Dr. He pays particular attention to the socio-cultural context of Paul's ministry, the complexity of his thought, the character of his moral reasoning, and the way his thought and reasoning may inform and challenge us today. Victor paul furnish is university distinguished professor of New Testament, Emeritus at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, and general editor of the Abingdon New Testament Commentaries.
Navigating Paul: An Introduction to Key Theological ConceptsWestminster John Knox Press - She focuses on major themes in paul, resurrection, such as grace, law, Israel, faith, righteousness, and what it means to be "in Christ. Through each of these themes, she explores the wealth of Paul's various writings, lifting up the most important and basic of Paul's ideas and explaining them within the context of the ancient Greco-Roman world.
Jouette bassler, one of the foremost experts on Pauline theology, offers her wisdom and insight into the core of Paul's thought in this brief and accessible book.
The New Testament: Methods and MeaningsAbingdon Press - There are many gems in the heart of this book, including excursuses in shaded boxes, and some misguided traditional interpretations are safely despatched. Dagmar winter, journal for the Study of The New Testament Booklist 2015. For example, feminist and anti-feminist, Carter and Levine show how a text can be used by both colonizer and colonized, or pro- and anti-Jewish.
The authors also show how scholarly work can be both constructive and threatening to the contemporary Church and how polemical texts can be used, theological reflection, whether for religious study, or homiletical practice. Levine introduce three aspects of new testament study: the world of the text plots, and themes, circumstances, setting, characters, and experiences of the early Christian communities, the world behind the text the concerns, and the world in front of the text the meaning for contemporary readers.
The New Testament: Methods and Meanings - As students engage the new testament, namely, they face a central issue that has confronted all students before them, that these texts have been and are read in diverse and often quite conflicting ways. In the best tradition of historical-critical biblical scholarship, critical and generous engagement with the texts, Carter and Levine advocate a respectful, involving readers in finding meanings.
These multiple readings involve different methods: historical-critical, and sociological, colonial, traditional history of interpretation, multicultural, with feminist and liberationist implications for the first-century readers as well as the ongoing implications for today's reader. ".
The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and HeartHarperOne - The bible and the social and moral consequences that derive from its interpretation are all too important to be left in the hands of the pious or the experts, and too significant to be ignored and trivialized by the uninformed and indifferent.
Good Goats: Healing Our Image of GodPaulist Press - Through a blending of story, hell, this book tackles questions of sin, scripture and theology, vengeance in such a way that readers are led to transformation and healing.
The Ten Commandments for TodayWestminster John Knox Press - Harrelson writes in his preface: "the premise of this book is that the Ten Commandments are still an inadequately mined treasure, a storehouse of wonderfully helpful insight and guidance for the entire population of earth. The for today series was designed to provide reliable and accessible resources for the study and real life application of important biblical texts, theological documents, and Christian practices.
The emphasis of the series is not only on the realization and appreciation of what these subjects have meant in the past, but also on their value in the present--"for today. Thought-provoking questions are included at the end of each chapter, making the books ideal for personal study and group use. In this brief and highly accessible volume in the For Today series, distinguished biblical scholar and churchman Walter Harrelson explores the meaning and continuing importance of the Ten Commandments for Christians today.
Revelation N.T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study GuidesIVP Connect - Wright for everyone series, revelation brings you into a fresh encounter with Scripture under the guidance of one of the world's leading New Testament scholars. Many people today regard Revelation as the hardest book in the New Testament. As a result, many people who are quite at home in the Gospels, Acts and Paul find themselves tiptoeing around Revelation with a sense that they don't really belong there.
Like the other guides in the N. T. But they do! in fact, and of the way in which the powerful forces of evil, at work in a thousand ways, Revelation offers one of the clearest and sharpest visions of God's ultimate purpose for the whole creation, can be and are being overthrown through the victory of Jesus the Messiah and the consequent costly victory of his followers.
Revelation N.T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guides - Thoughtful questions, prayer suggestions, and useful background information guide you and your group through each study. It is full of strange, lurid and sometimes bizarre and violent imagery.
Upside-Down Kingdom, The: Updated EditionHerald Press - Jesus wins by serving and triumphs by losing. Jesus demonstrates radical opposition to the dominant culture by making friends with social outcasts and rebelling against authorities. Today, god's way still looks upside-down as it breaks into diverse cultures around the world. According to kraybill, worldly authorities seek power and prestige, but Jesus’ counter-cultural message is a clear call to turn the social ladder upside-down.
Kraybill shows how the kingdom of God announced by Jesus appeared upside-down in first-century Palestine. Donald B. This message calls christians from many cultures to actively participate in God’s upside-down kingdom.
The Evangelistic Love of God & Neighbor: A Theology of Witness & DiscipleshipAbingdon Press - Underlying this confusion is a fundamental inability to locate the practice of evangelism within one's overall theological convictions. For still others, it has principally to do with building vibrant, healthy congregations. To others, it means working for the transformation of the world into the kingdom of God.
In jesus, god took on all of what it means to be human. Because of this, evangelism must be a ministry to the whole person. To others, it means making disciples of Jesus Christ. There are, it seems, as many definitions of the term "evangelism" as there are people doing the defining. The typical distinctions between soul-winning, social action, and church growth evaporate; individual conversion and acts of mercy are part of the same ministry of bringing persons more fully into the reign of a loving God.
The Evangelistic Love of God & Neighbor: A Theology of Witness & Discipleship - For some, it means proclaiming the gospel to those who have not heard it. We will never understand the part that proclamation, disciple making, kingdom building, and church growth play in evangelism until we first ask a more important question: What does evangelism have to do with who God is? What is it we know about God that makes evangelism a central part of what it means to be Christian? In this comprehensive theology of evangelism, Scott J.
Jones proposes to ground the practice of evangelism in an understanding of God's love for the world, specifically as seen in the incarnation of God in Christ.
Galatians: Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and PreachingWestminster John Knox Press - Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.
Introducing the Practice of MinistryLiturgical Press - ". Cahalan is associate professor of theology at Saint John's University School of Theology, Seminary in Collegeville, Minnesota. She is the past-president of the Association of Practical Theology. But the vocation to ministry must be understood as a call to identity as well as to practice, one that is rooted in Jesus' life and ministry as well as the Spirit's charisms.
Inintroducing the Practice of Ministry Kathleen A. Cahalan defines ministerial leadership as carried out through the practices of teaching, social ministry, pastoral care, worship, preaching, and administration for the sake of nurturing the life of discipleship in the community of believers. In her examination of charisms for each of the practices of ministry, Cahalan presents readers with a Trinitarian foundation, noting that the practices of discipleship and ministry have their origin in the very practices of God.
Introducing the Practice of Ministry - Kathleen A. Ministry is often examined in terms of who the minister is, not what the minister does. She is author of formed in the image of christ: the sacramental-moral Theology of Bernard Häring Liturgical Press, 2004 and Projects That Matter: Successful Planning and Evaluation for Religious Organizations Alban Institute, 2003.