China's insular church

By Richard Madsen, China's Catholics: Tragedy and Hope in an Emerging Civil Society. (University of California Press, 183 pp.)

Following Wesley

By Theodore Runyon, The New Creation: John Wesley's Theology Today. (Abingdon, 270 pp.)

Edited by Randy L. Maddox, Rethinking Wesley's Theology for Contemporary Methodism. (Abingdon, 256 pp.)

Caring for families

Edited by Herbert Anderson, Don S. Browning, Ian S. Evison and Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen, The Family Handbook. (Westminster John Knox, 345 pp.)

The Implied Spider, by Wendy Doniger

By Wendy Doniger, The Implied Spider: Politics and Theology in Myth. (Columbia University Press, 200 pp.)

Baptism and the Unity of the Church, edited by Michael Root and Risto Saarine, and Mother Church, by Carl E. Braaten.

Edited by Michael Root and Risto Saarinen, Baptism and the Unity of the Church. (Eerdmans, 290 pp.)

By Carl E. Braaten, Mother Church: Ecclesiology and Ecumenism. (Fortress, 164 pp.)