The Letters of Barsanuphius and John: Desert wisdom for everyday life by John Chryssavgis (T & T Clark, £19.99 (£17.99); 978-0-567-70485-6).
“Revealing unexpected truths about early desert spirituality, this volume argues that the lives of Barsanuphius and John relate closely to contemporary urban communities and how clergy tackle social challenges.”
Christ and the Common Life: Political theology and the case for democracy by Luke Bretherton (Eerdmans, £28.99 (£26.09); 978-0-8028-8179-3). New in paperback.
“In dialogue with Scripture and various traditions, Bretherton examines the dynamic relationship between who we are in relation to God and who we are as moral and political animals.”
Hoax: The Popish Plot that never was by Victor Stater (Yale, £20 (£18); 978-0-300-12380-7).
“The extraordinary story of the Popish Plot and how it shaped the political and religious future of Britain.”
Selected by Frank Nugent, of the Church House Bookshop, which operates the Church Times Bookshop.