• The Universe Next Door
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    The Universe Next Door

    A Basic Worldview Catalog

    by James W. Sire
    Foreword by Jim Hoover

    For more than forty years, The Universe Next Door has set the standard for an introduction to worldviews. This sixth edition uses James Sire's widely influential model of eight basic worldview questions to examine prominent worldviews that have shaped the Western world, critiquing each worldview within its own frame of reference and in comparison to others.

  • The Other Side of the Wall
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    The Other Side of the Wall

    A Palestinian Christian Narrative of Lament and Hope

    by Munther Isaac

    Christians have lived in Palestine since the earliest days of the Jesus movement, yet they are often unheard and ignored in the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. With both lament and hope, Palestinian pastor Munther Isaac offers a theology of the land and a vision for a shared land that belongs to God, where there are no second-class citizens of any kind.

  • Questions of Context
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    Questions of Context

    Reading a Century of German Mission Theology

    Missiological Engagements

    by John G. Flett and Henning Wrogemann

    Wrestling with questions of context is essential for how we understand mission, theology, and the embodiment of the Christian faith. Showcasing many German missiological works available in English for the first time, this longitudinal study tackles the history and dynamics of contextualization and sheds new light on the state of missiology today.

  • The Victory of the Cross
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    The Victory of the Cross

    Salvation in Eastern Orthodoxy

    by James R. Payton Jr.

    How can Christians claim that the death of Jesus Christ on the cross is a victory? Eastern Orthodoxy has made its own contributions to the belief in salvation through Christ, but its expressions sometimes sound unfamiliar to Western branches of the church. James Payton explores the Orthodox doctrine of salvation, helping Christians of all traditions listen to Orthodox brothers and sisters.

  • How Reason Can Lead to God
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    How Reason Can Lead to God

    A Philosopher's Bridge to Faith

    by Joshua Rasmussen

    Do you value reason, science, and independent thinking, yet you hope there could be a greater purpose to the universe? Beginning with his own story of losing the belief in any ultimate purpose in life, philosopher Joshua Rasmussen builds a bridge to faith. Using only the instruments of reason and common experience, Rasmussen constructs a pathway that he argues can lead to meaning and, ultimately, a vision of God.

  • Seeking Church
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    Seeking Church

    Emerging Witnesses to the Kingdom

    Missiological Engagements

    by Darren T. Duerksen and William A. Dyrness

    New expressions of church, including so-called insider movements, are proliferating among non-Christian religious communities worldwide. Drawing on the growing social-scientific work on emergent theory, Darren Duerksen and William Dyrness explore how all Christian movements have been and are engaged in a "reverse hermeneutic," where the gospel is read and interpreted through existing cultural and religious norms.

  • Beyond the Modern Age
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    Beyond the Modern Age

    An Archaeology of Contemporary Culture

    by Bob Goudzwaard and Craig G. Bartholomew

    Modernity, according to Bob Goudzwaard and Craig Bartholomew, is not a single ideology but rather a tension between four worldviews. In conversation with students from around the world and drawing upon a variety of sources and disciplines, the authors propose ways to transcend modernity and address global crises.

  • An Introduction to the Theology of Religions
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    An Introduction to the Theology of Religions

    Biblical, Historical & Contemporary Perspectives

    by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

    How does Christianity relate to other religions? Beginning with a consideration of the biblical perspective, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen offers a detailed and comprehensive survey of the diverse explanations proposed by teachers of the church down through the ages. This indispensable guide is for anyone seeking to grasp Christianity?s relationship to world religions.

  • God's Rivals
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    God's Rivals

    Why Has God Allowed Different Religions? Insights from the Bible and the Early Church

    by Gerald R. McDermott

    Gerald R. McDermott explores the question, "Why are there other religions?" He looks at teaching from the Old and New Testaments and from a number of key teachers from the early church to suggest an answer to this perplexing but intriguing question.

  • Christianity versus Fatalistic Religions in the Wa
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    Christianity versus Fatalistic Religions in the War Against Poverty

    by Udo Middelmann

    Udo W. Middelmann provides an alternative to literature that regards poverty relief as a strictly material problem. By exposing the power of fatalistic religious ideas to suppress people and devastate cultures, Middelmann places biblical ideas at the heart of cultural development.

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