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The Gender-Inclusive Movement Among Churches of Christ

The Gender-Inclusive Movement Among Churches of Christ

  • Author: Kyle Pope
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781584273813
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 56
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Cultural departures from biblical patterns inevitably demonstrate themselves in problems faced by the Lord's church. This is seen today in the fact that many churches that still identify themselves as churches of Christ are beginning to reject biblical teaching regarding gender roles and restrictions within the local church. This study surveys some of these departures and seeks to offer a warning call to sound brethren to be on guard for these dangers.

Overcoming Women's Subordination in the Igbo African Culture and in the Catholic Church

Overcoming Women's Subordination in the Igbo African Culture and in the Catholic Church

Envisioning an Inclusive Theology with Reference to Women

  • Author: Rose N. Uchem
  • Publisher: Universal-Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781581121339
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 259
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"When African scholars lament over the near destruction of African cultures, they do not reflect the reality of African women's historical traditions of empowerment and inclusion in pre-colonial/pre-Christian African societies, which were also lost in the same process of Western Christian cultural imperialism. Similarly, most male Church theologians writing or speaking about inculturation do not address the deeper cultural issues, which impact heavily on African women. ..... [from back cover]

Transforming

Transforming

The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians

  • Author: Austen Hartke
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • ISBN: 1611648521
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 225
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In 2014, Time magazine announced that America had reached “the transgender tipping point,” suggesting that transgender issues would become the next civil rights frontier. Years later, many people—even many LGBTQ allies—still lack understanding of gender identity and the transgender experience. Into this void, Austen Hartke offers a biblically based, educational, and affirming resource to shed light and wisdom on this modern gender landscape. Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians provides access into an underrepresented and misunderstood community and will change the way readers think about transgender people, faith, and the future of Christianity. By introducing transgender issues and language and providing stories of both biblical characters and real-life narratives from transgender Christians living today, Hartke helps readers visualize a more inclusive Christianity, equipping them with the confidence and tools to change both the church and the world.

Diakonia in a Gender Perspective

Diakonia in a Gender Perspective

  • Author: Stephanie Dietrich,Knud Jorgensen,Kari Karsrud Korslien,Kjell Nordstokke
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1532642733
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 286
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Gender perspectives play a core role when it comes to both the theory and practice of diakonia. This is the second book on diakonia published by Regnum Books. It follows up Diakonia as Christian Social Practice: An Introduction (2014). Many of the authors belong to VID Specialized University in Norway (Campuses in Oslo, Stavanger and Bergen). They are concerned about the role gender plays within the theory and practice of diakonia. Most of them have experience as diaconal practitioners. The academic context of this publication is thus not gender studies per se, but an interdisciplinary approach where diaconal theory is deepened through the lenses of a gender perspective, and where examples and case studies are provided in order to exemplify the impact of a gender perspective on diaconal theory and practice. The book is a joint venture between VID, Digni and the publisher Regnum Books in Oxford.

Houses of the Interpreter

Houses of the Interpreter

Reading Scripture, Reading Culture

  • Author: David L. Jeffrey
  • Publisher: Baylor University Press
  • ISBN: 0918954894
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 288
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In Houses of the Interpreter, David Lyle Jeffrey explores the terrain of the cultural history of biblical interpretation. But Jeffrey does not merely rest content to chart biblical scholarship and how it has both influenced and been influenced by culture. Instead, he chooses to focus upon the "art" of Biblical interpretation --how sculptors, musicians, poets, novelists, and painters have "read" the Bible. By so doing, Jeffrey clearly demonstrates that such cultural interpretation has deepened the church's understanding of the Bible as Scripture and that, remarkably, this cultural reading has contributed to theology and the practice of faith. Jeffrey's chapters effectively root the theological issues central to any hermeneutical enterprise (e.g., Scriptural authority, narrative, the Old Testament as Christian Scripture, the role of the reader, gender, and postmodernism) in specific authors and artists (e.g., Chaucer, Bosch, Sir Orfeo, C. S. Lewis) --and he does this in constant conversation with literature, both eastern and western.

