series

  • Resurrection and Moral Imagination

    1st Edition

    By Sarah Bachelard

    Moral life gathers its shape, force and meaning in relation to an underlying sense of reality, imaginatively conceived. Significant contemporary writing in philosophy appeals to the concept of ’transcendence’ to explore what is deepest in our moral experience, but leaves this notion theologically…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30
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    Transcending Boundaries in Philosophy and Theology

  • The Orthodox Christian World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Augustine Casiday

    Over the last century unprecedented numbers of Christians from traditionally Orthodox societies migrated around the world. Once seen as an ‘oriental’ or ‘eastern’ phenomenon, Orthodox Christianity is now much more widely dispersed, and in many parts of the modern world one need not go far to find…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
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    Routledge Worlds

  • Innovation in the Orthodox Christian Tradition?

    The Question of Change in Greek Orthodox Thought and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Trine Stauning Willert, Lina Molokotos-Liederman

    The relationship between tradition and innovation in Orthodox Christianity has often been problematic, filled with tensions and contradictions starting from the Byzantine era and running through the 19th and 20th centuries. For a long period of time scholars have typically assumed Greek Orthodoxy…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
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  • Relating God and the Self

    Dynamic Interplay, 1st Edition

    By Jan-Olav Henriksen

    Religion is not only about understanding the world - it is just as much about how to develop and shape the self’s experience of itself. Because the religious self is shaped by our symbols of God - and symbols of God are also shaped by the self, theology and philosophy of religion cannot ignore this…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
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  • Resisting Violence and Victimisation

    Christian Faith and Solidarity in East Timor, 1st Edition

    By Joel Hodge

    The reality and nature of religious faith raises difficult questions for the modern world; questions that re-present themselves when faith has grown under the most challenging circumstances. In East Timor widespread Christian faith emerged when suffering and violence were inflicted on the people by…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
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  • Dying to Self and Detachment

    1st Edition

    By James Kellenberger

    Exploring the religious category of dying to self, this book aims to resolve contemporary issues that relate to detachment. Beginning with an examination of humility in its general notion and as a religious virtue that detachment presupposes, Kellenberger draws on a range of ancient, medieval,…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
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  • The Nature of the Soul

    The Soul as Narrative, 1st Edition

    By Terrance W. Klein

    This book offers a contemporary Christian explication of the word 'soul' that uses Wittgenstein and his interpreters to suggest that human intelligence and desire cannot be 'mapped into the world' that is described by science and metaphysics. It examines the Aristotelian notion of the soul as one…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
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    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • The Church and Humanity

    The Life and Work of George Bell, 1883–1958, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Chandler

    George Bell remains one of only a handful of twentieth-century English bishops to possess a continuing international reputation for his involvement in political affairs. His insistence that Christian faith required active participation in public life, at home and abroad, established an eminent, and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
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  • The Last Judgment

    Christian Ethics in a Legal Culture, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Skotnicki

    In a culture obsessed with law, judgment, and violence, this book challenges Christians to remember that Jesus urged his followers to judge no one, bring harm upon no one, and follow no law save the law of altruistic love. It traces Christian history first to show that Christians of an earlier age…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
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  • Theology and the Science of Moral Action

    Virtue Ethics, Exemplarity, and Cognitive Neuroscience, 1st Edition

    Edited by James A. Van Slyke, Gregory Peterson, Warren S. Brown, Kevin S. Reimer, Michael L Spezio

    The past decade has witnessed a renaissance in scientific approaches to the study of morality. Once understood to be the domain of moral psychology, the newer approach to morality is largely interdisciplinary, driven in no small part by developments in behavioural economics and evolutionary biology…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
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    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • The Place of Judas Iscariot in Christology

    1st Edition

    By Anthony Cane

    Exploring the significance of Judas Iscariot for Christian theology and the difficult issues surrounding Judas, Anthony Cane shows that focusing on the tension between providential and tragic interpretations of Judas in the New Testament and in subsequent writing about Judas, is the key to…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
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  • The Personification of Wisdom

