Sun 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Tue-Thu 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat 3:30-6:30 p.m. | 630 E. University Dr. Granger, IN 46530 | (574) 243-2020

Cart

Your Cart is Empty

Back To Shop

Religion

Showing 1–50 of 82 results

  • Struggling With Evangelicalism

    $17.00

    When evangelicals make a mess, who cleans it up?

    Many today are discarding the evangelical label, even if they still hold to the historic tenets of evangelicalism. But evangelicalism is a space, not just a brand, and living in that space is complicated. As a lifelong evangelical who happens to be a biracial Asian/white millennial, Dan Stringer has felt both included and alienated by the evangelical community and has wrestled with whether to stay or go. He sits as an uneasy evangelical insider with ties to many of evangelicalism’s historic organizations and institutions. Neither “everything’s fine” nor “burn it all down,” Stringer argues that we need four postures to grapple realistically and redemptively with evangelicalism. Without awareness, we don’t know our identity. Without appreciation, we risk succumbing to cynicism. Without repentance, we capitulate to idolatry. And without renewal, future generations will find this space even less inhabitable. This even-handed guide offers a thoughtful appreciation of evangelicalism’s history, identity, and strengths, and also lament at its blind spots, toxic brokenness, and complicity with injustice. From this complicated space, we can move forward with informed vision rather than resignation, and with hope for our future together.

    Add to cart
  • Public Intellectuals And The Common Good

    $25.00

    In the midst of a divisive culture, public intellectuals speaking from an evangelical perspective have a critical role to play-within the church and beyond. Representing the church, higher education, journalism, and the nonprofit sector, these world-class scholars and practitioners cast a vision for intellectuals who promote human flourishing.

    Evangelical Christians are active across all spheres of intellectual and public life today. But a disconnect remains: the work they produce too often fails to inform their broader communities. In the midst of a divisive culture and a related crisis within evangelicalism, public intellectuals speaking from an evangelical perspective have a critical role to play-within the church and beyond. What does it look like to embrace such a vocation out of a commitment to the common good? Public Intellectuals and the Common Good draws together world-class scholars and practitioners to cast a vision for intellectuals who promote human flourishing. Representing various roles in the church, higher education, journalism, and the nonprofit sector, contributors reflect theologically on their work and assess current challenges and opportunities. What historically well-defined qualities of public intellectuals should be adopted now? What qualities should be jettisoned or reimagined? Public intellectuals are mediators-understanding and then articulating truth amid the complex realities of our world. The conversations represented in this book celebrate and provide guidance for those who through careful thinking, writing, speaking, and innovation cultivate the good of their communities. Contributors:

    *Miroslav Volf
    *Amos Yong
    *Linda A. Livingstone
    *Heather Templeton Dill
    *Katelyn Beaty
    *Emmanuel Katongole
    *John M. Perkins and David Wright

    Add to cart
  • Approaching Philosophy Of Religion

    $28.00

    Encountering philosophy of religion for the first time, we are like explorers arriving on an uncharted coastline. There are inviting bays and beaches, but rocky reefs and pounding surf as well. And what tribes may inhabit the land is anyone’s guess.

    But our cautious intrigue turns to confidence as Anthony Thiselton greets us as a native informant. Cheerfully imparting insider knowledge, mapping the major landmarks, and outlining the main figures and issues in its tribal debates, he teaches us the basics for gaining cultural fluency on these foreign shores.

    Approaching Philosophy of Religion is divided into three parts:

    Part I (Approaches) provides descriptions of the main entrance ramps to studying the subject, with lively case histories, working examples, and assessments of their lasting value.

    Part II (Concepts and Issues) gives us brief introductions to the origins and development of ideas, and highlights their significance in the work of major thinkers.

    Part III (Key Terms) supplies concise explanations of all the words and phrases that readers need to know in order to engage the subject.

    For students and anyone else reading and engaging philosophy of religion for the first time, Approaching Philosophy of Religion is the essential companion.

    Add to cart
  • Invisible Worlds : Death Religion And The Supernatural In England 1500-1700

    $28.99

    How did traditional beliefs about the supernatural change as a result of the Reformation, and what were the intellectual and cultural consequences? Following a masterly interpretative introduction, Peter Marshall traces the effects of the Reformers’ assaults on established beliefs about the afterlife. He shows how debates about purgatory and the nature of hellfire acted as unwitting agents of modernization. He then turns to popular beliefs about angels, ghosts and fairies, and considers how these were reimagined and reappropriated when cut from their medieval moorings. Contents PART 1: HEAVEN, HELL AND PURGATORY: HUMANS IN THE SPIRIT WORLD 1. After Purgatory: Death and Remembrance in the Reformation World 2. “The Map of God’s Word’: Geographies of the Afterlife in Tudor and Early Stuart England’ 3. Judgment and Repentance in Tudor Manchester: The Celestial Journey of Ellis Hall 4. The Reformation of Hell? Protestant and Catholic Infernalisms, c. 1560-1640 5. The Company of Heaven: Identity and Sociability in the English Protestant Afterlife PART 2: ANGELS, GHOSTS AND FAIRIES: SPIRITS IN THE HUMAN WORLD 6. Angels Around the Deathbed: Variations on a Theme in the English Art of Dying 7. The Guardian Angel in Protestant England 8. Deceptive Appearances: Ghosts and Reformers in Elizabethan and Jacobean England 9. Piety and Poisoning in Restoration Plymouth 10. Transformations of the Ghost Story in Post-Reformation England 11. Ann Jeffries and the Fairies: Folk Belief and the War on Scepticism

