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POWER IN WEAKNESS: 2ND LETTER OF PAUL TO THE CORINTHIANS

POWER IN WEAKNESS: 2ND LETTER OF PAUL TO THE CORINTHIANS
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This most recent addition to the popular Trinity New Testament in Context (NTC) commentary series, edited by J. Andrew Overman and Howard Clark Kee, focuses on the apostle Paul's refusal to match strength for strength with his detractors. Instead, Paul stresses that authentic Christian ministry is characterized by weakness and suffering, specifically the weakness and paradigmatic sufferings endured by the crucified Jesus.

While not a rhetorical analysis of 2 Corinthians, this book nevertheless attends to Paul's rhetorical skills in resolving the Corinthian controversies. It attempts to show that Paul's theological formulations are best understood as products of rhetorical responses to controversial issues of authority and social location.

The preponderance of disputed arguments and narratives in 2 Corinthians renders this letter highly unusual in the Pauline corpus and one of the most challenging for the biblical detective to unravel. Sze-kar Wan, therefore, has written a commentary that helps readers look closely at the texts relevant to the problem of dislocation, providing directional pointers that enable readers, on their own, to develop these pointers to their logical conclusions.

Sze-kar Wan is Associate Professor of New Testament at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, Massachussets.

For: Clergy; college, university, and seminary students; scholars; general readers







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9781563383151
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2000-07-01
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Preaching the Gospel of Matthew: Proclaiming God's Presence

Preaching the Gospel of Matthew: Proclaiming God's Presence
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This commentary for preaching Matthew, a companion to WJK's successful Preaching the Gospel of Luke, Preaching the Gospel of John, and Preaching the Gospel of Mark, works through every passage of Matthew's Gospel with exegetical insight and a keen sensitivity to the demands of preaching. Stanley P. Saunders' commentary follows the biblical text, divided into passages. After each passage, a number of possibilities are presented for how to preach that text. He includes a wealth of creative and pertinent tips to help preachers apply Matthew's narrative to the lives of today's churchgoers.

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9780664229207
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2010-09-02
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PROVERBS - BCOTWP

PROVERBS - BCOTWP
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With Proverbs, veteran Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman III offers an accessible commentary on one of Scripture's most frequently quoted and visited books. With his deft exegetical and expositional skill, the resulting work is full of fresh insight into the meaning of the text.
In addition to the helpful translation and commentary, "Proverbs "considers theological implications of these wisdom texts, as well as their literary, historical, and grammatical dimensions. Footnotes deal with many of the technical matters, allowing readers of varying interest and training levels to read and profit from the commentary and to engage the biblical text at an appropriate level. This built-in versatility has application for both pastors and teachers.
This is the second volume in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series.
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9780801026928
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2006-06-01
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Psalms 60-150 (Continental Commentary Series)

Psalms 60-150 (Continental Commentary Series)
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Title: Psalms 60-150
Author: Kraus, Hans-Joachim/ Oswald, Hilton C. (TRN)
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub
Publication Date: 1993/08/01
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Binding Type: HARDCOVER
Library of Congress: 93009080
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9780800695040
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2000-09-05
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Psalms as Christian Lament: A Historical Commentary

Psalms as Christian Lament: A Historical Commentary
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The Psalms as Christian Lament, a companion volume to The Psalms as Christian Worship, uniquely blends verse-by-verse commentary with a history of Psalms interpretation in the church from the time of the apostles to the present. Bruce Waltke, James Houston, and Erika Moore examine ten lament psalms, including six of the seven traditional penitential psalms, covering Psalms 5, 6, 7, 32, 38, 39, 44, 102, 130, and 143. The authors -- experts in the subject area -- skillfully establish the meaning of the Hebrew text through careful exegesis and trace the church's historical interpretation and use of these psalms, highlighting their deep spiritual significance to Christians through the ages.
Though C. S. Lewis called the -imprecatory- psalms -contemptible, - Waltke, Houston, and Moore show that they too are profitable for sound doctrine and so for spiritual health, demonstrating that lament is an important aspect of the Christian life.

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9780802868091
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2014-06-01
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Romans 1-8, Volume 38a

Romans 1-8, Volume 38a
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The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.

