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The How and Why of Love: An Introduction to Evangelical Ethics, Michael Hill
21 Michael Hill The How and Why of Love: An Introduction to Evangelical Ethics
Australia Matthias Press 2002 187632645X / 9781876326456 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
278 indexed pages. An accessible, yet rigorously biblical approach to evangelical ethics. In this vibrant and much-needed book, Michael Hill introduces us to an evangelical approach to ethics. Starting from creation, and taking us trough the whole of biblical theology, this book describes how we can find out what is good and how to love one another. When does life start? Is abortion ever right? Can divorced Christians remarry? In a whole range of issues, Christians search for the biblical answer. But working out the ethical thing to do can be confusing. In this vibrant and much-needed book, Michael Hill introduces us to an evangelical approach to ethics. Starting from creation, and taking us trough the whole of biblical theology, this book describes how we can find out what is good and how to love one another. Table of Contents: Preface Section 1. Understanding Ethics 1. What's ethics all about? 2. The various accounts of morality Section 2. The Bible and ethics 3. Using the Bible in ethics 4. The schema of Biblical theology 5. Creation order 6. The ethics of personal relationships 7. The ethics of Community 8. Sketching a Biblically based theory of Christian ethics. Section 3. Moral Issues 9. Sex and Marriage 10. Divorce and remarriage 11. Homosexuality 12. Abortion 13. Euthanasia Section 4. Practical Application 14. How to live a moral life Notes Bibliography Bible passages Index Authors Index 
Price: 13.50 AUD
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Women of Spirit: Woman's Place in Church and Society, Nelson, Janet; Walter, Linda
22 Nelson, Janet; Walter, Linda Women of Spirit: Woman's Place in Church and Society
Australia St Mark's Canberra 1989 0909446040 / 9780909446048 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
201 pages. In this book there is no attempt to provide a single, simple answer to the question. "Woman's Place in Church and Society?" Rather, its aim is to encourage each woman to think about who she is, who she could be, where she is at present, where she would like to be, where she can find a place that allows her to use her gifts fully and to express her true identity. The book focuses unashamedly on women’s experience and is written mainly for women to use. We are happy if it also proves enlightening for men. In the first chapter we look at ourselves, our sense of identity, our sense of self-worth. How do we see ourselves? How do others see us? Do we see ourselves primarily as individuals, or as in relationship with other people? Do we see ourselves in relationship with God, made in the image of God? We will take our relationship with God as a reference point from which to grow and explore. In the second and third chapters we look at some of the beliefs and ideas which have shaped society’s views of a woman’s place. For centuries the Bible has been a source of authority in Judeo-Christian culture. What do the scriptures contribute to our ideas about women? A major in?uence in this century has been feminism. What is feminism, and how does it affect our lives? Does it conflict with scripture’? What do Christian feminists say? There are three work ‘places’ in which women find themselves today - the home, the community and the paid workforce. Chapters four, five and six consider women’s contributions to the paid and unpaid workforces, the problems women encounter and the opportunities that exist for growth and fulfilment. Chapter seven looks at woman’s place in her body, at the particular dif?culties and the blessings of being in a woman’s body. For a Christian woman her ‘place’ in the church is of particular importance. Chapter eight traces a slender thread of church women through the ages. It looks at the way in which the church has traditionally viewed women, what roles it has recognised as appropriate for women. It looks at ministries women perform in the church. In the Anglican Church in Australia the question of a woman’s place is at present a major issue confronting the church. Chapter nine deals specifically with the ordination of women to the orders of deacon, priest and bishop. In all these studies we are thinking about ourselves - who we are, where we are, where we want to be. In the final chapter we look at what it might mean to find a place of our own. It will be plain to the reader that many ideas in this book have come through the writings of other people. They have our grateful recognition. Other ideas are our own, an outcome of conversations over many years as we have discovered that two basic strands of our lives-feminism and Christianity - are inextricably interwoven, shaping the way in which we understand life. The church has resisted acknowledging this connection between feminism and Christianity. She has drawn back in alarm and has disowned feminism. We long for the time when the church will be prepared to look more closely at the features of feminism, for perhaps then she will be able to recognise feminism