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Despite the current evangelical focus on justice work, evangelical theologians have not adequately developed a theological foundation for this activism. In this insightful resource, evangelical academics, activists, and pastors come together to survey the history and outlines of liberation theology, opening a conversation for developing a specifically evangelical view of liberation that speaks to the critical justice issues of our time.
The United States has more people locked up in jails, prisons, and detention centers than any other country in the history of the world. Exploring the history and foundations of mass incarceration, Dominique Gilliard examines Christianity’s role in its evolution and expansion, assessing justice in light of Scripture, and showing how Christians can pursue justice that restores and reconciles.
Writers urge the church to help identify the essentials of Christian perspective on the societal, environmental and economic implications of globalization and to live accordingly.
Go and do. Jesus commands it, and the world needs it. Mission mobilizer Paul Borthwick shows how proclamation and demonstration of the gospel go hand in hand, bringing together the Great Commission of Matthew 28 and the Great Compassion of Matthew 25, while offering practical, holistic ways for us to live them out in every sphere of our lives.
How can Christians effectively engage today's world while staying true to Scripture? Calling us to listen well to both the Word and the world, John Stott shows how Christianity can preserve its authentic identity and remain relevant to current realities. In this practical book, Stott presents four major aspects of the church's mission—God's assignment to infiltrate the world and share the good news.
You know the world is full of injustice. You know that God calls Christians to work for justice on the earth. But what can you do? Kevin Blue presents a how-to for living a life engaged in justice. This book is for anyone who wants to move from awareness to action.
The pandemic changed the world. Mental exhaustion, economic disparities, and escalating divisions now mark our times. But these challenges can be opportunities for renewal. Chris Rice examines eight interrelated crises of the pandemic era and provides pathways for followers of Christ to bring transformation and healing to their communities.
Now part of the IVP Signature Collection, this landmark work from Gary Haugen offers stories of courageous Christians who stood up for justice in the face of human trafficking, forced prostitution, racial and religious persecution, and torture. Throughout he provides concrete guidance on how ordinary Christians can rise up to seek justice throughout the world.
Winfried Corduan offers brief, basic descriptions of twelve of the world's major religions. He also includes shorter descriptions of sixteen newer religions, and an overview of tribal and traditional religions.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is the good news of peace. Gathering contributions from theologians, pastors, and practitioners, Shawn Graves and Marlena Graves cast a vision of Christian nonviolence in today's world, not only responding to the realities of war but also offering a deeper understanding of peace—a holistic shalom.