    Add to cart
  • Beyond The Modern Age

    $35.00

    The modern age has produced global crises that modernity itself seems incapable of resolving-deregulated capitalism, consumerism, economic inequality, militarization, overworked laborers, environmental destruction, insufficient health care, and many other problems. The future of our world depends on moving beyond the modern age. Bob Goudzwaard and Craig G. Bartholomew have spent decades listening to their students and reflecting on modern thought and society. In Beyond the Modern Age they explore the complexities and challenges of our time. Modernity is not one thing but many, encompassing multiple worldviews that contain both the source of our problems and the potential resources for transcending our present situation. Through an archaeological investigation and critique of four modern worldviews, Goudzwaard and Bartholomew demonstrate the need for new ways of thinking and living that overcome the relentless drive of progress. They find guidance in the work of Rene Girard on desire, Abraham Kuyper on pluralism and poverty, and Philip Rieff on culture and religion. These and other thinkers point the way towards a solution to the crises that confront the world today. Beyond the Modern Age is a work of grand vision and profound insight. Goudzwaard and Bartholomew do not settle for simplistic analysis and easy answers but press for nuanced engagement with the ideologies and worldviews that shape the modern age. The problems we face today require an honest, interdisciplinary, and global dialogue. Beyond the Modern Age invites us to the table and points the way forward.

    Add to cart
  • Witness Of Religion In An Age Of Fear

    $19.00

    We live in a world driven by fear. But should we allow fear to play such a large role in our lives? According to the religions of the world, the answer is no.

    In this helpful and illuminating book, Michael Kinnamon challenges readers to consider why we find ourselves in this age of fear and what we can do about it. Drawing on support from a diversity of religious traditions and teachers, Kinnamon argues that religious faith is the best way to combat a culture of fear. He explores fear in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the American political scene, and he shares courageous examples of individuals from different religions working for peace.

    Perfect for individuals or group study, this book helps readers understand the manipulative power of fear and how religious beliefs call us to reject fear at all costs. A study guide is included.

    Add to cart
  • Occurence Of Revelation

    $16.00

    “The Occurrence of Revelation: A True Story of a Close Call Against the Secret Antichrist Organization and the Near Earth Flip” is an engaging and fascinating account of the author’s spiritual and supernatural experiences.

    Tracing her faith back to her childhood, Karen Saylor Johnson offers the reader a deeply personal portrayal of the struggles she has faced, both personally and on behalf of others. Her story gradually widens from an intimate perspective to one of worldwide proportion as she explores the meaning of biblical prophecies and the events leading to the end times. Ms. Johnson asserts that she was personally called to service under God as the Second White Horseman of the Book of Revelation. In 2009, Jesus was reborn, and He asked Ms. Johnson to get the word out to the people of the world.

    “The Occurrence of Revelation: A True Story of a Close Call Against the Secret Antichrist Organization and the Near Earth Flip,” Ms. Johnson presents a wide-ranging work intended to challenge and enlighten readers both spiritually and emotionally.

    Add to cart
  • World In The Trinity

    $39.00

    Introduction

    Part I
    1. Language And Reality
    2. The “Inside” And The “Outside” Of Everything
    3. Philosophical/Scientific Models Of The God-World Relationship In The Current Religion And Science Debate
    4. Theological Models Of The God-World Relationship In The Current Religion And Science Debate
    5. Panentheism: Hierarchically Ordered Systems Of Existence And Activity

    Part II
    6. “Incarnation” As Key To The Argument For Panentheism
    7. Divine And Human Personhood In A Systems-Oriented Approach To The Trinity
    8. Tradition And Traditioning: Church As Both System And Institutional Entity?
    9. Miracles And The Problem Of Evil
    10. Resurrection And Eternal Life
    Conclusion

    Additional Info
    Joseph A. Bracken argues that the failure of theology and science to generate cohesion is the lack of an integrated system of interpretation of the Christian faith that consciously accords with the insights and discoveries of contemporary science.

    In The World in the Trinity, Bracken utilizes the language and conceptual structures of systems theory as a philosophical and scientific grammar to show traditional Christian beliefs in a new light that is accessible and rationally plausible to a contemporary, scientifically influenced society. This account opens new possibilities for rethinking the God-world relationship, the Trinity, incarnation, creation, and eschatology within the context of a broader ecological and cosmological system. In re-describing these articles constitutive of Christian belief, the author is conscious of the vital importance of retaining the inherent power and meaning of these concepts. This volume freshly retrieves pivotal themes and concepts constitutive of the Christian tradition in a conscious rapprochement with current scientific understandings of nature.

