Burning Center, Porous Borders: The Church in a Globalized World

Burning Center, Porous Borders: The Church in a Globalized World

by Eleazar S. Fernandez

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ISBN-13: 9781610974264
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 10/28/2011
Pages: 398
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Eleazar S. Fernandez is Professor of Constructive Theology at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton, Minnesota. He is the author of Reimagining the Human: Theological Anthropology in Response to Systemic Evils (2004).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction xi

1 Linking the Global and the Local 1

Dimensions and Consequences of Globalization

2 Terrorism 30

A New Season of Globalization

3 The Church in the Midst of Globalization 61

Reorienting the Church

4 The Church as a Translocal (Glocal) Community 89

Catholicity and Mission in a Globalized World

5 The Church as a Community with a Burning Center and Porous Borders 119

Naming our Globalized Spiritual Crisis

6 The Church as a Household of Life Abundant 147

Another Economy Is Possible

7 The Church as a Community of Peacebuilders 176

Exorcising Globalized Violence and Terror

8 The Church as a Community of Radical Hospitality 206

Diaspora and the Strangers in Our Midst

9 The Church as a Community of the Earth (Green) Spirit 237

The Challenge of the Ecological Crisis

10 The Church as a Community of Mending Healers 264

Mending the Sickly State of Global Health

11 The Church as a Community of Dialogians of Faith 294

Living in a Religiously Diverse World

12 The Church as a Community of Hope 325

Facing Global Cynicism and Despair

Bibliography 351

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