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Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Theology

Borough Park Papers - Symposium IV - Messianic Jewish Perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinan Conflict (Paperback): Borough Park Papers - Symposium IV - Messianic Jewish Perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinan Conflict (Paperback)
R783 R606 Discovery Miles 6 060 Save R177 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Making of Evangelicalism - From Revivalism to Politics and Beyond (Paperback): Randall Balmer The Making of Evangelicalism - From Revivalism to Politics and Beyond (Paperback)
Randall Balmer
R480 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R47 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With impressively clear prose and a superb command of history, best-selling author Randall Balmer offers a spirited history of evangelical Christianity in the United States. Effortlessly situating developments in evangelicalism in their wider historical context, he demonstrates the ways American social and cultural settings influenced the course of the evangelical tradition. By revealing the four key moments in the movement's history, he ably demonstrates how American Evangelicalism is truly American. Concluding with a manifesto directing where evangelicalism must go from here forth, Balmer's The Making of Evangelicalism will interest every readeraevangelical, mainline, secularawho wants to better understand evangelicals today.

Coming Revival - Shaping History for a New Heavenly Reality (Paperback): Derek Prince Coming Revival - Shaping History for a New Heavenly Reality (Paperback)
Derek Prince
R347 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R65 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Theological Essays II (Paperback): Eberhard Jungel Theological Essays II (Paperback)
Eberhard Jungel
R865 Discovery Miles 8 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Covering the major topics in Christian dogmatics and philosophical theology, this work includes a comprehensive survey of Jungel's own theology; interpretative studies of Kierkegaard and the work of Heinrich Vogel; dogmatic studies of the historical Jesus, the hiddenness of God, the sacrifice of Christ, justification and ethics, aesthetics and theological anthropology. Throughout, the work is characterised by Jungel's acute analysis of texts and themes in theology and philosophy, and by lively engagement with the intellectual heritage of modernity.

A Short History of Jewish Ethics - Conduct and Character in the Context of Covenant (Hardcover): Alan L. Mittleman A Short History of Jewish Ethics - Conduct and Character in the Context of Covenant (Hardcover)
Alan L. Mittleman
R1,542 Discovery Miles 15 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Short History of Jewish Ethics traces the development of Jewish moral concepts and ethical reflection from its Biblical roots to the present day. * Offers an engaging and thoughtful account of Jewish ethics * Brings together and discusses a broad range of historical sources covering two millennia of writings and conversations * Combines current scholarship with original insights * Written by a major internationally recognized scholar of Jewish philosophy and ethics

Chasing Vines (Hardcover): Beth Moore Chasing Vines (Hardcover)
Beth Moore
R553 R444 Discovery Miles 4 440 Save R109 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Queer Theology - Rethinking the Western Body (Paperback): Gerard Loughlin Queer Theology - Rethinking the Western Body (Paperback)
Gerard Loughlin
R1,029 Discovery Miles 10 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Queer Theology" makes an important contribution to public debate about Christianity and sex. This remarkable collection of essays reconceptualizes the body and its desires, enlarging the meaning of sexuality for the good of the churches.


Written by some of the most able and insightful of Anglo-American scholars, established and up-coming, and from a variety of academic and religious backgrounds, the book shows how western bodies are queerer than often thought, and that the same is true of the God who elicits and tutors their desires.

Karl Barth and the Incarnation - Christology and the Humility of God (Hardcover): Darren O. Sumner Karl Barth and the Incarnation - Christology and the Humility of God (Hardcover)
Darren O. Sumner
R2,597 Discovery Miles 25 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This work demonstrates the significance of Karl Barth's Christology by examining it in the context of his orientation toward the classical tradition - an orientation that was both critical and sympathetic. To compare this Christology with the doctrine's history, Sumner suggests first that the Chalcedonian portrait of the incarnation is conceputally vulnerable at a number of points. By recasting the doctrine in actualist terms - the history of Jesus' lived existence as God's fulfillment of His covenant with creatures, rather than a metaphysical uniting of natures - Barth is able to move beyond problems inherent in the tradition. Despite a number of formal and material differences, however, Barth's position coheres with the intent of the ancient councils and ought to be judged as orthodox. Barth's great contribution to Christology is in the unapologetic affirmation of 'the humanity of God'.

