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Stoddart, Eric 1960-

Works: 10 works in 34 publications in 2 languages and 946 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses  Meditations 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Eric Stoddart
Theological perspectives on a surveillance society : watching and being watched by Eric Stoddart( )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at contemporary surveillance practices and ideologies from a Christian theological perspective. Surveillance studies is an emerging, inter-disciplinary field that brings together scholars from sociology, criminology, political studies, computing and information studies, cultural studies and other disciplines. Although surveillance has been a feature of all societies since humans first co-operated to watch over one another whilst hunting and gathering it is the convergence of information technologies within both commerce and the state that has ushered in a 'surveillance society'. There has been little, if any, theological consideration of this important dimension of social organisation; this book fills the gap and offers a contribution to surveillance studies from a theological perspective, broadening the horizon against which surveillance might be interpreted and evaluated. This book is also an exercise in consciousness-raising with respect to the Christian community in order that they may critically engage with a surveillance society by drawing on biblical and theological resources. Being the first major theological treatment in the field it sets the agenda for more detailed considerations
Advancing practical theology : critical discipleship for disturbing times by Eric Stoddart( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric Stoddart argues that practical theology as a discipline does not at present fulfil its radical potential, addressing directions that the discipline needs to take in order to respond adequately to changing social, ecclesial and global circumstances
Theologische Medienethik im digitalen Zeitalter by Gotlind Ulshöfer( Book )

1 edition published in 2020 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The law of freedom : justice and mercy in the practice of law by Daniel L., Jr Rentfro( )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Law of Freedom: Justice and Mercy in the Practice of Law examines the legal and theological roots of the concept of equity, and the implications that the diminishment of equity as a legal concept has for the moral dilemmas faced by the practicing lawyer. Meditating on the book of Micah, the book argues that the Christian duty asks for both strict justice and gracious mercy, with the prophet's third value--humility--essential for both the individual lawyer and the legal system as a whole to balance strict justice and mercy. --
The common gaze : surveillance and the common good by Eric Stoddart( )

3 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering a ground-breaking new perspective on one of the great concerns of our time, Eric Stoddart examines everyday surveillance in the light of concern for the common good
Hell : a practical theological inquiry by Eric Stoddart( )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The starting point of this inquiry is the experience of hell-believing Christians whose deceased loved-one might be heading for torment. A methodology of inquiry combining Groome's model of shared praxis and the cultural-linguistic perspective of Lindbeck is developed. A quantitative survey of Scottish clergy establishes the extent of exclusionary eschatology and its tendency to not feature in its proponent's own pastoral praxis. The doctrine is set within a contemporary cultural context. Symbolic interactionism provides a vehicle for interpreting how the doctrine can operate by dehumanising 'the lost'. Bauman's framework of mortality survival strategies is adapted to interrogate further how the hell-believing Christian community copes with the horrific dimensions of its beliefs with special exemptions for loved-ones. By exploring the experience of inhabiting the texts of exclusion the biblical material is found to serve as a means of community differentiation alongside its traditional use as explanations of destinations beyond death for either the saved or the lost. A postliberal theology of hell is proposed in which the language of eschatological exclusion serves as a Christian way of saying 'No'. The pastoral responses of the conservative evangelical community to its own doctrine of hell are found to be wholly inadequate in that they give no voice to the pain of bereaved people who wonder if their loved-one is in hell. Proposals are made to establish support networks both for clergy questioning this belief and for Christian believers who are exercised by its impact on their own grieving over a loved-one. Such recommendations for enhanced praxis anticipate the subversive function of the stories of people in pain that might call the conservative evangelical community to attend to the relationship between its own belief and praxis
Hell : a practical theological enquiry by Eric Stoddart( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facebook, friendship and faith : connecting practices of young adult Christians by Cathryn A Van Landuyt( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Editorial( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Theological Perspectives on a Surveillance Society: Watching and Being Watched (Explorations in Practical, Pastoral, and Empirical Theology) by Eric Stoddart( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Theological perspectives on a surveillance society : watching and being watched
Theologische Medienethik im digitalen Zeitalter
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