Improvisation: The Drama of Christian EthicsBrazos Press #ad - His model of improvisation reinforces the goal of Christian ethics--to teach Christians to "embody their faith in the practices of discipleship all the time. Used book in Good Condition. In improvisation, samuel wells defines improvisation in the theater as "a practice through which actors seek to develop trust in themselves and one another in order that they may conduct unscripted dramas without fear.
Sounds a lot like life, conducting relationships, overcoming fear, doesn't it? Building trust, and making choices--all without a script. Wells establishes theatrical improvisation as a model for Christian ethics, a matter of "faithfully improvising on the Christian tradition. He views the bible not as a "script" but as a "training school" that shapes the habits and practices of the Christian community.
Improvisation: The Drama of Christian Ethics #ad - . Drawing on scriptural narratives and church history, Wells explains six practices that characterize both improvisation and Christian ethics.
The Moral Vision of the New Testament: Community, Cross, New Creation, A Contemporary Introduction to New Testament EthicsHarperOne #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Richard hays shows how the new testament provides moral guidance on the most troubling ethical issues of our time, divorce, including violence, homosexuality and abortion. A leading expert in new testament ethics discovers in the biblical witness a unified ethical vision -- centered in the themes of community, cross and new creation -- that has profound relevance in today′s world.
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The Sacred Actions of Christian Worship Complete Library of Christian WorshipHendrickson Pub #ad - HarperOne. Martin, assistant professor of Theology, Loyola University Used book in Good Condition. The sacred actions of christian Worship is a rich storehouse of information and guidance for those who plan and participate in Christian worship. Dennis D. Numerous historical and contemporary liturgical and special worship services are provided throughout the volume.
The combination of historical and theological surveys with sample outlines for liturgies and worship services is unique, as is the range of coverage: from baptism and the Lord's Supper to child dedication, foot washing, and renewal of baptismal pledges as practiced by a wide variety of Christian groups.
The Sacred Actions of Christian Worship Complete Library of Christian Worship #ad - In this comprehensive volume, and ministers provide insight into the traditions and practices of the sacred actions of worship in the ancient, Reformation, an ecumenical group of evangelical scholars, Eastern Orthodox, denominational leaders, Medieval, and modern churches. Other sections highlight the historical origins and development of ritual in worship.
You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of HabitBrazos Press #ad - Smith helps readers recognize the formative power of culture and the transformative possibilities of Christian practices. But you might not love what you think. In this book, award-winning author James K. A. We might not realize the ways our hearts are being taught to love rival gods instead of the One for whom we were made.
Smith shows that who and what we worship fundamentally shape our hearts. No mere abridgment, this new book draws on years of Smith's popular presentations on the ideas in Desiring the Kingdom to offer a fresh, bottom-up rearticulation. You are what you love The Spiritual Power of Habit. You are what you love.
This is why the church and worshiping in a local community of believers should be the hub and heart of Christian formation and discipleship. The author creatively uses film, family, and music illustrations to engage readers and includes new material on marriage, youth ministry, literature, and faith and work.
You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit #ad - And while we desire to shape culture, we are not often aware of how culture shapes us. He explains that worship is the "imagination station" that incubates our loves and longings so that our cultural endeavors are indexed toward God and his kingdom. Following the publication of his influential work Desiring the Kingdom, Smith received numerous requests from pastors and leaders for a more accessible version of that book's content.
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Did My Neurons Make Me Do It?: Philosophical and Neurobiological Perspectives on Moral Responsibility and Free WillOxford University Press #ad - Did my neurons make me do it? brings together insights from both philosophy and the cognitive neurosciences to defeat neurobiological reductionism. If it is indeed possible to make sense of the notion of downward causation, then the relevant question is whether humans exert downward causation over some of their own parts and processes.
. These resources are intrinsically related: the embeddedness of brain events in action-feedback loops is the key to their mentality, and those broader systems have causal effects on the brain itself. If all organisms do this to some extent, what needs to be added to this animalian flexibility to constitute free and responsible action? The keys are sophisticated language and hierarchically ordered cognitive processes allowing mature humans to evaluate their own actions, motives, goals, and rational and moral principles.
You are what you love The Spiritual Power of Habit. Nancey murphy and Warren S. Solutions to these problems are a prerequisite to addressing the central problem of the book: how can biological organisms be free and morally responsible? The authors argue that the free-will problem is badly framed if it is put in terms of neurobiological determinism; the real issue is neurobiological reductionism.
