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Read and Download Robin W. Lovin book Christian Realism and the New Realities in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TChristian Realism and the New Realities. This book was released on 2008-04-14 with total page 205 pages. Book excerpt: Robin W. Lovin argues that the integration of religion and public life will benefit society more than their separation.

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ISBN 13: 1451469756
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Read and Download Karen V. Guth book Christian Ethics at the Boundary in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TChristian Ethics at the Boundary. This book was released on 2015-09-01 with total page 231 pages. Book excerpt: In contemporary reflection on Christianity and politics, the work of realist, witness, and feminist theologians has been done in isolation. Christian Ethics at the Boundary offers the first collaborative approach to public and political theology. Extending the strong contextual work of Robin W. Lovin, Stanley Hauerwas, Kathryn Tanner, Monica A. Coleman, and Mary McClintock Fulkerson, author Karen V. Guth engages the prominent public theologians Reinhold Niebuhr, John Howard Yoder, and Martin Luther King Jr. to identify new trajectories for future work in Christian ethics.

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Read and Download John W. De Gruchy book A Theological Odyssey in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Theological Odyssey. This book was released on 2014-09-01 with total page 179 pages. Book excerpt: John de Gruchy is one of the greatest and most respected South African theologians of the past five decades. His work has left an indelible mark on both the South African and international theological landscapes. In this book he describes his theological journey, revisiting core themes, periods and sources. This is an enriching read, as De Gruchy engages with some of the greatest theologians in the history of the church ? notably John Calvin, Karl Barth, Karl Rahner, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Reinhold Niebuhr ? as well as with a wide selection of his fellow South African theologians.ÿ?ÿCas Wepener

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ISBN 13: 1666736805
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Read and Download John W. de Gruchy book Faith Facing Reality in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFaith Facing Reality. This book was released on 2022-10-21 with total page 191 pages. Book excerpt: The COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine have starkly reminded us of the realities that threaten our future on planet Earth. Christian faith is not a way of escaping these realities, but of engaging them in the struggle for justice and peace—motivated by love, enabled by faith and sustained by hope. This is based on the conviction that in Jesus Christ the reality of God has become redemptively embodied within the reality of the world. Written within the context of South Africa but with global vision, and in conversation with the legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, this book is an attempt to stir up discussion and inform action in connecting worldly and transcendent reality. Inevitably this will be controversial, not least because that is something that Bonhoeffer risked. This is certainly true when it comes to the five realities that provide much of the book’s substance: the persistence of racism, the will-to-power, scientism and soulless technology, the conflict in Israel-Palestine, and the threat of wars and pandemics. Is it possible to believe in the God of Jesus Christ in such a world? If so, what does that mean, and how does it help us live creatively, redemptively, and faithfully? To answer these questions, the author examines the meaning of faith; the human desire for transcendence; and the need for conversion, wisdom, solidarity, and responsible freedom.

Download Religion and the Liberal State in Niebuhr's Christian Realism PDF

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Read and Download Christoph Rohde book Religion and the Liberal State in Niebuhr's Christian Realism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReligion and the Liberal State in Niebuhr's Christian Realism. This book was released on 2021-09-02 with total page 209 pages. Book excerpt: This book intends to analyze Reinhold Niebuhr's understanding of the state in his Christian Realism. Although his overall notion was thoroughly analyzed in different disciplines and respects, this specific focus can be diagnosed as a lacuna. The task of this book is to develop a hypothesis in terms of under what political, social, organizational or intellectual context Niebuhr made use of what definition of the state. When did he support the extension of state power (e. g. in war times, during economic crisis) and when did he criticize tendencies toward autocratic structures inside Western style democracies?

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Read and Download David Haddorff book Christian Ethics as Witness in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TChristian Ethics as Witness. This book was released on 2011-01-01 with total page 494 pages. Book excerpt: Christian ethics is less a system of principles, rules, or even virtues, and more of a free and open-ended responsible witness to God's gracious action to be with and for others and the world. Postmodernity has left us with the risky uncertainty of knowing and doing the good. It also leaves us with the global risks of political violence and terrorism, economic globalization and financial crisis, and environmental destruction and global climate change. How should Christians respond to these problems? This book creatively explores how Christian ethics is best understood a witness to God's action, thereby providing the ethical framework for addressing the various problematic social issues that put our world at risk. Haddorff develops the notion of witness through a detailed study of Karl Barth's theological ethics. Barth, he argues, provides a language enabling us to know what a Christian ethics of witness actually looks like in both theory and in practice. In correspondence to God's gracious action, Christians remain free to think and act in faith, hope, and love in respondence to their unique circumstances, even in a world at risk. In their witness, Christians remain confident that God has not abandoned the world but loves and cares for its future.

