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Author : Corrine L. Carvalho
Publisher : Saint Mary's Press
Release : 2006
Page : 480
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 088489911X
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Entry Level College text book. This book focuses on reading stratedgies and uses active learning techniques wherever possible to encourage and empower students to read the Bible on their own.


Author : Corrine L. Carvalho
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Release : 2013
Page : 480
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Author : Corrine L. Carvalho
Paul V. Niskanen
Publisher : Liturgical Press
Release : 2016-12-01
Page : 176
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0814647863
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The books of Ezekiel and Daniel provide some of the most memorable stories and images of the Old Testament. Ezekiel, the wild prophet of the Babylonian exile, gave us images of the blazing wheeled throne of God leaving Jerusalem and the valley of dry bones that only God could restore to life. Struggling to prove his authenticity as a prophet, Ezekiel gives hard messages to the people of Israel that predict the fall of Jerusalem and punishment of all the nations. At the heart of the fiery speech and actions, however, is someone trying to explain how Jerusalem could fall and Israel could lose the Promised Land. In the end, there can be no mistake about his message of God's power and the cost of Israel's unfaithfulness. The prophet Daniel's message balances that of Ezekiel's, offering stories of God's faithfulness to those who keep the law. The dramatic stories of the three men in the fiery furnace and Daniel in the lion's den, as well as the account of Susanna and the elders, show God's saving power to those who are faithful. Daniel's message is one of hope for a people living under severe oppression during and after exile. Combining storytelling, prophecy, and apocalyptic, this book puts history in the context of God's larger plan for humanity.


Author : Corrine L. Carvalho
Publisher : Anselm Academic
Release : 2009
Page : 93
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9781599820156
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Primer on Biblical Methods introduces students to the Scriptures, major methods of scriptural interpretation, and key forms of scriptural analysis. Each chapter includes exercises for students to practice a specific method, applying it to both Old and New Testament examples. Chapters may be used in tandem or alone, allowing instructors to choose the material most useful to them.


Author : Daniel J. Scholz
Publisher : Saint Mary's Press
Release : 2009
Page : 272
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0884899551
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Engaging, scholarly, and theologically honest, this introductory textbook will be welcomed by students and professors alike. What do we really know about Jesus and how do we know it? Jesus in the Gospels and Acts: Introducing the New Testament explores these questions from the perspective of the New Testament--specifically the four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles, as well as the extracanonical gospels. Using language and concepts considerate of a religiously diverse undergraduate audience, the author explores issues of authorship, historicity, culture, and theology. Features include: "Check Your Reading" questions check the students' basic comprehension. "Do You Have the Basics?" puzzles check for comprehension through crosswords, word finds, sequencing, and matching activities. "Questions for Reflection" challenge the students to think more deeply about the reading's meaning and the implications for us today. "This book focuses on the central figure of the Christian Scriptures: Jesus. Arguably, no other figure in history has had more influence in shaping many of the religious and cultural norms in the world today. Whether you belong to a specific faith tradition or none at all, possessing a working knowledge of Jesus and the Gospels is important for religious, historical, and cultural literacy." --from the author's introduction


Author : Corrine L. Carvalho
Publisher : Paulist Press
Release : 2010
Page : 204
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780809146789
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A user-friendly, interactive study guide for reading and understanding the prophet Ezekiel.


Author : Jonathan L. Friedmann
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2013-01-08
Page : 208
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0786474092
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"This book explores the intricate and multifaceted nature of biblical music through a detailed look into four major episodes and genres. This investigation demonstrates how music helped shape and define the self-identity of ancient Israel"--Provided by publisher.


Author : Athalya Brenner-Idan
Gale A. Yee
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2021-07-29
Page : 248
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0567701166
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This volume brings together disparate views about biblical texts in the books of Samuel, Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah and examines their influence in the life of contemporary communities, demonstrating how today's environments and disorders help readers to acquire new insights into such texts. The contributing scholars hail from different continents - from East Asia to the United States to Europe to South Africa and Israel - and count themselves as members of various Jewish and Christian traditions or secularist ways of life. But, in spite of their differences in location and community membership, and perhaps in the spirit of the times (2020 and its global discontents), they share preoccupations with questions of ethics in politics and life, 'proper' death, violence and social exclusion or inclusion. This volume offers readers a better understanding of how politics and faith can be melded, both in ancient and contemporary contexts, to serve the interests of certain classes and societies, often at the expense of others.