Did My Neurons Make Me Do It?: Philosophical and Neurobiological Perspectives on Moral Responsibility and Free Will #ad - With these resources murphy and brown take on two problems in philosophy of mind: a response to the charges that physicalists cannot account for the meaningfulness of language nor the causal efficacy of the mental qua mental. If humans are purely physical, indeed, and if it is the brain that does the work formerly assigned to the mind or soul, then how can it fail to be the case that all of our thoughts and actions are determined by the laws of neurobiology? If this is the case, then free will, moral responsibility, and, reason itself would appear to be in jeopardy.
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Accompany Them with Singing--The Christian FuneralWestminster John Knox Press #ad - He contrasts the ancient grand community drama with today's trend toward body-less memorial services that focus primarily on the living and grief management, arguing that this is a loss for the church and calling for the church to reclaim the classic metaphor. You are what you love The Spiritual Power of Habit.
Used book in Good Condition. Long, one of america's most trusted and thoughtful pulpit voices, provides a much needed theological and cultural critique of today's Christian funeral. HarperOne. He describes the basic pattern for a funeral service, details options in funeral planning, identifies characteristics of a "good funeral, " and provides thoughtful guidance for preaching at a funeral.
But long also notes a disturbing trend toward funeral services that seem theologically right and pastorally caring but actually depart from the primary aims of the Christian funeral. Long argues that the proper christian funeral should be constructed around the metaphor of the deceased as a saint traveling on a baptismal journey toward God, accompanied by the community of faith on "the last mile of the way.
Accompany Them with Singing--The Christian Funeral #ad - He cautions that the cultural conditions for maintaining this view are under stress and a new, less theological and less satisfying metaphor that focuses on the mourner has begun to erode the Christian view. Used book in Good Condition. Thomas G. Long begins by describing how the christian funeral developed historically, and liturgically and then discusses recent cultural trends in funeral practices, theologically, including the rise in number of cremations and memorial services.
John Wesley's Moral Theology: The Quest for God and GoodnessKingswood Books #ad - In other words, the Good and the True cannot be known outside of God. Here, our problem with making him relevant for today is implied in the difference between “ethics” and “moral theology. As a “moral theologian, ” wesley believed that doing and knowing what is good can only be achieved by being united with Christ.
Long asserts that the ethical nature of the Wesleyan tradition can be best understood using the frame of moral theology stemming from the virtue tradition, particularly the work of Thomas Aquinas. Used book in Good Condition. This distortion led us into our current ethical impasse, particularly with money, homosexuality, war and peace, and technology.
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This recognizes that the gathering of the faithful for the purpose of seeking holiness is the public voice of the church. Thus, there is no separation between ethics and theology since the former is only intelligible in the light of the latter. Click here to read the entire review. Used book in Good Condition.
The Fire Next TimeVintage #ad - A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. You are what you love The Spiritual Power of Habit. Used book in Good Condition. At once a powerful evocation of james Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document.
Vintage. HarperOne. It consists of two "letters, both black and white, " written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Described by the new york times Book Review as "sermon, deposition, testament, ultimatum, confession, and chronicle.
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Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in PerilTrinity University Press #ad - In the face of environmental degradation and global climate change, scientific knowledge alone does not tell us what we ought to do. Moral ground brings together the testimony of over 80 visionaries theologians and religious leaders, naturists, business leaders, activists, elected officials, scientists, and writers to present a diverse and compelling call to honor our individual and collective moral responsibilities to our planet.
You are what you love The Spiritual Power of Habit. This book encourages a newly discovered, or rediscovered, commitment to consensus about our ethical obligation to the future and why it’s wrong to wreck the world. The missing premise of the argument and much-needed centerpiece in the debate to date has been the need for ethical values, its plants, and principled reasons for doing the right thing for our planet, its animals, moral guidance, and its people.
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The Souls of Black Folk Dover Thrift EditionsDover Publications, Incorporated #ad - He also charges that the strategy of accommodation to white supremacy advanced by Booker T. W. Its influence cannot be overstated. E. B. This landmark book is a founding work in the literature of black protest. Dover Publications. Used book in Good Condition. Washington, then the most influential black leader in America, would only serve to perpetuate black oppression.
In this collection of essays, first published together in 1903, he eloquently affirms that it is beneath the dignity of a human being to beg for those rights that belong inherently to all mankind. Du bois 1868–1963 played a key role in developing the strategy and program that dominated early 20th-century black protest in America.
The Souls of Black Folk Dover Thrift Editions #ad - You are what you love The Spiritual Power of Habit. Vintage. HarperOne. Publication of the souls of black folk was a dramatic event that helped to polarize black leaders into two groups: the more conservative followers of Washington and the more radical supporters of aggressive protest. Used book in Good Condition.
It is essential reading for everyone interested in African-American history and the struggle for civil rights in America.