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Ancient Christian Texts - Incomplete Commentary on Matthew (Opus Imperfectum) Volume 1

Ancient Christian Texts - Incomplete Commentary on Matthew (Opus Imperfectum) Volume 1

by Thomas C. Oden

In the translator's introduction to this volume, James Kellerman relates the following story: As Thomas Aquinas was approaching Paris, a fellow traveler pointed out the lovely buildings gracing that city. Aquinas was impressed, to be sure, but he sighed and stated that he would rather have the complete Incomplete Commentary on Matthew … Read more…

Matthew: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

Matthew: NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC)

by Michael J. Wilkins

The NIV Application Commentary on Matthew shows readers how this Gospel can have the same transformative force today as it did when it was first written. There is no way to exaggerate the effect the Gospel of Matthew has had on the church through the ages, especially right after Jesus’ ascension. His constant citations of scripture were … Read more…

Ancient Christian Texts - Incomplete Commentary on Matthew (Opus Imperfectum) Volume 2

Ancient Christian Texts - Incomplete Commentary on Matthew (Opus Imperfectum) Volume 2

by Thomas C. Oden

In the translator's introduction to this volume, James Kellerman relates the following story: As Thomas Aquinas was approaching Paris, a fellow traveler pointed out the lovely buildings gracing that city. Aquinas was impressed, to be sure, but he sighed and stated that he would rather have the complete Incomplete Commentary on Matthew … Read more…

New Studies in Biblical Theology - From Every People and Nation: A Biblical Theology of Race (NSBT)

New Studies in Biblical Theology - From Every People and Nation: A Biblical Theology of Race (NSBT)

by J. Daniel Hays

"After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language . . ." (Revelation 7:9). The visions in the book of Revelation give a glimpse of the people of God at the consummation of history—a multiethnic congregation gathered together in worship around God&… Read more…

The Value of Learning History

The Value of Learning History

by John Piper

The book of Jude includes numerous references to Jewish history (Balaam, Cain, and Korah's rebellion), references Jude believed made all the more powerful his warnings against internal enemies of the church. "The Value of Learning History," an article from pastor John Piper, illuminates, using Jude as a context, the importance for each… Read more…

Illustrated Introduction to Jesus's Life and Ministry

Illustrated Introduction to Jesus's Life and Ministry

by Henry H. Halley

Derived from Halley’s Bible Handbook, a world-renowned, accessible guide to the Bible now in its twenty-fifth edition, this digital short explains simply and clearly who Jesus was, what He was like, and what He did to save humanity from sin and death. Clear and understandable, An Illustrated Introduction to Jesus’ Life and Ministry will be useful fo… Read more…

ReVisioning

ReVisioning

by James Romaine and Linda Stratford

ReVisioning: Critical Methods of Seeing Christianity in the History of Art examines the application of art historical methods to the history of Christianity and art. As methods of art history have become more interdisciplinary, there has been a notable emergence of discussions of religion in art history as well as related fields such as visual culture and th… Read more…

From God To Us Revised and Expanded How We Got Our Bible

From God To Us Revised and Expanded How We Got Our Bible

by Norman L. Geisler and William E. Nix

Where did the Bible come from? How do we know the right books are in the Bible? Does the Bible contain errors? What are the oldest copies we have of the Bible? How do we know that the Bible hasn't been changed over the years? Why are there so many translations of the Bible, and which one should I use? These are just some of the important questions ab… Read more…

Amazing Discoveries That Unlock the Bible

Amazing Discoveries That Unlock the Bible

by Douglas Connelly

What was unearthed in Solomon’s great cities? Where did archaeologists learn about the great flood? How do these discoveries reveal secrets about King Herod? The events of the Bible may have happened long ago and far away, but they happened to real people living in real places. Modern archaeologists have made stunning finds over the past century or so that… Read more…

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Bloody, Brutal, and Barbaric?: Wrestling with Troubling War Texts

Bloody, Brutal, and Barbaric?: Wrestling with Troubling War Texts

by William J. Webb and Gordon K Oeste

Christians cannot ignore the intersection of religion and violence, whether contemporary or ancient. In our own Scriptures, war texts that appear to approve of genocidal killings and war rape—forcibly taking female captives for wives—raise hard questions about biblical ethics and the character of God. Have we missed something in our traditi… Read more…

America's Christian History - Sample

America's Christian History - Sample

by Dr. H. Wayne House

This product is a free sample that introduces America's Christian History explored fully in the premium title America's Christian History. One can say without fear of credible contradiction that the overwhelming majority of the founders attended or belonged to Christian churches, and embraced the Bible as the revelation of God. … Read more…

The Canon Debate

The Canon Debate

by Lee Martin McDonald and James A. Sanders

What does it mean to speak of a "canon" of scripture? How, when, and where did the canon of the Hebrew Bible come into existence? Why does it have three divisions? What canon was in use among the Jews of the Hellenistic diaspora? At Qumran? In Roman Palestine? Among the rabbis? What Bible did Jesus and his disciples know and use? How was the New Test… Read more…


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