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Handbook for the global Christian, Nicholas Birns

The Lloyd Geering Reader: Prophet of Modernity  Paul Morris and Mike Grimshaw (eds) Victoria University Press, $39.99, ISBN 9780864735478  Lloyd Geering is the most famous New Zealand Christian thinker worldwide, though Christopher Marshall is gaining ground with his recent work

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New Zealand a Christian country? Paul Morris

Shaping a Colonial Church: Bishop Harper and the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch 1856-1890  Colin Brown, Marie Peters and Jane Teal (eds)  Canterbury University Press, $45.00,  ISBN 1877257443  James Michael Liston: A Life  Nicholas Reid Victoria University Press, $49.95,  ISBN 0864735367 

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Songs from the liberal hymn book, Mike Grimshaw

Wrestling with God: The Story of My Life Lloyd Geering Bridget Williams Books, $34.99, ISBN 1877242365 A Religious Atheist?: Critical Essays on the Work of Lloyd Geering Raymond Pelly and Peter Stuart (eds) Otago University Press, $39.95, ISBN 1877372374 The

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Calls for re-enchantment, Paul Morris

Celebrating the Southern Seasons: Rituals for Aotearoa Juliet Batten Random House, $34.95, ISBN 1869417348 Tohunga: The Revival of Ancient Knowledge for the Modern Era Samuel Timoti Robinson Reed, $49.99, ISBN 079001002X The election is finally over and we have a

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God’s very own local history, Paul Morris

Building God’s Own Country: Historical Essays on Religions in New Zealand ed John Stenhouse and Jane Thomson Otago University Press, $39.95, ISBN 1877276928 In a recent article Otago University’s John Stenhouse forcefully contended that New Zealand historians have largely overlooked

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Changing habits, Margaret Tennant

Mary Potter’s Little Company of Mary – The New Zealand Experience 1914-2002   Ann Trotter Bridget Williams Books/Little Company of Mary, $39.95, ISBN 1877242314 It may be a sign of the times that sisterhood – of the religious community, rather

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Communal faith, shared vision, Peter Lineham

Prophetic Histories: The People of the Maramatanga Karen Sinclair Bridget Williams Books, $49.95, ISBN 1877242926 This remarkable book is written by an American anthropologist from Eastern Michigan University. Over a period of 30 years, she entered the world of a

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Religious past, secular present, Bill Logan

Christianity Without God Lloyd Geering Bridget Williams Books, $34.95, ISBN 1877242241 Wellington Cathedral of St Paul: A History 1840-2001 Michael Blain Victoria University Press, $29.95, ISBN 86473428X This is one of the most secular countries in the Western world, but

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Sacred and secular, Lloyd Geering

Spirit in a Strange Land: A Selection of New Zealand Spiritual Verse ed Paul Morris, Harry Ricketts & Mike Grimshaw Godwit, $39.95, ISBN 1869620976 The editors are to be warmly commended for taking the initiative in assembling this first anthology of New

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How far can you go? John Stenhouse

The Bishop’s Paper: A History of the Catholic Press of the Diocese of Auckland Nicholas Reid Catholic Publications Centre, $22.95, ISBN 0473072181 Nicholas Reid sheds valuable light on New Zealand’s religious and cultural history in The Bishop’s Paper, a history

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