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Holy Communion in Contagious Times

Published: 12 January 2022
Category: General

Can the church celebrate the eucharist in ‘contagious times’ such as the coronavirus pandemic, and if so, how? In this book, published in January 2022, Richard Burridge investigates a wide range of proposed options, both in the everyday physical world (fasting the eucharist, spiritual communion, solo and concelebrated communions, lay presidency, drive-in and drive-thru eucharists,

Four Gospels, One Jesus?

Published: 17 June 1994
Category: General

First published in 1994 and followed by many editions and translations, Four Gospels, One Jesus? A Symbolic Reading was released as an SPCK Classic in March 2013. In 2014, Eerdmans published the 3rd edition. In this modern classic Richard Burridge offers an engaging introduction to reading the New Testament Gospels. Using the ancient visual symbols for

Four Ministries, One Jesus

Published: 16 November 2017
Category: General

Four Ministries, One Jesus: Exploring Your Vocation With The Four Gospels was released by SPCK in November 2017. The international edition was published by Eerdmans in 2018. Combining the skills of a leading biblical scholar with the wisdom derived from years of pastoral experience in guiding vocation and ordination training, Richard Burridge invites the reader to

Jesus Now and Then

Published: 1 April 2004
Category: General

Jesus Now and Then, co-authored by Richard Burridge and Graham Gould, engagingly traces the changing images of Jesus in scholarship and popular culture from the time of the early church to the present day. Who did Jesus think he was? Did the early church take a man and make him into God? Was Christianity actually

Faith Odyssey: A Journey Through Life

Published: 1 July 2003
Category: General

Originally published as the 2001 BRF Lent Book in response to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Faith Odyssey ‘boldly went where no Lent book has gone before’. But while 2001’s Faith Odyssey: A Journey Through Lent was tied to one season of the church year, this updated and revised 2003 version applies more broadly to any time throughout

Faith Odyssey: A Journey Through Lent

Published: 17 November 2000
Category: General

Faith Odyssey ‘boldly goes where no Lent book has gone before’. Published as the BRF Lent Book for 2001, it was a response to 2001: A Space Odyssey. To paraphrase Scottie’s famous quote from Star Trek, ‘It’s Bible Study, Jim, but not as we know it’! Richard Burridge invites readers to journey through the season

John: The People’s Bible Commentary

Published: 23 October 1998
Category: General

John: The People’s Bible Commentary was first published by the Bible Reading Fellowship in 1998. The People’s Bible Commentary series was an innovative approach combining biblical commentary with daily devotional reading, which produced commentaries on all the books of the Bible between 1996 and 2006. It aimed ‘to instruct the head and warm the heart’

Sex Therapy: Some Ethical Considerations

Published: 1 April 1985
Category: General

From the introduction: ‘This booklet is an attempt to assist Christians to understand the questions arising from sexual difficulties. The church should be able to give informed advice and counselling, referring couples to professional therapists if needed. This booklet is offered as a starter to discussion. It deals mainly with the more behavioural approaches to

Confronting Religious Violence

Published: 28 September 2018
Category: Academic

Sunni and Shia in Iran, Iraq, or Syria. Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland. Afrikaners and black churches in South Africa. The rising tide of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia across Europe. Israelis and Palestinians in the Holy Land. The fear of immigrants and those who are different. The surge of nationalism. Violence, religious violence, violence done

What are the Gospels?

Published: 28 October 2018
Category: Academic

What Are the Gospels? argued that the four Gospels are biographies, and inaugurated a transformation in Gospel studies by overturning the previous consensus.

Imitating Jesus

Published: 22 October 2007
Category: Academic

Imitating Jesus: An Inclusive Approach to New Testament Ethics was shortlisted for the Michael Ramsey Prize for theological writing in 2009. The prize was inaugurated by Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, to encourage the most promising theological writing and to identify it for a wider Christian readership.