Table of Contents Religion Religion is a social institution that answers questions and explains the seemingly inexplicable. Religion provides explanations for why things happen and demystifies the ideas of birth and death. Religions based on the belief in a single deity are monotheistic. Those that encompass many deities are polytheistic.
Religion, Antisemitism, and the Origins of Psychoanalysis by Pamela Cooper-White Buy from IndieBound Buy from Amazon The confluence of pastoral, prophetic, and political theology animates much of the most exciting recent work in the field. How can we live faithfully in the context of social and political systems that promote white supremacy and prize financial gain over care for the common good?
What does ministry mean in the context of these systematic realities? McBride offers an extended liturgical narrative, stretching from Advent through Pentecost, in which she reflects on the meaning of discipleship in the midst of her daily rounds.
She asks, what does the hope of Advent or the peace of Christmas mean behind bars? An Introduction Pilgrim and Caring for Joy: Narrative, Theology, and Practice Brill. Oct 24, issue Bringing her experiences of prison teaching and community life into conversation with the writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther King Jr.
This involves drawing near to prisoners and homeless persons, in order to reduce the social, material, and spiritual distances that poverty, racism, homelessness, and the criminal justice system impose. The day-by-day reflective tone of the writing models a kind of integrated, thoughtful faith for our times.
McBride gains the courage to connect across social boundaries through her relationship to the Open Door, a spiritual community that engages in sustained and rigorous social analysis along with equally thorough theological reflection. Relationality across boundaries is similarly a theme in Nancy J.
Ramsay hosts a discussion of seven distinct trajectories within the field of pastoral theology, each written by a proponent of that approach, and each centered around a case study or a personal vignette. Two chapters stand out for their focus on care in pluralistic, international, and intercultural settings.
The Parents Circle-Families Forum is a group of over Palestinian and Israeli families who have all lost a family member in a violent conflict.
Death and grief—important topics in pastoral care—are the lens through which PCFF seeks to end violence and promote peace.
The organization holds intergroup conversations addressing themes of irreparable devastation, inescapable finitude, and living and working with enemies. Greider points out that the sharing and discussions taking place here are not free of conflict, nor does mutual understanding of loss imply that the different sides have equal grievances.
The validation of pain does not obliterate asymmetries of power. Greider advises that reverent curiosity, more than agreement or even meaning making, is needed for integrity in caring across borders. Was it an accident?
Postcolonial pastoral care involves building safe communities that promote the voice, health, and well-being of all persons. Also written in a contextual and postcolonial vein is Kenyatta R. Crafting Sermons about Justice and Hope Abingdon. Practice and theory converge in this work: He instructs preachers to recognize power dynamics when selecting and exegeting texts and to name the social realities of life for communities of color so that the political dimensions of the text can be fully understood in current, concrete situations.
Gilbert breaks down the complex task of preaching toward moral accountability in the face of injustice into principles exemplified in the sermons of notable homileticians.
One of the most moving sermons that Gilbert excerpts is that of Howard-John Wesley, preaching at the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church immediately after George Zimmerman was found not guilty of the murder of Trayvon Martin.
Toward a Political Pastoral Theology Cascade. LaMothe develops the concepts of care and justice and then shows their relationship to politics.
He emphasizes that care is fundamentally relational: Being human is a social and communal reality. Care is fundamental to the survival of not only individual persons and families but also larger social groups.
In detailed but highly readable prose, LaMothe argues that neoliberal capitalism and the rise of a market society privilege profit over care. He shows how this affects policies related to climate change, health care, education, and the judicial system.
When greed and wealth drive policy, a politics of exclusion rather than care governs our lives, leaving some groups of people in misery and at risk of premature death. Pamela Cooper-White explores the politics of exclusion in a vastly different setting—early 20th-century Vienna—in Old and Dirty Gods: Religion, Antisemitism, and the Origins of Psychoanalysis Routledge.
Cooper-White also narrates the pervasive if unacknowledged influence of anti-Semitism on the nascent psychoanalytic movement. Amid the advancing dangers of the s, how is it that Freud and his mostly Jewish followers in Vienna were caught unawares?
Freud and his contemporaries sought to reveal underlying unconscious human sexual drives while denying their awareness of the racist, religious, and political repression in which they were living.India is the home and birthplace of four major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism," and also the home to Judaism and Christianity.
All of these religions were passed down over time, not with the help of immigrants. Current status of Christianity Christianity is the largest religion in the world, with a litle over 2 billion members. About one third of the world's population currently identifies themselves as Christian.
This is why, for example, St. Augustine's battle against the Donatist heresy was so important: if the validity of the sacraments depended on the moral qualities of priests, or the perfection of the Church on the perfection of the faithful (as the Pelagians thought), .
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Find this Pin and more on Politics Religion Abortion . American Piety in the 21st Century: New Insights to the Depth and Complexity of Religion in the US Selected Findings from The Baylor Religion Survey. In Christian: The Politics of a Word in America, historian Matthew Bowman looks to tease out how religious groups in American history have defined, used, and even wielded the word Christian as a.