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  • Reading The New Testament As Christian Scripture

    $54.99

    This survey textbook by two respected New Testament scholars is designed to meet the needs of contemporary evangelical undergraduates. The book effectively covers the New Testament books and major topics in the New Testament, assuming no prior academic study of the Bible. The authors pay attention to how the New Testament documents fit together as a canonical whole that supplements the Old Testament to make up the Christian scriptures. They also show how the New Testament writings provide basic material for Christian doctrine, spirituality, and engagement with culture. Chapters can be assigned in any order, making this an ideal textbook for one-semester courses at evangelical schools.

    This is the first volume in a new series of survey textbooks that will cover the Old and New Testaments. The book features full-color illustrations that hold interest and aid learning and offers a full array of pedagogical aids: photographs, sidebars, maps, time lines, charts, glossary, and discussion questions. Additional resources for instructors and students are available through Texbook eSources.

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  • Old Testament Use Of Old Testament

    $74.99

    Old Testament Use of Old Testament, by Gary Schnittjer, surveys the thousands of Old Testament allusions within the Old Testament and provides hermeneutical guidance for interpreting these interrelated scriptures.

    The handbook takes an easy to navigate book-by-book approach. Schnittjer provides a list of Scripture allusions for each book and follows with an interpretive profile of how that book uses passages from elsewhere in the Old Testament. Specific criteria are applied to each allusion, providing readers with a categorical label that sorts each allusion into a general type. Minor allusions caused by style, figures of speech, and other minor elements are not included.

    Responsible exegesis requires careful attention to interrelated scriptures, yet there is a host of interpretive difficulties related to Scripture’s use of Scripture. Designed for ease-of-use for any serious student of the Bible, Old Testament Use of Old Testament offers a thorough, systematic tool to aid in intertextual interpretation.

    This dynamic tool equips students of the Bible to:

    *Understand how the Old Testament uses the Old Testament
    *Easily find the most important Old Testament allusions
    *Grasp the complexity of Scripture’s use of Scripture
    *Categorize specific allusions into categories
    *Gain exegetical insight into the study of interrelated Scriptures

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  • Understanding Faith Formation

    $24.99

    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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  • 27 Books In 13 Weeks (Student/Study Guide)

    $10.99

    Twenty-seven Books in Thirteen Weeks provides an easy-to-use framework for getting an overview of the New Testament and its major characters. It includes ?a study guide for the New Testament ?main characters in the New Testament ?the relationship and chronology of the New Testament books ?application of New Testament stories ?a plan for student participation ?fact, thought, and discussion questions ?the geography of the times

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  • Proclaim Afresh : Sacramental Theology And Ministry

    $56.00

    An introductory survey of sacramental theology and ministry in the Church of England today, this book encourages students to adopt a ‘jazz approach’ to liturgy, in which secure understanding of the historical development (where we have come from) and theological meaning (why it was significant) does not constrain contemporary sacramental ministry and liturgy but rather liberates it as a creative response to a particular context. As a result the book draws together historical, theological and practical sacramental themes, with an extended focus on baptism and the Eucharist as well as some treatment of the other five ‘sacramental ministries’ of modern Anglican practice – confirmation, reconciliation, ordination, marriage and healing.

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  • Jesus The Messiah

    $30.00

    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

    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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  • New Testament Survey (Revised)

    $36.00

    First published in 1953 and revised in 1961, Merrill Tenney’s comprehensive survey has served to introduce the general reader, student, and teacher to the world and message of the New Testament. Written in a clear, nontechnical style, New Testament Survey begins with a survey of the social, political, economic, and religious background of the New Testament, and then goes on to examine the various groups of New Testament books, which are considered in their historical settings. The book concludes with a penetrating study of the New Testament canon. Undertaken at the request of Dr. Tenney, and prepared with his full approval, this 1985 revision by Walter M. Dunnett includes an entirely new chapter on the Jewish background of the New Testament, plus several new short sections, including materials on the Gospels and the canon of the New Testament. The bibliography has been enlarged and updated, and many of the book’s numerous illustrations, maps, and charts are new. Great care has been exercised to retain the spirit and quality of the original work, ensuring that the book will remain a standard in the years to come.