Caminemos con Jesus - Toward a Hispanic/Latino Theology of Accompaniment (English, Spanish, Paperback): Robert S. Goizueta Caminemos con Jesus - Toward a Hispanic/Latino Theology of Accompaniment (English, Spanish, Paperback)
Robert S. Goizueta
R598 R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Save R125 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

While the growth in both numbers and influence of Hispanics in North American Catholicism and Protestantism has been commented on widely, up until now there has been no systematic attempt to define a Hispanic theology. Roberto Goizueta, a Cuban-American theologian, aware that "Hispanic" and "Latino" can be terms imposed artificially on diverse peoples, finds a common link in the Spanish language and in a shared culture. Central to this culture is the experience of exile, of being a people at the margins of a society, who must find and make their way together. Central also is faith, and its grounding in this experience of being in exile. In delineating the very particular nature and worldview of Hispanic/Latino theology, Caminemos con Jesus challenges both traditional Euro-American theologies and modern Western epistemological assumptions. It examines the implications of this theological method for the Church and the academy, as well as for the future of the Latino community and North American society. Caminemos con Jesus provides lessons in discipleship for non-Hispanics and Hispanics alike, for students of contemporary theology, and all those engaged in pastoral and church-based work.

The Collected Works of Edward Schillebeeckx Volume 3 - God the Future of Man (Hardcover): Edward Schillebeeckx The Collected Works of Edward Schillebeeckx Volume 3 - God the Future of Man (Hardcover)
Edward Schillebeeckx; Introduction by Ted Mark Schoof Op
R2,456 Discovery Miles 24 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"God, the Future of Man" focuses on religion and secularisation, viewed from various vantage points: secularisation and God-talk; secularisation and the church's liturgy; secularisation and the church's new self-understanding; and, finally, secularisation and the future of humankind on earth in light of the eschaton (church and social politics). These thought-provoking reflections are presented against the backdrop of Schillebeeckx's hermeneutic premises. In the concluding chapter his reflections on secularisation culminate in a God concept that can function fruitfully in a modern culture that assigns the future pride of place: God as the future of humankind. Written in a period pregnant with Cultural Revolution and religious change, the book foregrounds the pivotal issue of secularisation in a thought-provoking way. With feverish urgency he reflects on various forms of religiosity in the modern world. His contribution to the debate could just as well have been written today.

The Garden and the Fire - Heaven and Hell in Islamic Culture (Paperback): Nerina Rustomji The Garden and the Fire - Heaven and Hell in Islamic Culture (Paperback)
Nerina Rustomji
R640 R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Save R50 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Islamic conceptions of heaven and hell began in the seventh century as an early doctrinal innovation, but by the twelfth century, these notions had evolved into a highly formalized ideal of perfection. In tracking this transformation, Nerina Rustomji reveals the distinct material culture and aesthetic vocabulary Muslims developed to understand heaven and hell and identifies the communities and strategies of defense that took shape around the promise of a future world. Ideas of the afterworld profoundly influenced daily behaviors in Islamic society and gave rise to a code of ethics that encouraged abstinence from sumptuous objects, such as silver vessels and silk, so they could be appreciated later in heaven. Rustomji conducts a meticulous study of texts and images and carefully connects the landscape and social dynamics of the afterworld with earthly models and expectations. Male servants and female companions become otherworldly objects in the afterlife, and stories of rewards and punishment helped preachers promote religious reform. By employing material culture as a method of historical inquiry, Rustomji points to the reflections, discussions, and constructions that actively influenced Muslims' picture of the afterworld, culminating in a distinct religious aesthetic.

That All Shall Be Saved - Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation (Hardcover): David Bentley Hart That All Shall Be Saved - Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation (Hardcover)
David Bentley Hart
R568 Discovery Miles 5 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A stunning reexamination of one of the essential tenets of Christian belief from one of the most provocative and admired writers on religion today "A scathing, vigorous, eloquent attack on those who hold that that there is such a thing as eternal damnation."-Karen Kilby, Commonweal The great fourth-century church father Basil of Caesarea once observed that, in his time, most Christians believed that hell was not everlasting, and that all would eventually attain salvation. But today, this view is no longer prevalent within Christian communities. In this momentous book, David Bentley Hart makes the case that nearly two millennia of dogmatic tradition have misled readers on the crucial matter of universal salvation. On the basis of the earliest Christian writings, theological tradition, scripture, and logic, Hart argues that if God is the good creator of all, he is the savior of all, without fail. And if he is not the savior of all, the Kingdom is only a dream, and creation something considerably worse than a nightmare. But it is not so. There is no such thing as eternal damnation; all will be saved. With great rhetorical power, wit, and emotional range, Hart offers a new perspective on one of Christianity's most important themes.

