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Practical Theology and Pierre-André Liégé: Radical Dominican and Vatican II Pioneer

Practical Theology and Pierre-André Liégé: Radical Dominican and Vatican II Pioneer

1st Edition

Nicholas Bradbury
February 12, 2018

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...

Mothering as a Metaphor for Ministry

Mothering as a Metaphor for Ministry

1st Edition

Emma Percy
February 06, 2018

Drawing together original research which weaves together ideas from theology, philosophy, feminism and writing on mothering and child development, Emma Percy affirms and encourages aspects of good practice in ministry that are in danger of being overlooked because they are neither well-articulated...

The Rise and Fall of the English Christendom: Theocracy, Christology, Order and Power

The Rise and Fall of the English Christendom: Theocracy, Christology, Order and Power

1st Edition

Bruce Kaye
November 09, 2017

English Christendom has never been a static entity. Evangelism, politics, conflict and cultural changes have constantly and consistently developed it into myriad forms across the world. However, in recent times that development has seemingly become a general decline. This book utilises the motif of...

The Anglican Imagination: Portraits and Sketches of Modern Anglican Theologians

The Anglican Imagination: Portraits and Sketches of Modern Anglican Theologians

1st Edition

Robert Boak Slocum
March 31, 2017

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...

The Future Shapes of Anglicanism: Currents, contours, charts

The Future Shapes of Anglicanism: Currents, contours, charts

1st Edition

Martyn Percy
February 14, 2017

  To many people, the Church of England and worldwide Anglican Communion has the aura of an institution that is dislocated and adrift. Buffeted by tempestuous and stormy debates on sexuality, gender, authority and power – to say nothing of priorities in mission and ministry, and the...

Growth and Decline in the Anglican Communion: 1980 to the Present

Growth and Decline in the Anglican Communion: 1980 to the Present

1st Edition

David Goodhew
December 15, 2016

The Anglican Communion is one of the largest Christian denominations in the world. Growth and Decline in the Anglican Communion is the first study of its dramatic growth and decline in the years since 1980. An international team of leading researchers based across five continents provides a global...

The Holy Spirit and the Church: Ecumenical Reflections with a Pastoral Perspective

The Holy Spirit and the Church: Ecumenical Reflections with a Pastoral Perspective

1st Edition

Thomas Hughson
June 10, 2016

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....

The Wisdom of the Spirit: Gospel, Church and Culture

The Wisdom of the Spirit: Gospel, Church and Culture

1st Edition

Martyn Percy, Pete Ward
March 18, 2016

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....

Virtue Ecclesiology: An Exploration in The Good Church

Virtue Ecclesiology: An Exploration in The Good Church

1st Edition

John Fitzmaurice
December 18, 2015

Critiquing a paradigm of growth within the church, this book contends that the church’s growth ethic should be replaced by one based on virtue. Drawing on the work of Sennett, Fromm, and Hauerwas, John Fitzmaurice argues that an approach taking growth to be the overriding task of the church is...

Contemporary Issues in the Worldwide Anglican Communion: Powers and Pieties

Contemporary Issues in the Worldwide Anglican Communion: Powers and Pieties

1st Edition

Abby Day
December 07, 2015

Contemporary Issues in the Worldwide Anglican Communion offers unique perspectives on an organisation undergoing significant and rapid change with important religious and wider sociological consequences. The book explores what the academic research community, Anglican clergy and laypeople are...

A Handbook of Chaplaincy Studies: Understanding Spiritual Care in Public Places

A Handbook of Chaplaincy Studies: Understanding Spiritual Care in Public Places

1st Edition

Christopher Swift, Mark Cobb, Andrew Todd
August 28, 2015

A Handbook of Chaplaincy Studies explores fundamental issues and critical questions in chaplaincy, spanning key areas of health care, the prison service, education and military chaplaincy. Leading authors and practitioners in the field present critical insight into the challenges and opportunities...

Towards a Theology of Church Growth

Towards a Theology of Church Growth

1st Edition

David Goodhew
May 20, 2015

Concern about church growth and decline is widespread and contentious, yet theological reflection on church growth is scarce. Reflecting on the Bible, dogmatic theology and church history, this book situates the numerical growth of the church within wider Christian theology. Leading international...

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