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Where Are the Poor?: A Comparison of the Ecclesial Base Communities and Pentecostalism-A Case Study in Cuernavaca, Mexico

by Philip D. Wingeier-Rayo & Justo L. Gonzalez Pickwick Publications (April 15, 2011)

The Ecclesial Base Communities (CEBs) emerged in the wake of Latin American liberation theology and are often referred to as the Church of the Poor. This book, however, addresses whether or not CEBs are indeed...


The Continuing Relevance of Wesleyan Theology: Essays in Honor of Laurence W. Wood

by Nathan Crawford & Stanley Hauerwas Pickwick Publications (June 01, 2011)

What does the Wesleyan message have to say to the greater theological world? This is a question that Laurence Wood has taken up as his concern throughout his career. In order to honor his work, this collection...


The Lord is the Spirit: The Holy Spirit and the Divine Attributes

by Andrew K. Gabriel Pickwick Publications (December 10, 2010)

The Lord is the Spirit (2 Cor 3:17) . . . and yet one might be excused for thinking otherwise when reading studies on God's attributes--omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, immutability, impassibility, and...


One Nation Under God?: An Evangelical Critique of Christian America

by John D. Wilsey & Richard Land Pickwick Publications (May 20, 2011)

Is America a Christian nation? This question has loomed large in American culture since the Puritans arrived on American shores in the early seventeenth century. More recently, the Christian America thesis has...


Theologies of Power and Crisis: Envisioning / Embodying Christianity in Hong Kong

by Stephen Pavey & Darrell L. Whiteman Pickwick Publications (June 24, 2011)

Theologies of Power and Crisis provides a case study for Eric Wolf's research directive to better comprehend the interplay of cultural (webs of meaning) and material (webs of power) forms of social life. More...


Death and Resurrection: The Shape and Function of a Literary Motif in the Book of Acts

by Dennis J. Horton & Mikeal Parsons Pickwick Publications (June 10, 2009)

Dennis Horton highlights the shape and function of the death-and-resurrection motif by applying William Freedman's criteria of a literary motif to the Acts narrative. By analyzing the statements about death...


Being Human, Becoming Human: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Social Thought

by Jens Zimmermann & Brian Gregor Pickwick Publications (August 01, 2010)

Who are we? What does it mean to be human? What is the purpose of our existence? In our time these continue to be urgent questions. The German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer thought deeply about these questions...


Inherited Land: The Changing Grounds of Religion and Ecology

by Whitney A. Bauman & Richard R. Bohannon Pickwick Publications (August 04, 2011)

Religion and ecology has arrived. What was once a niche interest for a few academics concerned with environmental issues and a few environmentalists interested in religion has become an established academic...


Grace for the Injured Self: The Healing Approach of Heinz Kohut

by Terry D. Cooper & Robert L. Randall Pickwick Publications (February 07, 2011)

Even under the best circumstances in life, we all suffer psychological injuries to our self. These injuries from others can range from passive hurtful comments to intentional abusive assaults. The end result...


The Activist Impulse: Essays on the Intersection of Evangelicalism and Anabaptism

by Jared S. Burkholder & David C. Cramer Pickwick Publications (April 04, 2012)

Anabaptists have often felt suspicious of American evangelicalism, and in turn evangelicals have found various reasons to dismiss the Anabaptist witness. Yet at various points in the past as well as the present,...


The Characteristic Theology of Herman Melville: Aesthetics, Politics, Duplicity

by Bradley A. Johnson & David Jasper Pickwick Publications (November 03, 2011)

What becomes of theology when we think of it aesthetically? What becomes of aesthetics when we think of it theologically? These are the guiding questions that inform both the method and the conclusions of this...


Cross Theology: The Classical Theologia Crucis and Karl Barth's Modern Theology of the Cross

by Rosalene Bradbury & Murray Rae Pickwick Publications (December 27, 2010)

What is the theologia crucis--the theology of the cross--and what are its radical claims? Which theologians stood within this subversive tradition, and is Karl Barth amongst them? In this volume New Zealand...


