According to Jackson Wu, an Eastern perspective is in many ways culturally closer to that of the first-century world, and in this work he helps us develop our “Eastern lenses" in order to shed light on Paul's most complex letter. When read Romans this way, we see how honor and shame shape so much of Paul's message and mission.
White normativity as a way of being in the world has been parasitically joined to Christianity, and this is the ground of many of our problems today. Written by a world-class roster of scholars, this volume develops language to describe the current realities of race and racism, challenging evangelical Christianity to think more critically and constructively about race, ethnicity, migration, and mission in relation to white supremacy.
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.
How does God see the city? What does the Bible say about urban ministry? Ray Bakke systematically answers these questions with a biblical urban theology.
Historian and theologian Charles Marsh partners with veteran activist John Perkins to chronicle God's vision for more equitable and just world. They show how the civil rights movement was one important episode in God's larger movement throughout human history of pursuing justice and beloved community.
Addressing differing approaches to morality across cultures, Bernard T. Adeney discusses the ethical import of other religions and gender relations, explores how the Bible and culture interact to produce ethical stances, and includes case studies. "An uncommon book of uncommon wisdom"--Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University.
These essays, drawn from the 2011 Wheaton Theology Conference, explore the past, present and future shape of biblical interpretation and theological engagement in the Majority World. Among the contributors are Samuel Escobar, Mark Labberton, Juan Martínez, Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Lamin Sanneh, Andrew Walls, K. K. Yeo and Amos Yong.
A dynamic chapter of church history is now being written in Asia. But the theological inflections at its heart are not well understood by outsiders. Simon Chan explores Asian Christianity at its grassroots, sustaining level and finds a vibrant, implicit theology that is authentically Asian. More than a survey, this is a serious and constructive contribution to Asian theology.
Thabiti Anyabwile argues that contemporary African American theology has fallen far from the tree of its early American antecedents. This book is a goldmine for any reader interested in the history of African American Christianity. With a foreword by Mark Noll.
With this careful, nuanced exegetical volume in the New Studies in Biblical Theology, J. Daniel Hays provides a clear theological foundation for life in contemporary multiracial cultures and challenges churches to pursue racial unity in Christ.
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