The Struggle to Define God: Dissent in Postexilic Judah by Robert A. Butterfield

By Robert A. Butterfield

This booklet approximately non secular fight stories 4 texts from postexilic Judah and applies them first to Judah after which, importantly, to trendy the US. of those texts--the books of Jonah and Job--speak out in desire of the theology of grace and opposed to the theology of retribution, as endorsed by way of the Jerusalem hardliners. This fight to outline God keeps even this present day. regardless of the biblical evidence--especially the instance of Jesus--many americans nonetheless think within the God of retribution. different texts--the publication of Ruth and the tale of Rahab--demonstrate that if humans reject xenophobia/nativism and misogyny, the total neighborhood is blessed. seeing that xenophobia/nativism and misogyny are rampant in sleek the USA, this message is quite well timed. The final bankruptcy argues that it's the project of either synagogues and church buildings to outline God properly after which to aid humans conquer their resentment and prejudices and turn into companions with God, yet that many predominantly white church buildings have failed of their project, as evidenced by means of the truth that such a lot of in their individuals voted for Donald Trump.

"The fight to outline God is written by way of one deeply immersed in key tales from the post-exilic biblical period--Ruth, Jonah, activity, and Rahab. Dr. Butterfield perspectives those tales as exemplifying God's gracious inclusiveness, unlike depictions of a punishing, retributive God who justifies 'hardliner' positions that result in xenophobia and misogyny. This accessibly written publication couldn't be extra timely!"
--Karen L. Bloomquist, theologian-at-large and writer of Seeing-Remmbering-Connecting: Subversive Practices of Being Church

The Rev. Robert A. Butterfield taught in Chicago-area schools earlier than changing into a parish pastor within the United Church of Christ and a Presbyterian Church (USA) challenge co-worker in Brazil and Portugal. given that retiring from the challenge box in 2015, he has been busy writing: Making feel of the Hebrew Bible, Wipf and inventory, 2016. His curiosity in textual research dates from graduate stories in French literature on the collage of Chicago within the 1960s.

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Final Night: Precious Truths and Priority Teachings from by Reed D. Tibbetts

By Reed D. Tibbetts

number one Best-Selling Amazon writer, Reed Tibbetts, promises this third publication in his hit sequence, upward push Above.
In e-book #3 you'll learn:

If Jesus had only one evening to be with you: to speak, to hope, to coach. What may He say? What might you do?

The youngest apostle, whom Jesus enjoyed, used to be now an previous guy. He had watched the gospel of Jesus Christ unfold like wildfire. hundreds of thousands had skilled the pleased salvation of the Lord. As John mirrored on his stories, the Holy Spirit delivered to his remembrance all that Jesus acknowledged and did on that ultimate evening prior to the crucifixion. So John begun writing those important phrases in his personal gospel, so that the church will be bolstered for the arriving years. these phrases will be lifestyles and future health to the subsequent generations of Christians. That’s what ultimate evening is all about!

•From the 1st stunning occasion of washing their toes, to the concluding prayer proffered to the daddy approximately their team spirit, the disciples have been challenged to have the easiest relationships of any human team or association. locate the natural and easy truth of genuine harmony for the church in ultimate Night.
•Have you ever been betrayed by means of a person very with reference to you? research the keys that will help you continue to exist betrayal and are available out higher, superior, more advantageous, and successful in ultimate Night.
•Peter used to be known as the rock through Jesus. you'll be as robust and effective as Peter on your paintings of the ministry. locate this route to strength and victory within the revelations of ultimate Night.
•There is one serious key that blends every little thing we need as Christians right into a winning paradigm. ideal love, absolute strength, overall cohesion, peace, and primacy within the nation. locate it within the identify of God and the lessons of ultimate Night.

“Reed serves faithfully and loyally as one of many elders within the church I pastor. he's the best theological minds i've got had the privilege of calling my buddy. His teachings are a special mixture of effective elements that shape a different recipe of the reality, and achieve the minds and spirits of these he teaches. chill out, obtain, and revel in the strategies of his most modern book.” —Mike Connaway, Senior Pastor of VLife Church, McKinney, Texas and writer of “My 3rd House”

Reed Tibbetts has served for over twenty-three years as an ordained pastor and instructor, and is presently serving as one of many elders of VLife Church in McKinney, Texas, the place he ministers as a prophet and instructor. An commemorated and embellished disabled veteran of the Vietnam battle, Reed is a graduate of Northwest collage of the Assemblies of God. Over the numerous years he has pursued the target of dealing with safely the note of fact, and has built a name as a mother or father of apostolic doctrine (the teachings of the apostles). over the years Reed has written and revealed many instructing notebooks within the church buildings he has served, yet only in the near past has he became to the writing and publishing of books for the higher physique of Christ. Reed lives in Princeton, Texas along with his spouse of forty-six years. they've got 3 grownup childrens and 4 grandchildren, all of whom are faithfully serving the Lord of their respective neighborhood churches.

