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Theology/Ethics

CALVINS N T COMM V2 HARMONY OF

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The second part of John Calvin's superb harmony of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke is captured in this masterful translation by T. H. L. Parker. Precise and authoritative, yet lucid and very readable, this volume will enrich all who are interested
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9780802808028
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1996-05-02
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CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO CHRISTIAN ETHICS

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This book is written by leading international experts in Christian ethics and is aimed at students in upper-level undergraduate courses, at teachers and at graduate students. It will be useful as well to ministers and other professionals within the church. Its eighteen chapters provide a thorough introduction to Christian ethics that is both authoritative and up-to-date. All contributors have been chosen because they are significant scholars with a proven track record of balanced, comprehensive and comprehensible writing.
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9780521779180
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2001-01-22
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CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO FEMINISM IN PHILO SOPHY

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The thirteen specially-commissioned essays in this volume are designed to provide an accessible and stimulating guide through an area of philosophical thought and literature that has seen massive expansion in recent years. They encompass all the core subject areas commonly taught in anglophone undergraduate and graduate philosophy courses, offering both an overview of and a contribution to the relevant debates. This volume will be essential reading for any student or teacher of philosophy who is curious about the place of feminism in their subject.
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9780521624695
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2008-03-25
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CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO GADAMER

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Hans-Georg Gadamer (b. 1900) is widely recognized as the leading exponent of philosophical hermeneutics. The essays in this collection examine Gadamer's biography, the core of hermeneutical theory, and the significance of his work for ethics, aesthetics, the social sciences, and theology. They consider his appropriation of Hegel, Heidegger, and the Greeks and his relation to modernity, critical theory, and post-structuralism. New readers will find this Companion the most convenient and accessible guide to Gadamer currently available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Gadamer.
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9780521000413
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2010-04-01
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Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy

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This wide-ranging introduction to the study of philosophy in the ancient world surveys the period's developments and evaluates a comprehensive series of major thinkers, ranging from Pythagoras to Epicurus. Tables, illustrations, and extensive advice on further reading contribute to an ideal book for survey courses on the history of ancient philosophy. It will be an invaluable guide for those interested in the philosophical thought of a rich and formative period.
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9780521775038
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2011-10-07
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Cambridge Companion to Reformed Theology

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This Companion offers an introduction to Reformed theology, one of the most historically important, ecumenically active, and currently generative traditions of doctrinal enquiry, by way of reflecting upon its origins, its development, and its significance. The first part, Theological Topics, indicates the distinct array of doctrinal concerns which gives coherence over time to the identity of this tradition in all its diversity. The second part, Theological Figures, explores the life and work of a small number of theologians who have not only worked within this tradition, but have constructively shaped and inspired it in vital ways. The final part, Theological Contexts, considers the ways in which the resultant Reformed sensibilities in theology have had a marked impact both upon theological and ecclesiastical landscapes in different places and upon the wider societal landscapes of history. The result is a fascinating and compelling guide to this dynamic and vibrant theological tradition.
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9781107690547
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2018-12-11
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Cambridge Companion to Spinoza

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Benedict (Baruch) de Spinoza has been one of the most inspiring and influential philosophers of the modern era, yet also one of the most difficult and most frequently misunderstood. The essays in this volume provide a clear and systematic exegesis of Spinoza's thought informed by the most recent scholarship. They cover his metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science, psychology, ethics, political theory, theology, and scriptural interpretation, as well as his life and influence on later thinkers.
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9780521398657
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1996-02-15
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Cambridge Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois

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W. E. B. Du Bois was the pre-eminent African American intellectual of the twentieth century. As a pioneering historian, sociologist and civil rights activist, and as a novelist and autobiographer, he made the problem of race central to an understanding of the United States within both national and transnational contexts; his masterwork The Souls of Black Folk (1903) is today among the most widely read and most often quoted works of American literature. This Companion presents ten specially commissioned essays by an international team of scholars which explore key aspects of Du Bois's work. The book offers students a critical introduction to Du Bois, as well as opening new pathways into the further study of his remarkable career. It will be of interest to all those working in African American studies, American literature, and American studies generally.
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9780521692052
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2008-10-01
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Caminemos con Jesus: Toward a Hispanic/Latino Theology of Accompaniment

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9781570750342
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1995-09-01
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Can "White" People Be Saved?: Triangulating Race, Theology, and Mission

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Written by a world-class roster of scholars, Can "White" People Be Saved? develops language to describe the current realities of race and racism. It challenges evangelical Christianity in particular to think more critically and constructively about race, ethnicity, migration, and mission in relation to white supremacy. Historical and contemporary perspectives from Africa and the African diaspora prompt fresh theological and missiological questions about place and identity. Native American and Latinx experiences of colonialism, migration, and hybridity inspire theologies and practices of shalom. And Asian and Asian American experiences of ethnicity and class generate transnational resources for responding to the challenge of systemic injustice. With their call for practical resistance to the Western whiteness project, the perspectives in this volume can revitalize a vision of racial justice and peace in the body of Christ.
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9780830851041
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2018-11-06
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CAN A BISHOP BE WRONG?

