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Biblical Ethics: A Guide to the Ethical Message of the Scriptures from Genesis through Revelation
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P056
ISBN: 9780865543126
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $35.00
Despite the state’s importance to the Confederacy and the war’s ultimate outcome, not enough has been written concerning Georgia’s experience during those turbulent years. The essays in this volume attempt to redress this dearth of scholarship. They present a mosaic of events, places, and people, exploring the impact of the war on Georgia and its residents and demonstrating the importance of the state to the outcome of the Civil War.

Blessed Are the Peacemakers: A Christian Spirituality of Nonviolence
By author: Michael Battle
Product Code: P251
ISBN: 9780865548718
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $30.00
Spiritual practices of peacemaking, Michael Battle says, are essential to, crucial for, the mystical process of losing and finding identity in God who constantly invites us toward relationship and community. Any spirituality of nonviolence in the community of peacemaking faces formidable challenges.

Faith and Health : Religion, Science, and Public Policy
By author: Simmons
Product Code: P369
ISBN: 9780881460858
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
Faith and Health examines controversial issues in medical ethics such as embryo stem cell research, the face transplant, cyborgs and the human and physician assisted suicide. Those struggling with such confusing and controversial subjects will appreciate the insights from ethics, theology, and law the author brings together. Here is guidance for personal or social responses to questions in medicine that affect us all.

God, Nimrod, and the World: Exploring Christian Perspectives on Sport Hunting
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P552
ISBN: 9780881466331
Availability: In stock
Price: $40.00
GOD, NIMROD, AND THE WORLD presents the perspectives of more than two-dozen authors on the controversial sport of hunting, surveying the relationship between the blood sport and the salvation religion of Christianity. The first half of the book provides sketches of the diverse interpretations of hunting in Hebrew and Christian cultures of the last two millennia, finally giving voice to those in the field who are both practitioners and persons of faith. The second half offers prescriptions for the place of hunting in the life of contemporary Christians, with perspectives arguing for prohibition to those contending that hunting has a practical, even perfecting, place in the life of faith.

Inhabiting the World: Identity, Politics, and Theology in Radical Baptist Perspective
By author: Ryan Andrew Newson
Product Code: P559
ISBN: 9780881466492
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Price: $35.00
It is now widely acknowledged that the Western world has been transitioning into a "postmodern" context for some time. Many, if not most, of the commitments that gained ascendancy during the Enlightenment are rapidly changing--including but not limited to our cultural sensibilities, manufacturing practices, philosophical theories, and political forms. Given these shifts, the challenge for Christians of all stripes is to strive to faithfully engage this world without acquiescence or retreat. In INHABITING THE WORLD, Ryan Newson argues that resources contained in the "baptist vision" of Christian life are uniquely helpful in describing how Christians might transformatively and receptively inhabit the world as it now is. Newson unpacks the contours of a Christian identity centered around listening--to oneself, to others, and to the wild voice of God--and focuses his argument by engaging the work of theologian James Wm. McClendon, Jr.

Is God a Christian? Creating a Community of Conversation
By author: R. Kirby Godsey
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P532
ISBN: 9780881465761
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
In a world composed of almost seven billion people, about 2.2 billion of them claim to be Christian. And while Christianity is continuing to grow at a modest rate, other religions are growing at a faster pace. Some scholars predict that Islam will overtake Christianity as the world’s largest religion by the middle of the twenty-first century. Predictions aside, religions are competing for the world stage, and in the competition, Christians seem certain that God is on their side. Christians often think and behave as though God is a Christian. This book is written to ask if that assumption is true and to foster a more open conversation about other world religions. The world has grown too small and the stakes for mankind have grown too high for any of us to engage our faith as if our understanding of God represents the only way God’s presence may be known in the world.

Is God a Christian? Creating a Community of Conversation
Product Code: H825
ISBN: 9780881462425
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $19.95
In a world composed of almost seven billion people, about 2.2 billion of them claim to be Christian. And while Christianity is continuing to grow at a modest rate, other religions are growing at a faster pace. Christians often think and behave as though God is a Christian. This book is written to ask if that assumption is true and to foster a more open conversation about other world religions.

Our Sufficiency Is of God: Essays on Preaching in Honor of Gardner C. Taylor
Product Code: H806
ISBN: 9780881462067
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $35.00
Resources for preachers steadily appear, called forth by the perennial need for helpful and inspirational materials backed by experience, reverent scholarship, and creative insights. The essays in this book are of that cast. The chapters focus on the preaching ministry of Gardner Calvin Taylor, in whose honor the volume was prepared. They are offered, with affection and esteem, by colleagues, students, and friends, fellow preachers all, whose own attempts to speak the unsearchable riches of Christ owe much to the life and labors of Gardner C. Taylor.

Religious Faith, Torture, and Our National Soul
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P411
ISBN: 9780881462036
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $28.00
This collection of essays suggests that American counterterrorism policies in the Bush years were immoral, unwise, and un-American, and offers considerable detailed analysis to back up such claims. Several dozen specialists in various aspects of law, ethics, politics, and religion analyze both how our nation drifted into such egregious policies and what resources can be drawn upon to pull us out of them, once and for all.

The Career of Andrew Schulze, 1924-1968 : Lutherans And Race in the Civil Rights Era
By author: Kathryn M. Glachutt
Product Code: P296
ISBN: 9780865549463
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $30.00
Andrew Schulze was a white pastor of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod who spent his early ministry serving black mission churches in Springfield IL (1924–1928); St. Louis MO (1928–1947); and Chicago (1947–1954). He was an early proponent of the Civil Rights Movement in the Midwest. He wrote My Neighbor of Another Color and founded the Lutheran Human Relations Association of America (LHRAA) in 1953.

The Invisible Hand in the Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God
Product Code: P489
ISBN: 9780881464870
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
Most environmental theologians focus their efforts on inspiring a love for the natural world. They seek out metaphors and images from the world’s scriptures to create an ethical revolution so that people will begin to passionately care for the earth. The problem with this approach is that most people already appreciate nature. However, the values that direct their lives at work and as consumers are more important to them. They are more likely to derive their sense of meaning and articulate their goals using the symbols and methodologies of economics. This book brings together insights from three fields: economics, ecology, and theology in order to construct a more healthy and productive picture of human wellbeing. Economic ideas have a theological history that needs to be addressed if we are to begin healing the world.

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Sport: How Calvinism and Capitalism Shaped America’s Games
By author: Steven J. Overman
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P419
ISBN: 9780881462265
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Steven Overman explores the concordant values of the Protestant ethic, capitalism, and sport by applying German scholar Max Weber’s seminal thesis. Weber demonstrated a relationship between the Protestant ethic and a form of economic behavior he labeled the “spirit of capitalism.” The work introduces readers to the doctrines and values arising out of the Protestant Reformation, notably the strong affirmation of a “calling” and the influences of worldly asceticism.

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