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Bringing Jesus to the Desert

Bringing Jesus to the Desert

by Gary M. Burge and Brad Nassif

This Zondervan ebook sketches out the rise of the great Desert Fathers and Mothers of the 3rd - 6th centuries, and then shares the stories and sayings of five of their greatest leaders. It will instill wisdom in the everyday lives of modern Christians through the storytelling of great monastic biographies taken from Egypt, Palestine and Syria. This book is w… Read more…

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Encounters with Jesus

Encounters with Jesus

by Gary M. Burge

Christian readers of the New Testament study the great stories about Jesus through the lens of western culture. In this series of books, Gary Burge uses his extensive knowledge of the first century world and the Middle East to offer insights not available to the average person. Each book will develop important cultural themes and wrap them around well-known … Read more…

Mapping Your Academic Career: Charting the Course of a Professor's Life

Mapping Your Academic Career: Charting the Course of a Professor's Life

by Gary M. Burge

Nijay Gupta's Best Academic NT Books of 2015, Honorable Mention, Academia You're finishing your first year of teaching. It's been exciting and gratifying, but there've been some wobbly episodes too. How will you carve out a space to flourish? You're feeling secure in mid-career, with s… Read more…

Jesus, the Middle Eastern Storyteller

Jesus, the Middle Eastern Storyteller

by Gary M. Burge

Storytellers made history, and Jesus was the greatest of them all. But how can modern readers know what he actually meant in such iconic parables as the Prodigal Son and the Good Samaritan? Jesus, the Middle Eastern Storyteller combines the readability of a popular novel and the authority of scholarship to uncover the hidden meaning of references too often m… Read more…

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The New Testament in Seven Sentences: A Small Introduction to a Vast Topic

The New Testament in Seven Sentences: A Small Introduction to a Vast Topic

by Gary M. Burge

We often explore individual passages of Scripture without seeing the whole. A verse may be inspiring and easy to grasp, but the sweeping context is often difficult and requires persistence. To understand the breadth of the gospel's message, we need to perceive the full tapestry of Scripture with its theological themes woven together. Otherwise, we miss t… Read more…

Bible and the Land

Bible and the Land

by Gary M. Burge

As the early church moved away from the original cultural setting of the Bible and found its home in the west, Christians lost touch with the ancient world of the Bible. Cultural habits, the particulars of landscape, even the biblical languages soon were unknown. And the cost was enormous: Christians began reading the Bible as foreigners and missing the orig… Read more…

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Finding the Lost Images of God

Finding the Lost Images of God

by Gary M. Burge and Timothy S. Laniak

Images are frequently used in the Bible to describe God and his relationship with his chosen people. Without an accurate understanding of the images, we cannot comprehend the profound biblical revelations they communicate. Understanding these cultural vehicles of communication comes by learning the cultural background of those who created them. Timothy S. La… Read more…

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Jesus and the Jewish Festivals

Jesus and the Jewish Festivals

by Gary M. Burge

Christian readers of the New Testament study the great stories about Jesus through the lens of western culture. In this series of books, Gary Burge uses his extensive knowledge of the first century world and the Middle East to offer insights not available to the average person. Each book will develop important cultural themes and wrap them around well-known … Read more…

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Jesus and the Land: The New Testament Challenge to "Holy Land" Theology

Jesus and the Land: The New Testament Challenge to "Holy Land" Theology

by Gary M. Burge

This accessible volume describes first-century Jewish and Christian beliefs about the land of Israel and offers a full survey of New Testament passages that directly address the question of land and faith. Respected New Testament scholar Gary M. Burge examines present-day tensions surrounding "territorial religion" in the modern Middle East, helpin… Read more…


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