Jesus Family Values

Author : Deirdre Good
ISBN : 9781596270275
Genre : Religion
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What are Christian family values, why are there so many interpretationsof what Jesus actually taught and said, and which biblicalvalues should guide our lives? Many people claim to know whatJesus would say or do in the kinds of ethical dilemmas we facetoday, but applying "traditional" Christian values out of contextactually sells Jesus' teachings short.Through careful attention to the words and stories of Matthew, Luke, Mark, and John, and the letters of Paul, Deirdre Goodprovides an ideal method for learning what the Bible has to sayto our communities and households today.
Category: Religion

Biblical Religion And Family Values

Author : Jay Newman
ISBN : 0275971376
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Examines the relationship between religion and the family as fundamental forms of culture.
Category: Family & Relationships

Imitating Jesus

Author : Richard A. Burridge
ISBN : 9780802844583
Genre : Religion
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In contrast to many studies of New Testament ethics, which treat the New Testament in general and Paul in particular, this book focuses on the person of Jesus himself. Richard Burridge maintains that imitating Jesus means following both his words -- which are very demanding ethical teachings -- and his deeds and example of being inclusive and accepting of everyone. Burridge carefully and systematically traces that combination of rigorous ethical instruction and inclusive community through the letters of Paul and the four Gospels, treating specific ethical issues pertaining to each part of Scripture. The book culminates with a chapter on apartheid as an ethical challenge to reading the New Testament; using South Africa as a contemporary case study enables Burridge to highlight and further apply his previous discussion and conclusions.
Category: Religion

Jesus Or Nietzsche

Author : Raymond Angelo Belliotti
ISBN : 9789401209250
Genre : Philosophy
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This book reconstructs the cornerstones of Jesus’s moral teachings about how to lead a good, even exemplary, human life. It does so in a way that is compatible with the most prominent, competing versions of the historical Jesus. The work also contrast Jesus’ understanding of the best way to lead our lives with that of Friedrich Nietzsche. Both Jesus and Nietzsche were self-consciously moral revolutionaries. Jesus refashioned the imperatives of Jewish law to conform to what he was firmly convinced was the divine will. Nietzsche aspired to transvalue the dominant values of his time —which themselves were influenced greatly by Christianity— in service of what he took to be a higher vision. The interplay of these radical versions of the good human life, seasoned with critical commentary emerging from modern findings in the sciences and humanities, opens possibilities and lines of inquiry that can inform our choices in answering that enduring, paramount question, “How should we live our lives?”
Category: Philosophy

Jesus Of Hollywood

Author : Adele Reinhartz
ISBN : 0199724857
Genre : Religion
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Since the advent of the cinema, Jesus has frequently appeared in our movie houses and on our television screens. Indeed, it may well be that more people worldwide know about Jesus and his life story from the movies than from any other medium. Indeed, Jesus' story has been adapted dozens of times throughout the history of commercial cinema, from the 1912 silent From the Manger to the Cross to Mel Gibson's 2004 The Passion of the Christ. No doubt there are more to come. Drawing on a broad range of movies, biblical scholar Adele Reinhartz traces the way in which Jesus of Nazareth has become Jesus of Hollywood. She argues that Jesus films both reflect and influence cultural perceptions of Jesus and the other figures in his story. She focuses on the cinematic interpretation of Jesus' relationships with the key people in his life: his family, his friends, and his foes. She examines how these films address theological issues, such as Jesus' identity as both human and divine, political issues, such as the role of the individual in society and the possibility of freedom under political oppression, social issues, such as gender roles and hierarchies, and personal issues, such as the nature of friendship and human sexuality. Reinhartz's study of Jesus' celluloid incarnations shows how Jesus movies reshape the past in the image of the present. Despite society's profound interest in Jesus as a religious and historical figure, Jesus movies are fascinating not as history but as mirrors of the concerns, anxieties, and values of our own era. As the story of Jesus continues to capture the imagination of filmmakers and moviegoers, he remains as significant a cultural figure today as he was 2000 years ago.
Category: Religion

