Psalm 49 and the Path to Redemption by Janet K. Smith

By Janet K. Smith

In Psalm forty nine and the trail to Redemption, Janet Smith revisits her PhD dissertation, dirt or Dew: Immortality within the historical close to East and in Psalm forty nine, reconfiguring the ebook for a basic viewers and increasing it to target a subject matter of biblical redemption. the recent paintings takes the reader during the improvement of Israel's trust in an afterlife, either the optimistic wish but in addition the detrimental destiny of these who're spiritually impoverished. past that, Psalm forty nine takes the reader into the brain and center of the sages and monks who wrote a few of the psalms. There we discover how a lot we proportion with them emotionally and spiritually. in view that Christianity is a circulate with roots within the previous testomony, the reader is brought to a few very important redemption thoughts as expressed via Jesus Christ. ultimately, the e-book studies a couple of sleek near-death stories to invite if the Scriptures relating to afterlife have relevance at the present time. This publication is believed scary and may reason somebody interpreting it to consider their very own own route to redemption.

"Psalm forty nine reminds us there are not any wallet in a shroud; in demise the wealthy and the bad are both impoverished. Janet Smith takes us on a pilgrimage from dying to existence within the historic international and in cutting-edge spirituality. Informative. attention-grabbing. Compelling."
--Ted Peters, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, the Graduate Theological Union

"This ebook should still entice those that desire to pass deeper into the Bible. Focusing totally on the Psalms, Dr. Smith lines a number of suggestions of lifestyles after demise from its dim beginnings in precedent days as much as the current day. Psalm forty nine is her valuable motif: the trustworthy could leisure effortless, either right here and within the grave, as the God of existence won't ever forsake those that belief him, now not their wealth."
--David G. Mullen, Lutheran pastor, retired bishop of the ELCA

"Throughout the paintings, Smith's convictions shine through. This presentation declares that insights she won from studying the traditional texts are suitable for this day simply because they mirror the truth of a residing God. Rooted in sound scholarship, good written, and persuasively argued, the paintings should be of gain to severe Christian pastors and laity alike."
--D. William Faupel, Wesley Theological Seminary, Retired

Janet okay. Smith has a PhD in Hebrew Bible from Union Institute & collage. She is a former illustrator and geologic draftsperson and shortly teaches previous testomony sessions in her Lutheran Church. She is writer of dirt or Dew: Immortality within the historic close to East and in Psalm forty nine (Pickwick, 2011).

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The Elohist: A Seventh-Century Theological Tradition by Robert Karl Gnuse

By Robert Karl Gnuse

although many elderly testomony students desire now not to talk of the Elohist resource within the Pentateuch, Gnuse seeks to safeguard the lifestyles of this pentateuchal culture via responding to scholarly critics, keeping apart texts belonging to the resource and delivering a theological evaluate of those texts. Dream stories in old close to jap texts from the 7th and 6th centuries BCE undergo notable familiarity with the biblical dream reviews within the Elohist. Prophetic narratives within the books of Samuel and Kings seem to have encouraged the next production of the Elohist narratives within the Pentateuch. hence, Gnuse situates the Elohist culture within the 7th century BCE after the autumn of the kingdom of Israel within the north in 722 BCE, that is a later date than students have attributed to this resource long ago. due to this atmosphere the Elohist texts can be assessed in a different way than they've been some time past. The texts may need spoken to exiles from the northern kingdom with issues that bespeak devotion to 1 God, desire of recovery, and absolute obedience to a transcendent deity who's printed via desires, fireplace, and prophets. the writer additionally ponders what those texts say to our sleek age.

