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Stories Of Desire And Narratives Of Faith

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Author: Victor Hunter
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532662297
Size: 19.89 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 236
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Book Description: Stories are the foundation for identity and the ground of understanding. Stories of Desire and Narratives of Faith addresses humankind's search for identity and meaning through the stories of science and religion. Both arose in the mists of history. Both are awe inspiring. Both beggar the imagination. Both have always competed for authority. Science gained preeminence in our postmodern, pluralistic, globalized world as evidenced based, while religion (for many reasons) lost credibility. Yet religion has not disappeared. Stories is a concise, engaging, inspiring accessible account of the history of science (geological and biological evolution perceived through increasingly sophisticated technology) and the history of nine text-based world religions of antiquity. Stories avoids insider language, democratizing both God talk and scientific jargon without patronizing either. There is no attempt to identify the best or truest religion, and Stories disavows dogmatic religious triumphalism. The authors do follow the tradition of giving an account of their Christian faith, the only religious story with which they have experience. They invite others to do the same, paying attention to their own stories as they grapple with modern science, do theology, and engage faith. Stories proposes how and in what manner these disciplines can meaningfully converse in today's world.


Necropolitics

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Author: Christophe D. Ringer
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1793626804
Size: 31.14 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 162
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Book Description: Necropolitics: The Religious Crisis of Mass Incarceration in America explores the pernicious and persistent presence of mass incarceration in American public life. Christophe D. Ringer argues that mass incarceration persists largely because the othering and criminalization of Black people in times of crisis is a significant part of the religious meaning of America. This book traces representations from the Puritan era to the beginning of the War on Drugs in the 1980s to demonstrate their centrality in this issue, revealing how these images have become accepted as fact and used by various aspects of governance to wield the power to punish indiscriminately. Ringer demonstrates how these vilifying images contribute to racism and political economy, creating a politics of death that uses jails and prisons to conceal social inequalities and political exclusion.


Religious Intimacies

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Author: Mary Dunn
Publisher:
ISBN: 0253049873
Size: 24.56 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 238
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Book Description: Scholars of religion have come a long way since William James famously made of religion a matter between man and his maker. For decades now, they have been attentive to the ways in which religion takes shape as the product of broad social forces, focusing on the dynamics of power and culture as heuristics for understanding religious phenomena and experience. What, however, might they be missing by moving too quickly from one interpretative extreme to the other--and what might we learn about religion by staying in the interstitial space between the individual in her solitude and society as a whole? Religious Intimacies, edited by Mary Dunn and Brenna Moore, brings together nine scholars of modern Christianity to probe this in-between space. In essays that range from treatments of Jesuit-indigenous relations in early modern Canada to the erotics of contemporary black theology, each contributor makes the case for the study of the presence and power of affective ties and relational dynamics between friends, lovers, and intimate others (even things) as vital to the understanding of religion.


How To Say No To The One You Love

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Author: Peter Schellenbaum
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780933029255
Size: 48.22 MB
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Category : Psychology
Languages : en
Pages : 137
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Book Description: Describes the development of a love relationship, explains, why the ability to say no keeps the lines of communication open, and analyzes successful and unsuccessful relationship


Walker In The Fog

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Author: Jeffrey Gene Gundy
Publisher: Telford, Pa. : Cascadia Publishing House
ISBN:
Size: 13.75 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 296
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Book Description: The first book-length treatment of the flowering of American Mennonite writing of the last two decades, this book combines careful scholarship with Jeff Gundy's frank, sometimes sardonic, often funny, deeply engaging commentary on Mennonite writing and culture. Gundy explores important Mennonite authors--Patrick Friesen, William Stafford, Julia Kasdorf, Jean Janzen, Keith Ratzlaff, and many others--as well as crucial issues and themes--power and authority, myths of origin and possibility, heresy and community.


Living Issues In Ethics

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Author: Richard T. Nolan
Publisher:
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Size: 40.83 MB
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Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 388
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Paulus Then And Now

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Author: John Jesse Carey
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 9780865546813
Size: 27.57 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 152
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Book Description: -- Is The Courage to Be still a viable analysis of the human situation? -- Does Tillich's positive sense of Eros illumine our intense discussions of human sexuality? -- Does Postmodernism really dissolve Tillich's major assumptions? -- Can Tillich contribute to the contemporary discussion of science and religion? -- How does his work stand when compared to other writers on creation, such as Langdon Gilkey and Sallie McFague? -- Given the paradoxes of Tillich's life, is his ethical theory still viable? In Paulus, Then and Now: A Study of Paul Tillich's Theological World and the Continuing Relevance of his Work, John J. Carey clarifies previously neglected foundational aspects of Tillich's thought. Carey places Tillich's theological work in political, social, economic, and scholarly context. He also explains Tillich's thinking on Luther, Marx, history, and politics, and his unique perspective on the Bible and on biblical authority. Having accomplished these things, Carey then moves to show how Tillich's thinking can be applied to contemporary problems.


The Athlete In The Ancient Greek World

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Author: Reyes Bertolín Cebrián
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806167580
Size: 20.90 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 250
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Book Description: In the world of sports, the most important component is the athlete. After all, without athletes there would be no sports. In ancient Greece, athletes were public figures, idolized and envied. This fascinating book draws on a broad range of ancient sources to explore the development of athletes in Greece from the archaic period to the Roman Empire. Whereas many previous books have focused on the origins of the Greek games themselves, or the events or locations where the games took place, this volume places a unique emphasis on the athletes themselves—and the fostering of their athleticism. Moving beyond stereotypes of larger-than-life heroes, Reyes Bertolín Cebrián examines the experiences of ordinary athletes, who practiced sports for educational, recreational, or professional purposes. According to Bertolín Cebrián, the majority of athletes in ancient times were young men and mostly single. Similar to today, most athletes practiced sport as part of their schooling. Yet during the fifth century B.C., a major shift in ancient Greek education took place, when the curriculum for training future leaders became more academic in orientation. As a result, argues Bertolín Cebrián, the practice of sport in the Hellenistic period lost its appeal to the intellectual elite, even as it remained popular with large sectors of the population. Thus, a gap emerged between the “higher” and “lower” cultures of sport. In looking at the implications of this development for athletes, whether high-performing or recreational, this erudite volume traverses such wide-ranging fields as history, literature, medicine, and sports psychology to recreate—in compelling detail—the life and lifestyle of the ancient Greek athlete.


Christology In Dialogue

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Author: Robert F. Berkey
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ISBN:
Size: 65.10 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 390
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Book Description: "The essays in this collection trace Christological affirmations and formulations in (the) important period during which they were taking shape, both during and immediately following the resurrection of Jesus" (from the Preface). Contributors include Mahomoud Ayoub, Otto Betz, Hans King, Thomas Hoyt, Jr., John Parr, Alan F. Segal, and others.