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Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies

Theological Book Review

Work is now well in hand for the next edition, and it should be available within the next few weeks.


Theological Book Review

The Theological Book Review (tbr) is edited by the Revd Professor Kenneth Newport. The journal is intended as a means by which clear, concise and authoritative reviews of the best theological scholarship can be made available, usually within 12 months of the book's appearance to a wide readership.

Tbr is now 28 years old. It is published in two editions, normally in Spring and Autumn. Back issues of most previous numbers are available at £8 or US $12 each.

Enquiries regarding subscriptions, currently £30 per year which covers both issues, should be addressed to Susan Blagbrough (email: in the first instance, as should requests for back numbers. 

Requests for books to review should be sent to Susan Blagbrough.

Books Available for Review (July 2017) 

The following is a list of books that are currently available for review.

Reviews should be between 250 and 300 words. Since tbr prides itself on providing speedy reviews, reviews are normally due back within two months of the book being sent to the reviewer. Please ensure that you include in your review a clear brief indication of the academic level for which the book would be most appropriate. Please send completed reviews to Olga Davies (email: and copy them to us ( 

Reviewers are asked to note that we do not normally supply print copies of the journal to a reviewer whose work is appearing in it. We will be happy to email a pdf version of the journal on request.

When requesting a book, please give the address to which you would like it sent

Publishing the abstract of your doctorate

From the first edition of 2017 we will be happy to consider publishing selected abstracts of reasonably current doctoral theses. If yours is appropriate to tbr and you would like it to feature in a future edition please send it to Susan Blagbrough as an email attachment, in Word or as a PDF. Please edit it yourself to bring it down to say 200 words or so, and please confirm in the abstract when and by which institution it was given final approval. (It would not be appropriate for us to publish the abstract of a thesis still undergoing modifications.)