    Add to cart
  • Secular Government Religious People

    $30.99

    The field of church and state in America is stuck in an unproductive debate about competing rights. One side emphasizes the right to be free of government-sponsored religion, such as prayer at public ceremonies. In contrast, the other side emphasizes people’s right to express their religious character and beliefs, sometimes even through government.Secular Government, Religious People breaks free of this trap. Ira Lupu and Robert Tuttle present an original theory that makes the secular character of American government, rather than a set of individual rights, the centerpiece of religious liberty in the United States. Through a comprehensive treatment of relevant constitutional themes and through their attention to both historical concerns and contemporary controversies — including issues often in today’s news — Lupu and Tuttle define and defend the secular character of U.S. government.

    Add to cart
  • Answer To Bad Religion Is Not No Religion Leaders Guide (Teacher’s Guide)

    $12.00

    If you think the only logical response to bad Christianity is to leave Christianity completely, this book is for you. In an effort to help those who’ve been hurt by or turned off by negative religion, Martin Thielen explains that there is an alternative to abandoning religion: good religion. Thielen uses personal stories to illustrate the dangers of religion that is judgmental, anti-intellectual, and legalistic. While addressing the growth of the new atheism movement and the “Nones” (people that have no religious affiliation), this book argues that leaving religion is not practical, not helpful, and not necessary. Thielen provides counterparts to the characteristics of bad religion, explaining that good religion is grace-filled, promotes love and forgiveness, and is inclusive and hope-filled. Perfect for group study, the leader’s guide provides everything needed to facilitate sessions and provide options based on the time and style of each group.

    Add to cart
  • Answer To Bad Religion Is Not No Religion

    $20.00

    If you think the only logical response to bad Christianity is to leave Christianity completely, this book is for you. In an effort to help those who’ve been hurt by or turned off by negative religion, Martin Thielen explains that there is an alternative to abandoning religion: good religion. Thielen uses personal stories to illustrate the dangers of religion that is judgmental, anti-intellectual, and legalistic. While addressing the growth of the new atheism movement and the “Nones” (people that have no religious affiliation), this book argues that leaving religion is not practical, not helpful, and not necessary. Thielen provides counterparts to the characteristics of bad religion, explaining that good religion is grace-filled, promotes love and forgiveness, and is inclusive and hope-filled. Perfect for individual, group, or congregational study, a Leader’s Guide and a Worship and Outreach Kit are also available to further the discussion and increase community involvement.

    Add to cart
  • Analogical Turn : Rethinking Modernity With Nicholas Of Cusa

    $41.99

    In the face of the late modern crisis of Western science and culture, The Analogical Turn recovers Nicholas of Cusa’s alternative vision of modernity, and, in doing so, develops a fresh perspective on the challenges of our time.

    In contrast to Cusa’s mainstream contemporaries, his appreciation of individuality, creativity, and scientific precision was deeply rooted in the analogical rationality of the Middle Ages. He revived and transformed the tradition of scientific realism in a manner which now, retrospectively, offers new insights into the completely ordinary chaos of postmodern everyday life.

    Johannes Hoff offers a new vision of the history of modernity and the related secularization narrative, a deconstruction of the basic assumptions of postmodernism, and an unfolding of a liturgically grounded concept of common sense realism in this original book.

    Add to cart
  • Psychology Of Religion

    $40.00

    This book is written by a theologian, or to be more precise, by a theologian who is concerned professionally with religion and with pastoral psychology. The coming to terms with developments in the field of psycho-analysis has a twofold significance for the theologian. As a pastor I am often faced with the question of what actual view to take of psycho-analysis, and sometimes also how to regard the psycho-analyst as a therapist. (I am thinking for example of the problem of passing on a member of my congregation to a psychiatrist.) Among theologians there is often a kind of fear, as well as lack of knowledge; the theologian gets ‘cold feet’. Investigation could probably eliminate both ignorance and fear. On the other hand, through its theories psycho-analysis has become an important factor in our modern civilization, and one that theology must not ignore. Without analysis much modern ‘unbelief’ remains incomprehensible. Under this aspect too it is important for theology to be well informed about developments in psycho-analysis, and also to learn to istinguish more clearly than is generally the case between analysis as a therapeutic method (which rests on an objective and empirical investigation of the patient) and the theories which are and have been upheld by analysis; the latter reveal themselves as more evanescent than is oftern assumed.