Understanding the Diaconate - Historical, Theological, and Sociological Foundations (Paperback): W. Shawn McKnight Understanding the Diaconate - Historical, Theological, and Sociological Foundations (Paperback)
W. Shawn McKnight; Foreword by David W. Fagerberg
R690 Discovery Miles 6 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What is a deacon? More than fifty years since the restoration of the permanent diaconate by the Second Vatican Council, the office of deacon is still in need of greater specificity about its purpose and place within the mission and organizational structure of the Church. While the Church is more than a social reality, the Church nonetheless has a social reality. Our understanding of the diaconate therefore benefits from a theological discussion of the divine element of the Church and a sociological examination of the human element. Understanding the Diaconate adds the resources of sociology and anthropology to the theological sources of scripture, liturgy, patristic era texts, theologians, and magisterial teachings to conclude that the deacon can be understood as "social intermediary and symbol of communitas" who serves the participation of the laity in the life and mission of the Church. This research proposes the deacon as a servant of the bond of communion within the Church (facilitating the relationship between the bishop/priest and his people), and between the People of God and the individual in need. Thus authentic diaconal ministry includes a vast array of many concrete contexts of pastoral importance where one does more than simply serve at Mass. Understanding the Diaconate will undoubtedly be useful in the formation of permanent deacon candidates. But by shedding light on the unique ministry of deacons, the book also reveals how every member of the Church can be better supported and understood. Transitional deacons will come to understand the service-identity that lays the foundation for their future presbyteral character; the laity will appreciate their own vocational call in the world when they find a cleric accompanying them into the temporal sphere; the bishop will have the means to extend and enhance his care for his flock; and a world that is sick unto death will find the Church's healing arm reaching out to it in word, liturgy, and charity. In these ways, W. Shawn McKnight makes clear the uniqueness of the deacon.

Nonviolence to Animals, Earth, and Self in Asian Traditions (Paperback): Christopher Key Chapple Nonviolence to Animals, Earth, and Self in Asian Traditions (Paperback)
Christopher Key Chapple
R626 R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Save R105 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book probes the origins of the practice of nonviolence in early India and traces its path within the Jaina, Hindu, and Buddhist traditions, including its impact on East Asian Cultures. It then turns to a variety of contemporary issues relating to this topic such as: vegetarianism, animal and environmental protection, and the cultivation of religious tolerance.

Encountering the Book of Psalms - A Literary and Theological Introduction (Paperback): C.Hassell Bullock Encountering the Book of Psalms - A Literary and Theological Introduction (Paperback)
C.Hassell Bullock
R457 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R77 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Though the Psalms are perhaps the most familiar portion of the Hebrew Bible, they are also among the most difficult to interpret. This guide helps readers study and interpret the Psalms.
Bullock begins by exploring the nature, structure, and authorship of the Psalter. He examines the use of Psalms in worship, shows how psalmists used historical reflection to serve their theological purposes, and investigates different types of psalms. The book includes chapter objectives and outlines, sidebars, charts, and illustrations.

Feminist Theology - Voices from the Past (Hardcover): Ann Loades Feminist Theology - Voices from the Past (Hardcover)
Ann Loades
R1,453 Discovery Miles 14 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Some feminist women search for the roots of feminism in the recent past; others write the past off. Too many assume that religious traditions have nothing to offer feminism, so even when religious belief has been central to the inspiration of some of the most powerful campaigners for the value and worth of women, the significance of that belief has been ignored.


Mary Wollstonecraft argued for the 'rights' of women'; Josephine Butler fought against the devaluation of women expressed in the Contagious Diseases Acts; Dorothy L. Sayers had a powerful sense of the way women and men grace one another's lives in their work. They all drew on the Christian tradition of their own times, but this has rarely been given weight. These women have not been considered together, nor as theologians, as here in Ann Loades's new book. In their life time, each of them opened up some painful issues: abortion and its significance in our shared social lives, forms of coercion, especially the sexual abuse of children, and the importance of women's work. Their courage and generosity offer salutary challenges to our own times.


