Theology And Issues Of Life And Death

Author: John Heywood Thomas
Editor: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 0227174208
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"Does theology have any relevance to the problem of life and death?" According to John Heywood Thomas the answer is an unequivocal yes. A largely personal expression of this conviction precedes the argument's exposition, which is then stated first of all quite generally - that nothing human is alien to theology's concern. Three main issues are considered: the unborn life, death as an event in life, and the possibility of global death. The issue of a life before birth is a complex problem, requiring as much awareness of philosophical issues as of relevant empirical factors. The same kind of multifaceted thinking is needed in confronting the issue of death, an inescapable topic for theology. If death is an event in life what does it reveal about the meaning of life? And what of the very human action of the funeral? After a discussion of the complex issues involved the argument returns to the global reference of theology. Two areas of concern are singled out to show that the theologian can offer guidance in debate: the environmental crisis and the threat of nuclear war.

The Life And Death Debate

Author: James Porter Moreland
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780275937027
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This work is an introductory treatment of issues and options in social and bioethics which center on the end of life. The purpose of Moreland and Geisler's book is to offer a beginning survey of these issues to someone unfamiliar with philosophy. The book simplifies and summarizes various end-of-life topics without being simplistic or caricaturing different viewpoints, even though the authors' own viewpoint is made perfectly clear. The major intention of this book is to make the reader think more clearly and deeply about the important issues discussed between its covers.

Matters Of Life And Death

Author: John B. Cobb
Editor: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664251697
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Discusses animal rights and the protection of the environment, suicide, abortion, and sexuality from an ethical standpoint rooted in the Protestant tradition

Prophetic Fragments

Author: Cornel West
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802807212
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This collection of writings, drawn from a wide variety of sources, reveals the intellectual depth and breadth of the author. The articles include political commentary, cultural critique, literary analysis, extended book reviews, and even a short story by West. All of these are held together by a prophetic Afro-American Christian perspective. The value of this book is that it provides easy access to a significant selection of the author's corpus. --Religious Studies Review (October 1989) This volume collects over 50 articles, book reviews, and addresses by a Union Seminary theologian . . . . The most eloquent pieces are those in which West explains and interprets his more personally felt tradition of Afro-American Protestantism. -- Library Journal

Contemporary Issues Of Migration And Theology

Author: E. Padilla
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137031492
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With a diverse list of contributors, this volume seeks to discuss in depth some of the key issues that migration poses to World Christianity in the fields of constructive theology, ethics, spirituality, mission, ministry, inculturation, interreligious dialogue, and theological education.

The Theology Of Suffering And Death

Author: Natalie Kertes Weaver
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136163158
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This book offers a theological foundation for engaging with the realities of suffering and dying. Designed particularly for practical theology students and trainee caregivers, it introduces the spiritual and theological issues raised by suffering and dying. The chapters consider: how Christian theology deals with the problem of suffering and how the Bible treats these difficult issues post-biblical interpretations of Jesus’ suffering and the Cross modern instances including ecology, poverty, discrimination and war comparative religious approaches and the depiction in popular culture. Natalie Weaver relates theology to practical issues of caregiving and provides a ‘toolbox’ for thinking about suffering and death in a creative and supportive way.

New Religions And The Theological Imagination In America

Author: Mary Farrell Bednarowski
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253114464
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"Bednarowski is especially good at elucidating the theological daring of these new American religions.... [She] demonstrates in a very few pages how... theology and group adherence made the individual count, a configuration simultaneously American, un-American, and important." -- Jon Butler "The cultural confrontation with these `new religions' is very real and usually very misinformed. Bednarowski has gone to great lengths to dispel the ignorance." -- The Christian Century "A groundbreaking study." -- Syzygy: Journal of Alternative Religion and Culture Organized as a series of theological conversations about ultimate questions, this book offers a guide to the answers these six religions offer. Drawing heavily on sources from the movements themselves, it presents a balanced comparative account of the emerging theological systems of America's new religions.

