Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society Book

Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society


  • Author : R. R. Reno
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-08-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621575658

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Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society Excerpt :

America’s two greatest strengths—her liberal democratic culture and her free-market economy—have made her a global superpower. But left unchecked, these two strengths can become great cultural weaknesses, sowing selfishness, recklessness, and apathy. In Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society, theologian R. R. Reno argues that America needs a renewal of Christian ideals—ideals that encourage self-sacrifice, responsibility, and solidarity. Drawing on T.S. Eliot’s 1940 essay “The Idea of a Christian Society,” Reno shows how Christianity encourages “an abiding ambition for higher things” and a “moral vision” that can strengthen communities and transform America into a truly great nation.

Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society Book

Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society


  • Author : R. R. Reno
  • Publisher : Salem Books
  • Release Date : 2016-08-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1621573494

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Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society Excerpt :

America’s two greatest strengths—her liberal democratic culture and her free-market economy—have made her a global superpower. But left unchecked, these two strengths can become great cultural weaknesses, sowing selfishness, recklessness, and apathy. In Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society, theologian R. R. Reno argues that America needs a renewal of Christian ideals—ideals that encourage self-sacrifice, responsibility, and solidarity. Drawing on T.S. Eliot’s 1940 essay “The Idea of a Christian Society,” Reno shows how Christianity encourages “an abiding ambition for higher things” and a “moral vision” that can strengthen communities and transform America into a truly great nation.

Fighting the Noonday Devil   and Other Essays Personal and Theological Book

Fighting the Noonday Devil and Other Essays Personal and Theological


  • Author : R. R. Reno
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 123
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802865472

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Fighting the Noonday Devil and Other Essays Personal and Theological Excerpt :

In this stirring volume R. R. Reno a thoughtful, literate writer with a zest for physical and theological adventure looks back on his time working in the oil fields of Wyoming, his quests to the heights of Yosemite and the ice cliffs of the French Alps, his daughter s bat mitzvah, and more, rendering seven diverse fragments of life in energetic prose. Fighting the Noonday Devil resounds with Reno s depth of feeling and regard for the tangible things of life. Through these narratives, vignettes, and reflections he shows that it is the real-life manifestations of love and loyalty far beyond intellectual abstractions or theories that train us for true piety. Whether defending Jack Kerouac, describing work on a drilling rig, or narrating his reception into the Roman Catholic Church, Rusty Reno brings a writer s eye and a theologian s heart to the essayist s labors. Many rewards await the reader of this book. Alan Jacobs author of Wayfaring and The Narnian R. R. Reno s essays are intellectually stimulating, and some even possess cinematic possibilities. I find their Augustinian ethos deeply appealing in their consistent combination of wisdom and eloquence. David K. Naugle author of Reordered Love, Reordered Lives: Learning the Deep Meaning of Happiness In this smart and sparkling collection R. R. Reno applies his consummate literary skills to subjects as diverse as acedia, mountain climbing, religious conversion, Jack Kerouac, and interfaith marriage, uniting them under a single glorious banner, that of reclaiming the essential function of culture, the cultivation of the soul. A bravura performance. Philip Zaleski coauthor of Prayer: A History Fighting the Noonday Devil is the work of a pious intellect in all the best senses of the term. . . . Reno reads his life in parables in a way that provokes us to see our own lives anew. In him we find a voice and style in the best tradition of Newman incisive, affecting, wise, inviting. I was captivated by this book. James K. A. S

After Liberalism  Book

After Liberalism


  • Author : Giulio Maspero
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Liberalism
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030757021

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After Liberalism Excerpt :

The economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the unrest in the US following the unlawful death of George Floyd, and other sources of social unrest and insecurity, have brought to a head something that has been brewing in Western societies since the Great Recession of 2008: the disillusionment with liberal democracy as it evolved after World War II. Liberal political systems were characterized by a working compromise between capital and labor, between liberalism and socialism. This book analyzes how, and to what extent, the rise of populism and identitarian political movements, as well as the acceptance of world leaders who embody an authoritarian style of government, has undermined this compromise. Written by scholars from various disciplines, all of which share the Christian faith, it offers a snapshot of an intellectual debate among Christians who are deeply concerned about the world they live in, and who share their constructive proposals for a way forward after liberalism as we know it. The contributors address topics such as Christian alternatives to liberalism and populism, challenges to post-liberalism, trans-liberalism, and relational anthropology. Accordingly, the book will appeal to scholars who wish to reflect on the order of our society, and to anyone who shares the view that it is high time to rethink liberalism.

