Summary Book Review Catholic Social Teaching and Theologies of Peace in Northern Ireland by Maria Power:
Download or read book Catholic Social Teaching and Theologies of Peace in Northern Ireland written by Maria Power and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-07-07 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book investigates the response of the Catholic Church in Northern Ireland to the conflict in the region during the late Twentieth Century. It does so through the prism of the writings of Cardinal Cahal Daly (1917-2009), the only member of the hierarchy to serve as a bishop throughout the entire conflict. This book uses the prolific writings of Cardinal Daly to create a vision of the ‘Peaceable Kingdom’ and demonstrate how Catholic social teaching has been used to promote peace, justice and nonviolence. It also explores the public role of the Catholic Church in situations of violence and conflict, as well as the importance for national churches in developing a voice in the public square.Finally, the book offers a reflection on the role of Catholic social teaching in contemporary society and the ways in which the lessons of Northern Ireland can be utilised in a world where structural violence, as evidenced by austerity, and reactions to Brexit in the United Kingdom, is now the norm. This work challenges and changes the nature of the debate surrounding the role of the Catholic Church in the conflict in Northern Ireland. It will, therefore, be a key resource for scholars of Religious Studies, Catholic Theology, Religion and Violence, Peace Studies, and Twentieth Century History.
Summary Book Review Theology for Changing Times by Christopher R. Baker:
Download or read book Theology for Changing Times written by Christopher R. Baker and published by SCM Press. This book was released on 2018-09-30 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From wealth creation to wealth distribution and social ethics, from urban mission to religious studies and psychology the work of John Atherton was breathtaking in scope and variety. Unifying all of his work however, was a concern with engaging the work of theology with wider society.With contributions from some of the leading lights in public theology today, this book offers not only an appreciation of John Atherton's work within a prodigiously large array of disciplines, but also an attempt to ask 'what next', taking his work forward and considering where the future of public theology might lie. John Atherton's last published article is also reproduced.
Summary Book Review Sustainable Development Goals and the Catholic Church by Katarzyna Cichos:
Download or read book Sustainable Development Goals and the Catholic Church written by Katarzyna Cichos and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-11-30 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book identifies both the consistencies and disparities between Catholic Social Teaching and the United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With Pope Francis’ Laudato si’ encyclical, Catholicism seems to be engaging more than ever with environmental and developmental concerns. However, there remains the question of how these theological statements will be put into practice. The ongoing involvement of the Catholic Church in social matters makes it a significant potential partner in issues around development. Therefore, with the use of the comparative method, this book brings together authors from multiple disciplines to assess how the political and legal aspects of each of the UN’s 17 SDGs are addressed by Catholic Social Teaching. Chapters answer the question of how the Catholic Church evaluates the concept of sustainable development as defined by the Agenda 2030 Goals, as well as assessing how and if it can contribute to shaping the contemporary concept of global development. Examining the potential level of cooperation between the international community and the Catholic Church in the implementation of the Agenda 2030 Goals, this volume will be of keen interest to scholars of Catholic Studies, Religious Studies and the Sociology of Religion, as well as Environmental Studies and Development Studies.
Summary Book Review Contextual Theology by Sigurd Bergmann:
Download or read book Contextual Theology written by Sigurd Bergmann and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-11-01 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book advances that history by exploring stories, images and discourses across a worldwide range of geographical, cultural and confessional contexts. Its twelve authors not only enrich our understanding of the significance of the contextual method, but also produce a new range of original ways of doing theology in contemporary situations. The authors discuss some prioritised thematic perspectives with an emphasis on liberating paths, and expand the ongoing discussion on the methodology of theology into new areas. Themes such as interreligious plurality, global capitalism, ecumenical liberation theology, eco-anxiety and the anthropocene, postcolonialism, gender, neo-pentecostalism, world theology, and reconciliation are examined in situated depth. Additionally, voices from Indigenous lands, Latin America, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe and North America enter into a dialogue on what it means to contextualise theology in an increasingly globalised and ever-changing world. Such a comprehensive discussion of new ways of thinking about and doing contextual theology will be of great use to scholars in Theology, Religious Studies, Cultural Studies, Political Science, Gender Studies, Environmental Humanities, and Global Studies.
