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Reading Sacred Scripture: Voices from the History of Biblical Interpretation

Reading Sacred Scripture: Voices from the History of Biblical Interpretation

by Stephen Westerholm and Martin Westerholm

 A rich display of the Christian tradition’s reading of Scripture   Though well-known and oft-repeated, the advice to read the Bible “like any other book” fails to acknowledge that different books call for different kinds of reading. The voice of Scripture summons readers to hear and respond to its words as divine address. Not eve… Read more…

Women of War, Women of Woe Joshua and Judges through the Eyes of Nineteenth-Century Female Biblical Interpreters

Women of War, Women of Woe Joshua and Judges through the Eyes of Nineteenth-Century Female Biblical Interpreters

by Marion Ann Taylor and Christiana de Groot

The stories of such women as Rahab, Deborah, Jael, Delilah, Jephthah's daughter, and the Levite's concubine raised thorny questions for nineteenth-century female biblical interpreters. Could a Victorian woman use her intelligence to negotiate like Rahab? Was the seemingly well-educated Deborah an appropriate role model? Or did Jephthah's daughter… Read more…

Not with Wisdom of Words: Nonrational Persuasion in the New Testament

Not with Wisdom of Words: Nonrational Persuasion in the New Testament

by Gary Selby

Many texts in the New Testament do more than simply explain the main tenets of the Christian faith; they invite believers to imagine and experience their theological claims. In Not with Wisdom of Words Gary Selby shows how biblical authors used poetic, imaginative language to inspire their audiences to experience a heightened sense of God’s presence. &… Read more…

Discovering Genesis: Content, Interpretation, Reception

Discovering Genesis: Content, Interpretation, Reception

by Iain Provan

Concise, student-friendly introduction to Genesis   Iain Provan here offers readers a compact, up-to-date, and student-friendly introduction to the book of Genesis, focusing on its structure, content, theological concerns, key interpretive debates, and historical reception.   Drawing on a range of methodological approaches (author-, text-, and read… Read more…

On Earth as It Is in Heaven: Cultivating a Contemporary Theology of Creation

On Earth as It Is in Heaven: Cultivating a Contemporary Theology of Creation

by David Vincent Meconi

With the 2015 publication of Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’, many people of faith have found themselves challenged to seek new ways of addressing serious ecological questions — issues essential to the flourishing of all creatures and not just human beings. This volume brings together fifteen select scholars to consider pressing conte… Read more…

The Intolerable God: Kant

The Intolerable God: Kant's Theological Journey

by Christopher J. Insole

The thought of Immanuel Kant (1724–1804) is often regarded as having caused a crisis for theology and religion because it sets the limits of knowledge to what can be derived from experience. In The Intolerable God Christopher Insole challenges that assumption and argues that Kant believed in God but struggled intensely with theological questions.  … Read more…

1 Samuel as Christian Scripture: A Theological Commentary

1 Samuel as Christian Scripture: A Theological Commentary

by Stephen B. Chapman

This work by Stephen Chapman offers a robustly theological and explicitly Christian reading of 1 Samuel. Chapman’s commentary reveals the theological drama at the heart of that biblical book as it probes the tension between civil religion and vital religious faith through the characters of Saul and David.… Read more…

At the Altar of Wall Street The Rituals, Myths, Theologies, Sacraments, and Mission of the Religion Known as the Modern Global Economy

At the Altar of Wall Street The Rituals, Myths, Theologies, Sacraments, and Mission of the Religion Known as the Modern Global Economy

by Scott W. Gustafson

Shows how economics functions as the dominant religion in America today In this provocative book Scott Gustafson argues that economics functions in our current global culture as religions have functioned in other cultures. He describes and analyzes the rituals, pilgrimage sites, myths, prophets, sacraments, and mission of Economics to show how the Economy is… Read more…

The Story That Chooses Us A Tapestry of Missional Vision

The Story That Chooses Us A Tapestry of Missional Vision

by George R. Hunsberger

Over the course of several decades, missiologist George Hunsberger has written numerous essays on crucial themes for the church’s recovery of its missional identity and practice. The Story That Chooses Us brings these essays together for the first time.The book as a whole presents a composite sense of the missional identity and faithful witness to which th… Read more…

Practices of the Self and Spiritual Practices Michel Foucault and the Eastern Christian Discourse

Practices of the Self and Spiritual Practices Michel Foucault and the Eastern Christian Discourse

by Sergey S. Horujy, Boris Jakim and Kristina Stoeckl

In this book Sergey Horujy undertakes a novel comparative analysis of Foucault’s theory of practices of the self and the Eastern Orthodox ascetical tradition of Hesychasm, revealing great affinity between these two radical “subject-less” approaches to anthropology. As he facilitates the dialogue between the two, he offers both an original treatment of … Read more…

Paul and the Trinity Persons, Relations, and the Pauline Letters

Paul and the Trinity Persons, Relations, and the Pauline Letters

by Wesley Hill

Paul’s ways of speaking about God, Jesus, and the Spirit are intricately intertwined: talking about any one of the three, for Paul, implies reference to all of them together. However, much current Pauline scholarship discusses Paul’s God-, Christ-, and Spirit-language without reference to trinitarian theology.In contrast to that trend, Wesley Hill argues… Read more…

Christianity in Roman Africa: The Development of Its Practices and Beliefs

Christianity in Roman Africa: The Development of Its Practices and Beliefs

by Robin M. Jensen and J. Patout Burns

In-depth, illustrated exploration of how early North African Christians lived out their faith Using a combination of literary and archeological evidence, this in-depth, illustrated book documents the development of Christian practices and doctrine in Roman Africa -- contemporary Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco -- from the second century through the Arab… Read more…


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