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05 May 2023

Bad Theology: Oppression in the name of God by Leah Robinson (SCM Press, £19.99 (Church Times SPECIAL OFFER PRICE £15.99); 978-0-334-06105-2).

“Drawing on a careful definition of ‘bad theology’ as theology which denies human flourishing, avoids self-reflection and doesn't seek justice and equality, Leah Robinson offers a series of penetrating case studies which show what bad theology can look like when put into action. As we look at how theology can be bad, she argues, we might begin to understand how it might be better.”

A Way of Putting It: Sermons of Peter Atkinson, edited by Michael W. Brierley (Sacristy Press, £14.99 (£13.49); 978-1-78959-273-3).

“This collection of sermons by Peter Atkinson, Dean of Worcester, honours the highly distinguished ministry of this renowned preacher on the occasion of his retirement.”

Next to Nature: A lifetime in the English Countryside by Ronald Blythe (John Murray, £12.99 (£11.69); 978-1-39980-469-1). New in paperback.

“Beginning with the arrival of snow on New Year’s Day and ending with Christmas carols sung in the village church, Next to Nature invites us to witness a simple life richly lived. With gentle wit and keen observation Blythe meditates on his life and faith, on literature, art and history, and on our place in the landscape. It is a celebration of one of our greatest nature writers, and an unforgettable ode to the English countryside.”

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