    Add to cart
  • Moral Case Against Religious Belief

    $35.00

    This short book is intended to be read in an evening or even a sitting, though it provokes reflections that will go on for far longer. What it has to say is largely directed at the Christian faith, though it may apply to Judaism and Islam as well. Professor Sharpe is a philosopher and writes as a post-Christian. He does not believe in God for moral reasons and argues that in some ways morality is corrupted by religion. He claims that religious belief does not necessarily make its possessor an authority on matters moral and that spokesmen and spokeswomen for religion are often badly wrong about moral questions as a result of their religious commitment. Some virtues cease to be virtues when given a religious context, and consequently a religious life is not, in many respects, a good life to lead. Professor Sharpe has few quarrels with the teaching of Jesus and has tried to develop his argument as far as possible on the basis of values shared by Christians and non-Christians. But he firmly believes in the autonomy of morality. God is not required to guarantee morality and all the sureties and recognizances of morality are internal.

    Add to cart
  • 12 Wisdom Steps

    $17.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9781434912282ISBN10: 1434912280Andrea TraversBinding: Trade PaperPublished: December 2011Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. Print On Demand Product

    Add to cart
  • Religion Gone Astray

    $18.99

    Virtually everyone acknowledges difficulty with some aspect of their own religious tradition, even if they are wholly devoted to their faith identity. These vulnerabilities can inhibit meaningful personal engagement with a faith tradition but they can also feed misunderstanding between religious institutions and undermine any hope of authentic interfaith dialogue.
    Expanding on the conversation started with their very successful first book, the Interfaith Amigos–a pastor, a rabbi and an imam–probe more deeply into the problem aspects of our religious institutions to provide a profound understanding of the nature of what divides us. They identify four common problem areas in the Abrahamic faiths–exclusivity, violence, inequality of men and women, and homophobia–and their origins. They explore the ways critics use these beliefs as divisive weapons. And they present the ways we can use these vulnerabilities to open the doors for more profound personal relationships, collaboration required to address our common issues, and true interfaith healing.

    Add to cart
  • Last Priesthood : The Secrets Of Our English Alphabet A Revelation From Jes

    $42.95

    Nearly 400 pages of Prophecy, Poetry, Scripture, and “New Knowledge”
    Pertaining to Mankind’s Last Days…

    Some will label these writings as “False Prophecy”
    Some will label it the workings of a “Cult”
    Call it what you will, it is the “WORD of GOD”

    INFANCY
    (from the apocrypha)
    And when the master threatened to whip him,
    the Lord Jesus explained to him
    the meaning of the letters Aleph and Beth;
    Also which were the straight figures of the letters,
    which the oblique, and what letters had double figures; which had points,
    and which had none; why one letter went before another;
    and many other things he began to tell him, and explain,
    of which the master had never heard, nor read in any book.

    Chapter XX 7-8

    The English letters have evolved from as far back as the Hebrew and Greek Languages. Learn what these letters hold in store for you, and how God uses them to give to each of us our traits, rewards, and punishments! It is the belief of this author that we have opened the “FIRST SEAL” You are now about to begin reading it!
    I must warn you however this book is not for the weak of heart.
    It does become quite frightening for those that are unprepared.< LORD HAVE MERCY ON US ALL…

    Add to cart
  • Last Priesthood : The Secrets Of Our English Alphabet A Revelation From Jes

    $27.95

    Nearly 400 pages of Prophecy, Poetry, Scripture, and “New Knowledge”
    Pertaining to Mankind’s Last Days…

    Some will label these writings as “False Prophecy”
    Some will label it the workings of a “Cult”
    Call it what you will, it is the “WORD of GOD”

    INFANCY
    (from the apocrypha)
    And when the master threatened to whip him,
    the Lord Jesus explained to him
    the meaning of the letters Aleph and Beth;
    Also which were the straight figures of the letters,
    which the oblique, and what letters had double figures; which had points,
    and which had none; why one letter went before another;
    and many other things he began to tell him, and explain,
    of which the master had never heard, nor read in any book.

    Chapter XX 7-8

    The English letters have evolved from as far back as the Hebrew and Greek Languages. Learn what these letters hold in store for you, and how God uses them to give to each of us our traits, rewards, and punishments! It is the belief of this author that we have opened the “FIRST SEAL” You are now about to begin reading it!
    I must warn you however this book is not for the weak of heart.
    It does become quite frightening for those that are unprepared.< LORD HAVE MERCY ON US ALL…

    Add to cart
  • Ministers Of The Law

    $34.99

    In Ministers of the Law Jean Porter articulates a theory of legal authority derived from the natural law tradition. As she points out, the legal authority of most traditions rests on their own internal structures, independent of extralegal considerations – legal houses built on sand, as it were. Natural law tradition, on the other hand, offers a basis for legal authority that goes beyond mere arbitrary commands or social conventions, offering some extralegal authority without compromising the independence and integrity of the law.

    Yet Porter does more in this volume than simply discuss historical and theoretical realms of natural law. She carries the theory into application to contemporary legal issues, bringing objective normative structures to contemporary Western societies suspicious of such concepts.

    Add to cart
  • Good And Bad Ways To Think About Religion And Politics

    $19.99

    Clear, useful guide to a subject too often characterized by confusion and loud rhetoric

    “There is nothing greater than indignation to stimulate a writer to write, and my outrage has been stirred mightily by reading so many wrongheaded ‘takes’ on how religion and politics ought to be related,” says Robert Benne.

