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  • Reading Evangelicals : How Christian Fiction Shaped A Culture And A Faith

    $27.99

    The story of five best-selling novels beloved by evangelicals, the book industry they built, and the collective imagination they shaped

    Who are evangelicals? And what is evangelicalism? Those attempting to answer these questions usually speak in terms of political and theological stances. But those stances emerge from an evangelical world with its own institutions-institutions that shape imagination as much as they shape ideology.

    In this unique exploration of evangelical subculture, Daniel Silliman shows readers how Christian fiction, and the empire of Christian publishing and bookselling it helped build, is key to understanding the formation of evangelical identity. With a close look at five best-selling novels-Loves Comes Softly, This Present Darkness, Left Behind, The Shunning, and The Shack-Silliman considers what it was in these books that held such appeal and what effect their widespread popularity had on the evangelical imagination.

    Reading Evangelicals ultimately makes the case that the worlds created in these novels reflected and shaped the world evangelicals saw themselves living in-one in which romantic love intertwines with divine love, in which humans play an active role in the cosmic contest between the divine and the demonic, and in which the material world is infused with the literal workings of God and Satan. Silliman tells the story of how the Christian publishing industry marketed these ideas as much as they marketed books, and how, during the era of the Christian bookstore, this-every bit as much as politics or theology-became a locus of evangelical identity.

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  • 40 Questions About Roman Catholicism

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    Straightforward answers about Roman Catholicism for a Protestant audience

    The Roman Catholic faith is one of the world’s most widespread religious traditions, yet the unique aspects of Roman Catholicism elicit perennial questions from adherents and outsiders alike. Such questions tend to fall into three major categories: historical backgrounds, theological matters, and personal relationships. Using Catholic Church documents and the writings of Catholic scholars, Baptist systematic theologian Gregg Allison distills the teachings of Catholicism around forty common questions about Catholic foundations, beliefs, and practices. The accessible question-and-answer format guides readers to the issues that concern them, including:
    * Where do Roman Catholic and Protestant beliefs differ?
    * What happens during a Roman Catholic Mass?
    * How does Roman Catholicism understand the biblical teaching about Mary?
    * Who are the saints and what is their role?
    * How can my Roman Catholic loved ones and I talk about the gospel?

    40 Questions About Roman Catholicism explores theology and practice, doctrine and liturgy, sacraments and Mariology, contributions and scandals, and many other things, clarifying both real and perceived differences and similarities with other Christian traditions.

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  • Public Intellectuals And The Common Good

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    In the midst of a divisive culture, public intellectuals speaking from an evangelical perspective have a critical role to play-within the church and beyond. Representing the church, higher education, journalism, and the nonprofit sector, these world-class scholars and practitioners cast a vision for intellectuals who promote human flourishing.

    Evangelical Christians are active across all spheres of intellectual and public life today. But a disconnect remains: the work they produce too often fails to inform their broader communities. In the midst of a divisive culture and a related crisis within evangelicalism, public intellectuals speaking from an evangelical perspective have a critical role to play-within the church and beyond. What does it look like to embrace such a vocation out of a commitment to the common good? Public Intellectuals and the Common Good draws together world-class scholars and practitioners to cast a vision for intellectuals who promote human flourishing. Representing various roles in the church, higher education, journalism, and the nonprofit sector, contributors reflect theologically on their work and assess current challenges and opportunities. What historically well-defined qualities of public intellectuals should be adopted now? What qualities should be jettisoned or reimagined? Public intellectuals are mediators-understanding and then articulating truth amid the complex realities of our world. The conversations represented in this book celebrate and provide guidance for those who through careful thinking, writing, speaking, and innovation cultivate the good of their communities. Contributors:

    *Miroslav Volf
    *Amos Yong
    *Linda A. Livingstone
    *Heather Templeton Dill
    *Katelyn Beaty
    *Emmanuel Katongole
    *John M. Perkins and David Wright

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  • Religious Liberty Volume 5

    $45.00

    One of the most respected and influential scholars of religious liberty in our time, Douglas Laycock has argued many crucial religious-liberty cases in the United States Supreme Court. His noteworthy scholarly and popular writings are being collected in five comprehensive volumes under the title Religious Liberty.

    In this final volume Laycock documents the use of the Constitu­tion’s Free Speech Clause and Establishment Clause in legal briefs, scholarly and popular articles, House testimonies, and written debates. These two clauses have been vitally important in religious-liberty cases concerning religious speech in schools, politics, and the workplace, government funding of religious schools and social services, and the meaning of separation of church and state.

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  • Religious Liberty Volume 4

    $45.00

    One of the most respected and influential scholars of religious liberty in our time, Douglas Laycock has argued many crucial religious-liberty cases in the United States Supreme Court. His noteworthy scholarly and popular writings are being collected in five comprehensive volumes under the title Religious Liberty.

    This fourth volume presents a documentary history of the effort to replace the Religious Freedom Restoration Act with the Religious Liberty Protection Act, an effort that failed but led to narrower legislation protecting churches from hostile zoning and protecting the religious rights of prisoners. Documenting culture-war battles over religious liberty and abortion, contraception, and same-sex marriage, this volume includes journal articles, testimony to Congress, shorter popular writings, and letters to such political figures as Congressman Bobby Scott and President Barack Obama.

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  • Religious Liberty Volume 3

    $45.00

    One of the most respected and influential scholars of religious liberty in our time, Douglas Laycock has argued many crucial religious-liberty cases in the United States Supreme Court. His noteworthy scholarly and popular writings are being collected in five comprehensive volumes under the title Religious Liberty.

    This third volume presents a documentary history of efforts to enact and implement state and federal Religious Freedom Resto-ration Acts, to include religious-liberty protections in same-sex marriage legislation, and to protect the rights of both sides in the culture wars. It contains articles in scholarly journals, op-eds for popular audiences, and oral and written arguments.

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  • Religious Liberty Set Of 5 Volumes

    $225.00

    The complete 5-volume set of Laycock’s authoritative writings on religious liberty in America

    One of the most respected and influential scholars of religious liberty in our time, Douglas Laycock has argued many crucial religious liberty cases in the US appellate courts and the Supreme Court. His noteworthy legal writings are being collected in five comprehensive volumes under the title Religious Liberty.

    Volume 1: Overviews and History

    Volume 2: The Free Exercise Clause

    Volume 3: Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, Same-Sex Marriage Legislation, and the Culture Wars

    Volume 4: Federal Legislation after the Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, with More on the Culture Wars

    Volume 5: The Free Speech and Establishment Clauses

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  • Religion Hurts : Why Religions Do Harm As Well As Good

    $31.99

    The world contains a bewildering variety of religions, and an equally bewildering variety of practices and beliefs within them. Why did they develop and become so widespread? Why do religions matter so much to so many people? Why do some believe that their faith requires them to terrorise and kill others? Do religions do more harm than good? This is a book for those who ask such questions. Some of the answers we hear today seem totally uncritical of religions while others dismiss religions as inherently toxic and destructive. John Bowker, one of the world’s most distinguished scholars of religion, delivers a timely analysis of the issues. He shows how recent research, particularly in the neurosciences, genetics and evolution, throws new light on what religions are and on what part they have played in human life and history. His explanation of why religions have been a force for both good and evil is of vital importance for those trying to understand the politics of the modern world.

