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Category: Christology (Theology of Jesus Christ the Son)

Christology (Theology of Jesus Christ the Son)

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  • Challenge Of Jesus


    In the midst of many well-publicized and controversial books on Jesus, N. T. Wright’s lectures and writings have been widely recognized for providing a fresh, provocative, and credible portrait.

    Originally published in 1999 and with a new introduction in 2015, The Challenge of Jesus presents an accessible introduction to the quest for the historical Jesus and why it matters for the Christian faith. Out of his own commitment to both historical scholarship and Christian ministry, Wright challenges us to roll up our sleeves and take seriously the study of the historical Jesus. He writes, Many Christians have been, frankly, sloppy in their thinking and talking about Jesus, and hence, sadly, in their praying and in their practice of discipleship. . . . Only by hard, historical work can we move toward a fuller comprehension of what the Gospels themselves were trying to say. This classic work is now available as part of the IVP Signature Collection, which features special editions of iconic books in celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of InterVarsity Press.

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  • Jesus The Spirit Baptizer


    In Jesus the Spirit Baptizer, globally recognized Pentecostal theologian Frank Macchia offers a Christology based on the premise that Pentecost is the culminating point of the identity and mission of Jesus. Drawing from both classical and contemporary sources, Macchia probes the fundamental connection between the person of Christ and the Holy Spirit, arguing that Christology properly explicates Jesus as the one who bears the Spirit so as to impart the Spirit to all flesh.

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  • Jesus : A Theography


    Jesus says, The Scriptures point to me! (John 5:39 NLT). But what does that mean exactly?The twenty-seven books of the New Testament are largely a commentary on the Old Testament, and each part of the Bible is a signpost to Jesus. Once this is properly understood, everything changes, including our own identities. In this magisterial work you will discover a Jesus who is larger, more glorious, and more challenging than most of us have ever imagined.

    Biographies of Jesus generally have been written by those trying to investigate the historical Jesus with little attention given to the grand narrative of Scripture. On the flip side, those interested in tracing the theology of Scripture are typically disinterested in historical Jesus studies. These two approaches have yet to converge…until now.Jesus is written for the average reader as well as scholars. Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola (authors of Jesus Manifesto) unfold the greatest story ever told in a fresh and invigorating way. So whether you are a seasoned Christian, a new believer, or someone who is intrigued by Jesus, this book unveils the discoveries of a lifetime, transforming the tired and familiar way we have read the Bible into an electrifying journey of rediscovering Christ. Introducing a new kind of Jesus biography. In this compelling work, authors Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola reclaim the entire Bible as a gripping narrative about Jesus Christ.Virtually every other Jesus biography begins with the nativity account in Bethlehem. In this groundbreaking book, Sweet and Viola begin before time, in the Triune God, and tell the complete interconnected story of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation.Jesus: A Theography is the first book ever written to combine historical Jesus studies with biblical theology, crafting together one breathtaking saga that tells the Jesus story in both Old and New Testaments. This flagship book demonstrates clearly that every bit of Scripture is part of the same stunning drama, what the authors refer to as the theography of Jesus Christ.

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  • Spirituality Of The Cross Third Edition


    I’m spiritual but not religious Have you heard that phrase before? Have you said it? In the 32 years since The Spirituality of the Cross was released, the religious landscape of Christianity has changed greatly. A challenge for today (for both Christians and non-Christians alike) is to cultivate a meaningful life in a seemingly meaningless world. Our natural religious impulse is to earn salvation based on what we do and what we deserve according to our own moral compasses we create. Lutheran Christianity is different. The theology of the cross can provide understanding that relates to the world we live in today. Presenting a true understanding of justification by faith, the means of grace, vocation, theology of the cross, the two kingdoms, worship, and the church, Spirituality of the Cross is an excellent explanation of Lutheran spirituality. This third edition is updated to reflect our current times and features a brand-new chapter addressing Christology and how Lutherans highlight the cross during their study of the Divine Being.

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  • Priority Of Christ


    A Major Statement on Christology from Bishop Robert Barron

    For a long time, Christians have tried to bridge the divide between Christianity and secular liberalism with philosophy and theology. Bishop Robert Barron shows that the answer to this debate–and the way to move forward–lies in Jesus. Barron transcends the usual liberal/conservative or Protestant/Catholic divides with a postliberal Catholicism that brings the focus back on Jesus as revealed in the New Testament narratives.

    Barron’s classical Catholic postliberalism will be of interest to a broad audience including not only the academic community but also preachers and general readers interested in entering the dialogue between Catholicism and postliberalism. The hardcover edition includes a new preface by the author.

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  • Person Of Christ


    An Introduction to Christology

    People are just as interested in discovering who Jesus is today as they were in the first century. Some view Jesus as a great prophet or a wise philosopher; for others, he is an important religious leader or even a revolutionary. In this addition to the Short Studies in Systematic Theology series, Stephen Wellum examines the divinity and humanity of Christ, focusing on who Jesus is from Scripture and historical theology. He also expounds on why Jesus is utterly unique and how Christians should think about the incarnation-the truth that God the Son took on flesh and became a man. As readers spend time thinking through the glory and majesty of Jesus, they will delight to know and proclaim Christ alone.

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  • What Did The Cross Accomplish


    In this book, readers will enjoy a fascinating and cordial discussion between N. T. Wright and Simon Gathercole on the meaning and nature of the doctrine of atonement. These two highly respected scholars discuss in clear and understandable language the meanings of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Their discussion explores various theories of atonement and looks closely at the Old Testament to discover Paul’s meaning of his words that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures.

