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: 1450

"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: 8887

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.

A Christian Perspective on Political Thought

Author: Stephen Charles Mott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195359701

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 1758

Arguing that Americans make political choices in terms of a general notion of right and wrong, yet lack a sound, objective foundation for such values, evangelical scholar Stephen Mott formulates a Christian political theory that supplies such norms. Drawing on theological and biblical sources, Mott thoroughly develops the biblical and theological foundations for politics and political evaluation. Mott proposes that political philosophies should be evaluated in light of Christian theological and ethical values--specifically the understanding of power, human nature, the nature of group life, justice and love, government, and time. He then applies this critical framework in an evaluation of political ideologies, including traditional conservatism, liberalism, democracy, laissez-faire conservatism, Marxist socialism, and democratic socialism. He gives special attention to their classical exponents and ideas. Asserting that political visions ultimately depend on cultural values that themselves require vigorous religious faith in a particular society, Mott's study offers a valuable introduction to Christian political thought as well as an illuminating look at the connection between politics and religion.

Christian Perspectives on Legal Thought

Author: Michael W. McConnell,Robert F. Cochran,Angela C. Carmella

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300087505

Category: Law

Page: 518

View: 1250

This book explores for the first time the broad range of ways in which Christian thought intersects with American legal theory. Eminent legal scholars--including Stephen Carter, Thomas Shaffer, Elizabeth Mensch, Gerard Bradley, and Marci Hamilton--describe how various Christian traditions, including the Catholic, Calvinist, Anabaptist, and Lutheran traditions, understand law and justice, society and the state, and human nature and human striving. The book reveals not only the diversity among Christian legal thinkers but also the richness of the Christian tradition as a source for intellectual and ethical approaches to legal inquiry. The contributors bring various perspectives to the subject. Some engage the prominent schools of legal thought: liberalism, legal realism, critical legal studies, feminism, critical race theory, and law and economics. Others address substantive areas, including environmental, criminal, contract, torts, and family law, as well as professional responsibility. Together the essays introduce a new school of legal thought that will make a signal contribution to contemporary discussions of law.

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: 9437

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.


Jesus von Nazaret und seine Zeit

Author: Reza Aslan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644039119

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 5968

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.

The Body Unbound

Philosophical Perspectives on Politics, Embodiment and Religion

Author: Marius Timmann Mjaaland,Ola Sigurdson,Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443820563

Category: Philosophy

Page: 205

View: 7653

A philosophical inquiry into politics, embodiment and religion takes us straight to some of contemporary culture’s most notorious issues: suicide bombing, the veiled and the exposed body, and present-day biopolitics. Interpretations of the body have always been contested, both in the history of philosophy and in the history of religions. On the one hand, the body has been perceived as a prison, binding the soul to transience, darkness, and confusion. Yet on the other hand, it has itself been controlled and disciplined by reason and will, law and culture. The ten contributors to The Body Unbound suggest that inquiries into the nature of human embodiment must take into account both context and history in order to scrutinize them and to uncover resources for unbinding a body which has been doubly bound.

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: 6417

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.

Christian Political Activism at the Crossroads

Author: William R. Stevenson, Jr.

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819194114

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 7025

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.

Orthodox Christian Perspectives on War

Author: Perry T. Hamalis,Valerie A. Karras

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess

ISBN: 0268102805

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 2463

Many regions of the world whose histories include war and violent conflict have or once had strong ties to Orthodox Christianity. Yet policy makers, religious leaders, and scholars often neglect Orthodoxy’s resources when they reflect on the challenges of war. Through essays written by prominent Orthodox scholars in the fields of biblical studies, church history, Byzantine studies, theology, patristics, political science, ethics, and biology, Orthodox Christian Perspectives on War presents and examines the Orthodox tradition’s nuanced and unique insights on the meaning and challenges of war with an eye toward their contemporary relevance. This volume is structured in three parts: “Confronting the Present Day Reality,” “Reengaging Orthodoxy’s Tradition,” and “Constructive Directions in Orthodox Theology and Ethics.” Each exemplifies the value of interdisciplinary reflection on “war” and the potential for the Eastern Orthodox tradition to enhance ecumenical and interfaith discussions surrounding war in both domestic and international contexts. The contributors do not advance a single account of “the meaning of war” or a comprehensive and normative stance purporting to be “the Orthodox Christian teaching on war.” Instead, this collection presents the breadth and depth of Orthodox Christian thought in a way that engages Orthodox and non-Orthodox readers alike. In addition to offering fresh resources for all people of good will to understand, prevent, and respond faithfully to war, this book will appeal to Christian theologians who specialize in ethics, to libraries of academic institutions, and to scholars of war/peace studies, international relations, and Orthodox thought. Contributors: Peter C. Bouteneff, George Demacopoulos, John Fotopoulos, Brandon Gallaher, Perry T. Hamalis, Valerie A. Karras, Alexandros K. Kyrou, Aristotle Papanikolaou, Elizabeth H. Prodromou, Nicolae Roddy, James C. Skedros, Andrew Walsh, and Gayle E. Woloschak.

Voting and Holiness

Catholic Perspectives on Political Participation

Author: Nicholas P. Cafardi

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 1616431407

Category: RELIGION

Page: 265

View: 1452

A collection of essays by noted Catholic scholars on how Catholics should participate in the political process.

Perspectives on Politics in Shakespeare

Author: John Albert Murley,Sean D. Sutton

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739116845

Category: Drama

Page: 265

View: 1331

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.

Perspectives on American Politics

Author: William Lasser

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 049589947X

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 7108

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.

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: 8763

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.

David und Goliath

Die Kunst, Übermächtige zu bezwingen

Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593420678

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1330

Wenn David auf Goliath trifft, hat er zwei Möglichkeiten: Spielt er nach dessen Regeln, wird er verlieren. Ist er bereit, die Regeln der Macht zu brechen, zwingt er den Riesen damit in die Knie. Malcolm Gladwell ist davon überzeugt: Underdogs sind Gewinner! In genialen Episoden von listigen Kriegsherren, halbstarken Basketballteams und inspirierten Softwareentwicklern zeigt der Kultautor, dass Triumph keine Frage der Größe, sondern der inneren Haltung ist. Gladwells hintersinniges Plädoyer für das Große im Kleinen ist zugleich ein Appell zum kreativen Ungehorsam. Nach der Lektüre dieses verblüffenden Buchs ist kein Riese mehr vor Ihnen sicher.

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

View: 4589

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)

Christianity Amidst Apartheid

Selected Perspectives on the Church in South Africa

Author: Martin Prozesky

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349205273

Category: Religion

Page: 244

View: 673

This book contains chapters by 14 prominent figures offering information on key issues concerning the Christian faith in South Africa. Three quarters of South Africans regard themselves as Christians. The story of the gospel of love and its interplay with politics is the theme pursued here.

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: 4561

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.