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  • Expecting the Endby Kenneth G. C. Newport; Crawford Gribben

    Baylor University Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    Jesus' promise that ''the end'' draws near has spawned an expectation of that grand event across various religious groups. This volume examines the abiding social issues that surround the continued presence of apocalyptic anticipation by setting them in historical, present-day, and future manifestations. Approaching this fervent expectation from a... more...

  • Faithful Economicsby James W. Henderson; John L. Pisciotta

    Baylor University Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    Economics is a value laden enterprise-and this despite the oft repeated claims of neutrality, objectivity, and the absence of bias. This volume explores the relationship between Christianity and economics, arguing that the two can and should be integrated. While no single Christian perspective drives the book, the authors do share in common a belief... 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...

  • Gospel of the Living Deadby Kim Paffenroth

    Baylor University Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    This volume connects American social and religious views with the classic American movie genre of the zombie horror film. For nearly forty years, the films of George A. Romero have presented viewers with hellish visions of our world overrun by flesh-eating ghouls. This study proves that Romero's films, like apocalyptic literature or Dante's Commedia,... 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...

  • Jonahby W. Dennis Tucker

    Baylor University Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    This first volume in the Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible series provides expert, comprehensive guidance in answering significant questions about the Hebrew text. While reflecting the latest advances in scholarship on Hebrew grammar and linguistics, the work utilizes a style that is lucid enough to serve as a useful agent for teaching and self-study. more...

  • Kierkegaard on Faith and the Selfby C. Stephen Evans

    Baylor University Press 2006; US$ 49.95

    Kierkegaard on Faith and the Self represents a rich collection of studies that allow Søren Kierkegaard to speak directly to the questions of contemporary readers. Evans analyzes Kierkegaard as a philosopher, his perspectives on faith, reason, and epistemology, ethics, and his view of the self. Evans makes a strong case that Kierkegaard has something... 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...

  • Let Her Speak for Herselfby Marion Ann Taylor; Heather E. Weir

    Baylor University Press 2006; US$ 44.95

    The women of Genesis ? Eve, Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Leah, and Rachel ? intrigued and informed the lives of nineteenth-century women. These women read the biblical stories for themselves and looked for ways to expand, reinforce, or challenge the traditional understanding of women's lives. They communicated their readings of Genesis using diverse genres... 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...