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  • Teaching All Nationsby Mitzi J. Smith; Jayachitra Lalitha

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 48.99

    That Christian missionary efforts have long gone hand-in-hand with European colonization and American imperialist expansion. The role played in those efforts by the ?Great Commission? ? the risen Christ?s command to ?teach all nations? ? has more often been observed than analyzed. With the rise of European colonialism, the Great Commission was suddenly... more...

  • Women's Socioeconomic Status and Religious Leadership in Asia Minorby Katherine Bain

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 48.99

    Moving beyond discussions of patriarchy and prescribed ?women?s roles? in the Roman world, Katherine Bain explores what inscriptional data from Asia Minor can tell us about the actual socioeconomic status of women in the first and second centuries C.E. Her findings suggest that outside of the prescriptive lenses of the upper classes, women were described,... more...

  • Inventing Hellby Jon M. Sweeney

    FaithWords 2014; US$ 23.24

    Hell: The word means terror, darkness, and eternal separation from God. Some people think the Bible is clear about hell, but what if they're mistaken? With gripping narrative and solid scholarship, Sweeney charts hell's "evolution" from the Old Testament underworld Sheol, through history and literature, to the greatest influencer of all: Dante's... more...

  • Inventing Hellby Jon M. Sweeney

    FaithWords 2014; Not Available

    Hell: The word means terror, darkness, and eternal separation from God. Some people think the Bible is clear about hell, but what if they're mistaken? With gripping narrative and solid scholarship, Sweeney charts hell's "evolution" from the Old Testament underworld Sheol, through history and literature, to the greatest influencer of all: Dante's... more...

  • Scripting Jesusby L. Michael White

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    In Scripting Jesus , Michael White, famed scholar of early Christian history, reveals how the gospel stories of Jesus were never meant to be straightforward historical accounts, but rather were scripted and honed as performance pieces for four different audiences with four different theological agendas. As he did as a featured presenter in two award-winning... more...

  • Liberating the Gospelsby John Shelby Spong

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In this boldest book since Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism, Bishop John Shelby Spong offers a compelling view of the Gospels as thoroughly Jewish tests.Spong powerfully argues that many of the key Gospel accounts of events in the life of Jesus?from the stories of his birth to his physical resurrection?are not literally true. He offers convincing... more...

  • A New Christianity for a New Worldby John Shelby Spong

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In his bestselling book Why Christianity Must Change or Die, Bishop John Shelby Spong described the toxins that are poisoning the Church. Now he offers the antidote, calling Christians everywhere into a new and radical reformation for a new age. Spong looks beyond traditional boundaries to open new avenues and a new vocabulary into the Holy, proposing... more...

  • 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...

  • Encountering the Book of Hebrews (Encountering Biblical Studies)by Donald A. Hagner

    Baker Publishing Group 2002; US$ 26.00

    Introduces college students to the Book of Hebrews--introductory issues, overarching themes, and the overall argument of the book. Includes several pedagogical features. more...

  • Encountering the Book of Romans (Encountering Biblical Studies)by Douglas J. Moo

    Baker Publishing Group 2002; US$ 27.99

    An engaging and user-friendly survey of the Book of Romans more...