Advocating For Justice: An Evangelical Vision For Transforming Systems and Structures
:Christians are increasingly interested in justice issues. Relief and development work are important, but beyond that is a need for advocacy. This book shows how transforming systems and structures results in lasting change, providing theological rationale and strategies of action...
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:Christians are increasingly interested in justice issues. Relief and development work are important, but beyond that is a need for advocacy. This book shows how transforming systems and structures results in lasting change, providing theological rationale and strategies of action for evangelicals passionate about justice. Each of the authors contributes both academic expertise and extensive practical experience to help readers debate, discuss, and discern more fully the call to evangelical advocacy. They also guide readers into prayerful, faithful, and wise processes of advocacy, especially in relation to addressing poverty.
Stephen Offutt is Assistant Professor of Development Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary, Kentucky. His work has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Contemporary Religion, the Journal for the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Pneuma: The Journal for the Society of Pentecostal Studies, and Sociology of Religion. He has contributed to edited volumes such as The New Evangelical Social Engagement, Sociology of Religion: A Reader, and The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization. Offutt also writes for popular audiences, with work appearing in magazinC
Gregg Okesson (PhD, University of Leeds) is dean of the E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism at Asbury Theological Seminary.
Robb Davis (PhD, Johns Hopkins University) is a council member of Davis City Council, Davis, California.
- :<b>contents<br></b><br><b>part One: The Problem Defined<br></b>1. An Evangelical Approach To Advocacy<br>definitions And Underpinnings<br>2. Transformational Advocacy<br>past Foundations, Current Challenges, And New Frontiers For Evangelical Action<br><b>part Two: An Evangelical Theology Of Advocacy<br></b>3. Theology Of Advocacy<br>god, Power, And Advocacy<br>4. Transformational Advocacy And Power<br>the State And Social Institutions<br>5. The Practice Of Transformational Advocacy<br>the Role Of The Church<br><b>part Three: An Evangelical Practice Of Advocacy<br></b>6. Transformational Advocacy Practice<br>witness Of The Local, Global, And Para-church<br>7. Challenges And Tensions In Transformational Advocacy And Steps For Overcoming Them<br>conclusion<br>appendix 1: Case Studies<br>appendix 2: Immigration Reform<br>appendix 3: Millennium Development Goals<br>appendix 4: Hiv/aids<br>appendix 5: Environment And Creation<br>index