Re imagining Life Together in America

Re imagining Life Together in America
Author: Catherine T. Nerney,Hal Taussig
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9781580511148
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re imagining Life Together in America Book Excerpt:

Well written and highly accessible, this book interweaves a thorough review of developments in Christian community from the first century to the present with powerful new discoveries in scriptural, theological, and historical research that has uncovered deep communal strands in the foundational literature and notions of Christianity. The result is a profound call for the renewal of Christian community and churches as crucial models and inspirations for the new search for wholeness in America.

Re Membering and Re Imagining

Re Membering and Re Imagining
Author: Nancy J. Berneking,Pamela Carter Joern
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2009-06-01
ISBN: 1606087452
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re Membering and Re Imagining Book Excerpt:

The most controversial ecumenical church event in decades, the first Re-Imagining Conference shook the foundations of mainline Protestantism. In this anthology of ninety-five articles, reflections, letters, poetry, and artwork, participants in the conference offer a candid, inside look at what actually occurred in Minneapolis, and at the aftershocks that followed. Amid the cacophonous rumors, hearsay, and ideological clashes that continue to stalk Re-Imagining, the clear voices in this remarkable volume reveal fresh ways of understanding faith, God, and community. They speak to the church today--and to the church of tomorrow.

Notable Czech and Slovak Americans

Notable Czech and Slovak Americans
Author: Miloslav Rechcigl Jr.
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 994
Release: 2021-12-14
ISBN: 1665543728
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Notable Czech and Slovak Americans Book Excerpt:

The contribution to the development and culture of America by the immigrants from the territory of former Czechoslovakia, be they Czechs or Slovaks, or Bohemians, as they used to be called, has been enormous. Yet little has been written about the subject. This compendium is part of an effort to correct this glaring deficiency. In this compendium, the focus is on religion, law and jurisprudence, business and entrepreneurship and the notable people in the government, with the narration and assessment about the Czechoslovak American explorers, adventurers and pioneers who paved the way for the colonists and settlers who followed them. An important role among them played the social movement activists. some of whose ideas won the respect and ultimately acceptance by general population, to which subject an entire section has been devoted. Among other, you will find among them abolitionists, freethinkers. suffragists, civil & human rights activists, environmentalists and conservationists, climate change activists, philanthropists, inventors and even futurists or futurologists. Their innovative ideas, inevitably, led to the rise of the plethora of Czech and Slovak American leaders, encompassing, practically, every aspect of human endeavor. As stated in the Foreword, this reference will serve as a powerful research tool for many years to come for scholars and all Czechs and Slovaks on both sides of the Atlantic.

More Than Communion

More Than Communion
Author: Scott MacDougall
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-05-21
ISBN: 0567659895
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Than Communion Book Excerpt:

The dominant contemporary model for ecclesiology (theological views of the church itself) is the ecclesiology of communion. MacDougall argues that communion ecclesiologies are often marked by a problematic theological imagination of the future (eschatology). He argues further that, as a result, our ways of practising and being the church are not as robust as they might otherwise be. Re-imagining the church in the light of God's promised future, then, becomes a critical conceptual and practical task. MacDougall presents a detailed exploration of what communion ecclesiologies are and some of the problems they raise. He offers two case studies of such theologies by examining how distinguished theologians John Zizioulas and John Milbank understand the church and the future, how these combine in their work, and the conceptual and practical implications of their perspectives. He then offers an alternative theological view and demonstrates the effects that such a shift would have. In doing so, MacDougall offers a proposal for recovering the 'more' to communion and to ecclesiology to help us imagine a church that is not beyond the world (as in Zizioulas) or over against the world (as in Milbank), but in and for the world in love and service. This concept is worked out in conversation with systematic theologians such as Jürgen Moltmann, Wolfhart Pannenberg, and Johannes Baptist Metz, and by engaging with a theology of Christian practices currently being developed by practical theologians such as Dorothy C. Bass, Craig Dykstra, and those associated with their ongoing project. The potential for the church to become an agent of discipleship, love, and service can best be realised when the church anticipates God's promised perfection in the full communion between God and humanity, among human beings, within human persons, and between humanity and the rest of creation.