Overview of Commentary Organization

  • Introduction--covers issues pertaining to the whole book, including context, date, authorship, composition, interpretive issues, purpose, and theology.
  • Each section of the commentary includes:
  • Pericope Bibliography--a helpful resource containing the most important works that pertain to each particular pericope.
  • Translation--the author's own translation of the biblical text, reflecting the end result of exegesis and attending to Hebrew and Greek idiomatic usage of words, phrases, and tenses, yet in reasonably good English.
  • Notes--the author's notes to the translation that address any textual variants, grammatical forms, syntactical constructions, basic meanings of words, and problems of translation.
  • Form/Structure/Setting--a discussion of redaction, genre, sources, and tradition as they concern the origin of the pericope, its canonical form, and its relation to the biblical and extra-biblical contexts in order to illuminate the structure and character of the pericope. Rhetorical or compositional features important to understanding the passage are also introduced here.
  • Comment--verse-by-verse interpretation of the text and dialogue with other interpreters, engaging with current opinion and scholarly research.
  • Explanation--brings together all the results of the discussion in previous sections to expose the meaning and intention of the text at several levels: (1) within the context of the book itself; (2) its meaning in the OT or NT; (3) its place in the entire canon; (4) theological relevance to broader OT or NT issues.
  • General Bibliography--occurring at the end of each volume, this extensive bibliographycontains all sources used anywhere in the commentary.
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    Sacra Pagina: 1-2 Thessalonians

    Sacra Pagina: 1-2 Thessalonians
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    The letters First and Second Thessalonians are traditionally associated with the Pauline foundation of the Macedonian Church at Thessalonica. The first is seen as representing Paul's earliest epistolary efforts and as providing two successive moments in his long relationship as advisor to that community. Soon after leaving the area for the southern province of Achaia, Paul addresses the concerns of the new Gentile converts and at a later period responds more directly to queries received from the thriving and successful community. The second document, written in Paul's name and at a later date, attempts to calm the apocalyptic fervor of the community by reiterating its traditional eschatological and Christological teaching.

    After treating these introductory matters, this study provides a new translation of each section of the canonical text, explains in notes the pertinent textual and linguistic features of the text, and then offers in a series of interpretive messages a literary, rhetorical, and thematic analysis of the biblical documents. The constant concern of this commentary is to provide assistance to modern readers in discerning the relationship between the authors and their intended readers. Short bibliographies suggest other important modern studies.

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    9780814659748
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    2007-04-01
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    Sacra Pagina: 2 Corinthians

    Sacra Pagina: 2 Corinthians
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    Regarded as the most personal of Paul's weighty and strong" (10:10) letters, the Second Letter to the Corinthians continues to contribute toward the *building up - (13:10) of its readers.

    The Second Letter to the Corinthians is an implicit yet undeniable plea that Paul addresses to the Christians of Corinth and is impressive above all for its exposition of the apostle's identity. In this letter Paul more than once fiercely counters the attacks of his opponents. He extensively describes both the quality and circumstances of his apostolic existence: the sufferings he endures, the opposition he encounters, and his continual care for the Churches. Second Corinthians is, therefore, highly significant theologically as well as autobiographically.

    Not an easy letter to follow, the emotional language used in 2 Corinthians, the question of the integrity of 2 Corinthians as a letter, and inadequate information about the concrete situation at Corinth and the identity of Paul's opponents make following the flow of Paul's argument difficult at times. Yet 2 Corinthians is an especially important document because of Paul's ongoing reflection on his ministry. It is both profound in its content and style for its original audience as well as for today's readers.

    Chapters are *Corinth and Paul's Visits, - *Paul's Corinthian Correspondence, - *Christianity in Corinth, - *The Events Between 1 and 2 Corinthians, - *Paul's Opponents, - *One Integral Letter? - *A Structured Survey of the Letter, - *The Theological Significance of the Letter. -

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    9780814658109
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    1999-01-01
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    Sacra Pagina: Colossians, Ephesians

    Sacra Pagina: Colossians, Ephesians
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    No two works in the Pauline Epistles resemble each other as closely as Colossians and Ephesians. Often recognized for their majestic tone and powerful theological statement, Colossians and Ephesians also present many challenges of interpretation. Most commentaries on these letters seem preoccupied with the same few issues, particularly the question of authorship. As MacDonald addresses these classic questions, she offers a fresh perspective on Colossians and Ephesians by making use of insights from the social sciences. Moreover, by paying attention to subtle differences between the two letters, she brings their distinct perspectives into sharp relief.

