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Challenging Religious Studies: The Wealth, Wellbeing and Inequalities of Nations

by John Atherton SCM Press (October 31, 2014)

This book represents a breakthrough in our understanding and development of the practices, ethics and theories of religious studies through engagement with the world of daily life and its breath-taking transformation...

Dirt, Greed and Sex: Sexual Ethics in the New Testament and their Implications for Today

by William Countryman SCM Press (January 25, 2013)

Conducting a thorough examination of sexual ethics in the New Testament, this work argues that the New Testament writers did not construct a new sexual ethic from the ground up, but took over existing cultural...


by John Reader SCM Press (October 02, 2014)

Crucible is the Christian journal of social ethics. It is produced quarterly, pulling together some of the best practitioners, thinkers, and theologians in the field. Each issue reflects theologically on a key...

The Vocation of Anglican Theology: Sources and Essays

by Ralph McMichael SCM Press (October 01, 2014)

The Vocation of Anglican Theology seeks to present a contemporary Anglican theology rooted in its sources but reaching into the future. A range of leading Anglican theologians, including Rowan Williams, Ellen...

Towards the Prophetic Church: A Study of Christian Mission

by John M. Hull SCM Press (September 24, 2014)

Thirty years ago John Hull wrote "What Prevents Christian Adults from Learning?". This new book asks "What Prevents Christian Adults from Acting?" How has it come about that the Church appears to be so preoccupied...

Covenant and Calling: Towards a Theology of Same-Sex Relationships

by Robert Song SCM Press (September 24, 2014)

No other issue in recent times has proved as potentially divisive for the churches as that of same-sex relationships. At the same time as many countries have been moving towards legal recognition of civil partnerships...

Buddhism for a Violent World

by Elizabeth J. Harris SCM Press (September 16, 2014)

Explores what Buddhism has to say about the human condition and in particular about living in a violent world. Drawing on the realities of the violent ethnic conflicts in Sri Lanka, this book shows that there...

Taking Leave of God

by Don Cupitt SCM Press (September 16, 2014)

Rejecting Christian doctrines and metaphysics in favour of the religious consciousness which characterizes human identity, Cupitt "takes leave" of God by abandoning objective theism.

Sun of Righteousness, Arise!: God's Future for Humanity and the Earth

by Jurgen Moltmann  SCM Press (September 16, 2014)

Intends to bring together the biblical, historical, and theological elements of an integrated Christian vision of the world, in light of our contemporary understandings of nature and the evolving universe.

Descartes' Meditation on First Philosophy

by David Mills Daniel SCM Press (September 16, 2014)

Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy was published in 1641, designed for the philosopher and for the theologian. It consists of six meditations, Of the Things that we may doubt, Of the Nature of the Human...

Writing Methods in Theological Reflection

by Heather Walton SCM Press (August 12, 2014)

Writing Methods in Theological Reflection offers a stimulating, provocative and accessible book that will be of use to students and practitioners who are seeking ways to use their own experience in the work...

Advancing Practical Theology: Critical Discipleship for Disturbing Times

by Eric Stoddart SCM Press (July 07, 2014)

Advancing Practical Theology argues that the practical theology as a discipline does not at present fulfil its radical potential and addresses some directions that the discipline needs to take in order to respond...

Disciples Together: Discipleship, Formation and Small Groups

by Roger Walton SCM Press (July 04, 2014)

Discipleship is one of the key words used in the churches today and there are many initiatives in the mainstream churches to enable people to grow as disciples of Christ.

Enriching Ministry: Pastoral Supervision in Practice

by Michael Paterson & Jessica Rose SCM Press (April 07, 2014)

Enriching Ministry offers a more detailed and wide-ranging overview of pastoral supervision and its relationship to other disciplines and fields of study. It describes an approach to supervision which is theologically...

Understanding Islam: The First Ten Steps

by Chris Hewer SCM Press (July 28, 2014)

This book is designed to take people on the first steps in understanding Islam and the way that Muslims think and see the world. It grows out of extensive experience of teaching the course on which it is based....

Table Manners: Liturgical Leadership for the Mission of the Church

by Simon Reynolds SCM Press (February 10, 2014)

There is a growing (if not urgent) need for those being trained for ordained (and lay) ministry to be provided with a more solid grounding in liturgical principles, and Simon Reynolds seeks to address this by...

Do this in Remembrance of Me: The Eucharist from the Early Church to the Present Day

by Bryan D. Spinks SCM Press (February 10, 2014)

Bryan Spinks is one of the world's leading scholars in the field of liturgy and to have a comprehensive work by him on the Eucharist is a major catch for SCM. Like the author's previous work on Baptism, this...

