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  • Concise Dictionary Of The Christian Tradition

    $29.99

    In this single volume you will find nearly three-and-a-half thousand terms and names from the history, teachings, and liturgy of the church.

    *Terms and names that are difficult to find in standard dictionaries
    *Brief definitions and descriptions for quick reference
    *Names and terms from the history of the church in its various expressions
    *Concepts and terms related to the teachings of the church
    *Terms connected with the Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Orthodox liturgies

    This indispensable reference work is for anyone who wants quick access to information that is sometimes difficult to find, even in a well-stocked library. The perfect single-volume reference for the layperson, students, pastors, and teachers.

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  • Old Testament Survey Second Edition

    $71.99

    This standard textbook on the background, content, and message of the Old Testament is now thoroughly revised and updated and takes full account of new research in the field of Old Testament studies. This second edition features a new chapter on archaeology and the Old Testament by Robert E. Cooley, and other key chapters have been updated and expanded by leading scholars in the field of biblical studies–Leslie C. Allen, John E. Hartley, Robert L. Hubbard Jr., William B. Nelson Jr., Nancy Heidebrecht, and John E. McKenna.

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  • Understanding Faith Formation

    $25.00

    Three leading Christian educators offer a survey of faith formation from various perspectives: biblical, theological, pastoral, practical, and global. They present a biblical theology of faith formation for individual and congregational life and show how faith can be formed through the life and mission of the local church through practices such as communal worship, Bible study, and mission. They also explore the faces of faith formation in multicultural and global contexts. The book includes practical exercises for those beginning in ministry and reflection questions. PowerPoint slides are available through Textbook eSources.

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  • Jesus The Messiah

    $35.00

    Abbreviations
    Preface
    Introduction

    Part I: Key Issues In Studying The Life Of Christ
    1. Where You Start Determines Where You Finish: The Role Of Presuppositions In Studying The Life Of Christ
    2. Where Can We Go? Sources For Studying The Life Of Jesus
    3. When Did All This Take Place? The Problem Of Chronology

    Part II: The Life Of Christ
    4. Conceived By The Holy Spirit, Born Of The Virgin Mary: How It All Started
    5. What Was The Boy Jesus Really Like? The Silent Years
    6. The Baptism Of Jesus: The Anointing Of The Anointed
    7. The Temptation Of Jesus: The Battle Begun, The Path Decided
    8. The Call Of The Disciples: You Shall Be My Witnesses
    9. The Message Of Jesus: “The Kingdom Of God Has Come To You”
    10. The Person Of Jesus: “Who Then Is This, That Even The Wind The Sea Obey Him?”
    11. The Events Of Caesarea Philippi: The Turning Point
    12. The Transfiguration: A Glimpse Of The Future
    13. The Triumphal Entry: Israel’s King Enters Jerusalem
    14. The Cleansing Of The Temple: God’s House?a Den Of Thieves
    15. The Last Supper: Jesus Looks To The Future
    16. Gethsemane, Betrayal Arrest: God’s Will, Human Treachery Governmental Evil
    17. The Trial: The Condemning Of The Innocent
    18. Suffered Under Pontius Pilate, Dead Buried: Despised Rejected, A Man Of Suffering
    19. The Resurrection: “Why Do You Look For The Living Among The Dead?”

    Index Of Subjects
    Index Of References

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    The time is ripe for a new account of the life of Jesus. It has been over twenty-five years since an evangelical New Testament scholar has written a textbook survey of this type. Today the landscape of Jesus and Gospel studies has been radically transformed by new questions and critical challenges. No less remarkable is the contemporary renaissance of our knowledge of the world of Jesus. In Jesus the Messiah Robert Stein draws together the results of a career of research and writing on Jesus and the Gospels. Every episode in the life of Jesus is here treated with historical care and attention to its significance for understanding the life and ministry of Jesus. Clearly written, ably argued and geared to the needs of students, Jesus the Messiah will give probing minds a sure grounding in the life and ministry of Jesus.

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  • Iesus Deus : The Early Christian Depiction Of Jesus As A Mediterranean God

    $39.00

    1. Not Through Semen Surely
    2. From Where Was This Child Born
    3. Deus Est Invare
    4. Light Was That Godhead
    5. We Worship One Who Rose From His Tomb
    6. The Name Above Every Name

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    What does it mean for Jesus to be “deified” in early Christian literature? Early Christians did not simply assert Jesus’ divinity; in their literature, they depicted Jesus with the specific and widely recognized traits of Mediterranean deities.

