Most Christians would agree that the Bible provides a basis for mission. But Christopher Wright boldly maintains that there is a missional basis for the Bible! Beginning with the Old Testament and its groundwork for understanding who God is, what he has called his people to be and do, and how the nations fit into God's mission, Wright gives us a new hermeneutical perspective on Scripture.
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.
There are many investigations of the Old Testament priests and the New Testament’s appropriation of such imagery for Jesus Christ. There are also studies of Israel’s corporate priesthood and what this means for the priesthood of God’s new covenant people. In this NSBT volume, Andrew S. Malone traces these two distinct threads and their intersection through Scripture with an eye to the contemporary Christian relevance.
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.
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.
"The New Testament does not develop a systematic doctrine of salvation," writes Brenda Colijn. "Instead, it presents us with a variety of pictures taken from different perspectives." Students of the New Testament and of theology will both find their vision broadened and their understanding deepened by this rich, informative study. As the author seeks to understand their implications for people of faith, she uncovers how New Testament images provide the building blocks of the master story of redemption.
Now in paperback, Hard Sayings of the Bible has explanations for over five hundred of the most troubling verses to test the minds and hearts of Bible readers. Verse by verse, four distinguished Bible scholars take you behind the scenes to find succinct solutions to the most difficult verses in Scripture.
From ablative to zeugma, Matthew S. DeMoss offers an indispensable guide for the study of New Testament Greek or Greek exegesis.
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.
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