    1st Edition

    By Alice M. Sinnott

    This book examines the personification of Wisdom as a female figure - a central motif in Proverbs, Job, Sirach, Wisdom and Baruch. Alice M. Sinnott identifies how and why the complex character of Wisdom was introduced into the Israelite tradition, and created and developed by Israelite/Jewish…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
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    Society for Old Testament Study

  • A Natural Theology of the Arts

    Imprint of the Spirit, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Monti

    A Natural Theology of the Arts contends that the arts are theological by their very nature and not simply when they are explicitly religious - thereby constituting a distinctive kind of 'natural theology'. Borrowing from science the stance of 'critical realism' to justify truth claims in art and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
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  • The Ascension in Karl Barth

    1st Edition

    By Andrew Burgess

    This book explores the doctrine of ascension, and Barth's ascension thought in particular. First, it examines the doctrine of Jesus Christ's ascension into heaven, presenting a sustained discussion of Karl Barth's approach to this doctrine and the significance of the doctrine within his theology as…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
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    Barth Studies

  • A Kryptic Model of the Incarnation

    1st Edition

    By Andrew Ter Ern Loke

    The Incarnation, traditionally understood as the metaphysical union between true divinity and true humanity in the one person of Jesus Christ, is one of the central doctrines for Christians over the centuries. Nevertheless, many scholars have objected that the Scriptural account of the Incarnation…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
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    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Piety and Responsibility

    Patterns of Unity in Karl Rahner, Karl Barth, and Vedanta Desika, 1st Edition

    By John N. Sheveland

    Paperback – 2017-05-15
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    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Testimony in the Spirit

    Rescripting Ordinary Pentecostal Theology, 1st Edition

    By Mark J. Cartledge

    Paperback – 2017-04-12
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    Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology

  • Ethics in Crisis

    Interpreting Barth's Ethics, 1st Edition

    By David Clough

    Ethics in Crisis offers a constructive proposal for the shape of contemporary Christian ethics drawing on a new and persuasive interpretation of the ethics of Karl Barth. David Clough argues that Karl Barth’s ethical thought remained defined by the theology of crisis that he set out in his 1922…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
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    Barth Studies

  • Ecclesial Mediation in Karl Barth

    1st Edition

    By John Yocum

    Karl Barth is widely considered the greatest theologian of the Twentieth Century, exerting a major influence in almost every area of theological thought in both Reformation and Roman Catholic traditions. Ecclesial Mediation in Karl Barth deals with one of the most important and controversial…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
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    Barth Studies

  • The Theology of John Zizioulas

    Personhood and the Church, 1st Edition

    Edited by Douglas H. Knight

    John Zizioulas is widely recognised as the most significant Orthodox theologian of the last half century and acclaimed advocate of ecumenism. From his indepth knowledge of the intellectual resources of the Church, Zizioulas has argued that the Church Fathers represent a profound account of freedom…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
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  • Approaching Jonathan Edwards

    The Evolution of a Persona, 1st Edition

    By Carol Ball

    Exploring the inner motivations of one of America’s greatest religious thinkers, this book analyses the ways in which Jonathan Edwards' intense personal piety and deep experience of divine sovereignty drove an introverted intellectual along a course that would eventually develop into a mature and…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
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  • Archbishop Howley, 1828–1848

    1st Edition

    By James Garrard

    William Howley, Archbishop of Canterbury 1828-1848, led the Church of England during the beginning and expansion of the Oxford Movement, at a time when the precursor to the Church Commissioners was established, and during the momentous debates and decisions in Parliament which saw the final retreat…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
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    The Archbishops of Canterbury Series

  • Boundless Innocence in Thomas Traherne's Poetic Theology

    'Were all Men Wise and Innocent...', 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth S. Dodd

