Millions of Christians believe that prayer is the breath of the soul. The reality, however, is that genuine prayer is something we need to learn repeatedly. Laszlo Gallusz focuses on the praying of Jesus Christ in the New Testament, investigating his prayers in their literary and socio-historical context and pointing to their theological significance and relevance for today.
Jesus was truly and completely God incarnate, so he must have experienced everything that makes us human. How did Jesus experience human sexuality, and what was his attitude towards it in himself and others? Andy Angel examines the actions and sayings of Jesus in the Gospels in order to better understand the historical Jesus as a fully human being.
Jesus' teaching has changed the world, yet his sayings can seem cryptic and hard to understand. Keith Ward explores the various figures of speech and images that Jesus used, and finds they are all ways of expressing and evoking the self-giving love of God, manifested supremely in Jesus' life.
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.
We know that the earliest Christians sang hymns. But are some of these early Christian hymns preserved for us in the New Testament? Matthew Gordley takes a new look at didactic hymns in the Greco-Roman and Jewish world of the early church, considering how they might function in the New Testament and what they could tell us about early Christian worship.
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.
In this accessible introduction to Jesus Christ, Robert Stein draws together the results of a career of research and writing on Jesus and the Gospels. Now in paperback, this classic textbook is clearly written, ably argued, and geared to the needs of students, giving probing minds a sure grounding in the life and ministry of Jesus.
Is Mary for evangelicals? Should there be such a thing as an evangelical Mariology? Is she Our Lady, too?Timothy S. Perry addresses the increasing theological interest in Mary and the current place of Mariology in Evangelical-Roman Catholic dialogue.
Especially suited for introductory courses that focus on Jesus and the Gospels or the Gospels and Acts, this revised edition of Exploring the New Testament, Volume One introduces new approaches to the Gospels and Acts, the latest in the quest for the historical Jesus, New Testament criticism in contemporary culture, and much more.
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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