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Early Biblical Interpretation
Early Biblical Interpretation
Paperback      ISBN: 0664250130
Discusses the history and diversity of early interpretation and the influence of Jewish traditions
Stony the Road We Trod: African American Biblical Interpretation
Stony the Road We Trod
African American Biblical Interpretation
Paperback      ISBN: 0800625013
Biblical Perspectives on Evangelism: Living in a Three-Storied Universe
Biblical Perspectives on Evangelism
Living in a Three-Storied Universe
Paperback      ISBN: 0687412331
In this timely and provocative work, Walter Brueggemann applies his experience and skills in the area of biblical interpretation to the theme of evangelism. He argues for the importance of considering afresh how the Bible itself thinks and speaks about evangelism, how it enacts the dramatic claims of the "good news." Brueggemann here describes evangelism as a drama in three scenes, concerning (1) God's victory over the forces of chaos and death, (2) the announcement of that victory, and (3) its appropriation by those who hear the announcement. This same dramatic sequence, as he shows, is many time re-enacted in the Bible; the times and circumstances of the re-enactment may differ, but the essential message, as well as the structure of its presentation, remains the same.
The Acts of the Apostles
The Acts of the Apostles
Hardcover      ISBN: 0814658075
The Acts of the Apostles is really the second volume in the two-part writing scholars call Luke-Acts. It continues the story begun in the Gospel of Luke, showing how the Good News offered by Jesus to the outcast of the people was eventually extended to the end of the earth," so that Gentiles as well as Jews came to share in the blessings of God. This commentary treats Luke-Acts as an apologetic history. It takes with equal seriousness both Luke's literary artistry and his historical interests, fitting his methods comfortably within the ancient standards of historiography. This perspective illustrates in particular that Luke's historical narrative serves a definite religious intent. Tracing that intent through the specific contours of Luke's story is the special contribution of this commentary. "
Metaphysical Bible Dictionary
Metaphysical Bible Dictionary
Hardcover      ISBN: 0871590670
Living in Sin?: A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality
Living in Sin?
A Bishop Rethinks Human Sexuality
Paperback      ISBN: 0060675071
Is celibacy the only moral alternative to marriage? Should the widowed be allowed to form intimate relationships without remarrying? Should the church receive homosexuals into its community and support committed gay and lesbian relationships? Should congregations publicly and liturgically witness and affirm divorces? Should the church's moral standards continue to be set by patriarchal males? Should women be consecrated bishops? Bishop Spong proposes a pastoral response based on scripture and history to the changing realities of the modern world. He calls for a moral vision to empower the church with inclusive teaching about equal, loving, nonexploitative relationships.
Healing in the New Testament: Insights from Medical and Mediterranean Anthropology
Healing in the New Testament
Insights from Medical and Mediterranean Anthropology
Paperback      ISBN: 0800631781
Friends of God and Prophets: A Feminist Theological Reading of the Communion of Saints
Friends of God and Prophets
A Feminist Theological Reading of the Communion of Saints
Paperback      ISBN: 0826411983
"[Johnson's] book should be read slowly, thoughtfully and prayerfully by Christians of all denominations, for it has much to say about belonging to the communion of all the saints." -Christian Century
Where to Find It in the Bible: The Ultimate A-Z Resource
Where to Find It in the Bible
The Ultimate A-Z Resource
Paperback      ISBN: 0785211578
A topical concordance provides access to today's issues and topics such as diet, credit cards, jewelry, outer space, and shopping
An Introduction to New Testament Christology
An Introduction to New Testament Christology
Paperback      ISBN: 0809135167