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Publisher : SBL Press
Release : 2013-06-05
Page : 362
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1589837770
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Because gender is an essential component of societies of all times and places, it is no surprise that every prophetic expression in the ancient social world was a gendered one. In this volume scholars of the biblical literature and of the ancient Mediterranean consider a wide array of prophetic phenomena. In addition to prophetic texts of the Hebrew Bible, the essays also look at prophecy in ancient Mesopotamia and early Christianity. Using the most current theoretical categories, the volume demonstrates how essential a broad definition of gender is for understanding its connection to both the delivery and the content of ancient prophecy. Attention to gender dynamics will continue to reveal the fluidity of prophetic gender performance and to open up the ancient contexts of prophetic texts. The contributors are Roland Boer, Corrine Carvalho, Lester L. Grabbe, Anselm C. Hagedorn, Esther J. Hamori, Dale Launderville, Antti Marjanen, Martti Nissinen, Jonathan Stökl, Hanna Tervanotko, and Ilona Zsolnay.


Author : Brian Charles DiPalma
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-02-02
Page : 162
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1351754556
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In this volume, Brian Charles DiPalma examines masculinities in the court tales of Daniel as a test case for issues facing the burgeoning area of gender studies in the Hebrew Bible. In doing so, it both analyses how the court tales of Daniel portray the characters in terms of configurations of masculinity in their socio-historical context, and also seeks to advance gender studies in the Hebrew Bible on theoretical, methodological, and political grounds. Masculinities in the Court Tales of Daniel is therefore of interest not only to scholars working on Daniel, but also biblical scholars studying gender in the Hebrew Bible more broadly, including those engaged in feminist criticism, queer criticism, and studies of masculinity, as well as anyone studying gender within an ancient Near Eastern context.


Author : Michael Harter
Publisher : Loyola Press
Release : 2005
Page : 194
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0829421203
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A collection of prayers for all occasions gives voice to Ignatian spirituality, which finds God present in all things. Original.


Author : Martin Luther
Publisher : Fortress Press
Release : 1957-01-01
Page : 18
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9781451414240
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As a pastor he had noted the bad effects of indulgences upon the members of his won congregation, many of whom were going to nearby Juterbog and Zerbst in Brandenburg to by indulgence slips from Johann Tetzel. This practical question raised for him a deeper one, the question of their efficacy.


Author : Korinna Zamfir
Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Release : 2013-04-10
Page : 473
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 3647593605
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Korinna Zamfir explores the manner in which the Pastoral Epistles redefine roles and ministries within a changed ecclesiological framework (the ekklesia as oikos Theou). The contextual investigation focuses on the cultural and social background of the station codes and church orders. Applying the environ­mental approach advanced by Abraham MalherbeZamfir discusses the Pastoral Epistles as writings intimately linked to their Greco-Roman social and cultural environment. The volume addresses the mentalities reflected in moral philosophies, political theories, drama and epigraphy, focusing on the discourse articulated in these sources. Exploring the adoption of conservative mentalities, the monograph advances a reading of the Pastoral Epistles based on ideology critique. It also incorporates insights gained from research on the social world of earliest Christianity, in particular on private associations. Korinna Zamfir argues that the ecclesiology of the Pastoral Epistles presupposes the metaphorical use of oikos Theou and shows that in Greco-Roman antiquity oikos denotes larger social entities like the religious association, the polisand the cosmos. The ekklesia is the oikos and polis of God. As a consequence the Pastoral Epistles define roles and ministries based on the public-private divide and on honor and shame mentality. The theo-logical and cosmic dimension of the »household of God«explains the essentialist understanding of social and ecclesial roles. The author also tackles the contrast between discourse and ecclesial reality.


Author : Steven D. Cone
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2018-02-22
Page : 752
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0567670015
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This textbook provides complete and comprehensive coverage of the theological tradition of Aquinas, Maximus, Luther, Irenaeus, Lonergan, von Balthasar, Schmemann, Meyendorf and Barth. Each section of this textbook explores a wide variety of questions – who are we? Is there a God, and if so, what is his nature? Who is Jesus? What does it mean that we live both in sin and righteousness? It consists of 15 modules that are comprised of 46 chapters. Each module has two parts: there are systematic chapters that discuss and explain each module's topic; and the final chapter of each module examines 4 to 6 primary sources that are important for each topic. This textbook includes an extensive range of pedagogical features: - Sample tests in which each objective question has been quality tested by classroom use (with a discrimination index) - A discussion guide for each chapter - Learning objectives linked to each chapter - The text includes bold-faced terms, boxed text sections that identify central figures and points of debate, study question, chapter summaries, glossary


Author : Sue Edwards
Publisher : Kregel Publications
Release : 2013-01-16
Page : 123
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0825488052
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In eight weeks, this interactive Bible study for women will show what the proverbs say about daily life, how they apply to modern times, and how they reveal the wisdom of God. Part of the discovery series, this updated edition has been reorganized to facilitate either individual or group use and supplemented with inspirational sidebars and short, 3–5 minute teaching videos. Scan the video QR code with a smart phone or visit the series Web site to watch Sue provide historical and cultural background, teach important truths found in each week’s lesson, or ask thoughtful questions to encourage deeper discussion.


