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Out Of The Shadows Into The Light

Author : Miguel A. De La Torre
ISBN : 9780827227484
Genre : Religion
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Conducting a nonthreatening and accessible conversation about an issue that is presently tearing many churches and denominations apart, Out of the Shadows, into the Light focuses on communication in hopes of creating reconciliation for the Christian community. With views from multiple perspectives, Out of the Shadows, into the Light shows how leading a congregation to discuss this controversial topic can lead to better understanding and facilitate reconciliation in a church. Contributors include: Marvin Ellison, Larry Kent Graham, Janis Hahn, Luis Leon, Irene Monroe, James Oraker, Ken Stone, and Mona West.

Liberating Sexuality

Author : Miguel A. De La Torre
ISBN : 9780827221819
Genre : Religion
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For two thousand years, Christianity has been wrong about sex. To this day Christians grapple with defining gender, sexism, heterosexism, and what constitutes healthy sex. Miguel A. De La Torre-noted ethicist and scholar on the intersection of religion with race, class, gender, and sexuality-shines new light on these intimate issues in Liberating Sexuality, a provocative compilation of his writings that apply justice to the most private parts of our lives. Grounded in biblical scholarship, Liberating Sexuality will help you discover new ways of thinking about God beyond gender, heterosexism, masturbation, and many other topics. Wrestle with controversial topics such as an androgynous Jesus, ethical S&M, and confronting racism in one's sexual preference. Gain a critical understanding of how others view their own sexuality in ways you could never before comprehend.

Handbook Of Latina O Theologies

Author : Edwin David Aponte
ISBN : 0827214650
Genre : Religion
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Handbook of Latino/a Theologies explores the varied theological, ecclesiastical, spiritual, and cultural expressions associated with the term 'Latino/a or Hispanic theology.' There is no single definition of Hispanic/Latino theology, but rather a multiplicity of perspectives within the diverse Latino/a communities that articulate a distinctive and relevant Hispanic viewpoint. This collection of thirty-four essays surveys how Latinos/as understand and do theology within those varied contexts. It gives attention to the history, nature, sources, and development of Latinos/as theological expressions within the U.S. and their contribution to the overall theological discourse and to the individual groups that gave rise to them. Part I of the handbook presents essays on many traditional topics in Christian theology representative both of the individual authors and various beliefs found in Latino/a communities. Part II focuses on trends and contextual issues within the overall Hispanic/Latino theological conversation.

Handbook Of U S Theologies Of Liberation

Author : Miguel A. De La Torre
ISBN : 0827214480
Genre : Religion
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The purpose of this handbook is to introduce the reader to Christian concepts from the perspective of U.S. marginalized communities. It explores the interrelationship between religion, community, and culture in the social context of different marginalized groups, specifically those rooted in the African American, Amerindian, Asian American, feminist, gay/lesbian, and Hispanic experiences, and their impact on the development of U.S. theologies of liberation. The handbook gives attention to the history, nature, sources, and development of these theologies and the theologians who contributed to their formation. Of particular interest is how Handbook of U.S. Theologies of Liberation clearly distinguishes both the differences and similarities between these U.S. theologies and their Latin American counterparts. The handbook is divided into two sections: Thematic Essays that provide a general overview of a specific theological theme from the perspectives of different marginalized groups; and Contextual Essays that focus on the specific contributions of scholars from various racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds.

Dating Jesus

Author : Susan Campbell
ISBN : 0807010669
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author describes growing up in a fundamentalist Christian church, the influence of her faith on every aspect of her life, and her struggle to integrate her growing feminism and interest in women's rights with the tenets of fundamentalism.

Shadow In The Land

Author : William Dannemeyer
ISBN : UVA:X001788419
Genre : Social Science
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Love Into Light

Author : Peter Hubbard
ISBN : 9781620202227
Genre : Religion
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Author : Miguel A. De La Torre
ISBN : 0800697871
Genre : Religion
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This survey text for religious ethics and theological ethics courses explores how ethical concepts defined as liberationist, which initially was a Latin American Catholic phenomenon, is presently manifest around the globe and within the United States across different racial, ethnic, and gender groups. Authored by several contributors, this book elucidates how the powerless and disenfranchised within marginalized communities employ their religious beliefs to articulate a liberationist/liberative religious ethical perspective. Students will thus comprehend the diversity existing within the liberative ethical discourse and know which scholars and texts to read and will encounter practical ways to further social justice.

Out Of The Shadows

Author : K.C. Wells
ISBN : 9781635338706
Genre : Fiction
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Christian is a recluse—with good reason. When contractor Josh comes into Christian’s apartment for repairs, he finds his way into his heart. Can Christian find the courage to emerge from the darkness?

Exchanging The Truth Of God For A Lie

Author : Jeremy Marks
ISBN : 1903905451
Genre : Religion
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With over 20 years experience ministering to the gay Christian community, and as a gay man himself, Jeremy Marks is perhaps uniquely qualified to comment on the pastoral and theological issues surrounding homosexuality that vex the Church today. Drawing together his experience, his understanding and the testimonies of some of the numerous men and women he has helped, Jeremy Marks has written this short book in an attempt to shed some light into an area of debate that generates such heat. The Foreword has been written by Dr Roy Clements, former minister at Eden Baptist Church, Cambridge. An Afterword has been included, written by the Revd Dave Tomlinson, vicar of St Luke 's Church in Holloway (London). Recommended by Rev. David Graham, Founding Pastor of Jubilee Church, Cape Town and author of †̃Out of the Shadows '.

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