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Transforming Power Biblical Strategies for Making a Difference in Your Community

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ISBN-10: 0830832289

ISBN-13: 9780830832286

Edition: 2003

Authors: Robert C. Linthicum

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"Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just"--Blaise Pascal.Problems plague the world around us. Many in our churches and communities face injustice, crime, poverty, racism and other daunting evils. But often Christians have not known how to respond effectively. The issues seem bigger than anything the church can handle, and so we are paralyzed into inaction and offer halfhearted prayers at best.Yet throughout history God has empowered his people to stand up to injustice. When the situation calls for confrontation or structural change, our response must be more than personal piety, pastoral care or…    
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 9/9/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Dr. Robert C. Linthicum is director of the Office of Urban Advance, World Vision International. He has been an urban pastor in Chicago, Rockford, Milwaukee, and Detroit, and a community organizer in most of those same cities. He is currently chair of the Urban Coordinating Council of the Presbyterian Church (USA) for Southern California. He is the author of four previous books on church and renewal topics. He holds a doctorate from San Francisco Theological Seminary and masters from both McCormick Theological Seminary and Wheaton Graduate School of Theology.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Theology of Power
Society As God Intended It to Be
What Keeps Going Wrong? Evil That Is More Than Personal
What Was Jesus About?
What Should the Church Be About?
Nehemiah and the Iron Rule of Power
Jesus Is Caesar: Paul's Theology of Power
The Practice of Power
Building Power Around Relationships
Organizing for Community Action
Biblical Tactics for Change Avoided by Today's Church
The Spirituality of Relational Power
Epilogue: Get On With It!
Organizing Networks
Written and Video Resources
Notes
Bibliography
Subject Index
Scripture Index