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Jesus And His World

Author : Craig A. Evans
ISBN : 9780664239329
Genre : Religion
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A world-renowned scholar explores the latest archaeological evidence about the historical Jesus and His world. -- Book Cover.
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Jesus And His World

Author : John J. Rousseau
ISBN : UOM:39015034875073
Genre : Religion
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A combination of a life of Christ for Biblical scholars and a guidebook for tourists in Israel. Multi-page articles on archaeological evidence about locations, artifacts, and customs conclude by suggesting the information's significance to the study of Jesus. Most of the entries refer to places, 14 different sites in Jerusalem alone; among the others are boats, the olive oil industry, taxes, textile dyeing, weapons, and weights and measures. Highly illustrated in black and white with drawings and photographs. Includes general and entry-specific bibliographies.
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Jesus And His World Paul And His World

Author : Peter Walker
ISBN : 9781912552160
Genre : Religion
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This is an accessible two-part introduction to the most prominent figures of Christian history.Jesus and His WorldWho was this preacher from Nazareth? Can we be sure he existed? And if he did, what was the world like in which he lived? Placing Jesus firmly in the Jewish world of 1st-century Palestine, Peter Walker explores the religious and social background to his life, the Jewish expectations of a messiah, Jesus' ministry and teaching, and helps readers interpret Jesus' radical mission and the way he related to the world around him.Paul and His WorldWe know little about Paul. For some, his influence has been largely negative. For others, he is simply the greatest mind in Christian history. Stephen Tomkins argues that Paul would have been quite at home with such a mixed reception. Despite enjoying a degree of hero worship in his lifetime, he was also more reviled than any other Christian, and his Christian life was a constant arduous missionary journey of shipwrecks, prison, mob violence, and the depressing politics of church life. This is a lively and lucid portrayal of the man behind the controversy and the drama.
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The Cross In Our Context

Author : Douglas John Hall
ISBN : 1451407165
Genre : Religion
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In this small gem of theological reflection, North America's foremost "theologian of the cross" offers a profound and compelling contemplation on the relevance of the church's most fundamental confession. Hall ponders what confessing Jesus as crucified means in today's context, one that is postmodern, pluralistic, multicultural, and in some respects post-Christian. A digest of his monumental trilogy, this book lays out in brief compass the heart of Hall's theology of the cross, contrasting it sharply with the theology of established Christianity, showing how it reframes classical Christology and soteriology, and drawing the implications for what it means to be human, for Christian ethics, and for the church.
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Parables Of The Kingdom

Author : Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan
ISBN : 0814629938
Genre : Religion
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?Do you not understand this parable?? is a question Jesus posed to his disciples (Mark 4:13). Just as the first disciples often did not understand Jesus? many parables, so it is for listeners and readers nearly two thousand years later. In Parables of the Kingdom, Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan helps readers to ?hear? and ?see? and ?understand? the parables of Jesus. She offers a general introduction to the use of parables in the life and ministry of Jesus and the early church. In addition, Getty-Sullivan helps readers learn to interpret parables, to enter into what the parables can reveal about Jesus and his audience, about the evangelists and their communities, and about how we are to understand the Kingdom of God today. Parables of the Kingdom helps us hear and see Jesus? parables with new eyes and renewed hearts?thereby allowing the parables to transform our lives and help us respond with new conviction to the gospel?s power in our world.?In Parables of the Kingdom Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan demonstrates how the parables of Jesus, which use ordinary people, events and things, draw the reader to the deepest heart of the Gospels: the revelation of Jesus Christ (Christology) and what it means to follow him (discipleship). She gives the reader a thorough view of Jesus? ministry and mission in this scholarly and clear to follow, in depth and intriguing presentation. Deliberate attention to the details of each parable heightens not only the reader?s understanding of the Scripture, but excites the imagination as well. One is invited into the world of the parables and thereby, into the world of Jesus. This motivates the reader to come to know Christ anew, once again, and to take up the challenge to follow him by recognizing the possibilities of the Kingdom of God in every day life.? Maureen Crossen, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Theology Department Chair Carlow University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ?This work is clear, informative, and inspirational. Beginners will enjoy its many insights into Jesus? parables. Even old pros in parable interpretation will learn a new lesson or two and have their hearts warmed to know Jesus more fully and follow him more faithfully.? Robert Karris, O.F.M. The Franciscan Institute of St. Bonaventure University
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Jesus And The Rise Of Early Christianity

Author : Paul Barnett
ISBN : 0830826998
Genre : Religion
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Paul Barnett not only places the New Testament within the world of caesars and Herods, proconsuls and Pharisees, Sadducee and revolutionaries, but argues that the mainspring and driving force of early Christian history is the historical Jesus.
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Jesus Paul And The End Of The World

Author : Ben Witherington III
ISBN : 083081759X
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Ben Witherington III offers a comparison and a critical assessment of the end times teachings of Jesus and Paul.
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Jesus And Empire

Author : Richard A. Horsley
ISBN : 1451416679
Genre : Religion
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A major advance in Jesus studies and a critique of oppression. Horsley focuses his attention on how Jesus' proclamation of the kingdom of God relates to Roman and Herodian power politics.
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Dictionary Of Jesus And The Gospels

Author : Joel B. Green
ISBN : 0830817778
Genre : Religion
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Edited by Joel B. Green, Scot McKnight and I. Howard Marshall, this reference work encompasses everything relating to Jesus and the Gospels.
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