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  • The Hebrew Prophetsby Jack R. Lundbom

    Fortress Press 2010; US$ 34.99

    Noting that the legacy of the prophets remains a powerful element in contemporary society, Jack R. Lundbom explores the contours of prophetic speech in ancient Israel. He surveys the elements of each prophet?s message, describes the characteristics of prophetic rhetoric and symbolic behavior, and discusses the problem of authenticity: how did individuals... more...

  • An Historical Survey of the Old Testamentby Eugene H. Merrill

    Baker Publishing Group 1992; US$ 30.00

    Merrill has extensively updated this popular-level Old Testament history to discuss updates in archaeology and textual understanding. It is also more current as a defense of the Bible's accuracy. more...

  • History, Literature, and Society in the Book of Actsby Ben III Witherington

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 44.00

    An interdisciplinary study of Acts by leading Old and New Testament and ancient history scholars. more...

  • Holman Quicksource Guide to Understanding the Bibleby Kendell H. Easley

    B&H Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.99

    If you've been wanting to get a better understanding of the bible, even if you've been reading it for years - this is the resource for you! This QuickSource Guide features one-sentence summaries, timelines, key terms, colorful maps and charts, quick-hitting details on who wrote what and why, and so much more. more...

  • The Honeycomb Scrollby Gregory B. Graybill

    Fortress Press 2015; US$ 43.99

    Long overshadowed by Luther and Calvin, Philipp Melanchthon (1497?1560) is nevertheless one of the most important figures in the Protestant Reformation. Reformer, humanist, theologian, philosopher, ecumenist, and teacher of pastors?Melanchthon had a profound effect on the sweep of Western church history. This book gives the most detailed English-language... more...

  • How to Read the Bibleby James L. Kugel

    Free Press 2012; US$ 22.00

    Scholars from different fields have joined forces to reexamine every aspect of the Hebrew Bible. Their research, carried out in universities and seminaries in Europe and America, has revolutionized our understanding of almost every chapter and verse. But have they killed the Bible in the process? In How to Read the Bible, Harvard professor James... more...

  • How to Read the Bibleby Harvey Cox

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 15.99

    Renowned religion expert and Harvard Divinity School professor Harvey Cox deepens our experience of the Bible, revealing the three primary ways we read it, why each is important, and how we can integrate these approaches for a richer understanding and appreciation of key texts throughout the Old and New Testaments. The Bible is the heart of devotional... more...

  • How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christianby John Dominic Crossan

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 18.99

    The acclaimed Bible scholar and author of The Historical Jesus and God & Empire ??the greatest New Testament scholar of our generation? (John Shelby Spong) ?grapples with Scripture?s two conflicting visions of Jesus and God, one of a loving God, and one of a vengeful God, and explains how Christians can better understand these passages in a way... more...

  • Idols of Nationsby Roland Boer; Christina Petterson

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    Roland Boer and Christina Petterson here produce a critical survey showing that the rise of capitalist theory was shaped by the way different economic philosophers?Smith, Hobbes, Grotius, Malthus, Locke??read the Bible. Invoking Jeremiah (14:22) and Adam Smith?who took the title of his Wealth of Nations from Isaiah (61:6, 12)?they show that early... more...

  • In the Beginningby Karen Armstrong

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karen Armstrong's Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. In this fascinating book by the author of A History of God and Jerusalem, one of the best-known and least-understood books of the Bible is clarified for modern readers. Armstrong shows readers how the ancient tales of the Creation, the Fall, Cain... more...