"Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos" was developed by Ira D. Sankey as a resource for his concerts and revival meetings in the late 19th century. This collection is still popular today, with a wide selection of hymns and songs on many different themes.
The Trinity is a core area of Christian belief. This guide offers an overview of the theological history of the concept of the Trinity. It expounds different conceptual models and the technical language used to express these models. It is suitable for students of Christian Theology.
Intends to answer key questions about Christian ethics. This book adopts a narrative and 'concentric ring' approach, giving the overall picture right from the start, and expanding out from there, giving progressively more detail which can then be fitted into the overall picture, so that the initial picture can be seen clearly.
Sets out an account of how incarnation is mediated in the world of space and time, leading to a new orientation of theology within the world. This book argues for centrality of sensibility and unresolved problematics of everyday empirical existence as the primary place of divine disclosure in which theology is learned and practiced with integrity.
Writing across theological disciplines, nine African American women scholars reflect on what it means to live as responsible doers of justice. With some classic essays and some contributions published here for the first time, each chapter in this new volume in the Library of Theological Ethics series presents analytical strategies for...
A modern classic, A History of Christian Theology offers a concise yet complete chronicle of the whole of Christian theology, from its background in the history of Israel to the liberation and postliberal theologies of recent years. This updated 30th anniversary edition includes expanded...
Advances in genetic science and medicine raise questions for us all, such as: How far should we intervene in 'natural' processes? How far should we go to alleviate suffering? What constitutes a worthwhile life? Exploring these questions and more, this book considers theological, ethical and legal aspects relating to the human genome.
Do you want to make a true difference in the world? Dr. Ron Sider does. He has, since before he first published Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger in 1978. Despite a dramatic reduction in world hunger since then, 34,000 children still die daily of starvation and preventable disease, and 1.3 billion people, worldwide, remain in abject poverty.
A handy guide to the major figures and issues in Christian philosophy from Augustine to the present, this volume covers a broad historical sweep and takes into account those non-Christian philosophers that have had a great impact on the Christian tradition
The author attempts to articulate and defend ordinary people's religious understanding and reflections of the divine. Although the majority of contemporary "God-talkers" have not studied academic theology, they are engaged in doing their own theology when they speak and thinking about God.
Explores the legacy of slavery in Black theological terms. Challenging the dominant approaches to the history and legacy of slavery in the British Empire, this book shows that although the 1807 act abolished the slave trade, it did not end racism, notions of White supremacy, or the demonization of Blackness, Black people and Africa.
Written by the author of the widely acclaimed trilogy "Naming the Powers", "Unmasking the Powers", and "Engaging the Powers", this book on Powers, applies the suggestive analysis, "Powers are good; Powers are fallen; Powers must be redeemed", to economics, politics and government, war and peace, personal ethics and ecological and social justice.
Traces the evolving feminist scene in theology over the years and highlights specific contributions that have been and are being made. Although prominently Christian, this book also includes feminist initiatives from Judaism, Islam and Buddhism. It also offers a history, an analysis, and thoughtful proposals for the future.
Dunn (divinity, U. of Durham) embarks on a three-volume series tracing the first 120 years of Christianity. Here he focuses on the figure of Jesus the Jew, his Galilean context, his mission from its prophecy to its climax, his impact, the traditions about him remembered and passed down as oral trad
In his remarks upon being named Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams spoke of the Christian creed and Christian vision (that) have in them a life and a richness that can embrace and transfigure all the complexities of human life. Confidence in that creed, he said, saves us from being led by fashion.
Leading theological ethicist Stanley Hauerwas shows how discussions of Christology and the authority of scripture involve questions about what kind of community the church must be to rightly tell the stories of God.
This work examines the main causes of the moral dilemmas in which Christians find themselves. The author provides an introduction to moral philosophy and examines the sources of Christian principles. He concludes that Christian values still offer an authoritative alternative.
Contains both the short text, which is mainly an account of the 'showings' themselves and Julian's initial interpretation of their meaning, and the long text, completed some twenty years later, which moves from vision to a daringly speculative theology.
