The Coming Tsunami

The Coming Tsunami

Author: Jim Denison

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781637630488

Category: Religion

Page: 170

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In The Coming Tsunami, pastor and cultural scholar Dr. Jim Denison addresses the gravest threat Christians in America have ever faced—four cultural tidal waves threatening to submerge Christians in America and the biblical morality they proclaim. Through proactive, biblical steps, he helps us redeem these challenges so that we can live the way Jesus calls us to live. This book is a warning sign. The coming cultural tsunami is the gravest threat Christians in America have ever faced. Caused by four cultural “earthquakes,” the cultural acceptance of four specific ideologies has seismically shifted our world. With the rise of a “post-truth” culture, the expansion of the sexual revolution, the attraction of Critical Theory, and the advance of secular religion, Christians are increasingly labeled as intolerant, irrelevant, oppressive, and dangerous—the antithesis of the life Jesus calls Christians to live. These tidal waves are threatening to submerge Christians in America and the biblical morality they proclaim. And the ultimate repercussions of these issues—the coming tsunami—have yet to be fully experienced. In The Coming Tsunami, pastor and cultural scholar Dr. Jim Denison of the Denison Forum: assesses how our current culture came to be, identifies the enormous danger these cultural quakes represent, explores their consequences for evangelicals and our larger culture, and offers proactive, biblical steps to redeem these challenges as opportunities for God's word and grace. The coming cultural tsunami will greatly impact Christians in the coming years. It will undoubtedly influence and affect your children and grandchildren. However, unlike tsunamis in nature, which cannot be stopped once they have been created, it's not too late to stop the moral tsunamis of our day. But Christians must act now. The rain is falling.

Spiritual Mapping in the United States and Argentina

Spiritual Mapping in the United States and Argentina

Author: René Holvast

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004170469

Category: Religion

Page: 385

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Referring to U.S. Evangelicalism and Neo-Pentecostalism, this book presents a comprehensive historical description of the movement and concept of "Spiritual Mapping," with special attention to theological and anthropological concepts. The result is a facinating picture of modern Christian Americanism.

Whose Religion Is Christianity?

Whose Religion Is Christianity?

Author: Lamin Sanneh

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467422260

Category: Religion

Page: 114

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Many historians of religion now recognize that Christianity is a global faith whose most vibrant expression and growth are found today in the non-Western world. But no one explores this reality and its implications for modern life with the depth of learning and personal insight of Lamin Sanneh. This book is unique in the literature of world Christianity, not least for its novel structure. Sanneh's engaging narrative takes the form of a self-interview in which he asks questions about the cross-cultural expansion of Christianity and provides insightful answers and meaningful predictions about the future. This technique also allows Sanneh to track developments in world Christianity even while giving attention to the responses and involvement of indigenous peoples around the world. Sanneh's own background and lifelong involvement with non-Western cultures bring a richness of perspective not found in any other book on world Christianity. For example, Sanneh highlights what is distinctive about Christianity as a world religion, and he offers a timely comparison of Christianity with Islam's own missionary tradition. The book also gives pride of place to the recipients of the Christian message rather than to the missionaries themselves. Indeed, Sanneh argues here that the gospel is not owned by the West and that the future of the tradition lies in its "world" character. Literate, relevant, and highly original, Whose Religion Is Christianity? presents a stimulating new outlook on faith and culture that will interest a wide range of readers.

Robinson Crusoe Tries Again

Robinson Crusoe Tries Again

Author: Werner Ustorf

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525604441

Category: Religion

Page: 271

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Due to the critical thinking of the Enlightment and to political changes, Christianity in Europe has lost its central position in society. Werner Ustorf, for nearly thrirty years one of the leading missiologists world-wide, not only analyses the interaction of mission and individual, the construction of Self and Other in the context of mission. He also proves the analytic strength of theology in order to conceptualise the future of the Christian experience in Europe. Ustorf shows that apart from the primal dimension of faith even in a traditional way, the validity of non-religious interpretation, and critical trust in transcendence will be the core-elements of the new interculturation of Christianity in Europe.

Selected Pathways to God:

Selected Pathways to God:

Author: Colliston R. Rose, MD

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781481728058

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 89

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Everyone is not at the same level of intellectual or spiritual development. In order to assist the Creator, Soul, a product of God, needs co-worker training, largely experiential, that separates knowledge from belief. Since 1965, three pathways, with subsets of elementary, intermediate, and advanced components, surfaced that can potentially take one to specific levels of God's kingdoms. These pathways are the Intellectual, Psychic, and Spiritual (Eckankar, or Advanced religion). Instructors teach dream travel, Soul Travel, karma, reincarnation by which a current illness can be anchored to the past, mind passions, and development of the spiritual senses. An experiment given allows testing of the hypothesis that access to God's kingdoms is from within, and not from without.