"Feminist Theology" will be of interest to all those concerned with contemporary theological questions as well as to students of feminism and the analysis of gender, in sociology, politics and the humanities.

God in the Age of Science? - A Critique of Religious Reason (Paperback): Herman Philipse God in the Age of Science? - A Critique of Religious Reason (Paperback)
Herman Philipse
R743 Discovery Miles 7 430 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

God in the Age of Science? is a critical examination of strategies for the philosophical defence of religious belief. The main options may be presented as the end nodes of a decision tree for religious believers. The faithful can interpret a creedal statement (e.g. 'God exists') either as a truth claim, or otherwise. If it is a truth claim, they can either be warranted to endorse it without evidence, or not. Finally, if evidence is needed, should its evidential support be assessed by the same logical criteria that we use in evaluating evidence in science, or not? Each of these options has been defended by prominent analytic philosophers of religion. In part I Herman Philipse assesses these options and argues that the most promising for believers who want to be justified in accepting their creed in our scientific age is the Bayesian cumulative case strategy developed by Richard Swinburne. Parts II and III are devoted to an in-depth analysis of this case for theism. Using a 'strategy of subsidiary arguments', Philipse concludes (1) that theism cannot be stated meaningfully; (2) that if theism were meaningful, it would have no predictive power concerning existing evidence, so that Bayesian arguments cannot get started; and (3) that if the Bayesian cumulative case strategy did work, one should conclude that atheism is more probable than theism. Philipse provides a careful, rigorous, and original critique of theism in the world today.

The Cambridge Companion to Vatican II (Paperback): Richard R Gaillardetz The Cambridge Companion to Vatican II (Paperback)
Richard R Gaillardetz
R708 R557 Discovery Miles 5 570 Save R151 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This Companion provides an accessible guide for those seeking to comprehend the significance of Vatican II for Catholicism today. It offers a thorough overview of the Second Vatican Council, the most significant event in the history of Roman Catholicism since the Protestant Reformation. Almost six decades since the close of the council, its teaching remains what one pope referred to as a 'sure compass' for guiding today's church. The first part of the Companion examines the historical, theological, and ecclesial contexts for comprehending the significance of the council. It also presents the key processes, as well as the participants who were central to the actual conduct of the council. The second part identifies and explores the central themes embedded in the council documents. The Companion concludes with a unique appendix intended to guide students wishing to pursue more advanced research in Vatican II studies.

Deification in the Latin Patristic Tradition (Hardcover): Jared Ortiz Deification in the Latin Patristic Tradition (Hardcover)
Jared Ortiz
R2,055 R1,852 Discovery Miles 18 520 Save R203 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It has become a commonplace to say that the Latin Fathers did not really hold a doctrine of deification. Indeed, it is often asserted that Western theologians have neglected this teaching, that their occasional references to it are borrowed from the Greeks, and that the Latins have generally reduced the rich biblical and Greek Patristic understanding of salvation to a narrow view of redemption. The essays in this volume challenge this common interpretation by exploring, often for the first time, the role this doctrine plays in a range of Latin Patristic authors. The introductory essay on the Latin liturgy shows the wide-ranging use of deification themes in Latin worship, while the last one comparing the Greek and Latin Fathers provides the first serious study of the East and West's understanding of deification in light of substantial evidence. The essays in between explore the theology of deification in Perpetua and Felicity, Tertullian, Cyprian, Novatian, Hilary, Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, Peter Chrysologus, Leo the Great, Boethius, Benedict and Gregory. Together, these essays demonstrate that deification is a native part of early Latin theology which was consistently and creatively employed. This volume on deification in the Latin Patristic tradition will be the beginning of a long-overdue conversation. It promises to stimulate further inquiry into the place deification holds in the grammar of Latin Patristic thought and its relation to the Greek tradition.

