The Thematic Unity of the Book of the Twelve by Jason T. Lecureux

By Jason T. Lecureux

'Return to me', pronounces Yhwh of Hosts, 'and i'll go back to you', proclaims Yhwh of Hosts. The sentence stands on the head of the prophecy of Zechariah (1.3). yet what does it suggest to 'return to Yhwh'? And what does it suggest that Yhwh 'will go back to you'? LeCureux argues that it truly is this name to repentance, and Yhwh's responses to it, that shape the unifying and organizing subject of go back for the e-book of the Twelve. whereas stories at the improvement and composition of the Twelve have proved fruitful in recent times, this ebook makes an attempt to extend on these works via taking a look heavily on the ultimate type of the Twelve, really of its beginning and shutting books (Hosea-Joel, Zechariah-Malachi), and the position that canonical place and subject matter play in the e-book. This venture starts by means of defining the functionality of topic in biblical books, after which compares the function topic performs in Isaiah with its function within the Twelve, sooner than carrying out the first activity of exegesis. LeCureux examines using 'return' within the Twelve, exhibiting that it's the name to come that controls the occasions of the Day of Yhwh. Going extra, the exegesis uncovers the hyperlinks among the go back imperatives of Hosea 14, Joel 2, Zechariah's personal calls to come and Malachi's concluding query, 'How are we to return?'(3.7). what's eventually published is the multifaceted nature of God's courting together with his humans, person who contains the people's fight to show from covenantal disobedience towards Yhwh in repentance, in addition to Yhwh's personal turning from judgment towards his humans in blessing.

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Reading the Bible Again For the First Time: Taking the Bible by Marcus J. Borg

By Marcus J. Borg

Some of the demanding situations dealing with considerate buyers is how one can learn the Bible faithfully with no leaving behind our experience of fact and historical past. studying the Bible back for the 1st Time offers a much-needed approach to the matter of ways to have an absolutely actual but modern realizing of the scriptures. Many mistakenly think there aren't any offerings except fundamentalism or just rejecting the Bible as whatever which can deliver desiring to our lives. Answering this contemporary obstacle, acclaimed writer Marcus Borg finds the way it is feasible to reconcile the Bible with either a systematic and important frame of mind and our inner most non secular wishes, resulting in a modern but grounded event of the sacred texts. This seminal booklet indicates you the way to learn the Bible appropriately examined—in an process the writer calls "historical-metaphorical." Borg explores what the Scriptures intended to the traditional groups that produced and lived via them. He then is helping us to find the which means of those tales, delivering the information and standpoint to make the knowledge of the Bible a vital a part of our glossy lives. the writer argues that the traditional manner of seeing the Bible's foundation, authority, and interpretation has develop into unpersuasive to hundreds of thousands of individuals in our time, and that we want a clean manner of encountering the Bible that takes the texts heavily yet now not actually, while it takes heavily who we've turn into. Borg lines his own religious trip, describing for readers how he moved from an unquestioning early life trust within the biblical tales to a extra robust and dynamic courting with the Bible as a sacred textual content brimming with that means and assistance. utilizing his personal event for instance, he unearths how the fashionable problem of religion is itself rooted within the misinterpretation of sacred texts as ancient checklist and divine dictation, and opens readers to a more true, extra plentiful viewpoint. This distinctive booklet invitations everyone—whatever one's non secular background—to have interaction the Bible, combat with its which means, discover its mysteries, and comprehend its relevance. Borg exhibits us the way to come upon the Bible in a clean approach that rejects the bounds of easy literalism and opens up wealthy chances for our lives.

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Taking Stock of Bonhoeffer: Studies in Biblical by Stephen J. Plant

By Stephen J. Plant

Bonhoeffer's theology keeps to end up richly fruitful within the twenty first century. This ebook gathers jointly Stephen Plant's scholarly engagement with Bonhoeffer's existence and theology over 20 years. This assortment makes obtainable Plant's particular viewpoint on Bonhoeffer's theology, particularly at the key subject matters of biblical exegesis, ethics and the intimate connections Bonhoeffer discerns among them.

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Pain and Suffering by Ronald Schleifer

By Ronald Schleifer

Pain is felt via all people, but realizing its nature is fragmented throughout myriad modes of proposal. during this compact, but completely integrative account uniting clinical technology, psychology, and the arts Ronald Schleifer bargains a deep and complicated realizing besides attainable innovations of facing ache in its such a lot overwhelming varieties. an ideal addition to many classes in medication, healthcare, counseling psychology, and social work.

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The Orthodox Study Bible: Ancient Christianity Speaks to by St. Athanasius Academy of Orthodox Theology

By St. Athanasius Academy of Orthodox Theology

The FIRST EVER Orthodox research Bible provides the Bible of the early church and the church of the early Bible.

Orthodox Christianity is the face of old Christianity to the fashionable global and embraces the second one biggest physique of Christians on this planet. during this first-of-its-kind research Bible, the Bible is gifted with remark from the traditional Christian point of view that speaks to these Christians who search a deeper event of the roots in their faith.

Features Include:

  • Old testomony newly translated from the Greek textual content of the Septuagint, together with the Deuterocanon
  • New testomony from the recent King James Version
  • Commentary drawn from the early Church Christians
  • Easy-to-Locate liturgical readings
  • Book Introductions and Outlines
  • Subject Index
  • Full-color Icons
  • Full-color Maps

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What is Religion? by Robert Crawford

By Robert Crawford

We know what faith is - or can we? faced with spiritual pluralism and cultural range, it manifests itself in lots of kinds. what's faith? serves not just as an advent to the various trust structures flourishing during the glossy international, yet asks us to contemplate how the very obstacles of religion could be drawn now and sooner or later. How may perhaps faith engage with political ends, or permeate tradition, society and way of life? Is the post-secular global in thrall to 'religions' of its personal style - materialism, humanism, drugs, technological know-how? And what good judgment separates 'common-sense' or educational wisdom from the immutable yet risky boudaries of religion? that is the extra definite? What does it suggest to believe?Combining transparent debts of up to date worldwide non secular perform with an incisive philosophical interrogation of the dynamics and goals of trust, what's faith? bargains a clean and wide-ranging creation to the perennial human questions of formality, religion, ethics and salvation.

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"Have Mercy on Me": The Story of the Canaanite Woman in by Glenna Jackson

By Glenna Jackson

Matthew's gospel starts and ends with the Jewish-Gentile debate, and on the center of either the problem and the gospel is the tale of the Canaanite lady. it's a tale that finds stress among Jews and proselytes in Matthew's group and responds to the query, 'What needs to one do to be a member of the community'? This examine makes a speciality of the stereotype of the girl as a Canaanite in addition to Matthew's resources and the shape of the tale. the realization is that the tale displays a reinforcement of Jewish legislation that enables gentiles to realize club within the Matthean neighborhood, therefore carrying on with the Jewish culture that enables gentiles into the faith.

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