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Honor, Patronage, Kinship & Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture

Honor, Patronage, Kinship & Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture

by David A. deSilva

Contemporary Western readers may find it surprising that honor and shame, patronage and reciprocity, kinship and family, and purity and pollution offer us keys to interpreting the New Testament. But as recent scholarship has proposed and as David deSilva demonstrates, paying attention to these cultural themes opens our eyes and ears to new discoveries and de… Read more…

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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October 31, 1517: Martin Luther and the Day that Changed the World
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October 31, 1517: Martin Luther and the Day that Changed the World

by Martin E Marty

“This volume is small but weighty and a solid addition for all modern Christianity collections.” — Ray Olson, Booklist With a foreword by James Martin, this classic reader on the Reformation by Martin Marty answers the question: Why is the Reformation relevant today? Most importantly, this book is about how the Reformation im… Read more…

Know How We Got Our Bible

Know How We Got Our Bible

by Justin S. Holcomb, Charles E. Hill, Justin Holcomb and Ryan Matthew Reeves

The easy accessibility of the Bible in most of the world's major languages can obscure a dramatic and sometimes unexpected story. In Know How We Got Our Bible, scholars Ryan Reeves and Charles Hill trace the history of the Bible from its beginnings to the present day, highlighting key figures and demonstrating overall the reliability of Scripture.Reeves … Read more…

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Encountering the Holy Land: Audio Lectures
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Encountering the Holy Land: Audio Lectures

by Carl G. Rasmussen and Carl G. Rasmussen

The Zondervan Biblical and Theological Lectures series provides a unique audio learning experience. Unlike a traditional audiobook’s direct narration of a book’s text, Encountering the Holy Land: Audio Lectures include high quality live-recordings of college-level lectures that cover the important points from each subject as well as relevant mate… Read more…

Incredible Mysteries of the Bible

Incredible Mysteries of the Bible

by Stephen M. Miller

Where was the garden of Eden?What happened to the ark of the covenant?What is the unforgivable sin Jesus spoke of?If you’ve ever wondered about these or other questions while reading the Bible, then this is the book for you. Here is a fascinating look at some of the most perplexing mysteries found in the pages of the Bible. Drawing from the latest research… Read more…

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Monastic Prisons and Torture Chambers

Monastic Prisons and Torture Chambers

by Ulrich L Lehner

Following the Council of Trent (1545-1563), Catholic religious orders underwent substantial reform. Nevertheless, on occasion monks and nuns had to be disciplined and--if they had committed a crime--punished. Consequently, many religious orders relied on sophisticated criminal law traditions that included torture, physical punishment, and prison sentences. U… Read more…

Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity Without Hierarchy

Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity Without Hierarchy

by Gordon D. Fee, Ronald W. Pierce and Rebecca Merrill Groothuis

Discussions surrounding the roles of men and women--whether in the church, the home or society at large--never seem to end, often generating more heat than light. Such debate is still important, though, because this issue directly affects every member of Christ's body. What we believe the Bible teaches on these matters shapes nearly all we do in the chur… Read more…

Life of Christ

Life of Christ

by Larry Richards and Robert C. Girard

Discover Jesus: Son of Man, Son of GodGet up close and personal with Jesus, His teachings, and what they mean for you today. The Smart Guide to the Bible: The Life of Christ takes you on location so you can absorb the historical and prophetic context into which Jesus was born, lived, died, came alive again, and ascended to His rightful place in Hea… Read more…

The World David Knew: Connecting the Vast Ancient World to Israel's Great King
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The World David Knew: Connecting the Vast Ancient World to Israel's Great King

by Randy Southern and Leonard Greenspoon

The World David Knew will reveal to readers how the story of David fits into major events in the world of his time. The profound contrast between story and facts will take the reader on an intriguing and thought-provoking journey into the compelling challenges of David's life as a shepherd boy turned king and the powerful faith of one of the Bible&#… Read more…

Since the Beginning: Interpreting Genesis 1 and 2 through the Ages

Since the Beginning: Interpreting Genesis 1 and 2 through the Ages

by Kyle R Greenwood

Few passages in the Hebrew Bible have been subject to more scrutiny than Genesis 1 and 2. In this volume, a diverse international team of experts guides readers through interpretations of the Genesis creation stories throughout history, inviting them to consider perspectives from the earliest times to the present. The book offers an accurate description of h… Read more…

Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion
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Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion

by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

"I am a man torn in two. And the gospel I inherited is divided." Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove grew up in the Bible Belt in the American South as a faithful church-going Christian. But he gradually came to realize that the gospel his Christianity proclaimed was not good news for everybody. The same Christianity that sang, "Amazing grace, how sweet th… Read more…


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