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The American Empire and the Commonwealth of God

The American Empire and the Commonwealth of God Author David Ray Griffin
ISBN-10 0664230091
Release 2006
Pages 175
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In this book, four distinguished scholars level a powerful critique of the rapid expansion of the emerging American empire and its oppressive and destructive political, military, and economic policies. Arguing that a global Pax Americana is internationally disastrous, the authors demonstrate how America's imperialism inevitably leads to rampant irreversible ecological devastation, expanding military force for imperialistic purposes, and a grossly inequitable distribution of goods--all leading to the diminished well-being of human communities.

For the Healing of the Nation

For the Healing of the Nation Author Russell Pregeant
ISBN-10 9781498235396
Release 2016-04-14
Pages 352
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For the Healing of the Nation offers a serious look at the social and political climate in the United States from a biblical perspective, emphasizing race and "otherness," economics and the environment, and institutional violence (war and capital punishment). An autobiographical thread traces the journey of a white male coming of age in the mid-twentieth-century Deep South as his evolving faith leads him to painful breaks with inherited values and standard views on controversial issues. Critical not only of both major political parties but also of centrist compromises between Right and Left, Russell Pregeant seeks a "forward" position, which he terms "ecocommunitarian," based on biblical values. His musings touch on both southern and American identities and on the nature of the biblical writings and the ways they should and should not be used in contemporary debates. Central to the entire work are discussions of how idolatrous commitments to a culture's prevalent ideologies obscure the essential demands of biblical faith.

Feminism Sexuality and the Return of Religion

Feminism  Sexuality  and the Return of Religion Author Linda Alcoff
ISBN-10 9780253223043
Release 2011
Pages 194
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Feminist theory and reflections on sexuality and gender rarely make contact with contemporary continental philosophy of religion. Where they all come together, creative and transformative thinking occurs. In Feminism, Sexuality, and the Return of Religion, internationally recognized scholars tackle complicated questions provoked by the often stormy intersection of these powerful forces. The essays in this book break down barriers as they extend the richness of each philosophical tradition. They discuss topics such as queer sexuality and religion, feminism and the gift, feminism and religious reform, and religion and diversity. The contributors are Hélène Cixous, Sarah Coakley, Kelly Brown Douglas, Mark D. Jordan, Catherine Keller, Saba Mahmood, and Gianni Vattimo.

One Nation Under God

One Nation Under God Author John D. Wilsey
ISBN-10 9781608997923
Release 2011-06-01
Pages 226
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Is America a Christian nation? This question has loomed large in American culture since the Puritans arrived on American shores in the early seventeenth century. More recently, the Christian America thesis has been advocated by many evangelical leaders across the denominational spectrum. This book contributes to the conversation by critiquing, from an evangelical perspective, the idea that America is a Christian nation as articulated by specific writers over the past three decades. Wilsey asserts that the United States was not conceived as a Christian nation, but as a nation with religious liberty. Herein lies the genius of the Founders and the uniqueness of America.

9 11 Ten Years Later

9 11 Ten Years Later Author David Ray Griffin
ISBN-10 9781623710033
Release 2012-08-13
Pages 320
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On the tenth anniversary of the Septemer 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, David Ray Griffin reviews the troubling questions that remain unanswered 9/11 Ten Years Later is David Ray Griffin's tenth book about the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Asking in the first chapter whether 9/11 justified the war in Afghanistan, he explains why it did not. In the following three chapters, devoted to the destruction of the World Trade Center, Griffin asks why otherwise rational journalists have endorsed miracles (understood as events that contradict laws of science). Also, introducing the book's theme, Griffin points out that 9/11 has been categorized by some social scientists as a state crime against democracy. Turning next to debates within the 9/11 Truth Movement, Griffin reinforces his claim that the reported phone calls from the airliners were faked, and argues that the intensely debated issue about the Pentagon—whether it was struck by a Boeing 757—is quite unimportant. Finally, Griffin suggests that the basic faith of Americans is not Christianity but "nationalist faith"—which most fundamentally prevents Americans from examining evidence that 9/11 was orchestrated by U.S. leaders—and argues that the success thus far of the 9/11 state crime against democracy need not be permanent.

International Law and Changing Perceptions of Security

International Law and Changing Perceptions of Security Author Jonas Ebbesson
ISBN-10 9789004274587
Release 2014-10-21
Pages 372
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In International Law and Changing Perceptions of Security the contributors debate how changing concepts and conceptions of security have affected fields such as the use of force, law of the sea, human rights, international environmental law and international humanitarian law.

Being the Church in the Midst of Empire

Being the Church in the Midst of Empire Author Karen L. Bloomquist
ISBN-10 1932688331
Release 2007
Pages 284
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Against the backdrop of a general sense of what empire entails, the purpose of this book is to engage in some constructive theological reflection. Empire refers to various interrelated processes of domination and their effects that are in tension with biblical visions for life in community. There are countless effects and crucial ethical issues raised by empire, especially in economic and political terms. But it also poses deeply theological challenges because of how all-encompassing empire becomes, permeating how we think about ourselves and others, our world, our hopes and our desires. This book presuppose that the publicly embodied identity (or being) of the church in the midst of empire is fundamentally rooted in the life of the Triune God. From this Trinitarian perspective the writers develop theological responses that have the potential to counter, transform, and nurture long-term reform of empire, especially in and through communities of faith.

