Church and Society
Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity
Building a Bridge
How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062694316
The Jesuit priest advocates that Catholic leaders accept and relate to their LGBT church members, encouraging respect, compassion, and sensitivity towards these fellow Catholics, and includes spiritual resources for this community and their friends and families.
Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church Is Transforming the Faith
Christianity for the Rest of Us
How the Neighborhood Church Is Transforming the Faith
Paperback      ISBN: 0060859490
A detailed survey of progressive church growth in recent decades reveals how non-evangelical, neighborhood churches are flourishing without emulating the tactics of mega-churches, in an analysis that counsels Protestant readers on how to remain authentic to denominational traditions while promoting one's spiritual community. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
The Church: The Evolution of Catholicism
The Church
The Evolution of Catholicism
Paperback      ISBN: 0061245259
A history of the Roman Catholic church's influence and power offers additional insight into how the church views itself and its relationship to the world, in a chronicle that explores such topics as the idea of the pope's infallibility, the celibacy of priests and the barring of women from the priesthood. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Families in the New Testament World: Households and House Churches
Families in the New Testament World
Households and House Churches
Paperback      ISBN: 0664255469
The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness
The Sunflower
On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness
Paperback      ISBN: 0805210601
Robert Coles, the Dalai Lama, Harold S. Kushner, Albert Speer, Bishop Desmond Tutu, and forty-eight others explore the possibility of forgiving evil, in a volume compiled by the world-famous Holocaust survivor and Nazi hunter. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door
The Art of Neighboring
Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door
Paperback      ISBN: 080101459x
Drawing on the success of their own church campaign, two pastors help readers learn to value, respect and care for the people who live in their own neighborhoods. Original.
The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation
The Benedict Option
A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation
Hardcover      ISBN: 0735213291
Calls on modern Christians to embrace ancient Christian ways of life in the face of the decline of Christianity in the western world, offering the example of St. Benedict of Nursia and his order as a model for all Christians, be they Catholic, Orthodox, or Protestant.
Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity
Building a Bridge
How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity
Paperback      ISBN: 0062837532
In this revised and expanded paperback of his groundbreaking book, Jesuit priest and New York Times bestselling author James Martin makes the surprisingly controversial argument that Catholic leaders should stop seeing the LGBT community as "the other" and instead reach out to them with greater compassion and openness. This new edition includes a new introduction along with forty percent new material, including stories from LGBT Catholics, and responses to the common questions about ministry to LGBT people. Father Martin turns to three virtues from the Catechism of the Catholic Church—"respect, compassion, and sensitivity"—as a model for how both the Catholic leadership and LGBT Catholics can move together on a "two-way bridge" toward reconciliation and love. This revolutionary book also includes spiritual and biblical resources for the LGBT community and their families, friends, and allies. Father Martin offers biblical passages, accompanied by meditations and questions for reflection, to help LGBT people find their place in the church and enter into a deeper relationship with God. Building a Bridge is a compassionate book desperately needed in today’s climate of divisiveness.
Can We Save the Catholic Church?
Can We Save the Catholic Church?
Paperback      ISBN: 0007522029
The Catholic Church has been nearly destroyed by its resistance to change, censured for its abuses. Pope Francis has promised reform: radical theologian Hans Kung here presents what Catholics have long been yearning for: modern responses to the challenges of a modern world.
Christ and Culture Revisited
Christ and Culture Revisited
Paperback      ISBN: 0802867383
Called to live in the world, but not to be of it, Christians must maintain a balancing act that becomes more precarious the further our culture departs from its Judeo-Christian roots. How should members of the church interact with such a culture, especially as deeply enmeshed as most of us have become? In this award-winning book -- now in paperback and with a new preface -- D. A. Carson applies his masterful touch to that problem. After exploring the classic typology of H. Richard Niebuhr with its five Christ-culture options, Carson offers an even more comprehensive paradigm for informing the Christian worldview. More than just theoretical, Christ and Culture Revisited is a practical guide for helping Christians untangle current messy debates about living in the world.