Download Quantum Christian Realism PDF

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ISBN 13: 1532686064
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Read and Download Rocco Boni book Quantum Christian Realism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TQuantum Christian Realism. This book was released on 2019-05-20 with total page 182 pages. Book excerpt: Classical Christianity is rooted in a historical event: the Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. This is the central tenet of the Christian Faith. However there are a good number of tenets of Christianity that aren't historical at all. Rather, they are ontological. In other words, they are grounded in the nature of reality itself. In this work Rocco Boni shows how the dozen or so ontologically-based tenets of Christianity derive from the very foundations of reality; being grounded in the theistically-friendly ontology of quantum phenomenon. These tenets seem to have been built into the cosmos at the ground floor, their realization deriving from the indeterministic, immaterial, abstract nature of quantum process. This is not simply a book, it's a discovery. One that shows that the true ontic status of reality is not simply theistic, but Christian. The structure of this theistic ontology is elegant and economic, both hallmarks of scientific truth. If there were such a thing as a Theistic Unification Theory, this would be it.

Download Religion and the Realist Tradition PDF

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ISBN 13: 1136030085
Total Pages : 190 pages
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Read and Download Jodok Troy book Religion and the Realist Tradition in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReligion and the Realist Tradition. This book was released on 2013-09-11 with total page 190 pages. Book excerpt: This volume picks up a rather uninvested field of international relations theory: the influence of religion on Realism as well as the power of Realism to address religious issues in world politics. Although classical scholars of Realism rarely mention religion explicitly in their well-known work, this volume suggests that Realism offers serious ground for taking religion and faith into account as well as evaluating the impact of religion on its theoretical framework: how religion and religious worldviews influence and affect the theoretical framework of Realism, and how Realism approach religious issues in international relations as a relatively new field of international studies. Although international relations scholars now widely deal with issues of religion, large portions of the theoretical underpinning are missing. In addressing this lack, the volume illustrates the possibility of reform and change in Realism. Furthermore, the chapters reach out to normative statements. The contributors offer a theoretical view on religion in international relations in the context of Realism but always connect this with actual, real-world related political problems. The volume takes into account not only classical thinkers and approaches of Realism but also present-day authors dealing with ethical and normative questions of international relations in the aftermath of 9/11. Offering a fresh perspective on the influence of religion on international relations theory, this work will be of great interest to scholars of religion and international relations, international relations theory, and political philosophy

Download A Theology for the Twenty-First Century PDF

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ISBN 13: 1467460060
Total Pages : 1221 pages
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Read and Download Douglas F. Ottati book A Theology for the Twenty-First Century in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Theology for the Twenty-First Century. This book was released on 2020-10-15 with total page 1221 pages. Book excerpt: Christianity in the United States is in crisis. Liberalism is declining, evangelicalism is splintering, increasing numbers of Christians are slipping away from churches, and more and more young people are for various reasons finding Christianity as they conceive it (a metaphysical thought system, or society of science-deniers, or an ideology for oppressors) not just implausible but repellent. At the same time, Christians across denominational and ideological divides are rediscovering a moral core, especially in the Jesus of the Gospels, that reactivates and unites them, and this kind of faith appeals to many who consider themselves averse to all traditional organized religion. But any revitalized Christian faith is going to need to understand its rootedness in, and interpretation of, Christianity’s foundational texts and traditions. Noted theologian Douglas F. Ottati steps in to offer a theology for this new era. Combining deep learning in texts and traditions with astute awareness of contemporary questions and patterns of thought and life, he asks: what does it mean, in our time, to understand the God of the Bible as Creator and Redeemer? Distilling the content of Christian faith into seventy concise propositions, he explains each in lucid, cogent prose. A Theology for the Twenty-First Century will be an essential textbook for those training for ministry in our current climate, a wise guide for contemporary believers who wonder how best to understand and communicate their faith, and an inviting and intelligent resource for serious inquirers who wonder whether the way of Jesus might help them grasp the real world while remaining open to the transcendent.

