Summary Book Review The Bible in the Public Square by Mark A. Chancey:
Download or read book The Bible in the Public Square written by Mark A. Chancey and published by Society of Biblical Lit. This book was released on 2014-07-21 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explore perceptions and interpretations of scripture in American politics, identity, popular culture, and public education Essays from the perspectives of American history, the history of ideas, film studies, visual studies, cultural studies, education, and church-state studies provide essential research for those interested in the intersection of the Bible and American culture. The contributors are Yaakov Ariel, Jacques Berlinerblau, Mark A. Chancey, Rubén Dupertuis, John Fea, Shalom Goldman, Charles C. Haynes, Carol Meyers, Eric M. Meyers, David Morgan, Adele Reinhartz, and David W. Stowe. Features: Ten essays and an introduction present research from professors of biblical studies, Judaism, English, and history Articles relevant to scholars, students, and the general public Analysis of the tensions in American society regarding the Bible and its role in public life.
Summary Book Review The Contested Public Square by Greg Forster:
Download or read book The Contested Public Square written by Greg Forster and published by InterVarsity Press. This book was released on 2010-02-28 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Christian thinking about involvement in human government was not born (or born again!) with the latest elections or with the founding of the Moral Majority in 1979. The history of Christian political thinking goes back to the first decades of the church's existence under persecution. Building on biblical foundations, that thinking has developed over time. This book introduces the history of Christian political thought traced out in Western culture--a culture experiencing the dissolution of a long-fought-for consensus around natural law theory. Understanding our current crisis, where there is little agreement and often opposing views about how to maintain both religious freedom and liberal democracy, requires exploring how we got where we are. Greg Forster tells that backstory with deft discernment and clear insight. He offers this retrospective not only to inform but also to point the way beyond the current impasse in the contested public square. Illuminated by sidebars on key moments in history, major figures and questions for further consideration, this book will significantly inform Christian scholars' and students' reading and interpretation of history.
Summary Book Review God and the Public Square by G. Elijah Dann:
Download or read book God and the Public Square written by G. Elijah Dann and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2010-10-11 with total page 147 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In God and the Public Square, Elijah Dann discusses the central issues on the forefront of ethical debate among Christian conservatives in North America. He discusses the hot-button issues of the day, including same-sex marriage, abortion, stem cell research, euthanasia, and the role of religion in politics. Dann offers a calculated response to the conservative Christian right's viewpoint and discusses the various obstacles that stand in the way of using religious values as the basis for public policy and legislation.
Summary Book Review Christians in the Public Square by Varughese John:
Download or read book Christians in the Public Square written by Varughese John and published by SAIACS Press. This book was released on 2013-11-12 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Christians in the Public Square is a collection of essays from the 2nd SAIACS Consultation that took place during November 2011 at SAIACS, Bangalore. The articles are about Christian engagement in the arena where politics and religion, environment and ethics, leadership and education, all collide. The authors of these essays come as scholars and practitioners and they address various issues related to the South Asian context from a Christian point of view. The 11 articles featured here include a wide range of topics such as Business as Mission, Christians in Government, Justice and Law, Public Religion, Education, and Environment.
Summary Book Review Religion Returns to the Public Square by Hugh Heclo:
Download or read book Religion Returns to the Public Square written by Hugh Heclo and published by Woodrow Wilson Center Press. This book was released on 2003-02-28 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite talk of a "naked public square," religion has never really lost its place in American public life. As the twenty-first century opened, it was re-emerging in unexpected and paradoxical ways. Religious institutions were considered for expanded roles in welfare and education, at the same time that the limits of religious pluralism–-as, for example, in the relation of Islam to American values—became a question of urgent public concern. Religion Returns to the Public Square;Faith and Policy in America explores how and why religion has to be mixed up with American politics. Uncovering philosophical, historical, legal, and social roots of this relationship, these essays go beyond hot-button issues to reflect on the current interactions and future possibilities of religion and politics in America. Table of ContentsPart I: The Big Picture1. An Introduction to Religion and Public Policy Hugh Heclo2. Two Concepts of Secularism Wilfred M. McClay3. The Religious Conscience and the State in American Constitutional Law, 1789-2000 Charles J. Reid, Jr.4. What is a Public Religion? Jose CasanovaPart II: Religion in Political Action5. Faith and Morals: Religion in American Democracy Wilson Carey McWilliams6. Faith in Politics A. James Reichley7. Mainstream Protestantism, 'Conservative' Religion, and Civil Society D. G. HartPart III: Policy Applications8. American Catholicism, Catholic Charities U.S.A., and Welfare Reform John A. Coleman, S.J.9. Charitable Choice: Bringing Religion Back into American Welfare Stanley W. Carlson-Thies10. Public Education Changes Partners Charles Glenn11. With God on Their Side: Religion and American Foreign Policy William Martin
Summary Book Review The Naked Public Square by Richard John Neuhaus:
