Library Resource: EJ - Ethics, Social Justice

 

 

 

 


Total number of records:
787 Matching records: 38

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10830 When Jesus Came to Harvard; Making Moral Choices Today
Harvey Cox
Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN 0-618-06744-2
EJ - Ethics / EJC / Book
Over the fifteen years that Harvey Cox taught his Harvard undergraduate class Jesus and the Moral Life, the course grew so popular that the lectures had to be taught in a theater usually reserved for rock concerts. The overwhelming response was a clear signal of the hunger for guidance in today's confusing world, where moral guidelines seem to shift daily. How can we ask today "What Would Jesus Do?," when Jesus never had to cope with an unintended pregnancy, or confront a teenage daughter about her drug use, or decide whether to put an ailing parent in a retirement home?
10829 Martin Luther King, Jr. for Armchair Theologians
Rufus Burrows, Jr.
Westminster John Knox
ISBN 978-0-664-23284-9
EJ - Ethics / EJB / Book
In this interesting and important introduction to the life and thought of Martin Luther King Jr., theologian Rufus Burrow explores King's life as well as his thinking and activism. Burrow addresses those who see King as only a social activist by showing how his studies, particularly his theological studies, influenced, shaped, and transformed the activist path he pursued during his public life. This book, with dozens of illustrations by artist Ron Hill, is written for a broad audience. It explores King's legacy, the continuing importance of his work, and it will serve as an excellent introduction to King's life and thinking.
10754 The Secular City
Harvey Cox
Collier Books
ISBN 0-02031155-9
EJ - Ethics / EJC / Book
What Cox does best in this book is to review the decline of historical American rural Protestantism in the face of the growth of major metropolitan areas. He manages to explain our age's sense of loss of the familiar and intimate in the traditional human contexts. He attempts, not always successfully, and never intending a summation, to cast a positive light on the inescapable modern reality of urban life.

His critique of the Church, in the broader sense of the word, is one concerning adaptation to the times. It was more timely, or at least urgent, when it first came out (which is when I first read it) than today. It will sound hackneyed to someone who sees everything in the light of theopolitics since 1981; but Cox wrote this long before the words "moral majority" were used to misname a movement.
10710 Whose Gospel? A Concise Guide to Progressive Protestantism
James A. Forbes, Jr.
The New Press
ISBN 978-1-59558-397-0
EJ - Ethics / EJF / Book
In Whose Gospel?, one of America's greatest living preachers offers a compelling vision of progressive social change. Known as "the preacher's preacher," Dr. James A. Forbes Jr. has tirelessly advocated progressive views on the crucial issues of our time--from poverty, war, and women's equality to racial justice, sexuality, and the environment.

Long a powerful voice for progressive Protestants, Forbes draws on a record of political commitment ranging from the civil rights movement to his stirring address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, in addition to his eighteen years at the helm of New York City's historic Riverside Church. Reflecting the insights of his years as a pastor, a teacher, and an adviser to political leaders, this inspiring manifesto "for the healing of the nations" epitomizes the best thinking of one of the country's foremost religious leaders. Published with a foreword by longtime Riverside Church member Bill Moyers, Whose Gospel? is a pithy and insightful introduction to Forbes's thought and a welcome source of inspiration in this era of hope and change.
10686 Obstacles to Peace: A Re-Framing of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Jeff Harper
The Israeli Committee Against House Demolotion
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EJ - Ethics / EJH / Book
10685 Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church; Revised Edition
Jack Rogers
Westminister John Knox Press
ISBN 0-664-23397-6
EJ - Ethics / EJR / Book
In this revised and expanded best seller, Rogers argues for equal rights in both the church and society for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered people. He describes how he moved away from opposition to support, charts the church's history of using biblical passages to oppress marginalized groups, argues for a Christ-centered reading of Scripture, debunks stereotypes about gays and lesbians, and explores texts used most frequently against homosexuals and gay ordination. In this newly revised edition, he maps the recent progress of major U.S. denominations toward full equality for LGBT persons, adds a new chapter that examines how Scripture is best interpreted by Jesus' redemptive life and ministry, and updates his own efforts and experiences. The book also includes a guide for group study or personal reflection.
10684 Thumpin' It: The Use and Abuse of the Bible in Today's Presidential Politics
Jacques Berlinerblau
Westminister John Knox Press
ISBN 0-664-23173-6
EJ - Ethics / EJB / Book
In one of the most insightful, provocative, and witty books yet to explore the fascinating relationship between the Bible and American politics, author Jacques Berlinerblau looks at how the left, right, and everyone in between have used and misused the Bible to advance their political causes and careers. In this engaging book, Berlinerblau looks at the recent history of how Scripture has influenced public policy, including debates about the environment, abortion, stem cell research, and foreign policy. Berlinerblau also pays close attention to how recent U.S. presidents have employed the Bible, and he examines how each of the major candidates in the 2008 presidential elections used and often misused the Bible in his or her race for the White House.
10683 The Bible in Politics: How to Read the Bible Politically
Richard Bauckham
Westminster/John Knox Press
ISBN 0-664-25088-2
EJ - Ethics / EJB / Book
This enlightening book on how to read the Bible politically serves as a prerequisite to Christian political action. Richard Bauckham offers his interpretations of several Bible passage that are politically relevant, and discusses how reading the Bible in a political context can lead to fresh insights.
10682 A Christology of Peace
James E. Will
Westminster/John Knox Press
ISBN 0-8042-0540-X
EJ - Ethics / EJW / Book
James E. Will shows how peace with justice is evident in the life, message, death, and resurrection of Jesus. The major illuminator of both personal and political peace, Will explains, is Christology. This Christology of peace is a major contribution to the interconfessional dialogue about peace--both Protestant/Catholic and Christian/Jewish.
10681 Doing Justice in Our Cities: Lessons in Public Policy from America's Heartland
Warren R. Copeland
Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0-664-23229-0
EJ - Ethics / EJC / Book
Warren Copeland draws from his experience of more than two decades in city politics and addresses head on the issue of Christian ethics in public service. Throughout, he animates the discussion with numerous anecdotes from his tenure in City Hall, combining examples of specific ethical issues in American cities with theological and ethical reflection. Then he takes it a step further by including specific suggestions for addressing social injustice in a manner that is true to Christian faith.

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