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Religious Life In The 21st Century

Author : O'Murchu, Diarmuid
ISBN : 9781608336562
Genre : Religion
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This seminal work surveys the historical rise and fall of religious orders and congregations and reveals an unfolding pattern that gives hope for the present and future.
Category: Religion

Religious Life In The 21st Century

Author : Catherine M. Harmer
ISBN : PSU:000024665384
Genre : Christianity
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The challenge today is to invent a future for religious life in the next century. This task will require
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Fire On The Earth

Author : Kevin J. Barr
ISBN : 0867863552
Genre : Christianity
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A 21st Century Debate On Science And Religion

Author : Fraser Watts
ISBN : 9781527500532
Genre : Religion
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The progress of modern science and technology has led to remarkable insights into the nature of the universe and of human life. These insights have challenged and transformed former traditional worldviews and narratives. This book explores and addresses the challenges that arise at the interface of science and religion in the 21st century. How does science affect the way that religion is perceived? Do modern scientific findings confirm or invalidate the perspective of faith? How does science lead religious persons to revise the way they understand their faith and its practices? Is a mutually respectful and mutually beneficial dialogue possible between science and faith? Drawing from many disciplines, psychology, theology, philosophy, history, cognitive science, education, this book considers the crucial questions of how science and religion can help shape our worldviews and ways of life today.
Category: Religion

Conversations At The Well

Author : Jung Eun Sophia Park
ISBN : 9781532649790
Genre : Religion
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Are religious women in the United States disappearing and finally dying out? Or is there any new way of religious life emerging? Conversations at the Well tries to respond to this question. In the twenty-first century of the global world, newly emerging religious life would be rooted with the Jesus Movement and develop in the spirit of collaboration, networking, and intercultural living. As the liminal space, religious life is located at the margins, subverting the existing social order and creating a new vision for the world. This book explores an alternative meaning of religious life within the context of the apostolic mission. In this new religious life, the concept of community is not limited to living as a community in the convent, but extended into collaborating friendship. Primarily, the apostolic religious life is deeply related to social justice, delinking the global capitalism in which many people suffer from human trafficking, immigration, and exile. The new leader of religious women would require skill in handling uncertainty, amplifying resources, and opening to the new reality. In this new religious life, spirituality would be articulated as freedom and liberation to let go of the old frame, as well as letting the new life become reality. In this way, as radical disciples, religious women in the twenty-first century embody the Jesus Movement, building bridges between different cultures and people.
Category: Religion

Fullness Of Life For All

Author : Inus Daneel
ISBN : 9042019719
Genre : Religion
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This important book is needed today. The challenges that Christian churches face have changed immensely in the last quarter-century. One of the central issues facing the churches everywhere in the world is their missionary presence in their nations and societies. The authors of this volume are among the world's leading missiological thinkers and represent nearly every major Christian tradition in Europe, Africa, North America and Asia. In this new century, the Christian church faces new situations that include, for example, the fall of communism; the globalization of culture; cultural and religious minorities and multiple religious majorities in nearly every country; ethnic and interreligious tensions; relativism and individualism in Western culture; the rise of a global impact of a postmodern world view; poverty in poor countries and in urban areas in wealthy countries; and the decline of Western cultural authority and, with notable exceptions, of religious authority generally. This book speaks of ways in which Christian churches are seeking to respond to these challenges. The purpose of this book is to describe some of the main challenges facing the churches in mission today, particularly with reference to inter-religious conversations all over the world. The title of this volume has been derived from the theme of the 24th General Assembly of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) at Accra in August, 2004 whose theme is, "That All May Have Life in Fullness." Such Christian witness is more than humanness, because it arises from the fullness of God's grace: forgiveness, reconciliation, and hope that God's will may be done on earth as it is in heaven. Christian presence in a desperately needy world will make the fullness of God's presence known. Such fullness of life permeates the heart, mind and action of Christians. The editors and authors of this volume hope that it will challenge the reader to reflect upon the missionary presence of the churches and their communication of the Gospel in a secularized, religiously plural world filled with struggles, violence and rumors of war. Fullness of life points to the Kingdom of God that is here already and at the same time not yet here. This constitutes Christian expectation and hope. This book is must reading for anyone interested in seeing the Christian Church respond in new and relevant ways to the new situations facing our world in a new century.
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Religion For The 21st Century The Age Of New Deism

