Publications

A Yak in the Fridge: Life and Work in Nepal

by - 21st June 2016

A Yak in the Fridge: Life and Work in Nepal

Christianity is growing faster in Nepal than any country in the world. Slok Gyawali finds this missionary memoir a good read, but lacking in analysis.

Postcards from the Middle East

by - 25th March 2015

Postcards from the Middle East

What happens when a British family finds itself in eastern Lebanon to set up a pioneering branch of an environmental agency? David Chandler reviews an insightful and engaging introduction to Arab culture through the experiences of the Naylor family.

Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent: Inside British Islam

by - 2nd September 2014

WHAT ARE THE RELIGIOUS trends that inform the thoughts, feelings and actions of Britain's Muslim communities? Philip Lewis reviews an indispensable and accessible work that lays bare the ideologies informing the main Islamic movements in Britain today.

The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BCE– 492 CE.

by - 6th November 2013

IF ONE IS LOOKING for a critique of Judaism, or an ethnography of the Jews, Simon Schama's book is not the place to find it.  This is a broad panorama of Jewish history which traces a remarkable love affair with words, argues Lela Gilbert.

Seeking a City with Foundations: Theology for an Urban World

by - 4th July 2013

Seeking a City with Foundations: Theology for an Urban World

 

WHAT IS THE MEANING and future of the city? David Martin reviews an original and off-beat work of urban sociology that looks for answers in a recovery of the sacred .

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