    MacDonald highlights the interplay between Colossians and Ephesians and the social life of New Testament communities. She illustrates how the texts reflect ancient cultural values and are influenced by particular aspects of community life such as worship and household existence. In particular, she reflects on the issues faced by these communities as they formed institutions and interacted with the society around them. She shows the struggles of the New Testament communities to survive and maintain a distinct identity in first-century society.

    Chapters under Colossians are Greeting (1:1-2), Thanksgiving for the Colossians (1:3-8), Prayer on Behalf of the Colossians (1:9-14, ) The Christ-Hymn (1:15-20), Application of Hymn to the Situation in Colossae (1:21-23), Paul's Authority in Colossae and Laodicea (1:24-2:7), Debate with the Opponents: The Power of the Risen Christ (2:8-15), Debate with the Opponents: Warnings Against Ascetic Practices (2:16-23), New Life in Light of the Resurrection (3:1-4), Ethical Guidelines for a New Life (3:5-17), The Households of Believers(3:18-4:1), Prayer, Mission, and Contact with Outsiders (4:2-6), Conclusion: Personal Notes and Greetings (4:7-18).

    Chapters under Ephesians are Greeting (1:1-2), Blessing (1:3-14), Thanksgiving and Prayer (1:15-23), The Consequences of Life Together with Christ (2:1-10), The Unity of Jews and Gentiles Created by Christ (2:11-22), The Apostle as Interpreter of the Divine Mystery (3:1-13), Prayer and Doxology (3:14-21), The Unity of the Spirit (4:1-16), The Sons of Disobedience and the Children of Light (4:17-5:20), The Households of Believers (5:21-6:9), Doing Battle with Evil (6:10-20), Conclusion: Personal Matters and Final Blessing (6:21-24).

    Margaret Y. MacDonald is a professor in the department of religious studies at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia.

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    9780814659786
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    2008-03-01
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    Sacra Pagina: Colossians, Ephesians

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    No two works in the Pauline Epistles resemble each other as closely as Colossians and Ephesians. Often recognized for their majestic tone and powerful theological statement, Colossians and Ephesians also present many challenges of interpretation. Most commentaries on these letters seem preoccupied with the same few issues, particularly the question of authorship. As MacDonald addresses these classic questions, she offers a fresh perspective on Colossians and Ephesians by making use of insights from the social sciences. Moreover, by paying attention to subtle differences between the two letters, she brings their distinct perspectives into sharp relief.

    MacDonald highlights the interplay between Colossians and Ephesians and the social life of New Testament communities. She illustrates how the texts reflect ancient cultural values and are influenced by particular aspects of community life such as worship and household existence. In particular, she reflects on the issues faced by these communities as they formed institutions and interacted with the society around them. She shows the struggles of the New Testament communities to survive and maintain a distinct identity in first-century society.

    Chapters under Colossians are Greeting (1:1-2), Thanksgiving for the Colossians (1:3-8), Prayer on Behalf of the Colossians (1:9-14, ) The Christ-Hymn (1:15-20), Application of Hymn to the Situation in Colossae (1:21-23), Paul's Authority in Colossae and Laodicea (1:24-2:7), Debate with the Opponents: The Power of the Risen Christ (2:8-15), Debate with the Opponents: Warnings Against Ascetic Practices (2:16-23), New Life in Light of the Resurrection (3:1-4), Ethical Guidelines for a New Life (3:5-17), The Households of Believers(3:18-4:1), Prayer, Mission, and Contact with Outsiders (4:2-6), Conclusion: Personal Notes and Greetings (4:7-18).

    Chapters under Ephesians are Greeting (1:1-2), Blessing (1:3-14), Thanksgiving and Prayer (1:15-23), The Consequences of Life Together with Christ (2:1-10), The Unity of Jews and Gentiles Created by Christ (2:11-22), The Apostle as Interpreter of the Divine Mystery (3:1-13), Prayer and Doxology (3:14-21), The Unity of the Spirit (4:1-16), The Sons of Disobedience and the Children of Light (4:17-5:20), The Households of Believers (5:21-6:9), Doing Battle with Evil (6:10-20), Conclusion: Personal Matters and Final Blessing (6:21-24).

