Christian Perspectives on Politics

Author: J. Philip Wogaman

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664222017

Category: Religion

Page: 374

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Minister Wogaman updates his comprehensive discussions on the meaning and importance of politics; the history of Christian political thought; and church/state relations, the legislation of social morality, and criminal justice issues.

Christian Body Politic

21st Century Reformed Christian Perspectives on Church and State

Author: Christian Kim,Stephen Joel Garver,Lee Irons

Publisher: The Hermit Kingdom Press

ISBN: 9780972386449

Category: Religion

Page: 166

View: 9289

"Do you want to find out CHRISTIAN ideas on POLITICS? This book is for you!" CHRISTIAN BODY POLITIC is a book that tackles difficult questions regarding the Christian perspective on the relationship between Church and State. Leading Christian thinkers and activists discuss such questions as: Did Jesus support the Death Penalty? What role should the Church play in government? What does the Bible teach about governing authority's legitimacy? Is democracy the only Bible-approved government? Professor Stephen Joel Garver has been teaching philosophy courses to students at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA, for a long time, and Prof. Garver shares insightful thoughts on the concept of Jesus as King. What does it mean for our modern society? Professor Cliff Bates, who is teaching political science at the University of Warsaw in POLAND, shares his insights on the concept of the State and Christian responses to it. Prof. Bates discusses the issue of the Holocaust as well. Rev. David Kim, who is a major leader with an evangelical student campus movement, shares his wisdom on the idea of the City of God. If Christians are citizens of the City of God in Heaven, how does that identity relate to Christians' life on earth. Is there a relationship? Does it matter? Rev. Lee Irons, who hosts a Christian think-tank, The Upper Register, gives an informative account of the the current evangelical-reformed discussion on the relationship between Church and State and offers some of his own ideas. The editor of the volume, Christian Kim, presents cogent arguments about Jesus Christ's attitudes about the Death Penalty.

Healing for a Broken World

Christian Perspectives on Public Policy

Author: Steve Monsma

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1581349610

Category: Religion

Page: 222

View: 2897

Equips Christians to understand and respond to current public policy issues in a thoroughly biblical manner so that they may live as thoughtful, conscientious world citizens.

The Economics and Politics of Accounting

International Perspectives on Research Trends, Policy, and Practice

Author: Anthony G. Hopwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199286782

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

View: 8150

Accounting and the role of accountants has permeated the modern societies. For the most part we have accepted the impartiality and objectivity of accounting and not recognized how accounting systems are embedded in a country's economic and legal framework, much of which is in turn shaped by political processes. This web of interactions results in complex economic and political questions which require accounting researchers to focus on several related trends: information economics, regulatory economics, sociology, and political science. Although considerable progress has been made in the field of accounting, many fundamental questions are still subject to debate. In this book leading international scholars address a number of important questions: DT What is the role of accounting in security valuation, decision making and contracting? DT What can we learn from economics-based research in accounting? DT What is the role of auditing and how can accounting standards be enforced? DT What are the cost and benefits of accounting and disclosure regulation? DT What is the role of accounting in society? DT How does lobbying affect the political process of standard setting? DT What are the consequences of the internationalization of standard setting? This seminal book will be of interest to academics, researchers, and graduate students of Accounting, Finance, Business Studies, Sociology, and Political Economy.

Christian Political Activism at the Crossroads

Author: William R. Stevenson, Jr.

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819194114

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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This volume illumines the discussion being carried on between the religious right with its concern for moral responsibility in politics and the issue-oriented activists who are concerned with how Christians in America address human-rights and hunger issues. By bringing together both Christian scholars and activists from nearly all points of the political continuum, this book offers a rare glimpse into the reality of Christian diversity on the political task. The media often suggests a monist interpretation of 'Christian politics.' This book shows both the vitality and plurality of Christian politics in America. The book covers the historical background, activist perspectives, organizational structures, and participant characteristics with essays by Frank Roberts, David O'Brien, Ruth Tucker, James Reichley, Delton Franz, Betty Coats, Lucille Taylor, Bruce Buursma, Robert Zwier, Allen Hertzke, James Guth, Lyman Kellstedt, Corwin Smidt, Stephen Monsma and concludes with a suggestion of a new direction by James Skillen of the Association for Public Justice.

