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Catholic Hermeneutics Today: Critical Essays

by Benedict Thomas Viviano Cascade Books (November 11, 2014)

Biblical hermeneutics, the art of interpreting Scripture, is a controversial subject in the best of times. Lately the debates have been quite intense in the Roman Catholic Church. The debates deal with issues...

The Gift of Ethics: A Story for Discovering Lasting Significance in Your Daily Work

by Trevor George Hunsberger Bechtel Cascade Books (November 10, 2014)

Structured on the Beatitudes, The Gift of Ethics is a short, readable introduction to the major ideas in Christian ethics. Bechtel engages the reader through stories to draw out reflection on the good life.

Still Growing: The Creative Self in Older Adulthood

by Donald Capps Cascade Books (November 10, 2014)

The later-adult years are commonly viewed as a period in which one struggles to maintain a vestige of the physical, mental, and emotional vitality of one's earlier years. In Still Growing, however, Donald Capps...

The Good War That Wasn't-and Why It Matters: World War II's Moral Legacy

by Ted Grimsrud Cascade Books (November 10, 2014)

A war is always a moral event. However, the most destructive war in human history has not received much moral scrutiny. The Good War That Wasn't--and Why It Matters examines the moral legacy of this war, especially...

Hello? Is Anyone There?: A Pastoral Reflection on the Struggle with "Unanswered" Prayer

by Roger Philip Abbott & D. Eryl Davies Cascade Books (November 10, 2014)

According to the Bible, the God of Christianity has a reputation for answering prayer. However, many Christians have been sometimes severely tempted to think they have been sold short as they have found themselves...

Revisioning, Renewing, Rediscovering the Triune Center: Essays in Honor of Stanley J. Grenz

by Derek J. Tidball & Brian S. Harris Cascade Books (November 10, 2014)

An international cast of theologians come together in this volume to offer essays in tribute to the late Stanley J. Grenz, one of the leading theologians of his generation. Accordingly, the volume includes timely...

Moved by God to Act: An Ecumenical Ethic of Grace in Community

by Wm. Carter Aikin Cascade Books (January 03, 2014)

Moved by God to Act offers a fresh description of Christian moral action as a moment of connection between divine and human agency. Through an ecumenical consideration of a variety of resources, this book gives...

Cosmic Commons: Spirit, Science, and Space

by John Hart Cascade Books (November 14, 2013)

Cosmic Commons explores terrestrial-extraterrestrial intelligent life Contact. It uses a thought experiment to consider the ecological-economic-ethical-ecclesial impacts of Contact, analyzing incidents around...

Desire, Dialectic, and Otherness: An Essay on Origins, Second Edition

by William Desmond Cascade Books (November 08, 2013)

Many philosophers since Hegel have been disturbed by the thought that philosophy inevitably favors sameness over otherness or identity over difference. Originally published at a time when the issue was not so...

Grace Sticks: The Bumper Sticker Gospel for Restless Souls

by Kristina Robb-Dover & Michael Frost Cascade Books (October 10, 2013)

Even on a bumper sticker, grace is irresistible. Grace Sticks: The Bumper Sticker Gospel for Restless Souls is light-hearted spiritual memoir and theological travel guidance for restless souls looking for more...

1 Peter, 2 Peter, and Jude: Worship Matters

by John Paul Heil Cascade Books (July 22, 2013)

This book proposes new and comprehensive chiastic structures as well as new unifying themes for the often-neglected New Testament letters of 1 Peter, 2 Peter, and Jude. In accord with these structures, which...

The Apostles after Acts: A Sequel

by Thomas E. Schmidt Cascade Books (July 22, 2013)

If you could add a book to the Bible, what would it contain? Here is one answer to that question: a sequel to Acts, showing the later careers of the Twelve, Paul's final travels before he faces Nero, the commission...

The Other Journal: Prayer

by The Other Journal Cascade Books (April 25, 2013)

Nothing embodies the mystery of faith quite like prayer. Although sometimes an elusive practice that may baffle and confuse, prayer is not otherworldly, for it is in prayer, in talking and listening to our infinite,...

