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Criticism & Interpretation

  • The Bible as Political Artifactby Susanne Scholz

    Fortress Press 2017; US$ 38.99

    Biblical studies and the teaching of biblical studies are clearly changing, though it is less clear what the changes mean and how we should evaluate them. Susanne Scholz casts a feminist eye on the politics of pedagogy, higher education, and wider society, decrypting important developments in "the architecture of educational power." She also examines... more...

  • Scriptural Authority and Biblical Criticism in the Dutch Golden Ageby Dirk van Miert; Henk Nellen; Piet Steenbakkers; Jetze Touber

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 109.99

    A collection of original essays on biblical criticism and the process of secularization in the Netherlands during the long seventeenth century, as advances in the field of philology drew into question the authority of Scripture. more...

  • The Care of the Self in Early Christian Textsby Deborah Niederer Saxon

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.58

    This book presents the first three Christian centuries through the lens of what Foucault called “the care of the self.” This lens reveals a rich variation among early Christ movements by illuminating their  practices  instead of focusing on what we anachronistically assume to have been their beliefs. A deep analysis of the discourse of martyrdom demonstrates... more...

  • Blessed Among Women?by Alicia D. Myers

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 97.99

    This book examines ancient generative theories, physiological understandings of breast milk, and presentations of prominent mothers to analyze these themes in the New Testament and several early Christian writings. Identifying themselves as members of God's household, ancient Christians utilized motherhood as a theological category and a contested... more...

  • The Early Church and the Afterlifeby David Rankin

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The resurrection of the dead was, as Tertullian says, ‘the chief article of the whole Christian faith’ ( De resurrectione 39.3) and one of those beliefs which most distinguished Christian thought from much other contemporary thinking. This book looks at the way in which post-death existence is represented in the work of the early Church Fathers -... more...

  • God has No Favouritesby Basil Scott

    Fortress Press 2017; US$ 18.99

    The New Testament does not conform neatly to any modern attempts to define the Christian approach to other religions, argues Basil Scott. He confronts the questions: What does the New Testament tell us about religions? And what is its approach to those who were Gentiles, and to their beliefs and practices? He focuses his attention on the evidence... more...

  • The Pastoral Epistles, 1-2 Timothy, Titusby Graham Simpson

    Fortress Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    The India Commentary on the New Testament (ICNT) series aims to give a well-informed exposition of the meaning of the text and relevant reflections in everyday language from a contemporary Indian context. The intended audience is the theological seminary or bible college, both students and faculty. The commentaries are also ideal for pastors and lay... more...

  • Secret Groups in Ancient Judaismby Michael Stone

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    Secret Groups in Ancient Judaism investigates the existence of secret societies in Ancient Judaism that cultivated and transmitted esoteric knowledge. Michael Stone sheds new light on these groups' purpose and function, and illuminates their structure and self-consciousness. more...

  • Bible Nationby Candida R. Moss; Joel S. Baden

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    How the billionaire owners of Hobby Lobby are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to make America a “Bible nation” Like many evangelical Christians, the Green family of Oklahoma City believes that America was founded on a “biblical worldview as a Christian nation.” But the Greens are far from typical evangelicals in other ways. The billionaire... more...

  • God's Mediatorsby Andrew Malone

    SPCK 2017; US$ 14.99

    There are many investigations of the Old Testament priests and the New Testament’s appropriation of such imagery to describe Jesus Christ. There are also studies of Israel’s corporate priesthood and what this means for the priesthood of God’s new covenant people. However, such studies are less frequently connected with one another: key interrelations... more...