    Wright presents his case first, then Gathercole responds with a contrary point of view. Their discussion confronts questions including: What exactly is this scandal of the cross? What role does the notion of sacrifice, as understood in its ancient context, play in the atonement of Christ? Is the atonement a victory? How so? Was Christ a substitute, taking humankind’s place on the cross and suffering the death and judgment that sinners deserve? How does the death of Christ on the cross rescue or liberate sinners from death? Does the cross achieve benefits for only humans, or do those benefits extend to the entirety of creation? This book is a succinct conversation in which all these questions receive attention, with nuanced differences between the two interlocutors. This conversation along with Robert Stewart’s introductory framework make this book an excellent primer to the study of the atonement, and readers will come away with a deeper understanding of the meanings of the cross.

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  • Universal Christ : How A Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Ho


    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From one of the world’s most influential spiritual thinkers, a long-awaited book exploring what it means that Jesus was called Christ, and how this forgotten truth can restore hope and meaning to our lives.

    In his decades as a globally recognized teacher, Richard Rohr has helped millions realize what is at stake in matters of faith and spirituality. Yet Rohr has never written on the most perennially talked about topic in Christianity: Jesus. Most know who Jesus was, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus’s last name? Too often, Rohr writes, our understandings have been limited by culture, religious debate, and the human tendency to put ourselves at the center.

    Drawing on scripture, history, and spiritual practice, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God’s constant, unfolding work in the world. God loves things by becoming them, he writes, and Jesus’s life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from God-except by its own negative choice. When we recover this fundamental truth, faith becomes less about proving Jesus was God, and more about learning to recognize the Creator’s presence all around us, and in everyone we meet.

    Thought-provoking, practical, and full of deep hope and vision, The Universal Christ is a landmark book from one of our most beloved spiritual writers, and an invitation to contemplate how God liberates and loves all that is.

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  • Life Of Jesus Christ Part Two Volume 1 Chapters 1-57


    The Vita Christi of Ludolph of Saxony, fourteenth-century Carthusian, is the most comprehensive series of meditations on the life of Christ from the late Middle Ages. Ludolph assembles a wealth of commentary from the fathers of the church and the great medieval spiritual writers and weaves them into a seamless exposition of the Gospel.

    This is the full English translation of this classic work and, while it will be of great interest to students of Christian spirituality, it is intended for ordinary believers seeking to enter more deeply into the meaning of the life of Christ. Ludolph divided his work into two parts; the present volume contains the first half of Part Two.

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  • Is Jesus Truly God


    The question of Jesus’s divinity has been at the epicenter of theological discussion since the early church. At the Council of Nicea in AD 325, the church fathers affirmed that Jesus the Son of God is true God from true God. Today, creeds such as this are professed in churches across the world, and yet there remains confusion as to who Jesus is. To some, Jesus is a radical prophet-nothing more than a footnote in history. To others, Jesus is the only Son of God, fully God and fully man-the author of history entering history. Is Jesus Truly God? is an accessible resource, bridging the gap between the pulpit and the pew as it traces the rich roots of creedal Christology through the Scriptures, strengthening the reader’s understanding of Jesus as fully God and fully man.

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  • Destined For The Cross


    Disarming the Power of Death

    Many Christians enjoy the benefits of Christ’s sacrificial death yet remain unaware of the specific reasons he had to die.

    Today, Christians around the world accept Christ as the ransom of their souls and often teach on the joy of being born again and having the assurance of eternal life.

    His death also satisfied serious matters found in the law like righteousness, justice, and holiness.

    In this compelling review of why Jesus had to go to the cross, Randy shows us the myriad ways God has provided for his children through the obedient act of one man-Jesus.

    By his great love, Christ created a new way out of a hurting world.

    Come learn why your savior had to die.

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  • Who Do You Say That I Am


    Father Richard Gribble’s latest book looks at some basic questions of Christology, mainly asking who Jesus is: how he has been understood through the centuries by the Christian faithful, how he has been seen in Scripture, and how the Church has traditionally understood the nature of Jesus’ person and ministry. The focus of this book is on the spiritual life of the reader, both at the individual and the group level.

    On one hand, the book is designed for the individual spiritual seeker, who is invited to answer the question for herself or himself, Who is Jesus for you? On the other hand, the book is also meant to be used by groups, and to this end, group discussion questions are offered at the end of each chapter. All in all, the focus is less on the scholarly, although the important scholarship is indeed covered, but on the spiritual aspects of the reader’s life. The book’s ultimate goal, in the author’s words, is to further one’s relationship with the Lord Jesus. The book, while providing a solid Christological overview, is an ideal companion for those on the journey, particular those in RCIA groups, adult education classes, and parish/diocesan renewal groups.

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  • Jesus Explained : Questions And Answers


    This book intends nothing more nor less than to explain Jesus, and not only to explain him, but to explain him to everyone!

    It is more than twenty centuries since the birth in what was then called Palestine (more or less the Israel of today) of a man named Jesus. His words and his actions aroused the interest of many, then a certain reticence, and finally a firm opposition which was to lead to his condemnation by the authorities charged with maintaining public order. He would then die by crucifixion at Jerusalem, which at that time was the political capital and holy city of the Jewish people, among whom he was born about thirty years earlier.

