The Christian Benefit Package

The Christian Benefit Package

Author: Linda Faye Anderson

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9798886858785

Category: Religion

Page: 241

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Do you know all the benefits you have in Christ? If you want to be a more powerful Christian, read this book! This book will open your understanding to who you are in Christ by highlighting your Christian benefits. In part 1, we will learn about the covenants God made with us in the Bible and the benefits and consequences we received from those covenants: Adamic covenant, Noahic covenant, Abrahamic covenant, Mosaic covenant, Davidic covenant, and our new covenant. In part 2, we will talk about the gifts Jesus gave to the church for us to grow. We will discuss the benefits of those gifts (apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers). This section will show that these gifts are functioning in the church today via testimonials and statements from church leaders who have been anointed with those noted gifts. In part 3, we will talk about the many specific benefits you and I have in Christ (which are numerous). I guarantee you that reading this book will make you powerful! Knowing who you are and all the benefits that you have will cause the rest of your journey here on earth to be victorious! Knowledge is power! Read this book and learn all about your Christian benefits.

A Culture of Engagement

A Culture of Engagement

Author: Cathleen Kaveny

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781626163041

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Religious traditions in the United States are characterized by ongoing tension between assimilation to the broader culture, as typified by mainline Protestant churches, and defiant rejection of cultural incursions, as witnessed by more sectarian movements such as Mormonism and Hassidism. However, legal theorist and Catholic theologian Cathleen Kaveny contends there is a third possibility—a culture of engagement—that accommodates and respects tradition. It also recognizes the need to interact with culture to remain relevant and to offer critiques of social, political, legal, and economic practices. Kaveny suggests that rather than avoid the crisscross of the religious and secular spheres of life, we should use this conflict as an opportunity to come together and to encounter, challenge, contribute to, and correct one another. Focusing on five broad areas of interest—Law as a Teacher, Religious Liberty and Its Limits, Conversations about Culture, Conversations about Belief, and Cases and Controversies—Kaveny demonstrates how thoughtful and purposeful engagement can contribute to rich, constructive, and difficult discussions between moral and cultural traditions. This provocative collection of Kaveny's articles from Commonweal magazine, substantially revised and updated from their initial publication, provides astonishing insight into a range of hot-button issues like abortion, assisted suicide, government-sponsored torture, contraception, the Ashley Treatment, capital punishment, and the role of religious faith in a pluralistic society. At turns masterful and inspirational, A Culture of Engagement is a welcome reminder of what can be gained when a diversity of experiences and beliefs is brought to bear on American public life.

The Age of Social Democracy

The Age of Social Democracy

Author: Francis Sejersted

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400839124

Category: History

Page: 560

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A history of how Norway and Sweden became the envy of the modern world This is the history of how two countries on the northern edge of Europe built societies in the twentieth century that became objects of inspiration and envy around the world. Francis Sejersted, one of Scandinavia's leading historians, tells how Norway and Sweden achieved a rare feat by realizing grand visions of societies that combine stability, prosperity, and social welfare. It is a history that holds many valuable lessons today, at a time of renewed interest in the Scandinavian model. The book tells the story of social democracy from the separation of Norway and Sweden in 1905 through the end of the century, tracing its development from revolutionary beginnings through postwar triumph, as it became a hegemonic social order that left its stamp on every sector of society, the economy, welfare, culture, education, and family. The book also tells how in the 1980s, partly in reaction to the strong state, a freedom and rights revolution led to a partial erosion of social democracy. Yet despite the fracturing of consensus and the many economic and social challenges facing Norway and Sweden today, the achievement of their welfare states remains largely intact.

The Rights Turn in Conservative Christian Politics

The Rights Turn in Conservative Christian Politics

Author: Andrew R. Lewis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108285612

Category: Political Science

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The Rights Turn in Conservative Christian Politics documents a recent, fundamental change in American politics with the waning of Christian America. Rather than conservatives emphasizing morality and liberals emphasizing rights, both sides now wield rights arguments as potent weapons to win political and legal battles and build grassroots support. Lewis documents this change on the right, focusing primarily on evangelical politics. Using extensive historical and survey data that compares evangelical advocacy and evangelical public opinion, Lewis explains how the prototypical culture war issue - abortion - motivated the conservative rights turn over the past half century, serving as a springboard for rights learning and increased conservative advocacy in other arenas. Challenging the way we think about the culture wars, Lewis documents how rights claims are used to thwart liberal rights claims, as well as to provide protection for evangelicals, whose cultural positions are increasingly in the minority; they have also allowed evangelical elites to justify controversial advocacy positions to their base and to engage more easily in broad rights claiming in new or expanded political arenas, from health care to capital punishment.