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  • State of the Marital Unionby Leslie J. Harris

    Baylor University Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    From Private Wife to Public Woman more...

  • Faith, Hope, and Loveby Geoffrey Wainwright

    Baylor University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Faith, hope, and love: these words recall one of the most familiar passages in the entirety of the Christian Scriptures and represent three uniquely Christian virtues given by God to the Church. Geoffrey Wainwright explores the contemporary ecumenical potential of these historic Christian virtues. Faith, hope, and love are given to each Christian and... more...

  • Classical Antiquity and the Politics of Americaby Michael Meckler

    Baylor University Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    Although most prevalent and obvious during the early decades of the Republic, the influence of classical antiquity on American politics persists even into the 21st century. This study tracks the movement of classicism throughout U.S. history and illustrates how the ancient Greeks and Romans continue to influence political theory and determine policy... more...

  • Cultivating Picturacyby James A. W. Heffernan

    Baylor University Press 2006; US$ 49.95

    Though English has no word for the visual counterpart to literacy, Heffernan argues that the capacity to interpret pictures must be cultivated and deserves a name: picturacy. Using examples such as the pre-historic cave paintings of Lascaux, film versions of Frankenstein, the provocative photographs of Sally Mann, and the abstract canvases of Gerhard... more...

  • Freedom's Distant Shoresby R. Drew Smith

    Baylor University Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    This volume examines relations between U.S. Protestants and Africa since the end of colonial rule. It draws attention to shifting ecclesiastical and socio-political priorities, especially the decreased momentum of social justice advocacy and the growing missionary influence of churches emphasizing spiritual revival and personal prosperity. The book... more...

  • Jesus and His Deathby Scot McKnight

    Baylor University Press 2005; US$ 54.95

    Recent scholarship on the historical Jesus has rightly focused upon how Jesus understood his own mission. But no scholarly effort to understand the mission of Jesus can rest content without exploring the historical possibility that Jesus envisioned his own death. In this careful and far-reaching study, Scot McKnight contends that Jesus did in fact... more...

  • Learning to Read Biblical Hebrewby Robert Ray Ellis

    Baylor University Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    This volume can guide anyone to read the Old Testament in its original language by teaching the basics of Hebrew grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. The step-by-step approach offers thorough illustrations by means of biblical examples, and all the basic elements of the Hebrew grammar are logically presented. This study communicates in a clear language... more...

  • Living through Painby Kristin M. Swenson

    Baylor University Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    In Living Through Pain Kristin M. Swenson charts the multifaceted personal and social problems caused by chronic pain and surveys professional efforts to mitigate and manage it. Because the experience of pain involves all aspects of a person-body, mind, spirit, and community-Swenson consults an ancient resource for wisdom, perspective, and insight.... more...

  • Rhetoric at the Boundariesby Bruce W. Longenecker

    Baylor University Press 2005; US$ 44.95

    In Rhetoric at the Boundaries Bruce W. Longenecker explores the way in which New Testament authors used an ancient rhetorical device to effect smooth transitions, both large and small. His study demonstrates how recognition of this rhetorical technique proves decisive for New Testament interpretation. Longenecker accomplishes this by examining the... more...

  • Rituals of Spontaneityby Lori Branch

    Baylor University Press 2006; US$ 44.95

    In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a newfound love of spontaneity transformed Christian worship and revolutionized the Enlightenment's ''culture of sensibility.'' Rituals of Spontaneity tells the story of how and why spontaneity came to be so revered. Using archival material and works of Bunyan, Shaftesbury, Goldsmith, Smart and Wordsworth,... more...