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  • Old Testament Survey

    $55.00

    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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  • Illustrated Bible Survey (Revised)

    $49.99

    Illustrated Bible Survey introduces all the books of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Based on more than thirty years of scholarly research and classroom teaching, editors Ed Hindson, Elmer Towns, and scholars from Liberty University provide a visually engaging, practical, readable, and insightful overview of God’s Word and its eternal message.

    Ideally suited for undergraduate students, laymen, and pastors, this volume features:
    * More than 200 full-color photographs, maps, charts, and illustrations
    * Introductions to each book of the Bible, including background, date, author, outline, and message
    * Introductory chapters on the themes of the Bible, how we got our Bible, and the people and places of the Bible
    * Sidebars on the unique features, beneficial insights, and practical applications of biblical truths
    * Study questions and recommended further reading

    ECPA Gold Medallion award winners Hindson and Towns draw from a lifetime of teaching more than 100,000 students. They represent quality evangelical scholarship, along with a passion to make the Scriptures come to life as they open windows of insight into the biblical text. This exciting survey highlights the key elements of the literature, history, archaeology, and wisdom of the biblical text with an eye on the practical application of its timeless truths, moral principles, and theological insights so desperately needed in today’s world.

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  • Voice Word And Spirit

    $34.99

    Pentecostalism is a movement that, in a little over a century, has encircled the globe and, either directly or indirectly, has impacted and influenced every quarter of Christendom. At its heart the movement bears witness to a contemporary experience of divine-human encounter in line with the prophetic claims of the Old Testament and the Pentecost testimony of the New-indeed an encounter with the power/the presence/the Spirit of God that is radically transformative enough, at both personal and corporate levels, to evoke a new way of seeing the world and, with it, a new way of reading the Word.

    In the post-modern situation that has forced all of us to a greater awareness of the contextual particularities of how we see and read things, with all of the limitation and the illumination that this can entail, it is time for offering a survey of Scripture, and the Old Testament in particular, that speaks both from and to the manifold global context of Pentecostal faith and practice.

    Here the authors are deft guides, affirming the integration of academic scholarship and charismatic spirituality. They present thoughtful readers with an overview of the Old Testament that is explicitly engaged with the faith and practice of the Pentecostal movement and the recent scholarship that has been generated by this contemporary, global, Christian movement, especially as it bears upon biblical interpretation. They invite readers to approach scripture reading with the expectation of being encountered and addressed by a Living Voice, flipping the primary goal of biblical study from ‘us interpreting Scripture’ to ‘Scripture reading and interpreting us.’

    In addition to treating each Old Testament book individually, this textbook offers a brief chapter-length introduction to each of the four major book collections, as standardized in the Protestant Bible’s arrangement of Old Testament Scriptures: 1) Pentateuch; 2) Historical Books; 3) Poetical Books; and 4) Prophets.

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  • Where God Put Water

    $10.00

    Where God Put Water is a wide-ranging study of how God’s Word and Earth’s history intersects with scientific discoveries throughout the universe. Providing the reader with a survey of prominent scientific revelations, author Henry Chisolm compares human scientific research and discoveries with the teachings found in Scripture. He shares how there are three heavens and the heavens described within these pages do not refer to the heaven where God dwells. The connections drawn are revealing and thought-provoking, and Where God Put Water is, most of all, an opportunity to continue to see the power of God.

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  • Jesus Christ Visited Ancient America

    $16.00

    And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice . . . (John 10:14-16) The Bible, being the most revered book of the Christians, along with the collected treasures of Mayan and Aztec antiquities, testifies: Jesus Christ Visited Ancient America. Being an enthusiast of Bible versions, and after visiting the Aztec and Mayan ruins in Mexico, Almon Fackrell was prompted to have this study and reveal the parallels of Christian belief and Ancient America’s religion. With it, Almon Fackrell was able to account for 276 similarities, which prove that Israelites were in Ancient America! Discover for yourself the facts that have been written both in the Bible and the Popol Vuh.

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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

    Additional Info
    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 And Ethics

    $22.00

    This convenient text utilizes material from the well-received Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics to introduce students to the use of the New Testament for moral formation. This handy and affordable book-by-book survey of the New Testament contains key articles written by leading scholars and targeted to the needs of the classroom. It will serve as an excellent supplementary text in New Testament courses.