Author : Vernon Gowdy III
ISBN : 0557313198
Genre : Religion
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Discussion of the major religions - sacred texts of major religions - history of deism, beliefs and practices - how deism will play a major role in the revolution of religion for the 21st century - science and religion - the future of religion - intelligent life on other planets and religion - religion on earth can no longer be the center of the universe's religious beliefs.
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Jacques Ellul And The Technological Society In The 21st Century

Author : Helena M. Jerónimo
ISBN : 9789400766587
Genre : Philosophy
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This volume rethinks the work of Jacques Ellul (1912-1994) on the centenary of his birth, by presenting an overview of the current debates based on Ellul's insights. As one of the most significant twentieth-century thinkers about technology, Ellul was among the first thinkers to realize the importance of topics such as globalization, terrorism, communication technologies and ecology, and study them from a technological perspective. The book is divided into three sections. The first discusses Ellul’s diagnosis of modern society, and addresses the reception of his work on the technological society, the notion of efficiency, the process of symbolization/de-symbolization, and ecology. The second analyzes communicational and cultural problems, as well as threats and trends in early twenty-first century societies. Many of the issues Ellul saw as crucial – such as energy, propaganda, applied life sciences and communication – continue to be so. In fact they have grown exponentially, on a global scale, producing new forms of risk. Essays in the final section examine the duality of reason and revelation. They pursue an understanding of Ellul in terms of the depth of experience and the traditions of human knowledge, which is to say, on the one hand, the experience of the human being as contained in the rationalist, sociological and philosophical traditions. On the other hand there are the transcendent roots of human existence, as well as “revealed knowledge,” in the mystical and religious traditions. The meeting of these two traditions enables us to look at Ellul’s work as a whole, but above all it opens up a space for examining religious life in the technological society.
Category: Philosophy

Islam In The 21st Century

Author : Gregory H. Franco
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215474391
Genre : Religion
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Islam is the second most common faith in the world with over a billion adherents. Understanding Islam as a twenty-first century faith has potential to address one of the contemporary world's sorest points, and, at the same time, to release the energies of one of the world's most potent forces. Moreover, overcoming suspicion of Islam is a pertinent 21st century challenge facing the U.S. as its attempts to mend a decade of deteriorating ties with Muslim peoples world-wide. This book explores suspicion of Islamic education in the U.S., analysing the extent to which such a sentiment is based on verifiable data. The agreement between general broad principles of research ethics and Islamic teachings concerning life are discussed as well. Other chapters address the two controversial issues concerning women's rights and age of consent for children in Muslim communities. How media representations of Islam can contradict and re-interpret the sanctity of life upheld in the holy book are also analyzed. In addition, this book explores the importance of new Islamic presences in Europe, and the authors address the relationship between the state and Islamic religion, the integration of Muslims in Europe and the role of Islam inside European society.
Category: Religion

Human Rights

Author : V.N. Viswanathan (ed. By)
ISBN : 8178356589
Genre : Human rights
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Human Rights which existed as mere theoretical debate during the pre-Second world War have now become a practical goal of many modern Nation-states across the world. Today, the leaders of the world recognized the need to inculcate the indicators of human right protections and pratice as an input for development. The multidimensional aspects of human rights are discussed in this book in a lucid manner with appropriate case studies and examples. Imparting human values and human rights culture in every walk of life is the focal points of this book. The scholars form various discipline has contributed their views and thus made the book as multidisciplinary in its outlook. It addresses the challenges of 21st century with regard to the pratice of human rights in the context of modern development. International, national human rights laws and the institution which executed these laws and the practical limitations are critically dealt in his book. Almost all sub-themes of human rights are critically analyzes with possible suggestion and recommendations for further strengtening the practice of good governance and democracy. This edited volume is useful for human rights activists, political leaders at different levels, lawyers, civil servants, research scholars belonging to various disciplines such as sociology, social work, political science, law, criminology, ethics, and other related social sciences. The value-centric approach of this book on various aspects of human rights issues are the most attracting features. It is certainly the most reliable source book for the contemporary issues of human rights.
Category: Human rights