    However, the story does not end there. Some of those who had heard and followed him asserted that they had seen him alive again after his death and this news spread across time and place. And so was born what we call Christianity, which today counts more than 1.5 billion members, spread throughout the world.

    All the questions raised here come down to a single one: How could all this come about? What can we know exactly about Jesus, what can clarify how he merited such a destiny, such an impact, such a survival? Yes, how can we explain all that; and just as importantly, how can we explain ourselves in relation to all that?

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  • 4 Portraits One Jesus 2nd Edition


    To Christians worldwide, the man Jesus of Nazareth is the centerpiece of history, the object of faith, hope, and worship. Even those who do not follow him admit the vast influence of his life. For anyone interested in knowing more about Jesus, study of the four biblical Gospels is essential.

    The second edition of Four Portraits, One Jesus has been updated throughout to meet the needs to today’s students. It is a thorough yet accessible introduction to the four biblical Gospels and their subject, the life and person of Jesus. Like different artists rendering the same subject using different styles and points of view, the Gospels paint four highly distinctive portraits of the same remarkable Jesus.

    With clarity and insight, Mark Strauss illuminates these four books addressing the following important areas:
    *First he addresses the nature, origin, methods for study, and historical, religious, and cultural backgrounds of the Gospels.
    *He then moves on to closer study of each narrative and its contribution to our understanding of Jesus, investigating things such as plot, characters, and theme.
    *Finally, he pulls it all together with a detailed examination of what the Gospels teach about Jesus’ ministry, message, death, and resurrection, with excursions into the quest for the historical Jesus and the historical reliability of the Gospels.

    This textbook together with its workbook, video lectures, and laminated sheet gives students everything they need for a thorough and enriching study of Jesus and the Gospels.

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  • Mas Que Un Rabino


    Millones y millones de personas adoran, veneran y admiran a Jesus de Nazaret. Dios, para algunos, maestro, para otros. La verdad, sin embargo, es que su historia y sus verdaderas enseanzas son ignoradas por las masas. Siglos de interpretaciones y manipulaciones han ocultado el hecho de que Jesus no era un cristiano. El reconocido historiador Cesar Vidal nos presenta en Mas que un rabino a Jesus quien nacio, vivio y murio como judio. No podemos entender a cabalidad sus enseanzas y su impacto en la religion hasta que entendamos completamente este hecho.

    Jesus of Nazareth is adored, venerated, and admired by millions and millions of people. God, for some, teacher, for others. The truth, however, is that His history and true teachings are largely ignored by the masses. Centuries of interpretations and manipulations have hidden the fact that Jesus was not a Christian. Jesus was born, lived and died a Jew, and we cannot fully understand his teachings and impact on religion until we fully understand that fact.

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  • Approaching The Atonement


    Theologian Oliver Crisp explores the meaning of the cross and the various ways that the death of Jesus has been interpreted in the church’s history–from ransom theory in the early church to penal substitutionary theory to more recent feminist critiques. What emerges is a more complex, expansive, and fruitful understanding of the atonement and its significance for the Christian faith today.

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  • Hope Of Israel


    This volume highlights the sustained focus in Acts on the resurrection of Christ, bringing clarity to the theology of Acts and its purpose. Brandon Crowe explores the historical, theological, and canonical implications of Jesus’s resurrection in early Christianity and helps readers more clearly understand the purpose of Acts in the context of the New Testament canon. He also shows how the resurrection is the fulfillment of the Old Testament Scriptures. This is the first major book-length study on the theological significance of Jesus’s resurrection in Acts.

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  • Spiritual Wings


    Simple yet intense. Easy to read small portions at a time. This book will draw you into the presence of God with its poems, prose, pictures, scriptures and prayers. It is a handy size to carry with you so that anytime you feel the need to draw closer to God, you can open it up and meditate on what God has to say to you. A great gift to encourage a friend.

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  • He Descended To The Dead


    The descent of Jesus Christ to the dead has been a fundamental tenet of the Christian faith, as indicated by its inclusion in both the Apostles’ and Athanasian Creeds. But it has also been the subject of suspicion and scrutiny, especially from evangelicals. Led by the mystery and wonder of Holy Saturday, Matthew Emerson offers an exploration of the biblical, historical, theological, and practical implications of the descent.

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  • Life Of Jesus Christ Part One Volume 2 Chapters 41-70


    The Vita Christi of Ludolph of Saxony, fourteenth-century Carthusian, is the most comprehensive series of meditations on the life of Christ from the late Middle Ages. Ludolph assembles a wealth of commentary from the fathers of the church and the great medieval spiritual writers and weaves them into a seamless exposition of the Gospel. This is the full English translation of this classic work and, while it will be of great interest to students of Christian spirituality, it is intended for ordinary believers seeking to enter more deeply into the meaning of the life of Christ. Ludolph divided his work into two parts; the present volume contains the second half of Part One.

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  • Jesus


    Simplicity and devotion keynote this description of the Saviour.

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  • Jesus Remembered : Christianity In The Making, Volume 1


    James Dunn is regarded worldwide as one of today’s foremost biblical scholars. Having written groundbreaking studies of the New Testament and a standard work on Paul’s theology, Dunn here turns his pen to the rise of Christianity itself. Jesus Remembered is the first installment in what will be a monumental three-volume history of the first 120 years of the faith.