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  • Old Testament And Ethics

    $26.00

    The acclaimed Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (DSE), written to respond to the movement among biblical scholars and ethicists to recover the Bible for moral formation, offered needed orientation and perspective on the vital relationship between Scripture and ethics. This book-by-book survey of the Old Testament features key articles from the DSE, bringing together a stellar list of contributors to introduce students to the use of the Old Testament for moral formation. It will serve as an excellent supplementary text.

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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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  • What The Old Testament Authors Really Cared About

    $45.99

    Written from an irenic, evangelical perspective, this Old Testament survey is designed to unpack what the biblical authors most intended to communicate in the Scripture that Jesus read. As a complementary volume to the previously published What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About (Kregel Academic, 2008), it is well-suited for use in a college, seminary, or church context. Students of the Bible will find this full-color textbook accessible and engaging.

    What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About is gospel-centered, portraying the Old Testament as the foundation for a fulfillment found in the New Testament. Each chapter is written by an Old Testament scholar who is a skilled teacher at one of the finest evangelical schools across North America and specializes in the biblical book covered.

    Readers will find:
    *Introductory issues (who, when, where, why) condensed to one-page snapshots of essential information at the beginning of each chapter

    *The clarity of the biblical message enhanced through nearly two hundred high-resolution photographs, over eighty charts and tables, and twelve color maps

    *Very readable text, appropriate for broad audiences

    *A format simpler and intentionally shorter than many other surveys, making it a very manageable textbook for a single semester Old Testament survey course or a useful guide to accompany devotional reading of Scripture

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  • Old Testament Commentary Survey

    $20.00

    Leading Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman III provides students and pastors with expert guidance on choosing a commentary for any book of the Old Testament. The fifth edition has been updated to assess the most recently published commentaries, providing evaluative comments. Longman lists a number of works available for each book of the Old Testament, gives a brief indication of their emphases and viewpoints, and evaluates them. The result is a balanced, sensible guide for those who preach and teach the Old Testament and need help in choosing the best tools.

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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

    $35.00

    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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  • Bible In The Life Of The Church

    $28.95

    Surveys how the Bible is used in the worldwide Anglican Communion
    New addition to the Canterbury Studies in Anglicanism series

    This book project was commissioned by the Anglican Consultative Council at its meeting in Jamaica in May 2009. Its aim is to explore how Anglicans use the Bible and to distill from and develop from these explorations the principles of Anglican hermenuetics.

    In part one, writers from around the world reflect on their experiences using Scripture. Part two delves into some timely and relevant issues for Anglicans, including the Bible and homosexuality, and the Bible and the lectionary.

    This series meets the growing demand for resources that address the breadth and complexity of contemporary Anglicanism.

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  • Interpreting The Parables (Revised)

    $40.00

    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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  • Survey Of The New Testament

    $59.99

    Robert Gundry’s now classic survey of the New Testament has been a mainstay for college and graduate courses around the world, having been used by thousands of professors and students. This fifth edition includes updates and revisions throughout and a fresh, full-color design. One thing about A Survey of the New Testament that has not changed: its premise. Unlike most New Testament surveys, this book leads students to actually read the Bible. Topics and issues discussed in the text are linked whenever possible with assigned readings that expose the reader to the entire New Testament. Comments on the readings provide additional help. A Survey of the New Testament, 5thEdition, includes these features: – New design in full-color with more photos and improved maps
    – Links to relevant websites
    – Outlines, study goals, summaries, and review questions for each chapter
    – Phonetic pronunciations for unfamiliar names and terms
    – Breakouts with illustrative quotes from ancient, nonbiblical literature
    – Updated bibliographies

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  • Beginning To Read The Fathers (Revised)

    $24.95

    A survey of the principal themes of patristic writing, touching on the major Greek and Latin fathers of the church, now revised.

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  • Studying Pauls Letters

    $32.00

    Studying Paul’s Letters provides a survey of the most relevant current methods in Paul scholarship. Joseph A. Marchal leads a group of scholars who are also experienced teachers in courses on Paul. More than a series of how-to essays in interpretation, each chapter in this volume shows how differences in starting point and interpretive decisions shape different ways of understanding Paul. Each teacher-scholar focuses on what a particular method brings to interpretation and applies that method to a text in Paul’s letters, aiming not just at the beginning student but at the tough choices every teacher must make in balancing information with critical reflection. Studying Paul’s Letters is organized for use in a single semester course on Paul.

