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Ken Bailey draws from extended studies and firsthand experience of the Middle East's peasant class to help us read the Gospels as they were meant to be read. The work dispels the obscurity of Western interpretations with a stark vision of Jesus in his original context.
Beginning with Jesus' birth, Kenneth E. Bailey leads you on a kaleidoscopic tour of the four Gospels from a Middle Eastern historical and cultural perspective. He examines the life and ministry of Jesus with special attenttion to the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, Jesus' relationships with women, and Jesus' parables.
James Beck looks at prominent themes in the teaching and ministry of Jesus and how they relate to the five major traits of human personality.
Historian Paul W. Barnett presents clear, careful and convincing evidence that the Christ of orthodox Christianity is the same as the Jesus of history.
Paul Barnett not only places the New Testament within the world of caesars and Herods, proconsuls and Pharisees, Sadducee and revolutionaries, but argues that the mainspring and driving force of early Christian history is the historical Jesus.
Clearly written, ably argued, drawing from a lifetime of study and geared to the needs of today's students, Robert Stein offers a solid introduction to the life and ministry of Jesus.
Graham Twelftree extensively examines the miracles of each Gospel narrative. He weighs their historical reliability and considers the question of miracles and the modern mind.
Edited by Paul Copan and Ronald Tacelli, this is a lively and provocative debate between Christian philosopher William Lane Craig and New Testament scholar and atheist Gerd Lüdemann on the historical truth of the resurrection.
Professor and renowned Reformation historian Herman Selderhuis has written this book to bring Calvin near to the reader, showing him as a man who had an impressive impact on the development of the Western world, but who was first of all a believer who struggled with God and with the way God governed both the world and his own life.
Historian Douglas Sweeney examines the enduring life and work of Jonathan Edwards, opening us to understand how Edwards' profound and meticulous study of the Bible securely anchored his powerful preaching, lively theological passions and discerning pastoral work.