The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics

Author: Stanley Hauerwas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444396676
Release Date: 2011-02-25
Genre: Religion

Featuring updates, revisions, and new essays from various scholars within the Christian tradition, The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics, Second Edition reveals how Christian worship is the force that shapes the moral life of Christians. Features new essays on class, race, disability, gender, peace, and the virtues Includes a number of revised essays and a range of new authors The innovative and influential approach organizes ethical themes around the shape of Christian worship The original edition is the most successful to-date in the Companions to Religion series

The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics

Author: William Schweiker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405144445
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Religion

Written by internationally renowned scholars, this Companion maps the moral teachings of the world’s religions, and also charts new directions for work in the field of religious ethics. Now available in paperback, this is a rich resource for understanding the moral teachings and practices of the world’s religions Includes detailed discussions of issues in moral theory Offers extensive treatment of the world’s major religious traditions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Chinese religions and African religions Compares the ways in which the religions provide resources for addressing current moral challenges in areas such as ecology, economics, global dynamics, religious war, human rights and other topics.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions

Author: Randall L. Nadeau
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405190312
Release Date: 2012-05-07
Genre: Religion

Comprising the most up–to–date, interdisciplinary research on the study of Chinese religious beliefs and cultural practices, this volume explores the rich and complex religious and philosophical traditions that have developed and flourished in one of the world′s oldest civilizations. Covers the main Chinese traditions of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism as well as Christianity and Islam Features a unique organizational structure, with groups of readings focused on historical, traditions–based, and topical elements of Chinese religion Explores a number of contemporary religious topics, including gender, nature, asceticism, material culture, and gods and spirits Brings together a team of authors who are experts in their sub–fields, providing readers with the latest research in a rapidly growing discipline

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice

Author: Michael D. Palmer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405195478
Release Date: 2012-04-30
Genre: Religion

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice brings together a team of distinguished scholars to provide a comprehensive and comparative account of social justice in the major religious traditions. The first publication to offer a comparative study of social justice for each of the major world religions, exploring viewpoints within Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism Offers a unique and enlightening volume for those studying religion and social justice - a crucially important subject within the history of religion, and a significant area of academic study in the field Brings together the beliefs of individual traditions in a comprehensive, explanatory, and informative style All essays are newly-commissioned and written by eminent scholars in the field Benefits from a distinctive four-part organization, with sections on major religions; religious movements and themes; indigenous people; and issues of social justice, from colonialism to civil rights, and AIDS through to environmental concerns

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Ecology

Author: John Hart
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118465561
Release Date: 2017-05-30
Genre: Religion

"Hart features a chorus of voices, ancient and modern, famous and little known. All worldviews are faith views; he finds insightful accounts of religion and ecology around the globe. We welcome his inclusive, if diverse, human communities integrated with the wellbeing of Earth and all biota (his socioecological praxis ethics). Highly recommended, especially for libraries." Holmes Rolston III, Colorado State University Foreword by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartolomew I and Afterword by John Cobb In the face of the current environmental crisis—which clearly has moral and spiritual dimensions—members of all the world's faiths have come to recognize the critical importance of religion's relationship to ecology. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Ecology offers a comprehensive overview of the history and the latest developments in religious engagement with environmental issues throughout the world. Newly commissioned essays from noted scholars of diverse faiths and scientific traditions present the most cutting-edge thinking on religion's relationship to the environment. Initial readings explore the ways traditional concepts of nature in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and other religious traditions have been shaped by the environmental crisis. Readings then address the changing nature of theology and religious thought in response to the challenges of protecting the environment. Various conceptual issues and themes that transcend individual traditions—climate change, bio-ethics, social justice, ecofeminism, and more—are then analyzed before a final section examines some of the immediate challenges we face in caring for the Earth while looking to the future of religious environmentalism. Timely and thought-provoking, The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Ecology offers illuminating insights into the role of religion in the ongoing struggle to secure the future well-being of our natural world.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology

Author: Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444330823
Release Date: 2011-12-27
Genre: Religion

Through a series of essays contributed by leading experts in the field, The Wiley–Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology presents an introduction to practical theology as a major area of Christian study and practice, including an overview of its key developments, themes, methods, and future directions. The first comprehensive reference work to provide a survey, description and analysis of practical theology as an area of study A range of leading scholars in the field provide original contributions on the major areas, issues, and figures in practical theology Reviews an extensive range of methods for studying theology in practice, along with sub–disciplines in theological education such as pastoral care and preaching Covers developments in the discipline in a range of global contexts and distinct Christian traditions Shows how practical theology is relevant to everyday life

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to African Religions

Author: Elias Kifon Bongmba
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118255544
Release Date: 2012-03-12
Genre: Religion

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to African Religions bringstogether a team of international scholars to create a single-volumeresource on the religious beliefs and practices of the peoples inAfrica. Offers broad coverage of issues relating to African religions,considering experiences in indigenous, Christian, and Islamictraditions across the continent Contributors are from a variety of fields, ensuring the volumeoffers multidisciplinary perspectives Explores methodological approaches to religion fromanthropological, philosophical, and historical perspectives Provides insights into the historical developments in Africanreligions, as well as contemporary issues such as the developmentof African-initiated churches, neo traditional religions, andPentecostalism Discusses important topics at the intersection of culture andreligion in Africa, including the arts, health, politics,globalization, gender relations, and the economy