The Poetics of Grace: Christian Ethics as Theodicy: Volume 1, The Hope of God's Calling

by Jeph Holloway Cascade Books (April 09, 2013)

What is God doing about a world marked by conflict and division? What about a world in which our technologies promise great good but also threaten our existence? What is God doing in a world where the demands...

Cultivating Reality: How the Soil Might Save Us

by Ragan Sutterfield Cascade Books (April 02, 2013)

We are, at our base, humus-beings. Our lives are dependent upon the soil and we flourish when we live in this reality. Unfortunately, we have been a part of a centuries-long push to build a new tower of Babel--an...

Blessed: Monologues for Mary

by Jerusha Matsen Neal & Anna Carter Florence Cascade Books (March 28, 2013)

Blessed is a collection of dramatic monologues that engage the gospel narratives surrounding Mary, the mother of Jesus, through the experiences of contemporary women. Bridging proclamation and protest through...

The Family Metaphor in Jesus' Teaching, Second Edition: Gospel Imagery and Application

by Stephen Finlan Cascade Books (March 28, 2013)

This revised edition of The Family Metaphor in Jesus' Teaching examines the family metaphors for God (Father) and for believers (children, brothers) that Jesus chose to use. Jesus not only held up a child as...

The Road Home: A Guided Journey to Church Forgiveness and Reconciliation

by Darrell Puls & Everett L. Worthington Cascade Books (March 22, 2013)

Remarkably, as many as sixty-six thousand churches are in conflict at this moment, and one-third of those will experience permanent damage. Though Christ commanded his followers to forgive, we often don't, and...

A Transformative Reading of the Bible: Explorations of Holistic Human Transformation

by Yung Suk Kim Cascade Books (April 17, 2013)

In A Transformative Reading of the Bible Yung Suk Kim raises critical questions about human transformation in biblical studies. What is transformation? How are we transformed when we read biblical stories? Are...

Letters from "Apartheid Street": A Christian Peacemaker in Occupied Palestine

by Michael T. McRay & Lee C. Camp Cascade Books (April 16, 2013)

In 1984, Ron Sider challenged that until Christians are ready to risk everything in pursuit of peace, we dare never whisper another word about pacifism . . . Unless we are ready to die developing new nonviolent...

The Unknown God: Sermons Responding to the New Atheists

by John Hughes & Richard Chartres Cascade Books (April 10, 2013)

What is the so-called New Atheism? The first decade of the twenty-first century has witnessed a cluster of authors who have attained public notoriety through their mockery of religion and their popularizing...

Senses of Devotion: Interfaith Aesthetics in Buddhist and Muslim Communities

by William A. Dyrness Cascade Books (March 29, 2013)

This ethnographic study focuses on the religious imagery and practices of a sample of Buddhist temples and Muslim mosques in the greater Los Angeles area. As a way of expanding interfaith dialogue, it is framed...

Denominationalism Illustrated and Explained

by Russell E. Richey Cascade Books (March 18, 2013)

Evidence of mainstream denominational decline virtually throws itself in our faces--growing religious pluralism in North America; the decline over the last half century in the salience, prestige, power, and...

Instead of Atonement: The Bible's Salvation Story and Our Hope for Wholeness

by Ted Grimsrud Cascade Books (March 13, 2013)

Do atonement theologies that focus on Jesus' death underwrite human violence? If so, we do well to rethink beliefs that this death is necessary to bring salvation. Focusing on the Bible's salvation story, Instead...

Ancient Gospel or Modern Forgery?: The Secret Gospel of Mark in Debate: Proceedings from the 2011 York University Christian Apocrypha Symposium

by Tony Burke & Paul Foster Cascade Books (January 07, 2013)

In 1958, American historian of religion Morton Smith made an astounding discovery in the Mar Saba monastery in Jerusalem. Copied into the back of a seventeenth-century book was a lost letter attributed to Clement...