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  • Urban Ministry Reconsidered

    $40.00

    Christian ministries often struggle to account for urbanization’s growing force, complexities, and reach-and to formulate theologically and sociologically appropriate responses. Urban Ministry Reconsidered features a collection of original essays by leading scholars and practitioners that explores current issues and challenges in urban communities.

    Together these articles consider how cultural and structural frameworks have led to new conceptualizations and configurations of urban ministry. In addition, they examine the degree to which the social, spiritual, and organizational priorities of urban ministries have been reconceived in response to these shifts.

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  • Demanding Liberty : An Untold Story Of American Religious Freedom

    $18.00

    Religious liberty is one of the most contentious political issues of our time. How should people of faith engage with the public square in a pluralist era? Some citizens hope to reclaim a more Christian vision of national identity, while others resist any religious presence at all.

    This dispute is not new, and it goes back to the founding era of American history. As the country was being formed, some envisioned a Christian nation where laws would require worship attendance and Sabbath observance. Others advocated for a thoroughly secular society where faith would have no place in public life. But neither extreme won the day, thanks to the unsung efforts of a Connecticut pastor who forged a middle way.

    Historian Brandon O’Brien unveils the untold story of how religious liberty came to be. Between the Scylla and Charybdis of theocracy and secularism, Baptist pastor Isaac Backus contended for a third way. He worked to secure religious liberty and freedom of conscience for all Americans, not just for one particular denomination or religious tradition. Backus’s theological ideas had social consequences, giving us insights into how people of faith navigate political debates and work for the common good.

    Backus lived in an age of both religious revival and growing secularism, competing forces much like those at work today. Then and now, people fiercely argue about the role of government and the limits of liberty. The past speaks into the present as we continue to demand liberty and justice for all.

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  • Philosophy Of The Christian Religion

    $40.00

    Each field of study comes with its own set of questions; each period of time refines and redirects those questions. The Christian religion as we find it in the twenty-first century presents a unique set of problems to be solved and questions to be answered. In this introduction to the philosophy of the Christian religion, eminent philosopher and theologian Nancey Murphy applies the tools of philosophical analysis to a set of core yet contemporary religious questions: what does our historical moment mean for the possibility of knowing God? Is faith still possible? Does God intervene in human history? Is there such a thing as universal knowledge of God? Written with the needs of students encountering the philosophy of religion for the first time in mind, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental questions inherent in Christian faith. Murphy also provides tools for how to answer those questions.

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  • Approaching Philosophy Of Religion

    $24.00

    Encountering philosophy of religion for the first time, we are like explorers arriving on an uncharted coastline. There are inviting bays and beaches, but rocky reefs and pounding surf as well. And what tribes may inhabit the land is anyone’s guess.

    But our cautious intrigue turns to confidence as Anthony Thiselton greets us as a native informant. Cheerfully imparting insider knowledge, mapping the major landmarks, and outlining the main figures and issues in its tribal debates, he teaches us the basics for gaining cultural fluency on these foreign shores.

    Approaching Philosophy of Religion is divided into three parts:

    Part I (Approaches) provides descriptions of the main entrance ramps to studying the subject, with lively case histories, working examples, and assessments of their lasting value.

    Part II (Concepts and Issues) gives us brief introductions to the origins and development of ideas, and highlights their significance in the work of major thinkers.

    Part III (Key Terms) supplies concise explanations of all the words and phrases that readers need to know in order to engage the subject.

    For students and anyone else reading and engaging philosophy of religion for the first time, Approaching Philosophy of Religion is the essential companion.

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  • Ordinary People Change The World Sticker Activity Book

    $9.99

    Fans of the New York Times best-selling series can find out what makes a hero with puzzles, mazes, quizzes, and brain-busting challenges.

    Based on Brad Meltzer’s series about historical figures from Martin Luther King Jr. to Sacagawea, this activity book features favorites from the Ordinary People Change the World series. Learn new facts, test your knowledge, and go head-to-head with history’s greatest minds–all with the beautiful and fun art of Christopher Eliopoulos alongside the interactive and challenging activities.

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  • Invisible Worlds : Death Religion And The Supernatural In England 1500-1700

    $37.99

    How did traditional beliefs about the supernatural change as a result of the Reformation, and what were the intellectual and cultural consequences? Following a masterly interpretative introduction, Peter Marshall traces the effects of the Reformers’ assaults on established beliefs about the afterlife. He shows how debates about purgatory and the nature of hellfire acted as unwitting agents of modernization. He then turns to popular beliefs about angels, ghosts and fairies, and considers how these were reimagined and reappropriated when cut from their medieval moorings. Contents PART 1: HEAVEN, HELL AND PURGATORY: HUMANS IN THE SPIRIT WORLD 1. After Purgatory: Death and Remembrance in the Reformation World 2. The Map of God’s Word’: Geographies of the Afterlife in Tudor and Early Stuart England’ 3. Judgment and Repentance in Tudor Manchester: The Celestial Journey of Ellis Hall 4. The Reformation of Hell? Protestant and Catholic Infernalisms, c. 1560-1640 5. The Company of Heaven: Identity and Sociability in the English Protestant Afterlife PART 2: ANGELS, GHOSTS AND FAIRIES: SPIRITS IN THE HUMAN WORLD 6. Angels Around the Deathbed: Variations on a Theme in the English Art of Dying 7. The Guardian Angel in Protestant England 8. Deceptive Appearances: Ghosts and Reformers in Elizabethan and Jacobean England 9. Piety and Poisoning in Restoration Plymouth 10. Transformations of the Ghost Story in Post-Reformation England 11. Ann Jeffries and the Fairies: Folk Belief and the War on Scepticism

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  • Urbansouls : Reflections On Youth Religion And Hip Hop Culture

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    Hailed as one of the most courageous and prophetic voices of our time by Cornel West, the Rev. Osagyefo Sekou is an acclaimed activist, theologian, and author. Sekou served on on the front lines in the Ferguson uprising in the summer of 2014 and is one of today’s leading voices on social justice issues for his generation.

    Arguing that the religion must be used for the expansion of democracy, Gods, Gays, and Guns takes up the topics of gay marriage, economic justice, and social movements. Written in Parisian cafes, London’s ghettos, and the aftermath of Haiti’s earthquake and post-Katrina New Orleans, Gods, Gays, and Guns is a spiritual tour-de-force, revealing a crisis of faith in religion and democracy. urbansouls foreshadows the Ferguson uprising by offering keen insight on the social and cultural situation of the greater St. Louis region. Written while serving as a youth pastor and community center director in the late ’90s, Sekou reads the religious sensibilities of hip hop as a meaning-making activity for those who have been alienated from society’s traditional institutions such as the church.