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Ancient Israel

Author: Susan Niditch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470656778
Release Date: 2015-12-07
Genre: Religion

The Companion to Ancient Israel offers an innovative overview of ancient Israelite culture and history, richly informed by a variety of approaches and fields. Distinguished scholars provide original contributions that explore the tradition in all its complexity, multiplicity and diversity. A methodologically sophisticated overview of ancient Israelite culture that provides insights into political and social history, culture, and methodology Explores what we can say about the cultures and history of the people of Israel and Judah, but also investigates how we know what we know Presents fresh insights, richly informed by a variety of approaches and fields Delves into religion as lived, an approach that asks about the everyday lives of ordinary people and the material cultures that they construct and experience Each essay is an original contribution to the subject

The Blackwell Companion to Nineteenth Century Theology

Author: David Fergusson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444319981
Release Date: 2010-03-18
Genre: Religion

Bringing together a collection of essays by prominentscholars, The Blackwell Companion to Nineteenth CenturyTheology presents a comprehensive account of the mostsignificant theological figures, movements, and developments ofthought that emerged in Europe and America during the nineteenthcentury. Representing the most up-to-date theological research, thisnew reference work offers an engaging and illuminating overview ofa period whose forceful ideas continue to live on in contemporarytheology A new reference work providing a comprehensive account of themost significant theological figures and developments of thoughtthat emerged in Europe and America during the nineteenthcentury Brings together newly-commissioned research from prominentinternational Biblical scholars, historians, and theologians,covering the key thinkers, confessional traditions, and majorreligious movements of the period Ensures a balanced, ecumenical viewpoint, with essays coveringCatholic, Russian, and Protestant theologies Includes analysis of such prominent thinkers as Kant andKierkegaard, the influence and authority of Darwin and the naturalsciences on theology, and debates the role and enduring influenceof the nineteenth century “anti-theologians”

The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality

Author: Arthur Holder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444393811
Release Date: 2011-04-27
Genre: Religion

The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality is a comprehensive single-volume introduction to Christian spirituality, and represents the most significant recent developments in the field. Offers a thoroughly interdisciplinary, broadly ecumenical, and representative overview of the most significant recent developments in the field Comprises essays combining rigorous academic scholarship with accessible and elegant writing Reflects an understanding of the field as the study of the lived experience of Christian faith and discipleship Provides material on biblical, historical, and theological foundations, along with treatment of contemporary issues

The Blackwell Companion to Modern Theology

Author: S. Gareth J. Jones
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISBN: 063120685X
Release Date: 2004-02-13
Genre: Religion

This authoritative overview of modern theology includes student friendly features such as boxed highlights, suggestions for further reading and a glossary.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Inter Religious Dialogue

Author: Catherine Cornille
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118529942
Release Date: 2013-03-13
Genre: Religion

This comprehensive volume brings together a distinguishededitorial team, including some of the field’s pioneers, toexplore the aims, practice, and historical context of interfaithcollaboration. Explores in full the background, history, objectives, anddiscourse between the leaders and practitioners of theworld’s major religions Examines relations between religions from around the world,moving well beyond the common focus on Christianity, to also coverover 12 major religions Features a wealth of case studies on contemporaryinterreligious dialogue Charts a long-term shift away from a competitive rivalrybetween belief systems, and a change in focus towards the morerespectful, cooperative approach reflected in institutions such asthe World Council of Churches Includes up-to-date commentary on the growing dialogue ofrecent years, written by some of the leading figures working in thefield of interfaith discourse

The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion

Author: Robert A. Segal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405154659
Release Date: 2009-02-04
Genre: Religion

This prestigious Companion offers the most comprehensive survey todate of the study of religion. Featuring a team of internationalcontributors, and edited by one of the most widely respectedscholars in the field, The Blackwell Companion to the Study ofReligion provides an interdisciplinary and authoritative guideto the subject. Examines the main approaches to the study of religion:anthropology, the comparative method, economics, literature,philosophy, psychology, sociology, and theology. Also covers a diverse range of topical issues, such as thebody, fundamentalism, magic, and new religious movements Consists of 24 essays written by an outstanding team ofinternational scholars Reviews, within each chapter, an outline of a particularsubfield and traces its development up to the present day Debates how the discipline may look in the future Represents all the major issues, methods and positions in thefield

The Blackwell Companion to Political Theology

Author: Peter Manley Scott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470997352
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Religion

Written by a team of international experts, drawn from various traditions of political theology, this outstanding resource brings together 35 newly-commissioned essays in the field. Demonstrates that Christian theology is inherently political and shows how theology impacts on present-day political issues. Considers the interface of theology with political ideologies, including the contribution of theology to feminist, ecological, black and pacifist movements. Assesses the contribution of the major political theologians and theological movements. Explores the political aspects of Christian sources such as scripture and liturgy.