Book Reviews

A Pursued Justice: Black Preaching from the Great Migration to Civil Rights (Homiletic Book Review)

October 15th, 2018

Jackie Blue, a doctoral candidate in Practical Theology at BU School of Theology, recently reviewed A Pursued Justice: Black Preaching from the Great Migration to Civil Rights, by Kenyatta Gilbert. Please see the beginning of Blue's's review below and visit the Homiletic website for the full review. Homiletic is a scholarly forum in homiletics and a review of publications in religious communication. It is a freely accessible, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Academy of Homiletics. A Pursued Justice: Black Preaching from the Great Migration to Civil Rights, by Kenyatta Gilbert. Baylor University Press, 2016. 224 pages. $39.95  Review excerpt What does it mean to preach prophetically? This is the... More

A Puerto Rican Decolonial Theology: Prophesy Freedom (Perspectivas Book Review)

October 8th, 2018

Yara González-Justiniano, a doctoral candidate in Practical Theology at BU School of Theology, recently reviewed A Puerto Rican Decolonial Theology: Prophesy Freedom, by Teresa Delgado. Please see the beginning of González-Justiniano's review below and visit the Perspectivas website for the full review. Perspectivas is the online peer-reviewed multilingual (Spanish, Portuguese and English)  subscription journal of the Hispanic Theological Initiative. A Puerto Rican Decolonial Theology: Prophesy Freedom, by Teresa Delgado. Palgrave McMillan, 2017. xv + 204 pages. $99.99.  Additional formats available from Palgrave MacMillan. Review excerpt Teresa Delgado’s book, A Puerto Rican Decolonial Theology: Prophesy Freedom, is a contribution to liberation and decolonial theology, but above all it is an invitation to further the... More

Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics (AAR Reading Religion Book Review)

May 4th, 2018

Kathryn House, a doctoral candidate in Practical Theology at BU School of Theology, recently reviewed Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics by R. Marie Griffith. Please see the beginning of House's review below and visit the Reading Religion website for the full review. Reading Religion (RR) is an open book review website published by the American Academy of Religion (AAR). The site provides up-to-date coverage of scholarly publishing in religious studies, reviewed by scholars with special interest and/or expertise in the relevant subfields. Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics. New York, NY: Basic Books, December 2017. 416 pages. $32.00. Hardcover. ISBN... More

Human and Divine Being: A Study on the Theological Anthropology of Edith Stein (AAR Reading Religion Book Review)

November 1st, 2017

Sang-il Kim, a doctoral candidate in Practical Theology at BUSTH, recently reviewed Human and Divine Being: A Study on the Theological Anthropology of Edith Stein, by Donald Wallenfang. Please see the beginning of Kim's  review below and visit the Reading Religion website for the full review. Reading Religion (RR) is an open book review website published by the American Academy of Religion (AAR). The site provides up-to-date coverage of scholarly publishing in religious studies, reviewed by scholars with special interest and/or expertise in the relevant subfields.  Human and Divine Being: A Study on the Theological Anthropology of Edith Stein, by Donald Wallenfang, Eugene, OR: Cascade Books , April 2017. More

Lived Theology: New Perspectives on Method, Style, and Pedagogy (AAR Reading Religion Book Review)

September 22nd, 2017

Matthew Beal, doctoral student in Practical Theology at BUSTH, recently reviewed Lived Theology: New Perspectives on Method, Style, and Pedagogy, edited by Charles Marsh, Peter Slade, and Sarah Azaransky. Please see the beginning of Beal's review below and visit the Reading Religion website for the full review. Reading Religion (RR) is an open book review website published by the American Academy of Religion (AAR). The site provides up-to-date coverage of scholarly publishing in religious studies, reviewed by scholars with special interest and/or expertise in the relevant subfields. Lived Theology: New Perspectives on Method, Style, and Pedagogy, edited by Charles Marsh, Peter Slade, and Sarah Azaransky New York, NY: Oxford University Press, November 2016. 288 pages. $29.95. More

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Practical Theology and Qualitative Research by Swinton and Mowat

AAR Reading Religion Book Review: Practical Theology and Qualitative Research, 2d ed.

March 29th, 2017

John Swinton and Harriet Mowat's 2006 Practical Theology and Qualitative Research is a well-known resource on practical theology bibliographies. This updated second edition includes one new chapter and an appendix exploring themes related to analysis. Below, you can read the beginning of Jane M. Curry's review of this second edition. Be sure to visit the Reading Religion website for the full review.  Reading Religion (RR) is an open book review website published by the American Academy of Religion (AAR). The site provides up-to-date coverage of scholarly publishing in religious studies, reviewed by scholars with special interest and/or expertise in the relevant subfields. Practical Theology and Qualitative... More

AAR Reading Religion Book Review: Anatomy of a Schism

December 16th, 2016

Today we are featuring STH doctoral student Matthew S. Beal's review of Eileen R. Campbell-Reed's Anatomy of a Schism: How Clergywomen's Narratives Reinterpret the Fracturing of the Southern Baptist Convention. Below is the beginning of Matt's review, and be sure to visit the Reading Religion website for the full review. Reading Religion (RR) is an open book review website published by the American Academy of Religion (AAR). The site provides up-to-date coverage of scholarly publishing in religious studies, reviewed by scholars with special interest and/or expertise in the relevant subfields. Anatomy of a Schism: How Clergywomen's Narratives Reinterpret the Fracturing of the Southern Baptist... More

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AAR Reading Religion Book Review: Christian Practical Wisdom: What It Is, Why it Matters

November 10th, 2016

One new monograph of interest within practical theological circles is Christian Practical Wisdom: What It Is, Why It Matters, by Dorothy C. Bass, Kathleen A. Cahalan, Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, James R. Nieman, and Christian Batalden Scharen. Today we are sharing Dustin D. Benac's book review as featured on the Reading Religion book review website.  Reading Religion (RR) is an open book review website published by the American Academy of Religion (AAR). The site provides up-to-date coverage of scholarly publishing in religious studies, reviewed by scholars with special interest and/or expertise in the relevant subfields. We are grateful for their permission to re-post sections of selected reviews.  Christian... More

The Celtic Way of Evangelism, by George Hunter

August 3rd, 2015

Book review submitted by Christopher B. James, Ph.D. Candidate in Practical Theology, Concentrations: Evangelism and Church & Society. Review originally appeared on jesusdust.com

Moral, Believing Animals, by Christian Smith

August 3rd, 2015

Book review submitted by Christopher B. James, Ph.D. Candidate in Practical Theology, Concentrations: Evangelism and Church & Society. Review originally appeared on jesusdust.com

American Evangelicalism, by Christian Smith

August 3rd, 2015

Book review submitted by Christopher B. James, Ph.D. Candidate in Practical Theology, Concentrations: Evangelism and Church & Society. Review originally appeared on jesusdust.com

Everything Must Change, by Brian McClaren

August 3rd, 2015

Book review submitted by Christopher B. James, Ph.D. Candidate in Practical Theology, Concentrations: Evangelism and Church & Society. Review originally appeared on jesusdust.com

Planting Missional Churches, by Ed Stetzer

August 3rd, 2015

Book review submitted by Christopher B. James, Ph.D. Candidate in Practical Theology, Concentrations: Evangelism and Church & Society. Review originally appeared on jesusdust.com