    Focusing on Jesus, this first volume has several distinct features. It garners the lessons to be learned from the quest for the historical Jesus and meets the hermeneutical challenges to a historical and theological assessment of the Jesus tradition. It provides a fresh perspective both on the impact made by Jesus and on the traditions about Jesus as oral tradition — hence the title Jesus Remembered. And it offers a fresh analysis of the details of that tradition, emphasizing its characteristic (rather than dissimilar) features. Noteworthy too are Dunn’s treatments of the source question (particularly Q and the noncanonical Gospels) and of Jesus the Jew in his Galilean context.

    In his detailed analysis of the Baptist tradition, the kingdom motif, the call to and character of discipleship, what Jesus’ audiences thought of him, what he thought of himself, why he was crucified, and how and why belief in Jesus’ resurrection began, Dunn engages wholeheartedly in the contemporary debate, providing many important insights and offering a thoroughly convincing account of how Jesus was remembered from the first, and why.

    Written with peerless scholarly acumen yet accessible to a wide range of readers, Dunn’s Jesus Remembered, together with its successor volumes, will be a sine qua non for all students of Christianity’s beginnings.

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  • Word Made Flesh


    Most theologians believe that in the human life of Jesus of Nazareth, we encounter God. Yet how the divine and human come together in the life of Jesus still remains a question needing exploring. The Council of Chalcedon sought to answer the question by speaking of one and the same Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the same perfect in divinity and also perfect in humanity, the same truly God and truly a human being. But ever since Chalcedon, the theological conversation on Christology has implicitly put Christ’s divinity and humanity in competition. While ancient (and not-so-ancient) Christologies from above focus on Christ’s divinity at the expense of his humanity, modern Christologies from below subsume his divinity into his humanity. What is needed, says Ian A. McFarland, is a Chalcedonianism without reserve, which not only affirms the humanity and divinity of Christ but also treats them as equal in theological significance. To do so, he draws on the ancient christological language that points to Christ’s nature, on the one hand, and his hypostasis, or personhood, on the other. And with this, McFarland begins one of the most creative and groundbreaking theological explorations into the mystery of the incarnation undertaken in recent memory.

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  • Christobiography : Memories History And The Reliability Of The Gospels


    Demonstrates the reliability of the canonical gospels by exploring the genre of ancient biography The canonical gospels are ancient biographies, narratives of Jesus’s life. The authors of these gospels were intentional in how they handled historical information and sources.Building on recent work in the study of ancient biographies, Craig Keener argues that the writers of the canonical gospels followed the literary practices of other biographers in their day. In Christobiography he explores the character of ancient biography and urges students and scholars to appreciate the gospel writers’ method and degree of accuracy in recounting the ministry of Jesus. Keener’s Christobiography has far-reaching implications for the study of the canonical gospels and historical-Jesus research.

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  • Mosaic Of Atonement


    The Mosaic of Atonement offers a fresh and integrated approach to historic models of atonement.While modern treatments of the doctrine have tended toward either a defensive hierarchy, in which one model is singled out as most important, or a disconnected plurality, in which multiple images are affirmed but with no order of arrangement, this book argues for a reintegration of four famous pieces of atonement doctrine through the governing image of Christ-shaped mosaic.Unlike a photograph in which tiny pixels present a seamless blending of color and shape, a mosaic allows each piece to retain its recognizable particularity, while also integrating them in the service of a single larger image. If one stands close, one can identify individual squares of glass or tile that compose the greater picture. And if one steps back, there is the larger picture to be admired. Yet in the great mosaics of age-old Christian churches, the goal is not for viewers to construct the image, as in a puzzle, but to appreciate it.So too with this mosaic of atonement doctrine. While no one model is set above or against the others, the book notes particular ways in which the pieces–the feet, heart, head, and hands–mutually support one another to form a more holistic vision of Christ’s work. This is my body, Jesus said to his followers, and by reintegrating these oft-dismembered aspects of atonement, we will note fresh ways in which it was given for us.

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  • Life Of Christ


    Read the entire story of Christ’s life in one flowing easy to read narrative based solely on the verses in four gospels and with references to those biblical verses.

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  • Resurrection


    Bloomsbury Academic Title

    This book proposes a critical Resurrection theology appropriate to late (or post-modern) modernity. There are signs that old paradigms are breaking down and new ones taking their place. From a modernist preoccupation with historicity and a positivistic concentration with ‘what actually happened’ the focus has expanded to other ways of discerning the truth of the Resurrection. This includes challenges to ways in which the Resurrection challenges and transforms widely-held constructions of reality and calls forth new ways of being in the world. The Resurrection is something eschatological, corporeal and social: the stronger-than-death life of God at work in Jesus. The book thus proposes a critical Resurrection theology appropriate to postmodernity. The book is both highly original but also revolutionary.

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  • Jesus The End And The Beginning


    Telford Work examines some of the most important ways Jesus is the omega and the alpha–the end and the beginning. Jesus alone fulfills the divine purpose for all things, brings about the end of the old world’s evil and suffering, and begins eternity’s new creation. This core conviction is one of the deepest logics that shapes Christian thinking and life. The author offers a unique, big-picture introduction to how Jesus’s life and death shape Christian theology and practice and helps readers fully understand Jesus’s transformation of all things.

