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Of Revelation and Revolution, Volume 1

By Jean Comaroff,John L. Comaroff
  • ISBN Code: : 0226114473
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 434
  • Category : Social Science
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"Defining their enterprise as more in the direction of poetics than of prosaics, the Comaroffs free themselves to analyze a vivid series of images and events as objects of analysis. These they mine for clues to the 19th-century contents of the British imagination and of Tswana minds. They are themselves imagining the imagination of others, and they do the job with characteristic aplomb....The first volume creates an appetite for the second."—Sally Falk Moore, American Anthropologist

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Revolutionary Revelation is born out of a passion for Gods Word and the gospel of John. The author sensed that people were getting nothing or sterile facts from their Bible teaching and reading. He desires to infuse a sense of appreciation for and obedience to this time-tested gospel, one of the highlight books in the Bible. Those uninitiated to Bible reading can find pleasurable meaning, and the well-read can discover new insights.

Furthering Humanity

By T.J. Gorringe
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351935143
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 537
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How should we reflect theologically about culture? Tim Gorringe presents a threefold, and interrelated, reflection organised around culture, power and mission. First, Gorringe interrogates culture through contemporary cultural studies but also through the contribution of the great eighteenth century theologian, J.G. Herder. He concludes by considering the question of cultural imperialism. Secondly, Gorringe asks where power is located in culture, and how the church relates to that, arguing that the central theses of liberation theology are far from dead. The third part turns to questions of mission, asking whether this is morally feasible in a culturally pluralist world and considering the implications of Samuel Huntington's notorious thesis of the 'clash of civilizations'. Gorringe argues that mission is in fact a vital part of a respectful multicultural society.

Defining Salvation in the Context of Black Theology

By James T. Murphy, Jr.
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1477156186
  • Total of Pages : 170
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 620
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An initial introduction to the study of Christian theology is both exciting and invigorating for students of its discipline. One can become enameled in the classic perspectives of theology without any consideration of a possible alternative. Defining Salvation in the Context of Black Theology is an exit from the classic conviction that trumpets the doctrine of soteriology attributing its substance to the posture of eternity while ignoring the importance of salvation in the existential. Careful not to reject the question of eternal life, but examining the nuances of the term "salvation" empowers this work to present the like manner essential that having salvation is just as much about "now" than it is in the here after.

Discipline and the Other Body

By Anupama Rao,Steven Pierce
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  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Book Code : 082238793X
  • Total of Pages : 365
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 669
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Discipline and the Other Body reveals the intimate relationship between violence and difference underlying modern governmental power and the human rights discourses that critique it. The comparative essays brought together in this collection show how, in using physical violence to discipline and control colonial subjects, governments repeatedly found themselves enmeshed in a fundamental paradox: Colonialism was about the management of difference—the “civilized” ruling the “uncivilized”—but colonial violence seemed to many the antithesis of civility, threatening to undermine the very distinction that validated its use. Violation of the bodies of colonial subjects regularly generated scandals, and eventually led to humanitarian initiatives, ultimately changing conceptions of “the human” and helping to constitute modern forms of human rights discourse. Colonial violence and discipline also played a crucial role in hardening modern categories of difference—race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and religion. The contributors, who include both historians and anthropologists, address instances of colonial violence from the early modern period to the twentieth century and from Asia to Africa to North America. They consider diverse topics, from the interactions of race, law, and violence in colonial Louisiana to British attempts to regulate sex and marriage in the Indian army in the early nineteenth century. They examine the political dilemmas raised by the extensive use of torture in colonial India and the ways that British colonizers flogged Nigerians based on beliefs that different ethnic and religious affiliations corresponded to different degrees of social evolution and levels of susceptibility to physical pain. An essay on how contemporary Sufi healers deploy bodily violence to maintain sexual and religious hierarchies in postcolonial northern Nigeria makes it clear that the state is not the only enforcer of disciplinary regimes based on ideas of difference. Contributors. Laura Bear, Yvette Christiansë, Shannon Lee Dawdy, Dorothy Ko, Isaac Land, Susan O’Brien, Douglas M. Peers, Steven Pierce, Anupama Rao, Kerry Ward

In Search of Christ in Latin America

By Samuel Escobar
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  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Book Code : 0830889914
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 923
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Noted theologian Samuel Escobar offers a magisterial survey and study of Christology in Latin America. Presented for the first time in English, this rich resource starts with the first Spanish influence and moves through popular religiosity and liberationist themes in Catholic and Protestant thought of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, culminating in an important description of the work of the Latin American Theological Fraternity.