    Margaret Y. MacDonald is a professor in the department of religious studies at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia.

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    9780814658192
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    2000-10-01
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    Sacra Pagina: Gospel of Matthew

    Sacra Pagina: Gospel of Matthew
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    Matthew wrote his Gospel from his perspective as a Jew. It is with sensitivity to this perspective that Father Harrington undertakes this commentary on the Gospel of Matthew.

    After an introduction, he provides a literal translation of each section in Matthew's Gospel and explains the textual problems, philological difficulties, and other matters in the notes. He then presents a literary analysis of each text (content, form, use of sources, structure). Bibliographies direct the reader to other important modern studies.

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    9780814659649
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    2007-10-01
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    SONG OF SONGS (BCOT)

    SONG OF SONGS (BCOT)
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    Richard Hess has written an insightful commentary on one of the most intriguing books of the Bible, which celebrates God's gift of love.
    Following an introduction to the biblical book and a history of its interpretation, Hess divides his discussion into seven major sections. Each section begins with a fresh translation, followed by paragraph-by-paragraph commentary, and concluding with a summary of the passage's theological implications.
    Technical questions related to the Hebrew text or scholarly debate are addressed in the footnotes. Pastors and teachers will find here an accessible commentary that will serve as an excellent resource for their study.
    This is the first volume in the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series.
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    9780801027123
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    2005-04-01
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    ST PAUL'S EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANS: REVISED TEXT

    ST PAUL'S EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANS: REVISED TEXT
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    This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
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    9780548603550
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    STORYTELLERS COMPANIO V12 ACTS

    STORYTELLERS COMPANIO V12 ACTS
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    The stories in the Acts of the Apostles have been revered throughout Chrisitan history as a resource about the origins of the church and the triumph of the faith in the face of oppoosition. The author of Acts was a skilled storyteller who used the models of popular storytelling of the day to make a compelling, inspirational account and an example for us of the power of storytelling in presenting the Christian message. From the descent of the Spirit upon the waiting disciples at Pentecost to the dramatic account of Paul's shipwreck while en route to Rome to stand trial, retellings of the biblical story are woven into commentary on the text to provide an illuminating portrait of the early church's struggle for an unfettered gospel.
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    9780687082490
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    1999-02-01
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    Text of Genesis 1-11: Textual Studies and Critical Edition

    Text of Genesis 1-11: Textual Studies and Critical Edition
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    Ronald S. Hendel offers a careful and thorough re examination of the text of Genesis 1 11. He takes a strongly positive position on the value of the Septuagint as a reliable translation of its Hebrew parent text. This position is contrary to that taken in most existing studies of the text of Genesis, including some in standard editions and reference works. Nevertheless, Hendel shows, there is an accumulating mass of evidence indicating that his position is correct.

    Hendel begins with a discussion of theory and method, and points out the lessons to be learned from the new biblical manuscripts discovered at Qumran. He goes on to argue for the preparation of eclectic critical editions of books of the Hebrew Bible a task long pursued in Classical, New Testament, and Septuagint studies, but still highly controversial with respect to the Hebrew scriptures. The critical edition of Genesis 1 11 which follows is Hendel's first step toward such a comprehensive task.

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    9780195119619
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    1998-07-02
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    THEOLOGY OF THE BOOK OF REVELA

    THEOLOGY OF THE BOOK OF REVELA
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    Richard Bauckham expounds the theology of the Book of Revelation: its understanding of God, Christ and the Spirit, the role of the Church in the world, and the hope of the coming of God's universal kingdom. Close attention is paid both to the literary form in which the theology is expressed and to the original context to which the book was addressed. Contrary to many misunderstandings of Revelation, it is shown to be one of the masterpieces of early Christian literature, with much to say to the Church today. This study offers a unique account of the theology and message of Revelation.
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    9780521356916
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    1993-03-26
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    Theology of the First Letter to the Corinthians