Summary Book Review The Use and Abuse of the Spirit in Pentecostalism by Mookgo S. Kgatle:
Download or read book The Use and Abuse of the Spirit in Pentecostalism written by Mookgo S. Kgatle and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-11-30 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a pneumatological reflection on the use and abuse of the Spirit in light of the abuse of religion within South African Pentecostalism. Both emerging and well-established scholars of South African Pentecostalism are brought together to reflect on pneumatology from various approaches, which includes among others: historical, biblical, migration, commercialisation of religion, discernment of spirits and human flourishing. From a broader understanding of the function of the Holy Spirit in different streams of Pentecostalism, the argument is that this function has changed with the emergence of the new Prophetic churches in South Africa. This is a fascinating insight into one of the major emerging worldwide religious movements. As such, it will be of great interest to academics in Pentecostal Studies, Christian Studies, Theology, and Religious Studies as well as African Studies and the Sociology of Religion.
Summary Book Review Multi-Religious Perspectives on a Global Ethic by Myriam Renaud:
Download or read book Multi-Religious Perspectives on a Global Ethic written by Myriam Renaud and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-11-29 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ratified by the Parliament of the World’s Religions in 1993 and expanded in 2018, "Towards a Global Ethic (An Initial Declaration)," or the Global Ethic, expresses the minimal set of principles shared by people—religious or not. Though it is a secular document, the Global Ethic emerged after months of collaborative, interreligious dialogue dedicated to identifying a common ethical framework. This volume tests and contests the claim that the Global Ethic’s ethical directives can be found in the world’s religious, spiritual, and cultural traditions. The book features essays by scholars of religion who grapple with the practical implications of the Global Ethic’s directives when applied to issues like women’s rights, displaced peoples, income and wealth inequality, India’s caste system, and more. The scholars explore their respective religious traditions’ ethical response to one or more of these issues and compares them to the ethical response elaborated by the Global Ethic. The traditions included are Hinduism, Engaged Buddhism, Shi‘i Islam, Sunni Islam, Confucianism, Protestantism, Catholicism, Judaism, Indigenous African Religions, and Human Rights. To highlight the complexities within traditions, most essays are followed by a brief response by an expert in the same tradition. Multi-Religious Perspectives on a Global Ethic is of special interest to advanced students and scholars whose work focuses on the religious traditions listed above, on comparative religion, religious ethics, comparative ethics, and common morality.
Summary Book Review My American Struggle for Justice in Northern Ireland [third Us Edition 2019] by Seán McManus:
Download or read book My American Struggle for Justice in Northern Ireland [third Us Edition 2019] written by Seán McManus and published by . This book was released on 2019-10-10 with total page 484 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: My American Struggle for Justice in Northern Ireland (Third US Edition, 2019). This 2019 Third US Edition considerably expands on the Second US Edition of 2014--just as the latter expanded the First US Edition of 2012. (The book was first published in Ireland in 2011 by Collins Press, Cork).This Edition brings Fr. Mc Manus' historic struggle right up to 2019. It is larger in dimension (6x9), whereas the 2014 Second Edition was smaller in dimension (5x7.5).Furthermore, this Edition adds an extra 125 (larger) pages and 41 additional photos.Continues the compelling narrative of Fr. Sean Mc Manus' long struggle for Irish justice ... How he prevailed against all odds ... How he refused to be silent in the face of injustice ... And how he "kept Congress on track regarding justice and peace in Ireland." As one reviewer has said, "It makes one want to stand up and cheer." It is a story of grace, faith, and courage; of devotion and determination, persistence and perseverance ... Always firm and resolute...But without bitterness or rancor and with a forgiving heart. As he himself says, "Fight like hell for justice, but always forgive like Heaven."For almost 50 years, Fermanagh native Fr. Mc Manus has been at the heart of the Irish-American campaign against British injustice in Northern Ireland. No one has ever done what he has done: moving to Capitol Hill to exclusively lobby for justice and peace in Ireland, and for doing that for so many years without interruption. As the Sunday World says, "Some political observers in America say he was light years ahead of his time when he set up the Irish National Caucus to fight for justice and rights for [Catholics] back home in Northern Ireland."This is his personal account of how he mainstreamed the Northern Ireland issue on Capitol Hill after Church and State exiled him from Britain in 1972 to silence him on the issue. He founded the Irish National Caucus in 1974, "the driving force that would diminish Britain's influence with the U.S. government." He forced through Congressional action to stop the sale of US weapons to the RUC and made the Mac Bride Principles on fair employment a powerful force. And all this time he was opposed not only by the London and Dublin governments but also - and ironically and inexplicably - by elements in the Irish Republican Movement. Fr. Mc Manus also chronicles the events and social context that influenced him growing up in a large patriotic family in the parish of Kinawley, County Fermanagh--a parish divided by the British-imposed Border that cruelly partitions Ireland. Fr. McManus gives thoughtful insights into Seminary life in England in the 1960s, and how his faith, theology, and philosophy of justice and nonviolence developed. He expounds clearly and faithfully Catholic Social Teaching, which Catholics scholars have called "the best-kept secret of the Catholic Church." Fr. Mc Manus--unlike many Catholic Bishops in the US, Britain, and Ireland--fearlessly applies that teaching to Ireland, as he speaks truth to power and as he exposes how the powerful in Church and State covered up injustice and oppression in his native country. As a reviewer says, the Memoir's "authenticity is the book's crowning glory."The book also describes Fr. McManus' increasing work since 2013 as Chief Judge of the World Peace Prize, headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, and his solidarity work with the AFL-CIO--because, as he likes to quote, "peace is the fruit of solidarity." (St. Pope John Paul II).