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  • Beyond The Modern Age

    $35.00

    The modern age has produced global crises that modernity itself seems incapable of resolving-deregulated capitalism, consumerism, economic inequality, militarization, overworked laborers, environmental destruction, insufficient health care, and many other problems. The future of our world depends on moving beyond the modern age. Bob Goudzwaard and Craig G. Bartholomew have spent decades listening to their students and reflecting on modern thought and society. In Beyond the Modern Age they explore the complexities and challenges of our time. Modernity is not one thing but many, encompassing multiple worldviews that contain both the source of our problems and the potential resources for transcending our present situation. Through an archaeological investigation and critique of four modern worldviews, Goudzwaard and Bartholomew demonstrate the need for new ways of thinking and living that overcome the relentless drive of progress. They find guidance in the work of Rene Girard on desire, Abraham Kuyper on pluralism and poverty, and Philip Rieff on culture and religion. These and other thinkers point the way towards a solution to the crises that confront the world today. Beyond the Modern Age is a work of grand vision and profound insight. Goudzwaard and Bartholomew do not settle for simplistic analysis and easy answers but press for nuanced engagement with the ideologies and worldviews that shape the modern age. The problems we face today require an honest, interdisciplinary, and global dialogue. Beyond the Modern Age invites us to the table and points the way forward.

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  • Witness Of Religion In An Age Of Fear

    $16.00

    We live in a world driven by fear. But should we allow fear to play such a large role in our lives? According to the religions of the world, the answer is no.

    In this helpful and illuminating book, Michael Kinnamon challenges readers to consider why we find ourselves in this age of fear and what we can do about it. Drawing on support from a diversity of religious traditions and teachers, Kinnamon argues that religious faith is the best way to combat a culture of fear. He explores fear in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the American political scene, and he shares courageous examples of individuals from different religions working for peace.

    Perfect for individuals or group study, this book helps readers understand the manipulative power of fear and how religious beliefs call us to reject fear at all costs. A study guide is included.

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  • Challenge Of Evil

    $30.00

    Belief in God in the face of suffering is one of the most intractable problems of Christian theology. Many respond to the spiritual challenge of evil by ignoring it, blaming God, or insisting on the inherent meaninglessness of life. In this book, William Greenway contends that we don’t have to deny our moral selves by either ignoring evil or abandoning our moral sensibilities toward it. We can open our eyes fully to suffering and evil, and our own complicity in them. We can do so because it is only in this full acceptance of the world’s guilt and our own that we make ourselves fully open to agape, to being seized by love of others and God. Inspired by the Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas and the Christian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Challenge of Evil lovingly explains how we can look squarely at the overwhelming suffering in the world and still, by grace, have faith in a good and loving God.

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  • Altars Where We Worship

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    While a large percentage of Americans claim religious identity, the number of Americans attending traditional worship services has significantly declined in recent decades. Where, then, are Americans finding meaning in their lives, if not in the context of traditional religion? In this provocative study, the authors argue that the objects of our attention have become our god and fulfilling our desires has become our religion. They examine the religious dimensions of six specific aspects of American culture-body and sex, big business, entertainment, politics, sports, and science and technology-that function as altars where Americans gather to worship and produce meaning for their lives. The Altars Where We Worship shows how these secular altars provide resources for understanding the self, others, and the world itself. For better or worse, the authors write, we are faced with the reality that human experiences before these altars contain religious characteristics in common with experiences before more traditional altars. Readers will come away with a clearer understanding of what religion is after exploring the thoroughly religious aspects of popular culture in the United States.

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  • Goddess Energy Returned 999

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    Religion is one topic that could spur heated debates yet this institution, which is supposed to sow love and peace, has become an instigator of war and the division of mankind. Is there any way to unite all the people in worshipping the one God, The Creator of all?

    Joan Samuel’s view of religion is as a whole that is divided into many parts and believes that one is connected to the other like pieces of a puzzle. She says that the answers to perplexing questions about one’s religion could be found in another religion, and is a means to develop a deeper understanding of God. In her belief there is no wrong religion. Instead of hating one religion over another, she asks that each person respect the other and be united by thruth to attain a higher form of spirituality.

    The Goddess Energy Returned 999-There Is No Religion Higher Than Truth is an attempt to overturn the animosity between differing beliefs of mankind by looking beyond religion and focusing on the development of oneself-morally and spiritually.

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  • Political History Of The Bible In America

    $50.00

    Biblical history, enriched by many religious and cultural traditions, flows into and is intertwined with our nation’s epic, both for better and for worse. To ignore that history is to cut ourselves off from our roots and to deny the ancestral experiences that forged our individual and collective identity.
    -from the prologue

    This substantial work explores the interplay of religion and politics throughout the history of the United States. Paul D. Hanson traces American history back to colonial times, paying close attention to the role that biblical tradition has played in shaping the national story of the United States. He then presents a detailed study of politics in the Bible that is framed by the challenges and crises in American history. Students will learn how deeply religion has influenced both domestic and international policy and contributed to the nation’s sense of identity and purpose. After laying these biblical-historical foundations, Hanson considers a method of biblical interpretation that can speak to the diverse nation of today. He proposes an inclusive form of public moral discourse that invites full participation by members of all religious and philosophical groups.

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  • To The Faithless And The Unbelieving Bertram Grey

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    To the Faithless and the Unbelieving: BERTRAM GREY is at once a complex essay on religion and a delightfully easy to read story following the thought-development of a young Bertram Grey. Kevin Garrett employs Bertram Grey and several other fascinating allegories as a means to uncover the many way in which God is viewed. Indeed understanding of God varies from person to person, and culture to culture. Garrett also delves into a brief history of religion, tying the strings of belief together. With one insightful conclusion following another and so on, To the Faithless and the Unbelieving: BERTRAM GREY is sure to enlighten the spirit and mind.

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  • Secular Government Religious People

    $28.50

    The field of church and state in America is stuck in an unproductive debate about competing rights. One side emphasizes the right to be free of government-sponsored religion, such as prayer at public ceremonies. In contrast, the other side emphasizes people’s right to express their religious character and beliefs, sometimes even through government.Secular Government, Religious People breaks free of this trap. Ira Lupu and Robert Tuttle present an original theory that makes the secular character of American government, rather than a set of individual rights, the centerpiece of religious liberty in the United States. Through a comprehensive treatment of relevant constitutional themes and through their attention to both historical concerns and contemporary controversies — including issues often in today’s news — Lupu and Tuttle define and defend the secular character of U.S. government.