    In this book Benne describes and analyzes the two main bad ways of relating religion and politics – “separationism” and “fusionism” – and offers a better way that he calls “critical engagement.” He first explains this approach in theoretical terms and then reflects on the practical ways in which such convictions reach the public sphere of policy. This better way derives in large part from the Lutheran tradition, with a few tweaks to adapt the tradition to deal with the new challenges of our present situation.

    Add to cart
  • Rubys Perfect Day Level 1

    $4.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780310720249ISBN10: 0310720249Susan Hill | Illustrator: Margie MooreBinding: Trade PaperPublished: June 2010I Can Read – Ruby RaccoonPublisher: Zondervan

    Add to cart
  • Battle For Moses Dead Body

    $19.99

    This book does not allege to have all the answers concerning the mystery surrounding the dead body of Moses; it simly asks the relevant question and offers scriptural implications and applications. The book is intended to be a reference book, an inspirational book, and a workbook.

    Add to cart
  • Nag Hammadi Scriptures (Annotated)

    $39.99

    The definitive collection of the gnostic writings translated and annotated by an international team of leading scholars, including the recently discovered Gospel of Judas.

    Add to cart
  • Limits Of Liberal Democracy

    $21.00

    Table Of Contents
    Contents

    Acknowledgments

    1. Introduction: The End Of Convenient Stereotypes
    2. “The End Of Democracy?” The First Things Symposium And Its Critics
    3. American Catholics To The Rescue? Michael Baxter And The Notre Dame Theology Department
    4. Rival Versions Of Confessionalism: Neuhaus And Baxter
    5. Gertrude Himmelfarb And The Priority Of Democracy To Philosophy
    6. Sapere Aude! From Liberal Statecraft To Extraordinary Politics
    7. Extraordinary Politics Beyond The Culture Of Convenience
    8. Hospitality And The Culture Of Life

    Subject Index

    Additional Info
    IVP Print On Demand Title

    Scott H. Moore offers a bracing critique of the limits of liberal democracy that calls for and points the way toward a more faithful engagement of Christians with public life–a participation that takes seriously the reality of the Christian church and both the private and public moral teachings of its Scriptures.

    Add to cart
  • Human Nature Human Evil And Religion

    $54.99

    Part I – Becker’s Early Anthropological Perspective

    Chapter 1. The Human Situation And The Development Of The Individual Personality

    Chapter 2. The Vagaries Of Human And Cultural Construction

    Chapter 3. Human Evil And Religion

    Part II – Becker’s Mature Anthropological Perspective

    Chapter 4. The Human Situation And The Development Of The Individual Personality Revisited

    Chapter 5. Successes And Failures In Individual And Cultural Formation

    Chapter 6. Human Evil And Religion In Becker’s Mature Thought

    Part III – Ernest Becker’s Anthropology And Christian Theology

    Chapter 7. Classical Christian Perspectives On The Human Problem

    Chapter 8. Contemporary Christian Perspectives On The Human Problem

    Chapter 9. Christian Perspectives On The Solution To The Human Problem

    Chapter 10. The Human Problem And Its Solution: Ernest Becker And Christian Theology

    Additional Info
    In this book, Jarvis Streeter details Ernest Becker’s anthropological theories and compares them with traditional and contemporary Christian thought on human nature, sin, and salvation in order to see how the two approaches compare and where Becker might have insights to offer contemporary Christian thinkers.

    Ernest Becker was a pioneer in the interdisciplinary study of human nature and motivation, drawing from the fields of evolutionary biology, psychology, psychiatry, cultural anthropology, sociology, philosophy and religion to create what he termed a Science of Man. His goal was to understand the most basic human motives, particularly those that led to evil behavior in order to ameliorate them and create a more humane world. He concluded, following the thought of Alfred Adler, Otto Rank and philosophical and religious existentialism, that the related urges to avoid death anxiety, gain self-esteem and symbolically deny death were the key human motives–ones which were also responsible for human evil–and that religion has had a complex role to play for both good and ill in human history.

    Add to cart
  • Medici Et Medicamenta

    $72.99

    Foreword By Daniel P. Sheridan
    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    Part One: A Survey Of Modern Historiography Of Penance (ca. 1500-2000)
    Penance As Construct In The Modern History Of Religions
    From Dogmatic History To The History Of Dogma (ca. 1520-1920)
    Convergences And New Directions (ca. 1920-2000)
    Paradigms In The New Contemporary Historiography Of Penance
    Part Two: A Survey Of The Literature Of Penance (ca. 1650 B.C.-A.D. 650)
    Penance In Pre-Christian Antiquity
    The Origins Of Ritual Penance In Christian Antiquity
    The Transformation Of Penance In Late Antiquity
    The Monasticization Of Penance (ca. 450-650)

    Additional Info
    This book is a comprehensive historiographical survey on Christian penance and confession from the early sixteenth century to the end of the twentieth century. The author charts the change from medieval practices of penance to the modern rites of penance.