"In this examine, the made of decades of wondering the Elohist, Robert Gnuse has produced a useful advisor to the relevant texts and subject matters of this usually neglected and underappreciated biblical writer. The Elohist is easily deserving of better consciousness, and Gnuse is to be recommended for enticing it head-on."
--Joel Baden, Professor of Hebrew Bible, Yale University

"Robert Gnuse has again to an previous query within the serious research of Israelite culture. He does so with clean perception and theological mind's eye. by way of mobilizing a large and deep array of scholarship he exposits a selected strand of the culture that at the one hand attests the transcendence of God, and at the different shows the urgency of civil disobedience. His e-book is compelling proof of how during which severe learn of the Scriptures serves modern theological interpretation."
--Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary

"Against the grain of a lot modern scholarship, Gnuse provides an impressive case for the Elohist as a seventh-century BCE resource within the Pentateuch. The research brilliantly brings the Elohist narratives to existence as a northern theological reaction to the autumn of Israel in 722 BCE Gnuse additionally illustrates the theological relevance of the Elohist to trendy readers who fight with concerns just like the hiddenness of God, the world-wide raise of refugees, and the inadequate offer of meals for lots of humans on the planet. Biblical students and theologians alike will gain vastly from this book."
--Stuart A. Irvine, Louisiana kingdom University

"Robert Gnuse brings a powerful wisdom of Pentateuchal scholarship to undergo at the long-debated query of the lifestyles and goal of the Elohist. He builds a robust case for concerning those traditions as designated cycles of stories crafted principally in the course of the century after the Assyrian conquest to assist the exiles deal theologically with this defeat. rigorously evaluating those texts with the early prophetic and later Yahwistic traditions, Gnuse deals an illuminating contribution to the discussion."
--Douglas A. Knight, Drucilla Moore Buffington Professor of Hebrew Bible, Emeritus, Vanderbilt University

Robert Karl Gnuse is the James C. Carter, SJ/Chase financial institution uncommon Professor of the arts and entire Professor of Hebrew Bible at Loyola collage in New Orleans, the place he has taught outdated testomony and global Religions for thirty-six years. he's writer of Misunderstood Stories (Cascade Books, 2014), Trajectories of Justice (Cascade Books, 2015), and The outdated testomony and strategy Theology (Wipf & inventory, 2016).

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The 1 and 2 Thessalonians Commentary Collection: An by Michael W. Holmes,Gary Shogren,John Byron

By Michael W. Holmes,Gary Shogren,John Byron

This 1 and a pair of Thessalonians remark package positive factors volumes from the NIV program remark sequence, Zondervan Exegetical observation sequence, and tale of God Bible observation sequence authored by means of Michael W. Holmes, Gary S. Shogren, and John Byron. the various beneficial properties from all of the volumes delivers the entire instruments you must grasp the books of one and a pair of Thessalonians.

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Mimetic Theory and Biblical Interpretation: Reclaiming the by Michael Hardin

By Michael Hardin

For as regards to thousand years, Christian theology has been captivated by means of a sacrificial rendering of the Gospel that renders God as retributive, arbitrary, and Janus-faced. some time past fifty years a non-sacrificial method of perceiving the Gospel, God, and the challenge and message of Jesus has challenged this sacrificial hegemony. Now what started as a trickle within the Nineteen Sixties has burst the dam and the Gospel is on a collision path with Christianity. What are a number of the implications of this second? what's the crucial harmony in a non-sacrificial theology, ethics, and spirituality? What does Christian doctrine appear like if one gets rid of retributive economies of exchange?

"The Gospel is on a collision path with Christianity, Michael Hardin says. it is time to depart the two-faced God of traditional Christianity in the back of and realize (at last!) the nonviolent personality of God published within the one face of the crucified Christ. Sound fascinating? do not miss Mimetic thought and Biblical Interpretation. it truly is daring, transparent, and wanted now greater than ever."
--Brian D. McLaren, writer of The nice religious Migration
"One of Rene Girard's so much able and artistic interpreters is Michael Hardin. during this gripping and succinct quantity Hardin demonstrates that Girard's perspectives of sacred violence, sacrifice, and the scapegoat weren't unique with him, however the Bible; Girard's nonviolent God and forgiving-victim Jesus usually are not modern suggestions, yet are deeply rooted not just in the scriptures, yet orthodox Christian theology. this can be a excellent brief creation to the theological and biblical implications of Girard."
--John E. Phelan Jr., Senior Professor of Theological stories, North Park Theological Seminary
"This is a passionate assertion connecting Girardian concept with the translation of the Bible within the glossy US context, with a splash of Barthianism thrown in for solid degree. . . . Hardin's uncompromising assessments will problem a few of his readers. yet this ebook has a marginally of the prophetic. Its exposes of violence are wanted now greater than ever." 
--Douglas A. Campbell, Professor of latest testomony, The Divinity tuition, Duke University 
"What we expect approximately God matters--a subject of existence and demise for lots of hundreds of thousands through the centuries of Christian violence. . . . I basically think that this booklet will shine a mild at the direction again domestic to God in case you are disillusioned, disappointed, and dismayed by means of the modern church. In different phrases, Michael Hardin has given us again a God stolen from us through the church--a God of immeasurable, unfettered love, unending extravagant grace, and incalculable unbounded redemption."
--Sharon L. Putt, Professor of Theology and Religion, Messiah College