Download Reinhold Niebuhr PDF

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13: 9780199779697
Total Pages : 176 pages
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Read and Download Richard Crouter book Reinhold Niebuhr in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReinhold Niebuhr. This book was released on 2010-07-08 with total page 176 pages. Book excerpt: A primer on the current "Niebuhr revival" of the political left and right, this book traces the significance of Reinhold Niebuhr's thought for secular as well as deeply Christian minds. Placed in the context of religious and cultural history, Niebuhr's theological views deepen and challenge contemporary expertise on issues of war, peace, economic, and personal security. While rejecting cynical pessimism and naive optimism, Niebuhr's Christian realism reinvigorates age-old teachings of the Bible, St. Paul, Augustine, and Kierkegaard. His thought enriches present-day debates between science and religion and between atheists, agnostics, and believers. To live with Niebuhr's legacy is to combine critical acumen with humble self-awareness. It is to pursue a larger common good - for him, God-given - that is shared among individuals, nations, and the world community.

Download Being Faithful: Christian Commitment in Modern Society PDF

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ISBN 13: 0567611507
Total Pages : 208 pages
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Read and Download Judith A. Merkle book Being Faithful: Christian Commitment in Modern Society in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBeing Faithful: Christian Commitment in Modern Society. This book was released on 2010-09-02 with total page 208 pages. Book excerpt: This book explores how the Christian life is lived in a pluralistic situation where different contexts of belonging give rise to different moral challenges. While it is characteristic of modern life to exist in a postmodern situation where there is an erosion of comprehensive systems of meaning, we still live today in contexts of belonging. We still seek to gather out of the fragments of modern life the sustenance of a network of belonging, belief and practice which comprise a faithful life. The construction of such a life, not only for us, but for others, serves as the framework for our moral commitments. Furthermore, sustaining and transforming social frameworks which shape various aspects of human life form the life task of adult Christians.

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ISBN 13: 1506425194
Total Pages : 274 pages
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Read and Download Robert C. Crouse book Two Kingdoms and Two Cities in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTwo Kingdoms and Two Cities. This book was released on 2017-07-15 with total page 274 pages. Book excerpt: The recent emergence of “two kingdoms” and “two cities” approaches to Christian social thinking are shown to have a key—and often unacknowledged—connection to Luther’s reshaping of the Augustinian paradigm. The project works for a better understanding of Luther’s own thought to help understand the convergences and divergences of Christian political theology in the twentieth century and today. In particular, Luther’s two-kingdom thinking issued forth in a strong distinction of law and gospel that was also worked out in twofold pairs of Israel and church, general and special revelation, creation and redemption, and especially the outward and inward life. The work traces this legacy through acceptance and modification by Niebuhr and Bonhoeffer, Lutheran and Catholic neoconservatives, Reformed two-kingdom proponents, Augustinian liberals, and finally Oliver O’Donovan. The conclusion reflects on both the historical narrative and its connection to an account of modern liberalism, as well as a theological reflection on hermeneutical decisions of the “twoness” of Christian theology.

Download The Gray Feather Journal Volume 1 PDF

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ISBN 13: 138769250X
Total Pages : 66 pages
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Read and Download Tony Hornsby book The Gray Feather Journal Volume 1 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Gray Feather Journal Volume 1. This book was released on 2018-04-15 with total page 66 pages. Book excerpt: The ancient Egyptians believed that, when a person passes from this world to the next, the Goddess MaÕat weighs their heart against the weight of a feather. If the heart was weighed down with troubles caused by actions taken during their lifetime, then the heart might outweigh the feather and their soul would be devoured. If the feather and the heart were balanced, and one did not outweigh the other, then it was the sign of a balanced and virtuous life. The Gray Feather is a publication dedicated to honest and balanced perspectives of the spiritual, philosophical, and religious mysteries of our world. It is a celebration of the truth that exists in the hearts of those who seek spiritual truth. We recognize that the world does not exist in absolutes; there is no black or white. Truth, therefore, exists in the shades of gray between.

Download Political Theology for a Plural Age PDF

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ISBN 13: 0199769273
Total Pages : 282 pages
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Read and Download Michael Jon Kessler book Political Theology for a Plural Age in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPolitical Theology for a Plural Age. This book was released on 2013-06-20 with total page 282 pages. Book excerpt: Based on a conference held in Oct. 2008 at Georgetown University.