Koinonia and the Quest for an Ecumenical Ecclesiology

Koinonia and the Quest for an Ecumenical Ecclesiology

Author: Lorelei F. Fuchs

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802840233

Category: Religion

Page: 600

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The idea of koinonia has gained prominence in recent ecumenical discussions. Lorelei Fuchs proposes the theological concept of koinonia, loosely translated as communion, as the key to moving the fractured churches toward a future unity. Fuchs challenges churches to move beyond mere dialogue to apply their ecumenical insights at the local level. She begins by relating the exegetical meaning of koinonia to its ecumenical meaning, tracing the place of koinonia both within the churches and between the churches. She then examines the concept in the extensive and fruitful dialogues that have taken place between Lutherans, Anglicans, and Roman Catholics, finally articulating a symbolic competence for communionality that provides a rich and workable way forward for church unity at all levels. Encompassing the latest in ecumenical thought within the Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran milieu, Koinonia and the Quest for an Ecumenical Ecclesiology provides a framework for moving closer to the reality of Christ's prayer that all may be one.

Non-Muslims in Muslim Majority Societies - With Focus on the Middle East and Pakistan

Non-Muslims in Muslim Majority Societies - With Focus on the Middle East and Pakistan

Author: Kajsa Ahlstrand

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498275262

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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In a world where almost all societies are multi-religious and multi-ethnic, we need to study how social cohesion can be achieved in different contexts. In some geographical areas, as in the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent, people of different religious belonging have, through the ages, lived side by side, sometimes in harmony and sometimes in dissonance. In other geographical regions, as in Scandinavia, societies have been quite religiously homogeneous but only recently challenged by immigration. The implication in both locations is that the relation between religious minority and majority is on the agenda. In order to discuss the situation for Non-Muslims in Muslim majority societies, a consultation was convened with both Muslim and Christian participants from Pakistan, Palestine, Lebanon, and Sweden. Some of the participants work in academic settings, others in faith based organizations, some in jurisprudence and others with theological issues. This book is the result of that consultation; the articles are "works in progress," and they remain tentative. The intention with this anthology is to trigger reflection and further thinking. It presents articles that discuss issues such as freedom of religion, minority rights, secular and religious legislation, and inter-religious dialogue in Muslim majority societies. Contributors include: Kajsa Ahlstrand, Goran Gunner, Mustafa Abu Sway, Johan Garde, Yasmin Haider, Jan Hjarpe, M. Aslam Khaki, Bernard Sabella, Mehboob Sada, Guirguis Ibrahim Saleh, and Ahmad Salim This book is the second volume in Church of Sweden Research Series.

World Christian Encyclopedia

World Christian Encyclopedia

Author: David B. Barrett

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39076002072168

Category: Religion

Page: 862

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Provides an overview of contemporary Christianity, including its history, ecclesiastical branches, subdivisions, and denominations, and examines Christianity in relation to other faiths and the secular realm.

Peoples of the Buddhist World

Peoples of the Buddhist World

Author: Paul Hattaway

Publisher: William Carey Library

ISBN: 0878083618

Category: Buddhism

Page: 484

View: 202

In the past 20 years, Christians around the world have launched initiatives to reach Muslims, Communists, Hindus and other major unreached people groups but the Buddhist world has largely been overlooked. Hundreds of millions of Buddhists continue to live and die without any exposure to the Gospel. In Peoples of the Buddhist World, researcher and author Paul Hattaway graphically presents prayer profiles of more than 200 Buddhist people groups around the world, beautifully illustrated with color pictures throughout. In addition, experts have contributed articles on various aspects of Buddhism, helping the reader to learn, pray and work until that day when "the kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ and he will reign for ever and ever" (Rev. 11:15).--From publisher's description.

Globalization and the Re-shaping of Christianity in the Pacific Islands

Globalization and the Re-shaping of Christianity in the Pacific Islands

Author: Manfred Ernst

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066792170

Category: Christianity

Page: 866

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"In recent years religion has received a good deal of attention in the discourse on globalization. Christianity in its Pentecostal-charismatic, evangelical and fundamentalist forms, seems to have thrived in the globalizing climate". "This is the most systematic account available of contemporary developments of Christianity in the Pacific Islands".--Back cover.