Discussion of the theology which has resulted in a new ecumenical sharing of resources and established new theological and financial guidelines for relations between churches especially between "donors" and "recipients".
A collection of 25 essays offering "a thought-provoking contribution both to the Ecumenical Decade [of] Churches in Solidarity with Women and to the process of drawing out the implications for the churches of the Platform for Action by the United Nations' World Conference on Women (Beijing 1995). While this book grows out of papers originally prepared for an international consultation on women called by the Lutheran World Federation, its relevance extends beyond the Lutheran family" -- back cover.
A collection of 25 essays offering "a thought-provoking contribution both to the Ecumenical Decade - Churches in Solidarity with Women and to the process of drawing out the implications for the churches of the Platform for Action adopted by the United Nations' fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing 1995). While this book grows out of papers originally prepared for an international consultation on women called by the Lutheran World Federation, its relevance extends beyond the Lutheran family to all Christian churches who are concerned to see how the particular gifts of women can make an even greater difference in their life and witness" -- back cover.
Contents: Foreword: Making a Difference / Peri Rasolondraibe -- Introduction: Background and Genesis / Musimbi R.A. Kanyoro -- Discipleship of Equals: Reality and Vision / Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza -- Vocation and Ministry / Eugene L. Brand -- In Search of a Round Table / Christine Grumm -- Re-reading the Scripture: A Hermeneutical Approach / Nirmala Vasanthakumar -- Power, Authority and the Bible . Wanda Deifelt -- Reading the Bible as Equals / Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza -- Naming and Reclaiming Power / Martha E. Stortz -- Power in a Discipleship of Equals / Ranjini Rebera -- Power and Minorities: Indigenous Women in South America / Manuel Larreal -- Communion and Economic Power / Ruth Besha -- Rethinking Economic Power / Mariama Marjorie Williams -- An Agenda for the Whole Communion / Ishmael Noko -- Theology in the Communion of Churches: What Are the Implications ? / Elisabeth Parmentier -- Women in the Lutheran Communion / Musimbi R.A. Kanyoro -- African Women and Lutheran Tradition / Anna E. Mghwira -- Cultural Elements and Women's Ordination / Datuk Thu En-Yu -- Women Pastors in Indonesia / Basa Huabarat -- The Ordination of Women in Africa / Musimbi R.A. Kanyoro -- Women's Ordination: A Viewpoint from Tanzania / Cuthbert K. Omari -- A Decade of Discovery / Nicole Fischer -- What Does the Decade Offer Men ? / Robert Shantz -- Strategies for Women / Kate Mahn -- Women and Decision-making: An Ethiopian Experience / Yadessa Daba -- The Challenge of Feminist Theologies / Musimbi R.A. Kanyoro -- The Decade as the Great Commission / Pang Ken-Phin -- Contributors.
Published jointly by SCM Press Ltd., London and WCC Publications, Geneva. -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Four central issues are examined in depth: the relationship of the churches' aid and development work to their mission and evangelism; the tension between 'offering charity' and 'dealing with root causes'; the ambiguities of power; and the question of whether and how aid offered by Christians differs from that provided by any `secular' aid agency." -- back cover.
Contents: Preface / Michael H. Taylor -- The Year of the Lord's Favour -- "Not a Penny for the Missionaries": The Debate about Holism -- "Keep Politics Out of It": The Debate about Structural Change -- "Why Do You Fund Guerrillas ?": The Debate about Power -- "Are You Oxfam with Hymns ?": The Debate about Christian Identity -- An Agenda for Jubilee -- Index.
"These essays are almost all concerned in some way with the relation between the Body of Christ and the body of this world, the body politic. But they are concerned with the theology of this relationship rather than with the practical and technical details, with the reappraisal that is demanded of the thinking, structure and preaching of the Church by taking history seriously both from the point of view of the Bible and of the world in which we live". -- Preface, p. .
Contents: Preface / John Woolwich -- The Christian Society and this World -- The Social Content of Salvation -- Matter, Power and Liturgy -- The Priesthood of the Church -- The House Church and the Parish Church -- Intercommunion and Concelebration -- Episcopacy and Intercommunion -- The Gospel and Politics -- The Gospel and Race -- The Gospel and Health -- Preaching Death -- Preaching Judgement -- Preaching the Second Coming.
Colophon: Printed in Great Britain by The Camelot Press Ltd, London and Southampton.