The Holy Spirit and Ch'i (Qi): A Chiological Approach to Pneumatology

by Koo Dong Yun Pickwick Publications (February 24, 2012)

This book articulates a contextual pneumatology from a perspective of the Eastern idea of ch'i (ki in Korean). Rather than understanding the Spirit from a Westernized philosophical perspective, this book utilizes...


Tamar's Tears: Evangelical Engagements with Feminist Old Testament Hermeneutics

by Andrew Sloane Pickwick Publications (November 14, 2011)

Evangelical and feminist approaches to Old Testament interpretation often seem to be at odds with each other. The authors of this volume argue to the contrary: feminist and evangelical interpreters of the Old...


Read Him Again and Again: Repetitions of Job in Kierkegaard, Vischer, and Barth

by Andrew Zack Lewis Pickwick Publications (January 13, 2014)

In Read Him Again and Again, Andrew Zack Lewis explores the reception history of the book of Job and the hermeneutical presuppositions of its interpreters. He pays special attention to the interpretations of...


Pentecostal Experience: An Ecumenical Encounter

by Peter D. Neumann Pickwick Publications (August 22, 2012)

Pentecostals are known for an experiential spirituality that emphasizes immediate encounters with God through the Holy Spirit. But how should such experience be understood? Is it, in fact, quite so immediate?...


Rhyming Hope and History: Theology and Culture in the Work of Robert Jenson

by Russell D. Rook Pickwick Publications (October 26, 2011)

The subject of culture has provided theologians with a whole new realm of exploration. By the turn of the twentieth century and the beginning of this new milennium the subject of culture had presented itself...


Consistently Pro-Life: The Ethics of Bloodshed in Ancient Christianity

by Rob Arner & J. Jayakiran Sebastian Pickwick Publications (June 17, 2010)

Consistently Pro-Life is a book about killing. Specifically, it takes up the question of when and under what circumstances is it morally justifiable for a Christian to take human life. The murder of abortionist...


The Eucharist's Biographer: The Liturgical Formation of Christian Identity

by Albert J. D. Walsh Pickwick Publications (November 06, 2012)

Christians are not just called to be transformed into something better or even good, but to be transfigured into a new creation--ceasing to be what they are in order to become what they are not. In The Eucharist's...


Evangelism and the Openness of God: The Implications of Relational Theism for Evangelism and Mission

by Vaughn W. Baker Pickwick Publications (December 18, 2012)

In Evangelism and the Openness of God, Vaughn Baker argues that a dynamic concept of God as articulated in open theism better serves the evangelistic mission of the church than does conventional theology. Open...


Allegorizing History: The Venerable Bede, Figural Exegesis, and Historical Theory

by Timothy J. Furry Pickwick Publications (August 21, 2013)

What is history and how does it impact biblical interpretation and theology? Allegorizing History seeks to begin answering this question by arguing that conceptions of the past and the purpose(s) of history...


Participating Witness: An Anabaptist Theology of Baptism and the Sacramental Character of the Church

by Anthony G. Siegrist Pickwick Publications (August 21, 2013)

At a time when the fractious legacy of the Protestant Reformation is coming under new scrutiny, Anthony Siegrist explores the implications of ecumenism for believers' baptism. Writing from within the tradition...


A Commentary on the Letters of John: An Intra-Jewish Approach

by Birger Olsson & Richard J. Erickson Pickwick Publications (August 13, 2013)

The long history of interpretation of the three Johannine letters has been largely characterized, at least since Irenaeus in the late second century, by the assumption that the Elder was addressing the Gnostic...


Becoming Two in Love: Kierkegaard, Irigaray, and the Ethics of Sexual Difference

by Roland J. De Vries Pickwick Publications (July 25, 2013)

This book draws Soren Kierkegaard and Luce Irigaray into conversation on the nature and ethics of sexual difference. While these two initially seem like doubtful dialogue partners, the conversation between them...


Akan Christology: An Analysis of the Christologies of John Samuel Pobee and Kwame Bediako in Conversation with the Theology of Karl Barth

by Charles Sarpong Aye-Addo & Wesley S. Ariarajah Pickwick Publications (July 12, 2013)

As Christianity expands and grows in Africa, there is deep new interest in African theology in general, and the way in which some African theologians are interpreting the significance of Christ within African...