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  • Answer To Bad Religion Is Not No Religion Leaders Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

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    If you think the only logical response to bad Christianity is to leave Christianity completely, this book is for you. In an effort to help those who’ve been hurt by or turned off by negative religion, Martin Thielen explains that there is an alternative to abandoning religion: good religion. Thielen uses personal stories to illustrate the dangers of religion that is judgmental, anti-intellectual, and legalistic. While addressing the growth of the new atheism movement and the Nones (people that have no religious affiliation), this book argues that leaving religion is not practical, not helpful, and not necessary. Thielen provides counterparts to the characteristics of bad religion, explaining that good religion is grace-filled, promotes love and forgiveness, and is inclusive and hope-filled. Perfect for group study, the leader’s guide provides everything needed to facilitate sessions and provide options based on the time and style of each group.

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  • Answer To Bad Religion Is Not No Religion

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    If you think the only logical response to bad Christianity is to leave Christianity completely, this book is for you. In an effort to help those who’ve been hurt by or turned off by negative religion, Martin Thielen explains that there is an alternative to abandoning religion: good religion. Thielen uses personal stories to illustrate the dangers of religion that is judgmental, anti-intellectual, and legalistic. While addressing the growth of the new atheism movement and the Nones (people that have no religious affiliation), this book argues that leaving religion is not practical, not helpful, and not necessary. Thielen provides counterparts to the characteristics of bad religion, explaining that good religion is grace-filled, promotes love and forgiveness, and is inclusive and hope-filled. Perfect for individual, group, or congregational study, a Leader’s Guide and a Worship and Outreach Kit are also available to further the discussion and increase community involvement.

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  • Sense Of The Heart

    $44.99

    For many people, knowing about God is not enough; they also want to feel God’s presence. Whether like St. Paul’s experience on the road to Damascus or like Wesley’s strangely warmed heart, people believe that nothing can substitute for religious experience. Even today, people go to church in order to encounter the Divine, by which they mean experience God in their midst. This desire to meet or be met by God is as old as humanity, but America especially has been the seed bed for what William James famously called varieties of religious experience. These experiences cover a wide spectrum from classic mysticism to revivalistic conversion to a contemporary pursuit of spirituality. America became a nation with the soul of a church, where persons were free to pursue vital inward religion’ and actual personal contact with the central eternal Stream of Life. In 1736 Jonathan Edwards wrote an extensive account of the revivals that descended upon his Congregational church in Northampton, Massachusetts. The treatise, known as A Faithful Narrative of the Surprising Work of God, details the shape of that awakening as evident in the conversion of a variety of individuals in both church and community. He said, Many, while their minds have been filled with spiritual delights, have as it were forgot their food; their bodily appetite has failed, while their minds have been entertained with meat to eat’ that others knew not of.’ Edwards’ narrative of such spiritual delights offers one of the first systematic descriptions of Protestant-oriented religious experiences to appear in colonial America, detailing the many conversions he observed. Indeed, his delineation of the sociology of salvation, soon became a guide for other sinners who hoped that they too would pass from death unto life. This book surveys that quest, tracing the nature of religious experience from the colonial era to the present. We begin with an attempt to define and describe the nature of religious experience, noting common and distinct approaches in the work of various scholars and practitioners. Initial attention will be given to the varying traditions of religious experience evident in the Christian church prior to the founding of the American colonies. Following that, the book will offer a historical review of representative types of religious experience, the nature of such experiences and their impact on the American religious and cultural context as evident in awakenings, cont

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  • Analogical Turn : Rethinking Modernity With Nicholas Of Cusa

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    In the face of the late modern crisis of Western science and culture, The Analogical Turn recovers Nicholas of Cusa’s alternative vision of modernity, and, in doing so, develops a fresh perspective on the challenges of our time.

    In contrast to Cusa’s mainstream contemporaries, his appreciation of individuality, creativity, and scientific precision was deeply rooted in the analogical rationality of the Middle Ages. He revived and transformed the tradition of scientific realism in a manner which now, retrospectively, offers new insights into the completely ordinary chaos of postmodern everyday life.

    Johannes Hoff offers a new vision of the history of modernity and the related secularization narrative, a deconstruction of the basic assumptions of postmodernism, and an unfolding of a liturgically grounded concept of common sense realism in this original book.

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  • Reinventing Liberal Christianity

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    In this provocative book Theo Hobson addresses the current crisis of liberal Christianity. In past years liberal Christianity challenged centuries of authoritarian tradition and had great political influence. It played a major role in the founding of the United States and gave rise to the secular liberalism that we take for granted. But liberal Christianity today is widely dismissed as a watering-down of the faith, and more conservative forms of Christianity are increasingly dominant. Can the liberal Christian tradition recover its influence?

    Hobson puts forth a bold theory about why liberal Christianity collapsed and how it can be reinvented. He argues that a simple revival is not possible, because liberal Christianity consists of two traditions — a good tradition that must be salvaged and a bad tradition that must be repudiated. Reinventing Liberal Christianity untangles these two traditions with a fascinating survey of Christian thought from the Reformation to the present and, further, aims to transform liberal Christianity through the rediscovery of faith and ritual.

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  • Why Study History (Reprinted)

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    Arguing that we need historical studies to become more human, John Fea’s Why Study History also demonstrates how valuable–and useful!–history truly is.

    In this winsome and exceptionally well written introductory textbook, accomplished scholar of American history, John Fea, shows how studying the past can help us understand the present world in which we live. Deep historical thinking has the potential to transform the lives of individuals and society, because it enables us to understand those with whom we differ on important issues. Studying history can relieve us of our narcissism; cultivate humility, hospitality, and love; and transform our lives more fully into the image of Jesus Christ.

    Why Study History? explains why Christians should study history, how faith is brought to bear on our understanding of the past, and how studying the past can help us more effectively love God and others. Professors and students of history will value this unique, accessible introduction to the study of history and the historian’s vocation.

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  • Catholicity Of Reason

    $34.50

    An original argument for the recovery of a robust notion of reason and truth in response to modern rationalism and postmodern skepticism

    The Catholicity of Reason explains the grandeur of reason, the recollection of which Benedict XVI has presented as one of the primary tasks in Christian engagement with the contemporary world.

    While postmodern thinkers — religious and secular alike — have generally sought to respond to the hubris of Western thought by humbling our presumptuous claims to knowledge, D. C. Schindler shows in this book that only a robust confidence in reason can allow us to remain genuinely open both to God and to the deep mystery of things. Drawing from both contemporary and classical theologians and philosophers, Schindler explores the basic philosophical questions concerning truth, knowledge, and being — and proposes a new model for thinking about the relationship between faith and reason.

    The reflections brought together in this book bring forth a dramatic conception of human knowing that both strengthens our trust in reason and opens our mind in faith.

