Christianity is a monotheistic religion established in the first century CE based on the teachings of Jesus, a Jewish rabbi in the Roman province of Judea. It is currently the world’s largest religion, practiced by 1 in 3 people worldwide. Christianity shares its theological base with Judaism and Islam in recognizing Abraham as the patriarch of faith, but differs in that it holds Jesus to be the Messiah prophesied in the Hebrew Bible.
"It seems to me like the church would be the place that would lead the way in having dangerous conversations," says megachurch pastor Rob Bell, author of the controversial "Love Wins: A Book about Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived."
Velvet Elvis is the first book from Rob Bell, the New York Times bestselling author of Love Wins. Selected as one of 2011’s most influential people by Time Magazine, pastor Bell offers original and refreshingly personal perspectives on what Christianity is truly all about in Velvet Elvis.
The classic work of Black Theology—still relevant and challenging after 50 years—with a new introduction by Cornel West First published in 1969, Black Theology and Black Power provided the first systematic presentation of Black Theology, while also introducing the voice of an African American...