First published in 1969, "Black Theology & Black Power" provided the first systematic presentation of black theology. Relating the militant struggle for liberation with the gospel message of salvation, James Cone laid the foundation for an original interpretation of Christianity that retains its urgency and challenge today.
Stephen B Bevans's Models of Contextual Theology has become a staple in courses on theological method and as a handbook used by missioners and other Christians concerned with the Christian tradition's understanding of itself in relation to culture.
But by turning from the sublime to a consideration of the beautiful, Gregory shows that both Christian and science-fictional imaginations may discover a new and surprising conversation.--John Saxbee "Church Times"
The Catholic Church is by far the largest Christian denomination and the largest organized body of any world religion. Well over a billion people - or over one-sixth of the world's population - belong to the Roman Catholic Church.
Thirty Nine New Articles offers a vision of a fresh, generous, contemporary Anglican faith and life. Inspired by the original Thirty Nine Articles of Religion, the Church of England's historic statement of belief, it explores thirty-nine beliefs and practices that characterize Anglicanism today and the issues it grapples with.
Former stand-up comic and unlikely pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber blends sardonic irreverence and brilliant theology as she relates her unusual journey of faith, offering a fresh and uncompromising look at the transformative power of grace. This compassionate book portrays both church and seekers as deeply flawed yet deeply faithful.
For every day from Shrove Tuesday to Easter Day, the bestselling poet Malcolm Guite chooses a favourite poem from across the Christian spiritual and English literary traditions and offers incisive reflections on it. A scholar of poetry and a renowned poet himself, his knowledge is deep and wide and he offers readers a soul-food feast for Lent.
For every day from Advent Sunday to Christmas Day and beyond, the bestselling poet Malcolm Guite chooses a favourite poem from across the Christian spiritual and English literary traditions and offers incisive seasonal reflections on it. A scholar of poetry as well as a renowned poet himself, he offers readers a soul-food feast for Advent.
Christianity began with the words and deeds of an obscure village carpenter's son who died a shameful criminal's death at the hands of the Roman occupiers of his country. This book shows that the history of the religion, while often glorious, is not one of unimpeded progress, but something still more remarkable, flawed and human.
Matt Woodcock's frank, funny diaries reveal what it was like for him to train as a vicar while struggling against all odds to become a father. Becoming Reverend is a compelling account of how faith can work in the midst of a messy life, combining family, fertility, faith and friendship with the story of a divine - but unlikely - calling.
Intelligent Design Theory (IDT) was responsible for the 17th century's Scientific Revolution. Evolution, derives from ancient, even pagan, ideas about our rootedness in nature and the transience of various life forms. What happened to reverse these two movements' fortunes? This work provides an understanding of this debate.
Three complete sessions for Lent, Easter and Pentecost, together with a wealth of creative activities and crafts to extend the range of excitingly messy activities for your Messy Church. Sections include creative and reflective prayers, games and competitions, food crafts, Messy Moments sheets and many other ideas for the Easter season.
Christian anarchism has been around for at least as long as "secular" anarchism. The existing literature cites Leo Tolstoy as its most famous (sometimes even as the only) proponent, but there are many others. This book presents Christian anarchism to both the wider public and the wider academic community.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu is no stranger to controversy. In 2009, he was awarded the highest civilian award in the United States, the Presidential Medal, by Barack Obama. This collection brings together some of the Archbishop's key speeches, sermons, lectures and exchanges given over the years, charting the trajectory of his extraordinary career.
Why are faiths now so associated with violent conflict? Why has the communications revolution had a deeper impact on Islam than on Christianity? Why is there a tendency to associate Christianity with the West, and with overt/covert forms of colonialism? This title deals with these questions.
Should scientists challenge religious beliefs in modern society? This book gives voice to those scientist and theologians whose experience holds direct relevance in the confrontational science and religion debate.