The Suffering Body: Responding to the Persecution of Christians, edited by Harold D. Hunter and Cecil M. Robeck, Jr. Waynesboro, GA ; Milton Keynes, UK : Paternoster Press, 2006.
“Suffering with Christ was not only the experience of the early churches but is that of many churches today. This volume presents up-to-date, global reflections on the different ways in which Christians suffer: from class discrimination to government persecution; from inter-religious conflict to tensions between different Christian groups. With a special focus on Pentecostal/Charismatic Christianity, but also bringing perspectives from other Christian traditions into the discussion, this book provides both theological and practical insight.” — Samuel Kobia, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches
“An important and timely publication, the more so because it is edited by leading Pentecostal academics from the USA, where the role of suffering in Christian experience is often ignored and sometimes denied. A comprehensive theological, historical, and socio-political analysis of the role of suffering internationally, this is an important corrective to ‘health and wealth’ gospels and ideologies of power.” — Allan Anderson, Professor of Global Pentecostal Studies, University of Birmingham Continue reading
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Java and Justice: Journeys in Pentecostal Missions Education, edited by B. Brenneman, W. R. Brookman, and N. Muhovich. Minneapolis, MN: North Central University Press, 2006.
Sponsored by the Department of Intercultural Studies and Languages at North Central University, this handy volume presents foundational issues in educating students for missions in the 21st century by presenting 19 essays by 17 contributors.
Essays in this volume include:
- The shame and the glory of being a Pentecostal: a personal journey / Bob Brenneman
- A legacy of Pentecostal missions education at North Central University: 1936-2006 / Dan Notely
- Story telling: a Biblical model of missions education / Nan J. Muhovich
- Planting ethnic churches in urban America / Richard and Farella Shaka
- Prepared in the fire: Argentine revival and missionary training / Rocky Grams
- The explosion of spiritual gifts and fervor in Celtic missions / Carolyn Tennant
- Spirit, mission, and the religions: toward a p(new)matological/Pentecostal theology of religions / Amos Yong
- Biblical justice: caring for the poor and oppressed / Nan Muhovich
- Ministry in hostile areas / Mark Hausfeld
- The veil worn and the veil torn: reflections from the inside / Myra Crane
- Sexual slavery and the gospel / Beth Grant
- From Noah to Saddam: the story of the Kurds / Bob Brenneman Continue reading
Grinding the Face of the Poor: A Reader in Biblical Justice, edited by W. R. Brookman. Minneapolis, MN: North Central University Press, 2006.
Those who accuse Pentecostals of lacking a social conscience would do well to meet W. R. Brookman. In this handy, compact volume, Brookman has collected scriptural passages and other Christian texts that speak to justice issues. Grinding the Face of the Poor is designed to be an introductory reader for the student who is beginning to investigate the Biblical warrants to care for the poor. The editor, who serves as Chairman of the Department of Intercultural Studies and Languages at North Central University, is to be commended for drawing attention to an important subject in a book that will be useful in classrooms across the denominational spectrum.
Paperback, 180 pages. $12.99 plus shipping. Order from: University Bookstore, North Central University, 910 Elliot Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55404. Ph. 612-343-7887.
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