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Books in brief

06 March 2015

HOW To Write a Theology Essay covers topics such as choosing questions, how and what to read, using the Bible, footnotes, and presentation. Its author, Michael Jensen, has spent many years teaching and reading students' essays (Latimer Trust, £5.99 (£5.40); 978-1-906327-12-5).

IN HIS Reconciling Violence and Kingship: A study of Judges and 1 Samuel, Marty A. Michelson argues that, though Saul is often seen as a failed king, his reign was significant in the founding of the monarchy before David; and that his rule was uniquely important in its establishment, and its attempts to quell violence through kingship and sacrifice (James Clarke & Co., £20.50; 978-0-227-68013-1).

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