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  • Religion Society And God

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    The book is divided into two sections, drawing together a variety of perspectives to create a lively debate on the role of faith in contemporary British society. The first section tackles issues of ultimate concern and the place of God in the modern world, whilst the second considers the role of faith in public life. The contributors bring a range of different voices – both religious and secular – to the conversation. Among them are representatives of the church as well as other faith traditions, and academics in various disciplines. In the first section, the question of God is approached from a number of different perspectives. Richard Harries discusses the challenge to faith from atheism, whilst Dan Cohn-Sherbok thinks about God from a post-holocaust point of view, and Daphne Hampson wonders how God might be reconceived in a post-patriarchal context. David Jasper reflects on the role of the arts in leading us to spiritual reflection, and Mona Siddiqui offers a comparison between Muslim and Christian notions of divine love.Having examined God, the second section explores the role of faith in contemporary society. James Jones argues for `kingdom values’ in public life, Catherine Pepinster advocates an incarnational engagement with social concerns and Roger Trigg asserts that the Christian values that have shaped our political assumptions cannot be ignored. Estelle Morris defends the place of faith schools in a secular society, and finally Tony Bayfield highlights the need for a truly ‘public square’ where both religious and secular voices can be heard.

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  • Psychology Of Religion

    $40.00

    This book is written by a theologian, or to be more precise, by a theologian who is concerned professionally with religion and with pastoral psychology. The coming to terms with developments in the field of psycho-analysis has a twofold significance for the theologian. As a pastor I am often faced with the question of what actual view to take of psycho-analysis, and sometimes also how to regard the psycho-analyst as a therapist. (I am thinking for example of the problem of passing on a member of my congregation to a psychiatrist.) Among theologians there is often a kind of fear, as well as lack of knowledge; the theologian gets ‘cold feet’. Investigation could probably eliminate both ignorance and fear. On the other hand, through its theories psycho-analysis has become an important factor in our modern civilization, and one that theology must not ignore. Without analysis much modern ‘unbelief’ remains incomprehensible. Under this aspect too it is important for theology to be well informed about developments in psycho-analysis, and also to learn to istinguish more clearly than is generally the case between analysis as a therapeutic method (which rests on an objective and empirical investigation of the patient) and the theories which are and have been upheld by analysis; the latter reveal themselves as more evanescent than is oftern assumed.

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  • Quintessential Procine History Of Philosophy And Religion

    $9.99

    With delightful disrespect and hilarious updated drawings, James Taylor pokes good-natured fun at the history of Western philosophy and religion, all the while convering the essential thinkers and schools of thought. Readers will enjoy seeing a band of Methodist pigs fleeing from the wrath to come, a Calvinist pig being saved because he is predestined to be among the elect, and Barthian pig hearing a resounding No! from above, a Deconstructionist pig interpreting a text, and many others.

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  • Evolution : The Universe Life Cultures Ethnicity Religion Science And Techn

    $21.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9781434918161David TivelBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2012Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. Print On Demand Product

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  • New Evangelical Manifesto

    $19.99

    Section I: A New Kind Of Evangelical Christianity…
    1. The Church In America Today (Brian McLaren)
    2. Where The Church Went Wrong (Steven Martin)
    3. A Disenchanted Text: Where Evangelicals Went Wrong With The Bible (Cheryl Bridges Johns)
    4. My Journey Toward The New Evangelicalism (Richard Cizik)
    5. A Theology That Works (Paul Markham)
    6. God’s Vision For The Church-Kingdom Discipleship (Glen Harold Stassen)
    7. Kingdom Community (Steven Martin)

    Section II: Leading To Holistic Love Of Marginalized Neighbors, Such As…
    8. Those Trafficked And Commodified (Jennifer Crumpton)
    9. Those Suffering Preventable Diseases (Andi Thomas Sullivan)
    10. Our Muslim Neighbors (Rick Love)
    11. People Of All Races (Lisa Sharon Harper )
    12. Women (Jennifer Crumpton)
    13. Children (Laura Rector)
    14. The Dying (Scott Claybrook)
    15. The Global Poor (Adam Phillips)

    Section III: …And Redemptive Approaches In Public Life
    16: Ending The Death Penalty (Timothy W. Floyd)
    17: Making Peace (Paul Alexander)
    18: Abolishing Nuclear Weapons (Tyler Wigg-Stevenson)
    19: Overcoming Global Warming (Jim Ball)
    20: Reducing Abortion (Charlie Camosy)
    21: Resisting Consumerism (Jennifer Crumpton )
    22: Standing Fast Against Torture (David P. Gushee)

    Additional Info
    Being religiously conservative does not necessarily mean being politically conservative. A significant, emerging segment of theologically conservative Christians agree with politically liberal counterparts while staying true to their own faith regarding a wide variety of political issues in contemporary America.

    It is time for a new look at faith and politics in America. It is time for A New Evangelical Manifesto.

    Written by authors, theologians, and instructors affiliated with The New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good (NEP), the aim of this book is to introduce the work and vision of the New Evangelical Partnership and other leaders gathered who think differently about how conservative faith and politics relate. This book discusses many hot button issues such as human trafficking, healthcare, race, abortion, nuclear weapons, war, global poverty, Christianity, the church, and theology.

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  • Moral Case Against Religious Belief

    $35.00

    This short book is intended to be read in an evening or even a sitting, though it provokes reflections that will go on for far longer. What it has to say is largely directed at the Christian faith, though it may apply to Judaism and Islam as well. Professor Sharpe is a philosopher and writes as a post-Christian. He does not believe in God for moral reasons and argues that in some ways morality is corrupted by religion. He claims that religious belief does not necessarily make its possessor an authority on matters moral and that spokesmen and spokeswomen for religion are often badly wrong about moral questions as a result of their religious commitment. Some virtues cease to be virtues when given a religious context, and consequently a religious life is not, in many respects, a good life to lead. Professor Sharpe has few quarrels with the teaching of Jesus and has tried to develop his argument as far as possible on the basis of values shared by Christians and non-Christians. But he firmly believes in the autonomy of morality. God is not required to guarantee morality and all the sureties and recognizances of morality are internal.

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  • Christianity After Religion

    $28.99

    Diana Butler Bass, one of contemporary Christianity’s leading trend-spotters, exposes how the failings of the church today are giving rise to a new spiritual but not religious movement. Using evidence from the latest national polls and from her own cutting-edge research, Bass, the visionary author of A People’s History of Christianity, continues the conversation began in books like Brian D. McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity and Harvey Cox’s The Future of Faith, examining the connections-and the divisions-between theology, practice, and community that Christians experience today. Bass’s clearly worded, powerful, and probing Christianity After Religion is required reading for anyone invested in the future of Christianity.

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  • Authenticity Of Faith

    $24.99

    A psychologist tests Freud’s claims that faith is a form of wishful thinking and belief in God a consoling illusion.

    Is faith simply a form of wishful thinking? Is belief in God merely a consoling illusion? So argued Sigmund Freud in The Future of an Illusion. And the force of Freud’s argument continues to be felt as it features prominently among critics of religion such as the New Atheists.

