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The Symphony Of Scripture

Author : Mark Strom
ISBN : 0875521924
Genre : Religion
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The Bible is the sure Word of God, a help and guide for our everyday life. But it's also filled with bewildering diversity--poetry, history, and letters written by dozens of people in several languages. What do the exodus, covenant, and priesthood have to do with grace, faith, and discipleship? What possible connection can there be between Sinai and Golgotha? How do we get from the Garden of Eden to the New Jerusalem? This accessible introduction to the Bible emphasizes the unity within its diversity. The Symphony of Scripture traces the great biblical themes in their recurring rhythms and patterns, helping the reader see and appreciate God's grand, overarching design for His creation.
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Symphony Of Scriptures

Author : Zsolt Barta
ISBN : 1942697627
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Acts 10:1-15:35 is a central section in the Book of Acts focusing mainly on a major development in the early Christian movement-namely the reception of Gentile Christians in the church. Undoubtedly, a vital aspect of the process is the use of Scripture. Most evidently Scripture verses are quoted by missionaries and leaders of the church in order to support certain arguments. But there is more: Events are portrayed by the narrator in conformity with certain narratives of the Old Testament and characters are shown in contrast and harmony with well-known figures of the ancient holy narratives. The Holy Scriptures of Israel play a crucial role in framing the dilemmas and offering solutions. The challenge lies not so much in identifying the right words, phrases, narratives, themes, or books of the Old Testament that are evoked in Acts but much rather in defining patterns of textual correlations. To this effect Barta applies French literary theorist Gérard Genette's map of transtextuality to enumerate in order to group and to evaluate patterns of intertextual connections in Acts 10:1-15:35. The textual correlations of individual passage are examined along a continuum beginning with the most implicit ones (genre, styles, etc.) and moving toward the most explicit ones (allusion, quote, etc.). Special attention is paid to the most complex intertextual practices (hypertextuality and metatextuality). The primary aim of this work is to highlight the rich intertextual character of the narratives of Acts in orderly manner without reducing textual plurality.

How Did God Do It A Symphony Of Science And Scripture

Author : Walt Huber
ISBN : 9781460211274
Genre : Religion
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Have you ever wondered... How Did God Do It? How did God perform the many miracles and supernatural events described in the Holy Bible - without violating the laws of physics and chemistry that He Himself put into place? And without conflicting with the basic tenets of Judaism and Christianity? This book proposes a theory that marries faith and rationality in a symphony of science and scripture....
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The Unfinished Drama Of Scripture

Author : Jim Reynolds
ISBN : 9781619969018
Genre : Bibles
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The Unfinished Drama of Scripture is a fresh retelling of the biblical narrative as a sprawling yet cohesive six-act play, in which disciples of Christ still play significant roles today. The author asserts that theological misunderstandings occur when we do not recognize which "act" we are living in, and therefore misconstrue God's intentions and lose our identity and mission. He contrasts competing religious and philosophical worldviews with the True Story of the world as found in the Bible, and clearly outlines the scriptural trajectory from Creation, the Fall, Israel's calling, Jesus, the Church and the New Creation. Through careful study from Genesis through Revelation, this is a call to grasp and live out the divine purposed that God always intended and to better know the God of the drama who pursues us with astonishing perseverance. Jim Reynolds holds a bachelor's and a master of divinity degree from Abilene Christian University (1964,1967), a doctorate from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, Calif. (1974), and a law degree from Southern Methodist University (1981). He has ben a licensed marriage and family counselor, and has published numerous articles and books, including Secrets of Eden, God and Human Sexuality (1974), The Lepers Among Us (2007), The Lavish Hospitality of God (2009), and Why We Don't' Shoot the Wounded (2010). Jim has taught religion, theology, philosophy, and biblical studies at Pepperdine University and the University of Texas, and presently is an adjunct professor at Dallas Christian College. From 1981 to 2007, Jim was a family lawyer and partner with the Whitaker Chalk law firm in Fort Worth Texas. Since 1984 he has been pastor of Lake Highlands Church in Dallas, Texas. Jim and his wife, Donna, have two children and eight grandchildren.
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The Symphony Of Mission

