CW84: Book review

A Christian Theology of Place – John Inge Ashgate, 2003, ISBN 978 0 9546 3499 7

This is one of those books that I last read fifteen years ago and have waxed lyrical about ever since. Then our editor asked me to review it for this ‘Common Ground’ edition of Country Way. Rereading this seminal work has been very hard indeed. I had forgotten how academic it is in style (nothing wrong with that), and my own engagement with theology of place over the last decade and a half has evolved so that I no longer have the same sense of excitement and discovery as I remember from my first few times of reading. Given it is seventeen years old, that shouldn’t be a surprise.