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God Loves Diversity and Justice: Progressive Scholars Speak about Faith, Politics, and the World

Editore: Lexington Books, 2013
ISBN 10: 0739173189 / ISBN 13: 9780739173183
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Titolo: God Loves Diversity and Justice: Progressive...

Casa editrice: Lexington Books

Data di pubblicazione: 2013

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Riassunto: Both personal and scholarly in tone, this book encourages readers to think theologically, ethically, and politically about the statement that declares: ?God loves diversity and justice.? The multi-religious, multi-ethnic, multi-disciplinary, and multi-gendered identities of the eleven contributors and two respondents deepen the conversation. It considers questions such as: Do we affirm or challenge this theological statement? Do we concentrate on ?God? in our response or do we interrogate what diversity and justice mean in light of God?s love for diversity and justice? Alternatively, do we prefer to ponder the verb, to love, and consider what it might mean for society if people really believed in a divinity loving diversity and justice? Of course, there are no easy and simple answers whether we consult the Sikh scriptures, the Bible, the Qur?an, the movies, the Declaration of Human Rights, or the transgender movement, but the effort is worthwhile. The result is a serious historical, literary, cultural, and religious discourse that fends against intellectually rigid thought and simplistic belief systems across the religious spectrum. In our world in which so much military unrest and violence, economic inequities, and religious strife prevail, such a conversation nurtures theological, ethical, and political possibilities of inclusion and justice.

L'autore: Susanne Scholz is associate professor of Old Testament at Perkins School of Theology of Southern Methodist University. Among her publications are Sacred Witness: Rape in the Hebrew Bible (2010), ?Lederhosen Hermeneutics: Toward a Feminist Sociology of White Male German Old Testament Studies? (2010), and ?Bible and Yoga: Toward an Esoteric Reading of the Bible? (2005). She also blogs for Feminist Studies of Religion, Inc., at

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