Changing Faith

Author: Darren E. Sherkat
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814708714
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Changing Faith from the Author: Darren E. Sherkat. More than anywhere else in the Western world, religious attachments in America are quite flexible, with over 40 percent of U.S. citizens shifting their religious identification at least once in their lives. In Changing Faith, Darren E. Sherkat draws on empirical data from large-scale national studies to provide a comprehensive portrait of religious change and its consequences in the United States. With analysis spanning across generations and ethnic groups, the volume traces the evolution of the experience of Protestantism and Catholicism in the United States, the dramatic growth of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, and the rise of non-identification, now the second most common religious affiliation in the country. Drawing on that wealth of data, it details the impact of religious commitments on broad arenas of American social life, including family and sexuality, economic well-being, political commitments, and social values. Exploring religious change among those of European heritage as well as of Eastern and Western European immigrants, African Americans, Asians, Latin Americans, and Native Americans, Changing Faith not only provides a comprehensive and ethnically inclusive demographic overview of the juncture between religion and ethnicity within both the private and public sphere, but also brings empirical analysis back to the sociology of religion.

Changing Faith

Author: Michael Hidalgo
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830897674
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Changing Faith from the Author: Michael Hidalgo. A friend of mine told me recently, "There are so many things I am not comfortable with claiming as 100% true, but I cannot say they are 100% false either." It hasn't always been this way for him. Most of his life he believed he had all the answers to any and all of life's difficult questions. He continued, "I do not know what is ahead, but I do know I cannot and will not go back to the faith I have clung to for decades. I am done with it." This was not his declaration of being done with faith, but his recognition that faith had to change. He was going through a change of faith. Many of us are grappling with similar questions. How much can we actually know about God and our world? Who decides what is right and what is wrong? Are right and wrong even the best categories for our world anymore? Whose "truth" is really true? Do I need God to live a life that matters? We have questions not because we reject faith in God, but because we live in a rapidly changing world of new realities, new technology and new insights that demand new answers. And that changes how we believe.

Experiencing The Power Of Life Changing Faith

Author: Kay Arthur
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736940219
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Experiencing The Power Of Life Changing Faith from the Author: Kay Arthur. p class="bookscomment">More than 880,000 books from Kay Arthur's life-changing New Inductive Study Series have been sold! This exciting series brings readers face-to-face with the truth of God's precepts, promises, and purposes--in just minutes a day. The book of Romans is Paul's clearest presentation of the gospel. With this new study, readers will discover for themselves God's answers to some of life's most important questions: How can I have peace with God? How can I know God's will and ultimate purpose for my life? Can I really live a Christlike life--today? This application of the tried-and-true methods of inductive Bible study to Paul's letter to the Romans will help readers gain the same confidence Paul had in the gospel.

Life Changing Faith For Today

Author: David Monge
Publisher: CSS Publishing
ISBN: 0788019481
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Life Changing Faith For Today from the Author: David Monge. David Monge believes that many modern Christians no longer think carefully about scripture and tradition, because they don't believe it is essential to their faith -- and, he says, that's strikingly similar to the prevailing situation which confronted Martin Luther 500 years ago. An excellent introduction for laypersons, Life-Changing Faith For Today examines Luther's thought to discover how relevant it remains to Christians today -- and why it is important to all people of faith, whatever their denominational background. Very simply said, the core of his message is that we do not choose God, but He chooses us. Despite our unworthiness, salvation is ours because God loves us beyond all human comprehension. And that's why we need to rediscover Martin Luther -- since his theology is solidly rooted in both the Bible and human reality, it points us back to a radically authentic Christian faith. Monge is correct: teaching justification by faith is concentrating on a rather simple reality that gets blurred and muddied not because we who hear it are stupid but because we like to hang on to our own efforts and achievements, and these compromise the direct address of a justifying God to our situation. That is why he wrote this book... to reach out to those who welcome growth, who have curiosity, who wish to grow in faith, and want to use Luther's life and teaching as a prism through which to view the Christian reality. (from the Foreword) Martin E. Marty Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus The University of Chicago David J. Monge is currently the pastor of Newport Harbor Lutheran Church in Newport Beach, California, and has also pastored congregations in Minnesota and North Dakota. He is the author of three other books and the editor of eight more, and has published numerous articles and book reviews in Word & World, Dialog, and The Augsburg Publishing House Newsletter.