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An eminent group of Episcopal scholars and bishops addresses the core issues raised in Bishop Spong's books and teachings on the Virgin birth, resurrection, sexuality, scripture, sin, Jesus, culture, and God. These essays are incisive responses to an articulate and charismatic public figure whose provocative writings have stirred traditional and non-traditional thinkers alike.
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9780819217264
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1998-03-01
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Can a Sistah Get a Little Help?: Encouragement for Black Women in Ministry

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The author shares many of her rich life experiences as a black clergywoman and seminary professor. She preaches and teaches to all women so they can begin to break through the very real brick ceiling that threatens to hold them in and keep them from their call to ministry, using the coping mechanisms familiar to the African American experience. Each chapter includes invaluable practical suggestions to help women in ministry faithfully navigate the internal and external challenges at every turn.
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9780829817430
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2008-04-10
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CAN GOD BE TRUSTED?: FAITH & THE CHALLEN GE OF EVIL

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In a world riddled with disappointment, malice, and tragedy, what rationale do we have for believing in a benevolent God? If God is all-powerful and all-loving, why is there so much evil in the world? John Stackhouse takes a historically informed approach to this dilemma, examining what philosophers and theologians have said on the subject and offering reassuring answers for thoughtful readers.
Stackhouse explores how great thinkers have grappled with the problem of evil--from the Buddha, Confucius, Augustine, and David Hume to Martin Luther, C. S. Lewis, and Alvin Plantinga. Without brushing aside the serious contradictions posed by a God who allows incurable diseases, natural disasters, and senseless crimes to bring misery into our lives, Stackhouse asks if a world completely without evil is what we truly want. Would a life without suffering be a meaningful life? Could free will exist if we were able to choose only good? Stackhouse examines what the best minds have had to say on these questions and boldly affirms that the benefits of evil, in fact, outweigh the costs. Finally, he points to Christian revelation--which promises the transformation of suffering into joy--as the best guide to God's dealings with the world.
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9780195137910
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2000-03-09
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Can I Get a Witness?: Prophetic Religious Voices of African American Women: An Anthology

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A chorus of voices of African-American women, from slavery times to the present, documenting the crucial links between faith and the struggle for justice.
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9781570751134
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1997-02-01
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Can I Get a Witness?: Reading Revelation through African American Culture

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In this accessible and provocative study, Brian Blount reads the book of Revelation through the lens of African American culture, drawing correspondences between Revelation's context and the long-standing suffering of African Americans. Applying the African American social, political, and religious experience as an interpretive cipher for the book's complicated imagery, he contends that Revelation is essentially a story of suffering and struggle amid oppressive assimilation. He examines the language of "martyr" and the image of the lamb, and shows that the thread of resistance to oppressive power that runs through John's hymns resonates with a parallel theme in the music of African America.

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9780664228699
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2005-01-05
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CAN THESE BONES LIVE?

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In this book, Barry Harvey offers a doctrine of the church that combines Baptist distinctives and origins with an unbending commitment to the visible church as the social body of Christ. Writing from a postliberal, post-Constantinian perspective, Harvey outlines how the church, in its current Western setting, needs to recover and reinvigorate core ecclesial practices in order to "remember the scattered followers of Jesus into the earthy-historical form of the crucified and risen Christ." These core practices include the theological interpretation of Scripture, the development of sound doctrine, the centrality of baptism and the Eucharist, the exercises of spiritual discipline, and the cultivation of the church as a distinctive social body. This book will serve as a useful text for students of ecclesiology, systematic theology, missiology, and ethics.
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9781587430817
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2008-08-01
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Can War Be Just in the 21st Century?: Ethicists Engage the Tradition

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Essays by leading scholars from around the world on the viability of the Just War tradition in a modern environment, with many essays offering specific historical examples of how the theory plays out in reality. Can there still be a "just war"? Under what circumstances? What are the new issues and concerns raised by advances into technology?
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9781626981584
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2015-12-01
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Capital Punishment: A Reader (Pilgrim Library of Ethics)

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Can it ever be acceptable for a humane society to put a human being to death? In this new volume in The Pilgrim Library of Ethics, a wide range of contributors, including recognized theologians, ethicists, and writers, explore all angles of the wrenching subject of capital punishment.Arguments often turn on how this form of justice functions within the larger social order. Retributionists argue that this extreme penalty is needed to restore social order. Advocates of the common good counter that capital punishment's biases against the poor, members of minorities, and those with little education spread social cynicism and disrespect for the law.Scapegoat theorists contend that execution is a form of ritual sacrifice intended to redeem the body politic. In contrast, proponents of society's need to decrease the number of murders posit that capital punishment diverts passion away from effective measures that could reduce the rate of homicides.For those who want a single-volume source of balanced, accessible information and who seek to formulate their own informed opinion, Capital Punishment: A Reader is an essential resource.Books in The Pilgrim Library of Ethics address the most significant moral issues of our time. Each volume is designed for both classroom and general use, and features about thirty outstanding articles, essays, and official statements by foremost thinkers and institutions.
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9780829811780
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1998-11-01
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Capitalism and Freedom

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In the classic bestseller, Capitalism and Freedom, Milton Friedman presents his view of the proper role of competitive capitalism--the organization of economic activity through private enterprise operating in a free market--as both a device for achieving economic freedom and a necessary condition for political freedom. Beginning with a discussion of principles of a liberal society, Friedman applies them to such constantly pressing problems as monetary policy, discrimination, education, income distribution, welfare, and poverty.