Attending the Wounds on Christ's Body: Teresa's Scriptural Vision

by Elizabeth Newman Cascade Books (October 18, 2012)

The disunity of the church is a social and theological scandal for it betrays the prayer of Jesus that we will be one . . . so that the world will believe (John 17:21). As a Baptist whose academic background...

The Disciple: On Becoming Truly Human

by Lucy Peppiatt Cascade Books (October 12, 2012)

In The Disciple, Lucy Peppiatt addresses the question of what it means to become like Jesus in the context of our everyday lives. Through the gifts of the Word and the Spirit, our communities, and our circumstances...

Christ-Centered Higher Education: Memory, Meaning, and Momentum for the Twenty-First Century

by David L. McKenna Cascade Books (September 12, 2012)

If the Christ-centered college or university did not exist, would it have to be invented? Back in the 1950s, the answer was in doubt. With few exceptions, Christian colleges wallowed in defensive self-doubt...

Glimpses of Another Land: Political Hopes, Spiritual Longing: Essays

by Eric Miller Cascade Books (August 16, 2012)

In Glimpses of Another Land, Eric Miller takes the reader across the American landscape in quest of insight into our times. For those facing challenges and choices from all sides, Miller offers not analysis...

Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables, Volume II: Divine Husbandman (On the Parable of the Sower and the Seed)

by Ken Minkema & Adriaan C. Neele Cascade Books (July 01, 2012)

This second volume of Sermons by Jonathan Edwards on the Matthean Parables contains a previously unpublished series of six sermons by Edwards on Jesus' parable of the Sower and the Seed, as found in Matthew...

Apocalyptic Fever: End-Time Prophecies in Modern America

by Richard G. Kyle Cascade Books (July 31, 2012)

How will the world end? Doomsday ideas in Western history have been both persistent and adaptable, peaking at various times, including in modern America. Public opinion polls indicate that a substantial number...

Restoring the Shamed: Towards a Theology of Shame

by Robin Stockitt & Jeremy S. Begbie Cascade Books (February 21, 2012)

Shame has many faces. From the pressing need to avoid losing face to the urge to scapegoat and blame, from the desire to exclude those who are different to the horrors of ethnic cleansing, from the obsession...

Loving to Know: Covenant Epistemology

by Esther Lightcap Meek Cascade Books (May 19, 2011)

Knowing is less about information and more about transformation; less about comprehension and more about being apprehended. This radical book develops the notion of covenant epistemology--an innovative, biblically...

Leadership Roles of the Old Testament: King, Prophet, Priest, Sage

by Marty E. Stevens Cascade Books (May 18, 2012)

The Old Testament is an ancient collection of theological reflections of life with God that the church has claimed as authoritative Scripture. Whereas most introductory books march from Genesis to Malachi, this...

The Evangelical Universalist: Second Edition

by Gregory MacDonald & Oliver D. Crisp Cascade Books (May 11, 2012)

• Can an orthodox Christian, committed to the historic faith of the church and the authority of the Bible, be a universalist? • Is it possible to believe that salvation is found only by grace, through faith...

Flourishing Life: Now and in the Time to Come

by Sandra M. Levy-Achtemeier Cascade Books (April 27, 2012)

Drawing from the fields of evolutionary neuroscience, psychology, and theology, Sandra Levy-Achtemeier considers what it might mean for humans, as embodied and spiritual selves, to flourish now, and how such...

Walk Together Children: Black and Womanist Theologies, Church and Theological Education

by Dwight N. Hopkins & Linda E. Thomas Cascade Books (December 04, 2009)

Walk Together Children: Black and Womanist Theologies, Church, and Theological Education draws on the long religious, cultural, and singing history of blacks in the U.S.A. Through the slavery and emancipation...

Apostle Paul: A Polite Bribe

by Robert Orlando & Gerd Lüdemann Cascade Books (September 23, 2014)

The Apostle Paul's dramatic and much-discussed conversion on the road to Damascus radically changed the course of his life--as well as the Christian religion. Can a new narrative, and a new perspective, be brought...

