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14 July 2023

This week’s selection: Augustine’s lessons on apologetics, theology of life on other planets, and an urban priest’s memoir

The Augustine Way: Retrieving a vision for the Church’s apologetic witness by Joshua D. Chatraw and Mark D. Allen (BakerAcademic, £18.99 (£17.09); 978-1-5409-6248-5).

“What can we learn from Augustine about apologetics? This book shows how Augustine defended the faith in late antiquity and how his approach to engaging the culture has great significance for the apologetic task today.”

Astrobiology and Christian Doctrine: Exploring the implications of life in the universe by Andrew Davison (Cambridge University Press, £30 (£27); 978-1-00-930315-6).

“In recent decades, powerful telescopes have enabled astrophysicists to uncover startling new worlds and solar systems. . . Attention to this topic has a long history in Christian theology, but has rarely been pursued at any depth. Writing with both passion and precision, Andrew Davison brings his extensive knowledge of Christian thought to bear, drawing particularly on the thought of Thomas Aquinas, as well as his training as a scientist. No book to date better prepares the Christian community for responding to evidence of other life, if it is found.”

Our Daily Bread: From Argos to the altar — a priest’s story by Father Alex Frost (HarperNorth, £9.99 (£8.99); 978-0-00-855655-6). New in paperback.

“A warmly funny, intensely moving and startlingly personal account of the lives of an urban parish priest and his parishioners.”

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