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Does Christianity Kill Culture

Author : Arthur Chingwaru
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This book was written in an environment of multi-culturalism. To be against one or pro the other might offend the other. A multi-cultural society allows you to feel connected to different cultures, and culturally different points of view. Cultural differences are not of some one’s own making but natural. The importance of Christianity to culture is that, Christianity started social things like schools and hospitals, which are for the alleviation of the plight of society. Christianity involves things like our family lives and our personal hygiene, which are very important for our well-being. Christianity takes us as all equals in the eyes of God the Father, is not selfish but viewing every creation as important. How we view ourselves is how we should view others as important as ourselves. Christianity is unique in that it combines many cultures. It started at the time of Jesus, which means those who came to Christianity, had their own cultures. Some cultures had to abandon what they valued before, such as polygamy, alcohol divorce, abortion and some rituals, which were anti-Christ. Some cultures were made to adopt some Christian cultures, which were not in their cultures before, such as Christmas and Easter holidays. With the fact that they were made to drop some of their traditions and adapt some Christian cultures could be the reason why they would start saying Christianity is killing culture.

Christianity Confronts Culture

Author : Marvin K. Mayers
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In this revised edition you will find discussions and definitions of the impact of Christian gospel, its ethics, and its lifestyle. Numerous case studies are included.

Christianity and Cultures

Author : David Emmanuel Singh
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"This volume on Christianity and Cultures is a way of marking an important milestone in the relatively short story of the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (OCMS). The papers here have been exclusively sourced from Transformation, a quarterly journal of OCMS and seek to provide a tripartite view of Christianity's engagement with cultures by focusing on the question: how is Christian thinking forming or reforming through its interaction with the varied contexts it encounters? As Christianity has taken and still takes shape in multiple contexts, it naturally results in a variety of expressions and emphases. One can gain an appreciation of these by studying different strands of theological-missiological thinking, socio-political engagements and forms of family relationships in interaction with the host cultures."--BOOK JACKET.

Christianity

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Written by contributing scholars who are experts in specific facets of developing Christianity, this survey provides a well-rounded introduction to the history of Christianity and is ideal for anyone interested in the impact of Christianity of world culture down through history. It shows how Christianity emerged from its original Jewish context and developed into a worldwide religion, offering perceptive studies on how its origins and development were influenced by the changing social and cultural contexts in which the founders and leaders of this tradition lived and thought. Provides detailed evidence of the influence of Greco-Roman and Jewish religious concepts and religious movements on the origins of Christianity, considers the structuring of the church conceptually and organizationally in Europe, and discusses Christianity's spread and growth in America and throughout the world. Looks at the profound impact of the culture of the later Roman and medieval world on the development of Christian doctrine and intellectual traditions and helps readers understand the reasons for the divisions between Catholic and Protestant traditions.

Christianity and European Culture Selections from the Work of Christopher Dawson

Author : Christopher Dawson
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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the development of Dawson's thinking on questions that remain of contemporary importance

Christianity and Culture

Author : T. S. Eliot
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One of our most prized writers takes a poignant look at the powerful influences of religion and culture in the Western world in these two penetrating essays. The first, The Idea of a Christian Society, examines the undeniable link between religion, politics, and economy, suggesting that a real Christian society requires a direct criticism of political and economic systems. And in Notes towards the Definition of Culture, Eliot sets out to discover the true definition of “culture,” a word whose misuse and ambiguity presents a danger to the legacy of the Western world. Intellectually, Eliot was years ahead of his time, and these essays are an invaluable tool for analyzing and understanding the nature of society today.

