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Anchor: 1 Chronicles (USED)

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"I Chronicles" (Volume 12 in the acclaimed Anchor Bible series) is a book closely related to three other books of the so-called Chronicler's History-- "II Chronicles," "Ezra," and "Nehemiah." "I Chronicles" begins with the famous genealogical lists (from Adam to David), continues with an account of David's reign, in which the chronicler emphasizes David's efforts to restore the religion of Israel, and concludes with the accession of Solomon to the throne of Judah.

A crucial book for historians of the biblical period and for students of the Bible, "I Chronicles" is to be neither accepted as a faithful narrative of the Davidic period nor dismissed as a fanciful, imaginative re-creation of that history. It must be taken as an important clue to the biblical process. For here we find the Bible quoting itself--sometimes directly, sometimes in paraphrase.

Professor Myers meticulously analyzes important aspects of the Chronicler and his work--his method of composition, his conviction that to rebuild the nation of Israel one had to restore and strengthen her traditional religion, his significantly post-Exilic perspective. The book also examines the vast literature on Chronicles to find what it yields toward a better understanding of the Chronicler and a fuller appreciation of his work. Finally, it compares--in exhaustive detail-- "I Chronicles" with the other books in the Bible to which it is parallel. The volume Professor Myers has produced is no less than a definitive treatment of the subject.

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9780385012591
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1965-07-20
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Ancient Synagogue: The First Thousand Years

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A history of the synagogue from the Hellenistic period to the end of late antiquity. It traces its development from a communal institution to one which had a distinctively religious profile, describing its basic features, the roles of its rabbis and priests, its liturgy, and its art.
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9780300074758
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2000-02-09
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Ante-Nicene Fathers, vol 3: Tertullian, Parts 1-3

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Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus, anglicised as Tertullian, (ca. 160 – ca. 220 A.D.)[1] was a prolific early Christian Berber author[2] and the first to produce an extensive corpus of Latin Christian literature. He also was a notable early Christian apologist and a polemicist against heresy. Tertullian has been called "the father of Latin Christianity".[3]
Though conservative, he did originate and advance new theology to the early Church. He is perhaps most famous for being the oldest extant Latin writer to use the term Trinity (Latin trinitas), [4] and giving the oldest extant formal exposition of a Trinitarian theology.[5]. Other Latin formulations that first appear in his work are "three Persons, one Substance" as the Latin "tres Personae, una Substantia" (itself from the Koine Greek "treis Hypostases, Homoousios"). Some of Tertullian's ideas were not acceptable to the orthodox Church; in later life he became a Montanist.
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9780802880895
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1950-11-01
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Baptized in Blood: The Religion of the Lost Cause, 1865-1920 (1st ed.)

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Charles Reagan Wilson documents that for over half a century there existed not one, but two civil religions in the United States, the second not dedicated to honoring the American nation. Extensively researched in primary sources, Baptized in Blood is a significant and well-written study of the South's civil religion, one of two public faiths in America. In his comparison, Wilson finds the Lost Cause offered defeated Southerners a sense of meaning and purpose and special identity as a precarious but distinct culture. Southerners may have abandoned their dream of a separate political nation after Appomattox, but they preserved their cultural identity by blending Christian rhetoric and symbols with the rhetoric and imagery of Confederate tradition.

"Civil religion" has been defined as the religious dimension of a people that enables them to understand a historical experience in transcendent terms. In this light, Wilson explores the role of religion in postbellum southern culture and argues that the profound dislocations of Confederate defeat caused southerners to think in religious terms about the meaning of their unique and tragic experience. The defeat in a war deemed by some as religious in nature threw into question the South's relationship to God; it was interpreted in part as a God-given trial, whereby suffering and pain would lead Southerners to greater virtue and strength and even prepare them for future crusades. From this reflection upon history emerged the civil religion of the Lost Cause.

While recent work in southern religious history has focused on the Old South period, Wilson's timely study adds to our developing understanding of the South after the Civil War. The Lost Cause movement was an organized effort to preserve the memory of the Confederacy. Historians have examined its political, literary, and social aspects, but Wilson uses the concepts of anthropology, sociology, and historiography to unveil the Lost Cause as an authentic expression of religion. The Lost Cause was celebrated and perpetuated with its own rituals, mythology, and theology; as key celebrants of the religion of the Lost Cause, Southern ministers forged it into a religious movement closely related to their own churches.