Christian Ethics

Author: Larry Chouinard
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1608994996
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Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will. - Romans 12:2 (NIV) What are your goals in life? What goals should you pursue in your life? Every day you make decisions concerning moral issues. Moral evaluation implies that there is a standard of judgment. Christian ethics is the study of how we live a life that conforms to the will of God. When we look at life from a biblical perspective, our goals, actions, and standards should be the result of asking the question, What is God calling me to do and be? Christian Ethics takes a fresh look at a multitude of ethical issues through the lens of God's Word. This important new resource will help provide guidance into knowing God's will for your life. Contributors are (in alphabetical order): Dr. Lee Camp, David Lipscomb University Dr. Larry Chouinard, Kentucky Christian College Dr. James Estep, Lincoln Christian Seminary Dr. David Fiensy, Kentucky Christian College Dr. Gary Hall, Lincoln Christian College Dr. John Mark Hicks, David Lipscomb University Dr. Ronald Highfield, Pepperdine University Dr. Robert Hull, Lincoln Christian College Dr. Leonard Knight, Kentucky Christian College Dr. Mark Krause, Puget Sound Christian College Dr. Gregory Linton, Great Lakes Christian College Dr. Rick Marrs, Pepperdine University Margaret McLaughlin, MSW, CSW, Kentucky CC Dr. David Musick, University of Pennsylvania Dr. George Pickens, Kentucky Christian College Dr. Paul Prill. David Lipscomb University Dr. Gregory Rutecki, Evanston Hospital Gail Wise, RN, Kentucky Christian College

Birth Suffering And Death

Author: Kevin Wm Wildes
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792325451
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For centuries the Roman Catholic Church has been concerned with the moral implications of medical practice. Indeed, until two decades ago, Catholic moral theologians were the major source of moral guidance, scholarly reflection and teaching on a variety of medical-moral topics, particularly those bearing on human life. Many, not only those within the Catholic communion, turned to the Church for guidance as each new possibility for altering the conditions of human life posed new challenges to long held moral values. Two decades ago, the center of gravity of ethical reflection shifted sharply from theologians and Christian philosophers to more secular thinkers. A confluence of forces was responsible for this metamorphosi- an exponential rate of increase in medical technologies, expanded education of the public, the growth of participatory democracy, the entry of courts and legislation into what had previously been private matters, the trend of morality towards pluralism and individual freedom and the depreciation of church and religious doctrines generally. Most significant was the entry of professional philosophers into the debate, for the first time. It is a curious paradox that, until the mid-sixties, professional philosophers largely ignored medical ethics. Today they are the most influential shapers of public and professional opinion.

Women Of Color And The Multicultural Curriculum

Author: Liza Fiol-Matta
Editor: Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 9781558610835
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The product of 13 curriculum projects that involved several hundred educators nationwide, this volume provides faculty and administrators with a guide to multicultural curricular change-especially with respect to women. While women represent over half of the college students on campus, they are still represented only minimally in the allegedly "mainstream" curriculum. Women of color are far less visible in the curriculum than white women. Both the process and the results of a Ford Foundation funded project are presented here in a format that allows browsing and promotes reading straight through. The volume is divided into three major sections, the first of which highlights the actual process of faculty transformation and administrative support essential to curricular changes as it occurred on two of the participating campuses, U.C.L.A. and George Washington University. Extensive multidisciplinary faculty development syllabi are provided. Section Two conatins 37 transformed undergraduate course syllabi for courses in sociology, American history and literature, and more, with brief essays describing professors' encounters with teaching the new texts. Section Three is an invaluable interdisciplinary guide to teaching about Puerto Rican women, prepared by a team of scholars at SUNY, Albany. It provided information about Puerto Rican women inside and outside Puerto Rico, as well as teaching strategies for integrating such information into the traditional curriculum. This volume shows that essential educational change-to meet the diversity of U.S. students-may be somewhat slower than one would wish, and more difficult, but it is complex, challenging, and intellectually exciting.