Meet Me at the Palaver: Narrative Pastoral Counseling in Postcolonial Contexts

by Tapiwa N. Mucherera Cascade Books (November 01, 2008)

Meet Me at the Palaver makes the case for a particular approach to pastoral counseling as a response to the destructive impact of colonial Christianity on indigenous African communities. The book opens with...

In the Fellowship of His Suffering: A Theological Interpretation of Mental Illness-A Focus on "Schizophrenia"

by Elahe Hessamfar & John Swinton Cascade Books (September 25, 2014)

"Schizophrenia" is by many accounts the most devastating illness of our time. In this book, Elahe Hessamfar uses her personal encounter with her daughter's illness to bring the reader to experience the pain...

An Uncertain Certainty: Snapshots in a Journey from "Either-Or" to "Both-And" in Christian Ministry

by Graham Buxton & John R. Franke Cascade Books (September 25, 2014)

Many people in Christian ministry are tired of simplistic certainties; what they need is permission to live with uncertainty, with mystery, ambiguity, and paradox. Because we live in a world that is far removed...

A Theological Approach to the Old Testament: Major Themes and New Testament Connections

by Leslie C. Allen Cascade Books (September 26, 2014)

The Old Testament has two great themes: creation and covenant. They embrace subthemes: wisdom in the case of creation; Israel's religion and the Davidic covenant under the general umbrella of covenant; and internationalism,...

Pilgrim Holiness: Martyrdom as Descriptive Witness

by Joshua J. Whitfield & Stanley Hauerwas Cascade Books (July 31, 2009)

As an explicitly christological witness, martyrdom offers a limited but vital description of the present within the various and unpredictable arenas of living, suffering, and dying. That is to say, martyrdom...

The Identity of Jesus Christ, Expanded and Updated Edition: The Hermeneutical Bases of Dogmatic Theology

by Hans W. Frei & Joshua B. Davis Cascade Books (November 19, 2013)

This is a book about Jesus of Nazareth. It is not a book about story, nor about narrative theology. Hans Frei was not a theologian of story or of narrative in any general way, and this book is neither about...

Religion and Doctor Who: Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith

by Andrew Crome & James F. McGrath Cascade Books (November 14, 2013)

Doctor Who has always contained a rich current of religious themes and ideas. In its very first episode it asked how humans rationalize the seemingly supernatural, as two snooping schoolteachers refused to accept...

Speak Thus: Christian Language in Church and World

by Craig R. Hovey Cascade Books (June 16, 2008)

In its various forms, speech is absolutely integral to the Christian mission. The gospel is a message, news that must be passed on if it is to be known by others. Nevertheless, the reality of God cannot be exhausted...

Conflict and the Practice of Christian Faith: The Anglican Experiment

by Bruce N. Kaye Cascade Books (July 10, 2009)

Anglicans around the world have responded to the gospel in many different cultural contexts. This has produced different customs and different ways of thinking about church issues. In the process of enculturation...

Follow the Lamb: A Pastoral Approach to The Revelation

by Douglas D. Webster Cascade Books (September 16, 2014)

The Revelation builds conviction, inspires worship, and encourages patient endurance. This is a prison epistle like no other: a disciple-making tract, a manifesto, an extraordinary treatise on Christ and culture,...

Bodies in Society: Essays on Christianity in Contemporary Culture

by Margaret R. Miles Cascade Books (August 01, 2008)

Education is about learning to think. Much of what we call thinking, however, is a hodge-podge of repetitious self-talk, opinion, and cutting and pasting of second-hand ideas. Moreover, thinking in the present...

Killing from the Inside Out: Moral Injury and Just War

by Robert Emmet Meagher & Stanley Hauerwas Cascade Books (September 15, 2014)

Armies know all about killing. It is what they do, and ours does it more effectively than most. We are painfully coming to realize, however, that we are also especially good at killing our own "from the inside...