Honey from the Lion: Christianity and the Ethics of Nationalism

by Doug Gay SCM Press (January 15, 2014)

Doug Gay explores the ethics of nationalism, recognising that for many Christians, churches and theologians, nationalism has often been seen as intrinsically unethical due to a presumption that at best it involves...

Researching Practice in Mission and Ministry: A Companion

by Helen Cameron SCM Press (January 06, 2014)

Students in PT mostly rely on research methods books written for social science students which tend to assume that the student is young and full-time. This book will act as a companion to student and supervisor...

Beyond Common Worship: Anglican Identity and Liturgical Diversity

by Mark Earey SCM Press (November 19, 2013)

The introduction of Common Worship services in the Church of England has gone remarkably smoothly, considering the immensity of the task. But despite its overall success, the sheer variety of material, coupled...

Postcolonializing God: New Perspectives on Pastoral and Practical Theology

by Emmanuel Y. Lartey SCM Press (September 19, 2013)

Postcolonializing God examines how African Christianity can be truly a postcolonial reality and explores how people who were colonial subjects may practice a spirituality that bears the hallmarks of their authentic...

The Puzzle of Sex

by Peter Vardy SCM Press (September 19, 2013)

Almost everyone is directly affected by questions involving sex and sexual ethics - yet few are aware of the background to current views on topics such as sex before and after marriage, sex as procreation and...

The Christ-like God

by John V. Taylor SCM Press (December 06, 2012)

The central thesis of The Christlike God is that Jesus is the reflection in human life of the being of God. John Taylor begins by pointing out how few religious people-or non-religious people- ever stop and...

The Making of the Creeds

by Frances M. Young  SCM Press (December 06, 2012)

In lucid and non-technical prose, Young demonstrates how and why the two most familiar Christian creeds - the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed - came into being. She aims to bring the creeds back to life...

Intercultural Theology

by Mark J. Cartledge & David Cheetham SCM Press (November 29, 2012)

Intercultural Theology offers a set of groundbreaking essays that describe the nature of intercultural theology as a domain of theology that pays particular attention to the identity of non-western forms of...

The Tactile Heart: Blindness and Faith

by John M. Hull  SCM Press (August 27, 2013)

The Tactile Heart is a collection of theological essays on relating blindness and faith and developing a theology of blindness that makes a constructive contribution to the wider field of disability theology....

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Public Theology in a Post-Secular Age

by Elaine Graham SCM Press (July 31, 2013)

Public theology is an increasingly important area of theological discourse with strong global networks of institutions and academics involved in it. Elaine Graham is one of the UK's leading theologians and an...

Generous Ecclesiology: Church, World and the Kingdom of God

by Julie Gittoes SCM Press (July 22, 2013)

Generous Ecclesiology seeks to present a positive theological response to the issues raised by Mission-Shaped Church and For the Parish. The former reminds us that the church is to engage in creative and imaginative...

Lost Chords and Christian Soldiers: The Sacred Music of Arthur Sullivan

by Ian Bradley SCM Press (July 22, 2013)

Arthur Sullivan is best known as W. S. Gilbert's collaborator in the Savoy Operas. Sullivan was regarded as the nation's leading composer of sacred oratorios on a par with Mendelssohn and Brahms. Ian Bradley...

Dancing Theology in Fetish Boots: Essays in Honour of Marcella Althaus-Reid

by Lisa Isherwood SCM Press (January 26, 2013)

Marcella Althaus-Reid was one of the most fascinating and controversial theologians of the twentieth and early twenty-first century. Her strong personality and her iconoclastic work inspired a whole generation...

Led into Mystery: Faith Seeking Answers in Life and Death

by John de Gruchy SCM Press (June 19, 2013)

Led into Mystery is an unanticipated sequel to John de Gruchy's book Being Human: Confessions of a Christian Humanist. It was prompted by the untimely and tragic death of his eldest son, Steve, in February 2010,...

New SCM Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship

by Paul F. Bradshaw SCM Press (May 20, 2013)

This reference work incorporates the insights and expertise of leading liturgists and scholars of liturgy at work today, comprising 200 entries on important topics in the field, from vestments and offertories...

Consultancy Skills for Mission and Ministry: A Handbook

by David Dadswell SCM Press (January 08, 2013)

Consultancy is increasingly being used to support mission and to help church leaders and workers in the challenges they face in their work. Helping churches and workers understand their situation and develop...

