By G. Edward Lundin, Anne H. Lundin
Twelve specialists handle modern non secular concerns and literature during this interesting crew of bibliographic essays that reduce throughout religion and denominational obstacles. the result's an enlightening evaluation of geared up faith and spirituality this day. subject matters contain the African American Church, ecology and spiritual accountability, spirituality and getting older, fiction for the trustworthy, feminism and theology, Judaism, Islam, Latin American liberation theology, constructing a church library, and global religions. Designed for assortment improvement librarians, pastors, rabbis, and non secular research team leaders, this assortment bargains an creation to every topic lined and lists assets for additional examine.
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King, and he restores the emphasis on Dr. King as a man of deep and life-giving faith in God. Davis concludes his chapter with a survey of research on black muslims and blacks of other faiths. In "Latin American Liberation Theology," Phillip Berryman surveys the recent political, religious, and military movements in which this theology most fervently took root. Mr. Berryman is an author and translator who writes about Central and South America based upon his experience as a missionary in those regions.
Religious wisdom and spiritual truths emerge from the rich soil of human experience; they are grounded in personal understanding and a perception of divine action in our lives. We can't teach what we haven't experienced. Witness to truth has greater impact than knowledge of subject matter. The essay, "Eco-theology: Religion's Recovery of Ecological Perspective" by Kathleen O'Gorman, a professor of Christian education and religious studies at Loyola University of New Orleans, explores yet another manifestation of theology, "eco-theology," or freeing nature as part of God's creation.
The contributing authors comprehensively review the major tenets and texts of the world religions against a carefully articulated historical and liturgical background. If they had stopped there, it would easily be worth the price of admission. But each essay takes us further by also identifying and analyzing the major critical studies that spread the zeal and hope of the faith traditions they comment on. Page xiv Contemporary Religious Ideas belongs in every church, synagogue, seminary and community library, and certainly every college and university library should include this volume in their reference collection.