New Library Books – Autumn 2013

Please contact the Library if you would like to borrow any of these books

New Books Added to Sarum College Library – Summer &  Autumn 2013
Research      
001.42 LUR LURY, Celia Inventive methods :   the happening of the social Routledge 2013
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Psychology      
150.19 TAC TACEY, David The darkening spirit :   Jung, spirituality, religion Routledge 2013
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Ethics        
171 GLO GLOVER, Jonathan Humanity : a moral   history of the twentieth century Yale University Press 2012
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171.1 AUS AUSTIN, Victor Lee Christian ethics: a   guide for the perplexed Bloomsbury 2012
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171.1 DOW DOWLER, Edward Theological ethics SCM Press 2011
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171.1 REU REUSCHLING, Wyndy   Corbin Desire for God and the   things of God : the relationships between Christian spirituality and morality Cascade Books 2012
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171.1 STE STEFFEN, Lloyd H. Ethics and experience   : moral theory from just war to abortion Rowman &   Littlefield Publishers 2012
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171.1 WEL WELLS, Samuel Introducing Christian   ethics Wiley-Blackwell 2010
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171.1 YIU CHAN, Yiu Sing Lúcás The Ten commandments   and the Beatitudes : biblical studies and ethics for real life Rowman &   Littlefield Publishers 2012
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174.2 MUM MUMFORD, James Ethics at the   beginning of life : a phenomenological critique Oxford University   Press 2013
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176 COR CORNWALL, Susannah Theology and sexuality SCM 2013
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176 HUN HUNT, Stephen The Ashgate research   companion to contemporary religion and sexuality Ashgate 2012
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177.1 DOM DOMINY, Peter Decoding Mammon: money   as a dangerous and subversive instrument Wipf and Stock 2012
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The Bible      
220.61 GOO GOODER, Paula The Bible : a   beginner’s guide Oneworld 2013
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221.6 MOB MOBLEY, Gregory The return of the   chaos monsters and other backstories of the Bible William B. Eerdmans   Pub. Co. 2012
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221.61 SHA SHARP, Carolyn J. Wrestling the word :   the Hebrew scriptures and the Christian believer Westminster John Knox 2011
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225.92 BOC BOCKMUEHL, Markus N.   A. Simon Peter in   Scripture and memory : the New Testament apostle in the early church Baker Academic 2012
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226.06 EVE EVE, Eric Behind the gospels :   understanding the oral tradition SPCK 2013
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226.1 ADA ADAMS, Edward Parallel lives of   Jesus : four Gospels, one story Society for Promoting   Christian Knowledge 2011
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226.8 CRO CROSSAN, John Dominic The power of parable :   how fiction by Jesus became fiction about Jesus SPCK 2012
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Theology      
230.09031 CAN CANLIS, Julie Calvin’s ladder : a   spiritual theology of ascent and ascension Eerdmans 2010
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230.09053 FRA BERGOLIO, Jorge Mario On heaven and earth :   Pope Francis on faith, family and the church in the Twenty-first Century Bloomsbury 2013
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230.2 LEV LEVERING, Matthew The Feminine Genius of   Catholic Theology T&T Clark   International 2012
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230.3 CHA CHAPMAN, Marl D. Anglican theology T & T Clark 2012
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Jesus        
232.9 HOR HORSLEY, Richard The Prophet Jesus and   the Renewal of Israel: Moving beyond a Diversionary Debate Wm B Eerdmans 2012
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232.9 KEI KEITH, Chris Jesus among friends   and enemies : a historical and literary introduction to Jesus in the Gospels Baker Academic 2011
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232.92 LIN LINCOLN, Andrew T. Born of a virgin?   Reconceiving Jesus in the Bible, tradition and theology SPCK 2013
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234.164 CRO CROFT, Steven Women and Men in   Scripture and the Church : a Guide to the Key Issues Canterbury Press 2013
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238.3 DAV DAVIE, Martin Our inheritance of   faith : a commentary on the Thirty Nine Articles Gilead 2013
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239 MAC MCGRATH, Alister E. Mere apologetics : how   to help seekers and skeptics find faith Baker Books 2012
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Spirituality      
242.09 SHE SHELDRAKE, Philip Spirituality: A Brief   History Wiley-Blackwell 2013
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242.1 (JUL) TUR TURNER, Denys Julian of Norwich,   theologian Yale University Press 2013
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The Arts      
246 BEN BENSON, Bruce Ellis Liturgy as a way of   life : embodying the arts in Christian worship Baker Academic 2013
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246 ILL ILLMAN, Ruth Theology of the arts :   engaging faith Routledge 2013
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246.4 IRV IRVINE, Christopher The cross and creation   in Christian liturgy and art SPCK 2013
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246.9 GOS GOSLING, John William   Fraser Church orientation in   South Wiltshire c650-1250 Winchester University 2012
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Personal Faith      
248.3 ALM ALMQUIST, Curtis SSJE The gift of joy SLG 2011
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248.4 WIL WILLIAMS, Rowan For all that has been,   thanks : growing a sense of gratitude Canterbury 2010
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248.84 ROH ROHR, Richard Falling upward: a   spirituality for two halves of life SPCK 2012
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Ministry        
253 CAM CAMINER, Matthew A clergy husband’s   survival guide SPCK 2012
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253 HIL HILL, Katharine The leader and the   family : being effective in ministry without family losing out Grove books 2013
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253.07 LIN LING, Timothy J. M. Moving on in ministry   : discernment for times of transition and change Church House 2013
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253.09 BUC BUCHANAN, Colin St John’s college Nottingham   : from Northwood to Nottingham : a history of 50 years, 1963-2013 St John’s College,   Nottingham 2013