Christianity and African Culture

Author : J. N. Kanyua Mugambi
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Shaping the Society Christianity and Culture

Author : Pastor Stephen Kyeyune
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African theology involves theology that reflects the original thinking of African people. Many African have expressed a need for the theology that reflects the original thinking of African peoples. Some theologians have recklessly labeled every aspect of African culture to be evil whereas others have expressed contempt regarding Christianity wrapped in Europeans culture. Having stayed away from my culture for more than twenty years, I have encountered several cultural shocks. My personal experience has induced me to invest time into intensive researching on the issue of culture and Christianity in anticipation to help somebody puzzled and drowned in confusion. I mean somebody who will not draw a diving line between the two aspects of lives. Within every cultural background setting, there is a godly culture that is not in conflict with Christianity. The culture of man apart from God equals to corruption. God created culture and He sent His Son to restore and to preserve the moral values of the cultures. The godly culture of man should therefore not be in conflict with the culture of the Bible. This topic has been produced in a series of teachings in different volumes of books for deeper clarification. I advise you to read all of the series available for your spiritual growth. Pastor Stephen Kyeyune

Culture Communication and Christianity

Author : Charles H. Kraft
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Charles Kraft is a well-known author, educator, linguist, anthropologist, and missiologist. This book consists of his selected writings compiled over more than three decades. Subjects including anthropology, communication, worldview, ethnolinguistics, hermeneutics, and contextualization are dealt with as they relate to Christianity and Kraft's unique perspective. Kraft's personal story and an exhaustive bibliography of his personal writings (from 1961-2000) are included. This book is of extraodrinary value to those who desire to study Christianity, culture and communication, and the interplay between all three.

Encounters Between Chinese Culture and Christianity

Author : Jingyi Ji
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Tracing encounters between Chinese culture and Christianity, Jingyi Ji (*1962 in Beijing) displays vividly how Chinese Christians interpret Christianity in their context. The book involves both Chinese and Western philosophy and theology and will be of interest not only for theologians but also for all those exploring the interaction between Chinese and Western culture.

Christianity in Culture

Author : Charles H. Kraft
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Christianity and Culture in the Crossfire

Author : David A. Hoekema
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Eleven eminent scholars examine how Christian commitment illuminates the issues of relativism, feminism, cultural diversity, and postmodernism that occupe center stage in higher education today.

Christianity and Ibo Culture

Author : Edmund Ilogu
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Christianity

Author : Howard Clark Kee
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Written by contributing scholars who are experts in specific facets of developing Christianity, this survey provides a well-rounded introduction to the history of Christianity and is ideal for anyone interested in the impact of Christianity of world culture down through history. It shows how Christianity emerged from its original Jewish context and developed into a worldwide religion, offering perceptive studies on how its origins and development were influenced by the changing social and cultural contexts in which the founders and leaders of this tradition lived and thought. Provides detailed evidence of the influence of Greco-Roman and Jewish religious concepts and religious movements on the origins of Christianity, considers the structuring of the church conceptually and organizationally in Europe, and discusses Christianity's spread and growth in America and throughout the world. Looks at the profound impact of the culture of the later Roman and medieval world on the development of Christian doctrine and intellectual traditions and helps readers understand the reasons for the divisions between Catholic and Protestant traditions. For theologians.

Christians in a Cancel Culture

Author : Joe Dallas
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The WHO, WHAT, and HOW of Responding to Those Who Want to Silence You You’ve based your understanding of today’s sensitive social issues on the Bible’s truth. Mainstream culture not only sees these issues differently but calls you bigoted for rejecting views they’ve deemed self-evident. So how do you witness Christ’s love to those ready to write you off as hateful? Christians in a Cancel Culture breaks down how you can speak wisdom about politically charged and personal subjects with equal parts compassion and conviction. This book will affirm your understanding of the Bible’s views on sin, salvation, racism, gender identity, homosexuality, and abortion while teaching you… why today’s world has grown so hostile to Christians and biblical values where you can find room to minister within challenging conversations how you can sustain relationships with those who feel threatened by God’s truth Walking in faith isn’t about fighting culture wars but witnessing Jesus’s restorative grace to those who haven’t yet found it. Christians in a Cancel Culture will prepare you to stay true to your beliefs as you address today’s controversies while opening doors to deeper discussions about Christ’s redeeming love.

