"Bishop MacDonald interviews Steven A. Darden, Navajo, a business owner, consultant and trainer who works with many tribal and non-tribal organizations across Indian Country. His perspective us founded upon the integration of his grandmother's traditional Navajo teaching and his own studies and experience in contemporary culture, including Christian culture. This interview took place in 2002, and was transcribed from a tape recording by Cynthia Lamb-Faust".
Interviewer Mark MacDonald was elected Episcopal Bishop of Alaska in 1997. He "brought 13 years' experience of ministry among predominantly Native congregations -- as regional vicar in Navajoland Area Mission and among the Ojibwe of Northern Minnesota. Additionally, he developed a thriving urban Indian mission in Portland, Oregon".
A discussion of traditional Navajo religion and spirituality and some of its connections to Christian beliefs.
"This book records the reflections and experience of some twenty Christians -- liturgists, theologians, church musicians, pastors -- who gathered at a Faith and Order consultation held in Faverges, France, in 1997"-- Intro. p. . This book "focusses on baptism in relation to the unity of the church. Exploring patterns of baptismal practice today, including striking examples of inculturation from around the world, and noting continuing problems such as 're'-baptism, it calls the churches to draw the full implications of their `mutual recognition of baptism'. It also insists on the links between liturgy and life, offering fresh perspectives on the relation between baptism and Christian ethics." -- back cover.
Contents: Introduction / Thomas F. Best and Dagmar Heller -- The Issues and Their Ecumenical Importance -- Becoming a Christian: the Ecumenical Challenge of Our Common Baptism / Janet Crawford -- The Structure and Significance of Baptism -- The Water that Speaks: The Ordo of Baptism and its Ecumenical Implications / Gordon Lathrop -- Walking with the Word: a Response to Gordon Lathrop / Paul Sheppy -- The Inculturation of Baptism: A: Experiences from the Life of the Churches -- Black Africa and Baptismal Rites / F. Kabasele Lumbala -- Baptism and Confirmation in the Church of South India / John W. Gladstone -- Baptism in Asia and its Cultural Settings: the Reformed Experience in Korea / ChangBok Chung -- Baptism in Latin America and its Cultural settings / Jaci Maraschin -- B: Programmatic Reflections -- Criteria for the Inculturation of Baptism / Anscar J. Chupungco -- Baptism and Ethics: The Implications of Baptism for Christian Ethics -- On Baptism and the Spirit: the Ethical Significance of the Marks of the Church / Vigen Guroian -- Becoming a Christian: Ecumenical Implications of Our Common Baptism: Report of the Consultation -- Bibliography on Baptism on Baptism and its Ecumenical Significance -- Participants.
Anglican contributors include: Dr. Janet Crawford (Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia) and the Rev. Dr. Jaci Maraschin (Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil).
"First published 1968. Copyright 1968 Kenneth Cragg". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"The chapters of this book present, after further reflection, the substance of eight Lectures delivered, by invitation of the Faculty of Divinity, in the University of Cambridge, during the eight weeks of the Michaelmas Term of 1966. .... How might a will to genuine and reciprocal diversity within the one faith of Christ undo this heavy western bias of its modern history ? How might 'Englishness' be transcended, as 'Jewishness' first had been, in the true fullness and freedom of the Holy Spirit. This is the 'perspective' meant in the title. What follows here is no more that an essay. It aims only to illustrate what an answer might involve in three areas where it must be given, namely in relation to the Jewish, the Islamic and the Africa, with some reference also to the secular temper." -- Preface.
Contents: Dedication -- Preface dated Canterbury 1967 / Kenneth Cragg -- Acknowledgements -- Nineteenth-Century Mission in Twentieth Century Perspective -- New Testament Universality: Precedents and Open Questions -- A Theology of Religious Pluralism -- Christian Church and Jewish Destiny -- Christian Creed and Islamic Worship -- Christian Symbolism and the African Mind -- Christian Relationships in the Secularizing World -- Identity and Diversity: The Contemporary Church -- Index.
Colophon: Printed in Great Britain by The Camelot Press Ltd., London and Southampton.
Author is a Church of England priest and retired bishop.
"By Stephen Neill, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge".
"First published 1952". -- verso of t.-p.
Series: The Library of Constructive Theology. Editor: W.R. Matthews".
"The scope of this book is clearly set forth in its title: it is a study of the Christian people as a society of men and women, existing in time and space, acting and reacting continually with its environment. .... It is the ceaseless conflict with principalities and powers, with the evil in the world and the evil within itself, that makes the story of the Christian society so absorbing, so touching and so inspiring. .... No one who has not tried to deal in a single volume with the whole history of the Christian society from the time of Christ till the present day can have any idea of the difficulty of the task". -- Preface.
Contents: General Introduction -- Preface / S.N. -- Jesus and His Society -- Growth and Persecution -- The Curse of the Empire -- Gain and Loss -- The Medieval Synthesis -- Nationalism and Reform -- The Expansion of the Western World -- A Late Beginning -- The Faith and the Great Religions -- The Gospel and Primitive Peoples -- The Growth of Indigenous Churches -- The Disintegration of the West -- The Christian Society and the Church -- Conclusion -- Index.
Colophon: Made and printed in Great Britain by C. Tinling and Co., Ltd, Liverpool, London, and Prescot.
"One of the most frequently heard criticisms of Christian theology today is that its language is either inadequate to describe the mysteries of God, or else is totally meaningless in its attempt to relate them to the intelligible world of men." -- p. 3.
Contents: The Adequacy of Human Language -- The Name of God -- The Christian Theological Vocabulary -- A Note on 'Trinity' -- Communicating our Theology Today -- The 'Gender' of God -- Cross-Cultural Communication.
