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Jesus, in the Face of His Enemies
by John Rankin
Call Number: BT203 .R36 2016
Publication Date: 2011-03-02
This book is in two parts -- the story and the text. It is rooted in Matthew's Gospel and the use of Psalm 8 by Jesus during Passover week. The paradigm shift is this: 1. Jesus loved his religious and political enemies in such a way that they silenced themselves. 2. His means was the level playing field, where he received all their toughest questions, with no restrictions. 3. He did this to remove their hindrance to justice and mercy for all people equally, with a focus on the poor and needy. 4. This level playing field is central to understanding our salvation. What this means is this: 1. If enough Christians strategically advance such a level playing field in the present political climate, those who hate justice and mercy will silence themselves. 2. Then, all people of good will can work toward an honest social order of moral and economic prosperity for all people equally. 3. The religious, political and economic liberty thus produced would be a tangible demonstration of the beauty and truth of the Gospel to a soul weary nation and world.
The Pastor's Book
by R. Kent Hughes; Douglas Sean O'Donnell (Editor)
Call Number: BV4211.3 .H84 2015
Publication Date: 2015-10-31
Pastors are tasked with the incredibly demanding job of caring for the spiritual, emotional, and, at times‚ physical needs of their people. While seminary is helpful preparation for many of the challenges pastors face, there’s far more to pastoral ministry than what can be covered in the classroom. Designed as a reference guide for nearly every situation a pastor will face, this comprehensive book by seasoned pastors Kent Hughes and Doug O’Donnell is packed full of biblical wisdom and practical guidance related to the reality of pastoral ministry in the trenches. From officiating weddings to conducting funerals to visiting the sick, this book will equip pastors and church leaders with the knowledge they need to effectively minister to their flocks, both within the walls of the church and beyond.
Science, Creation and the Bible
by Richard F. Carlson; Tremper Longman
Call Number: BS651 .C333 2010
Publication Date: 2010-11-04
Physicist Richard Carlson and biblical scholar Tremper Longman address the longstanding problem of how to relate scientific description of the beginnings of the universe with the biblical creation passages found in Genesis chapters 1 and 2. Experts in their respective fields, these two authors provide a way to resolve the seeming conflicting descriptions by showing the meaning of the biblical texts as well as the meaning of scientific description
by Tom Nelson
Call Number: Faith and Work BV4593 .N47 2011
Publication Date: 2011-10-05
Work. For some this word represents drudgery and the mundane. For others work is an idol to be served. If you find yourself anywhere on the spectrum from workaholic to weekend warrior, it's time to bridge the gap between Sunday worship and Monday work. Striking a balance between theological depth and practical counsel, Tom Nelson outlines God's purposes for work in a way that helps us to make the most of our vocation and to join God in his work in the world. Discover a new perspective on work that will transform your workday and make the majority of your waking hours matter, not only now, but for eternity
God the Father in the Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas'is an exposition of Aquinas'theology of God the Father as a coherent whole. Surprising as it might be, there has not been an extended treatment of Aquinas'theology of God the Father.
One of the central themes of inquiry for Karl Barth, the twentieth-century Protestant theologian, was the notion of revelation. Although he was suspicious of natural theology (i.e. the seeking of evidence for God & rsquo;s existence in the ordered structure of the world), recent scientific advances (notably in physics and cosmology) and the flourishing modern dialogue between science and religion offer compelling reasons to revisit Barth & rsquo;s thinking on the concept. We must again ask whether and how it might be possible to hold together the notion of revelation whilst employing reason and scientific evidence in the justification of belief.
Ratheiser's study provides the framework for a non-confessional, mitzvoth ethics-centered and historical-philological approach to the Jewish bible and deals with the basic steps of an alternative paradigmatic perspective on the biblical text. The author seeks to demostrate the ineptness of confessional and ahistorical approaches to the Jewish bible. Based on his observations and his survey of the history of interpretation of the Jewish bible, Ratheiser introduces an alternative hermeneutical-exegetical approach to the Jewish bible: the paradigm of examples.
Doing radical theology -- Ancient and modern apocalypticism -- Renewing the kingdom of God -- Hegel: the phenomenology of spirit as ground of a uniquely modern theology -- Nietzsche: nihilism and the illusion of ethics -- Heidegger: ereignis and the nothing -- Marion: Dionysian theology as a Catholic nihilism -- Contemporary French thinking and the primordial -- Modernity and the origin of angst -- Postmodernity and guilt -- The epic voyage into apocalypse -- Adieu: a call to radical theology.
Recommended Reference Books
Ancient Christian commentary on Scripture
by Manlio Simonetti (Editor)
Call Number: REF BS2341.2 A535
Publication Date: 2001-10-10
With the aid of computer technology, the vast array of writings from the church fathers-- including much that is available only in the ancient languages-- have been searched for their comment on Scripture, then hand-selected by scholars who then shaped and annotated the materials to introduce it to today's readers. Each portion of commentary has been chosen for its salient insight, its rhetorical power and its faithful representation of the consensual exegesis of the early church.
The Biblical Illustrator
by Joseph S. Exell (Editor)
Call Number: REF BS491 .E9
Publication Date: 1988-07-01
The aim of The Speaker's Bible is to preserve all that is worth preserving of the modern interpretation of the Bible. It is the thought rather than the expression which is retained, though the expression has not been rejected when it seemed worthy. So much, however, has been done in the way of condensing, re-arranging, re-writing, adding to and illustrating, that the sources have not as a rule been given. But so far as these are published sermons, they will be found in the Index to Modern Sermons which accompanies each volume. Written by James Hastings, whose many labors grew out of a twofold conviction: the importance of scholarship and its compatibility with essential Christian faith.
The New Interpreter's Bible
by Leander E. Keck (Editor)
Call Number: REF BS491.2 .N484
Publication Date: 1994-09-01
A completely new commentary in twelve volumes. The New Interpreter's Bible continues the tradition established by its predecessor, the Interpreter's Bible, as an invaluable tool for everyone who studies, preaches, and teaches scripture -- including Bible scholars, pastors, Sunday school and Bible school teachers, and interested laypeople. Each volume of the New Interpreter's Bible includes two complete translations of selected books of the Bible, commentary, and reflections. The New Interpreter's Bible incorporates several other key strengths: the exegetical commentary and the theological reflections for each biblical book are written by one individual, ensuring consistency of perspective; the ecumenical roster of contributors includes top scholars and emerging new voices; the biblical text is divided into coherent and manageable units, such as pericopes, which allows discussion of important issues that are overlooked in a verse-by-verse treatment.
The NIV Application Commentary Series
Call Number: REF BS1151.52 .N37
Commentaries, Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
The Speaker's Bible
by James Hastings (Editor)
Call Number: REF BS491.5 .S73
Publication Date: 1979-01-01
Reprinted by special arrangements with The Speaker's Bible Office, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Twenty Centuries of Great Preaching
by Clyde E. Fant, William M. Pinson
Call Number: REF BV4241 .F34
Publication Date: 1971
An encyclopedia of preaching
Word Biblical Commentary
by Gordon J. Wenham
Call Number: REF BS491.2 .W67
Publication Date: 1987-10-09
The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.