The Wiley Blackwell Companion to World Christianity

Author: Lamin Sanneh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405153768
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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to World Christianity presents a collection of essays that explore a range of topics relating to the rise, spread, and influence of Christianity throughout the world. Features contributions from renowned scholars of history and religion from around the world Addresses the origins and global expansion of Christianity over the course of two millennia Covers a wide range of themes relating to Christianity, including women, worship, sacraments, music, visual arts, architecture, and many more Explores the development of Christian traditions over the past two centuries across several continents and the rise in secularization

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice

Author: Michael D. Palmer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405195479
Format: PDF
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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 Blackwell Companion to Eastern Christianity

Author: Ken Parry
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444333615
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"Consistently highly readable and engrossing. This is an excellent overview of Eastern Christianity."---Expository Times "A masterful description of the major living traditions of Eastern Christianity. Its 24 chapters, each written by an accomplished scholar in the field, address the dominant ethnic and cultural categories of Eastern Christianity (Arab, Byzantine, etc.) along with their most characteristic features (liturgy, iconography, and hagiography). Each offers a concise, well-organized, and highly readable overview of the tradition in question, along with a representative bibliography...Highly recommended."---Choice "Christian emigration, not least from the Middle East, means that there are growing communities of Eastern Christians in the West...Eastern Christians are now companions to Western; and the latter will learn much about the former from this Blackwell companion."---Church Times "A distinctive addition to the companion series and to its chosen sphere of knowledge."---Reference Reviews "A worthwhile collection, and one that should prove useful."---Ecclesiastical History Recent political events in the Middle East and Eastern Europe have brought Eastern Christianity to global attention. The Blackwell Companion to Eastern Christianity provides an unparalleled account of the history and development of these vital Christian traditions, at the same time placing contemporary events in their full context. The companion provides authoritative and lively essays on the main Eastern Orthodox traditions, such as the Greek, Russian, and Georgian churches, as well as the Oriental Orthodox traditions, including the Armenian, Coptic, and Syrian churches. The in-depth articles, which are written by an international team of experts, offer a comprehensive survey of the history, theology, doctrine, worship, art, culture, and politics that make up the churches of Eastern Christianity. The companion can also be used alongside the respected Blackwell Dictionary of Eastern Christianity (1999), providing detailed discussions and assessments to complement the dictionary's shorter entries.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to African Religions

Author: Elias Kifon Bongmba
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118255542
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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 Patristics

Author: Ken Parry
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118438701
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This comprehensive volume brings together a team of distinguished scholars to create a wide-ranging introduction to patristic authors and their contributions to not only theology and spirituality, but to philosophy, ecclesiology, linguistics, hagiography, liturgics, homiletics, iconology, and other fields. Challenges accepted definitions of patristics and the patristic period – in particular questioning the Western framework in which the field has traditionally been constructed Includes the work of authors who wrote in languages other than Latin and Greek, including those within the Coptic, Armenian, Syriac, and Arabic Christian traditions Examines the reception history of prominent as well as lesser-known figures, debating the role of each, and exploring why many have undergone periods of revived interest Offers synthetic accounts of a number of topics central to patristic studies, including scripture, scholasticism, and the Reformation Demonstrates the continuing role of these writings in enriching and inspiring our understanding of Christianity

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology

Author: Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444330829
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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 Inter Religious Dialogue

Author: Catherine Cornille
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118529944
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Ecology

Author: John Hart
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118465547
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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, 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. With a foreword by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, and an Afterword by John Cobb

The Blackwell Companion to the Theologians 2 Volume Set

Author: Ian S. Markham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405135077
Format: PDF
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This two-volume companion brings together a team of contemporary theologians and writers to provide substantial introductions to the key people who shaped the Christian story and tradition. A substantial two-volume reference work, bringing together over 75 entries on the most important and influential theologians in the history of Christianity Structured accessibly around five periods: early centuries, middle ages, reformation period, the Enlightenment, and the twentieth-century to the present A to Z entries range from substantial essays to shorter overviews, each of which locates the theologian in their immediate context, summarizes the themes of their work, and explains their significance Covers a broad span of theologians, from Augustine to Thomas Aquinas, through to C. S. Lewis, James Cone, and Rosemary Radford Reuther Provides profiles of key Catholic, protestant, evangelical, and progressive theologians Includes a useful timeline to orientate the reader, reading lists, and a glossary of key terms