Author : Michael W. Goheen
ISBN : 9781493419845
Genre : Religion
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This book argues that God's mission is broad and that all of us can live with missional intentionality by understanding the many facets of missions and focusing on a particular calling. Just like different instruments of a symphony harmonize together, each aspect of human participation in mission--evangelism, justice initiatives, poverty alleviation, faithful work in the marketplace, art--helps us play our part in God's work in the world. Combining expertise from a mission scholar and a working pastor, the book includes practical examples and tools to help readers imagine their part in God's mission.
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Biblical Theology Of The Old And New Testaments

Author : Brevard S. Childs
ISBN : 0800626753
Genre : Religion
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This monumental work is the first comprehensive biblical theology to appear in many years and is the culmination of Brevard Child's lifelong commitment to constructing a biblical theology that surmounts objections to the discipline raised over the past generation. Childs rejects any approaches that overstress either the continuity or discontinuity between the Old and New Testaments. He refuses to follow the common pattern in Christian thought of identifying biblical theology with the New Testament's interest in the Old. Rather, Childs maps out an approach that reflects on the whole Christian Bible with its two very different voices, each of which retains continuing integrity and is heard on its own terms.
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The Symphony Of Life

Author : Henry Wood
ISBN : 9783849643317
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Although the general purpose of this book is unitary, in the broad sense, its various studies and interpretations are quite unlike. They touch upon different aspects of life, and their mutual relation is mainly below the surface. The particular order in which they receive attention is therefore of no consequence. A few of them, subject to considerable revision, have appeared in various magazines. The underlying motif of the author is constructive and not iconoclastic. It is by the positive light of Truth that the shades of error are to be dissipated. There is a deep spiritual hunger among men, the nature of which is often not clearly discerned, and this is the real cause of a universal restlessness. This craving cannot be satisfied upon the plane where the search is most generally made. The higher nature must receive proper sustenance, and failing in that, no physical, intellectual or ethical redundancy can make good such a radical incompleteness. There is a general though mainly a blind quest for the normal divine counterpart which alone can round out the vital necessities of the human constitution. Such a demand is a positive prophecy of supply.
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The Drama Of Scripture

Author : Craig G. Bartholomew
ISBN : 9781441246196
Genre : Religion
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This bestselling textbook surveys the grand narrative of the Bible, demonstrating how the biblical story forms the foundation of a Christian worldview. The second edition has been thoroughly revised. Additional material is available online through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources, offering course help for professors and study aids for students. Resources include discussion questions, a Bible reading schedule, an adult Bible class schedule, and a course syllabus.
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Timeless Truth In The Hands Of History

