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Patristic Theories of Biblical Interpretation

The Latin Fathers

by Tarmo Toom

<p>This volume provides an in-depth analysis of patristic hermeneutics for those who research, teach, or study the early church and the interpretation of Scripture. It focuses exclusively on Latin authors - such as Jerome, Augustine, and Gregory

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Paul and the Apocalyptic Triumph

An Investigation of the Usage of Jewish and Greco-Roman Imagery in 1 Thess. 4:1318

by Michael E. Peach

<p>1 Thessalonians 4:13–18 has long been the quintessential Pauline text on the parousia of Christ. Nowhere else does Paul reveal a more vivid picture of Christ’s coming. The apostle Paul employs a number of images to describe the parousia to ...

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Paul and the Rhetoric of Reversal in 1 Corinthians

The Impact of Paul's Gospel on his Macro-Rhetoric

by Matthew R. Malcolm

<p>The first letter to the Corinthians is one of the most discussed biblical books in New Testament scholarship today. Despite this, there has been no consensus on its arrangement and central theme, in particular why the topic of the ...

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Paul's Political Strategy in 1 Corinthians 1–4

Constitution and Covenant

by Bradley J. Bitner

<p>This volume examines 1 Corinthians 1-4 within first-century politics, demonstrating the significance of Corinth's constitution to the interpretation of Paul's letter. Bradley J. Bitner shows that Paul carefully considered the Roman colonial ...

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Philippians: An Introduction and Study Guide

Historical Problems, Hierarchical Visions, Hysterical Anxieties

by Joseph A. Marchal

<p>Relatively brief and seemingly unassuming, Philippians is frequently underestimated by its readers and users. This guide shows that what lies within this letter is much more complicated and dynamic than many expect.</p> <p>After surveying ...

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Philo of Alexandria and the Construction of Jewishness in Early Christian Writings

by Jennifer Otto

<p>Philo of Alexandria and the Construction of Jewishness in Early Christian Writings investigates portrayals of the first-century philosopher and exegete Philo of Alexandria, in the writings of Clement of Alexandria, Origen, and Eusebius. It ...

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Praying Through the Psalms

by Yohanna Katanacho

<p>Join with Yohanna Katanacho, a Palestinian Israeli Christian, in praying through the Psalms. After completing his PhD on the book of Psalms, Yohanna Katanacho felt led to pray every psalm in the context of the Middle East. These prayers ...

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Psalms

by Walter Brueggemann & William H. Bellinger, Jr

<p>This text introduces the book of Psalms and provides an exposition of each psalm with attention to genre, liturgical connections, societal issues and the psalm's place in the book of Psalms as a whole. The treatments of the psalms feature a ...

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Rabbis, Language and Translation in Late Antiquity

by Dr Willem F. Smelik

<p>Exposed to multiple languages as a result of annexation, migration, pilgrimage and its position on key trade routes, the Roman Palestine of Late Antiquity was a border area where Aramaic, Greek, Hebrew and Arabic dialects were all in common ...

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Reading the Bible in the Middle Ages

by Jinty Nelson & Damien Kempf

<p>For earlier medieval Christians, the Bible was the book of guidance above all others, and the route to religious knowledge, used for all kinds of practical purposes, from divination to models of government in kingdom or household. This book's

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Reading the Bible Theologically

by Darren Sarisky

<p>Theological interpretation of the Bible is one of the most significant debates within theology today. Yet what exactly is theological reading? Darren Sarisky proposes that it requires identification of the reader via a theological ...

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Riches, Poverty, and the Faithful

Perspectives on Wealth in the Second Temple Period and the Apocalypse of John

by Mark D. Mathews

<p>In the book of Revelation, John appeals to the faithful to avoid the temptations of wealth, which he connects with evil and disobedience within secular society. New Testament scholars have traditionally viewed his somewhat radical stance as a

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Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice

by Catherine Bell

<p>Ritual studies today figures as a central element of religious discourse for many scholars around the world. <em>Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice</em>, Catherine Bell's sweeping and seminal work on the subject, helped legitimize the field. In ...

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Romans 7 and Christian Identity

A Study of the ‘I' in its Literary Context

by Will N. Timmins

<p>In this book, Will N. Timmins provides a close rereading of Romans 7 within its literary-argumentative context and offers a fresh and compelling solution to the identity of the 'I' in this text. Challenging existing paradigms, which fail to ...

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Ruth: Bridges and Boundaries

by Jonathan Grossman

<p><em>Ruth: Bridges and Boundaries</em> is a literary close reading of the text as a bridge between the anarchic period of the Judges and the monarchic age that begins with the birth of David, as reflected through Ruth’s absorption process ...

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Sacrifice and Gender in Biblical Law

by Nicole J. Ruane

<p>This book examines the Hebrew Bible's numerous laws about sacrificial procedure to understand the significance of gender in sacrificial rituals and the reasons that gender distinctions are so vital in these acts. Gender selection of both ...

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Salvation in Continuity

Reconsidering Matthew's Soteriology

by Mothy Varkey

<p>It is clear that according to Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus came to “save his people from their sins” (1:21), to “give his life as a ransom for many” (20:28), to have his blood “poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins” (26:28). But if ...

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Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture

An Agrarian Reading of the Bible

by Ellen F. Davis

<p>This book examines the theology and ethics of land use, especially the practices of modern industrialized agriculture, in light of critical biblical exegesis. Nine interrelated essays explore the biblical writers' pervasive concern for the ...

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Solidarity and Difference

A Contemporary Reading of Paul's Ethics

by Prof. David G. Horrell

<p>David G. Horrell presents a study of Pauline ethics, examining how Paul's moral discourse envisages and constructs communities in which there is a strong sense of solidarity but also legitimate difference in various aspects of ethical ...

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Stewards of Power

Restoring Africa’s Dignity

by Dwight S. M. Mutonono

<p>Africa’s national leaders have failed the continent. So have Africa’s church leaders. In Stewards of Power: Restoring Africa’s Dignity, Dwight Mutonono identifies the leadership problems plaguing the continent and appeals for good leadership ...

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