These Are Written: Toward a Cruciform Theology of Scripture

by Peter Nafzger & Joel Okamoto Pickwick Publications (May 31, 2013)

Today there is an increasing awareness and availability of the sacred writings of the world's religions. This raises important questions about the Christian Scriptures. What is distinctive about these writings?...


Pentecostalism and Christian Unity, Volume 2: Continuing and Building Relationships

by Wolfgang Vondey Pickwick Publications (March 28, 2013)

This book is the follow-up volume to Pentecostalism and Christian Unity: Ecumenical Documents and Critical Assessments. The first volume documented the history and ecumenical engagement of Pentecostals during...


Power and Partnership: A History of the Protestant Mission Movement

by Jonathan S. Barnes Pickwick Publications (May 10, 2013)

While the concept of partnership between churches in the Global North and South has been an ecumenical goal for well over eight decades, realizing relationships of mutuality, solidarity, and koinonia has been,...


Biblical Interpretation: Theory, Process, and Criteria

by Yung Suk Kim Pickwick Publications (January 21, 2013)

Yung Suk Kim asks important questions in Biblical Interpretation: Why do we care about the Bible and biblical interpretation? How do we know which interpretation is better? He expertly brings to the fore the...


C.S. Lewis-On the Christ of a Religious Economy, 3.1: I. Creation and Sub-Creation

by P. H. Brazier & Judith Wolfe Pickwick Publications (May 03, 2013)

C. S. Lewis--On the Christ of a Religious Economy I, Creation and Sub-Creation opens with Lewis on creation, the fall into original sin, and the human condition before God and how such an understanding permeated...


Faith, Freedom, and Higher Education: Historical Analysis and Contemporary Reflections

by P. C. Kemeny Pickwick Publications (March 11, 2013)

While debates abound today over the cost, purpose, and effectiveness of higher education, often lost in this conversation is a critical question: Should higher education attempt to shape students' moral and...


Looking unto Jesus: The Christ-Centered Piety of Seventeenth-Century Baptists

by J. Stephen Yuille & Tom Nettles Pickwick Publications (April 09, 2013)

Christ declares, Abide in me, and I in you. As a branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me (John 15:4). A branch derives life from the vine by virtue...


Purity, Power, and Pentecostal Light: The Revivalist Doctrine and Means of Aaron Merritt Hills

by Christopher Jon Branstetter Pickwick Publications (February 22, 2012)

Around the turn of the twentieth century, revivalist Protestantism in America splintered into multiple pieces. Few persons of that era knew as many of the central figures of the splinter groups as Aaron Merritt...


Called into Communion: A Paradigm Shift in Holiness Theology

by Susan B. Carole Pickwick Publications (March 20, 2013)

This book illuminates the experiential and theocentric dimensions of holiness theology. It acknowledges two strands of thought in current holiness theology--Wesley's Christian perfection and entire sanctification...


Negotiating Identity: Exploring Tensions between Being Hakka and Being Christian in Northwestern Taiwan

by Ethan Christofferson Pickwick Publications (September 13, 2012)

Negotiating Identity addresses the missiological problem of why the Hakka Chinese Christian community in Taiwan is so small despite evangelistic efforts there for more than 140 years. Christofferson explores...


Zionism through Christian Lenses: Ecumenical Perspectives on the Promised Land

by Carole Monica Burnett Pickwick Publications (March 12, 2013)

Dear to the hearts of many Christians is the land of the Bible, which today is convulsed by strife. Contradictory claims about the past, present, and future of this land can bewilder us. The essays in this volume...


Divine Healing: The Holiness-Pentecostal Transition Years, 1890-1906: Theological Transpositions in the Transatlantic World

by James Robinson Pickwick Publications (March 06, 2013)

In the present volume, James Robinson shows how the Holiness movement contributed to the rise of Pentecostalism, with emphasis on those sectors that practiced divine healing. Although other scholars have undertaken...


Divine Healing: The Formative Years, 1830-1890: Theological Roots in the Transatlantic World

by James Robinson & William K. Kay Pickwick Publications (April 13, 2011)

Divine healing is commonly practiced today throughout Christendom and plays a significant part in the advance of Christianity in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Such wide acceptance of the doctrine within Protestantism...