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  • 6 Hours One Friday (Expanded)


    Max Lucado takes the reader deep into the meaning of Jesus’ last hours on the cross in this expanded edition of the Lucado classic.There is a truth greater than all the losses and sorrow of life. And it can be discovered in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.In Six Hours One Friday, Max Lucado takes the reader deep into the meaning of Jesus’ last hours on the cross. Through his death, your life has purpose and meaning. You are forgiven and loved by a Savior who died for you. And an empty tomb proclaims that death does not have the final word.Peace where there should be pain. Confidence in the midst of crisis. Hope defying despair. Does death have the last word? I can see Jesus wink as he gives the answer: Not on your life.In this special expanded edition, Max Lucado will journey with the reader through a Bible study exploring each chapter of the book. Ideal for personal devotional time, small group study, or classroom exploration, this Lenten study will be supported through video as a Live Bible Study on Facebook Live, then subsequently supported through online streaming.

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  • Crucified Jesus Is No Stranger (Revised)


    The Crucified Jesus Is No Stranger explores the art of contemplating Jesus crucified which, as Moore acknowledges, is to come to understand, in painful situations, that the cross that I always first experience as life’s crucifixion of me is, in fact, my crucifixion of life–the Jesus-cross. Yet Jesus is also a transforming symbol. Our own evil becomes explicit in Jesus. When that happens, explains Moore, this symbol transforms evil into sin and sin into sorrow and forgiveness. And through this conversion, the believer finds as his or her own that identity which first he rejected and crucified.

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  • Jesus The Spirit Baptizer


    This new book by globally recognized Pentecostal scholar Frank Macchia brings an incarnational and a Spirit Christology together in fresh ways.

    Macchia begins his Christology with John the Baptist’s announcement that Christ will baptize in the Holy Spirit and fire. That announcement points to Christological fulfillment in Pentecost and sets up Christology throughout the New Testament.

    Drawing from classical and contemporary sources, Jesus the Spirit Baptizer probes the fundamental connection between the person of Christ and the Holy Spirit. From that perspective, Macchia argues that Christology explicates Jesus as the one who bears the Spirit so as to impart the Spirit on all flesh.

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  • Man Attested By God


    Thought-provoking alternative perspective on the full humanity of Jesus Christ

    In A Man Attested by God J. R. Daniel Kirk presents a comprehensive defense of the thesis that the Synoptic Gospels present Jesus not as divine but as an idealized human figure.

    Counterbalancing the recent trend toward early high Christology in such scholars as Richard Bauckham, Simon Gathercole, and Richard Hays, Kirk here thoroughly unpacks the humanity of Jesus as understood by Gospel writers whose language is rooted in the religious and literary context of early Judaism. Without dismissing divine Christologies out of hand, Kirk argues that idealized human Christology is the best way to read the Synoptic Gospels, and he explores Jesus as exorcist and miracle worker within the framework of his humanity.

    With wide-ranging exegetical and theological insight that sheds startling new light on familiar Gospel texts, A Man Attested by God offers up-to-date, provocative scholarship that will have to be reckoned with.

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  • Jesus Darkly : Remembering Jesus With The New Testament


    New Testament students have not always been well served by study of the historical Jesus, which tends to segregate Jesus from his significance vis-a-vis Israel’s scriptures and God’s agenda as this is developed among the New Testament writers in the living context of a faith community’s memory. The witness of scripture does in fact help us remember Jesus well.

    The Bible is one story, from beginning to end – a story of God putting God’s family back together. Its plot develops in multiple, sometimes competing, ways. It exhibits the full range of human emotions and, perhaps surprisingly, it claims that these are also God’s emotions. But on every page, we hear the call of a God whose family has chosen an early inheritance instead of an intimate relationship. That God – pictured as a parent, often a father – beckons God’s children, inviting them to return and to sit at the table, clothed by mercy and affirmed as God’s very family.

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  • Life Of Jesus Christ Part One Volume 1 Chapters 1-40


    The Vita Christi of the fourteenth century Carthusian, Ludolph of Saxony, is the most comprehensive series of meditations on the life of Christ of the late Middle Ages. Ludolph assembles a wealth of commentary from the fathers of the church and the great medieval spiritual writers and weaves them into a seamless exposition on the Gospel. This is the first English translation of this classic work, and it also is the first edition in any language to identify the thousands of sources used by Ludolph, both those he quotes and the many he cites without attribution. It will be of great interest to students of Christian spirituality, but it is intended, as was the original text, for ordinary believers seeking to enter more deeply into the meaning of the life of Christ. When complete, there will be 4 volumes.

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  • Jesus Paul Knew (Student/Study Guide)


    Getting The Most Out Of The Jesus Paul Knew
    1. Source Of Grace (1 Timothy 1:1-2, 12-17)
    2. Visionary Leader (Acts 26)
    3. Comfort In Dark Times (Philippians 1:12-26)
    4. The Peacemaker (2 Corinthians 5:11-21)
    5. Demanding Everything (Philippians 3:1-14)
    6. Lover And Protector (Romans 8:31-39)
    7. Choosing The Cross (1 Corinthians 1:18-31; 2:1-5)
    8. Giver Of Strength And Contentment (Philippians 4:10-20)
    9. Jesus Or Nothing (Galatians 1:1-9; 2:20-21)
    10. Inspirer Of Praise (Ephesians 1:3-14)
    Leader’s Notes

    Additional Info
    For to me, to live is Christ, (Philippians 1:21).

    Many of us may have thought more about Paul’s foundational theology than about how Paul learned more about Jesus and what it meant to obey him in the everyday tests of his faith. This ten-session study guide leads us through the growth in the apostle Paul’s knowledge of Jesus and how it changed his life, when at pivotal points he intersected with Jesus.