The Greatest News

Author: Steve Magua
Publisher: Holy Fire Publishing
ISBN: 160383091X
Size: 28.37 MB
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The Greatest News from the Author: Steve Magua. In this book about faith, Magua discusses the journey of literary living by faith, beginning from accepting Christ as Savior right into the physical reality of heaven.

God S Troublemakers

Author: Katharine Rhodes Henderson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441102140
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God S Troublemakers from the Author: Katharine Rhodes Henderson. This is a book about women who are changing the world as leaders in the public arena. Whether Christian, Jewish or Muslim-their work is religiously or spiritually motivated. They are religious or socio-ethical entrepreneurs, who have invented organizations or movements to repair the world. What shaped and formed them? How do they integrate a progressive social agenda with their faith? How do they exercise public leadership in a world where women's public roles are sometimes still suspect? The book is thematically organized and touches on many of the most relevant topics being discussed today: separation of church and state, the intersection of politics and religion, the silence of the progressive left and the embodiment of authentic religious pluralism. This book claims space for progressive forms of religion in an area dominated by the Religious Right. Ã? God's TroublemakersÃ? is based on extensive interviews with 11 women social entrepreneurs. The 3 best known are Sr. Helen Prejean, the anti-death-penalty activist; Ruth Messenger, former Manhattan Borough President and now executive director of American Jewish World Service; and Helen LaKelly Hunt, who has been a national activist funding women's causes and a leader in persuading secular feminists to make common cause with religious women.Ã?Â

Faith Of Our Foremothers

Author: Barbara Anne Keely
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664257217
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Faith Of Our Foremothers from the Author: Barbara Anne Keely. Here are the stories of twelve women--Sophia Fahs, Hulda Niebuhr, Nelle Morton, Rachel Henderlite, Iris Cully, Norma Thompson, Olivia Pearl Stokes, Sara Little, Dorothy Jean Furnish, Freda Gardner, Letty Russell, and Maria Harris--all religious educators, all who transformed the field of religious education, some long before the contemporary feminist movement. Though the women represent different times, interests, and approaches to the discipline, they all shared a commitment to creative and enthusiastic religious education.

Changing Faith

Author: Michael Hidalgo
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830836956
Size: 40.76 MB
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Changing Faith from the Author: Michael Hidalgo. Many of us are grappling with questions: How much can we know about God? Who is right and who is wrong and who gets to determine that? Do I need God to live a life that matters? We ask these questions not because we have rejected faith in God but because our rapidly changing world is changing the way we believe. And that s what this book is about.

God Is Back

Author: John Micklethwait
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101032411
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God Is Back from the Author: John Micklethwait. A landmark examination of the resurgence of faith around the globe The Editor in Chief of The Economist and its Lexington columnist show how the global rise of religion will dramatically impact our century in God Is Back. Contrary to the popular assumption that modernism would lead to the rejection of faith, American-style evangelism has sparked a global revival. On the street and in the corridors of power the authors shine a bright light on a vast yet until now hidden world of religion. Twenty-first-century faith is being fueled by a very American emphasis on competition and a customer-driven attitude toward salvation. Revealing how the religion boom is destabilizing politics and the global economy, God Is Back concludes by showing how the same American ideas that created our unique religious style can be applied to channel the rising tide of faith away from volatility and violence.

Finding Faith

Author: Sharon Gallagher
Publisher: Council Oak Books
ISBN: 9781879290174
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Finding Faith from the Author: Sharon Gallagher. As the media portrays it, modern Americans live their lives as though God were not part of the picture. Yet according to polls, two out of five Americans attend church weekly and even more profess belief in God. Sharon Gallagher turns her focus on those people who are moving in and out of church attendance, telling the stories of the people who in ways both expected and unexpected have come to faith and are willing to talk about their doubts and joys, and in doing so shows us how God continues to work in the lives of people today.