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The Twenty-first Century Confronts Its Gods
The Twenty-first Century Confronts Its Gods (October 2004)
Globalization, Technology, and War
David J. Hawkin - Editor

Maintains that the secular West has its gods—such as market capitalism—and that veneration of these contributes to the cultural and religious unrest of our time.

This book penetrates the assumptions of Western technological society and exposes the powers that govern it. The contributors argue that it is a mistake to think that religion and belief have been relegated to the private sphere and are no longer im...(Read More)
 
 
Rediscovering America's Sacred Ground
Rediscovering America's Sacred Ground (April 2003)
Public Religion and Pursuit of the Good in a Pluralistic America
Barbara A. McGraw - Author

Sees a way out of the contentious debates over the role of religion in American public life by looking back to the ideas of John Locke and the nation's Founders.

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I would rank this book as one of the best to come out in recent years in addressing the religious/secular dimensions of the American socio-political order." — Derek H. Davis, Journal of Church and State

"This...(Read More)
 
 
Sarajevo Essays
Sarajevo Essays (January 2003)
Politics, Ideology, and Tradition
Rusmir Mahmutcehajic - Author

Draws on the Bosnian situation to argue for a reconciliation between modernity and tradition.
One of Bosnia’s leading intellectuals explains the Bosnian experience by critiquing the politics and ideology that brought about the great destruction—both material and spiritual—of Bosnia and Herzegovina. These incisive and theologically profound essays address the confrontation between the West and Islam as the author explores the realm of hum...(Read More)
 
 
The Challenges of Ivan Illich
The Challenges of Ivan Illich (July 2002)
A Collective Reflection
Lee Hoinacki - Editor
Carl Mitcham - Editor

Original essays explore the thought and influence of philosopher, educator, social critic, and theologian Ivan Illich.

This unique collection examines the man Utne Reader has called “the greatest social critic of the twentieth century.” The essays—all by people Illich has influenced personally—discuss how his life and thought have affected conceptualization, study, and practice of psychotherap...(Read More)
 
 
Filled with Spirit and Power
Filled with Spirit and Power (June 2000)
Protestant Clergy in Politics
Laura R. Olson - Author

Explores the many factors shaping the level of political involvement displayed by urban Protestant clergy.

In Filled with Spirit and Power, Laura R. Olson explores the variety of orientations urban Protestant clergy display regarding political involvement, as well as the many factors that shape their activity. In the typical urban setting of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the choices pastors make about political involvement are shaped in...(Read More)
 
 
The Church as Counterculture
The Church as Counterculture (June 2000)
Michael L. Budde - Editor
Robert W. Brimlow - Editor

Explores a new Christian identity in which churches reclaim their roles as communities of disciples to constitute a countercultural reality and challenge to secular society and existing power relations.

The question, "What does it mean to be 'the church'?" has always been among the most controversial and of vital concern to political, economic, and ecclesial leaders alike. How it is answered influences whether Christianity will be a fo...(Read More)
 
 
Process, Praxis, and Transcendence
Process, Praxis, and Transcendence (January 1999)
James L. Marsh - Author

Presents a North American philosophy of liberation that defends both metaphysics and philosophy of religion, and acts as a critique of neo-imperialism.

Process, Praxis, and Transcendence is a North American philosophy of liberation that defends both metaphysics and philosophy of religion. The book moves from an existential phenomenology of the knowing and choosing subject through affirmation of a processive and l...(Read More)
 
 
The Religious Spiritual, and the Secular
The Religious Spiritual, and the Secular (October 1998)
Auroville and Secular India
Robert N. Minor - Author

An account of the city of Auroville, the vision of founder and well-known guru Sri Aurobindo. Auroville's eventual takeover and the promotion of its goals by the Indian government leads to a thought-provoking discussion of the meaning of "secularism" in India.

The Religious, the Spiritual, and the Secular presents an account of Auroville, a city in contemporary southeast India, and the vision of founder and well-...(Read More)
 
 
Religious Conscience, the State, and the Law
Religious Conscience, the State, and the Law (October 1998)
Historical Contexts and Contemporary Significance
John McLaren - Editor
Harold Coward - Editor

Examines claims to freedom of religion by minority, unorthodox faith groups and how these challenges to the state and the law have contributed to the development of civil rights discourse and practice.

This book examines the history and significance of religious freedom claims by minority, unorthodox faith groups and the contribution their challenges have made to the development of rights discourse and practice in North ...(Read More)
 
 
Solidarity and Suffering
Solidarity and Suffering (August 1998)
Toward a Politics of Relationality
Douglas Sturm - Author

Developing a concept of justice as solidarity, this work addresses a range of urgent social issues--from the meaning of human rights and the character of corporate governance to the resolution of social conflict and the moral status of the environment.

This book delineates a vision that moves beyond a politics of divisiveness toward a new way of constructing lives together throughout the world. Sturm's "politics of...(Read More)
 
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