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GlobalChurch

Reshaping Our Conversations, Renewing Our Mission, Revitalizing Our Churches

by Graham Hill

<p><em>GlobalChurch</em></p> <ul> <li>Simon Chan</li> <li>Ruth Padilla DeBorst</li> <li>Samuel Escobar</li> <li>Ajith Fernando</li> <li>Makoto Fujimura</li> <li>Gustavo Gutiérrez</li> <li>Emmanuel Katongole</li> <li>Nelson ...

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God and His Demons

by Michael Parenti

<p>A noted author and activist brings his critical acumen and rhetorical skills to bear in this polemic against the dark side of religion. Unlike some popular works by stridently outspoken atheists, this is not a blanket condemnation of all ...

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God in Captivity

The Rise of Faith-Based Prison Ministries in the Age of Mass Incarceration

by Tanya Erzen

<p><strong>An eye-opening account of how and why evangelical Christian ministries are flourishing in prisons across the United States</strong></p> <p>It is by now well known that the United States’ incarceration rate is the highest in the ...

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God on High

Religion, Cannabis, and the Quest for Legitimacy

by Laurie Cozad

<p>God on High examines cannabis-based religious groups in Canada and the United States. These religious groups are on the rise as cannabis use is further decriminalized or legalized. In examining these groups, Laurie Cozad explores the ...

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God, Sex, and Gender

An Introduction

by Adrian Thatcher

<p>Engagingly and clearly written by a highly respected theologian, <em>God, Sex, and Gender</em> is the first comprehensive introduction to a theology of both sexuality and gender available in a single volume.</p> <ul> <li>Makes a theological

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Growing God’s Family

The Global Orphan Care Movement and the Limits of Evangelical Activism

by Samuel L. Perry

<p><strong>Illustrates the hidden challenges embedded within the evangelical adoption movement.</strong></p> <p>For over a decade, prominent leaders and organizations among American Evangelicals have spent a substantial amount of time and money

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Hans Mol and the Sociology of Religion

by Adam J. Powell

<p>Hans Mol was born in the Netherlands during the 1920s. His imprisonment by the Gestapo during World War II began a long intellectual journey, exploring the role of religion in society. His work on the sociology of religion throughout the 20th

ISBN: 9781351854856

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Heavy Metal Islam

Rock, Resistance, and the Struggle for the Soul of Islam

by Mark LeVine

<p>“We play heavy metal because our lives are heavy metal.”<br /> —Reda Zine, one of the founders of the Moroccan heavy-metal scene</p> <p>“Music is the weapon of the future.”<br /> —Fela Kuti</p> <p>An eighteen-year-old Moroccan who loves ...

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Homophobia in the Black Church: How Faith, Politics, and Fear Divide the Black Community

by Anthony Stanford

<p>This book explains how faith, politics, and fear contribute to the homophobic mindset within the Black Church and the African American community.</p> <p>• Draws connections between the fanatical homophobia in contemporary black culture to ...

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Homosexuality

. . . . “The Untold Story”

by Luby Martin

<p>In the image of God created him; male and female created he them . . . God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply . . . replenish the earth (Genesis 1:27, 28). Furthermore, in Leviticus 20:13, it states, If a man also lie, with mankind, as

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Hostile Environment

Understanding and Responding to Anti-Christian Bias

by George Yancey

"The only good Christian is a dead Christian." In our heated cultural environment, comments like this are increasingly common. Sometimes Christians are too quick to claim that they are being persecuted. But Christians aren't just being paranoid ...

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How the Catholic Church Became Naughty…And Where the Real Hindrance to Reform Lies

by Jack Doherty

<p>It was an upset Pope Francis who called his cardinals and bishops naughty. At Christmastime 2014 and again in 2015 Pope Francis scolded the cardinals and bishops of the Catholic Church for their vanity, hypocrisy, back-biting, gossiping, ...

ISBN: 9781311780942

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Immigration, society and religion in Germany: The 'Interfaith Council' in Frankfurt/Main

by Christos-Athenagoras Ziliaskopoulos

<p>Essay from the year 2012 in the subject Sociology - Religion, , language: English, abstract: It is only after 1960´s immigration has been framed negatively by Western European countries. A brief answer to the question why the view towards the

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Impossible People

Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization

by Os Guinness

<p>The church in the West is at a critical moment. While the gospel is exploding throughout the global south, Western civilization faces militant assaults from aggressive secularism and radical Islam. Will the church resist the seductive shaping

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In Defense of Faith

The Judeo-Christian Idea and the Struggle for Humanity

by David Brog

<div>Religious faith is under assault. In books and movies and on television, militant secular critics attack religion with a renewed vigor. These new atheists” repeat a two-part mantra: that religious faith is hopelessly irrational and that ...

ISBN: 9781594035098

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In Sickness and in Wealth

Migration, Gendered Morality, and Central Java

by Carol Chan

<ol> <li> <p><em>In Sickness and Wealth</em> looks at migration from the unusual perspective of the migrant-origin community rather than the migrant abroad.</p> </li> <li> <p>This book is a powerful text that stands alone on its own merits,

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Insanity and Sanctity in Byzantium

by Youval Rotman

<p>In the Roman and Byzantine Near East, the holy fool emerged in Christianity as a way of describing individuals whose apparent madness allowed them to achieve a higher level of spirituality. Youval Rotman examines how the figure of the mad ...

ISBN: 9780674973114

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Into Africa: A Transnational History of Catholic Medical Missions and Social Change

by Wall, Barbra Mann

<DIV>In&#160;<I>Into Africa</I>, Barbra Mann Wall offers a transnational history that explores the intersection of religion, medicine, gender, race, and politics in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on the years following World War II. The book ...

ISBN: 9780813566238

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Irenaeus, Joseph Smith, and God-Making Heresy

by Adam J. Powell

<p><em>Irenaeus, Joseph Smith, and God-Making Heresy</em> seeks both to demonstrate the salience of “heresy” as a tool for analyzing instances of religious conflict far beyond the borders of traditional historical theology and to illuminate the ...

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Islam and Politics in the Middle East

Explaining the Views of Ordinary Citizens

by Mark Tessler

<p>Some of the most pressing questions in the Middle East and North Africa today revolve around the proper place of Islamic institutions and authorities in governance and political affairs. Drawing on data from 42 surveys carried out in fifteen ...

ISBN: 9780253016577

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