God s Image and Global Cultures

What is the role of the church in society? This book argues that Christians will be most fulfilled and most effective if they embrace their cultural activity rather than feel ambivalent about it.

Author: Kenneth Nehrbass

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498239099

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Globalization has raised numerous questions about theology and culture for Christians. How should we respond to outsourcing and immigration? How does anti-Western sentiment affect the proclamation of the gospel? What is the role of the church in society? This book argues that Christians will be most fulfilled and most effective if they embrace their cultural activity rather than feel ambivalent about it. The central question of this book is, how does bearing God's image relate to cultural activity? Nehrbass explains that "spheres of culture," such as political, technological, and social structures, are systems that God has instilled in humans as his image bearers, so that they can glorify and enjoy him forever. Therefore, a theology of culture involves recognizing that the kingdom of God encompasses heaven and Earth, rather than pitting heaven against Earth. The text surveys anthropological explanations for humanity's dependence on culture, and shows that each explanation provides only partial explanatory scope. The most satisfying explanation is that a major functional aspect of bearing God's image is engaging in culture, since the Trinity has been eternally engaged in cultural functions like ruling, communicating, and creating. Each chapter contains a summary and questions about what it means to be a world-changer in the twenty-first century.

New Religions As Global Cultures

It grants believers knowledge and choice within the confines of God's universe
but dictates that since humans are not granted ... It frees believers of anxiety
because it entails their accepting their identity as creatures made in God's image.

Author: Irving Hexham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429967241

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Although the Great Anti-Cult Crusade links new religious movements to dangerous cults, brainwashing, and the need for deprogramming, Karla Poewe and Irving Hexham argue that many cults are the product of a dynamic interaction between folk religions and the teachings of traditional world religions. Drawing on examples from Africa, the United States, Asia, and Europe, they suggest that few new religions are really new. Most draw on rich, if localized, cultural traditions that are shaped anew by the influence of technological change and international linkages. With the widespread loss of belief in biblical mythology in the nineteenth century, new mythologies based on science and elements derived from various non-Western religious traditions emerged, leading to the growth and popularity of new religions and cults.

Themelios Volume 43 Issue 1

God's Image and Global Cultures: Integrating Faith and Culture in the Twenty-
First Century. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2016. xx + 229 pp. £23.00/$30.00. Kenneth
Nehrbass of the Cook School of Intercultural studies at Biola University has ...

Author: D. A. Carson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725250675

Category: Religion

Page: 170

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Themelios is an international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition (http://thegospelcoalition.org/themelios/) and in print by Wipf and Stock. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. Themelios began in 1975 and was operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers. General Editor: D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Managing Editor: Brian Tabb, Bethlehem College and Seminary Consulting Editor: Michael J. Ovey, Oak Hill Theological College Administrator: Andrew David Naselli, Bethlehem College and Seminary Book Review Editors: Jerry Hwang, Singapore Bible College; Alan Thompson, Sydney Missionary & Bible College; Nathan A. Finn, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Hans Madueme, Covenant College; Dane Ortlund, Crossway; Jason Sexton, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary Editorial Board: Gerald Bray, Beeson Divinity School Lee Gatiss, Wales Evangelical School of Theology Paul Helseth, University of Northwestern, St. Paul Paul House, Beeson Divinity School Ken Magnuson, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Jonathan Pennington, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary James Robson, Wycliffe Hall Mark D. Thompson, Moore Theological College Paul Williamson, Moore Theological College Stephen Witmer, Pepperell Christian Fellowship Robert Yarbrough, Covenant Seminary

Understanding Global Cultures

For example , international firms seeking to establish Indian subsidiaries waited
approximately 500 days for approval of their ... Religious diversity is a major
feature of India , and it is fitting that our image of , and cultural metaphor for , this
country should be based on religion . As Swami ... There are numerous deities or
gods in the Hindu religion , each being different manifestations of one supreme
being .

Author: Martin J. Gannon

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 466

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The First Edition of this book introduced a new method, the cultural metaphor, for understanding the cultural mindset of a nation and comparing it to other nations. This new edition develops the method and applies it to a fascinating range of 23 case studies of countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America.

World Cultures

WORLD Such Perfection R. K. Narayan LTI ERATUR ... Such Perfection ” is about
an image of Siva called Nataraja . ... He went over to the sculptor's house , gazed
on the image and said , " This perfection , this God , is not for mortal eyes .