The Economics and Politics of Accounting

International Perspectives on Research, Trends, Policy, and Practice

Author: Christian Leuz

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 9780199260621

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

View: 5989

For the most part we have accepted the impartiality and objectivity of accounting and not recognized how accounting systems are embedded in a country's economic and legal framework. In this book, international scholars address a number of important questions about the role of accounting in society.

Perspectives on Politics in Shakespeare

Author: John Albert Murley,Sean D. Sutton

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739116845

Category: Drama

Page: 265

View: 4409

Shows us that Shakespeare's poetic imagination displays the essence of politics and inspires reflection on the fundamental questions of statesmanship and political leadership. This book explores themes such as classical republicanism and liberty, the rule of law and morality, the nature and limits of statesmanship, and the character of democracy.


Jesus von Nazaret und seine Zeit

Author: Reza Aslan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644039119

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 4308

Das Christentum verehrt Jesus von Nazaret als sanften Hirten, dessen Reich nicht von dieser Welt sei. Aber entspricht dieses Bild der historischen Realität? Kann es den grausamen Kreuzestod plausibel erklären? Der amerikanische Religionswissenschaftler Reza Aslan meint: nein. Sein Buch, das in den USA für einen Skandal sorgte, versucht zu ergründen, wer Jesus war, bevor es das Christentum gab. Es ist das fesselnde, brillant erzählte Porträt eines Mannes voller Widersprüche, einer Epoche voll religiöser Inbrunst und blutiger Kämpfe und einer Weltreligion im Werden.

My Hope Is Built ...: Christian Perspectives on Decisions at the End of Life

Author: F. Walton Avery, MD, MTS

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462064140

Category: Religion

Page: 108

View: 880

With medical advances, people are living longer than ever before, and in many cases, with a higher quality of life for much of that time. Despite the potential of a long, healthy life, however, many individuals find themselves facing end-of-life issues they never anticipated. And to Christians, those decisions may be especially difficult. In My Hope Is Built ...: Christian Perspectives on Decisions at the End of Life, author F. Walton Avery examines critical writings about available options for those facing end-of-life decisions for themselves or for someone they love. He looks at Christian responses to vital questions that come at the end of life. Avery looks closely at whether the prohibition against suicide or assisted death can be suspended and, in the name of Christian faith, the suffering individual be permitted to commit suicide or be party to assisted death. Regardless of circumstances, making end-of-life decisions are likely to be difficult. My Hope Is Built ...: Christian Perspectives on Decisions at the End of Life can help one make those decisions in light of their Christian beliefs.

Constellations of Value

European Perspectives on the Intersections of Religion, Politics and Society

Author: Christoph Jedan

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 364390083X

Category: Religion

Page: 183

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In Western public discourse, there is a long tradition of opposing secular and religious values. In consequence, religion has been increasingly excluded from the public domain and relegated to the realm of personal motivation. From different perspectives, this present collection of essays shows that religion still has an important role to play in the public domain. In exploring the possibility of a rapprochement between religious and secular values, the book's contributions offer important insights for ongoing debates on the question whether Western, and particularly European, democracies have entered a "post-secular" phase. (Series: Theorizing the Postsecular. International Studies in Religion, Politics and Society - Vol. 1)

Christian Voices

Journeys Through Faith and Politics in Contemporary American Protestantism

Author: Charlene Floyd

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275990022

Category: Religion

Page: 174

View: 6732

Explores the ways in which Christians arrive at their political opinions, which often conflict with the opinions of others in their own congregations and other Protestant denominations.

Between Heaven and Earth

Christian Perspectives on Environmental Protection

Author: Fred Van Dyke

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313375364

Category: Religion

Page: 247

View: 3879

The first comprehensive survey of Christian environmental ethics and activism offers a Christian understanding of environmental conservation, protection, and stewardship that speaks directly to ongoing environmental issues. * Case histories of specific faith-based organizations doing conservation work * An extensive bibliography of theological, ethical, historical, biographical, scientific, and popular sources that address the role of Christians and the Christian church in the care of creation

Christian America?

