The Executed God

The Executed God Author Mark Lewis Taylor
ISBN-10 9781506401454
Release 2015-11-01
Pages 320
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The new edition of Mark Lewis Taylor’s award-winning The Executed God is both a searing indictment of the structures of “Lockdown America” and a visionary statement of hope. It is also a call for action to Jesus followers to resist US imperial projects and power. Outlining a “theatrics of state terror,” Taylor identifies and analyzes its instruments—mass incarceration, militarized police tactics, surveillance, torture, immigrant repression, and capital punishment—through which a racist and corporatized Lockdown America enforces in the US a global neoliberal economic and political imperialism. Against this, The Executed God proposes a “counter-theatrics to state terror,” a declamation of the way of the cross for Jesus followers that unmasks the powers of US state domination and enacts an adversarial politics of resistance, artful dramatic actions, and the building of peoples’ movements. These are all intrinsic to a Christian politics of remembrance of the Jesus executed by empire. Heralded in its first edition, this new edition is thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded, offering a demanding rethinking and recreating of what being a Christian is and of how Christianity should dream, hope, mobilize, and act to bring about what Taylor terms “a liberating material spirituality” to unseat the state that kills.



The Executed God The Way of the Cross in Lockdown America

The Executed God  The Way of the Cross in Lockdown America Author Mark Lewis Taylor
ISBN-10 1451492677
Release 2015-10-01
Pages 320
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The Executed God is a searing indictment of the structures of Lockdown America and a visionary statement of hope. Outlining a theatrics of state terror, Taylor documents the instrumentsmass incarceration, militarized police tactics, surveillance, torture, immigrant suppression, and capital punishmentthrough which Lockdown America enforces global neoliberal economic and political imperialism. Against this, Taylor proposes a counter-theatricsthe way of the crossthat unmasks the powers of state control and enacts an adversarial politics of resistance and dramatic actiona Christian politics of remembering the Jesus executed by empire.



The Executed God

The Executed God Author Mark Lewis Taylor
ISBN-10 1451413874
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Pages 208
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The number of U.S. inmates has tripled since 1980, to more than 2 million people. Prison Industry growth includes the construction of 26 federal and 96 state prisons since1996 alone, and it employs 523,000 people. This book describes and explains the dimensions and abuses in our system, including capital punishment, and fosters compassionate and effective Christian response. According to Taylor, "Remembering the executed Jesus is crucial to mobilizing effective response to 'lockdown America today".



Last Words of the Executed

Last Words of the Executed Author Robert K. Elder
ISBN-10 9780226202693
Release 2010-05-15
Pages 264
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Some beg for forgiveness. Others claim innocence. At least three cheer for their favorite football teams. Death waits for us all, but only those sentenced to death know the day and the hour—and only they can be sure that their last words will be recorded for posterity. Last Words of the Executed presents an oral history of American capital punishment, as heard from the gallows, the chair, and the gurney. The product of seven years of extensive research by journalist Robert K. Elder, the book explores the cultural value of these final statements and asks what we can learn from them. We hear from both the famous—such as Nathan Hale, Joe Hill, Ted Bundy, and John Brown—and the forgotten, and their words give us unprecedented glimpses into their lives, their crimes, and the world they inhabited. Organized by era and method of execution, these final statements range from heartfelt to horrific. Some are calls for peace or cries against injustice; others are accepting, confessional, or consoling; still others are venomous, rage-fueled diatribes. Even the chills evoked by some of these last words are brought on in part by the shared humanity we can’t ignore, their reminder that we all come to the same end, regardless of how we arrive there. Last Words of the Executed is not a political book. Rather, Elder simply asks readers to listen closely to these voices that echo history. The result is a riveting, moving testament from the darkest corners of society.



The Atonement

The Atonement Author Jonathan Edwards
ISBN-10 HARVARD:HWT5II
Release 1859
Pages 596
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The Atonement has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Atonement also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Atonement book for free.



Did God Kill Jesus

Did God Kill Jesus Author Tony Jones
ISBN-10 9780062297983
Release 2015-03-24
Pages 304
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The popular Patheos blogger wants to restore the cross as primarily a symbol of God’s overwhelming love for us and to rescue Christians from the shame and guilt from seeing our situation as “sinners in the hands of an angry God,” which was an invention of the medieval church and became enshrined as orthodox Christianity. Many Christians believe that God the Father demanded his only Son die a cruel, gruesome death to appease His wrath, since humanity is so irredeemably sinful and therefore repugnant to God. Tony Jones, popular progressive Christian blogger, author, and scholar, argues that this understanding is actually a medieval invention and not what the Bible really teaches. He looks beyond medieval convictions and liberates how we see Jesus’s death on the cross from this restrictive paradigm. Christians today must transcend the shame and guilt that have shaped conceptions of the human soul and made us fearful of God, and replace them with love, grace, and joyfulness, which better expresses what the cross is really about. How we understand the cross reflects directly what kind of God we worship. By letting go of the wrathful God who cannot stand to be in our presence unless he pretends to see Jesus in our place, we discover the biblical God who reaches out to love and embrace us while “we were yet sinners.” Jones offers a positive, loving, inclusive interpretation of the faith that is both challenging and inspiring. Did God Kill Jesus? is essential reading for modern Christians.