"Milton Friedman is one of the nation's outstanding economists, distinguished for remarkable analytical powers and technical virtuosity. He is unfailingly enlightening, independent, courageous, penetrating, and above all, stimulating."-Henry Hazlitt, Newsweek

"It is a rare professor who greatly alters the thinking of his professional colleagues. It's an even rarer one who helps transform the world. Friedman has done both."-Stephen Chapman, Chicago Tribune

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9780226264011
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1982-09-15
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Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition

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How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In his classic book, Friedman presents his view of the proper role of competitive capitalism--the organization of the bulk of economic activity through private enterprise operating in a free market--as both a device for achieving economic freedom and a necessary condition for political freedom.
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9780226264219
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2002-11-15
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CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE CRUSADE AGAINST EV IL: THE DILEMNA OF ZEALOUS NATIONALISM

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Tracing the current ascendancy of the missionary enthusiasm for crusading war in the U.S. to Biblical traditions present since the dawn of American history, Jewett (New Testament studies, U. of Heidelberg, Germany) and Lawrence (emeritus, philosophy, Morningside College, US) argue that the comic boo
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9780802860835
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2003-01-06
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CAPTIVATION OF THE WILL: LUTHER VS ERASMUS ON FREEDOM & BONDAGE

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The Captivation of the Will provocatively revisits a perennial topic of controversy - human free will. Highly esteemed Lutheran thinker Gerhard O. Forde cuts to the heart of the subject by reexamining the famous debate on the will between Luther and Erasmus. Following a substantial introduction by James A. Nestingen that brings to life the historical background of the debate, Forde thoroughly explores Luther's Bondage of the Will and the dispute between Erasmus and Luther that it reflects. In the process of exposing this debate's enduring significance for Christians, Forde highlights its central arguments about Scripture, God, the will, and salvation in Christ. Luther recognized that the only solution for humans bound by sin is the forgiveness that comes from Christ alone. Convinced that this insight represents the heart of the Christian gospel, Forde concludes with ten sermons that proclaim the message of salvation through Christ alone while elegantly relating theological inquiry to everyday life.
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9780802829061
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2005-05-01
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Caretakers of Our Common House: Women's Development in Communities of Faith

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Recent studies in the area of theology and gender have made some groundbreaking insights into the ways in which traditional theology influences--in sometimes harmful ways--the cognitive, emotional, and spiritual development of women. As a result of such studies, efforts are being made to incorporate women's experiences into theological construction. This is being done on two fronts: women's experience of caring and connecting is being recovered as a voice in theology; and patterns of faith socialization overemphasizing caring and connection (to the exclusion of self-care and self-assertion) are being challenged for their role in thwarting female development.

Both of these efforts have important implications for practice in communities of faith. Specifically, Carol Lakey Hess argues the importance of the integration in communities of faith of women's need for separation and connection through what she calls "hard dialogue and deep connections." In Caretakers of Our Common House, she envisions and advocates the significance of an educational process for girls and women in communities of faith which will nurture them towards being caretakers of their "own house" (self) and at the same time of our "common house" (the community of faith).

"This highly readable study asks whether the Church can make a difference in the development of young women in a culture that destroys the self-esteem of girls. Caretakers of Our Common House should be required reading for all those involved in theological education and ministry. A truly engaging book." --Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, Krister Stendahl Professor of Scripture and Interpretation, Harvard Divinity School

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9780687009633
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1997-10-01
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Categories We Live by: The Construction of Sex, Gender, Race, and Other Social Categories

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We are women, we are men. We are refugees, single mothers, people with disabilities, and queers. We belong to social categories and they frame our actions, self-understanding, and opportunities. But what are social categories? How are they created and sustained? How does one come to belong to them?

Ásta approaches these questions through analytic feminist metaphysics. Her theory of social categories centers on an answer to the question: what is it for a feature of an individual to be socially meaningful? In a careful, probing investigation, she reveals how social categories are created and sustained and demonstrates their tendency to oppress through examples from current events. To this end, she offers an account of just what social construction is and how it works in a range of examples that problematize the categories of sex, gender, and race in particular. The main idea is that social categories are conferred upon people. Ásta introduces a 'conferralist' framework in order to articulate a theory of social meaning, social construction, and most importantly, of the construction of sex, gender, race, disability, and other social categories.

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9780190256807
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2018-08-03
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Catholic Ethicists on HIV/AIDS Prevention

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"An eye-opening demonstration of how Catholic moral theology works in the concrete...[Keenan shows that] the Catholic tradition of moral theology is robust, timely, supple, humane and, most of all, wise enough to make vital contributions to ongoing global discussions about the current state of the Body of Christ." -National Catholic Reporter
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9780826412300
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2000-05-01
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