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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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    The Chosen People

    Election, Paul and Second Temple Judaism

    by A. Chadwick Thornhill

    In this careful and provocative study, Chad Thornhill considers how Second Temple understandings of election influenced key Pauline texts with sensitivity to social, historical and literary factors. While Paul is able to move beyond ancient categories of a collective view of election, Thornhill shows how he also follows these patterns.

    Advanced Advanced
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    Paul's Theology of Preaching

    The Apostle's Challenge to the Art of Persuasion in Ancient Corinth

    by Duane Litfin

    Duane Litfin, former president of Wheaton College, explores how Paul's theology of preaching can inform the church's preaching today. Through a detailed study of 1 Corinthians 1-4, Litfin shows how Paul's method of proclamation differed from Greco-Roman rhetoric and how Pauline preaching can be a model for the contemporary preaching task.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    A Week in the Life of a Roman Centurion

    A Week in the Life Series

    by Gary M. Burge

    In this fast-paced fictional account, we follow Appius, a Roman centurion, and Tullus, his Jewish slave, from battles to the gladiator arena and finally to the village of Capernaum where they encounter a Jewish prophet from Nazareth. Seeing Galilee of Jesus' day through Roman eyes, we learn much about the culture and social world of Romans and Jews.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Powers of Darkness

    Principalities Powers in Paul's Letters

    by Clinton E. Arnold

    Clinton Arnold examines Paul's teaching on powers and principalities--comparing it with Jesus' teaching, Greek and Roman beliefs, and contemporary views. He concludes with biblical and practical guidelines for Christians today.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    A Week in the Life of Corinth

    A Week in the Life Series

    by Ben Witherington III

    In this work of historical fiction, Ben Witherington III provides a one of kind window into the social and cultural context of Paul's ministry.

    Introductory Introductory
  • hardcover

    The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament

    by Craig S. Keener

    In this award-winning commentary, Craig Keener presents in verse-by-verse format the cultural background you need for responsible—and richer—Bible study. This revised edition of the standard reference work in its field has been expanded throughout to now provide even more up-to-date information by one of the leading New Testament scholars on Jewish, Greek and Roman culture.

    Introductory Introductory
  • hardcover

    Apocrypha

    Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

    Edited by Sever J. Voicu

    This last volume of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture offers commentary from the early church fathers on the deuterocanonical books of the Bible, with insights that will be of great benefit to preachers and teachers alike.

    Intermediate Intermediate

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