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  • Introducing Early Christianity

    $30.00

    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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  • Manga Seisho Nyuumon

    $28.00

    (Japanese title: Manga Seisho Nyuumon) Hiroshi Ishida, text; Toshio Katsuma, illustrator. A fascinating trip through the Bible for middle or high school youth and adults in the Japanese language. After a brief manga (black & white comic book style) story of a boy who wants to learn about the Bible, this heavily illustrated survey moves through manga Bible stories and background information from archeology and even quizzes.

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  • Irasuto Hayawakari Seisho Gaid

    $34.50

    (Japanese title: Irasuto Hayawakari Seisho Gaidobukku) by Frances Blankenbaker, Henrietta Mears. Simplified edition of Mears’ classic Bible survey book, with brief summaries of every book of the Bible and abundant illustrations, color pictures, maps and an illustrated glossary of Bible words. Ideal for introducing Japanese young people and adults to the Bible. Even if you do not know Japanese, your Japanese students can use this while you refer to the English edition by Regal Books/Gospel Light (now entitled What the Bible is All About for Kids) which has the same content and illustrations. Forest Books. Paperback with jacket.

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  • Christian Ethics : A Historical Introduction (Revised)

    $40.00

    This updated survey of Christian ethics addresses major thinkers, movements, and issues from the early church to the present. A broad range of topics is discussed, including the biblical and philosophical legacies of Christian ethics and ethics through the early, medieval, formation, Enlightenment, and modern eras. This new edition contains more extensive discussions of ethics in the twentieth century, including Vatican II, ecumenical social ethics, and Orthodox Christian ethics. A new section, Toward the Third Millennium, looks at the issues we will face in the coming decades, including medical, scientific, and political dilemmas, and issues of terrorism, war, and peace.

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  • Emergence Of Christianity

    $39.00

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Chronology Of Events
    1. Historical Overview
    2. Jews And Christians The Dynasty Of Herod The Great
    3. Romans And Christinas Constantine’s Christian Monotheism
    4. Christians And Christians Pope Damasus And The Christianization Of Rome
    5. Pagans And Christians The Altar Of Victory
    6. The Christian Church Through The Centuries Conflict And Accommodation

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    This brief survey text tells the story of early Christianity. Cynthia White explores the emergence of Christianity in Rome during the first four centuries of the Greco-Roman empire, from the first followers of Jesus Christ, to conflicts between Christians and Jewish kings under Roman occupation, to the torture of Christian followers, Diocletian’s reforms, and Constantine’s eventual conversion to monotheism, which cemented Christianity’s status as the official religion of Rome.

    The text’s chapters will integrate key pedagogy, including introductions, study questions, textboxes, photos, maps, suggested readings, and a glossary and timeline.

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  • Studying The New Testament

    $20.00

    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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  • Most Important Thing Youll Ever Study Vol 3-4 NT

    $30.00

    The Bible is often weakly emphasized or even neglected in the education of our children. However, author Starr Meade contends that God’s Word is the most important thing a Christian will ever study. This study series is designed to summarize the message of the Bible, encouraging middle and high school students to explore God’s Word for themselves. In this two-volume survey of the New Testament, Meade leads young teens through the Bible from the Gospels to Revelation, teaching students about important themes such as God’s role as the main character in his own story, the fulfillment of the promises of God, and the relationship between Scripture’s divine inspiration and human authorship.

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  • Introduction To The Historical Books

    $19.50

    Steven McKenzie here surveys the historical books of the Old Testament – Joshua through Ezra-Nehemiah – for their historical context, contents, form, and themes, communicating them clearly and succinctly for an introductory audience. / By providing a better understanding of biblical history writing in its ancient context, McKenzie helps readers come to terms with tensions between the Bible’s account and modern historical analyses. Rather than denying the results of historical research or dismissing its practitioners as wrongly motivated, he suggests that the source of the perceived discrepancy may lie not with the Bible but with the way in which it has been read. He also calls into question whether the genre of the Bible’s historical books has been properly understood.