    The seventeenth-century poet and divine Thomas Traherne finds innocence in every stage of existence. He finds it in the chaos at the origins of creation as well as in the blessed order of Eden. He finds it in the activities of grace and the hope of glory, but also in the trials of misery and even…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
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  • Karl Barth and Post-Reformation Orthodoxy

    1st Edition

    By Rinse H. Reeling Brouwer

    Throughout his magnum opus, Church Dogmatics, Karl Barth converses with the great theologians of post-reformation orthodoxy, quoting from works in his private collection. When Barth became Honorary Professor of Reformed Theology at the University of Göttingen in 1921, his knowledge of the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
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    Barth Studies

  • Oliver Quick and the Quest for a Christian Metaphysic

    1st Edition

    By Alexander J. Hughes

    Oliver Chase Quick (1885-1944) was one of the foremost and most widely read British theologians of his day. Oliver Quick and the Quest for a Christian Metaphysic presents the first major study of his work. Exploring Quick's understanding of the task of theology, his Christology, sacramental…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
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  • Poetry and Prayer

    The Power of the Word II, 1st Edition

    By Francesca Bugliani Knox, John Took

    Interdisciplinary and ecumenical in scope, Poetry and Prayer offers theoretical discussion on the profound connection between poetic inspiration and prayer as well as reflection on the work of individual writers and the traditions within which they stand. An international range of established…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
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  • Radical Theology and Emerging Christianity

    Deconstruction, Materialism and Religious Practices, 1st Edition

    By Katharine Sarah Moody

    The ’theological turn’ in continental philosophy and the ’turn to Paul’ in political philosophy have occasioned a return to radical theology, a tradition whose philosophical heritage can be traced to the death of God announced in the work of Nietzsche and Hegel. John D. Caputo’s deconstructive…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
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    Intensities: Contemporary Continental Philosophy of Religion

  • Rationality as Virtue

    Towards a Theological Philosophy, 1st Edition

    By Lydia Schumacher

    For much of the modern period, theologians and philosophers of religion have struggled with the problem of proving that it is rational to believe in God. Drawing on the thought of Thomas Aquinas, this book lays the foundation for an innovative effort to overturn the longstanding problem of proving…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
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    Transcending Boundaries in Philosophy and Theology

  • Religion and Legal Pluralism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Russell Sandberg

    In recent years, there have been a number of concerns about the recognition of religious laws and the existence of religious courts and tribunals. There has also been the growing literature on legal pluralism which seeks to understand how more than one legal system can and should exist within one…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
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    AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Series

  • Sharing Friendship

    Exploring Anglican Character, Vocation, Witness and Mission, 1st Edition

    By John B. Thomson

    Sharing Friendship represents a post-liberal approach to ecclesiology and theology generated out of the history, practices and traditions of the Anglican Church. Drawing on the theological ethics of Stanley Hauerwas, this book explores the way friendship for the stranger emerges from contextually…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
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    Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology

  • The Anglican Imagination

    Portraits and Sketches of Modern Anglican Theologians, 1st Edition

    By Robert Boak Slocum

    The variety and depth of Anglican theology is best engaged through personal encounter with its many sources - the theologians and theological witnesses themselves. Anglican theology is often worked out in personal terms that provide a synthesis between reflection on the truths of faith and the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
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    Routledge Contemporary Ecclesiology

  • The Ecumenical Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards and the Theologians, 1st Edition

    By Kyle C. Strobel

    Jonathan Edwards is considered by many to be America’s greatest theologian. Many have lauded him as one of the great theologians in church history. This book brings together major Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant theologians to assess Edwards’s theological acumen. Each chapter places Edwards in…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
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  • The Narrative of the Good Death