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Pastoral Care      
253.3 THO THORP, Helen Developing our   pastoral wisdom: reflecting together on pastoral care Grove books 2013
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253.3 WHI WHIPP, Margaret SCM studyguide to   pastoral theology SCM 2013
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253.46 COO COOK, Christopher C.   H. Spirituality, theology   and mental health : multidisciplinary perspectives SCM Press 2013
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253.48 WIL WILCOCK, Penelope Spiritual Care of   Dying and Bereaved People Bible Reading   Fellowship 2013
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253.7 BOL BOLGER, Ryan K. The Gospel after   Christendom : new voices, new cultures, new expressions Baker Academic 2012
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253.7 MEA MEADOWS, Philip The Wesleyan DNA of   Discipleship: Fresh Expressions of Discipleship for the 21st-century Church Grove books 2013
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253.7 PER PERCY, Martyn Shaping the church :   the promise of implicit theology Ashgate 2010
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Christian Leadership    
254 BON BONEM, Mike In pursuit of great   and godly leadership : tapping the wisdom of the world for the kingdom of God Jossey-Bass 2012
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254 MAT MATTHEWS, Roger Healthy leaders and   healthy churches Grove books 2013
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254 WHI WHITEHEAD, Jo Facilitation Skills   for Ministry SPCK 2013
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The Church      
262 BRA BRADBURY, John P. Perpetually reforming   : a theology of church reform and renewal T & T Clark 2013
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262 GIT GITTOES, Julie Generous ecclesiology   : church, world and the kingdom of God SCM 2013
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262.001 THI THIESSEN, Gesa Elsbeth Ecumenical   ecclesiology : unity, diversity and otherness in a fragmented world T & T Clark 2011
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262.009 SPE SPENCER, Stephen SCM Studyguide to   Church History SCM 2013
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Worship and Liturgy      
264 EAR EAREY, Mark Worship that cares :   an introduction to pastoral liturgy SCM Press 2012
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264 SWI SWIRES-HENNESSY,   Matthew Connecting Worship and   Vision Grove Books 2013
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264.025 DAL ALCUIN CLUB Admission to communion   : the approaches of the late medievals and the reformers Hymns Ancient and   Modern 2013
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264.03 ATW ATWELL, Robert The good worship guide   : leading liturgy well Canterbury Press 2013
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264.035 REA READ, Charles How to preside at Holy   Communion Grove books 2013
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Mission        
266.001 SNO SNOW, Martyn Mission partnerships :   theological reflections for parishes working together in mission Grove books 2013
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266.004 PRI WORLD MISSION AND   ANGLICAN COMMUNION PANEL World-Shaped Mission:   Exploring new Frameworks for the Church of England in World Mission Church House   Publishing 2012
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Church History and Biography    
270.83 (WEL) ATH ATHERSTONE, Andrew Archbishop Justin   Welby : the road to Canterbury Darton Longman &   Todd 2013
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283 PER PERCY, Martyn Anglicanism :   confidence, commitment and communion Ashgate 2013
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283.42 GOD GODDARD, Andrew Rowan Williams : his   legacy Lion 2013
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World Religions      
291 HED HEDGES, Paul Controversies in   interreligious dialogue and the theology of religions SCM Press 2010
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Social Science
301.1 SEN SENNETT, Richard Together : the   rituals, pleasures and politics of co-operation Penguin 2013
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301.24 LAY LAYTHAM, D. Brent iPod, YouTube, Wii   play : theological engagements with entertainment Cascade Books 2012
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301.4 GRE GREY, Chris A very short, fairly   interesting and reasonably cheap book about studying organizations Sage 2013
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301.4 SCH SCHEIN, Edgar H. Organizational culture   and leadership Jossey-Bass 2010
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301.405 ROO ROOMS, Nigel The faith of the   English : integrating Christ and culture SPCK 2011
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301.405 WAR WARD, Frances Why Rousseau was wrong   : Christianity and the secular soul Bloomsbury 2013
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Education      
377 SKI SKINNER, David The story of   REinspired : developing creative partnerships between churches and schools Bible Reading   Fellowship 2011
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377 WIT BIBLE READING   FELLOWSHIP Local church, local   school : practical and creative ways for churches to serve local primary   schools Bible Reading   Fellowship 2010
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Management      
658 BLO BLOCK, Peter Stewardship : choosing   service over self-interest Berret-Koehler 2013
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658 TAD TADAJEWSKI, Mark Key concepts in   critical management studies SAGE 2011
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658.4 LAD LADKIN, Donna Rethinking leadership   : a new look at old leadership questions Edward Elgar 2010
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658.4022 BEL BELBIN, R. Meredith Management teams : why   they succeed or fail Routledge 2010
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Literature      
821 WIS WISZNIEWSKI, L The eternal path Moorside Words and   Music 2012
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823 HAR HARDY, Thomas A changed man; and   other tales General Books 2012
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Local History      
H 942 SMI SMITH, Peter L. The Bishop’s Palace at Salisbury : a concise history of the former palace of the bishops of Salisbury Spire Books 2013
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Music        
MUS HYM ANC RUFFER, Tim Ancient and modern :   hymns and songs for refreshing worship.    Melody edition. Canterbury 2013
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MUS HYM MET METHODIST CHURCH.   TRUSTEES FOR METHODIST CHURCH PURPOSES Singing the   faith.  Music edition. Hymns Ancient and   Modern 2011
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Mark Earey Booklaunch at Sarum College