A New New Testament

A New New Testament
Author: Hal Taussig
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2013-03-05
ISBN: 0547792115
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New New Testament Book Excerpt:

“Important both historically and theologically. Readers will not be able to see the New Testament in the same way again.” —Marcus Borg, author of The Heart of Christianity “A New New Testament does what some of us never dreamed possible: it opens the treasure chest of early Christian writings, restoring a carefully select few of them to their rightful place in the broad conversation about who Jesus was, what he did and taught, and what all of that has to do with us now.” —Barbara Brown Taylor, author of Leaving Church and An Altar in the World There are twenty-seven books in the traditional New Testament, but the earliest Christian communities were far more vibrant than that small number might lead you to think. In fact, many more scriptures were written and just as important as the New Testament in shaping early-Christian communities and beliefs. Over the past century, many of those texts that were lost have been found and translated, yet are still not known to much of the public; they are discussed mainly by scholars or within a context of the now outdated notion of gnostic gospels. In A New New Testament Hal Taussig is changing that. With the help of nineteen important spiritual leaders, he has added ten of the recently discovered texts to the traditional New Testament, leading many churches and spiritual seekers to use this new New Testament for their spiritual and intellectual growth. “Remarkable . . . Not meant to replace the traditional New Testament, this fascinating work will be, Taussig hopes, the first of several new New Testaments.” —Booklist

Re Imagining Mary

Re Imagining Mary
Author: Mariann Burke
Publsiher: Fisher King Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2009-01
ISBN: 0981034411
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re Imagining Mary Book Excerpt:

Artists plumb the depths of soul which Jung calls the collective unconscious, the inheritance of our ancestors' psychic responses to life's drama. In this sense the artist is priest, mediating between us and God. The artist introduces us to ourselves by inviting us into the world of image. We may enter this world to contemplate briefly or at length. Some paintings invite us back over and over again and we return, never tiring of them. It is especially these that lead us to the Great Mystery, beyond image. Re-Imagining Mary: A Journey through Art to the Feminine Self is about meeting the Cosmic Mary in image and imagination, the many facets of the Mary image that mirror both outer reality and inner feminine soul. Jungian analyst Mariann Burke offers personal reflections and suggests symbolic meanings in works by several artists including: Fra Angelico, Albrecht Durer, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Nicolas Poussin, Parmigianino, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, and Frederick Franck. Aspects of Mary explored include: Mary not only as Mother of God, a title from the Judeo-Christian tradition, but as Mother God, a title reaching back to an ancient longing for a Female Divinity. In western Christianity this Mary bears the titles and the qualities worshipped for thousands of years in the Female images of God and Goddess. These titles include Mary as Sorrowful One and as Primordial Mother. Recovering Mary both as light and dark Madonna plays a crucial role in humanity's search for a divinity who reflects soul. Also discussed is Mary as the sheltering Great Mother that Piero della Francesca suggest in the Madonna del Parto and Mater Misericodia. Frederick Franck's The Original Face and the Medieval Vierge Ouvrante also suggest this motif of Mary as Protector of the mystery of our common Origin. Franck's inspiration for his sculpture of Mary was the Buddhist koan-"What is your original face before you were born?" What is spirituality? What does it mean to grow spiritually and psychologically closer to the Feminine Self? How can we begin to see the "outer" image as a manifestation, a projection of the psyche? Can we be challenged by being "betwixt and between" a male dominated Church without a recognized female divinity where God is generally imagined external to the soul and a more feminine depth psychological approach to the Marian mystery and to the Feminine Self? Will we answer the call of the mystic within us? If so, how will we be changed?