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Ecclesiastes and the Riddle of Authorship (BibleWorld) by Thomas M. Bolin

By Thomas M. Bolin

In Ecclesiastes, the authorial voice of Qohelet offers an id that has challenged readers for hundreds of years. This publication deals a reception heritage of the various methods readers have developed Qohelet as an writer. past reception histories of Ecclesiastes crew readings into "premodern" and "critical," or separate Jewish from Christian readings. In planned distinction, this research arranges readings thematically in keeping with the interpretive capability inherent within the textual content, a mode of biblical reception background articulated by way of Brennan Breed. Doing so erases the synthetic differences among so-called scholarly and confessional readings and highlights the truth that many glossy educational readings of the authorship of Ecclesiastes go back and forth in well-worn interpretive paths that lengthy predate the increase of severe scholarship. hence this ebook bargains a reminder that, whereas severe biblical scholarship is a necessary a part of the interpretive job, educational readings are themselves indebted to the Bible’s reception heritage and part of it.

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The Mystery of God: A Scriptural Picture of The End of This by Thomas Watts

By Thomas Watts

"This ebook presents a honest viewpoint of what's coming upon the earth quickly. . . . it is not written with fear being the motivating factor —instead triumph is the subject matter . . . written from the point of view of an Overcomer!"

—Dr. Todd E. Holmes, Revival Ministries International.

Most books in regards to the finish of the age specialise in what the enemy may be doing. In The secret of God, Thomas Watts specializes in what God can be doing. starting with Revelation 10:7 and counting on Scripture as his consultant,  Watts solutions vital questions like:

• whilst will the church be raptured?

• Pre-trib, mid-trib, post-trib, or pan-trib?

• Who might be in control—God or Satan?

The final days aren’t explanation for worry yet for pleasure. The final enemy could be destroyed! The pertinent query is, will the church be prepared for the good harvest?

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The Pentateuch as Narrative: A Biblical-Theological by John H. Sailhamer

By John H. Sailhamer

Most students learning the 1st 5 books of the Bible both try to dissect it into quite a few pre-pentateuchal files or, at the least, learn Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy as separate, self-contained files. The Pentateuch As Narrative makes a speciality of the narrative and literary continuity of the Pentateuch as an entire. It seeks to reveal how the unique Jewish readers can have seen this multivolume paintings of Moses. Its important thesis is that the Pentateuch was once written from the point of view of 1 who had lived less than the legislations of the Covenant demonstrated at Mount Sinai and had obvious its failure to supply actual belief within the Lord God of Israel. during this context, the Pentateuch pointed the reader ahead to the desire of the hot Covenant, in keeping with divine faithfulness. in the course of the statement Dr. Sailhamer can pay shut consciousness to and interacts with a variety of classical and modern literature at the Pentateuch, written via Jews, Catholics, and Protestants.

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Impartial: A Journey Through the Acts of the Apostles 1-10 by Audrey Lupisella

By Audrey Lupisella

Through neutral, we will trip in the course of the beginnings of the Christian Church as defined via Acts 1–10. neutral was once written with the desire and prayer that God makes use of this trip via Acts to blow your religion extensive open. turn into women and men of such outrageous religion that you'd ask large issues of God simply to watch him paintings. think that he's an outstanding, solid Father who solutions our prayers with entire faithfulness.

Impartial is a gorgeous examine how God adored the targeted time in Acts 1–10 along with his covenant humans, how he reveled within the salvation of the little kids of Abraham, and eventually, how he used them to arrive the ends of the earth. God is really an neutral God, one that doesn't comply with social criteria yet welcomes each individual into his kinfolk. take part in this trip to benefit approximately our striking and neutral God!

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The Elohist: A Seventh-Century Theological Tradition by Robert Karl Gnuse

By Robert Karl Gnuse

even though many aged testomony students want now not to talk of the Elohist resource within the Pentateuch, Gnuse seeks to protect the life of this pentateuchal culture by way of responding to scholarly critics, keeping apart texts belonging to the resource and providing a theological review of those texts. Dream stories in historical close to japanese texts from the 7th and 6th centuries BCE endure remarkable familiarity with the biblical dream studies within the Elohist. Prophetic narratives within the books of Samuel and Kings seem to have encouraged the next production of the Elohist narratives within the Pentateuch. hence, Gnuse situates the Elohist culture within the 7th century BCE after the autumn of the kingdom of Israel within the north in 722 BCE, that is a later date than students have attributed to this resource long ago. due to this atmosphere the Elohist texts might be assessed in a different way than they've been long ago. The texts may need spoken to exiles from the northern country with issues that bespeak devotion to at least one God, wish of recovery, and absolute obedience to a transcendent deity who's published via desires, fireplace, and prophets. the writer additionally ponders what those texts say to our glossy age.