Author : Gale Heide
ISBN : 9781630877989
Genre : Religion
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"What is the purpose of theology for the church?" Systematic theology provides an inroad into this question by offering both a method for doing theology and an explanation for the purpose of that method. However, "system" is itself the product of a specific understanding of knowledge grounded in rational demonstration of facts. This study attempts to address the historical debate over when systematic theology began. Much of the debate is centered on the definition of system and revolves around the use, or lack thereof, of external philosophical categories or language. Specific historical figures have been selected to serve as illustrations of how theological prolegomena functioned in works prior to and following the influence of Enlightenment thought. In the early chapters it will be seen that theology was neither totally saturated with, nor totally devoid of, external philosophical reference points or programmatic intentions. On the contrary, both external points of reference and programmatic intentions have played a role in theology since the church's inception. In other words, certain elements of system (e.g., logic, non-contradiction, organization) have played a role in theological investigation and construction since, at least, the second century. The last two chapters of this study demonstrate that these may not be the same influences that have marked post-Enlightenment systematics. One of the primary characteristics of pre-Enlightenment theology is its intentional focus on the life of the church. Theology, like the Scriptures, was often written for specific circumstances. Enlightenment influences significantly changed the intentions of much of theology in that theological knowledge was studied and displayed for the sake of knowledge itself. The church no longer mattered, or was at best an afterthought, in the realm of what is now seen as the domain of academic theology.
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Author : J. Gordon McConville
ISBN : 9780802827029
Genre : Religion
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"In this volume Gordon McConville and Stephen Williams interpret the book of Joshua in relation to Christian theology, providing exegetical commentary and reflection on an often-troubling book that nonetheless plays a key role in the biblical drama of salvation. McConville and Williams address significant theological themes in Joshua, such as land, covenant, law, miracle, judgment (including the problem of genocide), and idolatry. They posit that the theological topics engaged in Joshua are not limited to the horizons of the author and first readers of the book, but that this ancient text is part of a much larger testimony that concerns readers yet today." ""What a marvelous book! Many commentaries on Joshua are disappointing and dispiriting; after usingthem, you wonder what the point was. This one helps you understand the book, helps you see the point, and sets you thinking energetically and constructively on the theological issues it raises."---John Goldingay, Fuller Theological Seminary" ""In the light of Qoheleth's tired comment---'Of making many books there is no end'---one can be forgiven for asking whether we need yet another English commentary on the book of Joshua. Having had opportunity to dive into this new one coauthored by Old Testament scholar Gordon McConville and systematic theologian Stephen Williams, I can only respond with another of Qoheleth's sayings: áTwo are better than one, for they have a good return for their labor.' This collaborative effort in theological exegesis is first-rate both as exegesis and as theological interpretation, brilliantly demonstrating the organic and necessary link between the two."---V. Philips Long, Regent College, Vancouver"--BOOK JACKET.
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A Symphony

Author : Conley Gibbs, Jr.
ISBN : 9781597819824
Genre : Religion
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"A fitting tool for couples, ministers and counselors who want to address the marital relationship using practical Biblical insights"--Cover.
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What God S Up To On Planet Earth

Author : Mark J. Keown
ISBN : 9781620326077
Genre : Religion
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Have you ever wondered, "Why am I here? What's gone wrong with the world? What is the answer? How will it all end? What do I have to do to know God?" What's God up to on Planet Earth? offers a no-strings-attached presentation of the Christian message written for those who are seeking answers to questions like these. Mark Keown gives a compelling vision of a loving God whose desire is the restoration of the whole world. The book focuses on the individual person and how he or she fits into this inspiring vision. It is a must-read for those seeking to understand the Christian faith more.
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The Last Chapter Of The Symphony Of Existence

Author : M. E. Isma'eel
ISBN : 1477234055
Genre : Science
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Einstein’s famous dictum: “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” Also, Einstein had said earlier in his life, “I am not interested in this phenomenon or that phenomenon, I was to know God’s thoughts—the rest are mere details.” However, Einstein completely failed to link science with religion and miserably failed to know anything about God’s thoughts, hence this book, which introduces the link between science and religion and fully explains God’s thoughts. It also finishes Einstein’s “unfinished symphony.” The book defines, for the first time, the concept of the paradigm shift in the religious model, which necessitates the scientific proof for the religious case. It answers most of the big questions that baffle humanity and answers the question, Who is God? It categorically rejects the “faith of animal,” gives the necessary and sufficient proof to the correct faith in the true God, and defines very clearly the destiny of mankind. It also defines the true path of salvation to mankind based on contemporary science and technology. This leads mankind to fulfill the objectives of their creation and leads them to the promising eternal life of happiness and to help spread peace on earth. The book explains the reasons why it is considered the scientific version of the Da Vinci Code movie. It also ends with a concept about the end of history, more general and more comprehensive than that given by Francis Fukuyama in his book The End of History and the Last Man. It also ends with the meaning of the harmony and reconciliation of civilizations. Contrary to the theory of Samuel P. Huntington, presented in the book is the clash of civilizations. That emphasized the destruction of human civilizations.
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