not as a changeling, but as a child of her own heart to love and embrace. Although we have worked closely together on the writing of this book, and see it very much as a collaborative venture, we speak from different backgrounds and with distinctive voices. Janet wrote chapters 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9. Chapters 2, 7, 8 and 10 were written by Linda. Andrew Hingeley worked with us on the guidelines for group study at the end of the book. We write not as trained theologians, but out of a conviction that our own experience provides for each one of us ground for deep theological re?ection and spiritual insight We dedicate this book to all women who are in the process of becoming what God has created us to be. It does not yet appear what we shall be but we know that when God appears we shall be like God. (1 John 3: 2, 3). (J.N. and L.W.) 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Questioning Evangelism: Engaging People's Hearts the Way Jesus Did, Newman, Randy
23 Newman, Randy Questioning Evangelism: Engaging People's Hearts the Way Jesus Did
U.S.A. Kregel Publications 2004 082543324X / 9780825433245 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
269 pages. A revolutionary look at sharing Christ with unbelievers by using the probing, provocative, and penetrating method Jesus used to engage others in personal dialogue and caring interaction. There's no question about it - evangelism is essential to following Jesus. Unfortunately, sharing the Good News is often seen as a matter of using the right method. But methods don't go very far when a conversation about faith runs squarely up against a brick wall of defensiveness or veers off into an unfamiliar landscape of arguments and objections. What's a disciple of Christ to do then? "Ask a question," says Randy Newman. It is, after all, what Jesus did. This questioning style of evangelism is without formulas, without answers to memorize, and you don't have to have a Ph.D. in theology to use it. If it sounds too simple, don't worry. It worked for Jesus; it will work for you. Questioning Evangelism steps outside the boundaries of evangelism as usual and tackles the tougher issues of our modern day. [It] is a must read for all!" 
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Praying Mark, Reilly Sj, John
24 Reilly Sj, John Praying Mark
Australia St Pauls Pub 1999 0949080950 / 9780949080950 2nd Printing Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
183 pages including bibliography. Written in the tradition of Ignatian spirituality this book invites the reader to a prayerful reading of the Gospel of Mark. Each left-hand page has a few verses from the Gospel (the book reproduces the full text, in order), followed by suggestions for beginning prayer. The facing page has a commentary on the passage quoted. John Reilly sj has worked most of his Jesuit life in India and in different countries of Asia and the Pacific, directing formation programs in theology, scripture, and spirituality. He is a doctor of theology. In Australia he was National Director of priestly life and ministry for the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, 1993-2002. Since then he has been a member of the Centres of Ignatian Spirituality at Campion (Melbourne) and at Faber (Brisbane). 
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Evolution and Christian Faith: Reflections of an Evolutionary Biologist, Roughgarden, Joan
25 Roughgarden, Joan Evolution and Christian Faith: Reflections of an Evolutionary Biologist
U.S.A. Island Press 2006 1597260983 / 9781597260985 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Small 12mo 
155 indexed pages. "I'm an evolutionary biologist and a Christian," states Stanford professor Joan Roughgarden at the outset of her groundbreaking new book, "Evolution and Christian Faith: Reflections of an Evolutionary Biologist". From that perspective, she offers an elegant, deeply satisfying reconciliation of the theory of evolution and the wisdom of the Bible. Perhaps only someone with Roughgarden's unique academic standing could examine so well controversial issues such as the teaching of intelligent design in public schools, or the potential flaws in Darwin's theory of evolution. Certainly Roughgarden is uniquely suited to reference both the minutiae of scientific processes and the implication of biblical verses. Whether the topic is mutation rates and lizards or the hidden meanings behind St. Paul's letters, "Evolution and Christian Faith" distils complex arguments into everyday understanding. Roughgarden has scoured the Bible and scanned the natural world, finding examples time and again, not of conflict, but of harmony. The result is an accessible and intelligent context for seeing a Christian vision of the world that embraces science. In the ongoing debates over creationism and evolution, "Evolution and Christian Faith" will be seen as a work of major significance, written for contemporary readers who wonder how - or if - they can embrace scientific advances while maintaining their traditional values. Joan Roughgarden is professor of biological sciences and of geophysics at Stanford University. Book review: "Joan Roughgarden is more than an accomplished evolutionary biologist; she is also brave. Combining lucid evolutionary reasoning with personal Christian faith, she builds a remarkable bridge across the cultural chasm between science and faith in America today. Roughgarden rejects both junk science based on spurious metaphors and junk religion based on spurious theology. In their place, she offers an inspiring accommodation between thoughtful science and compassionate religion." - Michael Rose "Professor of evolutionary biology, University of California, Irvine " 