Summary Book Review Can War Be Just In The 21st Century? by Winright, Tobias :
Download or read book Can War Be Just In The 21st Century? written by Winright, Tobias and published by Orbis Books. This book was released on 2015-12-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Journal of Moral Theology, Volume 7, Number 2 by Jason King:
Download or read book Journal of Moral Theology, Volume 7, Number 2 written by Jason King and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2018-06-28 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Catholic Peacemaking Edited by Jason King Military Sexual Assault as Political Violence and Challenge to Christian Ethics Meghan J. Clark Domestic Violence in the Domestic Church: An Argument for Greater Attention to Intimate Partner Abuse in Catholic Health Care Lauren L. Baker Studies in Scripture for Moral Theologians Jeffrey L. Morrow From Strangers to Neighbors: Toward an Ethics of Sanctuary Cities Gary Slater Round Table Discussion: Just Peacemaking A “Manual” for Escaping Our Vicious Cycles Gerald W. Schlabach A Virtue-Based Just Peace Ethic Eli S. McCarthy The Changing Vision of “Just Peace” in Catholic Social Tradition Lisa Sowle Cahill
Summary Book Review Violence and Peace in Sacred Texts by Maria Power:
Download or read book Violence and Peace in Sacred Texts written by Maria Power and published by Palgrave Macmillan. This book was released on 2023-02-19 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume brings together 11 experts from a range of religious backgrounds, to consider how each tradition has interpreted matters of violence and peace in relation to its sacred text. The traditions covered are Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Sikhism. The role of religion in conflict, war, and the creation of peaceful settlements has attracted much academic attention, including considerations of the interpretation of violence in sacred texts. This collection breaks new ground by bringing multiple faiths into conversation with one another with specific regard to the handling of violence and peace in sacred texts. This combination of close attention to text and expansive scope of religious inclusion is the first of its kind.
Summary Book Review The Real Peace Process by Siobhan Garrigan:
Download or read book The Real Peace Process written by Siobhan Garrigan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-01 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Good Friday Agreement resulted in the cessation of paramilitary violence in Northern Ireland. However, prejudice and animosity between Protestants and Catholics remains. The Real Peace Process draws on extensive fieldwork in Protestant and Catholic churches across Ireland to analyse how Christian worship can become caught up in sectarianism. The book examines the need for a peace process that changes hearts and minds and not merely civic structures of their inhabitants. Aspects of everyday worship – ranging from the spatial and symbolic to the verbal, musical and interpersonal – are explored as the means by which sectarianism can be challenged and transformed.
Summary Book Review Protestant Identity and Peace in Northern Ireland by Graham Spencer:
Download or read book Protestant Identity and Peace in Northern Ireland written by Graham Spencer and published by Springer. This book was released on 2012-02-10 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on interview material with a wide range of Protestant clergy in Northern Ireland, this book examines how Protestant identity impacts on the possibility of peace and stability and argues for greater involvement by the Protestant churches in the transition from conflict to a 'post-conflict' Northern Ireland.