Come Up Higher

Author : Paul King
ISBN : 1939250064
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"I have always been amazed by the paradox presented in Scripture: the humble are exalted; the hungry are full; the yielded are powerful; and those who go deeper live a higher life. In Come Up Higher, Dr. Paul King has masterfully brought together influential voices from church history who have experienced and written about the higher life in Christ-the Throne Life. Their voices instruct, illustrate, and challenge us to live in the heavenlies, with Christ. Any Christian who desires to see the empowerment of life in Christ influence his or her walk, worship, or spiritual warfare will find this powerful collection of insights from 2,000 years of church history indispensable." -Dr. Gary Benedict, President, The Christian and Missionary Alliance "Come Up Higher is a great book! It is greatly needed in today's church to bring correction to the extremes of not having courageous faith, not walking in authority or power on the one hand; and the other extreme of attempting to walk in the authority of imputed righteousness, moving in power, exercising faith, without the holiness of imparted righteousness. Dr. Paul King's book, Come Up Higher! Rediscovering Throne Life-The Highest Christian Life for the 21st Century, is a well written, powerful book bringing balance to a subject where balance has often not been found. I highly recommend it." -Randy Clark, Founder and President of Global Awakening and the Apostolic Network of Global Awakening "Come Up Higher! Rediscovering Throne Life-The Highest Christian Life for the 21st Century is another life-changing book from Paul King. He brings us to the pinnacle of the Christian life with a privilege that is almost unimaginable and is the clearest expression of heaven on earth possible. It is about position and Presence. With great wisdom, Paul deals with both the obstacles and the overwhelming benefits of this lifestyle. I can't imagine reading this book without increasing in hunger for a lifestyle that is almost too good to be true. This is the book that will drive a person into the secret place without striving or religious agendas." -Bill Johnson, Author, When Heaven Invades Earth and Hosting the Presence Bethel Church, Redding, CA
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Faith Scholarship And Culture In The 21st Century

Author : Alice Ramos
ISBN : 0966922654
Genre : Philosophy
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While some intellectuals at the end of the nineteenth century argued that scientific progress would eventually cause the demise of religion, it is evident that this has not been the case and that contemporary science is in fact not necessarily inimical to a religious worldview. So, a fruitful dialogue between science and religion has become a reality. But there is also a more fundamental question that arises, which is not simply the relationship of the sciences or of other disciplines to religion, but rather whether faith can and should have an impact on teaching and research. The majority of the essays in this volume hold that the Christian faith provides definite cognitive advantages and that to leave one's faith at the entrance of the campus, thus separating faith from reason, leads to a schizophrenic view of the Christian's intellectual life. This volume thus shows how the religious faith of intellectuals--not all of whom are Christian--exercises a real influence on their scholarship. In consonance with the thought of Pope John Paul II, it is the contention of the scholars whose essays make up this volume that a faith that imbues research and teaching will effect a transformation not only in themselves, but also in their students and eventually in society. Hence, a faith that is fully received, thought out and lived, will penetrate culture; and there is no doubt that present-day culture stands in need of transformation. In fact, the encyclical Fides et Ratio, from which a number of the essays draw inspiration, attributes the secularization of the West in great part to the separation of faith from culture. Jacques Maritain himself, more than fifty years ago, recognized that modern and contemporary culture had severed its ties with the sacred and in so doing had turned its back on humanity. Now in the twenty-first century, as always, human beings have a profound need for meaning and transcendence, a need which scholarly reflection such as that found in this volume can help to satisfy. In addition to the editors, the contributors are: David Arias, Jr., Mariano Artigas, Gavin T. Colvert, John Goyette, Frederick Erb III, Heather McAdam Erb, Alfred J. Freddoso, Jeanne M. Heffernan, Leon Klenicki, Ralph McInerny, John F. Morris, Warren Murray, Peter A. Pagan, Teresa I. Reed, Robert Royal, James V. Schall, S.J., William Sweet, and Dallas Willard. Alice Ramos and Marie I. George are both Associate Professors of Philosophy at St. John's University.
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Australian Soul

