Summary Book Review Evangelicals Etcetera by Kelvin Randall:
Download or read book Evangelicals Etcetera written by Kelvin Randall and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-11-28 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The ordination of a gay bishop in the USA revealed sharp differences in the Anglican Church world wide. The Church of England is seen as torn apart by divisions. Evangelical churches and clergy threaten separation. Behind the conflicts lies 'churchmanship'. 'Anglo-catholic', 'Evangelical', 'Liberal', 'Charismatic' and similar labels are in regular use; those who stand for particular churchmanships use labels both as battle-cries and as accusations. Evangelicals Etcetera is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to clergy churchmanship. Four major questions are asked and answered in this book. What is churchmanship? Can it be measured? Are particular kinds of people drawn to particular forms of churchmanship? What difference does churchmanship make to the way Anglican clergy believe and behave?
Summary Book Review The Scandal of Evangelicals and Homosexuality by Mark Vasey-Saunders:
Download or read book The Scandal of Evangelicals and Homosexuality written by Mark Vasey-Saunders and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-09 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: English evangelicals give the appearance of being a community at war, with each other and with the world around them. The issue of homosexuality is one of the key battlegrounds. How has this issue become so significant to evangelicals? Why is it provoking such violent responses? How is it changing evangelicals, and what might this mean for the future? This book examines the history of evangelical responses to the issue of homosexuality, setting them in a wider historical and cultural context and drawing on the work of Rene Girard to argue that the issue of homosexuality has come to symbolise deeply-held convictions within evangelicalism. The conflict over the issue that is now becoming apparent within evangelicalism reveals deep divisions within the evangelical community that will have great significance for the future. The Scandal of Evangelicals and Homosexuality offers an alternative perspective, seeking not to present an answer to the ethical question, but rather to examine the way the debate has become scandalised and consider the cost. It offers a window into contemporary English evangelicalism and provides an important contribution to international and ecumenical debate.
Summary Book Review The Crisis of Evangelical Christianity by Keith C. Sewell:
Download or read book The Crisis of Evangelical Christianity written by Keith C. Sewell and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2016-04-26 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the broad context of Christianity as it developed over two millennia, and with special reference to the last three centuries, this discussion finds that Evangelicalism has repeatedly offered a reduced and distorted understanding of the faith. The evangelical outlook is much less scriptural than evangelicals generally assume. When it comes to appreciating the order of creation, our calling to develop integral Christian thinking and living, the religious significance of culture, and the coming of the kingdom, reductionist Evangelicalism struggles with its only rarely acknowledged deficiencies. As a result, we have all too often ended up with a Christianity shorn of its cosmic scope and wide cultural implications, and restricted to institutional church life and the cultivation of private spiritual experience. The consequences are frequently enervating and corrosive. Without disregarding what is important in the past, evangelicals are here challenged to take the Bible much more seriously, and thereby transcend the limitations of their habitual reductionism. Evangelicals are encouraged to embrace an integral and full-orbed understanding of Christian discipleship that will equip the faithful to address the deep and complex challenges of the twenty-first century.
Summary Book Review The Theology of Dallas Willard by Gary Black:
Download or read book The Theology of Dallas Willard written by Gary Black and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2013-08-06 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Evangelical Christianity in the United States is currently in a dramatic state of change. Yet amidst this sometimes tumultuous religious environment a rather unique blend of both ancient and contemporary Christian theology has found its way into the hearts and minds of emerging generations of Christians. The Theology of Dallas Willard both describes and conveys the essence of this increasingly popular and perhaps mediating view of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Blending both a prophetic critique with pastoral encouragement, Willard's unique understanding of the reality present within a life lived as a disciple of Jesus in the kingdom of God is attracting both new and traditional Christians to reconsider their faith.
Summary Book Review On evangelical mysticism [etcetera by John Fletcher:
Download or read book On evangelical mysticism [etcetera written by John Fletcher and published by . This book was released on 1849 with total page 602 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Religious Identity and National Heritage by Francis-Vincent Anthony:
Download or read book Religious Identity and National Heritage written by Francis-Vincent Anthony and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2012-06-12 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is the interplay between religion and national culture in modern times? Distinguished scholars reflect on this question based on empirical research. They offer a vast set of insights about how religious identity is connected to the national heritage in which people are born and brought up.
Author :Assistant Professor of Theology Ralph Del Colle Publisher :Paulist Press Release Date :2014-05-14 ISBN 10 :9781616430511 Pages :43 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.3/5 (51 users download)
Summary Book Review Talking with Evangelicals: A Guide for Catholics by Assistant Professor of Theology Ralph Del Colle:
Download or read book Talking with Evangelicals: A Guide for Catholics written by Assistant Professor of Theology Ralph Del Colle and published by Paulist Press. This book was released on 2014-05-14 with total page 43 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seeks to inform Catholics about the essentials of Evangelicalism so that they can dialogue with Evangelicas about, the commonalities that they share with them, and the differences that need to be negotiated.
Summary Book Review The Bible and Lay People by Andrew Village:
Download or read book The Bible and Lay People written by Andrew Village and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-23 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There are many books about how people ought to interpret the Bible. This book is about how people in churches actually interpret the Bible, and why they interpret it in the way that they do. Based on a study of Anglicans in the Church of England, it explores the interaction of belief, personality, experience and context and sheds new light on the way that texts interact with readers. The author shows how the results of such study can begin to shape an empirically-based theology of scripture. This unique study approaches reader-centred criticism and the theology of scripture from a completely new angle, and will be of interest to both scholars and those who use the Bible in churches.
