The Theology of the Cross for the 21st Century

Author: Alberto L. García
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ISBN: 9780570052883
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Essays explore the significance of Luther's theology of the cross within the context of the cross within the context of the various world religions and philosophies.

Cross Covenant

Author: R. Larry Shelton
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830856293
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Seeking a fresh, missionally relevant account of Christ's work, Larry Shelton analyzes the biblical notion of sacrifice as a gift alongside other theories of atonement. He attempts to show a historical movement away from penal substitutionary theologies toward a Trinitarian-relational model.

Working Against the Grain

Author: Anthony G. Reddie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317490495
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Christianity has been both the cause of oppression among Black communities and a source of liberation. Black Christianity has sought solace in the redemptive figure of Christ in its struggle for human dignity and freedom. 'Working Against the Grain' addresses the displacement of Black theology in Diasporan African churches by charismatic and conservative neo-Pentecostalism. The essays present a radical Black theology that empowers disenfranchised Black people whilst challenging White power to see and act differently. 'Working Against the Grain' is an essential text for all those interested in the pursuit of racial justice and other forms of anti-oppressive practice, both inside the church and beyond it.

Christ Crucified

Author: Mark W. Thomsen
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ISBN: 9781932688016
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This tome of theological reflection is seasoned by Mark Thomsen's long years of engagement in mission and interfaith relations. Thomsen argues that the Lutheran tradition of the "theology of the cross" must be stretched in many ways as it responds to the needs of Christians in the third world and through dialogue with the other religions of the world.--From publisher's description.

Being Christian in the Twenty First Century

Author: Sam Gould
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498246184
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Being Christian in the Twenty-first Century was written to help struggling and doubting Christians develop an understanding of Christianity that avoids literalism, creeds, and doctrines—all factors which seem to be driving people away from the church. The book is well suited for individual or group study, complete with a study guide and sample lesson plans. It responds to the call for theological reform advocated by many contemporary clergy and religious leaders. Being Christian does not restate orthodox positions or drift into fundamentalism or sentimentalism. Instead it draws from a broad base of historical, theological, archaeological, and sociological scholarship to place Scripture within its original context, yet present it within a perspective suitable for the twenty-first-century mind. Being Christian is scholarly, yet readable, interesting, and often provocative. One reviewer put it this way, “the book reminds me of a baseball pitcher with a long wind up and a hard fastball getting better in every inning.” By building upon progressive thought available today and throughout history, it offers an important resource for Christians and would-be Christians seeking a more fulfilling and thoughtful faith journey.

Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation

Author: Mark A. Lamport
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442271590
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The Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation is a comprehensive study of the life and work of Martin Luther and the movements that followed him—in history and through today. Entries explore Luther’s contributions to theology, sacraments, his influence on the church and contemporaries, his character, and more.

Theologies of the 21st Century

Author: David L. Smith
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1625648642
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What theologies are popular and formative of Christian thinking in the present day? How should they be assessed by those Christians who want to be "in the world" without being "of the world"? Theologies of the 21st Century begins with an overview of the historical roots from which current theological thinking has developed, and then moves on to a detailed evaluation of the chief doctrinal and practical emphases, taking an evangelical biblical perspective that seeks to be at once both critical and irenic.

The Cross in Our Context

Author: Douglas John Hall
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451407167
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In this small gem of theological reflection, North America's foremost "theologian of the cross" offers a profound and compelling contemplation on the relevance of the church's most fundamental confession. Hall ponders what confessing Jesus as crucified means in today's context, one that is postmodern, pluralistic, multicultural, and in some respects post-Christian. A digest of his monumental trilogy, this book lays out in brief compass the heart of Hall's theology of the cross, contrasting it sharply with the theology of established Christianity, showing how it reframes classical Christology and soteriology, and drawing the implications for what it means to be human, for Christian ethics, and for the church.