Business Ethics and Catholic Social Thought Book

Business Ethics and Catholic Social Thought


  • Author : Daniel K. Finn
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Business ethics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781647120740

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Business Ethics and Catholic Social Thought Excerpt :

Testimony from the Top : Three CEO's Perspectives on Morality and Business / Regina Wentzel Wolfe -- Commerce and Communion : Business, Profit, and the Circulation of Wealth in the History of Christian Thought / Jennifer A. Herdt -- Practical Wisdom and Management Science / Andrew M. Yuengert -- The Importance of Agency and Autonomy for Business / Gregory Beabout -- Why Business Must Resist the Technocratic Paradigm / Mary Hirschfeld -- The Institutional Insight : The Common Good beneath the Shareholder/Stakeholder Model / Kenneth E. Goodpaster and Michael J. Naughton -- How Consumers and Firms Can Seek Good Goods / David Cloutier -- The Responsibility of Businesses for their Moral Ecology / Martin Schlag -- The Social Mortgage on Business / Edward D. Kleinbard -- Assessing the Moral Legitimacy Market Decisions / Martijn Cremers.

The Abolition of Marriage Book

The Abolition of Marriage


  • Author : Kevin T. Holton
  • Publisher : Hamilton Books
  • Release Date : 2020-03-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN 10 : 9780761870302

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The Abolition of Marriage Excerpt :

The assault on traditional marriage that began in the late 1990s seemingly ended with the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision legalizing same-sex marriages in all 50 states. Christians continue to mourn the “loss” of this sacred and covenantal institution to secularists, but in doing so have forgotten their unique place as citizens not of this world but of the Kingdom of God. Christian attempts to “correct” the standing constitutional order and reclaim marriage exclusively for heterosexuals will fail. The way forward is to advocate the replacement of civil marriage laws with civil unions for heterosexuals and homosexuals alike. Both Christians and secularists will find this alternative satisfying, for it allows everyone to receive from the state equal protection of their rights, and it allows the Church and other intermediary communal institutions to define and defend marriage as they have always understood it.

Faith and the Sacraments Book

Faith and the Sacraments


  • Author : International Theological International Theological Commission
  • Publisher : CUA Press
  • Release Date : 2022-10-11
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813236148

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Faith and the Sacraments Excerpt :

In September of 2014 thirty new members were appointed for a five-year term to the Vatican's International Theological Commission. These theologians, clerical and lay, were chosen from twenty-six different countries and from five continents. The commission was charged with composing three documents of contemporary theological importance, one of which was that of the relationship between faith and the sacraments. This finished document was published, with the approval of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and by Pope Francis in Spanish in early 2020 under the title: La Reciprocidad entre Fe y Sacramentos en la Economía Sacramental. A subsequent English translation was published thereafter under the title The Reciprocity Between Faith and Sacraments in the Sacramental Economy. This present volume contains the text of the English translation. There follows an introduction by a member of the ITC, Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap., and subsequently followed by six explanatory and interpretive commentaries on various chapters of the document. Dr. John Yocum considers the contemporary relevance of the topic. Dr. Christopher Ruddy examines the dialogical nature of the sacramental economy of salvation. Dr. Jennifer Holmes Martin discusses the relationship between faith and the sacraments of initiation. There are two commentaries for section four concerning faith and the sacrament of marriage. Professor John Grabowski treats the strictly theological issues relating to faith and marriage. Canonist Timothy Cavanaugh takes up the canonical issues regarding faith and its relationship to enacting a valid sacramental marriage. Dr. Daniel Keating rounds off the commentaries by surveying the conclusion of the document, that is, the present need for evangelization so as to enliven the faith of the faithful, and the present relevance of the new ecclesial movements within the Church today. These commentaries are aimed at aiding priests and seminarians as they address or prepare

Post Christendom Book

Post Christendom


  • Author : Stuart Murray
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-01-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781532617973

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Post Christendom Excerpt :

Western societies are experiencing a series of disorientating culture shifts. Uncertain where we are heading, observers use “post” words to signal that familiar landmarks are disappearing, but we cannot yet discern the shape of what is emerging. One of the most significant shifts, “post-Christendom,” raises many questions about the mission and role of the church in this strange new world. What does it mean to be one of many minorities in a culture that the church no longer dominates? How do followers of Jesus engage in mission from the margins? What do we bring with us as precious resources from the fading Christendom era, and what do we lay down as baggage that will weigh us down on our journey into post-Christendom? Post-Christendom identifies the challenges and opportunities of this unsettling but exciting time. Stuart Murray presents an overview of the formation and development of the Christendom system, examines the legacies this has left, and highlights the questions that the Christian community needs to consider in this period of cultural transition.

