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    Exile: A Conversation with N. T. Wright

    Edited by James M. Scott
    Contributions by N. T. Wright

    N . T. Wright is well known for his view that the majority of Second Temple Jews saw themselves as living within an ongoing exile. This book engages a lively conversation with this idea, beginning with a lengthy thesis from Wright, responses from eleven New Testament scholars, and a concluding essay from Wright responding to his interlocutors.

    Advanced Advanced
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    A Week in the Fall of Jerusalem

    by Ben Witherington III

    It's AD 70, and Jerusalem is falling to the Romans, its temple being destroyed. As Jews and Christians try to escape the city, we travel with some of them through an imagined week of flight and faith. In this imaginative and entertaining narrative, Ben Witherington leads us behind the veil of centuries to experience the historical and social realities of this epochal event.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Jesus Is Lord, Caesar Is Not

    Evaluating Empire in New Testament Studies

    Edited by Scot McKnight and Joseph B. Modica
    Foreword by Andy Crouch

    This volume brings together respected biblical scholars to evaluate the turn toward "empire criticism" in recent New Testament scholarship. While praising the movement for its deconstruction of Roman statecraft and ideology, the contributors also provide a salient critique of the anti-imperialist rhetoric pervading much of the current literature.

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    Exploring Jewish Literature of the Second Temple Period

    A Guide for New Testament Students

    by Larry R. Helyer

    Larry R. Helyer provides an introduction and historical context for the wealth of Jewish literature outside the Hebrew Bible, and he explores the pressures, realities, questions and dreams that nurtured and provoked these written works.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era

    Exploring the Background of Early Christianity

    by James S. Jeffers

    James S. Jeffers provides an informative tour of the various facets of the Roman world--class and status, family and community, work and leisure, religion and organization, city and country, law and government, death and taxes, and the events of Roman history.

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    Honor, Patronage, Kinship & Purity

    Unlocking New Testament Culture

    by David A. deSilva

    David A. deSilva demonstrates in this book how paying attention to the cultural themes of honor, patronage, kinship and purity opens us to new facets of the New Testament documents.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes

    Cultural Studies in 1 Corinthians

    by Kenneth E. Bailey

    In this groundbreaking study of Paul's first epistle to the Corinthians, Kenneth Bailey examines the canonical letter through Paul's Jewish socio-cultural and rhetorical background and through the Mediterranean context of its Corinthian recipients.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Paul and First-Century Letter Writing

    Secretaries, Composition and Collection

    by E. Randolph Richards

    Informed by the historical evidence and with a sharp eye for telltale clues in the Apostle Paul's letters, E. Randolph Richards takes us into his world and places us on the scene with Paul the letter writer offering a glimpse that overthrows our preconceptions and offers a new perspective on how this important portion of Christian Scripture came to be.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Reframing Paul

    Conversations in Grace Community

    by Mark Strom

    Mark Strom unveils Paul in his original context and invites us to engage with him in new terms. He courageously draws Paul into vital conversation with contemporary evangelicalism. This book is for anyone who wants to learn how the church can be an attractive community of transforming grace and conversation.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Contextualization in the New Testament

    Patterns for Theology and Mission

    by Dean Flemming

    To provide a model for today's missionary efforts, Dean Flemming examines how the New Testament authors--particularly in Acts, Paul's letters and the Gospels--contextualized the gospel for particular cultures and/or communities.

    Intermediate Intermediate

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