A Theology of Word & Spirit
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A Theology of Word and Spirit

Authority Method in Theology

Christian Foundations

by Donald G. Bloesch

Pointing the way toward a confessional theology for the twenty-first century, Donald G. Bloesch begins his seven-volume work, Christian Foundations, with this introduction to authority and method in theology.

A Vision for the Aging Church
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A Vision for the Aging Church

Renewing Ministry for and by Seniors

by James M. Houston and Michael Parker

James M. Houston and Michael Parker believe now is the time for the church to offer ministry to its increasing numbers of seniors and to benefit from ministry they can offer. They issue an urgent call to reconceive the place and part of the elderly in the local congregation, showing that seniors aren't the problem--they are the solution.

A Week in the Fall of Jerusalem
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A Week in the Fall of Jerusalem

A Week in the Life Series

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.

A Week in the Life of a Greco-Roman Woman
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A Week in the Life of a Greco-Roman Woman

A Week in the Life Series

by Holly Beers

In first-century Ephesus, life is not easy for women. In this gripping novel, Holly Beers introduces us to the first-century setting where Paul first proclaimed the gospel. Illuminated by historical images and explanatory sidebars, this lively story not only shows us the rich tapestry of life in a Greco-Roman city, it also foregrounds the interior life of one woman—and the radical new freedom the gospel promised her.

A Week in the Life of a Roman Centurion
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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.

A Week in the Life of a Slave
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A Week in the Life of a Slave

A Week in the Life Series

by John Byron

Paul's epistle to Philemon is one of the shortest books in the entire Bible, and it certainly leaves plenty to the imagination. From the pen of an accomplished New Testament scholar, this vivid historical fiction account follows the slave Onesimus, fleshing out the lived context of first-century Ephesus and providing a social and theological critique of slavery in the Roman Empire.

A Week in the Life of Corinth
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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.

A Week in the Life of Ephesus
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A Week In the Life of Ephesus

A Week in the Life Series

by David A. deSilva

In this historical novel, David deSilva paints a vivid portrait of Ephesus and brings to life the compelling struggles faced by early Christians. Supplemented by historical images and explanatory sidebars, this imaginative novel digs into the early Christians' conflict with the religious cults of the day as well as the Roman empire.

A Week in the Life of Rome
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A Week in the Life of Rome

A Week in the Life Series

by James L. Papandrea

From the overcrowded apartment buildings of the poor to the halls of the emperors, this gripping tale of ambition, intrigue, and sacrifice is a compelling work of historical fiction that shows us the first-century Roman church as we've never seen it before. Illuminated with images and explanatory sidebars, we are invited into the daily struggles of the church at Rome just a few years before Paul wrote his famous epistle to them.

According to Plan
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According to Plan

The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible

by Graeme Goldsworthy

Concise, pithy chapters with dozens of charts, highlighted summaries and study questions make Graeme Goldsworthy's introductory text enormously useful for understanding how the Bible fits together as the unfolding story of God's plan for salvation.

Addiction and Virtue
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Addiction and Virtue

Beyond the Models of Disease and Choice

Strategic Initiatives in Evangelical Theology

by Kent Dunnington

In this interdisciplinary work, Kent Dunnington brings the neglected resources of philosophical and theological analysis to bear on the problem of addiction. Drawing on the insights of Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas, he formulates a compelling alternative to the two dominant models of addiction--addiction as disease and addiction as choice.

Adopted into God's Family
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Adopted into God's Family

Exploring a Pauline Metaphor

New Studies in Biblical Theology

by Trevor J. Burke

In this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, Trevor Burke argues that the scripture phrase "adopted as sons," while a key theological metaphor, has been misunderstood, misrepresented or neglected. He redresses the balance in this comprehensive study of the phrase. "This volume not only probes a neglected theme; it also edifies," says D. A. Carson.

All Things New
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All Things New

Revelation as Canonical Capstone

New Studies in Biblical Theology

by Brian J. Tabb
Series edited by D. A. Carson

For many readers of the Bible, the book of Revelation is a riddle that fascinates and frustrates. In this NSBT volume, Brian Tabb stresses the importance of the canonical context of the book of Revelation and argues that it presents itself as the climax of biblical prophecy, showing how Old Testament prophecies and patterns find their consummation in the present and future reign of Jesus Christ.

American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion
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American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion

Reassessing the History of an Idea

by John D. Wilsey
Foreword by John Fea

The idea of America's special place in history has been a guiding light for centuries. With thoughtful insight, John D. Wilsey traces the concept of exceptionalism, including its theological meaning and implications for civil religion. This careful history considers not only the abuses of the idea but how it can also point to constructive civil engagement and human flourishing.