1378887_10151928036389629_955382347_nThere was rapt attention as Mark Earey spoke about his new book, ‘Beyond Common Worship: Anglican Identity and Liturgical Diversity’, at Sarum College on Tuesday evening in front of an audience of over forty people.

Mark assured everyone that he doesn’t want to overthrow Common Worship – but the earliest parts are now 17 years old, and it is time to look at it afresh, and to consider whether we want to continue with a rule-based approach to worship.

Mark Earey is Co-Director of the Centre for Ministerial Formation and Tutor in Liturgy and Worship at the Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham. He is the author of a number of books including ‘Finding your way around common worship’ and ‘Worship that cares’.

Contact Sarum College Bookshop on 01722 326899 or bookshop@dev.sarum.ac.uk to order a copy of ‘Beyond Common Worship’ for just £14.99 until October 30th.


 
Mark Earey’s talk can be listened to by clicking play on the above audio file

From the Stacks: Nineteenth Century Controversies

FromTheStacks_webMuch time and energy has been spent discussing how the Reformation changed the theology of the Church of England.

Because of a variety of factors this debate was especially active during the nineteenth century when various differing religious factions argued for the priority of their beliefs over those of others. The Sarum College library is rich in primary and secondary sources for those who wish to explore this particular subject in more depth.

Prior to the nineteenth century the great institutions of Britain were parliament and the great universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Membership of parliament was restricted to those who were part of the Established Church. Things were similar at the University of Oxford which acted as the principal seminary for the church.

Then in the early years of the nineteenth century this Church of England monopoly started to be broken. The Repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts of 1828 allowed non-Conformists to enter Parliament and the Roman Catholic Relief Act of 1829 did much the same for members of that religious group, leaving just the Jews excluded. The Representation of the People Act of 1832 changed the electorate and redistributed constituencies, and in the process enfranchised significant numbers of the growing middle classes many of whom were not particularly religious. Suddenly the Church of England – the Established Church – had lost its assurance of Parliamentary protection and this led to an environment of self-examination.

Running parallel, and perhaps mostly responsible for the parliamentary changes, was the process of industrialisation. This had started in the cotton industry in north-west England in the mid 1700s as machines started to replace human craft labour. The development spread quickly to other parts of Britain and to other industries. The population started to grow rapidly, as did affluence, though ironically so did the number of poor. There was a population shift from the countryside into the new industrial centres and with it the growth of urban living along with the horrors of inadequate housing, poor sanitation and low life expectance. Again this caused more self-examination.