    For over three decades LifeGuide Bible Studies have provided solid biblical content and raised thought-provoking questions-making for a one-of-a-kind Bible study experience for individuals and groups. This series has more than 130 titles on Old and New Testament books, character studies, and topical studies.

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  • Jesus The Christ Retranslated (Revised)


    One of initial volumes in The Collected Works of Walter Kasper, this title is a new reissue of Kasper’s major work with a brilliant new introduction surveying recent developments in Christology. Kasper assesses the christological enterprise in the church from the earliest down to the most recent times, which can be recommended without hesitation to teacher and serious student. The book also provides a solid theological basis for preaching.

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  • Short Stories By Jesus Leader Guide (Teacher’s Guide)


    Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus’ stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives. In this Bible study based on her book Short Stories by Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine analyzes these problems with parables taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us-and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later. The Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide a group through the six-week study including session plans, activities, and discussion questions, as well as multiple format options.

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  • Short Stories By Jesus Participant Guide (Student/Study Guide)


    Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus’ stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives. In this Bible study based on her Short Stories by Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine analyzes these problems with parables taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us-and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later. This participant guide provides an introduction to the main text as well as further Scripture commentary and reflection questions.

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  • Jesus Vs Caesar


    When we observe a tension between Jesus and Caesar, we acknowledge that a fundamental tension remains at the heart of Christianity. When this tension is poorly understood, Christians face disastrous consequences. The tension is not between religion and atheism or secularism. Nor is it between organized religion and personal spirituality. The tension is located within the heart of Christianity itself because it is a radical conflict between true and false forms of Christian faith. Jesus embodies and exposes this tension in ways that illuminate both how God is with us and what must change for a world that participates in God’s life. This book serves as an indictment of the pieties of empire, whether government, corporate or any other forms of the faith that dominate and exclude. One form of Christian faith (Jesus) versus another form of Christian faith (Caesar). Whom and what will we trust and serve? What did Jesus disclose to the religious, economic, and political worlds of Israel and Rome? This tension between true and false forms of religion is also deeply rooted in the Jewish traditions. The Hebrew prophets were gravely concerned about established forms of Jewish religion that appear to be respectable but result in oppression. The prophet Isaiah hears the voice of God pronouncing judgment: You serve your own interest on your fast day, and oppress all your workers (Isaiah 58:3). True religion loosens the bonds of injustice (Isa 58:6) while self-serving religion is false religion. This tension between true religion and false religion is a critical opportunity for those who would follow Jesus instead of Caesar.

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  • Following Jesus : Prophet Priest King


    Following Jesus: Prophet, Priest, King draws from biblical history to explore the origin and significance of three Old Testament offices and the way Jesus both fulfills and redefines them in a manner no one expected: Jesus the prophet cries out for and establishes justice. Jesus the priest mediates to us a God we never expected. Jesus the king offers to us a politic all his own.

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  • Way Of Jesus


    Beacon Press

    Renowned poet and novelist Jay Parini’s The Way of Jesus is a book for progressive Christians and spiritual seekers who struggle, as Parini does, with some of the basic questions about human existence: its limits and sadnesses, and its possibilities for awareness and understanding.
    Part guide to Christian living, part spiritual autobiography, The Way of Jesus is Jay Parini’s exploration of what Jesus really meant, his effort to put love first in our daily lives. Called one of those writers who can do anything by Stacy Schiff in the New York Times Book Review, Parini–a lifelong Christian who has at times wavered and questioned his beliefs–recounts his own efforts to follow Jesus’s example, examines the contours of Christian thinking, and describes the solace and structure one can find in the rhythms of the church calendar. Parini’s refreshingly undogmatic approach to Christian thinking incorporates teachings from other religions, as well as from poets and other writers who have helped Parini along his path to understanding.

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  • Jesus : A Very Brief History


    You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you . . .

    With over two billion followers today, Jesus of Nazareth is the most influential person to have walked the earth. But why has he had such an enormous impact?

    Written by a world authority, this brief history begins by assessing Jesus the man-his Jewish heritage, his message, his friends and enemies, and his eventual execution. Helen Bond then considers Jesus’ legacy, starting with the accounts of his life in the New Testament. She also looks at other early portrayals of Jesus, at the spread of Jesus-devotion during the Middle Ages, and at what Jesus means to people today-both in the Church and in secular culture.

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  • Understanding Jesus Workbook (Workbook)


    Lucido Media Group

    Workbook Only

    This 104-page workbook designed to accompany the Understanding Jesus Bible study curriculum includes a fill in the blank section for use while viewing DVDs, a key word and definition section, and 5 daily devotions for each of the 10 sessions or weeks of study. No DVDs or video content is included.

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  • Beauty And The Horror


    Life is at once wonderful and appalling, beautiful and horrific. Although we can all give meaning to our lives by trying to live well, is there some given meaning to be discovered? Science cannot answer this question, and philosophical arguments leave the issue open. The monotheistic religions claim that the meaning has been revealed to us, and Christians see this is above all in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

    Described by Rowan Williams as that rarity, a Christian public intellectual, Richard Harries considers the Christian claim in the context of an in-depth discussion of the nature of evil and how this is to be reconciled with a just and loving God. Drawing on a wide range of modern literature, he argues that belief in the resurrection and hope in the face of death is fundamental to faith, and suggests that while there is no final intellectual answer to the problem of evil, we must all, believer and nonbeliever alike, protest against the world and seek to change it rather than accept it as it is.

