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Criticism & Interpretation

  • The Origins of Organized Charity in Rabbinic Judaismby Gregg E. Gardner

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book examines the origins of communal and institutional almsgiving in rabbinic Judaism. more...

  • The Talmud of Jerusalemby Dagobert D. Runes

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    One of the world?s supreme works of religious literature, the Talmud has been unjustly neglected by a civilization that is rightly proud of its Judaeo-Christian heritage. This sacred book of Israel came to birth during the centuries following the fall of Jerusalem to the Roman Empire, when the people of Palestine were scattered to the four corners... more...

  • Die neuen Psalmenhomilienby Origenes; Lorenzo Perrone

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 196.00

    This book is the first critical edition of Codex Monacensis Graecus 314, the collection of Origen's Homilies on the Psalms discovered in 2012. The Munich manuscript constitutes the major discovery on Origen, the greatest interpreter of the Bible in Christianity, since the find of the Tura papyri in 1941. The 29 homilies throw new light... more...

  • The Spiritual Childby Lisa Miller

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    In The Spiritual Child , psychologist Lisa Miller presents the next big idea in psychology: the science and the power of spirituality. She explains the clear, scientific link between spirituality and health and shows that children who have a positive, active relationship to spirituality: * are 40% less likely to use and abuse substances * are 60%... more...

  • Power and Politics in the Book of Judgesby John C. Yoder

    Fortress Press 2015; US$ 43.99

    John C. Yoder examines political culture and behavior in the book of Judges. Although the Deuteronomistic editor portrayed the ?judges? as moral champions, the men and women of valor were preoccupied with the problem of gaining and maintaining political power. They were ambitious, at times ruthless; they might be labeled chiefs, strongmen, or even... more...

  • The Jewish Pseudepigraphaby Susan Docherty

    Fortress Press 2015; US$ 48.99

    This volume introduces the reader to the books that did not make it into the Bible or the Apocrypha but that remained popular among Jews and early Christians for centuries. These writings take various forms, such as novels, poems, apocalypses, the fictional deathbed speeches of biblical characters, and even attempts to rewrite well-known parts of... more...

  • From Text to Performanceby Kelly R. Iverson

    The Lutterworth Press 2015; US$ 21.00

    For the last two centuries biblical interpretation has been guided by perspectives that have largely ignored the oral context in which the gospels took shape. Only recently have scholars begun to explore how ancient media inform the interpretive process and an understanding of the Bible. This collection of essays, by authors who recognize that the... more...

  • The Original Ending of Markby Nicholas P. Lunn

    James Clarke & Co 2015; US$ 34.50

    Although traditionally accepted by the church through the centuries, the longer ending of Mark's Gospel (16:9-20) has been relegated by modern scholarship to the status of a later appendage. The arguments for such a view are chiefly based upon the witness of the two earliest complete manuscripts of Mark, and upon matters of language and style.... more...

  • The Biblical Cosmosby Robin A. Parry

    The Lutterworth Press 2015; US$ 19.50

    Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of the Bible.When we read Scripture we often imagine that the world inhabited by the Bible's characters was much the same as our own. We would be wrong. The biblical world is an ancient world with a flat earth that stands at the center of the cosmos, and with a vast ocean in the sky, chaos dragons, mystical... more...

  • Election, Atonement, and the Holy Spiritby Matthias Grebe

    James Clarke & Co 2015; US$ 24.76

    Election, Atonement, and the Holy Spirit' is an examination of the doctrines of election and atonement in Karl Barth’s 'Church Dogmatics', taking up Barth’s own challenge to his reader to surpass his argument and offer a better typological interpretation of the cultic texts. Barth’s radical re-working of Calvin’s doctrine... more...