Author : Gary Bouma
ISBN : 1139459384
Genre : Social Science
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Australian Soul challenges the idea that religious and spiritual life in Australia is in decline. This fascinating book describes the character of religious and spiritual life in Australia today, and argues that, far from petering out, religion and spirituality are thriving. Gary Bouma, the leading expert on the state of religious life in Australia, provides the most up-to-date facts and figures and compares the 'tone' of Australian religious practices with those of other countries. Australians might be less vocal and more reticent about their religion than Americans are, but their religious and spiritual beliefs are no less potent. Australian Soul describes and analyses our religious and spiritual life in detail as well as providing a series of case studies that illustrate the range of practices and beliefs in Australia today. Australian Soul predicts a vital future for religion and spirituality.
Category: Social Science

Christian Responses To Spiritual Incursions Into The 21st Century Church And Society

Author : Nikolaos Asproulis
ISBN : 9781527561687
Genre : Religion
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This volume provides an account of the surprising ‘in-breaking’ of spiritual life that persists in our culture, despite the best efforts of atheist spokespersons and secular theorists. Spirituality in its varying forms is irrepressible, resisting our attempts to exclude it by continuing to seep through the cracks and leak through the gaps. When it is allowed to manifest itself through the Christian faith-tradition, it has the power to surprise, transform and renew everything it touches. This volume contains a series of case studies, each of which describes the inner-functionings and out-workings of the spiritual life as a transformative point of contact between God, world, society and self. Each chapter contains high-level inquiry, drawing on best-practice scholarship that is deeply aware of the needs and opportunities that confront 21st-century society.
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Six Religions In The Twenty First Century

Author : W. Owen Cole
ISBN : 074875167X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This text offers a comprehensive examination of the many aspects of the main world religions. The book contains key information and statistics and covers topics including messengers, scriptures, worship, pilgrimage, festivals, and life ceremonies.
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The Thieves Of Simplicity A K A 20th And 21st Century Religious Rabbis

Author : Marion Hall
ISBN : 9781641918091
Genre : Religion
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My objective is to make people aware that this pious bunch of religious leaders today is no better today than those of the religious system in the days of Jesus. In the days of Jesus, they had many more commandments than listed in the Torah. Today there are 613 commandments. To read them, go to www.Judaism101: a list of the 613 mitzvot (commandments). You will find their list of commandments for thirty-four subjects, three times more subjects than commandments. According to the 2008 Census, in America there are 314 denominations and they're broke out into classes. Twenty-eight have the largest membership. Thirty-five are Christian religious denominations (makes you wonder what the twenty-eight are). One hundred twenty-four are "other religions" and one hundred twenty-seven are "new age religions." If each of these groups had only two of their self-appointed commandments that would give us "628," I can almost guarantee they have more than just two. In Mark 10:17, the rich man asked Jesus, "What must I do to inherit eternal life?" Jesus replied, "Keep the commandments." He was referring to those listed in the Torah, not man-made. God made it so simple to serve him. Only man has defiled the system he gave us!-hence "the thieves of simplicity."
Category: Religion