    But was Freud right? Until now, few have directly examined the plausibility of Freud’s argument. But here, in a groundbreaking analysis inspired by the religious types described by William James in his seminal The Varieties of Religious Experience, Richard Beck explores the motivational dynamics among ”summer Christians” and ”winter Christians.” Further, across a variety of laboratory studies, Beck examines how Christians variously engage with art (exploring what Beck has dubbed ”The Thomas Kinkade Effect”), doctrine (from the Incarnation to beliefs regarding the activity of the devil), and religious difference in a pluralistic world. In each instance, Beck analyzes the underlying motivations of the religious types, sifting through the varieties and illusions of religious experience.

    The Authenticity of Faith presents a radical ”New Apologetics,” an attempt to move beyond contentious philosophical and theological disputes to examine the scientific merits of Freud’s critique of faith. Here is an unlikely journey–the scientific search for an authentic faith; the outcome is sure to inspire reflection, conversation, and debate among believers and skeptics alike.

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  • 12 Wisdom Steps

    $17.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9781434912282Andrea TraversBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2011Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. Print On Demand Product

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  • Good And Perfect Gift (Reprinted)

    $15.00

    Challenging surprises often lead to unexpected joy. Amy Julia opens eyes and softens hearts as she brings readers into her own story of disappointment turned to blessing. This is a journey of discovering strength through weakness, and the author learns to embrace the face that we are all dependent on God and one another. This books will inspire readers who appreciate beautiful writing coupled with deep insights about life and faith.

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  • What Is African American Religion

    $9.99

    Preface
    1. Standard Mappings And Theorizing Of African American Experience
    2. The Shape And Purpose Of African American Religion
    3. Why Standard Mappings And Definitions Don’t Work
    4. Remapping And Rethinking African American Religion
    5. A New Theory Of African American Religion
    Notes
    For Further Reading

    Additional Info
    Is there really a monolithic black church? Distilling the arguments of Pinn’s important and provocative work in Terror and Triumph, this brief work asks the central question: What really is African American religion?

    Sketching the religious landscape of African American communities today, Pinn makes explicit the tension in traditional conversations about black religion that privilege either Christianity in particular or organizations (with doctrines and creeds) in general. Discussing the misunderstandings and historical inaccuracies of such views, Pinn offers an alternate theory of black religion that begins with a basic push for embodied meaning as its core impulse.

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  • Food And Faith

    $29.99

    This book provides a comprehensive theological framework for assessing eating’s significance, employing a Trinitarian theological lens to evaluate food production and consumption practices as they are being worked out in today’s industrial food systems. Norman Wirzba combines the tools of ecological, agrarian, cultural, biblical, and theological analyses to draw a picture of eating that cares for creatures and that honors God. Unlike books that focus on vegetarianism or food distribution as the key theological matters, this book broadens the scope to include discussions on the sacramental character of eating, eating’s ecological and social contexts, the meaning of death and sacrifice as they relate to eating, the Eucharist as the place of inspiration and orientation, the importance of saying grace, and whether or not there will be eating in heaven. Food and Faith demonstrates that eating is of profound economic, moral, and theological significance.

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  • Rule For Solitaries

    $24.95

    The monk Grimlaicus (ca. 900) wrote a rule for those who, like himself, pursued the solitary life within a monastic community. Never leaving their cell yet participating in the liturgical life of the monastery through a window into the church, these enclosed sought to serve God alone. Beyond the details of horarium, reception of newcomers, diet, and clothing, Grimlaicus details practical measures for maintaining spiritual, psychological, and physical health, and for giving counsel to others. Scripture, the Rule of St. Benedict, and the teachings of early ecclesial and monastic writers form the kernel of Grimlaicus’s wise and balanced rule, presented here for the first time in English translation.

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  • Religious Liberty Volume 2

    $45.00

    The Collected Works on Religious Liberty comprehensively collects the scholarship, advocacy, and explanatory writings of leading scholar and lawyer Douglas Laycock, illuminating every major religious liberty issue from both theoretical and practical perspectives. / This first volume gives the big picture of religious liberty in the United States.

    It fits a vast range of disparate disputes into a coherent pattern, from public school prayers to private school vouchers to regulation of churches and believers. Laycock clearly and carefully explains what the law is and argues for what the law should be. He also reviews the history of Western religious liberty from the American founding to Protestant-Catholic conflict in the nineteenth century, using this history to cast light on the meaning of our constitutional guarantees. Collected Works on Religious Liberty is unique in the depth and range of its coverage.

    Laycock helpfully includes both scholarly articles and key legal documents, and unlike many legal scholars, explains them clearly and succinctly. All the while, he maintains a centrist perspective, presenting all sides – believers and nonbelievers alike – fairly.

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  • Sociology Of Religion

    $40.00

    Sociology of Religion is an increasingly popular component of courses in religious studies at undergraduate level. While most textbooks on the Sociology of Religion are written from a sociological background, this new student-friendly textbook aims to introduce the field and the subjects studied by sociologists of religion to students with a background in theology and religious studies.

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  • Last Priesthood : The Secrets Of Our English Alphabet A Revelation From Jes

    $42.95

    Nearly 400 pages of Prophecy, Poetry, Scripture, and New Knowledge
    Pertaining to Mankind’s Last Days…

    Some will label these writings as False Prophecy
    Some will label it the workings of a Cult
    Call it what you will, it is the WORD of GOD

    INFANCY
    (from the apocrypha)
    And when the master threatened to whip him,
    the Lord Jesus explained to him
    the meaning of the letters Aleph and Beth;
    Also which were the straight figures of the letters,
    which the oblique, and what letters had double figures; which had points,
    and which had none; why one letter went before another;
    and many other things he began to tell him, and explain,
    of which the master had never heard, nor read in any book.

    Chapter XX 7-8

    The English letters have evolved from as far back as the Hebrew and Greek Languages. Learn what these letters hold in store for you, and how God uses them to give to each of us our traits, rewards, and punishments! It is the belief of this author that we have opened the FIRST SEAL You are now about to begin reading it!
    I must warn you however this book is not for the weak of heart.
    It does become quite frightening for those that are unprepared.< LORD HAVE MERCY ON US ALL…

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  • Last Priesthood : The Secrets Of Our English Alphabet A Revelation From Jes

    $27.95

    Nearly 400 pages of Prophecy, Poetry, Scripture, and New Knowledge
    Pertaining to Mankind’s Last Days…

    Some will label these writings as False Prophecy
    Some will label it the workings of a Cult
    Call it what you will, it is the WORD of GOD

    INFANCY
    (from the apocrypha)
    And when the master threatened to whip him,
    the Lord Jesus explained to him
    the meaning of the letters Aleph and Beth;
    Also which were the straight figures of the letters,
    which the oblique, and what letters had double figures; which had points,
    and which had none; why one letter went before another;
    and many other things he began to tell him, and explain,
    of which the master had never heard, nor read in any book.