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Go Forth In Joy, Amid Violins and Roses - A Journey in Prayer, Seymour, Sharyn Michaeleen
26 Seymour, Sharyn Michaeleen Go Forth In Joy, Amid Violins and Roses - A Journey in Prayer
Australia Spectrum 1983 0959065709 / 9780959065701 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
118 pages including b/w illustrations. Inscription in the first page. Sharyn M. Seymour was born in Melbourne and raised and educated in the United States. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the State University of New York, U.S.A. and has completed post-graduate work in English. She received her training in theology from the Melbourne College of Divinity, Parkville, Victoria where she received a Divinity Degree. Sharyn has taught in the U.S.A. and Australia for many years and has had vast experience in parish ministry, college retreats and catechetical work. She has written a number of articles on prayer and spirituality. Presently she is teaching at Emmaus College Senior School, Burwood, Victoria. A This, the author’s first book flows from her search to know and experience the Lord in a changing Church. This journey in faith affirmation and lived fidelity is very relevant to all those who are seeking to know and companion with the Lord in Truth. 
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The Divided Flame: Wesleyans and Charismatic Renewal, Snyder, Howard A.;Runyon, Daniel V.
27 Snyder, Howard A.;Runyon, Daniel V. The Divided Flame: Wesleyans and Charismatic Renewal
USA Francis Asbury Press 1986 0310751810 / 9780310751816 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
120 indexed pages. Wesleyan churches, Pentecostal churches, and the modern charismatic movement trace their theological roots to John Wesley. Yet these groups have gone separate ways in interpreting the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the church, often regarding one another with suspicion or distrust. In The Divided Flame Dr. Howard Snyder, a Wesleyan minister, calls Wesleyans and charismatics to reexamine how they parted ways. He finds that they still have a great deal in common theologically; and he proposes that this common ground should serve as a basis for dialogue. "How does a Wesleyan dialogue with Charismatic Christianity?" Snyder asks. "Rather than comparing our theology or practice point by point, we have chosen to address the central question that Charismatic Christianity raises for us: In what sense is Christian experience, and the church, charismatic? If the Charismatic Movement raises valid biblical questions for us - and it does - then it is more important to deal with those questions than merely to catalog the pluses or minuses of the movement." This book reviews the history of Wesleyan and charismatic thought, evaluating them in light of Scripture's norms for church life. A provocative study, The Divided Flame should bring a fresh perspective to the controversy surrounding modern charismatic theology. 
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A Theology for Ministry, Tavard, George H.
28 Tavard, George H. A Theology for Ministry
USA Michael Glazier 1983 0894533371 / 9780894533372 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
164 indexed pages. Several contemporary events have brought to the forefront of christian concerns the question of the nature of ministry and of its possible reorganization to meet the needs of modern times better. Such a question is both theoretical and practical. Although it is obvious that the first disciples of Christ began doing ministry among themselves and in relation to the world in which they lived before developing theories about it, theological re?ection on the specific character of the christian ministry is as old as the epistle to the Hebrews: if the risen and ascended Jesus is now our high- priest in the heavenly sanctuary, it means at least that, whatever they are, christian ministers in the church militant are not the high-priest. At first presbyters and bishops, which were presumably equivalent, and all the other names of ministry that one finds in the epistles of Paul, christian ministers had become priests by the end of the first century. What this priesthood means in relation to the people of God as a whole and to the general ministry of the church is a proper subject for theological reflection. Works of value dealing with this question abound. From the time of the Reformation, however, Christians have inherited a double focus on ministry. That of the Catholic Church, with the equivalent emphasis of the Orthodox Church, has concentrated on the tasks of the priest in relation to the mystery of Christ’s presence in the Eucharist. Ex library book. 