    The Evangelical Deathbed in Victorian England, 1st Edition

    By Mary Riso

    The Christian idea of a good death had its roots in the Middle Ages with ars moriendi, featuring reliance on Jesus as Savior, preparedness for the life to come and for any spiritual battle that might ensue when on the threshold of death, and death not taking place in isolation. Evangelicalism…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
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    Routledge Methodist Studies Series

  • Young Sikhs in a Global World

    Negotiating Traditions, Identities and Authorities, 1st Edition

    By Knut A. Jacobsen, Kristina Myrvold

    In attempting to carve out a place for themselves in local and global contexts, young Sikhs mobilize efforts to construct, choose, and emphasize different aspects of religious and cultural identification depending on their social setting and context. Young Sikhs in a Global World presents current…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
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  • The Symbolic Scenarios of Islamism

    A Study in Islamic Political Thought, 1st Edition

    By Andrea Mura

    The Symbolic Scenarios of Islamism initiates a dialogue between the discourse of three of the most discussed figures in the history of the Sunni Islamic movement—Hasan al-Banna, Sayyid Qutb, and Osama bin Laden—and contemporary debates across religion and political theory, providing a crucial…

    Paperback – 2017-03-30
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    Contemporary Thought in the Islamic World

  • Eschatology and the Technological Future

    1st Edition

    By Michael S. Burdett

    The rapid advancement of technology has led to an explosion of speculative theories about what the future of humankind may look like. These "technological futurisms" have arisen from significant advances in the fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology and information technology and are drawing…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29
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    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Richard Hooker, Reformer and Platonist

    1st Edition

    By W.J. Torrance Kirby

    This book explores key aspects of Richard Hooker's philosophical and theological discourse in the context of currents of thought prevalent in the 'Magisterial Reformation' of the sixteenth century. Hooker's treatment of natural law, his dependence upon the philosophical discourse and traditional…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
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  • Barth, Israel, and Jesus

    Karl Barth's Theology of Israel, 1st Edition

    By Mark R. Lindsay

    The attitude of Karl Barth to Israel and the Jews has long been the subject of heated controversy amongst historians and theologians. The question that has so far predominated in the debate has been Barth's attitude, both theologically and practically, towards the Jews during the period of the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
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    Barth Studies

  • A Shorter Commentary on Romans by Karl Barth

    With an Introductory Essay by Maico Michielin, 1st Edition

    By Maico M. Michielin

    First published in 1959, Karl Barth's A Shorter Commentary on Romans originated as the manuscript for a course of extra-mural lectures held in Basle during the winter of 1940-41. During this time, Barth continued to resist the Nazi regime and its influence on the Reformed Church as he did when he…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
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  • The Resurrection in Karl Barth

    1st Edition

    By R. Dale Dawson

    Karl Barth repeatedly spoke of the centrality and unparalleled significance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ for his theological understanding, yet a clear grasp of its nature and scope in Barth continues to find little expression in scholarly literature. This book seeks to draw out the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
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    Barth Studies

  • The Old Testament: Canon, Literature and Theology

    Collected Essays of John Barton, 1st Edition

    By John Barton

    This collection of John Barton's work engages with current concern over the biblical canon, in both historical and theological aspects; with literary reading of the Bible and current literary theory as it bears on biblical studies; and with the theological reading and use of the biblical text. John…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
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  • The Ecclesiology of Stanley Hauerwas

    A Christian Theology of Liberation, 1st Edition

    By John B. Thomson

    This book presents the theological work of Stanley Hauerwas as a distinctive kind of 'liberation theology'. John Thomson offers an original construal of this diffuse, controversial, yet highly significant modern theologian and ethicist. Organising Hauerwas' corpus in terms of the focal concept of…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
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    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Jonathan Edwards and the Metaphysics of Sin

    1st Edition

    By Oliver D. Crisp

    Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) is widely regarded as America's greatest philosopher-theologian. In the last half century there has been a resurgence of interest in Edwards' work from historians, theologians and philosophers, aided by the publication of the Yale edition of Edwards' Works. Edwards'…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
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