God and Globalization Volume 4

Author: Max L. Stackhouse
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826428851
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This is the fourth volume in the series God and Globalization, sponsored by the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, N.J. The 3 previous volumes were multi-authored. This volume is authored solely by Max Stackhouse, the general editor of the series, with a Foreword by the distinguished church historian Justo Gonzales. This final interpretive volume argues for a view of Christian theology that, in critical dialogue with other world religions and philosophies, is able to engage the new world situation, play a critical role in reforming the "powers" that are becoming more diverse and autonomous, and generate a social ethic for the 21st century.

African Perspectives on Culture and World Christianity

Author: Joseph Ogbonnaya
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443891592
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Unlike the global North, “the ferment of Christianity” in the global South, among the majority of world people, has been astronomical. Despite the shift in the center of gravity of Christianity to the global South, intra-ecclesial tensions globally remain those of the relationship of culture to religion. The questions posed revolve around to what extent Western Christianity should be adapted to local cultures. Should we talk of Christianity in non-Western contexts or of majority world Christianity? Is it appropriate to describe the shift as the emergence of global Christianity or world Christianity? Should Christianity in the global South mimic Christianity in the global North, or can it be different in the light of the diversity of these cultures? Can Africans, Asians, Latin Americans, Europeans and North Americans – the entire global community – speak of God in the same way? This book is devoted to examining varieties of the intercultural process in world Christianity. It understands culture broadly as a common meaning upon which communities’ social order is organized. Culture in this sense is the whole life of people. It is the integrator of the filial bond holding people together and the various institutional structures – economic, technological, political and legal – that guarantee peace and survival in societies, states, and nations, both locally and internationally. As this book shows, the centrality of culture for world Christianity equally showcases the important position the scale of values occupies in world Christianity.

Piety and Plurality

Author: Glenn T. Miller
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630872032
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I began studying American theological education in the 1970s, and Piety and Plurality is the third of three studies. In Piety and Intellect, I examined the colonial and nineteenth-century search for a form of theological education that was true to the church's confessional traditions and responsible to the intellectual demands of the age. In Piety and Profession, I described how that model was modified under the impact of the new biblical criticism and by the American belief in professionalism. In this volume, I have tried to bring the story up to date. Unfortunately, I did not find one unifying theme for the period. Rather, theological education seemed to move forward on a number of different levels, each with its own story. Here I have tried to capture some of the dynamics of this movement and to indicate how theological educators have struggled with the plurality in their midst. In the process, theological education has learned to live with its contradictions and problems. As important as the stories are, however, there is also the story of the schools' struggles to live in the midst of a constant financial crisis that checked development at every stage.

Sociologia

Author: Aa.Vv.
Publisher: Gangemi Editore spa
ISBN: 8849273630
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Debora Tonelli Introduzione Gerand Mannion Church in the World: Theology Goes Public Giovanni Pernigotto Teologia e spazio pubblico in Italia Stefanie Knauss La teologia nello spazio accademico pubblico tra rischi e opportunità Davide Zordan La pratica teologica e l'economia della rivoluzione cristiana Debora Tonelli La Bibbia tra testo e dottrina Sandra Mazzolini Chiesa e culture umane: una riflessione ecclesiologica Stella Morra Voci di corpi silenziosi: rileggere l'atto del credere Paolo Costa In cammino verso dove? Metamorfosi secolare della religiosità contemporanea Debora Spini La “religione” negli spazi pubblici delle democrazie avanzate Valentina Chizzola Mutamenti nei paradigmi antropologici: neuroscienze e responsabilità Note Recensioni

Shaping Public Theology

Author: Scott R. Paeth
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802868819
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Max L. Stackhouse is one of the most prolific and influential American theologians of the last half century, and he has been widely recognized for his contributions to the emerging field of public theology. This volume compiles some of Stackhouse's most significant shorter writings. These selections make clear his central role in the development of public theology as a distinct disciplinary perspective in the fields of Christian theology and theological ethics. Shaping Public Theology serves as an introduction to Stackhouse's extensive corpus; readers will see the depth and breadth of his comprehensive public theology while also gaining insight into his singular importance for the field.

God and Globalization

Author: Don S. Browning
Publisher: Burns & Oates
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Is God behind globalization in any substantive way? Contributors examine both the promise and threat of globalization using the tools of theological ethics to understand and evaluate the social contexts of life at the deepest moral and spiritual levels.

The Market as God

Author: Harvey Cox
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674973151
Format: PDF
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The Market has deified itself, according to Harvey Cox’s brilliant exegesis. And all of the world’s problems—widening inequality, a rapidly warming planet, the injustices of global poverty—are consequently harder to solve. Only by tracing how the Market reached its divine status can we hope to restore it to its proper place as servant of humanity.

On Moral Business

Author: Max L. Stackhouse
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 146742000X
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This broad-ranging reader collects key biblical, classical, cross-cultural, and contemporary texts on how faith, especially Christianity, has shaped economic life in the past and how it can continue to do so in our emerging global civilization. The readings assembled here -- drawn from historical, theological, and social-theory resources -- provide a massive array of materials unprecedented in a single volume. Drawing from sources as diverse as the Bible, the great philosophers, and today's ethically committed business leaders, On Moral Business is ideal for helping tomorrow's leaders understand better how to put our economic life on a sure moral foundation.