    Relying on the methods of the history of religions and ranging judiciously across Hellenistic literature, M. David Litwa shows that at each stage in their depiction of Jesus’ life and ministry, early Christian writings from the beginning relied on categories drawn not from Judaism alone, but on a wide, pan-Mediterranean understanding of deity.

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  • New Testament Commentary Survey

    $20.00

    Highly respected New Testament scholar D. A. Carson provides students and pastors with expert guidance on choosing a commentary for any book of the New Testament. The seventh edition has been updated to assess the most recently published commentaries. Carson examines sets, one-volume commentaries, and New Testament introductions and theologies, offering evaluative comments on the available offerings for each New Testament book. This is an essential guide to building a reference library.

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  • Mapping The Origins Debate

    $24.00

    What are the main positions in the debate over creation and evolution? Why do they disagree? Can the debates about origins and evolution ever be resolved? Gerald Rau offers a fair-minded overview of the six predominant models used to explain the origins of the universe, of life, of species and of humans. He aims to show the contours of current debates both among Christians and between Christians and non-theists. He also enables us to evaluate and think more clearly about the various arguments for each position. He accomplishes this by not only describing the options on origins, but by exploring the philosophical assumptions behind each and how evidence is counted corresponding with each model. While surveying the various models, Rau does not avoid in depth consideration of the complexities involved in what makes up a given model and how they differ. Rau investigates the nature of science and the differing philosophies of science operating in the debates. He goes on to show the importance of philosophical assumptions involved in each model and the key role among Christians of the assumed proper hermeneutic for interpreting Scripture. Rau cogently identifies the role those assumptions play in determining what counts as significant evidence in the current debates. He presents in detail how the scientific evidence is interpreted by each model to substantiate its conclusions. He also notes the limits of a scientifically gained knowledge. In the end, he shows not just what the differences are among the options but why they disagree and why we shouldnt expect any resolution as long as the philosophical assumptions remain fixed. Any reader will not only become better informed about the current debates on origins but will become better thinkers about the issues at stake.

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  • Ethics : A Liberative Approach

    $39.00

    12 Chapters

    Additional Info
    This survey text for religious ethics and theological ethics courses explores how ethical concepts defined as liberationist, which initially was a Latin American Catholic phenomenon, is presently manifest around the globe and within the United States across different racial, ethnic, and gender groups. Authored by several contributors, this book elucidates how the powerless and disenfranchised within marginalized communities employ their religious beliefs to articulate a liberationist/liberative religious ethical perspective. Students will thus comprehend the diversity existing within the liberative ethical discourse and know which scholars and texts to read and will encounter practical ways to further social justice.

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  • Interpreting The Parables (Revised)

    $45.00

    Abbreviations
    Preface
    1. Introduction
    1.1 The Previous Scholarly Consensus
    1.2 The Sizable Minority Report
    1.3 Newest Developments
    1.4 The Scope And Outline Of This Book

    Part One: Methods & Controversies In Interpreting The Parables

    2. Parable & Allegory
    2.1 The Current Debate: Two Main Approaches
    2.1.1 Parable Vs. Allegory
    2.1.2 Parable As Allegory
    2.2 Evaluating The Debate
    2.2.1 Contemporary Literary Criticism
    2.2.2 The Rabbinic Parables
    2.3 Conclusions

    3. Form Criticism & The Parables
    3.1 Classical Form Criticism
    3.1.1 The Method
    3.1.2 Critique
    3.2 Hypotheses Of The Guarded Tradition
    3.2.1 Memorizing Jesus Teachings
    3.2.2 New Insights Into Oral Folklore And Social Memory
    3.3 Conclusions

    4. Redaction Criticism Of The Parables
    4.1 Positive Contributions
    4.1.1 The Illustration Of Distinctive Themes
    4.1.2 The Significance Of The Larger Contexts
    4.2 Invalid Allegations
    4.2.1 Misleading Parallels
    4.2.2 Dictional Analysis
    4.2.3 The Theology-History Dichotomy
    4.2.4 Prophecy After The Event
    4.2.5 Characterizing The Parables In Different Synoptic Sources
    4.2.6 Mistaking Stylistic For Theological Redaction
    4.2.7 Misrepresenting The Theology Of An Evangelist
    4.3 Conclusions