Theology in the Public Sphere: Public Theology as a Catalyst for Open Debate

by Sebastian Kim SCM Press (January 03, 2013)

A substantial and definitive introduction to public theology by one of the leading experts in the field.A key text for third year undergraduate modules and MA courses in Social Ethics, Political Theology and...

SCM Core Text Christianity and Science

by John D. Weaver SCM Press (February 11, 2013)

The SCM Core Text, "Christianity & Science" provides an advanced introduction to the lively debate between the relative truth claims made by science and the absolute truth claims made by religions, and Christianity...

SCM Studyguide Early Christian Doctrine and the Creeds

by Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski SCM Press (February 11, 2013)

The SCM Studyguides are becoming increasingly well known, recognized and adopted as accessible textbooks for level 1 students who have no prior knowledge of the subject. "The SCM Studyguide Early Christian Doctrine...

Theological Reflection: Methods

by Elaine Graham SCM Press (January 25, 2013)

This is the first in a two part project, aimed at postgraduates and academics interested in the expanding volume of work and research surrounding theological reflection. Brought together in Volume one is a comprehensive...

Beyond the Spirit of Empire: Religion and Politics in a New Key

by Joerg Rieger SCM Press (January 25, 2013)

How does empire mould human subjectivity, for instance, and how does it affect the understanding of humans within the whole of creation? This title analyzes the global empire in its political and economic dimensions,...

In Tuneful Accord: The Church Musicians

by Trevor Beeson SCM Press (January 07, 2013)

This is a superbly entertaining overview of the Church of England over the last fifty years. The image of Sung Evensong may seem timeless, but the patterns of Anglican worship have changed continuously. Beginning...

SCM Core Text Christian Doctrine

by Mike Higton SCM Press (January 25, 2013)

The SCM Core Text: Christian Doctrine offers an up-to-date, accessible introduction to one of the core subjects of theology. Written for second and third-year university students, it shows that Christian Doctrine...

SCM Studyguide: Christian Doctrine

by Jeff Astley SCM Press (January 03, 2013)

An accessible textbook for all engaging with Christian doctrine for the first time. A valuable resource and suitable for all clergy and all training for ministry.

SCM Core Text Theological Ethics

by Edward Dowler SCM Press (January 25, 2013)

The SCM Core Text "Theological Ethics" is intended for those studying Christian ethics at upper undergraduate level. The book offers a discussion of Christian moral thought in a variety of key areas. Many discussions...

Resourcing Mission: Practica; Theology for Changing Churches

by Helen Cameron SCM Press (January 03, 2013)

There is a lively debate about the mission of the local church and an interest in doing new things or doing things differently. However, when church leaders start to work out the implications of change, they...

Pastoral Supervision: A Handbook

by Jane Leach SCM Press (January 25, 2013)

Through the course of their work with people engaged in ministries of various kinds - spiritual directors, healthcare chaplains, local clergy, theological educators, youth workers, the authors of this groundbreaking...

Liturgy and Interpretation

by Kenneth Stevenson SCM Press (January 07, 2013)

Kenneth Stevenson is one of the UK's leading liturgical scholars with an international reputation. Much of his work is in the borderlands of theology, worship and history. The essays in this book are worked...

Wording a Radiance: Parting Conversations About God and the Church

by Daniel W. Hardy SCM Press (January 25, 2013)

Presents a theology of the Spirit and of the Eucharistic foundations of the Church. This title offers the last testament of an ecclesial theologian.

Talking about God in Practice: Theological Action Research and Practical Theology

by Helen Cameron SCM Press (January 25, 2013)

Talking about God in Practice details the challenges and complexities of real theological conversations with practitioners, whilst providing an example of appropriate process, and a model of theological understanding...

SCM Studyguide Practical Skills for Ministry

by Andrew Pratt SCM Press (January 25, 2013)

The SCM Studyguide: Practical Skills for Ministry offers a practical introduction for those who are training for ministry, both lay and ordained, within the church. The book answers the questions asked by those...

SCM Studyguide: Theological Reflection

by Judith Thompson SCM Press (January 03, 2013)

Practical in emphasis, this textbook offers newcomers an introduction to understanding theological reflection and helps those training for ministry to explore which of the methods introduced best suits them...

SCM Studyguide Liturgy

by Stephen Burns SCM Press (January 25, 2013)

This book is designed as an introductory resource for the study of liturgy at level one in theological colleges and university courses, and will also be of use to local preachers, readers, local ministry teams...