Reviews! ‘Richard Aldington’ By Vivien Whelpton

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Richard Aldington

Poet, Soldier and Lover 1911-1929

by Vivien Whelpton

ISBN: 9780718893187

“… Aldington is almost a forgotten figure in today’s discussion, and so it is good to welcome Vivien Whelpton’s new biography… To describe Aldington as a complicated individual is an understatement, and to call his relationships with other people complex is equally inadequate. It is one of the strengths of Whelpton’s biography that she examines these complexities with great patience, clarity and objectivity… Whelpton is scrupulous in distinguishing between documented fact and fictionalized reconstruction and hypothesis… To read this biography is to be convicted that Aldington still deserves and important place in the history of English literature and literary life of the twentieth century. Vivien Whelpton has thus written a challenging book about an author most publishers still prefer to ignore, and Lutterworth Press is to be congratulated for publishing it.”

Adrian Barlow, The Use of English, Vol. 65 N. 3 Summer 2014

 

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Free chapter available! Who was Timothy in the bible?

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1 Timothy
A New Covenant Commentary

by Aída Besançon Spencer

ISBN: 9780718893736

A detailed and accessible commentary on the First Epistle to Timothy, providing valuable insight into the development of Paul’s argument and his treatment of heresy and the role of women in the church.

 

 

Godly Peaceful Lives (2:1–15)
Paul has Timothy begin this process of leading people to salvation by appealing to Timothy and the believers at Ephesus to pray: Therefore, I am encouraging you, first of all, to make prayers for needs, rever- ent prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings on behalf of all humans, on behalf of rulers and all of the ones in a place of prominence, in order that we may live a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and holiness… A free download of this chapter is available on our website, click here!

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Review! ‘The Atheist’s Primer’

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The Atheist’s Primer

by Michael Palmer

ISBN: 9780718892975

“… Palmer’s book is refreshing in that it approaches atheism from a philosophical perspective… A narrative of Western atheism’s progression that is highly readable and accessible to the general reader…”

Richard Viladesau, Theological Studies, Vol. 75, Issue 3 September 2014

 

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Free Chapter Available! Canadian Churches and the First World War

Canadian Churches and First World War

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Canadian Churches and the First World War

Edited By Gordon L. Heath

ISBN: 9780718893583

A selection of essays discussing the responses of the Christian churches in Canada to the First World War, providing an invaluable introduction to a neglected area of Canadian social and religious history.

 

 

Chapter 2: The South African War as Prelude to the First World War:
Carman Miller contends that studies of the Great War should take seriously the legacy of the South African War. His argumentis that while recent scholarship on the First World War is welcome, ex-tensive, and innovative in its conclusions, most contemporary research into the First World War neglects to frame the war in the larger context of the South African War. In his own words… A free download of this chapter is available on our website, click here!

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Review! ‘Christian Theology and African Traditions’

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Christian Theology and African Traditions

by Matthew Michael

ISBN: 9780718892944

“Michael alternates between summarising historical approaches to a wide array of theological topics and exploring African traditions… The diversity of the theological topics that Michael considers in this book offers an implicit rebuke to the too-seductive idea that all African theology can be boiled down to a position on homosexuality. Michael helpfully reminds us that there is much more to consider as we respond to God’s love in our lives.”

The Revd Jesse Zink, Church Times July 2014

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Review! ‘Men of One Book’ By Ian J. Maddock

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Men of One Book

A Comparison of Two Methodist Preachers, John Wesley and George Whitefield

by Ian J. Maddock

ISBN: 9780718892616

“John Wesley and George Whitefield are often contrasted with each other as opponents. Ian Maddok argues in Men of One Book that the two had more in common than is usually thought, especially in their desire to live by scripture.”

 

Henry Wansbrough, Church Times 15 August 2014

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Review! ‘Life, the Universe and Everything’

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Life, the Universe and Everything
An Aristotelian Philosophy for a Scientific Age

by Ric Machuga

ISBN: 9780718892739

“The book’s text is refreshingly nontechnical, and it would make an excellent companion for undergraduate teaching… And those who hold that metaphysics is a bunch of illogical non-sense are unlikely to accept that the ecumenical system-building on display here is a valid form of reasoning. Yet then again, one can hold either of these positions position and still value Machuga’s efforts as a heuristic. And on that front the book is given the highest recommendation.”

 

Gary Slater,
The Expository Times, Volume 125, Number 11, August 2014

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Review! ‘Ephesians: A New Covenant Commentary’

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Ephesians
A New Covenant Commentary

by Lynn H. Cohick

ISBN: 9780718892395

“This is a well-written commentary, which is easy to read and infused with dashes of ironic humor… A worthwhile commentary for ministers and students, for Cohick combines well-crafted explanations and arguments with fresh insights.”

 

Julie Woods,
Reviews in Religion & Theology, Volume 21, issue 3, July 2014

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Review! ‘Christian Theology and African Traditions’

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Christian Theology and African Traditions

by Matthew Michael

ISBN: 9780718892944

“A well researched contribution to the necessary interaction that must take place between Christian doctrine and African traditions… A masterpiece in the sense that it sets a pace for the objective religious engagement in a pluralistic religious continent. It is therefore, recommended for students of Christian studies, comparative studies, African studies, and general public readers.”

 

Richard Adetunbi Ogunleye,
Reviews in Religion & Theology, Volume 21, issue 3, July 2014

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Review! ‘The Church of England and the First World War’

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The Church of England and the First World War

by Alan Wilkinson

ISBN: 9780718893217

“…The spiritual effect, Wilkinson puts forward, reflected the experience of the people of Israel whilst in exile in Babylon. The experience led to them to ask penetrating spiritual questions about what they believed about life as well as being a catalyst to reconsidering their own interpretation of history. The spiritual effects of the coming of World War One on the people produced similar questions, according to Wilkinson…”.

 

The Reverend Rob Marshall,

BBC Radio 4- Thought for the Day – 28/06/2014
Record available on the BBC Website

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