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Christianity in relation to special subjects

  • From Faith to Funby Russell Heddendorf

    The Lutterworth Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Abraham and Sarah were presented with a paradox when God told them they would have a son in their old age. Paradox in the Old Testament plays an important part in the dialogue between God and the Jews. In the New Testament, paradox is prominent in Jesus' teaching and helps to explain the Christian understanding of salvation. Today paradox arises... more...

  • Eschatology and the Technological Futureby Michael S. Burdett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    The rapid advancement of technology has led to an explosion of speculative theories about what the future of humankind may look like. These "technological futurisms" have arisen from significant advances in the fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology and information technology and are drawing growing scrutiny from the philosophical and theological... more...

  • Queer Christianitiesby Kathleen T. Talvacchia; Michael F. Pettinger; Mark Larrimore

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    Queerness and Christianity, often depicted as mutually exclusive, both challenge received notions of the good and the natural. Nowhere is this challenge more visible than in the identities, faiths, and communities that queer Christians have long been creating. As Christians they have staked a claim for a Christianity that is true to their self-understandings. ... more...

  • A Historian Reads Max Weberby Peter Ghosh

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 59.38

    Max Weber?s Protestant Ethic is undoubtedly the most widely-read text in Western social theory of the last century. But is it really known? The proposition of this book is that it is not. Innumerable readers will ?know? it for their own pedagogic and theoretical purposes, but properly historical grasp of the work?s full range of meanings, of its place... more...

  • Cool, christlich, stylishby Steve Turner

    'fontis 2014; US$ 15.99

    Der Popkultur entrinnen wir nicht - wir sind in ihr verwurzelt und mit ihr verwachsen. Wie lebt man als Christ in dieser Welt der Popkultur? Manche versuchen, "weltliche" Beschäftigungen ganz zu meiden, während andere alles gierig konsumieren, was die Kultur ihnen bietet. Doch wenn Christus der Herr des ganzen Lebens ist, muss es auch möglich sein,... more...

  • Die Verzauberung der Weltby Jörg Lauster

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 31.12

    Das Christentum hat seit der Antike nicht nur die Künste, sondern auch das Zusammenleben, Wirtschaften und Herrschen vor allem in Europa zutiefst geprägt und so die Welt immer mehr mit seinem Ausblick auf eine göttliche Dimension ?verzaubert?, bis jeder Winkel der Kultur ? und auch noch der Krieg ? christianisiert war. Mit der Aufklärung setzte eine... more...

  • Mapping Christian Rhetoricsby Michael-John DePalma; Jeffrey M. Ringer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    The continued importance of Christian rhetorics in political, social, pedagogical, and civic affairs suggests that such rhetorics not only belong on the map of rhetorical studies, but are indeed essential to the geography of rhetorical studies in the twenty-first century. This collection argues that concerning ourselves with religious rhetorics in... more...

  • Theology and Californiaby Fred Sanders; Jason S. Sexton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 39.95

    Exploring California as a theological place, this book renders critical engagement with significant Californian religious and theological phenomena and the inherent theological impulses within major Californian cultural icons. Many are picking up on California literature as a theme that highlights a place of hope, wonder, and cultural innovation, but... more...

  • Gift and the Unity of Beingby Antonio López

    James Clarke & Co 2014; US$ 43.00

    Starting from both our originary experience of being given to ourselves and Jesus Christ’s archetypal self-donation, 'Gift and the Unity of Being' elucidates the sense in which gift is the form of being’s unity, while unity itself constitutes the permanence of the gift of being. In dialogue with ancient and modern philosophers and... more...

  • Latro und Eremitby Karl-Heinz Steinmetz

    De Gruyter Akademie Forschung 2014; US$ 112.00

    In contemplating depictions of the crucifixion, observers have generally overlooked an important provocative element: Jesus is put to death as a latro, an outlaw, between two other latros. For this reason, references to latros in the Bible, in Eremite and monastic texts, as well as in later Christian writings are more than a mere literary device. They... more...