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Righteous Content

Righteous Content [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0814784690
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Enter most African American congregations and you are likely to see the century-old pattern of a predominantly female audience led by a male pastor. How do we explain the dedication of African American women to the church, particularly when the church's regard for women has been questioned? Following in the footsteps of Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham's pathbreaking work, Righteous Discontent, Daphne Wiggins takes a contemporary look at the religiosity of black women. Her ethnographic work explores what is behind black women's intense loyalty to the church, bringing to the fore the voices of the female membership of black churches as few have done. Wiggins illuminates the spiritual sustenance the church provides black women, uncovers their critical assessment of the church's ministry, and interprets the consequences of their limited collective activism. Wiggins paints a vivid portrait of what lived religion is like in black women's lives today.

Dreams of the PROPHETS and the righteous

Dreams of the PROPHETS and the righteous [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2745161504
Author: عبد المنعم هاشمي
Publisher: Dar Al Kotob Al Ilmiyah دار الكتب العلمية
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The Righteous Mind

The Righteous Mind [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307907031
Author: Jonathan Haidt
Publisher: Vintage
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The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt Book Resume:

The bestseller that challenges conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to conservatives and liberals alike—a “landmark contribution to humanity’s understanding of itself” (The New York Times Book Review). Drawing on his twenty-five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt shows how moral judgments arise not from reason but from gut feelings. He shows why liberals, conservatives, and libertarians have such different intuitions about right and wrong, and he shows why each side is actually right about many of its central concerns. In this subtle yet accessible book, Haidt gives you the key to understanding the miracle of human cooperation, as well as the curse of our eternal divisions and conflicts. If you’re ready to trade in anger for understanding, read The Righteous Mind.

Righteous Dopefiend

Righteous Dopefiend [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0520943317
Author: Philippe Bourgois,Jeffrey Schonberg
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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Righteous Dopefiend by Philippe Bourgois,Jeffrey Schonberg Book Resume:

This powerful study immerses the reader in the world of homelessness and drug addiction in the contemporary United States. For over a decade Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg followed a social network of two dozen heroin injectors and crack smokers on the streets of San Francisco, accompanying them as they scrambled to generate income through burglary, panhandling, recycling, and day labor. Righteous Dopefiend interweaves stunning black-and-white photographs with vivid dialogue, detailed field notes, and critical theoretical analysis. Its gripping narrative develops a cast of characters around the themes of violence, race relations, sexuality, family trauma, embodied suffering, social inequality, and power relations. The result is a dispassionate chronicle of survival, loss, caring, and hope rooted in the addicts' determination to hang on for one more day and one more "fix" through a "moral economy of sharing" that precariously balances mutual solidarity and interpersonal betrayal.

Reviving the Black Church

Reviving the Black Church [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1433688840
Author: Thabiti Anyabwile
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
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Reviving the Black Church by Thabiti Anyabwile Book Resume:

Is the Black Church dying? The picture is mixed and there are many challenges. The church needs spiritual revival. But reviving and strengthening the Black Church will require great wisdom and courage. Reviving the Black Church calls us back to another time, borrowing the wisdom of earlier faithful Christians. But more importantly, it calls us back to the Bible itself. For there we find the divine wisdom needed to see all quarters of the Black Church live again, thriving in the Spirit of God. It’s pastor and church planter Thabiti Anyabwile's humble prayer that this book might be useful to pastors and faithful lay members in reviving at least some quarters of the Black Church, and churches of every ethnicity and context— all for the glory of God.

The Book of Psalms

The Book of Psalms [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1467443344
Author: Nancy L. deClaisse-Walford,Rolf A. Jacobson,Beth LaNeel Tanner
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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The Book of Psalms by Nancy L. deClaisse-Walford,Rolf A. Jacobson,Beth LaNeel Tanner Book Resume:

This work by Nancy deClaisse-Walford, Rolf Jacobson, and Beth Tanner is the most complete and detailed one-volume commentary available on the Psalms. Significantly, the volume reflects the combined insights of three superior (younger) biblical scholars. DeClaisse-Walford, Jacobson, and Tanner offer a succinct introduction to the Psalter, a new translation of all the psalms that takes special account of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and individual entries on each psalm unit. Throughout the book they draw on state-of-the-art research on the canonical shape and shaping of the Psalter and evidence a nuanced attention to the poetic nature of the psalms.

