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            Does the Pro-Life Worldview Make Sense?: Abortion, Hell, and Violence Against Abortion Doctors

            Does the Pro-Life Worldview Make Sense?: Abortion, Hell, and Violence Against Abortion Doctors (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kershnar, Stephen

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            This book looks at a family of views involving the pro-life view of abortion and Christianity. These issues are important because major religious branches (for example, Catholicism and some large branches of Evangelicalism) and leading politicians assert, or are committed to, the... following: (a) it is permissible to prevent some people from going to hell, (b) abortion prevents some people from going to hell, and (c) abortion is wrong. They also assert, or are committed to, the following: (d) it is permissible to use defensive violence to prevent people from killing innocents, (e) doctors who perform abortions kill innocents, and (f) it is wrong to use defensive violence against doctors who perform abortions. Stephen Kershnar argues that these and other principles are inconsistent. Along the way, he explores the ways in which theories of hell, right forfeiture, and good consequences relate to each other and the above inconsistencies.
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            ISBN 9780367891312
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            From Presumption to Prudence in Just-War Rationality

            From Presumption to Prudence in Just-War Rationality (Paperback)

            By Carnahan, Kevin

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            For the last several decades, the Just-War debate amongst theologians has been dominated by two accounts of moral rationality. One side assumes a presumption against harm (PAH), and the other identifies with a presumption against injustice (PAI). From Presumption to Prudence in J...ust-War Rationality argues that the time has come to leave behind these two viewpoints in favour of a prudentially grounded approach to Just-War thinking. In Parts 1 and 2 of the book, Kevin Carnahan offers immanent critiques of the PAI and PAH positions. In Part 3, utilising Paul's treatment of the atonement and use of the idea of the imitation of Christ, he lays out an alternative to the ways in which theologians in favour of the PAI or PAH have construed the Christian narrative. In Part 4, Carnahan then develops a neo-Aristotelian account of prudence as a higher order virtue governing the interpretation of moral reality. Drawing on this account, he explores what Just-War rationality would look like if it were prudentially grounded. The work concludes with a case study on noncombatancy in the 2011 Israeli bombardment of Gaza. This book offers a compelling new perspective on this important and pertinent subject. As such, academics and students in Religion, Theology, Philosophy, Ethics and Political Theory will all find it an invaluable resource on Just-War theory.
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            ISBN 9780367885595
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in Religion
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            The Religious Problem with Religious Freedom: Why Foreign Policy Needs Political Theology

            The Religious Problem with Religious Freedom: Why Foreign Policy Needs Political Theology (Paperback)

            By Joustra, Robert

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            Rival understandings of the meaning and practice of the religious and the secular lead to rival public perspectives about religion and religious freedom in North America. This book explores how debates over the American Office of Religious Freedom and its International Religious ...Freedom Act (IRFA, 1998) and very recent debates over the Canadian Office of Religious Freedom (2013) have pitted at least six basic, but very different meanings of the religious and the secular against each other in often undisclosed and usually unproductive ways. Properly naming this 'religious problem' is a critical first step to acknowledging and conciliating their practically polar political prescriptions. It must be considered how we are to think about religion in political offices, both the Canadian and the American experience, as an essentially contested term, and one which demands better than postmodern paralysis, what the author terms political theology. This is especially critical since both of these cases are not just about how to deal with religion at home, but how to engage with religion abroad, where real peril, and real practical policy must be undertaken to protect increasingly besieged religious minorities. Finally, a principled pluralist approach to the religious and the secular suggests a way to think outside the 'religious problem' and productively enlist and engage the forces of religion resurging around the globe. The book will be of great use to scholars and students in religion and foreign affairs, secularization, political theology, and political theory, as well as professionals and policy makers working in issues relating to religion, religious freedom, and foreign affairs.
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            ISBN 9780367877996
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Natural Law and Religious Freedom: The Role of Moral First Things in Grounding and Protecting the First Freedom