American Christianity s Adultery with Secular Culture

Author : Michael D. LeMay
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An honest look at where the church in America is headed and what we can do to change course. American Christianity is dying a slow death at its own hands. Instead of positively affecting the secular culture, we are being infected by it under the guise of being "seeker-friendly" and "loving." Soon, the church may be an exact mirror of the culture that seeks to destroy us. With a lack of strong, principled leaders, and with followers who want their ears tickled instead of being challenged to pursue righteousness, American Christianity is writing its own epitaph as it slowly dies. Unless we reverse course by embracing the complete, absolute truth of God's Word and stop trying to redefine God in our selfish human image, only a remnant will remain of a once-powerful church. Do we have the courage to challenge ourselves and our leaders to reject secular culture and its influences? Or will we continue to die a slow death at our own hands as we continue to inhale the cancer of secular humanism? Time is running out. Original Title: The Suicide of American Christianity

African Perspectives on Culture and World Christianity

Author : Joseph Ogbonnaya
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Unlike the global North, “the ferment of Christianity” in the global South, among the majority of world people, has been astronomical. Despite the shift in the center of gravity of Christianity to the global South, intra-ecclesial tensions globally remain those of the relationship of culture to religion. The questions posed revolve around to what extent Western Christianity should be adapted to local cultures. Should we talk of Christianity in non-Western contexts or of majority world Christianity? Is it appropriate to describe the shift as the emergence of global Christianity or world Christianity? Should Christianity in the global South mimic Christianity in the global North, or can it be different in the light of the diversity of these cultures? Can Africans, Asians, Latin Americans, Europeans and North Americans – the entire global community – speak of God in the same way? This book is devoted to examining varieties of the intercultural process in world Christianity. It understands culture broadly as a common meaning upon which communities’ social order is organized. Culture in this sense is the whole life of people. It is the integrator of the filial bond holding people together and the various institutional structures – economic, technological, political and legal – that guarantee peace and survival in societies, states, and nations, both locally and internationally. As this book shows, the centrality of culture for world Christianity equally showcases the important position the scale of values occupies in world Christianity.

Good Game

Author : Shirl J. Hoffman
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Good Game retells numerous fascinating stories from the world of ancient and contemporary sports and draws on the history of the Christian tradition to answer "What would it really mean to think Christianly about sport?" --from publisher description

The Clash Between Christianity and Cultures

Author : Donald Anderson McGavran
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A mighty clash of convictions resounds around the world and will continue to reverberate during the coming decades. Men are deciding a most difficult question: Is there One Way or are there many ways? Hosts line up on one side and on the other. Cannons are wheeled into position and salvos fired. Lectures are delivered, courses are taught, and books are written on each side. If there are many ways to God, the Christian has no position in any culture, even his own. If there is only one way then the Christian needs to assert his truth as clearly and honestly as possible. This book deals with the deeper questions of culture. Beyond dress, housing, and language rests the issue of moral and ethical right and wrong. If you have ever pondered the impact of a Christian commitment on this level of living you have approached the culture clash. McGavran challenges those who deny this impact and compromise their decisions with a choice that accommodates secularism, relativism or pluralism. He presents a stimulating and persuasive case for the authority of the gospel within any culture. - Back cover.

Christianity and Classical Culture

Author : Charles Norris Cochrane
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The theme of 'Christianity and Classical Culture' is the fundamental change in thought and action that occurred from the reign of Augustus to the time of Augustine. The classical world sought to practice politics and understand the world in purely rational terms, but the difficulties of this program were already evident as Christianity began developing a completely new understanding of the human world. It is from this revolution in ideas that our modern world was forged. W H Auden wrote of an earlier edition in The New Republic: Since the appearance of the first edition in 1940, I have read this book many times, and my conviction of its importance to the understanding not only of the epoch with which it is concerned, but also of our own, has increased with each rereading.