Michael Hardin is the cofounder and government director of Preaching Peace, cofounder of Theology and Peace, and is the coeditor of Compassionate Eschatology, editor of Reading the Bible with Rene Girard, and writer of the acclaimed The Jesus Driven Life, as well as different books and essays. together with his spouse, Lorri, Michael has taken classes for the prior decade on wasteland survival and local American therapeutic traditions. he's a singer/songwriter.

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Today's Prayer and Meditation by Phillip C. Reinke

By Phillip C. Reinke

“Pray with out ceasing” is extra simply stated than performed. Prayer and meditation are a foundational point of a Christian stroll. As we paintings to make our lives a prayer, the intensity of our talks with God cross additional than easy requests to religious introspection and mirrored image, having a look either inward and outward for solutions that aid us develop. Today’s Prayer and Meditation beneficial properties 365 prayers that dig deep into the urgent questions in one’s non secular walk.

“I have recognized Phil for a few years and will witness to the truth that his day-by-day prayers are precisely the method he lives his existence. The messages of every prayer to God takes us to better degrees of suggestion and non secular realizing. much more vital, the prayers concentration our strategies to God and His venture and function for us.”

“As a professor, he confirmed love and trouble to all of his scholars. He selflessly helped past their reviews and mentored and coached many with addictions, and critical own concerns. As my buddy, he has been supportive, and extra vital, continuously in prayer for me, my family members, and for these on the earth round us. I hugely suggest becoming a member of with what he calls, ‘the Prayer Warriors’ and praying daily.” – Mark Conroy, pastor, Coastal Church, Daytona seashore, Florida

About the Author:
Phillip C. Reinke, Phillip Reinke, writer, and psychology and philosophy professor, set out on “his stroll” over 40 years in the past. Surviving a center situation and melanoma, his religion by no means wavered and his prayers grew extra widespread, but selfless. take part a year’s worthy of prayer and meditation which may make the adaptation on your lifestyles. He presently lives in castle Lauderdale, Florida.

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Paul's Necessary Sin: The Experience of Liberation by Timothy Ashworth

By Timothy Ashworth

How will we comprehend at the present time what used to be taking place within the minds and hearts of Paul and the 1st Christians see you later in the past? via getting under the skin of Paul's theology, the constant key parts of early Christian event are published in a manner that throws gentle at the that means of robust spiritual reports and hobbies either long ago and this present day. Illuminating should you have by no means learn a notice on Paul but irritating and provocative for biblical students, this booklet tackles the subject of the spiritual adventure of Paul and the 1st Christians. missing genuine wisdom of Paul's releasing adventure, generations of translators and interpreters have necessarily and infrequently clumsily obscured Paul's that means. during this e-book the scholarly accusation that Paul is incoherent is became the wrong way up to teach how uncritically authorised methods of translating Paul lie to cutting-edge reader and introduce a mystifying complexity into scholarship on Paul. Taking the reader step by step via a painstaking recovery of the that means of Paul's textual content, the color and kind of Paul's unique imaginative and prescient are revealed.

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Derashot Ledorot: Exodus: A Commentary for the Ages by Norman Lamm

By Norman Lamm

Derashot LeDorot is a range of essays according to those stirring sermons, culled from the documents of the Lamm data of Yeshiva collage. every one essay gains reflections at the weekly parasha, brilliantly illustrating Rabbi Lamm's masterful pedagogy, deep highbrow rigor, and staunch dedication to the be aware of God. at the present time, Rabbi Lamm's phrases stay as inspiring as they have been whilst first introduced, passing on his knowledge to the following generations.

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