Earth Empire and Sacred Text

Earth  Empire  and Sacred Text Author David L. Johnston
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105215471439
Release 2010
Pages 632
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Earth, Empire and Sacred Text examines the Muslim-Christian theology of creation and humanity, aiming to construct a dialogue to enable both faiths to work together to preserve our planet, to bring justice to its most needy inhabitants, and to contribute to peace-building. Earth, Empire and Sacred Text opens with an analysis of the influential shift from the Cartesian view of the autonomous, disembodied self to a self-defined in discourse, community and culture. The "career" of Q. 2:30 (Adam's God-mandated trusteeship) is then traced, from Islamic commentaries of the classical period to writings of Muslim scholars in the modern and postmodern periods. This is examined alongside the concept of human trusteeship under God in Christian and Jewish writers. The book concludes by highlighting the essential elements for a Muslim-Christian theology of human trusteeship.

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly Author
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044092996743
Release 1916
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The Publishers Weekly has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Publishers Weekly also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Publishers Weekly book for free.

Pluralist Theology

Pluralist Theology Author Luiz Carlos Susin
ISBN-10 IND:30000111578963
Release 2007
Pages 139
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Emergence and urgency of the new pluralist paradigm / Luiz Carlos Susin -- Religions, mainly Christianity, facing the future / Tissa Balasuriya -- Religious pluralism as a new paradigm for religions / Faustino Teixeira -- Pluralist paradigm: tasks for theology. Toward a pluralist re-reading of Christianity / José María Vigil -- From revelation to revelations / Paulo Suess -- Dwellings of the wind on human paths. Toward a theology of hiero-diversity / Marcelo Barros -- Is the cosmic Christ greater than Jesus of Nazareth? / Leonardo Boff -- Mediation and opacity of scriptures and dogmas / Javier Melloni -- Mystery in earthenware vessels: the fragmentation of images of God within new experiences of religion / Lieve Troch -- Religion as a map of salvation? Some epistemological changes / José Amando Robles -- Transformation of mission in the pluralist paradigm / Paul F. Knitter -- Rethinking pluralism: from inculturation to "inreligionation" / Andrés Torres Queiruga -- Christianity and religious cosmopolitanism: toward reverse universality / Felix Wilfred -- Christianity and religious pluralism / Pedro Casaldáliga and José María Vigil -- Reflecting on the course: a clamour and a light from all sides / Luiz Carlos Susin.

Ethics in the Global Village

Ethics in the Global Village Author Jack A. Johnson-Hill
ISBN-10 1598150081
Release 2008
Pages 174
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Jack Hill connects the dots between what Jesus said long ago and what we experience now in a radically new way by linking the voice of Jesus to unheard voices of contemporary, largely marginalised, social and political movements.

The Face of the Deep

The Face of the Deep Author Catherine Keller
ISBN-10 9781134519224
Release 2003-12-16
Pages 336
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This is a groundbreaking, highly original work of postmodern feminist theology from one of the most important authors in the field. The Face of the Deep deconstructs the Christian doctrine of creation which claims that a transcendent Lord unilaterally created the universe out of nothing. Catherine Keller's impassioned, graceful meditation develops an alternative representation of the cosmic creative process, drawing upon Hebrew myths of creation, from chaos, and engaging with the political and the mystical, the literary and the scientific, the sexual and the racial. As a landmark work of immense significance for Jewish and Christian theology, gender studies, literature, philosophy and ecology, The Face of the Deep takes our originary story to a new horizon, rewriting the starting point for Western spiritual discourse.

What would Jesus deconstruct

What would Jesus deconstruct Author John D. Caputo
ISBN-10 0801031362
Release 2007-11-01
Pages 160
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Uses the postmodern theme of deconstruction to suggest a constructive and provocative way forward for the church.

God and Power

God and Power Author Catherine Keller
ISBN-10 1451404980
Pages 184
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Keller traces America's response to the current national, international, and religious situation to the deeply fraught legacy of Christian apocalypticism. After diving deeply into the multiple and conflicting political and religious meanings of the Book of Revelation, she proposes a counter-apocalypse, an anti-imperial political theology of love.

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations Author Adam Smith
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433009013495
Release 1778
Pages 589
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An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations book for free.

Cultural Disarmament

Cultural Disarmament Author Raimundo Panikkar
ISBN-10 0664255493
Release 1995
Pages 142
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The world's inhabitants are clearly not only interdependent but singly unable to achieve peace. In this important and timely book, philosopher and theologian Raimon Panikkar deals with the crucial issues of our time - peace, war, religion, ecology - as he redefines true peace and offers a way to achieve it in the world. Peace, he argues, requires more than nuclear, military, or economic disarmament. Peace can ultimately be obtained only by cultural disarmament, which requires that absolutism be abandoned for true reconciliation through ongoing intercultural dialogues.

A Letter to My Anxious Christian Friends

A Letter to My Anxious Christian Friends Author David P. Gushee
ISBN-10 9781611646948
Release 2016-08-02
Pages 128
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The last few years have seen dizzying social change in the United States. Many of these changes—such as the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage—seem to challenge or overturn long-standing Christian teachings, while disputes over issues such as immigration, racism, and the abuse of police authority create uncertainty and confusion about what a faithful Christian response looks like. Small wonder, then, that the dominant mood among many Christians is anxiety about what it means to be a follower of Jesus in the world today. In a clear and readable style, leading Christian ethicist David P. Gushee explores the many social and political changes that are causing Christian anxiety, offering ways to understand and act on these issues that are grounded in the reign of God rather than in human fear. What do we see when we look at a given political issue, argument, or candidate? What do we wish to see? And what might Christian faith contribute to seeing, interpreting, and acting rightly in this particular moment? Gushee helps average Christians think through and make sense of their fears and anxieties about rapid social change in American society, showing how our faith is calling us not to fear and worry but to hope.