Orthodoxy continues to be a subject of enormous interest among western Christians, and the author believes that an understanding of its standpoint is necessary before the Roman Catholic and Protestant Churches can be reunited. This book explains the Orthodox views on such widely ranging matters as Ecumenical Councils, Sacraments, and more.
The most cherished values of modernity are unthinkable without the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. Equal rights, the end of discrimination, the growth of democracy, and the idea of perpetual progress stem from thinkers who lived two hundred and fifty years ago, but whose ideas are as attractive as ever.
Presents a compilation of the traditional hymns and examples of contemporary worship songs. This book offers core music required for worship in a range of situations. It is suitable for churches and schools.
Religion is an important social force, both for good and evil, in the modern world. In the final volume of his comparative theology, Keith Ward considers the main ways in which religion and society interact, and the ways in which major world religions need to adapt themselves in the modern world.
Against the domination of moral deliberation by rights-talk In Defence of War asserts that belligerency can be morally justified, even while it is tragic and morally flawed. Recovering the early Christian tradition of just war thinking, Nigel Biggar argues in favour of aggressive war in punishment of grave injustice.
Theology of Transformation is both a systematic and a practical theology of active discipleship and vocation which, as a renewal of Christology, has implications across the full range of theological topics. Contemporary Christian theology needs to reflect science in pointing to the universal primacy of action in human life and experience.
Nancy Tatom Ammerman examines the stories Americans tell of their everyday lives, from dinner table to office and shopping mall to doctor's office, about the things that matter most to them and the routines they take for granted, and the times and places where the everyday and ordinary meet the spiritual.
A new and revealing study of the theology of the English Reformer William Tyndale, emphasising his original writings and showing that his thought owed far less to the Continental Reformers than is widely supposed.
You can't be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. In this eight-session small group Bible study, author and pastor Pete Scazzero awaken participants to a biblical integration of emotional health and the classic practices of contemplative spirituality, leading to a relational revolution with Jesus.
Outlining a theology of the senses, this work argues that they are the way in which God explores creation through the creature. Gorringe explores various themes, concluding with an account of the eucharist as a major part in what he calls "the education of our desire".
This reliable and highly readable textbook provides comprehensive coverage of core Christian beliefs from an evangelical perspective. Developed from the author's popular introductory course on Christian doctrine, the book rests firmly on biblical foundations while also providing a balanced discussion where evangelicals disagree.
Rowan Williams' new book explores the meaning and practice of four essential components of the Christian life: baptism, Bible, Eucharist and prayer. This book is an invitation to everyone to think through the essentials of the faith and how to live it.
The aim of this book is nothing less than to assess and reset the terms of the debate about the kind of nation we want to be. It asks: What are the essential values we need for building a just, sustainable and compassionate society in which all can participate?
For centuries readers have comfortably adopted Julian of Norwich as simply a mystic. In this book, the author argues that this fourteenth-century thinker's sophisticated approach to theological questions places her legitimately within the pantheon of other great medieval theologians, including Thomas Aquinas, Bernard of Clairvaux, and Bonaventure.
The Africa Bible Commentary is unique. Written by African theologians and produced in Africa, it is the first one-volume commentary ever created to help pastors, students, and lay leaders in Africa apply God's Word to distinctively African concerns, yet its fresh insights will have a universal appeal.
This title provides a basic introduction to a variety of models of theological reflection and identifies their strengths and weaknesses, providing historical and contemporary examples of these models. It reflects the diversity of church and global traditions and the various approaches to theological reflection, and more.
Divided into three main sections: God and Creation, Christ and Salvation, and Spirit and Church, this texbook covers such topics as the nature of God-talk, the divine attributes, the doctrine of the Trinity, creation, providence, and eschatology. It also covers such topics as the doctrine of Incarnation, traditional models of salvation, and more.
A collection of writings by Rowan Williams spanning 1980-2000 and focusing on his insightful engagement with a wide range of modern theologians and philosophers. This book is for anyone interested in Rowan William's theology, be they a member of the Anglican clergy or a student of modern theology.