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Europe As The Other

Author : Judith Becker
ISBN : 9783525101315
Genre : Religion
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From high esteem to rejection: How non-Europeans viewed European Christianity.
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Author : Tobias Faix
ISBN : 9783643913036
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Hardly any other topic is as important for the coexistence of mankind as the question of justice and reconciliation. In this volume, we want to examine this important question from different interdisciplinary and international perspectives in order to develop an overall understanding that will contribute to reconciliation in various cultural and religious fields of conflict in the world. Particular attention will be paid to the theological perspective on reconciliation, in which justice and restoration of relationships play a central role.

Christian Origins In Sociological Perspective

Author : Howard Clark Kee
ISBN : 0334019338
Genre : Christian sociology
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Why are there four Gospels, each apparently written for a different purpose? Why did certain writers use a letter-like form for what seems to be essentially a theological treatise? Why is there no New Testament gospel consisting entirely of the sayings of Jesus, as there is, say, in the Gnostic Nag Hammadi discoveries? Why does John's Gospel speak of God's love for the world and yet distinguish the community so sharply from the world? Common to all these important questions is their connection with an understanding of the world in which Christianity arose. One of the most important developments in recent years has been the application of methods and perspectives derived from the social sciences to illuminate that world. Professor Kee's own Community of the New Age, a detailed examination of the church in which Mark's Gospel was written, was a pioneering work in this respect, as was Gerd Theissen's sociological study, The First Followers of Jesus. This new book is simpler, and more general, and is meant as an introductory report on the use of sociological approaches to New Testament theology. The opening chapter outlines the ways in which these approaches are used and describes in broad terms how earlier historians of primitive Christianity have correlated their history writing with a variety of non-historical factors. Subsequent chapters consider the different attitudes towards contemporary cultures adopted by the various groups, documented in the New Testament, varying modes of leadership, the nature of other religious movements in the Graeco-Roman world that also claimed special revelation or access to divine mysteries, and the way in which ritual and myth tended to develop. Finally, the functions of the New Testament writings themselves are reconsidered in a survey which takes into account not only their original aims but also the uses to which they were actually put. Here is a fresh approach which shows that the New Testament still has surprises in store for us.
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World Christianity

Author : Tan, Jonathan Y.
ISBN : 9781608336364
Genre : Religion
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Psychology In Christian Perspective

Author : Harold Faw
ISBN : 9780801020124
Genre : Psychology
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A systematic Christian dialog that identifies various subject areas of psychology where faith and psychology sometimes come into conflict.
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Chinese Christianity

Author : Peter Tze Ming Ng
ISBN : 9789004225756
Genre : Religion
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Viewing Chinese Christianity from a globalization perspective, this volume describes the interplay of “universal” and “particular” aspects as well as the global and local forces which shaped the characteristics of Chinese Christianity.
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Religious Perspectives On War

Author : David R. Smock
ISBN : 1929223374
Genre : Religion
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If, when, why, and how to fight a war? In the case of the Gulf War, that debate encompassed three faiths-Christianity, Islam, and Judaism-and the debate has acquired new dimensions in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks and the war on terrorism. In this volume, Jews, Muslims, and Christians with very diverse views address such issues as the just war doctrine, explaining their differences and finding often surprising common ground. This new edition reprints the full text of the first edition. A new preface describes the differences and similarities between the Gulf War and the war against al Qaeda/Taliban. Also included is an introduction explaining the just war doctrine, a glossary of terms, and an expanded and updated "Suggestions for Further Reading."
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The Diversity Of Religions

Author : J. A. DiNoia
ISBN : UOM:39015029187104
Genre : Religion
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How Christians can both value their own faith and express their convictions about Christianity yet simultaneously respect the faith of other religious people is the topic of this book. Devoted to developing a set of Catholic Christian responses to this problem, J.A. DiNoia starts from the conviction that no helpful answers can be forthcoming unless one acknowledges the profound differences among religions.
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Hindu Christian Dialogue