    Chapter XX 7-8

    The English letters have evolved from as far back as the Hebrew and Greek Languages. Learn what these letters hold in store for you, and how God uses them to give to each of us our traits, rewards, and punishments! It is the belief of this author that we have opened the FIRST SEAL You are now about to begin reading it!
    I must warn you however this book is not for the weak of heart.
    It does become quite frightening for those that are unprepared.< LORD HAVE MERCY ON US ALL…

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  • Questioning Assumptions : Rethinking The Philosophy Of Religion

    $26.00

    Tom Christenson turns philosophy inside out in this remarkable new book. Starting with the ongoing public debate over God’s existence, he approaches traditional arguments in philosophy of religion and peels back their veneers to uncover the questionable assumptions underlying each. This brief, valuable book drives the reader to reconsider how to think about the most fundamental questions that surround matters of faith and religious belief.

    For Christenson, three key assumptions need unpacking: that believing is the focal act of faith; that the basic religious question is about the existence of God; and that religious language actually refers to some thing, namely God. He interrogates each for its adequacy and implications for larger questions of faith and reason. By making these assumptions explicit, Christenson explores intriguing new ways of looking at the rationality of faith.

    Augmenting his analysis and critique, Christenson concludes each chapter with important questions for reflection. These questions carry through the critical stance that he asks of himself and his readers, challenging all to rethink and re-imagine whether religious faith is rational.

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  • Philosphy Of Religion

    $55.00

    How To Use This Book
    1. The Attributes Of God
    2. Arguments For Gods Existence
    3. The Problem Of Evil
    4. The Argument From Miracles
    5. Morality And God
    6. Life After Death
    7. Religious Language 1-forms Of Religious Language
    8. Religious Language 2-linguistic Analysis And Verification
    9. Reason And Belief
    10. The Diversity Of World Religions
    Glossary
    Index

    Additional Info
    Michael Palmer has collected the most important classic and contemporary readings on philosophy of religion in this new, student-friendly anthology. Comprehensive in its scope and organized by major themes, this anthology contains over 65 selections exploring the most enduring of questions.

    Topics include the concept of God, arguments for God’s existence, the problem of evil, miracles, morality, the afterlife, religious language, reason and belief, and diverse views from the world’s religions. Each chapter traces historical understandings of each issue through a range of philosophical perspectives and includes helpful study questions and suggested further readings.

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  • Ranking Faiths : Religious Stratification In America

    $55.00

    Ranking Faiths: Religious Stratification in America discusses how religion shapes access to power, privilege, and prestige in the U.S., both historically and today. James D. Davidson and Ralph E. Pyle dispel the idea that the U.S. was founded on the principle of religious equality for all, documenting how religion has been a factor in the allocation of power from the colonial period through the present. From the time of the earliest settlements in America through today, the book demonstrates that some religious groups have had more access to economic, political, and social rewards than others, and they have benefitted from laws and customs that have maintained religious inequality over time. While a few religious groups, such as Catholics and Jews, have experienced significant upward mobility over time, the social status of most has remained remarkably static over time. The book shows how religious inequalities developed, highlight where they remain in society today, and discuss what Americans can and should do about it.

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  • Ministers Of The Law

    $32.50

    In Ministers of the Law Jean Porter articulates a theory of legal authority derived from the natural law tradition. As she points out, the legal authority of most traditions rests on their own internal structures, independent of extralegal considerations – legal houses built on sand, as it were. Natural law tradition, on the other hand, offers a basis for legal authority that goes beyond mere arbitrary commands or social conventions, offering some extralegal authority without compromising the independence and integrity of the law.

    Yet Porter does more in this volume than simply discuss historical and theoretical realms of natural law. She carries the theory into application to contemporary legal issues, bringing objective normative structures to contemporary Western societies suspicious of such concepts.

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  • Radical Religion : Contemporary Perspectives On Religion And The Left

    $34.99

    The political Left has had a turbulent relationship with religion, from outright hostility to attempts to meld religious faith with progressivism. Confronted with contemporary social ills, the progressive Left continues to disagree about the role that religion should play, whether in understanding social challenges and solutions, or stimulating social critique and reform. Radical Religion presents valuable insights, from both religious and secular perspectives, for progressives today as they struggle to formulate a coherent agenda and effective strategies for social change. This book presents arguments from a diverse group of scholars, and offers a snapshot of contemporary, progressive thinking about religion.

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  • Radical Religion : Contemporary Perspectives On Religion And The Left

    $90.00

    The political Left has had a turbulent relationship with religion, from outright hostility to attempts to meld religious faith with progressivism. Confronted with contemporary social ills, the progressive Left continues to disagree about the role that religion should play, whether in understanding social challenges and solutions, or stimulating social critique and reform. Radical Religion presents valuable insights, from both religious and secular perspectives, for progressives today as they struggle to formulate a coherent agenda and effective strategies for social change. This book presents arguments from a diverse group of scholars, and offers a snapshot of contemporary, progressive thinking about religion.

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  • Faiths On Display

    $99.00

    Introduction
    Tim Oakes And Donald Sutton
    Spirit Money: Tourism And Pilgrimage On The Sacred Slopes Of Mount Tai
    Brian Dott
    The Alchemy Of The Ancestors: Rituals Of Genealogy In The Service Of The Nation In Rural China
    Tim Oakes
    Pilgrim Or Tourist? The Transformation Of China’s Revolutionary Holy Land
    Yu Luo Rioux
    Making Tourists And Remaking Locals: Religion, Ethnicity And Patriotism On Display In Northern Sichuan
    Donald Sutton And Xiaofei Kang
    Minzu, Market And The Mandala: National Exhibitionism And Tibetan Buddhist Revival In Post-Mao China
    Charlene Makley
    Economic Development And The Buddhist-Industrial Complex Of Xishuangbanna
    Susan K. McCarthy
    Naxi Religion And Ethnic Tourism: Persistence And (Re)creation
    Chas McKhann
    Tourist Itineraries, Spatial Management, And Hidden Temples: The Revival Of Religious Sites In A Water Town
    Marina Svensson
    South-East Asian Emigrant Communities And The Revival Of Putian Spirit Medium Troupes
    Kenneth Dean
    Afterword
    Rubie S. Watson

    Additional Info
    Providing a unique perspective on China’s changing relationship with religion, this groundbreaking book explores the role the Chinese state continues to play in religious revival today. Over the past several decades, China has experienced a rapid expansion of religious spaces and activities. More recently, a growing middle-class urban society has fueled an upsurge in Chinese domestic tourism. Faiths on Display challenges the common separation of religious and tourist activities, showing how these practices overlap and blend together. A group of leading scholars explores the unlikely interaction between these exuberant phenomena, finding a surprisingly clear lens through which to view a rapidly transforming society. Even the most casual observer is struck by the Chinese rediscovery of traditional culture, particularly at revived religious festivals and pilgrimages in suburbs, rural areas, and at China’s margins where religious practices of ethnic minorities attract particular tourist attention.

