Faith and Force A Christian Debate about War

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David L. Clough, “Faith and Force: A Christian Debate about War”
Patrick Collinson, “From Cranmer to Sancroft: Essays on English Religion in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries”
Church and State: Documents Decoded
The Seven Money Types: Discover How God Wired You To Handle Money by Tommy Brown
Phillip J. Donnelly, “Milton’s Scriptural Reasoning: Narrative and Protestant Toleration”

David L. Clough, “Faith and Force: A Christian Debate about War”

2007 | pages: 312 | ISBN: 1589011651 | PDF | 1,3 mb

“This book began in an argument between friends surprised to find themselves on opposite sides of the debate about whether the United States and the United Kingdom should invade Iraq in 2003. Situated on opposite sides of the Atlantic, in different churches, and on different sides of the just war/pacifist fence, we exchanged long emails that rehearsed on a small scale the great national and international debates that were taking place around us. We discovered the common ground we shared, as well as some predictable and some surprising points of difference….When the initial hostilities ended, our conversation continued, and we felt the urgency of contributing to a wider Christian debate about whether and when war could be justified.”
―From the Preface
So began a dynamic collaboration that developed into a civil but provocative debate over matters of war and peace that is Faith and Force. From the ancient battles between Greek city-states to the Crusades to the World Wars of the twentieth-century to the present-day wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the Middle East, aggressors and defenders alike have claimed the mantle of righteousness and termed their actions just. But can the carnage of war ever be morally grounded? And if so, how?
These are the questions that David L. Clough, a Methodist proponent of pacifism, and Brian Stiltner, a Catholic theologian and just war adherent, have vowed to answer―together. With one voice, Clough and Stiltner outline and clarify issues of humanitarian intervention, weapons proliferation, and preventative war against rogue states. Their writing is grounded in Christian tradition and provides a fresh and illuminating account of the complexities and nuances of the pacifist and just war positions.
In each chapter Clough and Stiltner engage in debate on the issues, demonstrating a respectful exchange of ideas absent in much contemporary political discourse―whether on television or in the classroom. The result is a well-reasoned, challenging repartee that searches for common ground within the Christian tradition and on behalf of the faithful promotion of justice―yet one that also recognizes genuine differences that cannot be bridged easily. Intended for a broad audience, Faith and Force is the perfect foil to the shrill screeching that surrounds partisan perspectives on military power and its use.

Patrick Collinson, “From Cranmer to Sancroft: Essays on English Religion in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries”

2007 | pages: 293 | ISBN: 1852855045 | PDF | 16,0 mb

Patrick Collinson is the leading historian of English religion in the years after the Reformation. This collection of essays ranges from Thomas Cranmer, who was burnt at the stake after repeated recantations in 1556, to William Sancroft, the only other post-Reformation archbishop of Canterbury to have been deprived of office. Patrick Collinson’s work explores the complex interactions between the inclusive and exclusive tendencies in English Protestantism, focusing both on famous figures, such as John Foxe and Richard Hooker, and on the individual reactions of lesser figures to the religious challenges of the time. Two themes throughout are the importance of the Bible and the emergence of Puritanism inside the Church of England.

Church and State: Documents Decoded

ABC-CLIO | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 1610699483 | 284 pages | PDF | 17.92 MB

by David K. Ryden (Author), Jeffrey J. Polet (Author)
This thoroughly annotated document collection gives students and researchers an authoritative source for understanding the evolving political and legal relationship between church and state from colonial times to the present day.
• Presents a balanced, fact-based examination of the myths and facts regarding church-state relations in the United States
• Provides students and other readers with a one-stop collection of pertinent documents and court cases, the understanding of which is greatly enhanced by extensive but accessible annotations
• Offers an extensive bibliography of books, periodicals, films, media, and websites
About the Author
David K. Ryden is professor of political science and department chair at Hope College.
Jeffrey J. Polet is professor of political science at Hope College, where he teaches political theory.

The Seven Money Types: Discover How God Wired You To Handle Money by Tommy Brown

English | March 14th, 2017 | ASIN: B01HAKH21W, ISBN: 0310335442 | 240 Pages | EPUB | 0.63 MB

True financial well-being involves more than getting out of debt and accumulating wealth. It’s about discovering how you’re wired by God, and how that wiring influences the way you think about, feel toward, and handle money.
Discovering your money type – whether you are an Abraham (hospitality), an Isaac (discipline), a Jacob (beauty), a Joseph (connection), a Moses (endurance), an Aaron (humility), or a David (leadership) – will bring greater self-awareness, reduce internal financial tension, help you resolve financial conflict with others, and help you grow financially from a faith-based perspective. As you walk with Pastor Brown through the Scriptures you’ll find holistic financial pathways that lead you to a place of increased awareness and confidence related to money.
In The Seven Money Types, Pastor Tommy Brown leads you on a journey of personal discovery as he reveals the seven money types found in Scripture, helps you identify the type that best fits you by means of a 35-question assessment, and coaches you on understanding, affirming, developing, and enjoying your unique approach to money.

Phillip J. Donnelly, “Milton’s Scriptural Reasoning: Narrative and Protestant Toleration”

2009 | pages: 279 | ISBN: 0521509734 | PDF | 1,4 mb

John Milton’s major poems have long provoked wide-ranging judgments about the purposes of his biblical engagement. In this elegant and insightful study, Phillip J. Donnelly transforms our common perceptions about Milton’s writing. He challenges the traditional assumption that the poet shared our modern view that reason is a capacity whose purpose is to control nature. Instead, Milton’s conception of reason – both human and divine – is bound up with a poetic sense of difference, a capacity for being faithful to a goodness and beauty that survives the effects of human frailty in the fall. Providing fresh new readings of Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes, Donnelly gives us important new perspectives on Milton’s aesthetics, theology and politics.