Archives For Theology

 

Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
(Walter Brueggemann, Gerhard Lohink, Reza Aslan, Poetry, MORE)

 

DON’T MISS THE HUGE
THEOLOGY EBOOK SALE
FROM FORTRESS PRESS! 

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
To keep up with all the latest ebook deals,
be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook

#1:
Prophetic Imagination: Revised Edition

Walter Brueggemann

*** $4.99 ***

 

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Saturday April 29 is the birthday of theologian Willie James Jennings!

 
Watch for our review of his new commentary on Acts in our Fall 2017 magazine issue…

Acts: A Theological Commentary on the Bible
Willie James Jennings

Hardback:  WJK Books, 2017.
Buy Now:  [ Amazon

 

Listen to a great interview that Jennings did
with the LA Review of Books’ Marginalia podcast:

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What has Bioregionalism
to Do with Discipleship?

 
A Feature Review of 

Watershed Discipleship: Reinhabiting Bioregional Faith and Practice
Ched Myers

Paperback: Cascade Books, 2016
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Reviewed by James Matichuk
 
 

This review originally appeared on the reviewer’s blog.
Reprinted with permission. 
*** Visit his blog for many other insightful reviews!

Early Christians asked themselves, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” wondering about the relationship between the Christian faith and pagan philosophy. Today many Christians raise a similar question: “What does my faith have to do with the environment?” Western Christianity has imbibed a functional Docetism since Constantine, placing salvation outside of creation’s realm. We’ve also been bequeathed the medieval Doctrine of Discovery, and Industrialization’s anthropological assumption which has enabled colonization and the exploitation of our natural resources (5-6). We’ve commodified our land and resources and a major divide continually grows between our Christian faith and our lived environments. We are now at a critical juncture in which human persons are making a major impact on our world. It is time to re-place Christian discipleship within our ecosystems.

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The 12 volumes of  Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works
that are available in Kindle editions are
on sale now for $4.99 each!!!

 

These ebooks are on sale as part of
the HUGE Fortress Press promotion…

800+ titles for $4.99 or LESS!!!

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Volume 1
Sanctorum Communio: A Theological Study of the Sociology of the Church, translation of Sanctorum Communio: Eine dogmatische Untersuchung zur Soziologie der Kirche
Only available in Print ]
 
 
Volume 2
Act and Being: Transcendental Philosophy and Ontology in Systematic Theology, translation of Akt und Sein: Transzendentalphilosophie und Ontologie in der systematischen Theologie
 
Kindle Edition: $4.99  [ Buy Now ]
 
 
Volume 3
Creation and Fall,
translation of Schöpfung und Fall
 
Kindle Edition: $4.99  [ Buy Now ]
 
 
 
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What the Bible REALLY Says
about Science

 
A Review of 

Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes!
Denis Lamoureux

Paperback: Zondervan, 2016
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Reviewed by Emily McGowin
 
 
Denis Lamoureux is Associate Professor of Science and Religion at St. Joseph’s College in the University of Alberta. He holds a Ph.D. in theology, a Ph.D. in biology, and a D.D.S., Doctor of Dental Surgery. Lamoureux is the author of Evolutionary Creation: A Christian Approach to Evolution; I Love Jesus and I Accept Evolution; and Darwinism Defeated? The Johnson-Lamoureux Debate on Biological Origins. At one time, Lamoureux was a passionate promoter of young earth creationism (YEC), eager to expose evolution as an elaborate deception. But, in the process of obtaining his Ph.D. in theology, Lamoureux found his assumptions about the Bible—especially what it does and doesn’t teach—challenged and ultimately up-ended. He embarked on a journey to figure out what the Bible really says about science. Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes! is a distillation of Lamoureux’s conclusions and his attempt to help others along the same journey.

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With Easter upon us this weekend, here is our theology reading list of books that have been helpful for us in understanding the resurrection of Jesus for the life of the church… 

 

1)  The Resurrection of the Son of God (Christian Origins and the Question of God, Vol. 3)

N.T. Wright

*** This book is only $4.99 for Kindle, through the end of April 2017

Why did Christianity begin, and why did it take the shape it did? To answer this question – which any historian must face – renowned New Testament scholar N.T. Wright focuses on the key points: what precisely happened at Easter? What did the early Christians mean when they said that Jesus of Nazareth had been raised from the dead? What can be said today about his belief?

This book, third is Wright’s series Christian Origins and the Question of God, sketches a map of ancient beliefs about life after death, in both the Greco-Roman and Jewish worlds. It then highlights the fact that the early Christians’ belief about the afterlife belonged firmly on the Jewish spectrum, while introducing several new mutations and sharper definitions. This, together with other features of early Christianity, forces the historian to read the Easter narratives in the gospels, not simply as late rationalizations of early Christian spirituality, but as accounts of two actual events: the empty tomb of Jesus and his “appearances.”

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Last month, in honor of Women’s History Month, we ran a list of 

Ten Important Women Theologians
That You Should Be Reading

 
This post was one of our most-read pieces in recent memory!
 
 
This month, Fortress Press is running a gigantic theology ebook sale, which offers us the extraordinary opportunity to purchase ebook editions by many of the theologians on the above list (and some other excellent ones that were named in the conversations that our list sparked)
 

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Here are 12 Important Books 
By Women Theologians 
For Under $5 Each in this Sale…

 

The Body of God: An Ecological Theology

Sallie McFague

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Sallie McFague:
Collected Readings

 

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Blessed Are the Consumers: Climate Change and the Practice of Restraint

Sallie McFague

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Redeeming a Prison Society: A Liturgical and Sacramental Response to Mass Incarceration

Amy Levad

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
(N.T. Wright, Gerhard Lohfink, Luci Shaw, Bonhoeffer, MORE)

DON’T MISS THE HUGE
THEOLOGY EBOOK SALE
FROM FORTRESS PRESS! 

 
Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
To keep up with all the latest ebook deals,
be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook

#1:
Paul and the Faithfulness of God: Two Book Set

N.T. Wright

*** $4.99 ***

 Print Edition of this book 
Retails for almost $90!!!

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Sunday April 9th marks the anniversary of the death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

In remembrance of his life and work, we offer this poem of his, which appears in the book…

Who am I?: Bonhoeffer’s Theology
through his Poetry

Bernd Wannenwetsch, Editor

 
Paperback: T &T Clark, 2012.
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer Speaks Powerfully
to the Trump Age!

 

Who Am I?

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New, Peaceful Models of Understanding
 
A Review of 
 

God Without Violence: Following A Nonviolent God in a Violent World
J. Denny Weaver

Paperback: Cascade Books, 2016
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Reviewed by: Michelle Wilbert
 
 
In the wake of the recent election, the topics of nonviolence and nonviolent direct action have seen renewed interest in the liberal Christian community—and for good reason as divisions deepen and rage and rancor dominate our civil discourse. What is also occurring is a broader conversation about systemic violence, verbal and emotional abuse and coercion and a long overdue examination of the violence inherent in our religious historical narrative and its impact on culture and society.  Religious violence is on the upswing and a new ways of understanding and living out our inherited religious and theological story is necessary.

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