They Who Give From Evil

Author: Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 0227173988
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They Who Give From Evil from the Author: Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen. The purpose of 'They Who Give from Evil' is to consider the financial and salvific implications of usury on the community and the individual soul as it is addressed within the sermons of a selection of early Christian Greek authors, in the historical context of the fourth century Roman Empire. Although focusing on two Greek texts, St. Basil's Homily on Psalm Fourteen and Against Those Who Practice Usury by St. Gregory of Nyssa, Ihssen is able to shed fascinating insight on Roman life and illustrate the rich social justice theologies of the patristic world.

Matthew John

Author: William Jenks
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Matthew John from the Author: William Jenks.

Deliver Us From Evil

Author: Richard L. Greaves
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195039858
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Deliver Us From Evil from the Author: Richard L. Greaves. After more than two decades of unprecedented political, social, and religious upheaval, revolutionary thought and activity in Britain continued to thrive even after the restoration of the monarchy in 1660. This highly original study, which draws on the reports of both police and informers, follows the "radical underground" in England from the eve of the Restoration to the collapse of the northern rebellion in 1663. In a tale that winds its way across England and into Scotland, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, Greaves examines how radicals remained united in their common animosity to monarchy, prelacy, taxes, and popery. Although ultimately unsuccessful, their conspiracies and rebellions nonetheless fueled the drive for the repression of Nonconformists, prompted the state to cultivate an elaborate network of informers, and heightened the concern for domestic security.

On The New Jerusalem And Its Heavenly Doctrine As Revealed From Heaven To Which Are Prefixed Some Observations Concerning The New Heaven And The New Earth Translated A New Edition

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg
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On The New Jerusalem And Its Heavenly Doctrine As Revealed From Heaven To Which Are Prefixed Some Observations Concerning The New Heaven And The New Earth Translated A New Edition from the Author: Emanuel Swedenborg.


Author: Susan R. Holman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190228237
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Beholden from the Author: Susan R. Holman. Winner of the 2016 Grawemeyer Award in Religion Global health efforts today are usually shaped by two very different ideological approaches: a human rights-based approach to health and equity-often associated with public health, medicine, or economic development activities; or a religious or humanitarian "aid" approach motivated by personal beliefs about charity, philanthropy, missional dynamics, and humanitarian "mercy." The underlying differences between these two approaches can create tensions and even outright hostility that undermines the best intentions of those involved. In Beholden: Religion, Global Health, and Human Rights, Susan R. Holman--a scholar in both religion and the history of medicine--challenges this traditional polarization by telling stories designed to help shape a new perspective on global health, one that involves a multidisciplinary integration of religion and culture with human rights and social justice. The book's six chapters range broadly, describing pilgrimage texts in the Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, and Islamic traditions; the effect of ministry and public policy on nineteenth-century health care for the poor; the story of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as it shaped economic, social, and cultural rights; a "religious health assets" approach based in Southern Africa; and the complex dynamics of gift exchange in the modern faith-based focus on charity, community, and the common good. Holman's study serves as an insightful guide for students and practitioners interested in improving and broadening the scope of global health initiatives, with an eye towards having the greatest impact possible.