Edward Pusey

Especially active in religious self-examination were a group of academics from Oxford who started what became known as the Oxford Movement. Its supporters were known as Puseyites (after Edward Pusey a young Oxford fellow and member of this group) or Tractarians (because of the Tracts that they produced). Through a series of Tracts and other publications the Oxford Movement attempted to redefine the heritage of the Church of England with a shift in emphasis away from Reformed ideas and a renewed emphasis on the church’s foundation, its Christian antiquity and its apostolicity. In addition to the Tracts they also published The Library of the Fathers and the Library of Anglo-Catholic Theology which attempted to define Anglicanism in relation to its past and to stress its continued catholicity. Meanwhile those with more Reformed ideas published a different view which lay greater stress on the Reformation and of links with the protestant churches of continental Europe.

Mark Chapman argues that there were ‘different versions of the Church of England on offer in the nineteenth century.’ [1] One of these views was that the Church of England should be seen as a descendant of the early church that laid emphasis on continuity and the doctrines and beliefs that existed before the schisms and divisions that had split it into separate sects. This despite the existence of the Prayer Book and the Thirty-nine articles that evidenced some form of change which was a reflection, at least in part, of the Reformed ideas which were adopted on the continent. Even where the Reformation was accepted as a past reality, it was often portrayed as a necessary evil that was required in order to resolve some of the worst excesses of the Roman church, but not as something that rejected the past beliefs and traditions. The Martyrs’ Memorial in Oxford stands as a reminder that there were those who did not share these views and who, according to Chapman, believed that ‘the Tractarians were little less than fifth columnists seeking to remove the inheritance of the sixteenth century.’ [2]

Within this process of re-evaluation there were moments when the differences between what became known as the “High” and “Low” church factions, and these differences in opinion often created high-profile incidents. One such incident was what became known as the Gorham Judgment where a Judicial Committee of the Privy Council overturned the decision by the Bishop Phillpotts of Exeter not to institute the Rev. George Gorham to the parish of Bampford Speke because the bishop held his views on baptism to be unorthodox.

George Gorham

Gorham was born at St Neots, educated at Cambridge and ordained in 1811 despite unease by the Bishop of Ely about his views on baptism. In 1846 he was instituted as vicar of St Just in Penwith. Then in 1847 Gorham was recommended for appointment to the parish of Bampford Speke that is just a few miles north of Exeter. During a pre-appointment examination by the bishop it became clear that Gorham’s beliefs on baptism were contrary to those of the bishop who declared them to be Calvinist.

The essence of the difference between Phillpots and Gorham was whether the grace of regeneration was granted in baptism and whether for baptism to be effective the consent of the person being baptised was needed. Was it the solemn voluntary act of a mature person or could it also be effective if it were the baptism of a child who was unable to express any choice in the matter? The bishop held that consent was not needed for the sacrament to be effective whereas Gorham held that it was, and so only adult baptism was appropriate. The matter was further complicated by the relationship between baptism and predestination and the writings of Paul.

Having been rejected by the bishop, Gorham appealed to the ecclesiastical Court of Arches, which rejected his appeal and awarded costs against him. He then appealed to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, and after much debate, on 9 March 1850, the court, by a split decision, reversed the Court of Arches ruling, and granted Gorham his institution.

There was anger that a civil court had rules on a church matter and much debate about the rights and wrongs of its judgment. The more reformed part of the church felt relief, while the more catholic element felt the church had moves too far towards Protestantism, and a number of senior churchmen joined the Roman Catholic church.

The library of Sarum College is particularly rich in material on the distinctiveness of the Church of England and on the nineteenth century controversies.

It has copies of two volumes by Erasmus, Des, erasmi roterodami, enchiridion militis christiani. Elusdemque. Oratio de virtute amplectenda of 1624 and Erasmus: Principis Christiani Institutio. Per Aphorismos digesta, Auctore Desiderio Erasmo Roterodamo of 1641. There is also a copy of Cranmer’s 1640 Reformatio legume ecclesiasticarum, ex authoritate primum Regis Henrici 8. Inchoate: deinde per regum edovardum 6. Provecta adauctaque in hunc modum, atq; numc ad pleniorem ipsarum reformationemin lucem edita.

  • Mark Chapman, Anglican Theology (London, 2012)
  • Kenneth A. Locke, The church in Anglican Theology: a historical, theological and ecumenical exploration (Farnham, 2009)
  • William Marshall, Scripture, tradition and reason: a selective view of Anglican theology through the centuries (Dublin, 2010)
  • Robert J. Page, New directions in Anglican theology: a survey from Temple to Robinson (London, 1967)
  • H F Woodhouse, The doctrine of Anglican theology 1547-1603 (London, 1954)
  • Brian Cummings, The book of common prayer: the texts of 1549, 1559 and 1662 (Oxford 2011)
  • Churchman: a quarterly journal of Anglican Theology 1948-93 (incomplete)

[1]  Mark Chapman, Anglican Theology (London, 2012).
[2]  Ibid p. 17.