Reimagining The Moral Life

Reimagining The Moral Life
Author: Choi, Ki Joo,Moses, Sarah M.,Vincini, SJ, Andrea
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09-16
ISBN: 1608338436
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Recovering the Love Feast

Recovering the Love Feast
Author: Paul Fike Stutzman
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 1608994562
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recovering the Love Feast Book Excerpt:

What is a Love Feast? How did the early church celebrate the Love Feast? How might Christians today celebrate the Love Feast? In Recovering the Love Feast, Paul Stutzman addresses these questions, offering a unique blend of liturgical history and practical theology. Part I outlines the history of the Love Feast, noting its prevalence in early church worship, its gradual decline, and its reemergence in the practices of several Pietist groups (e.g., the Moravians, Methodists, and Brethren). Particular focus is given to five elements of the celebration, that is: eucharistic preparation, feetwashing, the fellowship meal, the holy kiss, and the Eucharist proper. In Part II, Stutzman argues that the Love Feast is a valuable Christian practice and a celebration worth recovering in those traditions that may have forgotten the feast. Rather than prescribing a specific method for celebrating the Love Feast, Stutzman proposes that there are five key disciplines that today's Love Feasts should embody: submission, love, confession, reconciliation, and thanksgiving. This book encourages Christians from a range of traditions to experiment with reclaiming the Love Feast, with the hope that each celebration serves as an act of worship to God and an authentic expression of Christian discipleship.

Trinitarian Ontology

Trinitarian Ontology
Author: Jesmond Micallef
Publsiher: Domuni-Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-07-24
ISBN: 2366481284
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trinitarian Ontology Book Excerpt:

Are Communion and Otherness contradictory or can they be reconciled? In his book, Jesmond Micallef refers to John Zizioulas’s celebrated book, Being as Communion to try to answer this question underlining the importance of communion for life and for uni- ty. He explains that Communion and Otherness are not contradictory but complemen-tary because Communion is the basis for true Otherness and identity. The author traces the work of Zizioulas who probes the Christian tradition and high-lights the existential concerns that already underlay the writings of the Greek Fathers and the definitions of the early ecumenical councils.

The Theology of John Zizioulas

The Theology of John Zizioulas
Author: Douglas H. Knight
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN: 1317014294
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theology of John Zizioulas Book Excerpt:

John Zizioulas is widely recognised as the most significant Orthodox theologian of the last half century and acclaimed advocate of ecumenism. From his indepth knowledge of the intellectual resources of the Church, Zizioulas has argued that the Church Fathers represent a profound account of freedom and community that represents a radical challenge to modern accounts of the person. Zizioulas uses the work of the Fathers to make an important distinction between the person, who is defined by a community, and the individual who defines himself in isolation from others, and who sees community as a threat to his freedom. Zizioulas argues that God is the origin of freedom and community, and that the Christian Church is the place in which the person and freedom come into being. This volume offers a critical appraisal of the theology of John Zizioulas. Leading Anglican, Reformed, Catholic and Orthodox international scholars, including Colin Gunton, Nicholas Loudovikos, Paul McPartlan, Wolfhart Pannenberg and Philip Rosato present essays which analyse Zizioulas' trinitarian doctrine of God, and his theological account of the Church as the place in which freedom and communion are actualised. Many include discussions of Zizioulas' Being as Communion as well as other lesser known works, now available in Communion and Otherness. Together they represent an unrivalled introduction to the work of this great theologian.

Thinking and Practicing Reconciliation

Thinking and Practicing Reconciliation
Author: Leo W. Riegert,Jill Scott
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-12-12
ISBN: 1443854867
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking and Practicing Reconciliation Book Excerpt:

Thinking and Practicing Reconciliation asserts that literary representations of conflict offer important insights into processes of resolution and practices of reconciliation, and that it is crucial to bring these debates into the post-secondary classroom. The essays collected here aim to help teachers think deeply about the ways in which we can productively integrate literature on/as reconciliation into our curricula. Until recently, scholarship on teaching and learning in higher education has not been widely accepted as equal to research in other fields. This volume seeks to establish that serious analysis of pedagogical practices is not only a worthy and legitimate academic pursuit, but also that it is crucial to our professional development as researcher-educators. The essays in this volume take seriously both the academic study of literature dealing with the aftermath of gross human-rights violations and the teaching of this literature. The current generation of college-aged students is deeply affected by the proximity of violence in our global world. This collection recognizes educators’ responsibility to enable future generations to analyze conflict – whether local or global – and participate in constructive discourses of resolution. Ultimately, Thinking and Practicing Reconciliation charts a course from theory to practice and offers new perspectives on the very human endeavor of storytelling as a way to address human-rights injustices. In their focus on pedagogical strategies and frameworks, the essays in this volume also demonstrate that, as educators, our engagement with students can indeed produce practices of reconciliation that start in the classroom and move beyond it.

