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The Trinity and Creation in Augustine
The Trinity and Creation in Augustine (August 2008)
An Ecological Analysis
Scott A. Dunham - Author

Looks at Augustine’s theology in light of environmental concerns.

The first English-language book on Augustine’s Trinitarian doctrine of creation, The Trinity and Creation in Augustine explores Augustine’s relevance for contemporary environmental issues. Modern, environmentally conscious thinkers often see Augustine’s doctrines in a negative light, feeling they have been used to j...(Read More)
 
 
Reform and Resistance
Reform and Resistance (July 2008)
Formations of Female Subjectivity in Early Medieval Ecclesiastical Culture
Helene Scheck - Author

HONORABLE MENTION - 2010 First Book Prize, presented by the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship

Explores the relationship between gender and identity in early medieval Germanic societies.

The early Middle Ages were a vibrant period rich with possibility for both men and women. Reform and Resistance explores the relationship between gender and identity in early medieval Germani...(Read More)
 
 
Sin, Sex, and Democracy
Sin, Sex, and Democracy (April 2008)
Antigay Rhetoric and the Christian Right
Cynthia Burack - Author

Explores the Christian Right’s use of tailored rhetorics to advance multiple and varied antigay political projects.

While the Christian Right has spearheaded a variety of antigay projects over the past fifteen years, including interventions in public schools, antigay-rights initiatives, and support for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, observers of the institutionalized Christian Right hav...(Read More)
 
 
Food, Farming, and Faith
Food, Farming, and Faith (March 2008)
Gary W. Fick - Author

Using scripture and science, a Christian agricultural scientist presents an ethic of farming that promotes good food and a healthy environment.

Food, Farming, and Faith looks at agricultural sustainability and Christianity. Using scripture and science, Gary W. Fick—a Christian agricultural scientist—demonstrates that faith can inform decisions about creating, managing, even consuming our food. Th...(Read More)
 
 
The Perfectibility of Human Nature in Eastern and Western Thought
The Perfectibility of Human Nature in Eastern and Western Thought (February 2008)
Harold Coward - Author

Explores the issue of the perfectibility of nature in philosophy, psychology, and a variety of world religions.

How perfectible is human nature as understood in Eastern and Western philosophy, psychology, and religion? Harold Coward examines some of the very different answers to this question. He poses that in Western thought, including philosophy, psychology, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, human nature is ...(Read More)
 
 
Like Angels on Jacob's Ladder
Like Angels on Jacob's Ladder (January 2008)
Abraham Abulafia, the Franciscans, and Joachimism
Harvey J. Hames - Author

Explores the career of Abraham Abulafia, thirteenth-century founder of the school of ecstatic Kabbalah.

This book explores the career of Abraham Abulafia (ca. 1240–1291), self-proclaimed Messiah and founder of the school of ecstatic Kabbalah. Active in southern Italy and Sicily where Franciscans had adopted the apocalyptic teachings of Joachim of Fiore, Abulafia believed the end of days was approaching and saw hi...(Read More)
 
 
Crucified with Christ
Crucified with Christ (July 2007)
Meditations on the Passion, Mystical Death, and the Medieval Invention of Psychotherapy
Dan Merkur - Author

Delineates how medieval meditation on the passion of Christ was intended to transform personality—a practice with affinity for the goals of modern psychotherapy.

Crucified with Christ offers a fascinating study of the psychoanalytic character of medieval meditation. Most meditation practitioners imagined themselves in the place of an eyewitness to the passion; however, some, including Bernard of ...(Read More)

 
 
Christianity and Human Rights
Christianity and Human Rights (January 2007)
Influences and Issues
Frances S. Adeney - Editor
Arvind Sharma - Editor

A wide-ranging look at Christianity and human rights.

This book addresses the relationship of Christianity and human rights—a relationship fraught with ambiguity. While human rights discourse arose in a Christian culture, it has sometimes stood in opposition to organized Christianity. Christianity has been a champion of human rights; on other occasions it has been a major violator of them. Contributors to thi...(Read More)
 
 
In Deference to the Other
In Deference to the Other (October 2004)
Lonergan and Contemporary Continental Thought
Jim Kanaris - Editor
Mark J. Doorley - Editor
John D. Caputo - Foreword by

Explores the work of Bernard Lonergan in light of contemporary continental thought.

In Deference to the Other brings contemporary continental thought into conversation with that of Bernard Lonergan (1904–1984), the Jesuit philosopher and theologian. This is an opportune moment to open such a dialogue: philosophers and theologians indebted to Lonergan have increasingly found themselves challenged by the ins...(Read More)
 
 
God, Evil, and Human Learning
God, Evil, and Human Learning (August 2004)
A Critique and Revision of the Free Will Defense in Theodicy
Fred Berthold Jr. - Author

Revises the traditional free will defense regarding the existence of evil in the world of a loving God.

God, Evil, and Human Learning
explores the age-old question: How is it possible to believe in the God of the Christian faith when the world contains so many grievous evils? Author Fred Berthold Jr. examines the most influential argument used by Christian theologians to answer that question, the "free will defe...(Read More)
 
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