"This book was commissioned by the Board of Evangelism and Social Service of the United Church of Canada as a contribution to the study of international affairs both within the Church and among the general public. The opinions expressed are those of the contributors". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Foreword dated Ottawa, Paul Martin, The Secretary of State for External Affairs -- 1. A Reasonable Scream of Protest / Donald Evans -- 2. Ten Principles for Foreign Relations / Donald Evans -- Editor's Commentary: Christian Pretensions and Peace / Donald Evans -- 3. What Can We Do About the Bomb ? / Arthur Boorman -- Editor's Commentary: Would You Press the Button / Donald Evans -- 4. We Are Rich Men in a World Slum / Frederick Nossal -- Editor's Commentary: Christian Criminals, Trade and the Pill / Donald Evans -- 5. Revolution, Violence and God / Brewster Kneen -- Editor's Commentary: No Alternative to Revolution ? / Donald Evans -- 6. Clashing Ideologies and Warring Nations / Stephen Clarkson -- Editor's Commentary: How to Debunk an Ideology / Donald Evans -- 7. Racial Myths and Racial Hatred / George Tuttle -- Editor's Commentary: Rage and Rhodesia / Donald Evans -- 8. Christian Missions: a Cause of War / Douglas Jay -- Editor's Commentary: Is Secularism the New Missionary Movement ? / Donald Evans -- 9. The UN: Failure or Only Hope ? / Peter Trueman -- Editor's Commentary: Is Canada So Virtuous ? / Donald Evans -- 10. Key Issues in Canadian Foreign Policy / John Holmes -- Editor's Commentary: Vietnam and the Price of Protest / Donald Evans -- 11. "Call It Love or Call It Reason" John Foster -- Editor's Commentary: Is the New Left Right ? / Donald Evans -- 12. What is Peace Research ? / Alan Newcombe -- Editor's Commentary: Objections to Peace Research / Donald Evans -- 13. Peace, War and the United Church / James Mutchmor -- Editor's Commentary: Where Do We Go from Here ? / Donald Evans -- Footnotes.
Colophon: Printed and bound in Canada by The Ryerson Press, Toronto.
"The Gospel's view of power differs radically from that of the world's view. The powerful testimony of the death of Jesus on the cross shows to us, who would follow Him, a true lesson about the power of God and the power of eternal life. That power is a paradox because, in this powerless Savior, in his horrible death, stands the very center of God's power". -- p. 2.
Author is "Archdeacon, the [Episcopal] Diocese of Southern Ohio".
"Edited by Musimbi R.A. Kanyoro and Wendy S. Robins".
Includes bibliographical references.
"This book is a contribution of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) to the Ecumenical Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women". -- p. vi.
"This book describes how women are rendered powerless in society and church, and explores how they may be empowered and celebrate their power. In three sections, eleven women from eight countries reflect on expressions of powerlessness, bring out insights from a variety of biblical sources, and discuss the appropriate and inappropriate uses of power." -- Back cover.
Contents divided into three main sections: Expressions of Powerlessness -- Scripture Can Empower Women -- Using Power.
Contents: Acknowledgements / Musimbi R.A. Kanyoro, Executive Secretary for Women in Church and Society -- Foreword: The Beauty of Women's Revolt / Mercy Amba Oduyoye -- Introduction / Musimbi R.A. Kanyoro and Wendy S. Robins -- Expressions of Powerlessness -- Of Gardens and Theology: Women of Faith Respond / Wanda Deifelt -- The Power to Name / Musimbi R.A. Kanyoro -- The Spider's Web of Triple Oppression / Jean Sindab -- The Feminist Challenge / Ranjini Rebera -- Scripture Can Empower Women -- Open Our Eyes / Raquel Rodriguez -- The Dance of Liberation / Violet Cucciniello Little -- Missing Persons / Constance F. Parvey -- The Old, New Visions / Barbel von Wartenberg-Potter -- Using Power -- The Power to Communicate / Christa Berger -- To be a Servant Leader / Linda Katsuno- Ishii -- Practical Power / Wendy S. Robins -- About the Authors.
Colophon: Printed in Switzerland.
Co-editor Wendy Robins is an Anglican from England, currently the Education Secretary for the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.
Contributor Lynda Katsuno-Ishii is a Canadian Anglican lay woman.
"What we say with our words is so much less important than what we mean with our lives. Only our lives give weight to our words" (p. 1). This book "has something to say specifically now, in the time after September 11  .... My own insight is that we cannot rebuild our lives simply by constructing bigger, better, and stronger buildings. We must begin by thinking in a more foundational way, a more radical way. We must begin by becoming grateful. However, although this book begins and ends in gratitude, it must go by the way of reflecting critically on why it seems so difficult to sustain gratitude as an all-encompassing attitude to life. The difficulty will defy our efforts to resolve it personally, for ingratitude is ingrained in our economic system and in the worldview that has shaped our imaginations for more than 200 years. We have been wasting away for want of gratitude for some time. Gratitude will not come easily here and now -- not, or at least not primarily, because we are morally or psychologically weak but because the predominant values of our culture are so subtle and all-pervasive" (pp. 3-4).
Contents: Beginnings -- Perpetual Dissatisfaction -- Radical Gratitude -- Creative Power -- The Point of Our Being -- Living with Spirit.
OTCH copy has some underlining in ink in first chapter.