Re Imagining the Church

Re Imagining the Church
Author: Robert J. Suderman
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2016-09-30
ISBN: 1498290949
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re Imagining the Church Book Excerpt:

The church. What has it become? What was it meant to be? Does it pave the way or get in the way? Are we suspicious of the institutionalization of church bureaucracy? Or thrilled with the relevant impact of its presence? Robert J. Suderman writes about the church as a practitioner. His inspiration emerges out of the crossroads of biblical vision and human sincerity always tempered with frailty. Years of ministry, never a stranger to complexity, only serve to sharpen the vision of possibility. His imagination of what can be is never divorced from the realities of what is. He does not bow to the common assumption that "you can't get there from here." "Here" is the only possible point of origin for us. In his succinct, easy to understand writing style, Suderman provides insightful and thought-provoking perspectives to what it means to be the church. To be a people "called out" to participate together in God's activity in the world, and to create programs and structures needed for effective ministry are two sides of the same coin. This book is for dreamers and bureaucrats alike; indeed, it assumes that the two are indispensable pieces of God's coming presence. Introduction by: Tom Yoder Neufeld

Re Imagining a Politics of Life

Re Imagining a Politics of Life
Author: Leonie Ansems de Vries
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2014-10-30
ISBN: 1783481021
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re Imagining a Politics of Life Book Excerpt:

This book unearths the radical potential at the heart of canonical political thought by reimagining theory in a way that embraces difference and resistance.

Re Imagining Public Space

Re Imagining Public Space
Author: D. Boros,J. Glass
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2014-12-09
ISBN: 1137373318
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re Imagining Public Space Book Excerpt:

Public space, both literally and figuratively, is foundationally important to political life. From Socratic lectures in the public forum, to Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring, public spaces have long played host to political discussion and protest. The book provides a direct assessment of the role that public space plays in political life.

The Soul of Place

The Soul of Place
Author: Michael Jones
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN: 146023796X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Soul of Place Book Excerpt:

In The Soul of Place Michael Jones explores how our relationship with place aligns us with the underlying patterns of life. He does so through stories that ask: what is our experience of homecoming and how do we find our way there? What is our pattern of belonging - including our relationship with people and places - that we hold sacred? What are the conditions of regenerativity and craft that enable us to give birth to something new? How can our stewardship of what is alive within and around us awaken the mythic imagination? And how does this open a path for gathering together in a spirit of transformative celebration?...

Re imaging the Landscape Pamela Bodie Schwarz

Re imaging the Landscape Pamela Bodie Schwarz
Author: Pamela Bodie-Schwarz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re imaging the Landscape Pamela Bodie Schwarz Book Excerpt:

30 Days

30 Days
Author: Steve Adams
Publsiher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2019-03-18
ISBN: 1644583089
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

30 Days Book Excerpt:

A cell phone and a red light strip away the protective framework of Lauren Alexander's life. Knowing she was adopted while her parents still lived was one thing. With them gone, only one man knows the answers to all of the questions in her head""tabloid prince and major league pitcher Jack Mallory. Can the faith of a fifteen-year-old girl dealing with her own grief challenge the demons of her biological father's past to get the answers she wants? Can Jack see Lauren as more than the ghost of her dead mother?

Re Imagining Offshore Finance

Re Imagining Offshore Finance
Author: Christopher M. Bruner
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2016-11-11
ISBN: 0190466898
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re Imagining Offshore Finance Book Excerpt:

Small jurisdictions have become significant players in cross-border corporate and financial services. Their nature, legal status, and market roles, however, remain under-theorized. Lacking a sufficiently nuanced framework to describe their functions in cross-border finance - and the peculiar strengths of those achieving global dominance in the marketplace - it remains impossible to evaluate their impacts in a comprehensive manner. This book advances a new conceptual framework to refine the analysis and direct it toward more productive inquiries. Bruner canvasses extant theoretical frameworks used to describe and evaluate the roles of small jurisdictions in cross-border finance. He then proposes a new concept that better captures the characteristics, competitive strategies, and market roles of those achieving global dominance in the marketplace - the "market-dominant small jurisdiction" (MDSJ). Bruner identifies the central features giving rise to such jurisdictions' competitive strengths - some reflect historical, cultural, and geographic circumstances, while others reflect development strategies pursued in light of those circumstances. Through this lens, he evaluates a range of small jurisdictions that have achieved global dominance in specialized areas of cross-border finance, including Bermuda, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Switzerland, and Delaware. Bruner further tests the MDSJ concept's explanatory power through a broader comparative analysis, and he concludes that the MDSJs' significance will likely continue to grow - as will the need for a more effective means of theorizing their roles in cross-border finance and the global dynamics generated by their ascendance.

An Insatiable Dialectic

An Insatiable Dialectic
Author: Roberto Cantú
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-01-14
ISBN: 1443855944
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Insatiable Dialectic Book Excerpt:

This book includes studies by leading philosophers and cultural critics from Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The essays represent different philosophical traditions and contrasting cultural viewpoints in the arts, literature, architecture, philosophy, and the global politics of today. In spite of their discrepancies, the authors of these essays agree on one fundamental point: critical forums of this scope are crucial and thus necessary as we enter the twenty-first century. After two World Wars and the rise of Western and Eastern forms of totalitarianism, these core features of Western civilization – critique, modernity, and humanism – have been contested and dismissed as areas of mere academic interest. The contributors to this book challenge such a view. An Insatiable Dialectic: Essays on Critique, Modernity, and Humanism will be of benefit to scholars, college students, and to probing readers interested in a founding Western legacy that seldom appears as the focus of inquiry in a single book, herein divided into three parts: “Critique and Modernity,” “Humanism and the Humanities,” and “Traditions and Global Modernities.” While modernity and modernization have been embraced by nations around the globe, humanism and critique have almost disappeared from contemporary mainstream discourse, at times unjustly set aside as elitist, or as an obsolete domain of a liberal tradition that has failed to grasp the hard realities of our global age. This book disputes these short-sighted and clearly ideological positions, pointing to the radically transforming effects of modernization on the world’s traditional cultures, and the inevitable problems and challenges in areas relative to religious fundamentalisms, weakening political institutions, ecosystems ravaged by global technologies, and world-wide attempts by various nations to achieve economic and political stability. In the debates and tentative conclusions presented in this book, the reader will learn about the on-going dialectic that shapes modernity through a re-imagined humanism and critique, currently indispensable in an emerging world order in which democratic ideals and intercultural understanding are vanishing possibilities.

Reading Spiritualities

Reading Spiritualities
Author: Dawn Llewellyn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN: 1317071077
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Spiritualities Book Excerpt:

The phenomenon of 'sacred text' has undergone radical deconstruction in recent times, reflecting how religion has broken out of its traditional definitions and practices, and how current literary theories have influenced texts inside the religious domain and beyond. Reading Spiritualities presents both commentary and vivid examples of this evolution, engaging with a variety of reading practices that work with traditional texts and those that extend the notion of 'text' itself. The contributors draw on a range of textual sites such as an interview, Caribbean literature, drama and jazz, women's writings, emerging church blogs, Neopagan websites, the reading practices of Buddhist nuns, empirical studies on the reading experiences of Gujarati, Christian and post-Christian women, Chicana short stories, the mosque, cinema, modern art and literature. These examples open up understandings of where and how 'sacred texts' are emerging and being reassessed within contemporary religious and spiritual contexts; and make room for readings where the spiritual resides not only in the textual, but in other unexpected places. Reading Spiritualities includes contributions from Graham Holderness, Ursula King, Michael N. Jagessar, David Jasper, Anthony G. Reddie, Michèle Roberts, and Heather Walton to reflect and encourage the interdisciplinary study of sacred text in the broad arena of the arts and social sciences. It offers a unique and well-focused 'snapshot' of the textual constructions and representations of the sacred within the contemporary religious climate - accessible to the general reader, as well as more specialist interests of students and researchers working in the crossover fields of religious, theological, cultural and literary studies.