Download or read book The Naked Public Square written by Richard John Neuhaus and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 1986 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Underlying the many crises in American life, writes Richard John Neuhaus, is a crisis of faith. It is not enough that more people should believe or that those who believe should believe more strongly. Rather, the faith of persons and communities must be more compellingly related to the public arena. "The naked public square"--which results from the exclusion of popular values from the public forum--will almost certainly result in the death of democracy. The great challenge, says Neuhaus, is the reconstruction of a public philosophy that can undergird American life and America's ambiguous place in the world. To be truly democratic and to endure, such a public philosophy must be grounded in values that are based on Judeo-Christian religion. The remedy begins with recognizing that democratic theory and practice, which have in the past often been indifferent or hostile to religion, must now be legitimated in terms compatible with biblical faith. Neuhaus explores the strengths and weaknesses of various sectors of American religion in pursuing this task of critical legitimation. Arguing that America is now engaged in an historic moment of testing, he draws upon Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish thinkers who have in other moments of testing seen that the stakes are very high--for America, for the promise of democratic freedom elsewhere, and possibly for God's purpose in the world. An honest analysis of the situation, says Neuhaus, shatters false polarizations between left and right, liberal and conservative. In a democratic culture, the believer's respect for nonbelievers is not a compromise but a requirement of the believer's faith. Similarly, the democratic rights of those outside the communities of religious faith can be assured only by the inclusion of religiously-grounded values in the common life. The Naked Public Square does not offer yet another partisan program for political of social change. Rather, it offers a deeply disturbing, but finally hopeful, examination of Abraham Lincoln's century-old question--whether this nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure.
Summary Book Review The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in China by K. K. Yeo:
Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in China written by K. K. Yeo and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021 with total page 904 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in China deftly examines the Bible's translation, expression, interpretation, and reception in China. Forty-eight essays address the translation of the Bible into China's languages and dialects; expression of the Bible in Chinese literary and religious contexts; Chinese biblical interpretations and methods of reading; and the reception of the Bible in the institutions and arts of China. This comprehensive and unique volume presents insightful, succinct, and provocative evidence about and interpretations of encounters between the Bible and China for centuries past, continuing into the present, and likely prospects for the future"--
Summary Book Review Pathways to the Public Square by International Academy of Practical Theology. Meeting:
Download or read book Pathways to the Public Square written by International Academy of Practical Theology. Meeting and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2005 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume represents the proceedings of the 2003 meeting of the International Academy of Practical Theology, which was held in Manchester (UK) on the theme of 'public theology'. Featuring over twenty papers from some of the world's leading practical theologians, 'Pathways to the Public Square' offers a wide variety of perspectives on the relationship between theology and politics, education, law, culture and economics. They include subjects as diverse as the role of religion in the constitution of the European Union, theological themes in popular music, Roman Catholic-Muslim dialogue in the U.S.A., and the spirituality of the public realm. This book will be of interest to theological educators and students, church leaders, policy-makers and all those interested in the relationship between religion and public life.
Summary Book Review Theology in the Public Sphere by Sebastian Kim:
Download or read book Theology in the Public Sphere written by Sebastian Kim and published by SCM Press. This book was released on 2013-01-03 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A substantial and definitive introduction to public theology by one of the leading experts in the field.A key text for third year undergraduate modules and MA courses in Social Ethics, Political Theology and Public Theology.
Summary Book Review Democratizing Biblical Studies by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza:
Download or read book Democratizing Biblical Studies written by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza and published by Westminster John Knox Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "SchuÌˆssler Fiorenza addresses such questions as, What are the educational practices and procedures that are advocated by traditional educational models, and how can they be changed? What kinds of educational and communicative practices do biblical studies need to develop in order to fashion an emancipatory democratizing rhetorical space and a forum of many voices? To envision, articulate, debate, and practice a radical democratic ethos of biblical studies, she identifies emerging didactic models that can foster such a radical democratic style of learning"--Pbk. cover.
Summary Book Review The Best of "The Public Square". by Richard John Neuhaus:
Download or read book The Best of "The Public Square". written by Richard John Neuhaus and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 2001 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since its inception in 1990, the journal First Things has concluded each issue with Richard John Neuhaus's "The Public Square." His column has attracted the attention of America's most influential journalists, opinion-makers, and intellectuals. All who read it appreciate its serious discussions of religious and social topics, its lively prose, and its occasional dash of wicked humor. This volume presents a sampling of the best of "The Public Square." Culled from columns written from 1996 to 2000, these thirty-two insightful pieces range from reflections on theology, philosophy, and politics to education, bioethics, law, and family life. Each one demonstrates Neuhaus's authorial flair and keen intellect. As Neuhaus argues, "public life is mainly about culture, and at the heart of culture is morality, and at the heart of morality is religion." Few thinkers today can illumine this relationship as directly as Neuhaus.
