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Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies


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The Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies series brings high quality research monograph publishing back into focus for authors, international libraries, and student, academic and research readers. This open-ended monograph series presents cutting-edge research from both established and new authors in the field. With specialist focus yet clear contextual presentation of contemporary research, books in the series take research into important new directions and open the field to new critical debate within the discipline, in areas of related study, and in key areas for contemporary society.

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Christological Paradigm Shifts in Prophetic Pentecostalism in South Africa

Christological Paradigm Shifts in Prophetic Pentecostalism in South Africa

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Mookgo Solomon Kgatle, Marius Nel, Collium Banda
September 30, 2021

This book explores recent developments in South African Pentecostalism, focusing on new prophetic churches. The chapters engage with a number of paradigm shifts in Christology, identified as complementing Christ, competing with Christ, removing Christ, and replacing Christ. What are the ...

Violence, Entitlement, and Politics A Theology on Transforming the Subject

Violence, Entitlement, and Politics: A Theology on Transforming the Subject

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Steven G. Ogden
September 30, 2021

This book is an exercise in political theology, exploring the problem of gender-based violence by focusing on violent male subjects and the issue of entitlement. It addresses gender-based violence in familial and military settings before engaging with a wider political context. The chapters draw on...

Multilateral Theology A 21st Century Theological Methodology

Multilateral Theology: A 21st Century Theological Methodology

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Timothy T.N Lim
April 19, 2021

This book introduces a new "multilateral" methodology for the contemporary study of theology. It bases this methodology on the idea that there are too many materials contributing as sources for theologizing to sustain the "one method fits all" approach found in many systematic theologies within ...

Queer Soul and Queer Theology Ethics and Redemption in Real Life

Queer Soul and Queer Theology: Ethics and Redemption in Real Life

1st Edition

By Laurel C. Schneider, Thelathia Nikki Young
April 01, 2021

This book takes up the question of Christian queer theology and ethics through the contested lens of "redemption." Starting from the root infinitive "to deem," the authors argue that queer lives and struggles can illuminate and re-value the richness of embodied experience that is implied in ...

Active Hermeneutics Seeking Understanding in an Age of Objectivism

Active Hermeneutics: Seeking Understanding in an Age of Objectivism

1st Edition

By Stanley E. Porter, Jason C. Robinson
December 31, 2020

Hermeneutics, as a discipline of the humanities, is often assumed to be in thrall to the same subjectivity of every interpretive method, in direct contrast to the objectivity prized by the natural sciences. This book argues that there is a false dichotomy here, and that ancient and modern ideas of ...

Proclaiming Holy Scriptures A Study of Place and Ritual

Proclaiming Holy Scriptures: A Study of Place and Ritual

1st Edition

By David H. Pereyra
December 31, 2020

This book provides a comprehensive study on the proclamation of Holy Scriptures as an enacted celebration, as well as its function as a performance within sacralized theatrical spaces. Scripture is integral to religious life within Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and these traditions have ...

Contextual Theology Skills and Practices of Liberating Faith

Contextual Theology: Skills and Practices of Liberating Faith

1st Edition

Edited By Sigurd Bergmann, Mika Vähäkangas
December 30, 2020

This book advances that history by exploring stories, images and discourses across a worldwide range of geographical, cultural and confessional contexts. Its twelve authors not only enrich our understanding of the significance of the contextual method, but also produce a new range of original ways ...

The Liquidation of the Church

The Liquidation of the Church

1st Edition

By Kees de Groot
December 18, 2020

Is religion dying out in Western societies? Is personal spirituality taking its place? Both stories are inadequate. Institutional religion is not simply coming to an end in Western societies. Rather, its assets and properties are redistributed: large parts of the church have gone into liquidation. ...

Multi-Religious Perspectives on a Global Ethic In Search of a Common Morality

Multi-Religious Perspectives on a Global Ethic: In Search of a Common Morality

1st Edition

Edited By Myriam Renaud, William Schweiker
November 30, 2020

Ratified by the Parliament of the World’s Religions in 1993 and expanded in 2018, "Towards a Global Ethic (An Initial Declaration)," or the Global Ethic, expresses the minimal set of principles shared by people—religious or not. Though it is a secular document, the Global Ethic emerged after months...

Sustainable Development Goals and the Catholic Church Catholic Social Teaching and the UN’s Agenda 2030

Sustainable Development Goals and the Catholic Church: Catholic Social Teaching and the UN’s Agenda 2030

1st Edition

Edited By Katarzyna Cichos, Jarosław A. Sobkowiak, Ryszard F. Sadowski, Beata Zbarachewicz, Radosław Zenderowski, Stanisław Dziekoński
November 30, 2020

This book identifies both the consistencies and disparities between Catholic Social Teaching and the United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With Pope Francis’ Laudato si’ encyclical, Catholicism seems to be engaging more than ever with environmental and developmental concerns. ...

The Use and Abuse of the Spirit in Pentecostalism A South African Perspective

The Use and Abuse of the Spirit in Pentecostalism: A South African Perspective

1st Edition

Edited By Mookgo S. Kgatle, Allan H. Anderson
November 30, 2020

This book is a pneumatological reflection on the use and abuse of the Spirit in light of the abuse of religion within South African Pentecostalism. Both emerging and well-established scholars of South African Pentecostalism are brought together to reflect on pneumatology from various approaches, ...

Catholic Social Teaching and Theologies of Peace in Northern Ireland Cardinal Cahal Daly and the Pursuit of the Peaceable Kingdom

Catholic Social Teaching and Theologies of Peace in Northern Ireland: Cardinal Cahal Daly and the Pursuit of the Peaceable Kingdom

1st Edition

By Maria Power
July 23, 2020

This book investigates the response of the Catholic Church in Northern Ireland to the conflict in the region during the late Twentieth Century. It does so through the prism of the writings of Cardinal Cahal Daly (1917-2009), the only member of the hierarchy to serve as a bishop throughout the ...

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