Studies in the Acts of the Apostles

By Louis Entzminger
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  • Publisher : Solid Christian Books
  • Book Code : 1530781957
  • Total of Pages : 162
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 802
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Mr. Louis Entzminger I regard as the greatest Sunday School man on the American Continent. I have reached this opinion after close observation of his work in other fields, and after two extended engagements of Mr. Entzminger in my own church and Sunday School. His present undertaking in the form of Bible exposition adapted to Sunday School workers, is at once an important and much needed work. Having examined his production upon Genesis, I hereby express the hope that he may give equal thought, time, and intelligent treatment to the entire Bible. In case he accomplishes that task, he will put over a colossal undertaking, and one that will bring him the gratitude of thousands of Sunday School teachers and scholars. It has long been my opinion that his exceptional talents should be devoted entirely to the important work of Sunday School teaching, organization, and administration. W. B. RILEY.

Eschatology

By John C. McDowell,Scott A. Kirkland
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  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Book Code : 1467451428
  • Total of Pages : 198
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 619
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Book Short Summary:

This short textbook, the latest volume in the Guides to Theology series, surveys key themes and aspects of Christian hope by tracing eschatological ideas as they have developed from Scripture throughout the history of theology. John McDowell and Scott Kirkland present a series of lenses on understanding eschatological statements, or the content of Christian hope. They have structured their book thematically into five chapters—four exploring apocalyptic, existential, political, and christological themes, followed by an extensive annotated bibliography. Within each chapter, McDowell and Kirkland take a history-of-ideas approach, locating the various perspectives in their historical contexts. Concise and accessible, this book is ideal for introductory undergraduate courses in eschatology.

Taiping Theology

By Carl S. Kilcourse
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137537280
  • Total of Pages : 281
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 228
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This book examines the theological worldview of the Taiping Rebellion (1850–64), a Chinese revolutionary movement whose leader, Hong Xiuquan (1814–64), claimed to be the second son of God and younger brother of Jesus. Despite the profound impact of Christian books on Hong’s religious thinking, previous scholarship has neglected the localized form of Christianity that he and his closest followers created. Filling that gap in the existing literature, this book analyzes the localization of Christianity in the theology, ethics, and ritual practices of the Taipings. Carl S. Kilcourse not only reveals how Confucianism and popular religion acted as instruments of localization, but also suggests that several key aspects of the Taipings’ localized religion were inspired by terms and themes from translated Christian texts. Emphasizing this link between vernacularization and localization, Kilcourse demonstrates both the religious identity of the Taipings and their wider significance in the history of world Christianity.

FAITH ADRIFT CHRISTIANITY

By Cecil W. Stalnaker
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  • Publisher : Christian Publishing House
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 271
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 595
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Faith Adrift Christianity is a biblical response to a devastating form of Christianity that has gripped the heart and soul of many "Christians" and their churches, namely, that of nominal Christianity. This form of Christianity is counterfeit at its best and is one of the greatest challenges facing the church today, whether Protestant, Catholic, or Orthodox. It is estimated that an alarming 75% of professing Christians are living lifeless forms of their faith. Although so many identify as Christians, something is strangely wrong. Sadly, wavering in the Christian faith is more common than not. Millions of professing Christians in America and Europe are adrift spiritually and indifferent to Jesus Christ and his church. This deceptive form of Christianity is not only personally detrimental to the Christian but devastating to the life of the local church. Being a weak form of Christianity, the church loses its saltiness and its light dims. It nullifies its penetrating and powerful outreach into society. If not countered, Christians will continue to drift toward the sea of nominally, having nothing but a token relationship with God. For this reason, Faith Adrift Christianity is an indispensable guide because it reveals, counters, and provides answers from a biblical perspective to churches regarding those who profess Christ, yet live lapsed Christian lives. The uniqueness of Faith Adrift Christianity is its biblical analysis as to why people manifest an aloofness regarding God. Yet, it does not merely cite the problems and leave the reader adrift, for it offers effective means to combat this very troublesome challenge.

Handbook of Political Anthropology

By Harald Wydra,Bjørn Thomassen
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  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Book Code : 1783479019
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 421
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Book Short Summary:

This Handbook engages the reader in the major debates, approaches, methodologies, and explanatory frames within political anthropology. Examining the shifting borders of a moving field of enquiry, it illustrates disciplinary paradigm shifts, the role of humans in political structures, ethnographies of the political, and global processes. Reflecting the variety of directions that surround political anthropology today, this volume will be essential reading to understanding the interactions of humans within political frames in a globalising world.