The communication media aree being transformed by life developments of new technologies and the creation of giant cultural and entertainment conglomerates whose influence reaches to every corner of the world. Concern about what this concentration of power implies for human freedom and dignity has been heightened by recent mergers and the rapid development of multi-media communication. Yet this ongoing communication revolution can olso offer new ways for churches to carry out their mission in a creative and liberating way.
This book drws on the stories of struggle and hope and the experience.tested insights shared during the 1995 global congress of the World Association for Chrisitian Communication to set in sharp relief issues, challenges and opportunities facing Christian commujniator and all those concerned about christian communication today.
Media set the agenda. Search for democracy. Culture, identity and people´s struggle. Is there a place for human dignity? World Association for Christian Communication. Communication for human dignity - the mexican declaration.
Today´s world is affected by crisis upon crisis. This is, however, nothing new. Humankind throughout history has seen various crisis periods, wich often were forerunners of a new era. This book undertakes to analyze the various characterictics of our transition perios, focused on its vertical dimension. The editors are convinced that transcendency in inherent in the entire creation. They tend to design in wich respect the problems affect and influence people and to show a way in wich people can change and improve their life conditions. The project of the book aims at involving the whle Oikoumene, i. e. the entire inhabited earth.
Contributiosn were writter by a vast range of first rank specialists from all over the world.
Idolatry of the present global economic system. Creation and nature. New concerns for life. New ways of doing theology. Justice and human rights. Nonviolence - violence; peace-wars. New perspective for tomorrow.
Dr. Robinson discusses frankly the question: Can the church carrier of the new life for the new age? He argues that only a radically changed church, with a genuinely lay yheology and life reshaped by laymen´s needs, can match the rapid secularization of the world. He sums up an impressive amount of recent re-thinking -and he makes here printed, a lecture on "Can truly contemporary person not be an atheist?" To many thousands his new book will be a survey of the contemporary renewal of chsitisnity.
Troubling of the waters. Starting from the other end. Towards a genuinely lay theology. Living in the overlap. Can a truly contemporary person not be an atheist? Spiritual education in a world without religion.
The many liturgies of the western church wich have served through the centuries to transmit the word of God and explicate its encarnation on Jesus Christ have been both of history and beyond it, bearing the impress of historical and theological developments within christianity while always trying to maintain their fidelity to the eternity of the word.
First apology of Justin Martyr. Apostolic tradition of Hippolytus. Mass. Marin Luther, formula missae and deutsche. messe. Ulrich Zwingli, the Zurich liturgy. Martin Bucer, the Strassburg liturgy. John Calvin, the form of church prayers. First and second prayer books of King Edward VI. John Knox, the forme of prayers. Middleburg liturgy of the english puritans. Westminster directory. Richard Baxter, the savoy liturgy. John Wesley, the sunday service.