    Theology of the First Letter to the Corinthians
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    This study shows that the common view of 1 Corinthians as mainly about "ethics" and therefore of little importance for "theology" needs correcting. Many other studies of the letter focus mainly on the details of the Corinthian situation and the moral teachings Paul conveyed to his congregation. While not ignoring these, Furnish's primary aim is to explore and clarify the theological orientation of 1 Corinthians, and what it can contribute to an understanding of Paul as a theologian. Furnish concludes that 1 Corinthians is important for both ethics and theology.
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    9780521358071
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    1999-06-13
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    Theology of the Johannine Epistles

    Theology of the Johannine Epistles
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    The Johannine Epistles have long been recognized as contributing a vital element to the theology of the New Testament. Usually it is to the Gospel that the reader turns first in order to explore that contribution; the First Epistle is treated as a supplement, while 2 and 3 John--because of their brevity--receive little attention. This book allows the Epistles to speak for themselves, and shows that they sound a distinctive note within Johannine theology, in particular, and the thought of the New Testament, in general. Dr. Lieu carefully outlines their most important theological themes which, when understood in their original setting, are seen to have rich potential for the continuing theology of the Church.
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    9780521358064
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    1991-05-31
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    Theology of the Second Letter to the Corinthians

    Theology of the Second Letter to the Corinthians
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    The resonances in the dialogue of Paul's Second Letter to the Corinthians are difficult to detect unless the reader has some knowledge of the social, religious, and economic situation of the community to which the apostle was writing. In this lucid and clear survey, Father Murphy-O'Connor attempts to provide such background information, which he integrates skillfully into a flowing exposition of Paul's thought. St. Paul's theology thus comes to life as the complex interplay of factors that prompted him to write as he did to the Corinthians are examined and explored. In addition to providing a particularly accessible picture of the distinctive theological contribution made by 2 Corinthians, the author's book prompts new insights into the relation of Christ to the ministry of the Church.
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    9780521358989
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    1991-05-31
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    Theology of Work Bible Commentary: Matthew through Acts

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    What does the Bible have to say about work? This one-of-a-kind Bible resource answers that very question.
    The Theology of Work Bible Commentary is an in-depth Bible study tool put together by a group of Bible scholars and business-people. The content is from TheologyofWork.org, and has never before been in print. It reveals what the Bible says about all kinds of work and offers insight from every single book of the Bible. This first volume of the multi-volume series covers Matthew through Acts, and other volumes should be expected in 2015.
    Pastors will find these volumes helpful as they consider the Bible's perspective on work when teaching on particular passages or topics. Professors may use the commentary to help prepare classes or as a textbook for students. Laypeople may find practical help for workplace decisions, or they may read it as part of their personal or group Bible study.
    The Theology of Work Project is an independent, international organization dedicated to researching, writing, and distributing materials with a biblical perspective on work. Its mission is to help people explore what the Christian faith can contribute to ordinary work, and it is developing resources for the most significant topics in today's workplace, such as calling, ethics, truth and deception, motivation, compensation, and more. Books created by the Theology of Work Project include the "Bible and Your Work Study Series," and the "Theology of Work Bible Commentaries."
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    9781619705265
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    To Every Nation Under Heaven: The Acts of the Apostles

    To Every Nation Under Heaven: The Acts of the Apostles
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    To understand the books of the New Testament, it is essential that the reader be made aware of the social, cultural, and historical contexts in which each of them was produced. The importance of these features is nowhere more evident than in an analysis of the Acts of the Apostles. Following a survey of scholarly literature on Acts, this commentary seeks to sensitize the reader to awareness of what is written in the text as well as the assumptions that lie behind it. The central issue of defining the people of God is addressed throughout. Persons, places, concepts, and historical features mentioned in Acts are treated in a series of Excurses and in extended notes such as the Roman mode of government and justice, the regions and cities visited by the apostles, and the modes of community identity that Acts seeks to redefine. This commentary aims to help the reader trace the line of argument in Acts as a whole, to become aware of the issues that are explicit and implicit in Acts, and to do so by increasing insight into the details of the content and the assumptions that underlie it. In this way, it is hoped that the commentary will set Acts in context. Howard Clark Kee is Professor Emeritus, Boston University, and the author of many scholarly books and articles. He is, with J. Andrew Overman, editor of Trinity s New Testament in Context (NTC) series.
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    1997-11-01
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    Westminster BC: Ezekiel

    Westminster BC: Ezekiel
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    The book of Ezekiel was written during a tumultuous time in Israel's history. It follows a period that began with Ezekiel's warning of Jerusalem's fall and his prediction of the destruction of the temple--a sanctuary regarded as so holy that its destruction was unimaginable. The period continues with Ezekiel's and others' exile to Babylon. Although much in the book of Ezekiel focuses on the consequences of Israel's rebellion against God that lead to the destruction of Jerusalem, even more deals with the hope of Israel's rebirth with divine assistance.