Perspectives on Our Religious Heritage

Author: Daryl C. Cornett,George Marsden

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805444394

Category: Religion

Page: 353

View: 2393

A point-counterpoint discussion about Christianity's proper social and political relation to the United States-whether the nation is distinctly Christian, distinctly secular, essentially Christian, or partly Christian.

No Man's Land

Leben an der mexikanischen Grenze

Author: Francisco Cantú

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446261419

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 6891

Was Francisco Cantú an der amerikanisch-mexikanischen Grenze erlebt, bringt ihn fast um den Verstand. Cantú hat Politik studiert und wollte am eigenen Leib erfahren, was an der Grenze wirklich geschieht. Als Mitglied der United States Border Patrol rettet er Verdurstende aus der Wüste, deportiert aber auch illegale Einwanderer oder erlebt, wie Familien auseinandergerissen werden. In seiner persönlichen Reportage zeigt er, was Grenzen für die Menschen wirklich bedeuten. No Man’s Land mutet wie eine Tragödie an und bildet doch die Realität wahrheitsgetreu ab, unverzerrt, grausam und zutiefst berührend.

The True Wealth of Nations

Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life

Author: Daniel Finn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199890056

Category: Religion

Page: 408

View: 7292

The True Wealth of Nations arises from the conviction that implementing a morally adequate vision of the economy will generate sustainable prosperity for all. It sets forth the beginnings of an architecture of analysis for relating economic life and Christian faith-intellectually and experientially-and helps social scientists, theologians, and all persons of faith to appreciate the true wealth of any nation.

Perspectives on American Politics

Author: William Lasser

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 049589947X

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 4959

PERSPECTIVES ON AMERICAN POLITICS is a thematically rich reader of current selections containing a wide range of perspectives that illustrate how the American system works. It is organized into four categories: Foundations, American Politics Today, Issue and Controversy, and View from the Inside. Selections reflect dramatic recent developments in American politics such as the 2008 election, the economic crisis, and the ongoing controversy over corporate influence in political campaigns. The text's thirteen chapters correspond with the most frequently assigned chapters of American Government textbooks, making it an ideal supplement to any core text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Religion

Identity Politics in America

Author: Valerie Martinez-Ebers,Manochehr Dorraj

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195381702

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 7728

This reader is an introduction to the relevant history, current issues, and dynamics of select minority groups in the United States. While previously written books on these topics usually confine their group coverage to African Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Pacific Islanders, and American Indians, this volume expands the number of groups examined to include those previously noted, plus Jewish and Muslim Americans. First, the significance of globalization on individual, group and national identity is examined. Then, the social impact of immigration and the common experiences of immigrants are considered. Later chapters review the historical, legal, and political experiences of each aforementioned group as well as their attitudes and behaviors. The two-fold objective of the book is to provide students with the prerequisite information to evaluate the importance of race, ethnicity and religion for understanding the outcomes of American politics, in particular to help them seehow the structure and operation of our political system sometimes obstructs the efforts of these groups to gain the full benefits of freedom and equal treatment promised under the American Constitution. One of the advantages of this reader is that the contributing authors belong to the minority groups that they write about, but they also are all credentialed experts in their field of expertise, with advanced degrees in political science, sociology, history or religion. Thus they are able to draw upon the experiences of a group of people that they are intimately familiar with, while at the same time using the rational systematic approach of social scientists.

Banking Sector Liberalization in India

Evaluation of Reforms and Comparative Perspectives on China

Author: Christian Roland

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3790819824

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 299

View: 9083

This fascinating and timely work explores in detail the changes in the Indian banking sector over the last 20 years, and puts them into a comparative perspective with the Chinese banking sector. For this purpose, the author develops a detailed indicator-based framework for assessing the liberalization of a banking sector along various process steps based on financial liberalization and transformation studies. The key finding is that while liberalization has improved the sectoral performance, it has so far had no effect on the macro level.

Sociopolitical Perspectives on Language Policy and Planning in the USA

Author: Thom Huebner,Kathryn Anne Davis,Joseph Lo Bianco

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9781556197352

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 365

View: 9294

In the third part some practical issues are raised by looking into the role of language and culture in teaching reading, foreign language policy in higher education, Hawaiian language regenesis, and gender neutralization in American English."--BOOK JACKET.