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Rainbow Theology: Bridging Race, Sexuality, and Spirit
Call Number: BV639.M56 C44 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-01
In Rainbow Theology, Patrick Cheng does what no one else has done to date: he systematically examines the theological writings of LGBTIQ people of color in order to reflect upon the theological significance of the intersections of race and queer sexuality across multiple ethnic and cultural groups. Cheng's pioneering work is particularly important in light of the current polarizing debates over issues of race, sexuality, and religion within churches and communities of faith around the world. Rainbow Theology is not simply descriptive, however; it is a trenchant work of constructive theology which delineates the themes of multiplicity, middle spaces, and mediation as a way to open theological discourse for a broad readership of academics, clergy, and laity interested in this critical theological topic. Book jacket.
Canterbury Series Anglican Women Church Mission
Publication Date: 2013-04-01
Canterbury Studies in Anglicanism In the past several decades, the issues of women#146;s ordination and of homosexuality have unleashed intense debates on the nature and mission of the Church, authority and the future of the Anglican Communion. Amid such momentous debates, theological voices of women in the Anglican Communion have not been clearly heard, until now. This book invites the reader to reconsider the theological basis of the Church and its call to mission in the 21st century, paying special attention to the colonial legacy of the Anglican Church and the shift of Christian demographics to the Global South. In addition to essays by the volume editors, this 12-essay collection includes contributions by Jane Shaw, Ellen Wondra and Beverley Haddad, among others.
Asylum-Seeking Migration and Church
Call Number: on order
Publication Date: 2012-10-01
Asylum-Seeking, Migration and Church addresses one of the most pressing issues confronting contemporary society. How are we to engage with migrants? Drawing on studies of church engagement with asylum seekers in the UK and critical immigration and refugee issues in North America, Snyder presents an extended theological reflection on both the issue of asylum-seeking and the fears of established populations surrounding immigration. This book outlines ways in which churches are currently supporting asylum seekers, encouraging closer engagement with people seen as 'other' and more thoughtful responses to newcomers. Creatively exploring biblical and theological traditions surrounding the 'stranger', Snyder argues that as well as practising a vision of inclusive community churches would do well to engage with established population fears. Trends in global migration and the dynamics of fear and hostility surrounding immigration are critically and creatively explored throughout the book. Inviting more complex, nuanced responses to asylum seekers and immigrants, this book offers invaluable insights to those interested in Christian ethics, practical theology, social work, mission and faith and social action, as well as those working in the field of migration.
Publication Date: 2012-10-16
Occupy Religion introduces readers to the growing role of religion in the Occupy Movement and asks provocative questions about how people of faith can work for social justice. From the temperance movement to the Civil Rights movement, churches have played key roles in important social movements, and Occupy Religion shows this role is no less critical today.
Globalization, Gender, and Peacebuilding
Call Number: BL410 .K96 2012
Publication Date: 2012-03-01
Shows how globalization has impacted interreligious relationships and dialogue and argues that the future of interfaith dialogue must include those marginalized voices that have not been invited to the table, especially women.
Hope Abundant:Third World and Indigenous Women's Theology
Call Number: BV639.W7 H59 2010
Review of Hope Abundant in Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Religion http://raceandreligion.com/ JRER/Book_Reviews_files/ Kwok%20review.pdf
Women and Christianity
Call Number: Ref BV639.W7 W59 2010
Publication Date: 2010
From Sin to Amazing Grace
Call Number: BT715 .C446 2012
Publication Date: 2012-03-01
Cheng argues that people need to be liberated from the traditional legal model of thinking about sin and grace as a violation of divine and natural laws in which grace is understood as the strength to refrain from violating such laws. Rather Cheng proposes a Christological model based upon the theologies of Irenaeus, Bonaventure and Barth, in which sin and grace are defined in terms of what God has done for us in Jesus Christ.This book will serve as a useful resource for all people who struggle to make sense of the traditional Christian doctrines of sin and grace in the context of the 21st century.
Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology
Call Number: BT83.65 .C44 2011
Asian theology on the way : Christianity, culture and context
Call Number: BR1065 .A853 2012
Kwok, Pui-lan. Postcolonial Asian feminist theologies
The Art of Tentmaking
Call Number: On order
Publication Date: 2012-01-31
In The Art of Tentmaking an illustrious line up of international contributors from Anglican, Roman Catholic, Methodist and Lutheran traditions, share their insights on essential aspects of liturgy and liturgical renewal including: · Paul Bradshaw on the history of Christian worship· Rosalind Brown on participation and the priesthood of all believers · Stephen Cottrell on sacramental spirituality· Steven Croft on simplicity in the liturgy· Carol Doran on the renewal of church music· Martyn Percy on openness and inclusivity · and many more.This book will appeal to all who practice presidency in Christian worship, and have responsibilities for shaping Christian assembly: architects, artists, musicians, as well as clergy and all with focal roles.