Encyclopedia of Identity

Encyclopedia of Identity

  • Author: Ronald L. Jackson II
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1452261733
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 1000
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For a free 30-day online trial to this title, visit www.sagepub.com/freetrial The two volumes of this encyclopedia seek to explore myriad ways in which we define ourselves in our daily lives. Comprising 300 entries, the Encyclopedia of Identity offers readers an opportunity to understand identity as a socially constructed phenomenon - a dynamic process both public and private, shaped by past experiences and present circumstances, and evolving over time. Offering a broad, comprehensive overview of the definitions, politics, manifestations, concepts, and ideas related to identity, the entries include short biographies of major thinkers and leaders, as well as discussions of events, personalities, and concepts. The Encyclopedia of Identity is designed for readers to grasp the nature and breadth of identity as a psychological, social, anthropological, and popular idea. Key ThemesArtClassDeveloping IdentitiesGender, Sex, and SexualityIdentities in ConflictLanguage and DiscourseLiving EthicallyMedia and Popular CultureNationality Protecting IdentityRace, Culture, and EthnicityRelating Across CulturesReligionRepresentations of IdentityTheories of Identity

Through a Glass Darkly

Through a Glass Darkly

The Ambiguity of the Christian Tradition

  • Author: Donald L. Berry
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • ISBN: 9780761835479
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 91
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The origin, basic texts, central affirmations, and life-policy proposals of the Christian tradition are more ambiguous than either Christianity's critics or advocates often acknowledge. Through a Glass Darkly considers how one might grant authority to the biblical texts without regarding them as inerrant or infallibly true.

The Gender-neutral Bible Controversy

The Gender-neutral Bible Controversy

Muting the Masculinity of God's Words

  • Author: Vern S. Poythress,Wayne A. Grudem
  • Publisher: B & H Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780805424416
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 377
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Instead of letting the language change naturally, as the speakers feel the need for new forms, those who are pushing political correctness are trying to impose change on language from the outside. The politically correct language movement attempts to speed up and control the direction of language change. It is a conscious attempt to mold the language into the form that certain people think it should take rather than let it take its normal course. From a theoretical linguistic point of view such an attempt would be doomed to failure if it weren't for the fact that those who are controlling the movement have managed to give us a guilty conscience on the subject. We have been made to feel that somehow we are being insensitive to the feelings of various groups if we say the wrong thing, and so we try to follow the dictates of the "language police" as Poythress and Grudem have termed them. This has resulted in a number of words being replaced by other, "more acceptable" words, not through a natural process of change, but because of outside pressure to do so. Poythress and Grudem show a clear understanding of the basic principles of language change, as outlined above, and have applied them to the subject of Bible translation with great sensitivity to the holiness of the task at hand. They clearly recognize that language does change, and that Bible translations must be revised from time to time to keep up with these changes. On the other hand, they also recognize that there are reasons not to jump the gun. They present statistics (Chapter 2) that show that in both 1996 and 1999 23.5% of Bibles purchased in the United States were the King James Version written in 400 year old language! Not everyone is clamoring for a Bible in the most up-to-date language. Some people like the archaic flavor of the language of the King James Version; they find it beautiful; they trust it. On the other hand, modern language translations are also clearly needed since people want to be sure they understand what the Bible says and they don't want to have to struggle to follow the language. Where the adherents of politically correct Bible translations go wrong, however, is that they are rushing to judgment.

Progressive Pentecostalism

Progressive Pentecostalism

  • Author: Derick Wilson
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1304723992
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 36
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The Progressive Christian movement and the Pentecostal movement represent the intellectual and excitement poles of the current church. Finding ways to fuse these two movements to create an excitement to church that is also intentionally making stand for justice and intellectual study of the Bible is the key to transformation of church and ushering in a new era of passion fueled by reflection.

The TNIV and the Gender-neutral Bible Controversy

The TNIV and the Gender-neutral Bible Controversy

  • Author: Vern S. Poythress,Wayne A. Grudem
  • Publisher: B & H Academic
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 494
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Two scholars and theology professors explore the controversy surrounding the use of gender-inclusive language in Bible translations and show the subtle changes in interpretation that can result.

Martin Luther King Jr., Homosexuality, and the Early Gay Rights Movement

Martin Luther King Jr., Homosexuality, and the Early Gay Rights Movement

Keeping the Dream Straight?

  • Author: Michael G. Long,Desmond Tutu
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137275529
  • Category: History
  • Page: 191
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Martin Luther King, Jr., was not an advocate of homosexual rights, nor was he an enemy; however both sides of the debate have used his words in their arguments, including his widow, in support of gay rights, and his daughter, in rejection. This fascinating situation poses the problem that Michael G. Long seeks to address and resolve.

The Church According to the New Testament

The Church According to the New Testament

What the Wisdom and Witness of Early Christianity Teach Us Today

  • Author: Daniel J. Harrington
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9781580511117
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 188
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In the last days of the twentieth century, leading New Testament scholar and popular preacher Daniel Harrington, S.J., asked himself two powerful questions: What might the church of the first century have to say to the church of the twenty-first century? And How might a brief sythesis of what the New Testament says and does not say about the church help bring greater vitality within and unity among the churches? The result of Father Harrington's research and thinking is this timely and important book.