    Books in the Westminster Bible Companion series assist laity in their study of the Bible as a guide to Christian faith and practice. Each volume explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. These books are ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups.

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    9780664252724
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    1996-06-01
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    Word Biblical: 1 Chronicles

    Word Biblical: 1 Chronicles
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    The Old Testament book of Chronicles presents unique problems to students of the Bible. Here Dr. Roddy Braun takes a fresh look at the biblical text and sheds light upon its meaning for God's people in both Old Testament times and today. Taking careful note of Chronicles' dependency upon earlier Old Testament writings, he leads the serious Bible student through such issues as: The relation of 1 Chronicles to parallel passages in Samuel and Kings What "the Chronicler" intended to convey with his own independent contributions to Israel's history and theology The role of Solomon's temple as a uniting force for the Chronicler, who faced the reality of the division between Israel in the north and Judah in the south The book's emphasis upon God's covenant with David as reaching its goal in the construction of the temple.

    Dr. Braun investigates thoroughly the effect of God's covenant with David in this important part of Scripture. Did the tragic division of the kingdom following Solomon's death mean God had forsaken the covenant? Were the northern tribes too a part of that "all Israel" that was being summoned to return to faithful observance of the priestly services at Solomon's temple in Jerusalem? What was the meaning of such a summons at the time of the Exile, when both Israel and Judah lay in ruins? Such questions are explored with an expert's eye to history and background, theology, and textual considerations.

    The author-with his remarkable combination of scholarly insights and pastoral experience-also notes the themes of unity, joy, and generosity in worship emphasized by the Chronicler. He was apparently anxious not simply to reunite the kingdom, but also to restore spiritual depth and enthusiastic support to worship-issues that continue to be vital to the people of God today.

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    9780849902130
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    1986-10-07
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    Word Biblical: 1-2 Thessalonians

    Word Biblical: 1-2 Thessalonians
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    The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.

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    9780849902444
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    1982-08-13
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    Word Biblical: 2 Chronicles

    Word Biblical: 2 Chronicles
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    The early Christian scholar Jerome wrote, "The book of Chronicles is of such importance that without it anyone who claims to have a knowledge of the Scriptures makes himself a fool." Dr. Raymond Dillard holds similarly high regard for this portion of the Bible, but equal recognition that understanding its full import depends upon a thorough knowledge of the whole Scripture. "There are few issues in the history of exegesis," he says, "that are not in some way touched by Chronicles, so that along with their richness they involve the interpreter in a labyrinth of related questions."

    Among the issues and events examined in this thoroughgoing study are: The literary structure of 2 Chronicles The Chronicler's interaction with canonical texts from the Pentateuch, the Psalms, the prophets, Joshua, Samuel, and particularly with Kings The Chronicler as both historian and theologian, including perspectives on kings both faithful and unfaithful, reform-minded and decadent The building of Solomon's temple The revolt of Rehoboam The banishment of Israel to Babylon Reward and punishment in Chronicles: the theology of immediate retribution The Chronicler's concern with the themes of exile, restoration, and renewal.

    Dr. Dillard throughout demonstrates his commitment to the Bible as the word of God. Affirming a view of Scripture that follows the pattern of the Incarnation-that the Bible is both divine and human-he shows the Chronicler, like the other biblical writers, as having been guided by a divine hand, and, like them, in their humanity, having shaped their material through their own personalities and varying theological purposes: "Chronicles is through and through a theological essay; the Chronicler describes the put to demonstrate the validity of particular premises that addressed the needs of Israel in his own day. Chronicles is not only a writing of history; it is a tract."

    Dr. Dillard's lucid writing and careful study, solidly based on his familiarity with ancient languages and historical backgrounds and his use of a wide range of scholarly research materials, make his volume on 2 Chronicles an invaluable resource for preacher, teacher, and serious student.

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    9780849902147
    Publication Date: 
    1988-01-19
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