Justice Project

ISBN-10: 0801013283

ISBN-13: 9780801013287

Edition: 2009

Authors: Brian D. McLaren, Elisa Padilla, Ashley Bunting Seeber

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Justice and the call for change are in the air. Whether it's extreme poverty, human rights, racism, or the Middle East, news outlets bombard us with stories about the need for justice in the world. But how are Christians to respond to these stories and the conditions to which they refer?Here's help. Editors Brian McLaren, Elisa Padilla, and Ashley Bunting Seeber have amassed a collection of over 30 brief chapters by some of the most penetrating thinkers in the justice conversation, including René Padilla, Peggy Campolo, Will and Lisa Samson, Sylvia Keesmaat, Bart Campolo, Lynne Hybels, Tony Jones, and Richard Twiss. Divided into sections, "God of Justice," "Book of Justice," "Justice in the USA," "Just World," and "Just Church," The Justice Project invites readers to deepen their understanding of the pressures our world faces and to take up the challenge of alleviating them. Never has the world been in greater need of Christians who "do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God." This resource will help them do just that.
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List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Baker Books
Publication date: 9/1/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144

Brian D. McLaren is a prominent, controversial evangelical pastor. He was recognized as one of Time magazine's "25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America" in 2005, and is the founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church in Spencerville, Maryland. Born in 1956, Brian McLaren graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with BA and MA degrees in English. After several years of teaching English and consulting in higher education, he left academia in 1986 to become the founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church, a nondenominational church in the Baltimore-Washington region. Many of the books that McLaren has authored, including the "A New Kind of Christian" trilogy, deal with Christianity in the context of the cultural shift towards a new emerging church movement.

Brian McLaren is internationally known as an author, speaker, pastor, and networker among innovative Christian leaders, thinkers, and activists. He is the author of over ten highly acclaimed books on contemporary Christianity, including the A New Kind of Christian trilogy, A Generous Orthodoxy, and The Secret Message of Jesus. He lives in Maryland.Elisa Padilla is executive director for the Kairos Foundation. Kairos works through publishing, theological education, community ministries, and the Kairos Retreat Center to encourage disciples of Jesus Christ to live out their faith in every area of life. Elisa and her family live in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Ashley Bunting Seeber is a graduate student pursuing an MA in the Bible and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Sheffield in the UK. She and her husband live in Geneva, Switzerland, and are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Geneva.

Introduction: A Conversation about Justice
What Is Justice?
God's Call to Do Justice
The God of Justice
God's Justice: A Biblical View
Just Son: What Does Jesus' Message of the Kingdom Have to Do with Justice?
The Holy Spirit of Justice
A Tradition of Justice: Snapshots of the Church Pursuing Justice Across the Major Periods of Church History
(De)constructing Justice: What Does the Postmodern Turn Contribute to the Christian Passion for Justice?
The Book of Justice
Reading the Bible Unjustly: How Has the American Church Read the Bible Unjustly?
Just Torah: No Justice, No Peace-The Heresy of the World Ignored
Prophets of Justice: How Can We Read the Prophetic Books in Their Socio-Political Context?
Justice in the Gospels: What Does the Good News of the Kingdom of God Have to Do With Justice?
Reading the Epistles for Justice: How Would Early Christians Have Understood Justice as Written about by the Apostles?
Justice in the U.S.A.
My Name Is Legion, for We Are Many: Exorcism as Racial Justice
Just Land: What Are the Key Justice Issues for Native Peoples in the U.S.?
Just Elections: What Is the Most Pressing Voter Issue Facing Our Democracy Today?
Just Liberals: What Are the Strengths and Weaknesses of Liberal Politics in Light of Biblical Justice?
Just Conservatives: What Are the Strengths and Weaknesses of Conservative Politics in Light of Biblical Justice?
Just Family Values: How Can Christians Advocate Justice for Non-traditional Families?
A More Excellent Way: A Prophetic Word on Borders
A Just World
Just Perspectives: How Can We Become Just Global Citizens?
Just Wealth: How Is the Poverty of the Poor in the Global South a Matter of Justice for the Rich in the Global North?
The Business of Justice
Just Ecology: What Demands of Justice Does the Planet Make upon Followers of Christ?
Just Religion: Why Should We De-colonize God's Name?
Just Cities: What Does the Call to Justice Mean for Life in Our Cities?
Justice in the Slums: Urban Poverty as a Monument to Injustice
Just Suburbs: What Does the Call of Justice Mean for Life in Our Suburbs?
Just Countryside: How Can Justice "From the Roots Up" Affect Life in Rural Areas?
A Just Church
The Power of Ordinary: How Are Evangelicals in the U.S. Awakening to Social Justice Issues?
More than "Just Us": Justice in African American Churches in a Post-Civil Rights Era
Suffering for Justice: How Can We Anticipate and Pay the Price of Seeking Justice?
Planting Churches in Justice
Parenting for Justice: How Can Parents Instill the Value of Justice in Their Children?
Just Trade: Commerce That Brings Justice to the Poor and Meaning to the Rich
Just Hope: What Good Can Come from Our Frustration and Anger at Injustice?
Just Beginning: What Are Some Good First Steps in Seeking Justice-for Both Individuals and Faith Communities?
A Justice Emergency: Will Justice Become Central to the Emergent Conversation?
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