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  • Role Of The Synagogue In The Aims Of Jesus


    No one disputes today that Jesus must be understood as a participant in the currents of Second Temple Judaism. However, his relation to the institution of the synagogue has received much less attention despite the clear depiction in all four Gospels of the synagogue as the site of his activity and the considerable recent scholarship on the place of the synagogue in Jewish life. Reviewing what we now know about actual synagogues in the land of Israel and what we understand of their public role in Jewish life and culture, Jordan J. Ryan shows that Gospel narratives placed in synagogues accurately reflect the ancient synagogue setting, a fact that points toward the historical plausibility of the setting of these narratives and suggests that synagogue research must be a starting point for their interpretation. Further, he argues that the synagogue setting of Jesuss activities reveals that his efforts at the restoration of Israel were intentionally aimed at the synagogue as an institution of public and political life; that is, Jesus sought to bring the kingdom of God into being by persuading local public synagogue assemblies to participate in it. This book marks an important new direction for research.

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  • Jesus The Messiah



    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

    Additional Info
    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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  • Living Jesus


    Explores how the life, teaching, death and resurrection of the greatest figure in human history have affected the world, the Church, culture, and above all human lives.

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  • Christology In The New Testament (Student/Study Guide)


    The different pictures of Christ presented in the New Testament can be understood in light of the different problems and situations the New Testament authors were addressing. The interpretation of Christ that most closely addressed the pressing needs and daily reality of the churches the writer was addressing naturally came to the forefront of the way Christ was described. In addition, different kinds of literature use Christology somewhat differently. Some Christological claims are made as part of a narrative. Some are doxological, included in early Christian hymns. Some are more discursive – as part of a response to concrete practical problems. David Bartlett presents Christological claims as part of ongoing conversations in the early church about who Jesus was and how he was understood as still present in believing communities.

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  • Who Was Jesus


    * Author distills a life-time of biblical research into an easy-to-understand survey of Jesus’ life, his mission, and his self-understanding * Both introduction and source of new insights Renowned New Testament scholar James Dunn investigates what is known about the historical Jesus and the reasons for his enormous impact-then and now.

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  • Jesus And The Last Supper


    Who did Jesus of Nazareth claim to be? What was his relationship to early Judaism? When and how did he expect the kingdom to come? What were his intentions? Though these key questions have been addressed in studies of the historical Jesus, Brant Pitre argues that they cannot be fully answered apart from a careful historical analysis of the Last Supper accounts. Yet these accounts, both by the Gospel writers and by Paul, are widely neglected by contemporary Jesus research.

    In this book Pitre fills a notable gap in historical Jesus research as he offers a rigorous, up-to-date study of the historical Jesus and the Last Supper. Situating the Last Supper in the triple contexts of ancient Judaism, the life of Jesus, and early Christianity, Pitre brings to light crucial insights into major issues driving the quest for Jesus.

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  • Jesus The Eternal Son


    Adoptionism-the idea that Jesus is portrayed in the Bible as a human figure who was adopted as God’s son at his baptism or resurrection-has been commonly accepted in much recent scholarship as the earliest explanation of Jesus’s divine status. In this book Michael Bird draws that view into question with a thorough examination of pre-Pauline materials, the Gospel of Mark, and patristic sources.

    Engaging critically with Bart Ehrman, James Dunn, and other scholars, Bird demonstrates that a full-fledged adoptionist Christology did not emerge until the late second century. As he delves into passages often used to support the idea of an early adoptionist Christology, including Romans 1:3-4 and portions of the speeches in Acts, Bird persuasively argues that early Christology was in fact incarnational, not adoptionist. He concludes by surveying and critiquing notable examples of adoptionism in modern theology.

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  • Going Deeper In Jesus


    Using the illustration of searching out the riches in a treasure chest, Bible teacher Delron Shirley takes you on a seventy-three-day journey into a deeper and fuller relationship with Jesus in Going Deeper in Jesus. In some rabbinic sects within Judaism, the number seventy-three represents perfection, wisdom, and even God Himself. Even though there is no magical significance to the number, the revelations from the Word of God that are explored in this little study will certainly thrust you forward on a quest that can bring you toward wisdom, perfection, and – yes – God Himself.

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  • Maximum Impact : How One Man Can Change The World


    He showed up totally unannounced with no publicity agent, no campaign manager, and no budget to fund a campaign. Yet within just three weeks, he established a viable community of faith that was soon acknowledged and recognized as a role model throughout the world. Who was this man, and how did he flip the world one hundred eighty dgrees on its axis? Join Bible teacher Dr. Delron Shirley as he makes a fascinating quest into the man, the methods, and the mission of a man who left maximum impact everywhere he went.

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  • Parables Of Jesus Made Simple


    You can live for many years and sit through many sermons without ever really coming to an in-depth understanding of the parables of Jesus. If you want to serve and obey Jesus, you should endeavour to understand the fundamentals of these teachings of Jesus. In this, his twenty-seventh book, Matthew Robert Payne unpacks the parables for today and shows how you can live the life that Jesus promoted when he was on earth. This is the updated and expanded edition of the book he originally published in 2011.

