By Harold Ristau,John W. Kleinig
"With the confidence to be anticipated of an army chaplain professional by means of a harrowing time period of carrier in Afghanistan, Harold Ristau, fearlessly tackles an uneasy subject that the majority could fairly depart at the backburner. i am hoping that his lucid and hard paintings may perhaps foster prayer, examine, and attention, and make a necessary contribution to pastoral theology."
--John R. Stephenson, Registrar & Professor of ancient Theology, Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary
"Harold Ristau deals his readers a glimpse into a space of ministry the place angels would possibly not worry to tread, yet many pastors do. right here now we have a candid and sincere portrayal of the triumphs and pitfalls inherent in ministering to these less than demonic impression. Firmly grounded within the note and prayer, Dr. Ristau issues us to the necessities wanted in struggling with the one that rages like a roaring lion, looking whom he may perhaps eat (1 puppy. 5:8)."
--Joel C. Elowsky, writer; Professor of old Theology, Concordia Seminary
"Harold Ristau brings to us an real account of his reports with darkish forces that oppose the Gospel, cripple, oppress, and search to break the unwary and the broken during this global. He has visible either the non-public and all over the world expressions of non secular chaos in his ministry as pastor and army chaplain. With studying, wit, and humble honesty, this can be a huge pastoral epistle to us and our time."
--Duff Crerar, writer, Padres in No Man's Land: Canadian Chaplains within the nice War
Harold Ristau (PhD, McGill University), Lutheran pastor, Reformation pupil, army chaplain, and writer of At Peace with conflict: A Chaplain's Meditations from Afghanistan and Understanding Martin Luther's Demonological Rhetoric in His Treatise opposed to the Heavenly Prophets (1525) has served in quite a few multicultural settings delivering pastoral ministry and obstacle counseling in distinctive contexts.
By Holwell,J. Z. (John Zephaniah)
By Anne Primavesi
James Lovelock’s Gaia thought revolutionized the certainty of our position and position within the international surroundings. it's now approved that our actions over the last 2 hundred years have contributed to and sped up the intense climate occasions linked to weather swap. the truth that these actions materialized, for the main half, from inside of Western Christian groups makes it valuable to evaluate and to alter their theological weather: one characterised by means of regimen use of violent, imperialist photographs of God.
The foundation for swap explored this is that of present occasions, quite as evidenced in Jesus’s lifestyles and sayings. Its legacy of affection of enemies and forgiveness bargains a foundation for nonviolent theological and functional ways to our situatedness in the group of existence. those also are Gaian responses, as they contain foregoing a conception of ourselves as belonging to an go with team given strength through God over earth’s life-support structures and over all these depending on them, no matter if human or more-than-human. The measure to which we alter this self-perception will ensure how we have an effect on, for sturdy or ailing, not just the givenness of the weather in destiny however the givenness of all destiny existence on earth.
By Brent Adkins
By Wendell John, Jr. Coats,Chor-yung Cheung
Oakeshott used the word “the poetic personality of human job” (arguably the animating middle of his whole thought), to consult the “creative” personality of human experiential truth, that's, to the truth that the shape (the how) and content material (the what) of all human adventure and task come up concurrently and fluidly, and will be separated simply on the fee of theoretical coherence and useful ability. some of the essays during this assortment discover the that means of this declare, and its ramifications for the right kind position of severe mind in in particular philosophy, morality, studying, and governance. there's additionally a few short distinction of Oakeshott with John Rawls, Alasdair MacIntyre, Charles Taylor, and Quentin Skinner.
By Lamin Sanneh
This publication is exclusive within the literature of global Christianity, now not least for its novel constitution. Sanneh's attractive narrative takes the shape of a self-interview within which he asks questions about the cross-cultural growth of Christianity and offers insightful solutions and significant predictions concerning the destiny. this system additionally permits Sanneh to trace advancements in international Christianity even whereas giving consciousness to the responses and involvement of indigenous peoples round the world.
Sanneh's personal history and lifetime involvement with non-Western cultures convey a richness of viewpoint no longer present in the other booklet on global Christianity. for instance, Sanneh highlights what's specific approximately Christianity as an international faith, and he bargains a well timed comparability of Christianity with Islam's personal missionary culture. The e-book additionally provides delight of position to the recipients of the Christian message instead of to the missionaries themselves. certainly, Sanneh argues the following that the gospel isn't really owned by way of the West and that the way forward for the culture lies in its "world" character.
Literate, proper, and hugely unique, Whose faith Is Christianity? offers a stimulating new outlook on religion and tradition that might curiosity a variety of readers.
By Richard Kieckhefer
Preserved within the Bavarian country Library in Munich is a manuscript that few students have spotted and that not anyone nowa days has handled with the seriousness it merits. Forbidden Rites comprises an version of this medieval Latin textual content with a whole statement, together with precise research of the textual content and its contents, dialogue of the historic context, translation of consultant sections of the textual content, and comparability with different necromantic texts of the overdue center a while. the result's the main shiny and readable creation to medieval magic now to be had.
Like many medieval texts for using magicians, this instruction manual is a miscellany instead of a scientific treatise. it really is unheard of, notwithstanding, within the scope and diversity of its contents—prayers and conjurations, rituals of sympathetic magic, systems related to astral magic, a listing of spirits, long ceremonies for consecrating a booklet of magic, and different fabrics.
With extra aspect on specific experiments than the well-known thirteenth-century Picatrix and extra sort than the Thesaurus Necromantiae ascribed to Roger Bacon, the handbook is among the finest and demanding manuscripts of medieval magic that has but come to light.
By Ulrich Sonnemann,Paul Fiebig,Claus V Klenke
By Sylvester A. Johnson,Steven Weitzman
The FBI and Religion recounts this fraught and engaging heritage, targeting key moments within the Bureau’s historical past. ranging from the beginnings of the FBI ahead of global battle I, relocating throughout the Civil Rights circulation and the chilly struggle, as much as 9-11 and this day, this ebook tackles questions necessary to knowing not just the heritage of legislations enforcement and faith, but in addition the way forward for spiritual liberty in America.
By Titus Hjelm,Phil Zuckerman
How do you research faith and society? during this interesting ebook, probably the most recognized names within the box clarify how they pass approximately their daily paintings of learning religions within the box. They clarify how the tips for his or her initiatives and books have come jointly, how their figuring out of faith has replaced through the years, and the way their very own ideals have affected their paintings. in addition they touch upon the altering nature of the sphere, the guidelines which they regard as most crucial, and people that have no longer stood the attempt of time. finally they give recommendation to younger students, and recommend what should be performed to permit the sphere to develop and improve further.