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Believing not belonging, Mike Grimshaw

New World, New God: Rethinking Christianity for a Secular Age Ian Harris Mākaro Press, $30.00, ISBN 9780994137869 In 1967, Lloyd Geering, Principal of Knox Theological Hall and Old Testament lecturer, was tried for heresy by the Presbyterian Church of New…
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Demythologising, Mike Grimshaw

Sacred Histories in Secular New Zealand Geoffrey Troughton and Stuart Lange (eds) Victoria University Press, $40.00, ISBN 9781776560950 My late grandmother was a Presbyterian, who had some Catholic friends. They lived in working-class Stanley Point (when it was working-class) in…
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The good life, Mike Grimshaw

Such is Life! A Close Encounter with Ecclesiastes Lloyd Geering Steele Roberts, $29.99, ISBN 9781877448881   In an email in 2008, Lloyd Geering mentioned that his next project was Ecclesiastes, a longstanding interest, which he noted was also a focus…
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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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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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A matter of balance, Harvey McQueen

Spirit Abroad: A Second Selection of New Zealand Spiritual Verse ed Paul Morris, Harry Ricketts and Mike Grimshaw Godwit, $39.95, ISBN 1869621115 Under Flagstaff: An Anthology of Dunedin Poetry ed Robin Law and Heather Murray University of Otago Press, $39.95,…
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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…
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