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Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies


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The Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies series brings high quality research monograph publishing back into focus for authors, international libraries, and student, academic and research readers. This open-ended monograph series presents cutting-edge research from both established and new authors in the field. With specialist focus yet clear contextual presentation of contemporary research, books in the series take research into important new directions and open the field to new critical debate within the discipline, in areas of related study, and in key areas for contemporary society.

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Contextual Theology Skills and Practices of Liberating Faith

Contextual Theology Skills and Practices of Liberating Faith

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sigurd Bergmann, Mika Vähäkangas
November 02, 2020

This book advances that history by exploring stories, images and discourses across a worldwide range of geographical, cultural and confessional contexts. Its twelve authors not only enrich our understanding of the significance of the contextual method, but also produce a new range of original ways ...

Catholic Social Teaching and Theologies of Peace in Northern Ireland Cardinal Cahal Daly and the Pursuit of the Peaceable Kingdom

Catholic Social Teaching and Theologies of Peace in Northern Ireland Cardinal Cahal Daly and the Pursuit of the Peaceable Kingdom

1st Edition

Maria Power
July 07, 2020

This book investigates the response of the Catholic Church in Northern Ireland to the conflict in the region during the late Twentieth Century. It does so through the prism of the writings of Cardinal Cahal Daly (1917-2009), the only member of the hierarchy to serve as a bishop throughout the ...

Investigating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ A New Transdisciplinary Approach

Investigating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ A New Transdisciplinary Approach

1st Edition

Andrew Loke
May 14, 2020

This book provides an original and comprehensive assessment of the hypotheses concerning the origin of resurrection Christology. It fills a gap in the literature by addressing these issues using a transdisciplinary approach involving historical-critical study of the New Testament, theology, ...

Schleiermacher’s Theology of Sin and Nature Agency, Value, and Modern Theology

Schleiermacher’s Theology of Sin and Nature Agency, Value, and Modern Theology

1st Edition

Daniel J. Pedersen
April 30, 2020

Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834) is often considered the Father of Modern Theology, known for his attempt to reconcile traditional Christian doctrines with philosophical criticisms and scientific discoveries. Despite the influence of his work on significant figures like Karl Barth, he has been ...

Past and Present Political Theology Expanding the Canon

Past and Present Political Theology Expanding the Canon

1st Edition

Dennis Vanden Auweele, Miklos Vassányi
April 17, 2020

This book demonstrates how discussions of Political Theology have been a constant feature throughout philosophical modernity and that they continue to impact contemporary political debates. By tracing the historical roots and detailing the contemporary outworking of Political Theology in Europe, it...

Theology and Evolutionary Anthropology Dialogues in Wisdom, Humility and Grace

Theology and Evolutionary Anthropology Dialogues in Wisdom, Humility and Grace

1st Edition

Celia Deane-Drummond, Agustín Fuentes
February 05, 2020

This book sets out some of the latest scientific findings around the evolutionary development of religion and faith and then explores their theological implications. This unique combination of perspectives raises fascinating questions about the characteristics that are considered integral for a ...

Racism and the Weakness of Christian Identity Religious Autoimmunity

Racism and the Weakness of Christian Identity Religious Autoimmunity

1st Edition

David Kline
January 29, 2020

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 ...

Paradoxical Virtue Reinhold Niebuhr and the Virtue Tradition

Paradoxical Virtue Reinhold Niebuhr and the Virtue Tradition

1st Edition

Kevin Carnahan, David True
January 17, 2020

After the re-emergence of the tradition of virtue ethics in the early 1980s Reinhold Niebuhr has often served as a foil for authors who locate themselves in that tradition. However, this exercise has often proved controversial. This collection of essays continues this work, across a wide range of ...

Biblical and Theological Visions of Resilience Pastoral and Clinical Insights

Biblical and Theological Visions of Resilience Pastoral and Clinical Insights

1st Edition

Christopher C. H. Cook, Nathan H. White
December 09, 2019

In recent years, resilience has become a near ubiquitous cultural phenomenon whose influence extends into many fields of academic enquiry. Though research suggests that religion and spirituality are significant factors in engendering resilient adaptation, comparatively little biblical and ...

Resacralizing the Other at the US-Mexico Border A Borderland Hermeneutic

Resacralizing the Other at the US-Mexico Border A Borderland Hermeneutic

1st Edition

Gregory L. Cuéllar
December 02, 2019

This book focuses on the themes of border violence; racial criminalization; competing hermeneutics of the sacred; and State-sponsored modes of desacralizing black and brown-bodied people, all in the context of the US-Mexico borderlands. It provides a much-needed substantive response to the State’s ...

The Fourth Pentecostal Wave in South Africa A Critical Engagement

The Fourth Pentecostal Wave in South Africa A Critical Engagement

1st Edition

Solomon Kgatle
December 02, 2019

This book critically examines contemporary Pentecostalism in South Africa and its influence on some of the countries that surround it. Pentecostalism plays a significant role in the religious life of this region and so evaluating its impact is key to understanding how religion functions in ...

A New Theist Response to the New Atheists

A New Theist Response to the New Atheists

1st Edition

Kevin Vallier, Joshua Rasmussen
November 14, 2019

In response to the intellectual movement of New Atheism, this volume articulates a "New Theist" response that has at its core a desire to engage in productive and depolarizing dialogue. To ensure this book is of interest to atheists and theists alike, a team of experts in the field of philosophy ...

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