    The book’s title refers to the latin phrase medici et medicamenta, or, “spiritual doctors and medicines,” to indicate a unifying theme of this study.

    Add to cart
  • What Americans Really Believe

    $24.95

    A shocking snapshot of the most current impulses in American religion. Rodney Stark reports the surprising findings of the 2007 Baylor Surveys of Religion, a follow up to the 2005 survey revealing most Americans believe in God or a higher power. This new volume highlights even more hot-button issues of religious life in our country. A must-read for anyone interested in Americans’ religious beliefs and practices.

    Add to cart
  • Lost Apostle : Searching For The Truth About Junia

    $18.00

    In ” The Lost Apostle,” award-winning journalist Rena Pederson investigates a little-known subject in eary Christian history-the life and times of the female apostle Junia. Junia was an early convert and leading missionary whose story was “lost” when her name was masculinized to Junias in later centuries. “The Lost Apostle” unfolds like a well-written detective story, presenting Pederson’s lively search for the insight and information about a woman some say was the first female apostle.

    Add to cart
  • Why The Christian Right Is Wrong

    $14.95

    Introduction: The 9/11 Effect.
    Part One: The Speech Heard Round The World.

    Part Two: The Sin Of Hypocrisy: Line By Line.

    1. Christians Don’t Start Wars, They Try To Stop Them.

    2. Missing In Action: The Sermon On The Mount.

    3. Rich Chicken Hawks For Jesus.

    4. Terminal False Dichotomies.

    5. The National Debt, Family Values, And Why They Hate Us.

    6. Homosexuals And The Politics Of Death.

    7. “Pro-Life” Should Include Mother Nature.

    8. We Have Met The Enemy.

    9. Cleansing The Temple Of U.S. Health Care.

    10. Christian Fascism And The War On Reason.

    Part Three: A Call To Nonvolent Resistance: How To Save The Country And The Church.

    Notes.

    The Author.

    Additional Info
    “I join the ranks of those who are angry, because I have watched as the faith I love has been taken over by fundamentalists who claim to speak for Jesus but whose actions are anything but Christian.”
    -Robin Meyers, from his “Speech Heard Round the World”
    Millions of Americans are outraged at the Bush administration’s domestic and foreign policies and even angrier that the nation’s religious conservatives have touted these policies as representative of moral values. Why the Christian Right Is Wrong is a rousing manifesto that will ignite the collective conscience of all whose faith and values have been misrepresented by the Christian Right.

    Add to cart
  • Reformed And Always Reforming

    $30.00

    1. The Postconservative Style Of Evangelical Theology
    2. Christianity’s Essence: Transformation Over Information
    3. The Word Made Fresh: Theology’s Revisioning Task
    4. The Postmodern Impulse In Postconservative Evangelical Theology
    5. Postconservative Revelation: Narrative Before Propositions
    6. Tradition And Orthodoxy In Postconservative Evangelical Theology
    7. New Horizons In Evangelical Thinking About God

    Additional Info
    Introduces a postconservative evangelical theology

    Describes, explains, and mobilizes a movement

    Theologians, pastors, seminarians, and serious thinkers will find many depths to plumb in this exhaustive survey of critics, advocates, and fellow travelers on the evangelical journey.

    Add to cart
  • Pierced For Our Transgressions

    $29.00

    The belief that Jesus died for us, suffering the wrath of his own Father in our place, has been the wellspring of hope for countless Christians through the ages. However, with an increasing number of theologians, church leaders, and even popular Christian books and magazines questioning this doctrine, which naysayers have described as a form of “cosmic child abuse,” a fresh articulation and affirmation of penal substitution is needed. And Jeffery, Ovey, and Sach have responded here with clear exposition and analysis.

    They make the case not only that the doctrine is clearly taught in Scripture, but that it has an impeccable pedigree and a central place in Christian theology, and that its neglect has serious consequences. The authors also systematically analyze over twenty specific objections that have been brought against penal substitution and charitably but firmly offer a defining declaration of the doctrine of the cross for any concerned reader.

    Add to cart
  • Engaging Politics : The Tensions Of Christian Political Involvement

    $29.99

    This world or the next? In the world but not of it? Prophetic vision or grubbyengagement with the world as it is? These are the tensions Nigel Oakley grapples withas he shows how Christians can, indeed must, engage with politics and with politicaldebate. He shows, in chapters on Augustine, Liberation theology, Dietrich Bonhoefferand Stanley Hauerwas, how these tensions exist in every strand of Christian politicalthinking, and then he applies those tensions to case studies varying from todays highlycharged debates on sexuality to the war on terrorism. In every case, he demonstratesthat noninvolvement is a nonoption. This book is both an intelligent introduction tothe difficult world of Christian political theology and to some of the key debates that areshaping our times.