Author: Iftikhar Ahmad



Category: Civilization

Page: 828

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Maid in God s Image

331 ) . All of these reinforce the symbolic continuity and psychic potential in
archetypes to both nurture and challenge global culture . The maternal divine :
God as Mother For Julian of Norwich , drawing partly on Gnostic tradition , God
the Son ...

Author: Verena Wright

Publisher: Darton Longman and Todd


Category: Feminism

Page: 132

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In Maid in God’s Image, Verena Wright explores the feminine dimension through a range of texts in film, short stories, novels and gospel stories. Examining the fears that lie beneath the repression of female experience, she uncovers a positive appraisal of women as agents of change and disruption and seeks out the links between the unruly woman and the prophetic voice of Christianity.

Christianity Culture and the Contemporary World Challenges and New Paradigms

Reflections of International Catholic Thinkers in Honor of George Francis McLean
on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday ... Important questions emerge here : why is
it that only human beings ( and not all creatures ) are created in God's image ...

Author: Edward Joseph Alam



Category: Catholic Church and world politics

Page: 166

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Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions

Author: Harold A. Netland

Publisher: Baker Academic


Category: Religion

Page: 1068

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The first comprehensive, one-volume reference work to consider the history of world missions and contemporary study of the subject from an evangelical perspective.

Mission Shaped Evangelism

This is a landmark book that will renew our understanding of what the gospel - literally 'the good news about Jesus' - is for today's cultures.

Author: Steve Hollinghurst

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 1853118427

Category: Religion

Page: 274

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This is a landmark book that will renew our understanding of what the gospel - literally 'the good news about Jesus' - is for today's cultures. It begins with a key challenge - do we believe God speaks in the cultural context, or only in the Christian tradition? Part One - Listening to God in the cultural context explores the radically changing culture in which the church exists today, the rise of new spiritualities, the secularisation of society and religion's increasingly dubious public image. Part Two - Listening to God in the Christian tradition looks at key periods in Christian history as responses to cultural changes, from the ancient pagan world to modernist faith. What can we learn from the lessons of the past? Part Three moves from theory to practice and tells great stories where innovative evangelism is taking place - from supermarkets to festivals to the internet.

Globalization and Catholic Social Thought

In this movement , the lay state is seen as the only one available in God's sacred
creation.14 Women and Men The ... of course , the feminine image of God.15
Consistent Ethic of Life As modern culture enters into profound ecological ,
societal , and spiritual crises - and rapidly infects the entire planet with these
crises – Pope John Paul II proclaimed that we are threatened globally with a
culture of death .

Author: John Aloysius Coleman

Publisher: Novalis


Category: Religion

Page: 310

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Contributors to this volume assess the meaning of globalization and the capacity of Catholic social thought to understand, reform, and guide it.

Meeting Culture

Second, if humans are created in the image of God, how could religion use the
scriptures of God in any manner other than as an agency ... In this respect,
Religion becomes Culture, and as such susceptible to cultural reciprocity, and
vice versa when it assumes certain ... growing problems of irrelevance to
people's daily concerns, marginalization in local and global politics, and
cooptation by ruling elites, ...

Author: W. E. A. van Beek



Category: Culture

Page: 388

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Korea Now

HERITAGE Gyeongju World Culture Expo T he city of Gyeongju in North |
ticipatory events and international events . Gyeongsang Province is always The
first ... But more than life through the image of gods . Divided ever , now is the
season to ...




Category: Korea


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Women Across Cultures A Global Perspective

Rita Gross " Consider the impact on your self - image of being ' in the likeness of
God , ' like Jesus , the Pope , and the ' Brothers of the Church ' and contrast it with
never finding yourself reflected in the sacred pronoun . Utter : God , He ... ; God ...

Author: Shawn Meghan Burn

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages


Category: Social Science

Page: 388

View: 544

This text examines and documents the issues women face in terms of lower status and lower power around the world and across cultures. The book then discusses what is being done from the local to the global level to address women's issues, empowering women and promoting women's equal rights.

Violence Against Women

Women's Strategies from Around the World , New York 1992 ; Jessie Tellis Nayak
, ' Institutional Violence Against Women in Different Cultures ' , In God's Image ,
September 1989 , 4-14 . 4. Yvonne and Chandana Yayori ( eds . ) , ' Prostitution ...

