• Reading While Black
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    Reading While Black

    African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope

    by Esau McCaulley

    Reading Scripture from the perspective of Black church tradition can help us connect with a rich faith history and address the urgent issues of our times. Demonstrating an ongoing conversation between the collective Black experience and the Bible, New Testament scholar Esau McCaulley shares a personal and scholarly testament to the power and hope of Black biblical interpretation.

  • Tethered to the Cross
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    Tethered to the Cross

    The Life and Preaching of Charles H. Spurgeon

    by Thomas Breimaier

    What guided English Baptist minister Charles H. Spurgeon's reading of Scripture? Tracing the development of Spurgeon's thought and his approach to biblical hermeneutics throughout his ministry, theologian and historian Thomas Breimaier argues that Spurgeon viewed the entire Bible through the lens of the cross of Christ.

  • Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes
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    Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes

    Patronage, Honor, and Shame in the Biblical World

    by E. Randolph Richards and Richard James

    The Bible was written within collectivist cultures, and it's easy for Westerners to misinterpret—or miss—important elements. Combining the expertise of a biblical scholar and a missionary practitioner, this essential guidebook explores the deep social structures of the ancient Mediterranean, stripping away individualist assumptions and helping us read the Bible better.

  • Reading Scripture as the Church
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    Reading Scripture as the Church

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Hermeneutic of Discipleship

    New Explorations in Theology

    by Derek W. Taylor

    The Bible is meant to be read in the church, by the church, as the church. Following the example of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Derek Taylor argues that we should regard the reading of Scripture as an inherently communal exercise of discipleship. In conversation with other theologians, Taylor shares how this approach to Scripture can engender a faithful hermeneutical community.

  • Paul's "Works of the Law" in the Perspective of Second-Century Reception
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    Paul's "Works of the Law" in the Perspective of Second-Century Reception

    by Matthew J. Thomas
    Foreword by Alister E. McGrath

    When Paul wrote that we are justified by faith apart from "works of the law" what did he mean? Matthew J. Thomas examines how Paul's second-century readers understood the conflicting interpretations, how their readings relate to "old" and "new" perspectives, and what their collective witness suggests about the apostle's own meaning.

  • Canon, Covenant and Christology
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    Canon, Covenant and Christology

    Rethinking Jesus and the Scriptures of Israel

    New Studies in Biblical Theology

    by Matthew Barrett
    Series Editor D. A. Carson

    The divine inspiration of Scripture may be confidently affirmed from Paul's epistles. However, it is hard to find such an explicit approach from Jesus and the Gospels. In this NSBT volume, Matthew Barrett argues that Jesus and the apostles have just as convictional a doctrine of Scripture as Paul or Peter, but it will only be discovered if the Gospels are read within their own canonical horizon and covenantal context.

  • Including the Stranger
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    Including the Stranger

    Foreigners in the Former Prophets

    New Studies in Biblical Theology

    by David G. Firth
    Series Editor D. A. Carson

    The Old Testament, particularly the Former Prophets, has been regarded as having a negative attitude towards foreigners. In this NSBT volume, David Firth argues that the Former Prophets subvert the exclusivist approach in order to show that the people of God are not defined by ethnicity but rather by their willingness to commit themselves to the purposes of Yahweh.

  • The Reformation and the Irrepressible Word of God
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    The Reformation and the Irrepressible Word of God

    Interpretation, Theology, and Practice

    Edited by Scott M. Manetsch

    The Protestant Reformers were transformed by their encounters with Scripture. Bringing together the reflections of church historians and theologians delivered at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, these essays consider historical, hermeneutical, theological, and practical issues regarding the Bible, revealing that the irrepressible Word of God continues to transform hearts and minds.

  • How to Read Daniel
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    How to Read Daniel

    How To Read Series

    by Tremper Longman III

    Failing to read Daniel well means missing a critical part of God's message to us. Orienting readers to a proper engagement with Daniel, Old Testament scholar and teacher Tremper Longman III examines the book's genre, structure, historical background, and major theological message before diving deeper into each of the stories and visions.

  • The Problem of the Old Testament
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    The Problem of the Old Testament

    Hermeneutical, Schematic, and Theological Approaches

    by Duane A. Garrett

    Christians throughout church history have struggled with the Old Testament—defining it, interpreting it, and reconciling it with the New Testament. In this thorough, accessible work, Duane A. Garrett surveys three primary methods Christians have used to handle the Old Testament, offering a way forward that is faithful to the text and to the Christian faith.

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