A Companion To Families In The Greek And Roman Worlds

Author : Beryl Rawson
ISBN : 1444390759
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds draws from both established and current scholarship to offer a broad overview of the field, engage in contemporary debates, and pose stimulating questions about future development in the study of families. Provides up-to-date research on family structure from archaeology, art, social, cultural, and economic history Includes contributions from established and rising international scholars Features illustrations of families, children, slaves, and ritual life, along with maps and diagrams of sites and dwellings Honorable Mention for 2011 Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of American Publishers
Category: Literary Criticism

The Family Metaphor In Jesus Teaching Second Edition

Author : Stephen Finlan
ISBN : 9781621896050
Genre : Religion
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This revised edition of The Family Metaphor in Jesus' Teaching examines the family metaphors for God (Father) and for believers ("children," "brothers") that Jesus chose to use. Jesus not only held up a child as an example of receptivity, but he defended actual children, warning against despising "one of these little ones." Using current discussions of the "equal-regard family" and of the importance of "human fathering," Stephen Finlan explores how the gospel entails a changed model of parenting and of marriage and a new approach to spiritual growth.
Category: Religion

The Jewish Teachers Of Jesus James And Jude

Author : David A. deSilva
ISBN : 9780199976980
Genre : Religion
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Jews have sometimes been reluctant to claim Jesus as one of their own; Christians have often been reluctant to acknowledge the degree to which Jesus' message and mission were at home amidst, and shaped by, the Judaism(s) of the Second Temple Period. In The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude David deSilva introduces readers to the ancient Jewish writings known as the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha and examines their formative impact on the teachings and mission of Jesus and his half-brothers, James and Jude. Knowledge of this literature, deSilva argues, helps to bridge the perceived gap between Jesus and Judaism when Judaism is understood only in terms of the Hebrew Bible (or ''Old Testament''), and not as a living, growing body of faith and practice. Where our understanding of early Judaism is limited to the religion reflected in the Hebrew Bible, Jesus will appear more as an outsider speaking ''against'' Judaism and introducing more that is novel. Where our understanding of early Judaism is also informed by the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, we will see Jesus and his half-brothers speaking and interacting more fully within Judaism. By engaging critical issues in this comparative study, deSilva produces a portrait of Jesus that is fully at home in Roman Judea and Galilee, and perhaps an explanation for why these extra-biblical Jewish texts continued to be preserved in Christian circles.
Category: Religion

Real Family Values

Author : Robert Lewis
ISBN : 1885305222
Genre : Religion
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A "must-read" book written for parents looking for relevant, biblical answers to tough family issues, seeking help in rearing confident children in today's society & desiring "cutting edge" Christian living that impacts culture.
Category: Religion

The Word Of God

Author : Eric Brownlee
ISBN : 9780595194179
Genre : Fiction
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Eric Brownlee grew up on the Great Plains of Northeastern Colorado, where he experienced his first insights into the beauty of nature—the majestic grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, the incomprehensible power of a thunderstorm, the utter indifference imposed upon the human spirit by a star-filled night sky, or in the solitude and serenity of a vast wheatfield stretching to the horizon. The formal, societal experiences that influenced his religious upbringing, the hours spent in church, the vague sermons, the rote memorization, paled in comparison. To this day, he can't understand why someone would expect to find God inside a man-made structure, or in the pages of a book written by men. He condemns Jesus' statement: "The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life."Passionately driven to write a book exposing the flimsy foundation upon which Judeo-Christian zealotry is based, Eric has, in the spirit of Joseph Daleiden's seminal work, The Final Superstition(Prometheus Books), painstakingly provided rigorous arguments establishing that sound ethics and effective social doctrines must not be grounded in myth and falsehood.
Category: Fiction