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  • Nelsons New Testament Survey

    $29.99

    Each book of the New Testament is introduced and investigated with scholarship and biblical faithfulness. Includes all the information usually found in a Bible handbook – author, date, historical background, purpose, outline – but it goes much further.

    The authors provide an exposition of every passage in the New Testament, written in contemporary, understandable language. Sidebars and inserts offer other valuable reference material such as lists of the parables of Jesus, the miracles of Jesus, and key theological principles.

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  • Exploring The New Testament Book By Book

    $28.99

    Taking a telescopic view of the Bible, Exploring the Old Testament Book by Book and Exploring the New Testament Book by Book enable readers to see the big picture behind this Book of books, to see how the various parts of Scripture relate to one another. These volumes from gifted expositor John Phillips teaches the importance of taking a few steps back from Scripture in order to gain fresh insight into the message, meaning, and art of the Bible.

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  • Exploring The Old Testament Book By Book

    $33.99

    Taking a telescopic view of the Bible, Exploring the Old Testament Book by Book and Exploring the New Testament Book by Book enable readers to see the big picture behind this Book of books, to see how the various parts of Scripture relate to one another. These volumes from gifted expositor John Phillips teaches the importance of taking a few steps back from Scripture in order to gain fresh insight into the message, meaning, and art of the Bible.

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  • Forge Of Christendom

    $20.00

    If Y2K proved anticlimactic, the Y1K crisis-apocalyptic expectations surrounding the year 1000-had a lasting impact, argues this far-ranging, over-reaching history of medieval Europe. Holland (Persian Fire) surveys the two and a half centuries between the fragmenting of Charlemagne’s empire and the First Crusade, visiting milestones like the Norman conquest of England along with lesser invasions, raids, feudal vendettas, kidnappings and pope vs. antipope squabbles. He discerns movement amid the tumult and slaughter, as Catholic Europe went from anxious beleaguerment by the barbarians coming from every direction to confident expansionism. Holland’s thesis that it was the disappointment of millennial hopes that gave Christendom its new focus on worldly progress is weakly supported; he has a hard time showing that anyone besides churchmen thought about the approaching millennium. His greater theme is Catholicism’s civilizing mission: pagan foes are converted and co-opted, a new class of marauding knights is tamed by Church peace councils, and Pope Gregory VII’s defiance of Emperor Henry IV inaugurates church-state separation. Holland’s colorful, energetic narrative vividly captures the medieval mindset, while conveying the dynamism that underlay a seemingly static age. Maps.

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  • Survey Of The Old Testament

    $59.99

    This widely acclaimed textbook, newly expanded and redesigned, helps readers better understand the Old Testament (and the God it reveals) by exploring the literary, historical, and theological issues behind it and behind each of its books. Helpful maps, photos, timelines, and charts now in full color.

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  • Epic Of Eden

    $26.00

    Sandra Richter gives an overview of the Old Testament, organizing our disorderly knowledge of the Old Testament people, facts and stories into a memorable and manageable story of redemption that climaxes in the New Testament.

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  • Theological Interpretation Of The Old Testament (Reprinted)

    $26.00

    The groundbreaking Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible (DTIB) introduced readers to key names, theories, and concepts in the field of biblical interpretation. It has been well received by pastors and students, won book awards from Christianity Today and the Catholic Press Association, and was named the ECPA 2006 Christian Book of the Year. Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament features key articles from DTIB, providing readers with a book-by-book theological reading of the Old Testament. The articles are authored by leading scholars, including Daniel I. Block, Tremper Longman III, J. Gordon McConville, Walter Moberly, Richard Schultz, and Gordon J. Wenham. This handy and affordable text will work particularly well for students in Old Testament/Bible survey courses, pastors, and lay readers.

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  • Theological Interpretation Of The New Testament (Reprinted)

    $26.00

    This convenient text utilizes material from the award-winning Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible (DTIB) to introduce students to the Bible and theological interpretation through a comprehensive book-by-book survey of the New Testament. The articles, authored by respected scholars, make unique contributions to the study of theological interpretation of Scripture.