Religious Freedom in a Secular Age Book

Religious Freedom in a Secular Age


  • Author : Michael F. Bird
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2022-05-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310538899

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Religious Freedom in a Secular Age Excerpt :

Religious freedom is up for debate and needs to be defended--discover how. In Religious Freedom in a Secular Age author Michael Bird argues that religious freedom should not be preserved by churches entrusting themselves to the protection of a conservative leader draped in the apparel of civil religion, nor should they consent to allowing religious freedom to be steam rolled by progressive activists with their increasing hostility towards people of faith. What is needed instead is a better appreciation for how secularism can work to create space for people of all faiths and none, to resolve tense relationships between church and state, and to come to a fair and equitable settlement when religious liberty and LGBTQI+ rights come into conflict. Bird tackles complicated debates about the nature, extent, and limitations of religious freedom with a view to encouraging Christians to stand up for their faith in a post-Christian world in a way that is humble and gentle yet also courageous. Advance Praise: "This book's global perspective will challenge readers of all backgrounds and beliefs toward better arguments and better understanding." - John D. Inazu, Washington University in St. Louis "Bird demonstrates that religious liberty is of interest not only to Christians but also to the marketplace of ideas that helped deepen faith while simultaneously making room for peaceable difference." - Andrew T. Walker, professor and author of Liberty for All

Not in Kansas Anymore Book

Not in Kansas Anymore


  • Author : David Ian Starling
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-06-09
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN 10 : 9781532677878

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Angel Mountain


  • Author : Christine Sunderland
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-04-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9781725259805

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A holy hermit, a Holocaust survivor, a literary librarian, and a Christian geneticist search for peace and happiness in a culture of chaos. Hermit Abram, eighty, and his sister Elizabeth, eighty-four, escaped the Holocaust in Greece and made it to America as children. Elizabeth retired from teaching high school Western Civilization, and Abram, who retired from teaching classics at U.C. Berkeley, converted to Christianity and retreated to Angel Mountain to pray with his icons for the world and preach from the mountainside. Elizabeth hires Catherine, thirty-three, to sort her home library. When Gregory, thirty-seven, a geneticist supporting intelligent design, falls from the mountainside and is rescued by Abram, these four lives are changed forever. The earth quakes, fires rage, and lightning strikes, as antifa protestors threaten the hermit and his friends. Angels bridge Heaven and Earth, and eternity intersects time. Is this the end of the world? Is the kingdom coming?

Cooperation and Excellence Book

Cooperation and Excellence


  • Author : George Bragues
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-07-28
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498529747

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Cooperation and Excellence Excerpt :

This book sets forth a case for capitalism guided by the skeptical stream of ancient philosophy represented by Cicero. Arguing that philosophy should be probabilistic and practical, this book stresses the primacy of social cooperation and human excellence.

Minding the Web Book

Minding the Web


  • Author : Stanley Hauerwas
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-11-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN 10 : 9781532650079

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Minding the Web Excerpt :

For over forty years Stanley Hauerwas has been writing theology that matters. In this new collection of essays, lectures, and sermons, Hauerwas continues his life's work of exploring the theological web, discovering and recovering the connections necessary for the church to bear faithful witness to Christ in our complex and changing times. Hauerwas enters into conversation with a diverse array of interlocutors as he brings new insights to bear on matters theological, delves into university matters, demonstrates how lives matter, and continues in his passionate commitment to the matter of preaching. Essays by Robert Dean illumine the connections that have made Hauerwas's theological web-slinging so significant and demonstrate why Hauerwas's sermons have a crucial role to play in the recovery of a gospel-shaped homiletical imagination.

The End of Interpretation Book

The End of Interpretation


  • Author : R. R. Reno
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release Date : 2022-10-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493438266

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The End of Interpretation Excerpt :

Those who wish to interpret and understand the Bible face a fundamental question: How do I interpret Scripture faithfully? Theological interpretation is an approach that has received much attention in recent years, and R. R. Reno is a leading practitioner and proponent of this approach. In The End of Interpretation, Reno's first full statement on the topic, he argues that Scripture is interpreted correctly only when it is read through the lens of creedal orthodoxy--that is, through the apostolic faith. The principle of accordance between doctrine and Scripture is of first importance for solid Christian interpretation. Reno provides a simple explanation of this multifaceted approach. He wrestles with what makes interpretation "theological" and provides two historical case studies, discussing Origen and the Reformation debate over justification. He then demonstrates what theological interpretation looks like in practice, reflecting on Genesis 1, John 17, and 1 Corinthians. Reno's insights will benefit serious readers who seek to interpret Scripture faithfully.

Getting Work Right  Labor and Leisure in a Fragmented World Book

Getting Work Right Labor and Leisure in a Fragmented World


  • Author : Michael J. Naughton
  • Publisher : Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781949013573

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Getting Work Right Labor and Leisure in a Fragmented World Excerpt :

If we don’t get Sunday right, we won’t get Monday—or any day of the workweek—right. The divided life is a temptation so built into our society, we may not even recognize it. Yet most of us fall prey to it. We either undervalue work, resenting it as simply a job, or we overvalue it as an identity-defining career. Michael Naughton, drawing on his background in both business and theology, proposes that the key to finding balance is another important human activity: leisure. In light of leisure—not mere amusement, but time for family, silence, prayer, and above all, worship—work becomes a space where men and women can find deep fulfilment. Naughton provides real-world examples of how businesses can promote authentic human flourishment and innovation through practices and policies that support leisure. In Getting Work Right Michael Naughton will change how you work—and rest.