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10677 Using God's Resources Wisely: Isaiah and Urban Possibility
Walter Brueggeman
Westminster/John Knox Press
ISBN 0-664-25460-8
EJ - Ethics / EJB / Book
New and different readings of biblical texts are one consequence of a growing awareness of the environmental crisis and how it relates to social relations, especially in urban settings. Walter Brueggemann explores readings from Isaiah and how they relate to the environment and urban crisis. He approaches the readings as an artistic-theological history of the city of Jerusalem--a case study of urban environmental crisis that resulted from a lost sense of covenantal neighborliness. Reflecting on Jerusalem, its failure, demise, and prospect, Brueggemann uncovers some alarming parallels in today's urban cities, and offers a demanding but hopeful challenge to faith.
10676 Speaking of Christianity: Practical Compassion, Social Justice, and Other Wonders
Robert McAfee Brown
Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0-664-25742-9
EJ - Ethics / EJB / Book
Renowned theologian Robert McAfee Brown believes that Christianity cannot be fenced off or separated from the world, but must always be viewed in relation to other realms of society. Making religious and moral concepts integral to real life is the challenge that Brown presents in this book. This call to a more active faith is perfect for use in study groups or for personal reflection. Here, Brown puts his belief to the test, writing on Christianity and a multitude of topics.
10675 Teaching Mission in a Global Context
Patricia Lloyd-Sidle and Bonnie Sue Lewis
Geneva Press
ISBN 0-664-50154-0
MI - Mission / MIL / Book
This book is a collection of eleven essays about the practice of mission. The first section, titled "Feet First," is about the way in which Christian practices, many of them taken for granted, shape mission. The next section deals with the issue of transformation in mission work and the related concerns of mutuality, solidarity, and marginality. The third section takes up the situation of the relation of Christianity to other religions. Finally, the last four essays take up spirituality as an inward and outward event, doing mission in the context of North America, and finally the development of a new theological identity based on the image of God as a missionary God.
10674 Israel and the Politics of Land: A Theological Case Study
W. Eugene March
Westminster/John Knox Press
ISBN 0-664-25121-8
EJ - Ethics / EJM / Book
March sets up a good understanding of the theology of land, that all land is God's land, and that any land, whether Israel or otherwise, is entrusted to us for our loving stewardship. In this way he reflects a solid Reformed view of earth-caring.
10673 God's Politics: A New Vision for Faith and Politics in America
Jim Wallis
ISBN 0-06-055828-8
EJ - Ethics / EJW / Book
Since when did believing in God and having moral values make you pro-war, pro-rich, and pro-Republican? And since when did promoting and pursuing a progressive social agenda with a concern for economic security, health care, and educational opportunity mean you had to put faith in God aside?
10672 No Other Name?: A Critical Survey of Christian Attitudes Toward the World Religions
Paul F. Knitter
Orbis Books
ISBN 0-88344-347-3
REL - Religions / RELK / Book
An honest discussion regarding how devout Christians should react to the academic evidence and genuine personal experience that other religious ways result in engaged, loving and moral lives. Does being "saved," by the Christian definition, require a faith in Jesus Christ - meaning the historical person - or rather is it only important that human beings life their lives in accordance to His teachings. This books argues that one can be committed to a savior of "some other name," and simultaneously be aligned with Christian theologically and commitment.
10671 Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism
Dennis Prager & Joseph Telushkin
Touchstone Book
ISBN 0-671-62261-7
REL - Religions / RELP / Book
The classic and essential guide for the educated, skeptical, and searching Jew, or for the non-Jew who wants to understand the meaning of Judaism. If you have ever wondered what being born Jewish should mean to you; if you want to find out more about the nature of Judaism, or explain it to a friend; if you are thinking about how Judaism can connect with the rest of your life—this is the first book you should own.
10670 God's Tapestry: Reading the Bible in a World of Religious Diversity
W. Eugene March
Westminster John Knox
ISBN 0-664-23360-0
REL - Religions / RELM / Book
In this engaging book aimed at pastors, teachers, and laypeople in Christian churches, W. Eugene March helps the reader develop theological clarity about how to live in a religiously diverse society. Following up on the success of his previous book, The Wide, Wide Circle of Divine Love, March goes deeper into specific biblical texts, uncovering meanings and correcting misinterpretations and misunderstandings.
10669 World Religions
Michael Keene
Westminster John Knox
ISBN 0-664-23111-X
REL - Religions / RELK / Book
This brief, accessible guide offers essential insights into the main world faiths, presenting each with clear, user-friendly text, helpful charts and maps, and brilliant full-color photography. Contains sections on Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism, Shintoism, and the Baha’i Faith.
10668 Introducing Christianity: Exploring the Bible, Faith, and Life
James C. Howell
Westminster John Knox
ISBN 978-0-664-23297-9
REL - Religions / RELH / Book
This introductory-level book on Christianity looks clearly at what the church believed and taught throughout its history. Hard questions about the Bible, theology, and the Christian life are dealt with. As author, veteran scholar, and pastor James Howell puts it, "Great hope rests in thinking through these questions." In doing so, he explores what it means to live as a Christian, as part of the church community, and also what it means to live with the hope Christian faith provides, even for those who "previously believed there was no hope. Study questions for discussion are included.

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