    5. New Literary & Hermeneutical Methods
    5.1 The New Hermeneutic
    5.1.1 The New View Of Metaphor
    5.1.2 A Critique Of The New View Of Metaphor
    5.2 Structuralism
    5.2.1 The Ideology
    5.2.2 The Method
    5.2.3 Surface Structures
    5.3 Poststructuralism/Postmodernism
    5.3.1 Deconstruction
    5.3.2 Reader-Response Criticism
    5.4 Other Literary Approaches [au: FYI, Edited To Match Text.]
    5.5 Conclusions
    Conclusions To Part One

    Part Two: The Meaning & Significance Of Individual Parables

    6. Simple Three-Point Parables
    6.1 The Prodigal Son (Lk 15:11-32)
    6.2 The Lost Sheep And Lost Coin (Lk 15:4-10; Cf. Mt 18:12-14)
    6.3 The Two Debtors (Lk 7:41-43)
    6.4 The Two Sons (Mt 21:28-32)
    6.5 Faithful And Unfaithful Servants (Lk 12:42-48; Mt 24:45-51)
    6.6 The Ten Virgins (Mt 25:1-13; Cf. Lk 13:24-30)
    6.7 The Wheat And The Tares (Mt 13:24-30, 36-43)
    6.8 The Dragnet (Mt 13:47-50)
    6.9 The Rich Man And Lazarus (Lk 16:19-31)
    6.10 The Children In The Marketplace (Mt 11:16-19; Lk 7:31-35)
    6.11 Conclusions

    7. Complex Three-Point Parables
    7.1 The Talents (Mt 25:14-30; Cf. Lk 19:12-27)
    7.2 The Laborers In The Vineyard (Mt 20:1-16)
    7.3 The Sower (Mk 4:3-9, 13-20 Pars.)
    7.4 The Good Samarita

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    In the last century, more studies of the parables were produced than for any other section of comparable length in the Bible. The problem is that few students of the Bible have access to these studies. In this substantially new and expanded edition, Craig Blomberg surveys and evaluates the contemporary critical approaches to the parables–including those that have emerged in the twenty years since the first edition was published. The classic works of C. H. Dodd and Joachim Jeremias set the direction for nearly all further parable studies in this century. Embodied in both scholars’ approaches are at least two assumptions that, for the most part, have gone unchallenged: (1) Parables make one and only one main point. (2) Parables are not allegories. But can these assumptions be supported by the evidence? Challenging this view and making his own important new contribution to parable studies, Blomberg argues that within proper definitions and limits, the parables are in fact best seen as allegories. In support of this “minority report” concerning parable interpretation, Blomberg not only sets forth theoretical considerations but devotes attention to all the major parables, providing brief interpretations that highlight the insights to be gained from his distinctive method.

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  • Introducing Early Christianity

    $35.00

    Laurie Guy provides an illuminating, broad-brush survey of the early church in its first four centuries. Readers get to witness the emergence of Great Tradition Christianity as themes unfold over time regarding women, persecution and martyrdom, asceticism and monasticism, eucharist and baptism, doctrine and the ecumenical councils.

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  • 4 : A Survey Of The Gospels

    $18.00

    The Gospels are a fourfold portrait of Jesus.
    Deftly guiding readers through “the four,” Peter Leithart delves into both the unique perspective of each gospel and their unifying witness to Jesus. The gospels are riddled with themes and types; Leithart reveals them and explains the Old Testament prophecies that intertwine with these apostolic books, as well as their underlying literary structures. He discusses the dating of the books, showing how the timeline of the four gospels lace together, and lays out Israel’s history leading up to John the Baptist’s birth.

    For anyone navigating the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, The Four will give you your bearings.

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  • Studying The New Testament

    $26.00

    Introduction
    Dictionaries
    Commentaries
    Websites
    1. Jesus And His Social Worlds
    2. Paul And His Letters
    3. The Gospels
    4. Catholic And Apocalyptic Writings
    Glossary Index

    Additional Info
    This book offers an introduction to the literature of the New Testament, demonstrating how these writings can be approached and critically studied in an academic setting. Bruce Chilton and Deirdre J. Good, two respected New Testament scholars, provide a narrative of the historical context and social world of the books of the New Testament, a chronological survey of the Gospels and letters, and the remaining writings (Apocrypha, Apocalyptic) with their special focus on the emerging church. Together with textboxes, exercises, questions, further readings, maps, timeline, and glossary, this brief introduction surveys and employs leading methods of study and equips students with the general literacy needed for successful and serious study of New Testament writings.

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