In examining the role of civil religion in the cult of the military, in the New South ideology, and in the spirit of the Lost Cause colleges, as well as in other aspects, Wilson demonstrates effectively how the religion of the Lost Cause became the institutional embodiment of the South's tragic experience.

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9780820306810
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1983-08-01
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Being Well: Challenges in Christian Ethics

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In the second volume of the Challenges in Ethics series, Kenneth L. Vaux examines the characteristics of the human quest for life and health. He than traces three roots of technological consciousness: the Hebrew understanding of time enables an understanding of progress and technologicall acceleration; the Greek view of nature shows the parameters of technological possibility; and the Christian grasp of the future offers symbols of desired utopia. With such tools in hand, the reader is invited into conversation.

Designed for adult, Being Well offers several case studies for discussion, primarity borderline cases that are likely to result in informed debate. Guidelines for group use are included. Hour-long sessions for 6-8 weeks.

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9780687109432
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1997-05-01
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Beyond "Justification": Dimensions of Epistemic Evaluation

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Much of the writing in Anglo-American epistemology in the twentieth century focused on the conditions for beliefs being "justified." In a book that seeks to shift the ground of debate within theory of knowledge, William P. Alston finds that the century-long search for a correct account of the nature and conditions of epistemic justification misses the point. Alston calls for that search to be suspended and for talk of epistemic justification to cease. He proposes instead an approach to the epistemology of belief that focuses on the evaluation of various "epistemic desiderata" that may be satisfied by beliefs.Alston finds that features of belief that are desirable for the goals of cognition include having an adequate basis, being formed in a reliable way, and coherence within bodies of belief. In Alston's view, a belief's being based on an adequate ground and its being formed in a reliable way, though often treated as competing accounts of justification, are virtually identical. Beyond "Justification" also contains discussions of fundamental questions about the epistemic status of principles and beliefs and appropriate responses to various kinds of skepticism.
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9780801442919
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2005-01-07
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Biblical Hermeneutics and Black Theology in South Africa

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Book by Mosala, Itumeleng J.
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9780802803726
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1989-11-01
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Birth Ethics: Religious and Cultural Values in the Genesis of Life

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Discusses human sexuality, population contral, women's rights, genetic research, abortion, AIDS, and childcare.
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9780824509552
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1990-01-31
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Calvin's Old Testament Commentaries: Daniel I

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Book by Jean Calvin
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9780853645726
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1993-10-08
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Calvin's Old Testament Commentaries: Ezekiel I

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This volume faithfully reproduces Calvin's definitive lectures on the first twelve chapters of Ezekiel. This commentary contains an exposition of God's prophetic word, and the prayers that follow each chapter deserve special attention both as superb spiritual models and as valuable glimples into Calvin's inner life.
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9780802824684
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1996-12-31
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Caring Person's Illness: Codependency-The Affected Family Disease

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Learn the Recovery Symptoms from Codependency as well as Disease Symptoms. Easy to read Question and Answer format. The most comprehensive and easiest to read four phase disease progression chart is included as a center fold. Thousands of multiple orders sold to recovery centers.
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9780896382145
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1990-10-01
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Character and Scripture: Moral Formation, Community, and Biblical Interpretation

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This volume by some of today's leading Christian thinkers sets forth the theological and ethical nature of scripture and explores the way in which the Bible plays a crucial role in the moral formation of community.

Covering a wide range of issues, these chapters demonstrate the useful and challenging intersection between biblical interpretation and ethics. The contributors investigate the formative impact scripture makes on its readers and examine the community's job of not only interpreting the biblical text but also integrating its moral character into the daily life of faith. This volume not only discusses these subjects in the most comprehensive manner yet, but it also offers practical examples of moral formation in action.

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9780802846259
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2002-10-08
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Children, Divorce, and the Church

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"The motive in writing this book is the hope of sharing a perspective of divorce that is all too often overlooked or ignored. It is difficult to realize that divorce leaves victims other than the ex-spouse. The children of divorce are also victims. They are victims of change where they had no choices; victims where the important players in their lives are torn from the careful scripting of the American idea of family." --from the Introduction Both a parish minister and a child of divorced parents, Adams contributes a pastoral care book to help ministers understand the necessity and benefits of counseling the child or adolescent of a divorcing family.
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9780687064809
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1992-08-01
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Christian Dogmatics, Vol. 2