Romans

Romans [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1514003546
Author: David E. Garland
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
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Romans by David E. Garland Book Resume:

Romans has been described as the theological epistle par excellence. Paul emphasizes that salvation is by God's grace alone and that freedom, hope, and the gift of righteousness are secured through Christ's death and resurrection. In this Tyndale Commentary, David Garland offers clear guidance along the rewarding, though sometimes difficult, paths of this great letter.

Psalms for Preaching and Worship

Psalms for Preaching and Worship [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0802863213
Author: Roger E. Van Harn,Walter Brueggemann,Brent A. Strawn
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Psalms for Preaching and Worship by Roger E. Van Harn,Walter Brueggemann,Brent A. Strawn Book Resume:

Psalms for Preaching and Worship a key addition to the critically acclaimed three-volume Lectionary Commentary / Despite the rich resources available for studying the Psalms, few are as focused on their place in worship and preaching as is this volume. The responsorial Psalms of the Revised Common Lectionary are here taken up in careful and often illuminating interpretation with attention also to their interaction with other lectionary texts. The many ways that psalms can function meaningfully in the liturgical life of congregations are explored especially in John Witvliet s concluding section. I know of no work that combines practice and substance better than this lectionary commentary. Patrick D. Miller / Princeton Theological Seminary / A fascinating book well organized, well written and edited, thorough, and informative. . . . An excellent resource not only for preachers using the Revised Common Lectionary but also for those wishing to preach a series of sermons on the Psalms. In addition, worship leaders and worship committees will appreciate the many excellent ideas for using the Psalms in worship. Highly recommended. Sidney Greidanus / author of Preaching Christ from the Old Testament and Preaching Christ from Genesis / Here is something even better than a simple completion of The Lectionary Commentary, which would be cause enough for gratitude. . . . Serious attention paid to this one book could go a long way toward remedying the scandalous neglect of the treasure of the Psalms in too much contemporary worship. Marguerite Shuster / Fuller Theological Seminary / Contributors: Nancy R. Bowen, William P. Brown, Walter Brueggemann, Richard J. Clifford, Nancy L. deClaiss-Walford, Jennifer S. Green, Karl N. Jacobson, Rolf A. Jacobson, Melody D. Knowles, Eunny P. Lee, Joel M. LeMon, James Limburg, J. Clinton McCann, James K. Mead, Carol A. Miles, Luke A. Powery, Stephen Breck Reid, Sandra L. Richter, Cynthia L. Rigby, Kathryn L. Roberts, Brent A. Strawn, Beth LaNeel Tanner, Roger E. Van Harn, Raymond C. Van Leeuwen, J. Ross Wagner, Gerald H. Wilson, John Witvliet, Christine Roy Yoder.

Too Heavy a Yoke

Too Heavy a Yoke [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1620320665
Author: Chanequa Walker-Barnes
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Too Heavy a Yoke by Chanequa Walker-Barnes Book Resume:

Black women are strong. At least that's what everyone says and how they are constantly depicted. But what, exactly, does this strength entail? And what price do Black women pay for it? In this book, the author, a psychologist and pastoral theologian, examines the burdensome yoke that the ideology of the Strong Black Woman places upon African American women. She demonstrates how the three core features of the ideology--emotional strength, caregiving, and independence--constrain the lives of African American women and predispose them to physical and emotional health problems, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and anxiety. She traces the historical, social, and theological influences that resulted in the evolution and maintenance of the Strong Black Woman, including the Christian church, R & B and hip-hop artists, and popular television and film. Drawing upon womanist pastoral theology and twelve-step philosophy, she calls upon pastoral caregivers to aid in the healing of African American women's identities and crafts a twelve-step program for Strong Black Women in recovery. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

