John Rempel (Ed.): 'Jörg Maler’s Kunstbuch: Writings of the Pilgram Marpeck Circle' (Pandora Press, 2010)

Reviewed by Stuart Murray Williams

This English translation of the writings of various personalities in (and occasionally beyond) the circle of the German Anabaptist pastoral theologian, Pilgram Marpeck, is a truly enormous accomplishment. Well over 700 pages long, consisting of an eclectic mix of treatises, letters, poems, interludes and sayings, it is the work of no fewer than eleven translators, together with the detailed editorial work of John Rempel.

Prophetic Voices: the contemporary witness of Anabaptists, Celts and the New Monastic Movement

Three day conferences with Stuart Murray Williams (The Anabaptist Network) and Roy Searle (The Northumbria Community).

Dates: 17 September in London; 28 September in Cardiff; and 23 October in Manchester.

Details from anaceltic@aol.com (London); admin@swbc.org.uk (Cardiff); and g.chatterton@northern.org.uk (Manchester).

Peter Dula & Chris Huebner (eds.): 'The New Yoder' (Cascade Books, 2010)

Reviewed by Jeremy Thomson

This book is one of a number of essay collections published since the death of John Howard Yoder that reflect on his writings and their continuing significance for Christian theology and ethics. Indeed, several of the essays in this set have already been published in previous Yoder collections (indicated thus*), and so, if you are keeping up with work on Yoder, you may find that you have already read them before.

Most of these essays juxtapose Yoder’s thought with influential thinkers:

Two books on the changing face of the global (and western) church

Jehu Hanciles: 'Beyond Christendom: globalization, African migration and the transformation of the West' (Maryknoll: Orbis, 2008)

Soong-Chan Rah: 'The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity' (Downers Grove: IVP, 2009)

Reviewed by Stuart Murray Williams

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