Reconstructing Christian Theology

Reconstructing Christian Theology Author Rebecca S. Chopp
ISBN-10 1451416512
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Pages 384
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Christian theology needs to be reconstructed in light of recent and momentous intellectual changes, social revolutions, and steep pedagogical challenges. That is the conviction of many of North America's leading theologians whose close collaboration over several years bring us this exciting volume. Reconstructing Christian Theology introduces theology in such a way that readers can discern the relevance of historical materials, pose theological questions, and begin to think theologically for themselves. Further, like other projects of the Workgroup on Constructive Theology, this volume stems from a deep desire to model a credible, creative, and engaged contemporary theology. So each chapter tackles major Christian teaching, juxtaposes it with a significant social or cultural challenge, and then reconstructs each in light of the other. The result is an innovative and compelling way to learn how theology can contribute to rethinking the most pressing issues of our day.



Doing Justice to Mercy

Doing Justice to Mercy Author Jonathan Rothchild
ISBN-10 9780813934228
Release 2012-10-05
Pages 288
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It is often assumed that the law and religion address different spheres of human life. Religion and ethics articulate complex systems of moral reasoning that concern norms, deliberation of ends, cultivation of disposition, and transformation of moral agency. Law, in contrast, seeks to govern human conduct through procedural justice, rights, and public good. Doing Justice to Mercy challenges this assumption by presenting the reader with an urgent conversation between the law and religion that yields a constructive approach, both theoretically and practically, to the complex role of mercy in our legal process. Authored by legal practitioners, activists, and theorists in addition to theologians and ethicists, the essays collected here are informed by timeless principles, and yet they could not be timelier. The trend in sentencing moves toward an increased severity, and the number of incarcerated people in the United States is at an all-time high. In the half-decade since 9/11, moreover, homeland security has established itself as a permanent fixture in our lives. In this atmosphere, the current volume seeks initially to clarify how justice and mercy intertwine in relation to a number of issues, such as rehabilitation, the death penalty, domestic violence, and war crimes. Exploring the legal, philosophical, and theological grounds for mercy in our courts, the discussion then moves to the practical ways in which mercy may be implemented. Contributors:Marc Mauer, The Sentencing Project * Lois Gehr Livezey, McCormick Theological Seminary * Ernie Lewis, Public Advocate, Commonwealth of Kentucky * Jonathan Rothchild, Loyola Marymount University * Albert W. Alschuler, Northwestern University School of Law * David Scheffer, Northwestern University School of Law * David Little, Harvard Divinity School * Matthew Myer Boulton, Andover Newton Theological School * Mark Lewis Taylor, Princeton Theological Seminary * Sarah Coakley, Cambridge University * William Schweiker, University of Chicago Divinity School * Kevin Jung, College of William and Mary * Peter J. Paris, Princeton Theological Seminary * W. Clark Gilpin, University of Chicago Divinity School * William C. Placher, Wabash College



Beyond Prisons

Beyond Prisons Author Laura Magnani
ISBN-10 1451412835
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Pages 204
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The Society of Friends (Quakers) founded America's first "penitentiary" in the 1790s. For more than forty years, the American Friends Service Committee has worked with prisoners, parolees, and victims of crime, seeking just alternatives to incarceration. In Beyond Prisons, the AFSC offers a powerful moral critique of the American criminal justice system and describes a new paradigm for dealing with criminals based on restorative justice and reconciliation. The authors include a specific twelve-point plan for immediate changes. Book jacket.



The Theological and the Political

The Theological and the Political Author Mark Lewis Taylor
ISBN-10 9781451413915
Release 2011
Pages 256
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Mark Lewis Taylor has always worked at the intersection of the political and theological. Now, in this intense and exciting work, he explores in a systematic way how those two dimensions of human reality can be conceived anew and together.



Christ and Human Rights

Christ and Human Rights Author G. M. Newlands
ISBN-10 0754652106
Release 2006
Pages 218
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Human rights is one of the most important geopolitical issues in the modern world. Jesus Christ is the centre of Christianity. Yet there exists almost no analysis of the significance of Christology for human rights. This book focuses on the connections. Examination of rights reveals tensions, ambiguities and conflicts. This book constructs a Christology which centres on a Christ of the vulnerable and the margins. It explores the interface between religion, law, politics and violence, East and West, North and South. The history of the use of sacred texts as 'texts of terror' is examined, and theological links to legal and political dimensions explored. Criteria are developed for action to make an effective difference to human rights enforcement and resolution between cultures and religions on rights.