    Theological Interpretation of the New Testament provides a history of interpretation and covers major theological ideas for each book of the New Testament. Contributors include David E. Garland, Robert H. Gundry, I. Howard Marshall, Francesca Aran Murphy, Max Turner, and N. T. Wright. Students of the New Testament, pastors, and lay readers will appreciate this affordable volume. It will also serve as an excellent supplementary text in New Testament/Bible survey courses.

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  • Portraits Of Jesus

    $26.99

    Introduction

    I: Mark’s Portrait Of Jesus

    II: Matthew’s Portrait Of Jesus

    III: Luke’s Portrait Of Jesus

    IV: John’s Portrait Of Jesus

    V. Paul’s Portrait Of Jesus

    Bibliography

    Index

    Additional Info
    Portraits of Jesus is an introductory guide to the ways Jesus is depicted in the New Testament. Both college students and the general reader will find here a variety of New Testament understandings of Jesus that are rooted in critical reading of the four Gospels and Pauline letters. The authors of the four Gospels show considerable freedom in their handling of the words and deeds associated with Jesus. New Testament authors are not so much news reporters as promoters of Christian living. They shape their material to highlight who Jesus is and how to live according to his teaching and example. This book presumes neither religious faith nor lack of faith; its aim is to inform and to stimulate some fundamental questions.

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  • New Testament Survey (Reprinted)

    $42.00

    Before coming to grips with an individual verse or passage in the New Testament, Bible students and expositors must understand how it relates to the theme of the book. This nontechnical survey offers readers a working understanding of the New Testament by providing the theological tools necessary to synthesize biblical passages into themes. It incorporates historical and cultural backgrounds without becoming a book on manners and customs and deals with the actual text of Scripture without becoming a verse-by-verse commentary. Pictures, charts, and outlines aid comprehension. This classic text, which has served students well for many years, is now available in paperback.

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  • Romans In Full Circle

    $30.00

    The New Testament book of Romans has played an important role in the life of the church from the period of the early church and through to the present day. In this concise survey of the major theological changes associated with Paul’s letter, Mark Reasoner focuses on its history and interpretation, particularly through the works of Origen, Augustine, the medieval exegetes, Luther, and Barth. In so doing, he reveals that by a circuitous route, western Christians in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries are returning to reading Romans in ways very similar to Origen’s concerns in the third century. This is true particularly in regard to issues of the human will, sensitivity to Jews and Judaism, openness to the possibility of universalism, and a deconstructive reading of the obedience to government passage in Romans 13. Thus, in addition to giving a helpful overview of Romans itself, this book will help readers situate their theological questions within the two thousand-year history of conversations about Paul’s letter to Roman believers.

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  • Battle For Middle Earth

    $24.00

    Explore the deeper meanings and hidden allusions of Tolkien’s epic trilogy! In this unique interpretation, Rutledge treats the entire narrative, not just isolated themes, to show how Tolkien communicates a powerful vision of unseen divine design at work through flawed characters who struggle with the meaning of freedom and abuse of power. Lively and engaging!

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  • Survey Of The New Testament (Student/Study Guide)

    $19.99

    In this book, Paul Benware approaches the New Testament in three helpful segments: the anticipation, institution, and fulfillment of the New Covenant. Questions will be addressed such as What is the purpose of Life? and Can I be freed from quilt and sin? This handy primer will help any student of the Bible see the content, unity and progression of the New Testament.

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  • Evolving Visions Of Priesthood

    $24.95

    Evolving Visions of the Priesthood traces the movement of the Church in the United States during the first forty years of the implementation of Vatican II. This research gives the U.S. Church a good picture of itself and its struggles during the post-conciliar period. These studies are important for what they tell us of priests who were already ministering the theology of the Council, at the time of the Council, and also consider those priests ordained more recently and their perspectives on Vatican II. How the different groups of priests perceive each other in their respective desires to be faithful to God offers the reader insight into today’s presbyterate. By following what has been happening we get a glimpse of what the future holds. Given the struggles of the scandals recently confronting the Church, the studies also offer indications of why the particular problems arose so suddenly and why they were so related to a given time frame.

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  • Faith Of Israel (Reprinted)

    $34.00

    This comprehensive survey introduces students to the theological emphases of the entire Old Testament, from Genesis through Malachi.

