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Reprints and new editions

12 July 2013


First published in 1985, David Adam's The Edge of Glory has now been reissued as part of the SPCK Classics series. It is a collection of modern prayers, but all written in the pattern of the ancient Celtic tradition (SPCK, £7.99 (£7.20); 978-0-281-06451-9).

People of the Book? The authority of the Bible in Christianity by John Barton was widely acclaimed when first published in 1988. The Church Times reviewer wrote: "No one should miss reading this book." Professor Barton espouses a theory of biblical authority, and, in a new chapter, writes about how this can have a practical effect in the Church, using women's ministry as an example (SPCK, £9.99 (£9); 978-0-281-06378-9).

The Big Story is an undated Bible-reading plan that stretches for 365 days. It uses a variety of translations, ordered in such a way that the key concept of covenant and its outworking is presented and then explained, using other passages. Each selected set of scriptural verses is commented on by Philip Greenslade, and pointers for prayer, reflection, and action are included (CWR, £19.99 (£18); 978-1-85345-562-9).

The Doors of the Sea: Where was God in the tsunami? addresses a much asked question at the time of the devastation in Asia in December 2004. First published the following year, this book now appears in paperback form. The author, David Bentley Hart, makes reference to a wide range of historical thinkers, Voltaire, Aquinas, and Dostoyevsky among them (Eerdmans/Alban, £7.99 (£7.19); 978-0-8028-6686-8).

A new English translation of Emmanuel Swedenborg's large tome (650 pages) on Heaven and Hell has been made by K. C. Ryder. This book was first published anonymously in 1758; and a range of well-known authors have drawn on its content. The accompanying press release mentions William Blake, Charles Baudelaire, W. B. Yeats, Carl Jung, A. S. Byatt, and Saul Bellow, among others (The Swedenborg Society, £19.95; 978-0-85448165-1).

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