Author : Mariasusai Dhavamony
ISBN : 9042015101
Genre : Religion
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Dialogue is an integral part of the mission of the Christian church. The immensity of the ocean of Hindu doctrine and thought presents a significant obstacle to Christians who have been invited by the Roman Catholic Church to “scrutinize the divine Mystery” present in other religions. Many, fascinated by Hindu mysticism, confuse permanent Hindu beliefs with certain current Western religious movements. India's quest for the divine embodies multiple forms. Its millennia-old methods of meditation and varieties of asceticism often confuse those who are less inclined to experience of an inner spiritual nature. This book attempts to address some of these difficulties and questions. It is the author's belief that in the Hindu-Christian encounter the Christian believer will also rediscover the originality and newness of the Christian revelation, viz. the intervention of God in the history of salvation whereby God reveals his salvific love in Jesus Christ. Possessing expert knowledge of both Hinduism and Christianity, the author approaches the Hindu-Christian dialogue with sympathy and discernment.
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Islam A Christian Perspective

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ISBN : 0664245277
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Looks at the history of Islam, discusses the life of Muhammad, and examines Islamic culture and religious thought
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Enlarging The Story

Author : Wilbert R. Shenk
ISBN : 9781610976244
Genre : Religion
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Contributors: Philip Yuen-Sang Leung Mathias Mundadan Gerald J. Pillay Lamin Sanneh Andrew F. Walls
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Religion And Terrorism

Author : Aref M. Al-Khattar
ISBN : 0275969231
Genre : Political Science
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In this new study, Al-Khattar seeks to define religion-based terrorism as seen by the followers of different religious traditions in order to facilitate understanding of this international problem. He discusses religion-based terrorism from three perspectives (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) and offers a theoretical analysis from a criminological perspective of the justifications for such acts. Interviews with leaders from the three major religions provide background from their holy books to contextualize the arguments that terrorists use to rationalize their actions.
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Cultural Anthropology

Author : Stephen A. Grunlan
ISBN : 9780310535867
Genre : Religion
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This volume on cultural anthropology presents a Christian perspective for Bible school students of conservative evangelical backgrounds. The hope is that a sympathetic approach to the problems of cultural diversity throughout the world will help young people overcome typical North American cultural biases and bring understanding and appreciation for the diversities of behavior and thought that exist in a culturally heterogeneous world. Grunlan and Mayers take the position of "functional creationism"; and though they discuss some of the problems implied in traditional interpretations of the age of the world and especially of the creation of the human race, they do not attempt to deal with either physical anthropology or the origins of man. They do, however, attempt to deal meaningfully with the problems posed by biblical absolutism and cultural relativism, and their practice. Concluding chapters with a series of thought-provoking questions should prove to be of real help to both the professional and nonprofessional teacher of anthropology.
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The Christian Perspective

Author : Julian Marias
ISBN : 0970605404
Genre : Religion
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Julian Marias begins The Christian Perspective with the observation -- which also becomes an informing premise -- that those areas of the world where Christianity is or has been preeminent have also been the most creative and progressive. Without offering an exhaustive explanation for this phenomenon, Marias suggests ways the Christian view has helped to shape our understanding of human dignity and destiny and examines in non-theological language how Christians have realized or rejected this vision.
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The Emergence Of Christianity

Author : Cynthia White
ISBN : 9780800697471
Genre : Religion
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This brief survey text tells the story of early Christianity. Cynthia White explores the emergence of Christianity in Rome during the first four centuries of the Greco-Roman empire, from the first followers of Jesus Christ, to conflicts between Christians and Jewish kings under Roman occupation, to the torture of Christian followers, Diocletian's reforms, and Constantine's eventual conversion to monotheism, which cemented Christianity's status as the official religion of Rome. The text's chapters will integrate key pedagogy, including introductions, study questions, textboxes, photos, maps, suggested readings, and a glossary and timeline.
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