Understanding and Transforming the Black Church

Understanding and Transforming the Black Church [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1630874299
Author: Anthony B. Pinn
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Understanding and Transforming the Black Church by Anthony B. Pinn Book Resume:

What is the nature and purpose of the Black Church? What is the relationship of the scholar of religion to the Black Church? While black churches have been a major component of the religious landscape of African American communities for centuries, little critical attention has been given to these questions outside an apologetic stance. This book seeks to correct this trend by examining some of the major issues facing black churches in the twenty-first century. From a challenge to traditional ways of addressing sexism within black churches to African American Christianity's relationship to popular culture, this set of reflections seeks to offer new perspectives on what it might mean to be Black and Christian in the United States.

Noah

Noah [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1512716634
Author: Rabbi Itzhak Levy
Publisher: WestBow Press
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Noah by Rabbi Itzhak Levy Book Resume:

This book opens with the line, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” with the intent to get readers’ focus on the idea that, after the flood, it is as if God was beginning a new creation all over again—a new creation of heaven and Earth. The heavens and the earth were affected by the flood, which lasted one year and ten days; one year is a complete and full cycle of twelve months; ten days is a full cycle that represents the number of righteousness—12+10=22. It also speaks of the significance of the twenty-two Hebrew alphabet letters. Noah becomes the new Adam in this newly created world.

Renewal Theology

Renewal Theology [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0310873673
Author: J. Rodman Williams
Publisher: Zondervan
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Renewal Theology by J. Rodman Williams Book Resume:

Renewal Theology deals with the full range of Christian truth from within the charismatic tradition. Previously published as three separate volumes, Renewal Theology represents the first exhaustive, balanced articulation of charismatic theology. Renewal Theology discusses: Book One--God, the World, and Redemption - Book Two--Salvation, the Holy Spirit, and Christian Living - Book Three--The Church, the Kingdom, and Last Things. As theology, this work is an intellectual achievement. But it is much more than that. The author urges the church to undertake its task of theology in the proper spirit: - an attitude of prayer - a deepening sense of reverence - an ever-increasing purity of heart - a spirit of growing love - a theological approach rooted in the glory of God. Done in such a spirit, theology becomes a faithful and powerful witness to the living God.

Womanist and Black Feminist Responses to Tyler Perry’s Productions

Womanist and Black Feminist Responses to Tyler Perry’s Productions [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137429569
Author: L. Manigault-Bryant,T. Lomax,C. Duncan
Publisher: Springer
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Womanist and Black Feminist Responses to Tyler Perry’s Productions by L. Manigault-Bryant,T. Lomax,C. Duncan Book Resume:

Tyler Perry has made over half a billion dollars through the development of storylines about black women, black communities and black religion. Yet, a text that responds to his efforts from the perspective of these groups does not exist.

THE REWARDS FOR GOOD DEEDS

THE REWARDS FOR GOOD DEEDS [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2745176552
Author: SHAYKH SHARAF AL-DIN 'ABDUL MU'MIN AL-DIMYATI
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Jesus' Blood and Righteousness

Jesus' Blood and Righteousness [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1433518384
Author: Brian Vickers
Publisher: Crossway
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Jesus' Blood and Righteousness by Brian Vickers Book Resume:

The question of whether Paul teaches that Christ's righteousness is imputed to the believer has been debated for roughly four hundred years. Some of the questions that arise are: What is the connection between Adam and the rest of the human race? How did Christ fulfill the role of the second or new Adam? How can the "ungodly" stand before a righteous God? In Jesus' Blood and Righteousness, Brian Vickers investigates the key Pauline texts linked historically to the topic of imputation. Though Vickers spends a good deal of time on the particulars of each text, he keeps one eye on the broader biblical horizon; like any doctrine, imputation must be investigated exegetically and synthetically. This book, and its conclusion that the imputation of Christ's righteousness is a legitimate and necessary synthesis of Paul's teaching, is a valuable contribution to the ongoing debate on imputation.