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  • Survey Of The Bible (Reprinted)

    $38.00

    Time-pressed students and pastors will appreciate this well-organized Bible survey, beginning with a basic introduction to the Bible along with helpful study hints. Once you’ve mastered that material, you can plunge directly into a quick-reference outline of biblical history and a Bible survey that’s arranged chronologically (not canonically) for better comprehension. The final section contains memorable chapters and passages.

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  • Linguistics For Students Of New Testament Greek (Reprinted)

    $26.00

    Introduces Greek students to the field of linguistics and shows how its findings can increase their understanding of the New Testament.

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  • Reading Between The Lines

    $9.99

    This book shatters all of the ideas on regulation and legalism. As you examine this book, you will begin to understand that God had a passion to see the unbeliever come to Christ. He had a plan to make it a reality. Jesus said we are the plan, and it is up to each of us to Go and make disciples.

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  • Old Testament History An Overview Of Sacred History And Truth

    $32.99

    This is the revised and expanded version of Wilbur Fields’ 1967 Old Testament History. Utilizing the New International Version, this volume stands ready to service the needs of Bible college students and laymen interested in knowing their Old Testaments better.

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  • Pentateuch

    $34.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780899004297James SmithBinding: Cloth TextPublished: 2000Old Testament SurveyPublisher: College Press Publishing Company Inc.

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  • History Of Israel (Revised)

    $45.00

    Unsurpassed for nearly half a century, and now with a new introduction and appendix by William P. Brown, Bright’s A History of Israel will continue to be a standard for a new generation of students of the Old Testament.
    Includes 16 full-color maps.

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  • Survey Of Bible Doctrine

    $13.99

    In his survey of Bible doctrine, Ryrie covers such topics as what is doctrine and why is it important, what is the nature of God, what inspired the Bible, who is Jesus Christ, what does the Holy Spirit do, what is the nature of the angelic world, what is the true nature of man, how does salvation work, and what is the biblical model for the church. An excellent tool for developing a more complete understanding of the Bible.

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  • Meaning Of The Millennium

    $24.00

    Prof Clouse has brought together four proponents of the four major millennial views:each view has had both a long history and a host of Christian adherents through the years. George Ladd presents historic premillennialism. Hoyt writes on dispenstional premillennialism.

    Boettner retired theologian discusses the postmillennial view. And finally Hoekema describes the amillennial position. After each essay the other three writers respond from their own perspective. This book is a debate among key Christian scholars on the meaning of the millennium.

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  • Millennial Maze

    $28.00

    In THE MILLENIAL MAZE, Stanley J. Grenz provides historical and biblical, as well as theological, perspective on the four positions held by evangelicals–postmillennialism, dispensational premillenialism, historic premillennialism and amillenialism. Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each position, he seeks to cut a new path through the maze that reaffirms the valid insights of each and sounds a fresh note of hope in an age of shattered illusions.

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  • Pilgrim God : A Biblical Journey (Student/Study Guide)

    $13.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780912405186John Of TaizeBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2000Publisher: Oregon Catholic Press/Pastoral Press

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  • New Testament Survey (Revised)

    $36.00

    First published in 1953 and revised in 1961, Merrill Tenney’s comprehensive survey has served to introduce the general reader, student, and teacher to the world and message of the New Testament.

    Written in a clear, nontechnical style, New Testament Survey begins with a survey of the social, political, economic, and religious background of the New Testament, and then goes on to examine the various groups of New Testament books, which are considered in their historical settings. The book concludes with a penetrating study of the New Testament canon.

    Undertaken at the request of Dr. Tenney, and prepared with his full approval, this 1985 revision by Walter M. Dunnett includes an entirely new chapter on the Jewish background of the New Testament, plus several new short sections, including materials on the Gospels and the canon of the New Testament. The bibliography has been enlarged and updated, and many of the book’s numerous illustrations, maps, and charts are new. Great care has been exercised to retain the spirit and quality of the original work, ensuring that the book will remain a standard in the years to come.

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  • Introduction To The Gospels

    $28.99

    Textbook for courses on the Gospels for colleges and beginning seminary. Discusses origin, development, and interrelationships of the Four Gospels.

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