An Explorer's Guide to Julian of Norwich
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An Explorer's Guide to Julian of Norwich

Explorer's Guides

by Veronica Mary Rolf

Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love is truly an astounding work: an inspiring example of Christian mysticism, a unique contribution to Christian theology, the first book in English known to have been written by a woman. Veronica Mary Rolf guides us as we read, examining its fourteenth-century context and illuminating our understanding of this enduring work.

An Explorer's Guide to Karl Barth
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An Explorer's Guide to Karl Barth

Explorer's Guides

by David Guretzki

If ever a theologian required a guidebook, it would be Karl Barth. David Guretzki has gathered numerous hints and notes throughout decades of study for how best to explore the writings of the Swiss theologian. This handy, accessible guide offers a brief snapshot of the key texts, terms, and ideas that any new reader of Barth's work needs to know.

An Introduction to Biblical Ethics
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An Introduction to Biblical Ethics

Walking in the Way of Wisdom

by Robertson McQuilkin and Paul Copan

What should we do or not do? This comprehensive text on biblical ethics is completely revised, focusing on how we fulfill the purposes of God for our lives. New content includes discussions of living virtuously, ethical alternatives, bioethical issues, technology, helping the poor, animal rights, sexual ethics, and the media.

An Introduction to Christian Worldview
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An Introduction to Christian Worldview

Pursuing God's Perspective in a Pluralistic World

by Tawa J. Anderson, W. Michael Clark, and David K. Naugle

Why do worldviews matter? What characterizes a Christian worldview? Part of being a thoughtful Christian means being able to understand and express the Christian worldview as well as developing an awareness of the variety of worldviews. Well organized, clearly written, and featuring aids for learning, this is the essential text for either the classroom or for self-study.

An Introduction to Ecclesiology
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An Introduction to Ecclesiology

Historical, Global, and Interreligious Perspectives

by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

What is the church? In this thoroughly revised and updated text, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen provides a wide-ranging survey of ecclesiology in the midst of rapid developments and new horizons. This unique primer not only orients readers to biblical, historical, and contemporary ecclesiologies but also highlights contextual and global perspectives.

An Introduction to the New Testament
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An Introduction to the New Testament

Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation

by David A. deSilva

This comprehensive New Testament introduction not only outlines historical, social, cultural, and rhetorical contexts, but it also points students preparing for ministry to relevant facets of biblical interpretation. Brimming with maps, photos, points of interest, and aids to learning, this beautiful, full-color second edition of an established textbook is the first choice for those who want to integrate scholarship and ministry.

An Introduction to the Old Testament
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An Introduction to the Old Testament

Exploring Text, Approaches & Issues

by John Goldingay

Enter the classroom of John Goldingay, one of today's premier biblical interpreters, and begin the adventure of exploring the Bible's First Testament. More workbook than handbook, this refreshing introduction to the Old Testament outfits you with basic knowledge, points out the main approaches, outlines the primary issues and then sets you loose to explore the terrain for yourself.

An Introduction to the Theology of Religions
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An Introduction to the Theology of Religions

Biblical, Historical & Contemporary Perspectives

by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

How does Christianity relate to other religions? Beginning with a consideration of the biblical perspective, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen offers a detailed and comprehensive survey of the diverse explanations proposed by teachers of the church down through the ages. This indispensable guide is for anyone seeking to grasp Christianity?s relationship to world religions.

An Invitation to Analytic Christian Theology
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An Invitation to Analytic Christian Theology

by Thomas H. McCall

Analytic theology is a new and stimulating movement that uses the tools and methods of philosophy to help us understand and articulate Christian doctrine. Thomas McCall introduces us to analytic theology, explaining its connections to Scripture, Christian tradition and culture, and calling the discipline to deeper engagement with the traditional resources of the theological task.

Apostolicity
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Apostolicity

The Ecumenical Question in World Christian Perspective

Missiological Engagements

by John G. Flett

At the heart of the ecumenical discussions over the past century lies the issue of what constitutes the apostolicity of the church. In an attempt to forge structural agreements, these discussions have ignored the diversity of world Christianity. In this groundbreaking study, John Flett presents a bold account of an apostolicity that embraces plurality.

Approaching Philosophy of Religion
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Approaching Philosophy of Religion

An Introduction to Key Thinkers, Concepts, Methods and Debates

by Anthony C. Thiselton

Encountering philosophy of religion for the first time, we are like explorers arriving on an uncharted coastline. This introduction from Anthony Thiselton is divided into three parts, first mapping the main approaches, then introducing us to the major ideas and thinkers, and finally giving concise explanations of all the words and phrases readers need to know.