Spiritual Marketplace: Baby Boomers and the Remaking of by Wade Clark Roof

By Wade Clark Roof

Written with a 'hands on' strategy, non secular industry takes the reader on a exploration of what drives America's religion. The vintage Catholic & Protestant types not appear to be operating the way in which the used to. And but american citizens proceed to spot with a few kind of religion. the newest pattern of describing oneself as 'spiritual now not non secular' is mirrored in a industry which prusues and explores possible choices to traditions that not appear to healthy cutting-edge way of life. Roof bargains nice insights. The booklet retains the reader engrossed and curious. well worth the funding.

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Christian Horror: On the Compatibility of a Biblical by Mike Duran

By Mike Duran

To such a lot, the time period “Christian horror” most likely sounds like an oxymoron. however, there are excellent arguments to be made that “horror” is an eminently biblical style and that Christian artists will be on the leading edge of reclaiming it. during this paintings, novelist Mike Duran explores the Judeo-Christian roots of up to date horror, the non secular issues that body a lot of the horror paintings, and the way evangelical tradition has come to distance itself from this kind of most likely wealthy and robust medium. Duran seems at Christian artists and authors whose works hire the macabre and gruesome. From surrealist Hieronymus Bosch to Southern Gothicist Flannery O'Connor to the grasp of horror Stephen King, we will be able to hint a tremendously biblical worldview that frames their visions of terror. alongside the way in which, Duran solutions objections whereas constructing an apologetic, no longer for a brand new sub-genre, yet for a rethinking of the explanations that "Christian horror" has turn out to be considered as such an oxymoron.

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Wicca And The Christian Heritage; Ritual, Sex And Magic by Joanne Pearson

By Joanne Pearson

What is Wicca?  Is it witchcraft, Paganism, occultism, esotericism, magic, spirituality, mysticism, nature faith, secrecy, gnosis, the unique or 'other'? Wicca has been outlined by and explored inside some of these contexts over the last thirty years via anthropologists, sociologists and historians, yet there was an inclination to sublimate and negate the function of Christianity in Wicca's historic and modern contexts.

Joanne Pearson 'prowls the borderlands of Christianity' to discover the untold historical past of Wicca. Exploring the problematic nature of the Wiccan declare of marginality, it includes a groundbreaking research of themes in Christian traditions which are inherent within the improvement of latest Wicca. These focus at the accusations which were levelled opposed to Catholisicm, heterodoxy and witchcraft all through history: ritual, deviant sexuality and magic.

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Ritualized faith : essays on the philosophy of liturgy by Terence Cuneo

By Terence Cuneo

Even though the participation in liturgy is principal to the spiritual lives of many, few philosophers have given it recognition. during this selection of essays, Terence Cuneo turns his recognition to liturgy, contending that the subject proves itself to be either philosophically wealthy and lucrative. Taking the liturgical practices of japanese Christianity as its point of interest, Ritualized religion examines matters comparable to what the ethical Read more...

summary: even though the participation in liturgy is principal to the non secular lives of many, few philosophers have given it realization. during this choice of essays, Terence Cuneo turns his recognition to liturgy, contending that the subject proves itself to be either philosophically wealthy and worthwhile. Taking the liturgical practices of jap Christianity as its point of interest, Ritualized religion examines matters reminiscent of what the moral value of ritualized spiritual actions will be, what it really is to immerse oneself in such actions, and what the importance of liturgical making a song and iconography are

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The Gods, the State, and the Individual: Reflections on by John Scheid, Clifford Ando

By John Scheid, Clifford Ando

Trans. and foreword through Clifford Ando

Roman faith has lengthy provided a couple of demanding situations to historians imminent the topic from a viewpoint framed through the 3 Abrahamic religions. The Romans had no sacred textual content that espoused its creed or provided a portrait of its foundational delusion. They defined family with the divine utilizing technical phrases extensively hired to explain family with different people. certainly, there has been now not even a notice in classical Latin that corresponds to the English observe religion.

In The Gods, the nation, and the Individual, John Scheid confronts those and different demanding situations at once. If Roman non secular perform has lengthy been brushed off as a cynical or naïve procedure of borrowed buildings unmarked by way of any actual piety, Scheid contends that this is often the results of a lost expectation that the root of faith lies in an individual's own and revelatory courting together with his or her god. He argues that after seen within the gentle of secular heritage in place of Christian theology, Roman faith emerges as a valid phenomenon during which rituals, either private and non-private, enforced a feeling of communal, civic, and country identity.

Since the Nineteen Seventies, Scheid has been some of the most influential figures reshaping scholarly knowing of old Roman faith. The Gods, the kingdom, and the Individual provides a translation of Scheid's paintings that chronicles the improvement of his field-changing scholarship.

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Barth and Schleiermacher on the Doctrine of Election: A by Matthias Gockel

By Matthias Gockel

The 1st unique comparability among the theologies of Friedrich Schleiermacher and the early dialectical theology of Karl Barth. Matthias Gockel indicates that the doctrine of election in Barth's early theology bears a notable resemblance to the location of Schleiermacher. He demanding situations the normal knowledge that those positions - or `liberal theology' and `dialectical theology' - stand in irreconcilable competition. Barth articulates a clean review of the doctrine not just in Church Dogmatics II/2, yet within the moment version of his Epistle to the Romans and in his first sequence of lectures on Systematic Theology, the so-called G?ttingen Dogmatics. as a result, a resemblance among Schleiermacher and Barth is already discernible in Barth's early theology - at a time whilst he used to be writing his such a lot virulent criticisms of Schleiermacher.

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In the Beginning: Fundamentalism, the Scopes Trial, and the by Michael Lienesch

By Michael Lienesch

The present controversy over instructing evolution within the public colleges has grabbed front-page headlines and crowned information proclaims all around the usa. initially investigates the stream that has ignited debate in nation legislatures and in school board conferences. achieving again to the origins of antievolutionism within the Nineteen Twenties, and carrying on with to the merchandising of clever layout this present day, Michael Lienesch analyzes essentially the most ambitious political activities of the 20th century.

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