Balthasar Hubmaier and the Clarity of Scripture: A Critical Reformation Issue

by Graeme R. Chatfield & Diarmaid MacCulloch Pickwick Publications (March 06, 2013)

During the sixteenth century, many Reformers echoed Erasmus's claim that the Scriptures were clear, could be understood by even the lowliest servant, and should be translated into the vernacular and placed in...


Cosmic Prayer and Guided Transformation: Key Elements of the Emergent ChrTransformationistian Cosmology

by Robert Govaerts & David Jasper Pickwick Publications (August 29, 2012)

This book presents a realistic and thoroughly spiritual outlook upon the entire created reality. It lets us envisage that various created entities are participant in a relationship with God that becomes increasingly...


Paul and the Politics of Difference: A Contextual Study of the Jewish-Gentile Difference in Galatians and Romans

by Jae Won Lee Pickwick Publications (August 22, 2014)

Paul lies at the core of the constant debate about the opposition between Christianity and Judaism in biblical interpretation and public discourse as well. The so-called new perspective on Paul has not offered...


The Future of Christian Mission in India: Toward a New Paradigm for the Third Millennium

by Augustine Kanjamala & Siga Arles Pickwick Publications (August 21, 2014)

Colonial missionaries, both Catholic and Protestant, arrived in India with the grandiose vision of converting the pagans because, like St. Peter (Acts 4:12) and most of the church fathers, they honestly believed...


Wouldn't You Love to Know?: Trinitarian Epistemology and Pedagogy

by Ian W. Payne Pickwick Publications (August 08, 2014)

With all the jumble of human disagreements, how can we know? Can the Christian church think coherently about knowledge? Can it regain confidence in teaching what it knows? In an increasingly divided and pessimistic...


Liberating Mission in Mozambique: Faith and Revolution in the Life of Eduardo Mondlane

by Robert N. Faris & John W. de Gruchy Pickwick Publications (August 26, 2014)

Few people have any extensive knowledge of the life and witness of the Protestant churches in the former Portuguese colonies of southern Africa. Yet these communities of faith played a significant role in the...


True Myth: C. S. Lewis and Joseph Campbell on the Veracity of Christianity

by James W. Menzies Pickwick Publications (September 25, 2014)

Each generation asks in its own way, "What does it mean to be human?" In True Myth, James Menzies addresses this question by exploring myth and religion in the thinking of mythologist Joseph Campbell and Oxford...


Wounds That Heal: The Importance of Church Discipline within Balthasar Hubmaier's Theology

by Simon Victor Goncharenko & Paige Patterson Pickwick Publications (December 16, 2011)

Is church discipline really necessary? One sixteenth-century Anabaptist reformer certainly thought so. A contemporary of Luther and Zwingli, Balthasar Hubmaier believed that church discipline was so important...


Creation and Chaos Talk: Charting a Way Forward

by Eric M. Vail Pickwick Publications (June 07, 2012)

Talk about chaos is pervasive. Biblical scholars, theologians, and scientists have been using the word chaos for some time, occasionally mingling ideas across disciplines around the shared word. Quite often,...


Justice, Unity, and the Hidden Christ: The Theopolitical Complex of the Social Justice Approach to Ecumenism in Vatican II

by Matthew John Paul Tan Pickwick Publications (January 07, 2014)

Does social justice promote Christian unity? With reference to paragraph 12 of Unitatis Redintegratio--Vatican II's declaration on ecumenism--this book argues that an emphasis on justice and unity without proper...


Waiting at the Foot of the Cross: Toward a Theology of Hope for Today

by Pamela R. McCarroll & Douglas John Hall Pickwick Publications (December 24, 2013)

How do we hope in the face of modernity's failure and postmodernity's absence of foundations? How do we hope when the future seems fearful and no clear way forward appears? How do we hope when despair, indifference,...


Between Vision and Obedience-Rethinking Theological Epistemology: Theological Reflections on Rationality and Agency with Special Reference to Paul Ric

by George Ille Pickwick Publications (December 12, 2013)

The discussions about subject and validation in our late modernity tend to oscillate between the weak self of postmodernity (empty or rhetorical) and neo-Cartesian versions trying, as they do, to recover a discredited...