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Between Heaven and Earth: Conversations with American Christians, Thielicke, Helmut; Doberstein, John W. (Translator)
29 Thielicke, Helmut; Doberstein, John W. (Translator) Between Heaven and Earth: Conversations with American Christians
U.S.A. Lutterworth Press 1988 0227679024 / 9780227679029 Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
192 indexed pages. Between Heaven and Earth grew out of one of Thielicke's visits to the United States during which he travelled across the country preaching and lecturing. The conversations recorded here are the fruit of his more informal discussions with small groups of ministers, students and laypeople. The questions they asked are direct and wide-ranging, concerned not only with the fundamental problems of faith but with its bearing on issues of social and political morality. Thielicke's answers, though equally direct, are neither simplistic nor dogmatic. His approach is refreshingly open and his conclusions emerge from a reasoned consideration of the evidence and alternative possibilities. Above all, Thielicke's answers reveal the warmth and deep concern for mankind's spiritual welfare that is at the root of his teaching and writing. Helmut Thielicke is one of the most outstanding preachers and theologians of the German Lutheran Church. Dismissed by the Nazi regime from his post of Professor of Theology at Heidelberg in 1940, he came to prominence in Stuttgart where, during the worst of the bombing raids and in spite of continuing Nazi opposition, he continued to preach to a congregation of several thousand each week. After the war he served as professor and Rector at the University of Tubingen until 1954, when he accepted the post of Rector at the University of Hamburg, the first Protestant theologian to hold this position. He died in 1986. Table of Contents: Translator's Note Preface: A Brief Orientation for the Reader I. The Bible and God II. Historical Criticism of the Bible III. Understanding the Bible IV. The Virgin Birth V. Speaking in Tongues VI. The Fate of Unbelievers VII. Racial Integration and the Christian VIII. The Nazi Regime IX. What Is the Most Important Question of Our Time? 
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St. Thomas Aquinas on Politics and Ethics (Norton Critical Editions), Thomas Aquinas
30 Thomas Aquinas St. Thomas Aquinas on Politics and Ethics (Norton Critical Editions)
U.S.A. W. W. Norton & Company 1988 0393952436 / 9780393952438 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
249 pages including selected bibliography. This book contains translations of carefully chosen and central selections from The Summa Against the Gentiles, On Kingship or The Governance of Rulers, and The Summa of Theology. The selections not only include St. Thomas Aquinas’s views on government, law, war, property, and sexual ethics, but also provide the theological, epistemological, and psychological background for his political and ethical thought, including the Five Proofs on the existence of God and Aquinas’s theories of knowledge, the soul, the purpose of man, and the order of the universe. Throughout the book, footnotes explain technical terms and historical, biblical, and classical references. "Backgrounds and Sources" follows the text, with selections from the writings of Aristotle, St. Augustine, and Dionysius the Areopagite. "Interpretations" traces Aquinas’s influence on medieval thought, on Roman Catholicism during the Renaissance, on early modern political thought (Richard Hooker and Francisco Suarez), on nineteenth-and twentieth-century papal social thought, and on contemporary Christian Democratic political parties in Europe and Latin America. The volume concludes with "Contemporary Problems in Thomistic Ethics", which contains eight analyses of the influence of Aquinas's thought on modern debates on war, contraception, and abortion. 
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Leadership on the Front Foot, Veron, Zachary
31 Veron, Zachary Leadership on the Front Foot
Australia Intervarsity Press 2009 1922000124 / 9781922000125 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
204 pages. Outlines 23 principles to inspire and encourage church leaders, to lead on the front foot. That is, to lead proactively and strategically, with confidence and initiative, in order to create missional churches. Practical and principled guidance is offered together with application guides for further reflection, planning and decision making. This unique resource is ideal for all church leaders - especially young ministers and those who lead with them in the local church context. This book has a wealth of practical and helpful material which reflects a ministry that has been greatly blessed by God. 
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