Speaking of Christianity: Practical Compassion, Social Justice, and Other Wonders

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Renowned theologian Robert McAfee Brown believes that Christianity cannot be fenced off or separated from the world, but must always be viewed in relation to other realms of society. Making religious and moral concepts integral to real life is the challenge that Brown presents in this book. This call to a more active faith is perfect for use in study groups or for personal reflection.

Here, Brown puts his belief to the test, writing on ...

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Overview

Renowned theologian Robert McAfee Brown believes that Christianity cannot be fenced off or separated from the world, but must always be viewed in relation to other realms of society. Making religious and moral concepts integral to real life is the challenge that Brown presents in this book. This call to a more active faith is perfect for use in study groups or for personal reflection.

Here, Brown puts his belief to the test, writing on Christianity and a multitude of topics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664257422
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Pages: 161
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1 God, Sex, and Other Signs and Wonders 1
1 Puzzles, Problems, and Mysteries 3
2 Earthquakes and Aftershocks: Living Unwillingly on the Edge of Catastrophe 6
3 Worship: Piece of Cake or Subversion? 12
4 Encounter with Beauty: A Musical Reminiscence 20
5 Love, Sex, and the Family: Challenges and Choices 23
6 Memory: A Three-Sided Virtue 35
Pt. 2 Religion and Politics, Religion as Politics 39
7 The Bible Acquaints Us with Idols 41
8 Religion and the Role of Dissent 46
9 A Protestant View of Justice 52
10 Bonhoeffer's Three Strategies, and Their Message for Us 60
11 "Can We Have a Just and Compassionate Society?" 67
Pt. 3 Living and Dying and Preaching in Times of Crisis 77
12 Archbishop Romero: The Resources of an "Ordinary" Man 79
13 Re-Imagining Our Faith: The Resources of Some Extraordinary Women 89
14 Judgment and Joy: A Christmas Eve Sermon during the Bombing of Hanoi 97
15 Becoming Peacemakers in Time of War 104
16 The Wondrous Mystery of the Efficacious Death of Father Joao, an "Unimportant" Man 109
Pt. 4 A Broader and Deeper Ecumenism 115
17 New Ground Rules for Ecumenical Exchange 117
18 The Baleful Role of Non-Jews in the Holocaust 121
19 Theology and Ecology: From a Destructive Past to a Constructive Future 125
20 From the Periphery to the Center: New Directions for What Used to Be Called "Evangelism" 142
21 Recipe from a New Ecumenical Cookbook 153
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