Summary Book Review A Vision of Justice by Susan Crawford Sullivan:
Download or read book A Vision of Justice written by Susan Crawford Sullivan and published by Liturgical Press. This book was released on 2014-04-28 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Vision of Justice: Engaging Catholic Social Teaching on the College Campus draws together the insights of social scientists, historians, and theologians in order to introduce readers to central topics in Catholic Social Teaching and to provide concrete examples of how it is being put into action by colleges and college students. The authors bring their disciplinary backgrounds and knowledge of Catholic Social Teaching to the exploration of the issues, making the book suitable for use in a wide range of courses and settings. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter help readers to think about issues raised in the essays and to think creatively about Catholic Social Teaching in an ever-changing world. The authors invite readers to join them in engaging contemporary thought and experience in the light of Catholic Social Teaching and the college campus.
Summary Book Review Paul Ricoeur's Pedagogy of Pardon by Maria Duffy:
Download or read book Paul Ricoeur's Pedagogy of Pardon written by Maria Duffy and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2011-11-03 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Maria Duffy describes Paul Ricoeur's narrative theory of memory and addresses central conceptual and methodological issues in his theory of forgiveness and reconciliation. As the many Truth Commissions around the world illustrate, revisiting the past has a positive benefit in steering history in a new direction after protracted violence. A second deeper strand in the book is the connection between Ricoeur and John Paul II. Both lived through the worst period of modern European history (Ricoeur a prisoner of war during WWII and John Paul, who suffered under the communist regime). Both have written on themes of memory and identity and share a mutual concern for the future of Europe and the preservation of the 'Christian' identity of the Continent as well as the promotion of peace and a civilization of love. The book brings together their shared vision, culminating in the award to Ricoeur by John Paul II of the Paul VI medal for theology.
Summary Book Review Anti-Catholicism in Northern Ireland, 1600–1998 by J. Brewer:
Download or read book Anti-Catholicism in Northern Ireland, 1600–1998 written by J. Brewer and published by Springer. This book was released on 1998-09-07 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anti-Catholicism forms part of the dynamics to Northern Ireland's conflict and is critical to the self-defining identity of certain Protestants. However, anti-Catholicism is as much a sociology process as a theological dispute. It was given a Scriptural underpinning in the history of Protestant-Catholic relations in Ireland, and wider British-Irish relations, in order to reinforce social divisions between the religious communities and to offer a deterministic belief system to justify them. The book examines the socio-economic and political processes that have led to theology being used in social closure and stratification between the seventeenth century and the present day.
Summary Book Review Modern Catholic Social Teaching by Kenneth R. Himes, OFM:
Download or read book Modern Catholic Social Teaching written by Kenneth R. Himes, OFM and published by Georgetown University Press. This book was released on 2005-08-10 with total page 580 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With an equal emphasis on every word in the title—and with a distinctly American perspective—Himes and his distinguished associate editors and contributors, have assembled the most thorough and authoritative assessment of modern Roman Catholic social teaching to date, likely to remain the touchstone volume for decades. This culmination of many years of effort by twenty stellar scholars has produced a reference work for anyone interested in understanding or studying the key documents that comprise the central corpus of Catholic social teaching. In addition to interrogations of the major documents, this volume provides an understanding of the biblical and philosophical foundations of Catholic social teaching, addresses the doctrinal issues that arise in such a context, and explores the social thought leading up to the "modern" era, generally accepted as beginning in 1891 with the publication of Pope Leo XIII's Rerum Novarum. Finally, there is a review of how Catholic social teaching has been received in the United States, and an informed look at the shortcomings and questions that future generations must address. By any standard, Modern Catholic Social Teaching is a remarkable work—intellectually rigorous and deeply faithful, it provides accessible and thought-provoking insights into the heart of a belief tradition that every Catholic will find invaluable.
Summary Book Review Integrated Peacebuilding by Craig Zelizer:
Download or read book Integrated Peacebuilding written by Craig Zelizer and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-04-19 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Integrated Peacebuilding addresses the importance of weaving peacebuilding methods into diverse sectors including development, humanitarian assistance, gender, business, media, health, and the environment - areas where such work is needed the most. Incorporating peacebuilding approaches in these fields is critical for transforming today's protracted conflicts into tomorrow's sustainable peace. Covering both theory and practice, Dr. Zelizer and his team of leading academics and practitioners present original essays discussing the infrastructure of the peacebuilding field (outlining key actors, donors, and underlying motivations) as well as the ethical dilemmas created by modern conflict. Exploring both the challenges and lessons to be found in this emerging field, Integrated Peacebuilding is perfect for courses on peacebuilding, conflict resolution, international development, and related fields.