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Criticism & Interpretation

  • Israel's Last Prophetby David L. Turner

    Fortress Press 2015; US$ 48.99

    Jesus? words of indictment and judgment in the Gospel according to Matthew have fueled centuries of Christian anti-Judaism. But what did those words originally mean within Matthew?s narrative? David L. Turner examines how Matthew has taken up Deuteronomic themes of prophetic rejection and judgment and woven them throughout the Gospel, culminating in... more...

  • John's Use of Ezekielby Brian Neil Peterson

    Fortress Press 2015; US$ 38.99

    Scholars have long puzzled over the distinctive themes and sequence of John?s narrative in contrast to the Synoptic Gospels. Brian Neil Peterson now offers a remarkable explanation for some of the most unusual features of John, including the early placement of Jesus? ?cleansing? of the temple, the emphasis on ?signs? confirming Jesus? identity, the... more...

  • Reading the Bible in an Age of Crisisby Bruce Worthington

    Fortress Press 2015; US$ 48.99

    We live in an age in which economic, ecological, and political crises are not the exception, but the rule. The Cold War polarities that shaped an earlier ?political exegesis? have been replaced; increasingly, crisis is the engine of a global ?turbo-capitalism.? Here, biblical scholars and activists describe and exemplify the shape of a biblical interpretation... more...

  • An Apocryphal Godby Mark McEntire

    Fortress Press 2015; US$ 38.99

    Mark McEntire continues the story begun in Portraits of a Mature God, extending his narrative beyond the conclusion of the Hebrew Bible as Israel and Israel?s God moved into the Hellenistic world. The ?narrative? McEntire perceives in the apocryphal literature describes a God protecting and guiding the scattered and persecuted, a God responding to... more...

  • James in Postcolonial Perspectiveby K. Jason Coker

    Fortress Press 2015; US$ 43.99

    Sameer Yadav?s central claim in this work is that there is a radical mistake in many contemporary accounts that require grounding a theological story of God?s availability to us in experience in a prior general philosophical theory of perception. Instead, it is argued that the philosophical problem of perception is a pseudoproblem. The study concludes... more...

  • The Cross before Constantineby Bruce W. Longenecker

    Fortress Press 2015; US$ 38.99

    Upending a longstanding consensus, Bruce W. Longenecker presents a wide variety of material artifacts to illustrate that Christians made use of the cross as a visual symbol of their faith long before Constantine appropriated it to consolidate his power in the fourth century. Constantine did not invent the cross as a symbol of Christian faith; for... more...

  • Why the Gospel of Thomas Mattersby Gethin Abraham-Williams

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    In a world of religious intolerance and bigotry, the case for embracing doubt and questioning through the Gospel of Thomas. more...

  • What's Divine about Divine Law?by Christine Hayes

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.50

    In the thousand years before the rise of Islam, two radically diverse conceptions of what it means to say that a law is divine confronted one another with a force that reverberates to the present. What?s Divine about Divine Law? untangles the classical and biblical roots of the Western idea of divine law and shows how early adherents to biblical... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Early Modern England, c. 1530-1700by Kevin Killeen; Helen Smith; Rachel Judith Willie

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 159.99

    The Bible was, by any measure, the most important book in early modern England. It preoccupied the scholarship of the era, and suffused the idioms of literature and speech. Political ideas rode on its interpretation and deployed its terms. It was intricately related to the project of natural philosophy. And it was central to daily life at all levels... more...

  • The Cultural World of the Bibleby Victor H. Matthews

    Baker Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.99

    A leading expert on the social world of the Bible offers students a reliable guide to the manners and customs of the ancient world. more...