Advocating for Justice: An Evangelical Vision for Transforming Systems and Structures

Advocating for Justice: An Evangelical Vision for Transforming Systems and Structures

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Overview

Christians are increasingly interested in justice issues. Relief and development work are important, but beyond that is a need for advocacy. This book shows how transforming systems and structures results in lasting change, providing theological rationale and strategies of action for evangelicals passionate about justice. Each of the authors contributes both academic expertise and extensive practical experience to help readers debate, discuss, and discern more fully the call to evangelical advocacy. They also guide readers into prayerful, faithful, and wise processes of advocacy, especially in relation to addressing poverty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801097652
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/21/2016
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Stephen Offutt (PhD, Boston University) is assistant professor of development studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. F. David Bronkema (PhD, Yale University) is interim dean of Palmer Theological Seminary at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy (MTS, Weston Jesuit School of Theology) is senior associate for national Catholic engagement at Bread for the World in Washington, DC. Robb Davis (PhD, Johns Hopkins University) is the mayor of Davis, California. Gregg Okesson (PhD, University of Leeds) is dean of the E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.

Table of Contents

Contents

Part 1: The Problem Defined
1. An Evangelical Approach to Advocacy: Definitions and Underpinnings
2. Transformational Advocacy: Past Foundations, Current Challenges, and New Frontiers for Evangelical Action
Part 2: An Evangelical Theology of Advocacy
3. Theology of Advocacy: God, Power, and Advocacy
4. Transformational Advocacy and Power: The State and Social Institutions
5. The Role of the Church
Part 3: An Evangelical Practice of Advocacy
6. Transformational Advocacy Practice: Witness of the Local and Global Church and the Parachurch
7. Challenges and Tensions in Transformational Advocacy and Steps for Overcoming Them
Conclusion
Appendix: Case Studies in Evangelical Advocacy
Index

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