Did Mark write his Gospel in response to Roman imperial propaganda surrounding the destruction of Jerusalem? Adam Winn helps us rediscover how Mark might have been read by Christians in Rome during the aftermath of this cataclysmic event. He introduces us to the imperial propaganda of the Flavian emperors and excavates the Markan text for themes that address the Roman imperial setting.
What does Paul mean when in Romans 8:29 he speaks of being "conformed to the image of his Son"? Is it a moral or spiritual or sanctifying conformity to Christ, or to his suffering, or does it point to an eschatological transformation into radiant glory? Haley Goranson Jacob points out that the key lies in the meaning of "glory" in Paul's biblical-theological perspective and in how he uses the language of glory in Romans.
Among the Gospels, John's is unique in both structure and content. Ultimately, faith in Jesus is at the center—with signs highlighted to provoke faith and stories of those who responded to Jesus as examples of faith. In this replacement Tyndale commentary Colin Kruse ably reveals how the Fourth Gospel weaves its themes of belief and unbelief into its rich Christology.
Both the epistle to the Hebrews and the epistle of James generated much discussion and debate during the Reformation period, yet both of these letters have proven to be essential for Christians during the Reformation era and today. Edited by Ronald K. Rittgers, this RCS volume provides Reformation-era biblical commentary on Hebrews and James, drawing on Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, Radical, and Roman Catholic resources.
This revised edition of Exploring the New Testament, Volume Two introduces students of biblical studies and theology to ancient letter writing, Paul's life, mission and theology, methods in reading the New Testament Letters and Revelation, New Testament criticism in contemporary culture and much more.
In this final Contours of Christian Theology volume, David Höhne offers a trinitarian theological description of eschatology that is at once systematic, generated from the theological interpretation of Scripture, and yet sensitive to essential elements for Christian practice. His reading of the Bible is shaped by the gospel, informed by the history of Christian thought, and dedicated to serving the church.
Most interpretations of Revelation fail to take seriously what John saw and consequently fail to comprehend the value of his vision to Christians of every age. J. Ramsey Michaels strives to restore Revelation to its rightful status as a prophetic letter of testimony--a testimony of striking relevance to the church today.
Now in paperback, this unique commentary on Titus, 1-2 Timothy, and 1-3 John probes each letter's social setting and the rhetorical strategies of the author. Ben Witherington shares how several of these "letters" are much better understood as homilies and also provides special sections to bridge the gap between the text and the everyday life of the reader.
In this commentary on Hebrews, James and Jude, Ben Witherington III applies his socio-rhetorical method to elucidate these letters within their primarily Jewish context, probing the social setting of the readers and the rhetorical strategies of the authors of the letters.
Here is the third of three volumes extending Ben Witherington's innovative socio-rhetorical analysis of New Testament books to the latter-Pauline and non-Pauline corpora. By dividing the volumes according to the socioreligious contexts for which they were written, Witherington sheds fresh light on the documents, their provenance, character and importance.
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