"In this research, the made from a long time of wondering the Elohist, Robert Gnuse has produced a priceless advisor to the imperative texts and issues of this frequently ignored and underappreciated biblical writer. The Elohist is definitely deserving of higher consciousness, and Gnuse is to be recommended for enticing it head-on."
--Joel Baden, Professor of Hebrew Bible, Yale University

"Robert Gnuse has lower back to an previous query within the serious research of Israelite culture. He does so with clean perception and theological mind's eye. through mobilizing a large and deep array of scholarship he exposits a selected strand of the culture that at the one hand attests the transcendence of God, and at the different indicates the urgency of civil disobedience. His ebook is compelling facts of ways during which serious examine of the Scriptures serves modern theological interpretation."
--Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary

"Against the grain of a lot modern scholarship, Gnuse provides a powerful case for the Elohist as a seventh-century BCE resource within the Pentateuch. The research brilliantly brings the Elohist narratives to existence as a northern theological reaction to the autumn of Israel in 722 BCE Gnuse additionally illustrates the theological relevance of the Elohist to fashionable readers who fight with concerns just like the hiddenness of God, the world-wide bring up of refugees, and the inadequate provide of foodstuff for plenty of humans on the earth. Biblical students and theologians alike will profit vastly from this book."
--Stuart A. Irvine, Louisiana nation University

"Robert Gnuse brings a magnificent wisdom of Pentateuchal scholarship to endure at the long-debated query of the lifestyles and objective of the Elohist. He builds a powerful case for relating to those traditions as specified cycles of stories crafted mostly throughout the century after the Assyrian conquest to aid the exiles deal theologically with this defeat. conscientiously evaluating those texts with the early prophetic and later Yahwistic traditions, Gnuse bargains an illuminating contribution to the discussion."
--Douglas A. Knight, Drucilla Moore Buffington Professor of Hebrew Bible, Emeritus, Vanderbilt University

Robert Karl Gnuse is the James C. Carter, SJ/Chase financial institution distinctive Professor of the arts and entire Professor of Hebrew Bible at Loyola collage in New Orleans, the place he has taught previous testomony and international Religions for thirty-six years. he's writer of Misunderstood Stories (Cascade Books, 2014), Trajectories of Justice (Cascade Books, 2015), and The previous testomony and method Theology (Wipf & inventory, 2016).

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The Holy Transfiguration by Fr. John Paul Abdelsayed,Pope Shenouda III,Bishop Serapion

By Fr. John Paul Abdelsayed,Pope Shenouda III,Bishop Serapion

As a mom feeds her baby with the right kind nutrients, on the right time, and with the right kind utensils, the Church feeds us the be aware of God in bite-sized parts of the observe of God, at assorted occasions of the Church yr, utilizing the golden spoon of the Fathers. In all Her knowledge, soft care and love, our mom Church yearns to feed her young ones the Holy Scriptures and nourish them with the Bread of Life.
The paramount aim during this sequence is to introduce believers to the “Trialogue of Faith”—the concord one of the Holy Bible, the writings of the Church Fathers, and the Divine Liturgy. This symphony of discourse explains the sayings of the Holy Scripture during the writings of the Fathers and the liturgical culture of the blessed Church. it's our wish and prayer that those guides can help each one trustworthy believer to go into into the intensity of contemplation and worship.
Previous courses of this sequence have fascinated by the Sunday Gospel readings of the Coptic Orthodox Lectionary. This small booklet comprises sermons and homilies established round the Minor ceremonial dinner of the Transfiguration of our Lord.
In 2013, St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press released a set of historical homilies at the Holy Transfiguration of our Lord, translated edited and brought through Fr. Brian E. Daley, S.J. This abbreviated assortment additionally comprises extra homilies such of St. Cyril of Alexandria, translated through the Very Rev. Protopresbyter George Dion. Dragas, a Coptic homily attributed to St. Ephrem the Syrian translated by means of Archimandrite Ephrem, and a homily of St. Jacob of Serug. those homilies are brought by means of an editorial at the Transfiguration from the 3 times- blessed, His Holiness Pope Shenouda III.

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Saul and the Monarchy: A New Look (Society for Old Testament by Simcha Shalom Brooks

By Simcha Shalom Brooks

The unfavorable biblical presentation of King Saul of Israel has been biased in favour of David on the rate of Saul. This booklet offers a extra confident photograph and extra practical view of the tradition of the interval extending from Saul to the schism. Simcha Shalom Brooks explores a few arguable matters akin to the historicity of the biblical textual content on which such a lot of smooth students are sharply divided; that David was once bold and coveted Saul's throne, or even although David grew to become king, the folk persisted to aid the home of Saul. This ebook makes a important contribution to the present biblical debate as to the life of historical Israel within the Iron Age 1 interval. Simcha Shalom Brooks attracts on literary, historic and archaeological fabric to give a balanced view of the period.

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1 Corinthians (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New by Paul D. Gardner,Clinton E. Arnold

By Paul D. Gardner,Clinton E. Arnold

This sequence is designed in the event you recognize biblical languages. it's written essentially for the pastor and Bible instructor, now not for the student. that's, the purpose isn't to study and provide a critique of each attainable interpretation that has ever been given to a passage, yet to exegete every one passage of Scripture succinctly in its grammatical and ancient context. every one passage is interpreted within the gentle of its biblical atmosphere, so that it will grammatical aspect, literary context, stream of biblical argument, and old surroundings. whereas the point of interest aren't on program, it's anticipated that the authors will provide feedback as to the course within which program can flow.

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