When Christians were Jews: The first generation, by Paula Fredriksen (Yale, £14.99 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £12.99); 978-0-300-24840-1). New in paperback
“A compelling account of Christianity’s Jewish beginnings, from one of the world’s leading scholars of ancient religion.”
History and Eschatology: Jesus and the promise of natural theology, by N. T. Wright (SPCK, £19.99 (£18); 978-0-281-08164-6).
“Could better historical study win from ancient Jewish and Christian cosmology and eschatology a renewed account of knowledge by which to open up and reconsider the fundamental question of the relation of God and world for today? Professor Wright argues that this can be done, and in this book he develops a distinctive approach to natural theology grounded in an ‘epistemology of love’.”
Walking the Way of the Cross: Prayers and reflections on the biblical Stations of the Cross, by Stephen Cottrell, Paula Gooder and Philip North (Church House Publishing, £9.99 (£9); 978-0-7151-2344-7).
“This seasonal companion provides the sequence of fifteen meditations appears in full, including opening and concluding prayers. Each is accompanied by three short reflections from different perspectives.”
Westminster Abbey: A church in history, edited by David Cannadine (PMC/Yale, £35 (Church Times Bookshop SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £30); 978-1-913107-02-4).
“A comprehensive and authoritative history that explores the significance of one of the most famous buildings and institutions in England.”
Domestic Monastery, by Ronald Rolheiser (DLT, £6.99 (£6.30); 978-0-232-53412-2).
“In this little book Ronald Rolheiser turns on its head the idea that religious life is the preserve of monks and nuns.”
Selected by Frank Nugent, of the Church House Bookshop, which operates the Church Times Bookshop.