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17 April 2020

The Cambridge Companion to Apocalyptic Literature, edited by Colin McAllister (CUP, £22.99 (£20.69); 978-1-1084-3689-2)

“Apocalyptic thinking. . . addresses universal human concerns: the search for identity and belonging, speculation about the future, and (for some) a blueprint that provides meaning and structure to a seemingly chaotic world. The Cambridge Companion to Apocalyptic Literature brings together a field of leading experts to provide a comprehensive overview of the subject.”

 

A New History of the Church in Wales: Governance and ministry, theology and society, edited by Norman Doe (CUP, £24.99 (£22.50); 978-1-1087-3087-7)

“This book marks the centenary of the Church in Wales, following its disestablishment in 1920. Part I provides a historical overview: from the Age of the Saints to Victorian times; the disestablishment campaign; Christianity in Wales since 1920; and broad issues faced over the century.”

 

The Cambridge Companion to the Bible and Literature, edited by Calum Carmichael (CUP, £22.99 (£20.69); 978-1-1084-3524-6)

“This Companion volume offers a sweeping survey of the Bible as a work of literature and its impact on Western writing. Underscoring the sophistication of the biblical writers' thinking in diverse areas of thought, it demonstrates how the Bible relates to many types of knowledge and its immense contribution to education through the ages.”

 

C. S. Lewis and the Christian Worldview: A philosophical, theological, and apologetic exploration, by Michael L. Peterson (OUP, £19.99 (£18); 978-0-19-020111-1)

“In this book, Michael Peterson develops a comprehensive framework for understanding Lewis's Christian worldview-from his arguments from reason, morality, and desire to his ideas about Incarnation, Trinity, and Atonement.”

 

Bearing Witness in Hope: Christian engagement in challenging times, edited by Cathy Ross and Humphrey Southern (SCM Press, £25 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £20); 978-0-334-05868-7)

“There is a prevailing ecclesiology of fatalism which suggests that it has, and that there is nothing to do be done about. Bearing Witness in Hope argues however, that the church still has a role in bearing witness fruitfully and creatively even within a context of crisis.”

 

Selected by Frank Nugent, of the Church House Bookshop, which operates the Church Times Bookshop.

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