Erscheinungsdatum: 13.06.2018, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: Truth, Community, and the Prophetic Voice, Titelzusatz: Michael Walzer, Stanley Hauerwas, and Cornel West on Justice and Peace, Autor: Libby, Christopher J., Verlag: Lexington Books, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: POLITICAL SCIENCE // History & Theory, Rubrik: Politikwissenschaft, Seiten: 232, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken kaschiert, Gewicht: 515 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
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We have a need today to free up the Church in its ability think through and debate its ethical responses to contemporary issues. How do we think about and respond to the issues of crime, punishment and rehabilitation, consumerism - money, banks, economics and bonuses, war and peace making, euthanasia and assisted dying, same sex relationships, etc. "We can only act within the world we can envision.... We do not come to see merely by looking, but must develop disciplined skills through initiation into that community that attempts to live faithfully to the story of God...by learning to be faithful disciples, we are more able to see the world as it is." —Stanley Hauerwas, The Peaceable Kingdom Ethics provide the cultural and moral framework in which we live our whole lives. Our ethics are like the air we breathe, and though for the most part they go unnoticed, our lives and communities depend on them. But Christian ethics are distinctive. They are not just anyone's ethics. Indeed, if the Christian vision is not distinct from other moral frameworks, then what is so special about Christ and our story? For many, Jesus has simply become nothing more than a "personal" and "private" motivator to the same common ideals, which are shared by all. So, how do we live distinctively in a time of uncertainty? How do we see the world through the eyes of Christ? What tools do we need for the complex choices that confront us, in order to live well; to live Christ-centered lives in the 21st century? This book provides this kind of help in a clearly, written accessible style with discussion questions making this useful for small-group use. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Chalke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000786/bk_zond_000786_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book provides a new way of understanding community. It draws from previous definitions and interpretations of the concept to come to one that takes into account the growing pluralism in the socio-political strata of the world of today. The author's extensive analysis of three approaches to community by Ferdinand Toennies, Emile Durkheim and Heinrich Pesch gives the study a solid sociological foundation. His inclusion of authors like Martin Buber, Jacques Maritain, Emmanuel Mounier, John MacMurray, Louis Janssens and Stanley Hauerwas in the study underlines not only the philosophical but also the theological stronghold of the book. The discussion on how the notion of God as Trinity can affect the meaning of community adds to its theological relevance. By introducing personalism and the Trinitarian notion of God into how he thinks community should be understood today, the author challenges his readers, individually and collectively, to review the traditional attitudes to diversity and differences in society. A generally thematic study, the work also reveals the author's commitment to a historical-critical approach. Taken seriously the vision of community espoused in the book can lead to answering questions on conflicts in the world today.
Wozu ist die christliche Gemeinschaft als Kirche berufen? Was bedeutet Christsein heute, insbesondere unter dem Einfluss der Postmoderne? Ist der Glaube ein Privatgut, das nur den einzelnen Menschen etwas angeht? Der methodistische Theologe Stanley Hauerwas entwickelte einen profilierten Entwurf christlicher Existenz, der in diesem Band vorgestellt wird. Die individuelle ethische Entwicklung des Einzelnen vollzieht sich dabei im Kontext der Kirche als der entscheidenden moral community.
Description: Throughout the history of the church, monastic movements have emerged to explore new ways of life in the abandoned places of society. School(s) for Conversion is a communal attempt to discern the marks of a new monasticism in the inner-cities and forgotten landscapes of the Empire that is called America. Endorsements: This book invites us into a way of life that is simultaneously ancient and wonderfully new. By combining first-person accounts of the marks of Christ-formed communities with rich historical and biblical reflection, the various writers provide truthful and hope-filled descriptions of contemporary Christian community. Taking seriously the resources of the monastic tradition and the importance of preserving a relationship with the wider church, the authors offer mature, wise, and gracious insight into the practices of faithful living. I heartily recommend this book to anyone yearning for evidence and promise of renewal in the church! Christine D. Pohl Professor of Social Ethics, Asbury Theological Seminary author of Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition (Eerdmans, 1999) Whatever future God has for the church, I am convinced the essays in this remarkable book will help us discern that future. Monasticism has always been one of the main means God has used to renew the church. Through some strange miracle God now seems to be calling Protestants to consider what it might mean for them to live in communities that might look very much like monastic communities. Such a call might tempt many toward some kind of romanticism, but one of the remarkable things about these essays is their stark realism. Such a realism is unavoidable not only because of the challenges facing those who are about the formation of communities faithful to God but also because they have lived with one another enough to know this is not going to be easy. So these essays are full of good sense and they help us see the potential of this extraordinary movement. Moreover, each essayist never forgets to remind us that when it's all said and done, it's about God who makes it possible for us to live patiently and nonviolently in a world of impatience and violence. Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke Divinity School ''I believe the new monasticism represents a source of vital renewal from the margins and forgotten places of empire. It is my sincere hope that the new monasticism will grow so strong and healthy and widespread that every follower of Jesus in every church has the opportunity - if not to actually live in a new monastic community - to at least have enough proximity and relationship to be influenced by it. This book can help that dream and prayer come true.'' Brian McLaren, pastor (crcc.org), author (anewkindofchristian.com) ''In this vision of transformation, the prophets of a new monasticism have a single commitment. They want to realize together--in prayer, thought, and action--their total dependence on God by simply following Jesus. A book prompted by our civilization's signs of death may not seem hopeful, but this one is. The new monasticism has seen the truth that in deepening darkness there is nothing so hopeful as embracing the cross.'' Jim Douglass, author of THE NONVIOLENT COMING OF GOD and co-founder of Mary's House Catholic Worker in Birmingham, Alabama. God is stirring something new...a new monasticism. This book will take you on an intriguing journey with a few followers of Jesus who are discovering some new ways to give expression to the monastic vocation in our troubled world. Must reading for those who want to take their faith seriously in community with oth