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Racism and the Weakness of Christian Identity: Religious Autoimmunity

Racism and the Weakness of Christian Identity: Religious Autoimmunity

1st Edition

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David Kline
February 19, 2020

Despite the command from Christ to love your neighbour, Western Christianity has continued to be afflicted by the evil of racism and the acts of violence that accompany it. Through a systems theoretical and deconstructive account of religion and the political theology of St. Paul, this book traces...

Theology and Evolutionary Anthropology: Dialogues in Wisdom, Humility and Grace

Theology and Evolutionary Anthropology: Dialogues in Wisdom, Humility and Grace

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Celia Deane-Drummond, Agustín Fuentes
February 07, 2020

This book sets out some of the latest scientific findings around the evolutionary development of religion and faith and then explores their theological implications. This unique combination of perspectives raises fascinating questions about the characteristics that are considered integral for a...

Paradoxical Virtue: Reinhold Niebuhr and the Virtue Ethics Tradition

Paradoxical Virtue: Reinhold Niebuhr and the Virtue Ethics Tradition

1st Edition

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Kevin Carnahan, David True
January 27, 2020

After the re-emergence of the tradition of virtue ethics in the early 1980s Reinhold Niebuhr has often served as a foil for authors who locate themselves in that tradition. However, this exercise has often proved controversial. This collection of essays continues this work, across a wide range of...

Resacralizing the Other at the US-Mexico Border: A Borderland Hermeneutic

Resacralizing the Other at the US-Mexico Border: A Borderland Hermeneutic

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Gregory L. Cuéllar
January 21, 2020

This book focuses on the themes of border violence; racial criminalization; competing hermeneutics of the sacred; and State-sponsored modes of desacralizing black and brown-bodied people, all in the context of the US-Mexico borderlands. It provides a much-needed substantive response to the State’s...

The Fourth Pentecostal Wave in South Africa: A Critical Engagement

The Fourth Pentecostal Wave in South Africa: A Critical Engagement

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Solomon Kgatle
January 06, 2020

This book critically examines contemporary Pentecostalism in South Africa and its influence on some of the countries that surround it. Pentecostalism plays a significant role in the religious life of this region and so evaluating its impact is key to understanding how religion functions in...

Biblical and Theological Visions of Resilience: Pastoral and Clinical Insights

Biblical and Theological Visions of Resilience: Pastoral and Clinical Insights

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Christopher C. H. Cook, Nathan H. White
December 09, 2019

In recent years, resilience has become a near ubiquitous cultural phenomenon whose influence extends into many fields of academic enquiry. Though research suggests that religion and spirituality are significant factors in engendering resilient adaptation, comparatively little biblical and...

A New Theist Response to the New Atheists

A New Theist Response to the New Atheists

1st Edition

Kevin Vallier, Joshua Rasmussen
November 14, 2019

In response to the intellectual movement of New Atheism, this volume articulates a "New Theist" response that has at its core a desire to engage in productive and depolarizing dialogue. To ensure this book is of interest to atheists and theists alike, a team of experts in the field of philosophy...

Theology Without Walls: The Transreligious Imperative

Theology Without Walls: The Transreligious Imperative

1st Edition

Jerry L. Martin
October 07, 2019

Thinking about ultimate reality is becoming increasingly transreligious. This transreligious turn follows inevitably from the discovery of divine truths in multiple traditions. Global communications bring the full range of religious ideas and practices to anyone with access to the internet....

Laudato Si’ and the Environment: Pope Francis’ Green Encyclical

Laudato Si’ and the Environment: Pope Francis’ Green Encyclical

1st Edition

Robert McKim
September 19, 2019

This volume is a response to Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical Laudato Si’. Published in 2015, the encyclical urges us to face up to the crisis of climate change and to take better care of the Earth, our common home, while also attending to the plight of the poor. In this book the Pope’s...

The Evolution of Religion, Religiosity and Theology: A Multi-Level and Multi-Disciplinary Approach

The Evolution of Religion, Religiosity and Theology: A Multi-Level and Multi-Disciplinary Approach

1st Edition

Jay R. Feierman, Lluis Oviedo
September 19, 2019

This book takes a multi-dimensional and multi-disciplinary approach to religion, religiosity and theology from their earliest beginnings to the present day. It uniquely brings together the natural sciences and theology to explore how religious practice emerged and developed through the four...

Envisioning the Cosmic Body of Christ: Embodiment, Plurality and Incarnation

Envisioning the Cosmic Body of Christ: Embodiment, Plurality and Incarnation

1st Edition

Aurica Jax, Saskia Wendel
August 23, 2019

The metaphor of the cosmos as the Body of Christ offers an opportunity to escape the aporias of standard Body of Christ imagery, which has often proved anthropocentric, exclusivist, triumphalist and/or sexist in the analyses of classical theologies. The body motif in particular contains starting...

Religious Truth and Identity in an Age of Plurality

Religious Truth and Identity in an Age of Plurality

1st Edition

Peter Jonkers, Oliver J. Wiertz
August 08, 2019

This book deals with the intellectual aspects of having diverse religious expressions in proximity and the socio-political consequences. It provides a multi-disciplinary perspective on this complex subject, cross-fertilizing work on religious plurality with truth-claims from theologians as well as...

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