    Add to cart
  • Language Of God

    $18.00

    The head of the Human Genome Project and a former atheist, Collins makes a strong case for BioLogos—God-directed evolution—in comparison to atheistic evolution, Intelligent Design, and creationism. He offers an awe-inspiring tour of the complexities of biology, genetics, and DNA—and reveals a richly satisfying, harmonious melding of scientific and spiritual worldviews.

    Add to cart
  • Piety And Profession

    $76.99

    An unprecedented, comprehensive history of theological education

    Add to cart
  • Is Religion Dangerous

    $20.50

    Holy wars, crusades, discrimination, hate – these by-products of religion are all many contemporary commentators can see. But is religion dangerous? Is it a force for evil, something to oppose as a corrupt system that leads to terrorism and violence? Is it something to disdain as irrational and out of step with modern society? Keith Ward here addresses these concerns intelligently and insightfully. Looking at the evidence from history, philosophy, sociology, and psychology, he focuses on the main question at issue: does religion do more harm than good? He begins with a clear definition of what religion actually is, examining the key area of religion and violence. Ward goes on to assess the allegations of irrationality and immorality before finally exploring the good religion has engendered over the centuries. Without religion, the human race would be considerably worse off with little hope for the future. In fact, he argues, religion is the best rational basis for morality. Thought-provoking and powerful, Is Religion Dangerous? is essential reading for anyone interested in the confluence of truth, freedom, and justice.

    Add to cart
  • Belief And Bloodshed

    $52.00

    Intended for students as well as scholars of religion and violence, Belief and Bloodshed discusses how the relationship between religion and violence is not unique to a post-9/11 world-it has existed throughout all of recorded history and culture. The book makes clear the complex interactions between religion, violence, and politics to show that religion as always innocent or always evil is misguided, and that rationalizations by religion for political power and violence are not new. Chronologically organized, the book shows religiously motivated violence across a variety of historical periods and cultures, moving from the ancient to medieval to the modern world, ending with an essay comparing the speeches of an ancient king to the speeches of the current U.S. President.

    Add to cart
  • Belief And Bloodshed

    $140.00

    Intended for students as well as scholars of religion and violence, Belief and Bloodshed discusses how the relationship between religion and violence is not unique to a post-9/11 world-it has existed throughout all of recorded history and culture. The book makes clear the complex interactions between religion, violence, and politics to show that religion as always innocent or always evil is misguided, and that rationalizations by religion for political power and violence are not new. Chronologically organized, the book shows religiously motivated violence across a variety of historical periods and cultures, moving from the ancient to medieval to the modern world, ending with an essay comparing the speeches of an ancient king to the speeches of the current U.S. President.

    Add to cart
  • Misquoting Jesus : The Story Behind Who Changed The Bible And Why

    $18.99

    The New York Times bestseller that explores the mistakes and changes that ancient copyists made to the New Testament that greatly impacted the Bible we use today.

    Add to cart
  • Gnostic Discoveries : The Impact Of The Nag Hammadi Library

    $14.99

    The Meaning of the Nag Hammadi, now in paperback opens the with the thrilling adventure story of the discovery of the ancient Papyrii at Nag Hammadi. Muhammad Ali, the fellahin, discovered the sealed jar, he feared that it might contain a jinni, or spirit, but also had heard of hidden treasures in such jars. Greed overcame his fears and when he smashed open the jar, gold seemed to float into the air. To his disappointment, it was papyrus fragmenst, not gold, but for scholars around the world, it was invaluable.

    Meyer then discusses the pre-Christian forms of wisdom that went onto influence what Christians believe today. In addition, some Nag Hammadi texts are attributed to Valentinus, a man who almost became Pope, and whose rejection changed the church in significant ways. Text by text, Meyer traces the history and impact of this great find on the Church, right up to our current beliefs and popular cultural fascination with this officially suppressed secret knowledge about Jesus and his followers.

    Add to cart
  • Jesus And Utopia

    $23.00

    Scholarship on the historical Jesus and, now, on the “Jesus movement” generally divides into separate camps around two sticky questions: was Jesus an apocalyptic prophet and was the movement around him political, that is nationalistic or revolutionary? Mary Ann Beavis moves the study of the historical Jesus in a dramatic new direction as she highlights the context of ancient utopian thought and utopian communities, drawing particularly on the Essene community and Philo’s discussion of the Therapeutae, and argues that only ancient utopian thought accounts for the lack of explicit political echoes in Jesus’ message of the kingdom of God.

    Add to cart
  • Sharing Food : Christian Practices For Enjoyment

    $16.00

    Our everyday personal, familial, and communal practices of eating, says Jung, have the potential for making us more attentive to our life purposes, more attuned to our communal identities, and even more mindful of the presence of God.

    Juxtaposing practices with values, Jung explores how food and eating function culturally today. He explores the larger dimensions of personal and group eating, the great resonance that feasting and food and fasting have within the Christian tradition, and how all this figures very practically in Christian lifestyle. His work culminates in a chapter on the Lord’s Supper as a model for eating and the Eucharist as an occasion for sharing with the worldwide family of God.

