Christian Social Witness

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In this volume of The New Church’s Teaching Series, Harold T. Lewis surveys the teachings and witness of Anglicanism and the Episcopal Church concerning the Christian vision of a righteous social order, including the challenges of the new millennium. Beginning with the Bible’s understandings of social justice, Lewis summarizes the Anglican witness of theologians like F. D. Maurice and William Temple and goes on to discuss the Episcopal Church in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Later chapters discuss...
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Overview

In this volume of The New Church’s Teaching Series, Harold T. Lewis surveys the teachings and witness of Anglicanism and the Episcopal Church concerning the Christian vision of a righteous social order, including the challenges of the new millennium. Beginning with the Bible’s understandings of social justice, Lewis summarizes the Anglican witness of theologians like F. D. Maurice and William Temple and goes on to discuss the Episcopal Church in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Later chapters discuss the challenges of a new social order that face the church today raised by liberation theology, third-world debt and economic justice, and questions of race, gender, and human sexuality. As with each book in The New Church’s Teaching Series, recommended resources for further reading and questions for discussion are included.
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In Christian Social Witness, Harold Lewis (Rector of Calvary Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) surveys the teachings of Anglicanism and the Episcopal Church on a variety of issues including the bible understandings of social justice, and the challenges of a new social order facing the Episcopal Church today arising from liberation theology, third-world debt, economic justice, and considerations of race, gender, and human sexuality. Christian Social Witness is a very highly recommended and engaging study guide enhanced with a comprehensive list of resources for further study and "Questions for Group Discussion".
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561011889
  • Publisher: Cowley Publications
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: New Church's Teaching Series , #10
  • Pages: 162
  • Sales rank: 478,039
  • Product dimensions: 5.66 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Harold T. Lewis is rector of Calvary Church in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and the author of Yet With a Steady Beat: The African American Struggle for Recognition in the Episcopal Church. For many years he served the national church as staff officer for Black Ministries.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Christian Social Witness Chapter 2 The Bible Chapter 3 The Church of England Chapter 4 The Episcopal Church Chapter 5 Economic Justice Chapter 6 Race Chapter 7 Gender Chapter 8 Human Sexuality Part 9 Resources Part 10 Questions for Group Discussion
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