–  John Elliott
October 2013


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Becoming a member is easy too – daily, weekly and annual memberships are available. Visit the about the library page for details or contact us.

Email library@dev.sarum.ac.uk or telephone 01722 424803


2013 Niblett Memorial Lecture: Sex And The Planet

Join us at Sarum College on Saturday November 2nd to find out if sex might be the most dangerous human activity to all life on earth.

Professor John Guillebaud is the speaker for the 2013 Niblett Memorial Lecture entitled: Sex And The Planet: A Christian Perspective on Population And Sustainability.

Guillebaud writes on environmental sustainability, population and contraception.

The emeritus professor of Family Planning and Reproductive Health at the University College London recently gave a TEDx lecture at University College London on the risks of spiralling population growth (see video, above).

The abstract for the forthcoming lecture can be downloaded as a PDF. The theme of the lecture is linked with our current art exhibition, Stewards of the Earth.

The lecture begins at 5pm, with an optional supper following the lecture at 7pm.

The lecture is free, supper is £15 per person. Both must be booked in advance.
Email info@dev.sarum.ac.uk or telephone 01722 424800

Bookshop Bestsellers September 2013

Bob Hartman dominates September’s bestsellers with three of his titles appearing in the top ten, including his latest publication ‘Bible Stories through the Year’.

Our Book of the Month, ‘Woodbine Willie’, was this month’s bestseller. A biography of Reverend Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy, also known as Woodbine Willie, who volunteered as a chaplain on the Western Front during the First World War has proved to be a very popular read this month. Advent must be approaching as Janet Morley’s Advent book ‘Haphazard by Starlight’ is our second most popular title and offers a poem a day from Advent to Epiphany.


1. Woodbine Willie by Bob Holman, Lion Hudson £9.99

2. Haphazard by Starlight by Janet Morley, SPCK £9.99

3. Discernment by Henri Nouwen, SPCK £12.99

4. The Lion Storyteller Christmas Book by Bob Hartman, Lion Hudson £9.99

5. Echoing the Word by Paula Gooder and Michael Perham, SPCK £10.99

6. Archbishop Justin Welby: The Road to Canterbury by Andrew Atherstone, Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd. £7.99

7. The Lion Storyteller Bible by Bob Hartman, Lion Hudson £15.99

8. The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin, Penguin Books £7.99

9.  Bible Stories Through the Year: Lectionary Readings for Year A, retold for maximum effect by Bob Hartman, Lion Hudson £12.99

10. Silence: A Christian History by Diarmaid MacCulloch, Penguin Books £20

Book of the Month: October 2013

Paula Gooder The BibleThe Bible (Beginner’s Guides series) by Paula Gooder (2013)

A recent imprint from Oneworld Beginner’s Guides is Paula Gooder’s The Bible. My copy is already well-thumbed, filled as it is with clear background on the Bible’s history, genre, canon, translation, interpretation, and continuing legacy. With the exception of the last of these, Gooder chose her themes based on some of the commonest questions she is asked as a theologian.

It is very much an introduction to the subject, but while accessible it is far from simplistic. In the chapter on interpretation, for example, Gooder deals with current approaches to the history of the texts, the literary nature of the texts, and what readers bring to the texts. However, she does so only after looking into the ways in which the Bible has been interpreted through the centuries, including within the Bible itself.

It is a compelling overview, but not a ‘how to read the Bible’ manual such as Charpentier’s; nor does it have the cultural coverage of John Drane’s volumes. Yet it is comprehensive and occasionally surprising. Those of us who routinely consult a variety of translations when preparing an address may learn something new from Paula Gooder’s description of formal and dynamic/functional equivalence as well as of the politics behind some translations.

There is the nub, for this is no dry investigation. Gooder’s The Bible is very much about the people whose story is contained in the Bible; the people who have helped form the Bible for worship and to other ends; and about those who the Bible continues to touch in their search for a relationship with God.

Illustrations and text-boxes are few and complement Gooder’s easy-going style. For those wishing to take their interest further, however, the ‘suggested reading’ section is wide-ranging and bang up-to-date. At under £10 for around 200 pages, this book is excellent value.

Reviewed by David Hughes

 ‘The Bible’ is normally priced £9.99.  As Book of the Month for October it is just £8.99 and POST FREE until 30th October 2013