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01 May 2012

Theology and philosophy

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THE Belhar Confession was adopted by the Dutch Reformed Mission Church in South Africa in 1982, yet much interpretation of it is still needed, argues Piet Naudé, the author of Neither Calendar nor Clock. He divides his study into four parts: the tradition inherited; the confessional character; recep­tion; and contemporary significance (Eerdmans/Alban £16.99 (£15.30); 978-0-8028-6259-4).

Stephen Wigley has written an introduction to Balthasar’s Trilogy. The series A Reader’s Guide, of which this is one, aims to provide clear and accessible presentations of important theological texts and their themes, context, interpretation, and influence, at undergraduate level (T. & T. Clark, £13.99 (£12.60); 978-0-567-03417-5).

Theology on the Menu: Asceticism, meat and Christian diet explores Christian attitudes to food throughout the ages, and its im­portance. David Grumett and Rachel Muers address the practice of eating, and the reasons for the significance that food can have in religion. Among the topics they look at are vegetarianism, sacrifice, fasting, and clean/unclean animals (Routledge, £23.99 (£21.60); 978-0-415-49683-4).

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