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24 April 2020

The Cost of Moral Leadership: The spirituality of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, by Geffrey B. Kelly and F. Burton Nelson (Eerdmans, £24.99 (£22.50); 978-0-8028-7758-1)

The Cost of Moral Leadership probes the spirituality of this modern Christian martyr and shows how his spiritual life formed him into an exceptional moral leader in a period known for grievous immorality.”



A New Lease of Life? Anglican clergy reflect on retirement, edited by Tony Neal and Leslie J. Francis (Sacristy Press, £19.99 (£17.99); 978-1-78959-085-2)

“The Church of England now supports more retired clergy than there are clergy engaged in active stipendiary ministry. Evidence suggests that in some areas it is retired clergy who are keeping ministry afloat (especially in some rural dioceses), while others feel their experience and expertise is no longer valued by a changing Church.” 



Constructing Paul: The Canonical Paul, volume 1, by Luke Timothy Johnson (Eerdmans, £40 (£36); 978-0-8028-0758-8)

“First of a two-volume work providing a framework for understanding the life and thought of the apostle Paul.”



Help my Unbelief: 20th anniversary edition, by Fleming Rutledge (Eerdmans, £19.99 (£17.99); 978-0-8028-7790-1)

“Now with a new preface from the author, Help My Unbelief speaks directly to the ‘faithful doubters’ and the ‘unbelieving believers’ of the church who wrestle with questions and uncertainties about Christian faith.”



Trying to Be Orthodox … And Not Quite Succeeding: Musings of an uneasy orthodox Christian blogger, by Michael Lomax (DLT, £12.99 (£11.69); 978-0-232-53452-8)

“Michael Lomax entered the Russian Orthodox Church (where he now serves as a deacon) as a ‘westerner’ with wide experience of Protestant and Roman Catholic theology and practice, and a deep knowledge of European cultural history. Drawing on this particular perspective, his writings chart a personal quest to establish a mature basis of faith for critical Orthodox Christians who are increasingly distancing themselves from a seemingly outdated, male-dominated and ‘toe-the-party-line’ structure.”


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