Summary Book Review Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion by Ralph L. Piedmont:
Download or read book Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion written by Ralph L. Piedmont and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2010-07-12 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume includes a section on spirituality and hope that brings together theoreticists and practitioners who present original research on this important topic. Alongside this section are papers presenting studies on civic participation, suffering with God and spirituality.
Summary Book Review Contemporary Issues in the Worldwide Anglican Communion by Abby Day:
Download or read book Contemporary Issues in the Worldwide Anglican Communion written by Abby Day and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-05-15 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contemporary Issues in the Worldwide Anglican Communion offers unique perspectives on an organisation undergoing significant and rapid change with important religious and wider sociological consequences. The book explores what the academic research community, Anglican clergy and laypeople are suggesting are critical issues facing the Anglican communion as power and authority relations shift, including: gender roles, changing families, challenges of an aging population, demands and opportunities generated by young people, mobility and mutations of worship communities; contested conformities to policies surrounding sexual orientation, impact of social class and income differences, variable patterns of congregational growth and decline, and global power and growth shifts from north to south.
Summary Book Review The Public Significance of Religion by Leslie Francis:
Download or read book The Public Significance of Religion written by Leslie Francis and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2011-06-22 with total page 508 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book reflects on the statement that religion represents a force in the public realms of society. Does religion regain public significanc in social debates and what are its characteristics in terms of topics and interests, actors and parties? How do different religious and non-religious groups evaluate the impact of religion on its public environment? These questions are reflected by an international group of scholars.
Summary Book Review Meeting Jesus at University by Edward Dutton:
Download or read book Meeting Jesus at University written by Edward Dutton and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-12-05 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How does university turn students into who they become? Why are student evangelicals such a significant and controversial force at so many universities? In many countries, university has become the main Rite of Passage between the child and adult worlds. University can be enjoyable and fascinating but also life-changing and traumatic. And at the exact time when a student's identity is the most challenged and uncertain, student evangelical groups are highly organised on many university campuses to offer students a powerful identity so that the world makes sense once again. For some, these groups will protect them from the university's assault on their faith. For others, they will challenge and even change who they are. Meeting Jesus at University explores universities in six countries. Drawing upon detailed fieldwork, it examines the largest student evangelical group at each university in order to understand in depth the relationship between the student evangelical group and the university which it aims to convert. Meeting Jesus at University offers an original contribution to the discussion of Rites of Passage, examining what is experienced at university and how university breaks down and remoulds young people. It explores why student evangelicals are so active, particularly at Britain and America's most prestigious and identity-challenging institutions meaning that students at these places are the most likely to find themselves meeting Jesus at university.
Summary Book Review Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion by Ralph L. Piedmont:
Download or read book Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion written by Ralph L. Piedmont and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2011-07-12 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion publishes empirical and theoretical studies of religion from a wide range of disciplines and from all parts of the globe. A special section is devoted to the issue of psychological type and religion and especially how psychological type can increase our understanding of Christian ministry. Alongside this section are papers presenting studies on subjects such as civic participation, suffering with God, and spirituality. Together these papers represent important contributions that advance theory and evidence in a number of different fields of contemporary relevance to the study of religion.
Summary Book Review Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion by :
Download or read book Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2015-08-07 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume includes a wide range of papers from Europe, North America and Australia that explore individual and institutional aspects of religion from a social-science perspective. The special section is on clergy work-related psychological health, stress, burnout and coping strategies.
Summary Book Review Empirical Theology in Texts and Tables by Leslie J. Francis:
Download or read book Empirical Theology in Texts and Tables written by Leslie J. Francis and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2009-01 with total page 406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Empirical theology offers fresh and stimulating insights into the concerns of both the Church and the Academy. It does this by accessing relevant empirical evidence using the tools of the social sciences, and placing this evidence in the context of theological critique and contemporary debate. In this pioneering collection of focused essays, leading experts of empirical theology illustrate key perspectives within this rapidly expanding discipline. The first section of the book explores theoretical issues underpinning the main methods of obtaining empirical data, and the use of these data within theology. The other two sections display the role both of qualitative studies, and of the analysis of quantitative data, in exploring a range of theological beliefs and religious, social and educational concerns.
Summary Book Review The Church of England in the First Decade of the 21st Century by Andrew Village:
Download or read book The Church of England in the First Decade of the 21st Century written by Andrew Village and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-12-11 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book analyzes two large surveys of clergy and lay people in the Church of England taken in 2001 and 2013. The period between the two surveys was one of turbulence and change, and the surveys offer a unique insight into how such change affected grassroots opinion on topics such as marriage, women’s ordination, sexual orientation, and the leadership of the Church. Andrew Village analyzes each topic to show how opinion varied by sex, age, education, location, ordination, and church tradition. Shifts that occurred in the period between the two surveys are then examined, and the results paint a detailed picture of how beliefs and attitudes vary across the Church and have evolved over time. This work uncovers some unforeseen but important trends that will shape the trajectory of the Church in the years ahead.
Summary Book Review Theological Reflection and Education for Ministry by John E. Paver:
Download or read book Theological Reflection and Education for Ministry written by John E. Paver and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-02-17 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A major and continuing problem for theological education and the practice of Christian ministry is how to best achieve a genuine integration between theory and practice, theology and experience. The key claim of this book is that theological reflection, beginning with experience, is a method of integration and that pastoral supervision is a vehicle for theological reflection. In establishing this claim, John Paver demonstrates that the model and method have potential to be a catalyst for reform within theological colleges and seminaries. Three different theological reflection models are developed and critiqued in this book, and their capacity to be developed in particular contexts is explored. This book does not stop at ministry, cultural and personal integration, but is bold enough to make recommendations for structural integration within the theological institution.