Past and Prospect

Past and Prospect

The Promise of Nazarene History

  • Author: Stan Ingersol
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630878596
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 124
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Today the Church of the Nazarene faces issues that arise directly out of its past. For that reason, Past and Prospect argues that Nazarenes will be better equipped to face their future as a church armed by an understanding of their own history. Church historian Stan Ingersol examines issues that have characterized the Nazarene way of life during that denomination's first century, showing how the trajectory shaped by the church's founders has been altered through time by the shifting tides of Fundamentalism, mainstream Evangelicalism, global expansion, and the culture of affluence. He contends that current disagreements over polity, holiness, and worship are largely echoes and projections of tensions that have been present in the denomination since its very beginning. As the reader will discover, the common denominator running through these chapters is the prospect of rediscovering a relevant and useful past.

The Bulletin

The Bulletin

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sydney (N.S.W.)
  • Page: N.A
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Other Prayers of Jesus

Other Prayers of Jesus

Praying Jesus' Way is Dangerous

  • Author: John Henson
  • Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
  • ISBN: 1780990553
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 176
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Other Prayers of Jesus opens up a new and alternative way of understanding an important item of Christian spirituality. A call to adventure and freedom in the name of Jesus, it is a substantial work that follows his career in the gospels, showing the part that 'talking with God' (as the author prefers to call prayer) plays in the development of Jesus' ministry, in particular his inclusion of the outsider. Three important strains in Jesus' life of prayer are identified, namely 'reflection', 'contemplation' and meditation', with an examination of all the occasions on which the gospel writers picture Jesus in prayer. Prayer is a means of refreshment and openness to new experience rather than tedious duty or doleful self-torment.

Dethroning Male Headship

Dethroning Male Headship

Second Edition

  • Author: Shirley Taylor
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781517047160
  • Category:
  • Page: 204
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The Christian community is divided over the issue of women's equality. This is a unique time in modern history. The church is the last holdout to giving women equality, when it should have been the first to recognize women as equals. Certain religious leaders work to keep women in what they have determined is 'women's place.' The result is that women across all denominations are being restricted even more to certain roles, with female submission becoming the dominant theme in marriages and in the church. This book is a call to action. It lays the biblical foundation for female equality, exposes the myth of biblical manhood and womanhood, and dives headlong into male leadership teaching. Finally, the book leads readers to understand why they must, and how they can, dethrone male headship. Shirley Taylor speaks from her 50 years experience as a Baptist. Revised and Updated, Dethroning Male Headship: Second Edition is written for both women and men of all faiths.

Bad Acts of the Apostles

Bad Acts of the Apostles

  • Author: John Henson
  • Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
  • ISBN: 1780990529
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 206
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A revised, extended and enriched edition of John Henson's most provocative, most controversial, most subversive book. From the very beginning Christians have deviated by word and deed from the teachings of Jesus Christ. Why — and is there something that we can learn about the Early Church by examining those deviations? When Luke wrote Acts, the sequel to his Gospel, was he fully aware of the difficult path he was taking? Did he write simply to extol the exploits of the first Christians and prepare their leaders for canonization - or did he have a different agenda altogether? This is not your usual approach to Acts. What Luke narrated, and how those views differed from those of the other Apostles, sheds light on what we thought we knew. And, better yet, it will encourage Christians to seek anew the mind of Jesus.

Medieval Italy

Medieval Italy

An Encyclopedia

  • Author: Christopher Kleinhenz
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135948801
  • Category: History
  • Page: 2160
  • View: 2456
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This Encyclopedia gathers together the most recent scholarship on Medieval Italy, while offering a sweeping view of all aspects of life in Italy during the Middle Ages. This two volume, illustrated, A-Z reference is a cross-disciplinary resource for information on literature, history, the arts, science, philosophy, and religion in Italy between A.D. 450 and 1375. For more information including the introduction, a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample pages, and more, visit the Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia website.

Newsweek

Newsweek

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Current events
  • Page: N.A
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Homosexuality and Christian Faith

Homosexuality and Christian Faith

Questions of Conscience for the Churches

  • Author: Walter Wink
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • ISBN: 9781451419948
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 133
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Ideal for individual or group use, this unique resource presents short pieces from some of the nation's most preeminent church leaders - women and men, Protestant and Catholic, mainline and evangelical - who address fundamental moral imperatives about homosexuality. Through personal testimony, factual clarification, and moral suasion, they invite the reader to open his or her heart to the Spirit, to Gospel values, and to full acceptance of gay and lesbian persons in the "family of God."