The Story of God

The Story of God Author Chris Matheson
ISBN-10 9781634310260
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 148
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""Part Kurt Vonnegut, part Douglas Adams, but let's be honest, Matheson had me at 'Based on the Bible.'" --Dana Gould, comedian and writer" The Bible offers some clues to God's personality--he's alternately been called vindictive and just, bloodthirsty and caring, all-powerful and impotent, capricious and foresighted, and loving and hateful. But no one has ever fully explored why God might be such a figure of contrasts. Nor has anyone ever satisfactorily explained what guides his relationship not just with angels, the devil, and his son, but also with all of creation. Might he be completely misunderstood, a mystery even to himself? Might his behavior and actions toward humankind tell us much more about him than it does about us? Enter the mind of the creator of the universe, travel with him through the heavenly highs and hellish lows of his story, from Genesis to Revelation, to better understand his burdensome journey: being God isn't easy. After hearing his story--at times troubling and tragic but always hilarious in its absurdity and divine in its comedy--you'll never look at a miracle or catastrophe--or at our place in the universe, or God's--the same way again.



The Slain God

The Slain God Author Timothy Larsen
ISBN-10 9780199657872
Release 2014
Pages 256
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Throughout its entire history, the discipline of anthropology has been perceived as undermining, or even discrediting, Christian faith. Many of its most prominent theorists have been agnostics who assumed that ethnographic findings and theories had discredited religious beliefs. Despite being a major site of friction between faith and modern thought, the relationship between anthropology and Christianity has never before been the subject of a book-length study. Inthis groundbreaking work, Timothy Larsen examines the point where doubt and faith collide with anthropological theory and evidence.



A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying Author Ernest J. Gaines
ISBN-10 9781847655448
Release 2015-06-18
Pages 272
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An Oprah Book Club selection Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize In a small Cajun community in the late 1940s, a young black man named Jefferson witnesses a liquor store shootout in which three men are killed. The only survivor, he is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Gaines explores the deep prejudice of the American South in the tradition of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird and Toni Morrison's Beloved. A Lesson Before Dying is a richly compassionate and deeply moving novel, the story of a young black man sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit, and a teacher who hopes to ease his burden before the execution.



The Local Preachers Magazine and Christian Family Record

The Local Preachers  Magazine and Christian Family Record Author
ISBN-10 OXFORD:555008556
Release 1865
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The Local Preachers Magazine and Christian Family Record has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Local Preachers Magazine and Christian Family Record also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Local Preachers Magazine and Christian Family Record book for free.



Vernon God Little

Vernon God Little Author DBC Pierre
ISBN-10 9780857862709
Release 2011-06-16
Pages 288
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In the town jail of Martirio – the barbecue sauce capital of Central Texas – sits fifteen-year-old Vernon Little, dressed only in New Jack trainers and underpants. He is in trouble. His friend Jesus has just blown away sixteen of his classmates before turning the gun on himself. And Vernon, as his only buddy, has become the focus of the town’s need for vengeance. The news of the tragedy has resulted in the quirky backwater being flooded with wannabe CNN hacks all-too-keen to claim their fifteen minutes and lay the blame for the killings at Vernon’s feet. In particular Eulalio Ledesma, who begins manipulating matters so that Vernon becomes the centre for the bizarre and vengeful impulses of the townspeople of Martirio. But Vernon is sure he’ll be ok. “Why do movies end happy? Because they imitate life. You know it, I know it.” Peopled by a cast of grotesques, freaks, coldblooded chattering housewives (who are all mysteriously, recently widowed), and one very special adolescent with an unfortunate talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, Vernon God Little is riotously funny and puts lust for vengeance, materialism, and trial by media squarely in the dock. It also heralds the arrival of one of the most exciting and acclaimed voices in contemporary fiction, who with this debut novel illustrates that in modern times innocence and basic humanity may not be enough.



Women Wisdom and Witness

Women  Wisdom  and Witness Author Rosemary P. Carbine
ISBN-10 9780814680896
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 320
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The New Voices Seminar is a lively, intergenerational, and diverse group of women scholars who take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Christianity. Under the leadership of Kathleen Dolphin, the seminar gathers annually at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, for collegial and collaborative conversation about women in the church and in the world. With Women, Wisdom, and Witness, readers are invited to join their conversation. This collection of essays by seminar members addresses significant contexts of contemporary women's experience: suffering and resistance, education, and the crossroads of religion and public life. Theology is brought to bear on some pressing issues in our time: poverty, sexual norms, trauma and slavery, health care, immigration, and the roles of women in academia and in the church. Readers will discover the rich socio-political, interdisciplinary, and dialogical implications of Catholic women's intellectual and social praxis in contemporary theology and ethics.