The New Role of Progressive Christians
Edited by John B. Cobb
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Resistance by John B. Cobb
Book DescriptionConvinced that several crucial historical trends are moving in the wrong direction, John Cobb Jr. and his coauthors urge Christians to live in countercultural ways--as individuals and as communities. Consumerism, inequality, imperialism, and global warming, they contend, are of such magnitude that the only real response for progressive Christians is to actively resist them. This book explores how the word of God calls Christians to resist the world's dominant forces and reflect on how prayer can provide the conviction and commitment necessary for sustaining such a life. It examines particular destructive forces, showing how these trends attained dominance and analyzing their effects and explores two theological movements that have stressed the need for resistance: Latin American liberation theology and feminist theology. Finally, it gives specific examples of how individuals and churches can live in countercultural ways.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780664232870
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John B. Cobb
Jesus' Abba, Hardback (March 2016)
In Jesus' Abba, one of the greatest theologians of this generation boldly argues for a new View of God, through the eyes of Jesus. John B. Cobb Jr. interprets the whole of Jesus' life and ministry, death and resurrection, in light of Jesus' understanding of God. Ultimately, Cobb argues that Jesus' View of God fits our actual experience today.
Christian Natural Theology, Paperback (September 2007)
Incorporates metaphysical philosophy as a framework for developing a Christian natural theology. This work helped to launch process theology as a leading alternative to neo-orthodox theology.
Progressive Christians Speak, Paperback (February 2003)» View all books by John B. Cobb
In this earnest discussion, revolutionary theologian John Cobb Jr. implores Christian churches to take a more active role in the solution of contemporary issues such as food security and the ever-expanding world population, the welfare system, civil and human rights, the war on drugs, abortion, immigration, and the destruction of ecosystems.
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Author Biography - John B. Cobb
John B. Cobb Jr. has held many positions including Ingraham Professor of Theology at the Claremont School of Theology, Avery Professor at the Claremont Graduate School, Fullbright Professor at the University of Mainz, and Visiting Professor at Vanderbilt, Harvard, and Chicago Divinity Schools.
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