Contemporary Religious Ideas: Bibliographic Essays by G. Edward Lundin, Anne H. Lundin

By G. Edward Lundin, Anne H. Lundin

Twelve specialists tackle modern spiritual matters and literature during this attention-grabbing workforce of bibliographic essays that minimize throughout religion and denominational obstacles. the result's an enlightening review of geared up faith and spirituality at the present time. issues comprise the African American Church, ecology and non secular accountability, spirituality and getting older, fiction for the devoted, feminism and theology, Judaism, Islam, Latin American liberation theology, constructing a church library, and global religions. Designed for assortment improvement librarians, pastors, rabbis, and spiritual examine team leaders, this assortment deals an creation to every topic lined and lists assets for extra examine.

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Zakat and Sadakat 136 V. Hajj 137 Universality of Islamic Religion 138 Islamic Sects 138 Sunni Islam 139 Sufism 141 The Rashidun Caliphs 142 The Umayyad Caliphs 143 The Abbasid Caliphs 144 Ottoman Caliphs 146 The Mughals of India 147 The Safavids of Iran 149 Imami Shi'ite Islam 151 The Imamate 151 The Hidden Imam 151 Ijtihad 152 Taqlid 152 Two Islamic Heresies 152 The Ahmadiyya Movement 153 The Baha'i Movement 155 The Great Game 157 The Muslim Response 159 Notes 161 References 161 Page viii Part 2 The Literature of Liberation 5 Feminist Liberation Theology Rev.

In the final essay on liberation themes, Kathleen O'Gorman investigates those religious issues that support human stewardship and responsibility for our worldthe environment (or eco-system) and God's original blessing in Creation. In "Eco-theology: Religion's Recovery of Ecological Perspective," O'Gorman explores those topics and the resources on them (books, articles, audiovisuals) that shape and enlarge our understanding of the covenantal role we have with Creation. " In the four essays included, contributors address the problem of communicating and incorporating the values of the preceding chapters by focusing particularly on education, special ministries, devotional resources, and church libraries.

King. So extensive is the literature on this black churchman that David Garrow has already assembled eighteen volumes of commentary on King's accomplishments. Dr. King's genius, his faith and witness, and his martyrdom influenced race relations and civil rights in contemporary American society as no other black churchman had ever done. Fr. Davis presents literature that amplifies the social and political legacy left by Dr. King, and he restores the emphasis on Dr. King as a man of deep and life-giving faith in God.

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