Download PDF by David Nixon: Stories from the Street: A Theology of Homelessness

By David Nixon

Tales from the road is a theological exploration of interviews with women and men who had skilled homelessness at some point of their lives. Framed inside a theology of tale and a theology of liberation, Nixon means that tale is not just a automobile for developing human transformation however it is considered one of God's selected technique of effecting swap. brief biographies of twelve characters are tested lower than topics together with: crises in overall healthiness and relationships, self-harm and suicide, anger and soreness, God and the Bible. increasing the present literature of contextual theology, this e-book presents an alternate concentration to a church-shaped undertaking via advocating with, and for, a truly marginal workforce; suggesting that their reports have a lot to coach the church. church buildings are perceived as being lively when it comes to pastoral paintings, yet reluctant to invite extra profound questions on why homelessness exists in any respect. A theology of homelessness indicates not only a God of the homeless, yet a homeless God, who stocks tales and gives desire. enticing with modern political and cultural debates approximately poverty, housing and public spending, Nixon provides a distinct theological exploration of homeless humans, anguish, wish and the human situation

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We read the Bible in a variety of ways, but I start with a general, but brief, overview about reading scripture in the light of the critical-realist approach mentioned in the previous chapter, and contrast this by looking more closely at Karl Barth’s approach to the Bible, especially its narrative qualities. The parables of Jesus, re-read through the lens of a sociopolitical methodology and compared to folktales, are a reminder of the power of all stories (including biblical stories) to transform the human condition.

2. Homelessness--Religious aspects--Christianity. 3. Poverty--Religious aspects--Christianity. 4. Church work with the homeless. 5. Church work with the poor. 6. Homelessness. 7. Storytelling--Religious aspects--Christianity. 8. Autobiography. I. Title. 8’32592--dc23 2012028961 ISBN 9781409437451 (hbk) ISBN 9781409437468 (pbk) ISBN 9781409437475 (ebk-PDF) ISBN 9781409474548 (ebk-ePUB) Printed and bound in Great Britain by the MPG Books Group, UK. To my parents, John and Elizabeth Contents Foreword Preface Prologue: Encounter PART I: METHODS AND MAPPING 1 New Clothes for an Old Story?

The ultimate conclusion of a preferential option for the poor is the complete identification of God with those who are oppressed. For Cone, this is to see the incarnation of the Word in the particular reality of Jesus himself as a black man, but one who would still suffer at the hands of a white Church: Christians what welcome would they give God’s son confronted with the classification board and identification card stating race then consigned to his proper place would he be banned for his message that love has no colour connotation that the brotherhood of man is all-embracing?

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