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Christian Dogmatics is a two-volume survey of the twelve major loci of Christian doctrine, each treated extensively in terms of its biblical foundations, historical tradition, and contemporary significance. From the perspective of the Lutheran tradition and in view of the unique questions and issues of the American context, each locus is developed independent of the others by six theologians, themselves influenced by divergent theological movements: Carl Braaten, Gerhard Forde, Philip Hefner, Robert Jenson, Paul Sponheim, and Hans Schwartz. Volume 1 discusses dogmatics, the Trinity, the identity of God, creation, sin, and Christology. Volume 2 treats atonement, the Holy Spirit, ecclesiology, the sacraments, justification by faith, and eschatology.
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9780800607043
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1984-02-01
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Church Related Preschool

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Book by Reed, Margaret Chastain
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9780687083343
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1985-02-01
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CLERGY PERSONAL FINANCE

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9780687086696
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1990-11-01
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Color of Faith: Building Community in a Multiracial Society

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How does race shape people?

Our society is not a harmonious blend of contrasting themes but is fast becoming an enduring culture of opposition. Race and ethnicity are the most frequent topics in our national dialogue. President Clinton has appointed a panel to discuss race matters across the country. But where does the Christian church stand? How can one of the most segregated institutions in North America help to reconcile the sins of racism, bigotry, and prejudice? The Color of Faith seeks to answer these questions.

Fumitaka Matsuoka provides a theological perspective on racial and ethnic plurality that contributes to the discussion on forging a new vision of relatedness and community building across racial divides -- with his sharpest focus on the theological perspective on racial and ethnic plurality, alienation across shifting race lines, and race and justice.

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9780829812817
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2005-12-03
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Common Faith

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Inspiring !
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9780300000696
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1960-09-10
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Contagious Witness: Exploring Christian Conversion

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God's call to salvation is a call to a conversion from one way of life to another. Christians know that they are called to participate in the conversion of others by bearing witness to the salvation they have experienced in Christ. Yet most, uncertain of how they will be perceived and of the appropriate times and circumstances in which to share the gospel, are intimidated by the biblical mandate to witness to others. Through extensive interviews, Ronald Crandall and his associates have asked a basic question of thousands of Christians: How did you come to believe? The answers they have found provide important, practical guidelines for pastors and all those who seek to help others learn to engage in personal witness.

The key, Crandall asserts, is the fact that most of us come to faith through certain central relationships. These relationships are principally with our parents or other family members, our friends, our Sunday school teachers or other lay workers in the church, and our pastors or youth leaders. How one comes to faith through each of these relationships is surprisingly different. By using the stories of how others experienced personal conversion, Crandall offers essential insights into the proper ways and contexts in which to share the Christian message

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9780687087068
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1999-11-01
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Creative Word: Canon As a Model for Biblical Education (1st ed.)

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The author analyzes the theology and function of the three divisions of the Hebrew Bible: Torah, Prophets, and Writings.
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9780800616267
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1982-07-01
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Cry of Tamar: Violence Against Women and the Church's Response (1st ed.)

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In this comprehensive, practical, and gripping assessment of various forms of violence against women, Pamela Cooper-White challenges the Christian churches to examine their own responses to the cry of Tamar in our time. She describes specific forms of such violence and outlines appropriate pastoral responses. The second edition of this groundbreaking work is thoroughly updated and examines not only where the church has made progress since 1995 but also where women remain at unchanged or even greater risk of violence.
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9780800627300
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1995-01-01
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Dostoyevsky: Language, Faith, and Fiction

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Rowan Williams explores the beauty and intricacies of speech, fiction, metaphor, and iconography in the works of Dostoevsky, one of literature's most complex, and most misunderstood, authors.
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9781602581456
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2008-07-14
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Faith in words: Ten writers reflect on the spirituality of their profession

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Highly respected wordsmiths -- including Terry Anderson, the journalist held hostage in Lebanon -- reflect on faith and writing.
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9780879461614
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1997-04-01
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Feminist and Womanist Essays in Reformed Dogmatics

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This book is a collection of essays by thirteen feminist and womanist authors who locate themselves within the Reformed tradition. Topics explored include: the Trinity, creation, election, atonement, the church, fear, resistance, and vocation. This book will be of great interest to scholars and students interested in feminist theology.

The Columbia Series in Reformed Theology represents a joint commitment by Columbia Theological Seminary and Westminster John Knox Press to provide theological resources from the Reformed tradition for the church today. This series examines theological and ethical issues that confront church and society in our own particular time and place.

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9780664224370
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2006-04-17
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Freedom of Holiness: Biblical Reflections on the Witness of the Saints

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Biblical reflections on the witness of the saints.
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9780819215833
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1992-12-31
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