            Natural Law and Religious Freedom: The Role of Moral First Things in Grounding and Protecting the First Freedom (Paperback)

            By Charles, J. Daryl

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            Every successive generation finds fresh reasons for the study of natural law. Current interest in the natural law may well be due to a pervasive moral pessimism in the Western cultural context and wider contemporary geopolitical challenges. Those geopolitical challenges result fr...om two significant and worrisome global developments - unprecedented violent persecution of religious minorities on several continents and a growing climate of secular hostility toward religious faith in Western societies. Natural Law and Religious Freedom aims to address what is relatively absent from the literature by demonstrating the importance of natural law ethics in both establishing and preserving basic human rights, of which religious freedom has pride of place. Probing contemporary challenges to natural law thinking that are both internal and external to religious faith, and examining the character and constitution of natural law ethics, Natural Law and Religious Freedom will be of interest to theologians, ethicists and philosophers as well as policy analysts, politicians and activists who are concerned to anchor religious freedom and human rights policy considerations in an enduring way.
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            ISBN 9780367881269
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Islamic Conversation: Sohbet and Ethics in Contemporary Turkey

            Islamic Conversation: Sohbet and Ethics in Contemporary Turkey (Hardback)

            By Jassal, Smita Tewari

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            This study examines the role of religious processes in Turkey during a crucial period from 2009-2016, to understand micro-level religious interactions centered on sohbet (conversation). The broader purpose in this book is to demonstrate how a traditional form of Islamic practice ...adapts to massive political-cultural upheavals.
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            ISBN 9781138391192
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Islamic Studies Series
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            Racism and the Weakness of Christian Identity: Religious Autoimmunity

            Racism and the Weakness of Christian Identity: Religious Autoimmunity (Hardback)

            By Kline, David

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            Despite the command from Christ to love your neighbour, Western Christianity has continued to be afflicted by the evil of racism and the acts of violence that accompany it. Through a systems theoretical and deconstructive account of religion and the political theology of St. Paul..., this book traces how the racism and violence of modern Western Christianity is a symptom of its failure to secure its own myth of sovereignty within a complex world of plurality. Divided into three sections, the book begins with a philosophical and critical account of what it calls the immune system of Christian identity. Focusing on Pauline political theology as reflective of an inherent religious autoimmunity built into Christian community, a theory of theological-political violence is located within Western Christianity. The second section traces major theoretical aspects of the historical apparatus of Christian Identity. It demonstrates that it is ultimately around the figure of the black slave that racialized Christian identity becomes a system of anti-blackness and white supremacy. The book concludes by offering strategies for thinking resistance against such racialised Christian identity. It does this by constructing a pragmatics of faith by engaging Deleuze's and Guattari's use of the term pragmatics, Moten's theory of black fugitivity, and Long's account of African American religious production. This wide-ranging and interdisciplinary view of Christianity's relationship to racism will be of keen interest to scholars of Religious Studies, Theological Studies, Cultural Studies, Critical Race Studies, American Studies, and Critical Theory.
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            ISBN 9780367185275
            Released NZ 19 Feb 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies
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            Sabbath Rest as Vocation: Aging Toward Death
             

            Sabbath Rest as Vocation: Aging Toward Death (Paperback)

            By Ridenour, Assistant Professor Autumn Alcott

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            Autumn Alcott Ridenour offers a Christian theological discussion on the meaning of aging toward death with purpose, identity, and communal significance. Drawing from both explicit claims and constructive interpretations of St. Augustine's and Karl Barth's understanding of death a...nd aging, this volume describes moral virtue as participation in Christ across generations, culminating in preparation for Sabbath rest during the aging stage of life. Addressing the inevitability of aging, the prospect of mortality, the importance of contemplative action and expanding upon the virtues of growing older, Ridenour analyzes how locating moral agency as union with Christ results in virtuous practices for aging individuals and their surrounding communities. By responding with constructive theology to challenges from transhumanist, bioethical and medical arenas, the volume highlights implications not only for virtue ethics, but also for the goals of medicine.
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            ISBN 9780567692887
            Released NZ 26 Dec 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series T&T Clark Enquiries in Theological Ethics
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            Approaches to Theological Ethics: Sources, Traditions, Visions
             