Author: Elisabeth Schuessler Fiorenza

Publisher: Concilium


Category: Religion

Page: 132

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Introduction / Elisabeth Schu?ssler Fiorenza -- I. Violence against women : exploring sociocultural analysis and gender construction. Because of the angels : sexual violence and abuse / Joanne Carlson Brown -- Prostitution and rape in the colonial period / Zilda Fernandes Ribeiro -- Violence and justice / Beatrix Schiele -- African-American women in three contexts of domestic violence / Delores S. Williams -- Feminine socialization : women as victims and collaborators / Mary John Mananzan -- Of monsters and dances : masculinity, white supremacy, ecclesial practice / Mark Taylor. II. Violence against women : exploring gender construction. 'Go and suffer oppression!' said God's messenger to Hagar / Irmgard Fischer -- Ecclesiastical violence : witches and heretics / E. Ann Matter -- Maria Goretti : rape and the politics of sainthood / Eileen J. Stenzel -- Violence against women : strategies of resistance and sources of healing in Christianity / Felisa Elizondo -- Clergy misconduct : sexual abuse in the ministerial relationship / Marie M. Fortune. Editorial reflections / M. Shawn Copeland. Special column: Conversation between Jean-Bertrand Aristide, President of Haiti, and Dorothe So?lle, 2 September 1993.

God s Law Versus State Law

Not only has Islam spread to every continent of the world , but today's speed of
communications means that religious events , such as ... What it has come to
represent for many , rather , is a political banner symbolizing resistance to the
cultural domination of the West ... As the Rushdie affair demonstrated , this image
of Islam as resistance has been successful in mobilizing Muslims throughout the
world .

Author: Michael King



Category: Domestic relations (Islamic law).

Page: 118

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Cross Cultural Servanthood

With careful biblical exposition and keen cross-cultural awareness, Duane Elmer offers principles and guidance for avoiding misunderstandings and building relationships in ways that honor people in other cultures.

Author: Duane Elmer

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830833788

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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With careful biblical exposition and keen cross-cultural awareness, Duane Elmer offers principles and guidance for avoiding misunderstandings and building relationships in ways that honor people in other cultures.

Global Gods

Both Durkheim and Freud perceived that the gods people worship function as a
mirror of culture . This is the ... The anthropological consensus is that all societies
are inclined to form God or gods in the image of their own society . That is the ...

Author: David W. Shenk

Publisher: Herald Press (VA)


Category: Religion

Page: 403

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David W. Shenk looks at world religions and ideologies from the viewpoint of a Christian experienced in interfaith dialogue. Global Gods explores ten religious or ideoogical options, including African traditional religion, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, the European Enlightenment, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Marxism, and Platonism. The author honestly assesses the strengths and weaknesses of each major stream. And he interacts with sophisticated currents of thought while keeping his presentation clear and accessible. Global Gods contributes to the growing conversation about the role of religion and ideology in society. In an increasingly pluralistic world, the issues Shenk explores are not only theoretical but have practical urgency. Selected by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association as one of the top five missions/evangelism books (1996).

In God s Image

R . A . Bulatao and J . B . Casterline ( eds ) : Global fertility transition . Population
and ... Sex differences in human mate preferences : evolutionary hypotheses
tested in 37 cultures . Behavioral and Brain ... Sexual strategies 370 In God ' s
Image ?

Author: Gerhard Meisenberg

Publisher: Book Guild Publishing


Category: Brain

Page: 404

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Biochemical geneticist Gerhard Meisenberg takes readers on a fascinating excursion into human nature - our genes, brains, behaviour, evolution, intelligence and cultures.

Knowledge Attitude Experience

But sometimes such appropriation of indigenous religions and cultures by
Christians is romantic and unhistorical . ... the family is used to reenforce a
Confucian view of the patriarchal family ( see Nation Papers from India ,
Indonesia , Japan , and Korea , in In Gods Image , September 1987 ) . Third
World women also find positive resources for feminism in some aspects of
indigenous religion and culture .

Author: Young-IL Kim


ISBN: 9780687270415

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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An anthology of articles on the topic of cross-cultural awareness. The purpose of the book is to better equip students and pastors for ministry in today's pluralistic church. Contributors include John Ashbrook, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Douglas Wingeier, Young-IL Kim, Edward P. Wimberly, and William Stegner.

Religion Index Two




Category: Religion


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