This book highlights "the ways that non-Western worship practices may give insight into the relationship between Christianity, cultures, and worship worldwide, particularly in a period in which the worldwide Christian movement had shifted numerically from the Northern (i.e., Western) to Southern (i.e., non-Western) Hemispheres. Today the non-Western church is the majority church worldwide, with astounding resurgence and growth outside of the Euro-North American region. .... we desired that this volume would help its readers appreciate the immense variety of expressions of Christian worship in order to take seriously the social and cultural context that plays such a significant part in worship. Contributors affirmed the emphasis on culture as the potential, not the problem of worship, and stressed the importance of moving past a 'worship war' mentality that loses sight of the ways in which worship is a social act, embedded in cultures and societies, rather than an individual act alone". -- Acknowledgements.
Contents divided into three main parts: Biblical Reflections -- Case Studies -- Practices.
Contents: List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments / Charles E. Farhadian -- Series Preface / John D. Witvliet -- Introduction: Beyond Lambs and Logos: Christianity, Cultures, and Worship Worldwide / Charles E. Farhadian -- The Ephesians Moment in Worldwide Worship: A Meditation on Revelation 21 and Ephesians 2 / Andrew Walls -- Worship among Apostles and Zionists in Southern Africa, Zimbabwe / Dana L. Robert and M.L. Daneel -- The Mar Thoma Christians of Kerala: A Study of the Relationship between Liturgy and Mission in the Indian Context / Philip L. Wickeri -- A Traditional Thanksgiving Festival in South Korea: Chusok / Seung Joong Joo -- Worship and Culture in Latin America / Miguel A. Palomino and Samuel Escobar -- Worship in the Amazon: The Case of the Aguaruna Evangelical Church / Robert J. Priest -- Celebrating Pentecost in Leauva'a : Worship, Symbols, and Dance in Samoa / Thomas A. Kane -- Worship as Mission: The Personal and Social Ends of Papuan Worship in the Glory Hut / Charles E. Farhadian -- Participation in Worship: Worship-full Hearts : A Meditation on Luke 7 and Matthew 15 / Ogbu U. Kalu -- Praying Globally : Pitfalls and Possibilities of Cross-cultural Liturgical Appropriation / C. Michael Hawn -- Liturgical Theology and Criticism: Things of Heaven and Things of the Earth: Some Reflections on Worship, World Christianity, and Culture / Bryan D. Spinks -- Interfaith Comparisons and Assessment: Muslim Worship: Interfaith Assets and Ecumenical Shortcomings / Lamin Sanneh -- Afterword: Inculturation, Worship, and Dispositions for Ministry / John D. Witvliet -- Appendix: The Nairobi Statement -- Contributors -- Index.
Calvin Institute of Christian worship liturgical studies series
"Translation of: Le Christ est amerindien". -- verso of t.-p.
"Copyright 1995, Novalis-Saint Paul University, Ottawa. First published in Canada in 1995 by Novalis ... Toronto ... Published in the United States of America by Orbis Books".
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Introduction -- Part I: The Native American Peoples and Christianity -- The Amerindian Reality -- The Amerindian Religious Experience: Past and Present -- Amerindian Responses to Christianity -- Part II: The Hidden Face of the American Indian Christ -- "Who Do You Say I Am ? (Mk 8:29): Native People Respond -- The Sacred Pipe and Christ -- The Indian Road to Salvation -- The Universal Christ -- Conclusion -- Notes.
Author is "a member of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate". -- back cover.
"Written by John E. Booty with the assistance of a group of editorial advisors under the direction of the Church's Teaching Series Committee".
Includes bibliography (p. 278-283) and index.
Contents: Foreword / John M. Allin, Presiding Bishop -- The Church's Teaching Series -- Introduction / Alan Jones, Chairman of the Church's Teaching Series Committee -- The Importance of Church History for Ourselves and for the Community -- The Christian Community : The Body of Christ, an Evolving Institution -- Renewal and Reform : "Behold I make all things new" -- Church and Culture : Christ and Caesar in Tension -- The Mission of the Community : "To Every Kindred and Tongue" -- The Church in History : Concluding Reflections -- Notes -- A Table of Significant Dates -- Suggestions for Further Reading -- Map Section -- Index.
"There are distinct differences between Native American spiritual perspectives and that of European religious ideologies in western society. Rather than being oppositional, I believe these perspectives are mutually complimentary and essential to further development of Christian expression and the survival of the Church". "Native American religions are essentially holistic. The Indian philosophical assumption is that wholeness, or unity, is a natural condition of the universe; whereas European cosmology views everything as a separate, and mutually complimentary only by accident or assent". "The harmony of the world and its survival, as we know it, is a question of balance: ours. Balance is power, and power enables a person to embrace change. Without change, life is dead: ceremony is dead. We must endeavour to find within ourselves the capacity for change, so that we can become part of a larger ceremony. We must realize that we are all part of a larger ceremony. We must realize that we are all part of something 'great and inclusive of everything', so that we can re-enter the greater circle and assume our rightful role as co-creators for the good".
Author is of "Kiowa, Delaware and English heritage". He is a member of Four Winds Native Church at St. John's Episcopal in Roseville, California" and "has been working with the Episcopal Diocese of Alaska among the Gwich'in of the Interior Arctic of the past four years".
A collection of theological and ecumenical reflections contained in the author's reports, as Moderator of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches, from the seventh (1991) to the eighth (1998) General Assemblies.
Author is head of the Armenian Apostolic Church. He was elected Moderator of the Central Comittee of the World Council of Churches in 1991 and re-elected in 1998.