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  • Reunion : Good News Of Jesus For Seekers Saints And Sinners


    The message of Jesus changed the world…until the world changed the message.
    Is a truncated and fragmented version of the good news masquerading as the full, forceful gospel of Jesus? A growing movement of truth-seekers and Jesus-lovers believe so, and they are calling for a return to the first and foundational message of Jesus.
    Join Bruxy Cavey, bestselling author and teaching pastor at The Meeting House, in the pages of Reunion: a dynamic investigation of the most earth-shattering, piety-smashing, life-changing news ever. Dig into Scripture with Cavey as he unfolds God’s message for the world. Learn why you shouldn’t follow the Bible (but why you’ll want to read it to learn how to follow Jesus). Scout out the real definitions of sin and salvation, which might surprise you. Discover your true citizenship in the Jesus nation, where you might be ready to die for a cause but never willing to kill for one. Glimpse a God who is love itself and who, like it or not, just can’t stop thinking about you.

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  • Parables Of Jesus Made Simple


    You can live for many years and sit through many sermons without ever really coming to an in-depth understanding of the parables of Jesus. If you want to serve and obey Jesus, you should endeavour to understand the fundamentals of these teachings of Jesus. In this, his twenty-seventh book, Matthew Robert Payne unpacks the parables for today and shows how you can live the life that Jesus promoted when he was on earth. This is the updated and expanded edition of the book he originally published in 2011.

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  • Conquista De Cristo En La Cruz


    Mucho se habla acerca de la cruz. Incluso, en la actualidad, hay quienes solo ven en la cruz un simbolo del cristianismo. Asi que lo unico que hacen es usarla como un objeto decorativo. Entonces, la pregunta obvia es la siguiente: Alguna vez esta gente se ha detenido a pensar en el alcance que tuvo el sacrificio de Cristo en la cruz? Si asi fuera, por que la considera como un simple elemento representativo? La cruz es mas que un simbolo, es una realidad que nos recuerda que Jesus entrego su vida por cada uno de nosotros, a fin de que podamos reestablecer la relacion con Dios que, debido al pecado, se perdio en el Eden.
    A pesar de que en el antiguo Imperio romano la cruz constituia una maldicion para el reo condenado a muerte, ahora nos muestra el camino a seguir para ganar la mayor de las batallas: !La vida eterna! Es evidente que sin la obra de Cristo en la cruz moriria nuestra esperanza.
    Por lo tanto, si desea conocer mas acerca de lo que Cristo conquisto en la cruz, este libro le llevara paso a paso a saber, entre otras cosas…

    El proposito de Dios al enviar a su Hijo a la cruz
    La manifestacion del inmenso amor del Salvador
    El poder que tiene la cruz para darnos la victoria

    Hagamos nuestra la conquista de la cruz y vivamos cada dia con la certeza de que Cristo anulo el acta de los decretos que habia contra nosotros, que nos era contraria, quitandola de en medio y clavandola en la cruz, y despojando a los principados y a las potestades, los exhibio publicamente, triunfando sobre ellos en la cruz (Colosenses 2:14-15).

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  • Command Of Melchizedek


    The Command of Melchizedek dwells upon often overlooked verses of scripture and the deep spiritual import of these prophetic writings from a theological and deep-thinking perspective; it expands on the person of Melchizedek and the attendant order and command which followed the ascension of Jesus into heaven…which order states, Let all the Angels of God worship him, and also Worship Him, all you gods. It reaches into the mind of Moses when he wrote Genesis, opening with these words from the Torah, Beresiyt Bara Elohim, meaning In the beginning, Gods created… and not God created as we know it. It lights up in our hearts the truth of the creator making Adam and Eve, male and female, expressly in their own image and likeness, after the Father and the Mother.

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  • Christ Alone The Uniqueness Of Jesus As Savior


    Historians and theologians alike have long recognized that at the heart of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation were five declarations (or solas) that distinguished the movement from other expressions of the Christian faith.

    Five hundred years later, we live in a different time with fresh challenges to our faith. Yet these rallying cries of the Reformation continue to speak to us, addressing a wide range of contemporary issues. The Five Solas series will help you understand the historical and biblical context of the five solas and how to live out the relevance of Reformation theology today.

    In Christ Alone, Stephen Wellum considers Christ’s singular uniqueness and significance biblically, historically, and today, in our pluralistic and postmodern age. He examines the historical roots of the doctrine, especially in the Reformation era, and then shows how the uniqueness of Christ has come under specific attack today. Then, he walks us through the storyline of Scripture, from Christ’s unique identity and work as prophet, priest, and king, to the application of his work to believers and our covenantal union with him to show that apart from Christ there is no salvation. Wellum shows that we must recover a robust biblical and theological doctrine of Christ’s person and work in the face of today’s challenges and explains why a fresh appraisal of the Reformation understanding of Christ alone is needed today.

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  • Jesus : The Life And Ministry Of God The Son Collected Insights From A W To


    Reflections on Christ, from a beloved spiritual writer

    A. W. Tozer was a man of remarkable knowledge, an avid reader of Christians and philosophers from throughout the ages. But he meditated on the Bible, making him-like John Wesley-a man of one Book and a student of many.

    Combine this knowledge with his acclaimed writing style and you have works like this one, high thoughts of God brought low-yet no less moving-for the common reader.

    Jesus: The Life and Ministry of God the Son features selections from Tozer’s writings on the God-man, Jesus Christ. It follows the chronology of Christ’s earthly life and explores classic themes of Christology, helping readers better comprehend and appreciate Jesus’ person and work.

    When you set out to study Christ, you want to behold His splendor the best you can. That’s why writers like A. W. Tozer are excellent guides: they love the Lord, know Him well, and have enough accumen with the written word to lay the weight of glory on your heart like few can.

    Read Jesus and appreciate anew the Savior of the world and the power of the written word to glorify His name.

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