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Religion, Theology and the Human Sciences
Religion, Theology and the Human Sciences
by Professor Richard H. Roberts
Edition: Paperback
Price: 26.87

3.0 out of 5 stars A book of its time, 7 April 2014
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Roberts brings his experience as a theologian versed in the sociology of organizations to bear on church and university life. His strong theme of the mechanization of orgainizations in an industrial age is important. But how do they look in a post-industrial, electronic age? I look forward to what he migh have to say about Fresh Expressions and new Shapes of Church.


A Rumor of Angels: Modern Society and the Rediscovery of the Supernatural
A Rumor of Angels: Modern Society and the Rediscovery of the Supernatural
by Peter L Berger
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.02

5.0 out of 5 stars An enduring classic, 7 April 2014
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Berger develops his extensive sociological discipline to embrace the significance of the Christion religion in the development of society. A book with enduring importance.


Anglicanism (Ashgate Contemporary Ecclesiology)
Anglicanism (Ashgate Contemporary Ecclesiology)
by Martyn Percy
Edition: Paperback
Price: 17.99

4.0 out of 5 stars An important and wide-ranging book, 7 April 2014
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Percy surveys the changes which are taking place in the Anglican Communion which he sees characterized as a community locked in civilized disagreement. He describes well the differences and dilemmas across the Communion. This is a series of essays and talks edited into a book and the collection does come together to give a wonderful kaliedoscopic panorama. The raising of ecclesiology to a strengthened discipline is significant.


Precarious Organization: Sociological Explorations of the Church's Mission and Structure (Religion and Society (Hague, Netherlands), 5.)
Precarious Organization: Sociological Explorations of the Church's Mission and Structure (Religion and Society (Hague, Netherlands), 5.)
by Mady A. Thung
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent and detailed description of mission as seen in the 1960's, 7 April 2014
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This book sets out in the most interesting way how the World Council of Churches saw mission in the post-colonial era. Interesting for modern commentators is that this generation, and the one before it, saw mission as the transformation of society to embrace Christian values rather than the conversion of individuals to a more inward-looking church.


Mindful Ministry
Mindful Ministry
by Judith Thompson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 16.08

4.0 out of 5 stars Parish Pump at its best, 24 Jan 2014
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These two authors have quarried what it means to live as a member of a local church today. The outlune a broad range of possibilities for renewal and development.


Seeking the Church: An introduction to Ecclesiology
Seeking the Church: An introduction to Ecclesiology
by Stephen Pickard
Edition: Paperback
Price: 18.09

5.0 out of 5 stars A profound book, 24 Jan 2014
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Pickard's description and analysis of the wordwide Church is the best I have read for a long time. He is perceptive and very widely-read. The concept of God as 'the endless source of renewable energy' is challenging and inspiring. A book to be read by everyone who needs their understanding broadened of the nature of the Chruch and the need for its continual renewal.


Belonging: Challenge to a Tribal Church
Belonging: Challenge to a Tribal Church
by Peter Selby
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars In groups and out groups, 15 Nov 2013
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This book charts in an incisive way how particular groups come to prominence in the governance of church life and how they perpetuate themselves by 'adoption'. It blows open pretences at trancparency in a Church of England which likes to think it is developing more open and inclusive senior appointment processes.


A Bishop's Ministry
A Bishop's Ministry
by David Tustin
Edition: Paperback
Price: 14.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Reflecting on a life's work, 15 Nov 2013
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The usefulness of this book is that a person in the church with national and internationsal responsibility has taken time to reflect on their work at the time of their retirement. This is an example of reflective practice at its best.


Quo Vadis?: Collegiality in the Code of Canon Law
Quo Vadis?: Collegiality in the Code of Canon Law
by Mary McAleese
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 15.44

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1.0 out of 5 stars Defining collegiality, 15 Nov 2013
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At long last someone with a well-informed legal background has examined the Documents of Vatican II and beyond and attempted to define collegiality among Roman Catholic bishops and how this relates to Papal authority. This is a detailed but cutting analysis, concluding both that the Catholic Church's documents do not yet define collegiality definitively (hence the tiitle Quo vadis?) and, from the documents themselves, evidence that informed lay people have a duty to 'make known to the pastors of the church their needs'. An excellent and timely book.


Leadership and Oversight: New Models for Episcopal Ministry
Leadership and Oversight: New Models for Episcopal Ministry
by Malcolm Grundy
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.77

5.0 out of 5 stars I would love it - I am the authour!, 14 May 2013
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This book has become the key text for those appointed to episcopal office in the U.K., in the baltic and Scandinavian countries and in the Episcopal Church in the USA. It has also brought the concept of 'oversight' into usage as an important theological term. The relevance of a ministry where distributed organizations need care and leadership is also of value to clergy with several congregations.


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