Summary Book Review Foster Biblical Scholarship by Frank Ritchel Ames:
Download or read book Foster Biblical Scholarship written by Frank Ritchel Ames and published by Society of Biblical Lit. This book was released on 2010 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays describes the pursuit of biblical scholarship in the twenty-first century and explores the implications of modern and postmodern approaches, collaborative and emancipative models of graduate and undergraduate education, and public and political uses of the Bible. Special attention is given to the role of the Society of Biblical Literature. Essays by nine SBL presidents appear in the collection, which honors SBL Executive Director Emeritus Kent Harold Richards. The contributors are Paul J. Achtemeier, Frank Ritchel Ames, Pablo R. Andiñach, Harold W. Attridge, Athalya Brenner, David J. A. Clines, John J. Collins, Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, J. Cheryl Exum, Erhard S. Gerstenberger, Norman C. Habel, Douglas A. Knight, Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, James Luther Mays, Charles William Miller, Gail R. O'Day, David L. Petersen, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Gene M. Tucker, and Vincent L. Wimbush.
Summary Book Review When Faith Storms the Public Square by Kendall Clark Baker:
Download or read book When Faith Storms the Public Square written by Kendall Clark Baker and published by John Hunt Publishing. This book was released on 2011-07-29 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To some, the notion of mixing religious groups and community organizing may seem a pleasing prospect, an idea long overdue. To others, it may be anathema. Like it or not, however, this blending is a reality that has been forged in streets and meeting halls day by day, from the very beginnings of our country to the present-day touchstones of President Barack Obama.
Summary Book Review The Bible: Culture, Community, Society by Angus Paddison:
Download or read book The Bible: Culture, Community, Society written by Angus Paddison and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2013-03-28 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book brings ethical, political, historical, and theological questions into contact with the Bible as a living, authoritative text.
Summary Book Review The Bible in the American Experience by Claudia Setzer:
Download or read book The Bible in the American Experience written by Claudia Setzer and published by SBL Press. This book was released on 2020-09-07 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An interdisciplinary investigation of the Bible's place in American experience Much has changed since the Society of Biblical Literature's Bible in American Culture series was published in the 1980s, but the influence of the Bible has not waned. In the United States, the stories, themes, and characters of the Bible continue to shape art, literature, music, politics, education, and social movements to varying degrees. In this volume, contributors highlight new approaches that move beyond simple citation of texts and explore how biblical themes infuse US culture and how this process in turn transforms biblical traditions. Features An examination of changes in the production, transmission, and consumption of the Bible An exploration of how Bible producers disseminate US experiences to a global audience An assessment of the factors that produce widespread myths about and nostalgia for a more biblically grounded nation
Summary Book Review Wo/men, Scripture, and Politics by Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza:
Download or read book Wo/men, Scripture, and Politics written by Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2021-08-31 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Wo/men, Scripture, and Politics, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, brings to bear years of trailblazing scholarship of feminist thought and hermeneutics onto the current political and cultural landscape. In this book, she seeks to articulate and use biblical interpretation as intervention into the failure of the democratic cultural-political imagination. Although such an intervention is often taboo for supposedly neutral academic scholarship, Schüssler Fiorenza argues that it is politically necessary because political argument today so often utilizes biblical rhetoric in the public square. e biblical-political analysis and suggestions of this book are developed in four chapters, each focusing on the role of the Bible in struggles over women’s leadership in the present, touching on the cultural “double bind” of women in politics, sexual abuse, power, and the #MeToo movement. Schüssler Fiorenza’s insights and arguments not only lead to the development of reimagined cultural biblical imprints of women in the political arena, but they also encourage her readers to add their own biblical examples to inspire them in their struggle for a biblical vision of “women in the public square.” is is an insightful, challenging book written for our time by someone who has always seemed to be ahead of hers.
Download or read book After Trump written by Donald Heinz and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2020-03-18 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A black social gospel movement arose after the Civil War to mitigate the broken promises of reparations and the reestablishment of white supremacy. After the Gilded Age, a new social gospel arose in the early twentieth century that brought together Christian proclamation and an ethic of social justice that became liberal Protestantism's distinctive contribution to world Christianity, leaving residues in the New Deal and the Great Society. In the face of poverty and bondage in the 1960s, Martin Luther King Jr. led a second wave of the black social gospel movement and died for it, as prophets do. It birthed new liberation movements on many fronts. Again things fell apart as the Reagan Revolution massively redistributed wealth and social benefits upward and "late capitalism" flourished. In this environment tax cuts for the wealthy and massive inequalities grew, and President Trump inherited the resentments of the Christian Right and the opportunism of economic conservatives. Would a recurring social gospel have made a difference? After Trump, American Christianity faces another crisis of decision. Will the strange God of the Bible be re-called, will the churches re-live as social movements that bring good news to all the people, will American Christianity re-contest the public square and proclaim a new social gospel for our times? This book is an invitation and a manifesto.