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  • Minding the Good Groundby Jason E. Vickers

    Baylor University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Declining memberships. Pastoral scandals. A fear of secularism and the New Atheism. Christians are worried about the church's future. Despite such despair, Jason Vickers believes the church also sits upon the cusp of renewal. Some emerging voices promise to lead the church out of decay but focus only upon its structure, while others encourage the... more...

  • Critical Issues in American Religious Historyby Robert R. Mathisen

    Baylor University Press 2006; US$ 44.95

    Americans as a religious people experience both tension and indecision as they wrestle with a variety of critical issues every day. American society continually struggles with its religious past. The primary and secondary materials included in this volume track religious America's efforts to articulate its identity and destiny and implement its religious... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Luke the Theologianby Franç Bovon; ois

    Baylor University Press 2006; US$ 39.95

    In this completely revised and updated edition, François Bovon provides a critical assessment of the last fifty-five years of scholarship on Luke-Acts. The study divides thematically, with individual chapters covering the subjects of history and eschatology, the role of the Old Testament, Christology, the Holy Spirit, conversion, and the church. Each... more...