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ISBN 13: 3374056210
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Read and Download Ad de Bruijne book The Present "Just Peace/Just War" Debate in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Present "Just Peace/Just War" Debate. This book was released on 2018-09-01 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: At first the end of the "Cold War" seemed to mark a period of relative rest. However, it became apparent that we have not reached the "end of history". As a matter of fact, the world is confronted by new political constellations of so far unknown martial intensity. Although, Muslim terrorism and the revival of tribalism and nationalism are closely connected. At the same time, the international community proves mostly powerless, as a result of the cooling relationship between East and West. These developments offer challenging questions for Western societies. Both in Germany and in the Anglo-Saxon world, debates on the concepts of Just peace/ Just war have intensified, but mutual engagement between these contexts has remained scarce. Against this background a conference was held in Apeldoorn, in a Dutch "interspace", in 2016, in which ethicists from both contexts were involved. The present volume contains the edited version of the seven contributions to this conference, supplemented with four articles by others that were written deliberately for this volume. [Die Debatte "Gerechter Frieden/Gerechter Krieg". Zwei Diskussionen oder eine?] Nach dem Ende des "Kalten Krieges" hatte es den Anschein, als breche eine Friedensperiode an. Leider hat sich inzwischen gezeigt, dass wir nicht ans "Ende der Geschichte" gelangt sind. Vielmehr sieht sich die Welt am Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts mit neuen politischen Konstellationen ungekannter kriegerischer Intensität konfrontiert. Dabei hängen islamistischer Terror und das Wiederaufleben von Tribalismus und Nationalismus zusammen. Hinzu kommt, dass das Ost-West-Verhältnis sich zunehmend verschlechtert, wodurch die Machtinstrumente der internationalen Gemeinschaft kraftlos geworden sind. Diese Entwicklungen stellen herausfordernde Fragen an die westlichen Gesellschaften. Sowohl in Deutschland als auch in der angelsächsischen Welt ist die Debatte über die Themen Gerechter Frieden/Gerechter Krieg neu aufgebrochen, aber sie findet weitgehend getrennt voneinander statt. Vor diesem Hintergrund hat 2016 in Apeldoorn, im niederländischen "Zwischenraum", eine Konferenz stattgefunden, an der Ethiker aus beiden Kontexten beteiligt waren. Dieser Band dokumentiert deren sieben Vorträge, ergänzt um vier Aufsätze, die speziell für diesen Band geschrieben wurden. Mit Beiträgen von Ted van Baarda, Nigel Biggar, Jan Peter van Bruggen, Ad de Bruijne, Guido de Graaff, Gerard den Hertog, Marco Hofheinz, Wolfgang Lienemann, Hans Ulrich, Pieter Vos, Greetje Witte-Rang.

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ISBN 13: 1506486800
Total Pages : 299 pages
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Read and Download Zhibin Xie book Moral Triumph in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMoral Triumph. This book was released on 2023-01-17 with total page 299 pages. Book excerpt: This book examines Christianity in China by building a constructive theology for the distinctive realities of Chinese culture, society, and politics. It proposes Christian public responsibility to identify the moral problems in Chinese public life and proposes a public face of Christianity in China theologically and ethically.

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ISBN 13: 1498221432
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Read and Download Barry K. Morris book Hopeful Realism in Urban Ministry in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THopeful Realism in Urban Ministry. This book was released on 2016-05-20 with total page 210 pages. Book excerpt: What, pray tell, does a faithful urban ministry require if not a triadic relationship of prayer, justice, and hope? Could such a theologically conjunctive relationship of prayer, justice, and hope fortify urban ministry and challenge students and practitioners to ponder and practice beyond the box? Frequently, justice is collapsed to charity, hope into wishful thinking or temporarily arrested despair, and prayer a grasp at quick-fix interventions. An urban ministry's steadfast public and prophetic witness longs for the depth and width of this triad. Via three countries' decades of endeavors, one chapter brainstorms urban ministry practices while another's literature survey signals crucial convictions. Amid many, seminal theologians are summoned to ground urban ministry intimations and implications: Niebuhr on justice, Moltmann on hope, and Merton on contemplative prayer. Evident is passion that fuels compassion in the service of justice, hope that engages despair, and prayer that draws from the contemplative center of it all--thankful resources for long haul ministry. The triad presses to illumine a concrete ministry's engagement of relentless, forced option issues yet with significant networks resourcing. Contrast-awareness animates endurance. The summary exegetes the original grace-based serenity prayer. Hence, hope vitally balances realism's temptation to cynicism. Realism saves hope from irrelevancy.