    A set of fascinating case studies shows how state organizations are helping revive sacred spaces as exploitable sites for tourism development and revenue generation. While this may appear to be a straightforward collision of Chinese tradition with modernization, the contributors argue that the results of combining religion and tourism offer important insights not only into the practice of religion and the rise of leisure culture in contemporary China, but also into the changing and contested nature of state governance. The policies of an authoritarian, modernizing state obviously influence both religion and tourism, but religious practices, the book clearly illustrates, tend to slip out of state control, and tourist tastes push development into directions not anticipated or welcomed by the state.

    Special Features:

    -Offers a unique perspective on the Chinese state’s changing relationship with religion, and the role the state continues to play in religious revival in China today

    -Challenges that common separation of religious and tourist activities, showing how these practices overlap and blend together

    -Shows how state efforts to control cultural practices and economic transformations are both unstable and highly contested

    -Presents a case for tourism as a crucial framework within which to better understand both the revival of religion in contemporary China as well as the state’s efforts to usurp, authorize, and narrate that revival for its own

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  • Good And Bad Ways To Think About Religion And Politics

    $14.00

    Clear, useful guide to a subject too often characterized by confusion and loud rhetoric

    There is nothing greater than indignation to stimulate a writer to write, and my outrage has been stirred mightily by reading so many wrongheaded ‘takes’ on how religion and politics ought to be related, says Robert Benne.

    In this book Benne describes and analyzes the two main bad ways of relating religion and politics – separationism and fusionism – and offers a better way that he calls critical engagement. He first explains this approach in theoretical terms and then reflects on the practical ways in which such convictions reach the public sphere of policy. This better way derives in large part from the Lutheran tradition, with a few tweaks to adapt the tradition to deal with the new challenges of our present situation.

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  • Promise Of Religious Naturalism

    $74.95

    The Promise of Religious Naturalism explores religious naturalism as a distinctly promising form of contemporary religious ethics. Examining how religious naturalism responds to the challenges of recent religious transformations and ecological peril worldwide, author Michael Hogue argues that religious naturalism is emerging as an increasingly plausible and potentially rewarding form of religious moral life. Beginning with an introduction of religious naturalism in the larger context of religious and ethical theories, the book undertakes the first extended study of the works of religious naturalists Loyal Rue, Donald Crosby, Jerome Stone, and Ursula Goodenough. Hogue pays particular attention to the ethical components of religious naturalism in relation to religious pluralism and ecological issues.

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  • Ethics And Time

    $85.00

    Ethics and Time attempts to locate ethical thinking within the response to the questions raised by temporal orientation. Time is the matrix and Moloch of social life and, for the purpose of this book, the starting point for ethical reflection. Nimi Wariboko boldly attempts to reconceptualize temporal orientation and begin a new discussion of time and ethics, using the creative synthesis of ethology, political philosophy, sociological, and intercultural perspectives.

    Most academic discourse contextualizes temporal orientation in terms of either times of origin and time preference. Wariboko identifies a third option, developing the theory and methodology that render it an object of ethical analysis and liberatory thought. He suggests that temporal orientation is the production of new temporalities that allow humans to manifest their potentialities and creatively resist obstacles that impede their thriving. Wariboko liberates the notion and habit of temporal orientation from excessive concern with conservatism and utilitarianism, showing how ethicists can use the theory of temporal orientation to question all present temporal conditions in the name of freedom.

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  • Religion And The Critical Mind

    $80.00

    Religion and the Critical Mind provides an overview of the Western heritage of the criticism of religion. Anton Jacobs surveys criticisms from within and without religion from the time of the Hebrew prophets and classical Greek thinkers until the Enlightenment and shows how developments during the Renaissance, Reformation, and the scientific revolution laid foundations for later, modern critiques. While sympathetic to religion, Jacobs listens carefully to its best critics and dedicates a chapter to each of the modern critics of religion: Voltaire, Marx, Nietzsche, Durkheim, Freud, and Russell. He supplies context for their criticism and gauges their impact on religion. While effectively arguing that there are only three real stances a modern person can take on religion and offering an apologia for all religions, Jacobs makes a persuasive case in favor of religious participation.

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  • Religion Race And The American Presidency

    $43.00

    Preface
    Gaston Espinosa
    Evangelicals And The American Presidency
    Corwin Smidt
    Mainline Protestants And The American Presidency
    Laura R. Olson And Adam L. Warber
    Catholics And The American Presidency
    David C. Leege
    Seculars And The American Presidency
    Lyman A. Kellstedt
    Women, Religion, And The American Presidency
    Katherine E. Stenger
    Jews And The American Presidency
    David G. Dalin
    Muslims And The American Presidency
    Brian Robert Calfano, Paul A. Djupe, And John C. Green
    Asian Americans, Religion, And The American Presidency
    So Young Kim
    African Americans, Religion, And The American Presidency
    Melissa Harris-Lacewell
    Latinos, Religion, And The American Presidency
    Gaston Espinosa

    Additional Info
    The role that race and religion play in American presidential elections is attracting national attention like never before. The 2008 presidential candidates reached out to an unprecedented number of racial and religious voting constituencies including African Americans, Latinos, Muslims, Mainline Protestants, Catholics, Evangelicals, Jews, women, the non-religious, and more. Religion, Race, and the American Presidency focuses on the roles of these racial and religious groups in presidential elections over the last forty years, and in elections since 2000 in particular. Drawing upon survey data, interviews, and case studies of recent presidents, the contributors examine the complicated relationships between American presidents and key racial and religious groups. The paperback edition features a new capstone chapter on the 2008 elections.

    List of Contributors
    Brian Robert Calfano, David G. Dalin, Paul A. Djupe, Gaston Espinosa, John C. Green, Melissa V. Harris-Lacewell, Lyman A. Kellstedt, So Young Kim, David C. Leege, Laura R. Olson, Corwin Smidt, Katherine E. Stenger, and Adam L. Warber.

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  • Complex Reality Of Religious Peacebuilding

    $95.00

    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    1. The Development Of Religious Peacebuilding
    2. Conceptual Framework Of Religious Peacebuilding
    3. A Screening Model For Religious Peacebuilding Resources And Obstacles:A Case Study Of The Russian Orthodox Church
    Conclusion
    Bibliography
    Notes

    Additional Info
    This insightful book focuses on the multifaceted subject of sustainable religious peacebuilding. Katrien Hertog discusses the ways in which religious actors can utilize resources to prevent violent conflict from occurring, reduce conflict when it does happen, and rebuild bridges between sides in after conflict has ceased. She examines the emergence of the field of religious peacebuilding, developing a conceptual framework that outlines how aspects of religious organizations can contribute to effectual peacebuilding and creating a screening model that allows readers to analyze the resources and obstacles to peacebuilding in-depth.

    Using the Russia and the Orthodox Church as a major case study, Hertog clearly shows what the concrete resources for peace are, how they are applied, what obstacles are hindering their realization, and how these resources can be better utilized and supported. This book tackles the controversial issue of the place of religion and religious organizations in the peace process. While recognizing that no simple answer exists in solving ethnic, religious, and tribal conflict, Hertog presents the ways religion can be used to create lasting, sustainable peace.

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