            Approaches to Theological Ethics: Sources, Traditions, Visions (Hardback)

            By Junker-Kenny, Maureen

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            In an age of globalisation where different cultures, religions, lifestyles and values meet in the workplace, in schools, and in public spaces shaped by religious and cultural traditions, it is important to create possibilities and venues for dialogue. Analysing the variety of app...roaches to theological ethics will help articulate different visions of what constitutes a fulfilled life, of how the moral vocation of each human being can be supported, and of the role of the Christian faith for ethics. The discipline of theological ethics consists of a variety of approaches that draw on different philosophical traditions and theological visions in treating their sources. Part One examines the four sources and how they relate to other disciplines relevant for theology, such as biblical studies and hermeneutics, philosophy and analyses of ethics in a scientific and technological culture. Part Two compares five frameworks in English- and German-speaking theological ethics. Conceptions based on virtue, worship, natural law, autonomy and feminist analyses are discussed. Criteria for comparison are how each of them relates to the Bible, to historical reason, theological thought, practical self-understandings and interdisciplinary perspectives. Part Three identifies three types of vision: integralist, praxis-oriented, and discourse-focused. The Conclusion situates the investigation of the discipline within contemporary philosophical and theological exchanges on religion in the public sphere.
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            ISBN 9780567682963
            Released NZ 12 Dec 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Christian Citizens and the Moral Regeneration of the African State

            Christian Citizens and the Moral Regeneration of the African State (Paperback)

            Edited by Bompani, Barbara; Valois, Caroline

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            In recent years the rapid growth of Christian charismatic movements throughout sub-Saharan Africa has drastically reconfigured the region's religious landscape. As a result, charismatic factions play an increasingly public role throughout Africa, far beyond the religious sphere. ...This book uses a multi-disciplinary approach to consider the complex relationship between Pentecostal-charismatic Christianity and the socio-political transformation taking place throughout this region. Each of this text's three main sections helps in understanding how discourses of moral regeneration emanating from these diverse Christian communities, largely charismatic, extend beyond religious bounds. Part 1 covers politics, political elites and elections, Part 2 explores society, economies and the public sphere, and Part 3 discusses values, public beliefs and morality. These sections also highlight how these discourses contribute to the transformation of three specific social milieus to reinforce visions of the Christian citizen. Examining contemporary examples with high quality scholarly insight, this book is vital reading for academics and students with an interest in the relationship between religion, politics and development in Africa.
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            ISBN 9780367885038
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Leadership Reformed: Why Leaders Need the Gospel to Change the World
             

            Leadership Reformed: Why Leaders Need the Gospel to Change the World (Hardback)

            By Sendjaya, Sen

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            Is leadership about being or doing? Are the best leaders authoritative masters or faithful servants? Can leaders be both effective and ethical, ambitious and secure, aggressive and humble, productive and relaxed? How would they manage the tension between present and future realit...y? Many leadership books offer sensible leadership principles or models based on personal observation or experience with the assumption that those principles and models can be successfully replicated elsewhere. Other books rely on rigorous scientific approaches to present reliable, valid, and generalized principles and models, yet such endeavours typically focus on one discipline and ignore crucial insights from literature in other disciplines. Leadership Redeemed integrates a biblical perspective and scholarly works on leadership drawn from various disciplines. The Gospel-centred theological framework that focuses on the death and resurrection of Christ is employed as a sense-making tool to grasp the unity of biblical themes of leadership. Contemporary leadership research findings from the fields of religion, psychology, ethics, management, political science, and sociology are discussed to provide an in-depth analysis of each leadership topic covered.
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            ISBN 9781138193338
            Released NZ 2 Jan 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Frontiers of Business Management
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