    Add to cart
  • Gods Politics

    $14.95

    Since when did believing in God and having moral values make you pro-war, pro-rich, and pro-Republican? And since when did promoting and pursuing a progressive social agenda with a concern for economic security, health care, and educational opportunity mean you had to put faith in God aside?

    While the Right in America has hijacked the language of faith to prop up its political agenda-an agenda not all people of faith support-the Left hasn’t done much better, largely ignoring faith and continually separating moral discourse and personal ethics from public policy. While the Right argues that God’s way is their way, the Left pursues an unrealistic separation of religious values from morally grounded political leadership. The consequence is a false choice between ideological religion and soulless politics.

    The effect of this dilemma was made clear in the 2004 presidential election. The Democrats’ miscalculations have left them despairing and searching for a way forward. It has become clear that someone must challenge the Republicans’ claim that they speak for God, or that they hold a monopoly on moral values in the nation’s public life. Wallis argues that America’s separation of church and state does not require banishing moral and religious values from the public square. In fact, the very survival of America’s social fabric depends on such values and vision to shape our politics-a dependence the nation’s founders recognized.

    God’s Politics offers a clarion call to make both our religious communities and our government more accountable to key values of the prophetic religious tradition-that is, make them pro-justice, pro-peace, pro-environment, pro-equality, pro-consistent ethic of life (beyond single issue voting), and pro-family (without making scapegoats of single mothers or gays and lesbians). Our biblical faith and religious traditions simply do not allow us as a nation to continue to ignore the poor and marginalized, deny racial justice, tolerate the ravages of war, or turn away from the human rights of those made in the image of God. These are the values of love and justice, reconciliation, and community that Jesus taught and that are at the core of what many of us believe, Christian or not. In the tradition of prophets such as Martin Luther King Jr., Dorothy Day, and Desmond Tutu, Wallis inspires us to hold our political leaders and policies accountable by integrating our deepest moral convictions into our nation’s public life.

    Add to cart
  • Experience Of God

    $22.00

    Charts the paradoxes and possiblities of our experience of God.

    Probes human language and silence, adoration and alienation, to find the root of all our experience in God and its special character in Christian encounter with Jesus.

    Add to cart
  • Beyond Prisons : A New Interfaith Paradigm For Our Failed Prison System

    $19.00

    Traces the history and features of our penal system, offers strong ethical and moral assessment of it, and lays out a whole new paradigm of criminal justice based on restorative justice and reconciliation. Puts forward a 12-point plan for immediate changes.

    Add to cart
  • Confessions Of A Christian Humanist

    $19.00

    Answers the question – How can one genuinely follow Jesus today, and what does that mean about one’s lifestyle, social and politcal commitments, and ethical stance?

    Add to cart
  • Transforming The Powers

    $21.00

    Applies suggestive analysis to economics, politics, and government, war and peace, personal ethics and ecological and social justice.

    Add to cart
  • Bonhoeffer Legacy : Post Holocaust Perspectives

    $23.00

    Sequel to The Bonhoffer Phenomenon
    Analyzes the historical record and Bonhoeffer’s maturing theology and shows how Bonhoeffer’s self-critical theology relates to the later advent of post-Holocaust theologies, with their sharply posed challenges to traditional Christian supersessionism.

    Add to cart
  • Touched By Grace

    $13.95

    Ann Showalter invites readers along on a roller coaster ride called AIDS. Showalter began her fide the Saturday afternoon her husband Ray said, “I have AIDS.” After the first shock, Ray’s revelation became a breath of fresh air for the couple. This is their story. Seven weeks after diagnosis, Ray was discharged to go home to die. People from their congregation, even though aware of the diagnosis, embraced Ray and Ann by assisting with his care around the clock until his death. Ann’s grief was pervasive and complicated by the circumstances surrounding Ray’s death. She wrote her prayers because her mind was too distracted for verbal prayer. Her journal became a trusted friend in which she vented her anger, and wrestled through inner conflicts. She facilitated a bereavement support group of gay men whose loved ones had died. Together these varied activities moved her toward her own healing.

    Add to cart
  • Resurrection Of Jesus

    $24.00

    Two of today’s most important and popular New Testament scholars, John Dominic Crossan and N. T. Wright, here air their very different understandings of the historical reality and theological meaning of Jesus’ Resurrection. The book highlights points of agreement and disagreement between them and explores the many attendant issues.
    This book brings two leading lights in Jesus studies together for a long-overdue conversation with one another and with significant scholars from other disciplines.

    Add to cart
  • Christians And A Land Called Holy

    $15.00

    A clear account of the Israile-Palestinian situation and a compelling plea for Christian involvement in the area.
    Reveals the strong forces at work in the conflict and lays out the driving biblical notions of election and covenanat, the historical causes of the bitter and divisive clashes of the last 50 years, the complex demographic and political issues today, and how, finally, Christians must engage the future of justice and peace.

    Add to cart

Cart

Your Cart is Empty

Back To Shop