Quiet Talks on Following the Christ

Quiet Talks on Following the Christ [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3847211617
Author: S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
Publisher: tredition
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Quiet Talks on Following the Christ by S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon Book Resume:

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology

The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0199381089
Author: Katie G. Cannon,Anthony B. Pinn
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology by Katie G. Cannon,Anthony B. Pinn Book Resume:

Named an Honor Book for Nonfiction by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association African American theology has a long and important history. With modern roots in the civil rights movements of the 1960s, African American theology has gone beyond issues of justice and social transformation to participate in broader dialogues of theological inquiry. The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology brings together leading scholars in the field to offer a critical and comprehensive analysis of this theological tradition in its many forms and contexts. Using an interdisciplinary approach, this Oxford Handbook examines the nature, structures, and functions of African American Theology. The volume surveys the field by highlighting its sources, doctrines, internal debates, current challenges, and future prospects in order to present key topics related to the wider palette of Black Religion in a sustained scholarly format. This formative collection presents current scholarship on African American Theology and scripture, eschatology, Christology, womanist theology, sexuality, ontology, the global economy, and much more. The contributors represent a diverse set of faith perspectives, adding to the layered discourses within the volume. These essays further important discussions on the pressing debates and challenges that shape black and womanist theologies.

For All the Lost Souls

For All the Lost Souls [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1457566095
Author: Dowayne L. Anderson
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
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For All the Lost Souls by Dowayne L. Anderson Book Resume:

America has now been at war in Afghanistan for 17 years. Most of us who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces have lost friends, family…brothers and sisters-in-arms. The journey of this book and the reflections of the writing within are but a small dedication to all those who have served, currently serving and the ones who will serve this great nation in the future. Some of the poems within are purely fictitious in nature. Some on the other hand, were written in light of circumstances that were occurring around me. Although some of the writings are fictitious, this book has been deeply personal for me write. It did not start out that way. But as reflected in the writings, it morphed into something much bigger than initially intended. It is my sincere hope that this book will be well received. Ladies and Gentlemen, my second book: “For All The Lost Souls.”

A Perfect Relationship

A Perfect Relationship [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1514424886
Author: Fred Larraga
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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A Perfect Relationship by Fred Larraga Book Resume:

In my truest inner thoughts, it is my belief in trying to capture in words in the inspiration to complete and compile my sincerest inner thoughts placed within myself in my belief of and to truly fit in this task of writing: A Perfect Relationship the truest meaning of perfection. I have found that there is no way that I can truly finish the explanation of a true perfect relationship. It would take me a lifetime or multitudes of lifetimes up to and past infinity in infinity life because God’s perfection is beyond me. To truly express how God is perfect in his true wisdom only God knows and of his ways that are not the ways of anyone’s true humanly souls, minds, or heart.

The Chinese Philosophy of Fate

The Chinese Philosophy of Fate [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 981104371X
Author: Yixia Wei
Publisher: Springer
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The Chinese Philosophy of Fate by Yixia Wei Book Resume:

This book is based on the study of the traditional Chinese philosophy, and explores the relationship between philosophy and people’s fate. The book points out that heaven is an eternal topic in Chinese philosophy. The concept of heaven contains religious implications and reflects the principles the Chinese people believed in and by which they govern their lives. The traditional Chinese philosophy of fate is conceptualized into the "unification of Heaven and man". Different interpretations of the inter-relationships between Heaven, man and their unification mark different schools of the traditional Chinese philosophy. This book identifies 14 different schools of theories in this regard. And by analyzing these schools and theories, it summarizes the basic characteristics of traditional Chinese philosophy, compares the Chinese philosophy of fate with the Western one, and discusses the relationship between philosophy and man’s fate.