Charming Cadavers - Horrific Figurations of the Feminine in Indian Buddhist Hagiographic Literature (Paperback, New edition):... Charming Cadavers - Horrific Figurations of the Feminine in Indian Buddhist Hagiographic Literature (Paperback, New edition)
Liz Wilson
R751 Discovery Miles 7 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this highly original study of sexuality, desire, the body, and women,
Liz Wilson investigates first-millennium Buddhist notions of
spirituality. She argues that despite the marginal role women played in
monastic life, they occupied a very conspicuous place in Buddhist
hagiographic literature. In narratives used for the edification of
Buddhist monks, women's bodies in decay (diseased, dying, and after
death) served as a central object for meditation, inspiring spiritual
growth through sexual abstention and repulsion in the immediate world.
Taking up a set of universal concerns connected with the representation
of women, Wilson displays the pervasiveness of androcentrism in Buddhist
literature and practice. She also makes persuasive use of recent
historical work on the religious lives of women in medieval
Christianity, finding common ground in the role of miraculous
afflictions.
This lively and readable study brings provocative new tools and insights
to the study of women in religious life.

The End - Is Only the Beginning (Paperback): S.K. Bain The End - Is Only the Beginning (Paperback)
S.K. Bain
R300 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R57 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Judaism and Theology - Essays on the Jewish Religion (Paperback): Louis Jacobs Judaism and Theology - Essays on the Jewish Religion (Paperback)
Louis Jacobs
R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Addresses some of the most burning questions but also provides surveys of contemporary Jewish religious life in the various communities and of the attitudes of Jewish thinkers to other religious faiths. For the first time a comprehensive account of Halakhic attitudes towards Christianity is presented. The differences in Jewish mystical thought and that of Christianity and other faiths are studied, along with the Jewish view of the relationship of faith to tradition compared with that of other religions.

Redeeming Mulatto - A Theology of Race and Christian Hybridity (Paperback): Brian Bantum Redeeming Mulatto - A Theology of Race and Christian Hybridity (Paperback)
Brian Bantum
R695 R634 Discovery Miles 6 340 Save R61 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The theological attempts to understand Christ's body have either focused on "philosophical" claims about Jesus' identity or on "contextual" rebuttalsaon a culturally transcendent, disembodied Jesus of the creeds or on a Jesus of color who rescues and saves a particular people because of embodied particularity. But neither of these two attempts has accounted for the world as it is, a world of mixed race, of hybridity, of cultural and racial intermixing. By not understanding the true theological problem, that we live in a mulatto world, the right question has not been posed: How can Christ save this mixed world? The answer, Brian Bantum shows, is in the mulattoness of Jesus' own body, which is simultaneously fully God and fully human. In Redeeming Mulatto , Bantum reconciles the particular with the transcendent to account for the world as it is: mixed. He constructs a remarkable new Christological vision of Christ as tragic mulatto--one who confronts the contrived delusions of racial purity and the violence of self-assertion and emerges from a "hybridity" of flesh and spirit, human and divine, calling humanity to a mulattic rebirth. Bantum offers a theology that challenges people to imagine themselves inside their bodies, changed and something new, but also not without remnants of the old. His theology is one for all people, offered through the lens of a particular people, not for individual possession but for redemption and transformation into something new.

Embodiment and the New Shape of Black Theological Thought (Paperback): Anthony B Pinn Embodiment and the New Shape of Black Theological Thought (Paperback)
Anthony B Pinn
R566 R506 Discovery Miles 5 060 Save R60 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Black theology tends to be a theology about no-body. Though one might assume that black and womanist theology have already given significant attention to the nature and meaning of black bodies as a theological issue, this inquiry has primarily taken the form of a focus on issues relating to liberation, treating the body in abstract terms rather than focusing on the experiencing of a material, fleshy reality. By focusing on the body as a physical entity and not just a metaphorical one, Pinn offers a new approach to theological thinking about race, gender, and sexuality.

According to Pinn, the body is of profound theological importance. In this first text on black theology to take embodiment as its starting point and its goal, Pinn interrogates the traditional source materials for black theology, such as spirituals and slave narratives, seeking to link them to materials such as photography that highlight the theological importance of the body. Employing a multidisciplinary approach spanning from the sociology of the body and philosophy to anthropology and art history, Embodiment and the New Shape of Black Theological Thought pushes black theology to the next level.

Faith Worth Defending, A (Hardcover): Jon D Payne Faith Worth Defending, A (Hardcover)
Jon D Payne
R598 R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Save R56 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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