Michael T. Cooper is associate professor of Religion and Contemporary Culture and program director of the Master of Arts in Communication and Culture. He earned his BED from Texas A&M University, his MA from Columbia Biblical Seminary and School of Mission, and his PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has contributed numerous articles and chapters dealing with Christian engagement of Western society and the revival of Pagan religions. His publications are in Nova Religio, Pomegranate, Missiology, Journal of Nature, Religion and Culture, Sacred Tribes Journal, Mission Studies, Global Missiology, Common Ground Journal, and Christian Education Journal, and he has presented academic papers to at the University of Utah, London School of Economics, University of Bordeaux and many others. He is a research fellow of the Western Institute for Intercultural Studies and editor of Sacred Tribes Journal, as well as an academic advisor for the Lausanne Committee's Issue Group addressing new spiritualities in a postmodern world.
William Moulder and Michael Cooper have done us a great service in compiling these essays on justice from an evangelical perspective. The first three essays in this timely and important book lay out the biblical, theological and his-torical foundations of justice. The next six essays address the practical application of biblical principles of justice.
Following an interdisciplinary approach, the diverse authors of this book suggest how seeking to become peacemakers may be a wiser path than the traditional approaches of just war or pacifist total nonviolence approaches. In this book you will gain perspectives from a philosopher, Bible scholar, multicultural expert, a psychologist, and an educator.
Contemporary Druidry is one of the fastest growing religions in Western society. This book addresses the attempt by practitioners to bring an ancient spirituality into the mainstream. It examines ancient Druid beliefs and critiques the contemporary expression by comparing the two. Relying on eight years of research and more than 200 interviews, the book provides an outsider's look at this faith
Harold A. Netland, Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Intercultural Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School:
"The chapters that follow are especially significant for several reasons. First, the authors draw upon the best of recent scholarship in the field, and indeed among the contributors are some of the leading scholars in the study o