21st Century Warfare Prayers

Author : Jon Van Helsing
ISBN : 1539169162
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With the arrival of the 21st century, Christianity has moved into its greatest era of challenge. With governments seeking to take totalitarian control of their populations and Christian religious institutions becoming less and less relevant, the battle in the end times had become more intense. Like the Apostles and their followers of the first three centuries, the Christian church has been forced to abandon the formality of their church buildings, meeting in homes and ministering in the streets. As a result, Christians have discovered that a spiritual war awaits them. The evil ones who countered Jesus and the apostles in the first century has returned in even greater force to stop the Christian ministry in the 21st century. Unlike the apostles, who were trained at the feet of Jesus, the church of today is poorly prepared to battle these evil spirits. To improve the spiritual preparedness of the Christian church, author Jon van Helsing has released this second edition this book of warfare prayers to address the deficiency and bring the church of Jesus Christ into a level of victory not seen since the first century. Professor van Helsing addresses the issues of personal and family protection, the breaking of curses, various types and forms of witchcraft, the devil's Akashic database, and the Quantum Matrix. Join the battle and begin the process of living a successful Christian life.
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21st Century Warfare Prayers

Author : Jonathan Van Helsing
ISBN : 9798630311177
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With the arrival of the 21st century, Christianity has moved into its greatest era of challenge. With governments seeking to take totalitarian control of their populations and Christian religious institutions becoming less and less relevant, the battle in the end times had become more intense. Like the Apostles and their followers of the first three centuries, the Christian church has been forced to abandon the formality of their church buildings, meeting in homes and ministering in the streets.As a result, Christians have discovered that a spiritual war awaits them. The evil ones who countered Jesus and the apostles in the first century has returned in even greater force to stop the Christian ministry in the 21st century. Unlike the apostles, who were trained at the feet of Jesus, the church of today is poorly prepared to battle these evil spirits.To improve the spiritual preparedness of the Christian church, author Jon van Helsing has released this second edition this book of warfare prayers to address the deficiency and bring the church of Jesus Christ into a level of victory not seen since the first century. Professor van Helsing addresses the issues of personal and family protection, the breaking of curses, various types and forms of witchcraft, the devil's Akashic database, and the Quantum Matrix. Join the battle and begin the process of living a successful Christian life.
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Religious Life

Author : Loan Le
ISBN : 9781443896801
Genre : Religion
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Following the Second Vatican Council, when each Religious Institute was encouraged to research its charism, some Institutes experienced a tension between their charism and their mission, or even difficulty identifying what their charism was. This book is a study of the theological understanding of charism and of mission in relation to Religious Life within the Catholic Church. While this topic has featured in much Roman Catholic theological literature since Vatican II, there appears to be a dearth of in-depth studies. This book addresses this apparent lacuna. It draws particularly on the work of two major theologians, Jean-Marie Roger Tillard OP and Sandra Marie Schneiders IHM, who have reflected at length on charism and mission in the period leading up to Vatican II and on the implementation of its documents with respect to Religious Life. The very significant contributions of Tillard and Schneiders on the topic provide Religious, as well as others who want to know and understand Religious Life, with an interesting and motivating insight into charism and mission in Religious Life. Within the Roman Catholic Church, a “Year of Consecrated Life” has just drawn to a close, and this book forms a background and a response to Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter to “all Consecrated People on the occasion of the Year of Consecrated Life” (November 2014), which invited Religious to reflect on these aspects that are essential to the life they have chosen to live.
Category: Religion

American Military Life In The 21st Century Social Cultural And Economic Issues And Trends 2 Volumes

Author : Eugenia L. Weiss
ISBN : 9781440855191
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A comprehensive guide to the lives and experiences of military service members, veterans, and their families in the United States today, with special emphasis given to those of the post-9/11 era. • Providers readers with a current understanding of the experiences of U.S. service members, veterans, and their families in the post-9/11 era of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan • Examines issues pertinent to minority populations in the military and delineates health and mental health issues that affect all combat service members, summarizing evidence-based interventions and access to care • Provides firsthand perspectives and experiences of military-connected families and children • Analyzes societal costs and supports for building military-civilian community connections, including in the transition
Category: Family & Relationships