Author : Daniel Durken
Publisher : Liturgical Press
Release : 2017-11-15
Page : 1560
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0814646832
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The completion of all thirty-seven volumes of the New Collegeville Bible Commentary means an important new resource is fully available to all who wish to delve more deeply into the word of God. Now the one-volume, hardcover edition brings together every volume into a single, accessible guide to the entire Bible in a convenient and attractive format. This comprehensive resource contains the same expert commentary that characterizes the complete series of individual books. Contributors include some of today’s most highly regarded Scripture scholars, as well as some of the freshest young voices in the field. The commentaries, while reflecting the latest in biblical scholarship and study, are written in easy-to-understand language and bring expert insight into the Old and New Testament to Bible study participants, teachers, students, preachers, and all readers of the Bible. Includes full-color maps.


Author : Christopher C. H. Cook
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-12-07
Page : 258
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0429750943
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The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781472453983, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivative 4.0 license. Experiences of hearing the voice of God (or angels, demons, or other spiritual beings) have generally been understood either as religious experiences or else as a feature of mental illness. Some critics of traditional religious faith have dismissed the visions and voices attributed to biblical characters and saints as evidence of mental disorder. However, it is now known that many ordinary people, with no other evidence of mental disorder, also hear voices and that these voices not infrequently include spiritual or religious content. Psychological and interdisciplinary research has shed a revealing light on these experiences in recent years, so that we now know much more about the phenomenon of "hearing voices" than ever before. The present work considers biblical, historical, and scientific accounts of spiritual and mystical experiences of voice hearing in the Christian tradition in order to explore how some voices may be understood theologically as revelatory. It is proposed that in the incarnation, Christian faith finds both an understanding of what it is to be fully human (a theological anthropology), and God’s perfect self-disclosure (revelation). Within such an understanding, revelatory voices represent a key point of interpersonal encounter between human beings and God.


Author : Lindy Scott
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2017-05-02
Page : 128
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1532619766
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Special Issue on Being Faithful to God in the Era of Trump What does it look like to live as citizens under God's reign and as seekers of God's justice in today's world? Donald Trump was inaugurated as the US president on January 20, 2017. Whenever there is a new person in that position, it is good for followers of Jesus Christ to pause and reflect under the light of Scripture regarding not only the new president's policies but also our own responsibilities as the people of God. This issue of the Journal of Latin American Theology is our invitation to pursue that hard work of reflection and action. The resounding message is that Christians today need to express a faithful public witness that Jesus Christ is Lord. The articles herein discuss certain facets of such faithfulness: what it means to be the people of God, just stewardship of money in light of international trade agreements, living simply and working hard to care for the planet God has entrusted to us, Christ-centered as opposed to fear-based relations between native-born and foreigners, understanding and acting upon the biblical connection between shalom and justice, and responding carefully to those who face scarcity in the land of plenty. May our readers be equipped to live as more faithful representatives of God's all-encompassing reign.


Author : Sherri Brown
Francis J. Moloney
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2017-07-18
Page : 371
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1467446815
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Accessible, comprehensive, and up-to-date, Interpreting the Gospel and Letters of John is an ideal text for students new to the discipline of biblical studies. Sherri Brown and Francis J. Moloney present a broad overview of the story of Christianity arising out of its Jewish foundations and proceed to guide readers expertly through the contents of the Gospel and Letters of John. Maintaining that Johannine literature is best understood against the background of the Old Testament covenant metaphor, Brown and Moloney focus on the central role of covenant in the narrative of John's Gospel and highlight the Evangelist's use of fulfillment language. Helpful sidebars, maps, questions for review, and further-reading lists are placed throughout the text, making this volume well suited for classroom use.


Author : Natalie Kertes Weaver
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-11-09
Page : 128
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0415781086
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This book offers a theological foundation for engaging with the realities of suffering and dying. Designed particularly for practical theology students and trainee caregivers, it introduces the spiritual and theological issues raised by suffering and dying. The chapters consider: how Christian theology deals with the problem of suffering and how the Bible treats these difficult issues post-biblical interpretations of Jesus' suffering and the Cross modern instances including ecology, poverty, discrimination and war comparative religious approaches and the depiction in popular culture. Natalie Weaver relates theology to practical issues of caregiving and provides a 'toolbox' for thinking about suffering and death in a creative and supportive way.