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City of Desires - a Place for God? - Reinder Ruard Ganzevoort; Rein Brouwer; and Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore
ISBN: 3643903073
Publication Date: 2013-02-20
Originating at the 2011 conference of the International Academy of Practical Theology in Amsterdam, this volume explores the practical theological significance of desire. Although desire is central to many issues in practical theology and related disciplines, it is only rarely discussed under its own name. Three introductory chapters locate desire in concrete practices in the city and discuss the phenomenology, theology, and ethics of desire. Subsequent sections are organized around embodying desire, culturing desire, and transforming desire. The chapters include various kinds of desire, such as sexuality, consumerism, and spirituality. Perspectives from different contexts and religious traditions are offered in this rich and thought-provoking book. (Series: International Practical Theology - Vol. 16)

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Women and Belief, 1832-1928 - Cox
ISBN: 0415472180
Publication Date: 2012-11-29
Women and Belief, 1852–1928 is a six-volume collection of primary materials covering a wide range of opinions about women, their self-identity, and the combination of their spiritual and political beliefs.


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Misunderstanding Stories - Melinda A. McGarrah Sharp
ISBN: 9781610972260
Publication Date: 2013-01-24
How can we work toward mutual understanding in our increasingly diverse and interconnected world? Pastoral theologian Melinda McGarrah Sharp approaches this multifaceted, interdisciplinary question by beginning with moments of intercultural misunderstanding. Using misunderstanding stories from her experience working with the Peace Corps in Suriname, Dr. McGarrah Sharp argues that we must recognize the limits of our own cultural perspectives in order to have meaningful intercultural encounters that are more mutually empowering and hopeful.

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Practicing Care in Rural Congregations and Communities - Jeanne Hoeft, L. Shannon Jung, & Joretta Marshall
ISBN: 0800699548
Publication Date: 2013-07-01
Pastoral care in rural communities is different from care in other locales. Despite these differences, rural churches and communities also hold a particular wisdom from which the rest of the church might benefit. Small towns and rural areas have particular challenges, and in seeking to live out the Christian life in the midst of those, local churches have unique and useful insights into what it means to care for one another.


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